Browsing and Computer Appointments!
Call the library (302-645-2733) Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM or
for fastest response, send us an email (lewes.library@gmail.com)
to schedule a 45-minute appointment to
browse our collections, check-out materials
or use our computers.
NOTE: Masks are required
for anyone over 2-years-old
and temperatures will be taken at the door.
Families and Children
Kids & Family - All programs are FREE

Besides ongoing programs, check out our special events for March!
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!

Irish Dance Performance
Friday, March 12 | 7:00 P.M.
Join us for a live-streamed celebration of Irish culture with the McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance as part of Milford First Presbyterian Church's 2nd Fridays.
Visit Lewes Public Library's YouTube Channel, or register to receive a direct link the day of the event.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 1:00 P.M.
RAIN DATE: Wednesday, March 24 | 1:00 PM Eastern Time
It's National Kite Month! Join us as Rehoboth Toy & Kite Company helps us make kites for the spring!! This program will take place outside on the Lewes Public Library patio and lawn, so we can practice safe social distancing. Rachel from Rehoboth Toy & Kite Company will teach us first about a variety of kites in different shapes and sizes. Then we will then make our own sled kite, and hopefully fly it on the lawn! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time
Story-time meets STEM-time in this exploration. Be prepared to tap into your imagination because we’re making up the most unique animals in all the world - small enough to fit on a post-it note. We'll create a new animal for each of our 3 different kinds of animal habitats. It's up to you if your animal is cute and cuddly or the apex of the food chain in each habitat environment. Then we’ll invite our zoologists to tell us the life story of one of their animals. What does it eat, how does it hide from danger, where does it sleep, and more. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Tweens and teens
Tweens and Teens - All programs are FREE

NOTE: Teen programs are for ages 12 – 18 and
registration is required.
Virtual Teen Meetup (ages 12 - 18)
Thursdays | 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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 and Roots and Shoots meetings. Registration required for access to Zoom.

RPB (Role Playing Game) Club (ages 12 - 18)
Thursdays | 5:00 P. M. Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library's Teen RPG Club is starting a new spring/summer 2021 online series and we are looking for experienced players to join our game! Space is limited, so sign up today! Registration required for access to Zoom.
Experience a fantasy world similar to Lord of the Rings: Battle monsters; discover treasures; go on adventures! You can choose to become a blacksmith, open a tavern, or travel the land - do almost anything you want with just a pencil, dice, and a character sheet!
Tuesday, March 16 | 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Teens!! Make sure you're ready for the Job Fair on Saturday, March 20th by participating in our Job Fair Workshop. Here you will learn how to properly fill out applications and tax forms. Registration required for access to Zoom. FOR TEENS ONLY.

Saturday, March 20 | 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
RAIN DATE: Saturday, March 27 | 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Businesses participating in the 2021 Job Fair include Dairy Queen (Lewes & Millsboro); Grotto Pizza ( Lewes & Millsboro); Funland; Thrashers; Best Aquatic; Continental Pools; Midway Speedway, Water Park, and Golf; Jungle Jim's; Candy Kitchen; Rehoboth Kite and Toy; Shell We Bounce; and Lefty's Alley & Eats.
To ensure we keep a safe social distance the Teen Job Fair will be held outside on the back yard of the library.
YA Book Club Discussion (virtual)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 5:00 P.M.
Join us via Zoom to discuss our March book club choice, One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus.
Registration is required for 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.
Monday, March 1, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Alex Tresniowski, author of The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP. This true-crime thriller recounts true-crime thriller the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection, and the launch of the NAACP.
This program is co-sponsored by the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.

Restoration of Celica Fairchild
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Bostwick to discuss her latest release, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild.

Ambassadors dog
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Scott DeLisi and Jane Lillian Vance, author and illustrator of The Ambassador’s Dog. Joining them in conversation will be Lisa Mullins, the Boston anchor for NPR's All Things Considered and guest host on NPR’s Hear and Now.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Ed Ruggero, author of Comes the War, the second book in the Eddie Harkins series.

