Phoenixville Public Library Offers Free Programs For Patrons – The Mercury
The next program in the Community Gardening around the Village series will be a hands-on herbal tea-making workshop at the Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. Martha Napolitan Cownap, herbalist at Camphill Kimberton Hills, will lead the program. Come to the library to learn how to use various delicious and medicinal tea herbs. We’ll smell and taste various locally grown dried herbs, discuss their health benefits, and fill a few tea bags to take home with you. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/herbal-tea-making or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Space is limited. Masks are mandatory in the library. Email [email protected] for more information. The Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
Books on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library‘s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet online Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. The group will discuss “The Hob’s Bargain” by Patricia Briggs. Hated and feared, magic has been banished from the land. But now, freed from the spells of the wicked blood mages, the magic – good and bad – returns. Fallbrook’s Aren feels his own visual powers strengthen and grow. Overwhelmed by chaos and murder, Aren swears to save her village from the ruthless raiders who descended upon it and killed her family. When the wildlings return to the hills and forests, she makes a deal with the Hob, a magical human-like creature imbued with the powers of the mountains. But the Hob is the last of his kind and will exact a heavy price to defend the village, and Aren must pay. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online via Zoom. Email Christine Shaffer at [email protected] for more information and to receive the Zoom invite.
The Phoenixville Public Library will be hosting an adult movie night at the library on Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. Please call 610-933-3013 x132 or email [email protected] for information on the featured film. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/event/8691108 or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Masks are mandatory in the library. The Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.
Free in-person technical support is available at the Phoenixville Public Library during select hours on Monday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. One-hour appointments for help with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone with the library’s volunteer tutors are available by calling 610-933-3013 x132.
The Phoenixville Public Library will host a virtual conference by local authors Bessie Lawton and Anita Foeman on their book, “Who Am I?” Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing,” Monday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the origins of your ancestors? Are you curious about your ethnicity or race? Have you heard or told stories about your family’s past? Would you like to know the science that can help uncover some of these mysteries? In “Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing,” Lawton and Foeman, professors of communication at West Chester University, introduce readers to the most comprehensive and cutting-edge research on DNA and the construction of identity. They investigate the modern trend of individuals using DNA test results directly from consumers to explore and negotiate their personal and social identities. Their book explores the many misconceptions that exist regarding race, culture and ethnicity, and how DNA kits have changed the way race and ethnicity are understood and applied in our daily lives. Lawton and Foeman help facilitate conversations about race using DNA testing that is part of West Chester University’s DNA Discussion Project. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/who-am-i or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information or help using Zoom.
The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free virtual estate planning seminar on Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. Mark Lange of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) will be the presenter. Participants will learn about: the distribution of an estate, wills and trusts; specific estate planning strategies; the purpose of estate planning; and avoid probate. This event is free and open to the public and will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/estate-planning or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information or help using Zoom.