Come to Community Baby Shower
Are you a new parent? Grandparent? Are you expecting your first baby soon? Do you have questions or are uncertain about the resources our community offers to first-time parents?
The Delaware County District Library is here to help. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Delaware Main Library, 84 E. Winter St., will hold a Community Baby Shower. Join us as local businesses and organizations showcase the services they have to help you care for yourself and your newborn. We’ll have individuals on hand to answer your questions about health, education, financial planning, safety and much more. And, you can sign your new baby up for his or her own library card, too. It’s never too early to start reading to your child, and how special is it for your baby to have his or her first library card?
Of course, a baby shower should have cake and fun activities, and you’ll find those at the Community Baby Shower too, along with takeaways and lots of great information.
The Community Baby Shower is free and open to the public, and if your schedule won’t allow you to join us on Thursday, we will host another one at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd.
And while you’re in the library attending the baby shower, look for these new titles on the New Book Shelves due out in September at all library locations.
• An Apple for the Creature by Charlaine Harris. A collection of supernatural school stories includes new tales featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and Boston’s angelic private investigator, Remy Chandler.
• The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis. Twenty-four-year-old Amishwoman Joanna Kurtz holds two secrets — she wants to be a published writer and she longs to be married to an Amish man who lives two states away.
• The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. A long-anticipated first adult novel by the award-winning author of the Harry Potter series follows the early death of a small-town councilman whose demise reveals deep-rooted conflicts in his seemingly idyllic community, which rapidly deteriorates in the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes and a volatile election.
• Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones by Bryan Cogman. An official companion to the highly rated cable series offers new insights into its characters and storylines, providing hundreds of set photos, designs and insider accounts as well as actor and crew interviews that describe memorable scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons.
• The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy O’Brien. As the nation mourns the death of President Abraham Lincoln, Detective Temple McFadden discovers two diaries — one belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln, the other penned by John Wilkes Booth — that reveal a shocking conspiracy behind Lincoln’s assassination.
• Michael Douglas: A Biography by Marc Eliot. A portrait of the Hollywood star traces his successful career while offering insight into his competitive relationship with father Kirk Douglas, his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, and his health and personal challenges.
• Mirage by Clive Cussler. An investigation into a 1943 mission during which a U.S. destroyer vanished after it was deliberately sent into an obscured field of electromagnetic radiation finds Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon uncovering disturbing evidence of a dangerous super-weapon.
• The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. Presents an insider’s account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration, tracing several landmark cases and the strong views that will be shaping the Court of the near future.
• One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season by Tony La Russa. In this exciting comeback story, the legendary baseball manager, in his first ever memoir, takes readers behind the scenes of the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 season, detailing the extraordinary journey that resulted in one of the most dramatic World Series of all time.
• San Miguel by T. Coraghessan Boyle. The lives of three women on turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Miguel are shaped by ambition and circumstance, including the wife of a Civil War veteran who hopes to recover her health, her rebellious daughter and a librarian who wonders if the island’s peace will endure.
• Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet by Tim Gunn. A meticulously researched history of Western fashion shares authoritative insights into everything from suits and sportswear to high heels and blue jeans while assessing the contributions of revolutionary designers.
• Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Continues the stories of five interrelated families who struggle with social, political and economic turmoil in the mid-twentieth century, during which they witness the rise of Nazi Germany, the Spanish Civil War and the horrors of World War II.
As a reminder: The library will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen with our normal hours on Tuesday.
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!