LEWES PUBLIC LIBRARY
DECEMBER 2020 | E-NEWSLETTER
Check Out What's Happening at the Library!
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Kids & Family
- All programs are FREE
Besides ongoing programs, check out our special events for December!
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!

Get a craft to go when you pick up books or when you come in for a browsing appointment.
A different craft project every week!
Tuesday, December 8. 2020 | 1:00 P.M.
Enjoy a virtual visit with the Brandywine zoo. We'll see some animals and learn why and how some animals make an use slime. You'll get to make some slime yourself with the supply kit you can pick up at the library before the program. Details and registration.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 4:30 P.M.
In the wintertime, when the nights are long and the sky is clear, we can see amazing star patterns. In this STEM exploration, we’ll discover how a star is born, see how sailors use the stars to navigate, take a look inside of a real rocket ship, and we’ll hear a special story about Orion and Scorpio before we make our own constellations with marshmallows and toothpicks.
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, December 3, 10 and 17 | 4:00 P.M.
Join your friends from the Lewes Public Library on Zoom every week for a different activity. Registration required - click here to register.
December Grab & Go Craft for Teens (ages 12 - 18)
Get a craft to go when you pick up books or when you come in for a browsing appointment. There is a different craft project every week!
Supplies are limited so call the library at 302-645-2733 (Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) to find out availability.

Adults
- All programs are FREE
- Currently programs are virtual and require registration
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.
AUTHOR EVENTS
Monday, November 30, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, interactive online conversation with Andrea J. Johnson, author of Poetic Justice, a debut thriller and first in the Victoria Justice series. Andrea will be in conversation with fellow mystery author VM Burns.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, online conversation with former CIA director John Brennan, as he discusses his new memoir, Undaunted.



Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Amy Latta, author of Hand Lettering Off the Page: Easy Projects to Create Beautiful Decor, Apparel and Gifts will demonstrate basic lettering instruction for faux calligraphy and brush technique.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for a live, virtual event with emily m. danforth, author of national bestseller, 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.

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
A live, interactive conversation with the author to discuss her lighthearted look at the top 20 interviewing mistakes that people make without realizing potential consequences.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
A live, interactive conversation with the author to discuss her deeply moving memoir of Esther's search to learn her family's past in the Ukraine.


Monday, December 14, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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. Martin wants to document and share the recipes, ingredients, and customs of the Cajun people before it disappears into the ever encroaching Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. 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.



Monday, December 21, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS - All are welcome to join!
Natural Selections Book Discussion Group
The Natural Selections Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss nature-themed books.

Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Club meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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, December 22, 2020 | 5:00 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.
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DISCUSSION GROUPS
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.
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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.

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Friday, December 18, 2020 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS
Interested in improving your foreign language skills? You're not the only one!
Wednesday, December 2 and 16, 2020 | 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time
Join Italian speakers (18+) to improve your Italian-speaking skills. Basic Italian conversational ability is required.
Thursdays | 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join Spanish speakers (18+) to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Basic Spanish conversational ability is required.
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Join us for this writing workshop to learn how to write dialogue that sounds authentic. This presentation 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.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 700 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
MONEY SCHOOL CLASSES
Presented by instructors with The Money School, a program of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council (DCRAC).
Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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.
Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
This class covers the importance and basic strategies to plan a successful retirement, maximize your social security benefit and position your portfolio to last. The goal is to help make people aware of the challenges in retirement and teach them suitable ways to prepare and overcome them.
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PERFORMANCES AND READINGS
Join us in the comfort of your own home for engaging readings
and outstanding live performances!
Sundays and Wednesdays | 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Half-hour short reading by actor Suzanne Savoy or a guest reader, followed with a brief chat. Details and registration.
Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time
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 readers bring the tale to life in a staged reading guaranteed to be a magical evening of holiday entertainment.

Resources
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.
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ACCESS TO SOCIAL SERVICES
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
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LITTLE FREE PANTRY
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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Friends of 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.
  • 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.