May Newsletter
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Director's Corner


Spring is finally here and with it great new reads have arrived! Take a break from your TV marathon and step outside with a book! Books on the New York Times Best Seller List, well reviewed books and your recommendations are purchased with new selections for all ages arriving daily. Over 50 attraction passes are available to check out for one week with a valid Library card. This newsletter has a full listing.  

We are excited to share that the Library has a new website! The address is the same but most everything else has changed. Please take a look around and let us know what you think. The address is 

Our staff is growing as we welcome Kate Mayberry, Youth Services and Circulation, in May. Kate has been a summer intern at NWAL for the past few years. She graduates from Pennsylvania State University in the College of Liberal Arts and the Schreyer Honors College in May. Kate's degrees are a B.A. in English with honors and a concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies and a B.A. in History. She is a Schreyer Honors Scholar, a Paterno Fellow, and a Rock Ethics Institute Student Fellow. She will be joining our staff full-time, bringing enthusiasm and fresh ideas as she begins her career. Please welcome Kate.

Happy Reading!  

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


Saturday, May 18th, 5 pm
Summit Street, between 2nd Street and 4th Street

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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Oscar Movies in May
Mondays in May @ 1:30 pm and Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
This month we will be showing the 2019 Oscar nominated films. Check out the full list, dates and times  here
For movies coming in June & July, click here.
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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
Swedesford Garden Club
Monday, May 13 at 6:45 pm

The Swedesford Garden club meets on the above date at the North Wales Area Library, North Wales, PA.   Swedesford garden member, Deb Walker, will tell us about nature's non-stinging pollinators, the Mason Bee. In addition to a presentation about Mason Bees, Deb will bring mason bee hives and show how the bees 'wake up' in the spring to start their pollination process. Guests are welcome.
Tuesday, May 14 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.

Liz Hanbidge Mobile Office
Thursday, May 16 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 pairs 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: Cubelets
Saturday, May 4, 11 am - 12 noon

Cubelets are the only toy that uses Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. 

Join us on STEM Saturday where we will be learning and playing with Cubelets! Registration required. Please click here for more information.
Cruise into Kindergarten
Saturday, 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 the date listed above. Sign up here
Lego Building Group
Monday, May 6, 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, by calling the Library on 215-699-5410, or online by clicking here.

Sphero Class
Saturday, May 11, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Sphero Robots are tiny, app-enabled robotic balls. Drive, play games, learn to code, and more in our Sphero Class. Sign up here.
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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Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

Click here for more details and a full list of Events for Children.

Tuesday Story Time

 First Book 2019
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
Reading with Dogs!

Friday Story 
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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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