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Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn Basic Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Learn Basic Spanish

 

Flags of Spanish Speaking CountriesSpanish is the official language of 21 countries. Learn the basics of the language as well as fun facts about Spanish-speaking countries. Class size is 14.

Presented by Mary Satterthwaite

Monday Nights @ 7 – 8 p.m.
July 11—Aug 8 , Ages 10 & up

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
 
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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn Basic Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Learn Basic Spanish

 

Flags of Spanish Speaking CountriesSpanish is the official language of 21 countries. Learn the basics of the language as well as fun facts about Spanish-speaking countries. Class size is 14.

Presented by Mary Satterthwaite

Monday Nights @ 7 – 8 p.m.
July 11—Aug 8 , Ages 10 & up

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn Basic Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   askabington@gmail.com
   

Learn Basic Spanish

 

Flags of Spanish Speaking CountriesSpanish is the official language of 21 countries. Learn the basics of the language as well as fun facts about Spanish-speaking countries. Class size is 14.

Presented by Mary Satterthwaite

Monday Nights @ 7 – 8 p.m.
July 11—Aug 8 , Ages 10 & up

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   

College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS

 

Boot CampTuesday, August 9
from 6:30-8 p.m.

Attention High SchoolSOPHOMORES & Juniors! 

This power program will boost your resume and college application essay writing skills. 
Learn proven tips that will sharpen your written presentation to college admissions officers.

Presented by Linda George, Professional Writing Coach, Award-Winning Writer 

Register at the Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13, email LCummings@mclinc.org or online here.

Also check out: 

Surviving the College Application Process  - JUST FOR PARENTS
Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-8pm

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
        There are many spaces available.
 
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

meets 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

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

APRIL 12, 2016
Annual Dinner at Williamsons (Reservation Required)
Guest Speaker: Jack Washington, Revolutionary War Reenactor, Local Loyalists

MAY 10, 2016
Tombstone Symbolism
Presenter to be determined.

JUNE 14, 2016
Louise Gribling
Preserving Your Past For The Future
Louise was inspired by an autobiography that her great aunt wrote 40 years ago at age 84. Join her now as she walks us through the steps she used to write her own work.

JULY 12, 2016
My Military Connection
Share stories, photos, documents about family members who served our country either as a service member or in a civilian capacity.

AUGUST 9, 2016 
Let’s wrap up the year sharing success stories. Tell us about this year’s big find: the what, how and where it leads. We have all had those moments when a brick wall was climbed or we just bumped into a discovery that has opened up a door. Share that moment and tell the steps that led up to it. Let’s inspire each other to try a path that might lead to some unexpected find.

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – FREE GENEALOGY LESSONS

BEGINNERS AND BRICK WALLS - Join us in the Community Room of the Abington Township Public Library from 6:00-6:45
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May 10, 2016 - LOCATING AND USING WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS. Identify those mentioned in the will.

June 14, 2016 - WHAT’S IN A NAME? DID YOUR ANCESTOR CHANGE HIS/HER NAME? Track your ancestor name from birth to death. Was there reason to change the name?

July 12, 2016 - TRACKING YOUR ANCESTOR THROUGH CENSUS RECORDS Research the homes through Google Maps and Deed Searches.

August 9, 2016 - THE ANSWER TO ONE QUESTION LEADS TO ANOTHER Learn how to formulate questions, find the answers, and ask another question.

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 2015 and are subject to change


Check out our websiteAvailable download:  oyrgs-programs-list-2015-16.pdf

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday August 10, 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 August 11, 2016 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   LCummings@mclinc.org
   

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTS

Surviving the College Application Process - JUST FOR PARENTSThursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-8pm

Want to offer some ideas to help your child through the college application process? Discover tips for writing a resume, as well pointers for creating concise, original, and insightful essays that impress admission counselors.

Instructor: Linda George, Professional Writing Coach, Award-Winning Writer

Register at the Information Desk, by phone 215-885-5180 x13, email LCummings@mclinc.org or online here.

Also check out:

College Essay Boot Camp - JUST FOR TEENS
Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m.

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
        There are many spaces available.
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mini-Olympics - Ages 12-18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lindsay Cummings   215-885-5180, ext 13   
   
Olympics

Mini-Olympics

 

Monday, Aug. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.

Ages 12-18

Form an “Olympic team” and try to win gold by completing challenges in under a minute.

The fastest team wins prizes! Register at the Information Desk (215-885-5180, ext. 13) or go online at abingtonfreelibrary.org starting July 5.

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Military Memories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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

Military Memories

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

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

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


Donald E. Lee in 2005 in full uniform

US Flag

Social Hour

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

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

In Memoriam:

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

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

 

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
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 - WordWe will use GCFLearnFree.org and follow alesson together.

Join us for a class on Microsoft Word in the Young Adult Area on
Wednesday, August 17, at 2 p.m.
Class size limited to four.

Register online, by phone (215-885-5180ext. 13), or email (askabington@gmail.com

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Young Adults Area
   
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_conductor 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GILBERT and SULLIVAN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   
Gilbert and Sullivan

Spend an afternoon with GILBERT & SULLIVAN

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

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

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

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

 

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 72 spaces available.
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Socrates Café

 

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

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

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

Any and every question under the sun!

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

Walk-ins welcome!

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

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

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

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing Judge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Carol B. Polis, The First Woman Professional Boxing Judge

 

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

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

Carol B. Polis:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 98 spaces available.
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

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

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

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

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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

VINTAGE BOOK TO EREADER COVER - with Diana Trout

 

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
        There are 19 spaces available.
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Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

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

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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    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
        There are 95 spaces available.
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Socrates Café

 

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

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

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

Any and every question under the sun!

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

Walk-ins welcome!

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Basic Drawing Class - Level I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Basic Drawing Class - Level I

 

Earl Weldon's Drawings

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

Led by Earl Weldon
Class size is limited to 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUPPLIES LIST: 

Starting with the first class - bring:

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

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

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


Earl WeldonAbout Earl

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

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

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

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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    Location: Abington Free Library, President's Room
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Decaffeinated – and Unwired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarians   215-885-5180, ext 13   AskAbington@gmail.com
   

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Socrates Café Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McInnis   215-885-5180, ext 15   kmcinnis@mclinc.org
   

Socrates Café

 

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

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

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

Any and every question under the sun!

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

Walk-ins welcome!

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

Abington Township Public Library Trustees Meeting

 

2016 Board Meeting Dates 

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

September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19

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

Socrates Café

 

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

Giving Philosophy Back to the People

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

Any and every question under the sun!

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

Walk-ins welcome!

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

Decaffeinated – and Unwired

 

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

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

Register anytime. Walk-ins welcome.

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

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    Location: Abington Free Library, Community Room
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