Posted by: Pam, at RML | December 2, 2022

CJ McGroarty, author of Clara in a Time of War

C.J.MCGROARTY, AUTHOR

CLARA IN A TIME OF WAR

Wednesday, 12/7/22

Winsor Room

NO REGISTRATION

7:00PM

Join C.J. McGroarty for a reading and discussion of her new book Clara in a Time of War which is a compelling story set in 1777 Chester County.

As war is raging in the American Colonies, Clara Fletcher struggles to make do on her Chester County farm while her husband is off in the fight. As the British Army embarks on its Philadelphia Campaign, the woman’s life takes an unexpected turn. One morning, a wounded man is discovered by her son in the carriage house and an even bigger threat looms as Clara must keep a secret for as long as she can.

Author C.J. McGroarty is a former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and a Pushcart Prize nominee with an MFA in creative writing and her work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazine. Co-sponsor Radnor Historical Society. Books will be available for purchase.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 21, 2022

Wreath Decorating Workshop with Heather Potter

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 21, 2022

Film– Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

100th Anniversary Commemoration Film Screening

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

Tuesday, 11/22

Winsor Room

7:00PM

The documentary that recounts the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut is screened in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth. Vonnegut’s novels and freethinking writing captured the American imagination. His steadfast support of civil liberties, including the freedom of speech, was uncompromising.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 14, 2022

Lou Scheinfeld, author of Blades, Bands, and Ballers…

Lou Scheinfeld, author

Blades, Bands, and Ballers: How “Flash and Cash” Rescued the Flyers and Created Philadelphia’s Greatest Showplace

Wednesday, 11/16

Winsor Room

7:00PM

Imagine Philadelphia without its beloved Flyers and Spectrum.

It almost happened…until Lou Scheinfeld and Ed Snider, otherwise known as “Flash and Cash,” came together to help save the city from disaster. Blades, Bands, and Ballers is Lou Scheinfeld’s heartfelt memoir of an America now gone, a world of local spectacle and national pride. Books will be available for purchase.

Registration not required. I hope to see you there!

Pam

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 10, 2022

We are back in the Winsor Room!

Come see us soon…we’ve hosted authors and experts with presentations this fall.

Once in a while we still have virtual events, too.

REGISTRATION is no longer required to attend library events in the Winsor Room!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | November 4, 2022

Jonathan Darman, author of Becoming FDR…

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Main Point Books, Radnor Memorial Library, and Radnor Historical Society welcome author and historian Jonathan Darman with his new book Becoming FDR: The Personal Crisis That Made a President.

Walk-ins are welcome unless the event is sold out. Books can be purchased in advance through the link or at the event.

About the book

Vivid, moving, and full of new insights, Becoming FDR tells the riveting story of how Roosevelt’s struggle with polio forged his character and precipitated his political ascent. Compellingly written and full of illuminating details, this important and sensitively drawn portrait traces the transformation of character and abilities that occurred between 1921, when Roosevelt contracted polio at the age of thirty-nine, and 1928, when he reemerged as the Democratic candidate for governor of New York.

About the author

Jonathan Darman is the author of Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America. He is a former correspondent for Newsweek, where he covered national politics, including John Kerry’s and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 27, 2022

Retire Early-Live Free-Live Well

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Retire Early-Live Free-Live Well

Presented by Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee

Wednesday, 11/2/22

Winsor Room

6:30-7:30PM

Find out how you can retire early, choosing to live the good life with a relaxed Zen attitude.

Dr. Mukherjee, who happily retired at age fifty-eight, is the author of a new book,

Living Free, Living Well: My Life As A Zen Bon Vivant.

Mukherjee will give you tips from the financial to the philosophical and everything in between. Books will be available for purchase.

Please join us for an enjoyable hour as we launch Ranjan Mukherjee’s new book!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 24, 2022

Dark History IV…if you dare!

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 17, 2022

Look-See Art–Sunshine to Snowfall: Glorious Landscape Paintings

Look-See Art

Sunshine to Snowfall: Glorious Landscape Paintings

People of all ages are fascinated with weather conditions and celestial occurrences. Throughout time, artists have been drawn to record and interpret the seasons, time of day and night, and atmospheric states that bring nature in all of its glory and terror into view.

Get ready to explore how paintings of sunlight, fog, wind, and snow, in historical to contemporary paintings, can make us want to bask in the glow or shiver from the cold. A diversity of artists including Pippin, Wyeth, O’Keeffe, and Van Gogh and art movements will be covered. Short, related videos add a new perspective to our conversation-style session.   

