Author Kathryn Canavan Discusses Her Book “Lincoln’s Final Hours”

Posted on 10th March 2017 in Uncategorized, What's Happening

When John Wilkes Booth trained his derringer on America’s greatest president, the drama was just beginning. His actions set in motion unintended consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and extraordinary national figures alike.  In one split second, their futures forked…Lincoln's Final Hours Book Cover

Tuesday, April 11th
Lunch and Learn

*Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch during Lecture.

Location: P.S.  duPont Meeting Rm – 2nd Floor.

Online Reservation:

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Make Sure Your Home is a Healthy One- March 28

Posted on 3rd March 2017 in What's Happening

Dicleaning-supplies-275d you know that there are many unhealthy substances you are exposed to every day in your home?  Learn new ways of cleaning without using toxic chemicals!

Attendees will all receive a free healthy homes handout and spray bottle!
Presented by Gail Weinberg from Division of Public Health

Tuesday, March 28th
Lunch and Learn: Feel free to bring your own lunch
Location: Jacob Broom Meeting Rm – 2nd Fl.

**Date changed from Thursday, Mar. 30 to Tuesday, Mar. 28th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Register online:

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Slash 10 Hours from Your Workweek- March 30

Posted on 3rd March 2017 in What's Happening

time-management300Powerful Time-Management Techniques

Time lost or wasted never comes back.  So, how do you manage your precious time?  Learn how to script out your day in advance; block out time for projects with higher priorities; set strict boundaries with time-consuming email and meetings; get your email inbox to zero; and use a task-management program to manage responsibilities with ease.  You will walk away with ideas you can use right away for immediate results.  It’s your life…it’s your time!
Presented by Brooke Miles of Delaware ShoutOut

Thursday, March 30th
10:30 am
Inspiration Space – 2nd Fl.

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Building an Online Business-March 23

Posted on 3rd March 2017 in What's Happening

Online sales continue to skyrocket increasing the importance of having online-sales200your product available for purchase online.  Technically speaking, learn about the range of options to sell your product online from using sites like Etsy to creating your own presence on sites like Shopify to having a custom we site.
Presented by Chris Megahan of Geeksmith

Thursday, March 23
10:30 am
Inspiration Space – 2nd Fl.

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April 19th: The First Day of the American Revolution

Posted on 3rd March 2017 in What's Happening

british-troops350We have all heard of Paul Revere, the Minute Men, Lexington, Concord, and “the shot heard round the world,” but few know the full story.  A look at the familiar and the unfamiliar, unsung heroes, myths, puzzling questions and the current consensus of what really happened on April 19th, 1775, the day the Revolution began.  Presented by historian Jack Briggs

Wednesday, April 19th
Lunch and Learn: attendees are welcome to bring in their own lunch
Location: P.S. duPont Rm – 2nd Fl.

Register online at:

For More information about this program: Renee O’Donnell 571-7400 ext. 2401

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Be the Bridge

Posted on 15th February 2017 in Inspiration Space, What's Happening
be-the-bridge-350A Better Future through Embracing Cultural and Racial Diversity

How did we get so caught up on the differences of our physical and cultural characteristics? What if we lived in a world where these differences are celebrated instead of criticized?  Join the community in a uniquely crafted workshop and participate in activities to raise awareness on race, culture and diversity.  Learn simple strategies you can incorporate into your everyday interactions to foster the benefits of “embracing diversity” in your life and community.

 Wednesday, March 29th
5:30 pm
The Wilmington Public Library 
The Commons – 1st Floor
Register at:
Admission is free.

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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 Tax Preparation

Posted on 17th January 2017 in What's Happening

Mondays, February 13-April 10
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor
First come, first served at the door each day.

(Note that all County libraries are closed for holidays Monday February 6, Monday February 20 and Friday April 14.)

The IRS tax deadline is April 15, 2017. In order for the preparer to better serve you in preparing your 2016 tax returns, it is important that you bring the following with you:
• All 2016 tax documents
• Your Social Security card and a current photo ID
• A check (if you want direct deposit of your refund)
• A list of other expenses, deductions and childcare information
• Your 2015 tax return
• Your Spouse (if you are filing jointly)
• All W-2s, 1099s and 1098s and dependent documentation

The following tax organizations will be offering tax assistance:

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons):
Tax-Aide program has no income restrictions but they do not handle complex returns.


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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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