Submit events about 10 days in advance of publication date to Note Northern Berks Patriot Item Calendar.


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.

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

Wiggly Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Jan. 16 Block Party playtime with blocks for ages 2&up; Jan. 23 Toddler Play Time; Jan. 30 Kids Yoga ages 3&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 to 5 p.m. art, crafts and fun for elementary school ages.

Jan. 18: Family Movie Night "Smallfoot" 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 21, 28: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m. ages 3-5; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m. ages 0-3; Community Threads 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 22, 29: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots 10 a.m. a time of short stories, music and sensory play for ages 2-5; Teen Tuesday 3 p.m. for ages 12 and up.

Jan. 30: Conversacion con Amigos 7 p.m. A time of bi-lingual fun and casual Spanish conversation for adult and teen speakers. Play games in Spanish.


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.

Jan. 26: Miss Jenny’s Story Time 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jan. 22 & 23: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Jan. 23: Bubbles and Books Story Time 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddlers.

Jan. 19: Happy Healthy Kids Club 10-10:30 a.m., elementary-aged kids. Therapy Dog 10:30-11 a.m., all ages.

Jan. 29 & 30: Preschool Sensory Play 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Jan. 30: Baby Sensory Play 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddlers


Fridays: Preschool Creative Play 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5, Story & MAKER style creative play. Also Homeschool Open MAKERspace noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, students K-12 explore one of MAKER/LEARNING stations.

Mondays: Build It! 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages.

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


Jan. 7: Hands-on Science Experiments for homeschool children. Come to one or all five. Held on Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 12: Trim Healthy Mama 10 a.m.

Jan. 10: $mart Cents, taking control of you money at 6 p.m.



Jan. 20

Kutztown Area Historical Society Model Railroad Open House: 1 to 3 p.m. at the 1892 School Building and Museum, Normal Avenue and Whiteoak Street, Kutztown. The highly detailed, 500 square foot HO scale model railroad features 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. Visit, call 610-683-7697, or e-mail

Jan. 17

Kutztown Area Garden Club: 7 p.m. at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley.

Jan. 17

The Talisman Players present the “Wizard of Oz”: at Kutztown University's Georgian Room in Old Main. Performances will be Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 show at 1 p.m. includes a brunch followed by an evening performance at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at

Jan. 17

Berks County Patriots meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. Jonathan Hanen, Regional Field Rep., Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), non-profit, non-partisan 5013C, in Washington, D.C. presents Discussion: Illegal Immigration; Sanctuary Cities; Border Security. Also Paul Brooker, CPA, gives overview of Trump Tax Cuts.

Jan. 19

Intro to Digital Photography Class: Getting to know your camera and what all of those buttons really do. Photography workshop presented by Berks Photographic Society 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 40 N. Noble St., Reading. Bring camera and camera manual. $70 donation. Register online at

Jan. 20

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

Jan. 21

Erasing & Cloning Using Photoshop: Photography workshop presented at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N. Noble St., Reading. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.

Jan. 23

Showing “Medal of Honor”: 7 p.m. at Hamburg Strand. Hamburg’s Hometown Hero, Richard Etchberger, is featured in this Netflix production of “Medal of Honor.” We will be showing this episode with additional videos and memories that his son Cory Etchberger will be sharing. This is a FREE show with ALL donations going to CMSgt Richard L Etchberger Foundation & the Hamburg Strand Theater. Snow date is Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.

Jan. 27

Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing & XC Skiing: 1 to 3 p.m. at Blue Marsh Lake, Conference Center. This program will also cover how to dress for the weather and activity; then we’ll put our newly learned skills to use by going on a hike! Snowshoes available in various sizes; and XC Ski kits can be rented from Buchman’s Ski Shop in Muhlenberg Township. Dress for the weather! Register one week before program date to 610-374-2944 ext. 2611.

Jan. 28

How to Evaluate Your Own Photographs Workshop: presented at Berks Photographic Society, 40 N. Noble St., Reading 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free.

Jan. 31

Author visit: 6:30 p.m. at Hamburg Borough Hall. Hamburg Public Library will be hosting a book talk by Schuylkill County resident Cindy Ross, who has written several books on hiking the Appalachian Trail and also the Rocky Mountains.

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. 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

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