Pygmy Hedgehogs, and the Spit of Death at Royersford Library

ROYERSFORD PA – The Royersford Free Public Library is offering five different virtual programs for patrons next Monday through Friday (July 20-24, 2020) in online sessions. Programs are listed by suitability for age groups.

To register in advance for a program that interests you, click on its title below:

For Adults

Employee’s Rights Workshop
Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m.
Join Deborah Steeves, a staff attorney for Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, for a discussion about your health and safety rights as an employee returning to work or searching for employment.

Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Philadelphia
Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
This timely program will help you understand the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, the virus that caused it, the scientific and public health response to the outbreak, and the ways the pandemic influenced present-day medical knowledge and responses to infectious disease. Presented by Marcy Engleman, an educator from the Mütter Museum.

For Teens

Teen Author Tour featuring Jon McGoran
Monday, July 20, at 1:00 pm
Meet young-adult science-fiction author Jon McGoran via Zoom as he discusses his writing process and the Spliced trilogy. Copies of the first book in the trilogy, Spliced, are available free for registrants on a first-come first-served basis. This program is for ages 12 and up.

For Children

Critter Connections
Wednesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m.
Critter Connections will share its snakes, geckos, bearded dragons, turtles, insects, rabbits and guinea pigs via Zoom. See each animal on your computer screen “up close and personal,” and have the opportunity to talk with the presenters and ask questions.

All About the African Pygmy Hedgehog
Friday, July 24, at 10:15 a.m.
Meet the African pygmy hedgehog (at top)! Learn about its natural history and get your questions answered by educators from the Elmwood Park Zoo.

Got questions about the library’s virtual programs? Send an e-mail to, or call the library at 610-948-7277.

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