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

Basic Drawing Class

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

September 22 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 29 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

October 6 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 13 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 20 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
   
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
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!

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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anim_dog1 11:00 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!

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool 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

Preschool Story Times

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

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

Session 1
Story times begin the week of Sept. 12 and continue through the week of Oct. 17.
Registration begins Aug. 23.

Session 2
Story times resume the week of Nov. 7 and continue through the week of Dec. 12. 
(no session on Election Day, Nov. 8)
Registration begins Oct. 18.

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

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM VINTAGE BOOK TO EREADER COVER - with Diana Trout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

VINTAGE BOOK TO EREADER COVER - with Diana Trout

 

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool 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 - Two-Year-Olds

 

Pre School Storytimes

Preschool Story Times

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

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

Session 1
Story times begin the week of Sept. 12 and continue through the week of Oct. 17.
Registration begins Aug. 23.

Session 2
Story times resume the week of Nov. 7 and continue through the week of Dec. 12. 
(no session on Election Day, Nov. 8)
Registration begins Oct. 18.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Résumé Writing for Beginners! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext. 1   askabington@gmail.com
   

Résumé Writing for Beginners!

 

LearningExpress resume writing programWe will use Learning Express and follow a lesson together.

A class on résumé writing in the Young Adult Area on
Wednesday, October 5, at 2:00 P.M.
Class size is limited to four.

Register online here, at the Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adult Area
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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! 
http://booksnapshots.com/sn/snapshot.cfm?id=630

2016 books

September  Year of Wonders  Geraldine Brooks  Marlene  F

October  Euphoria  Lily King H  F

November  My Beloved World  Sonia Sotomayor NF

December  The Wright Brothers  David McCullough  NF

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

Basic Drawing Class

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

September 22 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 29 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

October 6 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 13 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 20 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
   
Sunday October 9, 2016 Go To Top
anim_hummingbird 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Säga of a Wintering Hummingbird Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Säga of a Wintering Hummingbird

 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool 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

Preschool Story Times

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

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

Session 1
Story times begin the week of Sept. 12 and continue through the week of Oct. 17.
Registration begins Aug. 23.

Session 2
Story times resume the week of Nov. 7 and continue through the week of Dec. 12. 
(no session on Election Day, Nov. 8)
Registration begins Oct. 18.

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

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool 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 - Two-Year-Olds

 

Pre School Storytimes

Preschool Story Times

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

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

Session 1
Story times begin the week of Sept. 12 and continue through the week of Oct. 17.
Registration begins Aug. 23.

Session 2
Story times resume the week of Nov. 7 and continue through the week of Dec. 12. 
(no session on Election Day, Nov. 8)
Registration begins Oct. 18.

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

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017 - TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017- TBA 

JULY 11, 2017- TBA

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

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

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


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

Socrates Café

 

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

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

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

Any and every question under the sun!

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

Walk-ins welcome!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
rec_chess_knight 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Chess for Beginners

 

Cats playing chess

Thursdays @ 7-8 pm
FREE four-week class, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
Ages 8 and up

Do you want to learn how to play chess? You’ll learn the basics of chess, how to move the pieces, and strategies to win the game.

Registration is limited. Sign up online here, at the Adult Information Desk or call 215-885-5180 x13.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
        There are many spaces available.
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class

Earl Weldon's Drawings

Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2016

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

September 22 - Creating 3-D space on a 2-D sheet of paper Using size, overlapping, 1- and 2-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in drawing

September 29 - Seeing and rendering light and shadow Discussion of light and how it defines form for our eyes

October 6 - Bringing the drawing to life Shading techniques, blurring, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

October 13 - Learning to see. Breaking free of mental conventions, attention to negative space

October 20 - Working both ends from the middle Experimenting with adding both the lights AND the darks ... a drawing exercise with white chalk and pencil/charcoal on grey paper

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
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SAT Free Practice Exam

 

SAT Free Practice Exam and Strategy SessionAdministered by The Princeton Review

Saturday, October 15 @ 10am-2pm 

This test is being proctored like an actual test except your score won’t go on record. Students will be emailed their score report within 5 business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results.

On the exam day, arrive by 9:45am. Bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.

Registration is mandatory! Sign up by Monday, October 10 
at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or at http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/317074.


SAT Strategy Session with The Princeton Review
Monday, October 24 @ 6-7pm 

Strategy sessions are packed with need-to-know information about the SAT and the role it plays in college admissions.

