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Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_conductor 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GILBERT and SULLIVAN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Gilbert and Sullivan

Spend an afternoon with GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Sunday, September 11, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Community Room, Abington Free Library

Members of The Savoy Company of Philadelphia will perform a selection of Gilbert & Sullivan songs.

Register online at abingtonfreelibrary.org or at the Information Desk, 215-885-5180, ext. 13

Special thanks to The Savoy Company of Philadelphia and the Jenkinstown Lyceum for sponsoring this program.

 

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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        There are 33 spaces available.
Wednesday September 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
 
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
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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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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
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Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

Register for this FREE series at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or register online here.

All sessions have an initial teaching segment, followed by drawing time. Students can bring in additional drawings, done during the week and utilizing the prior week’s skill, which Earl can critique for them.

September 15 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 22 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

September 29 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 6 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 13 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

- at least 3 sharpened pencils (traditional #2 pencils are fine)
- 3 or 4 sheets of paper at least 9" x 12" but not bigger than 11" x 17"
- Eraser (if there's good erasers on your pencils, that's fine. Or bring a separate eraser ... hard or kneaded) 

Later in the classes we'll also want:  (I'll explain more about these before we need them.)

- at least 3 better quality Drawing pencils of different leads (available at Art stores or craft stores)
- a kneaded eraser
- a sketch pad of at least 9" x 12" size
- at least several sheets of a 9" x 12" size light or medium grey paper
- white drawing chalk 


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

Over 30 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing & Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies & corporations as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a BA in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics & various business topics, and ran his own business, Earl Weldon Art & Design for 12 years. Awards for his work have included Benny Awards from the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), including work done on one Best of Show, and also a Neographics Gold Award for Excellence.

On a personal note, Earl enjoys being an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 109 in Philadelphia. He also enjoys tennis & cycling.  Earl & his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA & have 5 grown children & 8 grandchildren!   

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Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing Judge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing Judge

 

Come hear Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing JudgeCome hear Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing Judge
Sunday, September 18, from 2-4 p.m.
Community Room, Abington Free Library

Having officiated 27 title fights plus two high-profile non-title heavyweight fights with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes, Polis, a single parent and recent cancer survivor, has a historically significant story to tell...

Carol B. Polis:

  • First woman ever to judge professional boxing. Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor, Milton Shapp 2/1/73.
  • Judged hundreds of professional boxing matches for more than 40 years
  • Judged title fights in USA, France, Italy, Japan, Argentina and many other countries.
  • Appeared as featured contestant on “What’s My Line” and twice on “To Tell the Truth”.
  • Survived a controversial boxing tournament run by Don King and the FBI investigation that followed it.
  • Appeared briefly in “Rocky V”
  • Has given hundreds of prime radio and tv interviews, both regional and national.
  • Wrote and published in 2012, a book, The Lady is a Champ. The book is currently in consideration for film rights.
  • Battled cancer and lived to write about it.
  • Raised four children and a grandchild.
  • While serving as a professional boxing judge, was also a licensed stock broker and industrial real estate agent.

The 1970s were a time of great upheaval for women. There was Roe v. Wade and the Equal Rights Amendment. There were Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Golda Meir, and Carol Polis.

In 1971, Carol Polis married a part-time professional boxing referee. Within two years, she went from being a squeamish spectator to a professional boxing judge-the first woman ever to do so.

It was also the golden age of boxing. Carol Polis had a ringside seat for all of it. Sometimes she was the main event. From cutting her teeth on three-round undercard fights at the gritty Blue Horizon in Philadelphia to finding herself at the center of a riot at Madison Square Garden; From being schooled in Joe Frazier’s sweat drenched gym on North Broad Street to officiating in a Don King tournament and being investigated by the FBI; From following the careers of local fighters like Boogaloo Watts and Willie “the Worm” Monroe to becoming a personal guest of Muhammad Ali; From speaking at the nearby Rotary Club to appearing as a contestant on What’s My Line and To Tell the Truth, five-foot-one, 115-pound Carol Polis, for better or for worse, was treated as an ambassador for all women, a novelty, and even a misfit. Polis was bound by none of these labels.

Words and photos from the website: http://carolpolis.com/

Register today for this FREE special Sunday event. Please sign up in the Library Office, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, or online soon.

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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Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

Register for this FREE series at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or register online here.

All sessions have an initial teaching segment, followed by drawing time. Students can bring in additional drawings, done during the week and utilizing the prior week’s skill, which Earl can critique for them.

September 15 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 22 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

September 29 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 6 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 13 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

- at least 3 sharpened pencils (traditional #2 pencils are fine)
- 3 or 4 sheets of paper at least 9" x 12" but not bigger than 11" x 17"
- Eraser (if there's good erasers on your pencils, that's fine. Or bring a separate eraser ... hard or kneaded) 

Later in the classes we'll also want:  (I'll explain more about these before we need them.)

