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DELPHOS — Hello fall! There will be two more programs this month that will be held on the lawn at the library.

The next program on the lawn will be a Witch’s Tea that is for teens (ages 12 and up) from 1-2 p.m. on Oct. 10 with a rain date of Oct. 17. More details may be found on the Delphos Library Facebook page or the Delphos Youth Services Facebook page.

The third program will be on Oct. 23 which is a Ghost Hunt! More details will be released at a later date.

DVD’s added to the collection:

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Explore the Outdoors

Fantastic Fall!

Irresistible

Nature of Love: Pearl in Paradise

Paw patrol: Dino rescue

Resistance

Books on CD

The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

Half Moon Bay by Jonathan and Jess Kellerman

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

Texas Outlaw by James Patterson

Tombstone: The Earp brothers, Doc Holliday and the Vendetta Ride From Hell

Nonfiction

The Killing of Crazy Horse of Bill O’Reilly

The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It’s 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh’s alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would win this fight, the armed conflict between Native Americans and the newly formed United States would rage on for decades. Bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard venture through the fraught history of our country’s founding on already occupied lands, from General Andrew Jackson’s brutal battles with the Creek Nation to President James Monroe’s epic “sea to shining sea” policy, to President Martin Van Buren’s cruel enforcement of a “treaty” that forced the Cherokee Nation out of their homelands along what would be called the Trail of Tears. O’Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the legends to reveal never-before-told historical moments in the fascinating creation story of America. This fast-paced, wild ride through the American frontier will shock readers and impart unexpected lessons that reverberate to this day.

Tailgreat: How to Crush it at Tailgating by John Currence

John Currence is one of the most celebrated and beloved chefs in America, but he’s also a tailgating fanatic. For years he has prepared fans to go into battle before football games on his home turf in Oxford, Mississippi, supplying them with dishes that go way beyond the expected burgers and hot dogs. The makes his case that tailgating food can be so much more than sad store-bought dips and chips, as we celebrate the spirit of coming together with friends and family to support a common cause: our team. The dishes are flavor-packed hits like Korean BBQ Wings, Grilled Corn Guacamole, Sweet Mustard Pulled Pork, and NOLA Roast Beef Po’Boy Bites. With these recipes you will surely lead your team, or at least your next meal, to victory.

The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer by Jennet Conant

The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, the cover-up, and how one American Army doctor’s discovery led to the development of the first drug to combat cancer, known today as chemotherapy.

On the night of Dec. 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the surprise air raid was the John Harvey, an American Liberty ship carrying a top-secret cargo of 2,000 mustard bombs to be used in retaliation if the Germans resorted to gas warfare.

When one young sailor after another began suddenly dying of mysterious symptoms, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Alexander, a doctor and chemical weapons expert, was dispatched to investigate. He quickly diagnosed mustard gas exposure, but was overruled by British officials determined to cover up the presence of poison gas in the devastating naval disaster, which the press dubbed “little Pearl Harbor.” Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Dwight D. Eisenhower acted in concert to suppress the truth, insisting the censorship was necessitated by military security.

Alexander defied British port officials and heroically persevered in his investigation. His final report on the Bari casualties was immediately classified, but not before his breakthrough observations about the toxic effects of mustard on white blood cells caught the attention of Colonel Cornelius P. Rhoads, a pioneering physician and research scientist as brilliant as he was arrogant and self-destructive, who recognized that the poison was both a killer and a cure, and ushered in a new era of cancer research led by the Sloan Kettering Institute. Meanwhile, the Bari incident remained cloaked in military secrecy, resulting in lost records, misinformation, and considerable confusion about how a deadly chemical weapon came to be tamed for medical use.

Fiction

The Lake Wobegon Virus by Garrison Keillor

A mysterious virus has infiltrated the good people of Lake Wobegon, transmitted via unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer, the effect of which is episodic loss of social inhibition. Mayor Alice, Father Wilmer, Pastor Liz, the Bunsens and Krebsbachs, formerly taciturn elders, burst into political rants, inappropriate confessions, and rhapsodic proclamations, while their teenagers watch in amazement. Meanwhile, a wealthy outsider is buying up farmland for a Keep America Trucking’ motorway and amusement park, estimated to draw 2.2 million visitors a year. Clint Bunsen and Elena the hometown epidemiologist to the rescue, with a Fourth of July Living Flag and sweet corn feast for a finale. In his newest Lake Wobegon novel, Garrison Keillor takes us back to the small prairie town where for so long American readers and listeners have found laughter as well as the wry airing of our foibles and most familiar desires and fears—a town where, as we know, “all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”

Last Agent by Robert Dugoni

Betrayed by his own country and tried for treason, former spy Charles Jenkins survived an undercover Russian operation gone wrong. Exonerated, bitter, and safe, the retired family man is through with duplicitous spy games. Then he learns of a woman isolated in Moscow’s notorious Lefortovo Prison.

