Be sure to mark your calendars for the following four adult programs scheduled for the month of November:
Nov. 10 – Christmas Poinsettias using the Bob Ross Technique with Judy Tolhurst
Nov. 12 – Antiques Appraisals presented by Anne Stratton
Nov. 17 – “Christmas with Jen.” Jennifer Salazar will show participants how to create a Christmas centerpiece
Nov. 27 – Designer Holidays with Jen & Lisa. Jennifer Salazar & Lisa Webken from Intervention Design will show creative holiday ideas to use anywhere in the home
Be sure to sign up early for these programs and bring a friend.
The library’s annual Food For Fines project will start Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 29 this year. Patrons returning overdue library materials between those dates will have their fines dropped if a non-perishable item is donated to the library. Suggestions are paper products, toiletries, baby products, cereal, boxed mixes, cleaning products or canned goods. All donations will then be given to the Delphos Community Christmas Project and the Delphos Thrift Shop for their food bank. This is an excellent way to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.
13 new DVD titles were added to our collection this month:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Katy Perry: The Movie Part Of Me
Kronk’s New Groove
Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles
The Magic Of Belle Isle
Marvel’s The Avengers
Scooby Doo!: 13 Spooky Tales
12 Dogs Of Christmas
What To Expect When You’re Expecting
Lucky Penny – Catherine Anderson
To support her orphaned niece, Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she pretends that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that there is no real David Paxton who can expose her. But when Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife and pleading with him to come for her and his daughter, he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl is, in fact his child. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust — and his own secrets?
A Promise For Miriam – Vanetta Chapman
Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At twenty-six, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can persuade her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before. At first Gabe just wants to be left alone with a past that haunts him, but the loving and warm Wisconsin community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship and discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek — and maybe to the Amish schoolteacher.
Invisible Murder – Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis
In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for odds and ends to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow apart the lives of a frightening number of people. A thousand miles away in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts life and family on the line when she visits a group of sick Hungarian Gypsies living in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desperate and the deadly.
Say You’re Sorry – Michael Robotham
When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the search for them captivates a nation, but the girls are never found. Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash once lived. A suspect is in custody — a troubled young man who hears voices. Convinced that Piper and Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz persuade the police to reopen the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, twisted, and calculating mind.
Black Fridays - Michael Sears
Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid for it with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible irregularities left by a junior trader who just died in an accident. What Stafford discovers is big — and keeps getting bigger, and more deadly — but it’s not his only concern. He has another quest: to reclaim his five-year-old son from his unstable ex-wife. The child is a challenge unlike any he has ever known, and the things Stafford will discover about himself in the process will shake him to his core. When all the threads of his life come together, he will have a decision to make — and the results will be explosive.
Little Boy Blue – Kim Kavin
When journalist Kim Kavin decided to adopt a puppy, she went to her computer, clicked on an online photo, and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle puppy — advertised as healthy and available near her New Jersey home — was a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. Kavin quickly saw that Blue was happy and friendly, but his manner indicated that he’d endured some unknown ordeal. Curious, she traced Blue’s history all the way back to a long, dismal row of cages where, at the time of his rescue, he had only 72 hours to live. Besides being a true, shocking expose that describes a brutal ongoing reality that prevails in many of America’s taxpayer-funded shelters, this book is also the inspiring story of a grassroots canine rescue network of dedicated animal lovers whose continuing efforts are saving countless dogs from unwarranted death.
Salty Snacks – Cynthia Nims
This collection of seventy-five recipes for veggie chips, cheese straws, toasted nuts, pita chips, herb crackers, savory cookies, and snack mixes puts a fresh crunchy spin on homemade nibbles. With all the excess sodium and hidden preservatives in prepackaged foods, it’s smart as well as delicious to make your own savory bites from scratch. Nutritious offerings, and the option to customize the amount of added salt (or alternative spices and sprinklings) will appeal to snackers of every stripe. This collection’s easy techniques and exotic flavors are sure to delight anyone with a “salty tooth.”
