Welcome to the Adult Services page of the Lower Providence Community Library website. Find upcoming Programs & Events, check out our Resources for Readers, and send us your recommendations for books, DVDs, and other materials you would like to have in the library. Also, please let us know if you have any ideas for programming. We would love to hear from you!
To register for programs, email Barbara Loewengart or call the library at 610-666-6640 for the Circulation Desk.
Classes for March: Mondays: March 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: March 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.
Taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel. Bring a mat or a towel and a $5 donation. Funds provide books and supplies to children in India.Register For Adult Yoga
Classes in March: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
Gentle yoga for people with less mobility, led by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel. Cost is $5/session. Funds provide books and supplies to children in India.Register For Chair Yoga
Classes for March: Mondays at 7:15pm., March 4, 11, 18 & 25.
Please join us for FREE meditation sessions. Open to all levels. Bring your active mind and wear comfortable clothing. Taught by Roger Shaughnessy, YT-200.Register For Meditation Sessions
Monday, March 25 at 1:30pm. Green Book. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Rated PG-13.
Monday, April 8 at 1:30pm. Mary Queen of Scots. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Rated R.
Monday, April 29 at 1:30pm. Mary Poppins Returns. Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rated PG.
Come to the Movie Matinee and enjoy a free showing of a hit movie! This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Register For Movie Matinee
On Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.
Told in a series of vignettes stunning for their eloquence, The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros’s greatly admired novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics.
Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong—not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. (From the publisher.)
Monday, April 1 at 1:00pm
De-stress and get creative! Join in for a fun, relaxed afternoon with pencils and markers at our Adult Coloring Book Class. We have lots of beautiful coloring book pages to choose from. You’re never too old to color! All materials provided. For more information, contact Barbara Loewengart.Register For Coloring Book Class
Monday, April 15 at 1:00pm, we will be discussing Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.
The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. (From the publisher.)Register For The Afternoon Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm.
A Different Kind of Book Club will focus on reading books with happy endings (romance, light fantasy, cozy mysteries and the occasional nonfiction). The group will meet the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. On March 19, the club will be discussing Still Life by Louise Penny. On April 16, the club will be discussing Landline by Rainbow Rowell.Register For A Different Kind of Book Club
Wednesdays, March 20 at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays, April 3 & 17 at 6:30 pm.
Join Colleen Ochotny, certified crochet instructor, for a casual crochet meet-up. Bring your projects and/or ideas and talk with other crochet enthusiasts. All are welcome.
Colleen Ochotny is a certified crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council. She has been teaching crochet for more than 5 years has been crocheting for morethan 30 years.
Wednesday, March 27 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, April 10 & 24 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, May 8 & 22 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Did you know those plastic bags taking up space in your closet can be woven into sleeping mats for people who are experiencing homelessness in our community?
Join Bev Weinberg for this innovative, hands-on project. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. You will learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it into colorful mats to make a difference for homeless people in our area. This project is sponsored by Integrate for Good, a project designed to expand opportunities for individuals of all abilities to share their time and talent through volunteerism in Montgomery County.
Bev Weinberg received her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. Bev returned to and received her clinical doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy in 2016, along with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Fox School of Business.
Bev is the project director of Integrate for Good, an innovative initiative designed to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to contribute their time and talent through civic engagement.Register For The Sleeping Mat Project
Thursdays, March 21 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Thursdays, April 11 & 25 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Thursdays, May 2, 16 & 30 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Thursdays, April 11 & 25 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Thursdays, May 2, 16 & 30 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Mindful Yoga is a focus on Mind/ Body/ Spirit awareness. It is the practice of being in the present moment and is scientifically proven to reduce stress and improve well being. This class is for all levels including beginners. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a mat or towel. Cost: $5 Donation. Taught by certified yoga teacher, Kamini Patel.Register For Mindful Yoga
Monday, April 1 from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Join writers in finding their voice through memoir writing. The group will use writing prompts, poems, journal entries and images to discover the compelling themes and stories that comprise a memoir. The Circle will share their writing and read aloud to each other. Suitable for writers of all levels and experience.Register For Memoir Writing Circle
Tuesday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
According to the American Heart Association one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure. The good news is hypertension is among the leading conditions that can be controlled or managed through early detection. Providence Place at the Collegeville Inn cares about your well-being and is pleased to offer a free blood pressure screening at the Lower Providence Public Library on Tuesday, April 2nd from 11am – 1pm. No reservations required. Stop in and meet our nursing staff for your blood pressure screening.Register For Blood Pressure Screening
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm
Are you almost eligible for Medicare?
Not sure which Medicare plan is right for you? If you turn 65 this year, you are eligible for Medicare.If your 65th birthday is within the next 3-6 months, you should learn about this important benefit.
Medicare can be quite confusing. Donna Uhler, a state-trained volunteer APPRISE counselor, will be offering a FREE presentation describing Medicare and providing information on the health insurance options that are available to you. She is here to help you understand your health insurance choices. APPRISE counselors are sponsored and supervised by RSVP of Montgomery County. Registration required.Register For New to Medicare
Thursdays, March 7 & 21 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Ryan Kadri studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rutgers University. He worked at SEI for 3 years where he worked on financial web applications and automated testing. He is currently working independently to develop a customer support application.Register For Learn Web Design
Fridays, March 15 & 22, from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Do you like art or wish you liked it more? Do you wonder what to look for in a work of art or how to express your thoughts about it? You’ll be surprised how easy it can be to develop your skills of observation, understanding and self-expression. Did you know most people spend less than a minute when looking at an art work? Join this participatory workshop to gain the conﬁdence to stop, look closer and discover ways to engage more fully in a work of art. The workshop is suitable for both the timid and for the experienced art lover who want to deepen knowledge about art. Each session will include guided observation, discussion and lecture as well as a short writing activity. We will discuss one art work per session from Lower Providence Community Library’s National Endowment for the Humanities portfolio, Picturing America. No prior knowledge of art history or writing experience is necessary. Bring paper, pen or pencil and a willingness to open your mind and eyes and heart to the world of art.
Judy Gordon is an artist and art educator who has been inspiring students for more than forty years in both public school and museum settings. She has a BFA in Art Education and a Masters in Education. She has volunteered as a docent at Woodmere Art Museum and as an Art Goes to School presenter.
Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.
Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30am
Participants will be given an overview of the different features of Microsoft Word . You will learn to use Microsoft Word to produce professional-looking documents. Class size is limited. Registration required.Register For Micrsoft Word Basics
Rain Gardens: An environmentally-friendly approach to storm water management
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm
Do you have areas in your yard that get flooded during heavy rains, and then the water sits for days after the storm? Come learn about the latest trend in home gardening; Rain Gardens. You will learn new gardening techniques to help you soak up much of that excess run-off and discover how your property can look beautiful as well.
Karrie Hontz is a Master Gardener from the Penn State Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County. She has been a Master Gardener for more than 16 years, and lectures throughout the county on various horticultural topics.
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30pm
Learn to use the hottest new countertop appliance, the Air-Fryer – what a fast and easy way to cook more healthfully. You can enjoy all of your favorite fried foods without the grease and guilt. Join us for a demo and tasting.
Presented by Kitchen Wizards. Kitchen Wizards is a spinoff division of Kathy’s Just Desserts. Kitchen Wizards helps kids of ALL ages (4-94) to discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time ®. Limited to 20 participants.
Sentimental Journey – Songs from the World War II Era
Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Jazz Singer, Maggie Worsdale takes us back to the songs that became hits during the World War II era. I’ll be Seeing You, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Taking a Chance on Love, You’ll Never Know are just a few of the songs presented in this 1 hour program. Many of the tunes Maggie sings have terrific “stories behind the song”. Worsdale shares the stories along with the songs.Register For Sentimental Journey
Wednesday, April 3 from 6:15pm to 8:15 pm.
This informative workshop covers the basics of social security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits. Learn the answers to your questions:
Will social security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive?
When should I apply for social security? How can I maximize my benefits?
Will social security be enough to live on in retirement? Other information offered includes how to minimize taxes on social security benefits, how to coordinate benefits with your spouse, why you should check your earnings record for accuracy, and how to decide whether or not to delay your benefits.
This program is most beneficial to those between the ages of 58 & 67.
Presented by John J. Crowley, MBA
Fridays, April 5 & 12 (2-part class) 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Participants will learn to use Ancestry Library Edition, available at the library. The focus will be on the nuts and bolts of using this popular genealogy database, including an Introduction to Family History, How to Search Using Filters, and How to Save and Print. You will learn how filters enable family history hobbyists to narrow results down to a manageable size.
The second week we will cover How to Use Census Records and How to Use Ancestry’s Public Trees. The focus will be on using the United States Federal Census, which was taken every 10 years and is available from 1790 through 1940.
Participants will be able to use Ancestry Library Edition following class as space permits, so plan to stay afterward for help from the instructor with your own family tree. If possible, please come with the full names of your grandparents or great-grandparents, their date and place of birth and death. Participants should have basic computer skills and plan to attend both sessions.
Lorraine Crist-Campman has been doing genealogy since a great aunt died in 1979 and she found a copy of a family tree that was done for a 1939 reunion. Lorraine had taken numerous genealogy classes, and has a certificate in Foundations of Genealogy from the Historical Society of Philadelphia. She was also past Historian at the Trappe Historical Society.Register For Ancestry 101
Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm
Sheetal Wagh will show you how to create Spring/Easter Cards for you to take home. All materials provided. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.Register For Spring/Easter Card Making
Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm
Learn about The Magic Plate Meal Plan to Balance Blood Sugar
Are you confused about what foods to eat to improve your health conditions?
Anu Tharmaraj will talk about the 3 essential macronutrients and why they are important to focus on at each meal. She will also discuss the top 3 challenges you face when your blood sugar is out of balance and how to avoid the blood sugar roller coaster.
Anu is a Certified Health and Lifestyle coach from the Health Coach Institute and holds an MBA from Alagappa University in India. She is dedicated to helping people with blood sugar challenges by teaching them balanced meal planning according to their current lifestyle. With changes, pleasure and fun while eating can be yours and in turn create abundant energy in the body to enjoy daily life.
Wednesday, April 10: Schedule a 40 minute appointment at 10:00am, 10:40am, 11:20am or 12:00pm
Discuss your Medicare questions with Donna Uhler, an APPRISE counselor. APPRISE is a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and other agencies designed to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare and health choice options. APPRISE counselors are sponsored and supervised by RSVP of Montgomery County. Registration required.Register For Medicare One-on-One
Thursday, April 11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.Bestselling author, Adriana Trigiani, is scheduled to be in Montgomery County this spring! Come see her on Thursday, April 11 at 2:00 pm at Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium in Collegeville or at 7:00 pm at Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park. Her two appearances are the main feature of the fourth annual ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community wide event hosted by Montgomery County Libraries. Book sale and signing to follow both events.
Adriana Trigiani’s Tony’s Wife is “set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s and World War II, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until time, temptation, and the responsibilities of home and family derail their dreams.
Shortly before World War II, Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore and fall in love. Both are talented and ambitious, and both share the dream of becoming singers for the legendary orchestras of the time… All goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put their ambitions aside to raise a family and which will pursue a career?”
Tickets are $15-$20 each plus a service charge. Ticket sales offset program expenses and ensure future One Book, One County events. For more information and tickets click, http://www.montcolibraries.org/
Thursday, April 25
The Good Neighbors Time Bank is coming to your area! This local membership based non-profit is a community dedicated to celebrating our gifts and honoring how those gifts can benefit others. The Good Neighbors Time Bank is committed to serving all of the members of the community including those who experience disabilities, poverty, homelessness or illness.
How does a time bank work?
A time bank is a community of people who exchange volunteer hours instead of money for the things they need. If a member gives one hour of service to another member, they will receive one time credit. This non-monetary exchange helps everyone in the community have access to the things they may need without having to spend money. This concept builds a strong community of friends and people who are committed to helping one another. A time bank is a way to create community and support members while saving money and using time for important meaningful relationships.
Join us on April 25th at 6:30PM to learn more about time banking and how you can get involved. Light refreshments will be served.
Every Tuesday at 10:30am until 12 noon.
This is not a formal language instruction class, but is for individuals wishing to practice and improve their French language conversation skills. Native speakers are most welcome. We need you, too! Please register and we will notify you three days prior to each weekly meeting.Register For Cercle Francais
Do you have a craft you enjoy, or are you trying to finish a project? Meet with other knitting, crochet, jewelry making and cross stitching enthusiasts. All crafts welcome. Bring your own supplies. Learn and share ideas. All are welcome! For more information, email Barbara Loewengart.