Posts Tagged Ostrander Branch

Grocery Shopping Savings and Wolves!

The Delaware County District Library is hosting two interestingly different programs in the next few days, and I cordially invite you to attend.

On Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 at the Delaware Main library. Lynette Rice, author of, will cover a variety ofcleverly-simple-logo topics including realistic couponing, strategic grocery shopping, and practical meal planning. 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

On Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ostrander Branch,  you and your family are invited to the Ironwood Wolves Family Program.  8456232_origWolves are beautiful and misunderstood creatures, and the educators at Ironwood Wolves are working hard to dispel the myths. Come to the program to learn more about wolves, touch and feel wolf fur and castings, and meet a real hybrid wolf!


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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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Ostrander Branch shows off!

Please join us at an open house on Saturday, November 16 from 2:00-4:00 at the Delaware County District Library’s Ostrander Branch, to see the renovations and Captureimprovements recently made.  As part of our campaign promises, we pledged to update the Library’s facilities, making them more functional and contemporary.  We began fulfilling this pledge with the opening of the Orange Branch in 2011, continuing the updates earlier in 2013 with the extensive renovations at the Powell Branch.  The renovations at the Ostrander Branch were completed earlier this month, and the Delaware (Main) Library will begin its renovation project next month.

The renovations at Ostrander reorganized the flow of the branch, to make Library materials more accessible.  We also moved the Internet computers to make them easier to use, and created a business center as well.  New carpet and paint add a vibrant and contemporary feel to the branch.  I think you will be delightfully surprised with the changes.

The Open House at Ostrander will feature self guided tours and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

Mary Jane Santos, Director

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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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