Lynn Berkowitz, MFA, BFA, with a career in art museums and online learning, has developed an array of award-winning gallery tours, experiences, and apps aimed at helping audiences of all ages and abilities engage with a diversity of art ‘isms and approaches.

Maximum # of students per course: 30

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Led by Gretchen Groebel, Executive Director, Radnor Conservancy

Tuesday, 10/25 (NEW DATE!)

10:00AM-12:00PM

Let’s leaf the world behind us when we meet to say Hello, Fall! 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.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 11, 2022

Friday Film: THE GLASS CASTLE at 2PM on 10/14/22

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them.

When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

The film is based on the bestselling book by Jeannette Walls.

Join us in the Winsor Room!

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 10, 2022

Confused by Medicare Choices?

Wednesday, 10/12 (2 sessions)

Winsor Room

1:00PM-2:00PM 

And

7:30PM-8:30PM

Getting ready for retirement? Benefits Consultant, Dan Yody, helps educate consumers so they can make more informed benefit decisions when turning 65 or considering retirement.

You will learn how and when you sign up for Medicare Part B, if working past the age of 65 and signing up for Medicare, how to differentiate between Medicare Supplement and Advantage plans, and Medicare Part Prescription Drug plan. Bring your questions with you. Dan has 30 years of experience to help take the stress out of complicated decisions.

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1 – 2

EVENING SESSION 7:30-8:30

Posted by: Pam, at RML | October 9, 2022

Coming up: Dark History III (virtual)

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LIVE ON ZOOM

Monday, 10/10/22

7:00PM-9:00PM

In this Dark History presentation, you will find out about a family curse, the horrific retribution of an abused daughter, a gang of arsenic poisoners and Delaware County’s possible connection to the Bermuda Triangle.

Even more Dark History from Delaware and Chester Counties to send a chill up your spine…

REGISTRATION CLOSES 12 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT AND THE LINK TO THE ZOOM WILL BE SENT OUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS.

I hope to see you there. Pam

We are “Zooming” because the Winsor Room is being used for the Friends Book Sale that is coming up …

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 30, 2022

ebay 101: The Basics of Buying and Selling

This program is ideal for those who have rarely or never used eBay, but want to learn about buying and selling on eBay. Even intermediates eBay users will learn some valuable tips.

Mike and Sue Ivankovich (of What It’s Worth; Ask Mike the Appraiser) will get you started, how to locate treasures, using eBay to determine the market interest and value in specific categories, how to gauge the reputation of sellers & buyers, eBay as a part-time job and more.

Mike is an Appraiser, Auctioneer, Author & Columnist, Antiques & Home Downsizing Specialist and host of Philadelphia’s “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show. Register now, as Mike’s events fill up quickly!

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 30, 2022

Fall yoga classes coming up…

Yoga…again! Busy time of year!

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RML welcomes certified yoga instructor Carole McKeon, Director of Verge Yoga Center in Wayne.

In the 1-hour practice, Carole will help everyone  tap into their balance, strength, inner-focus and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Participants range in skill level and age.

Please register for each class you want to attend.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 30, 2022

Friday Film: Nightmare Alley

Today, 9/30/22 at 2pm in the Winsor Room!

A grifter working his way up from low-ranking carnival worker to lauded psychic medium matches wits with a psychiatrist bent on exposing him.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 26, 2022

Civil War Series at the Finley House continues…

This summer at the Finley House
…we also had ice cream again –courtesy of Capri Homemade Italian Ice (an RHS Business Member)
Ulysses S. Grant
President Ulysses S. Grant with First Lady Julia Dent Grant
and son Jesse in 1872

Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 20, 2022

FREE College Application Seminar for Parents

If you are like most parents, you are terrified by the prospect of committing to making one of the biggest expenditures of your life without a clear plan for finding a college that is a fit for your child and for your budget.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 21, at 7PM in the Winsor Room.

It will help you to understand what colleges are looking for in applicants, what YOU should be looking for in a college, and so much more.

Barbara Briggs has been an educational consultant for over ten years, who helps parents and students plan and organize their college search. Briggs attended Northwestern University and earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Virginia Law School.

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 12, 2022

Coming up: Nepal, Mountains, Jungles and Temples

This presentation will take you on a virtual trip to Nepal. A few years ago, Ranjan visited Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Forest preserving the moments in his striking photographs.

You will hear his stories about seeing the beauty of Annapurna at sunrise and feel the thrill of an elephant safari. You’ll float in a dugout canoe and see crocodiles basking on the banks, and see the ancient temples which were destroyed in the recent earthquake.

