Lewes Library Partner Event | Online

Science and Society | The First Peoples of the Americas

 ONLINE EVENT 
DECEMBER 6 | 5 PM
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Many thousands of years ago, groups of people crossed what was then a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. Who were they? When did they arrive? And how did these first arrivals spread throughout the Americas? Join us online for a talk by Jennifer Raff, whose best-selling new book Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas explores these questions through the lenses of genetics and archaeology, and discusses the ethical issues involved in studies that profoundly impact Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Browseabout Book Club | Migrations

BROWSEABOUT BOOK CLUB
LEWES PUBLIC LIBRARY
DECEMBER 13 | 3:30 PM
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The Lewes Public Library is pleased to host Browseabout Book Club, celebrating its 25th year, discusses works of literary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a range of genres. Members select works for their timely and timeless importance, uniqueness of perspective, and literary excellence. Book lovers welcome any time during the season. Moderator is Kathleen Baker.
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Browseabout Book Club | The Sentence

BROWSEABOUT BOOK CLUB
LEWES PUBLIC LIBRARY
NOVEMBER 15 | 3:30 PM
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The Lewes Public Library is pleased to host Browseabout Book Club, celebrating its 25th year, discusses works of literary fiction, poetry, non-fiction and a range of genres. Members select works for their timely and timeless importance, uniqueness of perspective, and literary excellence. Book lovers welcome any time during the season. Moderator is Kathleen Baker.
More information is here or send an email.

Conversation with Maya K. van Rossum | The Green Amendment

POSTPONED | TO BE RESCHEDULED
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Maya K. van Rossum, author of The Green Amendment: The People's Fight for a Clean, Safe, and Healthy Environment, a roadmap to a healthier world—one that uses the law to empower activists and provide hope for communities everywhere. Joining van Rossum are Delaware State Representative Madinah Wilson-Anton, lead sponsor of Delaware's proposed Green Amendment and veteran, activist, community advocate, and organizer Kerri Evelyn Harris.

Science and Society | Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning Through Making

ONLINE EVENT 
NOVEMBER 15 | 5 PM
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From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists can’t measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone into intricate statuary, or know how it feels to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing. Join author and materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski as she journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work.

Conversation with Greg Melville and Todd Harra

IN-PERSON & ONLINE EVENT 
NOVEMBER 10 | 5 PM
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Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Greg Melville, author of Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries, a lively tour through the history of US cemeteries that explores how, where, and why we bury our dead. Joining Greg is Todd Harra, author of Last Rites: The Evolution of the American Funeral, the untold story of American funeral and mourning tradition.

Conversation with Stacey D’Erasmo | The Complicities

IN-PERSON & ONLINE EVENT 
OCTOBER 27 | 5 PM
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Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Stacey D’Erasmo, award-winning author of The Complicities, a haunting and emotionally affecting story about a woman trying to rebuild her life after her husband’s arrest, and what she knew— or pretended not to know — about where their family’s money came from. With biting wisdom, The Complicities examines the ways in which the stories we tell ourselves — that we didn’t know, that we weren’t there, that it wasn’t our fault — are also finally stories of our own deep complicity. Joining Stacey in conversation is Suzanne Thurman of the Marine Education, Research, and Rehabilitation Institute (MERR).

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