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Sunday February 26, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM WINTER READING ADVISORY! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

WINTER READING ADVISORY!

 

Winter Reading Advisory! Feb. 1-28, 2017February 1-28, 2017 

The Abington Free Library has issued a Winter Reading Advisory for the month of February!

Join us for our 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program and become eligible for random drawings for Barnes and Noble gift cards!

Snuggle up and read this winter!

Register today! 
Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com, go online here now or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a registration form.

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rec_walking-hiker 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mountains, Madness, Miracles: 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Mountains, Madness, Miracles: 4000 Miles Along the Appalachian Trail Stories. ONE AUTHOR, ONE COUNTY

AT - BlissSunday, February 26, at 2 p.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room

Come hear Lauralee Bliss, a hiker who has traversed the Appalachian Trail (AT) twice, once in each direction, share her AT stories!

Hiker Lauralee Bliss “Blissful”, an AT 6,000+ miler and a Ridgerunner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her AT journey. This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever they might be.

A book signing for her book, Mountains, Madness, Miracles - 4000 Miles along the Appalachian Trail, will follow the presentation.
For more information about her adventures and advice for safe and fun hiking, visit Laurelee’s website at http://www.blissfulhiking.com

Mountains, Madness, and Miracles, 4,000 Miles along the Appalachian Trail will be available for purchase at this event.

Register now. Register here online, at the Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

 

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
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Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM WINTER READING ADVISORY! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

WINTER READING ADVISORY!

 

Winter Reading Advisory! Feb. 1-28, 2017February 1-28, 2017 

The Abington Free Library has issued a Winter Reading Advisory for the month of February!

Join us for our 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program and become eligible for random drawings for Barnes and Noble gift cards!

Snuggle up and read this winter!

Register today! 
Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com, go online here now or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a registration form.

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Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM WINTER READING ADVISORY! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

WINTER READING ADVISORY!

 

Winter Reading Advisory! Feb. 1-28, 2017February 1-28, 2017 

The Abington Free Library has issued a Winter Reading Advisory for the month of February!

Join us for our 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program and become eligible for random drawings for Barnes and Noble gift cards!

Snuggle up and read this winter!

Register today! 
Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com, go online here now or stop by the Information Desk to pick up a registration form.

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Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Teen Creative Writing Club

Teen Creative Writing Club

1st Tuesday of the Month, 4-5 pm
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
Ages 12-18

Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback.

Register at the Information Desk, (215-885-5180 x13) email AskAbington@gmail.com or go online soon.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Microsoft Word for Beginners! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Microsoft Word for Beginners! - FULL

 

GCFLearningFree - Word

We will use GCFLearnFree.org and follow alesson together.

Join us for a class on Microsoft Word in the Young Adult Area on
Wednesday, March 8, at 2 p.m.
Class size limited to four.

Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adult Area
   
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Robot Race Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Robot Race

Robot Race! Sign up today!Monday, March 13, 6:30-8pm
Ages 12-18 

Build a robotic vehicle using littlebits, an easy-to-use technology kit. Then race it against others through an obstacle course.

David Macaulay's The Way Things Work NowPart of the Longwood Gardens Community Read program featuring David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work Now

Space is limited! Register at the Adult Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or online here now.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday March 14, 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.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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 March 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece Spectrum Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   lcummings@mclinc.org
   

Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece

Wednesdays @ 7-8PM, March 15, April 12, & May 10

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adult Area
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert 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. 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (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
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Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls in Computer Science: ProjectCSGIRLS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Girls in Computer Science: ProjectCSGIRLS

 

Girls on laptopFor girls in grades 6-8, Beginner to Advanced Levels

Thursday, February 23 & Monday, March 20

7-8 p.m. 

Do you want to try something new and fun using computer science and technology to solve global issues? We’re inviting girls in grades 6-8 of all skill levels to design a project for the ProjectCSGIRLS competition, which strives to close the gender gap in computer science. Sofiya Lysenko, a 2016 national winner, will help guide girls through their projects at two workshops. Learn more about the competition at projectcsgirls.com. Final projects will be due April 15.

Step 1: Individuals & teams up to 3 must register first at the ProjectCSGIRLS website by March 1 at www.projectcsgirls.com/register.

