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 3, 2023, through March 14, 2023 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.

English for Families
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

English for Families is a series of interactive classes for kids and their parents that focuses on developing English vocabulary and literacy skills through strategic and fun story reading and activities. Designed specifically for individuals whose native language is not English (ESOL), the goal is to develop the literacy skills of the whole family.

Besties Book Club Subscription Box
Organizer: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta
Email: Loanis.Menendez@delraylibrary.org

What’s in each box? Everything you'll need for a Besties Book Club! Enjoy two copies of a hardcover book by a bestselling author. Plus, self-care goodies to help you unplug and disconnect from the world, soothe your senses, and immerse yourselves into your book fix!

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

BYOB Book 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 in the Delray Beach Public Library meeting rooms. Bring the book you are currently reading or have read most recently to discuss.

Afternoon Book Group
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
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.

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

Join us Friday, December 16 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.

Great Books Discussion Group
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@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.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 5pm. Artist Ruth Levy-Franks will present a lecture on her artistic journey and a tour of her art in the 2nd Floor Gallery.

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

Hooks and Needles: Learn to Knit or Crochet. Tuesdays, January 17 through February 14 @ 1-3 pm Free; registration required.  Space is limited. At the first class 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 the following classes.

Meet the Author:  Sam Ron with Caren Neile
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Saturday, January 21 @ 2 pm. Free; please register. Sam Ron, one of the oldest living survivors of Nazi death camps, will present his memoir "A Jewish Journey: Surviving and Thriving in Poland, Israel, and the United States" (2022; Hamilton Books). 

From Memory to Memoir - CANCELED
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

The Lifelong Learning Institute is pleased to offer writing and publishing with The Writers’ Colony at Delray Beach Public Library. Now is the time to organize your life experiences into a memoir worthy of publication, or simply write about your favorite people and events as a record of family history.

Where the Poem Takes Me and Why
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Saturday, January 28 @ 2-4:30 PM. Free; Seven local poets will read poems by other poets and share their thoughts on why they picked them, followed by a Q&A session. This free winter reading event is an opportunity to bring together the poetry community and see how a poet’s mind works – and delights itself – while approaching another poet’s work.

Yoko Sata Kothari, Pianist
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Sunday, January 29 @ 2 pm. Free; registration required. Yoko Sata Kothari, award-winning classical pianist presents a piano concert of gorgeous music composed in dedication to special moments – weddings and funerals.  The concert program will include piano works by Wagner, Liszt, Ravel, Chopin, Elgar, and others.  The concert is free and registration is required.

Loving
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, February 1 @ 1 pm. (Biography/Drama, 2016, 123 minutes, Rated: PG-13). The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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

Friday, February 3, 2023 - Session 6: Iron-on Basics. Learn about the many projects you can do with iron-on or heat transfer vinyl (HTV)! Step-by-step tutorial for a beginner’s heat transfer project, including tips and tricks for working with this material. Already familiar with Cricut and have your materials and designs? Make an appointment to bring your designs and materials and cut them at the library! One sheet of 12x12 per registrant.

Publish or Perish
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

The Lifelong Learning Institute is pleased to offer writing and publishing with The Writers’ Colony at Delray Beach Public Library. This intensive seminar features special speakers and a panel discussion about how to successfully navigate the world of publishing.

The Butler
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, February 8 @ 1 pm. (Biography/Drama, 2013, 132 minutes, Rated: PG-13). As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Home of The Brave
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, February 15 @ 1 pm. (Documentary, 2004, 75 minutes, Not Rated). Documentary on the civil rights activist, Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who was murdered in 1965 as she campaigned for black suffrage in Selma, Alabama, and its effect on her family.

Writer's Workshop
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Thursday, February 16 @ 2-3:30 pm. FREE; please register. The National League of American Pen Women presents a workshop for writers everywhere.  Three award-winning local authors will speak about their backgrounds and writing experience.

Rejoice & Shout
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, February 22 @ 1 pm. (Documentary, 2010, 115 minutes, Rated: PG). A jubilant journey through Gospel music's 200-year-history

Reading Behind the Words: Understanding the Short Story
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Back by popular demand! Winston Aarons returns to the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) to offer his short story course. Participants will read selected short stories and through the close analysis of each work, acquire the skills needed to understand and interpret not only the short story but longer works of fiction.