Lans­dale Pub­lic Li­brary

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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 pointser­vicectr@gmail.com.

• 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.

Church Events

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.

Spe­cial Events

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 mtar­lecki@nmtcc.org.

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.

Ed­u­ca­tion

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.

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