William Jeanes Library: June ongoing events

William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning
4051 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
 

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· Open gameplay for adults - drop in - Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 – 4pm 

Please join the library every Tuesday for drop-in gameplay anytime between 4:00 and 7:30 pm. Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, Scrabble, etc. We’ll set up card tables and provide 3 Mah Jongg sets and some extra cards. Other board games from the Library’s collection upstairs may be brought down. Experienced players welcome! Please check the monthly calendar for any cancellations. Questions? Please contact Adam, the Adult Services Librarian, at 610-828-0441 ext. 103.

· Dropped Stitches - Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 – 6pm

Experienced crafters are invited to join the group. Project assistance may be available from other attendees. All craftwork is welcome: knit, crochet, quilt, scrapbook, jewelry-making, etc. *Please note that this is not an instructional class. If you are interested in knitting or crochet lessons, please email jeanesinfo@mclinc.org and the library will let you the next time a class is offered.* No need to register ~ just drop in!

· The Sleeping Matt Project - Thursday, June 6 – 1pm

Do you want to help the homeless, work side by side with people of all ages and abilities, and clean up the environment – all at the same time? If so, join Integrate for Good‘s Bev Weinberg each Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, as she teaches us how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it onto a special loom into mats which will be given to homeless people through the efforts of  Angels in Motion. No registration is necessary. Just drop in and stay as long as you like.

· Career Networking Group - Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 – 9:15pm

Are you unemployed or in transition? You are invited to attend a support/networking group meeting here every Friday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.* The group provides a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, support, solve problems, learn or improve skills, and network to improve their job search and career. The group also provides a safe, caring environment to discuss the personal/emotional issues related to job search and career management. Those in transition, unemployed, or under-employed are welcome to attend and bring friends! Schedule: varies month to month, please visit the Meetup link online for the most current schedule. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, please visit www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup or email careercounselor1@comcast.net

· Tai Chi for Health - Lifestyle Movements - Friday, June 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10:00am

Information about upcoming sessions forthcoming. Stay tuned!

· Youth Advisory Meeting - Friday, June 7 – 4:30pm

The Library’s Youth Advisory Board is a group of teens in grades 6-12 who create, plan, and host events at the Library. Each month they have anywhere from 1-3 events, including, teen, children, and family programs. Meetings typically take place on the first Friday of every month and run from 4:30-6pm in the Library’s Community Room. No invitation is required to become a member of the YAB, just stop by a meeting and see what it’s like! (Please note that the Library is closed to the general public at 5pm on Fridays.) The advisor for the YAB is Teen Librarian Sara Huff. If you have any questions about the YAB, contact her at shuff@mclinc.org or call 610-828-0441, ext. 113.

· Monday Matinee  - Monday, June 10 – 1:30pm

On the second Monday of the month, join the library for a recently released DVD and hot popcorn! Movie titles will be announced the month prior to showing. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Q Crew - Wednesday, June 12 – 6:00pm

LGBTQ+ teens and teen allies are invited to join the Library’s Q Crew! Come discuss past and current topics, issues, and events in a safe space. Plus, snacks and crafts. The Q Crew meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30pm. No registration is required. Just come by! This program is for teens (6th-12th grade). Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Paws and Read - Wednesday, June 12 – 6:30pm

School-age children are invited to come practice reading with registered therapy dogs and their owners. Why read to dogs? Most children have a natural affinity for and bond with dogs, and because dogs are non-judgmental, children are less self-conscious while reading aloud to them. Children can improve their reading skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, while enhancing self-esteem, motivating speech, and building confidence. Reading to a therapy dog can decrease stress and anxiety in general, and specifically while reading aloud in front of other human listeners! If children associate reading with struggle, worry, or embarrassment, this is a chance to create new and pleasant associations with reading instead! Space is limited and registration is required. You will receive an email or a phone call on the afternoon of the program with the specific time slot your child will be given to read with a dog.

