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Wyomissing Public Library Announces Upcoming Events

by Wyomissing Public Library

May 26, 2023

The Wyomissing Public Library will offer three unique programs on May 30th, May 31st and June 1st; all the programs will begin at 6 PM and are all free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, May 30th, the Reading Branch of the American Association of University Women will present the 2023 LUNAFEST. LUNAFEST is a 90-minute program of seven short films by and about women. The filmmakers are from all walks of life, from poets to conservationists and activists to educators. The films “tackle universal themes of friendship, bravery and community while breaking down barriers and celebrating the importance of finding joy.” There will be time for conversation after the films.

Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH, is an addiction medicine specialist with a strong belief in using the arts for education and to enhance the healing process. On Wednesday, May 31st she will talk about her 3 new books, how she came to write and illustrate them with her photos of nature and how we can all learn from nature. The three books, which include one for children, one for personal reflection, and one for personal transformation, all incorporate the world of butterflies. There will be books available for purchase.

She Looked to the Sky will be the subject of Frances Dean Nolde’s presentation at the library on Thursday, June 1st. The book, which will be available for purchase, is the story of her mother, Frances Dean Wilcox Nolde, a pioneer aviator and commander of the Reading Courier Station in the Pennsylvania Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.  The mother of seven children,  Frannie challenged male dominance at a time when a woman’s place was in the home, raising children and caring for her spouse.

Registration is requested for each of the programs; email [email protected], or call the library at 610-374-2385.  The library will be closed on Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

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