November is National Novel Writing Month, and this year DCDL is getting into the spirit! Here’s some quick background info for those new to the NaNoWriMo scene:
What is special about November 1st?
a. The clocks “fell back” an hour overnight. Do you know what time it is?
b. On this day in 1982, Honda opened a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the USA.
c. Ticket sales begin for the Piper Kerman author visit!
They’re all true, but I’ll only write about c.
Friday mornings just got a little more exciting with the introduction of the new Delaware County District Library radio show, "Off the Shelf." The new show will air on WDLR 1550 AM every Friday at 9 a.m.
Hosts George Needham and Nicole Fowles, DCDL's director and communications manager, respectively, provide a half-hour update of things happening in the Library world and around the Delaware County community.
Every year our librarians take a look at what magazines our patrons seem to be enjoying. We subscribe to more than 250 different magazines that cover a wide range of topics. But sometimes either by a lack of interest from our public or discontinued availability from a publisher, we no longer carry certain titles. This gives a great opportunity to add new titles to the collection that may fit a different need.
How many times in the last month can you say you sat down and had a home-cooked meal at the kitchen table? Between 1965 and 1992, home food preparation fell steadily as eating out consistently increased. Although this trend seems to have leveled off since 1992, still only about half of all Americans cook at home on any given day.
Very young children can understand spoken words long before they can talk. Make sure you talk to them every day; it’ll help build their vocabulary and their knowledge of the world around them. It won’t be long until they are talking along with you!
As Mary Jane Santos was getting things in order before her retirement from the Delaware County District Library, she was adamant that her column continue in the Delaware Gazette. So while our new director is getting acclimated, I will help continue the 27-year tradition that Mary Jane began in 1988.
Well, folks, here it is: My last column for the Delaware Gazette. I began writing “Glad You Asked” in 1988, and with the exception of one week, I have had a column published weekly for the last 27 years. In that time, the Delaware County District Library, the Gazette and our community have undergone some huge changes, and it’s been a remarkable privilege to watch, experience and participate in the evolution. After 31 years at the Library, I am handing the leadership role to incoming director George Needham, and I look forward to enjoying the next chapter in my life.
We're just over 2 weeks away from our Cristina Henríquez special after hours visit at the Delaware Main Library! Have you been reading our DelawaREADS book,The Book of Unknown Americans? Come to one of the DCDL branches to discuss the book before Henríquez's visit on October 9.