DELPHOS — Chill out with the library’s new adult and children’s winter reading program. The program will run from Monday through Jan. 13. Pick up a reading log starting on Monday. There will be weekly prizes with grand prizes to be drawn on Jan. 24.

The library is beautifully decorated for the holiday season with the Dickens village collection. The library was blessed by Cody and Mary Nichols with the donation of this extensive Dickens village. Make sure to stop and view this stunning display.

Remember that from now until Dec. 30, the library is having “Food for Fines.” During this time, if overdue items are returned with a non-perishable food item, the fine will be dropped and you will be helping the less fortunate during the holiday season.

DVD’s added to collection for the month

The Dark Tower

The Emoji Movie

The Glass Castle


The Magic School Bus: The complete series #4

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Paw Patrol: The great snow rescue

Poldark: The complete third season

A Puppy for Christmas

Spiderman: Homecoming

Transformers: The Last Knight

Westworld Season One: The Maze

Wonder woman

Books on CD

Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

Christmastime cowboy by Maisey Yates

Christmas in Icicle Falls by Sheila Roberts

The Christmas Star by Robert Tate Miller

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Music CD’s

Alabama-American Christmas

Reba McEntire-My kind of Christmas

Gwen Stefani-You make it feel like Christmas

Disney Pixar Coco Soundtrack

Brett Eldridge-Brett Eldridge


What Unites Us by Dan Rather

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.

Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph by Marc Buoniconti

Marc Buoniconti, son of an NFL Hall of Fame legend Nick Buoniconti, enjoyed an admittedly reckless lifestyle until a paralyzing football injury changed his outlook and pushed him to dedicate himself to helping others. Hurtling into a tackle, Marc Buoniconti made contact, and then—he felt nothing. He saw an arm flop to the ground and as he struggled to breathe, he became aware whose arm it was: his. That third-and-one play for The Citadel linebacker began as a game-changing moment but quickly turned life-changing for the son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Nick Buoniconti. On October 26, 1985, Marc was paralyzed for life from the shoulders down, injured in the same fashion as he had lived up to then: recklessly. But the same drive to push the limit in everything he’d encountered, from drugs to skipping school to never backing down from a dare, was the catalyst for Marc’s resolve to get off a ventilator, beat the odds, and turn catastrophe into a life of purpose. His family knew he was the only one of them who could have handled such a challenge. Marc’s battle to live a full life was the genesis for nonprofit The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund, which to date has raised more than $450 million for research into the treatment of spinal cord and brain injuries. With renewed spirit and commitment refueled, Marc has become the face of The Miami Project. Working with Dr. Barth Green and many others, Marc has led the charge to change the lives of thousands of people who previously had no hope after suffering a similar catastrophic injury


The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

Bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher hasn’t been home for almost twenty years—not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen. When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter. As Jacob digs through the detritus, like an archaeologist, he uncovers many puzzling items including a diary left by someone named Noel, a young woman he has no recollection of, who stayed with Jacob’s family during her pregnancy. That’s not the only echo from the past. Jacob has an unexpected visitor, Rachel, a woman looking for the mother who put her up for adoption thirty years before. United by their quest to make sense of the past and rewrite their futures, Jacob and Rachel begin a search for Noel. Along the way they find more than they possibly imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love

Past Perfect by Danielle Steel

Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered Manhattan life—she as a cutting-edge design authority and museum consultant, he in high-tech investments—raising their teenagers Andrew and Caroline and six-year-old Charlie. But everything changes when Blake is offered a dream job he can’t resist as CEO of a start-up in San Francisco. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a magnificent, irresistibly underpriced historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home. The past and present suddenly collide for them in the elegant mansion filled with tender memories and haunting portraits when an earthquake shocks them the night they arrive. The original inhabitants appear for a few brief minutes. In the ensuing days, the Gregorys meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago: distinguished Bertrand Butterfield and his gracious wife Gwyneth, their sons Josiah and little Magnus, daughters Bettina and Lucy, formidable Scottish matriarch Augusta and her eccentric brother Angus. All long since dead. All very much alive in spirit—and visible to the Gregorys and no one else. The two families are delighted to share elegant dinners and warm friendship. They have much to teach each other, as the Gregorys watch the past unfold while living their own modern-day lives. Within these enchanted rooms, it is at once 1917 and a century later, where the Gregorys gratefully realize they have been given a perfect gift—beloved friends and the wisdom to shape their own future with grace from a fascinating past.

House of the Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family—both the one you’re born with and the one you choose.

Memorial Books

River Rose and the Magical Christmas by Kelly Clarkson

We Wish for a Monster Christmas by Sue Fliess

In Memory of Aubrey Lynn Klausing by Grandma and Grandpa Klausing

Bobby Kennedy: A raging spirit by Chris Matthews

Who’s Who in American History by K.M. Kostyal

In Memory of Robert Schmit by Janet Wiehe

Finding Christmas by Lizlie Evans

Little Reindeer by Nicole Killen

Jungle Bells by Susan Jeffers

Christmas Fairy by Anne Booth

The Bear who didn’t want to miss Christmas by Marie Tibi

In Memory of Sarah Liggett by Mary Jo and Richards Behrns, Betty Cochensparger and Emily White

From the Children’s Corner

Gracie LaRoo at Pig Jubilee by: Marsha Qualey (Readers Level 2)

Watch out world, here comes Gracie LaRoo! Gracie is the youngest pig to make it onto the Pig Jubilee synchronized swimming team. Not only did she make it, she’s the star! The pressure is on as Gracie becomes the star of the team, but she can’t seem to concentrate hard enough to land her signature move. Grace has to figure out how to get her concentration back in time to land the big move and earn her team the gold medal. Can she make her team proud?

River Rose and the Magical Christmas by: Kelly Clarkson (Holiday Books)

It’s Christmas Eve, and River Rose wants just one thing…to stay up all night with her dog and hand-deliver her letter to Santa. She’s excited to finally meet Santa when she falls asleep! Her dream takes her on a magical adventure to the North Pole. River Rose is going to tell Santa what she wants in person! This seasonal title truly captures the spirit of the season. The author (a Grammy award-winning artist) included a link to an original song inspired by the book. Sure to be a new holiday classic, take River Rose home with you today!

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic by: J.K. Rowling (Junior Non-Fiction)

Discover a world of wizarding treasures! This collection of magical artifacts that were featured in the British Library’s exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic invites you to travel through the curriculum at Hogwarts and learn about thousands of years of magical history. The collection features chapters on astronomy, divination, and even care of magical creatures. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations, high-quality photographs, and illustrations by Jim Kay (who Harry Potter fans know and love). This is an absolute must read for any fan of the Harry Potter universe and for anyone who ever wondered how one woman could create such an elaborate fantasy world. Be sure to put this title on hold as it will surely fly off the shelves!

Nightlights by: Lorena Alvarez (Junior Graphic Novel)

Each night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates creatures out of them to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life through her drawings. Then, a mysterious new girl appears at school; Sandy’s drawings are noticed for the first time. Is her new friend genuine or is there something more sinister behind the scenes? Nightlights is a whimsically illustrated graphic novel about insecurity, fear, and using your creativity to overcome them.