January Newsletter
Director's Corner


As we end the year -and the decade- all of us at North Wales Area Library wish you a happy and  healthy holiday season and hope that 2020 brings you and your loved ones the best of times. We will  continue to offer you the best reading material, learning opportunities, attraction passes and more at  your community center Library.

Happy Reading,

Jayne Blackledge
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Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Announcements
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
Coming in Spring... 
Taste of Montgomery County
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 - 8 pm 

Taste samples from a variety of local restaurants, breweries, and other food establishments. 

Tickets for sale $50 here, or call 215-699-5410.
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Library Events
Swedesford Garden Club 
Monday, January 13 at 6:45 pm

The program this month will be a  "Paradise on the East Coast". Take a break from the winter weather and joins us as club member Chris Nydick and her son share their vacation journey from a sunny and warm area of Florida's east coast once owned by the Vanderbilt family. The lush landscape with many varieties of plants and trees will remind you of paradise. Guests welcome.
Cookbook Club: Tuscan Food
Monday, January 20 at 6pm

Join us this month for Jeni Wright's Tuscan Food & Folklore: a guide to the cooking myths and history of Tuscany. Read the book and make a dish to share with the group. 

Register here.
Shingles Vaccine
Wednesday, January 22 from 1-3 pm

On Wednesday, January 22nd from 1pm-3pm, a Pharmacist from Wegmans Pharmacy will be in the library offering the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, to anyone 50 and over. Interested parties should bring their insurance card as well as a credit or debit card for payment of the copay. This is a two-dose series; we are able to provide either the first dose or second dose to those that have already received the first.  Click here for flyer
The Creative Age: 55 and Better
Thursday, January 23 at 2 pm

Join Instar Learning Alliance as we showcase the
achievements of our senior population and celebrate
creativity in the second half of life!

Our presentation will focus on Dr. Gene Cohen's fascinating
research on creativity when combined with age and
experience, as well as examine some well-known senior
creatives and their extraordinary accomplishments.
Movies at NWAL
Movie Reel, Tickets, and Snappy Thing
Mondays in January @ 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.

Photo from the book club author visit on 12/17/2019

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  taichilcd@yahoo.com

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 third Wednesday 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
Baby - Toddler Morning Music
Monday, January 6 at 10:30am - 11:15am

First Notes will be presenting Baby - Toddler Morning Music, a fun class about taking the first steps in singing, rhythm, movement, and small instruments. No registration required, learn more at www.firstnotes.com or contact 610-238-0300 for more information.
Read to Petie the Therapy Dog

Petie the Therapy Dog will be visiting the
Library to listen to kids read stories. Click here for dates and times. 
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Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

Reading with Dogs!

 First Book 2020
Sponsore d  by Univest Bank & partnered with Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
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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Cupcake Decorating Party
Saturday, January 11, 10 am - noon

Support the Teen Advisory Board and enjoy a fun morning decorating cupcakes!

All ages welcome!

1 cupcake - $3 | 2 cupcakes - $5
We provide the cupcakes & decorations,  you provide the creativity!
Teen Agora
with Dr. Merow

Teen Agora is the library's new teen philosophy club for ages 15 to 18. We all make philosophical judgments, some using careful, logical analysis, and others relying on emotion, popular sentiment, hearsay, and highly questionable lines of thought. Our goal is to polish the skills needed to make rational decisions about contentious issues. We will continue the great conversation in the tradition of the Socratic dialogs. For more information and optional readings, contact Kate:  kmayberry@northwaleslibrary.org  or call 215-699-5410. 
For more information on  Teen and Tween events, please visit - or call - the Library and ask for the Youth Services Assistant. 
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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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