Arts in April
April Events for Adults:
- Bucks-Mont Art League Annual Art Show – see works of art all month at the Library from local artists.
- Spring Into Yoga – A beginner introduction to yoga with Theresa Landolfi. This 6-week class begins Monday, April 6 and will meet every Monday evening at 7 pm through Monday, May 18 in the 2nd Floor Community Room. The class is $42 and the size is limited, so sign up today!
- Sonnet Appreciation with Lynn Levin – A series of free classes for National Poetry Month. Mondays, April 13, 20, and 27 at 7 pm. Please RSVP. These Sonnet Appreciation workshops are a chance for you to read and discuss poetry. Lynn will cover a variety of sonnet forms, with examples of sonnets by writers from the tradition as well as 20th and 21th-century sonneteers. Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, translator, and teacher. She is the author of six books, most recently: Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a translation from the Spanish of a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales; Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; and, as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books. Stop by for inspiration at a National Poetry Month display created by local poet Ruth Deming.
- Trudy Klein Gompers is speaking for Holocaust Remembrance Day – Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room (seats 150). Author, educator, survivor and Huntingdon Valley local Gertrude Klein Gompers will speak of her experiences, many that she shared in her book Prisms of Light…Reflections of Shattered Glass. Trudy Klein Gompers was born in Vienna, Austria in 1937. On March 12, 1938 the Nazis annexed Austria and life for her family immediately changed for the worse. Three days before Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass, November 9-10, 1938), Trudy, along with her father, mother, and brother boarded a train and left Vienna for London, England. Her grandparents stayed behind, never to be seen again.
- Local Gems: Guided Walking Tour of Pennypack Trail – Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am. Join us for a tour of the southern portion of Pennypack Trail with David Robertson, Executive Director of Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. The walk will highlight Beth Ayers swamp, site of old Huntingdon Pike dam and local flora and fauna. Meet at 10:30 am the parking lot (32 spaces available) at Terwood and Welsh Roads. The walk will be 2 miles total on level ground, out and back. The walk should be completed by 12:30 pm. Dogs on leashes are welcome. RSVP for reminder – open to all.
- AARP Drivers Safety with Mort Kushner – April 22 and April 24 from 10:30 to 3 pm.
- ABCs of Estate Planning with Bonnie G. Ostrofsky – Thursday, April 30 at 6:45 pm. Learn how you can protect your family and assets when you die or become disabled by using Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. Examine how Federal Estate and Pennsylvania inheritance taxes affect your estate, and review how recent tax changes may impact your estate plan. Explore estate planning techniques to reduce your tax liability and minimize probate costs. Find out how to title real estate and other assets. Bring your estate planning questions. Since 1987, Bonnie G. Ostrofsky has been an instructor for adult education programs in “Estate Planning”, “Investing in Real Estate”, and “Starting Your Own Business”, at adult education programs, including Plymouth-Whitemarsh Adult School, Upper Dublin Adult School, Cheltenham Adult School, Montgomery County Community College, Penn State – Abington, and Mt. Airy Learning Tree.
- Poetry and Music Cabaret – Friday, May 1 at 6:30 pm. Share your favorite poem, sonnet, song or lyrics at our 2nd Annual Poetry and Music Cabaret! Join us in Anna’s Corner of the Library for a fun ‘after hours’ program on Friday night featuring poet Lynn Levine. All ages welcome. You can register the night of the event and the readings will start at 7 pm.
Teen Program Details to Come, but mark your calendar for:
- Teen Reading Lounge with Cheryl and Jessica:
- Wed., Apr. 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm – Paper Towns wrap-up, Henna House introduction & activities!
- Wed., April 22 from 7 -9 pm – Henna House AUTHOR Nomi Eve is visiting and we’ll have a professional HENNA ARTIST!
- After Hours Teen Bingo Night – Fri., Apr. 24 at 5:30 in the Community Room. Join us after the Library closes for a fun-filled game of B-I-N-G-O! There will be a hot chocolate bar and prizes.
- Friday, April 10 from 3-5 pm – Cherry Blossom Crafternoon – Celebrate spring with Miss Kathleen by dropping into the Children’s Department to make your own painting.
- Saturday, April 11 at 1 pm- Drop Everything and Read, a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Join us for some DEAR time with fun activities and crafts. Open to all ages. Registration is requested.
- April 13-18 is National Library Week and we are celebrating with a Scavenger Hunt! Drop in at the children’s department to join the fun scavenger hunt around the library. Each child that completes the hunt will get a special prize. Join us anytime this week.
- Wednesday, April 15 – Spring Pajama Storytime – Come to the library in your pajamas for storytime. Miss Glynnis will share springtime stories, songs and a craft. All ages welcome. Registration is not required.
- Saturday, April 18 – Children’s Music Express Music and Movement. Registration is required.
- Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm – Craft a Connection Book Club. Open to girls and boys in 3rd – 5th grade. Join our discussion of Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary and stay to create a craft that goes along with the story. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required.