July 2024

Lower Providence Library News!


Hello Friends and Happy July!


June was a great kick-off to this year's summer reading!

Welcome to everyone who has signed up on Beanstack, stopped by to get their passport stamped, or attended one of our programs, we are so happy to have you here at the library with us!

This month we will continue to bring fun summer programming to the library for all of our patrons and look forward to you visiting us.


The Friends of the Library Beach Read Bag Sale will end on

Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Fill up a bag for $5 and get all your beach and pool reads for the summer!


The used book sale will go back to regular pricing on Friday, July 5, 2024.

Adult books are $1.00 per paperback and $2.00 per hardcover

Children's books are $.50 per paperback and $1.00 per hardcover.

All Proceeds benefit the Lower Providence Community Library!


Summer is also one of the busiest times for publishing, and lucky for me four of my favorite authors (Abby Jimenez, Emily Henry, Riley Sager, and Lucy Foley) have all released new books recently, just in time for me to pick up before vacation! In April, Abby Jimenez and Emily Henry both released their newest romance novels, Just for the Summer and Funny Story. I was able to read Just for the Summer in May, and it will probably be one of my favorite books of the year, with Abby Jimenez's signature style that will make you laugh out loud and tug on your heartstrings! I am saving Funny Story along with thrillers, Middle of the Night by Riley Sager and The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley for my beach reads at the end of this month. Hopefully, I will love them as much as Just for the Summer!

While you're waiting for these four new releases, you can check out these author's backlists, available at the library.


Happy reading and see you at the library!


Marija Skoog, Library Director

mlskoog@mclinc.org

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Some exciting things at the

library this month!

Learn Crochet with Jennifer!


Brought together by the power of local social media, Jennifer Giese will teach the basics of crochet.

Visit her Facebook group, Hooks & Books for more info!



Six week session: June 3rd to July 8th at 10:15 am

No registration required.


Family Trivia is back!


Gather the family and let your brain go on an adventure with Family Trivia! There will be questions, activities, and best of all: PRIZES!


Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.



Thursday, July 18th at 6:45pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0


Join us for a special program presented by Gail Pellechio and Kinetix!


This program is great for those who can't make our weekly evening Chair Yoga program, but want to learn about the activity. Gail will introduce us to the gentle practice of chair yoga and answer any questions.




Monday, July 22nd at 11:00 am

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0


Speaker Ron Gosdeck will present on the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and it's popular WWII weekend and aircraft restoration. This program will touch on history, mechanics, and more!


The program includes a presentation and Q&A session.

Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.



Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0


July has 5 Wednesdays!

That means another edition of Silent Book Club!


Bring your book of choice, pour yourself a cup of tea, and get cozy in our Community Room. We'll spend a few minutes introducing ourselves and then reading in peaceful silence.

Inspired by TikTok, this program is great for people with noisy households or people who just need a quiet place to read in a limited social setting.



Space is limited in this FREE program. Registration is required.



Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30pm

Register online or call 610-666-6640 ex 0


We are so excited to bring you another year of Summer Reading at Lower Providence Community Library.

This year's theme is Adventure Begins at the Library!

Whether it's traveling in real life or a far-off setting in a good book, the library is here to set you on your travels!


This year we have 4 age groups for patrons to participate:

Early Lit: ages newborn to 5 years old

Children's: ages 6 to 12 years old,

Teens: ages 13 to 17 years old, and

Adults: ages 18 and older.

Our Early Lit and Children's readers will log their minutes read, and teens and adults will write reviews.


Children, teens, and adults can log their summer reading progress in Beanstack! Beanstack will let readers know when they have earned a ticket that can be picked up at the library for weekly and/or grand prize drawings, or a pick from the prize chest.



Download the app or log your reading online!

Need help with logging your reading?

There is a kiosk available at the Adult Services desk to log your reading at the library.


Visit far-off places from the comfort of the library!

We are streaming high-resolution travel videos between programs in the community room all summer long.

We've partnered with Wanderlust Travel Videos on YouTube to bring you this free and fun program!

Passport to Adventure! Visit other libraries in Montco!


Come in to pick up your passport, receive your first stamp, and be on your way to experience what other libraries in Montgomery County have to offer.


Collect 12 or more stamps, return your passport to our library, and win a small prize. This program is for all ages! Participation is not required for our summer reading program.


You may have noticed some new logos on postings around the Library. We are excited to share our involvement in the

PA Forward (R) Star Program.

This month, we'll highlight Civic and Social Literacy

For this literacy, our goal is to engage in discourse while remaining respectful of other individuals of varying opinions; understanding the importance of community engagement which allows individuals to interact with one another, in a participatory manner; invoking societal change.


At LPCL, some of our Civic and Social Literacy programs include special adult programs like Senior Socials and Family programs like this month's Adventure Trivia as well as passive programs like our diverse book displays all over the library. These programs unite patrons and provide an environment to socialize, strengthening our community.


Watch for displays and postings that keep you updated and informed on our PA Forward (R) star progress. Our goal is to be a Gold Star Library!



