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Geek Week at Radnor Memorial Library!

Radnor Memorial Library is participating in “Geek the Library,” a community-based public awareness campaign.  The campaign highlights what people are passionate about- or what they “geek,” and what libraries can and do to support these passions.

Radnor Memorial Library will be hosting “Geek Week” from Tuesday, May 26 tgeeko Friday, May 29.  The community is invited to stop by Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday between 10AM-12PM and 1PM to 4PM, and Wednesday from 1PM – 4 PM and 6PM-8PM to share their passion.  Individuals are encouraged to have their picture taken and share what Radnor Library does for you and for the Wayne community.  Gift cards will be raffled  to those who participate.

For more information on the Geek the Library campaign, please visit www.geekthelibrary.org.

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Chess Club is Back!

WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 PM
Chess Club returns to Radnor Library this winter.  Drop by the library between 6:30 and 8:00 PM to play and learn.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  No registration required.

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American Realism: Artists Portraying The World Around Them As They Saw It

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 7:00 PM
Frederick T. Dixon, author of the recently published book, 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism, will present a lecture 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 and his wife, Martha, have collected art for 35 years and were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is not required.

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 Friday Fine Film: Inherent Vice

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1:30 PM
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry “Doc” Sportello
investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson. Rated R.
148 minutes. Refreshments will be served.

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Literary Pursuit: Radnor Library’s 5th Annual Family Scavenger Hunt

PACKETS AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP MONDAY, JUNE 15 AT 9:00 AM
SCAVENGER HUNT PRIZE PARTY: TUESDAY, JUNE 23 AT 6:30 PM
Gather family and friends, and join in the fun as the Radnor Memorial Library celebrates our 5th annual summer scavenger hunt, “Literary Pursuit!” Pick up a clue packet beginning Monday, June 15 and search for your favorite book heroes and villains hidden around downtown Wayne! Bring your completed packet to the Winsor Room on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30pm, for a meet-and-greet with Radnor community heroes. The highest-scoring teams will be awarded prizes.

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 My Dream Visits Presents Super Hero Training Academy with Spiderman

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 6:30 PM
Learn how to kick, punch and duck to help good triumph over evil! Includes music, stories, crafts, and photo opportunities. Bring the whole family!   Sponsored by the Delaware County Library System and Mainline Capri Water Ice.

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Whack-A-Bad Guy!

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 4:00 PM
Use a Makey-Makey kit to create a video game controller out of any object you can imagine. Your creation will then be used to whack the bad guys in a Whack-a-Mole style computer game.  Register here starting June 15.

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Weird But True Trivia

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 12:00 PM
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 12:00 PM
Brush up on your trivia knowledge and put it to the test! We’ll supply lunch, you bring your brain!  Lunch will be provided by Chipotle.
Register here starting June 15:
June 25 Session
July 23 Session

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Heroes of Olympus: A S.M.Art Kids Program

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 4:00 PM
How much of a Rick Riordan fan are you? Show off your knowledge of Percy Jackson trivia and elevate your mind with Greek mythology science experiments in this “Heroes of Olympus” party for kids in grades 2-5.  This is a S.M.Art Kids Program: Science, Math, and the Arts at Radnor Memorial Library. Please register  here beginning June 15.

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Life-Sized Board Games: Kerplunk!

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 4:00 PM
Honey I Blew up the Game! Come play a life-sized versions of Kerplunk! We will construct the game and spend time playing.  Please register here starting June 15.

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 Tell Your Story Through…Music

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 10:00 AM
“Tell Your Story Through… Music” with Bach 2 Rock at the Radnor Memorial Library Winsor Room on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00am. Creative expression through musical interpretation for children ages 3-7. Please register here starting June 15.

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Silly Joe Sings- Heroes!

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 6:30 PM
Award-winning Silly Joe sings, tells stories, and brings some serious silliness to his Superhero Tour!

Science in the Summer Registration is on hold from May 29-June 8!

Put your goggles on and explore the wonders of Chemistry with GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Sumgskmer, coming to the Radnor Library, July 13-14 and 15-16, 2015. Through hands-on experiments, young chemists will learn what matter is and that it is not always the same. They will observe physical and chemical changes with fun experiments like turning pennies golden, making crystals, and instantly freezing objects using dry ice. Students will test acids and bases and make chemical compounds just like real chemists! Open to children entering grades 2-6. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be unavailable between May 29 and June 8.  Currently, all Radnor sessions are full, but spaces are available on the waiting lists. To get on a waiting list, please register online after June 8 at www.scienceinthesummer.com. Call the children’s information desk for more details.

 

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.