To Kill a Mockingbird. Fahrenheit 451. Rocket Boys. The Great Gatsby. What do these great books have in common? They have all been chosen for Delaware County District Library’s “DelawaREADS,” a community-wide reading program.
And, we’re doing it again. This year’s DelawaREADS book is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, a brilliantly written story about an expert at simulated war games, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, who believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth’s complete destruction. Even though I am not a science fiction reader, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, with its underlying themes of good vs. evil and well-developed characters. It was written in 1985, but its message is still relevant and its truths still universal. There are dozens of copies of the book available at the Library for you and your teenage children to check out, read, and join in the conversations.
An exciting twist to this year’s DelawaREADs program—the Library is partnering with the Delaware City schools. Representatives from both organizations have been busy developing engaging and entertaining programs for readers of all ages. DelawaREADS launched at the schools last week, followed by the launch at the Library, but there are still many programs scheduled to enhance your experience in reading Ender’s Game.
September 11 at 3:00 p.m. Teen/Adult Book Discussion (Main Library)
September 18 beginning at 8:00 p.m. YMCA Teen Overnight Lock-In (Delaware Y)
September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Adult Book Discussion (Main Library)
October 2 at 7:00 p.m. Live Skype interview with author Orson Scott Card (Main Library)
October 15 at 7:00 p.m. Nerd Night at Brooklyn Heights Restaurant, 13 W. William St. It’s trivia
galore, in a relaxed atmosphere. Dinner and drinks are on your own and we’ll supply the fun.
October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Teen Video Game Night (Main Library)
October 31 at 11:30 p.m. Midnight Movie Premiere of “Ender’s Game” at the Strand Theater, 28 E. Winter St. Fun pre-movie activities
Pick up the cleverly designed promotional brochure at the Library for more details, or log on to the Library’s web site.