Programs

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.

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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.

 

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). 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.

Movies

Movies
Call the library 215-723-9109 for upcoming film titles. *

Movies will be shown the following afternoons in the Community Room:

 

Monday, August 11 at 4 pm
Bring a snack and enjoy the newest version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" (part of the Shakespeare in the Summer Movie Series).

Monday, August 18 at 4 pm
Finish off the summer Monday movies with the big screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy."

Tuesday, August 26 at 2 pm
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son.

*Due to movie licensing restrictions, we can not announce movie titles on our website. Please call or stop in the library to ask about upcoming films.