August Newsletter
Director's Corner


Happy Summer Everyone!

I hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer so far. The "summer"
Library is a vibrant place offering a variety of engaging programs and learning

On the hot summer days our staff is feeling energized to share and connect more
with you all. This month's newsletter will provide a preview of the activities that
will be coming your way in August and early September. Don't forget to get your
copies of required summer reading books for the students in your life.

Happy Reading!

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Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Announcements
Dine & Donate
Monday, August 26 from 5 pm until 8 pm

The Friends are doing a D ine  & Donate at the Lansdale Rita's Water Ice on Monday, August 26th from 5 - 8. Join us and support the North Wales Area Library! Click here for more information.

North Wales 150th Anniversary
Incorporation Day - August 20, 2019

Ring your bells and blow your whistles and help us celebrate the 150 th Anniversary of the Incorporation of North Wales Borough! The fire whistle will sound at 6:30 PM, then join in as the church bells will ring for approximately 5 minutes, ending with the police sirens. Make plans to attend the concert in Weingartner Park at 6:45 PM featuring the Montgomery County Jazz Band. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a summer evening in the park. 

Don't forget to purchase 150th Anniversary Commemorative items at Borough Hall.

Nor-Gwyn Pool Announces Changes to Their Registration Process
click here to read in full
The Academy of Natural Sciences is one of many attractions you can visit
Attraction Passes

Library attraction passes allow Library members to visit a variety of local Museums and Gardens free of charge. For a full list of available attractions on our new website click here
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Library Events
College Financial Workshop
Wednesday, August 14, 7 - 8:30 pm
Join us for a workshop on College Financial Planning, presented by Elite Collegiate Planning.
Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Saturday, August 24 at 1 pm

Dr. Stephen Phillips from The University of
Penn will be presenting on medicine in Ancient Egypt. This program is brought to you by the Swedsford Garden Club.

For grades 7+. Click here for more information. 
Coming this Fall...
Seeking Direction in Retirement Living

On Tuesday,  September 10 at 2:00 and 7:00 representatives from Acts Retirement-Life  Communities will be presenting the program, Seeking Direction in Retirement Living,  including help with the questions below:
  • What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?
  • Questions to ask when visiting communities.
  • What are your options?
  • Understanding the different contracts.
  • How do you find the right fit.
  • Amenities and Financial benefits.
Snacks will be provided. 
Click here for flyer. 
Crafting with a Purpose
Weekly from October 3 - November 7
2-3 pm

Week 1: Card Making
Week 2: Crocheting
Week 3: Writing Letters
Week 4: Household Crafts
Week 5: Jewelry Making
Week 6: Assembling Care Packages

Ages 65+. No cost and spaces limited. Sign up at Library. 
Movies at NWAL
Movie Reel, Tickets, and Snappy Thing
Mondays in August @ 1:30 pm 
For a list of movies showing this month and next, click here.
Book Clubs
Adults Discuss Books
Monthly: 2 pm or 7 pm
Books are $10.00 each

Click here for full details and dates.

Board Games Meetup
Click here for more

Tai Chi
(Experienced Level)
Tuesdays from 4:45-6:45 pm and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am

Register with Linda!
215-694-1863 or

Mahjong Game

Medicare guidance available from 1:30-3:30pm on the second Tuesday of every month.
Call: 610.834.1040 ext. 146 for an appointment

Liz Hanbidge 
Mobile Office
Access to government just got easier. The mobile office is here on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30-3pm. Services listed here.

One on One Computer Instruction, by appointment only. Sign up at the Library desk. Cost is $10/hour. 
Learn to Knit

One on one instruction with Brenda. $10 donation to the library. 

W-Ear Fun by Weir
Have fun designing & making earrings! Create 3 unique pairs for $10. Mondays 1-6pm
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Events for Children
Saturday, August 10, 11 am - 2 pm

JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, web games, and more. In this workshop, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript programs.

Register here and bring your own laptop. 
STEM Summer Fun
Saturday, August 10, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Fun DIY and hands-on STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering,  Mathematics) activities for kids. Each  activity is paired with specific STEM  lessons and ideas. For ages 9 to 13. Register here
Cruise into Kindergarten 
August 12 & 18, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

For children ages 4-6, entering Kindergarten. This class will be focused on kindergarten readiness and early literacy. Children can attend one or both.  Register here
Animal Adaptation
Wednesday, August 14 at 11 am

Webbed feet, wings, camouflage and quills are all unique features. This program, featuring live animals, will teach children how animals use these unique features to live and thrive. 

No registration required. For ages 3 and over
Terrarium Basics
Tuesday, August 20 at 10 am

Master Gardener Judy Groben will be  leading this hands-on program that  introduces children to a mini history of  terrariums and how they work. They  will learn how to properly construct a  closed terrarium as they make a small  terrarium to take home.

Register at the Library for this event. 
Cinderella Story Time
Tuesday, August 20 at 10 am

Special guest Cinderella will be  reading books to the children  for story time! Join us. No registration required. 
Read to the Horse
Wednesday, August 28, 10 am - 12 noon

Children can register to read a  book to a trained therapy horse.

Register online hereFor all ages
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Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

Reading with Dogs!

 First Book 2019
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
Lego Building Group
1st Monday of every month
Click here  for more details and a full list of Events for Children.
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Environment Club
Mondays, July 1 - August 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us to do fun environmental science activities that teach kids
about how to take care of the environment and be eco-friendly

For ages 10 to 14
Teen Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 13 at 12 pm

A teen focused creative  workshop covering a variety of  genres and styles for ages 12-15.

Registration required, to register: call 215-699-5410 or email
Teen Movie
Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) are hosting a movie night at the Library. Join us for High School Musical 3. 
More Teen and Tween Events!
  • Tween Creative Writing Workshop (ages 9 to 13) - July 29 to August 1 at 2pm

For more information on Teen and Tween events, please visit or call the Library and ask for the Youth Services Assistant. 

Don't forget, we have... 
Playaway Launchpad for College-Bound Students

Preloaded tablets feature complete interactive test prep for the SAT and ACT courses.  Launchpads help students gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve higher scores for college admission and to earn scholarship and grant money for tuition.  Playaway Launchpads can be checked out for a week and renewed for another week if no one is waiting for the device.  
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eBooks for all ages

Digital magazines and newspapers
eBooks for kids
Ancestry Library Edition
eBook Services

Learn a new language
Digital Audiobooks

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Library Donation Form

Redner's Save-A-Tape
Tape must be intact for reimbursement 

For a full list of Ongoing Fundraising at the Library, and for more information on the tabs above, visit our website here.
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