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May Programs
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                                 Programs in May @ the library
                   
Click here to register for all the programs in May  
                                             
Spring Book Discussion series continues: All programs will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Erin Hurt and Carla Verderame will return to lead the discussions for this five-part series, Not the usual: Unexpected acts of exploration and resistance. The program dates and titles are:

May 7 The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
May 21 The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

The Participation Policy (effective Fall 2011) is as follows: There is an administrative charge of $10 per series to participate in the Sunday book discussions for participants who choose to borrow the book set from the library. There will be no charge if the participant supplies his or her own copies of the books, or if the participant purchases all of the books for the series from the library. Call 610-265-4805, or stop in at the library to register.

 Adult Coloring Night on Monday, May 8 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy coloring. Walk-ins are welcome. Materials will be provided. If you are interested in puzzles, we have them as well!

ACT/SAT Strategy class on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 pm for high school students. Come meet the experts and learn how they can help you reach your test-prep and admissions goals. Strategy sessions are packed with need-to-know information about the ACT & SAT and the role it plays in college admissions. They will go over the content of the exam, walk through some sample questions and show you score-raising strategies to use on Test Day. MUST REGISTER

Dr. Steve presents: Space...... the Final Frontier: Of Archaeology?, May 10 at 7:00 pm in Freedom Hall. This highly illustrated lecture illuminates the new science of "Satellite Archaeology" and the work of Dr. Parcak. Learn in detail from Dr. Steve on his travel with  Dr. Parcak  to Petra to see the spectacular site and the new discovery in detail, and then using freely available software, they will try their hands at finding old and new archaeological sites from space all by themselves!

Dance Fitness on Monday, May 15 at 6:45 pm at the Upper Merion Community Center. Enjoy Library sponsored FREE exercise classes at the New Community Center. Need not be a member but MUST REGISTER THROUGH THE LIBRARY. Please arrive 10 minutes early at the community center to check in and sign the waiver.

Bertucci's Fundraiser Dine from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16. 15% of what you spend will be donated to the library. Please mention that you are our library patron.


Knit Night on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm. For all ages - from veterans to wanna-be knitters. If you don't know how to knit and want to learn, our more experienced knitters are always eager to pass on their skills, and some advanced knitters are usually available to help with patterns and designs.

Gardening Series at the library, co-sponsored by PennState Extension
Container Gardening
Wednesday, May 17  Monday, at 7:00 pm : Think outside the pot in this workshop! Our container specialist will inspire you to think outside the norm and get creative with your planters.
 
Invasive Plants Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm : This seminar will cover identifying invasive plants and understanding the potential damage they can cause and also teaches you how essential it is to stop their spread and to protect native vegetation.
 
Tips and Tricks on Gardening Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm Learn tips and tricks on growing a beautiful garden.

The library will be closed from Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 am.


Tech Night on Monday, May 1  7pm
Adult Coloring Night on Monday, May 8 · 2pm and 7pm
Knit Night on Monday, May 22 · 7pm

Coloring Night for Adults
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Second Monday of every month at 2 pm and 7 pm
Bring your friends and enjoy coloring. Materials will be provided. Feel free to Walk in.


Tech Night
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 Own an ipad or an iphone but have trouble using it? Planning on buying, but the latest technology troubling you? Our youth volunteers are here to help you. You can register via our online calendar, or by calling 610-265-4805 or stopping by the library. 
                                   Click here for dates

Knit Night
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                               Fourth Monday of the Month
For all ages - from veterans to wanna-be knitters. If you don't know how to knit and want to learn, our more experienced knitters are always eager pass on their skills, and some advanced knitters are usually available to help with patterns and designs.
                               Click here for dates

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One Book, One Community

  • Summer 2015: Unfair by Adam Benforado
    The One Book, One Community program will be held Thursday, September 9 th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Refer to the flyer for the most current information for this upcoming program.  (will be uploaded soon)
  •  Copies will be soon be available to purchase or borrow through the library. Registration is requested. Contact the library at 610-265-4805 for more information.  




ONGOING EVENTS

Knit Nights

Fourth Monday of the Month    

  • For all ages – from veterans to wanna-be knitters. If you don’t know how to knit and want to learn, our more experienced knitters are always eager pass on their skills, and some advanced knitters are usually available to help with patterns and designs.

 

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm    

  • Upper Merion Township Library, usually in the Valley Forge Room
For adults who speak English as a second language, this program allows you to practice your English through conversations about books, short stories, and news articles.  The class leader is Mrs. Jean Olexy, a certified ESL teacher. Anyone who speaks English as a second language is welcome to drop in.  If you are a native English speaker and would like to volunteer to help, email


Seminars & Counseling for Small Businesses
The library partners with the nonprofit group SCORE to provide free and low-cost classes on starting and owning a business as well as free counseling and advice for budding entrepreneurs and business owners. Visit the SCORE website for more information or to register.

AARP Tax Assistance
Each year during tax season, the library hosts AARP volunteers.  Basic tax preparation is available free to senior citizens.   Appointments are required, and can be made beginning in late January.