We’ll go over the content of the exam, walk through some sample questions and show you score-raising strategies to use on Test Day.

Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or here now.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
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Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
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    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

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child. Please arrange for care of siblings during this time. 

Wednesdays: Oct. 19 and 26; Nov. 2 and 9, 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration begins Oct. 10.

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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

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


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

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

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

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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


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

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

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

Praise for Between the World and Me

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

 



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

 

 


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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
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misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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rec_chess_knight 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Chess for Beginners

 

Cats playing chess

Thursdays @ 7-8 pm
FREE four-week class, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
Ages 8 and up

Do you want to learn how to play chess? You’ll learn the basics of chess, how to move the pieces, and strategies to win the game.

Registration is limited. Sign up online here, at the Adult Information Desk or call 215-885-5180 x13.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
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Story Times with Jean and Niji

 

Niji listening to a storyAll ages welcome.  

Two Mondays: Oct. 24 and 31, 10:30-11 a.m.

Enjoy read-alouds with Jean Campellone and her 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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misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
 
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SAT Strategy Session

 

SAT Strategy Session with The Princeton ReviewSAT Free Practice Exam and Strategy Session

Monday, October 24 @ 6-7pm 

Strategy sessions are packed with need-to-know information about the SAT and the role it plays in college admissions.

We’ll go over the content of the exam, walk through some sample questions and show you score-raising strategies to use on Test Day.

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


SAT Free Practice Exam
Administered by The Princeton Review

Saturday, October 15 @ 10am-2pm 

This test is being proctored like an actual test except your score won’t go on record. Students will be emailed their score report within 5 business days and will receive a score report consultation from The Princeton Review to better understand their results.

On the exam day, arrive by 9:45am. Bring two sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.

Registration is mandatory! Sign up by Monday, October 10 
at the Information Desk (215-885-5180 x13) or at http://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/317074.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Wednesday October 26, 2016 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

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child. Please arrange for care of siblings during this time. 

Wednesdays: Oct. 19 and 26; Nov. 2 and 9, 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration begins Oct. 10.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Microsoft Word for Beginners! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Microsoft Word for Beginners!

 

GCFLearningFree - Word

We will use GCFLearnFree.org and follow alesson together.

Join us for a class on Microsoft Word in the Young Adult Area on
Wednesday, October 26, at 2 p.m.
Class size limited to four.

Register here online, at the Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adult Area
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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rec_chess_knight 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Chess for Beginners

 

Cats playing chess

Thursdays @ 7-8 pm
FREE four-week class, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
Ages 8 and up

Do you want to learn how to play chess? You’ll learn the basics of chess, how to move the pieces, and strategies to win the game.

Registration is limited. Sign up online here, at the Adult Information Desk or call 215-885-5180 x13.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
anim_paw 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Story Times with Jean and Niji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Story Times with Jean and Niji

 

Niji listening to a storyAll ages welcome.  

Two Mondays: Oct. 24 and 31, 10:30-11 a.m.

Enjoy read-alouds with Jean Campellone and her 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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misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Wednesday November 2, 2016 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

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child. Please arrange for care of siblings during this time. 

Wednesdays: Oct. 19 and 26; Nov. 2 and 9, 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration begins Oct. 10.

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Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
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Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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lib_bookflipping 1:00 PM  -  2:30 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! 
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2016 books

September  Year of Wonders  Geraldine Brooks  Marlene  F

October  Euphoria  Lily King H  F

November  My Beloved World  Sonia Sotomayor NF

December  The Wright Brothers  David McCullough  NF

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build-a-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Build-a-Mania

Thursdays: Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages

Everyone’s favorite building program is back! Bring your family (toddlers welcome) and build like crazy with LEGOs, Magna-Tiles, K’Nex and more than a dozen Lakeshore Learning kits. Come when you can; doors will open at 6. No registration required.

Building kits will include:

For ages 12 months+:
People Builders, Fish Builders, Motor Links, ABC Blocks, Tower Builders, Slot-Together Animals, Mega Blocks

For ages 3 years+:
Acrobat Builders, Star Builders, Waffle Builders, Slot-a-Shape Builders, Bridge Building Center, House Building Center, Vehicle Building Center, Kids K’Nex

For older children:
LEGOS®, Magna-Tiles

Children ages five and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

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rec_chess_knight 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chess for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Chess for Beginners

 

Cats playing chess

Thursdays @ 7-8 pm
FREE four-week class, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3
Ages 8 and up

Do you want to learn how to play chess? You’ll learn the basics of chess, how to move the pieces, and strategies to win the game.

