The Phoenixville Public Library affords free packages in July | lifestyle

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Upcoming Phoenixville Public Library Adult Programs:

The Phoenixville Public Library will host a personal event as part of their “Village Gardening” series. Join us on Monday, July 19th at 7:00 pm for a “Wild Plant Walk along the Schuylkill Trail” with Martha Napolitan Cownap, herb gardener at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills. Take a stroll along the Schuylkill Trail in Phoenixville and learn about some of the plants that grow there. Martha will talk about how to identify the plants and some of the traditional uses for them. Bring your powers of observation. We are sure to see something beautiful! This is a rain or shine event. The meeting point is under the Gay Street Bridge on the farmer’s market. Space is limited. Reservations are required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/wild-plant-walk or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. This event is free and public. Email mpinto@ccls.org for more information.

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The Phoenixville Public Library will host the next virtual event on Thursday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm, the Community Gardening Around the Village series, “Planting for Fall Seedlings.” Ryan McCaughan, garden educator at Chester County Food Bank, will be the speaker. In this presentation, attendees will learn best practices for what, when, and how to grow seedlings for your fall garden. Ryan McCaughan holds a degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University and has taught 4th and 5th grades for five years. He is an avid home gardener and has spent considerable time traveling and working on farms. He has been a gardening educator with the Chester County Food Bank for ten months. This event is free and public and takes place online via Zoom. Reservations are required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/fall-sedlings or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email mpinto@ccls.org for more information.

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The Phoenixville Public Library is hosting a free virtual presentation of the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archeology and Anthropology on Monday, July 26th at 7:00 pm. Kevin Schott from the Penn Museum presents a virtual gallery tour of the Penn Museum: Destination Africa !. Join the crew of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology on a digital journey through the African continent. Explore a kingdom so rich it used gold dust for money and discover the central role that African civilizations have always played in world history. Your fellow travelers will help you explore along the way! This virtual tour is highly interactive, with built-in surveys and quizzes that keep you guessing to the end. This event is free and public and takes place online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/destination-africa or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email mpinto@ccls.org for more information.

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Books on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for adults between the ages of 8 and 30, meets on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Foodery, 325 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. The group will talk about Sarah Penner’s New York Times bestseller “The Lost Apothecary”. A forgotten story. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and vengeance. Hidden in the depths of 18th century London, a secret pharmacy serves an unusual clientele. Women all over town whisper about a mysterious character named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in her life. Jeopardy emerges as a precocious 12 year old who makes a fatal mistake and causes a range of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile, the budding historian Caroline Parcewell spends her 10th wedding anniversary in what is now London, fleeing from her own demons. When she comes across a clue to the unsolved pharmacist murders that haunted London long ago, her life collides with that of the pharmacy in an astonishing twist of fate. A copy of a book or audio book can be reserved at www.ccls.org. A copy of the eBook or eAudiobook can be reserved at Chester.overdrive.com. This event is free and public. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, please email Christine Shaffer at shaffer.m.christine@gmail.com.

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The Phoenixville Public Library is hosting a free virtual presentation of the Mothers Museum in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 pm. Marcy Engleman, Senior Museum Educator, presents “Civil War Medicine”. Philadelphia’s Museum of Medical History brings us a closer look at the role and practice of medicine during the Civil War in the United States. Learn about the unprecedented medical and surgical advances of the Civil War, from mobile hospitals and ambulances to the establishment of medical specialties, and learn about the implications for modern medicine. This event is free and public and takes place online via Zoom. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/civil-war-medicine or by phone at 610-933-3013 x132. Email mpinto@ccls.org for more information.