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Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Doggone Good Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

Read to the world’s best listener—a DOG!

Saturdays:  March 7 and April 11
10:15-10:45 OR 11-11:30 a.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room
Grades 1-5

  • Get to know lots of friendly dogs!
  • Meet other kids who love dogs & books
  • Practice reading in an exciting new way

Registration begins Jan. 13. Children must sign up in advance.  Children do not have to come all three weeks; however, they must be able to read and attend programs independently. Open to all area residents. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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anim_dog1 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Doggone Good Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

Read to the world’s best listener—a DOG!

Saturdays:  March 7 and April 11
10:15-10:45 OR 11-11:30 a.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room
Grades 1-5

  • Get to know lots of friendly dogs!
  • Meet other kids who love dogs & books
  • Practice reading in an exciting new way

Registration begins Jan. 13. Children must sign up in advance.  Children do not have to come all three weeks; however, they must be able to read and attend programs independently. Open to all area residents. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-OldsPreschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham    215-885-5180, ext.15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

MARCH DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
Our selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
Sign up if you can come!
 
Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. 

No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!

New 2014-2015 dates and books                 

Sept. 4 - Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple, led by Belinda 

Oct. 2, 2014   The Other Half of My Soul   by Bahia Abrams

Nov. 6   All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes   by Maya Angelou

Dec. 4   The Giver   by Lois Lowry

Jan. 8, 2015   Too Much Happiness   by Alice Monro

Feb. 5   The Goldfinch   by Donna Tartt

March 10   The Invention of Wings   by Sue Monk Kidd

April 2   The Arsonist   by Sue Miller

May 7   Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance   by Martin Goldsmith

June 4   We Are Water   by Wally Lamb

July 2   The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion   by Fannie Flagg

Aug. 6   Me Before You   by Jojo Moyes

Sept. 3   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands   by Chris Bohjalian

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misc_liberty 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

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

MARCH 10, 2015 - Jefferson Moak, archivist NARA "MAPS AND GENEALOGY" 
We welcome back Jefferson Moak of the National Archives. Jefferson will tell us how maps can be used in genealogical searches. Join us for this much-requested program. A March Road Trip is planned.

APRIL 14,2015 
Annual Dinner at Williamsons (Reservation Required) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Rolph

MAY 12, 2015 - Jill Rawnsley, Archivist, Philadelphia Archives "GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES AT PHILADELPHIA ARHIVES" 
The Philadelphia Archives is the official "Memory of the City of Philadelphia." Holdings date from 1701. See what's hiding there just waiting for you to fmd! A May Road Trip is planned.

JUNE 9, 2015 - Dottie Clark, Vice-President, OYRGS "THE CUP OF CONTAGION" 
Come find out how lucky you are to live in these modem medical times! Join us for a trip through the history of epidemics and the fear these invisible killers evoked in mankind. You'll never forget to wash your hands again!

JULY 14, 2015 - "REMEMBRANCE: Honor Your World War I Ancestors" 
Whether they served in the military, or knitted socks for the soldiers, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World War I. Share your family's contribution to the War effort by displaying their Draft Cards, Medals, Uniforms, Letters, Photos. We will set up tables around the room so you can showcase their efforts and honor them by sharing the story that they tell.


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 researchers.


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Toddler Story Times

 

Toddler Story Time Bears

For children ages 12-23 months & their parents/caregivers* 

Wednesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, from 10:30-11 a.m. 

Please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, to register.  

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child.  

*Children ages 8-11 months are welcome, too.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@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
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM March is Mystery Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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March is Mystery Month

at Abington Free Library!
Get on the case with two exciting new children’s programs!
Register in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

Library PoliceDARING DETECTIVES
Thursday, March 12, 7-8 p.m. Preschool - Grade 2

Stories & crafts with Cecilia Stanton

Can you help the Bear Detectives catch a pumpkin thief? Can you spot shapes hidden in famous art? Help solve each mystery, and make a detective notebook. 

Registration begins Tuesday, March 3.

Dog examines cat food

 

CANINE CRIME LAB
Tuesday, March 24, 7-8 p.m. GRADES 3 - 6

Presented by science teacher Sandy Maxwell

Track four-footed criminals in this hands-on investigation! Some muffins have gone missing from the Happy Days Elementary School cafeteria on Pet Day. Can you figure out which visiting dogs took them? Use observation skills and chemical analysis to study evidence from the crime scene – just like the experts would! 

Registration begins Tuesday, March 17.

