DCDL officially under new leadership


By Nicole Fowles - Glad You Asked



For each of my columns, I give an internal title as I’m writing them in their draft format. They help me when I want to keyword search some of the subjects that I’ve written about in the past. Last week’s column was aptly titled “Goodbye George.” This week is now appropriately “Hello Bryan” in my files.

Today, Oct. 1, marks Bryan Howard’s first day as the (solo) director of the Delaware County District Library. For the past month, he has had the opportunity to shadow retiring director George Needham. Now that he’s leading the way, it’s time to get to know the community a bit more.

Each branch in the DCDL system has scheduled a two-hour “open office hours” session at their location for the public to stop in, have a cookie or hot beverage, and introduce themselves to Bryan.

Join us at the following locations on these dates:

• Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Delaware Main Library (84 E. Winter St., Delaware) 1-3 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Ostrander Branch Library (75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander) 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Powell Branch Library (460 S. Liberty Road, Powell) 1-3 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Orange Branch Library (7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware) 4-6 p.m.

Bryan’s Thursday visit at the Ostrander Branch Library had previously been advertised from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and since has been bumped to 10 a.m.

We hope you’re able to stop by and ask Bryan a question or two to get to know him.

October begins a very busy month for our Delaware County District Library staff. Not only do we kick things off with our new director, but we also usher in a very busy season with special guests, comic-cons and community events!

This week, catch us at the historic Strand Theatre in downtown Delaware on Tuesday, Oct. 4, when we host “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Movie & Trivia Night.” The evening begins at 7 p.m. with pop culture trivia and culminates with a screening of the internet parody musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” at 8 p.m.

The movie and trivia are free for all to attend, and the concession stand will be open for extra food and drink sales. This fun movie features our guest author Felicia Day (coming to town on Oct. 15), as well as Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. It was created for the internet, so it has no official rating, but it would be appropriate for a PG-13 audience (mature teens) and older.

Since we’re talking about the big screen, here are some recent books that have jumped from page to screen and where you can watch them (after you read the book, of course). The adaptations of these particular titles all became Emmy nominees in the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony earlier this month.

• “The Flight Attendant” by Chris Bohjalian. The series adaptation of Chris Bohjalian’s thriller about a flight attendant caught up in an international conspiracy received three Emmy nominations for its second season, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Kaley Cuoco. Stream seasons one and two of The Flight Attendant on HBO Max.

• “Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle” by Luke Jennings. Stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their work in the 4th and final season of Killing Eve, a buzzy adaptation of Luke Jennings’ popular cat-and-mouse thriller novels. Catch all four seasons of Killing Eve on Hulu, AMC+, and DVD/Blu-ray.

• “Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith” by Jon Krakauer. Andrew Garfield earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in the miniseries adaptation of John Krakauer’s bestselling true-crime book about a 1984 double murder in a fundamentalist Mormon sect. Watch Under the Banner of Heaven on FX on Hulu.

• “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land. The miniseries adaptation of Stephanie Land’s bestselling memoir received three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Margaret Qualley. Maid is available to stream on Netflix.

• “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America” by Beth Macy. The miniseries adaptation of Beth Macy’s reportage on the opioid crisis received 14 Emmy Award nominations, including nods for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Michael Keaton. Watch Dopesick on Hulu.

• “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. The miniseries adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 post-apocalyptic novel received seven Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Himesh Patel. Stream Station Eleven on HBO Max.

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By 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!

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!