DELPHOS — Spring is finally here! The Easter bunny will be hopping by the library from 9:30-11 a.m. on March 31 to visit with children ages 0-8 for breakfast and activities that include face painting, egg hunt and games. This Easter activity is being sponsored by the Community Health Professionals of Delphos and the library. This activity is free to all children up to age 8. We look forward to seeing you at the library.

The children’s department will have a family activity building Balloon Towers from 4-5 p.m. on March 5. This activity is for 3-7-year-olds along with family members. See how tall of a balloon tower you can make in 20 minutes. Other games and snacks will be provided.

Children in grades K-5 will have a fun time with the program Slime Time which will be held from 4-5 p.m. on March 15 in the First Edition Building.

Have you used 4D augmented reality apps yet? Augmented reality is the latest in learning tools for young children and your library is bringing it to you through books! 4D experience books bring the pages of your child’s book to life in order to help reinforce the concepts found in the text. The library is purchasing titles that have 4D capabilities to breathe new life into the collection. One such set of titles is the Curious Pearl series for young readers. Pearl is a young girl who loves science and experimenting. The series is full of fun facts, web links, and you guessed it…augmented reality pages. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and your child will be on their way to having meaningful screen-time while reading!

DVD’s added to the collection for the month

All I see is you

American Made

Best of Agatha Christie: volume 1

Best of Agatha Christie: volume 2

Boo: a Medea Halloween

Dog and Pony Show

Get out

Thank you for your service

Music CD’s

Kelsea Ballerini-Unapologetically

Kelly Clarkson-Meaning of life


Tracy Lawrence-Good old days

Taylor swift-Reputation

Books on CD

Max Brand-Bandits Trail

Wanda Brunstetter-The Celebration

James Lee Burke-Robicheaux

Maddie Day-Biscuits and slashed browns

Stuart woods-unbound


Our damaged democracy: we the people must act by Joseph Califano

This authoritative and passionate scrutiny of the three branches of government reveals the changes—political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional—that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our democracy before it’s too late. If you’ve been watching the news and worrying that our democracy no longer works, this book will help you understand why you’re right. There is colossal concentration of power in the Presidency. Congress is crippled by partisanship and dependence on special interest money. The Supreme Court and many lower federal courts are riven by politics. Add politically fractured and fragile media, feckless campaign finance laws, rampant income and education inequality, and multicultural divisions, and it’s no wonder our leaders can’t agree on anything or muster a solid majority of Americans behind them.

Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes: the first solo thru-hike of Ohio’s 1,444 mile Buckeye Trail by Andy Niekamp

Imagine walking 1,444 miles with a backpack carrying the bare necessities of life, 26 maps, and a whole lot of grit. When three-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp decided to hike Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this 88-day adventure, Captain Blue found things he didn’t know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to travel Ohio alone and on foot. Readers will enjoy the trail tales of Captain Blue, past and present, and his knack for bringing humor and good-natured reflection to a hiker’s experiences in the elements: the cold, snow, wind, rain, heat, and humidity of springtime in Ohio; the physical test of walking for miles every day on a variety of treadways; the unpredictability of nature; and the sincere generosity of strangers. Captain Blue will have a program in April at the library. Stay tuned for more details.

5 ingredient Air Fryer Recipes 200 Delicious and Easy Meal ideas including gluten-free and Vegan by Camilla Saulsbury

Life is filled with countless little pleasures - crispy, crunchy fried food is one of them.

Thanks to the invention of the home air fryer, which relies on hot air rather than hot oil to “fry” foods, you need not wait for weekend splurges or special occasions to savor this simple delight. You can enjoy fried foods anytime, with a fraction of the fat and calories and none of the messy cleanup left in the wake of traditional oil-fried foods.

But why stop there? What if your favorite fried foods (and so many more) could be made with a small number of familiar ingredients, minimal preparation and little time? If that sounds too good to be true, think again, because such recipes are yours for the making in 5-Ingredient Air Fryer Recipes.

All of the recipes in this collection require no more than five ingredients (excluding salt, pepper, water and cooking spray), and most can be fully prepared in just 15 to 20 minutes. Each recipe is unique, designed exclusively for the air fryer and downright delectable. The results are every bit as irresistible as higher-fat options - perhaps even more so. Moreover, each dish is delicious proof that a recipe needn’t rely on expensive, hard-to-find ingredients and complicated steps to be excellent.


