Join us at the Ostrander Branch Library to discuss The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president's daughter.
Join us at the Ostrander Branch Library to discuss The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she enrolls in a semiotics course and falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Morten, a time which is complicated by the resurfacing of man who is obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Join us at the Ostrander Branch Library to discuss The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring. Over the course of the summer of 1961, nine-year-old Evelyn "Button" Peters finds her life transformed by the arrival of Winnalee Malone, an imaginative young girl, and her free-spirited, fiery sister, Freeda.
Join us at the Orange Branch Library to discuss American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld. When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she recalls her early life, her courtship and marriage, and the crisis that nearly destroyed their relationship and reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict wi
Join us at the Orange Branch Library to discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay. When his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son.
Join us at the Delaware Main Library to discuss A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England.
Join us at the Delaware Main Library to discuss The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. In an epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, a Pulitzer Prize winner chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.
Join us at the Delaware Main Library to discuss The Absolutist by John Boyne. The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.
The Friends of the Library (FOL) Bargain Book Fair offers hundreds of gently used books, movies and more for members and public to explore and discover. Upon finding that perfect pile of materials, visitors may make a donation to the FOL, which goes back to buy more books and support library programs and events.
The FOL gladly accept donations of gently used books for future FOL book fairs. Drop your donations off at any of our four DCDL locations.