March Newsletter
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Director's Corner


For over ninety years, North Wales Area Library has had the privilege of serving the North Penn community. As the residents of North Wales Borough celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough, we remember that much has changed since the Library began in a small room on Fifth and Walnut Streets. We have helped countless people, always treating each person with respect and dignity. Today we offer not only books and magazines but forty-six (46) attraction passes, e-resources, extensive programming and a warm, welcoming community gathering place. We have celebrated milestones including national, state and local awards and worried about relocation and mortgage expenses. The wonderful news is that we now offer our community a mortgage-free facility for a growing membership. As we celebrate our past, we look forward to a bright future serving as a special, important community resource to all of Central Montgomery County.

Happy Reading,


March Calendar. Click to enlarge.
Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Annoucements
Celebrating North Wales
150th Anniversary

Vendor Bingo
Mar ch 17, 2019
Tylersport Fire Hall
Doors open at 12 PM, 
Bingo starts at 1 PM
$5 gets you in and a free card
$1 per card or $2 for 3 cards from vendors

There will be a 50/50, raffle baskets, and food is available for purchase

Since it is St. Patrick's Day - Wear some green and win some green!
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.  
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 in April...
Tony's Wife, Author Visit
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Coming this Summer...

Are you ready for the NWAL 2019 Summer Art Camp? It's coming soon (June 24-28 & August 5-9) and places will fill up fast.

Registration is now OPEN. 
Click here   for a sign-up sheet, and more information on how you can enroll your child (Grades 1-6) in a week of exciting and educational art activities. Early bird discounts, and multi-child discounts are available. 
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Movies at NWAL
Oscar Movies in March

This month we will be showing the 2019 Oscar nominated films. Check out the full list, dates and times  here
Mondays in March @ 1:30 pm and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
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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

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EventsGenLibrary Events
Cooking Club
Monday, March 4 at 6 pm

This month everyone will be cooking something from Steven Raichlen's new book The Brisket Chronicles to share and discuss. Sign up for your free copy.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Jayne at or call 215-699-5410
Tai Chi
8 week classes starting 3/5 and 3/7

Starting in March we will be offering beginners and intermediate Tai Chi classes. Price is $48 for 8 weeks, or $10 per walk-in session. 

See flyer for more dates. Click here
Tuesday, March 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.

An Evening with Cole Porter
Friday, March 15 at 7 pm

Local artist Fred Miller will be performing some of Cole Porter's greatest hits.

This event is BYOB and snacks are provided.

Tickets are $5 per person, and more information can be found here
Liz Hanbidge Mobile Office
Thursday, March 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. 
Meditation for Beginners
Saturday, March 23 from 11 am - 12 noon

In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly. 

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
Story Time with Andy the Armadillo
Friday, March 1 at 2 pm

Join us for another fun story time reading with Texas Roadhouse's Andy the Armadillo.
Toddler Tech Days
Every Friday in March, 10 am - 11 am

Drop in and enjoy fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) toys.

See flyer, here
Music Play
Saturdays, beginning March 2 at 9:30

Build a foundation for a lifelong love of music and join us for Music Play at the NWAL. Join us for one free class. 

For more information, click  here.
Cruise into Kindergarten
March 2 and 30, April 6, & May 4

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 above. 
Lego Building Group
Monday, March 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. 

St Patrick's Day Event
Friday, March 15, starting at 11 am

Join us for some St. Patrick's Day themed crafts and snacks!
Saturday, March 16 from 11 am - 2 pm

Join us for our lesson on designing mobile apps. Suitable for those in grades 6-9.  Space is limited so sign up today. Click here
Happy Flower Craft
Wednesday, March 20 at 11 am

March 20th is both the start of Spring and the International Day of Happiness. We will be celebrating with a fun craft . Please join us.  

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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
eBooks for kids
Ancestry Library Edition
eBook Services

Learn a new language
Digital Audiobooks

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