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Saturday June 17, 2017 -  Saturday August 19, 2017
     Build a Better World Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Fall Grades PreK-12 ~ earn tickets for raffle prizes (weekly & grand), DVD rental, or book purchases.  Pick up your reading log at the library or download it from the library's webpage page www.pvlibrary.net.

Adults ~ Each book review form is an entry ticket for the weekly prize drawings including a grand prize drawing provided by the Perkiomen Valley Library Advisory Board.  Pick up your book review form at the library or download it from the library's webpage page www.pvlibrary.net.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOW: WACKY SCIENCE SHOW  
   

All Ages       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Slime, dry ice and a 'hair-raising' experience introduce kids

to several areas of science with interactive fun!

Held at the First United Church of Christ (diagonally across the street from the library).

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lap Rap  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Babies and their grownups will be trying some new rhymes and songs, and exploring our big world through music, flannelboard activities, and stories. Come join us and bring a friend! Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mary's Matinee  
    Contact: Mary Motta   (610) 278-5100, x111   mmotta@mclinc.org
   

Enjoy a free matinee the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!  Our very own Mary carefully selects a film for your viewing pleasure! Always new, always entertaining!

Today's free matinee is "A Dog's Purpose," starring Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, John Ortiz and Peggy Lipton. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

Valley Stream Apartments
Cowpath Road & Line St.

   1:30 PM SPANISH FOR KIDS: Ages 3--6  
   

Ages 3--6      PREREGISTER

Learn Spanish while having fun with stories and songs.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Mapping for Humanity – JUST FOR GIRLS  
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Mapping for Humanity – JUST FOR GIRLS

 

techgirlz logoWednesday, July 26, 1:30-4 p.m.
For girls ages 12-18

Girls will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can help humanity.

Platforms like OpenStreetMap andTomnod offer an opportunity for volunteers to contribute to critical international missions and disaster relief efforts.

Note: Free account with Tomnod and OpenStreetMap required. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Limited library laptops will be available.

Presented by TechGirlz.

Registration begins June 28.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

The Company of Women by Mary Gordon

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM #Bookface: Selfies with a Library Twist!  
    Contact: Asha Verma   (610) 278-5100, x 0   averma@mclinc.org
   

Learn how to #bookface! You'll position your face and body to match up with a book cover to make fun--or even freaky--selfies! We'll provide the books; you'll provide the creativity! If you like, we'll post your pic on the library's Instagram account and you'll get to be a star!

    Location: Montgomery County-Norrisown Public Library Community Room
   2:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUILD!  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Come build with us! Imagine and create with LEGOs, Straws and Connectors, K’nex, and more! Grades K-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Singing For Our Lives  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

A lecture/demonstartion exploring connections between music and movements for social change, including the labor and civil rights movements. Suggested for adults and teens.  Presented by Two of a Kind.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Zero Waste Living  
    Contact: Joyce Weiss   215-679-2020   upvlibrary@comcast.net
   

Presented by Dr. Eve Puhalla, PS Master Watershed Steward.  Please call the library at 215-679-2020 or email upvlibrary@comcast.net to register.

    Location: Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill

Thursday July 27, 2017
     Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

The Bookmobile will no longer stop at the Village Apertments.

You can visit us at Snyder Square 12:30pm-7:00pm

 

   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 6 & under  
   

Age 6 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wiggles and Giggles  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for young preschoolers. Ages 2 to 3 with a caregiver, followed by toys and playgroup time. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   11:15 AM Drop In Discovery Zone: Age 3 & up & Parent  
   

Age 3 & up & Parent/Adult     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Children and their adults are welcome to come play with the library's educational games and activities.

Discover creative and fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:30PM - 7:00PM

 

Snyders Square

Cowpath Road


 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dinosaur Dig!  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Join the dig with field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka! Interactive fossil talk followed by an actual dig for fossils. Kids will build a Triceratops with the fossil bones they discover! Afterwards, view the fossil museum. Ages 5 and up. Class size limited. First come, first served.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make n' Take Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Walk in anytime between 2 and 4 PM and take home something to cherish forever.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM HOP N' POP SUMMER FITNESS FUN w/ ANYA: Grades K--6  
   

Grades K--6      PREREGISTER

Stay active and have lots of fun learning basic karate & dance moves.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sew Awesome  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

PROGRAM IS FILLED. Learn how to sew by hand and with a sewing machine. Make fun, usable projects! For kids entering grades 4-6. Registration required. Please register in person at the library or by calling the Children's Department (610 278 5100 x205) starting on June 1st. Class size is limited. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:30 PM ACPPA ART CLASS-THE WAND SHOP: Grade 3 & up  
   

Grade 3 & up     PREREGISTER

ACPPA ART CLASSES...World of Wizardry theme...THE WAND SHOP

Make your own beautifully handcrafted wand!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writers Assemble  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Join a monthly writing club!  Meet other people who love to write.  Come to write, or to get or give feedback.

 No advanced registration required

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Harry Potter Party  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

~~ Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday.  Come as you are or in costume.  Crafts, games and food!  Optional: bring a new, unwrapped gift.  Gifts will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Pantry.  Registration requested.  Call 610-287-8360.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Twilight Tales  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0-7 with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Magic Show  
    Contact: Wendy Kramer   215-679-2020   upvlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join us for a family friendly magic show presented by Brian Richards.  This is part of our Summer Reading Club Serires.  No registration necessary.  Please park on Main Street or in the bank lot on 4th Street.

    Location: Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill

Friday July 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

American Mahjong

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon in Mezzanine meeting room.

Beginners welcome.

Experienced players may bring their own cards or Mahjong set

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Join us in the mezzanine level meeting room.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   10:30 AM YOUNG PAINTERS WORKSHOP: Grades K--2  
   

Grades K--2      PREREGISTER

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM ROAD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY FRIDAY
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Ages 3-5 with adult.  Enjoy stories and basic literacy skills. Registration requested. 610-287-8360

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly North Penn/Upper Gwynedd)

NOTE: TIME CHANGE
 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Ralph's Corner
Routes 63 & 463

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fridays: Build and Play!  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your friends and discover a variety of ways to build! Build a Better World every week!

