Milton library offers special programs April 17-19Presentations celebrate National Library Week April 14-20
The Milton Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with a series of programs April 17, 18 and 19. The programs are free and open to the public.
Willis Phelps of the Delaware Humanities Forum will present “James Elbert, U.S. Colored Troops” at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17. Phelps will tell the story of the 24-year old Elbert’s enlistment on Sept. 26, 1863, as a substitute for a while man and his involvement in Civil War campaigns.
At 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18, Celestine Lyght of the Delaware Humanities Forum will offer “Dr. Charles Albert Tindley: Delaware Hymnist Extraordinaire.” Through lecture, song and skits, the speaker will examine the link between his hymns, slave songs, spirituals and modern gospel and the black experience in Philadelphia during Tindley’s lifetime.
Master Educator Mark Zacharia will present “Draw Me a Picture and I’ll Tell You Something About Yourself” at 11 a.m., Friday, April 19. Zacharia will ask attendees to draw a simple image and to write a brief letter to themselves, including signing it - he will then tell them what their image and handwriting reveal about them with a positive, upbeat explanation. He will then teach the skill of image reading and handwriting analysis.
The Milton Public Library is at 121 Union St. in Milton. For information call 302-684-8856 or go to www.milton.lib.us. Click on Location for directions.