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 Marija Skoog 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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In-Person Chair Yoga and Yoga for Adults

Taught in-person by certified yoga instructor Helen Mitchell.
All participants must wear a mask .

Chair Yoga – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – No class on 11/24
This class is ideal for those who have limited range of motion AND anyone who would like to try yoga poses with modifications that allow you to get the benefits of a pose while sitting in any chair. Cost:$5.00

All Levels/Gentle Yoga – Wednesday, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM – No class on 11/24
This class is appropriate for all levels of practice and designed to allow you to clear your mind while moving, stretching, and strengthening your body.  Bring your own yoga mat. Cost:$5.00

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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, January 26 at 6:30 pm we will be discussing The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall.  Please email Library Director Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org to register.  All are welcome!

Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart.

Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily—fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern—after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not?

James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante.

James’s escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life.

In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment.

Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy.

A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives, Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic. (From the publisher.)

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group

On Tuesday, January 18 at 12:30 pm, we will be discussing The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr.  Please email library director, Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org for more information or to register.  All are welcome!

A family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.

Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away.

Louisiana, 1875:
In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister.

Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before.

For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987:
For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town.

Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students.

But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything. (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, January 18 at 6:30 pm, the club will be discussing The Overlook by Michael Connelly. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For the February 15 meeting the club will be discussing Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. All are welcome to join. Please email Debra Duffy at deblrduff@gmail.com for more information.

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Model Train Exhibit
Friday 4, 10:00 – 4:00 pm and Saturday, February 5, 10:00 – 3:30 pm

Visit the library and see S Gauge model trains in action!
Promoting S Gauge 3/16” scale model railroading including:
·Scale·Narrow gauge·Hi-Rail·American Flyer
All are welcome – young and old alike!

Adult Coloring Book Class
Monday, January 3 at 1:00 PM

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.

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Valentine’s Day Card Making

Get creative with Sheetal Wagh as she shows you how to create cards. The library will provide you with materials to create three Valentine’s Day cards. Card materials and design sheet MUST be picked up at the library between 02/2—02/7.
14 and older please. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.

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Craft Wednesdays
Every Wednesday from 10:00 am – 12 noon

Bring your craft projects and join in with others for a friendly exchange of conversation while working on your craft. All are welcome!

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Thursdays 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us each Thursday to play and learn the social and exciting game of Canasta. Newcomers and experienced players welcomed!! Please bring your Canasta cards.
This program is FREE and open to the public.

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Mahjong is back! We will begin hosting Mahjong every Tuesday from 12 noon until 3:00 pm. Initially we are limiting this program to 20 participants. Please register by emailing Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org or you may call the library at 610-666-6640. All are welcome.

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Memoir Writing Circle

The Memoir Writing Group meets the 2nd  Monday of each month from 6:30 –  8:00 PM in the community room. 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. Sharing your writing each month is not required, but definitely encouraged. This is an open and supportive group. Please contact Eileen Myers at emyers176@yahoo.com for more information or to become part of the group.

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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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