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mad Scientists' Club  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Join Turner Concepts for hands-on STEM experiments and projects. Build a car, shoot a rocket, make a volcano, make a cotton ball launcher, and more! For children entering grades 1-5. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fix your tech. Find your center.  
    Contact: Circulation Department   610-278-5100 ext. 0   
   

Free individual tech help* on select  Fridays in July and August between 3PM – 4PM. Schedule a 30 minute session with our volunteer, Ash, to have your computer or device how-to questions answered.  Afterwards, find your center as Ash leads you in gentle Hatha Yoga! (optional).
Individual tech help is by appointment only. Volunteer Ash can help patrons with a variety of topics, from setting up an e-mail account, to formatting documents in Word, to navigating complex websites & forms. Ash will NOT troubleshoot or fix hardware issues, clean viruses/malware, or assist patrons lacking basic skills such as using a keyboard & mouse.

In addition, Ash is a certified Yoga instructor! Patrons can join him from 4 PM to 5 PM for a gentle hatha yoga session. Yoga mats are provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.

*LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Saturday July 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Children's Summer Reading Program at the Main Library  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Win prizes for reading! Pick up a summer reading log in the Children’s Department and keep track of the minutes you read. For every two hours you read or have been read to, you win a free book and a chance to win a bicycle or a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. (Maximum 10 free books per child.) For children ages 0-12. Program concludes on August 19 (the last day to check in your reading log and collect prizes).

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Future Engineers Unite Camp: Ages 8--11  
   

Ages 8--11     PREREGISTER @ feu4fun.wix.com/summer-program

The first 20 applicants are accepted for this camp, so sign up NOW online!

This week-long camp gives children insight about the various fields of engineering and their applications...

Hands-on activities and experiments such as balloon rockets, VEX bots, candy coatings challenge.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 6 & under  
   

Age 6 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Leap Into Science!  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Introduce your child to simple science concepts through stories, followed by hands-on activity stations designed for families to experience and explore together. For children ages 4-7 and their families. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Drop in. Class size is limited. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
     SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Angry Birds Movie  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

FREE movie and popcorn!  Bring a friend and enjoy!

 

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   5:30 PM Mahjong: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

Experienced players welcome to join this group of enthusiastic players.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Robo Code  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Hands-on learning using iPad apps and our robots, Dash and Dot. Kids will learn to code through fun projects and puzzles. Class size limited to 18. For kids entering grades 3-6.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:15 PM Young Writer's Club: Grades 5 to 8  
   

Grades 5 to 8       PREREGISTER    

Calling all aspiring authors...

Write, make friends and have fun!

Work on your "A Book That Shaped Me" essay or other material.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 PM Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Ages 6-24 mos with adult.  Enjoy stories and songs while developing early literacy skills with this marvelous story time program. Registation requested. 610-287-8360.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Future Engineers Unite Camp: Ages 8--11  
   

Ages 8--11     PREREGISTER @ feu4fun.wix.com/summer-program

The first 20 applicants are accepted for this camp, so sign up NOW online!

This week-long camp gives children insight about the various fields of engineering and their applications...

Hands-on activities and experiments such as balloon rockets, VEX bots, candy coatings challenge.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:15 AM Adult AM Book Club  
   

Adults          NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Discussing: Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

New readers are always welcome at our book clubs.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:15 AM TADPOLE TALES: Age up to 24 months  
   

Age up to 24 months       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. No craft at TADPOLE TALES Story Time.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Leap Into Science!  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Introduce your child to simple science concepts through stories, followed by hands-on activity stations designed for families to experience and explore together. For children ages 4-7 and their families. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Drop in. Class size is limited. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:00PM-4:30PM

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road

 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Collegeville Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Collegeville Shopping Center
Main Street & Route 29


 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Fun Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your adult for one-on-one science discovery

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Feeling creative? Come make something! Art, crafts, and STEM projects. For kids entering grades 1-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Reading Buddies  
    Contact: Asha Verma   (610) 278-5100, x 0   averma@mclinc.org
   

Start out with relaxing yoga, followed by a reading session where kids and teens read to each other, making reading fun! This program is co-sponsored by Norristown Youth Eagles, Inc.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Place One Apartments

777 West Germantown Pike

 

   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTY: Family Fun  
   
Royersford National Night Out Block Party

Washington St. between 3rd & 5th Aves

Join your neighbors and local businesses for a night of family fun and community connection!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tuesday Evening Family Programs  
   

One Man One Dog Comedy Show

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety  
    Contact:    610 278 5100, x2   
   

~~Learn how to stay safe on the internet!


  Join our speaker Joseph Peterson as he shares his advice on how adults can stay safe on the internet, avoid scams, and deal with online bullying and harassment. Mr. Peterson is the School Resource Officer at Eisenhower Middle School.

 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norrisown Public Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Future Engineers Unite Camp: Ages 8--11  
   

Ages 8--11     PREREGISTER @ feu4fun.wix.com/summer-program

The first 20 applicants are accepted for this camp, so sign up NOW online!

This week-long camp gives children insight about the various fields of engineering and their applications...

Hands-on activities and experiments such as balloon rockets, VEX bots, candy coatings challenge.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOW: MAGIC SHOW WITH BRIAN RICHARDS  
   

Recommended for Ages 3 & up       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Magic, juggling, puppets, and story telling, plus construction fun.
Discover how you can make the world a better place with tools found in the library.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lap Rap  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Babies and their grownups will be trying some new rhymes and songs, and exploring our big world through music, flannelboard activities, and stories. Come join us and bring a friend! Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Family Program  
   

Eyes of the Wild Live Animal Show

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 

   2:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUILD!  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Come build with us! Imagine and create with LEGOs, Straws and Connectors, K’nex, and more! Grades K-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Future Engineers Unite Camp: Ages 8--11  
   

Ages 8--11     PREREGISTER @ feu4fun.wix.com/summer-program

The first 20 applicants are accepted for this camp, so sign up NOW online!

This week-long camp gives children insight about the various fields of engineering and their applications...

Hands-on activities and experiments such as balloon rockets, VEX bots, candy coatings challenge.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 5 & under  
   

Age 5 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Visit with Itty Bitty Pitty author Will Angelos & Main Line Animal Rescue.

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities.

There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wiggles and Giggles  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for young preschoolers. Ages 2 to 3 with a caregiver, followed by toys and playgroup time. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   11:15 AM Drop In Discovery Zone: Age 3 & up & Parent  
   

Age 3 & up & Parent/Adult     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Children and their adults are welcome to come play with the library's educational games and activities.

