October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. In recognition, the Delaware County District Library is partnering with the Olentangy Dyslexia Network (ODN) to provide information about this learning disorder that affects one in five individuals.

Throughout the month, the Library will have posters and bookmarks on display about the disorder, and additional books will add light to the subject for those looking to learn more about it.

Many people do not understand what it means or feels like to have dyslexia. On Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m., the ODN will host a free simulation at Heritage Elementary School, 678 Lewis Center Rd. T

he simulations may leave participants feeling confusion, anxiety, frustration and pressure that someone with dyslexia may have every day. You can register your free spot at http://bit.do/odndyslexia. Spaces are limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early.

Members of the Olentangy Dyslexia Network will also be on hand after some select storytimes at the Library to give brief presentations and answer questions. Look for them on the following dates and times:

• Delaware Main Library: October 3 and 10 at 6:30 p.m.; October 5 and 12 at 10 a.m.•

• Orange Branch Library: October 6 and 13 at 10 a.m.

• Powell Branch Library: October 7 and 14 at 10 a.m.

New books available

We hope you’ll join us in spreading awareness this month. Here are some of the newest books on our shelves at DCDL:

The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn. Encountering a man known only as “the teacher,” a traveler embarks on an odyssey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of creation, the keys of spiritual truth and the religious world’s most perplexing mysteries.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter. Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton look into the murder of an ex-cop whose body was found at an abandoned construction site, an investigation that uncovers links to Will’s troubled past.

The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr. Following her husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton returns to her California hometown where she endures an uneasy reunion and endeavors to make amends with her estranged friend Riley Kerrigan, who betrayed Emma as a teenager.

In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett. The beloved entertainer shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her popular show, exploring the elements that made the series so successful and the costars, guests, and off-camera talent who made it memorable.


Nicole Fowles

Glad You Asked

If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740-362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s web site at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at [email protected]. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!