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Dec
7
Sat
Birding and Journaling at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge @ Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge for an afternoon of learning about the park, the birds, and nature journaling.  Participants will travel around the park with stops for bird watching and writing.  Journaling will be guided by Lisa Dill, Professor of English specializing in Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware and University of Iowa.

Participants should bring a pen, notebook, clipboard/hard writing surface, binoculars, and dress appropriately for the weather.  We will meet at the Visitor’s Center.

Registration required.  Spaces are extremely limited.  Register online or by contacting Delaware Humanities.

Dec
11
Wed
Better Angels Depolarizing From Within Workshop @ Community Service Building Suite 105
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side.  Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This workshop teaches participants:

1: How to be more aware of their own “inner polarizer”
2: How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population
3: Strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views

This program is facilitated by Karen Reiner of Better Angels, a non-profit, bipartisan grass-roots effort currently active in all 50 states.  The event is free, but registration is required.  Register online or by contacting Delaware Humanities.

Free parking is located two blocks away from the Community Service Building at the Community Service Parking Garage (111 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 198011-entrance on Orange St).  Bring your parking ticket into the session for validation.

Registration is required.  Please register online.

Questions? Contact Delaware Humanities.

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
25
Sat
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
4
Tue
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
8
Sat
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.