Mukherjee is a traveler, speaker, photographer, writer and scientist. His presentations bring out in words and pictures the beauty and excitement of visiting these exotic places!

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 30, 2022

Civil War Series at the Finley House continues…

Last month at the Finley House
…we also had ice cream courtesy of Capri Homemade Italian Ice (an RHS Business Member) and I heard we will have it again tomorrow night 🙂
Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 15, 2022

Jackson Wild on Tour 2022: Entangled

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Jackson Wild on Tour is eager to share the best wildlife, nature and science films from their Awards and World Wildlife Day Film Showcase with larger audiences like ours. RML will screen 3 films this summer with our local audience helping to connect more people to the natural world through film.

July 6: Reef Rescue

July 20: On Thin Ice

August 17: Entangled

“Entangled:  The Race to Save Right Whales from Extinction” is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.

The film chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how the National Marine Fisheries Service has struggled to balance the vying interests.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 15, 2022

Dog Days of Summer: Walk at McKaig

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | August 10, 2022

Sound Off! Moderated by journalist Edward Eisen

Ed Eisen, who is an award-winning journalist who worked at three major newspapers (including The Philadelphia Inquirer) will moderate this LIVE , interactive program on topics seldom heard at your dinner table: politics, race, religion, fake news, and more.

Join this hour-long event that is a civil discourse–a blend of CNN and Fox News.

I hope to see you there.

Pam

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 28, 2022

Friday Film: WEST SIDE STORY (2021)

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West Side Story is a 2021 American musical romantic drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner.

FRIDAY, July 29 @ 2PM

Admission is free and refreshments will be served!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 25, 2022

Civil War Series at the Finley House continues…

Ice cream? YES, please. Sign me up!

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 25, 2022

Dog Days of Summer–Walk at Willows Park Preserve

Be cool and join us! Sign up here…

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 18, 2022

Jackson Wild on Tour: On Thin Ice

Co-sponsored by Radnor Conservancy

Wednesdays-7/6, 7/20, 8/17

FYI: August 17 film-7:00PM

(only 1 evening screening)

Jackson Wild on Tour is eager to share the best wildlife, nature and science films from their Awards and World Wildlife Day Film Showcase with larger audiences like ours. RML will screen 3 films this summer with our local audience helping to connect more people to the natural world through film.

July 20: On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice: This film won the Jackson Wild Media Award in the category Best Changing Planet Film-Long Form. “On Thin Ice” takes a look at a region where climate change is not theory, but the harsh reality with which all local inhabitants and wildlife are confronted. We will learn about the alarming finds and the devastating threats emerging in a thawing permafrost environment: Gigantic canyons, “mega slumps”, are opening up where there used to be endless taiga forest. This award-winning film takes us to Central Siberia with beautiful yet haunting images. 

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 15, 2022

Yoga is back at RML!

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Yoga for all ages

Mondays- 6/20, 

7/18, 8/15

Winsor Room 

7:00-8:00PM

RML welcomes certified yoga instructor Carole McKeon, Director of Verge Yoga Center in Wayne. In the 1-hour practice, Carole will help everyone  tap into their balance, strength, inner-focus and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Participants range in skill level and age.

Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 7, 2022

Lions, Tigers and the Taj Mahal

Ranjan Mukherjee

Lions, Tigers and the Taj Mahal

Presented by Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee

Wednesday, 7/13  2:00PM

Winsor Room

Visit the Gir Forest, last stronghold of the Asian Lion. Gaze at the sheer beauty and perfect symmetry of the Taj Mahal. Feel your pulse quicken as we close in on the rare, elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. It will be an unforgettable journey.

Mukherjee is a traveler, speaker, photographer, writer and scientist. His presentations bring out in words and pictures the beauty and excitement of visiting these exotic places.

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Posted by: Pam, at RML | July 1, 2022

Jackson Wild on Tour: Reef Rescue

Jackson Wild on Tour is eager to share the best wildlife, nature and science films from their Awards and World Wildlife Day Film Showcase with larger audiences like ours. Radnor Memorial Library will screen 3 films this summer for our local audience helping to connect more people to the natural world through film.

JULY 6, 2022

2PM WINSOR ROOM

REEF RESCUE: This film won a Best Conservation Film award at the Jackson Wild Media Festival. Directed by Susan Rynard and co-written by Sally Blake, “Reef Rescue” is a documentary that covers the disappearance and preservation of corals.

Ocean temperatures have reached record levels, which increase episodes of bleaching. Well-known scientists are studying their surprising properties. The stakes are huge since corals are essential for the oceans, and therefore for humans.

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