ADULT ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY
You may register by calling the library @ (215) 355-1183 X104 or at the Information Desk. Please call during library hours.
“A Century of Sinatra” – Performed by Mr. Dave DeLuca - Sunday May 17 @ 2:00 p.m.
Come Fly Away with Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra. Ol’ Blue Eyes would have turned 100 years old on December 12, 2015. During his lifetime, Sinatra defined the Great American Songbook for decades with verve and panache. Long acclaimed as the world’s greatest performer of popular music, Sinatra is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. He was, of course, more than a singer – he was an actor, recording artist, cabaret and concert star, radio and television personality, and, on occasion, producer, director and conductor. “A Century of Sinatra” celebrates the music, the man, and the great composers, lyricists, and musical arrangers who put their indelible stamp on an incredible period in American history. “A Century of Sinatra” will be performed by Mr. Dave DeLuca who is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer. Dave has been performing for over 30 years. He is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild of America and has had songs published by BMI. In December 2011, Dave auditioned for and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre’s “5th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash”, beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers. This special program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration starts on Monday April 20 for Friends Members. General Registration starts on Tuesday April 21.
Wedding Customs and Traditions with Jane Peters Estes – Wednesday May 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love – so the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson reminds us. It is then most appropriate that this spring we will learn all about Wedding Traditions and Customs as Jane Peters Estes once again visits the Township Library. Jane, a historian and re-enactor, will discuss the origin of many of our wedding customs, such as, the ring, the gown, bridesmaids, etc. with an emphasis on the Victorian Era. The library is proud to feature Jane’s collection of vintage photos documenting more than a century of wedding clothing and will also display Jane’s ivory silk wedding gown from 1940 and a pair of wedding slippers from the 1840s. So please come early to this program so you will have plenty of time to look at Jane’s wonderful collection. The meeting room will open at 5:30 p.m. You are encouraged to bring in your wedding photograph to share with your fellow patrons. We would love to see how you looked on your special day. After the program, we will cut our special wedding cake and toast all love birds. Registration starts on Monday April 27.
“Egypt: A Modern Nation in Transition, Part I (Political History)” – Thursday May 28 @ 7:00 p.m.
Please join us as Dr. Steve Phillips returns to the Township Library this spring to discuss Egypt: A Modern Nation in Transition. Since the 25 January 2011 people’s revolution, Egypt has been in the throes of political and cultural turmoil. We typically hear only abut current events that tend to make the most noise, without hearing about the context. This lecture examines the context of the political history of Egypt that led to the modern country, and how that history led to its modern turmoil. Dr. Phillips will discuss Egypt under the pharaoh’s, move from there into the 19th century’s European colonialism in Egypt, from there to the 20th century and on to the revolution of 25 January 2011. He will put the Muslim Brotherhood into context, who they are, as well as discuss modern day Egyptian leaders - Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak and Morsi. Dr. Steve Phillips received his PhD in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology from the U of PA where he also received his B.A. and M.A. degrees. Dr. Phillips has participated in a wide-range of archaeological excavations over the past 15 years with field work in Jordan, France and Egypt. Dr. Steve has appeared at our library many times and is our favorite Egyptologist. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration for Friends starts on Monday May 4. General Registration starts on Tuesday May 5.
If you have any questions, please call the library @ (215) 355-1183. Hope to see you at the programs.
Carol A. Saioni, Adult Program Coordinator