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Preschool Storytime

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Tuesdays 10/4-10/11 & 11/8-12/20 *There are no storytimes from 10/18-11/1* Time: 10:30a-11:30a Age Group: Ages 3-5 Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Join Miss Jenn and friends for a storytime focused on pre-reading skills and a love of books. We will read stories together, say rhymes, sing songs, dance, be mindful,

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Crafting Lab: Sew, Knit, Crochet – Morning Session

STEAM Lab

Dates: Tuesdays Time: 10:30a-12:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Format: In-person in the STEAM Lab Description: The Crafting Lab is OPEN! Bring a new or ongoing project and sew, knit or crochet along with fellow crafters. Crafters can use the library's equipment including sewing machines, notions, and irons, but are encouraged

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Mah Jongg

Learning Commons

Date: Tuesdays, 7/5-8/30 Time: 11:30a-3p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play Mah Jongg at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. Bring your current 2022 Mah Jongg card and tiles. No registration necessary - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

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English Conversation Group for ESL Speakers

Board Room

Date: Every Tuesday Time: 1:30-3p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Board Room Description: Would you like to practice your English in a safe, caring environment? Come to our Conversation Group and improve your English language skills! No registration necessary - just drop in. Mask wearing is currently required at this class.

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Not Your Typical Book Club

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Date: Tuesdays 10/4, 11/1, & 12/6 Time: 6:30-7:15p Age Group: Ages 9-12 Location: StoryLab Description: Love to read? Join us for a Not-Your-Typical-Book-Club just for kids ages 9-12! We will read both chapter books and graphic novels. Then we want to know YOUR opinion! There are no right or wrong

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Mah Jongg – Evening Session

Learning Commons

Date: Wednesdays 9/28 - 12/28 Time: 6-8:30p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play Mah Jongg at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. Bring your current 2022 Mah Jongg card and tiles. No registration necessary - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

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Toddler Storytime

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Thursdays, 10/6-10/20, 11/3-11/17, 12/1, 12/15, & 12/22 *There are no storytimes on 10/27, 11/24, or 12/8 Time: 10:30a-11a Age Group: Ages 18 months - 3 years Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Dance and wiggle with Miss Jenn as we practice our pre-reading skills in storytime. Storytime will be inside our

Fairy Tale Shoes

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Date: Thursday 10/6 Time: 4-5p Age Group: Grades 1-4 Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Art can come in many forms, even in … shoes! Decorate a shoe to represent your favorite fairy tale or folktale. No special skills required. Shoes will be provided, but you can bring your own if

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Crafting Lab – Evening Session

STEAM Lab

Dates: Thursdays Time: 6:30-8:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Format: In-person in the STEAM Lab Description: The Crafting Lab is OPEN! Bring a new or ongoing project and sew, knit or crochet along with fellow crafters. Crafters can use the library's equipment including sewing machines, notions, and irons, but are encouraged

Bookworms Book Club

Date: 1st Thursday of Every Month Time: 7:15-8:15p Age Group: Adults (18+) Program Format: This is a HYBRID program. You can attend in-person in the Library Classroom (Room 205) OR via Zoom. Description: Reading fiction and non-fiction books. New members always welcome! If you are new member interested in joining, please email Beth

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Jazz & The Great American Songbook

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Fridays, 9/16-10/21 Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  Jazz and the Great American Songbook are two of the most durable musical forms created in the United States. In this course, we will explore how these two distinct musical forms depend on each other

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FULL: Adult Discovery & Learning – The Constitution in Six Weeks

Classroom - Room 205

All spots in this course are now FULL. Dates: Fridays, 9/16-10/21 Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Library Classroom Description:  Discuss the history and structure of the Constitution; the Constitutional Convention; current arguments and misconceptions about the Constitution; details about certain Articles and Amendments; and the meaning of every provision

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Mother Goose Time for Babies

