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Sep 232020

Following up on the highly successful “Covering The Gap” webinar series, PHEAA now offers
a series of one-hour webinars focused more specifically on the borrowing aspect of higher
education finance. A significant percentage of students find that grants, scholarships, workstudy,
savings, PA529, and other funding sources are insufficient to meet the total cost of
attending postsecondary school. In an ideal situation, borrowing would not be necessary;
yet, considering the lifelong value of a higher education, borrowing can be a smart
investment. Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan
Program will provide an in-depth look at federal and private education loans, to include
calculating the amount to borrow, understanding loan terms and conditions, navigating the
application process, keeping an eye on debt levels while attending college, and effectively
managing debt after graduation. The discussion will also provide a glimpse into the world
of credit decisions. Please register below to join us for one or more of these informative
presentations. Active participation is encouraged via Q&A!


Tuesday, September 22st (6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time)
Wednesday, September 23th (12:00 pm/Noon Eastern Daylight Time)
Tuesday, September 29th (12:00 pm/Noon Eastern Daylight Time)
Thursday, October 1st (6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time)
Register for the Events

Sep 212020

Thursdays, October 8 to October 29. 7PM to 7:45PM

Join yoga home and Conshohocken Free Library for these great classes, made possible through a donation from ASTM International.

Recommended ages 12-16. Students will practice movement to enhance flexibility, coordination, and more! We will also focus on breathing techniques and relaxation each class. Yoga taps into both the mind and body and allows us to act in a way that honors the best version of who we are. Yoga can build self-confidence, connect you with your community and relieve stress.

The instructor, Jennifer McCracken, brings her expertise as an educator, yoga and fitness enthusiast to her teaching.

Please register HERE.

Sep 182020

Need a decorative bowl to store special items? Please join us virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm to make the decorative bowl. The colorful yarn bowl can be made in various sizes. We will practice the skills making a small bowl but you can then experiment on a larger bowl on your own. You will need a computer with Internet access and a pair of scissors. Pick up a free craft kit from the library which will include the required supplies. Together we can learn a new craft and have a lively discussion.

Registration required. Click here to register. Registration ends on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Call 610-278-5100 ext. 0 before October 19, 2020 to schedule a pickup time to get your free kit!
For ages 18+

Sep 042020

Conshohocken Free Library welcomes Rebecca, the Environmental Educator from Norristown Farm Park, for nature programs over Zoom. She’s going to give us some great tips to inspire us to get outside!

Friday, Sept. 25, at 4:30PM: Skulls, Skins & Skeletons.
Discover skulls, skins, and skeletons of different types of animals. View real animal artifacts and learn ways to ID each skull. Aimed at ages 5-12.  Register HERE.

Friday, Oct. 23, at 4:30PM: Pennsylvania’s Owls.
Going out for a walk?  It’s the perfect time of year to be looking for Pennsylvania’s owls while outside.  In this program, Rebecca will about the eight species of Owls that call Pennsylvania home. View real animal artifacts and learn each owl’s coloring and call.  Aimed at ages 5-12.  Register HERE.

Aug 252020

MC-NPL offers two book clubs via Zoom: Mystery Tuesday Book Club and Saturday Book Club.

Email Asha Verma, Head of Readers’ Services at for a Zoom link. Log in with a computer or cellphone and join the discussion!

A Zoom account is not required to participate.

Mystery Tuesday Book Club

Led byDr Monica D’Antonio, Associate Professor at Montgomery County Community College. The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 2 pm to discuss thriller, suspense, true crimes, noir and detective fiction.

Next meeting is on October 6th, 2020 at 2pm.

“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid….He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man.” — Goodreads

Book selections for upcoming months:

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Saturday Book Club

Meets on the third Saturday of each month at 2 pm.  Dr Hal Halbert, Professor at Montgomery County Community College facilitates the discussion. The club engages in all kinds of genre.

Next meeting is on October 17, 2020 at 2PM.

“Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.” — Goodreads

Book selections for upcoming months:

Leavers by Lisa Ko

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter