Used Book Sale – April 24-26

Posted on 21st April 2017 in What's Happening

Book SaleFriends of the Wilmington Library Semi-annual Used Book Sale.  Hundreds of books, videos, CDs and records.

Monday: April 24th
Tuesday, April 25th
Wednesday, April 26th
9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Friends Preview: Saturday, April 22nd
Membership Accepted at the Door.

For More information: 571-7400 ext. 2407

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Gamer Free Play

Posted on 28th March 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, What's Happening

Test your video gaming skills on our Wii or Playstation 3 consoles for some video game fun.wii image

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Youth Services Department

For ages 12 and up


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Painting in Harmony-Paint Night for Children – May 9th

Posted on 28th March 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, What's Happening

harmony-paint-night2Join us for a children’s paint night where students will get to create their own masterpiece to take home.

Tuesday, May 9th
5:00 p.m.
Location: Youth Services – Lower Level
Ages: 7 – 13

Sign up is required at the Youth Services Department.  Space is limited!

For more information: 571-7400 ext.2412

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Rosier Revere, Engineer – May 24th

Posted on 28th March 2017 in Childrens Page, What's Happening

rosie-revere-engineerThe Delaware Art Museum will read Rosie Revere, Engineer then children will learn about some of the museum’s sculptural pieces.  Afterwards, each student will get to build and decorate their own parachuting figurine.

Wednesday, May 24th
Location: Youth Services Dept. – Lower Level
Ages 4 to 7

Sign up required at the Youth Services Department.

For More Information: 571-7400 ext. 2412

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Family Admission Pass – Hagley Museum


Wilmington & North Wilmington Libraries have Hagley Family Admission Passes for check-out … for free!  Passes can be checked out in the Youth hagley-pass-sample-2017-250Services Department.

Each Admissions pass is good for a family of four and expires on Dec. 31, 2017

One Pass may be checked out for one usage by an adult with a valid library card.
Pass is valid for the entire 235-acre museum site.  Not valid for group tours or specially-ticketed events.

Questions? Call (302) 658-2400 or visit

Please see circulation desk staff for passes.

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An Evening with Ayana Mathis – April 26

Posted on 17th January 2017 in What's Happening, What's Happening North Branch

nccr17-smallThe New Castle County Reads Presents for 2017 is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

An Evening with Ayana Mathis
Wednesday, April 26th
7:00 p.m.
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St. Wilmington, DE 19801

NCC Reads Book Group Registration is Now Open!
Calling All Book Groups!

Register your group now for NCC Reads 2017, featuring
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis.

More Information:

Ayana Mathis will speak at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm.  A book signing will follow.

We look forward to seeing all of you there, and we encourage you to bring a friend who has never experienced a NCC Reads author program!  Look for New Castle County Reads on Facebook.

Sincerely,  NCC Reads Committee

New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer
Department of Community Services
Division of Libraries
77 Reads Way| (302) 395-5600| NCCDE.ORG/COMMUNITYSERVICES

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Free Diabetes Education

Posted on 30th December 2016 in What's Happening


More knowledge about how to manage your diabetes can help you prevent and/or delay health complications.

Saturdays: May 6th – June 17th
10:00-12:30 am

  • Improve your hemagloben A1C (Average blood sugar reading)
  • Help you make better food choices and lose weight
  • Help you better control your glucose levels through exercise and stress management.
  • Help you communicate better with your health care providers.

More knowledge about diabetes can improve your life!  Call today and sign up for this free workshop!

To register online: or call 571-7400 ext, 2401

Sponsored by the Delaware Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
(*Note: No class on Saturday, May 27th Memorial Day Weekend)

Flyer: diabetes-program-may-june-2017-landscape

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Spanish 101

Posted on 30th December 2016 in What's Happening

Learn to speak Spanish with Madeline.  She will be providing basic Spanish lessons for 8 weeks.Hola means Hello!

Wednesday: April 5th – May 31st
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Jacob Broom Meeting Room – 2nd Floor
**No Class on April 26th

Register online with the Library’s Events Calendar.

For more information: Renee O’Donnell 571-7400 ext. 2401

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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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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Posted on 6th September 2016 in What's Happening

Blood Pressure ScreeningTake control of your health!  Come have your blood pressure screened.

Second Thursday of the Month:  January – June 2017

1:00- 3:00 pm
First Floor Lobby


Sponsored by:
Blood Pressure Ambassador Program
Christiana Care Health System


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