Peace Week at the Libraries

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Find more Peace Week programs at peaceweekdelaware.org.


All Week:

Peace Cranes at Appoquinimink Library

SEPTEMBER 21 – 29 / DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Fold origami cranes to decorate the library with during Peace Week Delaware. All ages.
Appoquinimink Library, 651 North Broad Street, Middletown.


Chalk It Up To Peace at Brandywine Hundred Library

SEPTEMBER 21 – 29 /DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Write messages or symbols of peace on the colonnade, in the park, on the walking path around the soccer field. All ages. 1300 Foulk Road, North Wilmington.


Kindness Notes at Brandywine Hundred Library

SEPTEMBER 21 – 29 /DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Make someone’s day with a little kindness note. We provide the note you provide the kindness by pay-it-forward by making someone’s day. All ages. 1300 Foulk Road, North Wilmington.


Color for Peace at Claymont Library

SEPTEMBER 21 – 29 /DURING LIBRARY HOURS

Come to the Children’s room and draw, write, or express your idea of what peace means to you. Free tickets are given out 30-minutes prior to the start of Claymont Library’s programs on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages. 400 Lenape Way, Claymont.


Calendar:

How to Write a Soul Poem at the Claymont Library

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1-2p.m.

Poets, insta-poets, future Poes and Angelous! Overcome your creative blocks and express yourself from a deeply empowered place. Presented by Brevity Book Space. Free tickets are given out 30-minutes prior to the start of Claymont Library’s programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens/ Adults. 400 Lenape Way, Claymont.

Painting for Peace at Claymont Library

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Artist and writer Lisa Lutwyche will teach how to create watercolor images that represent peace. Free tickets are given out 30-minutes prior to the start of Claymont Library’s programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens/ Adults.Teens/Adults. 400 Lenape Way, Claymont.

Meeta Parker Sings Peaceful Ballads at Kirkwood Library

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2-3 p.m.

Meeta Gajjar Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs. All ages. 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.


Pizza with the Police at Woodlawn Library

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 12-2 p.m.

Get to know local Police Officers over a couple of slices! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what this group of people is doing to keep the peace in our community. All ages. 2020 West Ninth Street, Wilmington.


Peace in 3D at Elsmere Library

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 3:30-5 p.m.

Celebrate Peace Week with 3D printing and green screen photos! All ages. 30 Spruce Avenue, Elsmere.

 

DIY Spa Night for Self-Care at Appoquinimink Library                                                      

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 6-7 p.m.                                                  

Self-care is necessary when spending time working toward peace and social justice. Make a variety of home spa products while enjoying peaceful conversation. All materials provided, as supplies last. Teens/Adults. 651 North Broad Street, Middletown.


Peace in 3D at Brandywine Hundred Library

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Peace Week with 3D printing and green screen photos! All ages. 1300 Foulk Road, North Wilmington.


Felt Doves of Peace Art Workshop at Hockessin Library

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

We will be making doves out of white felt and each dove will be carrying a rainbow of hopes and dreams for a peaceful future. Materials provided. Presented by The Art Studio. Registration required. Adults. 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin.

 

Video Montage at Rt. 9 Library

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 7-8 p.m.

Join us as we learn to use digital images and music to create a peace themed video montage. Bring your own images and music on a flash drive. This is a special installment of Video Montage to celebrate Peace Week Delaware and International Day of Peace. Ages 15-adult. 3022 New Castle Avenue.


Peace Week Story Time at Kirkwood Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Peaceful stories to soothe the soul. Discover ways to be kind daily. Ages 3-6 and their caregiver.
6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

 

Peace Week Make-and-Take at New Castle Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us in the youth area for a crafting session that celebrates peace. First come, first served. Ages 5-12.
3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle


Peace Week Story Time at Woodlawn Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 11-11:3- a.m.

Peaceful stories to soothe the soul. Discover ways to be kind daily. Ages 1-5 with caregiver. 2020 West Ninth Street, Wilmington


Peace in 3D at Woodlawn Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 3:30-5 p.m.

Celebrate Peace Week with 3D printing and green screen photos! All ages. 2020 West Ninth Street, Wilmington

 

Vietnam Mailbag at Elsmere Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6-7 p.m.

Nancy Lynch reads and discusses selected war letters from Vietnam, accompanied by Vietnam veteran, Rick Lovekin. Slides from Vietnam will be shown set to 1960s music. Adults. 30 Spruce Avenue, Elsmere

 

Meeta Parker Sings Peaceful Ballads at Hockessin Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

Meeta Gajjar Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs. All ages. 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin.

 

Families At Peace at Kirkwood Library

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7-8 p.m.

Join author, Kevin Barnett, and hear the story of his childhood in the foster care and adoption system. This interactive program is designed for audience members to share experiences and promote greater empathy as well as peace for all involved. Kevin Barnett is the author of Living My Shadows: Dreams Do Come True. All ages. 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

 

Coffee with Cops at Newark Free Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Talk with Newark Police officers. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Adults. Newark Free, 750 Library Avenue, Newark.

 

Green Screen  at Brandywine Hundred Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Stop by to have your picture taken with a peace related background. Have your picture taken, and we will email you a digital copy. All ages. 1300 Foulk Road, North Wilmington.


Restorative Justice at Woodlawn Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

Ms. Barbie Fischer, Executive Director of Restorative Encounters, will discuss her work in incorporating restorative justice in re-entry planning. Ms. Fisher will share her expertise in building relationships between formerly incarcerated people, their families and communities. Teens/Adults. 2020 West Ninth Street, Wilmington.

 

Pizza with the Police at Appoquinimink Library

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 5-7 p.m.

Get to know local Police Officers over a couple of slices! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what this group of people is doing to keep the peace in our community. All ages. 651 North Broad Street, Middletown.

 

Mindfulness for Daily Practice at Bear Library

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2-3 p.m.

If you find yourself feeling stress then mindfulness may be helpful to you! Come find out about a variety of mindfulness practices and how to integrate them seamlessly into your routine with Emily B. Evans, LPCMH. Registration required through Bear Information Desk or calling (302) 838-3300. Adults. 101 Governor’s Place, Bear.

 

Paint a Kindness Rock at Route 9 Library                                                                

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2-3 p.m

Celebrate Peace Week by decorating your own kindness rock to take home. All ages. 3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle.

 

Meeta Parker Sings Peaceful Ballads at Claymont Library

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 28, 2-3 p.m.

Meeta Gajjar Parker will sing an original composition against gun violence as well as other soft “peaceful” popular easy listening songs. All ages. 400 Lenape Way, Claymont.

 

Cookies with a Cop

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Stories, crafts, and refreshments with a member of the Newark Police Department. Suggested for ages 2 – 6. 750 Library Avenue, Newark.