Community events

Free Art Exhibits: Enjoy 3 free art exhibits by visiting Northampton and Huntingdon Valley Libraries. Visit Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Rd., Huntingdon Valley from Jan 6 to March 2, 2020. There is an ongoing art exhibit at the Warminster Library, 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster. Visit each Library and enjoy the art works.

MLK Day of Service: Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host a "Give and Shred" event in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public can securely shred documents with Wiggins Shredding Company and ProShred. This year, CCEC will collect:books for Project HOME; non-perishable food for Arcadia’s Knights for Nutrition food pantry; professional wear for Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work; semi-formal and formal dresses to benefit The Covenant House, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and support services for homeless and displaced adolescents; andcash donations that will contribute to other CCEC service projects.Attendees must use the Church Road campus entrance, where they will be directed toward Murphy Hall to drop off donations. From there, they will be directed to one of the five shredding trucks available.For more information, contact CCEC.

Let Your Life Speak -- King Day of Service and Social Justice Symposium: 8 am to 1:45 pm on Jan 20. Abington Friends School 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown. In addition to service projects, the day will include workshops, a panel on navigating local politics, a resource fair and a special closing program. All are welcome. Please join us to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Schedule: 9 to 10 a.m. – Registration and Opening Program 10:15 a.m to 12:30 p.m. – Service Projects 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Symposium Session 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Symposium Session 12:30 p.m. – Snack/Lunch Break (food available for purchase, a packed lunch is encouraged) 1 to 1:45 p.m. – Closing Program Performance, King’s Dream by Key Arts. All-day – Resource Fair & Gently Used Clothing Sale.

Glencairn Museum: 1001 Cathedral Road Bryn Athyn PA 19009 Pianist, composer and arranger Jesse Elder and Colombian violinist Blanca Cecilia González perform an entertaining mix of original compositions as well as arrangements they’ve developed of pop, jazz and classical pieces. 7:30 Jan. 24 Doors open at 7:00pm. $20 general admission, $15 Basic Members/seniors/students with ID, free for Gold and Patron Members. Advance tickets available until 5pm 1/22 at the Museum or call 267.502.2990, or online at www.glencairnmuseum.org; beginning at 7pm 1/24 tickets available only at the door, subject to availability. Reserved seats for Patron Members only

The Third Annual “Souper Bowl”: 6 pm to 8:30 pm on Jan 27. Old York Road Temple-Beth Am 971 Old York Road Abington: $25 per adult; $10 for children 5-12 Old York Road Temple-Beth Am Presents ...The Third Annual “Souper Bowl” Featuring:Michael Barkan, Sports Anchor NBC SportsVai Sickahema Former Eagle Star & Anchor NBC 10Glen Macnow, Broadcaster WIP Sports Radio Come on over and taste delicious soup creations from many local establishments representing a variety of cuisines.Celebrity judges and everyone attending will vote for the best soups in multiple categories.Hoagies beer and soda will make for a delicious evening. “Soup Cook-Off” featuring local restaurants at 6:00 p.m.Sports Panel presentation of this will begin at 7:00 p.m. Moderated by Larry Kane All-Inclusive Tickets: $25 per adult; $10 for children 5-12 All Reservation must be in by January 24th(Additional $5.00 charge at the door) For more information contactMarilyn WebsterCoordinator of Membership and Programming971 Old York RoadAbington, PA 19001215-886-8000 Ext. 136www.oyrtbetham.org

Elysian Camerata concert: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Jan 24. First Presbyterian Church of Ambler 4 S. Ridge Ave Ambler. Elysian Camerata will honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert entitled “The Legacy of Beethoven” on Friday, January 22nd, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler.Elysian Camerata, the Philadelphia-based chamber ensemble now in its 15th season of concertizing, has been presenting chamber music concerts at the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler since 2016. They will perform two charming, early works by Beethoven on this program: his String Quartet in G major, op.18, no. 2, and the Duet for Viola and Cello with the witty subtitle “with two eyeglasses obbligato”, alluding to the need for the musicians to wear glasses in order to see all the notes! The second half of the program will feature the towering String Quintet in B-flat major by Felix Mendelssohn, one of many composers to be profoundly influenced by Beethoven. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. There is no cost for admission but a free-will contribution is always appreciated. Following the concert there will be a meet-the-artists reception. This program will be repeated on Sunday, January 26 at The Church of St. Asaph in Bala Cynwyd. For more information on this program and all Elysian Camerata performances please visit www.elysiancamerata.org.

