Archive for September, 2011

Award winning artist to present program at Delaware Library

The Delaware County District Library invites you to a very special program entitled “Disappearing Landscapes,” featuring nationally known local artist Linda Wesner, who will discuss her passion for landscapes, particularly those in Delaware County. Ms. Wesner has been a resident intermittently for 25 years, but since her last return, she noticed that beautiful scenes are disappearing daily, and she is trying to capture the rural side of Delaware County before it vanishes to growth and development.

“These icons that have been around for 100 years are going away. ‘Disappearing Landscapes’ at least makes people aware of what’s going on around them. I really do think buildings have life, a personality. My goal is to capture that.” Ms. Wesner said she considers her art “realistic landscape” and has painted and drawn familiar scenes such as Alum Creek, Lewis Center Road and old buildings in Delaware and Lewis Center Farms.  Her award-winning work is exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and is included in private and corporate collections.

Ms. Wesner has generously donated one of her pieces, “Field Calligraphy” to the Library’s Orange Branch, where it is permanently displayed near the circulation desk.  The painting represents a schoolhouse that was on the east side of US 23, across from the Orange Branch. 

Her program will be on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch, and she will repeat the program on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware (Main) Library.  More information is on the Library’s web site.  You can learn more about Ms. Wesner and see examples of her work at http://www.lawesner.com.

Her program is free and open to the public.  I hope you plan to attend!

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Making Cents: A Financial Literacy Series for All Ages

The financial literacy series, “Making Cents,” presented by the Sunbury, Ashley and Delaware County libraries offers interesting and informative programs for the whole family.  The programs sponsored by the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, and the Delaware County Bank is a 4-month long series to help you build your financial knowledge, presented at each of the libraries, giving you multiple opportunities to participate.

On Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m. the Delaware (Main) Library will be offering “Right on the Money,” a fun family program with a money theme, coin tricks, origami with dollar bills, and other clever activities.  “Right on the Money” will be repeated at the Ashley Wornstaff Memorial Library on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m., and at the Ostrander Branch on Saturday, October 15th at 11:00 a.m. This program is for parents and their children, 5 years old or older.

Also on September 27th at 7:00 at the Community Library in Sunbury, a speaker from Raymond James will present “Investments 101,” discussing how, where and when to invest your money to increase your future financial health.  This program is for adults.

You can learn how to read, fix and improve your credit report by attending “Credit Reports,” with speakers from Consumer Credit Counseling of Ohio on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware (Main) Library.  This program, for adults, will be repeated on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 at the Orange Branch Library, and on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Library in Sunbury.

For more information, call the Delaware, Ashley or Sunbury Library, or visit our web sites.  Let us help you increase your financial literacy, and maybe even your bottom line.

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Wanted: Movie Buffs!

Book discussion groups have long been a staple of the Delaware County District Library, with multiple discussions scheduled each month at Library locations.  The staff at the Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd. is making a leap in another direction—a community film discussion!

Called the “DCDL Cinematheque,” the group will meet twice monthly to view and discuss classic and influential cinema in an informal group setting.  A public screening of each film will be held in the meeting room, with a group discussion to take place two weeks following.  Copies of each film will be available for checkout on a first come, first served basis.

On September 8 at 7:30 p.m., the group will meet to discuss “In Bruges,” a 2008 movie directed by Martin McDonagh (the film was screened on August 24, but you could still check it out and watch it on your own).  “The Shining,” (1980; directed by Stanley Kubrick) will be shown on September 21st with the discussion on October 6th.  On October 19th, you can watch “Ace in the Hole,” (1951; directed by Billy Wilder) and join in the discussion on November 3rd.  Finally, the film to be discussed on December 1st is “Mulholland Drive” (2001; directed by David Lynch) that will be screened on November 16th.  All screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and all discussions begin at 7:30 p.m.

If you like movies, and if you like discussing them with other movie buffs, plan to join the “DCDL Cinematheque Community Film Discussion Group” at the Orange Branch in the coming months.  And the popcorn is on us!

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