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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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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. Registration: No registration required.

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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

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Mah Jongg

Learning Commons

Date: Tuesdays 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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Canasta

Learning Commons

Date: Mondays Time: 12:30p-3:30p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play American Canasta at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. No registration required - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

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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

**MAKE UP CLASS is on FRIDAY 10/28** Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/28 (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

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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

Shanis Auditorium

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

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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

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LEGO Club

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Wednesdays 9/14, 10/26, 11/16, 12/14 Time: 4-5:30p Age Group: Ages 4-12 Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Fall back into LEGO club this Autumn! Each month will feature a theme that can inspire you to build. We will provide all the LEGOs, you bring the creativity. Each creation will be

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

Conference Room - 208

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE REMAINING DATES. 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

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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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Young Librarians- Full

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Date: Mondays 9/19, 10/24, 11/28 & 12/19 Time: 4-4:45p Age Group: Grades K-2 Location: StoryLab Description: Love books? Love being silly? How about both? This is the group for you to join. Assist Miss Jenn and the Children's Library staff in decision making and making our library the coolest. We'll

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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

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Slime Time – Grades K-2 -FULL!

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/20, 10/25, 11/22, 12/27 Time: 4-4:30p Age Group: Grades K-2. For Grades 3-5 Click Here. Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Ooey, gooey Slime and more! Miss Shannon will delight you with a slime related story followed by SLIME! A different recipe or mix-in will be used each month. All

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Slime Time – Grades 3-5- FULL!

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/20, 10/25, 11/22, 12/27 Time: 4:45-5:15p Age Group: Grades 3-5. For Grades K-2 Click Here. Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Ooey, gooey Slime and more! Miss Shannon will delight you with a slime related story followed by SLIME! A different recipe or mix-in will be used each month. All

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Origami & Art Hour

StoryLab (Children's Library)

Dates: Saturdays 9/24, 11/12, 12/10 - No Origami & Art Hour in October Time: 1-2:30p Age Group: Grades K-5 Program Location: StoryLab (Children's Library) Description:  Drop in for some Origami and Art fun. We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity. Instructor: Shannon Collins No Registration Required.

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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

CANCELED 9/30: 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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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

**MAKE UP CLASS is on FRIDAY 10/28** Dates: Mondays 9/12 - 10/28 (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

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Canasta

Learning Commons

Date: Mondays Time: 12:30p-3:30p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: Learning Commons Description: Play American Canasta at the library! Suitable for players who are familiar with the game. No registration required - just drop in. Registration: No registration required.

Book Bunch

Classroom - Room 205

Day: First Monday of Every Month Time: 1:30-2:30p Age Group: Adults (18+) Location: In-Person in the Library Classroom OR Virtual via Zoom Description: Reading current fiction and non-fiction. New members always welcome! October 3 - Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell November 7 -Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers

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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. Registration: No registration required.

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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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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- Closed

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