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Com­mu­nity Events

Hol­i­day Con­cert: Bucks Mont Centennial Singers will hold a hol­i­day con­cert, “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at Log Col­lege Mid­dle School, 730 Nor­ris­town Road, Warmin­ster. The pro­gram will in­clude choral se­lec­tions, Han­nukah songs, tra­di­tional and sec­u­lar Christ­mas songs and spir­i­tu­als. There will be a visit from Santa, a sing-a-long, raf­fle bas­kets and a cookie buf­fet. The con­cert is free, with do­na­tions ac­cepted af­ter the con­cert. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit cen­ten­ni­alsinger­swarmin­ster.com.

Dream of the Magi: Su­san Kelly VonMedi­cus will guide par­tic­i­pants as they cre­ate a small book us­ing the tra­di­tional arts of cal­lig­ra­phy and gold leaf ap­pli­ca­tion dur­ing a three-part work­shop Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Glen­cairn Mu­seum, 1001 Cathe­dral Road, Bryn Athyn. For ages 18 and up. No artis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. Cost: $190 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. To reg­is­ter, con­tact the in­struc­tor at [email protected]

Art Show: Old York Road Tem­ple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abing­ton, will hold a show and sale of Rhoda Ryba’s art­work, “Fire To Light Up The Night,” through Dec. 6. The art show honors Beth Am’s more than 70 years of ser­vice to the com­mu­nity. A por­tion of all sales will go to sup­port the syn­a­gogue. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit oyrt­betham.org. Toys For Tots: Al­ls­tate agency own­ers in Mont­gomery County are team­ing up with the Ma­rine Toys for Tots Foun­da­tion to spread hol­i­day cheer. Through Dec. 7, com­mu­nity mem­bers are en­cour­aged to stop by their agen­cies to donate new, un­wrapped toys for lo­cal chil­dren in need. Do­na­tions are be­ing col­lected at the fol­low­ing lo­cal Al­ls­tate agen­cies: Car­men Ezzo, 55 Chel­tenham Ave., Chel­tenham; Stephen Cum­mings, 701 Hor­sham Road, Hor­sham; Su­sanne DePaul, 453 Main St., Har­leysville; Les­lie In­tri­eri, 394 Doylestown Road, Mont­gomeryville; Dolores Flem­ing, 1800 East High St., Suite 325, Pottstown; Jeff King, 225 South Eas­ton Road, Glen­side; Joe Mur­phy, 20 Sum­mit Grove Ave., Bryn Mawr; Stephen Va­hey, 1164 Eas­ton Road, Roslyn.

Richard Wall House Mu­seum House Tour: The Old York Road Gar­den Club will present a house tour of the his­toric Richard Wall House Mu­seum Dec. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 and 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the mu­seum, 1 Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park. En­joy a tour of the colo­nial-era house dec­o­rated for Christ­mas, then stop by the car­riage house, where there will be hot choco­late, cook­ies and treasures for sale. Sug­gested do­na­tion for the house tour: $5. Pro­ceeds will go to the Richard Wall House, the Chel­tenham Town­ship His­tor­i­cal Com­mis­sion and the Old York Road Gar­den Club. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-887-9259 or email oldy­orkroadgar­den­[email protected]

The Art of Mak­ing Na­tiv­i­ties: Artists Karen Loc­cisano and R. Michael Palan will share how they make Na­tiv­ity scenes. The cou­ple will also guide par­tic­i­pants as they make their own minia­ture Na­tiv­ity to take home Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Glen­cairn Mu­seum, 1001 Cathe­dral Road, Bryn Athyn. For ages 18 and up. No artis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. Cost: $35 in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired by Dec. 1. To reg­is­ter, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected]­cairnMu­seum.org. Freezer 5K: Hor­sham Town­ship’s sev­enth an­nual Freezer 5K Run & Fam­ily Fun Walk will be held Dec. 9 along the Hor­sham Power Line Trail. The fun walk will start at 9.45 a.m., fol­lowed by the 5K at 10 a.m. The 5K race will be pro­fes­sion­ally chip timed and ends at the Sim­mons El­e­men­tary School in Hor­sham. Awards will be made to the male and fe­male top three in 10 age cat­e­gories. Reg­is­tra­tion is $30 at Freez­er5K.com, by mail or in per­son at Hor­sham Parks & Re­cre­ation, 955 Hor­sham Road, Hor­sham PA 19044. Late reg­is­tra­tion on site day of the race will be $35. Checks should be payable to Hor­sham Town­ship. Dis­counts are avail­able for groups of 10 or more. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Hor­sham Town­ship Parks and Re­cre­ation and the St. Vin­cent de Paul Food Bank. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mark Hud­son at 215-643-3131 ext. 238 or mhud­[email protected]­sham.org.