Discover creative and fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly Upper Gwynedd/North Penn)

NOTE: WE NO LONGER CLOSE FROM 4-5PM FOR DINNER



 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Tween & Teen Program  
    Contact: Michelle Kehoe   610-970-6551   mkehoe@mclinc.org
   

Making Pet Beds for Animal House Architecture 
The Thursday Tween and Teen programs are for grades 5-8.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.   Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19. 

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make n' Take Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Walk in anytime between 2 and 4 PM and take home something to cherish forever.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM HOP N' POP SUMMER FITNESS FUN w/ ANYA: Grades K--6  
   

Grades K--6      PREREGISTER

Stay active and have lots of fun learning basic karate & dance moves.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sew Awesome  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

PROGRAM IS FILLED. Learn how to sew by hand and with a sewing machine. Make fun, usable projects! For kids entering grades 4-6. Registration required. Please register in person at the library or by calling the Children's Department (610 278 5100 x205) starting on June 1st. Class size is limited. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Dance Party  
    Contact: Wendy Kramer   215-679-2020   upvlibrary@comcast.net
   

This week our Summer Reading Club Family Night is all about dancing.  Come dance the night away with other families.  No registration necessary. Please park on Main Street or in the bank lot on 4th Street.

    Location: Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitters!  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Bring your needles and yarn, share your projects, learn a new stitch, and make new friends. Beginners welcome

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Twilight Tales  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0-7 with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

American Mahjong

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon in Mezzanine meeting room.

Beginners welcome.

Experienced players may bring their own cards or Mahjong set

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Upper Frederick Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Township Building
Route 73 (3205 Big Road)

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Future Engineers Unite Camp: Ages 8--11  
   

Ages 8--11     PREREGISTER @ feu4fun.wix.com/summer-program

The first 20 applicants are accepted for this camp, so sign up NOW online!

This week-long camp gives children insight about the various fields of engineering and their applications...

Hands-on activities and experiments such as balloon rockets, VEX bots, candy coatings challenge.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM BUILD A BETTER WORLD-PAPER ART: Grades K--5  
   

GRADES K--5     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Building city skylines...creative ways to build with paper.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM ROAD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY FRIDAY
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Ages 3-5 with adult.  Enjoy stories and basic literacy skills. Registration requested.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pk.

 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Skippack Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

TD Bank
Routes 113 & 73

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fridays: Build and Play!  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your friends and discover a variety of ways to build! Build a Better World every week!

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mad Scientists' Club  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Join Turner Concepts for hands-on STEM experiments and projects. Build a car, shoot a rocket, make a volcano, make a cotton ball launcher, and more! For children entering grades 1-5. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fix your tech. Find your center.  
    Contact: Circulation Department   610-278-5100 ext. 0   
   

Free individual tech help* on select  Fridays in July and August between 3PM – 4PM. Schedule a 30 minute session with our volunteer, Ash, to have your computer or device how-to questions answered.  Afterwards, find your center as Ash leads you in gentle Hatha Yoga! (optional).
Individual tech help is by appointment only. Volunteer Ash can help patrons with a variety of topics, from setting up an e-mail account, to formatting documents in Word, to navigating complex websites & forms. Ash will NOT troubleshoot or fix hardware issues, clean viruses/malware, or assist patrons lacking basic skills such as using a keyboard & mouse.

In addition, Ash is a certified Yoga instructor! Patrons can join him from 4 PM to 5 PM for a gentle hatha yoga session. Yoga mats are provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.

*LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Saturday August 5, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Ralph's Corner
Routes 63 & 463

Note: Summer Hours 9:00am-2:00pm

12:00pm -12:30pm for lunch

 

 

   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Children's Summer Reading Program at the Main Library  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Win prizes for reading! Pick up a summer reading log in the Children’s Department and keep track of the minutes you read. For every two hours you read or have been read to, you win a free book and a chance to win a bicycle or a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. (Maximum 10 free books per child.) For children ages 0-12. Program concludes on August 19 (the last day to check in your reading log and collect prizes).

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Douglas Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Gilbertsville Shopping Center
Philadelphia Ave.

Note: Summer hours 9:30am - 11:15am

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Knitting & Fiber Crafts Club  
    Contact: Cliff Hirst   (610) 278-5100, x111   cliffhirstmnl@gmail.com
   

The Knitting and Fiber Crafts Club is for knitters and fiber-craft makers, from beginner to expert. We meet on the first Saturday of each month between 11 AM - 1 PM. Bring a project to work on, share your accomplishments and be prepared to lend a helping hand to fellow yarn lovers. (This is not a class.  Please bring your own supplies and tools.)

Registration is encouraged but not required.  Drop by the Front Desk or call to register.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM West Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: SUMMER HOURS 12:30PM-2:00PM

WILLOWBROOK APTS

825 WILLOWBROOK DR.

 

 


Monday August 7, 2017
   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 5 & under  
   

Age 5 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM East Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Norriton Square Center
ShopRite
55 W. Germantown Pk.

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Worcester Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Merrymead Farm
2222 Valley Forge Rd.

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beauty and the Beast  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

FREE movie and popcorn!  Bring a friend and enjoy!

 

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM Drop In Discovery Zone: Age 3 & up & Parent  
   

Age 3 & up & Parent/Adult     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Children and their adults are welcome to come play with the library's educational games and activities.

Discover creative and fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Get $mart  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Learn all about saving money and using it wisely. A fun and interactive financial literacy event presented by First Priority Bank (who funds our Summer Reading program). Snacks will be provided. For ages 5 and up. Registration is required. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   5:30 PM Mahjong: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

Experienced players welcome to join this group of enthusiastic players.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Robo Code  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Hands-on learning using iPad apps and our robots, Dash and Dot. Kids will learn to code through fun projects and puzzles. Class size limited to 18. For kids entering grades 3-6.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:15 PM Young Writer's Club: Grades 5 to 8  
   

Grades 5 to 8       PREREGISTER    

Calling all aspiring authors...

Write, make friends and have fun!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 PM Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Ages 6-24 mos with adult.  Enjoy stories and songs while developing early literacy skills with this marvelous story time program. Registation requested. 610-287-8360

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   10:30 AM Makin' Music: Age 5 and under  
   

Age 5 and under          PREREGISTER

Music & movement with professional musician, Mr. Daniel.

Makin' Music is funded by a grant from the Bard Foundation.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pre-K Creators  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Preschoolers enjoy books, crafts, music, and special activities as we investigate some new topics: All About Me, Construction Zone, Exploring Space, and Gardens and Growing Things. For children ages 3-1/2 to 5 and their caregivers. Drop in. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   11:15 AM Makin' Music: Age 5 and under  
   

Age 5 and under          PREREGISTER

Music & movement with professional musician, Mr. Daniel.

