February 2017

Duffy's Cut: Dark Local History Revealed

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -- 7:00 pm
Community Room

Come hear Immaculata Professor William Watson, tell the tale of Duffy’s Cut, a relatively unknown chapter of local history.  Duffy’s Cut, is the site of a mass burial on the Main Line during the cholera epidemic of 1832.  Fifty seven Irish immigrants from Donegal, Tyrone and Derry, stepped off the ship John Stamp in June, 1832, to work on the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad in modern Malvern, and by the end of the summer, they were all dead from violence and cholera. 
Archival and archeological research conducted over a decade has revealed the tragic lives and deaths of these Irish immigrant railroaders, and the work is ongoing. 

This program is free and open to the  public.

 

Savvy Social Security Strategies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:30 am  OR  7:00 pm

on the first floor of the library

Millions of baby boomers are set to retire in the next 20 years, and most will rely on Social Security as an important source of retirement income. As we approach retirement, Americans want to understand how Social Security works. How much will we receive from Social Security? When should we begin receiving retirement benefits?

Come hear Thrivent Financial Associates, Robert Morse and Michael Gherlardi talk about how you can get the most out of your Social Security benefits.

One Book, One Philadelphia @ HTFL Book Discussion - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

​Tuesday, March 14 -- 7:00 pm
Board Room

Join us as we discuss the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.

About the Book:  Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world, and their capitals, and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Stop by the reference desk to register and pick up a copy of the book!