Michael Douglas – Marc Eliot
Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry’s most formidable players. Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the sons and daughters of Hollywood celebrities, Michael became a sensation when he successfully brought One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to the screen after numerous setbacks. This 1975 box-office phenomenon won Michael his first Oscar, and solidified the turbulent, competitive father-son relationship that would shape Michael’s career and personal life. In the decades that followed, Michael established a reputation for taking chances on new talent and projects by producing and starring in several hugely successful movies, while at the same time cultivating a multifaceted acting persona — edgy, rebellious, and a little dark. The author brings into sharp focus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family.
First Day Of School – Anne Rockwell
I Spy Spectacular
In memory of: Dorothy Tate
Given by: Ex Libris Book Club
The Short American Century
The American Spirit – Brian Tracy & Edwin Feulner
In memory of: Dorothy Tate
Given by: THE FAMILY OF RON AHTEN
The Risk Agent – Ridley Pearson
Ripper – David Golemon
Ireland (Eyewitness Travel)
Europe (Eyewitness Travel)
New England (Eyewitness Travel)
Pacific Northwest (Eyewitness Travel)
Discovering Germany – Maureen Copelof
National Parks: A kid’s guide to America’s parks, monuments, and landmarks – Erin McHugh
Blood Line – James Rollins
Zoo – James Patterson
The Key – Simon Toyne
In memory of: Dorothy Tate
Given by: Colleagues from Jefferson:
Carol E. Grothouse
FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (National Geographic)
In memory of: Gene Schwinnen
Given by: BARB & DAVE SCHMIEDEBUSCH
Great Book Of Woodworking Tips
In memory of: Charlie Fletcher
Given by: Margaret Merschman family & Jim’s Restaurant customers & employees
Coaching Youth Basketball
Coaching Youth Basketball: Step-by-step strategy, mechanics & drills for consistent success – Kristen Somogyi
Breaking Glass: An introduction to stained glass art and design – Stephen Norton
40 Great Stained Glass Projects – Michael Johnston
Pottery On The Wheel For Beginners – Steve Mcdonald
The Ceramics Bible – Louisa Taylor
In memory of: Orville “Bud” Carder
Given by: Richard Carder
Deb & Jim Verhoff
Deb & Rick Carder
Bicentennial History Of Fort Jennings 1812—2012
Given by: The Lauf Family
FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Wilson’s ‘Bear’ is one of those endearing characters that children have loved through a number of delightful picture books. In this title Bear has thought of a way to say ‘thank you’ to all his friends, Mouse, Hare, Badger, Gopher, Owl, Raven and Wren: a feast! The only problem is, he has no food. Then one-by-one, each friend shows up with something to share. Soon, they are feasting and chattering around the fire and saying ‘thanks’ for all the wonderful things they share.
10 Turkeys In The Road by Brenda Reeves Sturgis
Have you ever seen a turkey circus? You will when you read this comical tale. Ten turkeys have farmer and his truck blocked in the road. One-by-one the farmer honks his horn or flashes his lights and a circus turkey flies away. Some turkeys are clowns, some are trapeze artists, some ride unicycles and some fly out of a cannon. But they still won’t let famer and his truck go down the road. Read to find out how the angry farmer gets on down the road, ending up at, you guessed it, the turkey circus.
Captain Underpants And The Terrifying Return Of Tippy Tinkle Trousers by Dav Pilkey
Here is Pilkey’s 9th epic Captain Underpants novel, sort of. This new title takes George and Harold back in time to their kindergarten days, long before Captain Underpants was invented. How will they defeat the bully Kipper Krupp? And if the world comes to an end, which is completely possible, will that mean there never was a Captain Underpants? That is just too awful to imagine. Pilkey delivers another hilarious read, complete with a flip-o-rama.
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
Coben had written a second novel for tweens and teens using Mickey Bolitar, nephew of Myron Bolitar, who is a main character in his adult mysteries. Mickey is barely recovered from his first brush with adventure when he plunges into a new mystery. When his friend Rachel is shot at and her mother killed, Mickey and his co-conspirators go all out to find the shooter. Mickey, like his uncle, is willing to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves.
The War To End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
Russell Freedman has won every award possible for his nonfiction for young people. Now he has taken on the subject of World War I. His extensive research is evident in the text and the hundreds of black and white photos that accompany. Called the ‘Great War’ because of the number of countries involved and the number of deaths on both sides, Freedman chronicles the carnage, patriotism and politics that shaped the war that was supposed to end all wars. Reality is that it actually laid the groundwork for the next.