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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.

Almost 90% of libraries offer basic digital literacy training, including how to use your smart phone. #hockessinlibrary

New Castle County offers online language learning. Create an account using your library card today! #hockessinlibrary

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

Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up. No registration required. Tuesdays at 10:15am #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. Fridays, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2pm #hockessinlibrary

Story Time with a Twist Come dressed in your PJs as we explore stories and do a craft. For all ages. Mondays, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 6:30pm #hockessinlibrary

At the Grave of Inez Milholland At a service at her gravesite, African-American suffragists were turned away from speaking in memory of her supporting their community during her work as a suffragist. Syl Woolford helps us understand the complex relationship between the races in the early 1900s. Teens/Adults. 1/11, 11:30am #hockessinlibrary

Genealogy Interest Group/Open Discussion

Come join us for an open discussion, on any genealogy topic! Come share a genealogy find, bring a pesky brick wall for the collective wisdom of the group to try and solve, or discuss any genealogy topic of interest. There will be a moderator, but no formal presentation - we're looking to see if there is interest among attendees in having regular "interest group" informal meetings. 1/12, 2pm The regular monthly January meeting will be held on January 25 at 10:30am at the #hockessinlibrary

Medicare Fraud: Protect Yourself Senior Medicare Patrol of the State of Delaware speaks to senior Medicare recipients and their caregivers about protecting themselves against Medicare fraud in the lobby today. 1/13 10-11:30am #hockessinlibrary

9 - 11 Year Olds Book Group Read and discuss books with your friends. This month we are discussing Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For Ages 9-11. 1/14, 4:45 pm #hockessinlibrary

Chick Lit Book Group Read and discuss entertaining, light reads by joining our fun book group! Adults. 1/15, 7pm #hockessinlibrary

Nurturing Health with Qigong Join Louise Lewis for an introduction to standing and moving meditation, combining mindful breathing exercises with gentle motion using Qigong. Adults. 1/18, 10:15am #hockessinlibrary

New Castle County Libraries are closed today. Hockessin library reopens Tuesday, 1/21 at 10 a.m. #hockessinlibrary

5 & 6 Year Olds Book Group Read and discuss books with your friends. This month we will be discussing Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For ages 5 & 6. 1/21, 4:45pm #hockessinlibrary

Must Love Yarn Connect with other yarn enthusiasts for our (near) weekly chatty gatherings, be you beginner or expert! Get tips or give them, it's up to you! Wednesdays, 1/22, 1/29 1-2pm #hockessinlibrary

Delaware Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting All are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Delaware Genealogical Society. A different speaker presents each month. This month's topic is a live webinar with Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide. 1/25 10:30am #hockessinlibrary

Protect Your Identity Learn how to protect yourself from this growing area of consumer crime. Discover tools to prevent it from happening to you. Presented by Maria Pippidis, UD Cooperative Extension. Adults/Teens. #hockessinlibrary

7 & 8 Year Olds Book Group Read and discuss books with your friends. This month we will be discussing Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters by Claudia Mills. Copies availble in the Children's Room. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For ages 7 & 8. 1/28 4:45pm #hockessinlibrary

Who Are Long Term Care Ombudsmen? Make a difference in someone’s life by advocating for and helping alleviate loneliness and isolation of residents in long-term care facilities with Delaware Health and Social Services. Adults. 1/31 10:30am #hockessinlibrary

Zentangle Art Class Create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns at this easy to learn, relaxing, fun, and meditative art class. 2/1 11am #hockessinlibrary

Cooks and Books, Jr. Try new recipes and share your love of reading. Once a month we come together to try the recipes and talk about the experience of making them. Stop in the Children’s Room to find out what cookbook we are using this month and select your recipe. Registration required. Ages 5 – 12. #hockessinlibrary

Money School: Divorce Workshop

Gain greater understanding of the confusing divorce process. If you, or someone you know is a woman considering divorce or in the early stages of divorce, attend this empowering workshop designed to help you take the next step. This workshop helps individuals gain a greater understanding of their current situation and explore options available to save time, money and grief if they decide to move forward in the divorce process. It is taught by a family law attorney, a financial professional and a licensed mediator. This workshop will provide you with knowledge and resources needed to inform, prepare, and protect you and your family.

This workshop is presented by The Money School. Log in to register and to view the full class listing. To register by phone, call 1-877-307-6858. Walk-ins are welcome.

In 2016, there were more than 1.35 billion in-person visits to public libraries. #hockessinlibraries

A Matter of Balance An 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling, increase physical activity and mental acuity. Registration required, please call 302-255-9690 to register. #hockessinlibrary

Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud Senior Medicare Patrol of the State of Delaware speaks to senior Medicare recipients and their caregivers about protecting themselves against Medicare fraud in the lobby today. 2/10 10-11:30am #hockessinlibrary

Make 2020 the year you learn a new language! All you need is your library card! Learn #hockessinlibrary

My First Delaware Library Card Stop in the children's room at the library to find out more! Ages 0-5 #hockessinlibrary

There are 17,000 libraries in the United States! #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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