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DELPHOS — Happy New Year! Remember there is another week of the winter reading program. Bring your logs in to redeem for prizes.

The children’s department is now accepting registration for Storytime which will resume on Feb. 5. Stop by the library or call to sign up.

On Jan. 10 from 4-5 p.m., children ages 3-7 will have a make and take session in making their own paint, name and take some home.

This month the youth services department will have a Fakemon program where the youth will create their own Pokémon characters, create abilities and play Pokémon. This will be on Jan. 15 from 4-5 pm. For children grades K-5.

DVD’s added to collection for the month:

Crazy Rich Asians

The Equalizer 2

Fancy Nancy

God Bless the Broken Road

The Happytime Murders

Harry Potter : The History of Magic

Kin

The Meg

Mickey and the Roadster Racer

Mission Impossible:Fallout

Operation Finale

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Searching

Unbroken: The Road to Redemption

Westworld: Season two

Yellowstone: Season one

Books on CD

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

Killing the SS by Bill O’Reilly

The Reckoning by John Grisham

Target Alex Cross by James Patterson

Music CD’s

Amazing 50’s Stereo Jukebox

Blood Red Roses by Rod Stewart

In the Blue Light by Paul Simon

Only Love by Jordan Smith

Wow Hits 2018 Deluxe Edition

Nonfiction

Everything Is Negotiable: The 5 Tactics to Get What You Want in Life, Love, and Work by Meg Myers Morgan

Dr. Meg Myers Morgan, an expert in personal and professional negotiations, deconstructs our preconceived notions about adulthood, parenthood, and career paths and illuminates how they can limit us. Drawing from her experiences personally mentoring and professionally coaching her graduate students, raising her kids, and achieving success in her own career, this is a must-read for high-potential women balancing work and life. Chock full of powerful advice, case studies, and laugh-out-loud stories, this humorous yet commanding book will inspire you to clarify goals, overcome doubts, have a healthy relationship with ambition, and set the terms for the life you want.

Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab by Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon

Is the five-second rule legitimate? Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers? Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake? How gross is backwash?

When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues until now. This book take readers into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide us through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of good hygiene and microbiology. Written with candid humor and richly illustrated, this fascinating book will reveal surprising answers to the most frequently debated and also the weirdest questions about food and germs, sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered: should I really eat that?

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants by H. W. Brands

In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina’s John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Their rise was marked by dramatic duels, fierce debates, scandal and political betrayal. Yet each in his own way sought to remedy the two glaring flaws in the Constitution: its refusal to specify where authority ultimately rested, with the states or the nation, and its unwillingness to address the essential incompatibility of republicanism and slavery. They wrestled with these issues for four decades, arguing bitterly and hammering out political compromises that held the Union together, but only just. Then, in 1850, when California moved to join the Union as a free state, “the immortal trio” had one last chance to save the country from the real risk of civil war. But, by that point, they had never been further apart.

Fiction

Teacher’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller

Christian Ropp moves to Birch Creek to accept a teaching position in the rapidly growing Amish community. He’s determined to put the rambunctious school in order as well as check another task off his list: finding a wife. Of course, that would be much easier if women were like textbooks, straightforward and logical.

When an accident puts Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian’s careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same.

With a track record of catastrophe, Ruby always feels too clumsy, too distracted, too … much. Desperate for a chance to prove that she can do more than make mistakes in her life, she throws herself into her new teaching position. But when Christian can’t seem to stay out of her way, she finds herself slipping into old, chaotic tendencies.

What she doesn’t anticipate is that Christian’s heart is slowly catching up with his mind—and she, too, must decide whether to follow logic or love.

Pandemic by Robin Cook

When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Although the facts don’t add up to influenza, Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc—a task made more urgent when two other victims succumb to a similar rapid death. But nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene-editing biotechnology that’s captured the imagination of the medical community … and the attention of its most unethical members. Drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market, Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine—and if Jack’s not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher

Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.

Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.

When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.

This book weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.

From the Children’s Corner

Out of This World: The Curse of Mars by Raymond Bean (Readers Lvl.3)

Starr and her family are on their way to Mars. They will be the first humans to visit the red planet, but they’re not alone—they’re talking a group of space tourists with them. Going to a whole new planet is bad enough, but Mars is freezing and there’s no oxygen! To make matters worse, none of the other kids aboard the ship speak English! Can Starr make the best of the situation and beat the curse of Mars? Find out by picking up this new reader today!

Margot and Mateo Save the World by Darcy Miller (Juvenile Fiction)

When Margot removes a bright blue slug alien from Mateo’s back, the school play co-stars know it’s definitely going to be a weird day at West Cove Middle School! They team up and discover that the mayor and many other adults, including Mateo’s dad are infected by the slugs. This means their town and all of Earth is in danger. What will they do? Should they skip class and protect humankind? Of course they should because who cares about school when the world could be ending?!

Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand (Juvenile Nonfiction)

It’s almost the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women suffrage, Bold and Brave looks back and to the future. It introduces children to strong women who have raised their voices on behalf of justice and inspires them to raise their own voices to build our future. The illustrations by Maira Kalman are absolutely gorgeous and add to the inspirational and uplifting feel of the book. The suffragists included are: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idar, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.

Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery (Juvenile Nonfiction)

Once upon a time, in a tank in New Zealand, lived an octopus named Inky. He was a happy octopus and loved his aquarium until one day he became very curious and decided to explore. Inky could squeeze his body into very small openings. One April night, Inky decided to leave his tank and return to his home in the ocean. This lovely picture book style nonfiction title is a true story about a little octopus that went on a big journey.

Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks by Cynthia Leonor (Picture Books)

Being a tough and strong luchadora is family tradition in Lucia’s family. Abu says that a luchadora is more than a masked wrestler, more than a face behind a mask, more than a superhero. A luchadora is someone with spunk, who is brave and full of heart, and isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right. Sometimes, though. Even luchadoras have to deal with pesky little sisters…

Dino by Diego Vaisberg (Picture Books)

One day a GIGANTIC egg appeared in the bag yard of the story’s narrator. When it cracked open, out popped Dino, a pet unlike any other. Having a dinosaur in the house can be tricky! Dino makes a mess everywhere he stomps, eats everything, and scares away the mail carrier. Surely one pet dinosaur is more than enough…