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Friends of the Radnor Library Paperback Sale
October 4 and October 5

It’s time to stock up on paperbacks when The Friends of the Radnor Library holds its  sale on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 5 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Several thousand mass market and large trade fiction and non-fiction paperbacks, as well as children’s softcovers will be sold at 50 cents each.

baseball science

Baseball Science

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 4:00 PM
Playoffs are here! Have you ever wondered how home runs are hit or how pitchers make curveballs look like magic? America’s favorite pastime is full of science and math, including physics, statistics, and biology. Discover how baseball’s fast moving parts fit together. Open to grade 5 and up. Registration required.

Useful Enemies

An Evening with Author Richard Rashke: The Infamous John Demjanjuk

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM
Rashke is the author of Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals is a powerful, carefully documented book. Rashke is the author of several non-fiction books and is featured in the award-winning television series, Nazi Hunters. Co-sponsored by Radnor Historical Society.

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Film Screening of Musical Chairs hosted by Susan Seidelman

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1:30 PM
Philadelphia-born Susan Seidelman was lauded as one of Hollywood’s few “bankable” female directors after the blockbuster box office performance of Desperately Seeking Susan.  Her thirty-seven year career includes a Palm d’Or nomination at Cannes and multiple Emmy and Oscar nominations.  Musical Chairs is a romantic tale set in the world of wheelchair ballroom dancing.

Tough Cop

Michael Chitwood to Sign Copies of Tough Cop

NEW DATE! MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30 PM
Upper Darby Township Superintendent of Police Michael J. Chitwood, is the subject of the new book, Tough Cop: Mike Chitwood vs. the “Scumbags” by Harold I. Gullan. Chief Chitwood began his career in law enforcement over forty years ago.  Chitwood was named Superintendent of Police of the Upper Darby Township Police Department in 2005 and is recipient of a multitude of awards which recognize him for his community service, leadership, and commitment to public safety.

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How to Research Military and Bounty Land Records

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2:00 PM
Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, a professional genealogist, will discuss how to research your ancestors’ military service and explain how to find the bounty land records that your ancestors may have received for their military service. She will also explain the benefits – and how to navigate some of the difficulties – of researching at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

 

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.