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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In-Person Chair Yoga and Yoga for Adults


Taught in-person by certified yoga instructor Helen Mitchell.
Wednesday evenings beginning September 8, 2021.
All participants must wear a mask .

Chair Yoga – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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
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, September 22 at 6:30 pm we will be discussing Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian.  Our discussion will be held outdoors if the weather cooperates.  Please email Library Director Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org to register.  All are welcome!

When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins to work at a homeless shelter.

There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies suddenly, Laurel discovers that he was telling the truth: before he was homeless, Bobbie Crocker was a successful photographer who had indeed worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Robert Frost, and Eartha Kitt.

As Laurel’s fascination with Bobbie’s former life begins to merge into obsession, she becomes convinced that some of his photographs reveal a deeply hidden, dark family secret. Her search for the truth will lead her further from her old life—and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her.

In this spellbinding literary thriller, rich with complex and compelling characters—including Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan—Chris Bohjalian takes readers on his most intriguing, most haunting, and most unforgettable journey yet. (From the publisher.)

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group

On Tuesday, September 21 at 12:30 pm, we will be discussing American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Please email Reference librarian Barbara Loewengart at bloewengart@mclinc.org for more information or to register.  All are welcome!

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store.

And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city.

When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence.

Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Already being hailed as “a Grapes of Wrath for our times” and “a new American classic,” Jeanine Cummins’s American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. (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, September 21 at 7:00 pm, the club will be discussing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For the October 19 meeting the club will be discussing The Victoria and Abdul by Shrabani Basu. 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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5 Fatal Errors in Retirement and How to AVOID Them
Tuesday, October 19 @ 6:30 PM

Protect yourself and your family.  We will examine the biggest financial mistakes that other people have made in the past so you can avoid those mistakes in the present and future.  In addition, there will be a special section regarding The Effect of Taxes in Retirement. We’ll discuss the changes to the tax laws that will affect you and your family to help you understand the impact of TAXES on your retirement.
YOU CAN’T PREDICT THE FUTURE….BUT YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR IT.
Learn the basics that everyone needs to know
Presented by John J. Maioriello, Esquire. John is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey.

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Halloween Card Making
Monday, October 11

Get creative with Sheetal Wagh as she shows you how to create cards through her YouTube channel. The library will provide you with materials to create three cards. Card materials and design sheet MUST be picked up at the library between 10/11—10/15. Registration required.

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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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Memoir Writing Circle

The Memoir Writing Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 –  8:00 PM. 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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