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Richmond Library programs

Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is now offering limited in-person programming to the public.

The library will be open for browsing and hold pickups on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a limited capacity and a 30-minute limit per person. No computer use permitted on these days. No appointments necessary for hold pickups during these hours only.

The library will be open for computer use and hold pickups by appointment only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be a limit of three computers at a time for use and a 30-minute limit per person.

Masks must be worn at all times. Social distancing will be enforced. The drop box will be open 24/7.

A storywalk is posted on the fence surrounding the perimeter of the property. Each book will be changed about every three to four weeks.

Virtual Storytime and Activi-day Thursday will continue on the library’s Facebook page. 

Take-and-make kits will be available to pick up at the front of the library on select Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Each kit contains instructions for crafts and all or almost all of the supplies needed, plus some bonus activity ideas. There will also be video instructions and upcoming dates posted on the Facebook page.

Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-serve. ••


Portside closing reception

A closing reception for “Mexican Folk Art by Veronica Ponce de Leon” will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Portside Arts Center Studio at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Studio #12.

For more details, visit  www.portsideartscenter.org. ••


Veterans Day memorial service

The Bridesburg Lawton VFW Post #2, 4638 Richmond St., will celebrate Veterans Day with a memorial service at the post on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. 

Fellow veterans, friends and neighbors are invited to join in this remembrance and salute to all veterans.

Light refreshments will be available following the service.  

For more details, call 215-537-0187. ••


Boy Scout Troop 120 seeking members

Boys ages 11 to 18 looking for adventure are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 120.

Troop meetings are held Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at St. John Cantius Church, 4415 Almond St., in the basement of the school.

For more details, email Bridesburg.unit120@gmail.com. ••


Programming at Portside

Full-time and part-time options are available for Portside Creative Classroom.

The classroom is a daily in-person program where children are assisted with school work, able to socialize with friends and instructed in arts education for a portion of each day.

The program is for children in grades preK 4 to fifth grade.

Kids and adult classes are available at the Cherry Street Pier space, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Classes include upholstery for ages 18-plus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Family Art Night for all ages on first Fridays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Teen Artist Workshop for ages 11 to 17 on Saturdays, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; and Saturday Youth Classes for ages 4 to 10, on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit www.portsideartscenter.org for more details and to enroll or call 215-427-1514. ••


Palmer Park Saturday Sweep

Friends of Fishtown at Palmer Park will host cleanups at Palmer Park, Frankford Avenue and Palmer Street, every Saturday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., weather permitting.

All tools will be sanitized, or volunteers can bring their own.

Groups of 25 or fewer are permitted, masks must be worn, and appropriate distance must be maintained.

For more details, visit the Friends of Fishtown at Palmer Park Facebook page. ••

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