Patrons often see the paraphernalia showcased at the Delaware County District Library locations and wonder how it gets there. Last month, outside the director’s office at the Main Library, there was a display featuring political propaganda that had been collected over decades of presidential elections.
This month, the same location now features photography captured by local resident and Friends of DCDL member, Brad Cowan. Brad’s visit to Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Thailand inspired beautiful, colorful pieces that you can see when you stop by the Main Library.
At all of our DCDL locations, we like to offer chances for the public and community organizations to showcase their collections of civic, cultural, educational or recreational nature. These display cases are so popular that at each library location one staff member coordinates bookings throughout the year.
While the Powell Branch Library does not have a traditional locked case like our other three branches, Powell’s new, clean wall design and layout functions perfectly for hanging displays of local artwork.
If you have a collection you’d like to display, contact your local branch and see what’s available. You’ll talk to Hannah at the Delaware Main Library, Amee at the Orange Branch Library, Harla at the Ostrander Branch Library and George at the Powell Branch Library.
As a bonus, if you stop in to any of our branches during the holiday season, you’ll not only see the collections in cases, but you’ll see some amazing holiday décor. There’s more to come on that in next week’s column. Until then, see what books are new on the shelves in December.
— The Ornatrix by Kate Howard. A young woman born with a strange birthmark on her face leaves her sheltered childhood and becomes hairdresser and personal maid to a former courtesan who draws her into a world of desire and jealousy lurking behind the wealth and privilege of Perugia.
— Books for Living by Will Schwalbe. A highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.
— The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes. Outlines compelling arguments about the health dangers of sugar, identifying the powerful lobbies behind its overuse while citing its role in a range of challenges from obesity to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
— The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel. The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!