Posted by: Pam | July 7, 2014

Friday Fine Film: Trouble with the Curve




On Friday, we’ll be here to MAKE YOUR DAY!

July 11 @ 1:30pm in the Winsor Room, the Library will screen

Trouble with the Curve

Here is a preview:

Free popcorn and beverage

See you at the Library,


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Here are some scenes at the sign-up desk for the Radnor Memorial Library and Radnor Conservancy Eco-Tour that took place on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Pictured here are Sharon Martin, Tracy Pulos, Colin Hingley, Pam Sedor, John Miller. Kathleen Pollack was there, too. On-site at 7 community sites were Jeanne LaRouche, Bob LaRouche, Lucy Carroll, Dave Toomey, Laura Luker, Laurie Miccolis, Jay Junior. 

The following sites were visited by about 50 people who signed up for the Eco-Tour: Laurie and Bob Miccolis’ garden, Skunk Hollow Community Garden (The Willows), Virginia and Bill Gardiner’s garden, Jud Wambold’s bee and butterfly oasis, Catherine Murdock’s garden, Radnor Middle School, and Central Baptist Church.

I wish I had taken pictures of the gorgeous gardens I visited on the Eco-Tour. sigh.

I was late getting over to Skunk Hollow and missed the singing skunk…but I did take a picture of the harmonica-playing squirrel. Also, took this great shot of the goats (and that donkey) near the greenhouse at Radnor Middle School— but I was really looking around for the chickens. Where’d they go, anyway?

(ok, back in my box)

This afternoon at the Library, we gave away the rest of the milkweed that was donated by our friends at Jenkins Arboretum. Everyone who signed up for the Eco-Tour on Saturday went home with a plant. Thanks, Colin, for carting over 90 plants in the trunk of your car. If we see more Monarch butterflies in our neighborhood, we’ll know who to thank.

ecotour3                       Lost Bird Project1



Wednesday night we screened the first film of the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series. The Lost Bird Project was about a bird-loving artist, memory and extinction. If you missed it, the Library will have this in our DVD circulating collection for you to watch at home. Phil Wallis from Audubon PA was there to talk about the film. Phil also wants everyone to know that Todd McGrain’s 5 sculptures are on loan to The Audubon Society at Mill Grove for the next year…just a short ride to this historic property where you can see them. Then spend the day hiking, canoeing, and learning all about John James Audubon. All 5 sculptures are also at the Smithsonian for the next year if you find yourself in Washington, D.C…

Colin Hingley had more milkweed to give away after the film, reminding us of the urgency to get them planted in our gardens for the Monarchs and pollinators.

See you at our next film on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm for Vanishing of the Bees.

Have a wild summer!


Chjickens in the road                            lost bird project2




squirrelharmonica                        Eco Tour

On Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00pm, we’ll flock together to screen the first film of the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series in Wayne.


The Lost Bird Project is a film about public art, extinction, and memory.

lost bird project2                         lost bird project3




Gone and nearly forgotten in extinction, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Passenger Pigeon leave holes not just in the North American landscape but in our collective memories. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to create memorials to the lost birds—to bring their vanished forms back into the world.  The Lost Bird Project follows the road-trip that McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy Stern, take as they search for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiate for permission to install McGrain’s large bronze sculptures there.

For more about the artist, please visit his website:

For more information about the film:

Todd McGrain

At the screening, a guest speaker/local expert will be present to lead a discussion on what we can do to help.

This film presentation is made possible through a partnership with Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s Environmental Advisory Committee(EAC).

The screening is free and registration is not required.

See you at the Library,


Posted by: Pam | June 20, 2014

American Eagle Day, June 20, 2014


American Eagle Day

Sending this out to all you eagle-lovers!

Take a look at the Decorah Eagle Raptor Research Project (in Decorah, Iowa) website…we are all waiting for d-20 (eaglet) to leave the nest. Siblings d-18 and d-19 left 2 days ago.

Posted by: Pam | June 19, 2014

Radnor Community Eco-Tour on Saturday

pondBecome an eco-tourist right here in your home town. Join us as we visit 7 community sites where we’ll learn about creating meadows, keeping bees, attracting butterflies, forming community vegetable gardens, constructing rain and native plant gardens, building ponds, understanding solar panels, and managing water issues.

backyard habitat

Each site will have “how to” materials for you to take home.




 You’ll need a map for this self-guided tour (from 1-4:30) of the local sites. Meet us on Wendy’s Porch at Radnor Library on Saturday, June 21 at 1pm. Please pay $10 fee to Radnor Conservancy for the map.

Also, pick up your free milkweed plant when you sign up for the tour!

See you at the Library,



Posted by: Pam | June 16, 2014

Raptor Rapture in Radnor

The Winsor Room was filled with visitors, falcons, and falconers on June 14, 2014. We immersed ourselves in the fascinating world of birds of prey.

Here are some scenes from Saturday afternoon, starring Scar (about 3 years old) and Ferarri (about 15 years old). Scar got his name due to the digit he is missing. When he arrived in Pennsylvania, he had been injured in a fight and needed surgery to save his life. Dr. Len Donato from Radnor Veterinary Hospital, in Wayne, performed the surgery.

Many thanks to Dwight Lasure and Mark Rose from the Peregrine Club of Philadelphia, both falconers, who shared interesting facts and their personal stories with us.






































Posted by: Pam | June 11, 2014

Falcon Day at Radnor Memorial Library!

peregrine falcon

Bring the family to the afternoon kickoff event for the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series!

On Saturday, June 14 at 1:00pm, a falcon (or two) will be in the Winsor Room with his (or her) falconer Dwight Lasure. Lasure is president of the Commonwealth’s oldest falconry authority, The Peregrine Club of Philadelphia, founded in Delaware County by Al Nye and Bob Stabler in 1933.

peregrine club of philadelphia

This captivating event is co-sponsored by Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC.

The Peregrine Falcon has been used in falconry for more than 3,000 years, beginning with nomads in central Asia. Due to its ability to dive at high speeds, it is highly sought-after and generally used by experienced falconers. This magnificient bird of prey is the fastest member of the animal kingdom reaching over 200 mph during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive). How I would love to see this, wouldn’t you?

This event is free because of the generous program budget that comes from the Friends of Radnor Memorial Library. No registration is required. It will probably be about a one-hour exhibit…don’t miss it!

See you at the Library,



Posted by: Pam | June 5, 2014

Friday Fine Film: The Monuments Men

On the 7oth anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France, Radnor Memorial Library invites you to a screening of The Monuments Men  on Friday, June 6 @ 1:30pm.

monuments men

Here’s a preview of the film:

This film is the story of an unlikely World War II platoon tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Rated PG-13, 118 minutes.

Refreshments will be served.

See you at the Library,



On Wednesday, June 4 @ 7:00pm, horticultural designer Matthew Reale will discuss green practices to protect and enhance your residential landscape.

Reale has been in the landscape profession for 25 years. His company, AquaReale, specializes in eco-friendly landscaping and stormwater management issues. Radnor Conservancy is our co-sponsor for this event.

Registration is not required.

See you at the Library,


Posted by: Pam | May 8, 2014

Friday Fine Film: American Hustle

American Hustle

 American Hustle  will be screened in the Winsor Room tomorrow, May 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and Mafia.

Free popcorn and beverage!

See you at the Library,



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