This Wednesday, May 22 at the Orange Branch Library, we will hear Columbus author Lu Ann Topovski-Mason speak about her new book Rising Above: Dealing with Our Past - Making Way for Our Future.
Topovski-Mason says on her web site, "HOPE! People are in need of hope. Inspiration is desperately needed by the entire human race. The value of this book is undeterminable. This book will bring someone closer to God whether they are trying to get closer or not. This book has hundreds of ways to reconnect with our God, our Heavenly Father, the one in whom we have loved, and have forgotten."
Topovski-Mason was raised in Wooster, Ohio. She began her work experience in her 20s as an Office Manager and Assistant to the Executive Director of Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Board in Columbus, but later followed her heart and began her Biblical and Pastoral counseling work.
We hope you are able to join us on Wednesday!
I just watched a great new music documentary called Sound City. The documentary is about the now-defunct Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles where many influential albums like Nirvana’s seminal Nevermind have been recorded. The documentary was produced and directed by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and features musical performances and interviews by many of the recording artists and music legends who have recorded at Sound City studios over the years including Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty and others.
This is only one of the many sweet music “docs” in the library’s collection. If you’re into music, you might want to check out some of our other great choices like The Devil and Daniel Johnson, The Ramones: End of the Century, Jazz, Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and Music, The U.S. vs John Lennon, Buena Vista Social Club, and many others. If there is a title we don’t own that you would like to see in our collection, we’d love the feedback! Just let us know by clicking here or leaving a comment on this post.
Happy Mother's Day!
This summer, DCDL will be offering two barbeque programs for adults and families to get your creative juices flowing. First, we’ll kick off the summer at the Orange branch with “BBQ Bonanza.” Join us as we celebrate traditional American BBQ! We’ll be smoking a pork shoulder and grilling up some Mexican-style corn on the cob for our vegetarian friends. You’ll get to sample a selection of BBQ fixins, create your own custom BBQ rub, and learn what you need to get started on your own BBQ adventures.
The second barbeque program will take place at the Powell branch. “BBQ Basics,” will get you started “quein” right out of the gate. You’ll learn what flavor profiles go with what types of meats, what sauces, rubs, and wood to use, and what types of grills or smokers will best suit your needs. Like the program at Orange, attendees will take home recipes and samples of the rubs they create.
Get ready to dig into reading and into some great BBQ this summer!
Saturday, June 22
BBQ Bonanza at Orange
Adult/Family Program @ 2 PM
Monday, July 8
Barbecue Basics at Powell
Adult Program @ 6 PM
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Are you looking to make a little extra cash by selling things, but aren't sure how? Do you have things that you'd like rid of, but you don't have the space to have a garage or yard sale? Whether you have a mild interest in selling items you already own or know you want to grow your existing business by adding eBay as another vehicle for sales, this presentation is for you! The Delaware County District Library welcomes Melissa Gayhart, an eBay seller who is now sharing all her wisdom (trials, tribulations, errors and successes) with us on two separate occassions this spring.
Bring an item that you would like to sell and Melissa will help you determine a selling price, create a catchy title and description, upload photos and calculate fees.
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This spring, two of our DCDL Adult Book Discussion groups are focusing on the book Defending Jacob by William Landay. According to a Library Journal Review, "This thriller stars Andy Barber, who's managed nicely for 20 years as assistant district attorney of his small Massachusetts county. Then comes a case that will truly slay him: his own son, Jacob, stands accused of murder. Landay's Mission Flats won the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Novel; however, Defending Jacob is being positioned as a breakout."
Watch the book trailer below for more information about the story, then join us at the Orange Branch on March 27 or the Powell Branch on April 23 at 7 PM for a group discussion in a casual environment.
Is your child tired of boring math worksheets?
Are you trying to convince your child that math is fun?
Are you confused about how to teach your kids math?
Math does NOT have to be hard!
Parents, caregivers and adults of all kinds who work with kids can now learn at the Orange Branch Library on March 6 at 6:30 how to make math EASY & FUN!
This free seminar, done by MathPlus Academy, will teach you techniques to help your elementary or middle school student to see the beauty in numbers and gain a love of math that will last a lifetime. Speaker Raj Shah, Ph.D., is the founder of the MathPlus Academy and a lifelong math enthusiast who amazes kids and adults with the magic of math! This seminar is for parents, but kids in 3rd grade or higher may attend.
Registration is required. To sign up you can call 740-549-2665, visit the Orange Branch Library, or email me at kcochran [at] delawarelibrary [dot] org!
This Wednesday the Delaware County District Library is hosting two great programs geared specifically for adults. If you live in the Powell Branch area, consider joining Mandy Henning of Sudsy McGhee Soaps to create your very own all-natural cold process citrus soap. Mandy will walk you through the process, step-by-step, and in the end you get to take a bar home for yourself. Let us know of your plans to attend so we have enough supplies on hand by calling 614-888-9160. The Intro to Traditional Soap Making begins tomorrow, February 6, at 7 PM.
Or if all this snow and winter grey has got your spirits down and you're feeling cooped up inside your own house, you may be interested in seeing what's happening at the Orange Branch. Pam Spence is a Certified Laughter Yoga instructor and she will have you feeling great by the end of the night. She combines traditional yoga breathing (Pranayama) with unconditional laughter and leaves you feeling happy, healthy and energized. Put on your comfy clothes, bring a friend or two, and enjoy Laughter Yoga with Pam Spence at the Orange Branch tomorrow at 7 PM.
LEGOs are cool no matter how young or young-at-heart you are. Bring a friend, leave the kids with a sitter, or have a willing friend watch them at the Orange Branch Library while you play! This Monday, January 28 at 6:30 PM channel your inner-child and come out for a fun night of LEGO challenges for adults.