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Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 183Se­cond Ave., www.phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, 610-933-3013x132. Reser­va­tions for events/pro­grams can be made on­line or by call­ing the li­brary. Phoenix Fic­tionWrit­ers: Adult writ­ers of fic­tion in­vited to at­tend twice monthly meet­ings of the Phoenix Fic­tion Writ­ers at the li­brary. Free. Group meets sec­ond Thurs­day and third Tues­day of each month from 6:30 to 9p.m. in the li­brary’s Har­rop Room. Led by Eric Parmer, of­fer­ing lo­cal writ­ers ed­u­ca­tion, em­pow­er­ment and con­struc­tive crit­i­cism. Writ­ers ask ques­tions about the writ­ing process, read work out loud and re­ceive/of­fer in­put on ma­te­rial read. Free and open to pub­lic. To sub­mit writ­ing sam­ples or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Eric Parmer at ed­parmer@gmail.com. Le­gal Out­reach Clinic: A free le­gal clinic will be of­fered at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary on the first Thurs­day of the month from 5to 7:30p.m. Ian J. Mich­ener, Esq. of Rick Linn, LLC of­fers this Phoenixville Le­gal Out­reach Clinic, pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion, coun­sel­ing, and ad­vo­cacy in var­i­ous ar­eas of law, in­clud­ing fam­ily law, trusts & es­tates, crim­i­nal de­fense, land­lord-ten­ant law, and le­gal is­sues fac­ing small busi­nesses. At­ten­dees re­ceive a free 20-minute con­sul­ta­tion with an at­tor­ney, who will pro­vide coun­sel­ing and ac­cess to le­gal re­sources as needed. Con­sul­ta­tions are pro­vided on a first-come, first served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610933-3013x132or email mp­into@ ccls.org. ESL Con­ver­sa­tion Group: new weekly group on Satur­days from noon to 1:30p.m. Group fa­cil­i­tated by John Arge­seanu and open to ESL stu­dents and tu­tors and any­one in the com­mu­nity look­ing to im­prove/prac­tice their English. Free and open to pub­lic. For more info, e-mail johnarge­seanu@gmail.com. Mo­bileWork­force Nav­i­ga­tor: Your guide to re­sources avail­able to un­em­ployed and un­der­em­ployed job seek­ers through the PA Ca­reerLink and the United Way Fi­nan­cial Sta­bil­ity Cen­ter of Ch­ester County, is avail­able for free, walk-in ap­point­ments each Wed­nes­day from 10:45a.m. to 12:45p.m., im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the weekly meet­ing of the Li­brary’s Ca­reer Suc­cess Group. Call for more info. Phoenixville Tech Group: The Phoenixville Tech Group holds weekly morn­ing meet­ings at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary on Mon­days from 10a.m. to noon, and monthly evening meet­ings on the third Thurs­day of the month from 7to 8:30p.m. The Phoenixville Tech Group brings tech­nol­ogy users to­gether to share knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence. We are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in help­ing those who have limited or no ex­pe­ri­ence with com­put­ers. Top­ics that can be ad­dressed in­clude: digital cam­eras, cell phones, tablets, ca­ble TV & FiOS, GPS, com­puter and printer rec­om­men­da­tions, Face­book, Twit­ter, LinkedIn, email, soft­ware in­stal­la­tion, com­puter se­cu­rity, speeding up a slug­gish com­puter, and more. The group is free and open to the pub­lic. More in­for­ma­tion on the group are avail­able at www.phoenixvil­letg. com, by email at Glenn@Se­niorTechGroup.com or by call­ing 610-933-3013x132. Math 24Club: Mon­days from 5 to 5:45p.m. For those in grades three to five. Math 24is a game that builds strong men­tal math and prob­lem-solv­ing skills. Cuén­tame un cuento/Tell Me a Story: Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month from 1to 1:30p.m. Ages 3-5with care­giver . No regis­tra­tion re­quired. This is a bilin­gual sto­ry­time. Come and en­joy sto­ries and songs in Span­ish and English. Pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ursi­nus Col­lege. Go – the Sur­round­ing Game: Thurs­day af­ter­noons from 4 to 5:30p.m. For stu­dents in grades five to 12. Reg­is­ter on­line at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org, call 610-933-3013ext. 124or visit the li­brary. The Great American Songbook: Sept. 25at 7p.m. Lo­cal singers Teresa D’An­drea, mezzo-so­prano, and Thadd Shirey, bari­tone, will sing from The Great American Songbook. Their pro­gram will fea­ture songs by Gersh­win, Berlin and Porter, as well as mu­sic from Broad­way. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. Young Adult Movie Night: The li­brary will screen “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol­ume 2” (PG-13) Tues­day, Sept. 26, from 6to 8:15 p.m. For those in grades five to 12. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Mi­crosoft Of­fice & More!: Learn Mi­crosoft’s Of­fice 2013 pro­grams and more in a se­ries of free classes on se­lected Satur­days through De­cem­ber. IT pro­fes­sional Ernie Tid­ball is the in­struc­tor. The class sched­ule is as fol­lows: Oct. 7(Word Ba­sic); Oct. 21(Ex­cel In­ter­me­di­ate); Oct. 28(Out­look); Nov. 4(Word In­ter­me­di­ate); Nov. 18(Ex­cel Ad­vanced); Nov. 25(Publisher Ba­sic); Dec. 2(Cy­ber Se­cu­rity). Class time is 10a.m. to noon in the Li­brary’s Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Room. Stu­dents may bring their own lap­tops with Of­fice 2013in­stalled (Of­fice not needed for Face­book and Cy­ber Se­cu­rity classes) and should bring a USB drive if they wish to save their work. Ba­sic knowl­edge of com­put­ers and the abil­ity to use a key­board and mouse are re­quired. Space is limited. Stu­dents may reg­is­ter for one or any com­bi­na­tion of classes. When reg­is­ter­ing, in­di­cate if you will be bring­ing a lap­top. Books on Tap: Books on Tap, Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary’s book dis­cus­sion group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will meet Tues­day, Sept. 26, at 7:30p.m. at Molly Maguire’s Restau­rant & Pub, 197Bridge St., Phoenixville. It will dis­cuss “A Head Full of Ghosts” by Paul Trem­blay. A copy of the book­may be re­served at the li­brary or at ccls. org. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions not re­quired. Food and drink not in­cluded but will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lind­say Frieden­berg at lfrieden­berg@gmail.com. Phoenixville Le­gal Out­reach Clinic: The li­brary’s Septem­ber le­gal out­reach clinic, nor­mally held on the first Thurs­day of the month, has been moved to Thurs­day, Sept. 28, from 6to 8:15p.m. Lawyer Ian J. Mich­ener of Con­solo & Har­bi­son of­fers this free le­gal out­reach clinic, pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion, coun­sel­ing and ad­vo­cacy in var­i­ous ar­eas of law, in­clud­ing fam­ily law, trusts and es­tates, crim­i­nal de­fense, land­lord-ten­ant law and le­gal is­sues fac­ing small busi­nesses. At­ten­dees re­ceive a free 20-minute con­sul­ta­tion with an at­tor­ney, who will pro­vide coun­sel­ing and ac­cess to le­gal re­sources as needed. This ser­vice is free and avail­able to the pub­lic. Con­sul­ta­tions pro­vided on a first-come, first served ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, email mp­into@ccls.org or call 610-9333013ext 132. Pi­casso — His Art and His Women: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host the free lec­ture, “Pi­casso: His Art and His Women,” Thurs­day, Sept. 28at 7p.m. Fred Dixon is the speaker. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. AARP Smart Driver Re­fresher Class: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host the AARP Smart Driver Re­fresher Class Satur­day, Sept. 30, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. The AARP Smart Driver course of­fers an op­por­tu­nity to learn how to drive more ef­fi­ciently and safely. The course con­tains up-to-date in­for­ma­tion about changes in our­selves, our ve­hi­cles and our roads. Par­tic­i­pants must have pre­vi­ously taken an eight-hour Smart Driver class in or­der to at­tend this re­fresher class. Cost is $15for AARP mem­bers pre­sent­ing their card, $20for non-mem­bers, check or money or­der only, payable to AARP Smart Driver. This event is open to the pub­lic. Lunch is not pro­vided. Space is limited, and reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132.

