Delray Beach Public Library

Telephone:
561-266-0194

Mon - Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 1PM - 5PM (OCT-MAY)

* The Library is open Monday-Wednesday 9am-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm (Oct-May).

* The Library will be closed Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

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Calling All Serious Writers!
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

The Saturday Writers Studio is meeting virtually on Zoom. Serious writers are invited to participate in our Writers Studio. It is a group for authors who wish to polish manuscripts for publication or personal distribution.

The American Free Speech Tradition
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:30pm - The crowning achievement of the American free speech tradition is the principle that speech can only be suppressed when it poses an imminent threat of provoking serious lawless action. Learn how this key principle wasn’t embraced by the Supreme Court until the 20th century.

Privacy, Virtual Surveillance, and the Constitution
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, May 25 @ 6:30pm - Examine areas where new technologies are challenge our existing ideas about constitutional protections for privacy in public places. Learn reasons why the Constitution provides less protection against surveillance today than it did against the search of private diaries in the 18th century.

Art Lecture - Artistic Journeys
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, May 31 @ 6pm - Two dynamic emerging artists present an audio visual and fun insight into the creative process. After the lecture you can tour the gallery and experience their work guided by the artists.

Free Speech and the Right to be Forgotten
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, June 1 @ 6:30pm - Now that online posts live forever, it is hard to escape one’s past. Learn how a proposed data-protection law in Europe seeks to guarantee “the right to be forgotten.” But what are the implications for free speech if individuals and companies have a broad right to delete information that they don’t like?

Learn Basic Cricut Design!
Organizer: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 3pm. The Cricut is an electronic cutting and drawing machine. Learn how to create designs on your computer that can be cut or drawn into material such as paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and more.

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line with Major General Mari K. Eder
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Monday, June 13 @ 1 pm. Gather your daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers as we celebrate Women Veterans Day with this special event.  Mari K. Eder, retired U.S. Army Major General, and renowned speaker, author, and thought leader on strategic communication and leadership, will speak about her recent book, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line:  Untold Stories of the Women who Changed the Course of WWII.  

Tuesday Book Group
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, June 14 @ 6 pm - Stay connected and engaged with other avid readers at our Tuesday Book Group.  We read and discuss a variety of current and popular fiction.

BYOB CLUB
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Explore what people are reading and learn about different books at the new Bring Your Own Book Club meeting at 9:45 am the 3rd Thursday of the month at The Coffee District, 325 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. This is the first meeting. Bring the book you are currently reading or have read most recently to discuss. Subsequent meetings will have a theme and you can read anything you choose with that select theme. Suggested reading lists will be available if you need help.

Orchid Care Series 
Organizer: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

In the Large Meeting Room @ 3PM. Orchids make beautiful gifts and are wonderful ornamental plants, indoor or outdoor. They are also very easy to care for! In this intro workshop you will learn the basics of orchid care and how to repot them, their watering and fertilizing routines so you can make your orchid rebloom each year.

Opera Conversations: The Joy of Opera
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, June 21 @ 2 pm. Join Palm Beach Opera for an interactive and multimedia overview of 400 years of sight, sound, and sensational stories. This presentation highlights the progress of opera as an art form from humble beginnings in the later 15th century to the spectacle and transformations of today. Along the way, specific examples performed by some of the brightest stars of today and yesterday will be used to show just how this cornerstone of Western musical tradition functions. Free; please register.

Afternoon Book Group
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Monday, June 27 @ 1:00pm - Stay connected and engaged with other avid readers at our Monday Afternoon Book Group.  We read and discuss a variety of current and popular fiction.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Kennedy - Online via Zoom
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Thursday, July 28 @ 2 pm. Meet former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in this fascinating first-person performance by Leslie Goddard, an award-winning actress and scholar. It is 1964 and the former first lady (who was born on this day in 1929), is besieged by tourists and paparazzi and is struggling to cope. Attempting to determine her next step, she reviews her life, sharing stories about her marriage, her fight for privacy amidst intense media scrutiny, her work to restore the White House, and her attempts to showcase the arts. As she gradually opens up, you will meet the private woman behind the public myth. Free; please register to receive the Zoom ID.