ADULT PROGRAMS: • Yoga: Mondays
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Wissahickon Valley Public Library, Blue Bell branch, 650 Skippack Pike (Route 73) diagonally across from the Blue Bell Inn. 215643-1320. 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
• 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. • Mystery Book Club: CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
• Guitar Storytimes with Miss Michelle: Mondays and Fridays
• Make & Take Mondays: Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in and make a
TWEEN & EVENTS:
• Teen Advisory Board: last Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Teens plan programs for teens. SPECIAL EVENTS: • 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. 215-643-7775. ADULT PROGRAMS: • Movies with Meaning: First Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Discussion with Prof. Hawkins. • Adult Book Group: • Beading Group with Kathleen Edwards: Aug. 18
Blood Pressure Check: Aug. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Registered Nurse Judy Tranchida from Abington Health offers free screening.
• Miss Michelle’s Storytime: Tuesdays
Art with Laura: Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Create something amazing with Miss Laura. For all ages. Registration required. Call to register. Art class held the fourth Saturday of each month.
Free Library of SpringfieldTownship
The Free Library of Springfield Township, 1600 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor; 215-836-5300; fls. mclinc.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. ADULT PROGRAMS: • 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.
• Skyscraper Science: Building Tall Towers: Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Children ages 8 and up are invited to use their engineering skills and a variety of materials to build a tower. Put it to the test to see how high and strong it can be!
• Kindergarten Storytime: Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Children entering kindergarten this fall are invited to a special storytime about going to school! Join us for stories, songs and fun.
• Storytime and Lego Club Break: Aug. 25 to
KIDS Sept. 12. The library will be taking a three-week break from regular morning storytimes (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Lego Club (Wednesdays).
• Summer Reading Club: Sign up for Summer Reading Club. Keep track of your minutes all summer long and earn prizes. Lots of fun programs will also be held throughout the summer. Contact the library or check the website for more details.
William Jeanes Memorial Library
The William Jeanes Memorial Library is open at 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary.org or call 610-8280441 for information and to register for programs. ONGOING EVENTS: • Gentle Vinyasa Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Gentle Vinyasa yoga is a softer, deep yoga practice focusing on alignment of each asana and mindful sequencing of yoga poses. This balanced yoga class will include asana (yoga poses), breath work and guided meditation. This class is for experienced yogis, beginners, or those interested in a gentle, mindful practice. Please bring a yoga mat to class. The cost is $5 per class.
• Mahjong Players: Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Mahjong Players meet each Wednesday evening in the Gray Matter Corner. New players are welcome. This program is free. No registration is required.
• Canasta Play: Thursdays at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. What is Canasta? A game played by four individuals in two partnerships. Materials needed: Two standard decks of cards and four jokers. The cost to attend these games is $2 per week. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Kids Book Group: Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grade 3 to 5 are invited to join this book activity group that is being led by some teenagers, members of the Youth Advisory Board. The book featured is “The Kid Who Ran for President” by Dan Gutman. If you need a copy of the book, please request it from the MCLINC library system if our copies are checked out. Let us know if you need help placing the request. Registration is required for this free event.
• Socrates Café: Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central idea of associated with conversing and questioning; the idea that we learn more when we question and in particular, question with others. These are one-and-a-half-hour, informal conversations that anyone is welcome to join. Discussion topics emerge from the interest of the participant.
• Teen Summer Reading Auction: Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. Student who participated in “Books for Bucks” summer reading program should bring in the bucks they have earned to bid on some great items. Snacks will be served.
The Conshohocken Free Library, 301 Fayette St. For more information or to register for programs call 610-825-1656. The library will present the following programs:
• Book Sale: First Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Conshohocken Library, hundreds of books will be for sale!