Programs

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.

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

 

World War I Centennial

In August 2014, the world marks 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. 

World War I: Ottoman Choice by Default
Sunday, October 12 at 2 pm

Dr. Mustafa Saatci, Assistant Professor of Sociology at MCCC, describes the situation in the Ottoman Empire at the time of World War I, and why it was drawn into the conflict.

American Role in World War I
Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm

After an attempt at neutrality and an economic boom, the U.S. was pulled into the orbit of the Allies. Dr. Lowell Young, retired Villanova University Assistant Professor of History, describes U.S. involvement in WWI.

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. 

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Savvy Social Security Planning

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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.