 

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Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-OldsPreschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Navy SEAL Trident

Military Memories

We're honored to have John Watts as our speaker for the March 17 events at 3 and 7 p.m. He is a Navy SEAL who served three tours in Vietnam. 

"The SEAL Teams’ mission was to conduct counter guerilla warfare and clandestine maritime operations. Initially, SEALs advised and trained Vietnamese forces, such as the LDNN (Vietnamese SEALs). Later in the war, SEALs conducted nighttime Direct Action missions such as ambushes and raids to capture prisoners of high intelligence value." Read more here: the Navy SEAL website

"In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and to protect their way of life. I am that man." Read more here...

 

Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kburnham@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins are welcome!

 


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. 

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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.

Disclaimer: 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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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Navy SEAL Trident

Military Memories

We're honored to have John Watts as our speaker for the March 17 events at 3 and 7 p.m. He is a Navy SEAL who served three tours in Vietnam. 

"The SEAL Teams’ mission was to conduct counter guerilla warfare and clandestine maritime operations. Initially, SEALs advised and trained Vietnamese forces, such as the LDNN (Vietnamese SEALs). Later in the war, SEALs conducted nighttime Direct Action missions such as ambushes and raids to capture prisoners of high intelligence value." Read more here: the Navy SEAL website

"In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and to protect their way of life. I am that man." Read more here...

 

Register for this FREE program in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kburnham@mclinc.org. Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests. Walk-ins are welcome!

 


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15. 

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.

Disclaimer: 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
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Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Toddler Story Times

 

Toddler Story Time Bears

For children ages 12-23 months & their parents/caregivers* 

Wednesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, from 10:30-11 a.m. 

Please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, to register.  

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child.  

*Children ages 8-11 months are welcome, too.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel 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

 

RARAMBAFDGThe Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group meets certain Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books, films and a poet's work led by Dr. Karen Weekes

Borrow the books and DVDs from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program online by clicking on the date of the event, in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kburnham@mclinc.org

Decaf coffee and cookies from Curds N Whey are served.

September 10 (film):
Waltz with Bashir. 2008. (2009 Golden Globe, Best Foreign Language Film)
Click here to see the trailer.

October 15:
Moore, Lorrie. Anagrams. 1986. (Moore has won the O. Henry Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.)
New York Times article, Sestinas and Wisecracks by Carol Hill
 

November 12:
Barry, Sebastian. The Secret Scripture. 2008. (won the Costa Book Award [formerly the Whitbread])
New York Times article Ordinary Madness, by Art Winslow

March 18:
Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch2013. (won the Pulitzer Prize)
New York Times article Flights of Fancy, Donna Tartt’s ‘Goldfinch’ by Stephen King

April 8:
Poet: Maya Angelou (Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, as well as winner of several poetry awards)  Packets will be available to pick up in the Library Office and as a PDF download by March 2015.
New York Times articles on Maya Angelou

May 6:
Eggers, Dave. The Circle. 2013. (Eggers has won The National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and other writing prizes.)  
The New Yorker article, Sharing is Caring is Sharing, Posted by Betsy Morais
 


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, her most recent is Outstanding Advising/Mentoring Award for Penn State Abington. She is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
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nat_bush.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Gardening with Native and Edible Landscapes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Gardening with Native and Edible Landscapes

 

Native and Edible PlantsWednesday March 18, at 7 p.m.
Community Room, Abington Free Library

Join us as two Philadelphia freelance gardeners show how to optimize our home’s potential to grow food and to contribute to our ecosystem.

The topics will include:

  • gardening with native plants
  • identifying and removing common invasive plants
  • growing herbs and vegetables
  • growing fruit and other perennial edible plants
  • permaculture
  • practical tips for garden design

Eric Blasco - through his Philadelphia-based business, Erb Food & Garden, creates Edible Landscapes in yards large and small. Combining his years of experience in Organic Farming, locally-sourced catering, and teaching, he designs and installs gardens to grow food close to home.

Jason Butsch is an Ecological Garden Designer from Philadelphia. Since 2008, with his company, Arrowwood Gardens, Jason has specialized in both the control and removal of invasive plants, and in creating urban garden spaces with Native Plants in a variety of habitats including: woodlands, meadows, prairies and dry-scapes.

Please register for this FREE program by calling 215-885-5180, ext. 15, emailingkburnham@mclinc.org, going online at abingtonfreelibrary.org or signing 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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Thursday March 19, 2015 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

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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
 
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Apple Tech Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   lcummings@mclinc.org
   

Apple Tech Talk with Apple Software engineer, Jonathan Hoyle

Apple Tech Talk

Thursday, March 19 @ 7-8pm

What’s it like to work for Apple®?

