The 2019-2020 Speaker Series is currently being confirmed and developed.
If you waould like to be considered as a presenter, we invite you to contact our Programs Director and submit your ideas.
Discover Philadelphia's Great Trees was a virtual sell-out
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6 p.m.
The first event in the 2019 Soeaker Series was a virtual sell-out, with more than 100 neighbors attending as Ned
Cyber Age Politics: News Industry Reform
Tuesday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Local author Stan Cutler captivated the audience as he explored our polarized condition, the commercialized news industry and Federal regulation.
Civil War Medicine: What Went Right
Tuesday, January 29 at 1:30
Another virtual sold-out presentation about extraordinary levels of battlefield carnage during the Civil War .
Chimpanzees, Jane & Me
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Scientist Bill Konstant captivated the audience with stories about training chimpanzees in America, being inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, and helping to ensure the survival of chimpanzees in their native Africa.
Baseball: The Numbers Game
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:30 P.M
Data scientist Lindsey Murdah did a deep dive into the vast trove of baseball statistics that invite analysis to identify what has stayed the same and changed over the past 100 years.
Yes, Learning is Fun!
Wednesday, March 20, at 6:00 P.M
Children joined the discussion as Chris Heimer explored materials and ideas for different ages and learning modes - sharing ways children learn and use creativity in learning new skills.
Truth vs. Fake News in the Trump Era
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Peter Lewis examined the historic relationships between presidents and the press; the role of a free press in the democratic process; the consolidation of corporate media power and what we can do to make sense of the current tumultuous media landscape.
CBD, THC & the ABCs of Medical Marijuana
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Pharmacist Wanda Beilenson discussed the forms of medical marijuana, their effects, how Pennsylvania’s program works, the qualifying medical conditions, and how one registers to become a patient.
The Novels of Elena Ferrante: Secrets of Their Power
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Karen Bojar explored the secrets of Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet that focus on gender inequality and its devastating effects on women’s lives and discussed who might actually be the author of this mysterious work.
What happened to the Lenape? Early Delaware Valley settlers & Native Americans.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Standing room only as Dr. Claude Epstein, Professor Emeritus at Stockton University shared insight into the Lenape, their relationship to the 17th Century Finns, Swedes, Dutch and English, and what happened to the people who once called Chestnut Hill their home?
Music & Memory: The Power to Combat Dementia
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.
Marja Kaisla discussed how playing and listening to music counteracts the negative effects of aging, such as memory loss, hearing loss and other sensory difficulties, social functioning and sense of identity.
The next Chestnut Hill Library Fiends Board of Directors meeting is April 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.
Fridays, December 7th, 14th and 21st, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Join Author/Educator Cynthia Kreilick of Morning Circle Media for stories and activities in English & Spanish. Ages 5 +
Chestnut Hill Library Book Group
Meets the last Wednesday of every month @ 7:00 p.m.
Classics Book Group
Meets the 1st Thursday of Every Month at 10:30 am
ESL Classes for Adults
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Speech and Language Developmental Playgroup!
Tuesday, January 8th, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Girl Scouts of America: Troop Chestnut Hill Library
Every other Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Infant & Toddler Playgroup.
Every Friday, 10:30 - noon.
Build It Club!
Every Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.