Upcoming Adult Programs

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


The Savvy Caregiver Program
Tuesdays, Nov 6 – 27, 2:00 – 4:30 PM
The Savvy Caregiver is a four session educational program focused on providing instructional material for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. The program teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is provided by Easterseals.Registration is required. To sign up call Christine at 302-253-1129, call the Library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

Candidates for Greatness, Session 2: Golda Meir
Thursday, November 15, 1:00 PM

Part 2 of a 3-part film series presenting individuals who inspired, challenged, and provoked our beliefs and understanding of the human condition.
This Month’s film is “A Woman Called Golda” starring Ingrid Bergman
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 recommended. To sign-up, click here, call the Library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

A Tale of the Cold War from the Other Side: Author Presentation/Book Signing
Friday, November 16, 1:30 PM

In between postings over the past 15 years in Central Asia and the Middle East, Jeff Lilley has been coming to Lewes where he did much writing for his latest book, “Have the Mountains Fallen: Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War” (2018). The book recounts the remarkable lives of two men from Soviet Central Asia who fought the Cold War with words and ideas, not weapons. Compelled by tragic loss, writer Chingiz Aitmatov and broadcaster Azamat Altay battled for freedom for their captive people in Central Asian from opposite sides of the Iron Curtain, one using his pen, the other his voice. Along the way, they became united in efforts to help the Kyrgyz people become more independent and preserve their culture, with their life journeys culminating in the collapse of the Soviet Union, independence for Kyrgyzstan and personal redemption. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.
Registration is recommended. To sign-up, click here, call the Library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

Author Presentation / Book Signing: The Glass Universe
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 PM
The History Book Festival in partnership with Lewes Public Library present Dava Sobel author of The Glass Universe: How the ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.
The book will be for sale before and after the event. The author will sign copies of the book after the presentation.
Registration is encouraged. To sign up, click here, call the library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

Candidates for Greatness, Session 3 – Walt Disney
Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 PM
Part 3 of a 3-part film series presenting individuals who inspired, challenged, and provoked our beliefs and understanding of the human condition.
This Month’s film is about Walt Disney.
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 recommended. To sign-up, click here, call the Library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.

 

The Celts, Their Mythology & Irish Folklore
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 PM
This series of 7 lectures shares the amazingly rich culture and incredibly significant history of lives in the Boyne valley of Ireland for over 6000 years. This first session covers who were the Celts and what monuments and text did they leave for us?
The lectures also include an Celtic monuments, rock art and written history; Celtic Irish mythology; Irish folklore; and real Irish heroes.
Taught by Lauren Thomas, President of the Lewes Irish Society, Clann Na NGael. Lauren is an Irish citizen, teaches the Irish language, and is well-versed in Irish mythology and folklore.
Registration is recommended. To sign up, click here, call the library at 302-645-2733 or stop by the Circulation Desk.


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