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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.

We mourn the passing of Friends President Lois Mangold earlier this month.  Lois began volunteering at the library in 2000, eligible this year for her 15-year pin. She served as Friends President for nearly 12 years, involved in every aspect of the organization, from managing the back room to book sales to marketing.  Her contributions to the library were great and will never be matched.

Come in Out of the Cold - Winter Programs



Alexander Hamilton:  The Man Who Made Modern America

Saturday, March 7, 2015    2:00 pm
Presenter:  Trish Chambers

FREE program:  Seating Limited

This presentation is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of our country.  It highlights the life of a brilliant immigrant and self-made man.  The story is a timeline that traces his life from its meager beginnings of poverty and illegitimacy through his military, civic and political career to his untimely death in 1804.  Alexander Hamilton introduced many concepts that are part of our lives today.  These concepts are discussed and explored.  A not to be missed program by one of our favorite presenters!!  Sponsored by Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library.

 


Karla Shantz as Mrs. William Penn

Saturday, March 14, 2015    2:00 PM

FREE program:  Seating Limited.
Hannah Callowhill Penn, the 2nd wife of Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, has often been overlooked in history for various reasons, some of which have to do with what society considered acceptable women’s roles in the early 18th century. In observance of Women’s History Month, join actress Karla Shantz on Saturday, March 14 at 2pm when she appears as Hannah Penn and discover the strength, perseverance, compassion and intelligence of this amazing Quaker woman.  Learn what influenced Hannah and the hardships she endured.  Hear about her sacrifices and her loyalty to William, her family and Pennsylvania.  Listen as she tells you about the time she scolded the acting Governor of Pennsylvania for his incompetence, turned down a bribe when she desperately needed money, and endured the “exercises” of marriage when her husband trusted the wrong advisors, ran up debts, and served time in prison.  In addition, Hannah will relate what life was like for the Quakers and specifically, Quaker women during this period of time.   Sponsored by Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library. 

Announcements

Friends meetings:
March 13
No April Mtg.
May 8

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