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 January: Mondays: January 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: January 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.
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.Register For Adult Yoga
Classes in January: Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
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.Register For Chair Yoga
Classes for January: Mondays at 7:15pm., January 7, 14, 21 & 28.
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.Register For Meditation Sessions
Monday, January 28 at 1:30pm. Operation Finale. Starring Ben Kingsley. Rated PG-13.
Monday, February 11 at 1:30pm. The Old Man & the Gun. Starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. Rated PG-13.
Monday, February 25 at 1:30pm. How to be a Latin Lover. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Rob Lowe. 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.Register For Movie Matinee
On Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.
An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.
Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.
Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.”
Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today’s greatest writers. (From the publisher.)
Monday, February 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.Register For Coloring Book Class
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.)
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.Register For A Different Kind of Book Club
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm.
Wednesdays, February 6 & 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.
Wednesday, January 23 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, February 6 & 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.Register For The Sleeping Mat Project
Thursdays, February 7 & 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
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.Register For Mindful Yoga
Monday, January 7 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, January 29 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.
Friday, February 1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.
Come and see S Gauge model trains in action! Promoting S Gauge 3/16” scale model railroading including: Scale, Narrow gauge, Hi-Rail and American Flyer. Presented by North Penn S Gaugers.
This program is free. All are welcome!
Wednesday, February 6 from 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm.
Back by popular demand! Join us for a night of Turkish Coffee Reading with Neslihan. The practice of Turkish coffee reading, sometimes referred to as tasseography, is descendant from the tradition of tea leaf reading. The Turkish coffee reading begins with the traditional preparation of a Turkish coffee, which is then served in a traditional demitasse cup. Once the seeker has finished the cup of coffee, the reading can begin.
This program is free and limited to 22 participants. Registration required.
Thursday, February 7 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
Mastering Your iPhone
Friday, February 8 at 1:00 pm.
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 theUniversity 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.
This program is free and limited to 20 participants. Registration required.Register For Mastering Your iPhone
Monday, February 11 at 7:00pm
Sheetal Wagh will show you how to create Valentine’s Day Cards for you to take home. All materials provided. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.Register For Valentine’s Day Card Making
Wednesday, February 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.Register For Medicare One-on-One
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
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.
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
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.
Natural Health with Essential Oils
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 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.
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.