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 June: Mondays: June 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.

Classes for July: Mondays: July 1, 15, 22 & 29 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: July 5, 12, 19 & 26 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 June: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Classes in July: Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 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 June: Mondays at 7:15pm., June 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Classes for July: Mondays at 7:15pm., July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.

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, June 24 at 1:30pm. The Wife. Starring Glenn Close. Rated R.

Monday, July 1 at 1:30pm. Love in the Afternoon. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. Not Rated.

Monday, July 29 at 1:30pm. Saving Grace. Starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson. Rated R.

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, September 11 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing Transcription by Kate Atkinson. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage.
Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying.
But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.
Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.
A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. (From the publisher.)

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Adult Coloring Book Class

Monday, July 15 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, September 16 at 1:00pm, we will be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Memphis, 1939.
Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force.
Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.
At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

— Aiken, South Carolina, present day.
Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiance, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. (From the publisher.)

Register For The Afternoon Book Discussion Group


A Different Kind of Book Club

Tuesday, July 16 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 July 16, the club will be discussing One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline. 

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Crochet Meet-Up


Wednesdays, June 26 at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays, July 10 & 24 at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays, August 7 & 21 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, July 17  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, August 28  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

Thursday, June 27  12:00 – 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, July 1 at 6:30 pm

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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Adult Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 9

Join in on the fun! Fill out a review for each book you read or listen to, to be entered in a weekly drawing. Place reviews in the box near the Reference Desk.
Contest Guidelines
*Adults 18 & over
*Review the books you read or listen to
*June 10—August 9, 2019
*Weekly Prize Drawings!

Adult Summer Reading Program


Mastering Your iPhone

Friday, June 28 @ 10:30 am.

Do you have an iPhone?  Chances are, you use it mostly for calls and photos, but there is so much more that this wonderful device can do for you! This course will help you set up your phone correctly and take advantage of some of the many features the iPhone has to offer.  If you are having problems with your phone, there will be a period after the class for you to get individual help. This is a hands-on class. Please bring your iPhone with you.
Mitch Morgan has a Masters in Physics from Cornell University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is currently retired.  For 30 years he worked as a computer consultant and was the Chairman of the Math and Science department at Peirce College in Philadelphia, where he taught Math, Physics, and Computer Programming.

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New to Medicare

Wednesday, July 17 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.

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Documentary Film Night

Thursday, July  18 @ 6:30 pm.

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film which analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. It was awarded the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. Rated PG-13.

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Highlights and History of Chanticleer

Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm.

Joseph Henderson, horticulturist for more than 20 years at Chanticleer, will be presenting a lecture and visual presentation on the highlights and history of Chanticleer Garden. Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Once the Rosengarten estate, today’s Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an historic setting.

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Summer Solutions with Essential Oils!
A DIY Workshop

Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30 pm.

Megan Koppel, a natural health educator, returns to share oilers’ favorite tips, tricks, and recipes for
supporting strong respiratory and immune systems, creating natural insect and tick repellents, soothing summer skin, and first aid. Make custom essential oil blends to bring home and start using right away!
All materials provided. Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.

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Medicare One-on-One

Tuesday, August 13: 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.

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Foreign Film Night

Thursday, August 15 @ 6:15 pm.

A Very Long Engagement tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. Starring Audrey Tautou and Gaspard Ulliel. Rated R.

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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.