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• Responsible Policies for Animals: Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Learn about changes needed for DOO DnLPDOs WR OHDG IuOfiOOLnJ lives.
• Making Powerful Presentations: Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. Sign up at the library for the workshop, offered by Alvina Peat.
• Amateur Radio: Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Call 610-5175074 for details.
• Better Health Skin Care: Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Learn how to take better care of your skin.
• Cribbage: Tuesdays 1 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Knitting/Crochet Club: Wednesdays 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.
• Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m. MOVIES: • Friday Night Movies: Showtime is 6 p.m. Oct. 12: “Snow White and the Huntsman” (PG-13, 127 minutes); Oct. 19: “The Avengers” (PG-13, 143 minutes); Oct. 26: “Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein” (G, 78 minutes), movie to begin after costume contest at about 6:30. KIDS’ CORNER: • Little Builders’ Club: Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages welcome.
• Miss Lisa’s Family Storytime: For children ages 2 to 5. Parents and siblings are welcome. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
• Miss Lisa’s Infant Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For children under 2 and their parents/caregivers.
• Kiwanis Storytime: Debra Hawk, a member of the Lansdale Kiwanis Club,
at will read stories and complete fun activities with the kids. Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Halloween.”
• Free Math Help: Mondays at 4 p.m. Free tutoring in basic math for students.
• 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: • Book Discussion Group: Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection will be a reader’s choice.
• Men’s Book Discussion: Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection is “Lusitania” by Diana Preston. SPECIAL EVENTS: • First Friday Used Book Sale: Oct. 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. $ YDULHWy RI fiFWLRn, nRnfiFtion and children’s hardback and paperback books and movies.
• Festival of Books: Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Books at 40 to 60 percent discount for babies, children and youth. Presented by the Peace Project/Kids for Peace.
• Oktoberfest: Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Whites Road Park. Fourth annual Oktoberfest with an LnWHUnDWLRnDO flDLU. 0usLF, dance, beer garden, food, games, crafts, etc.
• Meet the Author and Artist: Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Illustrator Brigida Michopulos shows how she creates her artwork and about the book “Suffer the Children: Growing Up in Italy During WWII; Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Mi- chopulos and author Donato DeSimone will discuss the book.
• Halloween Costume Party: Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Come join the parade around the library and see if you can win the prize for best costume!
• Clothing Collection Drive: Through Nov. 9. Ready to clean out your closets? Donate to a good cause - Cradles to Crayons. Look for the cardboard box at the library. Check the list of needed items at cradlestocrayons. org/ philadelphia. Local Brownie Troop #71525 is coordinating!
PRO- overseeing and help engineer Lego creations. No fee. Lego donations welcome. Limited to children in third grade and up!
FAMILY DAY GRAMS: Storytimes: • Pajama Party Story Hour: Oct. 10, 17 and 24 (Halloween theme) at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Pfeil, former librarian at St. Rose Elementary School, will read books for kids at special evening story times. Children are welcome to come ready for bed!
• Who Let the Dogs In?: Oct. 13 and 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children will read to a trained therapy dog. Sign-up required.
• Special Needs Story Time: Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. 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.
• Makin’ Music: Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. Experience Rockin’ Rhythms at this music enrichment program. All are welcome.
• Friday Story Hour: All ages are invited each Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library. TEEN PROGRAMS: • Teen Club — Every Wednesday in October from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Ask at the circulation desk about checking out an eReader loaded with book choices. Oct. 10: Game Night; Oct. 17: Movie Night (Corps Bride), starts at 6 p.m.; Oct. 24: Game Night. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Snap Shot PA: Oct. 15. Libraries throughout the state will take pictures and collect information about what happened during their day as a snapshop of what their organization does for people who use them. No registration required.
• Adults Discuss Books: One Tuesday evening each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for $10 each. Oct. 16: “The Shoemaker’s Wife:” A Novel by Adriana Trigiani; Nov. 20: “The Secret Daughter,” by Shilpi-Somaya-Gowda.
• Wii Bowling for Adults: First and third Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Next date: Oct. 17.
• Movie Time: Oct. 22: “Birdsong”; Nov. 26: “The Help.”
• AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course: Nov. 27 and 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. For drivers 50+. Learn proven strategies to help maintain yRuU FRnfiGHnFH EHKLnG WKH wheel, and get a great discount on your car insurance. Free to military veterans and their dependents. Others welcome for a fee of $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-AARP members.
• American Sign Language: Every Thursday through Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call 610-6040450.
• 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 fiUsW-FRPH, fiUsW-sHUYHG EDsLs.
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• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pattern and come join WKH NnLWWHUs Ey WKH fiUHSODFH each Tuesday beginning at 10 a.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. Oct. 15: Canning Vegetables (pressure canning).
• 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 sheet for your specific device, all you need is a current library card! Having trouble getting started? Stop by the library any Monday after 5 p.m. for one-on-one help.
• Blood Pressure Screening — 1 to 2 p.m. fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month. The NP Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood pressure screening at the Library. No appointment or fee. FUNDRAISING: • Book, Bake and Plant Sale: Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come to find excellent reads, tasty home baked treats and fall mums from Mr. Ott of Meng Road Greenhouse. All proceeds go to the North Wales Area Library. Book donations are still being accepted (no dictionaries or textbooks, please!). The sale will be open until Oct. 13.
• Bike Ride: Oct. 20. Adults and children over 8 years are invited to join a 7.1 mile bicycle ride through North Wales and Upper Gwynedd. Participants are asked to collect pledges of $1 for every mile they ride, or pay a $10 registration fee. Ride begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available at the library.
• High Tea at the Library: Nov. 10 at noon. The luncheon includes soup, tea sandwiches, desserts, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tea and entertainment. Fee: $25.
• Adopt-A-Brick — For $100, an engraved brick will be installed at the Veterans 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 benefit from the proceeds of 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-TIRE (8473) or email pointservicectr@ gmail. com. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale. The cost is $2.50 per person per session. Information: 610-275-7614 or 215368-7359.
• Weekly round dance lessons will be held from 7: 30 p. m. to 9: 30 p. m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 1020 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale. The cost is $ 5 per couple per session.
North Penn Lodge No. 1979 will host country line dancing on Tuesdays and swing dancing on Wednesdays at the North Penn ELKS, 2737 Trewingtown Rd., ColMarch Beginners’ lessons start at 7 p. m. The cost is $ 8. For more information call Dave at 215- 997- 7688.
Dance classes at the PEAK Center, 315 W. Main St. Lansdale: Ballroom dance classes: Learn the basics of the fox trot, cha cha, jitterbug and waltz. Beginners ballroom: Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Intermediate ballroom: Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginners line dancing: Thursdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Line dancing: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Tap dancing: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 for sixweek sessions. Call 215362-7432 for information and registration. Instructor John Long has been teaching ballroom, tap and line dance at many venues including the PEAK Center for over 20 years.
• The center hosts talented regional performing artists one Friday afternoon per month. For more information, call 215-3627432.
• The center hosts evening dances for adults 55 years of age and older the second Friday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a live band. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at the door.