DELPHOS — Summer months bring families together for celebrations, vacations and family time. The library is pleased to announce that the library now has access to many more databases for individuals researching their ancestral roots. The databases available are as follows:

Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia, Mexico, and many other areas of the world. (In library use only)

HeritageQuest® Online is an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

These are made possible through Ohio Public Library Information Network.

DVDS added to the collection for the month:

Black Panther

Game night

15:17 to Paris

Midnight sun

Nature cat onward + pondward

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Sherlock Gnomes

Splash and Bubbles: one big ocean

Books on CD

The fallen by David Baldacci

The president is missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Room on the porch swing by Amy Clipston

Accidental heroes by Danielle Steel

The coldest fear by Debra Webb

Music CD’s

Rearview town by Jason Aldean

Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne

Amos by Michael Ray

Grammy 2018 nominees

Lost in space: a Netflix original series

Nonfiction

Tailspin: The People and Forces behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — and Those Fighting to Reverse It by Steven Brill

In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half-century, America’s core values—meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself—have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone’s mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages.

Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body through the New Science of Optimum Hydration by Dana Cohen

Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration. For this reason, that new diet or exercise plan may fail because our body doesn’t have enough moisture to support it. Quench presents a wellness routine that can reverse all of that, based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration. Readers will be surprised to learn that drinking too much water can flush out vital nutrients and electrolytes. Here is where “gel water” comes in: the water from plants (like cucumber, berries, aloe), which our bodies are designed to truly absorb right down to the cellular level. In fact, Ms. Bria’s work as an anthropologist led her to the realization that desert people stay hydrated almost exclusively from what they eat, including gel plants like cactus. Based on groundbreaking science from the University of Washington’s Pollack Water Lab and other research, Quench offers a five-day jump start plan: hydrating meal plans and the heart of the program, smoothies and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants. Another unique feature of their approach is micro-movements-small, simple movements you can make a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies. You will experience more energy, focus, and better digestion within five days…then move onto the lifetime plan for continued improvements, even elimination of symptoms.

Concrete Crafts: Simple Projects from Jewelry to Place Settings, Birdbaths to Umbrella Stands by Susanna Zacke

Pouring concrete doesn’t have to be left to the professionals. Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their favorite, no-fuss casting projects. Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with: Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls, clustered candleholders, birdbaths, patterned pots, flower vases and much more!

Once you get started, you won’t want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day. Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania’s expert tips, Concrete Crafts is the ultimate guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can create.

Fiction

Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson

Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines?until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path … as a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God’s plan amid such turbulent times. Battling an angry fiancé, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price … and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.

All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school. Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving. Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King

With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital … better known as Bedlam. Russell wants nothing to do with the case—but she can’t say no. And at least it will get her away from the challenges of housework and back to the familiar business of investigation. To track down the vanished woman, she brings to the fore her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge—and of course enlists her husband’s legendary prowess. Together, Russell and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice—only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege.

From the Children’s Corner

Lions and Liars by: Kate Beasley (Juvenile Fiction. Appropriate for ages 8 and up)

Frederick Frederickson has always had a theory about life—it has a food chain. There are Lions, like Devin, the school bully. And Gazelles, like the kids Devin bullies. Then there are Meerkats and the fleas that live on their butts. Frederick is a flea. His fifth grade starts off terribly when a boating accident lands him at a disciplinary camp for boys. At Camp Omigoshee, he will learn about friendship, working together, and brotherhood between fleas and lions. This novel is perfect for fourth and fifth grade boys who are reluctant readers and is reminiscent of Louis Sachar’s Holes.

Kung Pow Chicken: Let’s Get Cracking by: Cyndi Marko (Reader’s Level 3)

Gordon Blue and his baby brother, Benedict, were just ordinary chickens until they accidently fell into a huge vat of toxic sludge! Now they fight crime as Kung Pow Chicken and Egg Drop. Gordon and Benny will have to put their superpowers to the test at the Fowl Festival when Evil Granny Goosebumps shows up and stirs up some trouble. The first in a fun superhero series for young readers, this title is sure to be a hit with your child!

Camp Midnight by: Steven T. Seagle|Drawn by: Jason Adam Katzenstein (Juvenile Graphic Novels)

Skye thought she was being dropped off to stay with her father and step-mother for the summer, but NO — they’re shipping her off to a camp instead. Not wanting to please her “step-monster”, Skye is dead set on not having a single second of fun at camp. Luckily, that won’t be a problem as Skye has accidently board the bus to Camp Midnight where everyone with the exception of fast-friend, Mia, is a full-fledged monster. Can Skye and Mia keep their human identities a secret until they can catch a bus home? From the creator of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 comes a fun and humorous tale about learning to be yourself despite what others may think.

Shark Dog and the School Trip Rescue! By: Ged Adamson (Picture Book)

Shark Dog is not your ordinary pet. He’s sort of a shark, but also kind of a dog. Shark Dog is going on a class trip to the great outdoors! The trip is great until Shark Dog comes across an animal in trouble. It’s up to Shark Dog and the class to help save the day! Full of fun and colorful illustrations, this easy to read picture book is perfect for a quick story time with your little one.

Solo: The Official Guide by: Pablo Hidalgo (Juvenile Non-Fiction)

This essential visual guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story™ explores the world of young Han Solo in unparalleled detail. An authoritative companion to the latest Star Wars™ movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story the Official Guide features the fascinating planets, vehicles, and aliens that Han Solo encounters on his early adventures. Explore key characters, locations, and props in captivating detail with extensive production photography and see the iconic Millennium Falcon as it’s never been seen before, in an exclusive cross-section artwork by Richard Chasemore.

I Just Ate My Friend by: Heidi McKinnon (Picture Books)

A monster realizes the error of his ways after eating his only friend. Will his quest for a new friend result in success…or dinner? This hilarious story is about the search for friendship and belonging. Okay, and maybe about the importance of impulse control. Heidi McKinnon is a great new talent who is sure to create many quirky stories for children in the future.