Programs, Speakers & Events for Adults
Tracing Your Roots: Upper Dublin Tricentennial
Sunday, 2/24, 1-4:30p
Celebrate Upper Dublin 300th Anniversary! Genealogy, history & antique experts will be available to help you learn more about your historic home, antiques & ancestry.
- 1-2 p.m.: Reading Your House, Researching Your Home with Barry Rauhauser, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Historical Association
- 2:15-3 p.m.: Finding Your Family Tree: Genealogy Basics with Sue Shaughnessy, Genealogy Presenter, Daughters of the American Revolution
- 3:15-4 p.m.: Antiquing and Appraisals 101 with Michael Locati of Locati, LLC.
1938-1945: Sentimental Journey: World War II And The Big Bands: A Lecture in Song presented by Fred Miller
Tie in with ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY Author Event: “Tony’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani on April 11
Friday, 3/1, 7p
Main Meeting Room
Pianist/Singer/Narrator Fred Miller presents his musical & anecdotal overview of the WWII/Big Band years (1938-1945).
Pianist/Singer/Lecturer Fred Miller has spent the last several decades in many musical fields including grand opera, musical comedy, classical piano and chamber music. However, his current professional life revolves around American Popular Song. Fred is also the founder and director of the Copper Penny Players, a ten week singing class for amateur singers that, after a quarter century, is now something of a Delaware Valley institution.
Love your Tidied Space: KonMari Method™ Basics
Monday, 3/4, 7p
Main Meeting Room
Come join Certified KonMari Method™ Consultant, Christina Rosenbruch, for an inspiring presentation on the guiding principles of the KonMari Method™. Based on the world-renowned book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo, you will be motivated to start your Tidying Journey!
Presenter Christina Rosenbruch, owner of Spark Joy Space LLC, is one of only two consultants in the Philadelphia area trained and certified in the KonMari Method™ of Tidying.
Campbell School of Highland Dance
Friday, 3/8, 7p
Community Rooms (upstairs)
Enjoy this lively performance by award winning dancers.
From Front Yard to Rock Garden: Step by Step, Co-Hosted with the Maple Glen Garden Club
Tuesday, 3/12, 7p
What happens when you have to take your shade garden into full sun and wish it was easier to maintain? Make it into a rock garden! That is what presenter Sharee Solow did, and she’ll show you every step along the way.
Presenter Sharee Solow uses her landscape architecture and horticulture degrees to create digital landscape designs for commission, institutional, and residential contractors. Learn more online at Solowhorticulturaldesigns.com
Helping your Child Manage Their Emotions
Wednesday, 3/20, 7-8p
From toddler tantrums to teen angst, in this class you will learn how to help your child navigate dealing with negative emotions in a healthy way and how to react to your child’s feelings in a way that is supportive, peaceful, and confident. When our children are in pain or are acting out, we as parents can feel helpless, sad, angry, frustrated and lost as to how to help them. In this class, you will learn tools to help your child process emotion in a healthy way, so they can feel validated and learn the invaluable skill of dealing with pain and disappointment in life. You will also discover how to manage your own feelings surrounding your child’s challenging emotions so that you can show up as the calm, accepting, loving parent that you want to be.
Presented by Adrienne Bishop a Life Coach for Parents.
Let’s Discuss It 2019: An Evening with Author Harlan Coben
Friday, 3/22, 7p
Upper Dublin Township Community Rooms
Upper Dublin & Wissahickon Valley Public Libraries present the 2019 “Let’s Discuss it!” program: An Evening with bestselling author Harlan Coben Friday, March 22, 7:00p in the Upper Dublin Township Community Rooms, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA. In collaboration with Towne Book Center & Café.
In their tenth collaborative Let’s Discuss It! visiting author program the Upper Dublin and Wissahickon Public Libraries invite you to an evening with international bestselling author Harlan Coben as he discusses his soon to be released thriller Run Away, published by Grand Central Publishing (March 19) and already set to be adapted by Netflix for production.
Tickets are $30 (includes a hardback copy of Run Away) and are available for purchase at coben2019.brownpapertickets.com. Seating is limited.
Plus! Author Q&A, book signing and additional books for sale to follow.
Harlan Coben is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 suspense novels, including Don’t Let Go, Home, and Fool Me Once, as well as the multi-award-winning Myron Bolitar series. His books have been published in 43 languages with over 70 million books in print worldwide. He was creator and executive producer for several television shows including Netflix’s drama Safe starring Michael C. Hall & The Five, a Sky1 production available on Netflix.
Longwood Community Read: The Science & Biology of Plants
Thursday, 3/28, 7p
Main Meeting Room
From large coconuts to orchid seeds finer than dust, there are a plethora of adaptations that have evolved in the plant kingdom. In this program we will explore the biology of plant reproduction from flowering plants and pollination to the science behind seed scarification and germination. You’ll also learn about the various techniques used to clean and process seeds, and get inspired to start your own garden by planting a combination of vegetable and ornamental seeds in your outdoor space.
Presenter Joshua Darfler is a graduate of the Longwood Graduate Program and works in the greenhouses as the Biology Department Manager at the University of Pennsylvania.
Register beginning 2/15.
One Book, One County: Adriana Trigiani
Thursday, 4/11, 2 pm & 7 pm
2 pm: Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium
7 pm: Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park
More information here.