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FEBRUARY EVENTS

Market Volatility Talk
Wednesday, February 20, 7 PM
Concerned about market volatility and wondering what is happening in the markets? Learn more about this topic from Tara Rittler, local resident and financial adviser. No registration required.
Supports PA Forward's Financial Literacy

Screens, Teens, and Tweens
Thursday, February 21, 7 PM
Discover how screen time in its many formats affects children and teens and explore the complexity of their interactions with digital media. Learn how to effectively navigate related challenges, including how to implement a family media policy and create a smartphone contract with your teen or tween. In addition, join a facilitated discussion with other parents in the community. No registration required.

Presented by Chris DiFonzo, career technologist and entrepreneur, with significant experience on the front lines of cyber security. He speaks on topics with critical future implications. Presented by Tracey DiFonzo, a licensed clinical social worker and program manager with 15 years' experience working with adolescents and teenagers.
Supports PA Forward's Financial Literacy


TECHNICAL HELP - Our technical help appointments have been temporarily suspended. Please check at the library for updates. 

* Email Setup & Use *
* Mobile Device Setup & Use *
* Introduction to Computer Use *
* Downloading E-Books & Audiobooks *
* Usage of Library Website & Electronic Resources *
* Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint) * * And more...*

30-60 minute one-on-one sessions at your own pace. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, with Stephanie, our Head of Reference & Technology Specialist.

Call 215-836-5300, ext. 1400 or email srenne@mclinc.org.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


COMPUTERIZED INVESTING GROUP

3rd Saturday of the month, 10:15 AM to 2:15 PM
Join this investing group dedicated to the art and science of technical analysis. Learn about stock charts and indicators from the group members. All levels of understanding from inexperienced to seasoned are welcome! No registration required.


SOCRATES CAFÉ

Mondays, 7:00 PM
Socrates Café meets to discuss, share, and explore topical issues. No need to register — just come with your thoughts and an open mind.

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy


MEDICARE AND INSURANCE HELP

Mondays at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 AM
If you’re 65 or older and need help with Medicare or medical insurance, you can sign up to receive individual assistance on Mondays at 9, 10, or 11 AM. Visits are by appointment only. Other times can be arranged if needed. For more information or to make an appointment, call the library at 215-836-5300. Counselors are RSVP and APPRISE certified. 


PINOCHLE

Tuesdays, 7 PM to 8:30 PM and Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 AM to 1PM

Enjoy the classic card game at the library.

Please note that the Tuesday night group is for experienced players (intermediate level or higher) only and they do not provide instruction. (Many websites and online videos can offer instruction if you are interested.) Single deck only; no admission after 7:15 PM so full games are not interrupted.


KNIT GROUPS

Mondays, 1:00 PM, and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

We now have two options for knit and crochet enthusiasts! Join the group at the library for knitting, crocheting, and conversation.


BRIDGE GROUP

Fridays, 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Come in and play a hand of party bridge! Refresh your memory on the rules, meet new friends and hone your skills! Limited to 3 tables.


MAH JONGG

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:15 PM
Play rousing games of Mah Jongg at the library. Please be sure to have your own mah jongg card. Call for information.


FILMS on FRIDAY

Fridays, 2:00 PM
See a new or classic film. Sometimes a documentary! Bring a friend and enjoy the free afternoon matinee!

2/1/19 – POINT BREAK- A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah, infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi. The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves star in this R-rated film.

2/8/19 – I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO - Filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these text together, Peck imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. Peck's film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin's private words with his public statements in an examination of the tragic history of race in America. This documentary is rated PG-13.

2/15/19 – LINCOLN - A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.  Rated PG-13

2/22/19 – KISS, KISS, BANG BANG - A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation!  He meets up with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role.  Starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Val Kilmer! Rated R


BOOK CLUB

We now have two options, afternoon or evening! 

The afternoon group will be meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PMOur first meeting will be Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. The February selection is: An Odyssey: a father, a son, and an epic by Daniel Mendelsohn. Copies available at the Information desk. Pick up a copy and join us for in the discussion! 

The March selection for the afternoon group is Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin.  That discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 13th. Copies will be available next month. 

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The evening group will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.

February's title is "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry", by Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will meet on Feb. 28th.

Copies will be available at the Information desk, check out a book and come in to discuss!  New members are always welcome! For more information, call the library at 215-836-5300.

The evening groups uses this suggested list of genres for the monthly meetings is below. Specific books are determined at the previous month's meeting.

JAN - Classics OR Books to Movies     MAY - One Book One County   SEPT - Historical Fiction OR Banned Book   

FEB - Non-Fiction                                 JUNE - YA or SciFi/Fantasy   OCT - Memoir/Autobiography/Biography

MARCH -Women's History or Female Author           JULY - Thriller/Spy       NOV - Mystery

APRIL - Foreign Author                         AUG - Beach Read/Chick Lit                       DEC - Popular Fiction