Summer reading program kick off
It’s that time of year again — time for the Delaware County District Library to kick off its summer reading program at all four locations — Delaware Main, Ostrander, Powell and Orange. We are truly excited about this year’s theme and programs, and we are especially thrilled to add the Orange Branch to your available library locations. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Stories,” and the children’s staff have been busy developing programs and events about faraway places with strange sounding names.
Kick-off parties for kids of all ages will be held at 10 a.m. at the Ostrander Branch and at 2 p.m. at the Orange Branch on Saturday, June 11. The kick-off party for the Delaware Main Library will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, and the Powell Branch party will be at the Village Green Park Amphitheater at 2 p.m. on the same date. All of the parties feature refreshments, prizes, giveaways and entertainment, and of course, you can sign your children up for the summer reading club. Complete information about the parties is available by calling any library location or on our web site at delawarelibrary.org.
This year we are particularly pleased to be offering an Adult Summer Reading Program, too. For every three books you read, you will win a prize and be entered into a $100 prize drawing. There are several book discussions and other programs planned this summer to enhance your reading club experience. You can check the website at delawarelibrary.org for more information and to register online for the program.
I hope you and your entire family will get involved with this summer’s reading programs, and travel around the world through books all summer long.
What is the difference between a filbert and a hazelnut?
Filberts and hazelnuts are cousins in the family, Corylus. Although the nuts are grown on separate continents, there is only a slight difference in shape between the two. Filberts are large, oblong nuts found in
Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece and Italy. The crop is harvested in February when the filbert bush blooms on St. Filbert’s Day. More than 90 percent of the world’s supply of filberts and hazelnuts are grown in these countries. The small, roundish hazelnut is bush-harvested in October in Oregon and Washington State. The world’s only commercial hazelnut crop is grown along the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. I checked in Larousse Gastronomique for this answer.
Why is Clara Bow known as the “It” girl?
Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 to Sept. 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her high spirits and acting artistry made her the quintessential flapper, and she came to personify the Roaring 20s and, according to Biography Reference Bank database, is described as its leading sex symbol. She appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including the movie “It,” where the poor shop-girl Betty Lou Spence (Bow) conquers the heart of her employer Cyrus Waltham (Antonio Moreno) and marries him. The “It Girl’ nickname came from her portrayal in that movie.
How long is Interstate 270?
Interstate 270, known as “The Outerbelt,” or the “Jack Nicklaus Freeway” is 54.97 miles long. The beltway loop freeway has its zero-milepost is at its junction with Interstate 71 east of Grove City, Ohio. I located these facts in Ohio Road Atlas.
If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Mary Jane Santos, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740–362-3861. You can also email your questions directly to Mary Jane at email@example.com. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked.