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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 up­per­dublin­li­brary@mclinc.org. 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 kklocko@mclinc.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 ca­reer­coun­selor1@com­cast.net. 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 odet­temr@aol.com 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.

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