What's New

Play on the patio has been canceled for today.  Stay tuned for info on tomorrow’s workshop.

The library will be closed on Sundays through August 31.

Summer Reading Club is here!

fizz boom readClick here to sign up or log minutes for the Summer Reading Club.  Signing up at home?  Follow the instructions on this guide for assistance.  If you still have questions, feel free to contact the Children’s Department at 610-687-1124 x41.

Summer Reading is not just for kids!

Attention adults!  This summer, Radnor Library will be hosting “Literary Elements,” a summer reading club geared towards adults!  Sign up for our adult summer reading club at the Information Desk and be entered to win one of two deluxe gift baskets. Special thanks to A Taste of Britain, Herbalishous Corp, Wayne Nail Salon, Bella Oliva Taproom, Gryphon Cafe, Elegance Café, Cole Wellness Spa, Flag Lady Gifts, and Beans Beauty Store and Salon for their generous donations!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 11 AM – 4 PM
Give blood!  Save a life!  Stop by the Radnor Memorial Library Winsor Room to donate.  Appointments are preferred. Sign up at redcrossblood.org

Sponsor code: Radnor Memorial Library

Hot and Cold: The Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show

MONDAY, JULY 21, 3:00 PM AT RADNOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN GARRETT HILL
Explore states of matter by investigating liquid nitrogen! For children in grades K-5.  This event will take place at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr, PA.

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Play on the Patio: The Fine Art of Plate Spinning, Kendama, & More

TUESDAY, JULY 22 AND WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1:00 PM
Have you ever wondered how to spin a plate on a stick or do cool tricks with flower sticks or diablos? Learn some new “circus” skills to impress your friends while having fun as well! Meet on the patio.  Register for both sessions here.

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The Wizard’s Toy Shop with Rick Waterhouse

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 6:30 PM
Kids of all ages are invited to learn about the science of toys in “The Wizard’s Toy Shop,” a musical, interactive, puppet show presented by Rick Waterhouse.  Help the Wizard Sparks invent amazing handmade toys and learn how to make your own simple, entertaining toys at home.

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

WEDNESDAYS AT 2:00 PM:  JULY 23 and AUGUST 20
Practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky Mae are coming to the Radnor Memorial Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and listen to children (rising 1st-graders and older) read a book of their choice.  Also an ideal opportunity for English language learners.
Follow the links below to register:
July 23 Registration
August 20 Registration

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Froscottle and Fizzy Lifting Drinks: A Study of Soda

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 4:00 PM
Did you know soda is science? Open to kids entering grades K-4, “Frobscottle & Fizzy Lifting Drinks” is a hands-on study of soda.  Come explore the fizzing, floating qualities of soda through demonstrations, experiments, and some of Roald Dahl’s delightful stories. This is a S.M.Art Kids Program: Science, Math, and the Arts at Radnor Memorial Library.  Registration required starting June 16.

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Planetarium Show with Stars on the Move

TWO SHOWS: TUESDAY, JULY 29 AT 5:30 & 6:30 PM
Step inside an inflatable planetarium and become surrounded by projections of stars, constellations, and planets from our night sky.  Age 5 and up.  Please register beginning June 16 online atwww.radnorlibrary.org or by calling 610-687-1124.
Click to register:
5:30 PM Show
6:30 PM Show

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Middle School Summer Book Club: Pizza & Pages

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 12:00 PM
Read the book and join in an informal discussion over lunch. We supply the pizza and dessert, you bring a drink.  Open to grade 6 to grade 8.   Click here for more information.  Please register in person or by phone.

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Zumba for Teens

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 11:00 AM
Join the party! Stop by the library for an hour-long Zumba class. Open to grade 6 and up.  Registration required.

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PAWS for Reading

MONDAYS AT 6:00 PM:  JULY 28 & AUGUST 11
Practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Two therapy dog teams will be at the Radnor Memorial Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and listen to children (rising 1st-graders and older) read a book of their choice. Also an ideal opportunity for English language learners. Please sign up beginning June 16.
Follow the links below to register:
July 28
August 11

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Wild Summer Conservation Film Series

WEDNESDAYS AT 7:00 PM
July 30: Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
August 27: Birders: the Central Park Effect (2012)
This new conservation film series will inform, engage and empower all of us about the need to not only protect the birds and the bees, but strengthen biodiversity that is critical to the survival of our planet. At the screenings, guest speakers/local experts will be present, including Phil Wallis of Audubon PA and Phil Witmer of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. We’ll have an opportunity to discuss what we can do to help. Presented by Radnor Memorial Library, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC).

 

Why is Radnor Library Essential to the Community? Dean Patrick Maggitti Shares His Thoughts

Dean Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, Villanova School of Business, shares his thoughts on how the Radnor Memorial Library–and all libraries– create a “collision point of different perspectives, information and knowledge” making libraries as essential today as ever. Dr Maggitti served three years as a Radnor Township appointee to the RML Board of Trustees.  Check out the VIDEO here!

 

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for Radnor Library!

If you shop at Amazon.com you can now earn money for Radnor Library! If you link to Amazon from the Radnor Library webpage and place an order with Amazon, they will send a percentage of your order total to the library. The link to the left will automatically take you to the Amazon.com homepage where you can complete your order as usual. Please note: you must enter Amazon.com from the library’s homepage for the library to earn credit for your order.

 

DID YOU MISS A RECENT LIBRARY PROGRAM? NOW YOU CAN LISTEN OR WATCH ONLINE!

Experience Library programs from the comfort of your home! The Radnor Historical Society, a frequent program partner of the Radnor Memorial Library, has archived many of our recent programs.  Click HERE to view the podcasts.

 

 

A Benefit Dinner for Radnor Memorial LibrarySaturday, June 21, 6:30 PM at Margaret Kuo’s in WayneButlered hors d’hoevres with complimentary beer and wine followed by a multi-course gourmet dinner featuring Margaret’s award winning Shanghai spring roll, Peking duck, black pepper flank steak, Imperial shrimp and tangy chicken accompanied by select white and red wines.  $95 per person. Call Margaret Kuo’s Wayne 610-688-7200 to reserve and prepay.