Programs available for a wide variety of interests
The April calendar at the Delaware County District Library is peppered with programs for adults with a wide variety of tastes and interests. At 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, the library’s Powell Branch staff will present “Gardening 101,” to discuss and share basic gardening tips and tricks. Then, at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Ostrander Branch, you can learn even more about gardening at a presentation by a Master Gardener.
If you’re interested in learning more about researching your family history, plan on attending “Fun with Databases,” that will focus on genealogy resources like Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com. at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Powell Branch.
Aspiring writers might find the two Adult Writers’ Workshops offered in April to their liking on either April 18 at the Orange Branch and April 26 at the Ostrander Branch. Both programs begin at 7 p.m.
Bring your computer and Internet questions and we will have our best technology hands on deck to answer them. This month we will answer your questions about online blogging and Pinterest — the newest social media site that has the world buzzing — at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Ostrander Branch.
DCDL Cinematheque returns on April 18 with the screening of “Sideways” at 7 p.m. at the Orange Branch. An informal film discussion follows the viewing of the movie.
Learn more about the art of stonescraping with local landscaper Terry Schmitter at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Ostrander Branch. And you can bring your recycled items and make old stuff into new stuff at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Powell Branch.
The Cook Book Discussion group will meet at the Delaware (Main) Library at 7 p.m. April 26th to discuss and share tasty treats made from the recipes found in Plenty by Yotam Ottolengh. We also will have our monthly book discussion groups in April.
A detailed listing of all of these programs can be found on the library’s website at delawarelibrary.org or in our newsletter, “Check It Out!” available at all library locations.
When you are in the library, look for these new books due out in April.
- Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life by Nancy Sleeth. The author looks to Amish lifestyle and values as a model on which to base calmer, more focused, more faithful lives.
- The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. Sharing a happy marriage with the plain and outspoken Dorothy, Aaron, a physically disabled man who spent his youth avoiding a controlling sister, is devastated by his wife’s sudden death and moves through the grieving process with the help of her apparition.
- Come Home by Lisa Scottoline. Rebalancing her life and career after a painful divorce, pediatrician Jill learns that her ex has died from an alleged overdose that her former stepdaughter believes was actually murder, a situation that forces Jill to choose between her duty to past circumstances and her future happiness.
- Deadly Valentines: The Story of Capone’s Henchman “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, His Blonde Alibi by Jeffrey Gusfield. Reveals the lives of the iconic American gangster and his blonde alibi for the Valentine’s Day Massacre.
- Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh. A young longshoreman’s delivery of a Mexican dancer from the busy harbor of San Pedro to a Hollywood nightclub changes both of their lives when they encounter individuals on opposing sides of the law, including surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, aspiring actor Hollywood Nate and young Britney Small.
- Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-songwriter by Dave Thompson. Describes the three singer-songwriters and their rise to fame, discussing the atypical pop stars’ collective body of work and how they set the standard for other artists.
- Heroes for My Daughter by Brad Meltzer. Collects the stories of 55 extraordinary heroes and ideal role models for girls, including Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Theodore Roosevelt, and the passengers of United Flight 93.
- Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D’Art by Christopher Moore. Baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh, which leads them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th century Paris.
- Titanic: The Death and Life of a Legend by Michael Davie. Tells the story of the Titanic from its construction to the discovery of its wreckage and describes the social and emotional impact of its sinking.
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 740–362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting delawarelibrary.org or directly to Mary Jane at email@example.com. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked.