January Newsletter
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Director's Corner


As we begin the new year of 2019, we would like to thank you for making 2018 an exciting year filled with new books, programs, attraction passes and tales of book club meetings! This was a milestone year that included welcoming our 10,000th member , earning PA Forward Gold Star Status and working to secure the future of the Library. Our staff asked "What do teens want?" as we took a closer look at the trends and reading habits of today's teens. In addition to adding the "diner booths" furniture that teens chose, we added more books that highlighted diversity to the young adult area of the Library.  

A BIG thank you goes out to all the dedicated volunteers who continue to serve the Library. Volunteers make it possible to provide the high level of service people expect at the North Wales Area Library. 

In 2019 we look forward to serving as your gathering place and education headquarters. Many special events are being planned, including a visit by New York Times best-selling author, Adrianna Trigianni. She will be visiting two locations in Montgomery County on April 11th to talk about her just released book, Tony's Wife (details below). Story Time will now be offered at the Montgomery Township Community Center the second Wednesday morning of each month at 10 am. The kick-off date is Wednesday, January 9th. All area residents are welcome.  
The Library Board, staff and volunteers wish each of you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Happy New Year,

January Calendar. Click to enlarge.
Library Hours*
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 

*Please note: the Library will be closed Monday, December 31, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Fundraisers & Annoucements
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...
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 

For a full list of 2019 events, click here
Tony's Wife, Author Visit
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Movies at NWAL
Select Mondays in January @ 1:30 pm
Click here  for a full list of movies this month & next!
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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
Tuesday, January 8 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.

The Swedesford Garden Club
Monday, January 14 at 6:45 pm

This month's program - presented by Penn State Master Gardener, Kathy Klein - will be 'Ferns: Fabulous, Feathery, Fanciful Finery for Your Garden'. Kathy will enlighten us on the many varieties and aspects of ferns. Guests are welcome.
Monarch Physical Therapy 
Wednesday, January 16 at 1 pm

Are you looking to stay active and fit in the new year? Are aches, pains and other problems preventing you from doing the activities you enjoy? Do you want to move and feel better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Monarch Physical Therapy might be able to help. Join us for an interactive workshop this month. 
Liz Hanbidge Mobile Office
Thursday, January 17 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. 
Cooking Club
Monday, February 4 at 6 pm

Join us at Cooking Club in February where we will be celebrating Italy. Join us for an Italian dinner. No fee required. 
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: Merge Cube
Saturday, January 5, 11 am - noon

The  Merge Cube  is a holographic toy that allows users to physically hold and interact with 3D objects using augmented reality (AR) technology.   It features dozens of games and experiences built for it.  

Lego Building Group
Monday, January 7, 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. 

Dragon Day
Wednesday, January 16 at 11 am

Join us on Dragon Day for Dragon themed crafts and activities! 

Saturday, January 19 at 11 am

This month's TechGirlz theme is SQL and Databases. Learn what a large database looks like, how it is structured and, more importantly, how you can get the database to answer your questions! 

Register online here, and bring a laptop. 
Winter Craft Day
Monday, January 21 at 11 am

School's out so come and join us for a day of fun winter crafting! 

Weir Learning Card Games 
Mondays, 1:00-6:00 pm

While learning card games, logic, math and strategic thinking skills are strengthened.   Brenda Weir is the instructor.  $10/hour d onation to the Library. 
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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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