versation. Family Movie Afternoon: July 1 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. “The Lego Batman Movie.” For ages 4 to 12. Story & Craft Time: Mondays, July 3 to 24, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Join us for a story and related craft. Each week, we will explore a different theme related to the Summer Reading Club. For ages 4 to 10. Limited space. Special Hours: Closed July 4. Elementary School STEAM: July 5 from 1 to 2 .m. Join us for an exciting session of STEAM experimentation. For kindergarten to second grade. Online registration. Limited space. Middle School STEAM: July 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. or July 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join us for afternoon or evening STEM experimentation: Candy Chemistry. For grades six to eight. Online registration required. Limited space. Silly Joe: July 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. Swim with sharks, walk the plank, quack like a duck and have some fun. For ages 2 to 10. Book-2-movie: Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Come see a different movie every Friday in the Teen Space. For grades six to 10. Michael Albert’s Pop Art: July 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades two to five and 2 to 4 p.m. 11a to 1p Saturday, July 8 for grades six to 10. A pop art workshop. Plus a surprise gift. STEAM Lab: Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Experiment with a different STEAM technology each week. For grades six to 12. LEGO Club: July 10 and 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Come build with us. For ages 5 to 12. LEGO Competition: July 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. Build a masterpiece based on the theme. Winner of each grade level gets a prize. For kindergarten to second grade. Online registration. Martha Washington Visits: July 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Meet Gen. Washington’s wife and historic first lady. For ages 5 to 12. Author Matt Phelan: July 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Come share water ice with author Matt Phelan and let him know what you think of his graphic novel adaptation of “Snow White.” Attendees eligible to win free copy of the book. For grades six to 12. Sponsored by Montgomery County Libraries. Day of Service: July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help run an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, make cards for service members and more. For ages 2 to 12. Online registration for lemonade stand shifts only. Q & A with Rock and Roll Legend Bobby Rydell: July 17 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Book sale and signing in the Upper Dublin Township Community Room. Book Sale: 6 to 7 p.m.; book signing: 7:30 p.m. Free tickets available at the library. The Gustafson’s “Magicomedy Show”: July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. A fun show for all. For ages 4 to 12. Coloring Between the Lines: July 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come color with us. For all ages. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them After Hours Party: July 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for an after-hours party including magical activities and a film. Pizza and prizes provided; costumes encouraged. For grades 6 to 12. Online registration and permission required. Robin Brady Presents: July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Humongous Turnip, and other stories and songs of community. For ages 4 to 12. Intro to 3D Printing for Teens: July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. Join us for an intro session to learn about 3D printing. Create and print a personalized object. For grades six to 12. Talent Show: July 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Share your talent. For ages 4 to 12. Online registration required. Page Turners Book Club: July 31 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monthly books and activities. For grades 3 to 5. Online registration. Summer Reading Club: The Friends of UDPL present “Build a Better World” through Aug. 12 for children (under 12) and teens (sixth to 12th grade). Enjoy a summer full of activities during the eight-week-long Summer Reading Club. Wee Build: Thursdays through Aug. 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Open block play. For ages 2 to 5. Summer Storytimes: Through Aug. 29. Baby: For ages birth to 18 months, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays; Toddler: For ages 18 months to 3, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays or 1 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays; Preschool: For ages 3 to 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. No storytime July 4.
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. Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per week drop-in. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. A gentle form of yoga that includes yoga postures, breath work and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing. Register in advance via the instructor, Kimberly Brock, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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-month-old 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
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. Letip Of Blue Bell: Weekly meetings every Thursday at 7 a.m. at Manufacturers’ Country Club in Dresher. Letip of Blue Bell is an active and successful business networking group founded under the principles of Letip International Inc. Letip of Blue Bell’s mission is to provide meaningful and successful business leads. Letip of Blue Bell members pride ourselves on holding all of our members to exacting standards of competence and service. Quite simply, we are the best of the best. Our members, all of whom are accomplished and respected in their given areas of business, work together to build each others businesses and increase the bottom line. Members introduce one another to new clients and customers who need a specific service and are expecting a call from a Letip member who can provide that service. The chapter serves as your sales force, bringing new business to you! No more cold calling, just warm leads. To learn more, visit www. letipbluebell.com. Sixty Plus or Minus Seniors Club: Meets the second Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. Retirees are invited to become part of the 60 Plus or Minus Seniors Club at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland. Good food, delicious desserts and friendly people make for a pleasant time. For information, call Christ’s Lutheran Church at 215-8864612. The Montco Senior Concert Choir: Meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, West Marshall and Noble streets, Norristown. Anyone interested in signing and bringing the joy of music to others is welcome. You must be 55 years or older. If interested, call John Bender at 610-279-1579. The Wentz’s United Church of Christ Companions group: Meets the first Thursday of every month at noon for lunch and companionship. Please contact the church for details at 610584-4855. BNI Ambler Chapter: Meets every Thursday at Talamore Country Club for a networking meeting and would like to extend the invitation. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. The only cost to attend is the cost of your meal. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Steve Skolnick at 215-285-7337, or visit www.bnidvr.com and click on the menu item “Find a Chapter.”
Touch of Tennis: The 18th annual Touch of Tennis program, a free, volunteer special needs tennis clinic, will run Wednesdays through Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Gwynedd Mercy University tennis courts. The program for anyone with any special need is open to all ages. The athletes and volunteers come from about 15 different towns, so it’s an opportunity for all individuals to involved in both tennis and a social activity. The age range for the athletes is anywhere from about 7 to 55. To register for the free clinic, visit touchoftennis.blogpot. com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. First Fridays: The Highlands will hold First Fridays July 7 and Aug. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Sinkler Garden at The Highlands, 7001 Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington. Walk the garden, enjoy the grounds, bring a picnic, relax. Cost: $5 per person, non-members; HHS members free. For more information, visit highlandshistorical.org or call 215-641-2687. Free Summer Meals: The Colonial School District’s Food Service Department will offer a federally funded free summer meals program. The program is open to all students 18 years of age and under who live in the Colonial School District. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Participation requirements for the program CALENDAR » PAGE 4