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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Library News


Veggie Table Talk returns on Monday, September 10th, 6:30 P.M.

We will meet in the upstairs Conference Room at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library and focus on food, information, ideas, joys and challenges of living a plant-based lifestyle.
Join us and we will also look toward the future, as we plan upcoming meetings and events.
Come and be part of helping to bring this exciting and growing lifestyle to our community.

All are welcome!

Friday Film Club is back for Fall 2018.

Ever want to go off the grid, weigh Faith & Freedom?
Our September movies do all of the above.

Films are shown Friday Afternoon at 1 PM in our upstairs theater for adults 18 & up.
Hot Tea, Pastries & Popcorn served and discussion after all movies.

September 14 @ 1 PM: First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

September 21 @ 1 PM: Disobedience

New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to Esti, a female friend. Their fortuitous and happy reunion soon reignites their burning passion as the two women explore boundaries of faith and sexuality.

September 28 @ 1 PM: In Between

When devout university student Nour moves in with successful lawyer Laila and club DJ Salma, she is shocked by their partying. As Laila fights to retain her freedom in the face of a new relationship, Salma falls for a trainee doctor, a romance she must hide from her family. Nour is set for an arranged marriage to Wissam, an exemplary member of the community, who may not be as respectable as he appears.

IN BETWEEN follows the lives of these strong, independent minded Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead, and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society.

We Honor the Supreme Court for the first weeks of October and then Leave No Trace and head into A Quiet Place for ‘All Hallows Eve’.

For all selections click Friday Film Clubs.

We have openings in our Afternoon Book Club which meets from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month. Click here for 2018 Afternoon Book Club List.

Next selection for Thursday, September 20, 2 pm to 3 pm is The Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet.

A young mother, Anna, is fleeing her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched
his first campaign for political office. Blending domestic thriller and psychological horror, this
compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband. A double-edged and
satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the
apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its
characters―and for all of us.

The Next Evening Book Club selection on Monday September 10, 7 pm to 8 pm is The Association of Small Bombs by Karen Mahajan.

A bomb—one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world—detonates in the Delhi marketplace. A young man named Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist. Karan Mahajan writes brilliantly and provocatively about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators.

Currently there are no openings in the Evening Book Club, but if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please call the front desk at 610-566-1918 and enter #5.

Click here for 2018 Evening Book Club List.

September 20: Social Media Boot Camp

Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

You have social media in place for your business, but are you using it effectively? Judith Lee, Social Media Expert and Advocate, will review how the pros approach social marketing and show you how to raise your social media to the next level.

The workshop covers:

  • Sort it out – which social media channels are best for your business?
  • Content – how to keep it fresh and engaging
  • Engagement – what does that mean and how to achieve it
  • Tools – what helps to tame the social media tiger
  • Video – how to tackle it on a limited budget
  • Analytics and ROI – what can you learn about who you are reaching?
  • What’s hot now – Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook

Materials and Refreshments provided. Please register HERE to save your placeWe have enlarged the class to accommodate more participants.
Media-Upper Providence Free Library presents business workshops in partnership with Chester & Delaware County SCORE.


Fall Book Sale is Coming! 

We need Your Donations...

The library is accepting donations until September 30th on the porch of the Library for the Fall Book Sale. Please look for the specially marked bins in the alcove to the left of the main entrance on Jackson Street.

We accept good condition books (hardcover, trade and standard paperback), CD’s, DVD’s, records, games and puzzles. Sorry, but we can’t accept encyclopedias or National Geographic magazines.

Fall Book Sale: October. 20 - 22, 2018.

Our current MAC & MUPFL show is:

JULY through SEPTEMBER 2018

Come in and enjoy the wonderful artwork on our walls or browse our 
Library Gallery. Not all works available to view online.
A portion of every sale goes to the Library & MAC.

Only a few more weeks left to purchase Art from this show at the library.

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