Nasty Women – Book Discussions

Posted on 28th December 2016 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

nasty-women-tshirtPlease join us in the Wilmington Library at noon four Mondays this spring as we read representative dispatches from this epic battle and talk about what it’s meant over the centuries to be a nasty woman, who gets to decide who’s being nasty, and on what basis that label applies.

One of the most unexpected legacies of the recent election season stemmed from a remark Donald Trump election season stemmed from a remark Donald Trump made about Hillary Clinton in the heat of the final Presidential debate: “such a nasty woman.” Although the characterization was meant as dismissive, it galvanized women across the country. Within an hour, “Nasty Woman” T-shirts were advertised for sale, and the hashtag #NastyWoman immediately trended on Twitter. One observer’s nasty woman, it seemed, was another defender’s bold, heroic, unapologetic, unabashed, activist heroine. Now that the election is over, the furor over nasty women continues to rage because the use of epithet tapped into a long and often heated history of debate about the relationship between being nasty, being female, and being labeled by men. This simmering debate over the diagnosis, cause, and cure of nasty women regularly erupts in the work of philosophers, feminist, and the authors of stories from The Odyssey to Hedda Gabler to Gone Girl.

Monday, Feb. 27th,   12:00-2:00
Euripides, Medea

The ancient Athenian playwright, who must have known a thing or two about nasty women firsthand, caps his many notorious theatrical presentations of them with this story of the sorceress who helps the adventurer Jason claim his throne by securing the Golden Fleece, preparing for a calamitous finale.

Monday, Mar. 20th, 12:00-2:00
Philip Wylie, Generation of Vipers

Although most of Wylie’s non-holds-barred screed against American values circa 1942 has been forgotten, his chapter imputing catastrophically destructive powers to American mothers has survived as a textbook example of the kinds of cases men mount against women because they’re women.

Monday, Apr.  10th, 12:00-2:00
James M. Cain, Mildred Pierce

Noir specialist Cain takes a break from the bleak stories of murder that put him on the map to present the crime-free but equally hardboiled story of a suddenly single mother who resolves to do whatever it takes to provide for her diminished family, and ends up paying a terrible price.

Monday, May 1st, 12:00-2:00
Rebecca Traister, All the Single Ladies:

Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Originally planning a monograph on the contemporary rise of the demographic of single women in America, Trister discovered an unexpectedly rich history of single women. Here she presents a remarkable series of links between the intermittent power of single women and political activism, social justice, and the ideal of independence.

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Baby Story Time!

Posted on 15th June 2016 in Uncategorized

baby feet and bookJoin us for baby story time!

Wednesday, September 21st @ 10:00 am
Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement as you prepare your baby for reading.
These story times are designed to be enjoyed by a child with a participating parent or caregiver.
Birth to 18 months
Sign up required – For more information or to sign up visit the Youth Service Desk or call 302-571-7400 ext. 2412

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Let’s Talk Job Interviews

Posted on 18th April 2016 in Inspiration Space, Uncategorized, What's Happening

Come to the Inspiration Space and participate in a quick instructional discussion about preparing for your interview. Inspiration Space

Wednesday, May 18th
12:30 – 1:00
Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor

Topics include: what to wear, body language, and answering commonly asked questions.

Presenter: Carl Shaw

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Let’s Talk Resumes

Posted on 18th April 2016 in Uncategorized

Come to the Inspiration Space and participate in a quick instructional discussion about creating an effective resume. Leave with a great outline for a Inspiration Spacebasic chronological resume.

Wednesday, May 11th
12:30 – 1:00pm

Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor

To register, Please go to the Library’s online Calendar at:

Presented by: Carl Shaw

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FREE Business Consultations for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 12th June 2015 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

Did you know that the Wilmington Library’s Inspiration Space is ready to assist you with your business ideas and plans on Thursday afternoons?  business

2:30 – 4:30PM  – Group sessions to share ideas & problem solve.
Are you inspired to start your own business?  The resources of the Delaware Libraries are available to assist you.  Come to the Inspiration Space to find out how we can help!

Wilmington Library
Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor
10th & Market Sts.

Register on the Library Events Calendar
For more information: Janet Wurtzel

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Lego Club – North Wilmington Library Branch

Posted on 30th October 2014 in Uncategorized

Bring your imagination and demonstrate your creativity based on the theme of the week.  Each program will have a theme with lego1/2 hour free build.

2:00- 3:30 PM
June – August

Ages: 5 and up

North Wilmington Library Branch
3400 N. Market St.

For more information: 761-4290

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Lego Club

Posted on 27th October 2014 in Childrens Page, Uncategorized

Get creative, bring your imagination and make some LEGO creations.  Every other Saturday from 12pm – 1:30 pm.  Each program legowill have a theme with 1/2 hour free build.

January 30th
February 13th and 27th

Suggested age 5 and up.

Sign up is required.  Please contact the Youth Services Dept. for more information at 571-7412.

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3D Printing

Posted on 14th October 2014 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

The Wilmington Public Library and the Delaware Division of Libraries are proud to offer a new service – 3D printing.

1.) THINK: start with your own creative idea.  Or go to and find an object.

2.) BUILD: Use the software like, Sketchup, Blender or any other 3D modeling software to create your original digital model.

3.) REVIEW and EXPORT: Export or save your file as .stl or .thing or .obj for printing

4.) SUBMIT: Fill out a Print Request Form 3DPrinterForm-Libraries_Final.pdf and provide a copy of your .stl or .thing or .obj file to the Technology Center staff on the 2nd floor.

5.)PRINT:  Staff will print your file and call or email you when it is ready.makerbot

All prints are currently free.

3D Quick FAQs


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Flipster is HERE!

Posted on 31st July 2014 in Slide Only, Uncategorized

Read digital copies of magazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card.  Choose from many popular titles for adults, teens and kids with NO HOLDS and NO LIMITS.Flipster

Try Flipster Now!

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