Posted by: Pam, at RML | December 1, 2021

Wrap It Up! Stress-Free Seasonal Tips with Darla DeMorrow

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The holidays are here!

Jump in!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8582694

We are back on Zoom with local author and Certified Professional Organizer Darla DeMorrow for another “me time” hour and we hope you’ll join us. Darla will share fabulous shortcuts and tips galore for reducing holiday chaos. Radnor Memorial Library is here to help you create a more peaceful home so you can enjoy a fun and loving season with friends and family.

Oh…and prizes. YES! Join us for a chance to win prizes.

Ooooh….

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 15, 2021

WATCH One Cool Colonial–Episode 27: Harvest 2021

Once again, the kitchen garden at 1696 Thomas Massey House comes alive with another episode of One Cool Colonial. Thank you, Clarissa!

What better way to usher in the season of thanksgiving and good cheer?

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 15, 2021

An Evening with Beth Kephart

Jump in!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8435219

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 8, 2021

Managing Invasives and Weeds in the Garden

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8458751

I know you may be knee-deep in leaves right now but take a break from your rake and join us on Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm. Oh, and it’ll be dark outside too.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 7, 2021

WATCH Unleaded: How Changing Our Gasoline Changed Everything

This virtual program with Dr. Carrie Nielsen was presented in October, 2021. If you missed the LIVE Zoom then here’s your chance to watch it.

I really enjoyed hosting Dr. Nielsen, one of Cabrini University’s Faculty who just published her first book. Not only was I happy to help launch Unleaded, I was thrilled to learn that earlier, Main Point Books hosted an in-person event at the store right here in Wayne.

In addition, Radnor Conservancy joined RML for the LIVE Zoom and we were able to send our recording over to Kevin at MLTV21 to share on the air to our local cable viewers.

Kirsten built the YouTube video for us. I know I’ll meet Carrie in person someday as sure as we’ll all be back in the Winsor Room someday.

Here you go–I guarantee you will enjoy this and say that it was time well spent.

Sign up here!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8433762

Radnor Memorial Library, Main Point Books, and the Radnor Historical Society welcome Tom Clavin to celebrate the release of  Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival.

This event will take place online

TOM CLAVIN is the bestselling author of 18 nonfiction books on American and military history, sports, and entertainment. He previously worked as a newspaper editor and writer, including for the New York Times for 15 years, and as a writer for such magazines as Smithsonian and Men’s Journal. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association.

Lightning Down

An American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive.

On August 13, 1944, Joe Moser set off on his forty-fourth combat mission over occupied France. Soon, he would join almost 170 other Allied airmen as prisoners in Buchenwald, one of the most notorious and deadly of Nazi concentration camps. Tom Clavin’s “Lightning Down” tells this largely untold and riveting true story.

We hope to see you there!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 26, 2021

Your Oral Health and Overall Health

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8370985

PRESENTED BY ROTARY CLUB OF WAYNE

LIVE ON ZOOM 

Dr. Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD, FAGD, has taught and practiced dentistry for more than 40 years.  He is very aware of the close relationship between dental health and one’s medical health and vice versa. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the indications and consequences of poor oral health and, on the positive side, the benefits and how to achieve them. The program is intended to be interactive and will be moderated by fellow Wayne Rotarian Doug Blazey. Radnor Memorial Library is proud to partner with Rotary Club of Wayne, part of Rotary International, the global service organization that honors all vocations and professions in its local community.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 15, 2021

Come hike with us at McKaig Nature Center…

Sign up here!

LED BY GRETCHEN GROEBEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RADNOR CONSERVANCY

REGISTRATION (IN-PERSON & OUTDOORS)

Let’s leaf the world behind us when we meet to say Hello, Autumn! at McKaig.  We’ll enjoy this moderate level guided hike of approximately 2 miles in this 89 acre natural preserve in Wayne. The main entrance is located next to Roberts Elementary School. Parking during school hours should be along Croton Road just east of the school.

Raining? Then we’ll try and re-schedule.

https://www.enjoymckaig.org/

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 15, 2021

PNC Presents: Charitable Giving Strategies

Save your spot here!

Join us for a discussion on how philanthropic giving has been changing over the past several years and how it might have an impact on your charitable decisions.  We will explore questions like:  What impact did the pandemic have on giving and are the trends permanent?  How will demographic shifts influence donor choices?  And what legislative changes are in play this year that may shift your decisions for year-end gifting strategies?    

