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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.


Check out the summer programs at the Hockessin Library.

Did You Know? 95% of libraries offer summer reading and learning programs to help children maintain academic achievement between school years.

Clean Water Starts at Home: Homeowner Tips to Prevent Pollution The University of Delaware Chapter of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and the Delaware Chapter of AWRA present ways to keep water clean and unpolluted before entering storm drains. There are many things we can do to keep rivers and bays clean, and it starts with you. Adults/Teens. 9/30 7 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Meeta Peace Week: Concert Meeta Parker sings "Peaceful" Ballads Meeta Parker Duo sings an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft "peaceful" popular easy listening songs. All ages. 9/24 7 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Teen Book Group Ages 12-14 will be discussing New Kid by Jerry Craft on 10/1, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Copies will be available for check out in the Teen Section and the Children's Room. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. #hockessinlibrary

Delaware Genealogy Society Meeting All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Delaware Genealogical Society. A different speaker presents each month. The topic this month is Using Probate Records to Raise the Dead. The speaker is Sydney Cruice Dixon. Adults. 9/21 10:30 a.m. #hockessinlibrary

Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up. No registration required. Tuesdays, 10:15 -11 a.m. #hockessinlibrary

Learn Excel Series: Intermediate Add to your skills using Microsoft Excel. Keyboarding and mouse skills required. 14 available laptops only, or bring your own laptop and follow along. Registration required. Adults. Intermediate: October 5, Advanced: November 2. 10:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Adults. #hockessinlibrary

Grave Robbing & Body Snatching Tales Ed Okonowicz presents historical information and folktales at this informative, humorous, and entertaining program on cemetery lore, exhumation practices, and regional stories. Ages 10+ 10/27 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Mental Health Awareness Week: The Importance of Self Care NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Delaware defines and discusses caring for ourselves in the midst of life. Adults. 10/7 1 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Book Babies No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for newborn - 17 months and their caregivers. Wednesdays, 10:50 - 11:30 a.m. #hockessinlibrary

Noon Book Group Book lovers wanted! Bring a bag lunch and join us for a lively book discussion. Newcomers welcome. Book selections available at reference desk. October's book is: Reader's Choice

How to Write (and Read) a Crime Novel Mystery Writers of America presents this panel of authors that addresses the specific challenges of writing crime fiction—and reading it. What are writers' concerns as they create fiction in their subgenre? What do readers look for when reading crime fiction? How do novelists remain creative while meeting reader expectations? Adults. 1-3:30 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Join us for a documentary film series featuring thought provoking award-winning films for you to enjoy. All films are for an adult audience. This month's film is: "Dark Money." 10/4 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Halloween in Hockessin A safe trick or treating experience for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent and be in costume to receive a Treat! Start at the Hockessin Library then walk through Swift Park to the stores and locations on Old Wilmington Road and Lancaster Pike. 10/26 11 a.m-3 p.m.

Story Time with a Twist Come dressed in your PJs as we explore stories and do a craft. For all ages. Mondays at 6:30 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Advance Directives and Living Wills Make your wishes known through an advance medical directive and/or a living will, giving firm instructions and expressing your legal intentions about your health care. Delaware Health and Social Services' Bill Gadola helps you with documents. 10/7 3 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Library Scavenger Hunt Search the library for the hidden characters around the library. October's hunt starts today! All ages. Library hours. #hockessinlibrary

Chick Lit Book Club Read and discuss entertaining, light reads by joining our fun book group! Adults. 10/16 7 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Genealogy Series: Tales Tombstones Tell Mike Dixon traces the evolution of graveyards in the state. He concludes with using a visit to an old burial ground to understand and trace family history. Teens/Adults. 10/19 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Video Games for Adults Exercising your brain is just as important as your body. Keep your brain fit and have fun as we play vintage video games together. Adults. Fridays, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

How to Read the News How do you feel about fake news, and how does it make you feel about real news? This presentation uses the rise of fake news, so often widely disdained by commentators across America, as an opportunity to reflect on some of our most treasured, and least closely examined, assumptions about authority, trust, the facts, the truth, and real news. Teens/Adults. 10/19 11 a.m. #hockessinlibrary

Delaware Genealogical Society All are welcome to this monthly meeting. This month's topic is Genealogy Resources at Hagley. The speakers are Erik Rau and Reese Robinson. Adults. 10/20 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary

Did You Know? Delaware Libraries have My First Delaware Library Card for your Birth-5 year old? Ask staff next time you are in the #hockessinibrary!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Learn more at #hockessinlibrary and give your child a great start!

Did You Know? 68% of libraries provide programs that assist patrons with accessing employment databases and job opportunity resources.


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