Step 2: Register for the library workshops at abingtonfreelibrary.org/teens or call 215-885-5180 x13.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knee Pain Therapy Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Knee Pain Therapy Seminar

 

Knee PainWednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

A recent study demonstrated significant improvement in 40% of people awaiting knee replacement with mechanical therapy. Come to this informational seminar given by Dr. Kay Scanlon, Physical Therapist, who specializes in the McKenzie Method of mechanical therapy.

Sign up today! Please sign up at the Information Desk, 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com, or go online soon.

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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Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club - We Were Liars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Teen Book Club - We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. LockhartThursday, March 23, 7-8pm
Ages 12-18

Sponsored by the Friends of Abington Library

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A New York Times Bestseller
“Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” - John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies. True love.
The truth.

Sign up early for a free copy of the book.

Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or online here soon.

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Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Microsoft Excel for Beginners! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Microsoft Excel logo

Microsoft Excel for Beginners! - FULL!

 

We will use GCFLearnFree.org and follow a lesson together.

Join us for a class on Microsoft Excel in the Young Adult Area on
Wednesday, March 29th, at 2 p.m.


Class size limited to four.

GCF LearnFree

Register online, at the Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

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Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 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   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS

 

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTSThursday, March 30, 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
Wednesday, April 5, 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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Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Prof. Burton Klein Speaks - What Money Can’t Buy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Prof. Burton Klein Speaks

 

Prof. Burton Klein Speaks Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Prof. Burton Klein

April 3, at 9:30 a.m. - What Money Can’t Buy

April 10, at 9:30 a.m. - Restaurants, You Say

April 17, at 9:30 a.m. - Doomsday Clock

 

QR codeSign up for each program in the Library Office, 215-885-5180, ext. 15 | kmcinnis@mclinc.org, or online by clicking below. 

On certain Wednesday mornings the Abington Free Library sparkles. That's when Professor Burton Klein of Strayer University and The College of New Jersey and a former award-winning Philadelphia schools' administrator lends his vivacious energy to a multi-faceted series of talks. 

On those mornings the Shorday Room holds comfortable chairs, a well-dressed man and only the posterboard on an easel that he has illustrated, but the most talented and engrossing actors don't need many props.

Come to the Library and learn what his group of regulars knows: Learning from Prof. Burton Klein is very entertaining!

"With ethos, pathos, and logos, Klein's highly unique presentations feature substance, the dynamics of power speaking, and a blend of humor to touch the hearts of his vast following." from BurtonKleinSpeaks.net


Prof. Klein on TV! 

Motivational speaker and world traveler, Burton Klein has created a series of talks called, Burton Klein Speaks! This series is a Community College of Philadelphia CCPTV production.  Catch him, if you live in Philadelphia, on Comcast 53 or FiOS Verizon 21. Catch Burton Klein on YouTube from anywhere! Along with Professor Klein's college teaching and voluminous speaking engagements, he can also be found on Philadelphia radio.

 Learn more at BurtonKleinSpeaks.net

Disclaimer: 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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rec_paintpalette02 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Traveling Lecture Series WWI and American Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Traveling Lecture Series WWI and American Art

 

Claggett Wilson, Flower of Death—The Bursting of a Heavy Shell—Not as It Looks, but as It Feels and Sounds and Smells,  c. 1918–19, watercolor and pencil on paperboard, 17 x 22 7/8 in.  Smithsonian American Art Museum.Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Coinciding with the centenary of America’s involvement with the war, World War I and American Art will be the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War.  

The war’s impact on art and culture was enormous, as nearly all of the era’s major American artists interpreted their experiences, opinions and perceptions of the conflict through their work. 

This lecture will explore PAFA’s exhibition themes and images as well as discuss the artists who chronicled their experiences of the unfolding war as it crept closer to home and then involved them directly as soldiers, relief workers, political dissenters, and official war artists.

Presented by Laurel McLaughlin, Curatorial Assistant on the Exhibition.


Please register online, by phone (215-885-5180 ext. 13), at the information desk or by email (Askabington@gmail.com)

Painting: Claggett Wilson, Flower of Death—The Bursting of a Heavy Shell—Not as It Looks, but as It Feels and Sounds and Smells, c. 1918–19, watercolor and pencil on paperboard, 17 x 22 7/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum.


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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Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS

 

Boot CampWednesday, April 5, 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, March 30, 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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Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Prof. Burton Klein Speaks - Restaurants, You Say Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Prof. Burton Klein Speaks

 

Prof. Burton Klein Speaks Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Prof. Burton Klein

April 3, at 9:30 a.m. - What Money Can’t Buy

April 10, at 9:30 a.m. - Restaurants, You Say

April 17, at 9:30 a.m. - Doomsday Clock

 

QR codeSign up for each program in the Library Office, 215-885-5180, ext. 15 | kmcinnis@mclinc.org, or online by clicking below. 

On certain Wednesday mornings the Abington Free Library sparkles. That's when Professor Burton Klein of Strayer University and The College of New Jersey and a former award-winning Philadelphia schools' administrator lends his vivacious energy to a multi-faceted series of talks. 

On those mornings the Shorday Room holds comfortable chairs, a well-dressed man and only the posterboard on an easel that he has illustrated, but the most talented and engrossing actors don't need many props.

Come to the Library and learn what his group of regulars knows: Learning from Prof. Burton Klein is very entertaining!

"With ethos, pathos, and logos, Klein's highly unique presentations feature substance, the dynamics of power speaking, and a blend of humor to touch the hearts of his vast following." from BurtonKleinSpeaks.net


Prof. Klein on TV! 

Motivational speaker and world traveler, Burton Klein has created a series of talks called, Burton Klein Speaks! This series is a Community College of Philadelphia CCPTV production.  Catch him, if you live in Philadelphia, on Comcast 53 or FiOS Verizon 21. Catch Burton Klein on YouTube from anywhere! Along with Professor Klein's college teaching and voluminous speaking engagements, he can also be found on Philadelphia radio.

 Learn more at BurtonKleinSpeaks.net

Disclaimer: 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
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Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece Spectrum Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   lcummings@mclinc.org
   

Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece

Wednesdays @ 7-8PM, March 15, April 12, & May 10

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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

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misc_liberty 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Skewed: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Skewed: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias

 

Skewed - the book by Larry AtkinsRegister for this FREE program online here, in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

In a media landscape dominated by advocacy news networks pushing competing points of view, how can the average person uncover the truth about any particular issue? Skewed will show you how to separate the facts from the agenda-driven spin and selective presentation often used by such news sources as Fox and MSNBC.

The author describes the goals of advocacy journalism — i.e., journalism that transparently advocates a biased worldview — and shows that it has been a part of our history since the 1700s. He assesses the role of talk radio, cable news networks, and the more recent phenomena of special-interest blogs, websites, and citizen journalists in creating the current media climate.

Media Direction PostWhile conceding that advocacy journalism is undoubtedly popular and has some positive aspects, the author also points out its many negative features. Perhaps the most important of these is its polarizing effect on society. 

Skewed will give readers the tools to critique the media, to see both sides of any issue, and to become better informed citizens and voters.

Larry Atkins is a journalist, a lawyer, and a university journalism professor. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at Temple University, Arcadia University, and Montgomery County Community College. He has written more than four hundred articles, op-eds, and essays for many publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the Plain Dealer (Cleveland), the Dallas Morning News, the Detroit News, Huffingtonpost.com, the Los Angeles Daily News, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and many others. He has been interviewed by many media outlets, including National Public Radio. He is the author of Larry the Liberal Lawyer Lashes Out and contributed a chapter to The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing.

A probing critique of advocacy journalism, particularly its polarizing effect on society and politics, with reader guidelines for objectively evaluating news sources.

“It’s not surprising that as a media literacy advocate I believe Skewed is an essential read. With the information overload we experience daily, there has never been a more important time to reflect on bias, polarization, and objectivity in journalism. Skewed takes us on a deep dive into these issues, which are vital to our democracy today. It asks important questions and makes us think about the news we consume and create. I hope this book sparks conversation in every classroom in the United States.” 
— MICHELLE CIULLA LIPKIN, executive director, National Association for Media Literacy Education

“Skewed is packed with practical information, deep insights, and Larry Atkins’s grounded common sense. Highly recommended!” 
— JONATHAN MABERRY, New York Times–bestselling author of Patient Zero and Kill Switch

 

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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misc_new_blue 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Prof. Burton Klein Speaks - Doomsday Clock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Prof. Burton Klein Speaks

 

Prof. Burton Klein Speaks Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Prof. Burton Klein

April 3, at 9:30 a.m. - What Money Can’t Buy

April 10, at 9:30 a.m. - Restaurants, You Say

April 17, at 9:30 a.m. - Doomsday Clock

 

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On certain Wednesday mornings the Abington Free Library sparkles. That's when Professor Burton Klein of Strayer University and The College of New Jersey and a former award-winning Philadelphia schools' administrator lends his vivacious energy to a multi-faceted series of talks. 

