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Lower Providence Community Library
Lower Providence Community Library: 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville (610-666-6640) Storytime Programs: Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m., ages infant through 2 years; 11:15 a.m. ages older 2 through 3 years; Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., ages 4 years and up; Saturdays: 10:30 a.m., ages infant through 3 years; 11:15 a.m., ages 4 and up.
Norristown Public Library
Montgomery County-norristown Public Library: 1001 Powell St., Norristown (610278-5100 ext. 205) Great Book Discussion Group: Second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. These books have proven time and time again to deliver the quality reading and discussion. Call to register. Senior Film Festival: Second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us to watch movie and popcorn. New theme is featured each month. Adult Scrabble Club: Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. The club meets in the community room. New players are welcome. This program is free. Boards are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. No registration is required.
Free Library of Springfield Township
The Free Library of Springfield Township: 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor; 215-8365300; freelibraryofspringfieldtownship.org. Terrific 2s and 3s Storytime: Mondays at 10 a.m. For children ages 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. Playful Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5 years with a caregiver. Wonderful Ones Storytime: Thursdays at 10 a.m. For children birth to 24 months with a caregiver. Lego Club: Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For children ages 4 and up. Free build with Legos. Duplo Play Day: First and third Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For children ages 2 to 6. Free build with Duplos. Make and Take Craft: Second and fourth Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For children ages 2 and up. Socrates Café: Mondays at 7 p.m. Meet to discuss, share and explore topical issues. No need to register; just come with your thoughts and an open mind. Mah Jongg: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Beginners and others who would like to learn how to play are welcome. Adult Knit Night: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join the knitting group for knitting, crocheting and conversation. Friday Movie Matinee: Join the over 18 crowd for a 2 p.m. movie each week. Documentaries, classics, current hits and in-between movies shown. Call the library or check our website for the weekly titles. Tail Waggin’ Tutors: Children in grades K to 6 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog to help build reading skills and confidence. Registration is required. Please contact the library to get dates and times and to sign up for a 10-minute time slot. Dates and times available on library website. Storytime and Lego Club Break: Morning storytimes and Lego Club will be taking a brief break as we prepare for summer. No storytimes or Lego Club through June 2. Regular schedule resumes the week of June 5. Summer Reading Signup: Join the summer reading club at the library. Children and teens are invited to sign up at the library anytime after May 30 for the summer reading program, which allows participants to track their reading and earn prizes.
Upper Dublin Public Library
Upper Dublin Public Library: 805 Loch Alsh Ave., Fort Washington; 215-628-8744; www. udpl.org. 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring by Appointment: One-hour tutoring session with a computer tutor volunteer on topic of your choice. Registration and $5 Friends donation required. Contact Kay at 215-628-8744 or email@example.com. Creative Writers Meetup Group: Second Monday of the month from 7 to 8:50 p.m. Register at meetup.com/thecreative-writers-meetup-group. Weekly ESL Conversation Group: Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. or Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interested in practicing your English in a safe and caring environment? Come to our conversation group and improve your skills. For more information, contact Kay Klocko at 215-6288744 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Book Clubs: (Please check website for exact dates.) History Book: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m.; Bookworms: First Thursday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Book Bunch for 55-plus: First Monday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. APPRISE Medicare Counseling: Wednesdays by appointment between 10 a.m. and noon. State-trained APPRISE Counselors will be available to help you through the Medicare process. Counselors provided by RSVP-MC. Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30 to 4 p.m. Seasoned players or beginners. Bring your cards. For grades nine to 12. Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Upper Dublin Knitters: Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit in a supportive, relaxed environment? Love knitting and looking for some company? All are welcome to attend! Please bring your own supplies and we’ll provide the company and conversation. Harry Potter’s World Special Exhibit: Through June 20. Explore this special exhibit based on Renaissance traditions that influenced Western science. This exhibit was developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Exhibit located outside the UD Township Community Rooms.
