The Phoenixville Public Library is hosting several events over the next several weeks:
- The Cause of the Rebellion
The Spring Speakers & Events Series at Phoenixville Public Library begins with a lecture on “The Cause of the Rebellion”, Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 PM. Historian and professor Roger Arthur will be the speaker. What happened in America that led from an effort “… to form a more perfect union…” to secession, rebellion, and the most destructive war in our history? This lecture answers those questions in tracing the seeds of rebellion to open violence.
The Spring Speakers & Events Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
- The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America’s Earliest Professional Songwriters
Lecturer and performer Rick Spencer will present “The Greatest Hits of the Civil War: America’s Earliest Professional Songwriters” at Phoenixville Public Library on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. This performance lecture presents songs by Daniel Decatur Emmett, Stephen Foster, George F. Root, and Henry Clay Work, some of which are still very familiar and others that have been all but lost to history. Each of these songwriters was known and either loved or hated (depending on which side one was on) by men on the battlefields, people on the home front, pioneers on the frontier, and prospectors out West. Their songs were the most popular of the period of the War and were composed by men who were able, for the first time in our history, to have made their living as songwriters. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
- Investing in Recovery, Part 3
Financial advisor Eric Lanshe will present the third part of his three-part series of financial literacy seminars on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM at Phoenixville Public Library. The event is titled “Investing in Recovery: A Guide to Portfolio Repair: Investing Strategically in Today’s Market”. Participants will learn the process of creating a well diversified portfolio to match their financial goals. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
- "Exploring the Law of Attraction" Talk
Phoenixville Public Library presents “Exploring the Law of Attraction: Why It Matters and How It Affects Your Life” on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 PM in the Library’s Community Room. Ken Kaplan will be the speaker. Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret has exploded across the American spiritual and psychological landscape. This lecture will explore many of the mysteries of the so-called ‘law of attraction’ on which the book is based. How is it that we “create our own reality”? How does “the universe continually act as a mirror for us in all aspects of life”? Ken Kaplan has studied the law of attraction intensively for over a decade. He has had a depth of mystical, intellectual, and observable experiences in relationship to its principles and application that is unusual, even by today’s standards. His presentation offers clarification of many of the questions, concerns, and enthusiasm surrounding this breakthrough in thought.
This session is for both novices and those who have “been on the path”. Concerns such as suffering, the political and cultural landscape, and seeming contradictions of the law of attraction will be explored. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
- Old-Time Radio Hour with the S.O.A.P Actors
Phoenixville Public Library presents a performance by S.O.A.P. (Spirit of the Airwaves Players) on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM. Relive the “Golden Age” of radio as the S.O.A.P. actors perform episodes of Sherlock Holmes and Fibber McGee & Molly, complete with classic jingles and commercials. Sherlock Holmes solves the cryptic riddle of the Musgrave Ritual, which takes place at ancestral Hurlstone Manor. Then, Fibber McGee and Molly house-sit for their neighbor, Gildersleeve, and cause all kinds of commotion