Wild About Wildlife and Our Home

Saturday, September 6 from 10 am to 5 pm

Enjoy workshops on a variety of topics related to our natural world. For families, adults and kids of all ages. Join us throughout the day for special story times and crafts for kids.

Workshop Schedule (attend as many as you like)

  • 10 - 10:45 am: The Philadelphia Zoo - featuring live animals

  • 11 - 11:30 am: Judy Groben - The Nature of Trees: A Story of Succession - how would nature reclaim the earth if we weren't here?

  • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Peace Valley Nature Center - What is a nature center all about?

  • 12:45 - 1:15 pm: Anna Maria Caldara - Find out about Lenape tree manipulation

  • 1:30 - 2:15 pm: Marvelous Monarchs - Where are the monarchs? Includes a butterfly release.

  • 2:30 - 3 pm: Barbara Bluejay Michalski - Lenape Honoring the Animals and What They Provide

  • 3:15 - 4 pm: Sisters Helen Budzik and Julie Keegan - Why We Care for Mother Earth

 

Forgotten Voices Poetry Group

Poets and poetry lovers are invited to Forgotten Voices meetings, held on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at the library.  

Special Guest: Saturday, September 6 - Teresa Leo

Teresa Leo is the author of two books of poetry, Bloom in Reverse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014) and The Halo Rule (Elixir Press, 2008), winner of the Elixir Press Editors' Prize.

Teresa's work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poetry Ploughshares, Women's Review of Books, and many other publications. She is the recipient of a Pew fellowship, a Lee Foundation grant, two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, and the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. She works at the University of Pennsylvania.

Click here to learn more about Forgotten Voices.

The Magnificence of English
A three-part workshop on Tuesday evenings
September 16, 23, and 30 at 7 pm

In past workshops, participants have analyzed the cold, hard mechanics of the English language. Now, we are ready to enjoy our language for its own sake. Join us to read, deeply, excerpts of literature; marvel at the sounds of powerful speeches; relish some of the greatest lines in filmdom.

Taught by Darryl Smith from Muhlenberg College. No previous knowledge necessary. Call the Reference Desk (215-723-9109, ext. 3) to reserve a spot.

World War I Centennial

In August 2014, the world marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a war that set into motion many of the subsequent events of the 20th century.   

Join us for a series of lectures and discussions to mark the anniversary.

Decision in Berlin, Summer 1914: Meddling, Mediating, or Marching  Sunday, September 14 at 2 pm

Dr. Lawrence Backlund, retired Professor of History at MCCC, describes the characters and political scene in Austria, Germany, Russia, France, and England that led to the start of World War I.

Echoes of World War I in the Middle East Today
Sunday, September 28 at 2 pm

Tom Kolsky, Professor of History at MCCC, provides an overview of the impact of World War I on events of the past 100 years. 

Click here for more in the series.

Greeting Card Stamping Classes

Get crafty with Deborah Blum on the following Tuesdays at 7 pm:

  • September 23: All-occasion greeting cards--birthday, thank you, thinking of your, etc.

  • October 21: Autumn theme

  • November 18: Christmas

Sign up in advance so that the instructor can estimate the quantity of materials needed. Call the Reference Desk 215-723-9109, ext. 3 to reserve your spot.

Coffee and Conversations with Defenders of Wildlife

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

Join Julia Millan Shaw, the Philadelphia Metro Outreach Representative for Defenders of Wildlife, to find out what you can do to help protect imperiled species. In addition to working with Defenders of Wildlife members and wildlife conservationists across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Julia also works with volunteers in New Jersey on stewardship programs to provide a local voice to decision makers and to promote hands on experiences with wildlife.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 2 pm

Stop by the library to turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Be Smart with Your Money Workshops

Join us for two workshops to help you with your finances.

Reverse Mortgage and Home Financing
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm
Presented by Mary Spencer, Univest Bank and Trust

Savvy Social Security Planning
Thursday, September 25 at 7 pm
Presented by Sean Crowley, MBA, Stonehenge Advisor Group, LLC.

Call the Reference Desk at 215-723-9109, ext. 3 to reserve a spot. Workshops are free. Nothing will be sold or promoted to you.

Summer Movies are Back!

Join us for Summer Reading Club themed movies shown under the stars on the Church Avenue side of the library (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair or blanket. We will provide the popcorn! Fizz, Boom, Read (and watch movies)!

Fridays at Dusk (times below). Movie titles are posted in the library.

Space traveler gets lost! (1982)
August 29 at 7:45 pm
Rated PG, 115 min.

Robot saves the earth! (2008)
September 5 at 7:30 pm
Rated G, 98 min.

Cybernetic crime fighter. (1999)
September 19 at 7:15 pm
Rated PG, 78 min.

Used Book Sales

Book sales are scheduled for the following dates from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm:


Tuesday, September 2
Thursday, September 11
Thursday, September 25
Thursday, October 9
Thursday, October 23

We also offer a variety of items for sale through Amazon.com. Click here to see the full inventory.

Coming Soon on DVD:

Need for Speed, Divergent, Bad Words, Oculus, God's Not Dead, Muppets Most Wanted, The Railway Man, Locke, Sabotage, The Quiet Ones, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fading Gigolo, Only Lovers Left Alive, Blended

You can reserve a copy by emailing (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or calling the Reference Desk.

Click here for a list of all the newly released films.

 

 

 

Second Fridays

Relax, wind down from your week at a series of creative entertainments held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm. Join us for a great line-up of free Friday evening performances.

 

September 12: Bill Dooley - banjo, guitar, and more

October 10: Meet Eleanor Roosevelt - portrayed by Linda Kenyon