Makin' Music is funded by a grant from the Bard Foundation.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Upper Providence Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Upper Providence Rec Center
499 Hopwood Rd

 

   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:00PM-4:30PM

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Fun Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your adult for one-on-one science discovery

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM EXERCISE FUN w/ MONTCO HEALTH DEPT: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Stay active and have lots of fun!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Feeling creative? Come make something! Art, crafts, and STEM projects. For kids entering grades 1-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   4:15 PM CHESS CLUB: Grades 2 & up  
   

Grades 2 & up          PREREGISTER

All skill levels welcome!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Place One Apartments

777 West Germantown Pike

 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM West Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Willowbrook Apts.
825 Willowbrook Dr.

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tuesday Evening Family Programs  
   

BOT! The Secret World of Robots

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tail Waggin' Tales  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

All ages welcome!  Practice your read-aloud skills with a certified pet therapy dog!  Drop-in each month to read to one of our tail wagging friends!

  No advanced registration required

 

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   6:15 PM Drama Llamas: Grades 4 to 8  
   

Grades 4 to 8       PREREGISTER    

Calling all aspiring actors to the library’s drama club,

no previous experience required!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM Handmade Card Class: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults           PREREGISTER

Make & Take handmade cards using supplies from Stampin' Up.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society  
   

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 August 9, 2017
   10:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOW: NO STRINGS! PINOCCHIO  
   

Recommended for Ages 3 & up       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Theatre & Kids presents “No Strings! The Adventures of Pinocchio”
This live show will be at the Community Music School, 775 W. Main St., Trappe.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Lap Rap  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Babies and their grownups will be trying some new rhymes and songs, and exploring our big world through music, flannelboard activities, and stories. Come join us and bring a friend! Ages 0-24 months with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Family Program  
   

Hawk Mountain Live Raptor Program

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mary's Matinee  
    Contact: Mary Motta   (610) 278-5100, x111   mmotta@mclinc.org
   

Enjoy a free matinee the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!  Our very own Mary carefully selects a film for your viewing pleasure! Always new, always entertaining!

Today's free matinee is "The Last Word," starring Shirley Maclaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon, and Thomas Saddoski. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

Valley Stream Apartments
Cowpath Road & Line St.

   1:30 PM SPANISH FOR KIDS: Ages 3--6  
   

Ages 3--6      PREREGISTER

Learn Spanish while having fun with stories and songs.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   2:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUILD!  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Come build with us! Imagine and create with LEGOs, Straws and Connectors, K’nex, and more! Grades K-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   3:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Thursday August 10, 2017
     Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

The Bookmobile will no longer stop at the Village Apertments.

You can visit us at Snyder Square 12:30pm-7:00pm

 

   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 5 & under  
   

Age 5 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Special Guest Visit with Preschool Teachers

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities.

There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wiggles and Giggles  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for young preschoolers. Ages 2 to 3 with a caregiver, followed by toys and playgroup time. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   11:15 AM Drop In Discovery Zone: Age 3 & up & Parent  
   

Age 3 & up & Parent/Adult     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Children and their adults are welcome to come play with the library's educational games and activities.

Discover creative and fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:30PM - 7:00PM

 

Snyders Square

Cowpath Road


 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make n' Take Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Walk in anytime between 2 and 4 PM and take home something to cherish forever.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM BUILD A BETTER WORLD-BOOKMARK: Grades 3 & up  
   

GRADES 3 & up     PREREGISTER

Make a BOOKMARK as part of our 2017 Summer Reading theme.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Sew Awesome  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

PROGRAM IS FILLED. Learn how to sew by hand and with a sewing machine. Make fun, usable projects! For kids entering grades 4-6. Registration required. Please register in person at the library or by calling the Children's Department (610 278 5100 x205) starting on June 1st. Class size is limited. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Twilight Tales  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Family storytime! Our activities will be a mixture of fun and learning with stories, songs and an occasional craft and parachute play. For ages 0-7 with a caregiver. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Matt Phelan  
    Contact: Wendy Kramer   215-679-2020   upvlibrary@comcast.net
   

Author Matt Phelan will be here to talk about how to create graphic novels.  This program is geared for children ages 10 and up.  Call the library to register.

    Location: Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Laughter Yoga Class  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

    Join Laughter Yoga leaders, Chris Filippini and Kim Knoll on the second Thursday of each month for a fun evening of exercise.  Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with deep yogic breathing to gain the health benefits of laughing with out have to rely on humor.  Please bring a bottle of water and a willingness to laugh on purpose. No mats needed. No fee required, donations to the library accepted.  Call 610-287-8360


Friday August 11, 2017
   10:00 AM APPRISE Medicare Free Counseling: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

APPRISE: Free Medicare Counseling

A great resource for seniors & caregivers assisting those with Medicare.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

American Mahjong

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon in Mezzanine meeting room.

Beginners welcome.

Experienced players may bring their own cards or Mahjong set

   10:30 AM BIKE SAFETY w/ MONTCO HEALTH DEPT: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Staying safe while having fun on bikes!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM ROAD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY FRIDAY
 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Ages 3-5 with adult.  Enjoy stories and basic literacy skills. Registration requested.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Adult Coloring Hour  
    Contact:    (610) 278-5100, x0   averma@mclinc.org
   

Relax, express your creativity, and meet new friends during Adult Coloring Hour!  We supply the patterns, colored pencils, and markers; you supply the creative spark!  Registration is encouraged but not required.  Drop by the Front Desk or call to register.

 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norrisown Public Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly North Penn/Upper Gwynedd)

NOTE: TIME CHANGE
 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Ralph's Corner
Routes 63 & 463

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fridays: Build and Play!  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your friends and discover a variety of ways to build! Build a Better World every week!

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fix your tech. Find your center.  
    Contact: Circulation Department   610-278-5100 ext. 0   
   

Free individual tech help* on select  Fridays in July and August between 3PM – 4PM. Schedule a 30 minute session with our volunteer, Ash, to have your computer or device how-to questions answered.  Afterwards, find your center as Ash leads you in gentle Hatha Yoga! (optional).
Individual tech help is by appointment only. Volunteer Ash can help patrons with a variety of topics, from setting up an e-mail account, to formatting documents in Word, to navigating complex websites & forms. Ash will NOT troubleshoot or fix hardware issues, clean viruses/malware, or assist patrons lacking basic skills such as using a keyboard & mouse.

