The Vietnam War and the African-American Protest Movement – Oct. 17

Posted on 21st June 2017 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

malcolmxThe in the mid-1960’s the African-American civil rights movement morphed into a protest against the Vietnam War.
This presentation samples the actual speeches given by great civil rights leaders and gives the hearer the same experience as if they were in the audience of some of these historically significant speeches.
This period is history remains controversial even today, but we cannot pick are history, we must tell the truth in order to learn from the experience. There is much that we can learn from revisiting the protest against the Vietnam War.

Presented by Syl Woolford

Tuesday, Oct. 17th
6:00-7:00 pm
P.S. duPont Meeting Rm – 2nd Floor

 

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Summer Reading – Build a Better World

Posted on 31st May 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, Uncategorized, What's Happening

build-better-world-350This summer’s reading theme, “Build a Better World” encourages us to look at our home, community and planet.  Register and Log your reading from June 1st to August 12th.   You can earn great incentives and prizes along the way.

To make the Program easier to use –  the Summer Reading Program is online.  You can track and log your progress from any mobile device or computer with internet access.   Just go to http://nccde.beanstack.org to register and get started.  If you wish to do it in person, please visit the Reference Department or Youth Services Desk and they can assist you.

Click here – building-a-better-world-brochure-info  – for printable Beanstack Instructions.

*The first 20 adults who register with the Wilmington Library can collect a Tote from the Reference Desk.

Adults who register and select “Wilmington Library” as their home Library earn virtual tickets for a drawing at the end of the summer.  The first ticket is earned after reading and logging at least 4 books.  A virtual ticket will be earned for each additional book you log.  So, the more you  read, the better your chances of winning!

  • First Place Prize is Admission for two to Longwood Gardens and a canvas tote.
  • Second Place Prize is admission for two to Wintherthur and a canvas tote.
  • Third place is a copy of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis and a canvas tote.

The Library will have events all summer long to help you “Build a Better World.”

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Wilmington Public Library is sponsoring a “Build it Better – 3D Print Challenge”!
Learn more about how you can win a Mini Maker Select 3D printer prize package worth $350!
http://wilmington.lib.de.us/2017/04/12/3d-print-challenge-build-it-better/

More Events:

How Do I get Started 3D Printing?
Tuesday, June 13th @ 10:00
Learn what 3D printing is all about.  Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor.  Presented by Renee O’Donnell

Build a Better World
Wednesday, June 14th @10:00 am
Join us as we explore the knowledge and tools needed for building everything from chairs to houses during this hands-on program with Winterthur Museum.
Ages 6+ Registration is required

Poetry as a Tool for Change
Tuesday, June 20th @ 6:00 pm
Join us for this workshop with Delaware’s own Twin Poets as they introduce participants to poetry/spoken word art form, through creative writing activities geared toward producing social change.

Experience Virtual Reality
Wednesday, June 28th
10:00 – 11:00 Youth and Teens
12:00 – 1:00 Adults
Libraries have always been about telling stories.  Come and explore virtual reality to see how stories can be told and experienced in the future. The Commons, 1st floor.   No registration required.

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Wednesday, June 28th @ 10:00 am
Members from Marshall Steam Museum will get kids up and moving while learning about what life was like on the railroad.  Make and take craft included.
Ages 5+ Registration is required.

The Wilmington Public Library would like to thank its sponsors for the Summer Reading Program, PrintedSolid.com, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the Delaware Division of Libraries

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3D Print Challenge – Build It Better!

Posted on 12th April 2017 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

Calling all tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and inventors.  Do you think you can design it better?  
Remix an existing design, or design something entirely new.   Submit your completed print for judging. On Saturday, August 12th all submitted 3D prints will be judged for best, most creative design.  Winner will receive a package including a “Maker Select Mini” 3D printer, 3D printing class, and supplies– valued at $350!3d-object

  • Come up with a great idea!
  • Design your idea using 3D software.
  • Fill out a 3D print request form for your object for printing at the Wilmington Library for printing.  (We will accept objects printed at any location.)
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  • Submit your object for judging between June 1, 2017 and August 9th, 2017. Official “Build it Better” 3D Print Challenge Rules and Entry Form: build-it-better-3d-print-challenge-rules-and-entry-form1
  • Saturday, August 12th, 2017 3D print entries will be judged with a winner being announced. Stop back for more details.

This program is part of the Summer Reading Program “Build it Better.”  Anyone who works or lives in Delaware is welcome to enter.

Sponsored by:
PrintedSolid.com and the Wilmington Public Library
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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

baby storytime Flyer

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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: http://de.evanced.info/delaware/lib/eventcalendar.asp

Presented by: Carl Shaw

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Computer Classes

Posted on 11th March 2016 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

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To register:
Go online to Wilmington Library Events: http://tinyurl.com/WPLEvents
or call 302-654-2184

All classes are free

Introduction to Computer
Tuesday, May 9th  – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
For first time computer users.  Come and learn the basics to get you started using a computer.
Presented by Nilima Ramaswamy
Introduction to 3D Printing
Tuesday, May 23 – 10:00-11:00 am
Learn what 3D printing is all about.  The Class will go over what 3D printing is, how to start designing your own objects and how to submit a print request at the Library. Presented by Renee O’Donnell
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Tuesday, May 23rd – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
MS Word is essential for typing documents like resumes and letters.   Come and learn the basic skills needed to start creating documents.
Presented by Nilima Ramaswamy
Introduction to Publisher
Tuesday, June 6th – 4:00-5:00 p.m.
MS Publisher allows one to create your own marketing documents.  Create signs, brochures, flyers and more. Presented by Nilima Ramaswamy

Introduction to 3D Printing
Tuesday, June 13th – 10:00-11:00 am
Learn what 3D printing is all about.  The Class will go over what 3D printing is, how to start designing your own objects and how to submit a print request at the Library. Presented by Renee O’Donnell
Word: Intermediate
Tuesday, June 20th   –  6:00-7:00 p.m.
MS Word intermediate is for the more advanced user.  Learn tricks that will make your documents look professional and polished.
Presented by Nilima Ramaswamy
Introduction to 3D Printing
Tuesday, July 11th  – 10:00-11:00 am
Learn what 3D printing is all about.  The Class will go over what 3D printing is, how to start designing your own objects and how to submit a print request at the Library. Presented by Renee O’Donnell

Excel: Intermediate
Tuesday, July 18th  –  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Learn more tricks and skills to using Excel at home or for work.
Presented by Nilima Ramaswamy

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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
janet.wurtzel@lib.de.us
302-613-1001

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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.

Saturdays
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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