Is­rael 70th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion: The Na­tional Coun­cil of Jewish Women (NCJW) Greater Philadel­phia sec­tion will hold a cel­e­bra­tion of Is­rael’s 70th an­niver­sary Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion Ke­ne­seth Is­rael, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Mem­bers and guests will en­joy a lun­cheon menu fea­tur­ing Is­raeli del­i­ca­cies. DJ Rak Don will play pop­u­lar Is­raeli mu­sic. The his­tory of mod­ern Is­rael will be high­lighted, along with the story of NCJW’s long con­nec­tion with the Jewish State, safe­guard­ing the rights of Is­raeli women, chil­dren and fam­i­lies, as it does in the United States. The cost of the lun­cheon is $20 for mem­bers and $25 for guests. For the pro­gram only at 1 p.m., mem­bers are free and guests are $5. Lun­cheon and pro­gram-only reser­va­tions must be paid in ad­vance by Dec. 7. No cash or checks. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-862-5114 or 215-302-3586 or visit ncjw­philadel­phia.org.

Christ­mas Sing Con­cert: Glen­cairn Mu­seum, 1001 Cathe­dral Road, Bryn Athyn, will hold its an­nual Christ­mas Sing Con­cert Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. The evening will in­clude soloists, au­di­ence car­ol­ing and read­ings from the Christ­mas story. Cost: $15; free for mem­bers. Re­serve tick­ets by noon Dec. 10. For tick­ets, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected] Glen­cairnMu­seum.org. “Ad­ven­tures in Toy­land”: Sto­ry­book Mu­si­cal The­atre will present “Ad­ven­tures in Toy­land” Dec. 12 to 30 at the Gratz Col­lege The­ater, 7605 Old York Road, Mel­rose Park. Tick­ets are $14 for chil­dren and $16 for adults. For more in­for­ma­tion and show­times, call 215-659-8550 or visit sto­ry­book­mu­si­cal.org.

World Na­tiv­i­ties Ex­hi­bi­tion: Glen­cairn Mu­seum’s World Na­tiv­i­ties ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play through Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 10, 11, 24 and 25) from noon to 4:30 p.m. Dozens of three­d­i­men­sional Na­tiv­ity scenes from around the world re­veal how artists in­ter­pret and adapt the Christ­mas story to rep­re­sent their own unique per­sonal and cul­tural per­spec­tives. Sug­gested do­na­tion: $5. Glen­cairn Mu­seum is lo­cated at 1001 Cathe­dral Road, Bryn Athyn. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 267-502-2990, email [email protected]­cairnMu­seum.org or visit Glen­cairnMu­seum.org. Christ­mas in the Cas­tle Guided Tour: Glen­cairn Mu­seum will of­fer its Christ­mas in the Cas­tle guided tours through Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 10, 11, 24 and 25) at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. week­days and 1, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. week­ends. The 45-minute tour gives vis­i­tors an in­ti­mate look into how Christ­mas was cel­e­brated in this 20th-cen­tury cas­tle us­ing some of the fam­ily’s dec­o­ra­tions, his­toric pho­to­graphs and fam­ily mem­bers’ rec­ol­lec­tions. Cost: $12; $10 se­niors and stu­dents; ba­sic mem­bers half price; free for gold and pa­tron mem­bers and chil­dren 3 and un­der. Reser­va­tions strongly rec­om­mended. Glen­cairn Mu­seum is lo­cated at 1001 Cathe­dral Road, Bryn Athyn. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make a reser­va­tion, call 267-502-2990 or email [email protected] Glen­cairnMu­seum.org.

