DCDL’s year in review

DCDL’s year in review

My New Year’s edition of “Glad You Asked” is always a nice way to give a glance at the Delaware County District Library’s year...

January 2nd, 2021 |  


2020 reminds us to take nothing for granted

2020 reminds us to take nothing for granted

Back in July 2010, a young, beautiful Delaware native invited me to her hometown for a second date. All it took was a night out on the town, which inc...

December 30th, 2020 updated: January 4th, 2021. |  


Charles Messier’s determination, accidental glory

Charles Messier’s determination, accidental glory

This time of year, the constellation Taurus, the Bull, is hard to miss. Around 10 p.m., its v-shaped head sits beautifully just above the eastern hori...

December 29th, 2020 |  



2020’s ‘The Last Dance’: A bit of nostalgia

2020’s ‘The Last Dance’: A bit of nostalgia

So, who did you want to be growing up? For me, it was simple. Like the infamous jingle heard around the world in a 1992 Gatorade commercial, I wanted ...

December 29th, 2020 |  


On road to De-mask-us

On road to De-mask-us

This past weekend, a neighbor asked me, “So, what do Muslims do to celebrate Christmas?” I was delighted to answer: Any Muslim from the Po...

December 29th, 2020 updated: January 4th, 2021. |  


Civilians were once eligible for Purple Heart

Civilians were once eligible for Purple Heart

Animals are generally not eligible for the Purple Heart; however, there have been rare instances when animals holding military rank were honored with ...

December 29th, 2020 updated: January 4th, 2021. |  


DCDL partnering with Preservation Parks

DCDL partnering with Preservation Parks

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a calm and quiet holiday with plenty of opportunities for reading. What books were on yo...

December 26th, 2020 |  


Moving forward after tough year

Moving forward after tough year

I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a tough year. The health care and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have c...

December 26th, 2020 |  


Who is eligible to receive Purple Heart medal?

Who is eligible to receive Purple Heart medal?

August 7 of every year is recognized as “National Purple Heart Day.”The “History” section of the November 2009 edition of Nati...

December 24th, 2020 |  


Getting answers to age-old question

Getting answers to age-old question

A certain question haunts me over and over again. I’m not certain I have ever heard a valid answer to this question. I also know I’m not t...

December 23rd, 2020 |