May 2016 Programs & Events
at the
Wyomissing Public Library

Enjoy southern fare, drink bourbon mint juleps, and cheer on your
favorite filly
The 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m. 

Individual tickets cost $75. Includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner and open bar throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite
Derby attire.
All proceeds directly benefit the Wyomissing Public Library. 
Veteran's Speaker Series
featuring Joseph Baddick
Saturday, May 14 @ 1:00pm
Joseph Baddick served as an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper before working for the PA Department of Corrections for twenty years. 
He is the author of two books. Joseph's first book, My Hero, My Son, chronicles the brief life and devastating loss of his son, Andrew J. Baddick, who died in Iraq in September of 2003. His second book, All American Hearts, is a collection of true stories of Purple Heart recipients.
Registration for this program is requested; please contact the main desk to sign up.
The Philadelphia Phillies "History Uncut" (Part 1)
Tuesday, May 17 @ 7:00pm
The discussion will cover the first 100 years, 1883 to 1983, in a two-part presentation given by John Schmoyer. Part 2 will be the following Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm.
Please call the main desk to register. 
Coloring for Adults!
Wednesday, May 4 @ 6:30pm
A proven way to reduce stress! Supplies will be available, but feel free to bring your own coloring books and materials. Refreshments will be served.
Registration is requested for this event; please sign up at the circulation desk. A $5 donation is requested.
Backyard Gardening 
with Grow Your Own Freedom
Saturday, May 14 @ 10:30am

All ages and skill levels welcome! Join us for the first planting in the library's NEW garden and learn about starting your own garden at home. Please call or visit the main desk to register.
Pet Care 101 Storytime with the Animal Rescue League
Thursday, May 5 @ 10am
Learn more about proper pet care with the Animal Rescue League of Berks County! This program is perfect for families with younger children who are learning to care for new pets. 
Book of the Month: Camp Dork by Beth Vrabel
Every Tuesday in May, starting 5/10 @ 3:30pm

Book Club is open 3rd-5th graders. Join us for part two of
Pack of Dorks! Registration required; please register & pick up your book at the main desk. 

*Can't make the meetings because of the Reading Olympics? Join us for a special Skype visit with the author on Tuesday, May 31 @ 4pm. Please register at the main desk.
Wyomissing Public Library, 9 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610