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.


Adult Yoga

Classes for February: Mondays: February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: February 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.

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Chair Yoga for Adults

Classes in February: Wednesdays, February 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.

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Meditation Sessions

Classes for February: Mondays at 7:15pm., February 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.

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Movie Matinee

Monday, February 25 at 1:30pm. How to be a Latin Lover. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Rob Lowe. Rated PG-13.

Monday, March 11 at 1:30pm. A Star is Born. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Rated R.

Monday, March 25 at 1:30pm. Green Book. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Rated PG-13.

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.

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Evening Book Discussion Group

On Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing Tony’s Wife by Adriani Trigiani. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.

Love, ambition, and the consequences of both lie at the heart of this spellbinding epic of two working-class kids who become a successful singing act during the big band era of the 1940s. (From the publisher.)

Register For The Evening Book Discussion


Adult Coloring Book Class

Monday, March 4 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.

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Monday, February 18 at 1:00pm, we will be discussing The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.

Winner, 2006 Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award

Kiran Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter Sai arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS, forced to consider his country’s place in the world. When a Nepalese insurgency in the mountains threatens Sai’s new-sprung romance with her handsome Nepali tutor and causes their lives to descend into chaos, they, too, are forced to confront their colliding interests. The nation fights itself.
The cook witnesses the hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge must revisit his past, his own role in this grasping world of conflicting desires—every moment holding out the possibility for hope or betrayal. (From the publisher.)

Register For The Afternoon Book Discussion Group


A Different Kind of Book Club

Tuesday, February 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 February 19, the club will be discussing Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. On March 19, the club will be discussing Still Life by Louise Penny.

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Crochet Meet-Up


Wednesdays, February 20 at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays, March 6 & 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.

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The Sleeping Mat Project


Wednesday, February 20  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 13 & 27  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.

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Mindful Yoga

Thursdays, February 21  12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Thursdays, March 7 & 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

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.

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Memoir Writing Circle

Monday, March 4 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.

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New to Medicare

Wednesday, March 2 at 12:00 noon

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.

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Spring/Easter Card Making

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.

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Montgomery County Libraries celebrates ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY, with Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani.

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/


Medicare One-on-One

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


Learn about Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm.

Join us to learn more about human trafficking, especially in Montgomery County.
Sponsored by: The Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT), formed in 2011,  is the largest volunteer citizen movement seeking to combat human trafficking in Montgomery County through fostering awareness, education and prevention of forced labor and sex trafficking.
Presented by: Carly Bruski of Telford, named MCAT’s new Executive Director,  is a licensed social worker and serves as Assistant Director of the holocaust survivor support program of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia.

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Social Security

Tuesday, February 26 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

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Retirement Shield

Thursday, February 28 at 6:30pm

Retirement Shield is an educational workshop designed to help you Identify and Avoid the 4 most devastating retirement mistakes.  This program will protect you and your family as you
approach retirement or already in it.  Learn from the mistakes that others have made. Presenter: John J. Maioriello, Esquire.

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Learn Web Design

Thursdays, March 7 & 21 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Have you ever wanted to make a web site? Do you have some experience with HTML but aren’t really sure how to build modern web applications? Are you just curious about how the web works? If so, this course is for you. This course teaches some of the fundamentals of the modern web including HTML, CSS, and Javascript and general internet architecture.  This course is open to all and does not require any programming background. A laptop is not required but would be useful for following along.

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.

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Spring Into Natural Health with Essential Oils

Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Learn the foundational oils for supporting strong respiratory systems, managing seasonal threats, *GREEN* cleaning at home, recovering from dull winter skin, mood management, and more.
Megan Koppel, a natural health educator, will help you create your own essential oil blend to start using at home right away! All materials provided.
Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.

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Natural Health with Essential Oils


Slow Down and Look – Art Appreciation Workshop

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Air-Fryer Workshop

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.

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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.

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Cercle Francais

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.

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Canasta

Meets every Thursday at 11:45 until 2:00 in the Main Library.

Join us each Thursday to play and learn the social and exciting game of Canasta. Newcomers and experienced players welcomed! For more information, email Barbara Loewengart.


Mahjong Club

Meets every Tuesday at 12:30pm in the Community Room.

Are you interested in playing Mahjong? You are welcome to join our Mahjong club! You will need a playing card, available for purchase ($7.00) at http://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org For more information, email Barbara Loewengart.


Crafters Club

Meets every Wednesday at 10:00 am in the upstairs Board Room.

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.