Programs for Adults


Programs are offered either in-person, online, or hybrid (in-person and online). Each program indicates how it is offered.
You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the program. If you register for an online or hybrid program, you automatically receive the Zoom information.

NOTE:

  • The library is following all recommended guidelines for ensuring the security and safety of our online and in-person meetings.
  • These guidelines may change. Please check for updates.
  • The Lewes Public Library believes in free speech. During any program, 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).

Program times listed are Eastern Time.
Online sessions are conducted through Zoom. 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.
Closed captioning is available for all our sessions. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

View a list of upcoming Author events.


Conversation with Lynne Cox | Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog
Tuesday, May 24 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | Online
Join us for a conversation with Lynne Cox, author of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog, the moving, inspiring story of Al, the ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog—part of Italy’s elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives.
Learn about the story of Cox’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo, as witness to the rigorous training of one of these spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has taught hundreds of dog owners how to train their dogs—Newfoundlands, German shepherds, and golden retrievers—for this rescue operation. Cox writes about coming to know the dog at the book’s center, Al herself, from puppyhood, an adorable but untrainable chocolate Newfoundland—about the dreams, expectations, disappointments, and vision of her trainer and about realizing the dog’s full potential; striving with all of her canine might to become an expertly trained, highly specialized water rescue dog.
Lynne Cox was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Los Alamitos, California. She set open-water swimming records all over the world, swimming without a wet suit. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her articles have appeared in many publications, among them The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Cox lives in Long Beach, California.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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 Kolbie Blume | Stunning Watercolor Seascapes
Wednesday, May 25 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | Online
Join us for a conversation with Kolbie Blume, author of Stunning Watercolor Seascapes: Master the Art of Painting Oceans, Rivers, Lakes and More.
From ocean sunsets and enchanting woodland lakes to snow-speckled rivers and quiet villages reflected in a serene sea, this outstanding collection of paintings from Kolbie Blume teaches painters of all skill levels to master a range of brilliant waterscapes. Providing you with all the tips and tricks you need to master the art of painting waterscapes, Kolbie’s approachable step-by-step instructions and helpful hints will guide you from burgeoning beginner to pro painter.
Kolbie Blume is the author of Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes and the creator of the popular watercolor and calligraphy Instagram account This Writing Desk. She also teaches watercolor workshops and classes on Skillshare. She lives in the DC-Metro area with her family.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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 Kathryn Schulz | Lost & Found: A Memoir
Thursday, June 9 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person and Online
Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Kathryn Schulz, author of Lost & Found – part memoir, part guidebook to living in a world that is simultaneously full of wonder and joy and wretchedness and suffering—a world that always demands both our gratitude and our grief. Joining her in conversation is Ethan Joella, author of A Little Hope.
Eighteen months before Kathryn Schulz’s beloved father died, she met the woman she would marry. In Lost & Found, she weaves the stories of those relationships into a brilliant exploration of how all our lives are shaped by loss and discovery—from the maddening disappearance of everyday objects to the sweeping devastations of war, pandemic, and natural disaster; from finding new planets to falling in love. Three very different American families form the heart of the book: the one that made Schulz’s father, a charming, brilliant, absentminded Jewish refugee; the one that made her partner, an equally brilliant farmer’s daughter and devout Christian; and the one she herself makes through marriage. Schulz writes with curiosity, tenderness, erudition, and wit about our finite yet infinitely complicated lives, creating an uncommon book about common experiences.
Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Being Wrong. She won a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize for “The Really Big One,” her article about seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Lost & Found grew out of “Losing Streak,” a New Yorker story that was anthologized in The Best American Essays. Her work has also appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Food Writing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware and specializes in community writing workshops. His work has appeared in River Teeth, The Cimarron Review, The MacGuffin, Delaware Beach Life, and Third Wednesday. He is the author of A Little Hope, which was a Read with Jenna Bonus Selection, and A Quiet Life. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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 signed. Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event.
This event is co-sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild.

Conversation with Richard Bell | Stolen
Thursday, June 30 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person and Online
Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Richard Bell, author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, the true story of five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.
Professor Bell’s presentation will include information on the Reverse Underground Railroad. Flowing in the opposite direction of the Underground Railroad, the Reverse Underground Railroad was a multiheaded criminal enterprise. Gangs, such as Sussex County’s Cannon-Johnson Gang, kidnapped free African Americans, often children, in the North and sold them into a lifetime of enslavement in the Deep South. In fact, two houses at the western edge of Sussex County were the control and command centers of the Reverse Underground Railroad’s most vicious group of conductors and station agents.
Richard Bell teaches Early American history at the University of Maryland, where he is an an Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He has received several teaching prizes and major research fellowships including the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. His first book, We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States, was published in 2012. Bell a frequent lecturer on C-Span and at the Smithsonian Institution.
This event is co-sponsored by the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event and there will be a book signing afterwards.

