Hockessin Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707, (302) 239-5160
July 20, 2021
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Online Programs from Around the County to Your Home
Real 2 Reel: Documentary and Discussion - "Jane"
Friday, July 30, 7:00pm
The best documentaries engage your mind and your heart. Join us this month as we watch the 2017 documentary "Jane," which explores the life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, with a focus on her research about chimpanzees.
A brief and optional discussion will immediately follow the film.
Attendees will receive the Zoom link for this online screening on the afternoon of the program.
Writing Workshop Series
Brushing Teeth with Gunpowder –
Writing History
Saturday, July 24, 2:00pm

Learn and practice WRITING with creative writing instructor Lisa Lutwyche. Class will include various topics and tips for aspiring writers. Attend one of the sessions or all of them. Topics will vary month-to-month. Ages 15+. The program meets once a month.
How the Heck Do I Buy A Used Car?
Monday, July 26, 5:00pm

Join Chaya of MechanicShopFemme.com to learn about the process from budgeting to negotiating so you end up with the car you want for a fair price and avoid buying a lemon.

Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer, and speaker, and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. Her work has appeared or been featured in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Shondaland. With seven years in the auto industry under her belt and more than three years of virtual courses, you're sure to find her class engaging and her information easy to understand. 

This program is open to ages 16+.
Jazz in the Civil Rights Movement
Friday, July 30, 2:30pm
Join us for an engaging program featuring the history of Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. The presenter is Galen Abdur-Razzaq, an extraordinary flutist with an extensive performance career. He is also a riveting speaker with encyclopedic knowledge on the history of jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. Galen studied at Berklee College of Music and holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Performing Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
In-Person Programs for Hands-On Experiences
Summer Food Program at Newark Free Library
Monday, August 2, 11:00am
Wednesday, August 4, 11:00am
In partnership with the DE Department of Education, the Christina School District, and the US Dept. of Agriculture, the Newark Free Library will offer a grab and go breakfast/lunch service for children 18 and under.
Monday and Wednesday, 11am to 1pm, children 18 and under will be able to pick-up 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.

The library will also provide craft n' go kits coordinating with our Story Time Stars program theme if requested.

Residency and registration are not required! While supplies last!

For questions about the program, contact the Children's Librarian:  Peggy.Griffith@newcastlede.gov
Steel Happiness
Saturday, July 31, 1:30pm
Welcome to Steel Happiness! This is an outdoor program at the Bear Library for all to enjoy the Caribbean sounds of the steel drum with Mike Cook.

Discover the history of the steel drum and how it is made. All ages welcome! No registration.
Need more info? Call the Bear Library at (302) 838-3300.
What book will Miss Terri read today??
Spoiler Alert: the funnest one!!!
Teen Programs
Zine-Making for Teens *Fandomonium*
Wednesday, July 21, 3:00pm
Interested in zines? Learn the history and how to make your own!
Make your zine on whatever you geek out on - in the notes field, please tell us a few of your favorite things. Some supplies will be available for pick-up at the New Castle Public Library before the event.
For ages 12-17.
Learning to Code with Video Games *Fandomonium*
Thursday, July 22, 3:00pm
Trinity Neal will teach you how to create mods within Minecraft, stepping stones to coding your own video games!
For ages 12-17.
Teen Time on Discord
Tuesdays, 4:00pm
Join the librarians of New Castle County Libraries on our teen Discord server to hang out, play games, talk about books, movies, and music, and geek out together!
To request an invitation to join our Discord server, please fill out this form and one of our staff moderators will email you a link:
COVID-19 & Vaccine Information
If you or someone you know needs help with today's challenges, the Delaware Hope Line – 1 (833) 9-HOPEDE or (833) 946-7333 – is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect callers to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance. 
Friends of the Hockessin Library News
The Friends of the Hockessin Library pledge to promote public awareness of the Hockessin Library and its educational and recreational services and to assist the library in determining and responding to the needs of the greater Hockessin community.

For more information or to join the Friends of the Hockessin Library, click here!
Read a Good Book Lately?
Join one of Hockessin Library's book groups for lively conversation and (what else?) good reads!
Noon Book Group
July 14, 12noon
This month's book is
"Evvie Drake Starts Over," by
Linda Holmes.
Register by emailing Shelley Stein at shelley.stein
@newcastlede.gov
Evening Book Group
July 20, 7pm
We will discuss
 "A Good Neighborhood" by Therese Anne Fowler.
Register by emailing Shelley Stein at
shelley.stein
@newcastlede.gov
Chick Lit Book Group
July 21, 7pm
We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" by Talia Hibbert.
Required registration here! 
The book can be borrowed as an eBook from our online catalog here.
Book Groups for EVERYONE!!
Click on the button to register; click on the book to borrow!
Blue Hen Book Award Winners 2021

The Blue Hen Book Award is a children’s choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division of the Delaware Library Association.
The award encourages literacy and library use by children and teens.
Library Services just for YOU!
3D PRINTING ON DEMAND
Now available at Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Hockessin, Kirkwood, Newark, and Route 9 Libraries.
CURBSIDE PRINTING
Busted printer? We can print for you and schedule a curbside pick up!
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BOOK BUNDLE SERVICE
We are professional browsers at your service. Click a button below and we will call you to schedule a pick up time.
Employment Opportunities
In need of employment? Work with the county!
New jobs are posted continuously.
Access the Library Even When You're Away!
Delaware Libraries offers many ways you can access information, education and recreation from home! 
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(302) 239-5160.