- at least 3 better quality Drawing pencils of different leads (available at Art stores or craft stores)
- a kneaded eraser
- a sketch pad of at least 9" x 12" size
- at least several sheets of a 9" x 12" size light or medium grey paper
- white drawing chalk 


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

Over 30 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing & Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies & corporations as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a BA in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics & various business topics, and ran his own business, Earl Weldon Art & Design for 12 years. Awards for his work have included Benny Awards from the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), including work done on one Best of Show, and also a Neographics Gold Award for Excellence.

On a personal note, Earl enjoys being an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 109 in Philadelphia. He also enjoys tennis & cycling.  Earl & his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA & have 5 grown children & 8 grandchildren!   

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

January 25 CANCELED
February 22
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22 Cancelled

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Teen Book Club

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child A play by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 7-8 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Sponsored by the Friends of Abington Libraries

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
A play by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Harry Potter is back! Geek out with other fans and share what you think of the new play/book.
Sign up early to get a free copy of the book. Limited copies available.

Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or online soon.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

Register for this FREE series at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or register online here.

All sessions have an initial teaching segment, followed by drawing time. Students can bring in additional drawings, done during the week and utilizing the prior week’s skill, which Earl can critique for them.

September 15 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 22 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

September 29 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 6 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 13 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

- at least 3 sharpened pencils (traditional #2 pencils are fine)
- 3 or 4 sheets of paper at least 9" x 12" but not bigger than 11" x 17"
- Eraser (if there's good erasers on your pencils, that's fine. Or bring a separate eraser ... hard or kneaded) 

Later in the classes we'll also want:  (I'll explain more about these before we need them.)

- at least 3 better quality Drawing pencils of different leads (available at Art stores or craft stores)
- a kneaded eraser
- a sketch pad of at least 9" x 12" size
- at least several sheets of a 9" x 12" size light or medium grey paper
- white drawing chalk 


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

Over 30 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing & Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies & corporations as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a BA in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics & various business topics, and ran his own business, Earl Weldon Art & Design for 12 years. Awards for his work have included Benny Awards from the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), including work done on one Best of Show, and also a Neographics Gold Award for Excellence.

On a personal note, Earl enjoys being an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 109 in Philadelphia. He also enjoys tennis & cycling.  Earl & his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA & have 5 grown children & 8 grandchildren!   

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM VINTAGE BOOK TO EREADER COVER - with Diana Trout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

VINTAGE BOOK TO EREADER COVER - with Diana Trout

 

Diana Trout's photo of art suppliesFor teens to adults.

Join Diana Trout, local artist, as she shows us how to rescue an old book from the recycling bin and transform it into a cover for your eReader.

Bring your eReader with you, we’ll supply the rest. If you have a special book you’d like to recycle and/or fabric you like, you can bring that.

Let your imagination out to play! Fun for all! Upcycle an old book!

Only 20 participants, so sign up early!  Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go online soon or sign up in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

Register for this FREE series at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or register online here.

All sessions have an initial teaching segment, followed by drawing time. Students can bring in additional drawings, done during the week and utilizing the prior week’s skill, which Earl can critique for them.

September 15 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 22 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

September 29 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 6 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 13 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

- at least 3 sharpened pencils (traditional #2 pencils are fine)
- 3 or 4 sheets of paper at least 9" x 12" but not bigger than 11" x 17"
- Eraser (if there's good erasers on your pencils, that's fine. Or bring a separate eraser ... hard or kneaded) 

Later in the classes we'll also want:  (I'll explain more about these before we need them.)

- at least 3 better quality Drawing pencils of different leads (available at Art stores or craft stores)
- a kneaded eraser
- a sketch pad of at least 9" x 12" size
- at least several sheets of a 9" x 12" size light or medium grey paper
- white drawing chalk 


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

Over 30 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing & Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies & corporations as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a BA in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics & various business topics, and ran his own business, Earl Weldon Art & Design for 12 years. Awards for his work have included Benny Awards from the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), including work done on one Best of Show, and also a Neographics Gold Award for Excellence.

On a personal note, Earl enjoys being an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 109 in Philadelphia. He also enjoys tennis & cycling.  Earl & his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA & have 5 grown children & 8 grandchildren!   

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Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
anim_hummingbird 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Säga of a Wintering Hummingbird Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Säga of a Wintering Hummingbird

 

Bert Filemyr's photos of the wintering hummingbirdSunday, October 9, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Community Room

Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kmcinnis@mclinc.org.