 

Lives in the Law | Robert Corn-Revere: The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder
Saturday, July 23 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person and Online
This series brings together noted figures in the world of law – lawyers, professors, scholars, historians, journalists, and activists – to join in dialogue about law and its significance, past and present. Join us in-person at the library or online for a conversation with Robert Corn-Revere, author of The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder. Ronald Collins, a retired law professor and the Library’s first Distinguished Lecturer, will host the session, which is meant for laypersons and specialists alike.
Beginning in the nineteenth century with Anthony Comstock, America’s ‘censor in chief, ‘ The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder explores how censors operate and why they wore out their welcome in society at large. This book explains how the same tactics were tried and eventually failed in the twentieth century, with efforts to censor music, comic books, television, and other forms of popular entertainment. The historic examples illustrate not just the mindset and tactics of censors, but why they are the ultimate counterculture warriors and why, in free societies, censors never occupy the moral high ground. This book is for anyone who wants to know more about why freedom of speech is important and how protections for free expression became part of the American identity.
Robert Corn-Revere has long been a leader in the areas of media, communications, and information technology law. He is a tireless advocate for his First Amendment rights, with particular experience applying these protections to new communications technologies. As a former Federal Communications Commission official, he has helped clients navigate complex regulations and administrative proceedings, and as a former journalist, he assists media organizations in their ability to gather and disseminate information.Corn-Revere has advocated in courts across the country, including all of the federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. He has won landmark First Amendment victories that extend full constitutional protections into novel areas. His practice runs the gamut from assisting major corporations with issues ranging from content regulation, newsgathering issues, and commercial speech regulation, to helping individuals cope with speech restrictions.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and there will be a book signing immediately following the event. We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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 will be signed by the author.

 

Here is more information about our Book Discussion Groups, including dates and books to be discussed.

Browseabout Book Club | The Soul of A Woman and/or The House of the Spirits
Monday, May 23 | 3:30 PM Eastern Time | In-person and Online

The library is pleased to host Browseabout Book Club, celebrating its 25th year, discussing works of literary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a range of genres.
This month’s discussion is about The Soul of A Woman and/or The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende.

 

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Discussion Group | The Color of Water
Tuesday, May 24 | 6:00 PM Eastern Time | Online and In-person
A partnership with the SDARJ, the Alliance Book and Film Group, celebrating its 5th year, discusses classic and contemporary works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cinematic art. This groups meets the 4th Thursday of the month.
This month’s discussion is about The Color of Water by James McBride.
Space is limited for in-person attendance and registration is required.

 

LPL Book Club | Ask Again, Yes
Thursday, May 26 | 4:00 PM Eastern Time | In-Person
This book club meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.
This month’s discussion is about Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.
All are welcome and no registration is required.

 

Natural Selections Book Club | Slime
Wednesday, June 1  | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | Online and In-person
The Natural Selections Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss nature-themed books. All are welcome.
This month’s discussion is about Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us by Ruth Kassinger.

 

AAUW Notable Books Discussion | Sabrina & Corina: Stories
Thursday, June 2 | 10:00 AM Eastern Time | In-person
The American Association of University Women Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors a Notable Books discussion that meets the 1st Thursday of the month.
This month’s discussion is about Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fejardo-Anstine.

 

Cooks & Books | Kosher Style
Monday, June 6  | 6:30 PM Eastern Time | In-person
Share your love of cooking and trying new recipes. Every month, the group selects a cookbook and each participant chooses a recipe from it to prepare for the following month’s meeting. The group meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM to try the dishes made and discuss the recipes. No registration required.
Stop by the Circulation Desk to choose a recipe from this month’s cookbook, Taste of Home Farmhouse Family Dinner.

