September is a busy month for adult programs at the Delaware County District Library. The community-wide reading program, DelawaREADS, has several programs coming up to enhance your reading of this year’s selection, “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez, and to help explore and appreciate Latino Americans.
On Sept. 14 at the Orange branch, you’re invited to enjoy an evening of salsa music and dance with Son Del Caribe. Music director and conductor of the Central Ohio Symphony Jaime Morales-Matos brings his salsa band for an exciting performance of energetic and very danceable Pan-Caribbean, Pan-American sound that includes many styles of Latin dance music. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.
On Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the main library, join us for a delightful storytelling program featuring Hispanic heritage folktales.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. there will be a screening of episode IV of the PBS miniseries titled “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.” Following the movie, Juan Armando Rojas and Jennifer Rathbun will facilitate a discussion of the film, which chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos who have helped shape our nation and have become the largest minority in the U.S.
I hope you will read “The Book of Unknown Americans” if you haven’t already. It’s a wonderful book and there are dozens of copies available for check-out at all library locations.
You’ll find many, many new books on the shelves of the library during September. Here is a sampling of new titles:
• “The Art of Lego Scale Modeling” by Dennis Glaasker. Features four-color photographs of LEGO scale models of real vehicles from builders around the world. Includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.
• “Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty” by Angela Elwell Hunt. Bathsheba, a beautiful woman forced to become one of King David’s wives, is committed to protecting her son while dealing with the dynamics of the king’s household in this biblically based novel.
“The Fall of Princes” by Robert Goolrick. In the spellbinding new novel from New York Times bestselling, 1980s Manhattan shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything — and anyone — they want. Until, one by one, they fall.
• “I’ll Never Write My Memoirs” by Grace Jones. Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world’s most recognizable artists.
“Iron Wolf” by Dale Brown. The New York Times bestselling author goes beyond the headlines in this high-tech, high-tension military thriller in which a resurgent Russia inflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.
• “Last Chance Llama Ranch” by Hilary Fields. From the author of “Bliss” comes a heartwarming tale of friendship, romance, self-discovery … and llama drama.
“Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” by Michale D’Antonio. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter presents a revealing new unauthorized biography featuring firsthand interviews, including with Trump himself.
“Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern” by Francine Prose. A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art.
“The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives” by Theresa Brown. A clinical nurse chronicles a 12-hour shift on a busy teaching hospital’s oncology ward, during which lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen.
“The Storms of War” by Kate Williams. When plans for a lavish family wedding are disrupted by the outbreak of World War I, the de Witt family confronts the loss of their privileged status and safety while youngest daughter Celia lies about her age to join the war effort.