In addition, Ash is a certified Yoga instructor! Patrons can join him from 4 PM to 5 PM for a gentle hatha yoga session. Yoga mats are provided, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.

*LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library

Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Children's Summer Reading Program at the Main Library  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Win prizes for reading! Pick up a summer reading log in the Children’s Department and keep track of the minutes you read. For every two hours you read or have been read to, you win a free book and a chance to win a bicycle or a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. (Maximum 10 free books per child.) For children ages 0-12. Program concludes on August 19 (the last day to check in your reading log and collect prizes).

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Build!  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Come build with us! Imagine and create with LEGOs, Straws and Connectors, K’nex, and more! Grades K-6. Drop in. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   11:00 AM PATRIOTIC WREATH CRAFT: Adults & Teens  
   

Adults  & Teens        PREREGISTER

Patriotic wreath craft project...materials fee $15

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 5 & under  
   

Age 5 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Zootopia  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

FREE movie and popcorn!  Bring a friend and enjoy!

 

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM BUILD A BETTER WORLD-COOKIE ART: Grades K--2  
   

Grades K--2     PREREGISTER

Decorate a COOKIE as part of our 2017 Summer Reading theme.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   5:30 PM Food Allergies, Resources For Teens:Girl Scout Gold Award Presentation  
   

Grades 5 & up  

Girl Scout Gold Star Award presentation with Q & A
followed by a special Young Writers Club with an intro to blogging.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   5:30 PM Mahjong: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

Experienced players welcome to join this group of enthusiastic players.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:15 PM Young Writer's Club: Grades 5 to 8  
   

Grades 5 to 8       PREREGISTER    

Calling all aspiring authors...

Write, make friends and have fun!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:15 AM TADPOLE TALES: Age up to 24 months  
   

Age up to 24 months       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. No craft at TADPOLE TALES Story Time.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime With the Women's Center of Montgomery County  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

The Women's Center of Montgomery County will share stories and activities to discuss the value of kindness. Ages PreK - 2nd grade. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   11:15 AM PLAY K-Getting Ready For Kindergarten: Grade K  
   

Grade K only             PREREGISTER

Fun designed just for kids headed into KINDERGARTEN this fall.

Funded by PA Public Libraries' Cruise Into Kindergarten Program

Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:00PM-4:30PM

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road

 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Collegeville Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Collegeville Shopping Center
Main Street & Route 29


 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Fun Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your adult for one-on-one science discovery

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM BUILD A BETTER WORLD-CUPCAKE: Grades 3 & up  
   

GRADES 3 & up     PREREGISTER

Decorate a CUPCAKE as part of our 2017 Summer Reading theme.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
   4:15 PM CHESS CLUB: Grades 2 & up  
   

Grades 2 & up          PREREGISTER

All skill levels welcome!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Place One Apartments

777 West Germantown Pike

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tuesday Evening Family Programs  
   

The Big Dinosaur Show Featuring an 8 Foot Triceratops Skull

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   6:15 PM Drama Llamas: Grades 4 to 8  
   

Grades 4 to 8       PREREGISTER    

Calling all aspiring actors to the library’s drama club,

no previous experience required!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Read, Think, & Chat  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Join a lively books discussion at the library meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The title to be discussed in August is to be determined.  Copies of the book will be available the library.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   7:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles Presentation  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles houses dozens of automobile, turcks, and motorcycles that were manufactured right here in Pennsylvania while the industry was still in its infancy.  The mission of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is to collect and preserve vehicles built in Pennsylvania.  Contained in our collection are examples of motorized, horse-drawn, and man-powered road transportation - from wagons and trucks to bicycles and cars.  Many of the manufacturers' names may be unfamiliar, but all were made right in our own backyards here in Pennsylvania.  In addition to dozens of road vehicles, the Boyertown Museum also counts related literature and memorabilia amongst its collections.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:30 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOW: GIGGLE MAGIC DIGGING DINOSAURS  
   

All Ages       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Giggle Magic...A special Digging Dinosaurs theme for young audiences.
This program will be held at the First UCC church diagonally across from the library at 367 Washington Street..

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Family Program  
   

Edible Bugs - What the World Eats

Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19.  Children ages 0-18 should sign up to earn prizes for reading.  Levels for participation are: Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers, and Tween/Teen Readers.   Programming is part of the Summer Reading Club.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 

   2:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   3:30 PM Lego Club Plus: Grades K--5  
   

Grades K--5      PREREGISTER

Legos, games and more!

Free building with the Library's legos. Do NOT bring your own legos from home.

Plus crafts and games to play with others.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Magic Show With Ran'D Shine  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Join us for a highly interactive show with Master Magician Ran'D Shine. Objects appear, vanish, and transform! Maybe you'll be one of the lucky audience members invited on stage to assist with a trick. Ages 5 and up. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WAYBACK BURGERS FUNDRAISER: 1810 E Ridge Pike (near Target)  
   
Burgers!! Library Fundraiser
Wayback Burgers will donate 10% of all proceeds to the library!
 
NOTE: Royersford location only (near the Target)

Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Designing Mobile Apps  
    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

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:15 AM Story Time: Age 5 & under  
   

Age 5 & under       NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Story times consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and activities. There is a simple craft at the all ages story times.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Play K  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Is your child entering Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at the library for a fun, interactive storytime focusing on Kindergarten readiness. Please note the day and the evening sessions are identical. It's also a great chance to get a library card for your child. Each child attending will receive a free book to keep! Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Games Galore!!  
    Contact: Asha Verma   (610) 278-5100, x 0   averma@mclinc.org
   

Don’t be bored! Play board games and more at the library the third Thursday of each month!

Play chess, backgammon, boggle and other classic board games!  Put away your cell phone or tablet and enjoy the company of real live opponents and make new friends.  (We are always open to suggestions for other games you would like to play.)  

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   11:15 AM Drop In Discovery Zone: Age 3 & up & Parent  
   

Age 3 & up & Parent/Adult     NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Children and their adults are welcome to come play with the library's educational games and activities.

