Adult Programs & Meetings

Cookbook Club

Calling all cooks or culinary wannabes!  Phoenixville Public Library’s Cookbook Club gathers at the Library on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  We feature a different cookbook from our collection each month.  Prior to each gathering, interested participants should come to the Adult Library Circulation Desk to browse the featured cookbook and make a free photocopy of the recipe you want to make.  Then bring your prepared dish to share at the next gathering.  Participants will eat, talk about the recipes and any modifications made, and more.  Please bring your own place setting, utensils and beverage.  The Library will provide water, napkins and cleanup supplies.  Bring a container for leftovers – if there are any.  And come hungry!  This event is free.  Reservations are required for all participants on the Adult Events Calendar at or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.  For more information, e-mail Cathy Stout at

Legal Outreach Clinic

programs legalIan J. Michener, Esq. of Consolo & Harbison offers this free legal outreach clinic on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:15 PM, providing information, counseling, and advocacy in various areas of law, including family law, trusts & estates, criminal defense, landlord-tenant law, and legal issues facing small businesses.

Attendees receive a free 20-minute consultation with an attorney, who will provide counseling and access to legal resources as needed.  For more information, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail

Career Success Group & Individual Job Counseling Sessions

programs careerOur support group for job-seekers meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Harrop Room.  The group is led by Les Segarnick, a professional recruiter and job search coach.  The group is free and open to the public.  Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar or by calling 610-933-3013 x132.

Les also offers free one-hour individual job counseling sessions on Fridays at 9:30 or 10:30 AM.  For more information, contact Les at

Mobile Workforce Navigator

job navigator 19460Looking to find a new path to employment? Searching for a new job can be confusing. Where do you start? What if you don’t have a current resume? Do you know if you have transferable skills?

The PA CareerLink and the United Way Financial Stability Center of Chester County want you to meet Ann Marie Barr, the Mobile Workforce Navigator, your guide to resources available to unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Ann Marie provides one-on-one employment assistance in our Harrop Room on Wednesdays, 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM.  Walk-in appointments available. This service is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail or call 610-331-4101.

ESL Conversation Group

esl class phoenixville paThe group is free and open to ESL students and anyone in the community looking to improve/practice English.  The group meets in the Harrop Room each Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  The group is led by John Argeseanu and is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 610-457-5793 or e-mail

Tech Help

FREE one hour, one-on-one assistance with your laptop, tablet or smartphone is available from the Library’s volunteer computer tutors during selected hours on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings, and Thursday afternoons.  For more information or to register, call 610-933-3013 x132.

Movies @ the Library

programs-moviesJoin other film buffs for monthly feature film screenings on the big screen in our Community Room.

We show recent releases on the second Thursday of each month, usually at 7:00 PM.  Light snacks are served.  The event is free and open to the public.   For more information, see the Adult Events Calendar, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail

Phoenix Fiction Writers

programs-fictionWriters of fiction can ask questions, get input.

Adult writers of fiction are invited to attend meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in our Harrop Room for education, empowerment, and constructive criticism of their work. Led by Evan Harbaugh, the sessions offer writers the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process and receive and offer input on their material.  Writers wishing to have their work critiqued should submit their work to Evan prior to each meeting. The group is free and open to the public.  To submit writing samples or for more information, contact Evan Harbaugh at

Phoenix Book Club

programs book clubA free club for book lovers!

Our book discussion group meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of the month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in our Community Room. Books discussed are selected democratically, and new members are always welcome. The club is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail

Books on Tap: A Book Club for Millennials

millenials book club phoenixville paA book club for adults in their 20s and 30s!

Our new book discussion group meets at a local restaurant at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of the month. Books discussed are selected democratically, and new members are always welcome.  The club is free and open to the public. Food and drink are not included but will be available for purchase.  For more information, see the Adult Events Calendar or e-mail Christine Shaffer at