Free programs offered by Phoenixville Public Library
Phoenixville Public Library will host an in-person discussion of Longwood Gardens’ Community Read book for adults, The Songs of Trees, on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 PM. With “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors,” you can journey with author David Haskell as he repeatedly visits a dozen trees in cities from Manhattan to Jerusalem, forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change, including eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones. In each place, he shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees. Scientific, lyrical, and contemplative, “The Songs of Trees” reveals the biological connections that underpin all life. In a world beset by barriers, Haskell reminds us that life’s substance and beauty emerge from relationships and interdependence. Physical copies of the book may be reserved at https:// catalog.ccls.org. eBook and eAudiobook copies are available at https://chester.overdrive.com. Attendees to the discussion will be automatically entered into a raffle drawing to receive a family pass to Longwood Gardens. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/songs-of-trees or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. More information on Longwood’s Community Read can be found at https://longwoodgardens.org/education/community-read/communityread-2022.
The Phoenix Book Club, Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults of all ages, will meet virtually on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 PM. The group will discuss the award-winning biography, “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” by Sonia Purnell. In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.” This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman—rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg — who talked her way into the spy organization dubbed Churchill’s “ministry of ungentlemanly warfare,” and, before the United States had even entered the war, became the first woman to deploy to occupied France. Virginia Hall was one of the greatest spies in American history, yet her story remains untold. A physical 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/ woman-of-no-importance to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. Email email@example.com for more information.
Phoenixville Public Library will host a free, virtual presentation by Keisha Blair, author of “Holistic Wealth,” on Thursday, March 17, at 7:00 PM. Keisha Blair, an award-winning, bestselling author, with a book that is now highly acclaimed and recognized worldwide by some of the world’s top influencers like Arianna Huffington, producers of the Mel Robbins show, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk Show, shares the story of the journey to Holistic Wealth. Her latest book is entitled “Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover from Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom,” with foreword written by Iconic Actress Kelly Rutherford, star of “Gossip Girl,” “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place.” Keisha Blair’s work has impacted millions of people around the globe and she is now regarded as the “Mother of Holistic Wealth,” and founder of the Holistic Wealth movement. She is a trained economist and also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Keisha Blair is also the host of the Holistic Wealth Podcast with Keisha Blair and the founder of the Institute on Holistic Wealth. Her writing has appeared in CBC, AARP, the New York Observer, MSN, Yahoo and many other publications. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Real Simple Magazine, Forbes, the Winnipeg Free Press and has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, among many other publications. Her forthcoming book “Holistic Wealth (Expanded and Updated): 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom” was released on
International Women’s Day (March 8). This event is free and open to the public and will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/holisticwealth or by calling 610-9333013 x132. Email mpinto@ ccls.org for more information.
Phoenixville Public Library will host a free, inperson “Medicare 102” presentation on Monday, March 21, at 7:00 PM. Counselors from PA-MEDI, Pennsylvania’s free Medicare counseling service, will provide information about wellness visits, covered preventative services, inpatient vs. observation status, Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), equipment covered by Medicare Part B, diabetic supplies, fraud, and more. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Buying your first home? Phoenixville Public Library will present a free, in-person “First-Time Homebuyer Workshop” on Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 PM. Kimberly Kozelsky of Cross Country Mortgage, and Donna Cable of Re/Max Professional Realty, will be the presenters. This informational seminar will discuss mortgages, preapprovals, common myths of credit, types of loan programs, buyer’s agents, agreements of sale, 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@example.com for more information.
Free, in-person tech help is available at Phoenixville Public Library during selected hours on Monday afternoons and Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. Onehour appointments for assistance with your laptop, tablet or smartphone from the library’s volunteer tutors are available by calling 610-9333013 x132.