Phoenix Book Club: The Phoenix Book Club will meet Mon­day, Oct. 2, from 7to 8:30p.m. at Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary. The group will dis­cuss “The Door” by Magda Sz­abo, trans­lated from the Hun­gar­ian by Len Rix. A copy of this book may be re­served at the li­brary or at ccls.org. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-9333013ext. 132or email mp­into@ ccls.org. Mixed Me­dia Class: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a mixed me­dia class for all ages Tues­day, Oct. 3, at 7p.m. Geral­dine Guz­man is the craft in­struc­tor. Join us for this cre­ative ex­plo­sion of art mak­ing on can­vas us­ing all kinds of me­dia, in­clud­ing fab­ric, dec­o­ra­tive 3D flow­ers, glit­ter, puffy paint, beads, gems, yarn, beau­ti­ful im­ages, fancy pa­per and quotes. All ma­te­ri­als are in­cluded with the $12fee, payable at the door. Whether you have no ex­pe­ri­ence or lots of ex­pe­ri­ence, this class is for you. This event is open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary. org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. The Penn­syl­va­nia Rail­road in the Schuylkill Val­ley: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free talk on “The Penn­syl­va­nia Rail­road in the Schuylkill Val­ley” Thurs­day, Oct. 5, at 7p.m. Re­tired ra­dio broad­cast tech­ni­cian and for­mer Penn­syl­va­nia Rail­road worker Carl Lan­deck will present this slide-il­lus­trated talk, which will high­light the rail­road’s his­tory and op­er­a­tions as well as the geog­ra­phy of the Schuylkill Val­ley. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary. org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Hamil­ton the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host a free lec­ture on “Hamil­ton the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary” Mon­day, Oct. 9, at 7p.m. His­to­rian Roger Arthur will be the speaker. This in­tro­duc­tion to American states­man Alexan­der Hamil­ton will dis­cuss his ori­gin in the West Indies, emi­gra­tion to North Amer­ica, col­lege years and in­volve­ment in the American War of In­de­pen­dence. The lec­ture will end with the ad­vent of the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion in 1787. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary. org or by call­ing 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Open Mic Night forWrit­ers: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host its next Open Mic Night for Writ­ers Mon­day, Oct. 16, be­gin­ning at 6:30p.m. Writ­ers are in­vited to share their work in an en­gag­ing and fun set­ting, with the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with other prac­ti­tion­ers of the writ­ing craft. Read­ers are limited to five min­utes or four pages, whichever comes first. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Space is limited. Sep­a­rate regis­tra­tion for read­ers and lis­ten­ers is re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call­ing 610-933-3013ext. 132. Solv­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity Puz­zle: Phoenixville Pub­lic Li­brary will host the free pre­sen­ta­tion “Solv­ing the So­cial Se­cu­rity Puz­zle” Thurs­day, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Ethan Quirin of The Scharf Group LLC will be the speaker. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are re­quired on the Adult Events Cal­en­dar at phoenixvil­leli­brary.org or by call-

ing 610-933-3013ext. 132.

Perkiomen Val­ley Li­brary

Li­brary Info: 290Se­cond St., Schwenksville. Call 610-2878360for regis­tra­tion and in­for­ma­tion. Yoga: Mon­days at 7:30p.m. Teens and adults. There is a charge per ses­sion. Join Adoja Amoah-Ag­grey, RYT, / Car­men Molina, RYT, for all lev­els of yoga. Bring a mat and wear com­fort­able cloth­ing. Begin­ners welcome. E-mail ques­tions to yoga.vaayu@gmail.com. Preschool Sto­ry­time: Ages 2-5with an adult. Regis­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360. Baby Story Time: Tues­days at 9:30am. Ages 6-24mos. with adult. En­joy sto­ries, songs, and finger plays. Regis­tra­tion re­quested. Call 610-287-8360.

Area events

Sorop­ti­mist of Phoenixville Women’s Nine, Wine & Dine: Sept. 27. En­joy nine holes of golf at Phoenixville Coun­try Club,

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