October Newsletter
Director's Corner


The leaves are changing to deep reds, golden yellows, rich oranges, and those last glints of green.  We love the glorious colors of fall and the cooler weather. Is there a better time for reading than a crisp fall day? So, choose a book, curl up with a mug of something hot, and get reading!  I'd like to also let you know about our new binge boxes that contain 5 DVDs. Have you ever binge watched an entire genre? We can help you. Our current four Binge cases feature Halloween for adults, Halloween for children, Bill Murray, and Romantic Comedies. Binge for two weeks for only $3.00! Regardless if you are reading or watching a DVD, don't forget to take an occasional break to look out the window at the beauty of autumn.  

Happy watching and 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

Hope you all had a great time celebrating the 150th Anniversary of North Wales Borough. Our Dinner Ball was truly a gala, the fireworks on May 18th were simply awesome and our grand parade on September 14th was a spectacular finale. Although our events are now wonderful memories, you can still purchase 150th Anniversary 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. Perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, or a treat for yourself.
Flu Shots
October 4 from 11 am - 3 pm

Flu season is coming and the CDC recommends everyone get a flu vaccine. 

Wegmens Pharmacy will be administering flu shots at the Library.
Burgers for Books
Saturday, October 5, 5 - 9 pm



Fall Book Sale
October 25-27 from 8 am - 4 pm

$5 Preview Night on October 24
6 pm - 8 pm

Click here
Banned Book Week  has officially begun!

Look who has been caught and arrested reading Banned Books!
Please help bail our Library friends out of jail for reading Banned and Challenged books.

We NEED $1000 by Monday, October 7 to obtain their release!
Click here for more details.
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
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
Food, Finance & Fitness

Mondays in October at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Each session covers a financial, food, and fitness topic.

Click here for a full list and register online here.
The Swedesford Garden club
Monday, October 14 at 6:45 pm

The Swedesford Garden club meets on October 14th at 6:45 PM at the North Wales Area Library, 233 Swartley Street, North Wales, PA. The program is 'Pumpkin Flower Arrangement'. Each participant will bring a hollowed out 8-inch pumpkin with a plastic insert. Flowers and oasis will be provided. Guests are welcome to attend. There is a $5 fee for guests who would like to participate in the workshop. Signup is required by October 10th. Contact Marcia Wicks at marciabwicks@gmail.com  or (215)699-7681
Movies at NWAL
Movie Reel, Tickets, and Snappy Thing
Mondays in October @ 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  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 second Thursday 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
Bitty Ballet
Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 13

Ages 2.5 - 3.5 is from 5:15-6:00 pm
Ages 3.5 - 6 is from 6:00-6:45 pm

Cost is $80. Click here to register. 
Techgirlz: Make a Website with Wordpress
Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 am - 2 pm

In this workshop, students will create their own
website using WordPress. They will learn how to set  up a WordPress.com website and add their own  content via web pages and posts. Students will also  customize their websites using the theme, menu,  and widget features in WordPress, all without coding. Please bring a laptop.
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S pecial October Story Tim
Click here for full list

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:  kmayberry@northwaleslibrary.org  or call 215-699-5410. 
College Admissions Essay Workshop
Saturday, October 19 at 2 pm

Get feedback and tips on your college admissions essay before the deadline.

Please bring a draft with you to the workshop. We will be focusing on Common App essay questions. If you have specific essay questions from other universities please email Kate in advance.
For more information on  Teen and Tween events, please visit - or call - the Library and ask for the Youth Services Assistant. 
Don't forget, we have... 
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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