Delray Beach Public Library

Telephone:
561-266-0194

Mon - Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM - 5PM

City Mandate: Anyone entering the public library must wear a mask.
The Library is open Monday-Wednesday from 9am-8pm and Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm.
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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.

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

Tuesday, September 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.

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

Monday, September 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.

America and the Refugee Crisis: 1938-1945
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, October 6 @ 7 pm- In the late 1930s, hundreds of thousands of European Jews registered to immigrate to the United States. Most would be unsuccessful. In this talk, Dr. Rebecca Erbelding will share stories of the refugees who attempted to immigrate and the Americans who took extraordinary efforts to help them. This is a virtual program via Zoom.

The Names Not Numbers Project with West Boca High School
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, October 12 @ 7 pm- Students from West Boca High School present their Names Not Numbers documentary film and will talk about the impact this project has had on their lives.

Sunshine and Silence: News Coverage of the Emerging Holocaust
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, October 13 @ 7 pm- As the Third Reich began its "Final Solution," how did that play in Florida newspapers? And how did the Florida press report as Jews and others fleeing persecution and potential genocide looked to the Caribbean and Florida? Longtime South Florida journalist, author and historian Eliot Kleinberg takes a look back at The who, what, where, why and how of the Florida news marketplace and the Holocaust.

Defying the Nazis: the Sharps' War a film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky with Virtual Reality Experience
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Saturday, October 16 @ 1 pm- Tells the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe.

NUMBERED, a film by Uriel Sinai & Dana Doron
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Sunday, October 17 @ 2 pm- Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non - Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today.

Surrender on Demand: Varian Fry Leads the American Rescue Committee to Save Artists
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Thursday, October 21 @ 2 pm- Join Art Historian and Jewish Art Expert, Helene Yentis in an interactive power-point presentation. We will explore “Surrender on Demand,” a legal loophole which enabled, Varian Fry , a noted American Journalist to rescue intellectuals, artists and musicians from the Nazis.

My Family: Stories to Remember
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Saturday, October 23 @ 10:30 am- We will watch the short documentary by HBO, The Number on Great Grandpa’s Arm. After the documentary, a discussion will follow regarding the value of sharing and preserving family stories to be passed down from generation to generation.

Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band, a film by Tod Lending
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Sunday, October 24 @ 2 pm- Screening of the documentary film by Tod Lending, “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band.” This will be followed by a Q&A with Ruby Sosnowicz and his daughter, Chana Rose Sosnowicz from the film.

A Survivor Speaks
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, October 27 @ 7 pm- Norman Frajman, a survivor of the Holocaust, now in his 90s, will share his story in an interview hosted by Kimberly Coombs, Program Planner of Holocaust Studies, School District of Palm Beach County.

Summer of My German Soldier Book Discussion with Lunch
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, November 3 @ 1 pm- Read it again as an adult or read it for the first time, then join us for a discussion and 1940s-themed lunch.

The New York Times' Nazi Correspondent
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Sunday, November 7 @ 2 pm- After the United States and Nazi Germany went to war, the Nazi government allowed one American correspondent to remain in Germany: Guido Enderis of The New York Times. It wasn't happenstance. Throughout the 1930s, Enderis helped steer Times coverage to play down Jewish persecution and play up Germany's peaceful intentions.

Homegrown Nazis In The Land of the Free: The German American Bund in 1930's America
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Monday, November 8 @ 7 pm- Elvis and Billy Joel played there. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought there. John F. Kennedy had his birthday festivities there. But did you know that over 20,000 American Nazis, shouting "Sieg Heil" and singing Nazi march tunes also congregated there to celebrate George Washington's birthday? "There" is Madison Square Garden, a New York City icon and a symbol of "The American Way."

Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, November 9 @ 7 pm via Zoom- Author and history professor, Jeffrey H. Jackson joins us on Zoom to talk about his book, which is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avantgarde artists to write and distribute “paper bullets.”

World War II in the Diverse Lives of America’s Fathers
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, November 10 @ 7 pm via Zoom- What was the effect of World War II on the culture and conduct of fatherhood in America? Contrary to what some historians have suggested, the war was not a circumscribed event that momentarily interrupted the course on which fatherhood was traveling in the decades before.

Movie on the Lawn: The Best Years of Our Lives
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Friday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm - Gather on the lawn (weather permitting) of the Delray Beach Historical Society for an outdoor screening of The Best Years of Our Lives. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Space is limited.

Life is Beautiful, a film by Roberto Benigni
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Tuesday, November 16 @ 7 pm - A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor.

Art Lecture with Ron Burkhardt
Organizer: Isabella Rowan
Email: isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org

Wednesday, December 8 @ 7 pm - Award-winning artist, Ron Burkhardt, will present a lecture about the inspiration and techniques behind his work.