Free programs offered by Phoenixville Public Library
Phoenixville Public Library will host a Movie Night for adults at the Library on Monday, Feb. 14, at 6:00 PM. Call 610-933-3013 x132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the movie being shown. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Space is limited. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/event/8701627 or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Masks are required in the Library.
The Phoenix Book Club, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults of all ages, will meet virtually on Monday, Feb. 14, at 7:00 PM. The group will discuss Liz Moore’s bestselling novel, “Long Bright River.” It’s the story of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters — one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared. Amid suspense and conflict, the author draws formidable ties between place, family, and fate. This event is free and open to the public and will take place online via Zoom. A physical or an audiobook copy of this book may be reserved at https://www.ccls.org. An e-book or e-audiobook copy may be reserved at https://chester.overdrive.com. The public is invited to attend. If you are not already on the Book Club’s email list, registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/long-bright-river or by calling 610-933-3013 x132 to receive an invitation to this event.
Phoenixville Public Library will host an in-person talk and book signing by local author CK Sobey on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 PM. Her new book of poetry and photography is “Musings, Woolgathering, & Ghosts.” Relax and listen as CK reads from her book, about which she says, “I have wondered at the many ways life turns me inside and out, every day of my life. I do my best to see life with depth and breadth. A broader lens of what I see day-to-day. With practice and intent, I try to find the uncommon in everyday life. Simply living my daily experiences can in itself become a form of art. For the most part, this book has come together aroused by thoughts and feelings from my everyday life. Some are deeper, more insightful. Others are lighter and more playful. Some are haunting, with vivid memories that follow me through my life. I hope that everyone who is drawn to this book will resonate in some way with the stories and photos on the pages.” CK (Kas) Sobey continues to live a life of curiosity. She considers herself to be a seeker and an explorer. Her many ventures in life attest to this. In her early years, she was in the entertainment field. She has been a trained mediator. She was in the corporate world for almost 30 years. She trained as a spiritual practitioner and later became a certified hypnotherapist bringing a deeper understanding of the inner mind. She has facilitated many groups in a variety of subjects and has engaged in collage art for years. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/ musings-sobey or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Masks are required in the library.
Books on Tap, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet next on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 PM at Sedona Taphouse, 131 Bridge St., Phoenixville. The group will discuss M.R. Carey’s bestselling novel, The Girl with All the Gifts. Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.” Every morning Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sgt. Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her and jokes that she won’t bite — but they don’t laugh. Melanie loves school — learning about sums and spelling and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. But why does it make Miss Justineau so sad? A physical or audio copy of this book may be reserved at www.ccls.org. An eBook or eAudiobook copy may 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@example.com for more information.
Phoenixville Public Library will host a free, educational, in-person “Saving and Investing” workshop on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:00 PM. Katrina Boyer, Investor Education Coordinator with the PA Department of Banking and Securities, will be the speaker. The program is an introduction to saving and investing. Topics to be covered include: why we need to save and invest, the differences between saving and investing, types of investments, the “power” of compound interest, investigating before you invest, technology and investing, and diversification.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/saving-investing or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free, in-person tech help is available at Phoenixville Public Library during selected hours on Monday afternoons and Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. One-hour appointments for assistance with your laptop, tablet or smartphone from the library’s volunteer tutors are available by calling 610-933-3013 x132.