Registration is limited. Sign up online here, at the Adult Information Desk or call 215-885-5180 x13.

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Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

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

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

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

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The World of Espionage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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The World of Espionage

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
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Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017 - TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017- TBA 

JULY 11, 2017- TBA

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

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

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


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Wednesday November 9, 2016 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

These programs are designed for one-on-one interaction between parent/caregiver and child. Please arrange for care of siblings during this time. 

Wednesdays: Oct. 19 and 26; Nov. 2 and 9, 10:30-11 a.m.
Registration begins Oct. 10.

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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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misc_new_blue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Microsoft Excel for Beginners! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Microsoft Excel logo

Microsoft Excel for Beginners!

 

We will use GCFLearnFree.org and follow a lesson together.

Join us for a class on Microsoft Excel in the Young Adult Area on Wednesday, November 9th, at 2 p.m. Class size limited to four.

Register here online, at the Adult Information Desk, by phone (215-885-5180 ext 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

GCF LearnFree

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Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
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Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
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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 call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

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

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

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

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

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Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The World of Espionage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The World of Espionage

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
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Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

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


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

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

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

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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


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

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

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

Praise for Between the World and Me

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

 



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

 

 


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

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Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
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Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
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SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
 
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
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Daytime Book Discussion Group

Every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! 
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2016 books

September  Year of Wonders  Geraldine Brooks  Marlene  F

October  Euphoria  Lily King H  F

November  My Beloved World  Sonia Sotomayor NF

December  The Wright Brothers  David McCullough  NF

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Build-a-Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Build-a-Mania

Thursdays: Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages

Everyone’s favorite building program is back! Bring your family (toddlers welcome) and build like crazy with LEGOs, Magna-Tiles, K’Nex and more than a dozen Lakeshore Learning kits. Come when you can; doors will open at 6. No registration required.

Building kits will include:

For ages 12 months+:
People Builders, Fish Builders, Motor Links, ABC Blocks, Tower Builders, Slot-Together Animals, Mega Blocks

For ages 3 years+:
Acrobat Builders, Star Builders, Waffle Builders, Slot-a-Shape Builders, Bridge Building Center, House Building Center, Vehicle Building Center, Kids K’Nex

For older children:
LEGOS®, Magna-Tiles

Children ages five and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

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

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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Doggone Good Readers

 

Doggone Good Reader

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

DOGGONE GOOD READERS (Open to all area residents)
Three Saturdays: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016
10:15-10:45 OR 11:00-11:30 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 Sept. 13. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call (215) 885-5180, ext. 28. Children do not have to attend all four Saturdays, but must be able to read and attend programs independently. 

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

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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

Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017 - TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017- TBA 

JULY 11, 2017- TBA

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

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

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


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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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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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Story Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   215-885-5180, ext 28   
   

Drop-In Story Times

(ALL AGES) 

Drop-In Story Times!

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

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

No advance registration is required.  

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

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

SUNDAY’S ON MONDAY

 

Crossword GridSUNDAY’S
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ON MONDAY

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Information Desk Area
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
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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 call 215-885-5180, ext. 36.  

Friends Meeting Dates: 

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

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

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

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

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

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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

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

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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

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

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

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


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

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

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

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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


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

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

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

Praise for Between the World and Me

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

 



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

 

 


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

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Ruth and Robert Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext.15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

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


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

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

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

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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


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

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

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

Praise for Between the World and Me

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

 



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

 

 


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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Shorday Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_familytree 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Old York Road Genealogical Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Old York Road Genealogical Society

 

OYGS Crane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 14, 2017
TBA 

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

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

JUNE 13, 2017
TBA 

JULY 11, 2017
TBA

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

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

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

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


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

 
Click here for more!    
    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Friends' Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    215-885-5180, ext 36   
   

Friends' Meeting

 

Coffee and cake

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

Friends Meeting Dates: 

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

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

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

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

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

The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film Discussion Group

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


The Revenant

Sept. 14 - The Revenant

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

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

 

 


Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct. 19 - Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

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


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

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

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

Praise for Between the World and Me

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

 



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

 

 


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

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

Friends Meeting Dates: 

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

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

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

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

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