 

Lewes Library Evening Book Club | Mexican Gothic
Thursday, June 9 |  6:30 PM Eastern Time | Online
Can’t attend a book club during the day? Join us in the evening on the 2nd Thursday of the month – all are welcome!
This month’s discussion is on Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

 

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Discussion Group | The Sweetness of Water
Tuesday, June 28 | 6:00 PM Eastern Time | Online and In-person
A partnership with the SDARJ, the Alliance Book and Film Group, celebrating its 5th year, discusses classic and contemporary works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cinematic art. This groups meets the 4th Thursday of the month.
This month’s discussion is about The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris.
Space is limited for in-person attendance and registration is required.

 

Mah Jongg
Mondays | 1:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
Interested Mah Jongg players are welcome to come to library on Monday afternoons to play. Players must be experienced, follow the National Mah Jongg League rules, and able to sustain a fast-paced game. Players are expected to provide their own Mah Jongg cards, card tables, table coverings, and Mah Jongg sets, as well as help set up and put away all materials related to the game.
No registration is required. If you have questions, email Pam Sorce.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

 

Food 4 Thought
Mondays | 1:30 PM Eastern Time | Online and In-person
no meeting on May 30
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. Here are the Food for Thought meeting guidelines.

 

Poetry FreeWrite
Mondays | 3:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
no meeting on May 30
Weekly meeting of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild Poetry Free Write. ​Explore your writing passion! Attending a Free Write is a fun, low commitment way to dip your toes into the writing pool. Writers at all levels are welcome; you do not need to be a member to attend.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Tuesdays | 10:00 AM Eastern Time | In-person
May 24, June 7, and June 21
This support group is for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia. The group is facilitated by Ruth Pryor, an Alzheimer’s Association volunteer.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is 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.
For any questions, you may call Ruth at 302-231-8186 or the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.

 

FreeWrite!
Wednesdays | 6:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
FreeWrite! is an informal gathering of writers of ALL skill levels who meet to practice their writing in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. The goal of the FreeWrites is to provide a place and an opportunity for people to have fun with their writing, to explore different genres, and to do this in the company of other writing enthusiasts.
This FreeWrite is facilitated by Tom Hoyer, a Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild member who has experience in teaching, writing and/or leading such groups. Participants write prose, songs, poetry and fiction, work on novels during free writes, and start short stories. Writing Prompts are often (but not always) designed to focus on a particular aspect of writing: the use of sensory details, the necessity of strong verbs, the craft of writing dialogue.
You do not need to be a RBWG member to attend. For more information visit the RBWG website.

 

Socrates Café
Thursdays | 11:00 AM Eastern Time | In-person and Online
Socrates Café is a discussion group for adults that provides an opportunity for people from a variety of backgrounds to share their knowledge and experiences from a philosophical perspective. These are open-invitation meetings that promote the sharing and exploration of ideas rather than debating the pros and cons of different viewpoints that impact our personal lives, our communities, and society at large. The goal is to learn from each other by exchanging thoughts and reflections, allowing us to journey beyond our personal limitations and to expand our horizons.

 

DAUG – Delmarva Apple Users Group
Wednesday, June 15 | 5:30 PM Eastern Time | In-person
The Delmarva Apple Users Group (DAUG) is a non-profit association dedicated to helping its members achieve a better understanding of Apple products and their use. They meet the third Wednesday of the month and their goal is to provide a low key and casual opportunity to explore the Apple platform and the breadth of products available today. Bring your Apple device (including iPads, iPhones, and Macs) for free help and information.

 

KidLit Writers
Thursday, June 16 | 6:00 PM Eastern Time | Hybrid (Online and In-person)
The KidLit Writers’ Group is a critique group — not a class — for adults who would like to write for the children’s market. This group meets on the third Thursday of the month to give authors feedback on their work (no meeting in August or December). All children’s genres welcome!

 

Needlepoint Group
Monday, July 18 | 10:00 AM Eastern Time | In-person
no meeting June 20

Join others with an interest in needlepoint. Bring a current project to work on.

 

English as a Second Language | Clases de inglés
Tuesdays and Thursdays | June 2 – July 28 | 9:00 AM Eastern Time | Online
The Lewes Public Library is offering free online classes this summer in English as a Second Language (ESL). ESL helps non-English or limited English speakers (age 16+) succeed in an English speaking community by providing communication skills and necessary cultural knowledge. For more information, call Greg Hitz at 301-275-0250.
La biblioteca pública de Lewes ofrece clases gratuitas de inglés este verano a través del zoom. Para obtener más información, llame a Greg Hitz 301-275-0250.

English Conversation Group
Tuesdays | 10:00 AM Eastern Time | Online
This group goes on hiatus starting June 1.
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+.

