Library launches programming in Lower Gwynedd
While the Wissahickon Valley Public Library looks to serve all members in the community, the residents living in Lower Gwynedd Township KDvH KDG D PRUH GLIfiFuOW WLPH UHDSLng WKH bHnHfiWV WKDW WKH OLbUDUy VRwV. Given the distance between Lower Gwynedd and the two nearest library bUDnFKHV Ln BOuH BHOO DnG APbOHU, it’s not exactly around the corner, making the travel for some more diffiFuOW.
That all will begin to change as the library has launched a program that will practically bring the library to the doorsteps of Lower Gwynedd resiGHnWV.
Sue Burdick, outreach librarian for the WVPL, has launched a program that offers free presentations by the library at the Lower Gwynedd Township building on the second Thursday RI HvHUy PRnWK DW 2 S.P.
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and many other famous painters who have created famous works of shipwrecksK McGreal said this presentation is in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibit at the museum inside the Pearlman AnnexK The exhibit runs until DecK 1SK
The presentation lasted just more than an hour and the few who attended seemed impressed with the information and level of detail McGreal was able to offerK
Burdick said the reason for the nHw VHrLHV wDV Wo finG D wDy Wo reach out to Lower Gwynedd and better serve the communityK She said the township building is gorgeous and offers residents a chance to visit the facilityK
Burdick, who has worked at the library for eight years as the outreach and marketing coordinator, said the new program will offer different topics each month so as to attract different groups of people in the communityK
kext month’s presentation will focus on gardening, while the December presentation will be a lecture by DrK Sheldon Weintraub, a docent with the Barnes Foundation, who will be showing a collection from the museum and will explain how Barnes got the conceptK Burdick said Weintraub draws a crowd, is a good conversationalist and is a popular guest at the libraryK
Burdick said she is also open to suggestions from residents as to the topics they’d like to see covered at the presentationsK
“We’re looking to reach new people who might not be aware of the depth of xour] services,” Burdick saidK She said she’s hoping to target seniors, retirees and homemakers but is open and willing to reach out to recent college graduates and adults in their 30s and 40sK
To attract the younger crowd, Burdick said she’d like to do something involving the process of making beer and would be open to working with a local brewery in the area, but added the logistics and potential mess involved would still need to be addressedK
Burdick thanked Sandi Feight, Lower Gwynedd Township parks and recreation director, for her help in getting the program off the groundK In addition to the township building, Burdick said she hopes to feature some presentations at Penllyn Woods ParkK
Among the other topics that Burdick said she was considerLnJ wHrH JoOI, fiVhLnJ DnG WhH Lower Gwynedd walking trailsK
“We’re coming right to your door now,” she saidK
For more information about upcoming events presented by the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, visit wwwKwvplKorgK