Jenkins Arboretum:

Techniques for Native Seed Propagation Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Presented by Alice Doering, Landscape Designer, and Helen Standen, Nursery and Greenhouse Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens $15 for members; $25 for non-members. Registration required. People may register on Eventbrite.com. www.jenkinsarboretum.org

Azaleas and Rhododendrons at Winterthur Hosted by the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Presented by Linda Eirhart, Director of Horticulture/Senior Curator of Plants at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Free of charge. No registration required.

Magic in the Winter Garden: Nature Exploration for Kids Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm Presented by Helen Standen, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens This program is appropriate for children ages 4-8 accompanied by an adult. Free for members; $5/child for nonmembers. Registration required. People may register on Eventbrite.com. Adults accompanying children are free of charge and do not need to register.

Libraries

Abington Township Public Library

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.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens, Wed nights at 7-8 pm, Jan 15, Feb 12, & March 18. Ages 12-18. Play the classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Using your storytelling skills, you’ll create a character and join other adventurers to complete quests, slay monsters, and achieve personal goals. Beginners welcome! Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 113) or go online at abingtonfreelibrary.org.

Midterms Study Day. Enjoy snacks and cuddle with therapy dogs while you study at the library for midterms. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like.Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 - 5 p.m. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 113

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 215-885-5180 ext. 13, email AskAbington@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.

East Cheltenham Free Library

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 a book or two anytime at your favorite library.

Huntingdon Valley Library

Information: 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley; 215-947-5138; 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 11 a.m.

Jenkintown Library

460 York Road Jenkintown PA 19046

Website: https://www.jenkintownlibrary.org/

La Mott Free Library

Information: 7420 Sycamore 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 1:00 - 3:00 Bring your own handiwork or use our materials. No registration necessary.

Lego Club Every Saturday between 10 am and noon.Ages 5 and up. No registration necessary.

Computer Tutoring Email, Word, Excel and basic help using the internet. Call for an appointment.

Play Date on Avondale Fridays Jan 17 - Feb 21 11am -12:30 pm Ages 2 - 5. No registration necessary

Pokemon Party Mon Jan 13 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 4 -10 Call to register.

Music and Movement Fridays Feb 28-Apr 3 11-11:45 a.m. Ages 1-5 Registration starts Feb 10

Pete the Cat: Time for Art Monday Feb 10 6:30-7:15 Ages 3 - 8 Registration starts Jan. 27

Friday Feb 14 Make birdseed yard decorations. All ages 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Call 215 886-9818 or go online at www.abingtonfreelibrary.org for registration

Southampton Free Library

Information: 947 Street Road, Southampton; 215-322-1415

January programs

Color Your Way to Serenity, Thursdays, Jan. 2nd and 16th at 1:00 PM - Color your way to serenity at our Adult Coloring program on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of January at 1:00 P.M. Come and meet your new best friend while you enjoy tea and treats.

Music and Motion with David from Two of a Kind, Mondays, Jan. 6th, 13th and 27th at 10:30 AM - Join David from Two of a Kind for stories, rhythm, dancing, and music! This program is walk-in until space filled and for ages birth and up.

Come Play Mah Jongg!, Mondays, Jan. 6th, 13th and 27th at 1:00 PM - Whether you are a seasoned player or a beginner, come join us for Mah Jongg! Beginners are welcome to play or observe. Bring Mah Jongg set and card if you have them. Registration required. Register on our online calendar at www.southamptonfreelibrary.org or calling the library at (215) 322-1415.

Family Storytime, Tuesdays, Jan. 7th – 28th and Fridays, Jan 17th and 31st at 10:30 AM - Join us as we read books and sing songs! We may play with toys after our storytimes or create a craft. This storytime is best for children ages birth-5 years old.

Yarn Workers Group, Tuesdays, Jan. 7th – 28th at 1:00 PM - Enjoy some company while knitting, crocheting, or working on any other yarn project! This is for experienced yarn workers and not an instructional group. Registration required for new members.

Think & Drink: BBC Trivia, Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 7:00 PM - Join us at Moss Mill Brewing Company for a drink and trivia. Impress your friends (or your date), outsmart a librarian, and maybe learn something. Get your Brit on! January's trivia will be about the BBC and all things British. Moss Mill Brewing Company is located at 109 Pike Circle Unit D, Huntingdon Valley.

