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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 7:30 pm in the Library's Community Room on the second Monday of the month from September through May. If the library is closed due to a holiday, the meeting will be held in the Lamborn Library building at 1041 Valley Road. Open to the public.


Family Fun Times - Kalmar Nyckel
Learn the history of the original Kalmar Nyckel voyage. Participants will be given a model ship that they will need to pack and prepare for their own trans-Atlantic voyage. They will need to make decisions on what to bring and what to leave behind in order to have a successful trip.

9 - 11 Year Olds Book Group
Book discussion group. Registration required by contacting the library in person or at 302-239-5160.

Noon Book Group
Book lovers wanted! Join us for a lively book discussion. Newcomers welcome. Book selections available at reference desk.

Slaughter in the Carolinas, Presented by Syl Woolford
Presented by Syl Woolford, who was recognized by the Delaware National Education Association and the NAACP for his contribution to the preservation of African American history, Mr. Woolford is a member of the Delaware Heritage Commission, the Historical and Cultural Affairs Collections Committee, the Historic Preservation Fund, and the Wilmington University History Committee.

Lunch and a Movie - A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure
Enjoy a family movie on our big screen. Bring your lunch. Popcorn will be provided.

7 & 8 Year Olds Book Group
This month we will be discussing Stella Diaz Has Something to Say written by Angela Dominquez. Copies will be available in Children's Room at the library after July 19, 2022. Registration required by contacting the library in person or at 302-239-5160.

Evening Book Group
Join our friendly, informal, monthly book group. New participants are always welcome. Book selections available at reference desk.

Chick Lit Book Group
Read and discuss entertaining, light reads by joining our fun book group! This month we will be discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

Parkinson's ABC Group Training
A-Agility B-Balance C-coordination/cognitive. A Parkinson's-specific collection of exercises that target common Parkinson's constraints in agility, balance, coordination and cognition. The class is fun yet challenging. This class is for people with Parkinson's Disease who are ambulatory and do not require assistive devices. Some exercises are seated.

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Check out the Museum Pass Program from Delaware Libraries! It's your FREE entry to art, culture, entertainment and so much more! Learn more about this program and get a pass today!

Book Babies Book Babies No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for newborn - 17 months and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for 18-35 months and their caregivers.
No registration required.

Staff Picks at a glance - updated monthly!
Check out both Delaware Library Collections at Overdrive/Libby:
And hoopla digital:

A snapshot of 21 recently received fiction titles by debut and lesser-known authors. A chance for you to discover something new.

Looking for a new creative outlet? Try Creativebug, award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. The number on the back of your library card is all you need to get started.

The Art Studio is the arts education center of New Castle County's Department of Community Services. We offer classes year-round for artists of all ages, skill levels and abilities. Take a look at the current catalog and register for upcoming classes!

Must Love Yarn
Connect with other yarn enthusiasts for our weekly chatty gatherings, be you beginner or expert! Get tips or give them, it's up to you!
Every Wednesday, 1pm at the Hockessin Library

Do your kids love listening to a good story? New Castle County Libraries offers Dial-a-Story, a new service that provides kids access to free recorded stories. Call 302-991-0199, then follow the prompts to choose which children's story you would like to hear. New recordings are released every month. Internet access is not required.

Did you know you can borrow a blood pressure cuff from the library?! is a collection of fun & useful gadgets, tools & games you can check out with your Delaware Library Card!
Watch: Instruction Video
Read: Blood Pressure Cuff Manual PDF
Check it out: Borrow from Delaware Libraries
Resource: At Home Health Packet PDF
Track: Print copies of a home health tracker PDF
LibGuide: More about health and wellness

Northstar Digital available from your Delaware Libraries!
A free self-guided online program set of assessments that show your ability to perform basic computer tasks.
For More Information:
For Questions:

Have you always wanted to start your own business? Looking to make a meaningful career change? #DelawareLibraries offers Entrepreneurial Mindset Training, a self-paced course teaching you how to think (and act) like an entrepreneur! Get started today!

Rhythm & Rhyme Story Time
Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time Stories and songs for children ages 3 and up and their caregiver. Seating limited.
Masks encouraged. We will start promptly at 10:15

Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO© creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOS© toys at home. Ages 3 and up.
Families will be seated together working from their box of LEGO© bricks.

The Vial of L.I.F.E program is a free service provided by New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Partnered with ivira Pharmacy The Vial of L.I.F.E assists Emergency personnel in obtaining your pertinent medical information to quickly and appropriately treat you during a crisis. Pick up your vial next time you're in the library.

University of Delaware Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture have teamed up to explore community perspectives and needs for food retail throughout the state. They developed this survey to begin to explore experiences with various places where fresh produce, meats/fish, and groceries are purchased -- including farm markets, small stores, supermarkets, dollar stores, pharmacies, etc. Also included are recent experiences and needs with online grocery ordering and delivery. Finally, the survey asks about community priorities regarding a variety of potential solutions that could improve access to nourishing foods, particularly in the many rural and urban communities throughout the state where such access is limited or difficult, and provides space for sharing ideas as well. It's available in English and Spanish and will take about 15 minutes. Please fill out one of the surveys here:

Medicare and Identity Fraud
The mission of the Senior Medicare Patrol is "To empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education."

Dungeons and Dragons at the Library 18+
Join us at the Hockessin Library as we run a game for newcomers and veterans alike.
Registration required.


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