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.

(smiley face)

(CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOOK SALE)

http://www.radnorlibrary.org/

Posted by: Pam | May 27, 2015

Being Green

Last night in the Winsor Room, Radnor Library patrons along with members of Radnor Conservancy and Radnor Bird Town, hosted three speakers who spent their Tuesday night talking with us about possible solutions for alternative energy sources and reducing our energy consumption.

It’s still not that easy being green. But—I now know that I can take my old blue jeans to Mom’s Organic Market (in Rosemont, next to Gullifty’s) and they make sure that the jeans are recycled for insulation. They have more solutions like that for used batteries and even things with plugs. Leave it to Mom.

Laura Luker, Radnor Conservancy

Laura Luker, Radnor Conservancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Gardner, Assistant Manager, Mom's Organic Market

Allison Gardner, Assistant Manager, Mom’s Organic Market

Joshua Hilbert, Chairperson, Radnor Township's Environmental Advisory Council

Joshua Hilbert, Chairperson, Radnor Township’s Environmental Advisory Council

Phil Wallis, Executive Director, Audubon PA

Phil Wallis, Executive Director, Audubon PA

Andrew Frankenfield, educator with Penn State, 6th generation farmer

Andrew Frankenfield, educator with Penn State, 6th generation farmer!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Gardner, Laurie Micolis, Laura Luker, Jamie Luker

Allison Gardner, Laurie Miccolis, Laura Luker, Jamie Luker

Radnor Memorial Library and its frequent partners Radnor Conservancy and Radnor Bird Town, will host three local experts in the Winsor Room on Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00PM.

This program will explore the impact of climate change and how you can personally make a difference through recycling and the use of renewable energy. windsolarAllison Gardner from Mom’s Organic Market, along with educator and farmer Andrew Frankenfield, and Josh Hilbert, who is chairperson of the Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council, will discuss current innovations and those in the experimental stage. We will also learn about recycling at home in Radnor Township…and ways you can support the renewable energy movement.

I hope to see you there.

I was worried you hadn’t thought of Kermit the frog, lately.

So here.

Kermit

dante

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