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Save the date for “Flow Circus” at the Abington Community Library! Paul and Dawn Miller’s juggling, mime and variety show will take place Monday afternoon, April 22, from 4 to 5 pm to promote financial literacy to youngsters age three through 10 years old. The show is under the sponsorship of PNC Bank as part of their “Grow Up Great” initiative and “For You, For Me, For Later: Saving, Spending and Sharing” programs. Paul’s comedy routine together with his juggling skills involve the children in the audience in a show that provides fun as well as learning. Pre-registration is necessary by calling the library at 587.3440 or stopping in the Children’s Room where there is a sign-up sheet.

A new collection of eight DVDs for teens and adults from “Video Bread” promotes the craft of home baking, not only bread but also muffins, sweet rolls, and pizza. Look for the following:

“Video Bread,” “Video Bread Basics, and “Video Bread Machine” - Learn how to make everything from white bread and rye bread, Italian and French bread, to buns, rolls and pies. In these three separate cooking classes, the process is explained in detail from start to finish by way of visual step-by-step instructions for both the beginner or for an experienced bread baker who needs a refresher course. Make bread for a fraction of the cost of store-bought loaves.

“Video Pizza,” “Video Pizza 2000,” and “Public Pizza” – Make a great pizza at home on your first attempt for less than two dollars, with dough and sauce made from scratch. The straight-forward approach used in these three shows is fool-proof. Even teens and children can learn how to make great pizza, whether it’s “pizza by hand,” “pizza in a bread machine,” or “gourmet pizza” made with a blend of flours. Learn how to personalize those pizzas, too, with thick or thin crust, cheese the way you like it, and unique toppings.

“Video Muffins” and “Early Bird Baking” – Learn how to make muffins once a week and have them on hand for a quick breakfast or branch out and try a variety of breakfast baked goods: homemade sweet rolls, honey buns, cinnamon rolls, and coffee cake. Learn the science of what’s going on and why in the baking process, too, with these visual cooking classes.

NOTE: Registration is still open for the Spring series of daytime Story Hours for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Call the library for more information or to register children (587.3440).

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