Rachel Kohl Community Library

687 SMITHBRIDGE RD., GLEN MILLS, PA 19342 | 610.358.3445

Adult Summer Learning

Welcome to summer! This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World!" To honor this year's theme, a reading list of carefully selected books and thoughtful programs have been put together for your enjoyment.


 Summer Programs  

In addition to our regularly scheduled adult programs, the library will hold a variety of adult summer learning programs. Registration is requested for programs listed with an *. For questions or to register for a program call       610-358-3445.

July 5th @ 1:00pm - "Rachel Kohl Rocks : Painting Rocks and Spreading Kindness"

* July 10th @ 6:30pm - "Raised Beds and Container Gardening Talk" with Penn State Master Gardner 

July 13th @ 6:30pm - "Raising Money Savvy Kids" with Boeing Helicopter Credit Union

July 18th @ 6:30pm - "SuperFoods! : Combating Disease with Anti-Inflammatory Foods" with nutritionist Kristin Hock from Main Line Health Fitness and Wellness Center 

July 26th @ 6:30pm - "Book Talk - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" with Dr. Krista Thomason, Professor at  Swarthmore College

August 2nd @ 6:00pm- "Rowing Across the Atlantic" with George Pagano 

*August 8th @ 6:00pm - "Canning and Preserving" with local author Marisa McClellan 

* August 15th @ 1:00pm - "Make Your Own Reusable T-Shirt Grocery Tote"

August 22nd @ 6:30pm - "Beekeeping and Cooking with Honey" with beekeeper Ed Pieters

Visit our July calendar for a complete listing of adult programs. If you have any questions or are interested in partnering with the library to present a program, please contact kohllibrary@delcolibraries.org

Reading Raffle 

For every book you read, you can enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire 7! Books can, but do not have to be from the suggested reading list. A winner will be drawn on August 28th.

Suggested Summer Reading List

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Black Boy by Richard Wright

Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders by Stacey Radin

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicolas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace - One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom