Friday, August 28, 2015

Preview "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" Episode 4

September begins next week, which means our first screening of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History documentary isn't far behind. All kinds of programs are happening in September and October for DelawaREADS, but these documentary screenings are bound to be a highlight!

Led by Dr. Juan Armando Rojas from Ohio Wesleyan University and his wife Dr. Jennifer Rathbun from Ashland University, attendees will have an opportunity to view an episode of the ground-breaking PBS documentary at the Strand Theatre in Delaware, and then participate in a community conversation afterward.

We'll see you there on Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

All DelawaREADS programs are free and open to the public.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Unknown and Invisible Americans

If you read Delaware's local newspaper The Delaware Gazette, you may have seen an article published this weekend by Thomas Wolber, who teaches in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Ohio Wesleyan University. A portion of his thoughts on DelawaREADS is below. 

"National Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and the Delaware County District Library has partnered with several groups to celebrate the event.

Among the many noteworthy programs is DelawareREADS, a communitywide book discussion. The title chosen is Cristina Henríquez’ novel “The Book of Unknown Americans.” The library has ordered more than 250 copies of the print edition alone; other formats are also available..."

Thursday, August 20, 2015


You may have heard by now, but this October we are hosting a special, after-hours event where you can meet Cristina Henríquez and hear her speak about her story The Book of Unknown Americans and hear about her story growing up in America with Latin descent.

However, you may have not had an opportunity to visit Cristina's web site yet. You can view it in both English and en Español; read about her other published books The World in Half and Come Together, Fall Apart and more; and see articles, interviews and reviews.

Of course, any book of Cristina's that interests you, you can also check out at the Library. Stop by and let us know how we can help you. In the mean time, we hope to see you at one of our many upcoming programs prior to Cristina's visit on October 9 at 7:00!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fun at the Festival Latino

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful weekend to join in the celebration at Festival Latino! Our staff met so many individuals who were excited to see that The Book of Unknown Americans was our chosen title for DelawaREADS and to see the other programming we've got in store. If you haven't seen the programs we've got planned, you can see the ones for DelawaREADS and more on our Fall Calendar and Newsletter. Download a copy at the link or pick one up in any of our branches. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

¡ Festival Latino !

If you're out and about in downtown Columbus this weekend, take a stroll through the annual Festival Latino in Bicentennial Park. This festival has it all: food, music, fashion, art and so much more! And as an added bonus, the Delaware County District Library will be there as part of the Marketplace with giveaways and goodies all about our fabulous DelawaREADS program happening this fall. 

If You Liked...

Frequently at the Delaware County District Library, we are asked to offer our reading recommendations based on other books you loved. So, if you've already read our chosen DelawaREADS title, The Book of Unknown Americans, here are some other titles that you might give a try. If you've read any already, let us know what you think in the comments!