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Conversation with Donald L. Miller | Masters of the Air

IN-PERSON & ONLINE EVENT
MARCH 28 | 5 - 6 PM EST  
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Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Donald L. Miller, author of Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. This deeply personal story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep was the inspiration for the major Apple TV+ series, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, that premiered January 26, 2024. Don will be in conversation with Paul Sparrow, former director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Conversation with Ronald Collins | Tragedy on Trial

HYBRID EVENT
MARCH 13 | 5 - 6 PM EST  
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Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Ronald K. L. Collins, author of Tragedy on Trial: The Story of the Infamous Emmett Till Murder Trial.

Tragedy on Trial reveals as never before the entire and shocking story of the 1955 trial of Emmett Till's murderers. Based on extensive research, and accompanied by photos of the trial and a "For the Record" Introduction by Lonnie G. Bunch, III (Secretary of the Smithsonian), the brisk narrative brings the story alive, revealing all its manipulations

Fireside Chat with James B. Conroy | The Devils Will Get No Rest

IN-PERSON & ONLINE EVENT
APRIL 14 | 5 - 6 PM EST  
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Join us in-person in the library or online as Fireside Chats host Paul Sparrow converses with James B. Conroy, author of The Devils Will Get No Rest: FDR, Churchill, and the Plan That Won the War, the first full account of the Casablanca Conference of January 1943, the secret ten-day parlay in Morocco where FDR, Churchill, and their divided high command hammered out a winning strategy at the tipping point of World War II.

Science and Society | The Science of Aging

ONLINE EVENT
MARCH 5 | 5 - 6 PM
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What do we know about aging and longevity, and how do we know it? Join us for a Science and Society lecture by Dr. Coleen Murphy, whose new book, How We Age: The Science of Longevity, chronicles the history and current state of research on aging. She describes how recent studies of centenarians, long-lived animals, and simple invertebrate animals, combined with breakthroughs in genomics and cell biology, have led to insights into the molecular mechanisms of longevity and aging. The research provides clues to how we might slow human aging, which could lead in turn to new therapeutics and treatments for age-related disease. 

Conversation with Sadeqa Johnson | The House of Eve

HYBRID EVENT
FEBRUARY 8 | 5 - 6 PM EST  
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Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author, Sadeqa Johnson, to discuss her latest novel, The House of Eve. Set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, this work of historical fiction explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal. Joining Johnson in conversation is Janis Freeman from The Social Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.

Science and Society | Searching: the Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science

ONLINE EVENT
NOVEMBER 7 | 5 PM EST
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Staring at the stars, falling in love, or listening to music, humans sometimes feel a connection with things bigger than ourselves. But these awe-inspiring experiences are not easily understood by science, which holds that all things can be explained in terms of atoms and molecules. In his latest book, The Transcendent Brain: Spirituality in the Age of Science, the novelist and physicist Alan Lightman draws on intellectual history and conversations with contemporary scientists, philosophers and psychologists to interrogate our place between these worlds.

Fireside Chats | The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made

HYBRID EVENT
NOVEMBER 5 | 5 PM EST
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Join us in-person in the library or online as Fireside Chats host Paul Sparrow converses with Cliff Sloan, author of The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made, the inside story of how one president forever altered the most powerful legal institution in the country, with consequences that endure today.

Cooks & Books Presents Leah Koenig | Portico

HYBRID EVENT
OCTOBER 22 | 2 PM EST
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Join Leah Koenig, author of Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome's Jewish Kitchen, for a recipe demonstration and book signing. Rome is home to one of Europe's oldest and most delicious Jewish cuisines. Shaped by centuries of hardship and a tightly bound community that stands 16,000 strong today, the Roman Jewish kitchen is defined by its simple-but-elegant approach to vegetables, its love of frying foods in olive oil, its saucy braised meats, and its beguiling desserts. Leah will share more about Rome's Jewish history and demonstrate two recipes from the book--Silky Marinated Zucchini (concia) and Chocolate Marzipan (marzapane al cioccolato). Participants will have the opportunity to taste Roman Jewish dishes and to purchase signed copies of the book after the event.

Green Earth Book Award Celebration

ONLINE EVENT
OCTOBER 19 | 7 PM
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The Green Earth Book Award Celebration is held every year to honor The Nature Generation’s Green Earth Book Award winners. Join The Nature Generation and Lewes Public Library, partners Salisbury University Seidel School of Education and Browseabout Books, and all of this year’s Green Earth Book Award-winning authors for this annual virtual celebration. Hear Christophe Tuluo, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bay. discuss 50 years of the Endangered Species Act and the Act’s successes and challenges ahead, meet all the award winners, and enjoy short videos of children and young people engaging with award-winning books. Register now to join us in celebrating the Green Earth Book Award winners for 2023.

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