Adult Sensory Activities, Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 10:30 AM - Please join us for games, puzzles, projects and more. This program is for differently abled adults. Advance registration is required. Please register online at www.southamptonfreelibrary.org.

Chinese New Year Storytime, Friday, Jan. 24th at 10:30 AM - Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year! We will read books and sing songs! We may play with toys after our storytimes or create a craft. This storytime is best for children ages birth-5 years old.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Chinese New Year Food, Saturday, Jan. 25th at 2:00 PM - For this month's What's Cooking @ the Library, join us as we learn about, and sample, traditional Chinese and Korean foods eaten on the first day of the new year. We will be trying Chinese dumplings and Korean rice cake soup. Please register online at www.southamptonfreelibrary.org. Space is limited.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Souper Bowl! Saturday, Feb. 1st at 2:00 PM - Welcome to the library's 2nd annual Souper Bowl. Come in and taste different soups made by our staff and vote for your favorite! We will have recipes for each soup available as well. Who will be our Souper Bowl winner? Will someone new take the victory or will it be a repeat? Please register online at www.southamptonfreelibrary.org so we know how much soup to make!

Free Library of Springfield Township

8900 Hawthorne Lane, Wyndmoor. 215-836-5300Web address: freelibraryofspringfieldtownship.org

January 20

10 AM Storytime Terrific 2’s & 3’s

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Pinochle

12:15 PM Mah Jongg

1-3 PM Knitters’ Group

2-5 PM MLK Day Kids’ Craft program

January 21

10 AM Storytime Playful Preschool (3+)

10:30 AM Mah Jongg

3 PM Teen Time (6-12th graders, crafts, movies, snacks)

January 22

11 AM-1 PM Pinochle

12:15 PM Mah Jongg

6:30 PM Knit Night

January 23

10 AM Storytime Wonderful 1’s

12:15 PM Mah Jongg

7 PM Evening Book Club

January 24

10 AM-4 PM Duplo Play Day

11 AM Storytime Yoga (18 mo.-5 yrs.)

1:30-3:30 PM Bridge

2 PM Movie Matinee

Upper Dublin Public Library

Information: The Upper Dublin Public Library is located at 805 Loch Alsh Avenue in Fort Washington. For more information about library programs and services, call 215-628-8744 or go to www.udpl.org.

January  highlights

Witness to History Project: The Holocaust 2p Sunday, January 19 A Holocaust survivor from the Holocaust Awareness Museum Speakers Bureau will share their story. Ages 6th gr-Adult.

Arts & Culture of the Silk Road 5-6:30p Wednesday, January 22-February 26 Penn State Professor Dr. C. Pierce Salguero explores the history and cross cultural exchange of these ancient trade routes stretching from Europe to China. Registration required.

Scavenger Hunt January 2-31 Join us in January for a Library Scavenger Hunt! Test your skills and earn a prize. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet at the Children’s area entrance. Collect your prize at the front desk. We will draw a grand prize winner from the entries. For Grades K-5.

Toddler Drive-In 10:30-11:15a Tuesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 15 & Saturday, January 18/ 6:30-7:15p Wednesday, January 8 Decorate your own vehicle, hop in and watch a short movie with us! Ages 2-5 yrs. Registration required.

Toy Story Film Series 1-3:30p Friday, January 17 & February 14, Monday, February 17 & March 9 Revisit Buzz, Woody & the rest of the gang in the Teen Space. Grades 6-9.

Children's programs 

Scavenger Hunt January 2-31 Join us in January for a Library Scavenger Hunt! Test your skills and earn a prize. Grab a scavenger hunt sheet at the Children’s area entrance. Collect your prize at the front desk. We will draw a grand prize winner from the entries. For Grades K-5.

Toddler Drive-In 10:30-11:15a Tuesday, January 7, Wednesday, January 15 & Saturday, January 18/ 6:30-7:15p Wednesday, January 8 Decorate your own vehicle, hop in and watch a short movie with us! Ages 2-5 yrs. Registration required.

LEGO Club! 4­6p Monday, January 13 & February 10 Come and build with us! For ages 4­12.

