Bear Library

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  1. Learn Spanish in the Library

    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    Journey though an eight-week adventure with fellow English-speaking learners as we experience basic Spanish through reading, writing,...

  2. Rockin' It Through the Ages

    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Embark on a musical voyage to discover how pop music of the 50's decade through today affect us all with musician and educator Diane...

  3. Art in the Garden

    When: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Explore how to ornament a garden to make it a reflection of your own taste and aesthetics using design, plantings, objects, and other...

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Bear Library opened in 1998 and immediately became the busiest library in the state of Delaware. It re-opened its doors in January 2013 after undergoing a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art renovation.

As the unofficial town center for the Bear community, our 25,000 square foot facility provides more than 135,000 items for loan including audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases, and print books. Additionally we offer library programs for all ages and interests, including ESL and GED programs, public access computers, study rooms, and meeting spaces for nonprofit community groups and organizations.

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