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 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,, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the Delaware Division of Libraries

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Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibit – June

Posted on 30th May 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, What's Happening

paceminterris350Come and enjoy the art on display in the Wilmington Public Library Commons – First Floor.

A Program of Pacem in Terris with help from the Delaware Division of the Arts

June 1 – 29th
The Commons, 1st Floor.

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Experience Virtual Reality – June 28th

Posted on 17th May 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, What's Happening

Come and try out a virtual reality system.   The Delaware Division of vr-300-foLibraries will be here with a HTC Vive, virtual reality equipment.

Wednesday, June 28th
10:00-11:00 – Children

12:00-1:00 – Adults

Location: The Commons – 1st Floor

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Spanish 101 – Fall Session

Posted on 17th May 2017 in What's Happening

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

Wednesday: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4th, 11, 18, 25th
P.S. duPont Meeting Room – 2nd Floor

Register online with the Library’s Events Calendar.

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

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Cribbage Club

Posted on 17th May 2017 in What's Happening

cribbage350Can you get 121 points first?   Come play cribbage at the Library and find out.  Beginners welcome.

Third Tuesday of the Month:
June 20th, July 18th, Aug. 15th, Sept. 19th.

Broom Room – 2nd Floor
Free – Adults

walk-ins welcome

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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.)
    3D Printing request form revised2016
  • 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: and the Wilmington Public Library



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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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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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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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