Adult Programming

Book Clubs

Adult Afternoon Book Discussion

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On Monday, July 15th at 12:30 pm

The afternoon book group will be discussing:


Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

by Sara Graves.



All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please call the circulation desk for more information.



No Registration Required.

A Different Kind of Book Club

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On Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 pm

"ADKBC" will be discussing:


Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin



Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

All are welcome to join.



Please email Deb Duffy at deblrduff@gmail.com for more information.

Adult Evening Book Discussion

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On Wednesday, July 17th at 6:45 pm 

The evening book group will be discussing:


Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.



All are welcome to join! Copies are available at the library for pick up. Please email Marija Skoog at mlskoog@mclinc.org for more information.


No Registration Required.

Movies

Monday Movie

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Friday, July 1st at 6:00 pm


This Month's Monday Movie is:


Wonka


Rated PG, 1 hours 57 minutes.


The Friday Movie now features free popcorn!



Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email mmcneil@mclinc.org.

Friday Movie Matinee

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Friday, July 19th at 1:00 pm


This Month's Friday matinee is the Action Bio Pic:

Ferrari

Rated R, 2 hours 10 minutes.

The Friday Movie now features free popcorn!



Registration is required, please call the circulation desk to reserve your seat! Call 610-666-6640 ext. 0 or email mmcneil@mclinc.org.

Monthly Programs

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, July 6th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Saturday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is for adults 19 years and older.


Mark your calendars for Outdoor Family D&D on August 3rd at 1:00pm. More details to come!


**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**


Registration is required due to seating limitations, email RMosakowski@mclinc.org.

Adult Coloring

Monday, July 1st 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! 


No registration required, all materials provided.

English as a Second Language

July 2nd and July 16th at 2:00 pm


Maureen Miller will lead the group in our cafe area in a casual, conversational English practice.


Registration required, Call 610-666-6640 ex 0 or email MMcNeil@mclinc.org

Writer's Circle

Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:30 pm.



This group meets once a month. Members share their prepared works by reading aloud. A monthly prompt is provided for inspiration, but it is not required. Pieces may include memoir-style writing, essays, or occasionally fiction. This is not a "workshop" style group.  We meet to enjoy one another's stories, although there is usually a brief comments/questions discussion following each reading.  The group is suitable for writers of all levels and experience.


Please contact Eileen Myers at emyers176@yahoo.com

for more information or to become part of the group.

Senior Social Hour

Friday, July 26th at 10:30 am



Join us for light refreshments and get to know your neighbor!!


This month we will discuss the Aging Brain with Lisa Dasher from Humana.

Weekly Programs

Mahjong

Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This group plays both American and Siamese versions. Bring your own card, tiles not required.

All levels are welcome.



No Registration Required.

Yoga at the Library! In person

Taught in person by certified yoga instructor Helen Mitchell


Tuesday Evenings:

Chair Yoga from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

This class is for everyone! Designed for all abilities, this class is done entirely from a chair and aligns with reducing loneliness and isolation in response to the surgeon general’s recent advisory. Cost:$5.00



All Levels/Gentle Yoga from 6:45 pm to 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

Adult Craft Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bring your personal craft projects and join in with others for a friendly exchange of conversation while working on your craft. All are welcome!


No Registration Required

Classic Games Group

Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join us each Thursday to play and socialize. Bring a classic game (card, tile, etc.) or drop in to play!


The group is currently playing Canasta and Pinochle!


Newcomers and experienced players welcome!! The group is open to learning new games!


No Registration Required

Yoga/Chair Yoga via Zoom

Yoga and chair yoga (gentle yoga for people with less mobility) taught by certified yoga instructor Kamini Patel via Zoom.


Class times are as follows:

Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and Thursday at 3:00 pm

Gentle Yoga: Monday at 4:00 pm, Wednesday at 12:00 pm and Friday at 12:00 pm

Zoom ID  6568878396 Password 000816


No registration required

Meditation

Experience the many benefits of meditation. Meets Monday evenings 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.


No registration required

Medicare

Douglas Keene, the PA MEDI (Medicare Education and Decision Insight) coordinator for Montgomery County, wants our patrons to know that state-trained PA MEDI 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 ex 120 

to return calls and assist people with their Medicare concerns.


In addition, PA MEDI has put several informative Medicare presentations (and more) on their website at www.rsvpmc.org/medicare-help.  You can watch these presentations on your devices at your convenience.  

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Children's Programming

Storytimes & Crafts

Join our online Story Time Group!

Lower Providence Library Kids Corner:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lpclkidscorner


Ms. Sandy presents stories, songs, storytime & craft videos.

Join the fun!

Questions? Requests?

Contact Sandrah Moles at smoles@mclinc.org

or call (610) 666-6640x5


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Children's Storytimes with Miss Sandy

Tuesdays & Thursdays

at 10:30 am


These Storytimes are currently geared toward children

ages 18 months to 4 years.


There are stories, fingerplays

and songs to sing, so come

and join the group!

No registration is necessary.


