Lansdale Public Library
What’s happening at the Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale. fnformationW O1R-URR-POOU; inforequests@ lansdaleli- brary.org qhe library is openW Monday - FridayW 1M a.m. - 9 p.m.; paturdayW 1M a.m. - P p.m. qhe library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and will close at P p.m. Dec. 31. CLUBS/MEETINGS: rnless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public.
• Psychic Development Group: Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. Are you psychic? tant to find out? pign up at www. meetup.com Eenter zip code 1944SF. Cost AR.
• MOMS Club: Dec. 17 at 1MW1R a.m.
• Lansdale Camera Club: Dec. 17 at SWPM p.m.
• Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots: Dec. 18 at SWPM p.m. AfM Group espouses three core valuesW fiscal responsibility, constitutional limited government and free markets.
• Amazing Moms Nursing/New Mom Support Group: Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. pupportive group of moms gather to discuss nursing and raising babies.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness: Dec. 19 at SW4R p.m. A peer-run support group. Connection groups are for and run by people who live with mental illness.
• National MS Optimists Support Group: Dec. 20 at T p.m.
• Amateur Radio: Dec. 27 at T p.m. Call S1M-R1TRMT4.
• Cribbage: Mondays at 1 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
• Knitting/Crochet Club: Wednesdays at 4WPM 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 1WPM p.m.
• Knitting/Crocheting Group: Wednesdays at 4WPM p.m.
• Stitch and Chat: Fridays at 1 p.m. BOOK GROUPS: • Men’s Book Discussion: Dec. 10 at T p.m. December’s selection is “qhe Prince” by kiccolo Machiavelli. Jan. 14: J.o.o. qolkien’s “qhe Hobbit.”
• Book Discussion Group: Dec. 12 at T p.m. qhis month’s selection will be “qhe qime heeper” by Mitch Albom. MOVIES: • Friday Night Movies: phowtime is S p.m. unless otherwise noted. Dec. 14: “qhe Polar bxpress” EPG, 1MM minutesF, at TWPM p.m. ptory reading to begin at SWPM p.m. qickets are A1; Dec. 21: “Arthur Christmas” EPG, 9T minutesF; Dec. 28: “Madagascar PW burope’s Most tanted” EPG, 9P minutesF. KIDS’ CORNER: • Little Builders’ Club: Dec. 13 at 4WPM p.m. Children of all ages can come and build.
• Kiwanis Story Time: Dec. 22 at 1MWPM a.m. Debra Hawk, a member of the Lansdale hiwanis Club, will read stories and complete fun activites with the kids.
• Miss Lisa’s Family Storytime: For children ages O to R. Parents and siblings are welcome. Thursdays at 1MWPM a.m.; Fridays at 11WPM a.m.
• Miss Lisa’s Infant Storytime: Fridays at 1MWPM a.m. For children under O and their parentsLcaregivers.
• Math Mondays: Mondays at 4 p.m. Free tutoring in basic math for students.
• Free Tutoring by Youth Lit: qhe American vouth Literacy Foundation is offering tutoring to children in grades 1 to R who need help with reading. qutoring is provided by trained volunteers. qutors will work with your child after school for PM minutes per week, usually Friday afternoons between 4 and RWPM. lther times may be available. Please sign up using the form available at the library. More information is available at www.youthlit. org. SPECIAL EVENTS: • First Friday Used Book Sale: Dec. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. A variety of fiction, nonfiction and children’s hardback and paperback books and movies.
• NPHS Improv Troupe: Dec. 7 at SWPM p.m. ff you thought you knew improv, think again. Join us for a fun evening. Last show before the Mayans.
• Blood Pressure Screening & Hospice Care Information: Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. penior Helpers’ pervices staff will check your blood pressure for free. Crossroads Hospice Care will have information available.
• Second annual Gingerbread House Craft Time: Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. in the community room at Lansdale’s Parks and oecreation Building, SMM Lansdale Ave. CostW A1M. Please register ahead of time at the library.
• Christmas Book Sale: kow through Dec. 22. All Christmas books from used book sale are on sale.
• New Year’s at Noon: Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. hids! Parents! Grandparents! Join us as we “oing in the kew vear” at noon! qhe party starts at 11 a.m. with the movie, “oudolph’s phiny kew vear.” pnacks and noisemakers will be provided.
North Wales Area Library
What’s happening at the North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. O1R-S99-R41M; www.northwaleslibrary.org. KIDS’ PROGRAMS: • Who Let the Dogs In?: Dec. 8 and 22 from 1MWPM to 11WPM a.m. Children can sign up to read to a trained therapy dog. pign-up required.
• Our Little Bookworms: Dec. 11 at 1M a.m. qoddlers E1O mos. to P yearsF meet for PM minutes of story time.
• Friday Story Hour: Dec. 14, 21 and 28 from O to P p.m. All ages welcome.
• Tuesday Story Hour: Dec. 18 from 1M to 11 a.m. pponsored by qarget. Ages P to S are invited.
