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Friends of the Lewes Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library are holding a Book Sale for the general public on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Library. The Book Sale is free and all proceeds from the sale benefit the Library. The first floor “Booktique” features fine quality books starting at $3 and best sellers for $5. In the second floor meeting rooms there are hardback and trade paperbacks priced at $2 and paperbacks at $1, including a large selection of children’s books at great prices.

A Friends Members ONLY Preview Book Sale takes place on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 PM. Entrance to the Preview Night requires a current Friends membership. Anyone wishing to join the Friends, or renew their membership, may download a membership form or pick up one at the Library during business hours. Individuals also may become a Friends member the night of the Preview Sale.

On Saturday book lovers can enjoy the Biblio Bistro. Breakfast and snacks include Surf Bagel bagels, coffee, soft drinks, and home-baked treats.


2nd Annual Community Carnival
Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In celebration of community spirit and collaboration, the Lewes Public Library is holding its Second Annual Community Carnival on Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in Stango Park next to the Library. The event celebrates the community support of the campaign to fund the new Lewes Public Library.

This family-style carnival includes old-fashioned games with prizes, face painting, a balloon artist, and performances by Sankofa African Dance Company and the local singing group Mixed Blessings. All activities are free. Food and drink will be available for purchase.



Wellness Works: Nutrition, Stress Management and Exercise
Mondays, 3:00 PM
Sept. 12, 21 & 28, and Oct. 5

A four-week wellness course facilitated by Catherine Murphy, MSN, RN, of Beebe Healthcare's Population Health Department. The class will meet for four consecutive Mondays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm starting September 14th. Seating is limited and by signing up you commit to attend all four sessions.

 To register, click here. For more information, call 302-645-3528.


Qi Gong: Five Treasures
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 3:00 PM



 Led by Martha Barney from Beebe Healthcare.

Help reduce stress with this gentle exercise and breathing practice. Please register at the Library's Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at 302-645-2733.

Art & Healing
Wednesday, September 16, 3:00 PM


Join Dr. Uday Jani, an internist with a fellowship in integrated medicine, M. E. Edge, experienced mental health professional, and Eileen Wilkinson, founder of WELLarts, as they discuss the transformational effect of art on the body's healing processes.
Journaling, collaging, coloring, and other artistic activities will be explored and participation encouraged. There is no right or wrong way to create, and no expertise is needed.


Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour - "The Taming of the Shrew"
Friday, September 18th at 7:30 pm


Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is "tamed" and men will stop at nothing to claim their love. The familiar story is re-imagined through a cast of characters comprised of nine women and one man, who together weave in and out of Shakespeare's layered world to create a fresh and surprising theatrical experience for all audiences.
Brown Box Theatre Project is pleased to bring this production to Lewes as part of their Fifth Annual Free Shakespeare Tour. Join us at 7:30 pm at the outdoor stage in Stango Park next to the Library.

Shakespeare: Page to Stage Workshop (for adults)
Friday, September 18 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Run by Brown Box Theatre Project, this interactive discussion about acting Shakespeare uses the text of "The Taming of the Shrew". The Workshop is free but limited to 30 participants. To register, click here or call the library.
Please join us again at 7:30 pm for the performance.
** Participants are encouraged to read “The Taming of the Shrew” prior to the workshop **

Shakespeare: Page to Stage Workshop (for teens)
Friday, September 18 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

This free workshop invites teens age 12 - 17 to join Brown Box Theatre Project in acting and discussing Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". We will play games and see how Shakespeare is for everyone!
This interactive discussion led by the actors of Brown Box Theatre is free but limited to 30 youth. To register, click here or call the library.
Participants are invited to stay for pizza after the workshop, and then watch the performance at 7:30 pm.
** Participants are encouraged to read “The Taming of the Shrew” prior to the workshop **


Thank you to those who are supporting us!

The performances of Sankofa African Dance Company and Brown Box Theatre Project are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. The Friends of the Lewes Public Library also are proud supporters of the Shakespeare event.


Lessons of Love From the Near Death Experience
Wednesday, September 30, 3:00 PM


Jayne Smith shares insights for healthy living and loving gained from a near death experience in 1952 while giving birth to her second child. She is a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies and has been active in consciousness raising studies and speaking.
She has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey, CBS Morning News, Charlie Rose Show, and People Are Talking.

To register, call the Library at 302-645-2733.

Sorry, we're full!

As of June 30, the Lewes Public Library will no longer be able to accept donations of books and other materials.

The storage room has filled for the Fall Book Sale, which will be the final book sale before we move into the new Library building.

Once we have moved into the new Library in the Spring of 2016, we will resume acceptance of book donations. The Friends will have a shop in the new library to sell books and other items to pay for new books for the library and programs offered to our community.

For a list of other libraries and thrift that accept book donations, click here.

Thank you for your understanding!


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