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon as he discusses his latest thriller, Let Her Lie: A Novel, in which a dejected filmmaker lets his curiosity get the best of him and plunges into a web of depravity and danger from which there might be no escape.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a conversation with Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, for a talk on how our human-sized world fits into the bigger picture defined by the underlying laws of nature -- in particular, how our impressions of cause and effect and the appearance of complex structures can be traced to special conditions near the Big Bang -- and what it implies for meaning and mattering in the universe.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with America’s preeminent rare documents dealer Nathan Raab, author of The Hunt for History: On the Trail of the World's Lost Treasures—from the Letters of Lincoln, Churchill, and Einstein to the Secret Recordings Onboard JFK's Air Force One. The book recounts Raab's years as the Sherlock Holmes of historical artifacts, questing after precious finds and determining their authenticity.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Angus Fletcher, author of Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature, an examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, that shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling any scientific inventions—and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.
Thursday, March 22, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Quinn to discuss her latest release, The Rose Code, a heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

The Beliver
Thursday, March 23, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Ralph Blumenthal, the author of The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack, the weird and chilling true story of notorious Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize–winner Dr. John Mack, who famously studied and attempted to legitimize UFO abduction accounts at the risk of his own credibility in the 1990s.

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, online conversation with Robert Zaretsky, author of The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas. Known as the “patron saint of all outsiders,” Simone Weil (1909–43) was one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable thinkers, a philosopher who truly lived by her political and ethical ideals.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a conversation with Gwen Romack, author of the beloved series, "The Finn Chronicles", as she discusses the latest book, How to Train your Hooman: A Field Guide. In this hard-hitting and hilarious training guide, Finn shares all he's learned from training his difficult but loveable rescue hoomans.

All are welcome to join!
Book Discussion Group
The Natural Selections Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss nature-themed books.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time
From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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.
Food for Thought
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. For the Topical Essays format participants are required to submit written responses to a written essay submitted by a community member in advance of the meeting.
Meaning in Art (Topical Essay)
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Foreign Language GroupA
Interested in improving your foreign language skills? You're not the only one!
NOTE: these are not traditional classes — there is no language teacher. Instead, it is a group of people who already speak some of the language, or who have studied some, or who are now taking some classes elsewhere. Groups are informal and friendly, and there is no pressure to participate.
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, March 3 and March 17, 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.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live online conversation with Science magazine’s News Editor, Tim Appenzeller, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research and some notable scientific advances achieved in spite of the pandemic.
Monday, March 8, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time (Rescheduled from February 15)
Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. Tribe helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands; prevailed in three-fifths of the many appellate cases he has argued (including 35 in the U.S. Supreme Court); was appointed in 2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice.
Hosted by Ronald Collins, a retired law professor and the Library’s first Distinguished Lecturer. Audience participation by way of questions and comments is welcome and encouraged.
Sunday, March 14, 2021 | 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive monthly meeting of The Sussex Bird Club, featuring Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association (ABA). Join us for a humorous, heartfelt, and opinionated look at the joys, virtues and occasional frustrations of a life spent birding, the road we have traveled together, and what lies ahead.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for an image-rich talk celebrating Women's History Month. The American experiment has allowed for many forms of societal rule-breaking, but historically, women artists often found themselves bound by old-world conventions. In this interactive talk, we take a deep look at the artworks of extraordinary American women artists, some familiar and most less so. Presented by Rena Tobey, whose greatest passion is making art accessible, invigorating, insightful, and fun.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6:00 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, March 4, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Nearing retirement or recently retired? This course is for you. We will examine the things you need to do to be prepared to take the major step into retirement. We will also talk about considerations for those who are newly retired to maximize your retirement years.
Thursday, March 18, 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..
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Because your tax exposure will change throughout retirement, you need a tax strategy that anticipates how and when you 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. This workshop will help you plan your strategy.
Thursday, March 25, 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.
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
March 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 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, March 25, 2021 | 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time
All are invited to an online performance with local visual art videos, poetry and music hosted by Guillermo Silveira through the Library. Share your art, music, poetry and thoughts about the artistic expression in our area, in video format or live performance.
For more information, please contact Guillermo at GuillermoSilveira@yahoo.com.

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
Food Pantry_a
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.
Friends of the
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Please take the Friends survey!
The Friends of the Lewes Public Library has committed to meet its financial support to the Library throughout the pandemic. This survey will help us understand how we can do this better in the future. It should take no more than 2 minutes to complete, and the responses are anonymous. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on how we are doing to support the Lewes Public Library.
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.