 

Italian Conversation Group
1st and 3rd Wednesdays | 1:30 PM Eastern Time | Online
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 | Hybrid (Online and In-person)
Join Spanish speakers 18+ to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Basic Spanish conversational ability is required.
NOTE: this is not a traditional class — there is no Spanish teacher. Instead, it is a group of people who already speak some Spanish, or who have studied some Spanish, or who are now taking some classes elsewhere. Members include retirees, college students, and others who have a range of Spanish speaking abilities. Members of the group make suggestions as to what we might do in future classes. There is usually a ‘homework’ assignment preparing each person to talk in Spanish for 2 to 3 minutes to the group. There are icebreakers, games, and invited guests who speak on various topics. Each week is different. Nearly all of the discussions are in Spanish. The group is very informal, friendly and there is no pressure to participate.

 

French Movie Club | French Discussion Group | Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor
Friday, May 27 | 10:30 AM | In-person
This month’s movie is Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor (2014).
Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would.
Directed by Thomas Lilti. Written by Pierre Chosson, Baya Kasmi, and Julien Lilti. Starring Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, and Reda Kateb.
Registration is requested but not required. This video is available to borrow through the library’s digital service, Hoopla.

 

Drop In Tech Help
1st and 3rd Fridays | 10:00 AM – noon Eastern Time | In-person
Free technology assistance is offered the first and third Friday of each month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on a drop-in basis.
A staff member will be available to assist with a variety of common technology questions. Topics include (but are not limited to): digital books, email, internet, Microsoft Word and Excel, texting, and digital photos. Guests may bring their own devices such as e-readers, tablets, phones and computers—or utilize the library’s PC computers.
No appointment is necessary, and assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to bring relevant usernames, passwords, and login information.

 

DIY Natural Clean Household Products
Thursday, May 26 | 1:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
Cleaning is important to keep bacteria from multiplying, however, chemical cleaners cause health issues and environmental issues; causing us (and our families) to be exposed to them, in multiple ways, every time we use them! If you are looking for ways to avoid commercial products but you still want to keep your home clean and sanitary, this simple DIY natural cleaning lesson can be the answer! Join us for a workshop on how to make your own at-home clean products, and then make an All-Purpose Cleaner with fresh herbs, lemon, and no lye that you can take home. Along with learning how to compare typical cleaner labels, you also will leave with several other recipes for other clean DIY products that you can do at home.
Presented by R.O.O.T.S. (Reaching Outside of Traditional Schooling) Youth+ Development Program, a community full of passionate educators that strive to bridge the gap in learning, teach self-sufficiency, and promote altruism within our local community.
Seating is limited and registration is required.

 

Whimsical Masterpieces: Pastel Opening Reception
Thursday, May 26 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
This is the culminating event for participants in the Whimsical Masterpieces: Pastel workshop series. The library will recognize the participants and reveal their artwork to the public, where it will be displayed for the month of June. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
This program is funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts as a part of its’ Access Creative Aging program, a community-based arts education program designed for adults ages 55+. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.
Registration is not required.

 

Science and Society | Perseverance On Mars
Tuesday, June 7 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | Online
On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on the surface of Mars, after a 7-month journey and a nail-biting descent through the thin Martian atmosphere. Since then, it has been exploring Jezero crater, collecting rock samples, looking for signs of ancient life, and partnering with the Ingenuity helicopter, the first-ever drone to fly on another planet. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Kathryn Stack Morgan on what Perseverance has discovered so far, and how the findings extend our knowledge of Martian history, geology, and prospects for life.
Kathryn Stack Morgan is a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission. She has a Ph.D. in geology from Caltech, is the recipient of numerous NASA awards, and was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” in science and healthcare in 2013.

 

