Phoenixville Public Library Offers Free Public Programs – The Mercury
The Phoenixville Public Library will host a free in-person “Medicare 102” presentation on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. Counselors from PA-MEDI, Pennsylvania’s free Medicare counseling service, will provide information on wellness visits, preventive services covered, hospitalization or observation status, outpatient observation notification of Medicare (MOON), Medicare Part B Covered Equipment, Diabetic Supplies, Fraud, and Suite. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/medicare102 or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information.
Buying your first home? The Phoenixville Public Library will be presenting a free, in-person “Workshop for First Time Homebuyers” on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. Kimberly Kozelsky of Cross Country Mortgage and Donna Cable of Re/Max Professional Realty will be the presenters. This informative seminar will discuss mortgages, pre-approvals, common credit myths, types of loan programs, buyer’s agents, sales contracts, home inspections and the importance of communication during the home buying process. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/first-time-homebuyer or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information.
Books on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library‘s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great American Pub, 148 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. The group will discuss Natasha Bowen’s New York Times bestseller, Skin of the Sea. The book is a first fantasy book inspired by West African mythology in which a mermaid confronts the gods. Simi prayed to the gods once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata – a mermaid – collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journey home. But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi does the unthinkable and saves his life, going against an ancient decree and exposing himself to punishment for his defiance. To protect the other Mami Wata, Simi goes to Creator Supreme to make amends. However, something is wrong – the boy she saved knows more than he should, and something follows her, something that would rather see her fail. A physical copy of the book can be reserved at www.ccls.org. An eBook or eAudiobook can be reserved at https://chester.overdrive.com. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Email Christine Shaffer at [email protected] for more information.
The Phoenixville Public Library is hosting the next presentation in its partner-sponsored “Community Gardening around the Village” series on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. This free, in-person program, titled “Spring into Healthy Eating,” will be presented by Registered Dietitians at Phoenixville Hospital. March is National Nutrition Month and the hospital celebrates healthy eating. Spring planting in our area includes vegetables such as snow peas, broccoli, beets, carrots, radishes and greens. Hospital dietitians will discuss the nutritional benefits of these vegetables as well as healthy meal planning ideas. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/healthy-eating or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information.
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.