Penn State Abington

Cultural & Community Events

This Fall we have another great lineup of music, art, films, book discussions, opera and much more!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014   
Film Discussion: Waltz with Bashir
Moderator: Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English
Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group for a dialogue about the Israeli animated film, Waltz with Bashir. Awarded the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Free admission.
Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org
7 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Opera Lecture Series: The Barber of Seville
Moderator: Dr. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts
Gioachino Rossini's bel canto masterpiece is full of sparking melodies as it tells the story of Count Almaviva's all-out attempt to win the heart of the lovely Rosina. The Count is aided in this endeavor by the barber Figaro, a clever fixer for hire. Enjoy gorgeous music and delightful comedy. Light refreshments served during intermission. Admission: $15.
2:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Bridging Mental Illness and Wellness
Melody Moezzi, activist, attorney, and award-winning author
Come join in a discussion with Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, as she shares her experiences with bipolar disorder and the American mental health system, all from her unique perspective as an Iranian-American Muslim feminist writer and activist thriving both despite and because of a serious mental illness. She will read from her latest book, speak, and take questions. She will also sign books, which will be available for purchase. Free admission.
7 p.m., Lubert Commons, Lares Building

Wednesday, October 15, 2014   
Book Discussion: Anagrams
Moderator: Dr. Weekes
Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group to discuss Lorrie Moore's early novel. Moore has won the O. Henry Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Award. Free admission.
Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org
7 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday Night Film Series: This Gun for Hire
Moderator: Dr. Mills
One of the first film noir masterpieces explores the dark underworld of gang overlords willing to pay any amount to have their enemies eliminated. Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake burn up the screen and became instant megastars when the film opened in 1942. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Friday, October 24, 2014
Guitar Music from the World Over
Ross Mann, director of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Orchestras and award-winning classical guitarist
Don't miss this intimate recital of solo guitar music drawn from diverse traditions around the world and four centuries of music including classical compositions, Russian romantics, and Brazilian sambas—with conversation and background woven throughout! Free admission.
7 p.m., Woodland Commons (lobby outside the Library)

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Make Your Own Succulent Wreath!
Grab your friends and join us to learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful succulents in an array of colors and textures that will provide year-round interest. Each participant will take home a 14 living succulent wreath. All materials are included in the cost. Space is limited to 20. Admission $45.
Register: 215-887-5900.
10 a.m., PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Book Discussion: The Secret Scripture
Moderator: Dr. Weekes
Join the Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group for a lively conversation about Sebastian Barry's dramatic, award-winning novel, set against the backdrop of a century of British-Irish conflict. Free admission.
Register: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or kburnham@mclinc.org
7 p.m., Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington

Friday, November 14, 2014
The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories behind the memorable albums of the 1970s as told by the artists
Author: Mike Morsch
If you are a fan of '70s music then mark your calendar! Local journalist Mike Morsch will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories behind memorable albums of the 1970s as told by the artists. This historical non-fiction book features interviews with Hall and Oates, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Graham Nash, and Cheech and Chong, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at more than 30 classic albums from the decade. Free admission.
7 p.m., PennStateAbington@611 (near Target), 1475 Old York Road, Abington

Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday Night Film Series: Out of the Past
Moderator: Dr. Mills
Don't miss this noir touchstone with Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. In this 1955 thriller, a man tries to go straight, but gets pulled back into the dark, sordid underworld that he thought he had escaped. A deceitful femme fatale helps lead him to the lower depths. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building


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Pam Brobst
Pam Brobst
215-881-7634