If Storytime has to be canceled, a notice will appear on our web page.

Questions? E-mail: smoles@mclinc.org


Preschool Storytimes for older 3's to 6 years

Thursdays at 11:15 am

Not quite in Kindergarten?


This storytime prepares young children,

ages older 3's to 6 year olds, to become more

familiar with sitting and listening to

longer, more involved stories.


Registration is not required for regular storytimes.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays, July 6th & 20th

at 10:30 am


Geared toward

children 2 to 4 years.


Enjoy a Saturday storytime

with Kim or Kevin this month!

Saturday Storytimes will be held on

the first and the third Saturday of each month.

Meet in the Community Room

of the library.

No registration is required.









Summer Reading!

'Adventure Begins at your Library'

Summer Reading continues until August 10th!

Sign up on Beanstack to log your minutes!

You receive ONE FREE PRIZE from the prize bin

or ONE FREE BOOK from the 'Friends' Book Sale

or ONE Ticket for Gift Card RAFFLE.

Here is the QR Code for LPCL Beanstack:

Summer Programming

MOVIE: WONKA

Monday, July 1st

6 PM START


Rated PG


This movie runs for about two hours. No registration necessary. Meet in the Community Room.


TIME CAPSULE!

Monday, July 8th

4 PM


Write out your time capsule entry. Here are three themes:

'What's Important to Me', 'On Reaching a Milestone' or 'On a Vacation'.

We will have snacks and an Open Mic

for those willing to share their entry.

We will load the Time Capsule and it will be buried until the year 2030.

Meet in the Community Room.


GEARED FOR AGES 9-13

Preschool Playtime

Wednesday, July 10th

at 1:30 pm


There will be a selection of simple,

age-appropriate toys and time

spent with other children.

Caregivers remain and socialize, too!

Ages 3-6 years. Drop in/ no registration

Meet in the Community Room.

LEGOS

Lego Challenge!


Monday, July 15th

4:00 pm



Drop-in free play for all ages!

We will have a list of challenges during Lego play. See what you can build out of Legos to win a catagory.

Meet in the Community Room. No registration is needed for this event.

Children under 10 must have a caregiver present.

BINGO for KIDS!

Monday, July 22nd

6 PM

Join us & play BINGO at the library!

Fun and Free Prizes!


Registration requested or 'First Come, First Serve'.


GEARED FOR AGES 8-11

Smokey Bear Birthday Bash!

Monday, July 29th

4 PM

GEARED FOR AGES 4-6

Celebrate Smokey's 80th Birthday at this fun, activity filled party!

We will have crafts and handouts... as well as cake!

Please register for this event, as space is limited.

Online Storytimes

Use this valuable resource

at any time.

Keep up-to-date on our online

'Kids Corner' Facebook page!

A variety of children's books are recorded by Miss Sandy and are always available online.

Materials read include: Picture books,

Easy Readers and non-fiction books.



Join the group at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lpclkidscorner

Grab-and-Go Crafts


Crafts will always

be posted on the

Kids Corner Facebook

Group page.

Teen Programming


TEEN (TAB) ADVISORY BOARD

Grades 7-12 only

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members are

Junior 'Friends' of the Lower Providence Library.



See you in September!!


Monday, September 9th

6:00 -7:00 pm


TAB meets in the Community Room

of the Lower Providence Library.


Contact Information: email: smoles@mclinc.org




Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Wednesday, July 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Time to break out your dice and roll for initiative! Join us on the first Wednesday of the Month for this role-playing game program. This session is geared for teens 18 years and under.


Mark your calendars for Outdoor Family D&D on August 3rd at 1:00pm. More details to come!


**This program is extremely popular, there may be a waitlist, please email for more information**


Registration is required due to seating limitations, email KFennell@mclinc.org.





Electronic Resources

Libby, by Overdrive


Provides access to audiobooks and eBooks, which can be checked out and downloaded to your electronic device.

Click here for more information and to register.

Hoopla Digital

Digital Movies, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and eComics - Instantly Available - 24/7 - Free with your Library Card! 

Available to Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

Click here for more information and to register.

Beanstack

Track your reading and participate in challenges to earn badges and even prizes. Not just for summer reading anymore! We'll have Beanstack Challenges set up to enjoy all year long!


Download the app or learn more by clicking here.

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Consumer Reports

Publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. Click on the Consumer Reports Logo to access.

Home use for Lower Providence Community Library cardholders only.

LPCL YouTube Channel

We'll be sharing fun videos and tutorials to enhance your
Digital Library Experience.

@lowerprovidencelibrary

Never miss a video,
Like and Subscribe today!

Support the Library

Your gift makes a difference!

We are working hard to provide services and innovative programming for you.
If you are able, please consider
making a donation to the library. 
We are grateful for your continued support.

Grocery Rebate Program


When you shop at Redner's you can donate to the library at the same time by using your store card. Sign up in the store for the save-a-tape program then drop off your saved receipts in the library. 


Click on the grocery bag above to find out more about this program sponsored by the Friends of the LPCL Library.