Posted by: Pam | December 2, 2014

Friday Fine Film: Jersey Boys

This Friday, December 5 @ 1:30pm. Radnor Memorial Library will screen Clint Eastwood’s 2014 film, Jersey Boys.

It is the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960’s rock group, The Four Seasons.

134 minutes.

Free lemonade and popcorn!

I hope to see you at the film!



On Tuesday, December 2, 7:00PM, a lecture on Morisot and Cassatt will be presented by Frederick T. Dixon in the Winsor Room.

Fred Dixon has collected art for 25 years and has visited many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe. Dixon was a docent at the Barnes Foundation for ten years.

The author’s recently published book, 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism will be available for purchase.

Art History


I hope to see you at the Library!



Posted by: Pam | November 17, 2014

Between Now and Then—the podcast

Enjoy this very informative podcast of the author event held 11/5/14 in the Winsor Room.

Author Jeanne C. Hoff is passionate about end-of-life-planning and that is why she wrote the book, Between Now and Then—A Common Sense End-Of-Life Planning Guide. Jeanne told the audience that it is specifically written for Pennsylvanians. The book is available at Amazon.


<p><a href=”″>…between now and then.</a> from <a href=”″>Radnor Memorial Library</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Posted by: Pam | November 13, 2014

NBC 10 Journalist Lu Ann Cahn Coming to Radnor Library




On Tuesday, November 18, 7:30pm, Lu Ann Cahn will visit Radnor Memorial Library to talk about her new book, I Dare Me: How I Rebooted and Recharged My Life By Doing Something New Every Day. If you watch NBC news here in Philadelphia, then Lu Ann is a very familiar face and like me, you may feel like you already know her!

Veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award-winner Lu Ann Cahn joined NBC in 1987. She battled breast cancer at the age of 35 and endured surgery for ulcerative colitis and kidney cancer. Beginning with an ice-cold plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, Lu Ann set out to take charge of herself over the next 365 days, trying something new every day.

Cahn grew up in Atlanta and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia. The author is married and has a daughter who dared herself to start her own company.

Books will be available for purchase at the book signing.      IDareMe-cvr

I hope to see you at the Library,






Posted by: Pam | November 4, 2014

Reverend Richard Walton Hess–The Podcast

Enjoy the podcast from October 24, 2014, when Reverend Hess visited Radnor Memorial Library. Hess, the retired Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, traveled all the way from Falmouth, Massachusetts, with his lovely daughter, Elizabeth Hess.

How fortunate we are that Tom and Lynn Ellis were there to preserve these inspiring, wistful and very happy hours we shared with Reverend Hess.

Many thanks to Sarah Whelan for entertaining us with her beautiful voice.

<p><a href=”″>Learning From a Past Generation As We Confront Change</a> from <a href=”″>Radnor Memorial Library</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Posted by: Pam | November 4, 2014

Friday Fine Film: Notorious


Cary Grant.

Ingrid Bergman.

Claude Rains.

Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Cary Grant.

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Friday’s Fine Film will be screened this Friday, November 7, 1:30pm in the Winsor Room. We’ll have free popcorn and a beverage just like last time.

NR, 101 minutes.

Notorious (1946 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia                            // // //

Notorious marks a watershed for Hitchcock artistically, and represents a heightened thematic maturity. His biographer, Donald Spoto, writes that “Notorious is in fact Alfred Hitchcock’s first attempt—at the age of forty-six—to bring his talents to the creation of a serious love story, and its story of two men in love with Ingrid Bergman could only have been made at this stage of his life.”


See you at the Library,



This event is co-sponsored by The Community Garden Club at Wayne.

We are thrilled to host Michael Petrie, winner of Best in Show for Landscape Design at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, on Thursday, November 6 @ 6:30pm in the the Winsor Room.

Petrie, who is known for his wildly beautiful and unconventional exhibits, was the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show central feature exhibitor. For over 30 years, Petrie has designed and built exhibits for major companies and institutions, including the former J. Franklin Styer Nurseries.

Let’s put down that rake and start dreaming about next spring!       See you at the Library, Pam              flower_10_animated








Michael Petrie

Garden Club at Wayne

What do you want your will to say?

What arrangements do you want for your funeral?

On Wednesday, November 5 @ 7:30pm, Jeanne Hoff will visit the Winsor Room and talk about issues that are of a concern to us all.

Jeanne is passionate about end-of-life planning and is uniquely qualified to write this book because of her years of experience working in business, finance, law, and as a cemetery sales counselor.

The author will share her knowledge with us and books will be available for purchase.

I hope to see you at the Library...


book portrait book cover Hoff


Posted by: Pam | October 29, 2014

Podcast of PHC Event, Nursing in a Civil War Hospital

<p><a href=”″>Nursing in a Civil War Hospital</a> from <a href=”″>Radnor Memorial Library</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

In the 1960’s, Louis I. Kahn taught distinctive design philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and built a new kind of modern architecture. Charlie Dagit was an undergraduate at Penn, a member of Kahn’s famous one-year master’s studio, and an architect in the office of Aldo Giurgola.

Fast-forward 50+ years later and Dagit gives us a vivid, first-person account of one of the greatest chapters in architectural history. The author of Louis I Kahn– Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him, will visit Radnor Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm.

Radnor Historical Society is our co-sponsor for this author event. Kahn

Charles E. Dagit, Jr. taught at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University, where he is now a thesis advisor as well as conductor of a seminar on American Architectural History. Awarded the American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania’s Medal of Distinction, his work has been published in Progressive Architect, Interiors Magazine, and Yale Perspecta.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

We are all looking forward to this event and hope you will join us!





Charles Dagit

Charles E. Dagit, Jr. (center)


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