About the Winsor Room

Welcome to inwinsr!

ellie-daviesThis blog is for all library-lovers, event-goers (and you too, bookhuggers). And it’s almost 10 years old.

This picture was taken on August 25, 2019, when Winsor family members gathered in the Winsor Room to tell the story of the “wild and wonderful” Winsor sisters, for whom the room is named. Almost 100 people were there!

The League of Women Voters of Radnor Township, along with partners Radnor Historical Society and RML, were proud to host Radnor High School student and LWV intern, Ellie Davis, who delivered a talk that clearly put these early activists in the spotlight. It was recorded and can be viewed as a podcast, in case you are interested. Look for the link here on this blog or on the Radnor Historical Society website.

Here at inwinsr, we will inform you of upcoming events, post lots of pictures, and talk about what is happening “downstairs” at the Library. You can also find links to video podcasts of past author events that are created by volunteer videoographer, Tom Ellis. If you can’t find them, just ask me. Stop by or call me at 610-687-1124 x62.

A few times a year, the Winsor Room is totally transformed and it becomes the best book sale in town… thanks to the Friends of the Library. My blog would not be complete without a page for the Friends , so be sure to check out that page for information on book sales and pictures from past book sales. If you haven’t come to their book sale yet, you should…if you don’t mind waiting in line to get in! The entire budget for adult programming is donated by the Friends. So, pat yourself on the back if you have been donating your books to the Library over the years…the Friends sell them to raise money for the Library.

Some of the adult programs are suitable for all ages, such as the monthly Monday night Yoga Class. Women, men and children show up for an hour of Ashtanga Yoga with Wayne resident Amy Nobles Dolan (yogawithspirit.com). This monthly class is free and no sign-up is necessary.

For the fall of 2019, we are taking a break with mahjong. Bring your own crafts is still on Fridays. Also, a monthly Friday free film. Book Club is on a Wednesday, held monthly at the Senior Center. Inklings writer’s group meets monthly on a Tuesday. Cookbook Club every other month on a designated day. We try to be consistent, but sometimes we have to switch here and there, but we will post changes on our Library website and facebook. Any questions about any events, regular or otherwise? Just ask! Always check the Library website for more details on all events. While you are there, sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, too. And if you visit the Library, you can pick up the handout that tells you everything going on 2-3 months in advance.

On a personal note, this librarian/planner/blogger could not get any event off the ground without our Director, Anny Laepple, and all our colleagues (such awesome people) who assist in the production of all the book talks, lectures, workshops, performances, etc. that bring the Winsor Room to life.

Alas, dear reader, you’ll most suredly agree that RML is a place for life-long learning. You’ll want to visit this blog often to learn of  the wondrous ways we are taking advantage of everything the Philadelphia area has to offer. Our local community is so beautiful, so rich in history — we’d be crazy not to give it a second look. And we’d be crazier to not preserve it—memorialize it. Radnor Library is a MEMORIAL Library that is dedicated to the memory of the World War II service men and women of the community.

Radnor Memorial Library is a frequent partner with both Radnor Historical Society and Radnor Conservancy in presenting programs to our community. This partnership is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all the residents of Radnor Township…all the while having some fun and strengthening our community ties. We are very vital local institutions that thrive on your participation in our events. The Library, the Society, and the Conservancy combine energies in order to be more resourceful in locating authors, lecturers, historians, artists, musicians, naturalists, experts—the “talent” if you will, that is right here in Philadelphia and on the Main Line. We are always planning…always looking to the future to bring you events that inspire, stimulate, educate, and entertain. Don’t hesitate to contact any of us if you have suggestions for events!

Here’s what comedienne and author Paula Poundstone had to say about libraries: (she is the National Spokesperson for Friends of Libraries USA)

The truth is, libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community…libraries can never be shushed.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you next time in the Winsor Room!

Pam

Pamela J. Sedor, Reference Librarian/Adult Event Planner and blogger at inwinsr

Radnor Memorial Library, November 13, 2009

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