November Newsletter
Director's Corner


At North Wales Area Library, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of Library services possible.  Part of that is forecasting and planning for the future.  I am excited to announce that three Eagle Scout candidates have planned their projects which include adding benches so that children have a safe place to wait for their caregivers, a sensory garden and a picnic table area all on the north side of the Library. 

Barnes and Noble, 1271 Knapp Road  North Wales, is the site of an all day Library fundraiser on Wednesday, December 11 from 10 am - 9 pm.   Mention the Library and a  portion of all proceeds will be donated to the North Wales Area Library!  Also, the annual Library Home-Made Cookie Sale is set for December 17 and 18.  We need bakers as well as shoppers.  The supply of cookies will be limited so please pre-order your cookies on-line or call the Library.  
Wishing each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Happy Reading,
Jayne Blackledge
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Library Hours
Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9pm
10 am - 4pm
10 am - 5 pm 
Fundraisers & Announcements
150th Anniversary Commemorative Items
The 150th Anniversary events are now wonderful memories, but you can still purchase commemorative items at Borough Hall - our commemorative book with North Wales photos, memories, and history, cookbook with delicious recipes from past and current residents, decorative ornament, water bottle, and t-shirts. These are the perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, other special occasions, or for yourself. And the "Welcome to North Wales" banners, which were displayed on Main and Walnut Streets this year, are being sold for $20 with a limited number available. Don't miss this opportunity to have unique historic mementos of the 150th Anniversary of North Wales Borough! Also, the Library has the commemorative book and cookbook for sale at the Circulation Desk.
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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Library Events
Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, November 2 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. 

See flyer for more details and information on how to register. 
Cookbook Club
Monday, November 4 at 6pm

This month we're making recipes from Best Loved Recipes of the American People
a Book by Ida Bailey Allen. 

Register by following the link here.
Special Evening Book Club
Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm

Our evening book club is having an extra meeting in the month of November to discuss the book "Love Lettering" by Kate Clayborn at 7pm. Copies of the book can be purchased from the Library for $10.

Crafting with a Purpose
Weekly from October 3 - November 7
2-3 pm

Week 1: Card Making
Week 2: Crocheting
Week 3: Writing Letters
Week 4: Household Crafts
Week 5: Jewelry Making
Week 6: Assembling Care Packages

Ages 65+. No cost and spaces limited. Sign up at Library. Click here
Swedesford Garden Club 
Monday, November 11 at 6:45 pm

This month the Garden Club program will discuss 'Spring Bulbs' presented by Master Gardener Betsy Nutt. Learn about selecting and planting bulbs in late Fall that promise to make your spring landscape come alive with color. It's not be too late to plan for Spring gardening rewards.
The Creative Age
Thursday, November 14 at 2pm

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.

We will also highlight local individuals who, at the  minimum age of 55, have found fulfillment in art, music, writing and other fields, proving that it's never too late to learn a new skill or begin an encore career.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, November 22 at 10am - 3:30pm

The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the library. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Register to give blood by going to 
Barnes & Noble Day
Wednesday, December 11 at 10am to 9pm

The Library and Barnes & Noble will be having a special event in December! Mention the Library at checkout between 10am and 9pm and a portion of your proceeds will go to supporting the Library. We will have special events planned throughout the day, more information will be available for next months newsletter.
Movies at NWAL
Movie Reel, Tickets, and Snappy Thing
Mondays in November @ 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.

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

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
No School Movie Day
Monday, November 4 at 1:30pm

Join us for a no school movie day screening of Disney's The Lion King
Pet Safety Awareness Story Time
Tuesday, November 5 at 10am

The Montgomery County SPCA will teach
children how to approach and pet animals
safely, and what to do if approached by a
strange animal. A trained therapy dog will be
present for children to practice how to pet a  strange dog.
Kids Improv Workshop
November 9 & 16 from 2 - 4 pm

Learn about Improv concepts, play fun Improv games, boost confidence, and promote leadership and creativity. 

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Register online here.
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Story Time - Every Tuesday & Friday

Reading with Dogs!

 First Book 2019
Sponsore d  by UNIVEST
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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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:  or call 215-699-5410. 
Teen Photography Workshop
Tuesday, November 5 from 3 - 5 pm

Go "Beyond the Game" with professional sports photographer Steve Boyle in our teen photography class. 

Suitable for ages 12 - 18, and you can register online here
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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