Software engineer Jonathan Hoyle will talk about his career with one of the biggest computer companies in the world.

Register at the Information Desk, by phone, or online here! Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Lindsay Cummings, Young Adult Reference Librarian, LCummings@mclinc.org215-885-5180 x13

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
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Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm
March 24, April 21, & May 12

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Contact: Lindsay Cummings, Young Adult Librarian. Register at the Adult Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13 or email LCummings@mclinc.org.

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March is Mystery Month

at Abington Free Library!
Get on the case with two exciting new children’s programs!
Register in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

Library PoliceDARING DETECTIVES
Thursday, March 12, 7-8 p.m. Preschool - Grade 2

Stories & crafts with Cecilia Stanton

Can you help the Bear Detectives catch a pumpkin thief? Can you spot shapes hidden in famous art? Help solve each mystery, and make a detective notebook. 

Registration begins Tuesday, March 3.

Dog examines cat food

 

CANINE CRIME LAB
Tuesday, March 24, 7-8 p.m. GRADES 3 - 6

Presented by science teacher Sandy Maxwell

Track four-footed criminals in this hands-on investigation! Some muffins have gone missing from the Happy Days Elementary School cafeteria on Pet Day. Can you figure out which visiting dogs took them? Use observation skills and chemical analysis to study evidence from the crime scene – just like the experts would! 

Registration begins Tuesday, March 17.

 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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Pre School Pajama Parties

 

Ready for Pajama Parties!Do your kids enjoy bedtime stories? 
For children ages 3-5
Four Wednesdays: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, from 7-7:45 p.m

Abington Free Library, Community Room

STORIES | SONGS | SLEEPY TIME FUN

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to cuddle.  All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. No advance registration is required. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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Teen Book Club - Legend by Marie Lu

 

Legend by Marie LuWednesday, March 25, 7-8 pm
Ages 12-18
Sponsored by the Friends of Abington Libraries

Read Legend by Marie Lu then come and discuss! The first 10 to sign up get a free copy of the book.

"A gripping thriller..." - Kirkus Reviews

"Impossible to put down and even harder to forget." - Kami Garcia, author of Beautiful Creatures

"June is on track to become a military superstar while Day is a wanted criminal. When Day becomes a suspect for murdering June's brother, their lives become entwined in ways they never expected and they discover that nothing is as it seems. Action-packed and thrilling, Legend will leave you breathless!" 

Register at the Abington Information Desk, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, email lcummings@mclinc.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, or online here.

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Thursday March 26, 2015 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 Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – 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@mclinc.org, online here or sign up at the Information Desk.

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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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 March 30, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
elect_clock_alarm 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Writing Effective Resumes and Dynamic LinkedIn Profiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mimi Satterthwaite   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Writing Effective Resumes and Dynamic LinkedIn Profiles

Effective Resumes get you hired

Presented by Jane Finkle, Career Consultant, Career Visions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Abington Free Library, Community Room

Learn how to:

  • Market yourself
  • Use appropriate wording to describe 
  • your talents and experience
  • Design tips for your resume
  • Discover how to start your LinkedIn Profile

Online resources that can help:www.jobgateway.pa.gov andwww.pacareercoach.org

Questions? Contact Mimi Satterthwaite @ askabington@gmail.com

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.

Please register for this event. Space is limited.
Register online here, stop by the Information Desk, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or call 215-885-5180, ext. 13.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Daytime Book Discussion Group

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. 

No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!

New 2014-2015 dates and books                 

Sept. 4 - Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple, led by Belinda 

Oct. 2, 2014   The Other Half of My Soul   by Bahia Abrams

Nov. 6   All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes   by Maya Angelou

Dec. 4   The Giver   by Lois Lowry

Jan. 8, 2015   Too Much Happiness   by Alice Monro

Feb. 5   The Goldfinch   by Donna Tartt

March 5   The Invention of Wings   by Sue Monk Kidd

April 2   The Arsonist   by Sue Miller

May 7   Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance   by Martin Goldsmith

June 4   We Are Water   by Wally Lamb

July 2   The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion   by Fannie Flagg

Aug. 6   Me Before You   by Jojo Moyes

Sept. 3   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands   by Chris Bohjalian

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Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Joyful Art for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Joyful Art for Seniors

 

Bright colorsMondays, April 6 and 13, 2015, from 1-2:30 p.m.