Lives in the Law | Robert Corn-Revere: The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder
Saturday, July 23 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person and Online
This series brings together noted figures in the world of law – lawyers, professors, scholars, historians, journalists, and activists – to join in dialogue about law and its significance, past and present. Join us in-person at the library or online for a conversation with Robert Corn-Revere, author of The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder. Ronald Collins, a retired law professor and the Library’s first Distinguished Lecturer, will host the session, which is meant for laypersons and specialists alike.
Beginning in the nineteenth century with Anthony Comstock, America’s ‘censor in chief, ‘ The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder explores how censors operate and why they wore out their welcome in society at large. This book explains how the same tactics were tried and eventually failed in the twentieth century, with efforts to censor music, comic books, television, and other forms of popular entertainment. The historic examples illustrate not just the mindset and tactics of censors, but why they are the ultimate counterculture warriors and why, in free societies, censors never occupy the moral high ground. This book is for anyone who wants to know more about why freedom of speech is important and how protections for free expression became part of the American identity.
Robert Corn-Revere has long been a leader in the areas of media, communications, and information technology law. He is a tireless advocate for his First Amendment rights, with particular experience applying these protections to new communications technologies. As a former Federal Communications Commission official, he has helped clients navigate complex regulations and administrative proceedings, and as a former journalist, he assists media organizations in their ability to gather and disseminate information.Corn-Revere has advocated in courts across the country, including all of the federal appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. He has won landmark First Amendment victories that extend full constitutional protections into novel areas. His practice runs the gamut from assisting major corporations with issues ranging from content regulation, newsgathering issues, and commercial speech regulation, to helping individuals cope with speech restrictions.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and there will be a book signing immediately following the event. We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their 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 will be signed by the author.

 

The Value of Working with a Fiduciary Advisor *
Wednesday, May 25 | 1:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
The word “fiduciary” means the adviser in question has an obligation to be honest and act in good faith. That may mean recommending an investment that won’t earn them anything if it’s helpful to you. During this Money School seminar we will explain how working with a fiduciary financial adviser provides you with peace of mind regarding your investments.
Presented by Bethany Lewis CRPC® Financial Advisor with Black Diamond Financial Solutions and instructor with the Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council. Bethany has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Financial Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and holds various FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) licenses.

 

Medicare Basics In Retirement *
Friday, June 10 | 10:30 AM Eastern Time | In-Person
Join us for an educational seminar by Joseph Cisco, President of CAISE Benefits, to help you understand your options when enrolling with Medicare and/or retiring.
We will answer all of your questions regarding signing up for Medicare upon turning 65, retiring, or going on disability:
– Medicare 101 – What do all of those letters mean – A? B? C? D? What’s the difference between Plans F, G, and N?
– Understand the major difference (and importance) between being Observed and Admitted in the hospital.
– Find out how COBRA and Retiree Benefits can affect your Medicare.

 

Retirement Bootcamp | Retirement Success *
Tuesday, June 14 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
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 retirement planning 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.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 retirement planning 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.

 

Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement *
Friday, June 17 | 10:00 AM Eastern Time | In-person
In this Money School workshop, find out what YOU need to know about Medicare and long-term care, including these key points:

  • If you do not enroll in Medicare on time, you will pay a monthly penalty.
  • If you do not get the right private insurance to go with Medicare, you may pay too much in premiums or out-of-pocket costs.
  • If you do not plan for higher health care costs in retirement, you could run out of money or not be able to get the care you need.

Presented by Bethany Lewis CRPC® Financial Advisor with Black Diamond Financial Solutions and an instructor with the Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council. Bethany has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Financial Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and holds various FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) licenses.

 

Retirement Bootcamp | Savvy Social Security *
Tuesday, June 21 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
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.

 

The Value of Working with a Fiduciary Advisor *
Monday, June 27 | 10:30 AM Eastern Time | In-person
The word “fiduciary” means the adviser in question has an obligation to be honest and act in good faith. That may mean recommending an investment that won’t earn them anything if it’s helpful to you. During this Money School seminar we will explain how working with a fiduciary financial adviser provides you with peace of mind regarding your investments.
Presented by Bethany Lewis CRPC® Financial Advisor with Black Diamond Financial Solutions and instructor with the Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council. Bethany has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Financial Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and holds various FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) licenses.

 

Retirement Bootcamp | Retirement Investing *
Tuesday, June 28 | 5:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person
Choosing investment strategies for retirement can be hard, especially with all the different types and strategies available to choose from. This detailed retirement investing seminar is designed to educate those who are nearing retirement or who have recently retired and need guidance on investing prudently. We will cover the importance of basic strategies to invest successfully to and through your retirement. We will focus on choosing an overall strategy, keeping pace with inflation, investing to the economy, and budgeting. Our goal is to help make people aware of the investing challenges in retirement and teach them suitable ways to prepare and overcome them through prudent investment strategies.
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.

 

* This workshop is presented by The Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC). To register by phone, call 1-877-307-6858.

Lunchtime Story Readings for Adults
Sunday, June 12 | 12:30 PM Eastern Time | Online
The Lewes Public Library’s Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival is pleased to present Lunchtime Story Readings by Suzanne Savoy. 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 thematic material and language.