Montgomery Locals 8/7/2019
By Jade Heasley
The library has been bustling with activity all summer and once again there was a craft activity last week, and of course, I had to be there.
The most recent offering was Galaxy Canvas Painting, where participants learned to paint their own celestial work of art. The event was for teenagers and adults, and was led by librarian Nicole Loffredo. Nicole has spent the summer having outer space-themed activities for all ages as part of the “Universe of Stories” summer learning program theme that has been taking place across the different county libraries. The other two painting activities for adults were galaxy-themed rock and flower pot painting both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thankfully no previous art skills were needed, and everyone who participated had a great time. Like every Montgomery Library event, it was free and all of the supplies were provided. It was a nice time to get to know other people better, meet some new faces, and enjoy a fun evening. Everyone who participated left with the satisfaction of learning a new skill and walking away with a piece of art they created. Many thanks to Nicole Loffredo for having so many wonderful events and learning opportunities for all ages. If you haven’t been to one, you’re missing out!
THOT “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” Henry Ward Beecher
Happy birthday to Georgie Solano, who will be celebrating her birthday on August 9.
Lots of birthday wishes go to McKenzie Heasley, who will be turning 17 on August 12. Have a wonderful year, McKenzie!
Reading logs for the Summer Reading program must be turned into the library by Saturday, Aug. 10. The winners of the bicycles will be contacted on Monday, Aug.12.
If you are willing to volunteer with one of our local fire companies, please call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Company at 547-1000. Emergency responders as well as non-emergency support people are needed.
The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency provides timely warnings about weather and safety instructions on their Facebook page. Follow their page to be notified as soon as they post updates.
Hometown Hero banner orders are due on Sept. 6. Order forms are available at the Borough Office and Montgomery Weis Market.
The Montgomery Lions Club is welcoming new members. If you would like more information, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
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Wed. Aug. 7-Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon. Children ages 1-6 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please preregister at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.
Sat. Aug. 10-The Montgomery Area Historical Society welcomes the public to an Open House at the Adam Room Museum from 10 am-1 pm. The Adam Room is the former Adams’ Print Shop at 3 West Houston Avenue. All Historical Society events are free and open to the public.
Sat. Aug. 10-The library will have Jedi Training at Heritage Park from 1-2 p.m. (weather permitting). Heritage Park is next to Black Hole Creek on Houston Avenue. This is a family activity and participants will be making their own light sabers.
Mon. Aug. 12-The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.
Tue. Aug. 13-Adam D. Brown will have an Author Visit at the library at 3:30 for ages 16 and up. He is the author of “Ready to Slay.”
Tue. Aug. 13-The Montgomery Borough Council Meeting will be held at the Borough Building at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
Wed. Aug. 14-The library will have Toddler Tales from 11-noon.
Fri. Aug. 16-Blackout Poetry will be held at the library from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens are welcome to come and learn about this unique style of writing poems. Materials will be provided.
Sat. Aug. 17-Clinton Baptist Church will have a free community lunch from 12-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Sun. Aug 18-First United Methodist Church will have a Backpack and School Supply Giveaway at 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 or while supplies last. Items will be available for students in all grades.