Friends of the Library

A Romantic Evening of All French Music

On Tuesday September 24th at 7:00 p.m. the Friends of the Marple Library welcome the public to a romantic evening of all French music including vibrant popular French melodies, and lush romantic French folk songs performed in both a mixture of soothing French and narrated in English. The All French Concert will feature the ever popular and enchanting French songstress Phyllis Chapell (vocal and guitar) and Ken Ulansey on soprano saxophone in the spacious community room. This French focused concert is Parisian music to fall in love by. This program is FREE and open to the public.

Hear a sample of their music here :


Instrument Petting Zoo

The Friends of the Marple Library will host an Instrument Petting Zoo on Saturday September 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

All families are invited to a free Instrument Petting Zoo for children. Seven classically trained musicians from the Delaware County Symphony will explain and demonstrate to the children how their specific instruments: Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bassoon, Oboe, Horn, Bass, and Clarinet, individually sound and are uniquely used in classical music to make a full symphonic sound. The program will conclude with an ensemble performance of the ever popular Simple Gifts and the highly energetic When The Saints Go Marching In so the children may hear the sounds of the instruments performing together. Following the performance all children and parents are invited to meet with the musicians one on one to ask questions and examine the instruments. The program is free and open to the public.


Become a Friend today

Help provide the many services you enjoy at the Marple Public Library. The Friends organize cultural events and contribute money annually for furniture and other essential items for the library. The Friends meet monthly to discuss how they may assist the library and enhance the community. Meetings are held every 4th Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the library conference room.