Families and Children
Kids & Family - All programs are FREE

Besides ongoing programs, check out our special events for January!
Join Miss Jen for Stay-At-Home Story Time any time from the comfort of your home. A new story time playlist will be added to the Lewes Public Library YouTube Channel every Tuesday at 10:30, until the library reopens. Check out our Stay-at-Home Story Time playlists on our YouTube Channel.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what you want. Email us to reserve one of these book bundles. We’ll make a curbside appointment for you to pick them up!
  • Picture Books by Theme: 5 – 6 books on a theme. A mix of fiction, non-fiction, and maybe a bonus early reader thrown in.
  • Early Reader Grab Bag: a variety pack of 5 – 6 early readers.
  • Middle Grade Series Starters: get the first 2 – 3 books of a series to get started on something new.
Click here for more information.
The Imagination Library provides FREE books by mail for children ages birth up to 5, throughout Delaware, to develop the habit of reading, and to develop the library habit, too!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 1:00 P.M.
Join us online to learn about the Overfalls, a lightship located at Canal Front Park, in Lewes. We'll use the flag communication the lightship used as inspiration for LEGO creations we can highlight for International LEGO Day on January 28th. You'll be contacted to pick up your supply kit for the challenge prior to the program.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for an online, interactive conversation with author Joy McCullough and illustrator Sheyda Abvabi Best, to discuss their new book, Champ and Major: First Dogs, a picture book about President-elect Joe Biden's two adorable dogs. Also joining them will be Delaware Humane Association (DHA), where the Bidens adopted Major. Details and registration.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 4:30 P.M.
In this hands-on STEM exploration, we’ll become dentists as we learn about molars, canines, incisors, gums, roots, and cavities for people AND for animals. Once we know all about our dental work, we’ll attempt to make a full set of false teeth.
All necessary materials will be provided and can be picked up at the library.

Tweens and teens
Tweens and Teens - All programs are FREE

NOTE: Teen programs are for ages 12 – 18 and
registration is required.
RPB (Role Playing Game) Club (ages 12 - 18)
Postponed under further notice.
Virtual Teen Meetup (ages 12 - 18)
Thursdays | 4:00 P.M.
Join your friends from the Lewes Public Library on Zoom every week for a different activity every week such as playing games like trivia and Among Us, discussing library updates, or holding TAB meetings. Registration required for access to Zoom.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 4:00 P.M.
Join us on Zoom to learn how to make friendship bracelets! Expert, teen bracelet maker will be available to answer any questions you may have. Come by the library the week of January 4 - 8 to pick up all the supplies you need to make your bracelet. Registration is required for your supplies and access to Zoom.
Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Virtual YA book discussion. This month we will be discussing, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Come by the library the week of January 11-15 during lobby hours to grab a special treat to enjoy during our virtual discussion. Registration is required for access to Zoom.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 4:00 P.M.
Join your Lewes Library friends via Zoom to learn how to make a macrame hanging planter with globe and succulent included. Come to the library the week of January 18 - 22 to pick up everything you need for this project. Supplies are limited so register today!
Registration is required for a kit and access to Zoom.
- All programs are FREE
- Currently programs are virtual and require registration
Adult Section
Please scroll down for information on Author Events, Book Discussion Groups, Foreign Language Conversation Groups, Lectures and Workshops, Money School Classes, Performances and more!

All adult programs are listed by category and date. For additional information or to register, just click on the program title or the details and registration link.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive online conversation with Bradford Pearson, author of The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America, an impeccably researched, deeply moving, never-before-told tale about a World War II incarceration camp in Wyoming and its extraordinary high school football team. Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal’s sports columnist, will join Pearson in conversation.

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
An easy-to-follow guide designed to help readers take control of modern life’s practical details. This book is for just about everyone and is a way to feel like we have some control over current events.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Charles Moore, author of The Black Market: A guide to art collecting. In this clear and easy-to-follow guide, learn the necessary knowledge and skills to begin building your own art collection.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for an online, interactive conversation with author Joy McCullough and illustrator Sheyda Abvabi Best, to discuss their new book, Champ and Major: First Dogs, a picture book about President-elect Joe Biden's two adorable dogs. Also joining them will be Delaware Humane Association (DHA), where the Bidens adopted Major. Details and registration.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Michael F. Jacobson, author of Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet. Joining him in conversation is Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Sadeqa Johnson, author of Yellow Wife, a harrowing story of an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

All are welcome to join!
Book Discussion Group
Natural Selections Book Discussion Group
The Natural Selections Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss nature-themed books.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Dobie's book melds natural history with tales and lore in articulating the complex and often contentious relationship between coyotes and humans.

Evening Book Club
This group will NOT meet in January and February but meetings will resume in March, 2021.

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Discussion Group
Join the members of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice for a monthly discussion on books and films.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Open Book Discussion
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
There are more elections than ever before, and yet the world is becoming less democratic. This is the primary paradox presented by the authors of How to Rig an Election. Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas, two political scientists and preeminent experts on democracy and elections, examine how authoritarian leaders can gain and maintain political power by taking advantage of weaknesses in electoral systems.
The first 15 registrants from the Lewes, Delaware area to sign up can pick up a free copy of How to Rig An Election from the library. Sponsored by Delaware Humanities and and funded by the “Why It Matters” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Book Question
Not Sure What to Read Next?

