Virtual Programs for Adults


Many of these virtual sessions are conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting or webinar. If you have problems registering for an event or don’t receive the meeting instructions, please email us.
Here are basic written instructions for using Zoom as well as a brief video tutorial.

NOTE:
– the library is following all recommended guidelines for ensuring the security of these meetings.
– the Lewes Public Library believes in free speech. During any scheduled online offering, we ask you to keep your comments brief, civil, and germane to the topic at hand.
– in order to protect intellectual property rights, the Library does NOT record any online sessions NOR does the Library allow others to record session(s).
the program times listed are Eastern Time.

View a list of upcoming virtual Author events.


Conversation with Andrea J. Johnson | Poetic Justice
Monday, November 30 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive online conversation with Andrea J. Johnson, author of Poetic Justice (to be released November 24, 2020), a debut thriller and first in the Victoria Justice series. Andrea will be in conversation with fellow mystery author V. M. Burns.
Twenty-five year old Victoria Justice has never really gotten over a near drowning at the hands of a high school bully, but has attempted to build her confidence and career as a court stenographer under the mentorship of The Honorable Frederica Scott Wannamaker, the county’s first African-American Superior Court judge. But when her old nemesis appears on the court docket, Victoria’s carefully crafted world implodes―evidence goes missing, a potential mistrial abounds, and the judge winds up drowned in the courthouse bathroom. Victoria realizes her transcript of the proceedings unlocks everyone’s secrets…including the murderer’s. Plagued with guilt for failing to protect her mentor, Victoria teams up with Ashton North, the handsome state trooper accused of mishandling trial evidence, and starts to untangle the conspiracy surrounding the case. Can she suppress her fears long enough to crack the code, find her voice, and avoid the crosshairs of the killer?
Andrea J.Johnson is a freelance entertainment writer for the women’s lifestyle website Popsugar. Her love for insider gossip has led her to take real-life headlines and turn them into mind-bending mysteries. Her novel, Poetic Justice, finds inspiration in Delaware’s 2014 drug lab scandal and uses Andrea’s background as a court reporter to explore what would happen if the trial’s stenographer took the law into her own hands. In addition to being a writer, Andrea is a certified shorthand reporter for the State of California and a member of the National Court Reporters Association. She currently resides on the Delmarva Peninsula near the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, which is the backdrop for her new series.
V. M. (Valerie) Burns is the author of several mystery series: the Mystery Bookshop, Dog Club Mystery, RJ Franklin, and Fairy Tale Cozy.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

Conversation with John O. Brennan | Undaunted
Tuesday, December 1 | 5:00 PM

Join us for live, online conversation with former CIA director John Brennan, as he discusses his new memoir, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad. Joining him in conversation is Ambassador William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
In this brutally honest memoir, Brennan, the son of an Irish immigrant who settled in New Jersey, describes the life that took him from riding a motorcycle and wearing a diamond earring as a young CIA recruit enamored with spy work, to being the most powerful individual in American intelligence. He details his experiences serving under six presidential administrations, three Republicans and three Democrats, and what it’s been like to bear responsibility for some of the nation’s most crucial and polarizing national security decisions. Brennan pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the Agency, describing the selfless, patriotic, and invisible work of the women and men involved in national security. Undaunted offers a rare and insightful look at the often-obscured world of national security, the intelligence profession, and Washington’s chaotic political environment. But more than that, it is a portrait of a man striving for integrity; for himself, for the CIA, and for his country.
John O. Brennan served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 until January 2017, where he was responsible for intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence, and liaison relationships with foreign intelligence services. From January 2009 to March 2013, Mr. Brennan was assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, shaping the U.S. Government’s counterterrorism strategy and coordinating Obama administration policies on homeland security, counterterrorism, cyberattacks, natural disasters, and pandemics. Mr. Brennan began his government service at the CIA, where he worked from 1980 to 2005 and specialized in Middle Eastern affairs and counterterrorism. He served as CIA’s intelligence briefer to President Clinton, Chief of Staff to then Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, and Deputy Executive Director. In 2003, he led a multi-agency effort to establish what would become the National Counterterrorism Center, serving as the Center’s first Director in 2004. He retired from CIA in 2005 and worked in the private sector for three years. John Brennan graduated from Fordham University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He studied at the American University in Cairo in 1975-1976. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a master’s degree in government with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies in 1980.
Ambassador William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three-year diplomatic career. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, Career Ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State. Prior to his tenure as Deputy Secretary, Ambassador Burns served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2008 to 2011, Ambassador to Russia from 2005 to 2008, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2001 to 2005, and Ambassador to Jordan from 1998 to 2001.
We invite you to support the authors by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE for Undaunted and HERE for The Back Channel. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