Playtime @ the Library 10:30a­Noon Monday, January 13 & February 17 Play with us @ the UDPL! Blocks, dress up and lots of other toys! For ages 0­5 yrs.

Elementary STEAM 12-1p & 2-3p Saturday, January 18 Design a miniature dog house with working lights using the basics of architecture and circuitry. 12-1p for Grades K-2. 2-3p for Grades 3-5. Registration begins 1/6.

Kids Advisory Board & Book Club 4:30-5:30p, Monday, January 20 & February 24. Part book club, part advisory board, part taste testing. ALL FUN! For Grades 3-5. Online registration required.

Elementary Intro to 3D Printing 6-7p Thursday, January 23 Learn the basics and design & print your own creation. Grades 4-6. Registration begins 1/6.

Teen programs 

Toy Story Film Series 1-3:30p Friday, January 17 & February 14, Monday, February 17 & March 9 Revisit Buzz, Woody & the rest of the gang in the Teen Space. Grades 6-9.

Witness to History Project: The Holocaust 2p Sunday, January 19 A Holocaust survivor from the Holocaust Awareness Museum Speakers Bureau will share their story. Ages 6th gr-Adult.

Middle School STEAM 10-11:30a Monday, January 20 & Friday, February 14. A different STEAM tech each workshop. 1/20: Bloxels Video Game Creation 2/14: Circuitry with Go Box Pro. Grades 6-8. Online registration required.

Adult programs

Witness to History Project: The Holocaust 2p Sunday, January 19 A Holocaust survivor from the Holocaust Awareness Museum Speakers Bureau will share their story. Ages 6th gr-Adult.

Arts & Culture of the Silk Road 5-6:30p Wednesday, January 22-February 26 Penn State Professor Dr. C. Pierce Salguero explores the history and cross cultural exchange of these ancient trade routes stretching from Europe to China. Registration required.

Intermediate Italian 10:30a Monday, Jan 20-Feb 10 For ages 18+ yrs. Online registration required.

Intermediate French 7p Monday, Jan 27-March 2 For ages 18+ yrs. Online registration required.

FABRIHOLICS 10a­Noon every Thursday ​Use our STEAM lab has sewing machines, rotary cutters and more! Bring a project and sew with us! For ages 15yrs+.

UD Knitting 7-8:45p every Thursday All levels welcome. Bring your own supplies. For ages 15yrs+

Creative Writers Meetup Group 7­8:45p 2nd Monday of the month Register on meetup.com

Weekly ESL Conversation Groups 1:30­3p Every Tuesday or 7­8:30p or Every Wednesday

Come to our conversation group & improve your English speaking skills

APPRISE Medicare Counseling by Appt - Monday 10a or 11a State trained RSVP-MC Counselors will be available to help you through the Medicare process.

1­on­1 Computer Tutoring by Appointment​ 1 hr tutoring session with a computer tutor volunteer on topic of your choice. Registration & $5 Friends donation required. Contact Kay: 215­628­8744

Book Clubs (Check udpl.org for exact dates)​ History Book 7p 1st Tue of the month: For history buffs Bookworms 7:15p 1st Thu of the month. Book Bunch 1:30p 1​st​ Mon of month.

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.

Yoga series: The Isha Foundation will be presenting a three part yoga series at the Upper Moreland Free Public Library! Join us for a combination of yoga and meditation offered as a 60 minute module. Register for one date, or all three! Yoga with the Isha Foundation will be held the first Saturday of the month (January through March) from 11am-12pm. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance. Please call 215-659-0741, email, or stop by the Information Desk to Register.

William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning, 4051 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill.

On-Going Events

Thursday, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 10:00am Qi Gong with Ernest In the Board Room, qi-gong. $10 per week, payable the first week of the month —a portion benefits the Library. QI GONG is a slow moving form of meditation for health and well-being, through coordination of breath with upper and lower body movement. It may be performed sitting in a chair. *First-time attendees receive a free class. Please wear loose clothing. No registration is required. *Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.*

Friday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 10:00 Tai Chi for Health – Lifestyle Movements Tai Chi is more than just a gentle, flowing, and sometimes ‘challenging’ form of exercise. It is a way to move through daily life both physically and mentally. This session will include a tai chi/qigong warm up and cool down with concentration on loosening the joints, breathing, and relaxation. We’ll learn 3 different forms of tai chi – Sun, Yang, Chen in preparation for a new program! We’ll focus on the beginning forms of the Yang 24 (a universal form) and incorporate tai chi principles with each movement. This class is appropriate for beginners, those familiar to tai chi, and excellent as a ‘skills builder’ for more advanced practitioners. The fee for this 9-week session is $54. No walk-ins, please. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Library. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As always, ask your doctor if it’s okay, and please don’t wear any scents to class as it could agitate some people’s respiratory systems. For more information about the class, contact Linda DeMedio, taichilcd@yahoo.com. Always check with your doctor before participating in any exercise program.

