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Upcoming Events at Phoenixville Public Library

The Phoenixville Public Library will be hosting several events over the next month.

November Movie Night
Thursday, November 10 @ 7pm

Seen any good movies lately? You will at the next Movie Night at Phoenixville Public Library. On Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM, we will screen “A Night at the Opera” (1935, not rated, running time 91 min.), next in our countdown of the American Film Institute’s “100 Greatest Movies”. The Marx Brothers get mixed up with grand opera and reach epic anarchic heights in one of their best films. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Underground Railroad in the Phoenixville Area Lecture
Monday, November 21 @ 7pm

Learn about the Underground Railroad in the Phoenixville area during the years preceding the Civil War in a free lecture to be given Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM at Phoenixville Public Library. Jack Ertell, Board President of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, will be the speaker. His slide presentation will highlight some of the people and places active in the Underground Railroad in Phoenixville and northern Chester County.

Jack Ertell is an Adjunct Instructor of History at the Chester County campus of Delaware County Community College. He taught for many years at Phoenixville Area High School.

The Fall Speakers & Events Series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

Savvy Social Security Planning Workshop
Monday, November 28 @ 7pm

Phoenixville Public Library presents a free workshop, “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income” on Monday, November 28 at 7:00 PM. Charles Wilfong, a Certified Financial Planner with Woodbury Financial Services, will be the speaker. Attendees will learn the answers to:
  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?
  • How can I maximize my benefits?

The Fall Speakers & Events Series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

"Homer's Golden Mycenae"
Thursday, December 1 @ 7pm

Phoenixville Public Library concludes its Fall Speakers & Events Series with a fascinating lecture by Dr. Henry Bender, Chair of Humanities & Chair of Classics at The Hill School. “Homer’s Golden Mycenae: In the Footsteps of Discovery” will be presented at Phoenixville Public Library on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM. The lecture retraces the steps of 19th century archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, who used the text of Greek epic poet Homer to discover and excavate Mycenae, the city made famous in the Late Bronze Age by Agamemnon in the war against Troy. Vast quantities of gold, including a gold death mask believed to be from the great king’s tomb, were excavated there.

The Fall Speakers & Events Series is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Phoenixville Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday Tour
Saturday, December 3 from 3-7pm

The 11th annual Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday Tour will take place Saturday, December 3, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The tour features beautifully decorated homes and houses of worship, adaptive re-use, music, and refreshments. $20.00 advance tickets are available at Phoenixville Public Library. Day of tour tickets will be available for $25.00 at the Phoenixville Senior Center, 153 Church St. Tour programs will be available at the Senior Center after 2:30 PM on the day of the tour.

All proceeds will benefit Phoenixville Public Library and The Clinic.

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For more information or to reserve a seat at one of these events, call 610-933-3013, Ext. 32 or e-mail mpinto@ccls.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue in Phoenixville, PA.

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