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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
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.

Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A first person portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford, Delaware. Owen tells the story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and deciding to become part of the 54th Massachusetts, the renowned first black regiment to fight in the Civil War.

Feb
5
Wed
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Milton Public Library @ Milton Public Library
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware's Forgotten Daughter @ Milton Public Library @ Milton Public Library | Milton | Delaware | United States

Mary Ann Shad Cary (1823-1893) was one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in black history.  She was born in Wilmington, yet few Delaware residents have ever heard of her.  Shad Cary seems more a woman of our times than of her own.  Teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife and mother…it is easy to imagine her as a modern-day superwoman, preaching and practicing a life committed to racial and gender equality.  It is harder to imagine a woman, especially a woman of color, leading a life so rich with accomplishments 150 years ago.

Feb
8
Sat
WASPs at New Castle Airbase World War II (the MG William Duncan Memorial Lectures) @ Delaware Military Museum
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Duncan lectures will attempt to bridge the military/civilian cultural gap, emphasizing our shared cultural heritage. This series is intended to help Delawareans gain a deeper understanding of our common history, the unique contributions of our Delaware military veterans, their sacrifices, and their achievements.

Presenter Jan Churchill is the author of “From Delaware to Everywhere”, a history of New Castle Army Air Base, “Delaware Aviation” and other aviation histories. Churchill is a member of the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame. She is a commercial pilot in land planes and seaplanes.

The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson @ Newark Free Library @ Newark Free Library
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson @ Newark Free Library @ Newark Free Library | Newark | Delaware | United States

In the spring of 1947, Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking down Major Leagues Baseball’s decades-old color line and changing the face of the game forever. The program gives the audience an intimate look at Robinson and the impact he has had on society and today’s culture.

Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Kirkwood Library @ Kirkwood Library
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A first person portrayal of William Owen, a free black man from Milford, Delaware. Owen tells the story of hearing Frederick Douglass speak and deciding to become part of the 54th Massachusetts, the renowned first black regiment to fight in the Civil War.

Feb
9
Sun
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ THE LOVE NATION
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ THE LOVE NATION

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.

Feb
10
Mon
The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, who met in 1839 and married in 1842, seemed at first glance to have nothing in common. Yet, they made a marriage that was probably one of the most consequential in American history, as they came to the White House in the midst of the country’s greatest crisis. This talk will look back at this improbable pair, their four sons, and the heartbreaking series of tragedies that struck the family before, during, and after the Civil War.