520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034 | Tel: 215-628-8744

Today′s Hours

Loading Events

The Circus in America

Sep 27, 2023 to Sep 27, 2023 1:45 - 3pm

The Circus in America

Dates: Wednesdays 9/13-10/18
Time: 1:45-3p
Age Group: Adults 18+

Program Location: Shanis Auditorium

Description:  Discover the history, growth, decline, and future of the American circus. From animal training to acrobats and clowns, explore its impact on American life. Learn about the major entrepreneurs and performers, the circus’s ability to create and dismantle a city within a day, and the evolution of circuses in the 21st century.

Instructor: John Shepherd is a retired soldier and engineer. Since 2007, he has taught classes on history and the circus.

Registration: Online Registration Required. Click here to register.


This free series is funded by the Friends of UDPL from public donations. Your continued support will fund future library programs like this one. Please consider donating (recommended $35 donation) at udfriends.org.


Sep 29

Reading Art

9:45 - 11am
Sep 29
Sep 29
Sep 29

Medical Ethics – FULL

11:30am - 12:45pm