Author Visits and New Books

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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.

For the Last Time, Glad You Asked

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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.

Muchas Gracias to El Corazon de Mexico

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Ostrander Branch Library kicked off Hispanic Heritage month with El Corazon de Mexico, a ballet folklorico dance troupe.  Elaina Hernandez the director, with members of the troupe performed traditional dances from many of the states of Mexico.  She also taught the history of each dance and even taught us a few steps. 

Muchas gracias to El Corazon de Mexico, we had a wonderful time.

Family Board Games

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It’s Sunday afternoon, your family is visiting for the day, and it’s raining. There’s nothing on television, and the kids are starting to get antsy. What to do? How about a board game? Did you know you can check out board games at the Delaware County District Library to match wits with your friends and family?

Board games inspire creativity, creative thinking and interaction. The Library has nearly 40 modern board games you can check out, and we’ve created a Wiki to help you decide which game you want.

Check It Out Fall 2015

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The Delaware County District Library’s latest edition of our quarterly newsletter/calendar, “Check it out!” has hit the streets! Featured on this issues cover are Ostrander Branch Associate Laurie Post and Gabriel, her 31-year-old thoroughbred horse who has been with her for the last 22 years. Laurie, the proud great granddaughter of the former Presidente Municipal de Hermosillo, Mexico, is helping the Library promote Hispanic heritage in Delaware County.