Let us inspire you with our Book Lists for Adults, including print and digital titles! We’re adding book lists regularly, so check it out.

Sometimes it's hard to know what you want. That's why we created Books To Go For Adults. Choose your Fiction or Non-Fiction books by genre, theme, subject, or type of character. Then email us and let us know what you like/don't like. We'll create a book bundle just for you to pick-up at the library. More information can be found here.
Discussion GroupA
Join us for any or all of the stimulating,
interactive groups that will keep you thinking.
Mondays | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time
Be prepared to put your brain in high gear for a stimulating, comfortable atmosphere of reasoned interaction.
Seminars to foster curiosity and open to anyone seeking intellectual insight. Each meeting consists of short presentation followed by spirited conversation based on the reading.
No meeting in January. Next meeting is Friday, February 5.
Topical Essay- Meaning in Art:
Friday, February 5, 2021 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Foreign Language GroupA
Interested in improving your foreign language skills? You're not the only one!
English Conversation Group
Tuesdays | 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time
Join English as a Second Language speakers (16+) to improve your English listening and speaking skills, increase your vocabulary, and practice pronunciation. Basic conversational English ability is required.
Parliamo Italiano | Italian Conversation Group
Wednesday, January 6 and January 20, 2021 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time
Join Italian speakers (18+) to improve your Italian-speaking skills. Basic Italian conversational ability is required.
Spanish Conversation Group
Thursdays | 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join Spanish speakers (18+) to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Basic Spanish conversational ability is required.
Sunday, January 10, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive monthly meeting of The Sussex Bird Club, featuring Jack Barclay who worked for over 20 years Jack studying the breeding population of these owls in the infields at San Jose International Airport in California and also on statewide Burrowing Owl conservation and management issues.
5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
This series brings together noted figures in the world of law – lawyers, professors, journalists, and activists – to join in dialogue about their lives in the law along with how their work bears on some of the most controversial issues of our time. Moderated by Ronald Collins.
Thursday, January 21 | Stanley Goldman: The Lingering Effects of the Holocaust
Monday, January 25 | David Cole: The Future of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties in the Roberts Court
Monday, February 8 | Floyd Abrams: The Life of a First Amendment Lawyer
Monday, February 15 | Laurence Tribe: Friend of the Court
Wednesday, February 17 | Richard Hasen: A Post-Mortem on the 2020 Elections and the Way Forward
Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 7:00 P.M. 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. All children’s genres welcome.
The Money School
Presented by instructors with The Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC).
Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Annuities are some of the most complex investment instruments ever created. This class presents an unbiased and educational look at how annuities work, the different types and features of annuities as well as the benefits and downsides to each.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
This class examines various tax issues related to retirees. We will discuss how Social Security benefits are taxed, Medicare premiums, RMD's (Required Minimum Distributions), charitable giving and other tax-related items.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
People often pay more in taxes than expected because a confusing system treats various income types differently, and contains hidden taxes and penalties. Learn about strategies
to tap assets to cover personal expenses, understand the range of taxes you will face at various stages and manage your actions so you pay as low a tax rate as possible.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Are you the executor or beneficiary of an estate? This course will walk through various financial considerations and implications you need to be aware of to smoothly transfer assets and minimize confusion in a difficult time.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
This class focuses on the intersection between human psychology, decision making and your money. We will explore several behavioral and cognitive biases that can affect how you view money and investments and make decisions surrounding them.
Join us in the comfort of your own home for engaging readings
and outstanding live performances!
Lunchtime Story Readings for Adults by Suzanne Savoy
Sundays and Wednesdays | 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
January 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 - click on a date for details and to register!
Half-hour short reading by actor Suzanne Savoy or a guest reader, followed with a brief chat.
Thursday, January 21, 2020 | 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time
All are invited to an online performance celebrating peace and ecology with local visual art videos, poetry and music hosted by Guillermo Silveira through the Library. Share your art, music, poetry and thoughts about peace and ecology, in video format or live performance.
For more information, please contact Guillermo at [email protected]

JOB & CAREER: Job Seeker Resources

Looking for a job? Need a career change? Hoping to land a better job? Re-entering the work force? This FREE program offers resources designed to help you be successful.

Schedule a FREE 30 minute phone consultation! An Employment/Career Advisor will call you at the appointed time to discuss any questions you have regarding career and related needs.

Services are free, confidential, and available to everyone.  

Schedule a FREE 30 minute appointment with Social workers from DHSS Community Partner Support Unit who will help with:
  • applying for food benefits
  • Medicaid
  • long-term nursing care
  • childcare
  • home energy assistance
  • learning about other DHHS agencies
  • referrals to partner organizations
  • employment & training
  • ASSIST application process

Located outside the library.
The Pantry is stocked with food, personal care, and paper items accessible to everyone all the time with no questions asked. Take what you need, leave what you can.
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Just Between Friends Shop
  • The Friends Shop inside the library is CLOSED until further notice.
  • ALL upcoming book sales are POSTPONED.
No Book Drop offs

We are unable to accept donations at this time. Please do NOT drop off any donations of books or other items or leave them outside the library. The Friends of the Lewes Library will make an announcement when it is possible to accept donations. Thank you for understanding.
Did you know?
The library is free to use, but running it is not. As an independent library, every year the Lewes Public Library must raise 50% of its annual operating budget.

If you value your local library and appreciate everything it does for your community, your friends, family, and neighbors, please consider supporting the library.