Upcoming events for Legendary Locals of Pottstown


There are a couple of book talks/signings coming up in the next week for the Legendary Locals of Pottstown book, co-authored by photographer Ed Berger and me. Come out to meet some Legendary Locals, learn more about the history of Pottstown through its legends, and how we put this book together. BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ($21.99) Look forward to seeing you!

The first event is at the Pottstown Regional Public Library at 500 E. High Street this Sunday, from 1-3 pm. The library is opening just for us!

Then, next Wednesday, November 6th at 7 pm, there is a talk/signing at the Schuylkill River Greenway Association at 140 College Drive in Pottstown. This is a really cool former PECO substation that is used by the Greenway and owned by Montgomery County Community College, and they’ve got a fabulous permanent exhibit about the history of the Schuylkill River. You can learn about Pottstown’s people and the river all in one fell swoop.

Finally, thank you to Joe Zlomek of The Sanatoga Post and The Pottstown Post for publicizing the latter event!

Sue Repko

Pottstown Regional Public Library Joins Foundation Center’s National Network

This comes to us from the Pottstown Regional Public Library…

Thanks to a grant from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, nonprofit organizations and other grant-seekers in the tri-county area now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at Pottstown Regional Public Library.  The library has been accepted as a member of the Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center of New York.

The Foundation Center is the leading authority on connecting grant-seeking nonprofit organizations with philanthropic institutions.  Established in 1956, the Foundation Center of New York supports a nationwide network of resource centers, such as the one at Pottstown Regional Public Library.  These resources provide the tools and training needed to connect grant-seekers with grant-makers.  For more info about the Foundation Center, visit foundationcenter.org.

The Pottstown Regional Public Library now offers free access to detailed information on grant-makers and how to apply for grants. The Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Foundation Center Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides are some of the available resources. The Foundation Directory Online allows a grant-seeker to search by their area of interest, their geographic location, the size of grant, and other parameters.

Trained staff members and computers are available to help searchers make the best use of these resources.  As a member of the Funding Information Network, the Pottstown Regional Public Library will be holding training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit  www.pottstownfoundation.org  for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area’s online community at www.missionhealthyliving.org to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can also follow Mission Healthy Living on Facebook and Twitter.


Check out this fun and spooky event coming up this Thursday night at the Pottstown library at 500 E. High Street… from Leslie Stillings, Director of Youth Services.

On a chilly autumn night in a dark library, the Pottstown Regional Public Library will be hosting a ghost storyteller and Laser Light show on Thursday, October 4 from 7-9 pm. Charles Adams III, famed author of numerous East Coast ghost story books will be telling tales and signing copies in this Laser and Legends event. Also, Wondergy will be performing a Laser Light Show set to the music of “Thriller” and various artists.

This is an event that will entertain and enthrall.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children.  The Laser Show and Ghost stories by Charles Adams III will be a great way to spend an evening out. Proceeds benefit the youth department of the Pottstown Regional Public Library.  Tickets are available ahead of time or at the door.  For more information, contact the Pottstown Regional Public Library:

500 E. High Street
Pottstown, Pa. 19464

Phone: 610-970-6551

Fax: 610-970-6553

E-mail: pottstownlibrary@mclinc.org

Website: ppl.mclinc.org

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/prplibrary?ref=ts

Gallery School & Pottstown Regional Public Library team up for Beef ‘n Beer fundraiser

Join us on 

Saturday, August 11

from 6-9pm


A joint fundraiser benefiting the non-profit Gallery School  

and the Pottstown Regional Public Library

Great music from DJ Pete LaRosa

Win amazing door prizes 

Try your luck with a 50/50 raffle

Food by Grumpy’s:  Hot roast beef sandwiches  * green salad  * pasta salad w/ sundried tomato dressing  *  black bean & barley salad  *  vegetarian wraps

Sly Fox beer, water, and soda

Homemade desserts 

$20 per person

Or stop by 254 E. High St!
Tickets are also available at the Library.

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