North Wales Area Library
What’s happening at the North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales. 215-S99-5410; www.northwaleslibrary.org. The library is open Monday and Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. KIDS’ PROGRAMS: • Story Hour: Tuesdays at 10 a.m and Thursdays at 2 p.m.
• 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 iego creations. No fee. iego donations welcome. iimited to children in third grade and up!
• Science in the Summer: July 8 to 11. Registration will begin May 1 for this GlaxoSmithKline sponsored Genetics program. Students who have completed grades 1 or 2 are ievel 1 and students who have completed grades 3, 4 or 5 are ievel 2. Four classes will be offeredW ievel 1, 10 to 10W45 a.m.; ievel 2, 11W15 a.m. to 12 p.m; ievel 1, 2 to 2W45 p.m. and ievel 2, 3W15 to 4 p.m. Students must attend all four sessions.
• Baby’s First BookW A gift of literacy from the iibrary, sponsored by Friends of the North Wales iibrary.
ADULT PROGRAMS: • Downton Abbey: Mondays at 2 p.m.
• Adults Discuss Books: One Tuesday evening each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at the library! Books are available for $10 each: May 21 “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. June 18 “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. July 30 “The Paris Wife” by Paul McLain (Note Date Change).
• Tai Chi for Arthritis: Sign up now for Level 2 classes beginning May 6 at 10 a.m. and May 9 at 5:45 p.m. A new Level 1 (6 hour) Saturday class will be offered May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attending a workshop is a prerequisite to join an ongoing class. Current participants are welcome to attend to review and deepen their practice. The cost for the class is $15. Bring your lunch and water. Snack and tea provided. This is a safe, easy-to-learn exercise class that increases vitality, mental clarity and calms the spirit. No experience or special equipment needed. Wear comfortable clothing and VKRHV. 7DuJKW Ey D FHUWLfiHG instructor.
CLUBS WITH NO FEES:
• Bridge Group: Each Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. For experienced bridge players.
• Teen Club (ages 12 and up): Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a good book, movie or game with friends. Check out our Facebook page by searching North Wales Teen Book Club and like us to receive updates and reminders.
• Knit One, Purl Two Club — Bring your yarn and pattern and come join WKH NnLWWHUV Ey WKH fiUHSODFH each Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.
• Mahjong Group — Join the gang each Tuesday afternoon beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the main library.
• Blood Pressure Screening: Fourth Tuesday afternoon of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. No appointment or fee. The North Penn Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood pressure screenings. New day and time: Beginning May 16 the screening will also be offered the third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
• Wii Bowling for Adults: Second and fourth Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
• Mexican Train Dominoes — Players of all abilities are welcome to play every Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Salute America! May 23 at 4 p.m. For ages 5 and up.
• Used Book Sale May 16 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 will also feature a bake and plant sale. May 19 Bag of Books Sale. Bargain Prices: $2.00 hardback/$1.00 paperback.
• Identity theft, scams, finDnFLDO SUHGDWRUV: 0Dy 29 beginning at 2 p.m. Come experience an overview of LGHnWLWy WKHIW, VFDPV DnG financial predators; their impacts, prevention measures and recovery steps. No fee. Sign up required.
• Red Cross Blood Drive: June 10 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the community rooms.
• Beef n’ Beer: August 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Upper Gwynedd Firehouse. All SURFHHGV EHnHfiW WKH )ULHnGV The Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child 2013 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.
• College Prep Night: May 22 at 7:30 p.m. For students and parents.
TEEN CLUB: Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m: of the Library. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Sign up by calling or stopping in the library.
• RSVP APPRISE: Fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Medicare Counselors are trained by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. All counseling is IUHH & FRnfiGHnWLDO. 0HHWings can be individual or in groups. Call 610-834-1040 Ext. 46 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
• Redner’s Save-A-Tape Program: Pick up a free customer card at Redner’s and join the Save-a-Tape Program. After your card is registered, drop your register receipts at the library circulation desk. We’ll take care of the rest. This program provides a cash rebate to the library based on sales. Your card must be presented at time of purchase for the Library to receive the cash rebate.