Hall of Fame Nom­i­na­tions: The Hat­boro-Hor­sham High School Hall of Fame, which pays trib­ute to alumni and oth­ers who have served and brought recog­ni­tion to the Hat­boro-Hor­sham School Dis­trict, is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to nom­i­nate for­mer class­mates or mem­bers of the com­mu­nity for con­sid­er­a­tion for in­duc­tion. Alumni who have grad­u­ated 10 or more years ago and/or those who have pro­vided at least 10 years of ser­vice are el­i­gi­ble. Cat­e­gories are the arts, busi­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, gov­ern­ment/com­mu­nity and science. The next in­duc­tion will be held in the spring of 2019. Dead­line for sub­mit­ting nom­i­na­tions is Jan. 6, 2019. Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able at hat­boro-hor­sham.org/do­main/213. Forms should be mailed to Hat­boro-Hor­sham Hall of Fame, 899 Hor­sham Road, Hor­sham, PA 19044. Nom­i­na­tions can also be made by con­tact­ing Prin­ci­pal Den­nis Wil­liams at 215-4205502 or [email protected] “Snow White”: Sto­ry­book Mu­si­cal The­atre will present “Snow White” March 19 to 31, 2019, at the Gratz Col­lege The­ater, 7605 Old York Road, Mel­rose Park. Tick­ets are $14 for chil­dren and $16 for adults. For more in­for­ma­tion and show­times, call 215659-8550 or visit sto­ry­book­mu­si­cal.org.

“Princess and the Pea”: Sto­ry­book Mu­si­cal The­atre will present

“Princess and the Pea” May 7 to 18, 2019, and July 23 to Aug. 3, 2019, at the Gratz Col­lege The­ater, 7605 Old York Road, Mel­rose Park. Tick­ets are $14 for chil­dren and $16 for adults. For more in­for­ma­tion and show­times, call 215-659-8550 or visit sto­ry­book­mu­si­cal.org.

Abing­ton Town­ship Pub­lic Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: Abing­ton Free Li­brary is lo­cated at 1030 Old York Road, Abing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-885-5180 or visit the li­brary’s web­site, www. abing­ton­freel­i­brary.org. 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-on-one 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 AskAbing­[email protected] gmail.com 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.

Au­thor Visit: Abing­ton res­i­dent Laura Lit­tle will dis­cuss her book, “Guilty Plea­sures: Com­edy and Law in Amer­ica” Dec. 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a wine and cheese re­cep­tion af­ter­ward. Reg­is­ter at the Abing­ton Free Li­brary, by call­ing 215-885-5180 ext. 115, by email­ing KMcIn­[email protected] or by vis­it­ing abing­ton­freel­i­brary. org.

East Chel­tenham Free Li­brary

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 a book or two any­time at your fa­vorite li­brary.

Hunt­ing­don Val­ley Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 625 Red Lion Road, Hunt­ing­don Val­ley; 215-9475138; hvli­brary.org.

Li­brary Knit­ting: Knit­ters of all ages and ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els are wel­come to join us Mon­days from 3 to 5 p.m.

Li­brary Yoga: Held ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10:30 a.m. in the com­mu­nity room. Adults are in­vited to our on­go­ing, drop-in in­tro­duc­tory yoga classes with cer­ti­fied in­struc­tor Theresa Lan­dolfi. Each drop-in class is $7. Friends of the Li­brary: Friends of the Hunt­ing­don Val­ley Li­brary meets the first Thurs­day of the month at 12:30 p.m. Check the li­brary web­site for de­tails.

Board of Trustees: Board of Trustees meets the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited.

Fri­day Movies: New re­leases shown ev­ery Fri­day at 11a.m.

Le Mott Free Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 7420Sy­camore Ave., La Mott; 215-635-4419 STEM En­gi­neer­ing Day: Wed­nes­days at 3 to 5 p.m. Build any­thing you can imag­ine with Magna-Tiles and Lin­coln Logs. Ages 3 and up.

Roslyn Branch Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 2412 Avon­dale Ave., Roslyn; 215-886-9818

Stitch and Chat: Fri­days at 1 p.m. Bring your own hand­i­work or use our ma­te­ri­als. No reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary.