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10:00am Preschool Sensory Storytime This storytime is designed for children ages 3 and up and their families/caregivers, and will be sensory friendly. All children ages 3 and up are welcome, including those with sensory integration disorders and autism spectrum disorders! There will be stories, music, and a sensory activity. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online or by calling 610-828-0441.

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 – 11:00 or 11:30pm Babes & Books Storytime Babies up to about 18 months and their caregivers are invited for twenty minutes of songs, movement, stories, and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome!

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 – 2:30pm Gentle Yoga Please wear comfortable clothing. $28 for 4 classes ($7/class); full payment is due by the first class on 1/7. $10 drop-in rate. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Library. New Student Special: New students who register for this session of classes will receive the first class free ($21 for 4 classes)! Refer a Friend Special: When you are a registered WJ Library Yoga student and you refer a friend to class, and he or she buys a session of classes, you will earn 1 free class for each referral! Registration: please send an email to acole@mclinc.org to register by Friday, January 3. By registering, you are committing to attend the session of classes and paying (by cash or check) in full at the first class.

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28– 4:00pm Adult open game play–drop in Please join us every Tuesday for drop-in game play anytime between 4:00 and 7:30 pm. Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, Scrabble, etc. We’ll set up card tables and provide 3 Mah Jongg sets and some extra cards. Other board games from the Library’s collection upstairs may be brought down. Experienced players welcome! Please check the monthly calendar for any cancellations. Questions? Please contact Adam, the Adult Services Librarian, at 610-828-0441 ext. 103.

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 – 6:00pm Dropped Stitches Experienced crafters are invited to join our group. Project assistance may be available from other attendees. All craftwork is welcome: knit, crochet, quilt, scrapbook, jewelry-making, etc. *Please note that this is not an instructional class. If you are interested in knitting or crochet lessons, please email jeanesinfo@mclinc.org and we will let you the next time a class is offered.* No need to register ~ just drop in!

Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10:15am Tales for Tots Storytime Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for forty-five minutes of songs, finger plays, stories, rhymes, and a craft. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome!

Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29 – 11:15am Mother Goose Storytime Children ages about 18- to 36-months and their caregivers are invited for thirty minutes of songs, finger plays, stories, rhymes, and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome!

Thursday, January 9, 16, 23, 30 – 10:15am Mother Goose Storytime Children ages about 18- to 36-months and their caregivers are invited for thirty minutes of songs, finger plays, stories, rhymes, and more. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome!

Thursday, January 9, 16, 23, 30 – 11:15am Tales for Tots Storytime Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for forty-five minutes of songs, finger plays, stories, rhymes, and a craft. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome!

Friday, January 17 – 6:00pm Connecting Exceptional People Young Adult Social Young adults ages 16+ with special needs are invited to our monthly Connecting Exceptional People (“CEP”) socials! CEP is a social series (held on the third Friday of every month from 6-9pm) that gives young adults with special needs the opportunity to meet and socialize, have fun, and gain new experiences, all in a safe space. Each month is themed, and we’ve had everything from Square-Dancing, to Picnic and Lawn Games, to Around the World in 180 Minutes. Participants and/or their guardians are responsible for determining if the participant should be accompanied by an aide or guardian. If you can, bring a snack or dessert to share. (Gluten-free treats are also appreciated.) This program is held in partnership with Whitemarsh Township Parks and Recreation, and is made possible in part by a grant from CCRES. For more information, contact Sara Huff, Teen Librarian at shuff@mclinc.org or 610-828-0441, ext. 113.

Monday, January 20 – 6:00pm Middle Grade Book Club Are you in grades 6-8 and love to read? Then you should join our Middle Grade Book Club! The Middle Grade Book Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:15-7pm. For a copy of the book, just check out the display in the Teen Space! Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Wednesday, January 22 – 6:30pm Pajama Storytime Put on your pajamas and bring the whole family to this special evening storytime with Ms. Rachel, for families with children through age 7. Bring pillows, blankets, loveys, and stuffed friends if you’d like! No registration necessary.

