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PAWS Coming to Northwood Park

Exciting news! PAWS is partnering with the Friends of Frankford Library & Northwood Park in Philadelphia to bring “Yes You Can and Your Pet Can Too!” classes to their community.
These grassroots groups hope to train new PAWS teams in their neighborhood to bring PAWS for Reading opportunities to their area. The FREE ‘Yes You Can’ class will help folks understand what it takes to become a PAWS for People volunteer, what is expected of their pet and how to get started.
If you are interested in learning more about PAWS for People and the process to become a volunteer with your gentle and affectionate pet, please use the link provided to register for one of the two zoom sessions in April. Once you register for the FREE class, you will receive the zoom details. If you have any questions, please reach out to Moira Stephan, Training Director
Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 17th at 10:00 AM
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Still Time to Help Renovate the Frankford Library

There is still time to answer the survey that helps design the renovation of the Frankford Library.  See below:

A renovation of the Frankford Library is being planned so that we can continue to serve our community now and in the future. While we are still in the early planning stages, your input is crucial to our design process!

Follow the link below, to give your input.
In English:
Para español, haga clic aquí:

For more information please contact:

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As I wake up early in the morning, and see the sun peeping over my window seal, I just turn around and say THANK YOU LORD for allowing me to see the SUNRISE- once again.

I believe you help me raise my children, you help me put food on the table, you never leave me when I’m lonely, you never allow me to stand still.

That’s why I believe in your GREATNESS, and I will always follow your will. So, THANK YOU LORD for allowing me, to see the SUNRISE – once again.


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The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln

Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
SECOND Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

“The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln”
by historian and Lincoln scholar and former president of the G.A.R. Museum Hugh Boyle.
Every four years when we elect a President, a cry goes out that this election is the most important in American history.  The election of 1860 was the most important. With a war looming, and four failed years of James Buchanan, and states leaving the union. There is hardly an argument about the importance of this election. Abraham Lincoln a backwoods lawyer from the west, surprised the country with his nomination. We will look at how he got that nomination and how he won the election. Lincoln only received 40% of the total votes. So, he was not popular, but he would bring this country again and end slavery. He is noted as our best and greatest president. Find out what he brought to the presidency to accomplish that.

Hugh Boyle is the president of the Delaware Valley Civil War round table, past President and Executives Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, former member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League in Philadelphia, member of the faculty of the Civil War History Institute of Manor College where he teaches courses on Lincoln and other history subjects.  He has given lectures on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln as well as other Civil War topics.
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
You will be sent a link with a password that will enable you to access the program within 24 hours of the start of the presentation.
As a lover of history, you know how critical it is to keep history alive, especially today!  We very much appreciate your continued support for the GAR Civil War Museum & Library.
A FREE virtual program online 
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 •
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On the Radio


It’s just me sitting all alone by the telephone,

Then I heard our song – on the radio.

Brought back fond memories when we used to dance to the song – on the radio.

I can still see the blue lights as we dance through the night, by the song – on the radio.

I can still feel your body pressed against mine, with your hand on my side, as we dance to our song.

Memories of an awesome time, as we glide to our song.

I can still feel your cheek touching mine, as we groove to our song.

So, now it’s just me waiting by the phone, as the radio plays our song.

As the tears fill my eyes as I stop and think.

It’s just an old song being played – on the radio.