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Summer Reading Coming to an End!

This summer we've had a record number of people sign up for our reading clubs, and we've been very busy singing people up, handing out prizes and listening to book reviews. The children's reading club wraps up this weekend, Saturday the 31st, with a pizza party at noon. All kids who participated are welcome to come by. Meanwhile, adults and young adults have until Sunday, August 8th to finish their reading and pick up their final prize. Once again, we thank all of the local businesses that donated prizes and the Friends of the Library for helping to make this summer's reading club the most successful one yet!



Barnes Collection Programs for Art Lovers (and Everyone Else!)

The Barnes Foundation possesses one of the world's great collections of late 19th and 20th century art. On July 28 at 7:00, art historian Jeff Mishur returns to the library to discuss the Barnes collection, the events that led to the financial meltdown of The Barnes Foundation, and its pending relocation to downtown Philadelphia.  Then, as part of our Monday Night at the Movies series, on August 16th at both 1:00 and 7:00 we will show the film The Art of the Steal, a documentary about Albert C. Barnes, his collection and the controversies involving the collection decades after his death.  All Monday Night at the Movies showings happen at the Woman's Library Club, 325 Tudor Court.



Art Programs for Kids

Did you know that we're having special art programs for kids this summer?  Each program is led by a local artist/educator/librarian and is open to children grades 1 and up.  Registration is required, so please contact our Children's Department if you would like to participate!  All programs start at 4:15 PM.

Thursday, July 15: Suminagashi – Try this ancient form of Japanese art and create marbleized designs on paper.
Thursday, August 19: Art Outdoors – Spend time outdoors in the library’s yard drawing inspiration from nature.



Library catalog will be down Friday night July 30th

The library catalog will not be available from Friday, July 30 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, July 31 at 7 a.m. while Commonwealth Edison repairs power lines that service the computer center. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.



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