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Friends of the 
Yardley-Makefield Branch Library
1080 Edgewood Road
Yardley, PA  19067
yardleyfriends
@yahoo.com

Click on the logo above to go to a great website that supports libraries; find out how you can contact your legislators to tell them how important the public library is to you.  Get involved!  Check it out.


Save Your McCaffrey's Supermarket receipts and bring them to the library when you come.  Place your receipts in the small shopping cart at the desk reserved for these receipts.  

Each month McCaffrey's give the Friends a percentage of the total of these tapes.  Tapes can only be redeemed for one month from the date of purchase, so please bring in your tapes promptly!!  Thanks for participating and thanks to McCaffrey's for their generosity.

FALL PROGRAMS

September 13     Rosie the Riveter and the Popular Culture of WWII
This presentation explores some of the many areas of American culture that were influenced by the war.  Presenter will discuss music, film and many other aspects of American life that changed forever in the wake of December 7, 1941 and the entrance of the United States into WWII.

September 20     Klimt's Golden Girl:  The Story of Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Back by Popular Demand!
It's not often that a single painting generates such an exciting history:  ann effort by a turn of the century artist to make the first modern masterpiece; confiscation by Nazis and restitution via the US Supreme Court; a headline-making sale for an unprecedented amount of money.  Gustav Klimt's extraordinary portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is more than a painting with an interesting past, however, it is also an unforgettable image that raises a host of questions about art and what art means to us.  This talk will explore the multiple issues raised by this unique work.

October 18   A Look at the First Ladies of the United States
This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of all the First Ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.  It discusses many interesting and informative facts about each woman's legacy, contributions and effect on the office of First Lady.  A fascinating look at an amazing group of women. 

October 25    When Broadway and Hollywood Came to Bucks County
Travel Writer Denis Jensen will present an entertaining new audiovisual presentation.  In the 30s and 40s, Bucks County experienced an influx of talented New York City authors, playwrights, librettists, critics and directors.   Denis uses striking photos and exciting videos to illuminate these geniuses, visit their rural Bucks County estates, and highlight the things they produced, their humorous peccadilloes and their sometimes scandalous lives.

November 8    Willow Grove Park:  America's Summer Music Camp, 1896-1927
A musical and cultural history of the Willow Grove Park—a presentation that includes photos and band music

November 15    Military Uniforms of Early American Forces
This program is highlighted by the number of uniforms and equipment displays that Michael Jesberger uses during his discussion of Pre-Revolutionary War through Civil War soldiers.  He will discuss the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  This program will cover the time period of 1747 through 1865.  Always a crowd pleaser!! 

December 13    Broadway Musicals in Song and Story
Freyda Thomas, daughter of famous Philadelphia band leader Eddie Shaw,  will sing and talk her way through the whole program.  The show will start with Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and Cole Porter.  Stories about the artists are interwoven with songs she sings.  A special presentation!!!!

Special December Book, Jewelry & Media Sale


On December 6th the Friends will hold a special one day Book, Jewelry and Media Sale.  Books and other items are chosen that would be suitable to give as gifts; every effort will be made to select books that are in excellent condition.  

BRING US YOUR BLING!  We are collecting donations of jewelry for this special sale.  


No scanners will be allowed at this sale, but they are welcome at the April and August book sales.

You can find more details about each sale as we get closer to the date.  Check this website or join our e-mail list to get details about our book sales and programs. 

Announcements

New Program!

CHAIR YOGA
Presenter: Priscilla Estes
First session:  10/6
11:00 am
Free
Seating limited.


SAVE THE DATE

Winter Book Sale
December 6th

Friends meetings:
October 10
November 14
No meeting in Dec

MONTHLY MEETINGS HELD THE SECOND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH, EXCLUDING APRIL, AUGUST AND DECEMBER.

Click on the Friends logo above to see the calendar of Friends meetings and events.


BUCKS COUNTY FREE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEETING SCHEDULE

Public Welcome

2nd Tuesday of each month @various libraries

5:30 pm