William Jeanes Memorial Library
The William Jeanes Memorial Library: 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary.org or call 610-828-0441 for information and to register for programs. Preschool Sensory Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. This storytime is designed for all children ages 3 and up and their caregivers, and will be sensory friendly. All preschoolers are welcome, including those with sensory integration disorders and autism spectrum disorders. There will be stories, music, and sensory activities. Space is limited, and registration is required. Younger siblings are welcome. Babes & Books Storytime: Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Babies up to about 18 months and their caregivers are invited for a halfhour of songs, movement, stories, and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome. Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. The Dropped Stitches Club: Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Join us for a free drop-in stitch group. All crafts are welcome. No instruction will be provided, but supplies and reference materials will be available. No registration required. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Library. Tales for Tots: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Three- and 4-year-olds are invited with a caregiver for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Linda and her puppet, Lucy. Registration is not necessary for this free storytime sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Mother Goose Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Mother Goose story time is for children between 18-36 months old. Children and their caregivers will enjoy a half hour of stories, rhymes, music and lots of movement. This story time is offered three times each week due to its popularity. Please sign up for only one day of the week during this fall session. Please register at www.jeaneslibrary.org or call 610-828-0441. Qi Gong: Thursdays at 10 a.m. Qi Gong is a moving form of mediation, coordinating breath with a series of slow, gentle movements. It improves balance and energy and promotes a sense of well-being. No registration or experience is needed for this class. Cost is $10 per person. Reading Romp Storytime: Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Reading Romp is a story time for preschoolers from about 3 to 5, led by Mrs. Linda Doll. It includes stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a craft. No registration necessary. Career Networking Group: Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Are you unemployed or in transition? You are invited to attend a support/networking group. We provide a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, support, solve problems, learn or improve skills and network to improve their job search and career. The group also provides a safe, caring environment to discuss the personal/ emotional issues related to job search and career management. Those in transition, unemployed or under-employed are welcome to attend and bring friends. Check each week’s listing for special topics or guest speakers. Organizer: George Schonewolf, career coach. Registration is required. To register, visit meetup. com/jenkintown-career-networking-group-in-philadelphiameetup or email email@example.com. Tai Chi For Health: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cost: $30 for six-week session or $10 per drop-in class. This class is for beginners as well as advanced beginners. The Tai Chi forms are gentle, slow and continuous, which gradually build stamina and coordination. These forms are excellent for body alignment, strength, flexibility and balance. The moves can be as basic or challenging as you wish them to be. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We request that you refrain from wearing any scents to class. To register for the class as a new student, email Linda Demedio, Certified Tai Chi for Health instructor, at taichilcd@ yahoo.com or call 215-6941863. Yoga Storytime: May 26 at 11:30 a.m. A yoga class for caregivers and their children (18 months to 5 years). Each class is based on a children’s book with the themes of the book being woven into playful yoga postures, stories, music, breath work and relaxation techniques. This class is free, but registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dance Storytime: May 31 at 10:15 a.m. Leroux School of Dance will be share a dancethemed storytime for preschoolers. Registration required. Pajama Storytime: May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas, and bring the whole family to this special evening storytime with Ms. Rachel. For families with children through age 7. Bring pillows, blankets, loveys and stuffed friends if you’d like. No registration necessary.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell branch: 650 Skippack Pike (Route 73) diagonally across from the Blue Bell Inn. 215-643-1320. Yoga: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. With Kathy Tooley. Cost: $35 for eight weeks; $8 drop in. Socrates Café: Mondays at 7 p.m. Discuss issues or ideas chosen by group vote. Knitting: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. All welcome to knit or watch and learn. Mah Jong: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Chess Club: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome. If a child is attending, a parent must stay. No need to sign up, just show up. Chess boards & chess pieces provided. Movie Matinees: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Guitar Storytimes with Miss Michelle: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Baby Storytime: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. For 6- to 18-monthold pre-walkers and caregivers. Simple books, finger plays and more with Miss Tegan. Teen Advisory Board: Last Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Teens plan programs for teens. Free passes: The library circulates free passes to American Helicopter Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Liberty Museum, Elmwood Park Zoo, Pearl S. Buck International Museum and Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Come in and check out a pass, just like you check out a book. Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Ambler Branch: 209 Race St., Ambler. 215-6437775. Your Family History/genealogy: Call for appointment; 267-626-4437 or email Conniebriggs@comcast.net. Let Connie help you get started in your search. Tutoring with Dr. Chang-mateu: For middle school and high school children needing tutoring in math and science. Leave a message for Dr. Chang at the Ambler Library 215-643-7775. She will set up an appointment for tutoring in the library. Miss Michelle’s Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Meetings & Lectures
Homeopathic Study Group: The Homeopathic Study Group of Central Montgomery County Free Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Plymouth Meeting Friends School, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting. The group welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating way in which homeopathy can be used to assist in managing health issues. For more information, contact Odette Ruggieri at 215-582-4493 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lois Trave at 215-870-7232 or loisptrave@ comcast. Parenting Group: Join other parents looking for natural ways to improve the health for themselves and their children. This is a Pathways Connect group so we will be discussing articles listed in the Pathways Connect magazine offered by the Int’s Chiropractic Ped Association. Join us to learn more and meet other like-minded parents. The meetings takes place once a month on a Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so please RSVP at mbodychiropractic@gmail. com or by calling 267-462-4911. www.mbodychiropractic.com.