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Saturday, October 05, 2013 1:02 AM

Football, tailgating and falling leaves — all signs of the autumn season are upon us. Today, (Oct. 5) the library will celebrate the football season with tailgating, trivia and treasure with food and festivities from 10 a.m. to noon. Come join us welcoming autumn to Delphos.

The library and The Delphos Herald are teaming up this month for the “Read One” Program which promotes literacy. We are encouraging all Delphos area residents to visit the library and check out at least one book this month. The patron then may send the title and author of the book to The Herald or may turn the information in the “Read One” container at the library. We would love to fill the container to the rim!

The Page Turners Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the library to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The club is always welcoming new members and meets on the second Saturday of each month.

DVDs added to the collection this month:

Adventures in Odyssey: Live

Admission

Amour

Back to the Sea

Emperor

The Great Gatsby

Love is all you need

Mud

No place on Earth

Now you see me

Snitch

Teen Beach Movie

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway

Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure

Video Pizza: How to make pizza at home

Music CDs

The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles

Songs from St. Somewhere by Jimmy Buffett

Kids Bop 24

Now that’s what I call music 47

Under the Covers by Gretchen Wilson

Books on CD

Never Go Back by Lee Child

A Cruise to Die for by Charlotte Elkins

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Fiction

Deadline by Sandra Brown

Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he’s privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the big story of Dawson’s career! Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson’s ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia’s nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws … and the secret, startling truth about himself.

Never Go Back by Lee Child

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

Kiss Me by Jan Romes

Running late for her spoiled stepsister’s bachelorette party, Lacy Goodlow is forced to speed—snagging a hefty traffic ticket and the interest of Officer Jared Kelly. Their paths collide again in the middle of the bachelorette party when Lacy plays an embarrassing game of Fact or Fun and she hands him a napkin that simply says Kiss Me. A full-blown attraction takes off, but so does conflict once it’s revealed that Jared and Lacy’s stepsister, Angela, had a tumultuous fling and she still claims territorial rights. The author is a resident of Fort Jennings. This is a wonderful read.

King’s Mountain: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution. Homesteading in the Carolina mountains, Sevier was too busy fighting Indians and taming the wilderness to worry much about a far-off war, but when an arrogant British officer sends a message over the mountains, threatening to burn the settlers’ farms and kill their families, the war becomes personal.

That abrasive officer is British Army Major Patrick Ferguson, who is both charmingly antagonistic and surprisingly endearing. The younger son of a Scottish earl, Ferguson suffers constant misfortunes, making his dedication and courage count for nothing. When he loses the use of his arm from an injury at Brandywine, his commander sends him south, away from the war—which, in 1780, George Washington and the Continental Army are losing. Ordered to recruit wealthy Southern planters to the British cause, Ferguson courts disaster by provoking the frontiersmen, and suddenly the far-off war is a sword’s length away. Threatened by the Loyalists with invasion and the loss of their land, Sevier knows that Ferguson has to be stopped. In response, Sevier and his loyal comrades—many of whom would play key roles in later parts of American history—raise an unpaid volunteer militia of more than a thousand men.

Harrowing battle descriptions compete with provoking family histories, as McCrumb once again shares history and legend like no one else.

Nonfiction

Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped: Easy Doughnut Recipes to Fry or Bake at Home by Stephen Collucci

Dripping with chocolate glaze, bursting with sweet vanilla cream or blackberry jam filling, or simply rolled in cinnamon sugar—doughnuts, however you like them, can’t be beat when freshly made. And they’re surprisingly easy to fry—or bake—from scratch. Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped includes recipes for classic cake and yeast-raised doughnuts as well as for zeppole, beignets, churros, bomboloni, and doughnut holes—plus glazes, fillings, and sauces to mix and match. With more than 50 recipes and 50 full-color photographs, this cookbook will open up the wonderful world of homemade doughnuts to any home baker.

Game of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes: Memorable Stories of Buckeye Football by Steve Greenberg

A. J. Hawk can isolate the game of his life, the 2006 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame, not because of individual statistics, but because of what the game represented. “I think the fact that it was the end of an amazing four years—four big Bowl wins; three Michigan wins; lots of victories in those four years; and an amazing group of teammates and coaches—is why it felt like the game of my life,” Hawk said. Jan White has a different reason for the game of his life: He scored his first touchdown as a Buckeye, playing a position he didn’t necessarily want to play. “It became a footrace I was determined to win,” White says of his 72-yard reception from Rex Kern against Northwestern in 1968. Whoever they are and whatever the reason, there always is “the” game in a player’s memory bank. The folks, whose stories are chronicled in Game of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes, tell you why a certain game was the best, providing the detail, the color, and the emotion that only a player can share.

Football fans, most especially those card-carrying members of Buckeye Nation, will be enlightened and entertained by these stories. Buckeye greats such as Archie Griffin, Cris Carter, Mike Lanese, and Bob Hoying relive their legendary moments—from the sidelines to the huddle, from the depths of impending defeat to the pinnacle of glory. It just doesn’t get any better.

Royal Family: Prince George of Cambridge by the Editors of LIFE

This special commemorative volume published quickly upon the birth of Will and Kate’s first child chronicles, in words and pictures, previous royal births of note, dating to Queen Victoria and even before. In a special section, the book looks at the young family of Elizabeth II, when Charles was in knee pants. Detailed is Will and Kate’s happy marriage so far: the honeymoon, the Olympics, the travels around the world, the exciting days leading up to the birth of their baby.

Memorials

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

What once was lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer

In Memory of: Polly Geise by the Geise Family

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:

Scaredy Squirrel Prepared for Halloween by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is a delightful and fun character who is ruled by one thing: fear. In previous titles, CS has written what he calls ‘A Safety Guide for Scardies’ on subject like camping, birthday parties, going to the beach and making friends. Some of his advice includes putting cloves of garlic around your living area to keep vampires at bay, carving your jack-o-lanterns with a friendly face and for curb appeal – flood lights. He also rates costumes as unscary, scary and terrifying with the most terrifying being a germ.

The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

In this traditional tale gone amusing, the pigs are sent out from their farm because the farmer and his wife are moving to Florida. So, they set out to build new homes in predictable ways: one from bales of hay, one from sticks and one from bricks. Enter the Big Bad Wolf, who huffs and puffs around until he collapses from hunger outside the brick home. The pigs take pity on the poor wolf and invite him to share their home, where he was ‘hardly ever bad again.’

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins

Hank’s family owns an ice cream shop in Brooklyn named the Big Round Pumpkin. Maybe that is what has attracted the invisible bandapat (whose favorite food is squash) that Hank finds under the sink in the shop one day. Hank is quick to remind readers, Inkling is not imaginary he is invisible! And who better is there to help Hank with a bully problem at school? Jenkins has created a charming pair of friends in this early chapter book.

Al Capone Does My Homework by Jennifer Choldenko

Alcatraz may seem like an unlikely location for a novel for young people but this is Choldenko’s third and they have been popular reads. It’s 1936 and the few children who live on Alcatraz are part of the prison staff’s families. Moose Flanagan’s father is promoted to assistant warden and immediately after a fire is set in their apartment. Moose’s autistic sister is blamed, but Moose and his island friends don’t buy it. They set out to solve the dangerous mystery.

A Kids’ Guide to Sewing by Sophie Kerr

This book is just in time to meet the demand from young girls who are making sewing popular once again. While the book does cover parts of the sewing machine, types of fabric and other equipment needed, readers are then instructed on 16 different projects. Projects range from a zippered pouch to a tiered skirt to a pool cover-up. The illustration and instructions are concise and easy to follow. Check this out for your budding sewer.

 

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