February Newsletter
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Director's Corner


February is Love Your Library month! Our Board of Directors and Library staff work every day to give each person a reason to Love North Wales Area Library. We keep an eye on library trends, your requests and our community needs and constantly strive to keep current. We celebrate diversity and inclusiveness. Stop in the Library this month as we celebrate Black History Month, Valentine's Day and the Chinese New Year with special displays. A new program that has received excellent reviews is our attraction pass loan program. We are delighted to partner with Upper Gwynedd Township and the Friends of the Library to bring Library members 46 attraction passes that can be borrowed for one week. Another new partnership is with Montgomery Township. NWAL staff will be presenting Story Time the second Wednesday of each month and Please Touch Tech days the fourth Wednesday of each month. Both programs begin at 10 AM at the Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please visit us soon!
Happy Reading

February Calendar. Click to enlarge.
Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Annoucements
Celebrating North Wales
Kick-Off Event
Join us on February 16, 2019 for the North Wales 150th Anniversary Dinner Ball at the William Penn Inn. Tickets cost $50 per person and can be purchased at Borough Hall, Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM 

Next Month
March 17, 2019: Vendor Bingo. Click here.
Glencairn Museum in  Bryn Athyn is one of the many attractions you can visit through the attraction pass program.
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, click here
Coming Soon...
Cruise into Kindergarten

Join us and explore a Kindergarten readiness program, focused on early literacy skills. Drop in anytime with your 4-6 year old from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm on any of the dates below:
March 2 and 30
April 6
May 4
Taste of Montgomery County

Join us on March 28 for an opportunity to taste samples from a variety of local restaurants, breweries and other food establishments. Tickets are $30 when purchased online and when paid for at the Library, or $35 on the night. Click for more details.  
Tony's Wife, Author Visit
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Movies at NWAL
Select Mondays in February @ 1:30 pm
Click here  for a full list of movies this month & next!
Oscar Movies

Starting in March we will be showing the 2019 Oscar nominated films. Check out the full list, dates and times  here
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Programs for Adults
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 flyer!

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  taichilcd@yahoo.com

Mahjong Game
EventsGenLibrary Events
Cooking Club
Monday, February 4 at 6 pm

Join us at Cooking Club this month where we will be celebrating Italy. Join us for an Italian dinner. No fee required. 
The Swedesford Garden Club
Monday, February 11 at 6:45 pm

The title of the February workshop is "Make Two, Take One". Club members Elaine Huntoon and Marcia Wicks will guide participants as they create two Valentine flower arrangements. One arrangement will go to a resident at the Golden Living Center to brighten their life. The second arrangement will go home with its creator. Guests may participate in the workshop for a $5 fee and must provide notice in advance to Marcia Wicks at  marciabwicks@gmail.com    or (215) 699-7681.
Tuesday, February 12 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Need help with Medicare?  Personalized, objective guidance from a state-certified APPRISE counselor is available by appointment at the library 1:30 - 3:30 pm the second Tuesday of every month.  Please call 610.834.1040 ext. 146 and leave a message with your name and a telephone number where you can be reached to make an appointment.

Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, February 23 from 11 am - 12:30 pm

This session offers simple and powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance. No physical agility or prior yoga experience needed. Click here for more information on how to attend.

And next month... Meditation for beginners. Click here
Liz Hanbidge Mobile Office
Thursday, February 21 from 1:30-3 pm

In addition to the full time office in Blue Bell the Mobile Office is offered monthly to make accessing government services more convenient. Anyone is welcome to visit the mobile office. Please click the image for a list of services provided. 
One on One Computer Instruction
By appointment only (sign-up required)

Do you need  help with Windows computers, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle tablets? Want to conquer your tech  fears in a "painless" and enjoyable way? Alan is a retired engineer, business owner, and technical writer who can help you with this via one on one computer instruction. 

Sign up at the Library circulation desk and set up an appointment time. Hour classes are $10.
Learn to Knit
Mondays, by appointment (sign-up required)

Learn to Knit  - one on one with Brenda. $10 donation to the Library.

W-Ear Fun By Weir
Mondays, 1 - 6 pm

Have fun designing & making earrings!  Create 3 unique pair for $10. C all or sign up at the Library.  $10 donation will go to the Library. 

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Events for Children
Stem Saturday: Zometools
Saturday, February 2, 11 am - noon

Build using Zome Geometry, which is based on the underlying structure of nature! 

Don't worry if you can't make this event, we host Stem Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month! Click here.
Lego Building Group
Monday, February 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us on the first Monday of every month  for Lego fun. Pre-registration is highly recommended, and can be done in person at the Library, or by calling the Library on 215-699-5410. 

Read to Petie the Therapy Dog
Monday, February 18, 10 am - noon

Children can build their reading skills by reading to Petie the Therapy Dog. 

Story Time with Andy the Armadillo
Tuesday, February 26 at 10 am

Join us for a fun story time reading with Texas Roadhouse's Andy the Armadillo.

In addition to this visit, Andy will also be at the Library on Friday, March 1 at 2 pm
Please Touch Tech Days
Wednesday, February 27, from 10 - 11 am

Please Touch Tech Days will be brought to you by North Wales Area Library on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Township Center. Basic Introductory tech exploration for children PreK and under. 
Polar Bear Day
Wednesday, February 27 at 11 am

Join us on Polar Bear Day where we will be listening to a polar bear story and then doing a fun polar bear themed craft. 

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Children Programs for Children
Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

See calendar for more details. Click here

Tuesday Story Time

 First Book 2018
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
Reading with Dogs!

Friday Story 
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Youth Club

If you, or a young person you know, wants to get involved in the Library, we have a new Youth Club. The group is designed for Tweens and up. Earn community service hours by attending the meetings and helping plan events. Click here to see our flyer and learn more. 
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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Ongoing Fundraising
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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Electronic Services
eBooks for all ages

Digital magazines and newspapers
RB Digital is the new name for Zinio. 
eBooks for kids
Ancestry Library Edition
eBook Services

Learn a new language
Digital Audiobooks

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