2019 Jenkintown House Tour: Grand Dames & Little Gems
The Friends of the Jenkintown Library invite you to the Jenkintown House Tour: Grand Dames and Little Gems. A self-guided walking tour of selected Jenkintown homes to learn their history, appreciate their architecture, and marvel at their unique charm. But wait, there's more... view event flyer for details.
House Tour History Program
John Wanamaker: King of Merchants
Please join us for a special evening on Friday, December 6th from 6:30-8:30pm. Thomas Wieckowski, first Vice President of the Old York Road Historical Society Board of Directors, located at Alverthorpe Manor in Abington Township, will be presenting. He will lecture on the accomplishments and exciting life of merchant, politician and civic activist, John Wanamaker, and his nearby Lindenhurst estate that was the center of many of Mr. Wanamaker’s life events. Everyone is welcome to join us for this free community event. Donations are welcome. House Tour Wristbands & Tour Maps will be available one day early! Photo Credit
Holiday Wreath Sale
Support Your Local Library!
Buy your holiday wreath from the Friends of the Jenkintown Library. Fresh wreaths are available for $30/each with a choice of Holly, Burlap or Plaid Ribbon. These can be ordered from the library OR via Venmo @JenkintownLibrary (comment “Wreath and Ribbon Choice”). Available for pickup at the library on Friday, December 6th from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, December 7th from 3:45-5:00pm. Order by Friday, November 22nd.
Holiday Children's Program
Decorate the Library!
Running at the same time as the House Tour on December 7th (4:00pm–7:00pm), your child can help decorate the library for winter! Have them join us while we make our own winter decorations and display them in the library for all to see! Children ages 5 to 10 will enjoy stories, crafts and yummy pizza. Registration and $20/child fee can be made at the Jenkintown Library OR via bookwhen.com/jenkintownlibrary AND Venmo: @JenkintownLibrary (comment “Children's Program + Last Name(s)”). Be sure to register by Friday, December 6th, as this is a limited-space program.
Books & Baubles Sale
Fill Up a Bag For Only $5
Be sure to stop by our Books & Baubles Sale in the bookstore on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. We have a large selection of wonderful books that you can grab for just $5 a bag, as well as beautiful pre-owned jewelry available at great prices. Stock up and save, all while supporting your local library.
Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
Grab the Whole Family!
Join us in creating your very own Thanksgiving Table decorations on Saturday, November 23rd from 2:30pm–3:30pm. We will be joined by Ruth Fuelleborn, who will be presenting and demonstrating how to make a beautiful floral centerpiece. We will also have all the supplies you need for designing your own Thanksgiving-themed name cards, which is a great activity for the little ones. Be sure to register in advance at the library or via bookwhen.com/jenkintownlibrary by Wednesday, November 20th, as this program is limited to 12 families.