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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.
May
3
Mon
Fake News, Fraud and Honest Error: The Psychology of Belief @ Online
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
17
Mon
Delaware in World War II @ Online
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
25
Tue
We Have Been Here Before: Delmarva During the 1918 Pandemic @ Online
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
27
Thu
Distant Discussions
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Do you remember the first time you realized your body could be broken or harmed?

Join us for a short discussion of the poem “By the Neck” by Laura Johnsrude and the poem “My Mother’s Body” by Thomas Dooley.

This Literature and Medicine themed session is co-hosted by the Department of Health and Social Services Library.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Jun
9
Wed
Prohibited Summer Book Club: “Nineteen Minutes”
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world; or you can just jump off it.

Sterling, New Hampshire is a small, unremarkable town until one day a school shooting leaves 10 people dead and 19 wounded.  After that violent day, the town’s residents must learn to deal with loss in all its forms and figuring out how to heal as the trial of the shooter places their town into the national spotlight.  Jodi Picoult’s 2007 challenged novel Nineteen Minutes reflects on the struggles surrounding loss, healing, forgiveness, anger, and guilt.

Registration required.

Jun
24
Thu
Distant Discussions
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What have you learned about this event in your lifetime? Why do you think we, as a society, have historically not learned more about this event?   

Join us for a short discussion of the the video The Tulsa Race Massacre: Why We Don’t Understand Racism by Elain Appleton Grant and the poem “Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921” by Sharon Olds.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Jul
14
Wed
Prohibited Summer Book Club: “The Kite Runner”
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…

Amir and Hassan are two unlikely friends living in Kabul in the 1970s.  The story follows the struggles in their lives, as friends from two different ethnic groups and social classes, during a volatile time in Afghanistan.  Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 challenged novel The Kite Runner is a story of loyalty, forgiveness, loss, friendship, and family.

Registration required. General registration opens May 14; registration with a free book opens June 9.

Jul
22
Thu
Distant Discussions
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

With scientific advances, do you think there are any breaches of medical ethics that exist today that we will recognize in the future?  

Join us for a short discussion of the video Story of HeLa Cells by Rebecca Skloot and the poem “Tribute to Henrietta Lacks” by Jill Jennings.

This Literature and Medicine themed session is co-hosted by the Department of Health and Social Services Library.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Jul
28
Wed
Folk Art and Culture @ The Blue Ball Barn
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hay Room if indoors, Courtyard it outdoors

Aug
11
Wed
Prohibited Summer Book Club: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.

Christopher Boone is extremely intelligent and logical, but certain everyday interactions leave him upset and confused.  When the neighbor’s dog is killed one night, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery.  In attempting to learn the truth about the dog’s death, Christopher learns about secrets previously unknown in his own life.  Mark Haddon’s 2003 challenged novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a story of truth, lies loss, forgiveness, and family.

General registration opens June 11; registration with a free copy of the book opens July 14. Registration required.