Discover creative and fun activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math - STEM!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly Upper Gwynedd/North Penn)

NOTE: WE NO LONGER CLOSE FROM 4-5PM FOR DINNER



 

   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Tween & Teen Program  
    Contact: Michelle Kehoe   610-970-6551   mkehoe@mclinc.org
   

End of Summer Party 
The Thursday Tween and Teen programs are for grades 5-8.  All programs are free and you do not need to register for SRC programs.   Summer Reading Club runs from June 12 through August 19. 

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make n' Take Days  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Walk in anytime between 2 and 4 PM and take home something to cherish forever.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   2:30 PM HOP N' POP SUMMER FITNESS FUN w/ ANYA: Grades K--6  
   

Grades K--6      PREREGISTER

Stay active and have lots of fun learning basic karate & dance moves.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM Book Club: Adults & Teens  
   

Adults & Teens         NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

Discussing: A Higher Call by Adam Makos

New readers are always welcome at our book clubs.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Play K  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Is your child entering Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at the library for a fun, interactive storytime focusing on kindergarten readiness. Please not the day and the evening sessions are identical. It's also a great chance to get a library card for your child. Each child attending will receive a free book to keep! Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Essential Oils -DIY Workshop  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Megan Koppel with teach about foundational oils for supporting health. Create your own essential oil to blend and start using at home right away. $5.00 materials fee due night of workshop.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Friday August 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

American Mahjong

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon in Mezzanine meeting room.

Beginners welcome.

Experienced players may bring their own cards or Mahjong set

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Upper Frederick Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Township Building
Route 73 (3205 Big Road)

   10:15 AM MAD SCIENCE CLASS: SMOKE & BUBBLES: Age 3 to Grade K  
   

Age 3 to Grade K     PREREGISTER

Science fun with SMOKE & BUBBLES!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM ROAD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY FRIDAY
 

   11:15 AM MAD SCIENCE CLASS: DRY ICE: Grades 1--5  
   

GRADES 1--5     PREREGISTER

Science fun with DRY ICE!

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pk.

 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Skippack Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

TD Bank
Routes 113 & 73

 

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fridays: Build and Play!  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Drop-in with your friends and discover a variety of ways to build! Build a Better World every week!

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Ralph's Corner
Routes 63 & 463

Note: Summer Hours 9:00am-2:00pm

12:00pm -12:30pm for lunch

 

 

   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Last Day of Children's Summer Reading Program at the Main Library  
    Contact:    610 278 5100 x205   
   

Win prizes for reading! Pick up a summer reading log in the Children’s Department and keep track of the minutes you read. For every two hours you read or have been read to, you win a free book and a chance to win a bicycle or a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. (Maximum 10 free books per child.) For children ages 0-12. Program concludes on August 19 (the last day to check in your reading log and collect prizes).

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Douglas Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Gilbertsville Shopping Center
Philadelphia Ave.

Note: Summer hours 9:30am - 11:15am

   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 PM D.A.R.T. Dogs Are Readers Too  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Come and read to a therapy dog.  No appointment necessary.

Studies show that children who read to a dog improved their reading skill and reported a greater enjoyment of reading.  Reading to a therapy dog also reduced stress and anxiety levels

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM West Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: SUMMER HOURS 12:30PM-2:00PM

WILLOWBROOK APTS

825 WILLOWBROOK DR.

 

 


Monday August 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM LAST DAY to turn in SUMMER READING COUPONS before 8PM!  
   
Reminder: Today is the last day to redeem coupons for Summer Reading prize tickets!

All tickets must be in to the library by 8:00 PM.
Royersford Free Public Library Website

 

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM East Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Norriton Square Center
ShopRite
55 W. Germantown Pk.

   11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Worcester Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Merrymead Farm
2222 Valley Forge Rd.

 

   5:30 PM Mahjong: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

Experienced players welcome to join this group of enthusiastic players.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:30 AM Makin' Music: Age 5 and under  
   

Age 5 and under          PREREGISTER

Music & movement with professional musician, Mr. Daniel.

Makin' Music is funded by a grant from the Bard Foundation.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Play K  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Is your child entering Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at the library for a fun, interactive storytime focusing on Kindergarten readiness. Please note the day and the evening sessions are identical. It's also a great chance to get a library card for your child. Each child attending will receive a free book to keep! Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   11:15 AM Makin' Music: Age 5 and under  
   

Age 5 and under          PREREGISTER

Music & movement with professional musician, Mr. Daniel.

Makin' Music is funded by a grant from the Bard Foundation.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Upper Providence Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Upper Providence Rec Center
499 Hopwood Rd

 

   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:00PM-4:30PM

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road

 

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Place One Apartments

777 West Germantown Pike

 

   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM West Norriton Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Willowbrook Apts.
825 Willowbrook Dr.

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Play K  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Is your child entering Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at the library for a fun, interactive storytime focusing on kindergarten readiness. Please not the day and the evening sessions are identical. It's also a great chance to get a library card for your child. Each child attending will receive a free book to keep! Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Parachute Play Plus  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

Join us for a creative movement program and parachute play. For children ages 3-1/2 to 5 with a caregiver.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mary's Matinee  
    Contact: Mary Motta   (610) 278-5100, x111   mmotta@mclinc.org
   

Enjoy a free matinee the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!  Our very own Mary carefully selects a film for your viewing pleasure! Always new, always entertaining!

Today's free matinee is "Table 19," starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson and Stephen Merchant. 

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Board Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

Valley Stream Apartments
Cowpath Road & Line St.


Thursday August 24, 2017
     Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

The Bookmobile will no longer stop at the Village Apertments.

You can visit us at Snyder Square 12:30pm-7:00pm

 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:30PM - 7:00PM

 

Snyders Square

Cowpath Road


 

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Craft Hour  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 x 205   
   

We supply the arts and crafts materials, you supply the creativity! For children ages 4 and up. Drop in.

    Location: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Youth Services Department
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Mahjong  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

American Mahjong

Friday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon in Mezzanine meeting room.

Beginners welcome.

Experienced players may bring their own cards or Mahjong set

   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM ROAD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY FRIDAY
 

   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly North Penn/Upper Gwynedd)

NOTE: TIME CHANGE
 

   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hatfield Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Ralph's Corner
Routes 63 & 463

 


Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Leap Into Science  
    Contact: Wendy Kramer   215-679-2020   upvlibrary@comcast.net
   

Explore different science stations together as a family using this program developed by the Franklin Institute.  No registration required, just drop in throughout the day.

