Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Fall 2016 Programs


Friday, October 21, 2016

Ogontz book cover 250

Ogontz book cover 250

Image: Penn State

100 Years of Education — From the Ogontz School to Penn State Abington

Frank D. Quattrone, author

Calling all local historians! Frank Quattrone will share how Penn State Abington evolved over the past 100 years from an elite finishing school for girls into one of the most diverse baccalaureate colleges in the commonwealth and the role that Amelia Earhart, Cornelia Fort, Joel Myers, and others played in its history.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free Admission.

Co-sponsored by the Old York Road Historical Society

7 p.m.,Lubert Commons, Lares Building

Montgomery Media: New book tells story of Penn State Abington's evolution

October 24-December 16, 2016
In the Gallery: Nichola Kinch
Nichola Kinch’s work takes root in the research of Victorian era image production, early photographic developments, and the advent of moving images, particularly animation machines and optical toys. See website for Art Gallery hours.

Woodland Art Gallery

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Owls: Soul of the Night
Presented by Briar Bush Nature Center
Do you love the mystery, beauty and charm of owls? Join Pennsylvania author Scott Weidensaul in a discussion of his new field guide, “Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.” Free
Questions: 215-887-6603
7 p.m., Abington Township Building

Friday, October 28, 2016
Guitar Recital - Danzas para guitarra, from Bach to Barrios and beyond
Ross Mann, classical guitarist
Lose yourself in the captivating sounds of award-winning classical guitarist Ross Mann. Ross will present a variety of compositions, including works from the baroque era in Europe to 20th century Latin America. Free Admission.
7 p.m., Woodland Commons (lobby outside of the Library)

Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday Night Film Series: Listen to Me Marlon
Dr. Mills, moderator
Perceptive and informative documentary that takes a look at the professional and private lives of one of our greatest American film stars — Marlon Brando, who played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and changed film acting forever. Brando is articulate, witty, a little wacky, and completely fascinating. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Friday, December 2, 2016
100 Things to Do In Philadelphia Before You Die
Author: Irene Levy Baker
Want to land a table at Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants? Score free or discounted show tickets? Be serenaded by future opera stars or sing the praises of the best cheesesteak? Then this bucket list book is for you.
Author Irene Baker will share some of the tried-and-true as well as little known gems in Philadelphia. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
These books make excellent holiday gifts! Free Admission.
7 p.m., Lubert Commons, Lares Building

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make your very own holiday greens centerpiece. You will use some of the best and longest lasting evergreens and choose from an array of beautiful holiday-themed decorations. Enjoy tea and holiday cookies as well as a tour of the Pennock House decorated for the holidays. Space is limited to 20.
Admission $45. Register: 215-887-5900
10:30 a.m., PHS Meadowbrook Farm,
1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

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