Orange Branch Library to Host Book Release Party

In celebration of Mindy McGinnis’ new book 3 other authors come together for YA mega-night

 


 
Delaware, OH — Mindy McGinnis is celebrating the release of her third book,A Madness So Discreet, with a release party at the Delaware County District Library’s (DCDL) Orange Branch.

The Tuesday, October 6 visit is sponsored by Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store. McGinnis will speak at 7 p.m. Joining her is Jennifer McGowan, author of Maid of Wonder, Demitria Lunetta, author of In the After, and Geoffrey Girard, author of Project Cain.All of these authors are also featured in the new YA horror anthology, Among the Shadows.

“A Madness So Discreet, Mindy’s new gothic thriller, offers something new and, might I say, awesome, to fans of her dystopian duology, Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust,” said Teen Librarian Becky Woodruff. “Our teens love creepy reads, so Madness and the new anthology Among the Shadows: 13 Stories of Darkness and Light are sure to be popular this fall.”

A Madness So Discreet tells the tale of a girl who is sent to an asylum in Victorian times. Once a visiting doctor recognizes her potential beneath her anger they work side by side on crime scenes to uncover more about criminal psychology.

All of the featured titles are recommended for young adult reading levels. Copies of the books may be purchased the night of the event or in advance through Fundamentals by calling 740-363-0290.

Source: Delaware District Library

 


 

‘Imagination Garden’ To be Dedicated With Open House at Orange Library Branch.


Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Artists Dale Johnson, Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin to attend

Delaware, OH:  — Community members are invited to explore a place where it’s not uncommon for a dragon and Dionysus to dwell in perfect harmony–the Imagination Garden at Delaware County District Library Orange Branch.

An open house will take place on Sunday, September 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the garden, which is situated on the north side of the building (7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware). Two art pieces, a tiled dragon mosaic and a mythological sculpture, will be featured and the artists behind the creations will be present to display their works and answer questions. Attendees will also enjoy light refreshments and a children’s craft.

 

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Dale Johnson’s sculpture, Mythology –or– On the Origin of Stories, was installed last summer. The piece mimics a classic book that has been taken over by mythological creatures such as the Cyclops, a sea monster, aliens, leprechauns and Dionysus. The piece started as a 4,830 lb piece of limestone and took seven months to carve.

Artists Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin added their touch to the garden this summer with the addition of a giant, tiled dragon. The colorful arrangement of mosaic tiles and mirrored pieces glued to several large zig-zagging panels help simulate the movement of a colossal, whimsical, winged creature flying through the garden. Earlier this spring five large, concrete panels were installed, and soon thereafter Elias was drawing the outlines for the dragon. The work of tiling all of the pieces and grouting took about one week to finish in early July with the help of more than four-dozen DCDL patrons and community members.

The establishment of the Imagination Garden was made possible through a generous bequest by local community member Pauline Way. Bequests from Mary Reed and Barbara Murray also helped make the Imagination Garden possible. Their memory is honored on two of seven benches located within the garden. The remaining five benches and other markers are available for community members to recognize, honor, and memorialize their loved ones.

For more information contact Nicole Fowles, Communications Manager, at nfowles@delawarelibrary.org or (740) 362-3861.

 

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‘Take a book, Return a book’ library concept introduced in Alum Creek and Delaware state parks

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

DELAWARE COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY ADDS FOUR ‘LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES’ TO COUNTY

Delaware, OH:  — Campers and visitors to the Alum Creek and Delaware state parks now have an opportunity to conveniently pick up a book before they continue on to their camp sites or the water thanks to the addition of a Little Free Library™ (LFL) at each park’s camp store and marina. [Read more…]