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Abing­ton Town­ship Pub­lic Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: Abing­ton Free Li­brary is lo­cated at 1030 Old York Road, Abing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-885-5180 ext. 28, or visit the li­brary’s web­site, www.abing­ton­freel­i­

Socrates Cafe: This club meets ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety: Old York Road Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety meets ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day of the month from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Book Dis­cus­sion Group: Day­time Book Dis­cus­sion Group meets ev­ery first Thurs­day of the month at 1 p.m. Com­puter classes: Abing­ton Free Li­brary of­fers a one-hour class, one-onone with a vol­un­teer com­puter aide, tai­lored to a per­son’s need. The class could cover ba­sic com­puter skills, the in­ter­net, iPad, email, Mi­crosoft Word or Ex­cel. By ap­point­ment only; call 215-885-5180 ext. 28.

Used books: BookCel­lar used book hours are: Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day, noon to 4 p.m.; Wed­nes­day, noon to 8:30 p.m.; and Sat­ur­day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and browse through our ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion. We are lo­cated in the lower level of the Abing­ton Free Li­brary. All our books, movies and mu­sic are for sale at bar­gain prices. BookCel­lar books are also sold on Ama­zon. Due to a high vol­ume of book do­na­tions (a good thing!), do­na­tions will now be ac­cepted at the cir­cu­la­tion desk on Wed­nes­days to Satur­days only.

De­caf­feinated and Un­wired: Come to the Abing­ton Free Li­brary for “De­caf­feinated and Un­wired” and talk with de­caf cof­fee and new friends ev­ery fourth Thurs­day at 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are wel­come!

Sun­day’s NYT Cross­word Puz­zle: Ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing at 10:30 a.m., join us at a table in the South end of the li­brary. Feel free to bring a cup of cof­fee, your neigh­bor or best friend, a pen­cil or pen (although we’ll sup­ply them, too), even your half-fin­ished puz­zle from yes­ter­day. Puz­zling aloud is highly rec­om­mended. Drop-in event, no reg­is­tra­tion.

Teen Creative Writ­ing Club: The Abing­ton Town­ship Pub­lic Li­brary will host a Teen Creative Writ­ing Club for ages 12 to 18 the first Tues­day of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Hone your creative writ­ing skills through fun prompts and ex­er­cises. Share your work and get feed­back. Reg­is­ter at the In­for­ma­tion Desk, call 215-8855180 ext. 13, email AskAbing­ton@ or visit abing­ton­freel­i­brary. org.

Com­puter Tu­tors: Meet with a com­puter tu­tor for one hour at the li­brary. Get help with in­ter­net, tablets, smart­phones, pro­grams or any other mis­cel­la­neous com­puter ques­tions you may have. Con­tact the In­for­ma­tion Desk at 215-885-5180 ext. 13 to make an ap­point­ment.

What’s That Smell: Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For grades three to five. A fun, ex­cit­ing pro­gram in­volv­ing your sense of smell and taste. Chil­dren are in­vited to learn all about the dif­fer­ent types of smells and ex­plore the world of taste buds. Not rec­om­mended for chil­dren with food al­ler­gies. Pre­sented by teen vol­un­teer Mag­gie Farr. Reg­is­ter with the Chil­dren’s Depart­ment by call­ing 215-885-5180 ext. 128 or on­line at abing­ton­freel­i­ Search­ing For Your Roots: Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Search­ing For Your Roots: An In­tro­duc­tion to Ge­nealog­i­cal Re­search and Pre­serv­ing Files will be led by Heather Willever-Farr, the head of tech­ni­cal ser­vices at the li­brary who holds a PhD from Drexel Univer­sity in in­for­ma­tion stud­ies. This event will be held in the Com­mu­nity Room at Abing­ton Free Li­brary. Reg­is­ter on­line, by call­ing the In­for­ma­tion Desk at 215-885-5180 ext. 113 or by email­ing askabing­

East Chel­tenham Free Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 400 Myrtle Ave., Chel­tenham; 215-379-2077

Tod­dler class: Mon­days at 10:30 a.m. This class teaches creative ex­pres­sion, so­cial skills, lis­ten­ing com­pre­hen­sion, sign lan­guage and the foun­da­tions of read­ing and math through sto­ries, songs and fin­ger plays. For ages birth to 3. Preschool Class: Preschool Class takes place Tues­days at 10:30 a.m. This class helps chil­dren de­velop kinder­garten readi­ness skills by teach­ing con­cepts such as the days of the week, let­ters, count­ing, rhyming words, weather, col­ors and shapes. The class also fea­tures sto­ries, mu­sic and move­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and a craft. For ages 3 to 5.

Elkins Park Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 563 Church Road, Elkins Park; 215-635-5000

Teensy Tales Storytime: Tues­days at 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, mu­sic, rhymes and games for ba­bies through age 2. Once Upon a Storytime: Wed­nes­days at 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, mu­sic and a craft for ages 3 to 5.

In­tro­duc­tion to the Dig­i­tal Me­dia Lab: Thurs­days at 1 p.m. Get an in­tro­duc­tion to ev­ery­thing you can do in the Dig­i­tal Me­dia Lab. The Dig­i­tal Me­dia Lab has con­ver­sion kits for slides, VHS cas­settes, vinyl records, cas­settes and two scan­ners. Each of the two sta­tions also pro­vides ac­cess to the Adobe Creative Cloud soft­ware suite in­clud­ing Pho­to­shop, InDe­sign, Il­lus­tra­tor, Light­room and Pre­miere Pro. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Glen­side Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 215 S. Keswick Ave., Glen­side; 215-885-0455

Tod­dler Storytime: Mon­days at 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, rhymes and songs for ages 1 to 2.

Preschool Storytime: Thurs­days at 10:30 a.m. Sto­ries, songs and a craft for ages 3 to 5.

English Lan­guage and Civics Classes: Satur­days at 10 a.m. For adult English lan­guage-learn­ers seek­ing U.S. cit­i­zen­ship.

Horsham Town­ship Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 435 Baby­lon Road Horsham; 215-443-2609; hor­sham­li­brary. org

Li­brary Café: There are more than 2,000 books on sale at the li­brary café’ with ti­tles chang­ing al­most daily. Stop by, get a cup of cof­fee and

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