Lego Club: Ev­ery Satur­day be­tween 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No reg­is­tra­tion nec­es­sary. Com­puter Tu­tor­ing: Be tu­tored on Satur­days 11:30 a.m. and Mon­days at 1:30 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary.

Southamp­ton Free Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: 947 Street Road, Southamp­ton; 215-322-1415 En­dow­ment: The Southamp­ton Free Li­brary re­cently be­gan a Cap­i­tal and En­dow­ment Cam­paign to raise $575,000 for the mod­ern­iza­tion and re­fur­bish­ing of the li­brary and to en­hance and ex­pand pro­gram­ming for both chil­dren and adults. For in­for­ma­tion or to make a pledge or con­tri­bu­tion, con­tact Li­brary Di­rec­tor Kim Ingram at 215-3221415 ext. 100 or email in­[email protected] buck­slib.org.

Mu­sic and Mo­tion with Ms. Nancy: Mon­days at 10:30 a.m. Ages birth and up are in­vited to sing, dance and move with Ms. Nancy, a pro­fes­sional mu­sic teacher ex­pe­ri­enced in par­entchild mu­sic pro­grams. This is a walk-in pro­gram un­til full.

Teen Board Game Club: Tues­days from 5 to 6 p.m. Come so­cial­ize and play board games with your friends. Walk-ins wel­come. Ge­neal­ogy Work­shop: First Wed­nes­day of the month at 10:30 a.m. Su­san Koel­ble, a pro­fes­sional ge­neal­o­gist, will lead a work­shop on ge­nealog­i­cal research and as­sist at­ten­dees with their own research. Reg­is­ter at southamp­ton­freel­i­brary.org or call 215 322-1415.

Tea with the BBC: Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 2 p.m. Come watch a BBC TV mys­tery while en­joy­ing tea and scones. Space is lim­ited. Reg­is­ter on­line at southamp­ton­freel­i­brary.org or by call­ing 215-322-1415.

Color Your Way to Seren­ity: First and third Thurs­day of the month at 1 p.m. Color your way to seren­ity at an adult col­or­ing pro­gram.

ABC Story Hour: Tues­days through Dec. 17, and Fri­days through Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Con­tinue to learn the “ABCs” at this story hour. Chil­dren will learn about a new let­ter each week. Come lis­ten to sto­ries, cre­ate crafts, sing songs and play with ed­u­ca­tional toys. This pro­gram is for ages birth and up and walk-in. Mad Mix­tures: Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. For ages 3 to kinder­garten. Ex­plo­ration into the world of chem­istry is the theme for this class. Through ex­per­i­ments, chil­dren will get an un­der­stand­ing of chem­i­cals, chem­i­cal re­ac­tions and den­sity. Then they’ll mix up a batch of play dough to take home! Reg­is­ter on­line.

De­tec­tive Science: Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. For first- to sixth-graders. Stu­dents will be­come science sleuths as they in­ves­ti­gate how chem­istry pro­vides ev­i­dence at the scene of the crime. Dur­ing this hands-on de­tec­tive work, chil­dren will gather and test “crime scene” clues, make and an­a­lyze their own fin­ger­prints, de­ci­pher codes and en­crypt mes­sages. Reg­is­ter on­line.

Crazy 8s: Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at 1:30 p.m. Crazy 8s math club is a pro­gram of­fered through the Bed­time Math Foun­da­tion. Math meets mis­chief in this non-tra­di­tional math club. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to com­mit to at­tend­ing all eight weeks. Reg­is­ter on­line. Evening Book Club: Dec. 11 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s se­lec­tion is “The Nightin­gale” by Kristin Han­nah.

Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brew­ery: Dec. 12 from 6to 9p.m. The li­brary will host Board Games for Grownups at Moss Mill Brew­ing Co., 109 Pike Cir­cle, Unit D, Hunt­ing­don Val­ley. Come play board games with fam­ily and friends and en­joy some craft beer. The li­brary will bring board games, but at­ten­dees are wel­come to bring their own to share, as well. The li­brary will host a Sushi Go tour­na­ment with prizes from the li­brary and the brew­ery. All ages wel­come.

Read to Olivia: Dec. 14 from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Bring a book or bor­row one of the li­brary’s and read to a new four-legged friend. These pro­grams are all ages and walk-in.

