Heroin Alert Information – Aug. 24

Posted on 18th July 2017 in What's Happening

Heroin is here and closer than you think. Addiction can happen after just one use. Find out how you can avoid The Heroin Trap.
Heroin Alert is going on Tour!

Stop by the Information Table to learn more
Thursday,  August 24th
10:00-1:00 p.m.
First Floor – Lobby

For more information: visit theherointrap.com

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Kul Kuhla: Local Author Book Talk- Aug. 23

Posted on 11th July 2017 in What's Happening

Kul Kuhla discusses his self-published work, “Your Life is Your Report Card.”  This book is about self-motivation and the power of positive thinking.  “A person who has integrity shows his commitment and dedication through what he does, not by what he says.”  Question and answer to follow.

Wednesday, August 23
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Location: Jacob Broom Meeting Room – 2nd Floor
Registration requested, not required.  http://tinyurl.com/WPLEvents

For more information: renee.odonnell@lib.de.us


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Changing from Employee to Independent Contractor – July 27

Posted on 5th July 2017 in Inspiration Space, What's Happening

Thinking of changing from being an employee to a consultant or independent contractor? This workshop highlights differences and what you need to consider.  Covered topics include:

  • Compensation Consideration
  • Benefits Package
  • Possible Expenses
  • Finding Customers
  • Planning Work as a Contractor

Presented by Janet Wurtzel of Inspiration Space @ Delaware Libraries

Thursday, July 27
10:30 AM
Location: Inspiration Space

For more information, contact janet.wurtzel@lib.de.us

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Using Crowdfunding to Grow Organically – July 20

Posted on 5th July 2017 in Inspiration Space, What's Happening

The Delaware Local Food Exchange started as a food-buying club for people seeking high quality, locally sourced, organic food.  Crowdfunding campaigns have been used twice to grow the business into a small grocery store in Wilmington’s Trolley Square neighborhood.  Karen will share her accidental journey into entrepreneurship, including her experiences with successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Presented by Karen Igou of Delaware Local Food Exchange

Thursday, July 20
Location: Inspiration Space

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People, Plants, & Permaculture – July 20

Posted on 5th July 2017 in What's Happening

Enter the library to learn about how to grow your own food, and discover permaculture garden initiatives in Wilmington. What’s permaculture gardening, you ask?  A combination of the terms “permanent” and “agriculture,” Oxford Dictionary defines it as the “development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.”

Presented by Kito Shani.

Thursday, July 20
Location: 2nd Floor- William P. Bancroft Room

For more information, contact iliana.burgos@lib.de.us

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Writing Workshop with Author Christine Pauls – July 25

Posted on 5th July 2017 in What's Happening

Local author Christine Pauls will discuss her own creative process in developing book ideas, editing, and publishing her work. Then, you can begin your own creative writing piece in a writing workshop with her. This is an informal event celebrating the creative spirit of Wilmington.

Light refreshments will be provided to fuel up your creative juices.

Tuesday, July 25
Location: 2nd Floor- William P. Bancroft Room

For more information, contact iliana.burgos@lib.de.us

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Madeline Porter Art Exhibit Q&A – July 24

Posted on 5th July 2017 in What's Happening

Come and learn from local artist Madeline Porter!  Her art is being exhibited in the Commons for the month of July.  She’s hosting a question-and-answer session about her art.

Monday, July 24
Location: The Commons

For all ages.


Walk-ins welcome.

For more information, contact iliana.burgos@lib.de.us

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Lego League for Adults

Posted on 30th June 2017 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

Create with Legos alongside other adults that never lost their love for building.

Who: Lego Builders 18yrs and older, of any skill level.
When: Tuesdays, July 11th, August 18th, & September 12th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Wilmington Library, John Dickinson Meeting Room – 2nd Floor

Part of Wilmington Public Library’s 2017 Build a Better World Summer.

Questions?: Contact Iliana Burgos @ iliana.burgos@lib.de.us or 571-7400 ext. 2404

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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!

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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