Bringing in the new year with the library
Christmas 2012 is now history, with all its excitement, hustle and bustle and joy. I hope yours was wonderful.
But the kids are home for another few days, and they might be a bit restless, bored and looking for something to do. The Delaware County District Library has a great line-up of programs next week, designed to keep children and teens alike engaged and entertained.
The “Muppet Movie Marathon” continues, with the showing of the original Muppet movie at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and “The Muppets” (2011) at 2 p.m. Thursday. The movies will be shown in the Youth Services activity room at the Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd.
The Ostrander Branch, 75 N. Fourth St., will host a Family Fun Day on Thursday. Children of all ages are encouraged to join us for a day of fun and games, beginning at 11 a.m. with “Book Bingo.” Bring a lunch for a picnic at the library and join the “Lunch Bunch” from noon to 1 p.m.. The 1:30 –2:30 p.m. hour will be filled with all sorts of board games, followed at 3 p.m. with Wii and gaming. Then join your friends for movie night starting at 6:30 p.m. Stop by for any or all of these great activities.
You can introduce your little ones to yoga through creative movement, relaxation and stories at “Story Time Yoga” at 11 a.m. Friday at the Orange Branch. Preregistration is required for this program. Call the branch at 740–657-2665to register your child.
It’s Free Book Friday at the Delaware Main Library from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. Get a free book, talk about your favorite books, hang out with friends. Call Teen Librarian Mandy Henning for details at 740–362-3861.
Did Santa bring you an eReader this year? Come to our hands-on workshop and find out how you can download eBooks from the library for free. Bring questions for our eReader experts to the Orange Branch from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 .
As a reminder, the library will close at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and reopen with our regular hour on Wednesday. And remember, the Powell Branch will be closed for renovation construction until Jan. 7.
Happy New Year from the board and staff of the Delaware County District Library!
What is that wire cage that holds the cork on a bottle of champagne called?
The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia notes that the wire cage is called a muselet and it fits over the cork of a bottle of champagne, sparkling wine or beer to prevent the cork from emerging under the pressure of the carbonated contents. It derives its name from the French museler, to muzzle. Muselets are also known as wirehoods or Champagne wires.
How old is Tim Curry?
British actor, singer, composer and voice actor Timothy James “Tim” Curry was born on April 19, 1946. Current Biography notes that Curry first rose to prominence with his breakthrough portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” reprising the role he’d originated in the stage production. After Rocky Horror, Curry garnered acclaim for his supporting roles as Rooster in the 1982 film adaptation of “Annie,” as The Lord of Darkness in the 1985 film “Legend,” and as Wadsworth in the 1985 film “Clue,” as well as for his starring roles as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1980 Broadway production of “Amadeus”, as Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 horror TV miniseries “It,” and as King Arthur in the 2005 Broadway production of “Spamalot.”
What do you call the image of a religious figure on an object, such as the Shroud of Turin?
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or religious image on a piece of toast, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. The Illustrated Reverse Dictionary was the source for this answer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!