Posted by: Pam | July 31, 2015

I’m sold!

16 Days and Sold

I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT SUMMER

AND

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU AT THE LIBRARY!

PAM

Posted by: Pam | July 21, 2015

Not your average Joe

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North Creek Nurseries–what a fine place to put down roots! (to the trade only)

If you don’t know this handsome American native, there’s still time for you to get acquainted with Joe Pye…

Radnor Memorial Library would like to thank North Creek Nurseries in Oxford, PA  for donating 50 Joe Pye Weed plants to our Wild Summer Conservation Film Series. Special thanks to the very gracious Brigitte Crawford for handling our request.

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/

Because of their generosity, the Library and Radnor Conservancy, along with Radnor Bird Town and Radnor Township’s EAC, could take action right away by giving the plants away to the folks who attended last week’s conservation film in the Winsor Room. By this time, they are all in the ground taking root so that next year the butterflies and all their friends will feast on them.

I hope to see you at the last film in the series on August 26 at 7PM. It will be Flight of the Butterflies. We had technical difficulties last week and had to screen Bird Brain ahead of schedule.

This summer we have given away milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, and 2 copies of Doug Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home. I wonder what we’ll do next…

I hope to see you at the next film–

Pam

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Wild Summer Butterflies

Posted by: Pam | June 26, 2015

under milk weed

Here are my little bantam hens (Ellie, Tina, and Grace) sun bathing under the one-year-old milkweed that I planted last summer. I am so proud that the girls haven’t munched on it or dug it up. It could be that since chickens feel the vibration of the earth, they suspect there are Monarchs somewhere in the neighborhood who need to lay their eggs on the leaves. Ever since last week’s screening of Kingdom of Plants, I now know that animals and plants have secrets that they share in mysterious ways…

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Last summer was the very first Wild Summer Conservation Film Series at Radnor Memorial Library. We are doing it again this summer, and so far we have screened 2 films and had close to 40 people in attendance. We found our films in Jackson Hole, at their biennial Wildlife Film Festival. http://www.jhfestival.org/

Jackson Hole Film Festival

We had a choice of what to screen and naturally decided to pick the winners from 2013. After both films, we gave away milkweed plants– just like last year.

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Leftover milkweed on the front porch, soaking up the raindrops

On July 15 at 7PM, we will screen the next film, Flight of the Butterflies, after which we will give away Joe Pye Weed. The name of this plant makes me smile, even though I know there are folks out there who would like to rename it. Butterflies really love this plant.

Radnor Library and its partners for the film series, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC, would like to thank North Creek Nurseries  in Oxford, PA for their generous donation of Joe Pye Weed.

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/

Last summer they donated plants, too. I can’t wait to make the drive to pick them up. This place is a wholesale company and I am picturing greenhouses as far as the eye can see!

I hope to see you at the next film–

Pam

Posted by: Pam | June 22, 2015

Wednesday’s Film: Earth Flight: North America

Wild Summer Earth Flight

Wild Summer Kingdom of Plants

Posted by: Pam | June 12, 2015

Summer Book Club for grownups…prizes, too!

 SIGN-UP BEGINS JUNE 15 AND THE CLUB ENDS ON AUGUST 14.

RAFFLES THROUGHOUT…8 IN ALL!

$25 GIFT CARDS FROM ALL OUR FAVORITE PLACES IN WAYNE—LIKE CHRISTOPHER’S, GRYPHON, MATADOR AND MORE!

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

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Posted by: Pam | June 10, 2015

Friday Fine Film: INHERENT VICE

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12 AT 1:30PM

INHERENT VICE

WILL BE SCREENED IN THE WINSOR ROOM

inherent vice

Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel, it’s the tail end of the psychedelic ’60’s and paranoia is running the day from the desert to the sea of sunny Southern California.

This 2014 film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1791528/

Refreshments will be served…I hope to see you there!

Pam

Christina's World (A. Wyeth)On Tuesday, June 9, 7:00PM, author and art collector Frederick T. Dixon returns to Radnor Library for a presentation on eight artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries that captured the American Realism scene in a wide range of ways.

Homer, Eakins, Henri, Glackens, Bellows, Hopper, Rockwell, and Wyeth each had their own unique style and selected different subject matter—but their accomplishments did not always receive widespread critical acclaim.

Fred Dixon is the author of the recently published 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism. Fred and his wife, Martha, have collected art for 35 years and were docents at the Barnes Foundation for 10 years.

Books will be available for purchase.

I hope to see you there!

Pam

Art History

Posted by: Pam | June 4, 2015

Time to stock up on your summer reading!

This is a great way to support Radnor Memorial Library AND find some books to take with you on your next vacation. Every book is a bargain at the Friends book sale!

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These are the wonderful, hard-working people who volunteer their time to organize all the books that you donate to the Library. And they have book sales in the Winsor Room throughout the year.

This is where the money comes from for all the adult programs in the Winsor Room. They should call themselves BEST FRIENDS.

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(CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOOK SALE)

http://www.radnorlibrary.org/

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