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Summer Reading Club for Adults

Summer reading is not just for kids!  Join us between June 20 and August 31 in our 3rd annual adult summer exercisereading club.  Register in person at the Front Desk.  Throughout the summer, stop by and tell us which book or audiobook you’ve read and be entered to win great gifts each week.  Receive a gift just for signing up!  Thank you to this year’s gift card donors:  Avenue Eats, bellaDONNA, Cole Wellness Spa, Elegance Cafe, The Gryphon Cafe, Pet Supplies Plus, A Taste of Britain, and the Tiger Shop.

The Radnor Memorial Library REcollection is now open!

Our temporary location at 110 W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 230 (across the street from Pet Supplies Plus) is now open.  The REcollection has a small browsing collection of books and DVDs for children, teens, and adults, as well as magazines and newspapers, computers and printers for public use, photocopying, and the ability   to place holds on items from any Delaware County library.  To learn more about the REcollection and our renovations, please click here.
Hours of Operation:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed


Expansion and Renovation Project Update (posted 6/23/2016): Due to issues with the initial public bids, the start of construction has been delayed to Fall 2016. We look forward to providing more information as it becomes available.

In the meantime, please visit us at the RML REcollection and enjoy our full line up of summer programming for all ages!


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Weird but True Trivia

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 AT 3:30 PM
GRYPHON CAFE 2ND FLOOR
Brush up on your trivia knowledge and put it to the test! We’ll supply snacks, you bring your brain! Kids entering grades 6 and up are welcome to join us at Gryphon Café (105 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne) in the upper room.  Click here to map this location.  Please register for this event by clicking here.

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Turtle Dance Music

THURSDAY JULY 28 AT 6:30 PM
RADNOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
A movement and music experience that helps kids come out of their shells.  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church at 930 Conestoga Rd, Rosemont, PA 19010.  To map this location, please click here.

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Novels and Nachos at Pipeline Taco

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 3:30 PM: Masterminds by Gordon Korman
PIPELINE TACO
Read the book and join in an informal discussion over lunch. We supply the snacks, you bring a drink.  Titles will be available via interlibrary loan. Kids entering grades 6 and up are welcome to join us at Pipeline Taco (165 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne).  Click here to map this location.
 Please register:
August 3 Session (Masterminds by Gordon Korman)

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DJ Mix-up

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 6:30 PM
RADNOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
A hilarious brand of comedy improv and children’s stories that puts the audience center-stage.  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church at 930 Conestoga Rd, Rosemont, PA 19010.   To map this location, please click here.

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Summer Olympics: A S.M.Art Kids Program

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 3:30 PM
RADNOR TOWNSHIP BUILDING
Get inspired by Olympic heroes and turn up the competition with wacky sports trivia and challenges.  Open to grades 1 to 4.  Registration required HERE starting June 18.  To map this location, please click here.

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 Balloon Car Derby

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 2:00 PM
RADNOR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
Can you engineer a balloon propelled car? Test out your designs against each other. Kids entering grades 6 and up are welcome to join us at the Radnor High School Library.  Click here to map this location. Please register HERE starting June 18.

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The Inklings: A Group for Writers

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7:30 PM 
GRYPHON CAFE SECOND FLOOR
Ever want to write your own story? Your history? That poem? A Letter to the Editor Fiction/Fact/Poetry–it all comes from the same Source–your inspiration and your hard work! Published author Joe Lynch, a writer and teacher with years of experience, invites you to meet to share ideas about writing. Meet like-minded people who enjoy reading and writing the plots, the metaphors. Make friends (maybe!). Very casual. NO CHARGE (but no airline miles either!)

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A Will for the Woods

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 7:30 PM
RADNOR FIRE COMPANY
Directed by Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson, A Will for the Woods portrays the last days of musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang as prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. Wang discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, foregoing the contemporary funeral that operates at the ecosystem’s expense. What if out last act could be a gift to the planet?

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

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, Provost, Villanova University, 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!

 

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.