• Baby’s First Book: A gift of literacy from the Library sponsored by First kiagara, the PA lne Book bvery voung Child OM1O selection, “ptop pnoring, Bernard!,” is presented to each baby born to a library patron. qhis 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: qhis new club will meet each qhursday afternoon from 4 to R p.m. qhe korth Penn High pchool hey Club will be overseeing and help engineer Lego creations. ko fee. Lego donations welcome. Limited to children in third grade and up!
FAMILY DAY PROGRAMS: Storytimes: • Special Needs Story TimeW Dec. 15 from 1MWPM to 11 a.m. Children with special needs Eall agesF and siblings are welcome to attend. qhe stories and music will be geared toward ages O to S and the environment will be sensory friendly.
• Makin’ Music: Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. bxperience oockin’ ohythms at this music enrichment program. All are welcome. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Long Term Care Planning: Dec. 12 at O p.m. Come for an educational workshop about the pitfalls in planning for long term care. lptions and rising costs will be discussed. ko fee or registration are required.
• Adults Discuss BooksW lne quesday evening each month, T to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for A1M each. Dec. 18 (6:30 p.m.): “bleanor ooosevelt’s Life of poul pearching & pelf Discovery,” by Ann Atkins. opsP required.
• Tai Chi for Arthritis: bvery qhursday at 1M a.m. beginning Jan. 10. A safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit. CostW AR per class.
• Making Powerful Presentations: Jan. 17 from T to U p.m. Learn to make presentations that grab hold of your listener’s attention, maximize understanding and retention of the topic and turn passive listeners into involved participants. qhe presentation is free. oegister at rpeatP@aol.com or at the circulation desk. Light refreshments served.
CLUBS WITH NO FEES:
• Teen Club (ages 12 and up): tednesdays from TWPM to UWPM p.m. bnjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Check out our Facebook page by searching korth tales qeen Book Club and like us to receive updates and reminders. Dec. 12: Game kight; Dec. 19: Movie kight E“Polar bxpress”F at T p.m.; Dec. 26: ko meeting.
• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pattern and come join the knitters by the fireplace each quesday beginning at 1M a.m.
• Mahjong Group — Join the gang each quesday afternoon beginning at 1OWPM p.m. in the main library.
• Wii Bowling for Adults: First and third tednesday afternoon at O p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes — Players of all abilities are welcome to play every qhursday 1 to 4 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Movie Tavern: Dec. 11 at noon. Bring a bag lunch or snack and enjoy a holiday movie on the big screen. qable and chairs will be set up to view the screen adaption of Debbie Macomber’s popular holiday book, “Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” starring Doris ooberts.
• Friends of the Library Meeting: Dec. 12 at T p.m. at the library.
• American Red Cross Blood Drive: Dec. 17. Give a gift to others in need!
• Holiday Violin Concert: Dec. 17 at T p.m. Lansdale puzuki siolins, musicians age 4 to 1U, will play holiday music in the fireplace area of the library.
• Blood Pressure ScreeningW Fourth quesday afternoon of each month from 1 to O p.m. qhe kP sisiting kurse Association will offer free blood pressure screening at the Library. ko appointment or fee. qhis month, Dec. 19 is the date due to the holiday.
• 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 kooks, hindles, 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? ptop by the library any Monday after R p.m. for one-on-one help.
• Toys for Tots: qhe cafe area has a box for donations of new toys for children in need. FUNDRAISING: • Holiday Cookie Sale: qhe library is now taking orders for its annual sale. solunteer chefs bake up fabulous homemade goodies that are sold by weight, AU per pound, 1LO pound minimum. Call the library to place your order. Cookies will be packaged and ready for pick up beginning Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.
• Adopt-A-BrickW For A1MM, an engraved brick will be installed at the seterans Memorial Flag Pole. lrder forms available at the library.
• Byers ChoiceW ptoryqeller is available for sale at the library. ATMLeach plus A1M if shipping is needed.
• Donate your car to the North Wales Area LibraryW qhe library will benefit from the proceeds of the sale or salvage of your vehicle and your donation is tax deductable. Contact Point pervice Center and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to the ktAL. Arrangements will be made to tow your vehicle, if necessary, at no cost to you. Call Point pervice Center at O1R-S99-qfob EU4TPF or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Entertainment Books: Get your discount coupon book and support the library. CostW APM.
Art & Music
The North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus will perform “Alice in Winterland” Dec. 7 at TWPM p.m. and Dec. 8 at O p.m. at the BranchCreek Community Church, ooute SP, Harleysville. qhe concert will be filled with holiday music performed in four-part harmony and will feature a special guest performance by the Pennridge High pchool chamber Choir. General ad- mission tickets purchased in advance are A1R and A1O for seniors and students. At the door, general admission tickets will be A1U and A1R for seniors and adults. Children 1O and under are free with an accompanying adult. qo purchase tickets, call O1R-P9P-194M or visit www. korthPennsmen.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, will host a Family Holiday Concert Dec. 9 at P p.m. qhe poutheastern Pennsylvania pymphony lrchestra will usher in the holiday season with some of the greatest Christmas music of all time. qickets are available through the pPpl website, www.spso.info, or at the door.
