Annual Halloween Mini-Con

The Delaware Anime Society and the library are teaming up for another Halloween Mini-Con this October. Events include a costume competition, as well as a pumpkin carving contest to go along with crafts, raffles, games, horror anime, an anime pinata, and more. The carving contest will require contestants to bring their own carved and lit geek pumpkin.  Pumpkins may be real or fake, but the design must be family-friendly and related to anime, sci-fi, horror, or other geek fandoms. We will not be providing pumpkins, lighting, or any carving tools, so all carving must take place prior to bringing your pumpkin in.

As always, this is a free event and it’s for ages 13+, being held on Saturday, October 22, from 11-4pm. Definitely check out and follow the Delaware Anime Society before the event.

Free eBooks from Amazon for Prime Members

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-6-32-00-amIt’s always nice to get unexpected perks from companies we use all the time. Amazon has just released a new one for their Prime members, called Amazon Prime Reading, which allows subscribers to access over a thousand popular titles. Feeling nostalgic and want to read a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered. Same for popular magazines like People, National Geographic, or Sports Illustrated.

If you’re a Prime member, just download the free Kindle app for iOS or Android to be able to read on any device or tablet. It’s that simple. Even if Amazon doesn’t carry the title you’re looking for or you don’t have a Prime membership, be sure to check out our own eMedia catalog and download the Overdrive app for free. Using both services should keep anyone busy for a while!

Star Wars Reads

swrd_0515_v3On October 8, join us at the Dover Public Library in celebrating our love of Star Wars by participating in Star Wars Reads Day! From 12:30-3:30pm there will be a number of Star Wars themed activities and crafts around the library. There may even be a few of your favorite characters stopping in to check out a book or two, and maybe they’ll let you snap a photo if you’re lucky.

William Trotter’s War

trotter_william_monroeAre you interested in history? Of course you are! Join us for a lecture about William Trotter’s War, on Wednesday April 20, at 6:30pm. William Trotter was a Harvard educated African-American, one of the founders of the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, and editor of the Guardian newspaper in Boston. He led many protests against the conditions under which African-Americans lived during the early 1900’s. His rage focused on the philosophies which Booker T. Washington espoused and the policies of segregation which President Woodrow Wilson implemented.

After World War I, Trotter attended the Peace Conference in Paris and requested the peace agreement include a statement that the United States government should not discriminate against its African-Americans citizens solely based on race. The lecture reviews the many injustices which William Trotter protested against in his lifetime and will create for all those who attend the lecture, a new hero  they should celebrated.

Hoop-Dance Class!

10848288_1517016348577524_871014289_nIf you thought a hula hoop was just a toy for kids, you’d be mistaken. Hoop-Dance, or hooping, for adults has been growing in popularity for years because it’s a fun and easy way to get a little exercise in almost any situation. I’ve seen hooping at various events, from concerts and festivals to backyard bar-b-que’s, so it really can be done almost anywhere. This aerobic workout mixes cardio with a mind-body connection to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. That’s why the library has decided to host our very own introductory Hoop-Dance class this Friday at 6:30pm! Join certified Hoopnotica instructor Jennifer Becker to experience a glimpse of a Hoopnotica class! Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to register.

Check out some of the awesome videos Jen has made below and be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram for a whole lot more: