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Jan 252023
 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 22 at 12:30pm.  We’re celebrating Black History Month in February’s Preschool Story Time Café!  Join us in the Community Room for a BYO lunch, story, game and craft!  Bring a blanket in case we run out of table space.  Do you know who invented the traffic light?  You will by the time you leave.  We’ll also play “Red Light-Green Light” and make a traffic light to take home!  

Jan 232023
 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Cookie Booth

Saturdays thru March 11 10am-2pm

Here Come the Girl Scouts!  Colonial Service Unit Girl Scout Troops are using our library to hold Cookie Booths this month through March 11.  Stop by on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm to support our local troops!  Never been inside?  No better time to apply for a library card!  Just bring a photo ID and proof of address.  We have applications inside.  Check out our new releases and Friends of the Conshohocken Free Library Used Book Sale.

 

Jan 232023
 

 

 

 

 

Join us on Tuesdays for “Babies in the Library” at 10:30am in the Community Room. 

Set your baby up for literary success by visiting the library from a young age.  Parents and caregivers teach language through stories and songs, which eventually leads to reading!  During this 45 minute program, we sing songs using sensory objects like shaker eggs and scarfs.  Program is aimed at 0-2 years old, but we welcome older siblings too!  No registration required!

Jan 172023
 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 25, 11:30am  “I Am Me” author, Dr. Stephanie Brown, returns to Conshohocken Free Library for a story time workshop in the Community Room.  Hour long program will feature a story and craft celebrating Black History Month.  Dr. Brown brings awareness to lesser known people of color in history and their contributions to our society.  She also works to make sure people of color are better represented in literature so all children can find characters to identify with and make connections on our library shelves!

Jan 092023
 

 

 

 

Lightseekers

by Femi Kayode

Let reading take you to Nigeria this month with CFL Mystery Book Club’s selection.  Meeting will take place by Zoom on Wednesday, February 8 at 7pm.  To join, email cflmystery@gmail.com.  Call or check Facebook event page for notification that copies are available at the circulation desk.

A Nigerian psychologist travels to a remote southern border town to uncover the truth about the murder of three university students in this “original and fast-paced thriller” (Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy).

When Dr. Philip Taiwo is called on by a powerful Nigerian politician to investigate the public torture and murder of three university students in remote Port Harcourt, he has no idea that he’s about to be enveloped by a perilous case that is far from cold.

Philip is not a detective. He’s an investigative psychologist, an academic more interested in figuring out the why of a crime than actually solving it. But when he steps off the plane and into the dizzying frenzy of the provincial airport, he soon realizes that the murder of the Okriki Three isn’t as straightforward as he thought. With the help of his loyal and streetwise personal driver, Chika, Philip must work against those actively conspiring against him to parse together the truth of what happened to these students.

A thrilling and atmospheric mystery, and an unforgettable portrait of the contemporary Nigerian sociopolitical landscape, Lightseekers is a wrenching novel tackling the porousness between the first and third worlds, the enduring strength of tribalism and homeland identity, and the human need for connection in the face of isolation.

Jan 092023
 

 

 

 

The Personal Librarian

By Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm.  Join Conshohocken Free Library for this special book club pick to commemorate Black History Month.  We meet every third Wednesday, in person, in the community room of the library.  Call or check Facebook event page for arrival of copies to circulation desk.  The authors “…hope you agree with us that this novel contains so much that we all need to discuss…..Our dream is that The Personal Librarian will be embraced by book clubs….and could have a transformational experience that we had when writing this book.”

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick!

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR! Named a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post!

“Historical fiction at its best!”*

A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection.

But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American.

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

Dec 082022
 

 

 

 

Tumblebooks
Conshohocken Free Library provides FREE access to Tumblebooks in English and Spanish!  It is a great way to access over 1100 books online in addition to games and puzzles that promote literacy.  Tumblebooks is a great alternative to being at the library in person.  Use one of the links below to access our library’s account:
¡La biblioteca gratuita de Conshohocken brinda acceso GRATUITO a Tumblebooks en inglés y español! Es una excelente manera de acceder a más de 1100 libros en línea, además de juegos y rompecabezas que promueven la alfabetización. Tumblebooks es una gran alternativa a estar en la biblioteca en persona. Use uno de los enlaces a continuación para acceder a la cuenta de nuestra biblioteca: