Muhlenberg Community Library

Adult Events, Lectures and Workshops

Our programs support PA Forward Literacies

Reading Theatre Project's Adaptation of this Year's One Book One Community, Rose Under Fire

March 15th, 2017 at 6:30 pm Wednesday Please watch for the new date.

The Reading Theater Project is collaborating with libraries throughout Berks, Lancaster, and Lebanon on One Book One Community. This year's piece, Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, will be adapted by RTP's member, Vicki Haller Graff. #CivLit.

Annual Spring Book Sale

Wed. March 22nd through Sat. March 25th

Hours: 10 am- 7:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am-1:30 pm on Friday and 10 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday

*Bag Day on Saturday, March 25 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. *$5.00 to fill a bag

Books for sale include hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. We also have music CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Call the Library at 610-929-0589 for more information.

DIY Herb Garden

April 19, 2017 at 2:00 to 3:00 PM

In celebration of National Garden Month, Penn State Master Gardeners Of Berks County presents a DIY Herb Garden presentation. Each person will receive a small seed-starting kit with herb seeds and also a small plant at the event! The event costs $3 per person and registration is required. #CivLit

Meet-up for People Interested in Friends of the Muhlenberg Community Library

April 24, 2017 at 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Blind Hartman's Tavern--Appetizers are on us!

Spring is a great time for making friends. Become a Friend of MCL! The Friends of Muhlenberg Community Library is a nonprofit organization whose purposes are to provide support for the library by raising funds and to promote volunteerism and awareness of the ongoing needs of MCL. If you enjoy organizing fundraising programs, then the Friends are for you! Members receive special benefits that include a gift certificate redeemable in MCL's Book Stop book store and exclusive access to the annual staff picnic and Christmas party. Join like-minded friends and MCL staff for a special Friends Happy-Hour event. This event is for anyone who is interested in joining The Friends and would like more information. We are especially looking for individuals who would like an officer-role within the organization, but all interested parties are welcome!

Wellness Fair

Saturday May 6th 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Be well with MCL! Learn about traditional and alternative health resources in the community. You will have the opportunity to visit information booths (everything from accupuncture to orthodontics to benefits for veterans) and hear the speakers. The Keystone Blood Mobile will be here all day for a blood drive and the PA Dui Association's Safety SIM will be here offering participants the opportunity to "get behind the wheel" and discover the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

Harry Potter Day for All

May 20th 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy the magic of Harry Potter! Learn how to play Quidditch from professional players (bring a broom!), make your own wand, allow the choosing hat to decide your fate, survive a game of bean boozled, memorize a spell or two...Finish off the day with an intense game of Quidditch! #SocLit

Justice or Just This?

Wednesday May 24th 6:00 PM Rescheduled from March

Visit Muhlenberg Community Library as we host Berks County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Hon. Jeffrey Sprecher as he talks about his book "Justice or Just This?" Judge Sprecher will provide insight into the state's mandatory sentencing laws and explain how it effects the average tax payer. This event is free. Please call to register at (610)929-0589. Books will be available to purchase for $10.00 and have personalized by Judge Sprecher after the presentation. #CivicLit

Solar Eclipse TED Talk Screening!

Tuesday August 15th 6:30PM

What causes a solar eclipse? Learn all about solar eclipses at the library. #SocLit.

Solar Eclipse Party!

Monday August 21st Fun for the whole family!

Experience the solar eclipse with Muhlenberg Community Libary! There will be snacks, trivia and crafts.#SocLit.

Cancelled May 5th Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him Presentation by Luis Carlos Montalván

We are saddened to announce that author, veteran and advocate Luis Carlos Montalván passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of December. His therapy dog Tuesday is living with a loving family and continues to do therapy work through ECAD.

Color Me Calm

First Monday of the month 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Adult coloring--Try this trendy, new, stress-busting technique for adults that will bring out your inner child! It's all about the relaxation so come and go as you please.

Tech Time

Every Thursday in January 6:00 to 7:00PM

Did you get a new gadget this Holiday season but can't quite figure out how to use it? Don't fret! The Muhlenberg Library is here to help! Join us every Thursday in January from 6pm until 7pm to get the basic “How to” on all your new tech items.

Adult Book Clubs
2nd Wednesday Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm

The 2nd Wednesday Club reads a variety of books--anything from classics to current novels.

Contact: Betty Ledig at (610)926-1188 or

3rd Thursday Book Club

3rd Thursday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm

The 3rd Thursday Club reads a variety of genres and types of books.

Contact: Pat Reis at (610)921-5579

Mystery Group Cafe Chat Noir

4th Tuesday of the month, 5:15-6:30 pm

Mystery lovers are finding that there's something even BETTER than reading a great whodunnit--and that's sharing the fun with a group of other enthusiasts! The Muhlenberg Library's Cafe Chat Noir is for people who enjoy mysteries of all types--cozy, classic, as well as the best modern thrillers.

Contact: Helene Stephens at (610)939-9160 or

Other Adult Clubs

Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg

Tuesdays 6:00 PM and Wednesdays, 10:00am

Do you like to knit and/or crochet? If so, join the Nice Knitters of Muhlenberg on Wednesdays at 10:00am as they lovingly create various projects for Berks County charities. Handmade items, such as baby blankets, chemo hats, scarves, Christmas stockings, are made and donated to places like Mary’s Shelter, the Reading Hospital, and other important organizations in need. New members and yarn donations are always welcome!

WELaurel Camera Club

4th Thursday of the month, 6:00pm (No meeting in January)

Do you like to take photographs? Are you an amateur photographer?

If so, come join the WELaural Amateur Camera Club. Membership is open to anyone in the community interested in photography. Membership dues run for the calendar year and are only $5, payable at any meeting.

Here are the subjects for the May meeting contest which were voted on at last the Feb. 23rd meeting: The main subject or main color must be: 01.White 02.Black 03.Gray 04.Red 05.Orange 06.Yellow 07.Green 08.Blue 09.Violet (or purple) 10.Harlequin (= mixture of colors) The May meeting will be on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Please remember the new earlier time. Also, please note this is the FOURTH Thursday.

  • Karl Gardner, WELaurel Amateur Camera Club secretary

    For more adult programs, check out our event calendar.