A program for seniors with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s and caregivers.

Master Artist Lian Sawires leads a small group in creative activities that seem to bypass blocks, unlocking enjoyment and aliveness. Participants are gently guided in group art, hands-on painting, art journaling, collage, fiber arts, mono-printing and more while learning to enjoy their own perceptions and expressions. Caregivers are encouraged in their own artistic expression along with the class. Everyone is given time to feel, experience and express.

To register for this event, go online to abingtonfreelibrary.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kburnham@mclinc.org or stop by 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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        There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
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Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel 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

RARAMBAFDGThe Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group meets certain Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books, films and a poet's work led by Dr. Karen Weekes

Borrow the books and DVDs from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program online by clicking on the date of the event, in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kburnham@mclinc.org

Decaf coffee and cookies from Curds N Whey are served.

September 10 (film):
Waltz with Bashir. 2008. (2009 Golden Globe, Best Foreign Language Film)
Click here to see the trailer.

October 15:
Moore, Lorrie. Anagrams. 1986. (Moore has won the O. Henry Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.)
New York Times article, Sestinas and Wisecracks by Carol Hill
 

November 12:
Barry, Sebastian. The Secret Scripture. 2008. (won the Costa Book Award [formerly the Whitbread])
New York Times article Ordinary Madness, by Art Winslow

March 18:
Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch2013. (won the Pulitzer Prize)
New York Times article Flights of Fancy, Donna Tartt’s ‘Goldfinch’ by Stephen King

April 8:
Poet: Maya Angelou (Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, as well as winner of several poetry awards)  Packets will be available to pick up in the Library Office and as a PDF download by March 2015.
New York Times articles on Maya Angelou

May 6:
Eggers, Dave. The Circle. 2013. (Eggers has won The National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and other writing prizes.)  
The New Yorker article, Sharing is Caring is Sharing, Posted by Betsy Morais
 


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, her most recent is Outstanding Advising/Mentoring Award for Penn State Abington. She is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
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Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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        There are 3 spaces available.
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Doggone Good Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

Read to the world’s best listener—a DOG!

Saturdays:  March 7 and April 11
10:15-10:45 OR 11-11:30 a.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room
Grades 1-5

  • Get to know lots of friendly dogs!
  • Meet other kids who love dogs & books
  • Practice reading in an exciting new way

Registration begins Jan. 13. Children must sign up in advance.  Children do not have to come all three weeks; however, they must be able to read and attend programs independently. Open to all area residents. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

Read to the world’s best listener—a DOG!

Saturdays:  March 7 and April 11
10:15-10:45 OR 11-11:30 a.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room
Grades 1-5

  • Get to know lots of friendly dogs!
  • Meet other kids who love dogs & books
  • Practice reading in an exciting new way

Registration begins Jan. 13. Children must sign up in advance.  Children do not have to come all three weeks; however, they must be able to read and attend programs independently. Open to all area residents. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-OldsPreschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Preschool Story Times - Three- to Five-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Joyful Art for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Joyful Art for Seniors

 

Bright colorsMondays, April 6 and 13, 2015, from 1-2:30 p.m.

A program for seniors with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s and caregivers.

Master Artist Lian Sawires leads a small group in creative activities that seem to bypass blocks, unlocking enjoyment and aliveness. Participants are gently guided in group art, hands-on painting, art journaling, collage, fiber arts, mono-printing and more while learning to enjoy their own perceptions and expressions. Caregivers are encouraged in their own artistic expression along with the class. Everyone is given time to feel, experience and express.

To register for this event, go online to abingtonfreelibrary.org, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kburnham@mclinc.org or stop by 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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Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Preschool Story Times - Two-Year-Olds

Pre School Storytimes

TWO-YEAR-OLDS
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Parents/caregivers attend this lapsit program with their children.
Advance registration is required. 

THREE-, FOUR- AND FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Children may attend independently or with parents/caregivers.
Advance registration is required. 

Spring Session
Story times resume the week of March 9. 
and continue through the week of April 13.
Registration for all ages begins Monday, Feb. 23. 

To register, please call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28, or sign up in the Children’s Department.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
misc_liberty 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

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

MARCH 10, 2015 - Jefferson Moak, archivist NARA "MAPS AND GENEALOGY" 
We welcome back Jefferson Moak of the National Archives. Jefferson will tell us how maps can be used in genealogical searches. Join us for this much-requested program. A March Road Trip is planned.