On those mornings the Shorday Room holds comfortable chairs, a well-dressed man and only the posterboard on an easel that he has illustrated, but the most talented and engrossing actors don't need many props.

Come to the Library and learn what his group of regulars knows: Learning from Prof. Burton Klein is very entertaining!

"With ethos, pathos, and logos, Klein's highly unique presentations feature substance, the dynamics of power speaking, and a blend of humor to touch the hearts of his vast following." from BurtonKleinSpeaks.net


Prof. Klein on TV! 

Motivational speaker and world traveler, Burton Klein has created a series of talks called, Burton Klein Speaks! This series is a Community College of Philadelphia CCPTV production.  Catch him, if you live in Philadelphia, on Comcast 53 or FiOS Verizon 21. Catch Burton Klein on YouTube from anywhere! Along with Professor Klein's college teaching and voluminous speaking engagements, he can also be found on Philadelphia radio.

 Learn more at BurtonKleinSpeaks.net

Disclaimer: 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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Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert 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. 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (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. 

 

 


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Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
trans_car 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Course - Two Day Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

AARP Driver Safety Course - Two Day Course

 

AARP Driver Safety logo

You must attend BOTH DAYS. Safety and savings go hand-in-hand with the New AARP Smart Driver Course

This new, two-day course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. You will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies for negotiating today’s traffic. Consult your insurance agent as you might be eligible for discounts after taking this course. 

The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-members $20. Please have checks made out to AARP by the first class on April 20.

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches:

  • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
  • How to deal with aggressive drivers
  • How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions
  • Expanded information on the latest automobile technology

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go 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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Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
trans_car 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Course - Two Day Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

AARP Driver Safety Course - Two Day Course

 

AARP Driver Safety logo

You must attend BOTH DAYS. Safety and savings go hand-in-hand with the New AARP Smart Driver Course

This new, two-day course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. You will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies for negotiating today’s traffic. Consult your insurance agent as you might be eligible for discounts after taking this course. 

The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-members $20. Please have checks made out to AARP by the first class on April 20.

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches:

  • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
  • How to deal with aggressive drivers
  • How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions
  • Expanded information on the latest automobile technology

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go 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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Tuesday May 9, 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.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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.

____________________________________________________________
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 May 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece Spectrum Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece

Wednesdays @ 7-8PM, March 15, April 12, & May 10

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adult Area
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meditation for Healthy Living Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Meditation for Healthy Living

 

Meditation Water LilyWednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room

Join Jim Rose, M Ed, Rutgers University, retired executive of Johnson & Johnson, and a long time meditator, for this lively and engaging workshop. Jim will discuss how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health.

He will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. In this presentation, you will learn effective strategies and a simple meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry.

Register online soon, by phone (215-885-5180, ext 13), at the information desk or through email (askabington@gmail.com)

MAY IS NATIONAL MEDITATION MONTH!

Book Snap Shot on Meditationhttp://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=515

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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Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library raises funds for and fosters public awareness of the Abington Township Public Libraries. If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 10, 2016,  at 9:30 a.m. in Library Community Room. Please join us. New members are always welcome. We are looking for new fund raising ideas so please bring your suggestions. Coffee, tea, and cake are available. Enjoy socializing with other Friends members. 

Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 36

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016-2017: June 11, 2016 Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 10, November 12, February 11, May 13, June 10, 2017 Annual Brunch/Meeting

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Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert 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. 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (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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Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library raises funds for and fosters public awareness of the Abington Township Public Libraries. If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 10, 2016,  at 9:30 a.m. in Library Community Room. Please join us. New members are always welcome. We are looking for new fund raising ideas so please bring your suggestions. Coffee, tea, and cake are available. Enjoy socializing with other Friends members. 

Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 36

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016-2017: June 11, 2016 Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 10, November 12, February 11, May 13, June 10, 2017 Annual Brunch/Meeting

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday June 13, 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.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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.

____________________________________________________________
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 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday July 11, 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.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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
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

 

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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.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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.

____________________________________________________________
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 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
trans_car AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

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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