World War I Centenary

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World War I Centenary

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.  We've created a bibliography that lists some of the books and dvds that the library owns, both fiction and non-fiction. 

Also join us for the following events:


WWI Book Discussion:  On Thursday, June 19 at 7 pm, we will discuss Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, which is his fictionalized story based on experiences that he had as an ambulance driver in Italy in World War I.    

WWI film:  On Thursday, July 17 at 6:55 pm, join us as we watch a feature film that is loosely connected with Hemingway's novel and experiences. 

Epic World War I Film: Sunday, July 27 from 1:05 pm - 4:45 pm. Watch this epic film on IVPL's big screen--experience dramatic desert landscapes and great music. Rated PG, 217 minutes.

Movie titles are posted in the library.

Making Sense of...
(a look at puzzling issues in the news)

"Time" - a Theory of Nothing
Wednesday, June 25 at 7 pm
How did the universe come to be? What is the schism between science and religion? Presented by Gene Yerger, author of The Meaning of Time: A Theory of Nothing. Books available for sale and for signing.

Kids and Social Media
Wednesday, July 9 at 7 pm
What a parent to do?! How can parents keep up with social media? Presented by Molly Beck Dean, Youth Ministry Specialist, SE Penn Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

"The Church"
Wednesday, July 30 at 7 pm
What are churches saying about gay marriage? What are other hot-button issues changing our theologies? Presented by Nancy Light Hardy, United Church of Christ Pastor, Orangeville, PA.

Nutrition -- and Our Health
Wednesday, August 13 at 7 pm
Why has gluten become such a health risk? What are chemicals doing to our food? Presented by Dr. Greg White, The Healing Place (Telford).


Having Ancestors for Lunch

Join us for a variety of genealogy programs. On Saturday afternoons, bring a brown-bag lunch if you like.

German Genealogy

Saturday, August 16 from 11 am to 12:15 pm

To reserve your spot, please call 215-723-9109, ext. 3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Second Fridays

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.

August 8: Time Travelers Two

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

October 10: Meet Eleanor Roosevelt - portrayed by Linda Kenyon

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)

Tron (1982)
August 1 at 8:30 pm
Trapped in a video game!
Rated PG, 96 min.

The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
August 22 at 8:00 pm
Feline ET?
Rated G, 104 min.

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

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

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

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