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 February: Mondays: February 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 5:45- 6:45 pm. Fridays: February 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

Classes for March: Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 5:45- 6:45 pm. Fridays: March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

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 February: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, February 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Classes in March: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, March 4, 11, 18 & 25.

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 February: Mondays at 7:15 pm., February 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Classes for March: Mondays at 7:15 pm., March 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.

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Movie Matinee

TWO SHOWINGS:Monday, February 24 at 1:30 pm and Friday, February 28 at 10:30 am. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rated R.

Monday, March 9 at 1:30 pm. Ford v Ferrari. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Rated PG-13.

Monday, March 23 at 1:30 pm. JoJo Rabbit. Starring Scarlett Johansson. 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.

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Evening Book Discussion Group

On Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm the evening book group will be discussing Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Please note March’s book club will be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Evening Book Discussion meets at 7:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.

Winner, 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award

A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel.
Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.
Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle.
Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery.
One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America.
From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.
Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi’s magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control.
Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer. (From the publisher.)

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Adult Coloring Book Class

Monday, March 2 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. For more information, contact Barbara Loewengart.

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group

On Monday, March 16 at 1:00 pm, we will be discussing Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools.
His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be.
Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up.
Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame.
Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice. (From the publisher.)

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Crochet Meet-Up


Wednesday, March 4 & 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

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 6 years has been crocheting for more than 30 years.

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A Different Kind of Book Club

Tuesday, March 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 March 17, the club will be discussing The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

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Real I.D. Information Session

Friday, February 21 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

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The Sleeping Mat Project


Wednesday, February 26 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 11 & 18 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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Memoir Writing Circle

Monday, March 2 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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Documentary Film Night – Honeyland, a Sundance Award winning film

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 pm

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

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Top IRA Mistakes

Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:30 pm

Top 10 IRA Mistakes and How to avoid the IRS “Tax Traps”
Most Americans have made substantial contributions to their IRA’s, 401k’s and other retirement accounts. These accounts represent the majority of their retirement savings. The IRS has a set of complex rules, regulations and hidden tax traps lurking around the corner. Most of these mistakes are irreversible. This workshop will educate you on what they are and how to avoid them. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistake than to learn the hard way.
Presenter: 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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Martha Washington – A One-Woman Show

Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 pm

Professional Actress, Maggie Worsdale, portrays Martha Washington, a woman who wanted nothing more than a peaceful domestic life only to find herself in the unwanted glare of a national spotlight. Through it all Martha Washington maintained her natural, unassuming presence. Cheerful, attentive, and appreciative: the very model of a President’s Lady.

Martha Washington lived in the shadow of her husband’s greatness. However, she emerged as the most famous woman of her time. In the words of her obituary, to the foremost man of his times Martha Washington was truly a “worthy partner”.

Maggie Worsdale holds a B.A. degree in Theater and English from Marietta College. Performing professionally as a jazz singer, Worsdale has entertained throughout the U.S. and Europe. Sharing the stage with Bob Hope and George Burns opened the door for her first recorded album and she has since recorded 4 personal albums and has been featured on 3. In 2005, Worsdale began producing traveling literary programs with a small troupe of trained, professional actors. In 2012, TRAVELING LITERARY THEATER was recognized nationally with the production of 100 Years – TITANIC – survivors and their stories. In the spring of 2013, after 18 months of research and writing, Maggie began her historical figure portrayal as Martha Washington. Worsdale is a member of NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT – Writing Women Back into History.

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Canvas Art Project

Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30 pm

Create a beautiful “home” 8 x 10 canvas with acrylic paint. Taught by Montgomery County Artist Susan Camarata. All supplies are included. Registration required and limited to 15 participants.

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New to Medicare

Wednesday, March 25 @ 6:30 pm

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, an APPRISE counselor, will answer your Medicare questions.
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. Registration required.

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Foreign Film Night – Everybody Loves Somebody, a Mexican romantic comedy

Thursday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm

Young and beautiful Clara Barron seems to have it all — a great job, a beautiful house in Los Angeles and a Mexican family that loves to have fun. The only thing Barron hasn’t figured out is her love life. Pressured to go to a wedding in Mexico, she asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities. Caught off guard when her ex shows up to the ceremony, Clara must now choose between her former beau or the possibility of a new and exciting romance.

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Controlling the Spotted Lanternfly

Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30 pm

Have you noticed the newest pest to invade our community? The Spotted Lanternfly swarmed into our area two summers ago and has become a decidedly unwelcome guest.   Come learn about the insect, identify its various life cycle stages throughout the summer, and how you can safely help control the spread of this pest.
Karrie Hontz is a Master Gardener from the Penn State Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County. She has been a Master Gardener for more than 16 years, and lectures throughout the county on various horticultural topics.
Registration requested.

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Essential Oils Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Spring – A DIY Workshop

Tuesday, April 21 @ 6:30 pm

Curious to learn ways to naturally support your family’s health this spring?  Join us for an interactive DIY workshop to experience the foundational essential oils for minimizing the effects of seasonal allergies, improving the quality of your sleep, lowering stress levels, supporting clear breathing, and working in your garden!
Megan Koppel, a natural health educator, will help you create your own essential oil blend to start using at home right away! Registration required and limited to 15 participants.

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“History Uncut” – The Philadelphia Phillies 1st Ten Decades

Thursday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm

Get ready for baseball season with a presentation covering the 1st ten decades, from the 1880’s through the 1970’s, of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. Learn about the Phillies colorful and interesting past. Presented by John Schmoyer.

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Avoiding Scams and Fraud

Friday, April 24 @ 10:30 am

Sandy Todt of Harleysville Bank will be giving a presentation on how to avoid scams and fraud and when not to say YES.
Is the IRS really after me? Did I really win the Publisher’s Clearing House?
Is my grandchild really in trouble? Those FREE trials can cost you a fortune.
That job offer sounds to good to be true.

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Mother’s Day Card Making

Monday, April 27 @ 7:00 pm

Sheetal Wagh will show you how to create Mother’s Day cards for you to take home. All materials provided.
Limited to 15 participants. Registration required.

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Financial Planning for College

Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:00 pm

Many people have identified funding a child’s education as a financial goal. There are a number of things you’ll need to think about. This session will help you:
Understand the coast of college
Consider potential funding options
Become familiar with FAFSA
Join Andrew Cardile, a Registered Investment Advisor, for this informative session. Registration requested.

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Medicare One-on-One

Wednesday, April 29 – Schedule a 40 minute appointment at 10:00 am, 10:40 am, 11:20 am or 12:00 pm

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, an APPRISE counselor, will answer your Medicare questions.
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. Registration required.

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Social Security

Wednesday, April 29 @ 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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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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Choose Your Game Monday

Meets every Monday at 10:30 am until 1:00 pm in the café area.

Join this casual gathering each Monday to play and learn an eclectic group of games such as UNO, 5 Crowns and Qwirkle.  All are welcome! For more information, email Barbara Loewengart.


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.