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Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.; Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m. (group working on a quilted collaborative art piece using fabric and buttons donated by the community); Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots stories and music ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m.; and Teen Tuesday crafts and games at 3 p.m. for ages 12 and up.

Thursdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11 a.m.; Art Cats 4-5 p.m.

Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.

March 5: Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's theme is Flower Power and pays tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives. Cost includes bus fare, driver's tip and admission. Lunch is NOT included. Call the library at 610-683-5820.

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 - Toddler Play Time ages 2&up; Feb. 20 - Block Party playtime with blocks ages 2&up; Feb. 27 - Toddler Play Time.

Teen Reading Lounge: Wednesdays at 3 p.m. An interactive, hands-on, book discussion group for teens.

Feb. 7: Craft Night 7 p.m. Show & Tell, make and bring a craft of your choosing. May be used later in the year for our monthly craft night. Sign up at library.

Feb. 9 & 11: StoryRider STEAM Storytime for ages 3-5 at 11 a.m. Stories, activities and fun with Miss Rachel

Feb. 12: Book Discussion Group 1:30 p.m. on "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain.

Feb. 12: Cooks & Books, a tasting experience at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to share and the book/recipe that inspired it for an hour of delicious tasting and discussion. Theme is Sweets! Sign up at Library, 70 Bieber Alley 610-683-58

Feb. 22: Family Movie Night, “Christopher Robin" 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rug Hooking Class with Janice Sonnen. Make a 12-inch square hooked mat for table or wall. Charge for kit, hook and frame. Bring small scissors and a packed lunch. Sign up at library, 70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820.

Feb. 27: Conversacion con Amigos 7 p.m. A time of bi-lingual fun and casual Spanish conversation for adult/teen speakers.


Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games.

Tuesdays: Computer Class 6-8 p.m., for adults, free.


Hygiene Kit donations can be dropped off at the library.

Fridays: Preschool Creative Play, 9:30 a.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5, Story & MAKER style creative play. Homeschool Open MAKERspace, noon to 1 p.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, K-12g, open use of MAKERspace resources & programing.

Mondays: Build It!, 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages, create with blocks, Legos, magnetic tiles, Lincoln Logs.

Tuesdays: Math Meet Up, 6:30 p.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, K-12g. Get help with, explore, &/or enrich your math knowledge.

Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts, 10 a.m. in Library, ages 3-5, story, activity, and exploration time.

Feb. 14: Baby Lapsit, 6 p.m. in Library. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for babies and caregivers.

Feb. 22: Homeschool Art Class, 11 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, K-12g. Monthly art class with Jenel Schaffer. Registration limited - $2 per student.

Feb. 22: Free Snapology Battle Bots, 7 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, 5th grade & up, STEAM Robotic program, Registration required, space limited.

Feb. 26: Friends of the FAPL meeting, 1 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, all ages.


Mondays: 12:30 to 2 p.m. in January and February Miss Shannon teaches a variety of homeschool lessons in grammar, art, literature, and history.

Thursdays: 11 a.m. Storytime with songs, stories and crafts.

Feb. 11: Literature & Art classes for homeschool children 12:30 p.m.

Feb. 12: Winter Animals: Our Furry Friends for ages 8 to 15 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how animals stay warm in winter, where they go, and why some leave.


1310 Washington Rd., Leesport

Mondays: 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time for babies to age 2, short story time and free play.

Tuesdays: 1:15 p.m., Homeschool Lab. February theme is "In the Kitchen." Learn about nutrition with some hands on cooking and baking fun.

Wednesdays: 10 a.m., Discovery Time Preschool STEAM program.

Fridays: 10 a.m., Preschool Story Time

Feb. 9: 10 a.m., Let's Dance Story Time presented by Branches of Dance for ages 3 to 10. Hear a story about dance class, learn a song and dance combo, then perform for parents. Students will receive a one week class pass to visit the studio.

Feb. 14 & 28: 10:30 a.m., Sensory Story Time for preschoolers, interactive story time designed for children on the autism spectrum or those who feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds.

Feb. 23: 10 to 11 a.m. Read a book to a therapy dog.


Feb. 8 to 14: showing “LEGO Movie 2”.

Feb. 12: Classic Night showing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at 7 p.m.


Feb. 7

Hamburg Then and Now Slideshow: featuring Stu Biehl’s photos collection. Hamburg Area Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School LGI room. Attendees invited to bring items for Show And Tell.

Feb. 8

Cabin Fever Game Night: 6:30 to 9 p.m. at New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Rd., Krumsville. Join us for a night of fun playing board games and fellowship for all ages. Refreshments provided. 610-756-6892

Feb. 9

Sewing Circles: 10 a.m. to noon at Berks County Heritage Center, Bern Township. An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc. Bring a project you are working on, or join us for a different topic on the second Saturday of each month. Topic is History of Pins and Needles. For more information, call 610-374-8839. Program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.

Feb. 10

AYCE Pot Pie Dinner: 3:30-6:30 p.m. at St Luke's Union Church in Shoemakersville. Served family style. Includes salad bar, drink, dessert and pot pie. Take outs are also available starting at 2 p.m. For more information or questions call Chuck at 610-562-9396.

