Event submissions: To be included in our Community Calendar, send information to Editor Tony Phyrillas at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to desired Sunday publication date. The earlier you send items, the more times information will be included in the newspaper. Use “Community Calendar” in the subject line.
Phoenixville Public Library
Library Info: 183 Second Ave., phoenixvillelibrary.org, 610-933-3013 ext. 132. Reservations for events/programs can be made online or by calling the library.
Phoenixville Tech Group: Need assistance with a tech question, or just want to learn more about current computer technology? The Phoenixville Tech Group offers weekly meetings and clinics at Phoenixville Public Library Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Phoenixville Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. Group facilitator Glenn Musser is particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers. Topics that can be addressed include: digital cameras, cellphones, tablets, cable TV and FiOS, GPS, computer and printer recommendations, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, software installation, computer security, speeding up a sluggish computer and more. A schedule of weekly meeting topics is available at phoenixvilletg.com. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, email Glenn at Glenn@SeniorTechGroup.com.
Phoenix Fiction Writers: Adult writers of fiction invited to attend meetings of the Phoenix Fiction Writers at the library. Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for education, empowerment and constructive criticism of their work. Led by Eric Parmer, the sessions offer writers the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process, read their work out loud and receive and offer input on the material read. Writers wishing to have their work critiqued should submit their work to Parmer prior to each meeting. The group is free and open to the public. To submit writing samples or for more information, contact Parmer at email@example.com.
Legal Outreach Clinic: A free legal clinic will be offered at Phoenixville Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Ian J. Michener, Esq. of Rick Linn, LLC offers this Phoenixville Legal Outreach Clinic, providing information, counseling, and advocacy in various areas of law, including family law, trusts & estates, criminal defense, landlord-tenant law, and legal issues facing small businesses. Attendees receive a free 20-minute consultation with an attorney, who will provide counseling and access to legal resources as needed. Consultations are provided on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call 610-933-3013 ext. 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESL Conversation Group: An ESL Conversation Group meets each Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Phoenixville Public Library. This free group is open to ESL students and anyone in the community looking to improve or practice their English. John Argeseanu is the group facilitator. For more information, call 610-457-5793 or email email@example.com.
Mobile Workforce Navigator: The PA CareerLink and the United Way Financial Stability Center of Chester County want you to meet Ann Marie Barr, the Mobile Workforce Navigator, your guide to resources available to unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Barr provides one-on-one employment assistance in Phoenixville Public Library’s Harrop Room Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in appointments available. This service is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-331-4101.
Perkiomen Valley Library
Library Info: 290 Second St., Schwenksville. Call 610-287-8360 for registration and information.
Summer Reading Program for all ages! at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville continues through Saturday, August 10. Join us for “A Universe of Stories!” Participants Pre-K-Grade 12 — earn tickets for raffle prizes (weekly & grand), DVD rental, book purchases. Pick up your reading log at the library or download it from the library’s webpage, www.pvlibrary.net. Adults – Each book review form is an entry ticket for the weekly prize drawings. Pick up your book review form at the library or download it from the library’s webpage, www.pvlibrary.net. Call 610-287-8360 for more information.
Monday Movies at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville are shown weekly at 2 p.m. through Aug. 12. Enjoy a free movie and popcorn. Optional: bring your own comfortable chair to lounge in. For a full list of movies go to www.pvlibrary.net or call 610-287-8360.
Community Yoga at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Mondays at 7:00 pm. Teens and adults. Drop-in for $5 per session. Join Adjoa Amoah, RYT 200, AYS / Carmen Molina, RYT, for all levels of yoga. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome! Email questions to email@example.com.
Tail Waggin’ Tales at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Tuesday, August 13, 6:00-8:00 pm. Drop-in and read to certified pet therapy dogs. No appointment needed. Come practice your read-aloud skills. All ages and reading abilities welcome! Call 610-287-8360.
Stories in the Parks held weekly Thursdays at 10:00 am through August 15. Perkiomen Valley Library will hold a story program at a different park each week. See the list of parks at www.pvlibrary.net or call the library at 610-287-8360. No advanced registration needed
Between Now and Then - A Common Sense End-of-Life Planning Guide for Baby Boomers (and the rest of us) at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. Jeanne Hoff, author of Between Now and Then: A Common Sense End-of-Life Planning Guide for Baby Boomers (and the rest of us), will share her knowledge about making life choices between now and then. Her guidance and easy-to-understand tips, ideas and suggestions, will help answer some of the hard questions that pertain to our end-of-life and the end-of-life of loved ones shouldn’t wait. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. $30 each. Checks payable to Jeanne C Hoff.
Read, Think, Chat at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Tuesday, August 20, at 6:30 pm. Join a lively discussion of books. The book to be discussed in August is The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan. Call 610-287-8360.
Real Anxiety Relief Mindfulness & Oils at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30 pm. How to take the steering wheel back from ANXIETY and do it without drugs! Let Rachelle Bevilacqua introduce you to a combination approach of mindfulness and essential oils, that will give you safe, powerful tools to support, uplift, soothe and comfort. The workshop will cover: a brief intro to mindfulness, what essential oils are, how and why they work, why doTERRA, make and take up to 3 roller balls specifically for anxiety ($5 each), info on how to get the best price on the best oils so you can run with that empowered feeling. Cost: $5 for DIY Materials, payable at class. Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.
Tail Waggin’ Tales, Too at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Saturday, August 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Drop-in and read to certified pet therapy dogs. No appointment needed. Come practice your read-aloud skills. All ages and reading abilities welcome! Call 610-287-8360.
Cookbook Club and Monthly Potluck at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 pm. Sign up at the library to make a recipe from the cookbook of the month and then join us to eat, discuss, and share in joy of cooking (and baking)! Contact the library for the feature book of the month. Call 610-287-8360.
Writers Assemble at Perkiomen Valley Library in Schwenksville, Thursday, August 29, at 4:30 pm join a monthly writing club! Meet other people who love to write! Come to write, or to get or give feedback. Call 610-287-8360.