Many thanks to our patrons who filled the Chipotle restaurant on September 18th for our fundraiser. Thanks to your overwhelming support and participation, we raised $597 for our library! Thank you again!
October Speaker Series
We invite you to attend our Speaker Series in October. All sessions are free, open to the public and will be held in the Library Community Room. Registration for each event is requested, but not required. Please call (610) 374-2385 or stop by the circulation desk to register.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
"The Quantum Guide to Life: The Laws of Physics Applied to Issues of Everyday Life" by Kunal K. Das
Kunal K. Das is a Professor of Physics at Kutztown University. His book seeks out the hidden connections between the paradigms
that define our lives and the fundamental laws of physics. The book carries a tone of bemused and somewhat Seinfeld-ish humor as it explores everything from laziness to love, from the nuances of human nature to the effects of globalization, all from the perspective of the laws of quantum physics. The analogies are fun and quirky but the science is all real and true.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
"Original Death & Mandarin Gate" by Eliot Pattison
Award winning author Eliot Pattison is an international lawyer
by training and has spent his career advising and representing U.S. and foreign companies on international investment and trade issues. His extensive publications include over thirty articles and six books o n international business strategy and legal topics. Pattison will discuss "Original Death", the forthcoming third book in The Bone Rattler series, as well as "Mandarin Gate", which brings back Inspector Shan in a thriller that navigates the explosive landscape of Tibet.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
"When the Rackets Reigned" by Ed Taggert
Ed Taggert was in the newspaper business for forty years, retiring from the Reading Times and Reading Eagle, where he last served as edit or in 1988, but he never retired from writing. Mr. Taggert has kept up the pace with a stream of books detailing some of the most notorious Reading-area crime sagas of the 20th century. His book, "When the Rackets Reigned," reveals how organized crime extended its tentacles into Reading, PA.
Pat and Arlan Christ will showcase approximately 30 quilts that represent some of the most colorful Pennsylvania quilts made in the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. Their unique designs and quiltin g patterns have created the "Dutch" folk art we collect today. Discussion will include the connection of "quilts," "hex signs" and the world of "folklore and superstitions."
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
"To Lead Is To Serve" by Len Marrella
Dr. Len Marrella is an author and keynote speaker. His speaking prowess has taken him to most of the world's capitals and he has lived in Europe and served in the military in Asia. His newest book, "To Lead Is to Serve," is a practical and user-friendly discussion of the key concepts that guide the decisions and actions of successful leaders. The book addresses effective, transformational, and inspirational servant leadership.
WPL Mission Statment
"The mission of Wyomissing Public Library is to provide a wide variety of popular and informational material for reading, listening, and viewing. The library places an emphasis on those services which encourage children and parents to read together, as well as providing educational, cultural and general programs for the community at large. Electronic as well as print reference information is available."