National Grant awarded to Delphi library
Delphi Public Library received a $2,500 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Fetzer Institute to host “Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility, and Compassion.” The program is a national initiative to enhance the quality of life and learning within the community through a series of library programs.
One of 30 public libraries nationwide which received grants, Delphi library will host programs to encourage participants to consider the importance of community, civility and compassion in their daily lives. The local library will partner with Camp Tecumseh YMCA for programs and events which include reading, viewing, reflection, discussion and civic engagement initiatives tailored specifically to engage the greater Delphi community.
The library will offer a series of book discussions, film discussions, art shows and a speaker panel to spark action, engagement and reflection among community members. The series will begin in early April with a discussion of the book “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong.
Copies of the book will be made available to interested patrons.