Creative Strings Workshop and Festival performances at DCDL

The Delaware County District Library is delighted to be part of a very exciting event in Delaware—the Creative Strings Workshop and Festival.  Founded by Ohio native and former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music Christian Howes, the Creative Strings Workshop and Festival offers string players from around the world an opportunity to study improvisation, composition, and styles outside the realm of classical music, while bringing Delaware a plethora of talent and musical energy.

Nearly 100 string players from around the world will be led in small ensembles in 20+ performances by world class performing artists.   Violins, cellos, violas, and basses will be heard singing and wailing through bluegrass, jazz, rock, Celtic, Latin, blues, avant garde and more.  The Library will be hosting four of their concerts during the week of June 30.images

On July 2 at the Powell Branch, you will be entertained and awed by these talented students with a performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Another group of students will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Ostrander Branch on the same evening.

If an afternoon performance fits better into your day, come to the Delaware (Main) Library or to the Orange Branch on July 3 at 2:00 p.m. to enjoy their lovely music.

The performances are free and open to the public, refreshments will be served, and the group will be selling their CD’s so you can enjoy their talents for a long time to come.

Hope to see you there!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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Easter Sunday

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The Delaware County District Library will be closed on Easter Sunday so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families.

The Library will resume normal hours on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Happy Easter!

 

 

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Free Book Friday!

The Delaware County District Library regularly receives copies of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copy books) from publishers, and we want to share them with Delaware teens.  Teens are encouraged to pick out a free book, talk about their favorite books, hang out with friends on Free Book Fridays.

There are Free Book Fridays scheduled at the Delaware Main Library and at the Powell Branch this week on April 4, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Contact Mandy Henning at the Main Library (740-362-3861) or Becky Woodruff at the Powell Branch (614-888-9160) for more information.

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Delaware Library open today

The Delaware County District Library is open its normal business hours today, for your convenience.  Stop by to pick up a bestseller, a blockbuster movie, access the Internet, or to simply enjoy the Library’s ambiance.

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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Basic Budgeting Class Offered at Delaware Library

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to manage money better, and the Delaware County District Library wants to help you keep that resolution so we’re offering a 2-week class on Basic Budgeting.  

The class, presented at the Delaware Main Library, will include information on values about money, needs vs. wants, spending leaks, record keeping, developing a budget, credit and savings, and stretching your dollars with good consumer buying.  Barbara Brahm, Extension Education from OSU Extensions Services will present the class, with the first session on Thursday, January 9, 2104 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The second session will be on Thursday, January 16 at the same time.  

The classes are free, so they should fit into anyone’s budget!

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Board and Staff of the Delaware County District Library.  May your holidays be filled with peace, family, friends and joy.

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, Christmas Day so our staff can be with their families.  We will close at 5:00 on New Year’s Eve and remain closed New Year’s Day.

Thank you, Delaware, for a wonderful 2013!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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Winter Weather and the Library

ImageLike it or not, winter weather is part of life in Ohio.  As reluctant as we are to do so, occasionally we must close the Library because of inclement weather.  One guideline we use to determine if the Library should close is the Delaware County Sheriff.  If Sheriff Russ Martin calls a Level 2 or higher emergency in Delaware County, the Library will close all of its branches, and they will remain closed until the emergency level is lifted or reduced to Level 1.

If we do need to close, we will notify television and radio stations, put pertinent information on the Library’s answering machines, and use social media (Facebook, Twitter) to help let you know that we had to close.

Before you venture out to the Library, if you have any doubt about whether we are open, please give us a call, or check Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.

Stay safe!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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