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Fridays 10/7-11/18 & 12/9-12/23 *There are no storytimes on 11/25 or 12/2 Time: 10-10:40a Age Group: Ages 3 months to 18 months Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Join Miss Jenn for this special infant and toddler focused Mother Goose on the Loose program. This fun-filled thirty to forty minute interactive

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Mother Goose Time -Full

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Date: Fridays, 10/7-11/18 & 12/9-12/23 - No Storytime on 11/25 or 12/2 Time: 11-11:40a Age Group: Ages 1-3 years Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description: Join Miss Jenn for the award winning Mother Goose on the Loose program designed for children from birth to age three and their caregivers. This fun-filled thirty to

CANCELED 10/7: Adult Discovery & Learning – How the World Became Secular in 800 Years

Conference Room - 208

Classes on 9/30 & 10/7 are canceled!  Dates: Fridays, 9/16-10/21 Time: 11:15a-12:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  We no longer live in a theocentric world. Psychology and philosophy have pushed aside theological doctrine, uprooting traditional religious values. This course plots the development of secular themes

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Thinking Society Discussion Group

Classroom - Room 205

Dates: Fridays, 9/16-10/21 Time: 11:15a-1:15p **NOTE: TIME CHANGE** Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Library Classroom Description:  Participate in discussions on topics selected by the class from recent issues developed at the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society. Topics available are drawn from many fields, including science, technology, philosophy, politics, education, economics, psychology, and

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FULL – Teen Sewing & Volunteering: Tote Bags

STEAM Lab

Dates: Sundays 10/9-10/23 Time: 1:30-3p Age Group: Grades 6-12 Location: STEAM Lab Description: Learn to sew simple tote bags as part of a library service project. The tote bags will be given away to children who visit the library, encouraging them to borrow books and read often. Volunteer service hours will

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Blowin’ in the Wind

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/24 (No class on Monday 9/26) Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  The 1960's saw a revival of American Folk Music, tied to the social issues of that turbulent decade. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, David Crosby,

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Aging in Place Safely & Healthfully

Classroom - Room 205

Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/24 (No class on Monday 9/26) Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Library Classroom Description:  This interactive class with physical therapist Patrice Erik will demonstrate how to live safely in your home as you age, including balance and fall prevention, home safety and modifications, breathing exercises,

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FULL – Adult Discovery & Learning – Drawing & Beyond

All spots in this program are now FULL.   Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/24 (No class on Monday 9/26) Time: 11:15a-12:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Library Classroom Description:  This course is designed for all levels of art experience from beginner to advanced. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Events that Made America, America

Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/24 (No class on Monday 9/26) Time: 11:15a-12:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  This course will present seven key events that, after the creation of the Constitution, made America what it is today. The original ideas of the Founding Fathers in

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Can You Survive the Library? -FULL

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Date: Mondays 9/19, 10/10, 11/7 & 12/5 Time: 5-6:30p Age Group: Grades 6-8 Location: StoryLab Description: Do you love adventure and danger? Want go on explorations and solve mysteries? Now you can when you join Miss Shannon for Can You Survive the Library? A tabletop roleplaying adventure! Create characters, roll

Fort Washington Fire Company Fire Expo

Upper Dublin High School

Date: Monday 10/10 Time: 6-8:30p Age Group: All Ages Location: Upper Dublin High School Description: The Fort Washington Fire Company will hold its 32nd annual "Fire Prevention & Life Safety EXPO" during the hours of 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Monday October 10, 2022 at the Upper Dublin High

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Preschool Storytime

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Tuesdays 10/4-10/11 & 11/8-12/20 *There are no storytimes from 10/18-11/1* Time: 10:30a-11:30a Age Group: Ages 3-5 Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Join Miss Jenn and friends for a storytime focused on pre-reading skills and a love of books. We will read stories together, say rhymes, sing songs, dance, be mindful,

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Crafting Lab: Sew, Knit, Crochet – Morning Session

