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Fleetwood Area Public Library

Circulation Desk Contest: Runs through Jan. 30. Enter to win a $100 Visa Debit Card of the Library. Check-out any combination of 5 items at one time and be entered. One entry per person per day. Winner will be notified Feb. 1.

Holiday Closing: Monday, Jan. 18, the library will be closed all day in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fleetwood Area Public Library Boards of Trustees Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. We will meet in the Borough Council Meeting Room on the first floor of the Fleetwood Community Center. Meetings are open to the public.

StoryRider Miss Kim Visits Us!: Wednesdays, Jan. 20 and 27 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5, come for stories, giggles and games. No registration required. Call 610-944-0146 for more details.

Friends of the Fleetwood Library Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. Join us for our first meeting with our new president, Sharon Long, inside the library. We will start planning 2016 fund-raising events and need your input.

Kutztown Community Library

Jan. 14: Toddler Time Story Time, 10 a.m. (ages 0-3)

Jan. 15: Family Movie Night. Celebrate National Hat Day and come watch The Cat in the Hat movie. Family activities, 6 p.m. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 16: Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Club, 10 a.m. Kids 3-12 invited for creative Lego fun. Legos provided. Lego structures displayed in the Library; Stop & Stitch, 1-3 p.m. Needlework of all kinds and stitchers of all levels welcome. Bring a project along.

Jan. 18: Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Stories and a craft. (Ages 3-5); Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Stories and songs. (Ages 0-3); Art Cats, 3-5 p.m. after school art program for grades 4-8; Pokemon League, 5-7 p.m. Trading Card Games to earn points for Promo Cards and Badges. Challenge other Pokemon fans to matches. All ages and experience levels welcome. No cost involved.

Jan. 19: StoryRider Time with Mama Patt, 11:15 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 invited for stories and games.

Jan. 20: Lego Construction Crew, 3:15 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome.

Brandywine Community Library

Preschool Storytime with Miss Patt: Jan. 19, 11:15 a.m. Today’s topic is Tigers.

Preschool Storytime with Miss Marie: Jan. 20, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Marie for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. Today’s topic is Eric Carle.

Bubbles and Books: Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A new story time for hour for children from birth to 36 months. Join Miss Marie for this wiggly, giggly time of reading, fun and games. Be prepared to join your child on the floor to help with activities.

Family Storytime: Jan. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A few good books, a craft and lots of fun for the whole family. Join Miss Krista as she shares what it’s like to be Snowbound.

Storytime with Miss Jenny: Saturday, Jan. 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool, elementary and older children welcome to come and listen to Miss Jenny. Get to know a new author and make a craft to take home. Today’s author is Laura Numeroff.

Kutztown Area Historical Society

Model Railroad Open House: Sundays 1-4 p.m., Jan. 17 and 24. Normal Ave. and Whiteoak St., Kutztown. A highly detailed, 500 square ft. HO scale model railroad will be open for visitors young and old. A bustling city, amusement park, rural countryside, bridges, mountains, lakes, and streams are all on display. Children can have fun with interactive controls for Thomas the Tank and other trains. For more info, visit, call 610-683-7697 or email

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Grief Share Meetings: Will be held every Monday through March 28 at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 1343 Long Lane Rd., Krumsville.

Berks County Wine Trail

Winter Warmers Wine Weekend: Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17. Noon to 5 p.m. both days. Tired up being cooped up during the winter days? Get out and get warmed up with creative wine pairings along the Berks County Wine Trail. Enjoy samples of featured wines paired with warming dishes inspired by the wines produced by the trail’s nine wineries. Self-guided event. Visit website for maps, directions and information to plan the day. Free for featured tastings and pairings, though select wineries do charge a nominal fee for samplings of their complete wine list. Visit for more info or call 570-366-6443.

Jan. 15

NBCC Annual Meeting: All members of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce are invited to this breakfast meeting at Berkleigh Golf Club, featuring Gary Wagner, Regional Economic Advisor from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. New members Dustin Adam, Derek Leibensperger, Christine Pensinger and Wendy York will be introduced to the Membership. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. There is a charge. Non-member and at-the-door ticket cost is slightly higher.

Jan. 17

St. Peter’s UCC of Molltown: At 10:15 a.m., Mike & Linda Hertzog will provide music for our morning worship service. At 3 p.m. will be the installation service of Rev. Susan Ohl. St. Peter’s is located at 219 Maidencreek Rd., Fleetwood and can be contacted at 610-944-9418.

Jan. 19

“Ready, Set, Read” Dinner Party: with Reading Women’s Connection will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gionnotti’s Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Rd., Fleetwood. Special feature will be a United Way reading program. Special speaker will be Gail Alicea, of Wilmington, Delaware, speaking on “Surviving the Grand Canyons of Life.” There is a charge. Call Ellen at 610-921-2604 for reservations.

Jan. 20

Heart & Home Quilters Guild: Jan. 2016 meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC, 47 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. New officers for 2016 will be installed. Program will be the unveiling of the Round Robin III Challenge. Questions? Call 610-682-6565.

“Accent the Positive” Luncheon: with the Christian Women’s Club I of Reading, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wegman’s, 4401 Pottsville Pike, Reading. Special feature will be Avenue 4 Accessories. Special speaker will be Gail Alicea, of Wilmington, Delaware, speaking on “Surviving the Grand Canyons of Life.” For reservations, call Kathy at 610-603-9461.

Jan. 21

Berks County Patriots: meet 6:30 p.m. at Leesport Market. Guests will be York PA State Senator Scott Wagner, a strong advocate for limited/reformed government and property tax elimination, and Col. (Ret.) Frank Ryan, on economy and his book Life Lessons Learned.

“Healthy New Year” Brunch: The Christian Women’s Club II of Reading invites you from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. to enjoy this brunch at The Highlands, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Lincoln Park. Special feature will be “Health Cents” by Meredith Mensinger, RN, LDH of Redner’s Markets. Special speaker will be Gail Alicea, of Wilmington, Delaware, who will speak on “Surviving the Grand Canyons of Life.” There is a charge. Call Gloria at 610-777-0580 for reservations.

“A New Year, A New You” Dinner Party: with Kutztown Women’s Connection will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Janelle Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. Special feature will be Bear Creek Spa. Special speaker will be Gail Alicea, of Wilmington, Delaware, speaking on “Surviving the Grand Canyons of Life.” There is a charge. Call Cheryl at 610-683-7247 for reservations.

Adoption & Foster Care Informational Session: a free session on adoption/child foster care at 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton. Those interested in attending are asked to call, toll free, 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register. Diakon will explain foster parenting and the processes involved in adopting a child. Attendees will learn about children available for adoption and the foster-to-adopt program.

Jan. 27

Reading Symphony “Know Your Symphony” Lecture Series: will kick off 2016 with a discussion with Jane Kauffman Brye, principal harpist with the orchestra. Ms. Brye will focus on Sibelius’s Firebird Suite 1919 and the soloist Vadim Gluzman. Ms. Brye’s presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands of Wyomissing. There is a charge.

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