Presented by Avery Fontaine, Senior Vice President, Head of Philanthropy & Impact, PNC Private Bank

Co-hosted by:

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 3, 2021

PNC Presents: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Save your spot here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8353433

Join us for this live Zoom program to learn more about best practices for your estate planning and building foundations for a healthy lifestyle.  Presented by Jennifer Messa and Janine Ellenberger.

Co-hosted by PNC Private Bank

About the presenters: 

Jennifer Messa, PNC Wealth Managment:  Ms. Messa leads a team of Wealth Strategists in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware who have a high level of technical experience in state, tax and wealth planning issues.

Janine Ellenberger, MD, CMO at Behavidence:  Dr. Ellenberger is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of clinical experience and the breadth of working across three continents in various healthcare systems where her clinical practice was largely focused on woman’s health, psychology and aesthetics.  

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 1, 2021

One Cool Colonial–Episode 26: Start with a cow…

In 1696 Thomas Massey bought 300 acres of land in Marple Township from James Stanfield, son of Francis Stanfield. At this time he began to build a fine brick house for his wife Phebe as an extension of an existing log house, and he called it Marple Plantation. Seven children were born here to Phebe and Thomas before his death on 8 September 1708. In his will Thomas Massey left his plantation to his eldest son , Mordecai, with the provision that Phebe should have ”the lower room in the brick end of the house, a horse and a cow as long as she remained a widow”.

Enjoy this new episode of One Cool Colonial!

Thank you for watching our video!

http://www.thomasmasseyhouse.org/

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 26, 2021

Coming up: Carrie Nielsen, PhD, author of UNLEADED

Save your spot here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8364442

CO-SPONSORED BY RADNOR CONSERVANCY

Unleaded tells the scandalous story of how lead was added to our nation’s gasoline supply against the advice of public health experts. This is the inspiring story of the scientists, activists, and government officials who worked to get the lead out and the heartbreaking story of the generations that were poisoned in between. Carrie Nielsen, PhD, is an associate professor of biology and environmental science at Cabrini University in Radnor Township. 

Books available from Main Point Books.

The author’s research interests include environmental justice, science pedagogy, interdisciplinary teaching, watershed management, nutrient cycling in forest soils, and faith perspectives on environmental sustainability. Nielsen lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 26, 2021

Out and about in North Wayne and South Wayne

Looking for you…

Barbara Bibby
Walking and talking about books in South Wayne in September…looking at the beautiful houses, too. September, 2021
Jade Chen with Candy Corn at Radnor Memorial Library, September, 2021
Lovely Hecate with her human, Courtney Douds at RML, 2021
Master Falconer Courtney and Hecate at Radnor Memorial Library, September 2021
Courtney Douds, Master Falconer, with Medea at RML, 2021
Heather Reilly at the Finley House, September 2021
Jim Segrave-Daly at the Finley House, September, 2021
Jim Segrave-Daly at the Finley House with RHS Executive Director Jennifer Beacom. That’s Dan Beacom, running with chairs. September, 2021
The Finley House: Jim Segrave-Daly at RHS and RML’s event “Party like it’s 1976” in September, 2021. We partied ’til the sun went down.

See you in October!

Pam

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 22, 2021

WATCH Conversations with Animals with Dr. Ava Frick–Part 3


Join Dr. Ava Frick, DVM, for Part 3 of Radnor Memorial Library’s summer author series that is the perfect tie-in for Tails and Tales.

Watch all 3 episodes!

Adults look forward to summer as much as kids do. We can relax, take vacations, catch up on reading, and also discover new books like Conversations with Animals. And here we can sit back and listen to Dr. Ava discuss your senior pets and aging gracefully.

Adult summer reading programs offer adults the opportunity to have fun, explore new interests, and interact with one another while also providing a good model for children enrolled in summer reading programs.

It’s a wrap! Thank you to Kirsten Sughrue for creating these videos that are now posted to RML’s YouTube channel.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 3, 2021

Next up: There and Back Again

Join us there!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8213726

Sign up for RML’s first neighborhood walk and book talk event with me, librarian Pam! Meet our group (I hope) on the porch at the Library and be prepared to talk about the books you have been reading recently. We’ll wander around beautiful South Wayne for about an hour or so and then head back to the Library. If it rains? Then the event is canceled and we will try this again in October!

We can look at the beautiful houses and talk about their gardens.

Or, your garden.

Or, the weather.

Or, your travels.

For quite some time now, I have been traveling vicariously through people just like you. I was so looking forward to my trip to the Galapagos Islands, vicariously, through my neighbor, Bernadette.