Por­tuguese Story Hour/Ci­randa da Leitura em Southamp­ton: Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Chil­dren and care­givers are in­vited to en­joy sto­ries read in Por­tuguese. This is a walk-in pro­gram. Ci­randa da Leitura em Southamp­ton (Dia 15 de dezem­bro às 10:30am) Cri­anças e re­spon­sáveis são con­vi­da­dos a par­tic­i­par da leitura de histórias em Por­tuguês.

Jeop­ardy!: Dec. 19at 2p.m. Try your luck and match wits with your friends and neigh­bors. Reg­is­ter on­line.

Block Party: Dec. 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All ages are in­vited to play with blocks and toys at this walk-in pro­gram.

Story Tails Read­ing Pro­gram with the Women’s An­i­mal Cen­ter: Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Come help so­cial­ize a friendly, adoptable shel­ter an­i­mal by read­ing to them. While wait­ing for your turn to read, ex­plore the li­brary and make treats for the shel­ter an­i­mals. This is a walk-in pro­gram.

Slime Lab: Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. Cre­ate slime. Dec­o­rate the con­tainer it goes into, and then en­ter it into one of the slime con­test cat­e­gories. Prizes will be given away for best sound­ing slime, pret­ti­est slime, etc. This pro­gram is for ages 8 and up. Reg­is­ter on­line. In­ter­ac­tive “Princess Bride”: Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. Be­come an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant by blow­ing bub­bles, hav­ing glow stick sword fights and re­spond­ing to char­ac­ters dur­ing a screen­ing of the movie “The Princess Bride.” Reg­is­ter on­line.

“Noon” Year Party: Dec. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Cel­e­brate the end of 2018 by singing songs, play­ing games and en­joy­ing move­ment ac­tiv­i­ties with YoYo from the in­ter­ac­tive duo Lolly and Yoyo. The pro­gram is rec­om­mended for chil­dren ages birth to 8, and walkins wel­come un­til space is filled.

Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary

In­for­ma­tion: The Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 109 Park Ave., Wil­low Grove, across from the Wil­low Grove Shop­ping Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion about li­brary pro­grams and ser­vices, call 215-659-0741 or vis­i­tup­per­more­landli­brary.org. Medi­care Coun­sel­ing Ses­sions: Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary has teamed up with RSVP of Mont­gomery County to of­fer Medi­care coun­sel­ing ses­sions for se­niors with ques­tions about their cov­er­age. On se­lect Mon­days, the li­brary will host a spe­cially trained vol­un­teer from RSVP’s Ap­prise pro­gram who can an­swer ques­tions in an ob­jec­tive, easy-tounder­stand man­ner. Any­one who needs more in­for­ma­tion about their cov­er­age, from those just be­com­ing el­i­gi­ble to those who are hav­ing prob­lems with their plans, can get an­swers to help them make in­formed de­ci­sions about the next step. To sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call 215-6590741. This pro­gram is free and open to all par­tic­i­pants.

Lego Club: Mon­days from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids 5to 8try their hand at build­ing or cre­ative chal­lenges. Tod­dler Story Times: Chil­dren 18 to 36 months can en­joy sto­ries, songs and ac­tiv­i­ties at ei­ther of our Tod­dler Story Times on Tues­days at 10 or 11 a.m.

Lit­tle Peo­ple/Big Peo­ple: Tues­days from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sto­ries and songs for tod­dlers and preschool­ers. Sto­ries & Science: Tues­days at 1:30 p.m. Chil­dren 24 to 36 months ex­plore sim­ple science con­cepts like sound, color & mag­netism with tod­dler-friendly sto­ries fol­lowed by a sim­ple science ex­per­i­ment at Sto­ries & Science.

ESL Dis­cus­sion Group: The Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary in­vites all English as a Sec­ond Lan­guage learn­ers to a twice­monthly ESL dis­cus­sion group. On the first and third Wed­nes­days of ev­ery month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., li­brary staff will lead an in­for­mal dis­cus­sion paired with ex­er­cises for par­tic­i­pants to prac­tice English con­ver­sa­tion, in­crease their flu­ency and meet other English lan­guage learn­ers. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Par­tic­i­pants need not be a res­i­dent to at­tend the dis­cus­sion. Evening Book Dis­cus­sion: The Up­per More­land Pub­lic Li­brary holds monthly book dis­cus­sion meet­ing for any­one who wants thought­ful dis­cus­sion with great peo­ple. The Evening Book Dis­cus­sion Group meets the fourth or last Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. These events are free and open to the pub­lic. No reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary.

