North Wales Area Li­brary

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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 pointser­vicectr@gmail.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.)

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