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 July: Mondays: July 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 5:45 – 6:45pm. Fridays: July 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.

Register For Adult Yoga

Chair Yoga for Adults

Classes in July: Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 1:30 – 2:30pm.

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

Meditation Sessions

Classes for July: Mondays at 7:15pm., July 2, 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.

Register For Meditation Sessions

Movie Matinee

Friday, July 20 at 1:00pm.  A Wrinkle in Time. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling. Rated PG.

Monday, August 6 at 1:30pm.  I Feel Pretty. Starring Amy Schumer. Rated PG-13.

Monday, August 20 at 1:30pm.  Life of the Party. Starring Melissa McCarthy. Rated PG-13.

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

Evening Book Discussion Group

On Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.

Winner, 2014 Man Booker Prize

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier.

His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of love, death, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
(From the publisher.)

Register For The Evening Book Discussion

Adult Coloring Book Class

Monday, August 13 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

Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Monday, September 17  at 1:00pm, we will be discussing Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.
Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share. – (Amazon)

Register For The Afternoon Book Discussion Group

A Different Kind of Book Club

Tuesday, July 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. On July 17, the club will be discussing Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. On August 21, the club will be discussing  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. On September 18, the club will be discussing The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman by Lisa See. 

Register For A Different Kind of Book Club

Adult Summer Reading Program – Libraries Rock!

June 18 – August 10

Read Books – Rate Books – Write Reviews – Win Gift Cards!

Fill out a review for each book you read or listen to be entered in a weekly drawing. Place reviews in the box near the Reference Desk.

Adult Summer Reading Guidelines
*Adults 18 & over
*Review the books you read
*June 18—August 10, 2018
*Weekly Prize Drawings!

Contact Barbara Loewengart for more information.

Learn Computer Basics

Wednesday, July 18 from 10:30am – 12:00 noon.

Learn the basic features of using of a computer.  Class size is limited, registration required.

Register For Learn Computer Basics

Crochet Meet-Up

Wednesday, July 25 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.

Register For Crochet Meet-Up

PowerPoint Basics

Friday, July  27  from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

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

Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace and Beyond

Thursday, August 2 at 7:00pm.

Attend our one-night seminar to learn and practice critical skills that will make you stand out among your co-workers, other job interviewees, college/internship applicants, and more!
The quality of our interpersonal communication will determine the quality of our work and quality of our life. Without great interpersonal and networking skills, our hard work and effort will only take us so far.

Presented by: Kristin Park, MS CCC-SLP and Danielle Brooks, SLP-A
of Premiere Speech and Hearing ,Collegeville, PA

Register For Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace and Beyond

Microsoft Word Basics

Wednesday, August 15  from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Learn how to use and navigate Microsoft Word Basics.  Class size is limited, registration required.

Register For Microsoft Word Basics

Foreign Film Night

Amelie.  Rated R.
Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm.

Amelie is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.

Register for Foreign Film Night

Medicare One-on-One

Tuesday, August 21
40 minute appointments: 10:00am, 10:40am, 11:20am and 12 noon.

Do you have questions about Medicare? Need assistance with what Medicare options are available? Need to know what plan is right for you? Donna Uhler, a state-trained volunteer APPRISE counselor will discuss your Medicare questions with you. 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.

Register For Medicare One-on-One

Essential Oils for a Healthy Home – A DIY Workshop

Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30pm.

Curious to learn ways to naturally support your family’s health?  Join us for an interactive DIY workshop to experience the foundational essential oils for improving the quality of sleep, stress management, preventing the spread of illness in the classroom and workplace, respiratory support, soothing sore throats and digestive support.
Megan Koppel, a natural health educator, will help you create your own essential oil blend to start using at home right away!

All materials provided. Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.

Register For Essential Oils for Healthy Home

The Sleeping Mat Project

Wednesday, September 12 & 26  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.

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

Memoir Writing Circle

Monday, September 10 from 7:00 – 8:25pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEMOIR WRITING CIRCLE IS TAKING A BREAK DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS AND WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.

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

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.

Register For Cercle Francais

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.


Crafters 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.