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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Saturdays, 10:15 AM to 12 PM
June 22 through August 10

Learn more about photography basics. Topics covered will include composition, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and lighting. For adults, but teens ages 13 and up may participate with accompanying parent/guardian. Bring your own camera to class (smartphones acceptable). 

June 22: Introduction to Photography
June 29: Composition 1: Focal Point, Rule of Third, Golden Ratio
July 6: Composition 2: Lines in Photography
July 13: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO
July 20: Getting into Professional Photography
July 27: Lighting 1: Natural Lighting*
August 3: Lighting 2: Artificial Lighting*
August 10: People and Landscape*

*These topics may change.

Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. 8 classes are available; you may sign up for any session you are able to attend.

Taught by Andrew Shu of the ABCD Training Series. Andrew was a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Inc. and has decades of experience in photography and film making industries.

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

Wednesday, July 17, 7 PM

"How to Write for Children and Young Adults" presented by author Eric Bell.

Explore how to write for young readers as you learn differences in age categories, examine three-act structure and character development, learn facts vs. myths about publishing, and discover how you (yes, you!) can see the world through a child’s eyes!

Supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy


BETTER ANGELS SKILLS WORKSHOP: HOW TO TALK ACROSS THE POLITICAL DIVIDE

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 PM

Registration is required. To sign up, please call or stop by the library.

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for the Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. 

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice conversation skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Organized by Gerry Whelan and Cindy Heck. 

Launched in 2016, Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together into a working alliance, we’re building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation. For more info: www.better-angels.org

Supports PA Forward's Civic and Social 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...*

Supports PA Forward's Information Literacy


COMPUTERIZED INVESTING GROUP

3rd Saturday of the month, 10:15 AM to 1:15 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

Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 AM to 1PM

Enjoy the classic card game at the library!


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!  Attendance may be limited to 3 tables due to room availability.


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!

7/5/19 – THE WRECKING CREW - Yes, you’ve heard the songs, you just never knew who the musicians were! They are the unsung heroes of many a musical hit! Playing on recordings from Nancy Sinatra to the Beach Boys, they brought the flair and talent that made the “West Coast Sound” a dominant force around the world! Rated PG

7/12/19 - FIRST MAN – Ryan Gosling stars in this story behind the first manned mission to the moon. This film focuses on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading up to the historic Apollo 11 flight! Based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Rated PG-13

7/19/19 – THE FAVOURITE -  Set in 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and allows her closest friend, Lady Sarah to govern while tending to the Queen’s health. Add in a new servant who tries to win the Queen’s favor and drama ensues! Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz star!  Rated R.

7/26/19 – THE UPSIDE – Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart star in this warm-hearted comedy about a quadriplegic billionaire and an ex-con wo become friends despite their differences. As each man shares his life story, they gain a renewed sense of possibilities. Rated PG-13


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 PM

The July selection for the afternoon group is The Lost World of James Smithson by Heather Ewing.  That discussion will take place on Wednesday, August 14th. Copies are available at the Circulation desk. Pick up a copy and join in!

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

JULY's selection is: "Without Warning" by Joel C. Rosenberg. Pick up a copy and join us on July 25, 2019. 

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 group uses this suggested list of genres for the monthly meetings is below. Specific titles 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