Ba­bies and Books: Thurs­days from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Care­givers and in­fants grow and learn to­gether.

Kidz Rock!: Thurs­days from 11:30 to noon. Our all-ages mu­sic and move­ment sto­ry­time.

Day­time Book Dis­cus­sion Group: The Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary is pleased to an­nounce that the Day­time Book Dis­cus­sion Group will con­tinue meet­ing in the Li­brary Com­mu­nity Room from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on the first Thurs­day of each month. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Please con­tact the li­brary for as­sis­tance in or­der­ing a copy of the book.

Young Artists: On Thurs­days from 6 to 7 p.m., school-age chil­dren will ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent art medi­ums each week through a self-di­rected ac­tiv­ity that will al­low them to ex­plore & de­velop their cre­ative think­ing at Young Artists.

Third Thurs­day The­ater: The Third Thurs­day The­ater film se­ries takes place on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at 1:30p.m. for view­ings of con­tem­po­rary award­nom­i­nated and award-win­ning movies. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. No reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Visit our web­site at www.up­per­more­landli­brary.org for film ti­tles.

Writ­ers’ Group: Held on the sec­ond Satur­day of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All writ­ers — am­a­teurs, pro­fes­sion­als, scrib­blers or typ­ists — are in­vited to join this new group for thought­ful dis­cus­sions of the writ­ing process and craft, ex­er­cises and prompts to gen­er­ate ideas, and cri­tique work­shops of the groups’ writ­ing. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. No reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Sun­day Cin­ema: The Up­per More­land Free Pub­lic Li­brary’s Sun­day Cin­ema film se­ries con­tin­ues on the third Sun­day of the month at 2 p.m. Sun­day Cin­ema gives adults the op­por­tu­nity to watch out­stand­ing for­eign and in­de­pen­dent films, fol­lowed with a dis­cus­sion led by Dr. Mau­r­izio Gi­ammarco. No reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for this event.

Com­mu­nity

The Mill­brook His­tor­i­cal Society: The Amy B. Yerks Mu­seum and Ar­chives, freshly ren­o­vated, is open ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the first Satur­day of ev­ery month from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Lo­cated at the Hat­boro Bap­tist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hat­boro. Walk-ins wel­comed. In­for­ma­tion: 215-957-1877; mill­brook­so­ci­[email protected]; mill­brook­so­ci­ety.org.

Outreach Of­fice Hours: State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-152, will hold spe­cial outreach of­fice hours in Hunt­ing­don Val­ley and Up­per Dublin. On the third Thurs­day of each month, Murt and a mem­ber of his staff will be at the Hunt­ing­don Val­ley Li­brary, 625 Red Lion Road in Hunt­ing­don Val­ley, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also on the third Thurs­day of the month, Murt and a mem­ber of his staff will be at the Up­per Dublin Pub­lic Li­brary, 805 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Wash­ing­ton, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

Health

Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group: Wil­liam R. May Fu­neral Home spon­sors a be­reave­ment sup­port group for friends and fam­i­lies that meets on al­ter­nate Tues­days from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evan­ge­list Chapel House, 2330 Fairhill Ave., Glen­side. There is no fee to at­tend. Dec. 4: Con­tin­u­ing bonds. The group is fa­cil­i­tated by Deb­o­rah K. Gawthrop, M.S., G.M.S., a cer­ti­fied grief man­age­ment spe­cial­ist. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-624-8190 or email dgawthropc­[email protected]­i­zon. net.

Un­heard An­gels: This sup­port group is be­ing held for women who have ex­pe­ri­enced or are cur­rently strug­gling with in­fer­til­ity, mis­car­riage, adop­tion and fos­ter­ing is­sues. The group meets ev­ery other Mon­day evening (the first and third Mon­day of each month) at 7 p.m. at Lehman Memo­rial Church, 300 S. York Road, Hat­boro, in Room 308. Call 215-764-9407 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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