Philip Read Memorial Library

Holiday Card Workshop

Patti Warren and Gael Clauson, who presented the sketchbook journaling workshop last month, will be back in December to host another papercraft workshop.  Create a holiday or New Year's card, with watercolors led by Patti and lettering and envelope decorating led by Gael.  Space is limited to 12 participants. Sign up calling 675-6866 or by emailing

Sketchbook Journaling

Sketchbook journal is a blank book that you use to record memories, explore themes, and try out new art or lettering techniques. The class will cover sketching, watercolor techniques and hand-lettering. All supplies provided. Presented by Gael Glauson & Patty Warren. Limited to 12 participants. Register by calling 675-6866 or by email:

Music in My Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music

"Jeff Warner is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. 'Providing more than just rich entertainment, Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in.'" (Quoted from his website)

Don't miss this chance to see Jeff Warner perform at Plainfield Town Hall on Friday, October 18 at 6:30 PM. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Book to the Big Screen Book Club

New film book club at Philip Read --

Was the book really better?  Read the book, come watch the movie, and discuss what you liked, disliked, or found different about the two. 

December's choice honors the great Christmas classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  On Wednesday, Dec 11, we'll screen "The Man Who Invented Christmas," a film available on Kanopy about how Dickens saved his career by penning last-minute this novel which would become a classic. Popcorn and cookies provided.

Cookbook Club

November's cookbook selection is Brunetti's Cookbook by Roberta Pianaro.  This is a Venetian cookbook based on the popular Donna Leon's series.  Come by the library to pick up a copy at any time, contribute a recipe from the book, and enjoy a potluck dinner and conversation on November 13 at 6:30PM.

Movie Night

Join us at Philip Read at 6:30 for a viewing of the family movie Wonder Park. Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.