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Spring Book Discussion 

Reflection, Retribution, and Rhythm:

The Forces that Move Us.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – March 25 

Hagseed by Margaret Atwood -- April 8

Swing Time by Zadie Smith -- April 22 

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo – May 6

The Whore’s Child short story collection by Richard Russo – May 20

 

 Discussions are led by English Professors Carla Verderame and Erin Hunt of West Chester University. You can register either via our online calendar, or by calling or stopping by the library.  There is a $10 administrative fee for participating if borrowing the book set.  This fee is waived if the participant purchases the series (available at a discount from the library) or supplies his/her own books. All programs will meet from 2-3:30 PM.  Call 610-265-4805 or stop in at the library to register


 

Tech Night

Monday, April 9 · 7pm

Henderson Room

 Click here to register

 

Own an iPad or an iPhone, but having trouble using it? Planning on buying, but the latest technology is troubling you? Need help with downloading eBooks? Our youth volunteers are here to help you. 

Money Smart Series

                                                      All programs starts at 7 pm. Registration Required

Valley Forge Room

Wednesday, April 4 : Estate Planning

Wednesday, April 11 : Housing/Mortgages/Foreclosures

Wednesday, April 18:  Money Management, Personal Finance 101/Budgeting

Wednesday, April 25: Preparing for Financial Emergencies

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 Registration required for each workshop. 

 

Baby Boomers Retirement Roadmap Series 

All programs start at 1 pm. Registration Required

Valley Forge Room

Saturday, April 7 at 1 pm Maximize Your Social Security Income

Saturday, April 14 at 1 pm Medicare

Saturday, April 21 at 1 pm Retirement Planning

Saturday, April 28 at 1 pm The Income for Life Model

 

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Adult Coloring Night

Monday, April 9 · 7pm

Valley Forge Room

Bring your friends and enjoy coloring together. Materials are provided. Walk-ins are welcome.  If you are interested in puzzles, we have them as well!

 

Meet the Author Sheilah Vance

Book Signing and discussion

 Becoming Valley Forge

Tuesday, April 10 - 7 pm

Henderson Room

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Book Signing and discussion with Author Sheilah Vance on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 pm.  Becoming Valley Forge, this epic historical novel shows how the lives of ordinary men and women who lived in the shadow of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, were changed forever during The Philadelphia Campaign in mid 1777 To find out more, come hear bestselling and award-winning book author Sheilah Vance talk about her work. Autographed copies of the book Becoming Valley Forge will be available for purchase.

                                                  

 

Longwood Gardens Community Read

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 

Sunday, April 15 -2pm

Henderson Room

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Join Longwood Gardens and Upper Merion Township Library partner for the first year of our Community Read—a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and enjoy the discussion!

Participate to win a copy of the book. Refreshments will be served!
 

Family Pound

Thursday, April 19 -5pm

Upper Merion Community Center, 431 West Valley Forge Rd.

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 Enjoy Library sponsored FREE exercise classes at the new Community Center .Celebrate the library's new partnership with UMPR that benefits YOU! Need not be a member but must register through the library. Come & enjoy the class while your body tones! Please arrive 10 minutes early at the community center  to check in and sign the waiver.

 

ACT Sample Class

Monday, April 23  · 6 pm

Henderson Room

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Come, attend this ACT Sample Class and learn tips to improve your ACT score. Class co-sponsored by Princeton Review. ONLY for high school students.

 

Knit Night

Monday, April 23 · 7pm

Valley Forge Room

 

For all ages - from veterans to wanna-be knitters. If you don't know how to knit and want to learn, our more experienced knitters are always eager to pass on their skills, and some advanced knitters are usually available to help with patterns and designs.

 

Upcoming May Programs

 

  • Gardening Series May 2, 9,16 & 23 - 7 pm
  • Card Making Class, May 7 - 7 pm
  • Tech Night, May 7 · 7 pm
  • ACT Practice Test, May 12 · 10 am
  • Dr. Steve's presentation on Jewels of the Pharaohs, Monday, May 14 - 7 pm
  • Coloring Night, May 14 · 7 pm
  • Family Gaming Day, May 19 - 7 pm
  • Fitness class at the Community Center, May 21 - 6 pm
  • Knit Nite, May 21· 7 pm
 

To learn more about any of the programs listed above, please stop by the library,

call us at 610-265-4805 or register using our online calendar

 
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