Upcoming Adult Programs

Wondering what special happenings are at the Library this month? Check out the listings below!

All programs are free of charge. Walk ins are welcome unless otherwise noted.


AARP Tax Help
Saturdays, February 9 – April 13, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Free in-person tax preparation and filing by trained and IRS-certified volunteers for taxpayers who cannot afford paid tax preparation. This service is provided by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages. AARP membership is not required.
This service is by appointment only between the hours of 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. To schedule an appointment call 302-703-7198. You will be asked to leave your name and the best phone number to reach you. A volunteer will call you back within 24 hours. Appointments are NOT made by calling or visiting the library.

 

Great Decisions 2019 Discussion Series
Thursdays, March 21 – May 16, 6:00 PM
Information about the series.
Registration is required.

 

Alice’s Ordinary People: Screening with Filmaker Craig Dudnick
Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 PM
As part of Women’s History Month, the library presents Alice’s Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of Reverend Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her Political Education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns. This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, our first African American President.
The films runs 56 minutes. Afterwards the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 10:30 AM
Mindful Eating
An informational session focused on enhancing a balanced ,healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating. Through meditation, guided imagery, and mindfulness techniques, participants will begin to use all their senses in choosing food that is satisfying and nourishing as well as learn to stop and savor the eating experience.
Presented by Mary Anne LaTorre, R.N., M.A. from the Lewes Wellness Center.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 PM
The Triumph of Franklin D. Roosevelt*
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 32nd President on March 4, 1933, he famously said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Over the next twelve years and one month, as he led the country though the Great Depression and World War II, the generation that he said had “a rendezvous with destiny” summoned the same courage that he himself had shown twelve years before when he was stricken with infantile paralysis. This illustrated talk will look back at FDR’s life, his presidency, and listen to some of his most eloquent words. Join lecturer Dan Pritchett on FDR’s birthday for a celebration of his life.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 PM
How to Read the News
How do you feel about fake news, and how does it make you feel about real news? This presentation uses the rise of fake news, so often widely disdained by commentators across America, as an opportunity to reflect on some of our most treasured, and least closely examined, assumptions about authority, trust, the facts, the truth, and real news.
Presenter Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, where he teaches undergraduate courses in film and graduate courses in literary and cultural theory. His most recent books are “Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age” and “The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies.” He has led over two hundred reading-discussion sessions at Delaware libraries.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Friday, April 12, 6:00 PM
Stirring Up a Cookbook: An Insider’s View of Culinary Publishing
Rick Rodgers has had a decades-long career in the food business, and has recently moved to Delmarva. He is the author of over 50 cookbooks, both under his own name and as a ghostwriter for many celebrities and companies. His client list includes Patti LaBelle, Williams-Sonoma, Frankie Avalon, Nordstrom, Debi Mazar, Lisa Oz, and Tommy Bahama, with books on subjects ranging from Thanksgiving to Viennese pastry.
If you’ve ever wondered about the process of how a cookbook gets between covers, now is your chance to find out. Patricia Talorico, food columnist for The News Journal, will interview Rick followed by Q & A, and a book signing with a curated selection of his books for sale by Browseabout Books.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Friday, April 12, 7:00 PM
Lunar Viewing
Inclement weather date: Saturday, April 13, 7:00 PM
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will set up telescopes outside the library. All ages are invited to come learn about the moon. While you’re waiting your turn at the telescope, join us in making s’mores over our fire pit.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be on Saturday, April 13 – check our website and Facebook page for updates.

 

Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30, 11:00 AM
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers
This is a three-part series for caregivers with the objective to:
raise awareness of the symptoms and care needs associated with middle stage Alzheimer’s disease,
describe the relationship changes that occur,
explain how caregivers can maximize safety,
prepare for emergencies and access respite care,
and to list effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.
The series is presented by Ruth Pryor of the Alzheimer’s Association, a non-profit organization with the mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Registration is required. To sign up, contact Sharon Jarnette at (800) 272-3900 or by email at sjarnette@alz.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM
Gardening for Water & Wildlife
Invite pollinators, birds and butterflies to your yard! Enjoy landscaping your yard, big or small, with attractive native plants which support wildlife habitat while helping to reduce pollution in our waterways.
Learn how to create a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat.
Presented by Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator and Certified Wildlife Habitat Outreach at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Delaware Nature Society.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 PM
Emergency Preparedness and CERT
Are you as prepared for an emergency or disaster as you can be? What is CERT and how can you become involved?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a free program that educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Presented by Pat Heineman. Pat is employed by the University of DE, Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) and is managing the Citizen Corps grant from DEMA (Delaware Emergency Management Agency).
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Thursday, April 25, 1:30 PM
Candidates for Greatness – Frank Lloyd Wright
This 3-part film series presents individuals who inspired, challenged, and provoked our beliefs and understanding of the human condition.
This month’s film is a PBS documentary on architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with a focus on the Johnson’s Wax Headquarters, Japan’s Imperial Hotel, and the Guggenheim Art Museum.
Film discussions led by Russ Notar, who taught the enjoyment of film at the University of Delaware, George Mason University, and Delaware Humanities.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.


*This program has been made possible by Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.