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Summer Reading 2021
Jul 262021
 

 

 

 

This is the exciting true story of the saga, the wreck, and eventual discovery of the Whydah – the only pirate ship ever found and the incredible mysteries she shared and continues to reveal.

The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard, “Black” Sam Bellamy, and Captain Kidd ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it.

Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty, but in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah and the riches that went down with it eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the pictures they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates. Join Historical re-enactor, lecturer, and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on very real pirates and their treasure!

  • Monday, August 9 @ 7:00 pm

This program requires preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately.

Jul 212021
 

 

 

 

On March 17, 1978, a Federal judge ordered that the notorious Pennhurst institution close, allowing the 1,156 residents a chance to live in a small, family-like setting in a regular neighborhood. What really happened to them? Were they really better off? A team of Sociologists from Temple University spent more than a decade conducting yearly visits with all of the individuals and their families to answer this very question, with shocking and gratifying results.

Presented by Dr. Jim Conroy, a member of the Temple research team.

  • Wednesday, August 4 @ 7:00 pm

This program requires preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately.

Jul 152021
 

 

 

 

Discover the magic and mystery of Scandinavian wildlife with an educator from the American Swedish Historical Museum. This program is intended for ages 6 and up.

There are materials available at the library that will be used during this program. Please call the library (610-948-7277) after registering to arrange for your pickup.

  • Thursday, July 29 @ 2:30 pm

This program requires preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately.

Jul 152021
 

 

 

 

Join librarians from the Conshohocken Free Library and the Royersford Free Public Library for a Choose Your Own Adventure read-along! Help us tell the story by choosing which pages we go to next. Who knows what will happen?

We will be reading Lost Dog by R.A. Montgomery. This book is intended for ages 5-10.

  • Thursday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm

This program requires preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately.

Jun 252021
 

 

 

 

Join us for a virtual Musikgarten class and musical story! Miss Alessandra will lead you and your budding young musicians in song and dance, rhythm instrument play, and music exploration.

Musikgarten is geared towards young children – babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will love it!

  • Friday, August 6 @ 10:30 am
  • Friday, August 20 @ 10:30 am

This program requires preregistration. To join, please sign up by clicking this link. You will receive the program invite and password immediately.

Jun 242021
 

 

 

 

Every Wednesday throughout the summer, we will be presenting lively, educational shows perfect for families with children of all ages.

Virtual Shows

Please click on the name of the program to register

  • Wednesday, August 4 @ 10:30 am – Oceans Rock
    • Learn all about oceans, including facts about your favorite sea creatures, how we use items from the ocean in our daily lives, and how the ocean helps us survive!
    • We have take-home kits to accompany this program! Please call us (610-948-7277) to schedule your kit pick-up (while supplies last).

 

In-Person Shows

These shows will happen at Anderson Farm Park, 499 Hopwood Road in Collegeville. No registration necessary!

This program is rain or shine! In the event of poor weather, the event will take place in the gym at Anderson Farm Park.

  • Wednesday, August 18 @ 6:00 pm – Housel Fun & Fitness Dance Party
    • Listen to a story while playing games, dancing, and doing activities to help the hero complete his journey!
Jun 182021
 

 

 

 

Real mad scientists doing real live science experiments! Presented by Mad Science of West New Jersey. For children ages 6-12.

  • Monday, August 2 @ 10:00 & 11:00 am
    • Under Pressure – Join Bernoulli and Newton as we take this exciting look at the science behind the properties of air… under pressure. Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, and levitate ping-pong balls in a defiance of gravity!
    • VFW, 730 S. 4th Ave
  • Wednesday, August 11 @ 3:00 & 4:00 am
    • Slime Time – Giant molecule chains called polymers are vital to modern civilization. In this program, we will explore, create and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discover its many shapes and forms. Children even make their own slime that they get to take home and keep!
    • Victory Park, 2nd Ave. and Arch St.

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