Happy Hour with Amy Latta | Hand Lettering Off the Page
Wednesday, December 2 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interaction online conversation with Amy Latta, author of Hand Lettering Off the Page: Easy Projects to Create Beautiful Décor, Apparel and Gifts. Amy will demonstrate basic lettering instruction for faux calligraphy and for brush technique. Participants can follow along from home and create their own canvas with their last name and florals. The first 20 registrants from the Lewes, Delaware area to sign up can pick up a free kit from the library with an 8×10″ canvas and 20 paint markers donated by Marvy Uchida. All other registrants will need to provide their own supplies, which are an 8×10″ canvas (either a stretched or flat), pencil and good eraser (Amy suggests this Tombow Beginner lettering kit), and fine-tip acrylic paint markers OR permanent markers in black and your choices of colors. To help with the cost of materials, Marvy Uchida has provided this coupon. Participants also need to print out these handouts for use during the workshop: Lettering Handout 1, Lettering Handout 2, and Lettering Handout 3.
In this new workbook, Amy guides you through 25 beginner-friendly craft tutorials in her signature down-to-earth writing style that makes hand lettering and DIY art achievable for anyone. Each project teaches the basics of a new skill, starting with Faux Calligraphy and simple embellishments, then expanding into more advanced fonts and techniques—all while teaching how to work on any surface. Packed with step-by-step photographs and practice pages, this book is a one-stop resource.
Amy Latta is the bestselling author of Hand Lettering for Relaxation, Hand Lettering for Laughter, Hand Lettering for Faith and Express Yourself: A Hand Lettering Workbook for Kids. She has appeared on Hallmark’s Home & Family teaching hand lettering, and her designs have been featured nationally in Starbucks and GAP stores. Amy lives in Hampstead, Maryland.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

Conversation with emily m. danforth | Plain Bad Heroines
Thursday, December 3 | 5:00 PM
Join us for a virtual event with emily m. danforth, author of national besteller, Plain Bad Heroines. Joining her in conversation is Sara Lautman, who illustrated the book. This story within a story within a story, featuring black-and-white period illustrations, and has been described as Picnic at Hanging Rock + The Blair Witch Project x lesbians = Plain Bad Heroines.
The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit. A century after the macabre deaths of several students at a New England girls’ boarding school, the release of a sensational book on the school’s history inspires a horror film adaptation that renews suspicions of a curse when the cast and crew arrive at the long-abandoned building.
emily m. danforth is the author of the highly-acclaimed young adult novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lives with her wife and two terrible dogs in Rhode Island. Plain Bad Heroines is her first adult novel.
Sara Lautman is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Playboy, and The Paris Review, among other publications. She lives in Baltimore, where she teaches on faculty at MICA and feeds the cats.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

Conversation with Anne Corley Baum | Small Mistakes, Big Consequences for Interviews
Monday, December 7 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive conversation with Anne Corley Baum, author of Small Mistakes, Big Consequences for Interviews, a lighthearted look at the top 20 interviewing mistakes that people make without realizing the potential consequences.
Given the number of individuals unemployed and the competition for every open position, candidates need all the help they can get to be the person that is hired. Learn how to identify these common character mistakes that can make or break your interview–and hiring prospects. Avoid making these mistakes yourself and learn how to interview and manage these personality types. Discover how to: – Be perceived as sincere and trustworthy – Make a great first impression – Avoid common interview mistakes – Encourage others to meet the “real you” – Present your best, most professional self. Small Mistakes, Big Consequences for Interviews is filled with simple, actionable business tips to help you succeed. It’s your guide to succeeding at job interviews to help you land your dream job.
Anne Corley Baum is the Lehigh Valley Market President for Capital BlueCross She has run leadership training programs through her own company Vision Accomplished, that focuses on leadership development. She has spent years serving in leadership roles and teaching leadership to high potential employees on their way to the C -Suite. She is a certified protocol and etiquette consultant and has run programs on perfecting your professional image, leadership, and executive coaching, how to succeed in the international arena, and dining at the corporate table. She has also led programs for young adults including interviewing and job skills and etiquette and dining programs for children and teens. She is also board member of the Girl Scouts.

 

Conversation with Esther Safran Foer | I Want You to Know We’re Still Here
Tuesday, December 8 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive conversation with Esther Safran Foer, author of I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir, a deeply moving memoir of Esther’s search to learn her family’s past in the Ukraine.
Raised in a household where the past is so traumatic that it is never spoken about, Esther hears only small bits about her deceased father’s family and earlier life. When she finds out he had another wife and child who perished in the Holocaust, she becomes determined to find out how her father survived and more about his other family. Armed with a photograph of her father and the people who rescued him, she embarks on a trip to the Ukraine, bringing her face-to-face with the truth she seeks and giving her the chance to leave and take mementoes that prove a family’s endurance. This story shows the power of resilience, the desire to know the truth about our pasts, and how we collectively come to terms with terrible loss and grief.
Esther Safran Foer worked as CEO at Sixth & I (Washington, DC), a synagogue that includes a center for arts, ideas, and culture. She resides in the DC area with her husband, Bert.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.
This event is co-sponsored by Seaside Jewish Community Center.

 

Cooks & Books Presents Melissa M. Martin | Mosquito Supper Club
Monday, December 14 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive conversation with Melissa M. Martin, author of Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou, named a Best New Cookbook of Spring 2020 by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Eater, Epicurious, and more.
Named after her restaurant in New Orleans, chef Melissa M. Martin’s debut cookbook shares her inspired and reverent interpretations of the traditional Cajun recipes she grew up eating on the Louisiana bayou, with a generous helping of stories about her community and its cooking. Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field’s worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Too soon, Martin’s hometown of Chauvin will be gone, along with the way of life it sustained. Before it disappears, Martin wants to document and share the recipes, ingredients, and customs of the Cajun people.
Illustrated throughout with dazzling color photographs of food and place, the book is divided into chapters by ingredient—from shrimp and oysters to poultry, rice, and sugarcane. Each begins with an essay explaining the ingredient and its context, including traditions like putting up blackberries each February, shrimping every August, and the many ways to make an authentic Cajun gumbo. Martin is a gifted cook who brings a female perspective to a world we’ve only heard about from men. The stories she tells come straight from her own life, and yet in this age of climate change and erasure of local cultures, they feel universal, moving, and urgent.
Melissa M. Martin grew up on the Louisiana coast and has lived in New Orleans for 20 years. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she worked as an adult literacy teacher until she evacuated to Northern California during Hurricane Katrina. While living there, she worked at some of the top Napa Valley vineyards and restaurants, and this is where she honed her self-taught culinary skills to a professional level. Martin returned to New Orleans three years later and opened Satsuma Café, a casual farm-to-table restaurant, and worked at Café Hope, a nonprofit restaurant, teaching at-risk youth to cook seasonal food. In 2014, she opened Mosquito Supper Club, where she serves family-style meals to small groups of guests who reserve a place at her table months in advance.
Melissa will be interviewed by Denise Clemons, Cape Gazette food columnist and author of A Culinary History of Southern Delaware: Scrapple, Beach Plums and Muskrat. She has been writing her weekly food column, Cape Flavors since 2005, focusing on seasonal, local ingredients and food history. She looks forward to sharing the discovery of new cookbooks through these discussions with cookbook authors.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

An Evening of Poetry With Keith Kopka | Count Four
Tuesday, December 15 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a reading and conversation with poets Keith Kopka and Simeon Berry. Kopka will read from his debut collection, Count Four.
Count Four, winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, is a book about trying to reconcile the conflicting elements of one’s identity and attempting to understand and articulate the forces that are shaping it. Many of the poems in the collection were written over years the poet spent as a musician in and around the East Coast punk scene. They try to make sense of how the things and people he loves most in this environment are also what are most likely to destroy him. From the visceral recollections of a youth spent buying stolen Easter suits with his father and running from the law, to the haunting and honest self-reflection in poems describing the Kopka’s attempts to “make it” as a touring musician, Count Four is a powerful interrogation of a life spent on society’s fringes.
Keith Kopka’s poetry and criticism have recently appeared in Best New Poets, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Berfrois, Ninth Letter, The International Journal of The Book, and many others. He also is the author of the critical text, Asking a Shadow to Dance: An Introduction to the Practice of Poetry and the recipient of the 2017 International Award for Excellence from the Books, Publishing, & Libraries Research Network. Kopka is a Senior Editor at Narrative Magazine and the Director of Operations for Writers Resist.
Simeon Berry lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has been an Associate Editor for Ploughshares and received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant. His first book, Ampersand Revisited, won the 2013 National Poetry Series, and his second book, Monograph, won the 2014 National Poetry Series.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

