Muhlenberg Community Library

Adult Events, Lectures and Workshops

Our programs support PA Forward Literacies

Quick & Simple Recipe Swap

February 15th 6:00 to 7:30PM Wednesday

Spice up your culinary collection with us! Bring copies of your favorite recipe, or find a new one in the library's bountiful cookbook collection, for quick and easy entrees, cooking for two, or desserts to exchange with others. Participants are welcome to bring in a ready-made dish from their recipes to provide samples, but it is not necessary. Event is free. Registration is not required but encouraged. #SocLit.

Justice or Just This? Presentation by Berks County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Hon. Jeffrey Sprecher

March 1st, 2017 at 6:00 to 7:30PM Wednesday

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 affects the average tax payer. This event is free and no registration is required. Judge Sprecher will be available for book signings after the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for the discounted price of $10.00. #CivLit.

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

March 15th, 2017 at 6:30 pm Wednesday

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.

Old Polish Folk Arts, Music, and Stories with Rik Palieri

March 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm Thursday

A fascinating journey into Polish Folk Culture--In this educational and entertaining One Book, One Community program, folk musician and story teller Rik Palieri explains the life of a Polish mountaineer and demonstrates traditional Polish instruments such as the Gajdy (Polish bagpipes), fujarki (flute), and a 15 foot long wooden trumpet (Trumpeta). #SocLit.

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

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.

For more adult programs, check out our event calendar.