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



Radnor Memorial Library yoga class has moved to the Wayne Art Center!

The Library’s longtime yoga teacher, Amy Dolan, will continue to teach our free, family-friendly yoga class (held one designated Monday @ 7pm, once a month) at the Wayne Art Center while the Library prepares to transform its own space in the very near future.

Here are the summer dates for the Radnor Library yoga class at the Wayne Art Center:

May 9

June 6

July 18

August 8

Visit Amy Dolan at http://yogawithspirit.com/

Or, call Pam at the Library, 610-687-1124 x62.

We really appreciate the Wayne Art Center for their generosity and the beautiful space they can provide for us. Our plan is to continue the classes at Wayne Art Center throughout the Library renovation. So, please watch for more dates to be announced in the future.

amy dolan

Thanks, Amy, for being so flexible.





I love this podcast. A very special one, indeed.

Marilyn Caltabiano, former Director of Radnor Memorial Library, returned to our Library to talk about the fascinating Renaissance man that she knew–Adolph G. Rosengarten. Following Caltabiano’s presentation, enjoy hearing about Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden from Executive Director and Head Gardener, Bill Thomas.

Thank you to Radnor Historical Society for bringing this history-making event to Radnor Memorial Library and its community. Many thanks to volunteer videographer, Tom Ellis.

Posted by: Pam | May 2, 2016

Rosengarten–His Life and Legacy

On Tuesday, May 3, 7:30pm, Marilyn Caltabiano, former Director of Radnor Memorial Library will present taped interviews and provide personal insights into the fascinating man she knew, Adolph G. Rosengarten. Rosengarten is best remembered in Radnor as a horticulturist whose enduring legacy is Chanticleer.

Caltabiano’s talk will be complemented by a presentation by Chanticleer’s Executive Director and Head Gardener, Bill Thomas.

Radnor Historical Society is our cosponsor of this long anticipated event and we hope to see you there.

adolph rosengarten


Posted by: Pam | April 27, 2016

Love, Your Library

Here’s my 2016 Library event photo album so far. Radnor Memorial Library still has more events planned between now and May 15 and I hope to see you there. May 15 will be the last day for the public to use the Library which will reopen June 6 in our temporary location at 110 West Lancaster Avenue (the old Wayne Library building).

Thank you to all my partners, my pals. I will continue to plan events from our temporary location, but we’ll be seeking other venues in which to have them. Time to get creative! If you have a suggestion, please let me know.

See you next time,


Posted by: Pam | April 22, 2016

For freedom fighters…and one Union soldier

Frederick DouglassOn Thursday, April 27, 7:30PM, s scene from Young Frederick Douglass will be presented in the Winsor Room. The Beacon Theater Production and full-length play was written by Walt Vail and is directed by John Mullany.

Months ago, in the planning stage, I scheduled the Adolph Rosengarten tribute in the Winsor Room to follow a week after the Frederick Douglass play performance. Little did I know that I would stumble on some information that links them together.

In 1859, Douglass and Harriet Tubman were both asked, independently, by John Brown to take part in his failed raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. (For more on this, read James McBride’s Good Lord Bird). During the same year, an ancestor of Adolph Rosengarten, Joseph George Rosengarten, was travelling through Harpers Ferry (or, attempting to!) and was witness to the raid, saw John Brown wounded and spent, and years later wrote a vivid account of the raid in an Atlantic Monthly article in 1865. Joseph George Rosengarten ended up joining the Union Army and fought with distinction at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

And now that Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill, I welcome another freedom fighter of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to run parallel with our back-to-back upcoming events. This just fuels my passion for Eastern Shore’s Civil War Trail that is all Douglass and Tubman.

Please mark your calendar and join me on this special night at your Library.




Posted by: Pam | April 15, 2016

Coming up: A valuable workshop@your Library

Successful Uncoupling

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