Friday Night Film Series: Out of the Past

Nov 21, 2014 7:30PM
Building: Woodland
Room: 112
Fees: $10

Moderator: Dr. Mills

Don't miss this noir touchstone with Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. In this 1955 thriller, a man tries to go straight, but gets pulled back into the dark, sordid underworld that he thought he had escaped. A deceitful femme fatale helps lead him to the lower depths.

The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories behind the memorable albums of the 1970s as told by the artists

Nov 14, 2014 7:00PM
Fees: Free

Author: Mike Morsch

If you are a fan of '70s music then mark your calendar! Local journalist Mike Morsch will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories behind memorable albums of the 1970s as told by the artists. This historical non-fiction book features interviews with Hall and Oates, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Graham Nash, and Cheech and Chong, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at more than 30 classic albums from the decade.

PennStateAbington@611 (near Target), 1475 Old York Road, Abington

Book Discussion: The Secret Scripture

Nov 12, 2014 7:00PM
Fees: Free

Moderator: Dr. Weekes

Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group for a lively conversation about Sebastian Barry's dramatic, award-winning novel, set against the backdrop of a century of British-Irish conflict.

Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org


Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath!

Nov 1, 2014 10:00AM
Fees: $45

Grab your friends and join us to learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful succulents in an array of colors and textures that will provide year-round interest. Each participant will take home a 14 living succulent wreath. All materials are included in the cost. Space is limited to 20.

Register: 215-887-5900

 

PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

Guitar Music from the World Over

Oct 24, 2014 7:00PM
Building: Woodland
Fees: Free

Ross Mann, director of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Orchestras and award-winning classical guitarist

Don't miss this intimate recital of solo guitar music drawn from diverse traditions around the world and four centuries of music including classical compositions, Russian romantics, and Brazilian sambas - with conversation and background woven throughout!

Friday Night Film Series: This Gun for Hire

Oct 17, 2014 7:30PM
Building: Woodland
Room: 112
Fees: $10

Moderator: Dr. Mills

One of the first film noir masterpieces explores the dark underworld of gang overlords willing to pay any amount to have their enemies eliminated. Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake burn up the screen and became instant megastars when the film opened in 1942.

Book Discussion: Anagrams

Oct 15, 2014 7:00PM
Fees: Free

Moderator: Dr. Weekes

Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group to discuss Lorrie Moore's early novel. Moore has won the O. Henry Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Award. Free admission.

Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org

 

Abington Township Public Library

1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA

Bridging Mental Illness and Wellness

Oct 9, 2014 12:20PM - 1:20PM

ActMelodyivist, attorney, and award-winning author, Melody Moezzi, explores Mental Illness and Wellness at Penn State Abington!

 

Two appearances on October 9:

  • 12:20pm at Woodland 112
  • 7:00pm at Lubert Commons


Opera Lecture Series: The Barber of Seville

Sep 21, 2014 2:30PM
Building: Woodland
Room: 112
Fees: $15

Moderator: Dr. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts

Gioachino Rossini's bel canto masterpiece is full of sparking melodies as it tells the story of Count Almaviva's all-out attempt to win the heart of the lovely Rosina. The Count is aided in this endeavor by the barber Figaro, a clever fixer for hire. Enjoy gorgeous music and delightful comedy. Light refreshments served during intermission.

Film Discussion: Waltz with Bashir

Sep 10, 2014 7:00PM
Fees: Free admission.

Moderator: Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English

Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group for a dialogue about the Israeli animated film, Waltz with Bashir. Awarded the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Abington Township Public Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA

Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org