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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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  1. Introduction to Java

    When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Enjoy a basic course in Java, a computer programming language that is used to code desktop apps, mobile apps, and on the web. Java is a...

  2. Infrastructure Series: A Tale of Three Towns - Delaware City, Odessa, Middletown

    When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Delaware is a small wonder with a complex history of rise and fall. Historian Mike Dixon helps us make sense through photos,...

  3. Learn Spanish in the Library

    When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    English speakers pick up some basic speaking, reading and listening skills in our fun, informal, twelve-hour Spanish class in eight parts...

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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.