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 August: Mondays: August 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.

Classes for September: Mondays: September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27 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 August: Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Classes in September: Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25 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 August: Mondays at 7:15pm., August 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Classes for September: Mondays at 7:15pm., September 9, 16, 23 & 30.

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, August 26 at 1:30pm. The Upside. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13.

Monday, September 9 at 1:30pm. The Public. Starring Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and Emilio Estevez. Rated PG-13.

Monday, September 23 at 1:30pm. A Dog’s Journey. Starring Dennis Quaid. 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.

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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, September 30 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.)

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A Different Kind of Book Club

Tuesday, September 17 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.  The club will not meet in August. On September 17, the club will be discussing The Wright Brothers by David G. McCullough. 

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The Sleeping Mat Project


Wednesday, August 28  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 11  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 25  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, September 12  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, September 9 at 6:30 pm. (The group will not meet in August)

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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Suicide Prevention Q.P.R. Training

Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30 pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This Gatekeeper Training prepares attendees to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, ask someone about suicidal thoughts and offer and connect to help.
People who can be trained as Gatekeepers include: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers,
firefighters, and many others who are strategical positioned to
recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
This training is made possible through the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce.

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Top 10 IRA Mistakes

Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm

Top 10 IRA Mistakes and How to avoid the IRS “Tax Traps”
Most Americans have made substantial contributions to their IRA’s, 401k’s and other retirement accounts. These accounts represent the majority of their retirement savings. The IRS has a set of complex rules, regulations and hidden tax traps lurking around the corner. Most of these mistakes are irreversible. This workshop will educate you on what they are and how to avoid them. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistake than to learn the hard way.
Presenter: John J. Maioriello, Esquire. John J. Maioriello, Esq. is an accomplished speaker and lecturer on estate planning and tax planning. He is the founder and executive director of the LIFE Long Learning Company of the Delaware Valley which is a Non Profit Organization providing Legal, Insurance, Financial Education. He speaks primarily to AARP groups and to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Associations. John is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey.

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Birthday Card Making

Monday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Sheetal Wagh will show you how to create Birthday Cards for you to take home. All materials provided. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.

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Cancer Prevention Habits

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm

Ruth Phillips, BSN MS OCN BCMAS,  an oncology nurse and President and Founder of Guide for Hope, LLC., will offer a balanced perspective in evaluating cancer prevention and screening options for the non-medical community. She will discuss daily habits available to promote health and decrease cancer risk and provide an overview of options to identify cancer early and to prevent recurrences.

Ruth is an oncology Nurse with a passion for empowering patients.  The mission of Guide For Hope is to empower individuals with cancer through education and support. She is certified in holistic cancer coaching and has more than 25 years of experience in oncology settings including inpatient, outpatient and within the pharmaceutical and data aggregation industries.

Ruth started her career at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Ruth is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Nursing Society. She holds a BSN from Pensacola Christian College and a Master’s in Healthcare Communications from Boston University.  Ruth is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program through Capella University.

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Valley Forge Park Alliance

Wednesday, September 25 @ 6:30 pm

Barb Pollarine, Alliance board member, will give a presentation on many new developments in the park including meadow trails, events, improvements to the visitor center, a proposed trail linkage from the town center development to the park and many other projects. Join her to learn more about all the park as to offer.
The Valley Forge Park Alliance works to facilitate programs for park funding, education, volunteer programs, and partnerships to preserve Valley Forge National Park. They are committed to ensuring our park is a beautiful gathering place of inspiration, refuge, and commemoration for generations to come.

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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.


Crafter’s 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.