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

Yoga taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel via Zoom. Class times are as follows:

Monday @ 4:00 pm
Tuesday @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday @ 12 noon
Friday @ 12 noon

Zoom ID    6568878396
Password  000816

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Chair Yoga for Adults

Chair yoga (gentle yoga for people with less mobility) taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel via Zoom on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

Zoom ID    6568878396
Password  000816

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Meditation Sessions

Experience the many benefits of meditation.  Meets Monday evenings via Zoom at 7:00 pm. Taught by Roger Shaughnessy, YT-200.  Please contact Roger directly via email  with the subject line “Monday Night Meditation” at rvshaughnessy@yahoo.com

Please join us for FREE meditation sessions. Open to all levels. Bring your active mind and wear comfortable clothing.

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Evening Book Discussion Group

On Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 pm we will be discussing  A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry.  Our discussion will be held outdoors if the weather cooperates.  In case of rain we will meet at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please email Library Director Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org for Zoom credentials.  All are welcome!

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group

On Tuesday, June 15 at 12:30 pm, we will be discussing Writers & Lovers by Lily King. Please email Reference librarian Barbara Loewengart at bloewengart@mclinc.org for more information or to register.  All are welcome!

Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors.
A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life.
When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.
Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.

Written with King’s trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. (From the publisher.)

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A Different Kind of Book Club

A Different Kind of Book Club focuses on reading books with happy endings (romance, light fantasy, cozy mysteries and the occasional nonfiction). New members are welcome.
On Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, the club will be discussing The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For the July 20 meeting the club will be discussing Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. All are welcome to join. Please email Debra Duffy at deblrduff@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation or for more information.

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Mahjong

Mahjong is back! We will begin hosting Mahjong every Tuesday from 11:00 until 1:45 pm. Initially we are limiting this program to 20 participants. Please register by emailing Barbara Loewengart at bloewengart@mclinc.org or you may call the library at 610-666-6640. All are welcome.

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Good Neighbors Time Bank

Thursday, July 8 @ 6:30 pm

The Good Neighbors Time Bank is a 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 Allison Smale on July 8 at 6:30 pm virtually through this meeting link.  https://www.gotomeet.me/AlliSmale
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The Secret Army: Female Spies from the Revolutionary War through today

Presented via Zoom by Herb Kaufman, Historian
Tuesday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm

Until recently, the exploits of women who served as spies has often been overlooked or considered of little importance. This presentation details the exploits and bravery of many of the female spies in American History.

To register, please email Barbara Loewengart at bloewengart@mclinc.org
for Zoom credentials. This program is free and open to the public.
This program is presented by Lower Providence Community Library and
Huntingdon Valley Library.

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Adult Summer Reading

Summer Reading will begin on Monday, June 21st and run through August 13th, 2021. Leave a review on Beanstack of the books you are reading or listening to and you will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a gift card. Registration begins online through Beanstack on June 14. For more information contact Barbara Loewengart at bloewengart@mclinc.org or you may call the library at 610-666-6640. All are welcome!

Questions about Adult Summer Reading


Memoir Writing Circle

The group will be suspending their monthly email gatherings for April and May. On June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11 the group will be meeting in person from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Eagleville Park Pavillion. Each month a member of the group offers a writing prompt.  Each member submits their piece to the group by a specified deadline and everyone offers each other supportive feedback. Submitting a piece each month is not required, but definitely encouraged. Please contact Kathy Thomas at k3Thomas@yahoo.com for more information or to become part of the group.

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. Suitable for writers of all levels and experience.

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Medicare

Douglas Keene, the APPRISE coordinator for Montgomery County, wants our patrons to know that state-trained APPRISE volunteer counselors have always offered free, unbiased easy-to-understand information about the best plans for health coverage for Medicare recipients. Counselors are available at (610) 834-1040 ext. 120 to return calls and assist people with their Medicare concerns? In addition, APPRISE has put a number of informative Medicare presentations (and more) on their web site at www.rsvpmc.org/medicare-help.  You can watch these presentations on your devices at your convenience.

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