Phoenixville Public Library Offers Free Online Programs – The Mercury
Books on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet in person on Tuesday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Sedona Taphouse, 131 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. The group will discuss The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. In this thought-provoking, wise, and emotional novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the meaning of happiness, confidence and self-faith by asking the question, “If you had to start over, what would you do and who would you be? Copies of the book and the book on CD can be reserved at www.ccls.org. Copies of eBooks and eBook Audiobooks can be reserved at https://chester.overdrive.com. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Email Christine Shaffer at [email protected] for more information.
The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free virtual presentation by Michael Montanye, Clinical Coordinator of Sleep Medicine Services at Paoli Hospital, on Monday, January 3 at 7 p.m. His presentation on the links between sleep and health will focus on what sleep is, the importance of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle and preventative medicine, the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders. and tips for good sleep hygiene. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online through Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/sleep-and-health or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information or for help using Zoom.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States with significant and lasting impacts. The Phoenixville Public Library will be hosting a free virtual identity theft presentation with Grace Harvey, prevention / education specialist at the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, on Thursday, January 6 at 7 p.m. In this program, you will learn the basics of identity theft, including the different ways this crime is committed, identity theft prevention strategies, and resources for victims. Grace will also discuss current trends in identity theft and provide participants with resources to take back to their communities. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online through Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/identity-theft or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information or for help using Zoom.
The Phoenix Book Club, the Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults of all ages, will meet virtually on Monday, January 10 at 7 p.m. ET. The group will discuss “The Girls of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts and Harrimans: A, Story of Love and War” by Catherine Grace Katz. The book tells the story of the fateful ‘girl diplomacy’ of Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill and Kathleen Harriman, three glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta conference with Stalin at the end of World War II . A physical copy of this book can be reserved at https://www.ccls.org. A copy of the eBook can be reserved at https://chester.overdrive.com. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online through Zoom. If you are not already on the Book Club mailing list, registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/daughters-of-yalta or by calling 610-933- 3013 x132 to receive an invitation to this event. Email [email protected] for more information or for help using Zoom.
Movies on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library’s film discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet virtually on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. The group will discuss “David’s Personal Story Copperfield ”(2019, PG). Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton star in this dramatic comedy, a modern take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale about a young orphan who can overcome many obstacles. Please watch the film independently before the discussion. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online through Zoom. Email Faith Donaher at [email protected] for more information and to receive an invitation to the meeting.
The Phoenixville Public Library will be hosting a free virtual presentation, “The Volta Way: Make Your Home a Safe and Restorative Place,” on Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. Lois Volta, Co-Owner and Founder of The Volta Way, a company of holistic and feminist housekeeping from Philadelphia, will be the speaker. If society is reflective of the people, the way we live in our homes might be more important than we realize. The Volta Way was inspired by feminist principles and Lois’s belief that the home should be a safe and healing space in a troubled world. This workshop focuses on positively changing perceptions of domesticity through awareness-based lifestyles. By honoring the work done at home, teaching families how to engage with their home reality, and learning to help liberate women (just in the home), we can collectively achieve higher levels of consciousness within of ourselves and communities. Lois Volta is a home educator, professional organizer, part owner and creator of The Volta Way, and owner of a line of natural cleaning products. She also writes a feminist column on housekeepers for Grid magazine and is the host of “Confessions of a Cleaning Lady”, a radio show broadcast by G-town Radio. This event is free and open to the public and will take place online through Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/volta-way or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information.
Free in-person technical assistance is available at the Phoenixville Public Library at certain times on Monday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Hour-long appointments for help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone from the library’s volunteer tutors are available by calling 610-933-3013, ext. 132.