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Book Sale Chair Larry Thurrell
Larry Thurrell

The Friends Celebrate Larry Thurrell's Service

On Monday, February 10, 2020 the Friends of the Hockessin Library Board honored long-time volunteer, Board member, and Book Sale Chair Larry Thurrell for his over 25 years of service to the Library and the Friends. During his tenure the book sale has raised more than $500,000 for the Library. His many accomplishments also include leading the fund raising for the Library addition and reading garden. The reading garden will be named in Larry's honor.

Also In recognition of his accomplishments, Diana Brown, Manager of Libraries, presented Larry with a County Proclamation declaring Monday, February 10, 2020 "Lawrence Thurrell Day" in New Castle County.

Thank you, Larry, for all you have done to support the Hockessin Library!

Diana Brown, Manager of Libraries, presented Larry with a County Proclamation
Larry Thurrell
 

Events

 

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.

 
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



LEGO Club Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO(R) creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOS(R) toys at home. Ages 3 and up. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. #hockessinlibrary



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. Adults. 2/7-3/27, 10:30am-12:30pm #hockessinlibrary



Need something to do this dreary afternoon? 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 movie is "King in the Wilderness" 2/7 2 p.m. #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 DFLI.org to register and to view the full class listing. To register by phone, call 1-877-307-6858. Walk-ins are welcome.



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



Black History Month: Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter Born in Wilmington in 1823, this teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife and mother, practiced a life committed to racial and gender equality. Learn more about this remarkable woman at this Delaware Humanities program. Teens/Adults. 2/15 11a.m. #hockessinlibrary



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



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



New Castle County Libraries are closed today. Hockessin Library reopens Tuesday, 2/18, 10 a.m



Chick Lit Book Group Read and discuss entertaining, light reads by joining our fun book group! Adults. 2/19 7 p.m. #hockessinlibrary



Like to eat? Like to cook? Join this different book club! Adults. 2/22 2-3:30 p.m. #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 history of Almshouses, Orphanages and Reform Schools, from Delaware and elsewhere. Researchers can find startling and helpful genealogical discoveries at such institutions by Mike Miscoski. Adults. 2/22 10:30am-12:30pm #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. Learn more from Delaware Health and Social Services. Adults. 2/28 1 p.m. #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. 3/1 2 p.m. #hockessinlibrary



Genealogy Interest Group and Open Discussion from the Delaware Genealogical Society Adults. 3/8 2-4 p.m. #hockessinlibrary



Top Scams Affecting Delawareans Learn what is happening locally, and protect yourself and your family from losing money from the Better Business Bureau. Adults. 3/13, 1-2:30 p.m. #hockessinlibrary



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



Make 2020 the year you learn a new language! All you need is your library card! Learn more:www.library.transparent.com/newcastlecode #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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