DELPHOS — The children’s department will have a cupcake program for children grades K-5 from 4-5 p.m. on May 17 in the First Edition Building. Preregistration is required and participants will design and eat the creations made at the program. Call or stop by the library to register.

The staff is busy preparing for Summer Reading which will begin on May 29 and run through July 15. This year’s theme is “A Summer of Seuss.” Look for more details on all the activities for summer in the coming weeks in the newspaper and on the library’s website and Facebook page.

Remember the library has an issue on the ballot for the .6-mills tax levy renewal on May 8.

Music CD’s

What Makes You Country by Luke Bryan

The Answer by Jeremy Camp

Seasons Change by Scotty McCreery

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Books on CD

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Old Carver Ranch by Max Brand

As You Wish by Jude Deveraux

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shoot First by Stuart Woods

Nonfiction

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Jo believes there’s no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table, you’ll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as:

Chicken Pot Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Asparagus and Fontina Quiche

Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic Reduction

Peach Caprese

Overnight French Toast

White Cheddar Bisque

Fried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed Jam

Lemon Pie

Mac and Cheese

Full of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.

Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation by John Sedgwick

Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men’s mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. It begins in the years after America wins its independence, when the Cherokee rule expansive lands of the Southeast that encompass eight present-day states. With its own government, language, newspapers, and religious traditions, it is one of the most culturally and socially advanced Native American tribes in history. But over time this harmony is disrupted by white settlers who grow more invasive in both number and attitude. In the midst of this rising conflict, two rival Cherokee chiefs, different in every conceivable way, emerge to fight for control of their people’s destiny. One of the men, known as The Ridge—short for He Who Walks on Mountaintops—is a fearsome warrior who speaks no English but whose exploits on the battlefield are legendary. The other, John Ross, is descended from Scottish traders and looks like one: a pale, unimposing half-pint who wears modern clothes and speaks not a word of Cherokee. At first, the two men are friends and allies. To protect their sacred landholdings from white encroachment, they negotiate with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. But as the threat to their land and their people grows more dire, they break with each other on the subject of removal, breeding a hatred that will lead to a bloody civil war within the Cherokee Nation, the tragedy and heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, and finally, the two factions battling each other on opposite sides of the US Civil War.

Living a Life You Love: Embracing the Adventure of Being Led by the Holy Spirit by Joyce Meyer

It’s common to be more frustrated with life than at peace with it, because the daily grind wears you down. Responsibilities and burdens become heavy and rob you of the happiness you’re meant to have as a child of God. But you can be hopeful, learn to rise above your challenges, and be filled with wonder at what God might do every day. You will learn how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, and experience the happiness that is promised to you.

Fiction

Cave of Bones (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel) by Anne Hillerman

When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they’re concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a terrible monster killed by superhuman twin warriors.

Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor’s disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. But before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation.

While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home. A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back—and involved with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one-time medicine man in training.

The Amish Quilter (The Women of Lancaster County) by Mindy Starns Clark

Linda Mueller lives an orderly, uneventful existence, content to divide her time between creating the beautiful quilts for which she is known and working at an English fabric shop.

Idealistic to a fault, Linda has never found a man worth marrying—until she meets Isaac Mast, a newcomer to Lancaster County and a talented painter. As they bond over their respective crafts, Linda is drawn to Isaac’s kind ways, humble spirit, and intriguing personality, and soon the seams of her carefully-constructed world begin to loosen.

With Isaac’s help, she explores the story of her late grandmother, also a gifted artist. But when an astonishing truth comes to light, Linda faces a grave decision, one that could destroy any hope of a future with Isaac. Will their dreams of a life together completely unravel? Or can she find some way to stitch them back together again?

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel by Robert Dugoni

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mother’s devout faith, his father’s practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.

Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.

Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design—especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open—bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters

From the Children’s Corner

Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon by: Tracey West (Readers Level 3)

Drake lives with his family on an onion farm. His family has been onion farmers for generations, but that is all about to change when one of King Roland’s knights comes to escort Drake to the castle. When he reaches the castle, Drake finds out that dragons are real! Crazier yet, he learns that he is a dragon master. Will Drake be able to connect with his dragon? Could he be a true dragon master? Pick up the first book in this low level fantasy series to find out!

Aru Shah and the End of Time by: Roshani Chokshi (Juvenile Fiction)

Aru likes to stretch the truth to fit in at her swanky private middle school. While her classmates head off to exotic destinations in their private jets for the summer, Aru will be helping her mother at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture. No wonder she chooses to make up stories instead! During the summer, a few of her classmates visit the museum and dare her to light the cursed Lamp of Bharata. When she does, she unleashes an ancient demon who wishes to wake the God of Destruction. In order to stop this ancient evil, she must find the reincarnations of the Pandava brothers and travel through the Kingdom of Death. Can Aru manage to save the day or is this all too much for a girl in spider-man pajamas?

Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert by: Stacy McAnulty (Picture Books)

If you need to know anything about the grocery store, just ask Max! Max knows EVERYTHING about the grocery store because his parents make him go all the time. Even when they run out of little things… like toilet paper. He’s pretty much an expert. If you want a puppy, grab some dog food. One step closer to getting mom to agree! Want a candy bar? Place one under some other items on the belt, mom won’t notice (or maybe she will). This bright and unique picture book is full of expert tips and tricks to make your next trip to the grocery store with mom amazing!

Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by: Markus Motum (Juvenile Non-Fiction)

In this delightful nonfiction title, Curiosity tells you her story about how she got to Mars. She will guide you through her journey from being an idea to being built to roaming the rocky surface of Mars. Learn how Curiosity traveled the long way to the red planet. Full of facts, including how she got her name and the tools she uses to search for life outside of Earth, this book is a perfect title for your curious little astronauts. Come and check out Curiosity and her travels today!

Grace for Gus by: Harry Bliss (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

Grace is the quietest girl in her class. Gus is the class guinea pig. Grace can tell that Gus is lonely, so she makes up her mind to fill his buddy fund herself. Wherever she goes, Grace amazes and delights others for tips. She has so many talents that making spare change is easy for her. Along the way, readers are treated to hidden portraits of famous New Yorkers, references to old cartoons, and the secret lives that the city allows for. This short graphic novel shows just how much a child can help just by being themselves.

Can I Be Your Dog by: Troy Cummings (Picture Books)

Arfy is an adorable dog on an important mission. He is bound and determined to find a home. He writes letters to everyone on Butternut Street. He makes sure to highlight all of his amazing talents such as being housebroken, being obedient, and owning how own squeaky bone. Who will adopt Arfy in the end? Check out this wonderful picture book to find out!