Feb. 10

Brunch and Studio Crawl: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Belly Kitchen and Drinkery, 201 Washington St., Reading.

Feb. 10

Strausstown Fire Company Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon at Strausstown Fire Company's Community Campus, 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Full breakfast menu; children’s menu also available. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Feb. 11

Intro To Genealogy Workshop: with Historian and Genealogist Darlene Moyer 2 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Find out where your ancestors came from and how to avoid beginner's mistakes. Sign up at library. There is a minimal charge. 610-683-5820

Feb. 11

Digital Photo Competition: 7:30 to to 9 p.m. Berks Photographic Society, 40 N. Noble St., Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free.

Feb. 13 to March 27

Introduction to Beekeeping Classes: 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh Carbon Community College Feb. 13, 27, March 13, 27. Want to become a beekeeper? Join us for our 8th Annual Intro to Beekeeping Classes presented and taught by experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, founded in 1921. Cost includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary. Family friendly for all ages. Call 610-737-7676, visit

Feb. 14

Free informational session on adoption and child foster care: 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth. Attendees also will learn about children available for adoption as well as the foster-to-adopt program. To attend, call, toll-free, 1-888-582-2230 or (610) 682-1504 to register.

Feb. 14

Meeting to discuss future of Topton Ambulance: 1 to 3 p.m. at Longswamp Township building at 1112 State Street, Mertztown, PA 19539. Meeting will be held in the board of supervisors council chambers. This is a special public meeting of the BOS and all stakeholders, elected representatives at every level of government. The public is invited to attend.

Feb. 16

Miss Berks County Scholarship Pageant: 7 p.m. at Oley Valley High School, 17 Jefferson St., Oley. Scholarships will be awarded to three titleholders Miss Berks County, Miss Greater Reading and Miss Greater Reading’s Outstanding Teen. More information at

Feb. 18

"Are You Progressing?" by Tom Stoeri: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N Noble St., Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Free.

Feb. 18 and 19

King’s Academy Friendly's Night fundraiser: 5 to 8 p.m. at Friendly's, 3024 Penn Ave., West Lawn. 10 percent of all sales including delivery will support The King’s Academy of Mohrsville. (Gift cards are not included)

Feb. 19

Annual Meeting of Our Town Foundation: 6 p.m. at Hamburg Strand Theater, 6 S 4th St., Hamburg. Learn about our past accomplishments and our future goals. Open to the public. RSVP by Feb. 15 to Our Town Foundation by calling 610-562-3106 or emailing

Feb. 21

Kutztown Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Hear about the restoration of a PA land area.

Feb. 21

Networking Event at Smokin’ Brays: 278 West State St., Hamburg, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meet local business members, artists and fellow residents at our free social networking event. Complimentary nacho bar and drinks. RSVP by Feb. 14 to Our Town Foundation by calling 610-562-3106 or emailing

Feb. 23

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 536 N. Main St., Bernville. Proceeds benefit the 2019 Mission Trips. Take-outs, bake sale, and a silent auction will also be available. For information call 610-488-6702.

Feb. 24

Pioneer Grange, Topton Italian Hoagie Sale: order deadline Feb 24. Pickup March 4 at the grange hall from 3-5 p.m. Call orders to Tammy at 610-463-7213.

Feb. 24

The King's Academy Faith Night at the Reading Royals: 4 p.m. at Santander Stadium. $5 of every ticket price goes to support TKA. Email for more information or visit to purchase tickets.

Feb. 24

Fasnacht & Sticky Bun sale: at St. John's EV Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Order deadline is Feb. 24. Pick-up is March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. and March 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Call 610-562-4440; 610-562-4025.

Feb. 25

Berks Photographic Society meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 40 N Noble Street, Reading. Meet fellow photographers of all skills levels getting together to share ideas and skills. Topic to be announced. Free.

March 2

Murder Mystery Dinner 1950’s theme The Case of the Shaken, Rattled, and Rolled Reporter: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Olivet Blue Mountain Camp, 115 Mountain Ave., Hamburg. Someone went ape on the nosey news reporter. Was it the greaser detective or sock hoppers? Come dressed in your best 50s costume for a chance to win a door prize. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization. Purchase tickets by calling 610-562-3106 or on

March 9

3rd Annual Antique Toy Show and Exhibition: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kutztown Grange Hall, Kemp and James St., Kutztown. Featuring farm related items presented by The Old Time Plow Boys Club. Admission of $2 per person charged, 12 and under free. Refreshments available for purchase.

March 20

Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Dinner: 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Municipal Center, 61 N 3rd St.., Hamburg. Dinner includes half BBQ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and roll. Proceeds benefit Our Town Foundation, Hamburg’s non-profit community revitalization organization. Purchase tickets by calling 610-562-3106.

Mondays in March

Blacksmithing Class: 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at Fisher Forge, 572 St. Michael’s Rd., Hamburg. Make something functional or decorative. Gloves and safety glasses are needed. All other materials provided. Ages 18 and over. Cost per student includes all four classes held on March 4, 11, 18, 25. Register by calling 610-562-3106 or by emailing

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