    Location: Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill

Sunday August 27, 2017
   10:00 AM SPECIAL THANKS  
   
The Royersford Free Public Library wants to thank:
-Royersford Area Community Chest, the Bard Foundation & the Friends of Royersford Library as program sponsors.
-The Community Music School of Trappe and the First United Church of Christ Royersford for hosting programs.
-Our teen Summer Program leaders:
              Rahil Mehta and Nandini Patel-engineering
              Anya Gupta-Girls Science Interactive
              Anya Aggarwal-Hop-n-Pop fitness programs
-Our faithful adult & teen volunteers who help us all year.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Monday August 28, 2017
   5:30 PM Mahjong: Adults  
   

Adults      PREREGISTER

Experienced players welcome to join this group of enthusiastic players.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 12:00PM-4:30PM

Greater Plymouth Community Center
2910 Jolly Road

 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Collegeville Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

Collegeville Shopping Center
Main Street & Route 29


 

   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Plymouth Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:00PM-7:00PM

Place One Apartments

777 West Germantown Pike

 


Wednesday August 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM New Hanover Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

VISIT OUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY-NORRISTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE AT:

New Hanover Township Building

2943 N. Charlotte St.

Gilbertsville, Pa 19525


 


Thursday August 31, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Montgomery Township Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:

 

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

1030 HORSHAM RD

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA 18936

EVERY THURSDAY

 


 

   12:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Towamencin Bookmobile Stop  
    Contact:    610-278-5100 ex 122   
   

Visit our Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at:



Calvary Baptist Church

1380 S. Valley Forge Road

(Formerly Upper Gwynedd/North Penn)

NOTE: WE NO LONGER CLOSE FROM 4-5PM FOR DINNER



 

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Writers Assemble  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Join a monthly writing club!  Meet other people who love to write.  Come to write, or to get or give feedback.

 No advanced registration required

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library
   6:00 PM Basic/Gentle Yoga: Teens & Adults  
   

Teens & Adults     PREREGISTER

Beginners welcome. Gentle yoga for good health and stress relief.

$5 suggested donation for each class.

Bring your own yoga mat.

Royersford Free Public Library Website

    Location: Royersford Free Public Library

Friday September 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive  

Monday September 4, 2017
     Library CLOSED  
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Community Yoga  
    Contact: Aileen Johnson   610-287-8360   ajohnson@mclinc.org
   

Mondays at 7:30 pm (ongoing)

           Teens and adults. $5 per class.  (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library)  Join Adjoa Amoah-Aggrey, RYT, for all levels of yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Beginners welcome! 

            Email questions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com.

    Location: Perkiomen Valley Library

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Thursday September 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Free Practice Exams - ACT and SAT  
    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

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lisa Kraljevich   610-970-6551   lkraljevich@mclinc.org
   

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 5 and under.

No registration required.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   3:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
   7:00 PM Military Memories  
    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

Thursday September 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Friday September 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Back Door Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Pottstown Regional Public Library

Bag Sale all day Saturday


Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Back Door Book Sale  
   

Friends of the Pottstown Regional Public Library

Bag Sale all day Saturday


Monday September 25, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Master Gardener Series  
    Contact: Roslyn Branch Library   215-886-9818   mmitchell@mclinc.org
   

Master Gardener Programs

Master Gardener SeriesJoin us for a series of Master Gardener Programs 
Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m.

Register online by clicking the date, at Roslyn Branch Library, 215-886-9818 or mmitchell@mclinc.org

Raised Bed Gardening with Master Gardener Rachel Davies
Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
What is a raised bed, and why would you want one in your yard? With what might you fill it and plant it? Learn how you can lengthen your growing season and increase your harvest of vegetables or flowers.
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

Soil Testing: What to do with the Results with Master Gardener Thomas Mrazik of Goodly Gardens
Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Nothing is more important to a wonderful garden than healthy soil. In the class we will learn how to take a soil test and implement the recommendations. 
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

A Four Seasons Garden with Master Gardener Mary McKnight
Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
Dr Mary McKnight-Seltzer of Ideas in Bloom combines the science of botany with the art of design. Her philosophy: There is a creative solution to every gardening problem. Regardless of the season your landscape should always have interest and give pleasure.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Native Ground Covers for Shade with Master Gardener Pam Herceg
Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Create a fresh new look for your landscape with beautiful native layers. Combining a variety of colors, textures and sizes of native shade plants, generates many seasons of interest AND attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects; beauty AND biodiversity!
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Trained at Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum in ornamental horticulture and landscape design, Master Gardener, Pam Herceg, has been designing and planting with natives for the past fifteen years through her company Little Creek Landscapes.

Planting Bulbs in the Fall for Spring Blooms, A Lesson in Patience with Master Gardener Betsy Nutt
Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
Learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so your garden becomes alive with colorful flowers in the spring. Find out exactly what is a bulb. Discover when is the best time to plant in our area, how to prepare the soil for the healthiest plants, what bulbs are suitable for our location and how to plan your bulb garden for longer blooming. Hear about methods to keep bulb-eating critters at bay. Finally, determine the importance of the care of bulbs after blooming. There will be a number of handouts to reinforce the discussion.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Speaker, Betsy Nutt, is a Penn State Master Gardener volunteer. She lives on a small farm where she and her husband have raised sheep for 30 years. They grow and freeze all their vegetables for the year. Their gardens also include fruits, berries and perennial flowers.


All of the presenters are Master Gardener Volunteers from the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension.  Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the Penn State Cooperative Extension.

Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help the Extension better serve the home gardening public by answering questions, speaking to groups, working with 4-H horticultural projects, participating in civic beautification, maintaining demonstration gardens, teaching plant sciences and horticulture, maintaining this web site, and in many other ways.

Master Gardeners are willing and able to educate individuals and groups in gardening topics such as plant selection, composting, soil improvement, 
pest control, vegetable and flower gardening, pruning, and more.  


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: Roslyn Branch Library

Monday October 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Master Gardener Series  
    Contact: Roslyn Branch Library   215-886-9818   mmitchell@mclinc.org
   

Master Gardener Programs

Master Gardener SeriesJoin us for a series of Master Gardener Programs 
Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m.

