Upcoming Programs at the Phoenixville Public Library – The Mercury


Books at your fingertips

Books on Tap, the Phoenixville Public Library’s book discussion group for 20s and 30s, will meet at the Great American Pub, 148 Bridge St., Phoenixville, on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. The group will discuss “Gideon the Ninth”, Tamsyn Muir’s award-winning bestseller. The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordsman. Gideon, raised by hostile former vassals and countless skeletons, is ready to give up a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, her dirty magazines and prepares to run away. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without demanding a favor. Copies of the book can be reserved at www.ccls.org. Copies of eBooks and audiobooks can be reserved at https://chester.overdrive.com. This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Email Christine Shaffer at [email protected] for more information.

Smart driver class

The Phoenixville Public Library will host the 8-hour AARP Smart Driver class over two days, Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days. The course offers participants the opportunity to learn to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up-to-date information on the changes in ourselves, our vehicles and our roads. And completion of the course will qualify drivers 50 and over for a multi-year discount on their auto insurance (check with your agent for details). Cost is $20.00 for AARP members and $25.00 for non-members, payable by check or money order at the time of class. The class is open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/aarp-smart-driver or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Email [email protected] for more information. The Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville.

Free concert

The Phoenixville Public Library presents “Chris Macy in Concert: Twisted & Sentenced” Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. Chris sings his intense and passionate songs and tells his stories in an intimate group setting. The pianist and singer-songwriter performs original songs in Americana, blues and honky-tonk styles. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/Phoenixville/chris-macy or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Technical help

Free in-person technical support is available at the Phoenixville Public Library during select hours on Monday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. One-hour appointments for help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone from the library’s volunteer tutors are available by calling 610-933-3013 Ext. 132.


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