Delray Beach Public Library

Telephone:
561-266-0194

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

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Résumé Coaching with Merrill
Organizer: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Tuesdays from January 2, 2024, through March 26, 2024 applicants will have a 45-minute private session by appointment only at the Library starting at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a professional résumé and job search coach.

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.

Hooks and Needles: Learn to Knit or Crochet
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Learn all about hooks and needles, types of yarn, and the differences between knit and crochet along with some basic stitches. Then, choose either knit or crochet  and select a fun project to complete as you learn and use new skills at this on-going drop-in class.

Language and Culture Exchange
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

English and Spanish speakers are invited to join this fun, new program. Immersive language and cultural activities will help you gain confidence, improve your second language speaking skills and grow your knowledge of other cultures. All levels welcome!

Intercambio de Lengua y Cultura
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Todos los hablantes de inglés y español están invitados a unirse a este nuevo y divertido programa. Las actividades de inmersión les ayudarán a ganar confianza, mejorar su capacidad de hablar el segundo idioma y aumentar su conocimiento de otras culturas. Este programa es gratis pero se requiere inscripción. ¡Todos los niveles bienvenidos!

Great Books Discussion Group
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Date: February 23, 2024 10:00 am
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Read and discuss a selection of great short stories and essays. The group meets 10 am to 11:30 am most Fridays on Zoom. Register below for Zoom information.

Home: A Journey through Time, Space, and Memory
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: February 24, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

A storyteller facilitates a lively and moving exploration of stories of home—what they mean to us and how they make us who we are. Participants will then draw a memory map of a street, neighborhood, or town from a place that was once home as they remember it. They will be invited to share their memory map and the story with the group.

Opera Forum Lecture Series with Palm Beach Opera
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Date: February 25, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Palm Beach Opera presents a series of educational lectures and discussions with guest music scholars to prepare you for their upcoming opera season. Come and get your culture on!

Afternoon Book Group
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: February 26, 2024 1:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

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.

Reading Behind the Words: Understanding the Short Story
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: February 27, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Utilizing all new material, Winston will teach you the basic elements of the short story including setting, character, plot, and more. Through close reading and analysis of selected short stories, you will learn to recognize what these elements add to the story and will understand structure and meaning. 

Enhancing Psychological Fitness
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: February 28, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

This continuous 4-part series is designed to enhance our everyday emotional well-being, resiliency, reaction to aging, and our willingness to share our best assets with others as we journey through life. This event is both didactic and experiential. Dr. Bursor will present fascinating and useful information and encourage all attendees to share their rich experiences with their peers because we all have something worthwhile to contribute!

Make a Joyful Noise! 
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: February 29, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

An engaging romp through the history of sacred music against the backdrop of various eras of human social and cultural development. You’ll start with early the beginnings in Jewish roots, Gregorian chant and the Medieval period; then on to the Renaissance and the Reformation; followed by the “isms” like Bach and Lutheranism, Mozart and Catholicism, and 19th century Romanticism; and end up in the 20th century with the Oxford movement, Revivals, Gospel, and commercialization.

Alienation and Displacement in Caribbean Literary and Oral Texts
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: March 7, 2024 1:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

This presentation will explore the literary works of NourbeSe Philip and Edwidge Danticat as well as the musical poetics of Bob Marley.

Clouds Over Sidra: A Virtual Reality Experience
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: March 9, 2024 1:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Come by any time between 1 and 3 pm for an opportunity to explore a refugee camp virtual reality. See what it’s really like. The Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan is home to over 80,000 Syrians fleeing war and violence, half of whom are children. One resident is 12-year old Sidra, who has lived in the camp for over a year.

Tuesday Book Group
Organizer:
Date: March 12, 2024 6:00 pm
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Stay connected and engaged with other avid readers at our Tuesday Book Group.  We read and discuss a variety of current and popular fiction.

Haitian Creole is a Living Language (Virtual)
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: March 13, 2024 6:30 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Haitian Creole is dynamic and continuously evolving. It embraces new terminology, styles, and expressions that reflect the changing needs and experiences of its speakers. Through the creative contributions of artists, writers, and young people, the language grows richer and more culturally significant.

Book Discussion: Ayiti by Roxane Gay
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: March 20, 2024 1:00 pm
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

From a New York Times-bestselling author, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. Originally published by a small press, this Grove Press paperback will make Gay’s debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories.

Open Reads for Writers
Organizer: Kae Jonsons
Date: March 20, 2024 6:00 pm
Email: Kae.Jonsons@Delraylibrary.org

All writers (published and unpublished) are invited to share their original work by reading approximately ten minutes of works in progress or completed projects. All levels and genres are welcome. This is not a critique group. Instead, enjoy and participate in short discussions offer information to support the writer's journey.

Yoko Sata Kothari, Pianist
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Date: April 7, 2024 2:00 pm
Email: reference@delraylibrary.org

Yoko Sata Kothari, an award-winning classical pianist will present a program of classical works for solo piano dedicated to family and friends. This “Talk & Play” program will feature works by Brahms, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and others.

Partial Solar Eclipse
Organizer: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta
Date: April 8, 2024 1:15 pm
Email: loanis.menendez@delraylibrary.org

Starting March 1, 2024, library card holders can register to receive a family 4-pack* of solar eclipse viewing glasses! This is NOT a library program.Register to reserve/receive your family 4-pack of solar eclipse safe-viewing glasses and bring the registration confirmation to any of the public service desks at the Delray Beach Public Library.