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Beyond Journaling: How Reflective Writing Can Reduce Stress @ Online
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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. 

Distant Discussions
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Does having options change how people behave? If so, how?  

Join us for a short discussion of the poems “There is no greater crime than leaving” by Bertolt Brecht and “Letter to the Local Police” by June Jordan.

The event is free, but registration is required.

History Book Festival 2021: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois | Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

In the author’s first novel, Ailey Pearl Garfield, a young African American woman, seeks to come to terms with her identity by journeying through her family’s past, uncovering tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and White—in the Deep South. She discovers a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

We Have Been Here Before: Delmarva During the 1918 Pandemic @ Online
Sep 9 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
History Book Festival 2021: Matt Siegel
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Secret History of Food | Matt Siegel

These days, what and where we eat says as much about us as the clothes we wear or the places we live, and social media has allowed us to share our private food experiences as never before. But this fixation is not new. “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” says author Matt Siegel. In this entertaining exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary subcultures of this most essential part of life, Siegel sets out to uncover “the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.”




Meleko Mokgosi: Panel Discussion
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


 Painting from The social revolution of our time cannot take its poetry from the past but only from the poetry of the future’ (2019) Meleko Mokgosi

Panel discussion with artist Meleko Mokgosi, curator Kristen Hileman, and Professor Timothy Burke, Department of History and Co-Director of the Aydelotte Foundation, Swarthmore College

Singing Workers: American Occupational Folk Songs @ New Castle Court House Museum and Historic Green
Sep 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hale Byrnes House Summer and Fall Talks: “What the French Soldiers Ate During the American Revolution”
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Photo credit: Chris Mlynarczyk - Blue Hen Studios CEM Photography

American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware
“What the French Soldiers Ate During the American Revolution.”
Speaker: Eric Simonis
Well-behaved children always welcomed
$5 at the door includes coffee, tea & dessert

CSI: The Historical Edition @ New Castle Court House Museum
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm