Delaware News

Sci-fi writer Card will Skype with local folks

Orson Scott Card, author of the best-selling science-fiction novel Ender's Game, will speak with Delaware readers in a live Skype session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Delaware County District Library's main branch, 84 E. Winter St.

Questions can be submitted to Card by visiting the DelawaREADS website,, in advance of the book talk.

Librarians from Delaware City Schools and the district library worked hard to secure a chat session with Card.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hear from this best-selling author," said Sarah Ressler, Hayes High School's Library Research Center director. "It is our understanding that he doesn't agree to do these sessions often, so it is especially exciting that he chose to work with Delaware. We are hoping for a large turnout of students and community residents."

DelawaREADS is a partnership among the Delaware County District Library, Delaware City Schools and local businesses and organizations. Ender's Game is the focus of this year's program, which runs through Nov. 1 with activities to encourage participation by students and residents.

Books can be picked up at the main branch of the library or purchased at Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store and Beehive Books in downtown Delaware.