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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. 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. 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. Not meeting Feb. 18.

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

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11:15 a.m. stories, songs, giggles, and games for older toddlers-kindergarten. Bubbles and Books 11:30 a.m.-noon, story time with lots of movement, songs and rhymes for infants and toddlers.

Feb. 16: Happy Healthy Kids Club 10-11 a.m. Play games, win prizes, and learn fun ways to stay healthy, ages 6-12.

Feb. 16: Therapy Dog Free 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free for all ages.

Feb. 19: Preschool STEM with Story Riders 10:30-11:15 a.m. For older toddlers-kindergarten.

Feb. 19: Stitch & Chat 1-3 p.m. Group shares knitting, embroidery, etc. skills. All ages welcome.

Feb. 23: Miss Jenny’s Story Time 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stories by Eve Bunting, songs, and crafts for kids of all ages.


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. 18: Movie Night for adults showing “A Star is Born” at 6 p.m. Free refreshments.

Feb. 19: Tracking Animals in Winter 10:30 a.m. for children. Learn how to identify many common animal tracks and maybe take a walk in the snow searching for tracks.

Feb. 21: Celebrate President's Day by attending Miss Shannon's class and participate in a variety of activities about U.S. Presidents at 6:15 p.m. Geared toward school-aged children.


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. 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. 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. 16

Intro to Digital Photography Class Seeing The Light: Berks Photographic Society, 40 N. Noble St., Reading. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. workshop on using Your Camera. Gain a better understanding of your camera settings and functions, and how you can use them to create better photos. Learn basic workflow for saving, and editing your images. Bring your camera and camera manual. One hour lunch break. There is a charge. Berks Photographic Society members receive a discount on this class. Register online at

Feb. 17

Rehrersburg Fire Co. breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon. Full menu. Proceeds the Equipment Fund.

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. 21

Berks County Patriots Meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Carol Gardecki presents "Our Founding Documents." Also speaking is Scott Uehlinger, former CIA agent, Soviet Union, and Senior Intelligence Station Chief in Moldova. Scott often appears as National Security Expert on TV/radio.

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 2

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Supper & Bake Sale: 3:30 to 7 p.m. at St Paul’s U.C.C., 5 West Arch St., Fleetwood. AYCE Family style, dessert and beverage included. Tickets for sale at door. Children ages 4 and younger free. Wheel accessible. Take out orders March 1 only, call 610-944-9143 by Feb. 22. Mini bake sale Friday for take out. Access to the church through double doors from the church parking lot.

March 4

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 6

Welcome Wednesday Open House: 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The King's Academy, 1562 Main St., Mohrsville. Tours, meeting administrators, refreshments. All open house guests can register for a $500 tuition credit. Refreshments included. 610-926-9639

March 8

Kutztown Folk Music Society concert with Linda Russell: 7:30 p.m. at Janelle's Restaurant & Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers. 610-682-0544. Doors open at 6 p.m. Russel mixes music with history. Admission charged. Reduced price for students. Children 12 & under free. Keith – 610-683-8720 or Peggy – 610-683-5224.

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 10

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

March 11

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

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

March 23

All-You-Can-Eat Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamburg Area High School. Dinner sponsored by HAMBURG GRANGE #2103. All proceeds to benefit Salvation Army. Snow date is March 30. Children ages 2 and younger eat for free. Take-out meals and quarts available. Bake sale. For more information, call Michael Adams at 610-562-5933.

March 31

Designer Bag Bingo: doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Held at Grill Fire Co., 739 Mountain View Rd Reading. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics PA. Tickets for sale. 20 regular games, 2 specials and 1 jackpot. Refreshments available. For tickets contact Don at 484-345-0546 or email

April 6

Art of the Brew Beer & Wine Fest: 2 to 5 p.m. at Hamburg Field House, 127 South 4th St., Rear, Hamburg. Tickets for tasters include a meal, music by Olde 22, all beer, wine, and distillery tastings, and a tasting glass. Designated driver tickets for non-tasters include a meal and musical entertainment. Free parking at the event. Tickets for sale in advance and at the door. Tickets for non-tasters are $10. For more information or for tickets, call Our Town Foundation at 610-562-3106. Tickets may be purchased online on Eventbrite at


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