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.
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.
September is a busy month for adult programs at the Delaware County District Library. The community-wide reading program, DelawaREADS has several programs coming up, to enhance your reading of this year’s selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez, and to help explore and appreciate Latino Americans.
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.
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.