· Family Movie - Saturday, June 15 – 10:30am

Join the library for free popcorn and a newly released family-friendly movie. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Middle Grade Book Club - Monday, June 17 – 6:00pm

Are you in grades 6-8 and love to read? Then you should join our Middle Grade Book Club! The Middle Grade Book Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:15-7pm. For a copy of the book, just check out the display in the Teen Space! Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Book Club in the Daytime - Wednesday, June 19 – 3:00pm

The Book Club in the Daytime meets on the third Wednesday every month at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Join the group for a discussion of books of all kinds: both American and international, fiction and nonfiction, new and old! This group is open to everyone. No registration is required.

(The book club also meets every third Thursday at 6:30. You are welcome to join whichever meeting day/time works for you! We read the same book for both groups.) Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at 610-828-0441 ext. 103 or email at acole@mclinc.org.

· Pajama Storytime - Wednesday, June 19 – 6:30pm

Put on your pajamas and bring the whole family to this special evening storytime with Ms. Rachel, for families with children through age 7. Bring pillows, blankets, loveys, and stuffed friends if you’d like! No registration necessary.

· Career Networking Group - PM Edition - Thursday, June 20 – 5:30pm

Are you unemployed or in transition? The group provides a supportive environment where members can get ideas, direction, support, solve problems, learn or improve skills, and network to improve their job search and career. The group also provides a safe, caring environment to discuss the personal/emotional issues related to job search and career management. Those in transition, unemployed, or under-employed are welcome to attend and bring friends! Schedule: varies month to month, please visit the Meetup link below for the most current schedule. Registration is required, as space is limited. To register, please visit www.meetup.com/Career-Networking-Group-in-Montgomery-County-Meetup or email careercounselor1@comcast.net

· Book Club in the Evening - Thursday, June 20 – 6:30pm

The Book Club in the Evening meets on the third Thursday every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Join the group for a discussion of books of all kinds: both American and international, fiction and nonfiction, new and old! This group is open to everyone. No registration is required.

(The book club also meets every third Wednesday at 3:00. You are welcome to join whichever meeting day/time works for you! We read the same book for both groups.) Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at 610-828-0441 ext. 103 or email at acole@mclinc.org.

· Connecting Exceptional People Schol Picnic and Lawn Games - Friday, June 21 – 6:00pm

Connecting Exceptional People Young Adult Social Group (ages 16+) and Connecting Exceptional People Jr. High Social Group (grades 6 -9) are both invited to our Annual Picnic and Lawn Games event on Friday, June 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The event will have all the traditional picnic foods – hamburgers and hotdogs, potato salad, green salad, and fruit salad, chips, drinks, and desserts. The event will include lawn games – volleyball, ladder toss, cornhole, and croquet to name a few. Families are also invited to attend. Registration in the programs are required. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. For more information, to register in either program, and to RSVP, email Deborah Moore at dmoore@mclinc.org or call 61-828-0441 extension 107.

· Anime Club (Teens) - Monday, June 24 – 6:00pm

Teens, do you enjoy manga and anime? Join the library's Anime Club! Bring your friends (and make new ones!) as you discuss and watch some of your favorite anime. Snacks, manga to check out, and more! Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of every month. No registration required. This program is for teens. Teens are in 6-12th grade. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Movie Matinee - Wednesday, June 26 – 1:30pm

Adults are welcome to join the library for a movie and hot popcorn on the last Wednesday of every month! Movie titles will be announced the month prior to showing. Program courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.

· Turtle Dance Music - Wednesday, June 26 – 6:30pm

This sensory-friendly music, comedy, and movement program is a “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage with children through songs, movement, stories, projections, and interactive music technology! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children with autism spectrum disorders, and is a great time for parents and caregivers too! Each song in the show is accompanied by hand-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music technology and dance along through the whole show. “Mr. Matt” Mazur will bring us a show you will never forget.

Mr. Matt is the Director of Turtle Dance Music and is an Autism Intervention and Early Childhood Development Music Teacher at Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities. All of the activities and techniques in his performance are based on research from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University and from the schools of thought from New York University’s MusED lab.