Every year a few hummingbirds of species that are common in the western part of the United States do not follow normal migration patterns and end up on the east coast during the fall.

Most are visitors at a feeder for a day or so and then move on. A very small number of these vagrant hummingbirds choose to winter in our area. This program relates the experience of Bert and Leslie Filemyr whose yard and hummingbird feeder in southeast Montgomery County (PA) was frequented by a female Rufous Hummingbird from October to the following April.

This hardy hummingbird survived the super storm “Sandy”, several snow storms, high winds, and temperatures as low as 11 degrees. Find out about hummingbird migration, banding, physiology, feeding preferences, and molt sequences through pictures taken during the almost six month stay of this hummingbird.


Bert FilemyrBert Filemyr is an active field birder both in the Delaware Valley and throughout North America. Retired from a public school teaching career, he pursues his passion for birding while researching topics related to early American ornithology. He has birded extensively in all 50 states, as well as many of the Canadian provinces. Bert has seen at least 100 species in each of the lower 48 states. He currently serves as treasurer and webmaster of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) and was a member of the championship Nikon/DVOC World Series of Birding Team, the Lagerhead Shrikes. He co-authored, along with Jeff Holt the book “The Composite Prints of Audubon’s Birds of America” and a major article on Alexander Wilson in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

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Wednesday October 12, 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 October 13, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

Register for this FREE series at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or register online here.

All sessions have an initial teaching segment, followed by drawing time. Students can bring in additional drawings, done during the week and utilizing the prior week’s skill, which Earl can critique for them.

September 15 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 22 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

September 29 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 6 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 13 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

- at least 3 sharpened pencils (traditional #2 pencils are fine)
- 3 or 4 sheets of paper at least 9" x 12" but not bigger than 11" x 17"
- Eraser (if there's good erasers on your pencils, that's fine. Or bring a separate eraser ... hard or kneaded) 

Later in the classes we'll also want:  (I'll explain more about these before we need them.)

- at least 3 better quality Drawing pencils of different leads (available at Art stores or craft stores)
- a kneaded eraser
- a sketch pad of at least 9" x 12" size
- at least several sheets of a 9" x 12" size light or medium grey paper
- white drawing chalk 


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

Over 30 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing & Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies & corporations as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a BA in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics & various business topics, and ran his own business, Earl Weldon Art & Design for 12 years. Awards for his work have included Benny Awards from the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association (PDMA), including work done on one Best of Show, and also a Neographics Gold Award for Excellence.

On a personal note, Earl enjoys being an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 109 in Philadelphia. He also enjoys tennis & cycling.  Earl & his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA & have 5 grown children & 8 grandchildren!   

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 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
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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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Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

January 25 CANCELED
February 22
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22 Cancelled

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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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Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The World of Espionage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The World of Espionage

 

CIA LogoMondays, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 7: “The U.S. Intelligence Community: Honorable Treachery?”
Nov. 14: “The U.S. Intelligence Community: Future Challenges”
Community Room, Lower level, Abington Free Library

CIA does it. NSA does it. And the FBI does it. And even the U.S. Dept. of State and several corporations do it. What is Espionage? Join a former intelligence officer as we examine the World of Espionage within the U.S. Intelligence Community, and how espionage has contributed to terrorist attacks worldwide.

Ira Cooperman is a former intelligence officer who has worked with CIA, NSA and the military during the Vietnam War, was a reporter for “The Los Angeles Times,” and has taught National Security courses for over 10 years at the Chautauqua Institution. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, he is a graduate of San Francisco State University, has lectured at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the State University of New York.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go online soon or sign up in the Library Office.
 

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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Wednesday November 9, 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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Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The World of Espionage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The World of Espionage

 

CIA LogoMondays, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 7: “The U.S. Intelligence Community: Honorable Treachery?”
Nov. 14: “The U.S. Intelligence Community: Future Challenges”
Community Room, Lower level, Abington Free Library

CIA does it. NSA does it. And the FBI does it. And even the U.S. Dept. of State and several corporations do it. What is Espionage? Join a former intelligence officer as we examine the World of Espionage within the U.S. Intelligence Community, and how espionage has contributed to terrorist attacks worldwide.

Ira Cooperman is a former intelligence officer who has worked with CIA, NSA and the military during the Vietnam War, was a reporter for “The Los Angeles Times,” and has taught National Security courses for over 10 years at the Chautauqua Institution. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, he is a graduate of San Francisco State University, has lectured at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the State University of New York.

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kmcinnis@mclinc.org, go online soon or sign up in the Library Office.
 

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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Wednesday November 16, 2016 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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Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

January 25 CANCELED
February 22
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22 Cancelled

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's 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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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
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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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
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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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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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        There are many spaces available.
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