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Holmesburg Library representatives appear at civic association meeting

Two Holmesburg Library officials spoke at last week’s Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.

Manager/children’s librarian Paul Daka and adult/teen librarian David Koch outlined programs and other events.

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The library, at 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), offers monthly meetings of book, poetry and anime clubs. A CareerLink representative is at the library every Tuesday.

There are computers at the library for the public to use.

Educationally, the library offers a preschool program, after-school help with homework and projects, parent workshops and a summer reading program that includes book and prize giveaways.

The next book club meeting will be Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

A Drop-in Media Lab program will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The program will include information on video, audio and stop-motion animation.

The Friends of Holmesburg Library supports programs at the library.

Daka and Koch invited people to stop by to sign up for a library card.

More information can be found on the library’s Facebook page.

In other news from the Jan. 14 meeting:

• The operators of the proposed ScoopAffles Waffle Cones introduced themselves and said they want to open at 3310 Welsh Road. They will return to a meeting in the near future to make a formal presentation, and members will vote on their plan.

• Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network will sponsor its seventh annual Empty Plate Dinner on Saturday, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8504 Frankford Ave. The evening will include raffles, prizes and an all-you-can-eat feast featuring specialties from more than 70 local restaurants. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under pay $10. For $5, guests can enjoy unlimited wine and beer. Giant supermarket is the main sponsor. Other sponsors include City Councilman Bobby Henon and state Rep. Jared Solomon. Proceeds will benefit PIHN’s homeless initiative. For more information, call 215-247-4663, Ext. 137 or visit philashelter.org. ••

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