 

Happy Hour with Sam and Mariah Calagione & Andrew Greeley | The Dogfish Head Book
Monday, December 21 | 5:00 PM
Join us for a live online conversation with Sam Calagione, Mariah Calagione and Andrew C. Greeley, co-authors of The Dogfish Head Book: 25 Years of Off-Centered Adventures, a rich, adventurous history from the founders of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
Since its start in 1995, Dogfish Head has grown exponentially to become one of the most celebrated craft breweries in the United States. This book lets you tour the history of the iconic brand without leaving home. Through its colorful design and photos, The Dogfish Head Book brings the brewing business to life. Inside, you’ll find wisdom and entertainment in the form of memorabilia, photos, and the Dogfish Head Rules of Thumb. Explore the founders’ unique and successful business philosophy, discover new details about the future of this fast-growing brewery, and share in the Calagiones’ timeless lessons about working, living and navigating life’s adventures.
Sam Calagione is the Founder and Brewer of Dogfish Head Brewery and Distillery. Founded in 1995, Sam has authored four books, including Brewing Up a Business and Off-Centered Leadership. He was named the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2017. Mariah Calagione is the Vice President and co-founder of Dogfish Head. Mariah’s role has grown from captaining Dogfish Head’s grass-roots marketing, PR, and social media world to focusing on her true passion—the charitable-giving arm of Dogfish: Beer & Benevolence. Mariah has served on the boards of The Nature Conservancy, University of Delaware, Rehoboth Beach Film Society, and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. Andrew C. Greeley lives on the Delmarva Peninsula and worked for independent high schools as an English teacher, coach, and mentor before he came to Dogfish Head. He has a passion for the outdoors, craft beer, writing, and community. Currently, he is the Innkeeper at the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, DE.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate and some Dogfish Head swag!

 

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Discussion | The Souls of Black Folk
Tuesday, November 24 | 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Join members of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice for a discussion on The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois.

 

Natural Selections Book Club | Naming Nature
Wednesday, December 2 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
The Natural Selections Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss nature-themed books. All are welcome.
This month’s book is Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science by Carol Kaesuk Yoon.

 

Lewes Library Evening Book Club | The World That We Knew
Thursday, December 10 | 6:30 PM Eastern Time
This book club meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. All are welcome!
This month’s book is The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman.

 

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Discussion | Mudbound (film, 2017)
Tuesday, December 22 | 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Join members of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice for a discussion on The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois.

 

Food for Thought
Mondays | 1:30 PM Eastern Time
A diverse group discussing topics determined by majority vote. Enjoy a stimulating comfortable atmosphere of reasoned interaction.
No preparation is necessary but be prepared to put your brain in gear.

 

Topical Seminars
1st and 3rd Fridays | 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Offered the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, these seminars foster curiosity in sessions of elevated discourse on a variety of topics. Open to anyone seeking intellectual insight. Participants are expected to prepare for monthly sessions by reading a short paper and suggested pertinent articles.
Each meeting consists of a short presentation of the topic followed by a spirited conversation based on this reading and research.
For the Topical Essays format, scheduled periodically throughout the year, participants are required to submit written responses to a written essay submitted by a community member in advance of the meeting.
September 4 | What Do We Know
September 18 | Trusting Information Sources
October 2 | The Role of Police in a Democracy
October 16 | Black Lives Matter
November 6 | Topical Essay – Atheism is a Religion
November 20 | Economic Systems, Politics, and Values
December 4 | Economic Systems, Politics, and Values II
December 18 | Holiday Special
January 1 | No meeting
January 15 | Smart Growth in Sussex, DE
February 5 | Topical Essay – Meaning in Art
February 19 | Point/Counterpoint Left-Right Perspectives: Immigration
March 5 | Labor Portrayed in Photography
March 19 | Topical Essay
April 2 | Stifling Left And Right -Wing Ideologies
April 16 | Point/Counterpoint, Left-Right Perspectives
May 7 | Reparations
May 21 | The Role Of The Social Media In American Discourse
June 4 | Lessons From the Crisis
June 18 | Final Session
For more information, visit the Topical Seminars website.

 

English Conversation Group
Tuesdays | 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Join English as a Second Language speakers to improve your English listening and speaking skills, increase your vocabulary and practice pronunciation. A basic conversational English ability is required. Group is open to anyone aged 16+.

