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Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words? Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Teen Creative Writing Club

Teen Creative Writing Club

1st Tuesday of the Month, 4-5 pm
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
Ages 12-18

Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback.

Register at the Information Desk, (215-885-5180 x13) email AskAbington@gmail.com or go online soon.

Sign up for emails about teen events:http://eepurl.com/UcPwr

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

Join us in the Community Room every Thursday, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
October 6 through May 18, 2017
(No session on Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.)

Story times led by Jenkintown Kiwanis Club members and library staff. Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

No advance registration is required.  

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words? Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

Every 3rd Tuesday, at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m.

Get involved. Please contact us if you would like to help out.  We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

Every 3rd Tuesday, at 3 and 7 p.m. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins welcome.

Abington Free Library offers a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 and 7 p.m.

Get involved. Please contact us if you would like to help out.  We are looking for speakers to share their military memories. Email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

Bring a WWII artifact to display for the evening. Light refreshments a half-hour before each program. No food or drink allowed outside the Community Room. 

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library. 

In Memoriam:

Read about our friend and founder of the WWII Lecture Series, Donald E. Lee here in this PDF from the Ab Lib Newsletter from the Fall of 2006.

Thank you, Tom Brennan, for all you do for the Lecture Series, thus keeping Don Lee's dream alive!

 

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted. Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 - Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016 - Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016  - OYRGS SPEAKERS Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016 - OYRGS SPEAKERS Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators, Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017 - Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story” Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - OYRGS Membership Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators, “Love Connections” Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017 - TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 - Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017- Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy”  Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017- TBA 

JULY 11, 2017- TBA

August 8, 2017- OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls” This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS, 6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President  csmith655@comcast.netTerry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.netThese programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Socrates Café

 

Socrates CafeEvery second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 - noon

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

Let's discuss ... What is truth? What is justice? What is moderation?

Any and every question under the sun!

Based on the book, Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Phillips, Christopher

Walk-ins welcome!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

Join us in the Community Room every Thursday, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
October 6 through May 18, 2017
(No session on Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.)

Story times led by Jenkintown Kiwanis Club members and library staff. Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

No advance registration is required.  

The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

Love puzzles? Can’t always get all the words? Mondays to the rescue!

Join us in our new seating area for great fun solving the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. No registration required

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Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated and UnwiredDecaffeinated – and unwired…current events, favorite books, movies, talk it all over with a cuppa decaf and new friends.

Every 4th Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.
Community Room Kitchen, Lower Level

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, emailAskAbington@gmail.comor sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Teen Creative Writing Club

Teen Creative Writing Club

1st Tuesday of the Month, 4-5 pm
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
Ages 12-18

Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback.

Register at the Information Desk, (215-885-5180 x13) email AskAbington@gmail.com or go online soon.

Sign up for emails about teen events:http://eepurl.com/UcPwr

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Teen Creative Writing Club

Teen Creative Writing Club

1st Tuesday of the Month, 4-5 pm
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
Ages 12-18

Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback.

Register at the Information Desk, (215-885-5180 x13) email AskAbington@gmail.com or go online soon.

Sign up for emails about teen events:http://eepurl.com/UcPwr

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library raises funds for and fosters public awareness of the Abington Township Public Libraries. If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 10, 2016,  at 9:30 a.m. in Library Community Room. Please join us. New members are always welcome. We are looking for new fund raising ideas so please bring your suggestions. Coffee, tea, and cake are available. Enjoy socializing with other Friends members. 

Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 36

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016-2017: June 11, 2016 Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 10, November 12, February 11, May 13, June 10, 2017 Annual Brunch/Meeting

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Teen Creative Writing Club

Teen Creative Writing Club

1st Tuesday of the Month, 4-5 pm
Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
Ages 12-18

Hone your creative writing skills through fun prompts and exercises. Share your work and get feedback.

Register at the Information Desk, (215-885-5180 x13) email AskAbington@gmail.com or go online soon.

Sign up for emails about teen events:http://eepurl.com/UcPwr

Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey. 


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

Watch the film at home before the event. Borrow the DVD from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie pitches Leonardo DiCaprio against nature, bears and Tom Hardy in a tale of revenge, retribution and primal violence. Full review  Peter Bradshaw·The Guardian

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. 
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.  from Goodreads


Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Praise for Between the World and Me

“I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language ofBetween the World and Me, like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.”—Toni Morrison

“Immense, multifaceted . . . This is a poet’s book, revealing the sensibility of a writer to whom words—exact words—matter. . . . As a meditation on race in America, haunted by the bodies of black men, women, and children, Coates’s compelling, indeed stunning, work is rare in its power to make you want to slow down and read every word. This is a book that will be hailed as a classic of our time.”Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“The powerful story of a father’s past and a son’s future . . . Coates offers this eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life. . . . This moving, potent testament might have been titled Black Lives Matter.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - (Random House, Inc.)

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (Baker & Taylor)

 



Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey. 


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

Watch the film at home before the event. Borrow the DVD from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie pitches Leonardo DiCaprio against nature, bears and Tom Hardy in a tale of revenge, retribution and primal violence. Full review  Peter Bradshaw·The Guardian

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. 
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.  from Goodreads


Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Praise for Between the World and Me

“I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language ofBetween the World and Me, like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.”—Toni Morrison

“Immense, multifaceted . . . This is a poet’s book, revealing the sensibility of a writer to whom words—exact words—matter. . . . As a meditation on race in America, haunted by the bodies of black men, women, and children, Coates’s compelling, indeed stunning, work is rare in its power to make you want to slow down and read every word. This is a book that will be hailed as a classic of our time.”Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“The powerful story of a father’s past and a son’s future . . . Coates offers this eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life. . . . This moving, potent testament might have been titled Black Lives Matter.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - (Random House, Inc.)

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (Baker & Taylor)

 



Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
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Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library raises funds for and fosters public awareness of the Abington Township Public Libraries. If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 10, 2016,  at 9:30 a.m. in Library Community Room. Please join us. New members are always welcome. We are looking for new fund raising ideas so please bring your suggestions. Coffee, tea, and cake are available. Enjoy socializing with other Friends members. 

Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 36

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016-2017: June 11, 2016 Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 10, November 12, February 11, May 13, June 10, 2017 Annual Brunch/Meeting

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Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

Led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English, meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies from Curds N Whey. 


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

Watch the film at home before the event. Borrow the DVD from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new movie pitches Leonardo DiCaprio against nature, bears and Tom Hardy in a tale of revenge, retribution and primal violence. Full review  Peter Bradshaw·The Guardian

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. 
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.  from Goodreads


Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nov. 16 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org  

Praise for Between the World and Me

“I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language ofBetween the World and Me, like Coates’s journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.”—Toni Morrison

“Immense, multifaceted . . . This is a poet’s book, revealing the sensibility of a writer to whom words—exact words—matter. . . . As a meditation on race in America, haunted by the bodies of black men, women, and children, Coates’s compelling, indeed stunning, work is rare in its power to make you want to slow down and read every word. This is a book that will be hailed as a classic of our time.”Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“The powerful story of a father’s past and a son’s future . . . Coates offers this eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son’s life. . . . This moving, potent testament might have been titled Black Lives Matter.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - (Random House, Inc.)

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

 



March 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh NguyenMarch 15 - The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles. - (Baker & Taylor

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.

 


 April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang April 19 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

Deciding to go vegetarian in the wake of violent thoughts, Yeong-hye, a woman from an Asian culture of strict societal mores, is denounced as a subversive as she spirals into extreme rebelliousness that causes her to splinter from her true nature and risk her life. - (Baker & Taylor)

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another. - (Random House, Inc.)

 


 May 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby WarrickMay 17 - Black Flags: The Rise of Isis by Joby Warrick

Borrow the book from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triple Agent traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. - (Baker & Taylor)

 



Dr. Karen WeekesDr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Winner of many awards, including The Lion Heart Award, she is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years. 

 

 


The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

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Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

The Friends of the Abington Township Public Library raises funds for and fosters public awareness of the Abington Township Public Libraries. If you wish to join us and volunteer, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of February, May, September and November at 9:30 a.m. The Friends meet in the Community Room in the lower level of the library. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 10, 2016,  at 9:30 a.m. in Library Community Room. Please join us. New members are always welcome. We are looking for new fund raising ideas so please bring your suggestions. Coffee, tea, and cake are available. Enjoy socializing with other Friends members. 

Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, 215-885-5180, ext. 36

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2016-2017: June 11, 2016 Annual Brunch/Meeting, September 10, November 12, February 11, May 13, June 10, 2017 Annual Brunch/Meeting

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Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

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BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

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The Old York Road Genealogical Society meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month except as noted.

Persons attending meetings are encouraged to bring illustrations or examples of their experiences related to the stated theme of the meeting. All are welcome.  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Judy G. Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist. “The ABS’s of DNA” 
Learn about DNA tests used for Genealogy and what the information can add to your research! 

Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, 2016
Carla Messinger, Founder / Director of Native American Heritage Programs. “Lenape Heritage” 
Lenape (Delaware Indians) Culture, Contributions and lineage. 

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 
OYRGS SPEAKERS 
Learn from 3 members as they present the process of discovering new information, what they learned and what the next steps will be. 

DECEMBER 13, 2016
OYRGS SPEAKERS. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators
Every family has traditions for this time of year that repeat each generation. Share your holiday/seasonal artifact and the memories that surround it. 

JANUARY 10, 2017
Gideon Hill, III, M.D., Genealogical Research Certified. “Cattle to Court to Café: Using Social History to Re-evaluate a Family Story”
Case study presents how a long-held family story was investigated and corrected. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
OYRGS Membership. Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Love Connections”
Genealogy teaches us that stories of love and marriage aren’t always what our family chooses to pass on. Share the stories of your discoveries and how your ancestors came together through love, arrangements and indiscretions. 

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

Saturday, APRIL 22, 2017, 11:30-3:00 
Luncheon Spring House Tavern, 1032 Bethlehem Pike,19477

MAY 9, 2017
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager, Mennonite Heritage Center. “Guide to Mennonite Genealogy” 
Mennonite genealogy, focusing first on the genealogical resources housed in the Heritage Center’s library, and then looking at other resources (including web-based) that are useful for Mennonite genealogy. 

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

August 8, 2017
OYRGS SPEAKERS
Betty Smith and Terry Waslow, Moderators. “Scaling Brick Walls”
This is a time to recall those brick walls we faced this year and the steps we took to break through. Learn from each other and get suggestions on how those walls that get in the way can be breached.

____________________________________________________________
BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS
6:00-6:45
Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45 before each meeting (except for April and August). Members of OYRGS will be available for guidance to beginners and strategy discussions for advanced researcher 

Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Betty Smith, President csmith655@comcast.net  Terry Waslow,Vice-president twaslow@verizon.net

These programs are scheduled as of August 2016 and are subject to change 


Check out our websiteAvailable downloads:  oyrgs-2016-2017.pdf  Share with friends: Facebook Twitter Google Plus share Forward MySpace Favorite

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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