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at 4:30 p.m. Beginners, novices, whoever – if you’re looking for a nice way to relax and socialize, bring a current project or a skein of yarn and needles to start.
• WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan Group: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
• Crocheting Group: Fridays at 1 p.m. MOVIES: • Friday Movie Matinees: Showtime is 2 p.m. Aug. 17: “Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (PG, 86 minutes); Aug. 24: “The Iron Giant” (PG, 86 minutes); Aug. 31: “Treasure Planet (PG, 95 minutes). KIDS’ CORNER: • Summer Reading Celebration Ice Cream Social: Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our summer of reading.
• Kiwanis Storytime: Debra Hawk, a member of the Lansdale Kiwanis Club, will read stories and complete fun activities with the kids. Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m., this month’s theme is camping.
• Math Tutoring: Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. Free tutoring in any math subject for students up to grade 12.
• Free Tutoring by Youth Lit: The American Youth Literacy Foundation is offering tutoring to children in grades 1 to 5 who need help with reading. Tutoring is provided by trained volunteers. Tutors will work with your child after school for 30 minutes per week, usually Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30. Other times may be available. Please sign up using the form available at the library. More information is available at www. youthlit.org. BOOK GROUPS: • Men’s Book Discussion: This group will take the summer off and meet again beginning in September. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Living History — The Civil War Soldier: Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Historical reenactor Mike Jesberger will present the Union and Confederate soldier. Learn about life on the march, in camp and in battle. Complete with the equipment, weapons and personal items of a soldier, the program will give you a better understanding of the struggle to keep our nation intact.
• Celebrate Founders Day: Aug. 25 At the Library: North Penn S Gaugers model train display at the library; library computers open to all; extended hours at the library 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• American Red Cross blood drive: Aug. 30 from 2 to 7 p.m.
• Trivia Night: Sept. 15 Third annual beef and beer trivia contest. Which team will win?
• Oktoberfest: Oct. 6 Fourth annual Oktoberfest wLWK DQ LQWHUQDWLRQDO flDLU. Music, dance, beer garden, food, games, crafts, etc. 7:30 p.m.
• Makin’ Music — Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Experience oockin’ ohythms at this music enrichment program. All ages welcome.
• Baby’s First Book — A gift of literacy from the Library sponsored by First Niagara, the PA One Book Every Young Child 2012 selection, “Stop Snoring, Bernard!,” is presented to each baby born to a Library patron. This statewide effort encourages adults to share and talk about books and stories with children. Please stop by or call the Library with the name and birth date of any new baby in your household.
• Lego Club — This new club will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5 p.m. The North Penn High School Key Club will be overseeing and help engineer Lego creations. No fee. Lego donations welcome.
FAMILY DAY PROGRAMS:
• Japanese Cultural Day with Emily Boyer — Aug. 22
• Final Day Party: Cat’s Pajama’s Music Program — Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Storytimes: • Friday Story Hour — All ages welcome. Aug. 17, 24 and 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. Also, visit the Upper Gwynedd Gazebo for story hour each Friday in August at 11 a.m.
• Tuesday Story Hour — Sponsored by Target. Ages 3-6 are invited to attend Aug. 21 and 28 from 10 to 11 a.m.
• Our Little Bookworms — Toddlers (12 months to 3 years) meet on several Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. for 30 minutes of storytime. Upcoming meetings: Aug. 28.
• Special Needs Story Time — Children with special needs (all ages) and siblings are welcome to attend. The stories and music will be geared toward ages 2 to 6 and the environment will be sensory friendly. The program will be held the second Tuesday morning of each month from 10 to 10:30 in the library community rooms. TEEN PROGRAMS: • Teen Club — Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a good book, talk about it and have treats! No fee. Please stop by the circulation desk to register and pick up a copy of the book for discussion. Ages 12 and up. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Adults Discuss Books — One Tuesday evening each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for $10 each. Aug. 21: “ounning with Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs.
• Creating a Healthier Memory: Brain Games - Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. Presented by Patricia Anasiewicz, oN, MSN, Community Health Outreach nurse at Abington Health/Lansdale Hospital. Bring a bagged lunch. oeservations required. No fee. Call 215-481-2204.
• Detecting Women Book Discussion Program — This PA Humanities Council sponsored program will be held in the library community rooms from 1 to 3 p.m. No fee; books provided on a fiUVW-FRPH, fiUVW-VHUYHG EDVLV.
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• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pattern and come join WKH NQLWWHUV Ey WKH fiUHSODFH each Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes — Players of all abilities are welcome to play every Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.
• Mahjong Group — Join the gang each Tuesday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the main library. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Beth Miller, master food preserver with the Montgomery County Extension Service, will show a DVD about the topics listed and host a questionand-answer period from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20: Canning Tomatoes; Oct. 15: Canning segetables ning).
• Meet the Author: Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Carol Polis, author of “The Lady is a Champ” will be hosting a book talk, n&A session and signing of her newly published book. Copies available for $20 each.
• Get a new eReader or Smartphone? Library eBooks and audiobooks for these devices are available for free through the library! Books are compatible with all Nooks, Kindles, tablets, iPods, iPhones and androids. Ask at the circulation desk for an instruction VKHHW IRU yRuU VSHFLfiF GHvice, all you need is a current library card! Having trouble getting started? Stop by the library anytime from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month for oneon-one help.
• Blood Pressure Screening — 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month. The NP sisiting Nurse Association will offer free blood pressure screening at the Library. No appointment or fee. FUNDRAISING: • Golf Outing — Join us for the fourth annual Golf Classic at Limekiln Golf Club Sept. 28. Contributions of prizes, giveaways or services for the event are welcome. 11 a.m. shotgun start. $125 per golfer or $400 per foursome. Call about sponsorship possibilities. Premier sponsor: North Wales Water Authority.
• Adopt-A-Brick — For $100, an engraved brick will be installed at the seterans Memorial Flag Pole. Order forms available at the library.
• Byers Choice — StoryTeller is available for sale at the library. $70/each plus $10 if shipping is needed.
• Donate your car to the North Wales Area Library — The library will EHQHfiW IURP WKH SURFHHGV RI the sale or salvage of your vehicle and your donation is tax deductable. Contact Point Service Center and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to the NWAL. Arrangements will be made to tow your vehicle, if necessary, at no cost to you. Call Point Service Center at 215699-TIoE (8473) or email email@example.com.