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 September: Mondays: September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: September 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 3:15 – 4:15pm.

Classes for October: Mondays: October 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 5:45- 6:45pm. Fridays: October 4, 11, 18 & 25 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 September: Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Classes in October: Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.

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

Classes for October: Mondays at 7:15pm., October 7, 14, 21 & 28.

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

Monday, October 14 at 1:30pm. Music Within. Starring Ron Livingston. Rated R.

Monday, October 28 at 1:30pm. When Harry Met Sally. Starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. Rated R.

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, October 9 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. In this deft exploration of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood in 21st century America, Jones achieves that most-elusive of all literary goals: the Great American Novel.
(From Goodreads.)

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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, October 16 at 1:00pm, we will be discussing The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

In an enthralling new historical novel, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. (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, September 25  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, October 2 & 30  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, October 17 & 31  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, October 7 at 6:30 pm.

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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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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Retirement Shield

Thursday, October 3 @ 6:30 pm

Retirement Shield is an educational workshop designed to help you Identify and Avoid the 4 most devastating retirement mistakes.  This program will protect you and your family as you approach retirement or already in it.  Learn from the mistakes that others have made.
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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Halloween Card Making

Monday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm

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

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Ancestry 101

Wednesday, October 16 & 23 @ 10:30 am (2-part class)

Participants will learn to use Ancestry Library Edition, available at the library. The focus will be on the nuts and bolts of using this popular genealogy database, including an Introduction to Family History, How to Search Using Filters, and How to Save and Print. You will learn how filters enable family history hobbyists to narrow results down to a manageable size.
The second week we will cover How to Use Census Records and How to Use Ancestry’s Public Trees. The focus will be on using the United States Federal Census, which was taken every 10 years and is available 1790 through 1940.
Participants will be able to use Ancestry Library Edition following class as space permits, so plan to stay afterward for help from the instructor with your own family tree.  If possible, please come with the full names of your grandparents or great-grandparents, their date and place of birth and death. Participants should have basic computer skills and plan to attend both sessions.
Lorraine Crist-Campman has been doing genealogy since a great aunt died in 1979 and she found a copy of a family tree that was done for a 1939 reunion.  She has more recently focused on her husband’s family, who arrived in Skippack in 1710. Lorraine had taken numerous genealogy classes, and has a certificate in Foundations of Genealogy from the Historical Society of Philadelphia. She was also past Historian at the Trappe Historical Society.

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Social Security

Wednesday, October 16 @ 6:15 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

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New to Medicare

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30 am

Are you almost eligible for Medicare? Not sure which Medicare plan is right for you? If you turn 65 this year, you are eligible for Medicare. If your 65th birthday is within the next 3-6 months, you should learn about this important benefit. Medicare can be quite confusing. Donna Uhler, a state-trained volunteer APPRISE counselor will be offering a FREE presentation describing Medicare and providing information on the health insurance options that are available to you and help you understand your health insurance choices. APPRISE is a program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and other agencies designed to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare and health choice options.
APPRISE counselors are sponsored and supervised by RSVP of Montgomery County.

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Slow Down and Look: Two Session Art Appreciation Program

Fridays, October 25 & November 1 @ 10:30 am

Do you like art or wish you liked it more? Do you wonder what to look for in a work of art or how to express your thoughts about it? You’ll be surprised how easy it can be to develop your skills of observation, understanding and self-expression. Did you know most people spend less than a minute when looking at an art work? Join this participatory workshop to gain the confidence to stop, look closer and discover ways to engage more fully in a work of art. The workshop is suitable for both the timid and for the experienced art lover who want to deepen knowledge about art. Each session will include guided observation, discussion and lecture as well as a short writing activity. We will discuss one art work per session from Lower Providence Community Library’s National Endowment for the Humanities portfolio, Picturing America. No prior knowledge of art history or writing experience is necessary. Bring paper, pen or pencil and a willingness to open your mind and eyes and heart to the world of art.
Judy Gordon is an artist and art educator who has been inspiring students for more than forty years in both public school and museum settings. She has a BFA in Art Education and a Masters in Education. She has volunteered as a docent at Woodmere Art Museum and as an Art Goes to School presenter.

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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.