If it’s Paulina Ponomayova, the agent who sacrificed her life to save his, Jenkins can’t leave her behind. But there’s no guarantee it’s her. Or proof Paulina is still alive. To find out, Jenkins must return to Russia. Next move: blackmail Viktor Federov, a former Russian officer with his own ax to grind, into helping him infiltrate Lefortovo. The enemy who once pursued Jenkins across three continents is now the only man Jenkins can trust.

Every step of the way—from Moscow to Scandinavia to the open ocean—they’re hunted by a brutal Russian agent on a killer quest of his own. Out of loyalty to Paulina—dead or alive—Jenkins is putting everyone’s life on the line for a new mission that could be his last.

Stone Wall by Beverly Lewis

Anna is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. Anna wishes she could talk with her grandmother about those long-ago days, but the elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer’s, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much about that time is a mystery. Thankfully, Martin Nolt, a handsome Mennonite, takes the young Beachy Amish woman under his wing for her training, familiarizing her with the many local highlights, including Peaceful Meadows Horse Retreat, which serves children with special needs. The retreat’s mission so inspires Anna that she returns to volunteer, and she quickly strikes up a friendship with Gabe Allgyer, the young Amish widower who manages it. As Anna grows closer to both Martin and Gabe, she finds herself faced with a difficult choice—one in potential conflict with the expectations of her parents. Will Anna find true love and the truth about her grandmother’s past in Lancaster County? Or will she find only heartbreak?

From the Children’s Corner

When Pumpkins Fly by Margaret Lawrence (Picture Book-Holiday)

We know and love pumpkins in our town, but how do others use them around Halloween? In the arctic Inuit community of Sanikiluaq, most students have never seen a pumpkin before! The pumpkins have to be flown in to their small community. They think the pumpkin guts feel slimy and weird, they carve jack-o-lanterns for the first time ever, and the go trick or treating with their friends. After all the Halloween fun is done, the local land spirits come out to play. What will they do with the pumpkins? You’ll have to read this Inuit Halloween story to find out!

I’m Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany Barton (Juvenile Non-Fiction)

Rocks are super boring, right? WRONG! Rocks are really cool and there are people who spend their whole lives studying them. Those people are called Geologists and their jobs totally rock! They get to study volcanoes, minerals, fossils, and more. Readers will learn about different types of rocks, the rock cycle, and how to identify rocks. Make learning about rocks exciting by checking out this book for your kiddos today! Great for grades 1-5.

Wondrous Rex by Patricia MacLachlan (Level Books Lvl. 3)

Grace’s aunt Lily is a writer and loves the words she works with every day. Words like “melancholy” and “delirious”, but Lily sometimes has a hard time with her writing. The stories don’t go where she wants them to, her desk is a mess, and her writer’s group can’t seem to help. So she posts an ad asking for an assistant to help her keep at it and inspire her. To everyone’s surprise, the next day a Labrador retriever named Rex shows up the very next day. Rex helps inspire Lilly and guides Grace to write her own story. This heartwarming and magical read is from the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Kerry and the Knight of the Forest by Andi Watson (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

A spirit leads Kerry astray and he suddenly finds himself in an enchanted forest filled with mysterious creatures and dark dead ends. He keeps moving through the forest hoping to make his way out, but the further he travels, the more hopeless his quest seems. All Kerry wants is to get back to his parents. To do that, he’ll have to be brave and figure out who to trust in the enchanted forest. There will be tough choices to make and lessons to be learned before he can make his way out. This graphic novel is perfect for young fans of the fantasy genre and games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Juvenile Fiction ages 8-12)

Melly only joined the school band because her best friend Olivia begged her to. To her surprise, she loves playing the drums. For the first time in her life she feels bold and loud, the drums make her feel alive. She and Olivia head up to Camp Rockaway to learn more about their instruments and what it takes to be a true musician, but the day before they leave Melly’s parents share that they’re getting divorced and send her world spinning. Once she gets to camp, things get worse…she starts crushing on one of the other girls and her feelings are confusing. Will Melly be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (Young Adult)

One brother is the chosen one. The other has to make a choice. In a world where some have supernatural powers and others take those powers, two twins are thrown into the role of heroes despite one not having the power to and the other not having the will. How will they manage to make it out alive and with their sibling bond intact? Pick up this brand new start to a series from Adam Silvera today.