The North Penn High School Chamber Singers and Brass will be featured on St. John’s Artist Series Christmas Concert Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. rnder the direction of Matthew hlenk and Michael Britcher, these two groups will be joined by pt. John’s Chancel Choir and Friends performing music of the Christmas season. qhe concert will be held at pt. John’s rnited Church of Christ, RMM t. Main pt. Lansdale. thile there is no admission charge for this concert, there will be a freewill offering. For more information and directions to the church, visit the church’s web site at www.st-johnsucc.org or call the church at O1R-URR-R4U9.
The Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal), Sumneytown Pike at Barndt Road, Harleysville, will hold its annual Christmas pageant at the 10:15 a.m. service on Dec. 23, with the reenactment of the kativity, readings, carols and choirs performing. Advent Lessons and Carols will be held at the U a.m. service. pervices on Christmas bve will include an early bucharist service with hymns and organ music at 11 a.m. A festive bucharist service for families with young children at RWPM p.m., featuring the re-telling of the story of the kativity, singing by the children’s choirs, carol singing and lighting of the Christ candle. qhe traditional candlelight bucharist service at 9 p.m. with special music by the Holy ppirit choirs, handbell choir, instrumentalists and harpist bllen qepper, and a message of hope for all people by the oev. hathy Andonian, rector. For more information, contact the church at O1R-OP4UMOM or check the web page at www.churchoftheholyspirit.us.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 211 S. Main St., North Wales, has announced the following events and programs:
• The Thrift Shop at St. Peter’s is open for business. ptore hours are tednesdays from 9WPM a.m. to 4WPM p.m. and paturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. qhe shop is located at pt. Peter’s Lutheran Church, O11 p. Main pt., korth tales. Donations of small household items, books, linens and women’s and children’s clothing are accepted during store hours. All proceeds are donated to local charities.
North Montco Technical Career Center, located at 1265 Sumneytown Pike, Towamencin, will hold a Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 from 9WPM to 11WPM a.m. qhe price is AU for adults and A4 for children 1O and under. qhe breakfast includes a buffet and a special treat from panta. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Manna on Main ptreet. peating is limited. oeserve a place by calling O1R-PSU-11TT x1SP or email email@example.com.
Santa’s Visit, the annual holiday gathering hosted Ey WhH HDWfiHlG 7RwnVhLS Police Department, with VuSSRrW frRP WhH HDWfiHlG Township Police Benevolent Association, will be held Dec. 8 in the community room of the town- ship municipal building, 19RM pchool od, Hatfield. qhe free event is an “open house,” where families may visit with panta any time between noon and P p.m. bnjoy refreshments and do a make and take craft together. Both the township building and the police station are dropoff sites for the qoys for qots program. For information, call O1R-URR-M9MM or visit www.hatfieldtownship.org.
The Norristown Garden Club will hold its 63rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 14 from 1M a.m. to 9 p.m. at five private homes and a historic church in the torcester qownship area. Fresh flower designs and interesting ideas are always keynotes of this tour. qhe event raises funds for scholarships and community activities. qickets are only sold before the tour, and the deadline to purchase is Dec. 1M. qicketsW AOR each Eno children under 1O pleaseF. qickets can be purchased online at norristowngardenclub.org or by mailing a stamped, selfaddressed business-sized envelope with a check made out to korristown Garden Club to korristown Garden Club, P.l. Box OS, Cedars, PA 194OP. For additional information, call S1M-OT9-MRRR.
The Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, will celebrate the 34th annual Festival of Trees through Dec. 31. qhe historic house museum will be transformed into a holiday destination for the entire family. Guided tours will be available quesday through paturday at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and O p.m. Admission is A1M for adults, A9 for seniors and AT for students. Admission for the decor tour is AS.
The Montgomery County Library Bookmobile will make the following stops: Dec. 7 and 21 from 1WPM to 4WPM p.m., ooutes SP and 4SP, Hatfield; Dec. 14 and 28 from 1MWPM a.m. to 1OWPM p.m. at tater qower pquare, Horsham and korth tales roads, Montgomeryville; Dec. 15 and 29 from 1M a.m. to 1OWPM p.m. and 1WPM to 4 p.m. at oalph’s Corner, ooutes SP and 4SP, Hatfield; Dec. 19 from 1WPM to 4WPM p.m. at salley ptream Apartments, Cowpath ooad and Line ptreet, Hatfield; Dec. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. and R to T p.m. at tater qower pquare, Horsham and korth tales roads, Montgomeryville; Dec. 20 from 1OWPM to PW4R p.m. at the bstate of George p. pnyder, fnc., Cowpath ooad, Hatfield; Dec. 20 from R to T p.m. at Hatfield sillage Apartments, Maple Avenue, Hatfield.