There are CLASSES AND EVENTS for every age at the Free Library of Springfield Township!
 


FILMS on FRIDAY

See a new or classic film or a documentary at the library every Friday at 2:00 PM    

SEPTEMBER 7 – LOCAL HERO - A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland. Burt Lancaster & Peter Riegert star in this 1983 BAFTA winning film! Rated PG

SEPTEMBER 14 – HOME AGAIN - Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Candice Bergen in this PG-13 film!

SEPTEMBER 21 – BANCS PUBLICS (PARK BENCHES) - As she does every morning, Lucie joins her colleagues at the office with a smile. It's a working day just like any other UNTIL in the window of the building across the way shows a banner reading 'Man Alone.' Is it a hoax? A cry for help? Everyone has their own interpretation, and will try to discover what lies behind the mysterious message. Catherine Deneuve stars. No rating.

SEPTEMBER 28 – GAME NIGHT - A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters. Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams!  Rated R

OCTOBER 5 - CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER - For those of us who remember manual typewriters, this documentary is an ode to that technology! Hear Tom Hanks and David McCullough share their love of the machine. Meet a young sculptor who collaborates with one of the last remaining stores that sells and repairs typewriters  to promote the resurgence of typewriters. Definitely a must see movie!

OCTOBER 12 - BURNT - Chef Adam Jones had it all, and lost it. A rockstar chef of a two-star Michelin restaurant with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need to repair friendships and prove his worth. Rated R. Bradley Cooper stars!


BOOK CLUB

We currently only have a book club for adults due to lack of attendance for children and teens. If any children and teens are interested in participating in a book club, please let the librarians know.

ADULTS: Join us on the fourth Thursday* of the month at 7:00 PM. Copies of the selected titles are available at the Information desk. New members are always welcome! For more information, call the library at 215-836-5300. (*unless a holiday.)

SEPTEMBER IS BANNED BOOKS MONTH so we've selected the following titles to choose from:

As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner; The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway; A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway; For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie; Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis.

We will try to make available as many copies of these books as we can. Our discussion will be on Thursday, September 27th at 7 PM.


DUPLO PLAY DAY

Drop in between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM every Friday to build whatever you like with our Duplo collection. Suggested for ages 2 to 6.


BUILDING CLUB

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30—5:00 PM for Building Club! Set your imagination free with our vast collection of building supplies, including Legos, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, and much more! Suggested for ages 3 and up.


YO-YO CLUB

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 4:00—5:00 PM

Do you play yo-yo or want to learn how? Come hang out with other yo-yo players, learn tips and tricks, and discover how to get started. The library has yo-yos you can use if you don't have your own. No registration required.


STORY TIME

Please note that these regular storytimes will be on a break from Aug. 20 through Sept. 7. Regular schedule resumes Sept. 10.

• Monday: Terrific Two’s and Three’s (18 to 36 mo.) at 10:00 AM
• Tuesday: Playful Pre-School (3 to 5 yrs.) at 10:00 AM
• Thursday: Wonderful One’s (Birth to 24 mo.) at 10:00 AM


MEDICARE and INSURANCE HELP

If you’re 65 or older and need help with Medicare or medical insurance, you can sign up to receive assistance on Mondays at 9, 10, or 11 AM. Visits are by appointment only. If these times are not convenient, please contact us to arrange a more convenient time. Counselors are RSVP and APPRISE certified. For more information or to make an appointment, call the library at 215-836-5300.


PINOCHLE

For those who want to refresh their memory or are advanced players, come in on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am - 1pm.  Join in the fun!!


ADULT KNIT/CROCHET GROUPS

Now there are two options! Mondays at 1 PM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM! Break out the yarn and come join us!


BRIDGE GROUP

Join the group for bridge on Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. A second session has been added for Mondays from 10 AM to 12 PM!


MAH JONGG (麻将)

Play rousing games of Mah Jongg at the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12:15 PM.


SOCRATES CAFÉ

Socrates Café meets each Monday evening at 7:00 PM to discuss, share, and explore topical issues. No need to register; just come with your thoughts and an open mind.


TEEN TIME

Teens in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to come to the library for Teen Time every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 PM.