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If a program or event you were planning to attend does not appear below, it has been cancelled or postponed.  Please continue to monitor our calendar and website for the most up to date information.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Jan
8
Wed
CSI: The Historical Edition @ South Coastal Library @ South Coastal Library
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CSI: The Historical Edition @ South Coastal Library @ South Coastal Library | Bethany Beach | Delaware | United States

As the scientific age arrived, great advances in police science allowed detectives to crack complex cases.  Drawing on intriguing crimes from long ago that were solved by emerging new methods, this one-hour program shows how science, technology, and professional practices evolved, helping detectives crack cases, which were once unsolvable.

Jan
9
Thu
Seized in September @ New Castle Public Library @ New Castle Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seized in September @ New Castle Public Library @ New Castle Public Library

Have you ever wondered what happened in Delaware during the Revolutionary War? How did the British get from the Head of the Elk River to Chadds Ford for the Battle of the Brandywine? Kim Burdick is a specialist in Delaware History and folk culture, and audiences of all ages will be amazed to hear letters and writings by colonial Delawareans describing the arrival of the British army and the social upheaval it brought to our colony.

Jan
11
Sat
Those Alluring Accessories @ Kirkwood Library @ Kirkwood Library
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Those Alluring Accessories @ Kirkwood Library @ Kirkwood Library

Give yourself points as you guess the purpose and learn the history of women’s accessories from the past. Many you may have never heard of. Once vital to a woman, these beautiful pieces that complimented her style and established her status in society have been lost to time as fashion, culture and even industry changed.  Well researched from ancient cultures to the modern day woman and featuring photographs from personal and private collections, this program combines history, humor, and fun. Learn more about some of the lovely things that you see in museums, antique stores, and that even may have been in your own family, and do it as a game.

Jan
13
Mon
Storytelling from Brandywine to the Bay @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Experience adult storytelling through tales of history, humor, romance, and mystery, all set in familiar sites between the head-water of the Brandywine and the banks of the Delaware Bay. Learn about the region’s rich history through yarns, folk-tales, and historical and contemporary pieces told by this well-known local author and storyteller.

Jan
18
Sat
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library

This is a journey from Africa to the Americas using music, song, dance, and stories as mediums, highlighting the similarities between traditional African culture and African influenced culture in the Americas. Audience participation is a must as this is a village-oriented presentation.

Jan
25
Sat
Raising Kings 2020: Conference @ PS Dupont Middle School
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

One Village Alliance and the Brandywine School District will present the 6th Annual Raising Kings Conference, honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Raising Kings is a year-round, high impact opportunity that kicks off during National Mentoring Month to connect our highest needs youth with positive male mentors, role models and fathers. With your help, we can continue to raise the next generation of King leadership and empower our children to begin living “the Dream”!

Adventures in Research @ Bear Library @ Bear Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adventures in Research @ Bear Library @ Bear Library

Have you ever wondered about the historian’s craft or how someone solves historical mysteries about their community, family or events? This program examines this subject by blending actual tales of intriguing historical discovery with basic insight on how to bring bygone memories and stories vividly to life. For anyone with a curiosity about the past, the program will be worthwhile as you accompany the presenter on a series of inquiries and learn about the process for understanding earlier times.

Jan
27
Mon
Stories Worth Repeating @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stories Worth Repeating is a celebration of people, places and special times composed from interviews of community members. Learnings and lessons are reflected in stories read by Ms. Moore. Documentation is explored with a presentation of quilt samples, pictures, and scrapbook pages. This unique presentation offers the opportunity for reflection and appreciation of the brocade pattern of our lives.

Feb
1
Sat
African Americans and the Civil War @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
African Americans and the Civil War @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library

At first they were not allowed to fight. Then they were and more than 180,000 signed up. This is a presentation on African Americans, free and enslaved, and their role in the Civil War. It examines the challenges they faced and puts a face to soldiers who fought valiantly for the Union cause and freedom.

Feb
4
Tue
African Americans and the Civil War @ Delaware City Library @ Delaware City Library
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
African Americans and the Civil War @ Delaware City Library @ Delaware City Library

At first they were not allowed to fight. Then they were and more than 180,000 signed up. This is a presentation on African Americans, free and enslaved, and their role in the Civil War. It examines the challenges they faced and puts a face to soldiers who fought valiantly for the Union cause and freedom.