STEAM Lab

Dates: Tuesdays Time: 10:30a-12:30p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Format: In-person in the STEAM Lab Description: The Crafting Lab is OPEN! Bring a new or ongoing project and sew, knit or crochet along with fellow crafters. Crafters can use the library's equipment including sewing machines, notions, and irons, but are encouraged

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Mah Jongg

Learning Commons

Date: Tuesdays, 7/5-8/30 Time: 11:30a-3p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play Mah Jongg at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. Bring your current 2022 Mah Jongg card and tiles. No registration necessary - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

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English Conversation Group for ESL Speakers

Board Room

Date: Every Tuesday Time: 1:30-3p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Board Room Description: Would you like to practice your English in a safe, caring environment? Come to our Conversation Group and improve your English language skills! No registration necessary - just drop in. Mask wearing is currently required at this class.

FULL – Adult Art Workshop: Autumn Pumpkin

Classroom - Room 205

Dates: Tuesday 10/11 Time: 7-8:15p Age Group: Adults 18+ Location: Library Classroom - 205 Description: Guided by artist Anita Thompson, use colored pencils to draw a lifelike autumn pumpkin. No art experience necessary! Instructor: Anita Thompson received her BFA at Rowan University, where she majored in painting and illustration. She illustrated four

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Adult Discovery & Learning – The First World War

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Wednesdays 9/14-10/26 (No class on Wednesday 10/5) Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Library Classroom Description:  Ukraine, Poland, Syria, Iraq, Yugoslavia, the Weimar Republic and the Soviet Union were all products of the massive conflagration that was World War I. We’ll examine the War’s origin, conduct, conclusion and results,

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Adult Discovery & Learning – A Forum on National & International Events

Classroom - Room 205

Dates: Wednesdays 9/14-10/26 (No class on Wednesday 10/5) Time: 9:45a-11a Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  Explore the views and positions expressed in the news, media, and op-eds, both online and in print, along with the rise of fake news. Media outlets such as NPR, FOX

Lecture – Hitherto Invincible

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Wednesday, 10/12 Time: 11:15a-12:15p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  Thomas J. Wieckowski discusses his book "Hitherto Invincible", about the 19th century development of Philadelphia and America through the eyes of three generations of the Barker family of Philadelphia and Chelten Hills. Family luminaries include

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Wednesday Lunch Social Hour

Dates: Wednesdays, 9/14 - 10/26 (No Session on Wednesday 10/5) Time: 12:15p-1:15p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Classroom - 205 & Conference Room - 208 Description:  Attendees of the Adult Discovery & Learning series are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and socialize with fellow attendees. No registration required. YOUR

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Adult Discovery & Learning – Abnormal Psychology at the Movies

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Wednesdays, 9/14 - 10/26 (No class on Monday 10/5) Time: 1:30p-2:45p Age Group: Adults 18+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  Following a roadmap of psych disorders, psychiatric nurse Mary Raskin will show scenes from movies and share her experiences on psych wards to reveal the major classifications of

Kit’s Interactive Theatre presents: The Sleepy Hallow Halloween Show

Shanis Auditorium

Dates: Wednesday, 10/12 Time: 4:30-5:30p Age Group: Ages 5+ Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium Description:  The program combines history, music, dance and improvisation where audience members are cast right into the show! Set in 1799, Katrina Van Tassle discloses the secret adventure of Ichabod Crane. Hobgoblins abound, skeletons high-step in

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Mah Jongg – Evening Session

Learning Commons

Date: Wednesdays 9/28 - 12/28 Time: 6-8:30p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play Mah Jongg at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. Bring your current 2022 Mah Jongg card and tiles. No registration necessary - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

Teen Leadership Council

STEAM Lab

Dates: Wednesday 10/12 Time: 6:30-7:30p Age Group: Grades 6-12 Program Location: STEAM Lab Description:  Join the Teen Leadership Council (TLC) and make your mark at the library. TLC is a forum to plan library programs, give input on library services, expand your leadership skills, and earn volunteer service hours. Instructor: Lindsay Cummings