The Delaware County District Library is thrilled to partner with the Columbus Museum of Art to provide cultural passes for our library cardholders!

With this program, it couldn’t be much easier for residents of Delaware County to visit the Columbus Museum of Art. A cultural pass for the museum provides full “one-day member” access, which includes parking and admission for up to eight people.

The Columbus Museum of Art has provided these passes to the library to expand access to arts, culture, and education for all ages. Passes can be picked up at any Delaware County Library branch or requested from Outreach Services. An adult cardholder can request one pass at a time to be used within seven days of pick-up.

Each pass provides access to all museum membership benefits for one visit, including free admission for up to eight people, free parking, and a discount at the CMA store and cafe.

Kids of all ages will love exploring the bright colors and rich textures of the Wonder Room. In the same area, the Big Idea Gallery is now exploring ‘Home’ with hands-on activities to help encourage reflection on where, who and what we value.

If you missed the “Women Behind the Lens” exhibit at the Ross Art Museum on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus last fall, you can see it at the CMA through May 1. It pays tribute to five decades of work by 19 different women in the field of photography.

Before you go, we recommend that you contact the museum or visit their website at www.columbusmuseum.org to check schedules, any restrictions on special exhibitions and safety instructions related to COVID-19.

As it’s the last week of the most romantic month of the year, this week I’ll be rounding things out with some of the “hottest” romance titles to come out this month.

• “Digging up love” by Chandra Blumberg. Alisha Blake dreams of moving to Chicago and opening her own bakery, but they were put on the back burner due to family obligations. Cut to hapless amorous paleontologist Quentin Harris visiting the town of Alisha, Illinois after the discovery of dinosaur bones in his grandparents’ backyard. Read it for shamelessly cheesy tracks, quirky romance, tantalizing food descriptions, and dinosaurs.

• “How to Survive a Modern Fairy Tale” by Elle Cruz. Meet Claire Ventura, down-to-earth Filipino American cookie entrepreneur, and Nate Noruta, suave billionaire tech CEO. A cute encounter leads to a whirlwind romance, but can their relationship survive Nate’s jet-setting lifestyle and Claire’s meddling family? Fans of insta-love, family dramas and Cinderella stories will make a read.

• “Fortune smiles on the duke” by Kristin Vayden. After a tragic accident claims the life of his older brother, historian Quinton “Quin” Errington becomes the new Duke of Wesley and falls in love with Lady Catherine Greatheart, his late brother’s fiancée. This moving first installment in the Cambridge Brotherhood series offers a chaste romance that unfolds at a gentle pace. Recommended for fans of Mary Balogh’s “Survivor’s Club” septet.

• “The Love Con” by Seressia Glass. She didn’t come here to make friends… As a runner-up on the reality show “Cosplay or No Way”, single Kenya Davenport needs a partner for the couples challenge. Kenya’s best shot at claiming the $100,000 prize is teaming up with her friend and business partner, Cameron Lassiter, who agrees to impersonate her boyfriend on camera. Read this if you liked Olivia Dade’s “Spoiler Alert” series or Jen DeLuca’s “Well Met” novels.

• “Weather Girl” by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Brace yourself, fans of “The Ex Talk!” This new “very appealing” romantic comedy (List of Books) is brought to you by the same author. TV weatherman Ari Abrams and sportscaster Russell Barringer team up to mend their married bosses’ stormy relationship, hoping it will help their own careers.

If you have a question you’d 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 website at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at [email protected] No matter how you contact us, we’re always happy to hear from you!

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