Read for the Record – Oct. 19

Join us as we participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. People across the country will read Quakers by Liz Wong.

Come and be a part of the record and receive a copy of the book!

 

Wilmington Library – Downtown
10:00 and 11:00
Registration Required 571-7400 ext. 2412

North Branch – 3400 N. Market St.
10:30 am
Guest Reader, Councilman Penrose Hollins, District 4
Registration Required: 761-4290

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Folktales and Fried Plantains – Sept. 26

Posted on 5th September 2017 in What's Happening

Tuesday, September 26th 6:30-7p.m.
P.S. duPont Room (2nd Floor)

Listen to Latin American folktales and munch on some fried plantains/plátanos.

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Songs in the Key of Peace – Sept. 23

Posted on 5th September 2017 in What's Happening

Saturday, September 23rd
1p.m.-2p.m.
Location: The Commons (1st Floor)

Right after the Annual March for a Culture of Peace ends in Rodney Square, enjoy live music inspired by the theme of peace with performances from local musicians at the library.

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Hispanic History through Film – Sept. 27

Posted on 5th September 2017 in What's Happening

Wednesday, September 27
5:30-7:30pm
Jacob Broom Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

Learn about significant figures in Latino history, including Frida Kahlo, through film! Popcorn is provided.

This week, we will watch “Frida” (2002). This film is rated R, so only adults and supervised minors will be able to view the film.

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Safe Environments – Anti Bully with Brandywine Zoo

Posted on 25th August 2017 in Childrens Page, What's Happening

This program takes a new approach to anti-bullying programming and helps students better understand each other using animals that are often misunderstood or feared, such as insects, spiders or reptiles. We’ll learn about how students can cultivate safe environments not only for each other, but also for the animals with whom we share the world.

Thursday, Sept. 28th
10:00 am
Lower Level – Youth Services Department
Ages 4-7

Sign up required at the Youth Services Department. 302-571-7400 ext. 2412

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Preschool Fitness and Nutritional Awareness Program

Posted on 25th August 2017 in Childrens Page, What's Happening

Cheryl Davis will present a session on fitness and nutritional awareness designed to improve and encourage eating healthier, exercising importance of water intake.

 

Thursday, September 21
10:00 am
Ages 2-5
Location: Lower Level Youth Services – Downtown

Sign up required with the Youth Services Department. 302-571-7400 ext. 2412

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Noon Time Book Discussion – Fall 2017

Posted on 16th August 2017 in What's Happening

Thinking about Thinking

Everybody’s an expert in thinking—after all, we’ve done it all our lives. Recent research in psychology, anthropology, and economics, however, suggests that even the simplest thought processes are considerably more complicated than we may have assumed.

If thinking really is a lifelong adventure, it’s characterized by many of the qualities of other adventures: complications, missteps, new experiences, and suspenseful moments when we’re far from certain that we know what we’re doing. Since no one should undertake such an adventure alone, we hope you’ll join us at noon four Mondays this fall in a reading and discussion group that will consider some of the many different ways of thinking about thinking in the hope of developing better ways to understand thought processes of other people, and perhaps even sharpen our own.

Join us for Four Mondays at noon this fall
12:00— 2:00 p.m.
P.S. DuPont Room

11 Sept.
Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach,
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone

We commonly pride ourselves on knowing more than our friends, more than our parents, and certainly more than our distant ancestors. But Sloman and Fernbach advance the provocative claim that our habit of relegating the search for knowledge to authorities whom we trust without reservation means that we may actually know less than prehistoric cave dwellers.

2 Oct.
Kathryn Schulz
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

Afraid that making a mistake will lose the respect of others and diminish you as a person? Schulz takes the position that experimental science has held since its beginnings: we learn much more about the world and about ourselves from being wrong than from being right.

23 Oct.
Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow

Seeing the human animal as inherently irrational, Nobel economist Kahneman posits two very different systems we have developed for reacting to the world—the kind of fast thinking represented by instinctual reactions and the slow thinking represented by logic and reflection—and explores how the relations between them shape our lives and our sense of ourselves.

6 Nov.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Think Like a Freak

The authors of Freakanomics are at it again, applying mathematical models first developed by and for economists to examine a wide range of problems apparently remote from economics and urging us all to do the same.

Noon Time Book Discussion Fall 2017

For more information: contact Neda Green with the Friends of the Wilmington Library
302-571-7400 ext. 2407

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Meet Bobby Rydell – February 10

Posted on 9th August 2017 in What's Happening

Bobby Rydell is the very definition of talent.  His career has encompassed six decades and counting.  Born in Philadelphia, Bobby first found success as a teen idol, selling over 25 million records.  He went on to star on television, stage and film and is now the author of a best-selling autobiography, Bobby Rydell Teen Idol on the Rocks – a Tale of Second Chances.

He will tell stories, answer questions, and sign books purchased at the event.  Bobby’s hits include Volare, Wild One, Sway and Wildwood Days.   Bobby also starred as Hugo in Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Wilmington Public Library
The Commons – 1st Floor
Free Admission

Please Note:
Both seating and time are limited for this program.   Registration is required.  http://tinyurl.com/BobbyRydellatWPL

Because of time limit, Mr. Rydell will only sign:
1.) Books that are purchased at this event.
2.) One memorabilia item per person.  Books cost $20 for one, $35 for two.  Checks, Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Bring your camera for a (single) photo opportunity.   

The Commons area will open to the public at 12:00p.m.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on pre-registration.  

For More information: Renee O’Donnell 302-571-7400 ext. 2401
Wilmington Public Library – Downtown
10 E. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801      

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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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