• 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 any Monday after 5 p.m. for one-on-one help.
• Honor the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School: Help the library remember those that lost their OLYHV Ey SuUFKDVLnJ D fiUVWgrade level book to add to the library shelves. Inside each book will be a special message with the image of an angel, the name of a victim, and, if requested, the name of the family who is donating the book in their memory. A donation of $15 will purchase the book and personalized bookplate.
Book, DVD and puzzle donations needed for the library sale May 16 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a bake and plant sale.
Bag of Books Sale: May 19. FUNDRAISING: • 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: 7KH OLEUDUy ZLOO EHnHfiW IURP 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 215-699-TIRE (8473) or email email@example.com.
• Entertainment Books: Get your discount coupon book and support the library. Cost: $30. room: 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 six-week sessions. Call 215-362-7432 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. program at Normandy Farm Hotel every Thursday morning for breakfast, business news, informative speakers and plenty of networking. The cost includes a full breakfast buffet. Copies of the business cards will be made available to those who would like them.
GLUOV DnG ERyV IURP fiUVW to 12th grade are invited to join the Towamencin Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. C.A.R. provides opportunities for a child to develop a love of, and a respect for, our country. The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, founded in 1895, is the oldest patriotic organization for youths in our county. Membership is open to all children who are descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Let your child see history come alive through the eyes of their Revolutionary War Ancestor. Monthly meetings and activities are planned for all ages. For more information please write to SSeely00@ comcast.net
Do you have a fear of public speaking? Blue Bell Toastmasters Club can help. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Marriott Courtyard, located on Route 202, directly across from the Montgomeryville Mall. Learn how to improve communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Admission fee: $5. For more info, visit www.bbtoast.org.
The LeTip Chapter of Gwynedd, meets every Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. We meet at the Clubhouse Too Diner at the corner of Sumneytown Pike & Church Road in Lansdale. LeTip is a professional business lead exchange network. Please call and join us for a meeting. Call 215-779-0723
LeTip of Lansdale is a professional networking organization with the purpose of exchanging business leads. Attend one of our breakfast meetings to learn how LeTip will benHfiW yRuU EuVLnHVV. /H7LS RI Lansdale meets every Thursday from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. at Franconi’s Restaurant, 1200 Welsh Road in North Wales. Please contact Elena Sickles at 610-222-4205 for more information about our chapter.
The Greater North Penn Regional Collaborative Board of Directors holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale. For more information, call Kathleen Fitzgerald at 215855-8296.
7KH )LUHfiJKWHUV Auxiliary of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for members. Interested participants can live in any town. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each PRnWK DW 8 S.P. DW WKH fiUHhall, 2700 Walnut Street, ColMarch For more information, call Carol at 215361-9620.
Single Volunteers of Bucks County meets every third Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Andrews Hall (part of Doylestown Presbyterian Church), 125 Mechanic Street. Parking is located on Church Street. On all other Tuesdays, the group meets at the Churchville Nature Center on Churchville Lane. The group is for singles who want to make friends while helping their community through volunteering. For more information or directions, visit www.svbucks. org.
The Lansdale Chapter of the American Association of University Women meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the North Penn High School District Educational Service Center, Church Road and Hancock Street, Lansdale. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-368-9665 or visit http://aauwlansdale.org.
PRO-ACT, a volunteerbased, grassroots organization that works to reduce the stigma of drug/alcohol addiction and to ensure the availability of treatment options, hosts informational sessions. Information: 215-489-6120 ext. 3 (Maura Farrell). honor the 125 Years of Volunteer Fire Service in North Wales by the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company. Entry fee for the race is $25. (All online registrants will be eligible for a random prize drawing on race day.)