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Banned Books/Silenced Voices

HYBRID EVENT
OCTOBER 6 | 5 PM EST
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In celebration of Banned Books Week, the Lewes Public Library, ACLU of DelawareGroome Church, and Browseabout Books welcome Del Shakes Artistic Squad.

Libraries in every state are facing an unprecedented number of attempts to ban books. In 2022 the American Library Association documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources, the highest number of attempted book bans since they began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago.

Conversation with Chasten Buttigieg | I Have Something to Tell You — For Young Adults

HYBRID EVENT
OCTOBER 21 | 6 PM
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Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Chasten Buttigieg on the young adult version of his instant New York Times bestseller, I Have Something to Tell You. This is the young adult adaptation of the hopeful and refreshingly candid bestselling memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Completely rewritten with new stories, it includes resources for readers, parents, and teachers.

Conversation with Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall | Star Crossed

HYBRID EVENT
OCTOBER 17 | 5 PM
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Join us in the library or online for a conversation with Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall, co-authors of Star Crossed: A True WWII Romeo and Juliet Love Story in Hitler's Paris. This epic story of love and resistance during World War II is part historical portrait of life during the Occupation and part valentine to The City of Light and the resilience of its people. Based on a true story, this book follows the romance between the Romeo and Juliet of war-torn Paris – a Catholic Resistance fighter and a Holocaust victim who meet at the famous Café Flore before war, prejudice, and disapproving families set them on divergent and tragically inevitable paths.

Science and Society | How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past and Will Shape our Future

ONLINE EVENT
SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
OCTOBER 3 | 5 PM EST
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Join us for a discussion with Dr. Stephen Porder, about his new book, Elemental. He describes how three organisms—microbes, plants, and humans—profoundly transformed our planet over its 4-billion-year history, altering the climate and the trajectory of life on Earth. Microbes and plants harnessed the same five elements—hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus— to proliferate wildly across the planet. 

Fireside Chats: Christopher C. Gorham and The Confidante

IN-PERSON EVENT
JUNE 25 | 5 - 6 PM
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Join us by the fireplace in the library as we continue our series, Fireside Chats: Exploring the Roosevelt Legacy. This month author Christopher C. Gorham will talk about his book, The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America, the first-ever biography of Anna Marie Rosenberg, the Hungarian Jewish immigrant who became FDR’s closest advisor during World War II and, according to Life, “the most important official woman in the world.”

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