I was very disappointed when I heard our trip was canceled…

oh well.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 2, 2021

Coming up: The Guest List –outdoor book discussion

Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 27, 2021

Conversations with Animals Series with Dr. Ava Frick–Part 3

Save your spot here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7885001

Join Dr. Ava Frick, author of Conversations with Animals: From Farm Girl To Pioneering Veterinarian, The Dr. Ava Frick Story for a look into the life of a little girl who was born on the 4th of July in rural Missouri, and who knew at age three that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” when she grew up.

On Monday, August 30, Dr. Frick will present Part 3: Helping senior pets age gracefully and keeping their older bodies mobilized

We hope you will join us for this fun, VIRTUAL event!

For more about Dr. Ava, visit:

https://www.avafrick.com/

Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 9, 2021

A Visit with Ned Hector–Black Revolutionary War Hero

Noah Lewis as Ned Hector

Edward “Ned” Hector (1743-1834) was a free black man and noted in American history for his courage during the retreat from the Battle of Brandywine. Ned, who was in Col. Proctor’s 3rd PA Artillery, was a teamster who drove gunpowder in his wagon for the cannons and refused to give up his horses, wagon, and the armaments that he carried. The patriot also fought at the Battle of Germantown.

A painting at Philadelphia’s historic house and museum, Cliveden, of four cannons bombarding the Chew House is the 3rd Artillery and is from Ned’s point of view. In 1850, just 16 years after his death, a street was named for him in Conshohocken and a historical plaque marks the location of his log cabin.

The African American hero is quoted as saying, “They shall not have my team! I will save my horses or perish myself.”

This event will be held outdoors, behind the library. Please bring a blanket!

Sign up here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7941034

Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 5, 2021

One Cool Colonial–Episode 25: More About That Mystery Plant

The flax mystery continues at 1696 Thomas Massey House…

I just learned that flax was planted this year and then harvested recently at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, another gem located in Delaware County.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Could it be that the wind or even a friendly pollinator carried seeds clear across the county up to Marple a few months ago?

Planting and harvesting flax was a family affair in colonial times and very hard work…learn more about it in Episode 25 of One Cool Colonial.

Wear some linen…it will keep you cooler.

We hope you are having some fun this summer.

Thanks for watching!

Pam and Clarissa


Join Dr. Ava Frick, DVM, for Part 2 of Radnor Memorial Library’s summer author series that is the perfect
tie-in for Tails and Tales.

Adults look forward to summer as much as kids do. We can relax, take vacations, catch up on reading, and also discover new books like Conversations with Animals. And here we can sit back and listen to Dr. Ava discuss pet nutrition and reducing disease.

Adult summer reading programs offer adults the opportunity to have fun, explore new interests, and interact with one another while also providing a good model for children enrolled in summer reading programs.

I hope to see you online, Monday, August 30 at 7pm when we talk with Dr. Ava again.

Save your spot right here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7885001

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 21, 2021

Conversations with Animals Series with Dr. Ava Frick–Part 2

Save your spot here!

Monday, July 26, 7pm

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7884992

Join Dr. Ava Frick, author of Conversations with Animals: From Farm Girl To Pioneering Veterinarian, The Dr. Ava Frick Story for a look into the life of a little girl who was born on the 4th of July in rural Missouri, and who knew at age three that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” when she grew up.

The topics for Part 2 are the following:  Pet nutrition in the 21st century and reducing the likelihood of chronic disease and cancer

On Monday, August 30, Dr. Frick will present Part 3: Helping senior pets age gracefully and keeping their older bodies mobilized

We hope you will join us for this fun, VIRTUAL event!

For more about Dr. Ava, visit:

https://www.avafrick.com/

 

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 19, 2021

Meet Officer Jen and K-9 Rocky in-person!

Sign up here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7940997

Presented by Officer Jennifer Cocco

Friday, July 23, 2021 2PM

Meet Officer Jen and K-9 Rocky! The Radnor Township Police Department K-9 Unit utilizes German Shepherd canines, and Rocky works with Officer Jennifer Cocco.

K-9 Teams are composed of a handler assigned to a specific canine partner, with the Teams supporting road patrol officers and helping in so many ways. 

German Shepherds are a common choice of breed because of their superior intelligence, versatility, stability, energy, strength and adaptability. Other canine breeds have also proven their ability to be excellent K-9 candidates.

Officer Jennifer Cocco and K-9 Rocky

Come and learn how K-9 Rocky works with Officer Jen

and helps us all in our community.

(We can’t wait to meet this RTPD Team!)

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 3, 2021

One Cool Colonial–Episode 24: Midsummer

Happy 4th of July, 2021

We hope you get to celebrate joyously

with family and friends!

And for the dirt on 18th century dirt–

Here’s another fun episode of One Cool Colonial

Enjoy!

