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 November: Mondays: November 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.
Classes for December: Mondays: December 3, 10 & 17 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: December 7, 14, 21 & 28 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 November: Wednesdays, November 7, 14 & 28 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
Classes in December: Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 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 November: Mondays at 7:15pm., November 5, 12, 19 & 26.
Classes for December: Mondays at 7:15pm., December 3, 10 & 17.
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, November 26 at 1:30pm. Downsizing. Starring Matt Damon. Rated R.
Monday, December 10 at 1:30pm. Crazy Rich Asians. Starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding. Rated PG-13.
Monday, January 7 at 1:30pm. Christopher Robin. Starring Ewan McGregor. 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.Register For Movie Matinee
On Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing Flowers of the killer Moon by David Grann. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.
In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed — virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations.
But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.
In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. The book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals.
But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly riveting, but also emotionally devastating. (From the publisher.)
Monday, December 3 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, December 17 at 1:00pm, we will be discussing Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown.
On a bitter winter morning in 1676, the Puritan minister’s wife, Mary Rowlandson, is captured by Indians. Her home destroyed and her children lost to her, she becomes a pawn in the bloody struggle between English settlers and the indigenous people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, she witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her own surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ straightforward way of life, and when the opportunity comes to be ransomed back to the English, she begins to wonder if she will ever fit into colonial society again.(From the author.)Register For The Afternoon Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 20 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 November 20, the club will be discussing Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. On December 18, the club will be discussing Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber.Register For A Different Kind of Book Club
Wednesday, December 19 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mindful Yoga is different than many traditional yoga practices in that there is less of a focus on postures and more 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. Taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel.
Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm.
Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm.
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, November 28 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 12 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
Monday, December 3 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
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 29 6:15 –8:15pm.
NaNoWriMo is a wild ride through your own creative landscape. It’s a personal challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during November – we provide the structure and the deadline, you provide the words. We believe everyone can forge their own creative destiny. Hundreds of local chapters around the world form a vibrant community of support and meet throughout the month to wordsmith together. Come join the many thousands of others writing across the globe.Register For NANO
Tuesday, November 27 & Thursday, November 29 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
Friday, November 30 10:30 am—12:30 pm
Learn how to create, design, edit and share a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Insert photos, charts, sound and video clips to enhance your slides. Class size is limited, registration required.Register For PowerPoint Basics
Wednesday, December 5 from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Learn the basics of operating and using a computer. An introductory class for individuals with limited or no previous computer skills. Registration required and limited to 5 participants.Register For Learn Computer Basics
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm
Stress Free Holidays and DIY Gift Giving with Essential Oils
Are there go-to essential oils not just for surviving, but thriving in the hustle of the holiday season? Learn oilers’ favorite tips, tricks, and recipes for rest and stress management, preventing the spread of illness, and dialing up the joy. Interested in showing your love and appreciation with a handmade gift? We’ve got the seasons most popular recipes! Get your hands oily by creating a personalized blend to gift or keep to help you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest! Presented by Megan Koppel, a natural health educator.
All materials provided. Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.Register For Essential Oils
Thursday, December 6 at 7:00pm
Join us in hearing the beauty of the season through music and song as accomplished singer Sarah Agnew performs.Register For Holiday Concert
Monday, December 10 at 7:00pm
Sheetal Wagh will show you how to create Holiday Cards for you to take home. All materials provided. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.Register For Holiday Card Making
Every Tuesday at 10:30am until 12 noon. NOV. 27 CLASS CANCELLED
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.