Posted by: Pam | October 26, 2016

A Source of Exuberant Song

david-rothenbergMusician, composer, author, and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg will be traveling, with his clarinet, to Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on Sunday, October 30, for an enthusiastic musical lecture at 2PM. 

The event is free to the public and reservations are not required. Books and cds will be available for purchase.

Rothenberg, the Harvard-educated, distinguished NJIT professor has published many books and is known around the world for his music and his books on the relationship between humanity and nature. Radnor Memorial Library and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are very excited about this presentation that is generously supported, in part, by Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden.

Doing some fact-checking just today on our performing professor, I read that tonight, October 26, David Rothenberg will be performing with Suzanne Vega in New York City. David appears on Vega’s new album but unfortunately, cannot go on tour with her because he is teaching college courses right now.

So glad he can make it down to Philly on Sunday…

One of the author’s books, Why Birds Sing: A Journey Into the Mystery of Bird Song, has a companion cd that features the musician in concert with his avian friends. Rothenberg has performed with other jazz musicians (along with humpback whales and orcas) around the world.

I hope to see you there.

Here’s my favorite quote from David Rothenberg…

…If the voice of an animal is not heard as message but as art, interesting things start to happen: Nature is no longer inscrutable, some alien puzzle, but instead immediately something beautiful, a source of exuberant song, a tune with some space for us to join in.




 keelsRadnor Memorial Library and Radnor Historical Society invite you to attend a lecture on Philadelphia burial grounds, including one of the most important cemeteries, Laurel Hill.

This time of year, when folks are getting ready for the Gravedigger’s Ball, or, reading their scheduled book as a member of the Boneyard Bookworms, we hope you will come out to hear Tom Keels talk about the first cemetery to be named a National Historic Landmark. Tom will also talk about other burial grounds in Philadelphia.

 Keels specializes in Philadelphia history and architecture and is a lecturer, writer, and commentator who is the author or co-author of six published books on Philadelphia history. On Tuesday, October 25, at 7:30PM, Tom will talk about his book Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries at The Radnor Fire Company, located at 121 S. Wayne Avenue, in Wayne. Please use the side entrance and park in the Municipal Lot — not in the Fire Company lot.

We are grateful to The Radnor Fire Company for the use of their beautiful space while we are renovating our Library.

I hope to see you there!




Posted by: Pam | September 12, 2016

Yoga tonight at Wayne Art Center!

Radnor resident Amy Dolan returns to teach our popular Monday evening yoga class. This class is for all ages so bring the family. It is always free!

Class will be hosted at the Wayne Art Center tonight at 7PM. Dress comfortably and bring a mat or towel.

Thanks to the Wayne Art Center for sharing their beautiful facility with Radnor Memorial Library while we undergo renovation.



Last night’s screening of the final film of the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series had to be postponed. Fortunately, Radnor Fire Company was able to give us another date for a screening next week.

And if you couldn’t make it last night, maybe next Tuesday, August 30, 7:30pm will be a better time for you, too.

I hope to see you there!

PamWild Summer A Will for the Woods

Wild Summer A Will for the WoodsPlease join us for the final film of The Wild Summer Conservation Film Series on Wednesday, August 24th at 7:30pm. The film will be screened at the Radnor Fire Company, 121 S. Wayne Avenue, in Wayne. Be sure to use the side entrance of the building and use the municipal lot for parking, not the Radnor Fire Company lot. We were fortunate all summer to use their beautiful upstairs meeting room for the screenings and we are very grateful for their kindness.

I hope to see you there!



Clark Wang

Clark Wang, a psychiatrist, musician, and folk dancer, prepared for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.


The InklingsWant to spend time with other writers?

Join this small group of adult writers and keep your creative juices flowing all summer long. We will meet next Tuesday, August 9 from 7:30 to 9:00pm at the original Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne. We encourage you to bring something you have written. Or not. That’s okay.

Local writer, Joe Lynch, is our funny and fearless leader of the inklings. Sign-up not required. Just show up. Real easy.

If you have any questions, just call Pam at 610-687-1124 x21.

Summer 2016 YogaJoin us for our monthly family-friendly yoga class with local yoga instructor, Amy Dolan, on Monday, August 8 from 7-8pm. Amy has been teaching this all-level yoga session at the Wayne Art Center during Radnor Library’s renovation.

This is a free class!

Wild Summer Conservation Film Series (our 3rd summer!)

Please join us on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 pm for our free, 2nd film of this summer’s selection of award- winning films. Wisdom to Survive will be screened at the Radnor Fire Company, 105 S. Wayne Avenue in Wayne. We have to park in the teacher’s lot or the municipal lot and not at the Radnor Fire Company. Please enter through the side (right) of the building. See you there!

Wild Summer Wisdom to Survive

Are you around this summer? Want to spend time with some other writers?

 Join this small group of adult writers and keep your creative juices flowing all summer long, upstairs at the original Gryphon Café in Wayne. While we renovate the Library, the Gryphon has reserved space for the inklings (and you) on the following Tuesdays:  July 12, and August 9 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

The Gryphon Café is located at 105 W. Lancaster Avenue, a few doors up from the movie theater.

Local writer, Joe Lynch, is our funny and fearless leader of the inklings. Sign-up is not required. Just show up. And you can grab a cuppa joe downstairs.

If you have any questions, call Pam at 610-687-1124 x21.




After-Winter-Spring-posterRadnor Memorial Library, along with its partners Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC, invite you to attend 3 award-winning, outstanding films that will educate and inspire us to become engaged in conservation. This is the 3rd summer that we have been able to obtain rights to films that were produced and directed by independent filmmakers who are passionate about their craft and the world we live in. They love sharing their films with smaller audiences that invite discussion after the screening. The artists, who themselves are involved in conservation, hope to empower us in our local communities to get involved.




Mark your calendars with this schedule of film screenings:

Wednesday, June 15 @ 7:30pm: AFTER WINTER, SPRING

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:30pm: WISDOM TO SURVIVE

Wednesday, August 24 @ 7:30pm: A WILL FOR THE WOODS


Here is a description of the first film:

After Winter, Spring (75 minutes)

Judith Lit, the Producer/Director of After Winter, Spring spent her childhood on her family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania. In this film, Lit offers an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a modern world. In the Perigord region of southwest France, a rural community grapples with a profound question: Will it be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years?

after winter 2                                   After Winter, Spring


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