Posts Tagged Orange Branch

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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Grocery Savings Workshop

When:  March 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Delaware County District Library’s Orange Branch

What:  Grocery Savings Workshop!

Lynette Rice, author of and a DealPro, will cover a variety of topics including realistic couponing, strategic grocery shopping, and practical meal planning. All participants will also receive a workbook. Come ready to learn and connect with others who are excited about saving money! Click here to read about the different things participants learned in an earlier course offered at the Delaware Main Library.

Pre-registration is required. Reserve your free seat at

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In case you missed it the first time…


Wed, 02/13/2013 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Orange Branch

Have you ever wondered what information the credit bureaus collect, how they get that information and how they calculate your credit score? Now you can find out. Taught by a Certified Consumer Credit Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the credit and mortgage industry, this class will cover what you need to know about your credit history and why it should matter to you—even if you are not seeking a credit card, car loan or mortgage.piggybank

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Great Movie/Great Book

Marrying books and movies comes naturally to the staff at the Delaware County District Library.  Most of us are both avid readers and movie-goers, and I suspect many of you are, too.

On Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch, DCDL Cinemathique will present “Apocalypse Now,” starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen.  Immediately following the screening, Library staff will lead a discussion of the film.  On Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware (Main) Library, there will be a discussion of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, the book upon which the movie is based.

You are welcome to participate in either or both programs, and there a limited copies of the movie and the book available at the library for you to check out.  If you’re a fan of the classics (book and movies!), you won’t want to miss this opportunity to read, watch and discuss.


Mary Jane Santos

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Looking for something to do this week?

The Delaware County District Library has a line up of programs at the Delaware (Main), Ostrander, Powell and Orange Branches this week that will appeal to all ages.

Today (April 10) at the Ostrander Branch, your kids can learn how to be superheroes at “SuperHeroes Training Camp”  family program beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Attendees will have an opportunity to earn their superhero badge while learning what super powers they have.

At the Child and Parent Book Discussion at the Orange Branch today at 6:30 p.m., you can read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien together and find out what is so strange about the rats living under the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm.  For 4-5 graders.

For second and third graders, you can read Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg together at the Powell Branch today at 6:30 p.m., and then join us for related crafts and discussion.

At the Delaware Main Library today, the American Girl Book Club will meet at 7:00 p.m.  You can bring your doll, too, so she doesn’t miss out on the fun! This month we’ll read Meet Samantha. Samantha is a nine-year-old orphan who lives with her wealthy grandmother in 1904.  Preregistration is required to attend but there are still openings.

On April 11 at the Ostrander Branch at 4:00 p.m., you’re invited to explore the world of sports through books, games, and art activities during this after school program.  Also tomorrow, the Anime Club meets at the Delaware Main Library at 4:00 p.m. to talk and watch your favorite programs.  This month we feature FLCL.

The Lego Club meets tomorrow evening at the Orange Branch at 6:30 p.m. to work together to create a creepy, crawly creation.  Preregistration is required.

Tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Ostrander Branch, adults are invited to attend a program featuring advice and gardening tips from local master gardeners–just in time for spring planting.

Two Saturday morning programs offer a great alternative to Saturday cartoons.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m., children can venture into the Hundred Acre Wood and enjoy a picnic with everyone’s favorite lovable bear and his friends, at a “Winnie the Pooh Picnic” at the Powell Branch.   And at the Ostrander Branch from 11:00-12:30, the Kids Cook Club will tackle Italian cuisine, and make a simple Italian dish to share.  Preregistration is required to attend the Kids Cook Club.

For more information on all of these  programs plus the dozens of others offered by the Library throughout the month of April, visit our web site and check out the Events calendar.

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What’s it worth?

Do you have a family heirloom, a curious knickknack, or an objet d’art hanging around your house and you’ve always wondered if it is worth anything?  Here’s your chance to find out, and to help out the Delaware County District Library’s Friends of the Library (FOL) at the same time.

The FOL will host its second annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware, in the Community Meeting Room. For a $5.00 donation per item (limit 2 per person), Steve Bemiller of Garth’s Auctions will give you an informal appraisal of your found treasure, with all proceeds benefitting the Friends of the Delaware County District Library.

Garth’s Auctions has been a national force in the world of antiques and fine art since its founding by Garth Oberlander in the early 1950s. Steve Bemiller, Executive Vice President, Consignor Representative and Auctioneer joined Garth’s in 1971, and shares his knowledge of antiques by conducting well over 50 lectures and appraisal clinics all over Ohio each year.

This event is open to the public, so feel free to invite a friend as you come out to support the FOL’s first fundraising event of 2012.

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Free Movie! Free Popcorn!

Are you a movie buff?  Do you like discussing movies with others while munching on tasty popcorn?  If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, I cordially invite you DCDL Cinematheque on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Boulevard.  This month, the movie up for discussion is “The Big Sleep,” the 1946 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The International Movie Database web site gives this synopsis of the plot:  “Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.”  Howard Hawkes directed the screenplay that was written by William Faulkner.

If you are interested in participating in the discussion of this wonderful classic movie, stop by the Library today to pick up a copy of “The Big Sleep” to watch in the comfort of your own home.  Then join others on February 15th to share your thoughts, enjoy your popcorn, and be a part of the discussion led by Circulation Associate Brice Patterson-Blight.

DCDL Cinematheque meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss a different movie.  On March 21st, “The Wind that Shakes the Barley,” a 2006 film that offers a sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion will be the featured movie.  Copies are available at the Library for your viewing pleasure.

Even if you have never joined an informal discussion of a movie, I think you’ll find the friendly atmosphere and interesting conversation at DCDL Cinematheque stimulating and enjoyable.  And, don’t forget…free popcorn!

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