What's New

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

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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 at www.radnorlibrary.org or by calling 610-687-1124.
Click to register:
5:30 PM Show
6:30 PM Show

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Wild Summer Conservation Film Series: The Vanishing of the Bees

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 7:00 PM
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.  Film will be followed by a discussion led by local experts. Sponsored by Radnor Library, Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township EAC.

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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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Friday Fine Film: Joe

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1:30 PM
Join us in the Winsor Room for a screening of the film, Joe. An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, and Gary Poulter. Rated R. 117 minutes. Refreshments will be served.

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artFUSION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 AND THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 11:00 AM
Experience the collision of art and science. Paint with light. Design an aerial camera. Create fashion that glows. Learn how to create works of art using basic principles of science. Open to grade 6 and up.  Register for both sessions here.

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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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Crazy Contraptions

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 4:00 PM
Design burglar alarms, create diversions, learn how to track vehicles and more. Use creativity and engineering know-how to survive any situation.  Open to grade 5 and up.  Register here.

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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.
Follow the links below to register:
July 28
August 11

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Tail Waggin’ Tutors

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 2:00 PM
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:
August 20 Registration

 

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.