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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

All Levels Yoga Classes for Adults
Mondays, September 10, 17, & 24, 6:15 to 7:30 PM
Additional classes in October and November
Kundalini Yoga is a balanced blend of dynamic exercise, conscious breathing, and mindfulness. The classes emphasize moving at your own rhythm, pace, and ability, so are suitable for levels from beginners to advanced. The goal is to release everyday stresses and tensions. Taught by Yulan San, certified yoga instructor. Payment is $21 for 3 classes or $10 for drop in. Cash only. Buy tickets before or after yoga classes.
Supports PA Forward's Health Literacy

Sponge Art Painting Class for Adults
Thursday, September 27, 7 PM
Let local artist Ginny Benner guide you as you paint a beautiful fall scene using watercolors and sponges! Registration required; please stop by or call the library at 215-836-5300 to sign up. Space is limited.
Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


OCTOBER EVENTS

Local History Talk: Historic Homes of Springfield Township
Thursday, October 4,  PM
Roddy Davis will be sharing a program on our township's historic homes, developed by Marie Kitto of the Springfield Township Historical Society. No registration required.
Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy

Parent Workshop: Building Confidence and Healthy Self-Esteem in Children
Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 PM
Discover how you as the parent can help increase your child's self-esteem and confidence, giving them the best chance at reaching their full potential in life.

Good self-esteem helps us to create the life we want, weather life's challenges with resilience, have good relationships, and enjoy happiness and success in career and personal life. But what can we do as parents to ensure our children have the best possible chance of gaining confidence and good self-esteem during their first 18 years? In this class, you will discover how you can play an integral role in helping your children become successful, emotionally healthy adults.

Presented by Adrienne Bishop, a life coach for parents. No registration required.

Medicare Open Enrollment Information Night
Wednesday, October 10, 7 PM
Not sure how Medicare's open enrollment works? Bring your questions to this information session. No registration required. Presented by APPRISE volunteer Al Toizer.
Supports PA Forward's Financial Literacy

International Film Club Screening
Sunday, October 14, 1:15 PM
Join the film club for a screening of Departures, a drama based on Shinmon Aoki's memoir Coffinman.

Exploring with Ed: Trademarks
Wednesday, October 17, 7 PM
Learn about the history of trademarks in the United States and how they are used. Presented by reference librarian Ed Thompson. No registration required.
Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy

Essential Oils
Thursday October 18, 7 PM
Learn about all the ways you can use essential oils to support wellness. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 215-836-5300 or stop by the library to sign up.

Tree-Rings and What They Can Tell Us
Wednesday, October 24, 7 PM
Hear about the theory behind the science of using tree-rings to date buildings and provide information on weather events and more! Local resident Bill Callahan has many years of experience as a dendrochronologist! No registration required.
Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


TECH TUESDAY

Classes will resume in the fall.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


TECHNICAL HELP -

* Email Setup & Use *
* Mobile Device Setup & Use *
* Introduction to Computer Use *
* Downloading E-Books & Audiobooks *
* Usage of Library Website & Electronic Resources *
* Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint) * * And more...*

30-60 minute one-on-one sessions at your own pace. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, with Stephanie, our Head of Reference & Technology Specialist.

Call 215-836-5300, ext. 1400 or email srenne@mclinc.org.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


SOCRATES CAFÉ

Mondays, 7:00 PM
Socrates Café meets to discuss, share, and explore topical issues. No need to register — just come with your thoughts and an open mind.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


MEDICARE AND INSURANCE HELP

Mondays at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 AM
If you’re 65 or older and need help with Medicare or medical insurance, you can sign up to receive individual assistance on Mondays at 9, 10, or 11 AM. Visits are by appointment only. Other times can be arranged if needed. For more information or to make an appointment, call the library at 215-836-5300. Counselors are RSVP and APPRISE certified. 


PINOCHLE

Tuesday Nights at 7 PM and Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 AM to 1PM

Enjoy the classic card game at the library. Whether you're an experienced player looking to brush up on the game or a new learner, come in and join the fun!


KNIT GROUPS

Mondays, 1:00 PM, and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

We now have two options for knit and crochet enthusiasts! Join the group at the library for knitting, crocheting, and conversation.


BRIDGE GROUP

Fridays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Join our beginner and intermediate games! Come in and refresh your memory on the rules, meet new friends and hone your skills! Limited to 3 tables.


MAH JONGG

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:15 PM
Play rousing games of Mah Jongg at the library. Please be sure to have your own mah jongg card. Call for information.


FILMS on FRIDAY

Fridays, 2:00 PM
See a new or classic film. Sometimes a documentary! Bring a friend and enjoy the free afternoon matinee!

SEPTEMBER 21 – BANCS PUBLICS (PARK BENCHES) - As she does every morning, Lucie joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like any other UNTIL in the window of the building across the way shows a banner reading 'Man Alone.' Is it a hoax? A cry for help? Everyone has their own interpretation, and will try to discover what lies behind the mysterious message. Catherine Deneuve stars. No rating.

SEPTEMBER 28 – GAME NIGHT - A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters. Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams!  Rated R

OCTOBER 5 - CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER - For those of us who remember manual typewriters, this documentary is an ode to that technology! Hear Tom Hanks and David McCullough share their love of the machine. Meet a young sculptor who collaborates with one of the last remaining stores that sells and repairs typewriters  to promote the resurgence of typewriters. Definitely a must see movie!

OCTOBER 12 - BURNT - Chef Adam Jones had it all, and lost it. A rockstar chef of a two-star Michelin restaurant with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need to repair friendships and prove his worth. Rated R. Bradley Cooper stars!

OCTOBER 19 – THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES - Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together!

OCTOBER 26 – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – The movie version of this hugely popular stage sensation bring the fateful love triangle to the big screen. Rekindle your love for this musical which stars Gerald Butler, Emmy Rossum and Minnie Driver.  Rated PG-13


BOOK CLUB

The fourth Thursday* of each month at 7:00 PM

* unless a Holiday

SEPTEMBER'S BOOK CLUB will be a selection from the four following "banned/challenged" authors.

As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner; The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway; A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway; For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie; Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis.

We will try to make available as many copies of these books as we can. Our discussion will be on Thursday, September 27th at 7 PM.

New members are always welcome! For more information, call the library at 215-836-5300. Copies will be available at the Information desk, check out a book and come in to discuss!

The suggested list of genres for the monthly meetings is below. Specific books are determined at the previous month's meeting.

JAN - Classics OR Movie-based Book     MAY - One Book One County   SEPT - Historical Fiction OR Banned Book   

FEB - Non-Fiction                                 JUNE - YA or SciFi/Fantasy   OCT - Memoir/Autobiography/Biography

MARCH -Women's History or Female Author           JULY - Thriller/Spy       NOV - Mystery

APRIL - Foreign Author                         AUG - Beach Read/Chick Lit                       DEC - Popular Fiction