Monday, January 27 – 6:00pm Anime Club (Teens) Teens, do you enjoy manga and anime? Join our Anime Club! Bring your friends (and make new ones!) as you discuss and watch some of your favorite anime. Snacks, manga to check out, and more! Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of every month. No registration required. This program is for teens. Teens are in 6-12th grade. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Wednesday, January 29 – 1:30pm Movie Matinee Adults are welcome to join us for a movie and hot popcorn on the last Wednesday of every month! Movie titles will be announced the month prior to showing. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Special Events

Saturday, January 18 – 1:30 Family Matinee: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Join us for free popcorn and the newly released Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library. PG | 1h 59min ©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 2019.

Thursday, January 23 – 3:00 International Hot Chocolate Challenge (Teens) Try different hot chocolate recipes from around the world at our International Hot Chocolate Challenge! While you’re sipping on your cocoa, you’ll be able to vote for your favorites, AND make a graham cracker house! Please register below so we know how many to expect. This program is for teens (6-12th grade). Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

Ongoing 

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at the Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 N. York Road, Hatboro. Walk-ins welcomed. Information: 215-957-1877; millbrooksociety@gmail.com; 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.

Three Stooges Museum: The Stoogeum is open to the public every Thursday (except holidays) from 10am to 3pm, no reservations required!The Stoogeum is the first and largest museum dedicated to the Three Stooges. Visit the Stoogeum to learn more about your favorite knuckleheads. If you are unable to visit with us during a Thursday open house, weekday appointments may be available Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm. Weekday appointments are scheduled in two hour blocks and are subject to availability. Email stoogeum.staff@gmail.com for more information.

Health

Cancer Screening and Education Day: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Jan 25. Asplundh Cancer Pavilion 3941 Commerce Avenue Willow Grove. Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health offers free cancer screenings and education. Snow date: Saturday, February 1. Available Screenings:-Head and Neck-Breast Exam-Prostate-Lung (test will be scheduled for a later date)To register for screenings, please call 215-481-2204.Learn about cancer risk and receive information to help you live more healthfully. Walk through our Strollin' Colon, a life-size colon, where you can learn about colon health and the benefits of colonoscopies and FIT tests.

Before the Bump: Planning for Your Pregnancy 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Feb 6 Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health 1200 Old York Road Abington If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant or are newly pregnant, you’re invited to join us for an informative and fun evening; program followed by mocktail hour. Have your questions answered by our panel of OB/GYNs and mingle with our maternity staff while enjoying light fare and mocktails during our faux-cocktail hour.This is a free event, but registration is required. Guests are welcome to bring a spouse, partner, or support person. For questions or more information, email publicrelations@jefferson.edu. Register online: https://bit.ly/2Q9cfLV

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.

Support Group for Parents of Autistic Children: A series of support meetings for parents of children with autism have been scheduled throughout the fall and winter. Parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum disorder are invited to the meetings, which will take place at the Speech-Language Institute of Salus University, to share their experiences. There will be a new topic covered each week and snacks and refreshments will be provided to the group. Those interested in joining the group can contact the Speech-Language Institute for more information at salusuhealth.com/Speech-Language-Institute/Contact-Us/Join-a-Support-Group.aspx.

Stuttering Support Group: A series of support meetings for people who stutter, their family and friends and those who wish to learn more about stuttering have been scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Speech-Language Institute (SLI) of Salus University, 8380 Old York Road, Suite 2100, Elkins Park. As a chapter member of the National Stuttering Association, SLI provides a safe environment for individuals to share their personal experiences and techniques. Various topics will be covered each week as well as a chance for group discussion. The sessions are led and facilitated by clinical educator Shelley Slot, MS, CCC-SLP and two speech-language pathology students Rachael Borman ’18 and Julia Kessel ’18. Their mission in creating the group is let those who stutter know that they are not alone. For information on joining the group and upcoming meeting dates, contact the Speech-Language Institute at 215-780-3150 or SLInstitute@salus.edu or visit salusuhealth.com/Speech-Language-Institute/Contact-Us/Join-a-Support-Group.aspx.

