Pow-wow, pop art and parenting at the Abington Community Library


The Abington Community Library has books, movies, programs, special events, contests, and prizes for all ages.

Bring the whole family this summer and register for Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens, and Adults from June 15 through Aug. 7. Although the library has many programs divided by ages, family programs are also popular. This summer, check out some fun opportunities for all.

On Wednesday, July 15, the library is co-sponsoring an Authentic American Indian Pow-Wow, along with The Belize Fund and The Portal Institute, Inc. Drop in between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. to enjoy this unique cultural experience. View and explore a teepee, artifacts, and art. Interact with the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe through song and dance. Get creative with crafts and even have your face painted. Erin Printup, illustrator of “Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message,” will be here to read and sign his book.

The pow-wow is free and participants should register at the library.

Get in touch with your artistic side with NY Pop Artist Michael Albert and his Traveling Pop Art. From 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 27, families are welcome at the library to view pop art and interact with the artist. Try it yourself with a hands-on collage workshop to create your own pop art. Bring along some empty cereal boxes to use for your creation.

The pop art event is free and participants should register at the library.

Looking to read up on parenting this summer? Check out the following additions to the Parents’ Shelf, located directly across from the Children’s Library entrance.

• “Einstein Never Used Flash Cards” by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

For parents and educators, this informative book tells why – and how – to step away from the cult of achievement and towards a more nurturing home life full of imaginative play.

• “Home for Dinner” by Anne K. Fishel

Mix food, fun, and conversation for a happier family and healthier kids. Though dinnertime has become a rare luxury among today’s busy families, studies have shown the value of sharing food and conversation.

• “More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting” by Serena B. Miller with Paul Stutzman

How do the Amish do it? This book explores the traditions and morals Amish parenting. Includes examples and first-hand observations.

• “Watch My Baby Grow” by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Follow one baby’s first year and find out how your baby thinks and feels. How does the world appear from a baby’s point of view? This book explores every area of a baby’s progress.

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