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Delaware Humanities provides educational outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

July 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and the Department of Health and Social Services Library for Literature and Medicine. Based on the award-winning program started by Maine Humanities, Literature and Medicine is a group that meets once a month for 90 minutes to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!

Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. The class dates are as follows:

Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, September 18

The enrollment fee ($35) includes the six 90 minute discussion led by a trained faciliator, a curated set of readings for the discussions (usually excerpts from fiction and non-fiction works), a light snack, two books, and a tote bag.

An information session will be held on March 20 at noon. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.

 

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July 17, 2019 7:00 pm

Defying the odds, Leland Melvin became the only person to catch a football for the NFL and in space.

Join the Bear Library for a discussion of his book, and then hear him tell his inspiring story at Delaware State University on October 5!

Books are available to borrow from the Bear Library for this discussion. Please visit the Reference desk.

 

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Apply For a Grant

The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations.

** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ** 
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Calendar

July 8, 2019 6:30 pm
@Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
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July 8, 2019 6:30 pm
@Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
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July 9, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Elsmere Library
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Elsmere, Delaware
July 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Eric Mease
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@Wilmington Public Library
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Wilmington, Delaware
July 13, 2019 11:00 am
Speaker: Mike Dixon
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@New Castle County Bear Library
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Bear, Delaware

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  • DEstination: Space Short Story and Art Contest Announced

    March 5, 2019

    Want to meet an astronaut? Students currently in grades 5-12 are invited to submit a short story or art to the DEstination: Space contest. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight.

     

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