Thanks for watching!

Join Dr. Ava Frick, DVM, for Part 1 of Radnor Memorial Library’s summer author series that is the perfect tie-in for Tails and Tales.

Adults look forward to summer as much as kids do. We can relax, take vacations, catch up on reading, and also discover new books like Conversations with Animals. And here we can sit back and listen to Dr. Ava tell us stories about animals and what they teach us.

It was a nice surprise to see author Ron Kule, who visited Radnor Memorial Library almost 10 years ago in the Winsor Room. Thanks, Ron, for helping us connect with Dr. Ava!

Adult summer reading programs offer adults the opportunity to have fun, explore new interests, and interact with one another while also providing a good model for children enrolled in summer reading programs.

Yay! Happy Summer! I hope to see you online, Monday, July 26 at 7pm when we talk with Dr. Ava again.

Save your spot here:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7884992

Save your spot here!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7884968

Join Dr. Ava Frick, author of Conversations with Animals: From Farm Girl To Pioneering Veterinarian, The Dr. Ava Frick Story for a look into the life of a little girl who was born on the 4th of July in rural Missouri, and who knew at age three that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” when she grew up.

This is a 3-part event and topics will be, in this order:

June 28: What motivated Dr. Frick and the virtues that animals teach us

July 26: Pet nutrition in the 21st century and reducing the likelihood of chronic disease and cancer

August 30: Helping senior pets age gracefully and keeping their older bodies mobilized

Posted by: Pam, at RML | June 21, 2021

48-Hour Spark Joy!

Sign up here to get organized:

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7879146

Sign up to learn about the philosophy of the KonMari Method with Shannon Huneycutt, Marie Kondo-trained founder of Spark Joy Charlotte. You will be motivated to tidy up once and for all, in your home, your office, and your life.

OOH, tell me more…

This 60-minute recorded presentation can be viewed on demand, as often as you like, during our designated 48-hour time slot from 6am on Thursday, 6/24/21, through 6am on Saturday, 6/26/21. Attendees will receive a tidying checklist that breaks apart the KonMari categories, making it easier to apply the method in our homes.

You will feel energized and motivated to Spark Joy in your space and create the home and life you’ve always desired.  There will also be a “giveaway” and a LIVE 15-minute Q&A on Zoom that you can attend.

Thanks, Shannon. See you there!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | June 20, 2021

VIDEO: William Lightfoot Price–from Wayne to Rose Valley

William L. Price (1861-1916) was the primary architect whose “pen” designed over 100 houses in Radnor Township. Price’s career began in Wayne, then Overbrook Farms, designing the model homes for Wendell & Smith.

Join Scott Laughlin, Realtor, a specialist in historic properties who will take us on a tour of two Arts & Crafts communities, Arden and Rose Valley and more…

Robert Strauss is the author of John Marshall: The Final Founder and Stephen Fried is the author of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father. Enjoy this most satisfying and entertaining discussion between men who are historians, journalists, and teachers.

We’re so glad we saved it and my thanks go out to RML’s Kirsten Sughrue for posting it.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | June 10, 2021

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Plan for Land Use

Save your spot here!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7844743

Presented by Radnor Memorial Library

League of Women Voters of Radnor Township

Radnor Conservancy

Wouldn’t everyone like to live in a prosperous, innovative, equitable, resilient, and sustainable region that increases mobility choices by investing in a safe and modern transportation system; that protects and preserves our natural resources while creating healthy communities; and that fosters greater opportunities for all?

This doesn’t happen by chance. Good planning is essential. Find out about the role of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in our nine-county, bi-state area. Just what does Delaware County 2035, the Comprehensive Plan for Delaware County, PA, reveal to guide our future?  Finally, how does the Radnor Comprehensive Land Use Plan fit into the big picture?

We hope to see you there!

Pam

Save your spot right here!

https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/7844624

Presented by Rotary Club of Wayne

Are you seeking to make your home building or home remodeling project both attractive and cost-efficient? Can you be your own general contractor? What about permits? Rotary Club of Wayne has invited three real estate and construction professionals who will share their insights into various do’s and don’ts and invite your questions via chat in this LIVE Zoom event.

Join Rotary Club of Wayne’s President-Elect Doug Blazey along with guests Stacey Ballard from Eadeh Enterprises (on the Main Line), Lenny Berger of HandyMensch Home Remodeling (in Virginia) and Dennis Blazey, who has years of experience in materials sales, construction and real estate and lives in Florida.

Radnor Memorial Library is proud to partner with Rotary Club of Wayne, part of Rotary International, the global service organization that honors all vocations and professions in its local community.

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