Bereavement Support Group: A free bereavement support group for friends and family will be held on alternative Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist, Chapel House, 2330 Fairhill Aven., Glenside. Sponsored by: William R. May Funeral Home Inc. Facilitated by Deborah K. Gawthrop, a certified grief management specialist. For information, call 215-624-8190 or email dgawthropcnlt@verizon.net.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Groups provide education, emotional support and opportunities to share and problem solve with others caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s, dementia or related disorders. Learn more about these conditions and find helpful resources. Be with others who understand and share similar challenges. Free. Registration not required though RSVPs are welcome. Participants can attend whenever they are able. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.

Free YMCA Membership: The Hatboro YMCA, 440 S. York Road, is offering free one-year memberships to area seventh-graders. This membership will provide fun and fitness opportunities. To get involved, seventh-graders just need to bring proof of their class status — a student ID card, class roster, class schedule or report card. They also need to bring a parent or guardian with them when they sign up. For more information, call the Y at 215-674-4545.

Tai Chi: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers tai chi Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lauren Steele at 215-657-0830 or lsteele@pennypacktrust.org.

Yoga: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, offers light-to-moderate yoga on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and advanced level yoga on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lori Voltmer at 215-264-8653 or loreli4@comcast.net.

Nicotine Anonymous Meeting: Free quit smoking 12-Step program meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Library, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside, in support of people working to recover from nicotine addiction. All are welcome. Info: nicotine-anonymous.org.

CHADD: Elkins Park Area CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) will hold the following at Einstein at Elkins Medical Center. For more information on CHADD or ADHD, call Claire Noyes at 215-779-6656 or www.chadd.net/249.

Parent Support Group: First Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Adult Support Group: Third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gilda’s: Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley, 200 Kirk Road, Warminster, will hold the following:

Kid Support Group: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Program is for children 4 to 12 who have cancer in their lives.

Become a Member: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Living with Cancer Support Group: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Living With Loss: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Family & Friends Support Group: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Life After the Death of a Spouse Networking: First Tuesday on the month.

Life After the Death of a Parent Networking: Second Wednesday.

Healthy Eating Support Group: Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Metastatic Cancer Support Group: Last Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. Call to register.

Health Living Support Group: Fourth Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Sage Restaurant on Second Street Pike.

Wellness Group Meetings: Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Gilda’s Railway & Ice Cream: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members from the Bristol Railroad Society will run G-scale trains on an outdoor track. Information: 215-441-3290 or www.gildasclubdelval.org.

Montessori: The Montessori School offers beginners classes in TaiJi and Qigong Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tai Chi will help you develop better balance, more flexibility and coordination. Your breath will become deeper and more even. You’ll learn how to find and release your body’s tensions. Your everyday movements will become more efficient and you will feel better and have more energy to face the day. The school is located at 1710 Jarrettown Road, Dresher. To register or for more information, call 215-572-9189.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park. The group will help provide emotional, educational and social support. The group also helps caregivers develop problem-solving strategies, maintaining their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally caring for the person with dementia. Free. For more information, contact 215-964-7684.

Meetings

Live & Learn Meetings: Glenside United Church of Christ will host Live & Learn meetings every first and third Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church library, 2160 Wharton Road, Glenside. The meetings will include lunch, a TED talk and lively discussion. Bring a bag lunch, and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church at 215-887-1819 or visit glensideucc.org.

Glenside Kiwanis: Glenside Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the North Hill VFW Post 2519 Jenkintown, Road, Glenside. For more information, call 215-758-9839 or email GlensideKiwanis@aol.com.

Chess: Join the chess club at KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center. Active adults, 60-years and older, who are interested in learning how or want to play chess against a competitive rival are invited to join the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, 7763 Old York Road in Elkins Park on Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The chess club is free to the public. Anyone interested in joining the chess club at the KleinLife: Montgomery County Dr. Gabriel (z’’l) And Alma Elias Center, may contact Dayna Glantz, program director, at 215-635-5244 or email dglantz@kleinlife.org. Membership information also is available.

Bucks Mont Art League: The Bucks Mont Art League meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster. Speakers, members’ shows and exhibits are available to members. Guests welcome.

Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro: The Affinity Toastmasters of Hatboro meet the first and third Thursday of the month from noon to p.m. at Upper Moreland Library, 109 Park Ave. Willow Grove. Public speaking made fun. Visitors welcome.

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