 

 

Parliamo Italiano | Italian Conversation Group
1st and 3rd Wednesdays | 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Join Italian speakers 18+ to improve your Italian-speaking skills. Please note: basic Italian conversational ability is required.

 

Spanish Conversation Group
Thursdays | 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Spanish speakers 18+ to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Basic Spanish conversational ability is required.

 

Delving into Dialogue: It’s More Than “He Said, She Said”
Thursday, December 10 | 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Dialogue reveals character traits, shows conflict, creates suspense, and draws the reader into the story. Learn to write dialogue that sounds authentic. This workshop covers writing and formatting dialogue, conveying unspoken thoughts, and combining action with dialogue. Participants will learn how to spot and correct weak dialogue in their own novels and short stories.
Nancy (Day) Sakaduski is an award-winning writer and editor who owns Cat & Mouse Press, a company that publishes books set in the Delmarva region. She runs the annual Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest and helps writers prepare their short stories for publication. Nancy is the author of 25 books, including How to Write Winning Short Stories and the newly published companion workbook, How to Write Winning Short Stories Workbook. She also curates a free weekly online newspaper, Writing is a Shore Thing. For more information, go to Cat & Mouse Press.

 

KidLit Writers
Thursday, December 17 | 7:00 PM Eastern Time
The KidLit Writers Group is a critique group for adult writers (18 and older) who would like to write for the children’s market. We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. All children’s genres welcome.

 

Retirement Bootcamp | Savvy Social Security
Thursday, December 3 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Planning for retirement can be tricky, it’s full of twists, turns and not nearly enough road signs. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a map, or maybe a checklist for planning a successful retirement? In this workshop, learn how to plan for a successful retirement.
Presented by Robert Jeter, CFP, CRPC, a Financial Advisor at InFocus Financial Advisors, Inc. and instructor with The Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC).

 

Retirement Bootcamp | Retirement Investing
Thursday, December 10 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Planning for retirement can be tricky, it’s full of twists, turns and not nearly enough road signs. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a map, or maybe a checklist for planning a successful retirement? This detailed retirement investing seminar is designed to educate those who are nearing retirement or who have recently retired. We will cover the importance and basic strategies to plan a successful retirement, maximize your social security benefit and position your portfolio to last. Our goal is to help make people aware of the challenges in retirement and teach them suitable ways to prepare and overcome them.
Presented by Robert Jeter, CFP, CRPC, a Financial Advisor at InFocus Financial Advisors, Inc. and instructor with The Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC).

 

Lunchtime Story Readings for Adults by Suzanne Savoy
Sundays and Wednesdays | 12:30 PM Eastern Time
The Lewes Public Library’s Shakespeare Festival is pleased to present Lunchtime Story Readings for Adults by Suzanne Savoy, offered every Sunday and Wednesday at 12:30 PM. Registration is required.
Bring your lunch—or just a cup of joe—to this half-hour short-story reading by actor Suzanne Savoy or a guest reader with a brief chat following.
Note: these stories are intended for adults due to strong language and adult themes.

 

“A Christmas Carol” *
Saturday, December 12 | 7:00 PM
The Lewes Public Library Shakespeare Festival presents a virtual staged reading of Dickens’ immortal classic “A Christmas Carol.”
In this beloved Victorian English story, the avaricious and cruel-hearted Scrooge finds salvation and redemption in his experiences of self-reflection, guided by the spectral influences of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet-to-come. Four outstanding readings bring the tale to life in a staged reading guaranteed to be a magical evening of holiday entertainment.
This performance features professional actors David Logan Rankin and Sadie Andros (most recently seen in performance in the library’s Halloween offering of “The Vampyre and The Last Vampire”) in partnership with local talented amateurs Maud and Harry Banks bringing all of the famous characters to life.
Actor’s Equity and SAG member David Logan Rankin has spent decades working on New York and regional stages and in film, video, and television. He was honored with the Overall Excellence Award in Acting for his performance in the NYC Fringe Festival and his performance as Iago in The Shakespeare Project’s Othello was named a Notable Performance distinction by Backstage Magazine. Sadie Andros, drama director at Cape Henlopen High School, is well known to local audiences through her work with Clear Space Theatre and the Lewes Public Library Shakespeare Festival. She also has worked on stages in New York and London. Maud and Harry Banks have appeared in community theatre productions in the Lewes area as well as in Florida, and Maud appeared in the library’s staged reading piece “Snowflakes” last year.

 

*The Shakespeare Festival is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.