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Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

 

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2017 books

Aug 3 - Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng  

Sept 7 - The Sunlight Pilgrims Jenni Fagan  

Oct 5 - Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich  

Nov 2 - Homegoing  Yaa Gyasi  

Dec 7 - The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman  

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   

College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS

Boot CampMonday, August 7, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Attention High School SOPHOMORES & Juniors! 

This power program will boost your resume and college application essay writing skills. 
Learn proven tips that will sharpen your written presentation to college admissions officers.

Presented by Linda George, Professional Writing Coach, Award-Winning Writer 

Register at the Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13, email LCummings@mclinc.org or online here.

Also check out: 
Surviving the College Application Process  - JUST FOR PARENTS
Thursday, August 10, from 6:30-8pm

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 94 spaces available.
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

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BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS

 

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTSThursday, August 10, from 6:30-8pm

Want to offer some ideas to help your child through the college application process? Discover tips for writing a resume, as well pointers for creating concise, original, and insightful essays that impress admission counselors.

Instructor: Linda George, Professional Writing Coach, Award-Winning Writer

Register at the Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13, email LCummings@mclinc.org or online here.

Also check out:

College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS
Monday, August 7, from 6:30-8 p.m.

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 98 spaces available.
Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
ent_drum1 7:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Designing Mobile Apps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   

Designing Mobile Apps

 

Magic of making mobile appsWednesday, Aug. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Do you have an idea to change the world? Is there an app you would love to see created? Work in teams to design a mobile app. You’ll develop an idea and create a working prototype on an iPad. 

No technical skills are required. 

Registration begins July 19. Register after July 19 at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) or online here.

 The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Saturday August 19, 2017 Go To Top
school_graduate 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   
Princeton Review

Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT

 

ACT Test - Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAT Test - Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Administered by the Princeton Review

This test is being proctored like an actual test except your score won’t go on record. Students will be emailed their score report within five business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results.

On the exam day, arrive by 9:45am. Bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. 

Register now for ACT and Aug. 18 for SAT.
Please sign up at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) or online here soon for ACT.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
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Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Light Painting Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   
Light Painting Photography, All photos ©Melissa Speelman

Light Painting Photography

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18 

Take long-exposure photos using a smartphone, tablet or camera and lights of all kinds. No photography experience necessary. Bring your own device and lights or use the library’s equipment.

Registration begins July 26.
Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or online here.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Decaffeinated and Unwired

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – and unwired…current events, favorite books, movies, talk it all over with a cuppa decaf and new friends.

Every 4th Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
(No session November 23, 2017)

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey.  Borrow the film and the books from the Library System. Copies will be available by the Circulation Desk. Also, all but the film and the graphic novel were loaded onto our borrowable Kindle Paperwhites. 

Hidden Figures

Sept. 6, 2017 Hidden Figures: Motion Picture

“HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.” - (Alert)


 Killers of the Flower Moon

Oct. 11 - Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, by David Grann

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


Fun Home

 Nov. 8 - Fun home : a family tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel’s sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

 


The Invisible Bridge

 March (date TBD) - The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


News of the World

 April (date TBD) - News of the world : a novel, by Paulette Jiles 

Kidd, a retired Civil War captain, didn’t have babysitting on his mind when he drifted into town, but he ends up escorting a 10-year-old to her family for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was captured by the Kiowa after her German immigrant parents were attacked and killed, and now the unlikely duo must travel through rough Texas country together. Capt. Kidd raised money by reading newspapers to townspeople (hence the title) and tries to “civilize” Johanna, all while the two of them fight off raiders and thieves of all types... 
- School Library Journal


H is for Hawk

 May (date TBD) - H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. 
- (Baker & Taylor) 


Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room, 1st Floor
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

 

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2017 books

Aug 3 - Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng  

Sept 7 - The Sunlight Pilgrims Jenni Fagan  

Oct 5 - Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich  

Nov 2 - Homegoing  Yaa Gyasi  

Dec 7 - The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman  

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
school_graduate 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   
Princeton Review

Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT

 

ACT Test - Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAT Test - Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Administered by the Princeton Review

This test is being proctored like an actual test except your score won’t go on record. Students will be emailed their score report within five business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results.

On the exam day, arrive by 9:45am. Bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. 

Register now for ACT and Aug. 18 for SAT.
Please sign up at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) or online here soon for ACT.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
    Registration will begin on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM     
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite
 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Decaffeinated and Unwired

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – and unwired…current events, favorite books, movies, talk it all over with a cuppa decaf and new friends.

Every 4th Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
(No session November 23, 2017)

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

 

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2017 books

Aug 3 - Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng  

Sept 7 - The Sunlight Pilgrims Jenni Fagan  

Oct 5 - Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich  

Nov 2 - Homegoing  Yaa Gyasi  

Dec 7 - The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman  

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey.  Borrow the film and the books from the Library System. Copies will be available by the Circulation Desk. Also, all but the film and the graphic novel were loaded onto our borrowable Kindle Paperwhites. 

Hidden Figures

Sept. 6, 2017 Hidden Figures: Motion Picture

“HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.” - (Alert)


 Killers of the Flower Moon

Oct. 11 - Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, by David Grann

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


Fun Home

 Nov. 8 - Fun home : a family tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel’s sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

 


The Invisible Bridge

 March (date TBD) - The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


News of the World

 April (date TBD) - News of the world : a novel, by Paulette Jiles 

Kidd, a retired Civil War captain, didn’t have babysitting on his mind when he drifted into town, but he ends up escorting a 10-year-old to her family for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was captured by the Kiowa after her German immigrant parents were attacked and killed, and now the unlikely duo must travel through rough Texas country together. Capt. Kidd raised money by reading newspapers to townspeople (hence the title) and tries to “civilize” Johanna, all while the two of them fight off raiders and thieves of all types... 
- School Library Journal


H is for Hawk

 May (date TBD) - H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. 
- (Baker & Taylor) 


Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room, 1st Floor
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Beginners Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mimi Satterthwaite   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Tai Chi Workshop

 

Tai Chi for BeginnersOctober 11, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 pm
Community Room, Abington Free Library
Instructor, David Saplansky
Certified in two types of Tai Chi: One in Tai Chi for Arthritis and the other in Tai Chi for Fall Prevention. 

