Jane Austen Film Festival
Thursday, January 22nd - Sunday, January 25th - Individual Event Tickets Now On Sale!
Join The Friends of Easttown Library for four days celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen. Attend the Saturday afternoon event to see Austen expert, Elizabeth Steele, discuss the writer's life and tell tales about the making of some of the festival's films. The festival will also include seven blockbuster Hollywood movies, trivia games, a raffle and door prizes. Refreshments will be provided from A Taste of Britain, Aneu, and Clay's Bakery. Costumes are optional! All-access passes are $50, and individual event tickets are on sale in the library for $10. All proceeds benefit The Friends of Easttown Library. Click here for details and to purchase all access passes.
Is Food Addictive? A Scientific Analysis Of YOUR Diet
Wednesday, January 28th, 1 p.m.
On a scientific level, can food be addictive? The short answer is yes. Food addiction is widespread, from the increasing obesity pandemic to junk food marketing to the global popularity of coffee chains. But what makes food addictive? Speaker Casey Thaler, B.A., NASM-CPT, FNS is an NASM® certified personal trainer and NASM® certified fitness nutrition specialist. Click here to register.
AARP Tax Assistance - Mondays & Tuesdays, February 2nd - April 7th
AARP-approved volunteer tax preparers will be available in the Library to assist seniors and low- and moderate-income individuals with tax preparation. Assistance is available by appointment only at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Please call the Library at (610) 644-0138 to sign up for an hour-and-a-half session, or sign up at the circulation desk. If you require assistance but cannot attend during a scheduled session, please let our library staff know and a volunteer will contact you.
Don’t Start Me Talkin’
How the Lynching of Emmett Till Forever Altered the Tenor of Philadelphia Newspaper Coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle
Wednesday, February 4th, 7 p.m.
In “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” Sonny Boy Williamson regaled listeners with tales of all the lying and “signifyin’” going on around him. Little could Williamson have known that, with the August 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the print media would engage in the very type of exposé that he sang about. The lynching awoke the public and the mainstream media, led by Philadelphia newspapers, to the horrors of racial oppression in the Mississippi Delta and the blatant “signifyin’” about southern race relations that had intensified after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Registration is required; click here to register.
Children's Valentine Tea
Saturday, February 7th – Two Seatings: 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Festivities include a pre-tea story followed by a formal tea complete with tea sandwiches, finger foods, pastries, and tasty desserts. Brief etiquette instruction, music, and a lovely take home favor for each attendee round out this memorable experience. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are welcome to attend when accompanied by a child. All Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. For any child 5-11 not attending with an adult, we kindly ask that an adult remain in the library. Registration is required in the library. Tickets are $12 per attendee, and scholarships are available upon request. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Easttown Library. Please arrive 15 minutes before the program starts to check in.
Chair Yoga Returns
Mondays, Jan. 5th - Feb. 9th, 1 p.m. — 2 p.m. (No class Monday, Jan. 19th)
Wednesdays, Jan. 7th - Feb. 11th, 11 a.m. — noon
Assistive Technology at Easttown Library