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The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.

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Radnor Memorial Library is thrilled to present “Elves for the Shelves,” a 5K
road race (and 1-mile fun run/walk) through south Wayne on Saturday, December 6. Occurring just before Wayne Hotel’s Old Fashioned Christmas Santa Parade, the “Elves for the Shelves” run will be fun for all ages. The event begins and ends at Radnor Memorial Library. The 5K begins at 9 a.m., followed by the fun run. Save money by pre-registering— registration before race day, is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Family and team registration rates are also available. On race day, the cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. The first 200 to register will receive a long-sleeve dri-fit t-shirt and a festive elf hat.EVS LOGO_Lg
Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female racers.  A special prize will also be awarded to the top stroller racer.  Register for the race online by clicking here.   For more information or for a paper registration form, click here.

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Life Hacks 101

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 4:00 PM
“life hack”- a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one time and daily activities in a more efficient way. Learn some basic skills of everyday life including how to use tools, preparing simple meals, and sewing a button through experiments and basic projects. Registration required.
October 30: Basic Hand Tool Skills for Do-it-Yourself Projects
Register here

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End of Life Planning with Jeanne C. Hoff

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7:30 PM
What do you want your will to say? What arrangements do you want for your funeral? Jeanne C. Hoff, author of Between Now and Then: A Common Sense End-of-Life Planning Guide for Baby Boomers (And The Rest of Us), is uniquely qualified from years of experience working in business, finance, law, and as a cemetery sales counselor.

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The Wow in Your Garden with Micheal Petrie

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6:30 PM
Petrie, winner of Best in Show for Landscape Design at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show and 2014 central feature exhibitor, is known for his wildly beautiful and unconventional exhibits.  Petrie has designed and built exhibits for major companies and institutions, including the former J. Franklin Styer Nurseries.  Co-sponsored by the Community Garden Club at Wayne.

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Friday Fine Film: Notorious

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1:30 PM
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?  Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.  NR.  101 minutes.  Refreshments will be served.

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Cookbook Club: Holiday Baking

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7:00 PM
Need ideas of what to prepare for all of those holiday parties? Start planning early! Pick out a recipe from Holiday Baking and bring it to the library where we will eat and share our thoughts over delicious appetizers and desserts. Stop by the Information Desk to register and select your recipe.

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Read-to-Meow: Reading to Cats at Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 12:00 TO 1:30 PM
Radnor Memorial Library and Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals provide a unique reading experience for children age 5 and up—Read-To-Meow! Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a room full of snuggly cats in the Francisvale Home. Read-To-Meow will be held at Francisvale Home, located at 328 Upper Gulph Road.  Participants must sign up in-person at the children’s desk beginning October 31. Please direct all questions to the Radnor Library at 610-687-1124.

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Disney Frozen Sing-Along

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 6:00 PM
Frozen fans of all ages are invited to the Radnor Library  to show off their vocal talent and enthusiasm. Let’s fill the Winsor Room with Annas, Elsas, Olafs, and Kristoffs, as we enjoy an interactive Disney karaoke sing-along and build literacy skills at the same time. Costumes encouraged! Please sign up here beginning November 7.

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1-2-3 Grow! Parent and Child Workshop

TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 16, 10:30 AM
As a Family Place Library, Radnor Memorial Library’s aim is to encourage creative play and equip parents with child development resources. The 1-2-3 Grow! Parent/Child workshop will be held  for children age 1-3½ years and their caregivers.  In-person registration only starting October 21.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2:00 – 7:00 PM
RADNOR LIBRARY WINSOR ROOM
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! To schedule an appointment, please go to www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Radnor Memorial Library. For donor eligibility guidelines, call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Area hospital patients are counting on you! Remember to HYDRATE- Drink lots of water. And please remember your ID.

 

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.