Upcoming Programs

 
Seating is limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.
 
Check in the library or on the Events calendar at www.buckslib.org 
for a complete listing of programs at the Yardley-Makefield Branch and other libraries in the BCFL system.
 

 

***FREE PROGRAMS***

 

***LIMITED SEATING***

Seating is Available on a

first come, first served basis.

Please arrive early.

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CHAIR YOGA

PRESENTED BY Maria Campbell 

THURSDAY AT 10:00am

This class is suitable for those new to yoga, as well as those who have previous experience, all are welcome! During the entire class we will use the support of a chair, ideal for those who have limited mobility due to various physical limitations and balance considerations. We will begin each practice connecting to our breath & a short meditation. Throughout the practice we’ll continue to focus on pranayama (breath work) to facilitate movement, which is known to increase circulation & blood flow, and help alleviate the discomfort of arthritis. Through various poses we will also work on improving flexibility, strength, and balance crucial in maintaining a healthy active lifestyle. An emphasis will be placed on fostering awareness of the mind-body connection with class ending in deep relaxation - savasana. (To assist your practice (2) yoga blocks & a yoga strap are helpful, but not necessary.)

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SATURDAY PROGRAMS

January 19 @ 2 pm 

Albert Einstein

From Ulm to Princeton 

 Presented by Bill Agress 

 Join us as Bill Agress, appearing as Professor Albert Einstein, delivers an up close and personal speech as Princeton’s eccentric, world-famous genius. Learn the truth about his family, pets, eccentricities, favorites, childhood, schooling, hobbies, Institute for Advanced Study, how he helped Princeton children with their homework, and of course his famous theory of relativity.

As an actor, Bill has appeared in plays and musicals at the Bucks County Playhouse, the Trenton War Memorial and McCarter Theatre. He is the former president of the Lawrenceville Historical Society. He has appeared as George Washington on the Amazing Race TV show and as Albert Einstein in videos for AT&T and Cognizant.

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February 9 at 2 pm

Mummies: Through Time, Across Continents

Presented by: Stephen Phillips, Ph.D.

When we think of mummies - often the first thing that comes to mind is ancient Egypt – we envision monsters coming back to life to walk the earth once again. This lecture explores the world of mummies - through time and across continents - a 5,000-year journey.

There exists an amazing diversity of mummies, both human and animal, some created deliberately, some created naturally, found on virtually all continents, from all time periods. Enhanced by high quality images of wide variety of preserved human remains, the presentation takes us on a journey from this life to the afterlife by letting past lives speak for themselves, once again.

Dr. Stephen Phillips is the Curatorial Research Coordinator in the Egyptian Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He specializes in the analysis of ancient Egyptian and modern human skeletal remains, mummies and mummification techniques, as well as the tombs and artifacts of the Great Pyramid Complex on Egypt’s Giza plateau.

 

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February 23 at 2 pm

Oscar Picks & Trivia

Presented by: Movie Critic Bill Wine

The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now seen live in more than 200 countries. Who are the 2019 frontrunners for best actor and actress? Best picture? Hear Bill Wine’s picks for the awards show, learn about the history of the Oscars and compete with your friends in a fun and entertaining Oscar trivia game.

 Bill Wine has been a movie critic since the early 1970’s. Since that time, he has served as movie critic, book reviewer, and columnist for many noteworthy publications and KYW Newsradio. Bill is a retired tenured professor in the department of communication at La Salle University where he has taught film and writing courses.

 

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