Happy Thanksgiving!
Both branches will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 26 and reopen Saturday at 10 am.
Items that are due on Friday 11/26 are now due on Monday 11/29. Hold requests that expire on Friday 11/26 will be held for you until 8 pm Monday 11/29.

Masks are required for all patrons over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.

Adults

ONLINE Pearl Harbor Program Part 2

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Presented by military historian Ray Rossa

There was at least a 90% probability AGAINST the Pearl Harbor attack ever being launched.

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Yet we know that it happened in 1941. Find out how such an incredibly unlikely event actually occurred.

How did the US Army and Navy both botch impending early warnings, insuring total surprise?

Did Japanese submarines attack? Who actually fired the first shot in the Pacific War?

Newsreels of the time show shattered Pacific Fleet warships burning furiously. How devastating was this air raid; what went right and wrong?

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Presenter Background

Ray Rossa is an avid student of mobile warfare and is able to describe the most complex concepts in clear, logical, easy-to-understand word pictures.

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ONLINE Pearl Harbor Program - Part 1

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Presented by military historian Ray Rossa

There was at least a 90% probability AGAINST the Pearl Harbor attack ever being launched.

pearl-harbor

Yet we know that it happened in 1941. Find out how such an improbable event occurred.

How did the US Army and Navy both botch impending early warnings, ensuring total surprise?

Did Japanese submarines attack? Who fired the first shot in the Pacific War?

Newsreels of the time show shattered Pacific Fleet warships burning furiously. How devastating was this air raid; what went right and wrong?

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Presenter Background

Ray Rossa is an avid student of mobile warfare and can describe the most complex concepts in clear, logical, easy-to-understand word pictures.


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Together For The Holidays Concert

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
Blue Bell

Dark blue, starry background with white snowflakes scattered around. Celestia presents: Together For The Holidays Thursday, December 16th at 7 PM

Presented by Celestia Performing Arts Group. Join us on Thursday, December 16th, 2021, at 7 PM in the Community Room to celebrate merriment!

Please bring a mask to wear at the concert.

Registration is required.

Contact Bobbie Foster for any questions or concerns: (215) 643-1320 x. 14 

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Women's Club of Whitpain Present Suffragette Dora Lewis

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
Ambler

 The Women's Club of Whitpain's November Meeting with a Special Guest

Philadelphia reformer and suFfragist

DORA LEWIS

PORTRAYED BY CAROL SPACHT

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This event is open to the public! Please join us!

Dora Lewis was a Philadelphia reformer and suffragist. As Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, she was comfortably connected to the highest levels of society. She chose to dedicate her efforts and position to political action, pressuring the government to pass the 19th Amendment, Woman Suffrage, to the United States Constitution.

Carol Spacht is a historian and reenactor and is best known is this area for her portrayal of Betsy Ross in old city Philadelphia!

All are Welcome to Attend!

 

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American Sherlock - True Crime Podcaster Kate Winkler Dawson

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE
 
True Crime Podcaster Kate Winkler Dawson

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True crime author and podcaster Kate Winkler Dawson discusses her historic true crime books,
including American Sherlock, and her historical true crime podcasts, Tenfold More Wicked and Wicked Words.
 
Online (Zoom) Register at https://american-sherlock.eventbrite.com


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Thinking Like a Curator - Museum of the American Revolution

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE
 
Museum of the American Revolution and Wissahickon Valley Public Library Present:
Thinking Like a Curator

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Learn how the museum curates collections.
Step into the shoes of museum staff work to answer the same questions we ask.
What is this object? Who might have used it? And what does it mean?
 

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Cancelled - First Pages!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE
 
We are sorry. This event has been cancelled.  We'll re-schedule a writing workshop with Eric in January, 2022.

**This event is for adults only**

Are you writing a children's book you'd like feedback on?  Join traditionally published author, Eric Bell, for a virtual First Pages night.

DISCLAIMER: While Eric's advice is free to share, please refrain from discussing specific ideas or excerpts from the first pages outside this event.

Here's how it works:

- Before the event, email the FIRST PAGE ONLY of your children's book to Eric at ericbellwriter@gmail.com
- Eric will share his screen and display each submission, one at a time, and will provide verbal feedback to share with the audience
- Eric will not have read anyone's submissions beforehand - this is meant to simulate an agent or editor opening your manuscript in their inbox for the first time
- Eric will provide positive, uplifting feedback and gentle, encouraging constructive criticism
- The audience gets to see everyone's submissions as Eric critiques them as part of the learning experience
 
Additional guidelines:
- Picture books, chapter books, middle grade, or young adult only - no adult submissions
- Please paste your first page into the body of the email with no personal identification - Eric will not open any attachments.

This event will take place on Zoom.  To register, please click here!




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Body Modification with the Mütter Museum

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event location: 
ONLINE

Body Modification with the Mütter Museum

This program is intended for adults and teens.

For thousands of years, humans have been changing their bodies. This lesson lets students explore body modifications from around the world, from foot binding to body piercing, from corsets to neck coils. Observe museum objects not normally on display and learn about the health implications of common body modifications.

Presented Online via Zoom
To register, click here!


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