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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

September 20     Klimt's Golden Girl:  The Story of Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Back by Popular Demand!
This presentation explores some of  the many areas of American culture that were influenced by the war.   She discusses 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 in WWII.

October 18   A Look at the First Ladies of the United States
This power point 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 legacies, 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 discusse 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!!!!

December 6th - Book Sale

Our December Friends book sale is a small one day 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.  In addition, we will have inexpensive holiday craft books, cookbooks, decorating books, and holiday stories on sale.  We usually have a few surprises, as well!!


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

SAVE THE DATE
Winter Book Sale
December 6th

Friends meetings:
September 9
October 10
November 14
December 12

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