Story times are in full swing at the library
Story times at the Delaware County District Library are back in full swing, with dozens of programs for kids of all ages at all four library locations. For specific information on each program, visit delawarelibrary.org or pick up the latest edition of “Check It Out!”, our quarterly newsletter. Here are some of the great programs coming up in the next week that you won’t want to miss.
At the Delaware (Main) Library on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the eBook Lab will be open from 1 to 2:30 p.m., giving you the opportunity to explore different devices and learn more about downloading eBooks from the Library. Also on that day, teens are invited to a gaming tournament beginning at 4 p.m.
If you’re in the Powell area, stop by at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for the family program, “Clifford Visits the Library.”
The Ostrander Branch will host Mad Science Family Night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and on Sept. 14, the Homeschool Book Club will dive into a discussion of fairy tales (pre-registration is required for this program).
At the library’s Orange Branch, Book Buddies will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 to talk about Touch the Sky by Alice Coachman. This program is for kids ages 5–7 and their parents.
Each location will also be presenting story times throughout the week, for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, too. Even though your kids will thoroughly enjoy these story time sessions, they will also be learning valuable pre-reading skills to prepare them to enjoy books and language. Check the website, calendar or call the library for specific days and times.
It seems as if there is never a dull moment at the Delaware County District library. And, I think that is wonderful!
What is the difference between condensed and evaporated milk?
According to Food Lover’s Companion, evaporated milk is milk that has had about 60 percent of the water removed. It is then homogenized, rapidly chilled, fortified with vitamins and stabilizers, packaged, and sterilized. Standards require whole evaporated milk contain at least 7.9 percent milk fat and 25.5 percent milk solids. Sweetened condensed milk goes through less processing than evaporated milk. Sixty percent of the water has also been removed from condensed milk, but it differs in that sugar has been added. Condensed milk contains 40 to 45 percent sugar, and at least 8 percent fat and 28 percent milk solids. Governmental regulations require that vitamin A be added to condensed milk, but no other nutrients are required by law although they may be added. Unsweetened condensed milk is a redundant term; it is simply evaporated milk.
What is “Judge’s Tongue” or “Tongue of the Judge”?
It is an Iraqi dish, Lis’an El Qa’thi (Arabic for “Tongue of the Judge) that is fundamentally eggplant stuffed with ground beef or lamb. The dish is so named because as a respected member of Iraqi society, the judge would expect his food stuffed with meat, while the commoners would stuff theirs with rice. The complete recipe can be found in Larousse Gastronomique.
How much as Ben Curtis earned as a professional golfer?
An article in Golf Digest notes that Ben Curtis has won to date $2,342,874, winning money in South Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico, England, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
From this amount, Curtis would have to pay taxes (federal and local), travel, caddy fees, entry fees, instructors, trainers, and his agent, lawyer and business manager, to name a few anticipated expenses that golfers have. Thanks to Reference Librarian Sara Kennedy for researching the answer to this question.
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!