Register online by clicking the date, at Roslyn Branch Library, 215-886-9818 or mmitchell@mclinc.org

Raised Bed Gardening with Master Gardener Rachel Davies
Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
What is a raised bed, and why would you want one in your yard? With what might you fill it and plant it? Learn how you can lengthen your growing season and increase your harvest of vegetables or flowers.
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

Soil Testing: What to do with the Results with Master Gardener Thomas Mrazik of Goodly Gardens
Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Nothing is more important to a wonderful garden than healthy soil. In the class we will learn how to take a soil test and implement the recommendations. 
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

A Four Seasons Garden with Master Gardener Mary McKnight
Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
Dr Mary McKnight-Seltzer of Ideas in Bloom combines the science of botany with the art of design. Her philosophy: There is a creative solution to every gardening problem. Regardless of the season your landscape should always have interest and give pleasure.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Native Ground Covers for Shade with Master Gardener Pam Herceg
Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Create a fresh new look for your landscape with beautiful native layers. Combining a variety of colors, textures and sizes of native shade plants, generates many seasons of interest AND attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects; beauty AND biodiversity!
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Trained at Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum in ornamental horticulture and landscape design, Master Gardener, Pam Herceg, has been designing and planting with natives for the past fifteen years through her company Little Creek Landscapes.

Planting Bulbs in the Fall for Spring Blooms, A Lesson in Patience with Master Gardener Betsy Nutt
Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
Learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so your garden becomes alive with colorful flowers in the spring. Find out exactly what is a bulb. Discover when is the best time to plant in our area, how to prepare the soil for the healthiest plants, what bulbs are suitable for our location and how to plan your bulb garden for longer blooming. Hear about methods to keep bulb-eating critters at bay. Finally, determine the importance of the care of bulbs after blooming. There will be a number of handouts to reinforce the discussion.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Speaker, Betsy Nutt, is a Penn State Master Gardener volunteer. She lives on a small farm where she and her husband have raised sheep for 30 years. They grow and freeze all their vegetables for the year. Their gardens also include fruits, berries and perennial flowers.


All of the presenters are Master Gardener Volunteers from the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension.  Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the Penn State Cooperative Extension.

Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help the Extension better serve the home gardening public by answering questions, speaking to groups, working with 4-H horticultural projects, participating in civic beautification, maintaining demonstration gardens, teaching plant sciences and horticulture, maintaining this web site, and in many other ways.

Master Gardeners are willing and able to educate individuals and groups in gardening topics such as plant selection, composting, soil improvement, 
pest control, vegetable and flower gardening, pruning, and more.  


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: Roslyn Branch Library

Thursday October 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Monday October 9, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Master Gardener Series  
    Contact: Roslyn Branch Library   215-886-9818   mmitchell@mclinc.org
   

Master Gardener Programs

Master Gardener SeriesJoin us for a series of Master Gardener Programs 
Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m.

Register online by clicking the date, at Roslyn Branch Library, 215-886-9818 or mmitchell@mclinc.org

Raised Bed Gardening with Master Gardener Rachel Davies
Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
What is a raised bed, and why would you want one in your yard? With what might you fill it and plant it? Learn how you can lengthen your growing season and increase your harvest of vegetables or flowers.
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

Soil Testing: What to do with the Results with Master Gardener Thomas Mrazik of Goodly Gardens
Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Nothing is more important to a wonderful garden than healthy soil. In the class we will learn how to take a soil test and implement the recommendations. 
Registration starts Monday, March 6.

A Four Seasons Garden with Master Gardener Mary McKnight
Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
Dr Mary McKnight-Seltzer of Ideas in Bloom combines the science of botany with the art of design. Her philosophy: There is a creative solution to every gardening problem. Regardless of the season your landscape should always have interest and give pleasure.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Native Ground Covers for Shade with Master Gardener Pam Herceg
Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
Create a fresh new look for your landscape with beautiful native layers. Combining a variety of colors, textures and sizes of native shade plants, generates many seasons of interest AND attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects; beauty AND biodiversity!
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Trained at Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum in ornamental horticulture and landscape design, Master Gardener, Pam Herceg, has been designing and planting with natives for the past fifteen years through her company Little Creek Landscapes.

Planting Bulbs in the Fall for Spring Blooms, A Lesson in Patience with Master Gardener Betsy Nutt
Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
Learn how to plant bulbs in the fall so your garden becomes alive with colorful flowers in the spring. Find out exactly what is a bulb. Discover when is the best time to plant in our area, how to prepare the soil for the healthiest plants, what bulbs are suitable for our location and how to plan your bulb garden for longer blooming. Hear about methods to keep bulb-eating critters at bay. Finally, determine the importance of the care of bulbs after blooming. There will be a number of handouts to reinforce the discussion.
Registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Speaker, Betsy Nutt, is a Penn State Master Gardener volunteer. She lives on a small farm where she and her husband have raised sheep for 30 years. They grow and freeze all their vegetables for the year. Their gardens also include fruits, berries and perennial flowers.


All of the presenters are Master Gardener Volunteers from the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension.  Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the Penn State Cooperative Extension.

Once they complete their training, Master Gardeners help the Extension better serve the home gardening public by answering questions, speaking to groups, working with 4-H horticultural projects, participating in civic beautification, maintaining demonstration gardens, teaching plant sciences and horticulture, maintaining this web site, and in many other ways.

Master Gardeners are willing and able to educate individuals and groups in gardening topics such as plant selection, composting, soil improvement, 
pest control, vegetable and flower gardening, pruning, and more.  


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: Roslyn Branch Library

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Beginners Workshop  
    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

Sunday October 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Janet Benton, author  
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

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

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   3:00 PM Military Memories  
    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!

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite
 
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Thursday November 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library CLOSED  

Monday November 13, 2017
     AARP Safe Driver Refresher Course  
    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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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   3:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
 
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
   7:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
 
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
   7:00 PM Military Memories  
    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
 
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library CLOSED  

Friday November 24, 2017
     Library CLOSED  

Thursday December 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Toastmasters Club  
    Contact: Susan Davis   610-970-6551   sdavis@mclinc.org
   

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Thursday December 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  5:30 PM Office Hours Congressman Ryan Costello  
   

https://costello.house.gov/

Community Office Hours - new mezzanine level meeting room at Pottstown Regional Public Library

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library CLOSED  

Monday February 26, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Yoga  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

Vinyasa Yoga [Flow or slow flow] style

Julie Nieznay -- Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor

Bring:  a water bottle, your own mat [towel or blanket] for floor work, Yoga block- recommended but not required

Chairs are available

Beginners are welcome!

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Carolyn Wiker   610-970-6551   cwiker@mclinc.org
   

Instructor:  Julie Nieznay

Currently working on a Chen Style form

Beginners welcome

    Location: Pottstown Regional Public Library

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Today is  Wednesday July 26, 2017

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