APRIL 14,2015 
Annual Dinner at Williamsons (Reservation Required) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Rolph

MAY 12, 2015 - Jill Rawnsley, Archivist, Philadelphia Archives "GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES AT PHILADELPHIA ARHIVES" 
The Philadelphia Archives is the official "Memory of the City of Philadelphia." Holdings date from 1701. See what's hiding there just waiting for you to fmd! A May Road Trip is planned.

JUNE 9, 2015 - Dottie Clark, Vice-President, OYRGS "THE CUP OF CONTAGION" 
Come find out how lucky you are to live in these modem medical times! Join us for a trip through the history of epidemics and the fear these invisible killers evoked in mankind. You'll never forget to wash your hands again!

JULY 14, 2015 - "REMEMBRANCE: Honor Your World War I Ancestors" 
Whether they served in the military, or knitted socks for the soldiers, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World War I. Share your family's contribution to the War effort by displaying their Draft Cards, Medals, Uniforms, Letters, Photos. We will set up tables around the room so you can showcase their efforts and honor them by sharing the story that they tell.


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 researchers.


Check out our website!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Puppets Pizzazz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Puppets Pizzazz

 

Puppets PizzazzFestive fun for ages 2 and up!
Join us for two FREE shows:

Monday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Avenue, Roslyn
Registration begins March 23.

Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Abington Free Library Community Room, 1030 Old York Road, Abington
Registration begins Tuesday, April 7.

Please sign up at either library or call (215) 886-9818 (Roslyn) or (215) 885-5180, ext. 28 (Abington).

Register at Roslyn Branch Library, call 215-886-9818, or email cfrankford@mclinc.org.

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 April 16, 2015 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

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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
Saturday April 18, 2015 Go To Top
nat_tulip.GIF 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale

Friends’ Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale

Sponsored by the Friends of the Abington Township Public Libraries

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2015 
from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

on the sidewalk in front of the Abington Free Library

Spring/summer flowers for planting and pots and a variety of hanging baskets

Used Books on a variety of topics provided by the BookCellar. Half-priced for the Sidewalk Sale!

Children’s Activities

Local Author Expo, from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Meet writers from just around the corner, discuss their books, the writing process, or how to self-publish. If you are a local author, contact us and join our Expo. Call 215-885-5180, ext. 14 or email through our website abingtonfreelibrary.org/contact

Soon - Flea Market Vendor Applications at Abington Free Library or at AbingtonFreeLibrary.org/about-us/friends.

All proceeds benefit Abington Township Public Libraries

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    Location: Abington Free Library Sidewalk, Field and Main Floor
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Times with Jean and Niji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Story Times with Jean and Niji

 

Niji listening to a storyAll ages welcome. 

Four Mondays: Feb. 23, March 2, April 20 & 27
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Listen to stories read by Doggone Good Readers volunteer Jean Campellone. Pet her gentle yellow Lab, Niji, a registered therapy dog.

No advance registration is required.  All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

For more information about this FREE program, visit the Children's Department at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001 or call 215-885-5180, ext. 28.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories 

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Hear from those who were there!

Was WWII Lecture Series - Now - Military Memories

There's a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. 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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.

Read Gerry Dungan's article about this series on Abington Patch!

Reservations

Register for these FREE programs in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15
Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests.

Walk-ins are welcome!

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.

 

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rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Spectrum Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm
March 24, April 21, & May 12

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Contact: Lindsay Cummings, Young Adult Librarian. Register at the Adult Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13 or email LCummings@mclinc.org.

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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories 

US Flag

Hear from those who were there!

Was WWII Lecture Series - Now - Military Memories

There's a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. 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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.

Read Gerry Dungan's article about this series on Abington Patch!

Reservations

Register for these FREE programs in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15
Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests.

Walk-ins are welcome!

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.

 

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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lib_teddybear_reading 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Pre School Pajama Parties Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Pre School Pajama Parties

 

Ready for Pajama Parties!Do your kids enjoy bedtime stories? 
For children ages 3-5
Four Wednesdays: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, from 7-7:45 p.m

Abington Free Library, Community Room

STORIES | SONGS | SLEEPY TIME FUN

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to cuddle.  All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. No advance registration is required. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at (215) 885-5180, ext. 28.

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Thursday April 23, 2015 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 Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – 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@mclinc.org, online here or sign up at the Information Desk.

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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Times with Jean and Niji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Story Times with Jean and Niji

 

Niji listening to a storyAll ages welcome. 

Four Mondays: Feb. 23, March 2, April 20 & 27
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Listen to stories read by Doggone Good Readers volunteer Jean Campellone. Pet her gentle yellow Lab, Niji, a registered therapy dog.

No advance registration is required.  All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

For more information about this FREE program, visit the Children's Department at Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA  19001 or call 215-885-5180, ext. 28.

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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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
 
trans_car 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

AARP Driver Safety Course

 

AARP Driver Safety logo

Safety and savings go hand-in-hand with the New AARP Smart Driver Course

This new, two-day course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. You will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies for negotiating today’s traffic. Consult your insurance agent as you might be eligible for discounts after taking this course.

The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-members $20. 
Please have checks made out to AARP by April 30 or sent to AARP.

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches:

  • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
  • How to deal with aggressive drivers
  • How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions
  • Expanded information on the latest automobile technology

To register, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kburnham@mclinc.org, sign up online here or sign up in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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 17 spaces available.
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
trans_car 12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

AARP Driver Safety Course

 

AARP Driver Safety logo

Safety and savings go hand-in-hand with the New AARP Smart Driver Course

This new, two-day course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. You will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies for negotiating today’s traffic. Consult your insurance agent as you might be eligible for discounts after taking this course.

The fee for AARP members is $15 and for non-members $20. 
Please have checks made out to AARP by April 30 or sent to AARP.

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches:

  • Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
  • How to deal with aggressive drivers
  • How to safely navigate adverse weather conditions
  • Expanded information on the latest automobile technology

To register, please call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, email kburnham@mclinc.org, sign up online here or sign up in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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 6, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Abel 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

RARAMBAFDGThe Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group meets certain Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books, films and a poet's work led by Dr. Karen Weekes

Borrow the books and DVDs from the Library System or from the display by Abington's Circulation Department. Register for this FREE program online by clicking on the date of the event, in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or email: kburnham@mclinc.org

Decaf coffee and cookies from Curds N Whey are served.

September 10 (film):
Waltz with Bashir. 2008. (2009 Golden Globe, Best Foreign Language Film)
Click here to see the trailer.

October 15:
Moore, Lorrie. Anagrams. 1986. (Moore has won the O. Henry Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.)
New York Times article, Sestinas and Wisecracks by Carol Hill
 

November 12:
Barry, Sebastian. The Secret Scripture. 2008. (won the Costa Book Award [formerly the Whitbread])
New York Times article Ordinary Madness, by Art Winslow

March 18:
Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch2013. (won the Pulitzer Prize)
New York Times article Flights of Fancy, Donna Tartt’s ‘Goldfinch’ by Stephen King

April 8:
Poet: Maya Angelou (Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, as well as winner of several poetry awards)  Packets will be available to pick up in the Library Office and as a PDF download by March 2015.
New York Times articles on Maya Angelou

May 6:
Eggers, Dave. The Circle. 2013. (Eggers has won The National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and other writing prizes.)  
The New Yorker article, Sharing is Caring is Sharing, Posted by Betsy Morais
 


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, her most recent is Outstanding Advising/Mentoring Award for Penn State Abington. She is the founder of the Society for Contemporary Literature and has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.

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Thursday May 7, 2015 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

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham    215-885-5180, ext.15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. 

No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!

New 2014-2015 dates and books                 

Sept. 4 - Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple, led by Belinda 

Oct. 2, 2014   The Other Half of My Soul   by Bahia Abrams

Nov. 6   All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes   by Maya Angelou

Dec. 4   The Giver   by Lois Lowry

Jan. 8, 2015   Too Much Happiness   by Alice Monro

Feb. 5   The Goldfinch   by Donna Tartt

March 5   The Invention of Wings   by Sue Monk Kidd

April 2   The Arsonist   by Sue Miller

May 7   Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance   by Martin Goldsmith

June 4   We Are Water   by Wally Lamb

July 2   The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion   by Fannie Flagg

Aug. 6   Me Before You   by Jojo Moyes

Sept. 3   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands   by Chris Bohjalian

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food_cupcake.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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 go to the Library Office and fill out a Volunteer Application form, or 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. 

Our upcoming meeting dates are Saturdays at 9:30 am:

September 13, 2014
November 8, 2014
February 14, 2015
May 9, 2015
.

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. 

Liz Christian, Friends President

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

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Spectrum Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   lcummings@mclinc.org
   

Spectrum Club

 

Puzzle piece Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm
March 24, April 21, & May 12

The Spectrum Club provides social opportunities for teens, ages 12-18, on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disorders. Teens will receive support in initiating and engaging in social interactions with peers through the structure and familiarity of board games.

