Lewes Library Partner Event | Online

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).

Conversation with Miriam Scharfman Zadek | Miriam Hearing Sister: A Memoir

Conversation with Miriam Scharfman Zadek | Miriam Hearing Sister: A Memoir

ONLINE EVENT 
OCTOBER 26 | 5 PM
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Join us for a conversation with Miriam Scharfman Zadek, author of Miriam Hearing Sister: A Memoir, which documents her experiences growing up in a family with both deaf and hearing members from the 1930s through World War II and beyond. Through brief and evocative vignettes, Zadek relates her memories of family life, capturing the innocence of childhood, the confusion of adolescence, and the progression through adulthood. Throughout this journey, she presents a narrative of historical and cultural importance centered on the lives of deaf and hearing Jewish people in the mid-twentieth century. Joining Zadek in conversation is Sara Rosen, At Large Member of from the Seaside Jewish Community Board of Directors.

Conversation with Elisabeth Griffith | Formidable


ONLINE & IN-PERSON EVENT 
OCTOBER 18  | 5 PM
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Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Elisabeth Griffith, author of Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020, the history of the struggle by both Black and white women to achieve their equal rights. Joining Elisabeth in conversation is Ann Compton, former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News.

Conversation with Josh Hitchens | Haunted History of Philadelphia

ONLINE & IN-PERSON EVENT 
OCTOBER 25 | 5 PM
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Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Josh Hitchens, author of Haunted History of Philadelphia, which details the spooky stories of Philadelphia's past and present. Together we will discover the historic haunts and frightful specters that make the city of brotherly love a haven for unexplained phenomena.

Conversation with Dan Shortridge and Rachel Kipp | Secret Delaware

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OCTOBER 12 | 5 PM
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Back by popular demand - join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Dan Shortridge and Rachel Kipp, authors of Secret Delaware: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. An "armchair guide" to Delaware history, it contains more than 80 stories about little-known narratives, oddities, attractions and ephemera from the First State's past and present -- from the tale of the Cape Henlopen quarantine station to the life story of Delaware's groundbreaking female astronomer. Almost every item is connected to a place that people can visit, but the focus is on the stories.

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