Posted by: Pam | April 17, 2014

Lives Change @ your library

We’re almost at the end of National Library Week, 2014. What a great week! The American Library Association had Judy Blume as their Honorary Chair and we had our Camille Paglia! Think of all the lives these two women, alone, have changed.

 On Tuesday night, Professor Paglia was our special guest— a night I will never forget. She rapid-fired all around the room, willing victims, every last one of us: men!women! all ages! She filled us with her dazzling rhetoric…and common sense. She was as invigorating as a bitter double espresso…

But how sweet it was when she giggled over seeing Hope Montgomery Scott, Paglia said, at the Devon Horse Show back in the ’80′s. Camille Paglia had just arrived in Pennsylvania to assume her teaching position in Center City and just had to wander around our storied suburbs to see The Main Line for herself.  The author said her favorite movie is The Philadelphia Story.

Take a look at some shots from the Glittering Images book signing, then fasten your seatbelt for a wild ride with Professor Camille Paglia: the podcast!



















Posted by: Pam | April 11, 2014

An Evening with Camille Paglia

We are celebrating National Library Week April 13-19, 2014. During this week, libraries host special events to highlight the unique roles libraries play in changing people’s lives.

We start off with The Chanticleer Lecture on Sunday, April 13 @ 2:00pm and then on Tuesday, April 15 @ 7:00pm, author, scholar, teacher and critic, Camille Paglia will present what promises to be an exciting evening in the Winsor Room.

Camille Paglia

 Paglia is the author of six books and numerous articles on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, politics and religion for publications around the world. In her recent book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt To Star Wars, Paglia argues that the art world is in spirtual crisis. For the university professor, the spiritual quest defines all great art—all art that lasts.


Glittering Images


Professor Paglia is the University Professor of Humanites and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she has taught since 1984. She received her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Camille Paglia is also a co-founding contributor and columnist for

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

See you at the Library,


Jack Staub, author of Private Edens: Lessons in Creating Your Own Garden Paradise, is the presenter at The Fifteenth Annual Chanticleer Lecture at Radnor Memorial Library on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2:00pm in the Winsor Room.


 Using Rob Cardillo’s superb photographs, Jack identifies the key components of “heart, home, and horticulture” that elevate what is merely a house on a plot of land to a personal place of genuine respite, comfort, and beauty.

This is a free annual event sponsored by Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, here in Radnor Township.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Private Edens


See you at the Library,


On Tuesday, April 8, 7:30pm, Bruce Hotaling and his veteran women’s team will lead a discussion on the various types of IRA’s: Traditional, Roth, Inherited, and Spousal.



Understanding the basics and difference of your IRA’s doesn’t need to be complicated. Hotaling Investment Management will explain the nuts and bolts of retirement accounts, how they are taxed, when to take your required minimum distributions, and options for beneficiaries.

Have a great week!

See you at the Library,


Posted by: Pam | April 4, 2014

Friday Fine Film: Gravity

Today at 1:30pm, Radnor Memorial Library will be screening the film Gravity.


A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.


Rated PG

Free film!

Free popcorn!

Free beverage!


See you at the Library,



Posted by: Pam | March 28, 2014

Highlights from this past week in the Winsor Room


Lee Satanoff and Scott Ervin at Long Term Care Planning on 3/26/14

Lee Satanoff and Scott Ervin at Long Term Care Planning on 3/26/14







Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln meet on 3/26/14

Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln meet on 3/27/14










Dr. Judith Giesberg from Villanova University

Dr. Judith Giesberg from Villanova University








Actors from Beacon Theatre Productions

Actors from Beacon Theatre Productions

Mr. President...








Library displayMr. President...

Radnor Memorial Library will host “Mr. President, I’m Frederick Douglass”, a one-act play and discussion on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30pm in the Winsor Room. Another one-act play will also be performed, My Defense: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Beacon Theater actors

From the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to the 1963 March on Washington, then 50 years later in 2013, we marked the 50th anniversary of important milestones in the Civil Rights Movement.

If you want to know more about Frederick Douglass, then be sure to see this play. It is 35 minutes long, based on Douglass’ and Lincoln’s writings with a fictional character added. It is being offered through Beacon Theatre Productions which strives to produce plays of social significance to the community. Both plays were written by Georgina Bard and Richard Hadley.

Based on the writings of Mary Todd Lincoln, another one-act play, also 35 minutes long, will be presented, My Defense: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Following the performance, Judith Giesberg, PhD, author of  four books on the Civil War and Professor of History at Villanova University, will lead a brief discussion on the plays and these notable people.

Judith Giesberg



Admission is free. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their ongoing support of all events, especially special presentations such as this one.

See you at the Library,


On Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00pm, a representative from The Satanoff Agency will present a workshop on Long Term Care Planning. Come to Radnor Library and learn how to evaluate and plan for your long term care needs.

Registration is not required. Just come!



lee satanoff

Posted by: Pam | March 6, 2014

Friday Fine Film: All is Lost

All is lost


Friday, March 7 @ 1:30pm, Radnor Library will be screening (on our big screen, of course)…

All is Lost.

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Rated PG. Robert Redford stars.

Refreshments will be served. I hope to see you there.

See you at the Library,



Posted by: Pam | March 5, 2014

Last night in pictures and the podcast

  • Enjoy some scenes from author Michael Shaw’s presentation last night at Radnor Memorial Library. Shaw is the author of The Railroads of King of Prussia, PA: The Past Leads to the Future. The Library partnered with Radnor Historical Society and King of Prussia Historical Society on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, to mark the 300th year of King of Prussia’s existence. We even had a birthday cake.

View the podcast right here:

Mr. Carl Landeck with Michael Shaw

Mr. Carl Landeck with Michael Shaw

Many thanks to Tom Ellis for his super fast production of the podcast. Tom’s lovely wife, Lynn Ellis, was there selling books. What a team…

J. Michael Morrison, President of King of Prussia Historical Society, with author Michael Shaw

J. Michael Morrison, President of King of Prussia Historical Society, with author Michael Shaw

Greg Prichard, Evie Giegerich, George Strimel

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Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

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