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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.
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African Americans and the Civil War @ Claymont Library 2:00 pm
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[...]
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African Americans and the Civil War @ Delaware City Library 6:00 pm
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[...]
Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Elsmere Library 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Milton Public Library 2:00 pm
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[...]
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WASPs at New Castle Airbase World War II (the MG William Duncan Memorial Lectures) 12:00 pm
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
WASPs at New Castle Airbase World War II (the MG William Duncan Memorial Lectures) @ Delaware Military Museum
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[...]
The Life and Impact of Jackie Robinson @ Newark Free Library 1:00 pm
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[...]
Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Kirkwood Library 2:30 pm
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[...]
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From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories 3:00 pm
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[...]
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The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family @ Elsmere Library 10:30 am
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[...]
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With Malice Towards None: Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures @ Lewes Public Library 6:00 pm
With Malice Towards None: Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures @ Lewes Public Library @ Lewes Public Library
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Malice Towards None: Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures @ Lewes Public Library @ Lewes Public Library
This illustrated lecture takes us through Lincoln’s early life and character, including his remarkable physical strength, love of books (despite his lack of formal education), aversions to hunting, gambling, and drinking alcohol (against the status[...]
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Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Milton Public Library 2:00 pm
Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Milton Public Library @ Milton Public Library
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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[...]
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Delaware Humanities Winter Grant Application Writing Workshop: Lewes 11:00 am
Delaware Humanities Winter Grant Application Writing Workshop: Lewes @ Lewes Public Library
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Delaware Humanities Winter Grant Application Writing Workshop: Lewes @ Lewes Public Library | Lewes | Delaware | United States
Brave the cold to join us at the beautiful Lewes Public Library as our Grant Officer talks about the different Grant types funded by DH, learn some tips on putting a top-notch application together before[...]
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Hockessin Library 11:00 am
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter @ Hockessin Library @ Hockessin Library
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware's Forgotten Daughter @ Hockessin Library @ Hockessin Library
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[...]
Folk Art and Culture @ Claymont Library 2:00 pm
Folk Art and Culture @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Folk Art and Culture @ Claymont Library @ Claymont Library
Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Ms. LaFate, a Jamaican born,[...]
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Voters at Last: Battling for the Ballot @ Middletown Historical Society 7:30 pm
Voters at Last: Battling for the Ballot @ Middletown Historical Society @ Middletown Historical Society
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
There was a period in our past when voting rights were reserved primarily for white male property owners. But during a long struggle the rights of the ballot were extended regardless of property ownership, race,[...]
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Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly @ Milton Public Library 2:00 pm
Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly @ Milton Public Library @ Milton Public Library
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly @ Milton Public Library @ Milton Public Library
This presentation uncovers and appreciates the power, ingenuity, and strength of Bessie Coleman. The circumstances surrounding her life might suggest that obtaining basic needs would be sufficient. Yet, she exceeded acquiring the basics and forged[...]
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African Americans and the Civil War @ South Coastal Library 4:00 pm
African Americans and the Civil War @ South Coastal Library @ South Coastal Library
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
African Americans and the Civil War @ South Coastal Library @ South Coastal 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[...]
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From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ Dover Public Library 6:30 pm
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ Dover Public Library @ Dover Public Library
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
From Africa to the Americas via Music, Song, Dance, & Stories @ Dover Public Library @ Dover Public Library | Dover | Delaware | United States
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[...]
4th Annual Shakespeare Festival Presents: Shakespeare and Saint Valentine 7:00 pm
4th Annual Shakespeare Festival Presents: Shakespeare and Saint Valentine @ Lewes Public Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
4th Annual Shakespeare Festival Presents: Shakespeare and Saint Valentine @ Lewes Public Library
Join us around the fireplace as Delaware Shakespeare actors concoct an enticing mix of love scenes, sonnets, and songs, to create a perfect way for you and your Valentine to celebrate Cupid’s February holiday! The[...]
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Folk Art and Culture @ Delaware City Library 6:00 pm
Folk Art and Culture @ Delaware City Library @ Delaware City Library
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Folk Art and Culture @ Delaware City Library @ Delaware City Library
Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Ms. LaFate, a Jamaican born,[...]
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The Lady Was A Spy: Female Operatives in World War II @ Elsmere Library 6:00 pm
The Lady Was A Spy: Female Operatives in World War II @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Lady Was A Spy: Female Operatives in World War II @ Elsmere Library @ Elsmere Library
Throughout World War II, a group of fearless and committed patriots risked their lives to achieve victory in Europe. They were the women of Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the United States’ OSS. Women[...]
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Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Woodlawn Library 6:30 pm
Black Delaware Participation in the Civil War @ Woodlawn Library @ Woodlawn Library
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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[...]
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“Magnificent Desolation” Book Discussion 6:00 pm
“Magnificent Desolation” Book Discussion @ New Castle Public Library
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
"Magnificent Desolation" Book Discussion @ New Castle Public Library
In Magnificent Desolation, Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalls his life from preparing for the moon landing to battling depressing and alcoholism after his return home.  He tells his story in the touching, humorous, and[...]
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