Facilitated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Contact: Lindsay Cummings, Young Adult Librarian. Register at the Adult Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13 or email LCummings@mclinc.org.

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misc_liberty 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

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

MARCH 10, 2015 - Jefferson Moak, archivist NARA "MAPS AND GENEALOGY" 
We welcome back Jefferson Moak of the National Archives. Jefferson will tell us how maps can be used in genealogical searches. Join us for this much-requested program. A March Road Trip is planned.

APRIL 14,2015 
Annual Dinner at Williamsons (Reservation Required) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Rolph

MAY 12, 2015 - Jill Rawnsley, Archivist, Philadelphia Archives "GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES AT PHILADELPHIA ARHIVES" 
The Philadelphia Archives is the official "Memory of the City of Philadelphia." Holdings date from 1701. See what's hiding there just waiting for you to fmd! A May Road Trip is planned.

JUNE 9, 2015 - Dottie Clark, Vice-President, OYRGS "THE CUP OF CONTAGION" 
Come find out how lucky you are to live in these modem medical times! Join us for a trip through the history of epidemics and the fear these invisible killers evoked in mankind. You'll never forget to wash your hands again!

JULY 14, 2015 - "REMEMBRANCE: Honor Your World War I Ancestors" 
Whether they served in the military, or knitted socks for the soldiers, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World War I. Share your family's contribution to the War effort by displaying their Draft Cards, Medals, Uniforms, Letters, Photos. We will set up tables around the room so you can showcase their efforts and honor them by sharing the story that they tell.


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 researchers.


Check out our website!

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food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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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elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wired Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Neck and Back Pain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jones   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Neck and Back Pain

Neck and Back Pain   Back pain? Red check mark

 

  Neck pain?Red check mark

 

  Pain in the morning?Red check mark

 

  Pain after chores?Red check mark

 

  Pain at the computer?Red check mark

 

If you checked “Yes” in any of these boxes, then you need to check these boxes, too!

 

  Abington Free LibraryRed check mark

 

  Wednesday, May 13Red check mark

 

  7 p.m.Red check mark



Physical therapist, Kay Scanlon, will discuss common causes of neck and back pain and demonstrate strategies to ease your discomfort quickly and easily. Come join us…your neck and back will thank you!

Please call 215-885-5180, ext. 13, email AskAbington@gmail.com, go online here or sign up at the Information Desk, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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 May 14, 2015 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

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
med_bag2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Free Blood Pressure Screenings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

02/17/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
05/19/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
 

Testing Blood PressureFree Blood Pressure Screenings

courtesy of Abington Health 
Lorraine Paradis, RN.

Come to the Small Study Room to the left of the Information Desk on the Main Floor, Abington Free Library.

Abington Memorial Hospital logo

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misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Military Memories 

US Flag

Hear from those who were there!

Was WWII Lecture Series - Now - Military Memories

There's a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. 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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.

Read Gerry Dungan's article about this series on Abington Patch!

Reservations

Register for these FREE programs in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15
Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests.

Walk-ins are welcome!

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.

 

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Military Memories 

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Was WWII Lecture Series - Now - Military Memories

There's a Military Memories event every third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. 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: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15.

Read Gerry Dungan's article about this series on Abington Patch!

Reservations

Register for these FREE programs in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
email: kburnham@mclinc.org or call: 215-885-5180, ext. 15
Please request either the afternoon or evening lecture and provide names, email addresses/telephone numbers for all reservation requests.

Walk-ins are welcome!

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.

 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

 

Drop-In Story Times!(ALL AGES) 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 a.m.  October 2 through May 21, 2015

(No sessions on Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Parents/caregivers are invited to bring children of all ages to these programs

led by members of the Jenkintown Kiwanis Club. 

No advance registration is required.  

Disclaimer: 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
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jane Eyre in Book and Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Jane Eyre in Book and Film

 

Charlotte Brontë, Michael Fassbender and Mia WasikowskaMissing our Jane Austen discussions?
Jennifer Kurowski returns Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. to lead us in a discussion on

Jane Eyre

the book by Charlotte Brontë

(also available through OverDriveOneClickdigital Classics and on disk or Playaway)

and the 2011 film directed by Cary Fukunaga, starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench.
Jane Eyre [videorecording (DVD)] or Jane Eyre [videorecording (Blu-ray disc)]

Read the book and/or watch the film at your home, then come to the library to discuss. 