Flight of the Hawk: the river by Michael Gear

Gear now takes us to the 1812 Missouri Fur Trade. An intimate of the Burr conspiracy, the condemned and hounded John Tylor signs on as boatman with Manuel Lisa’s expedition. But the river is now contested as the British, Spanish, and other fur companies prepare to break Lisa’s hold. As the expedition battles its way up the violent river, Fenway McKeever lurks in Tylor’s shadow. Not only is the half-mad McKeever paid to kill Tylor, but he’s convinced himself that by destroying Lisa’s expedition, he can sell his services to the highest bidder.

The Atomic City Girls: A Novel by Janet Beard

In November 1944, 18-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus destined for a city that doesn’t officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has sprung up in a matter of months — a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders.

The girls spend their evenings socializing and flirting with soldiers, scientists, and workmen at dances and movies, bowling alleys and canteens. June longs to know more about their top-secret assignment and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, the young Jewish physicist from New York who oversees the lab where she works and understands the end goal only too well, while her beautiful roommate Cici is on her own mission: to find a wealthy husband and escape her sharecropper roots. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the government’s plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind, at least for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with June’s search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into devastating focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself.

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together … until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship and both their lives forever.

From the children’s corner

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by: Dana Simpson (Junior Graphic Novels)

Phoebe is your typical nine year old girl—energetic, full of life, and an expert level daydreamer. There’s one thing that makes her truly unique, she has a pet unicorn. Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils (the unicorn) go on all sorts of amazing adventures together that prove that unicorn is truly girl’s best friend. Follow along as they forge an unbreakable bond and follow their hearts. The first in a whimsical and uproariously funny graphic novel series, this title is sure to be a hit with fans of Steven Universe, Bee and Puppy Cat, and Lumber Janes.

Gas Guzzler! By: Blake Hoena (Readers Level 2)

The Thunder Trucks are speeding into the readers section this March with four earth-shaking titles! These mighty monster trucks are the strongest around and crush the competition. Gas Guzzler follows Perseus as he gets ready for his big monster truck battle with Medusa. Can he fly to victory despite needing a tune-up? Find out in this monster trucks meets mythology mash-up of awesomeness.

The Serpent’s Secret by: Sayantani Dasgupta (Junior Fiction)

When Kiranmala wakes up on her twelfth birthday, she feels the same as she always does –like a typical sixth grade girl. All of that changes when her parents vanish and she finds out she’s actually an interdimensional demon slaying princess (say that three times fast). Suddenly she’s swept into another dimension full of magic, crush-worthy princes, winged horses, and talking birds. While there she must battle demons, solve puzzles, and avoid the Serpent King. Can Kiranmala truly fulfill her destiny? Pick up this girl-power fantasy title perfect for fans of Wings of Fire, The Unwanteds, and the Percy Jackson series to find out!

CoderDojo: Make Your Own Game by: Jurie Horneman (Junior Non-Fiction)

Have you heard of CoderDojo? It is a global network of computing clubs for kids, working together to build their code skills. In this fun new non-fiction title they lay out step by step how to create your very own video game using JavaScript. Readers will learn how to create gaming worlds, program physics, and how to animate characters. Coding is a skill that children can use in many ways and is a great way to introduce the concepts of organization and problem-solving. Add this title to your coding reading list and watch your child gain confidence in coding!

Florette by: Anna Walker (Picture Books)

Mae has just moved to the big city with her parents and is upset to find that there is very little greenery there. In the country they had grass and wild flowers all around; in the city they have cars and concrete. Mae tries to make the best out of it by drawing gardens and searching for flowers, but it’s just not the same. One day, while on a walk with her mother, Mae discovers a forest in the middle of the city. There she finds a small stem of greenery that she takes home with her. She plants the stem and it grows, giving her confidence to add more plants. Soon she has her very own garden in the middle of the city where she and her new friends can play.

The Digger and the Flower by: Joseph Kuefler (Picture Books)

The big trucks have lots of work to do. Each day they help create new buildings in the city. Digger loved to help work until one day he finds a beautiful little flower. He decides right then and there that he will protect the flower. When one of the other big trucks strikes the flower down, Digger picks up the seeds and carries them far away into the country. There he plants and cares for them until more little flowers start to pop-up. A short and sweet picture book about how a little care and dedication builds beautiful things.