Tai Chi is an ancient exercise with gentle, flowing movements that has been practiced for hundreds of years for health and peace of mind. Participants in this workshop will be doing warm-up exercises and learn a form that they can practice at home.

About the instructor: David Saplansky began practicing and teaching Tai Chi in the early 70s with a great Master from mainland China. Most recently, he has been doing some intensive practice and studying another form of Tai Chi that is beneficial for balance, health and peace of mind.

Please register online, call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email askabington@gmail.com or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
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Meet Janet Benton, author

Lilli de Jong, by Janet BentonWine & Cheese Book Signing Social

Sunday, October 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Community Room

The author will give a talk on Lilli de Jong with a Q&A after.  Book signing with wine & cheese to follow.

About Lilli de Jong:

In Benton’s debut novel, Lilli de Jong... an unwed mother chooses a life of heartache and thankless labor in order to keep her infant daughter and her own principles in late-19th-century Philadelphia. 

- Publisher’s Weekly, Mothers from the Past: PW Talks with Janet Benton, by Victoria Sandbrook Flynn | March 24, 2017

Pregnant, left behind by her lover, and banished from her Quaker home and teaching position, Lilli de Jong enters a home for wronged women to deliver her child. She is stunned at how much her infant needs her and at how quickly their bond overtakes her heart. Mothers in her position face disabling prejudice, which is why most give up their newborns. But Lilli can’t accept such an outcome. Instead, she braves moral condemnation and financial ruin in a quest to keep herself and her baby alive. 

Confiding their story to her diary as it unfolds, Lilli takes readers from an impoverished charity to a wealthy family’s home to the streets of a burgeoning American city. Drawing on rich history, Lilli de Jong is both an intimate portrait of loves lost and found and a testament to the work of mothers. “So little is permissible for a woman,” writes Lilli, “yet on her back every human climbs to adulthood.” - Random House

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Janet Benton

JANET BENTON’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train, and many other publications. She has cowritten and edited historical documentaries for television. She holds a B.A. in religious studies from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for decades she has taught writing and helped individuals and organizations craft their stories. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Lilli de Jong is her first novel.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the library.

Register today. Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go online here, or sign up in the Library Office.

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite
 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
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Decaffeinated and Unwired

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – and unwired…current events, favorite books, movies, talk it all over with a cuppa decaf and new friends.

Every 4th Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
(No session November 23, 2017)

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

 

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2017 books

Aug 3 - Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng  

Sept 7 - The Sunlight Pilgrims Jenni Fagan  

Oct 5 - Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich  

Nov 2 - Homegoing  Yaa Gyasi  

Dec 7 - The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman  

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey.  Borrow the film and the books from the Library System. Copies will be available by the Circulation Desk. Also, all but the film and the graphic novel were loaded onto our borrowable Kindle Paperwhites. 

Hidden Figures

Sept. 6, 2017 Hidden Figures: Motion Picture

“HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.” - (Alert)


 Killers of the Flower Moon

Oct. 11 - Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, by David Grann

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


Fun Home

 Nov. 8 - Fun home : a family tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel’s sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

 


The Invisible Bridge

 March (date TBD) - The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


News of the World

 April (date TBD) - News of the world : a novel, by Paulette Jiles 

Kidd, a retired Civil War captain, didn’t have babysitting on his mind when he drifted into town, but he ends up escorting a 10-year-old to her family for a $50 gold piece. Johanna was captured by the Kiowa after her German immigrant parents were attacked and killed, and now the unlikely duo must travel through rough Texas country together. Capt. Kidd raised money by reading newspapers to townspeople (hence the title) and tries to “civilize” Johanna, all while the two of them fight off raiders and thieves of all types... 
- School Library Journal


H is for Hawk

 May (date TBD) - H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery. 
- (Baker & Taylor) 


Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room, 1st Floor
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
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AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course

AARP Driver Safety logocan help those 55 or older receive discounts on their auto insurance. The four hour refresher course is designed for those individuals who have already taken an eight hour driver safety course within the last three years. Those individuals 55 and older who complete the course will maintain their eligibility for auto insurance premium discounts.

The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Attendees need to bring their driver’s license, AARP membership card (if a member) and a check made payable to AARP. Registration is required.

To register, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.orggo online here or sign up in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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        There are many spaces available.
 
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    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


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Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
ent_drum1 7:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite
 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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ent_drum1 7:00 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

 

American Cemetery in Normandy in 2007, taken by Karen Burnham

HELP NEEDED! Get involved. We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Help Tom with the program. Please contact us and tell us how you can help.  Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. Thank you.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.


US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

 

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2017 books

Aug 3 - Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng  

Sept 7 - The Sunlight Pilgrims Jenni Fagan  

Oct 5 - Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich  

Nov 2 - Homegoing  Yaa Gyasi  

Dec 7 - The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman  

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_liberty 10:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words?

Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more    
    Location: Abington Free Library, 1st Floor
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Decaffeinated and Unwired

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – and unwired…current events, favorite books, movies, talk it all over with a cuppa decaf and new friends.

Every 4th Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
(No session November 23, 2017)

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com or sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level
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