Register now in the Library Office, Abington Free Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001, call 215-885-5180, ext. 15, or online here.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Lois Odabas   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Decaffeinated and Unwired

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

Decaffeinated – 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@mclinc.org, online here or sign up at the Information Desk.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
lib_book_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class

Learning to Draw StickmenThursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m., April 9, 23, 30, May 14 & 28, 2015
Led by Earl Weldon

Class size is limited to 20. We're asking the waitlisted people from last September's course first!

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

April 9 - 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

April 23 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow - Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

April 30 - Bringing the drawing to life - Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

May 14 - Learning to see - Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

May 28 - 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

 

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.

Starting with the first class, bring:

  • at least 3 sharpened pencils (#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 are good erasers on your pencils, that’s fine, or bring a separate  eraser, hard or kneaded)

 
Later in the classes we’ll also want:  

  • at least 3 better quality drawing pencils of different leads
  • a kneaded eraser
  • a sketch pad at least 9” x 12”
  • several sheets of 9” x 12” light or medium grey paper 
  • white drawing chalk

Earl Weldon sketchyAbout Earl

Over 25 years experience in Art, Ad Design, Printing and Marketing, Earl worked for ad agencies and corporations, and having come up as an award-winning Designer/Art Director. He earned a B.A. in Art/Design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He’s also taken numerous courses in computer graphics and business topics.

He now runs his own company, Earl Weldon Art & Design. 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. Earl and his wife, Linda, live in Abington, PA and have 5 children & 8 awesome, smart and talented grandchildren!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
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    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm in the Community Room

Topic: Online eResources

Get answers to your questions and learn how to download free eBooks from the library’s OverDrive catalog to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device.  Need books to help you with your mobile device? Try looking here: http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=499


To register, stop by the Information Desk; call 215-885-5180, ext. 13; or email:AskAbington@gmail.com.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Daytime Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham    215-885-5180, ext.15   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. 

No registration required. Walk-ins welcome!

New 2014-2015 dates and books                 

Sept. 4 - Where’d You Go Bernadette?, by Maria Semple, led by Belinda 

Oct. 2, 2014   The Other Half of My Soul   by Bahia Abrams

Nov. 6   All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes   by Maya Angelou

Dec. 4   The Giver   by Lois Lowry

Jan. 8, 2015   Too Much Happiness   by Alice Monro

Feb. 5   The Goldfinch   by Donna Tartt

March 5   The Invention of Wings   by Sue Monk Kidd

April 2   The Arsonist   by Sue Miller

May 7   Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance   by Martin Goldsmith

June 4   We Are Water   by Wally Lamb

July 2   The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion   by Fannie Flagg

Aug. 6   Me Before You   by Jojo Moyes

Sept. 3   Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands   by Chris Bohjalian

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_liberty 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Burnham   215-885-5180, ext 31   kburnham@mclinc.org
   

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

MARCH 10, 2015 - Jefferson Moak, archivist NARA "MAPS AND GENEALOGY" 
We welcome back Jefferson Moak of the National Archives. Jefferson will tell us how maps can be used in genealogical searches. Join us for this much-requested program. A March Road Trip is planned.

APRIL 14,2015 
Annual Dinner at Williamsons (Reservation Required) Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Rolph

MAY 12, 2015 - Jill Rawnsley, Archivist, Philadelphia Archives "GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES AT PHILADELPHIA ARHIVES" 
The Philadelphia Archives is the official "Memory of the City of Philadelphia." Holdings date from 1701. See what's hiding there just waiting for you to fmd! A May Road Trip is planned.

JUNE 9, 2015 - Dottie Clark, Vice-President, OYRGS "THE CUP OF CONTAGION" 
Come find out how lucky you are to live in these modem medical times! Join us for a trip through the history of epidemics and the fear these invisible killers evoked in mankind. You'll never forget to wash your hands again!

JULY 14, 2015 - "REMEMBRANCE: Honor Your World War I Ancestors" 
Whether they served in the military, or knitted socks for the soldiers, millions of Americans participated in some capacity during World War I. Share your family's contribution to the War effort by displaying their Draft Cards, Medals, Uniforms, Letters, Photos. We will set up tables around the room so you can showcase their efforts and honor them by sharing the story that they tell.


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 researchers.


Check out our website!

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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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    Contact: Information Desk   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Wired Wednesdays

 

Wired Wednesdaysreading ebooks by the lakeEvery 1st Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Topic: Online eResources

Learn about our online catalog, your patron account, and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace your family tree, and much more! 


 

Every 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room.

Also, every 4th Wednesday of the month @ 5:30pm