The Phoenix

Phoenixvil­le Public Library offers free programs


Phoenixvil­le Public Library will host a free keyboard recital by students of The Studio at Joe Kenney Enterprise­s on Monday, April 11, at 6:30 PM. The Studio offers piano and theory/compositio­n lessons in downtown Phoenixvil­le, as well as virtually and inhome. Founded by Joe Kenney (BM Piano Performanc­e, West Chester University, PA/ instructor/pianist/recording artist), The Studio at JKE provides high-quality musical instructio­n to students of all ages and levels. This event is free and open to the public. Registrati­on is required at­le/joe-kenney-students or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email for more informatio­n.

The Phoenix Book Club, Phoenixvil­le Public Library’s book discussion group for all adults will meet virtually on Monday, April 11, at 7:00 PM. The group will discuss Fiona Davis’ bestsellin­g novel, “The Lions of Fifth Avenue.” It’s 1913 and Laura Lyons couldn’t ask for more out of life-her husband is the superinten­dent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School which changes her life forever. During her self-discovery, valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatenin­g the home and institutio­n she loves and she’s forced to confront her shifting priorities head-on. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmothe­r, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she’s wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare materials for the exhibit Sadie’s running begin disappeari­ng from the library’s famous

Berg Collection. The investigat­ion leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage—truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library’s history. A physical or audiobook copy of this book may be reserved at https:// An e-book or e-audiobook copy may be reserved at 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/ lions-of-fifth-avenue or by calling 610-933-3013 x132 to receive an invitation to this Zoom event. Email for more informatio­n.

Movies on Tap, Phoenixvil­le Public Library’s film discussion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM. The group will discuss “Troy” (2004, Rated R). Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom star in this historical drama. An adaptation of Homer’s great epic, The Iliad, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. Please watch the film independen­tly prior to the discussion. This event is free and open to the public and will take place online via Zoom. E-mail Faith Donaher at for more informatio­n and to receive an invitation to the meeting.

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.

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