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UCLS announces June 2014 Events

Here is the latest chapter from our friends at the Union County Library System

Town: Lewisburg/Mifflinburg/Laurelton

 

The Union County Library System—The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton—is hosting the following events in June 2014. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the UCLS website at www.unioncountylibrarysystem.com.

 

Herr Memorial Library – Mifflinburg

 

Adult Programs

 

Special Stitches Knitting Group

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.

The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required.

 

Thursday’s Threads Cross-Stitch Class

Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required.

 

Children Programs

 

Baby Discover (birth to 18 months)

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – June 11 – August 6

This free class offers a fun, safe and educational learning environment which includes weekly themes, stories read aloud, an introduction to sign language, free play time, sensory exploration and music and movement activities. This program offers an excellent opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting the circulation desk of the library or by calling 570-966-0831.

 

Summer Discover (18 months – 5 years)

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - June 12 – August 7

Fun, safe and educational learning environment which includes stories read aloud, arts & crafts projects, games and activity stations. This program offers an opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. There will be a variety of educational themes with a focus on science throughout the summer. A few themes include Color Me Happy, Sid the Science Kid Popcorn & A Show, It's A Frogs Life and Pebble Puppies. Registration for this program is required and you can register by visiting the circulation desk of the library or by calling 570-966-0831.

 

Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration

Thursday, June 12 – 7:15 p.m.

Get a sneak peak at just some of the fun we will be having this summer!  Get ready to Fizz, Boom READ!!

 

Food Science Fun!

Thursday, June 19 – 7:15 p.m.

Did you ever see raisins dance, use sprinkles to paint with or make milk into something different?  These are just a few of the activities we will be doing during Food Science Fun!

 

Let’s Make a Spark

Thursday, June 26 – 7:15 p.m.

Let's Make a Spark and learn ways to make a difference.  We will be learning about different ways that we all can help out.  Come and find out a few ways that you can make a difference!!

 

 

West End Library – Laurelton

 

Adult Programs

 

 

West End Readers

Monday, June 2 – 6:30 p.m.

This group meets the first Monday of each month except July. We will be discussing "Team of Rivals" by Doris Goodwin and will continue to read this book until the next meeting in August. We will also be having signup for the Summer Adult Reading program. Register today by calling 570-922-4773 or visit the library.

 

Needlecraft and Friendship

Friday, June 20 – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting and other needlecraft projects to the library for an afternoon of fun and friendship the third Friday of each month.

 

Escape with Free E-books this Summer

Monday, June 30 – 6:30 p.m.

Take the library with you this summer! Learn to navigate the e-branch website and how to get the e-books onto different devices. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

Children Programs

 

Discover

Tuesday’s – 10:30 a.m.

"Discover" is a story time for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers along with their parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers. A weekly theme incorporates read-aloud stories, finger plays, music and musical instruments, age-appropriate crafts, and simple activities to foster the early literacy. Some of our themes include recycling, gardening, weather, and more science-related topics to connect with the "Fizz, Boom, READ!" Summer Reading Program.

 

The Science of Magic

Thursday, June 12 – 6:30 p.m.

Magician Scott Fritz explores the science behind his magic tricks as he encourages children and adults to join in the fun of amazing their friends. Please register to attend by calling the library at (570) 922-4773.

 

Pollinator Program

Tuesday, June 17 – 10:30 a.m.

Beth Miller, of Community Partnerships Resource Conservation and Development, will visit the library during our Tuesday morning "Discover" time to celebrate the release of our "Painted Lady" butterflies which have been growing and changing in our library since mid-May. Children will also have the opportunity to plant some pollinator plants in our library flower gardens on this day. Please register to attend by calling the library at (570) 922-4773.

 

Fizz and Boom at the Library with Mr. Blatchley

Thursday, June 19 – 6:30 p.m.

Adults, families, and children of all ages are encouraged to attend a fun-fulled night of hands-on experiments hosted by retired chemistry teacher, Mr. Ronald Blatchley. Lots of “Fizz-Boom” – fun fills the evening.

 

West End Lego Club

Thursday, June 26 – 6:30 p.m.

LEGO enthusiasts, young and old, are invited to join Bob Reynolds as he shares his ENORMOUS collection of LEGO bricks. Many themed-sets are available ( Ninjago, Lord of the Rings, Pirate ships, LEGO City, etc) ...please let us know if you have a favorite in order that we may include it in our newly emerging West End LEGO Club! Please register to attend by calling the library at (570) 922-4773.

 

Butterfly Program

Friday, June 27 – 1:00 p.m.

Butterfly enthusiast and teacher, Jerry Schneider of Vermont, will present his slide presentation of butterflies and moths showcasing wing symmetry, defense mechanisms, and butterfly behavior including the remarkable monarch migration. Adults, families, and children of all ages are encouraged to join us for the afternoon. Children may bring their own plain white tees or purchase one from the presenter at a cost of $4.00 on the day of the program for a butterfly tee-shirt craft.

 

 

The Public Library for Union County – Lewisburg

 

Teen & Adult Programs

 

Photography Contest

June 2 to August 2

Entry Deadline: August 2, 2014

In conjunction with its summer reading program the library is hosting an amateur photography contest, open to all residents of Union County and the surrounding areas. The theme for this year is “Spark a Reaction” and all photos will be displayed during the month of August in the library display cases. Ribbons and a cash prize will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice winner. For complete contest rules and entry form, visit the library or go to www.publibuc.org

 

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, June 3 – 12:30 p.m.

Yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair with Paula Christy, certified yoga instructor from the Integral Yoga Center in New Berlin. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

“Eat to Win” Nutrition Workshop

Tuesday, June 3 – 7:00 p.m.

At the “Eat to WIN” Nutrition Workshop you will learn the following, how to read food labels, the major difference between weight loss and fat loss, the Macronutrient Balance that works and much more. We will raffle off a couple of gifts! So make sure to come with great expectation and your notepads ready. To register contact Trotfitness by phone (570) 412-9074 or email info@trotfitness.com

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday, June 4 & June 18 – 1:00 p.m.

Free classes for teens and adults on Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese “soft-style” martial art. Great help with balance, especially as we get older. Kit Sisson has taught Tai Chi for years at Union-Snyder Agency on Aging. Tai Chi DVD developed by Kit can be borrowed and purchased from the library. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

Escape with Free E-books this Summer

Saturday, June 7 – 11:00 a.m.

Monday, June 16 – 6:00 p.m.

Take the library with you this summer! Learn to navigate the e-branch website and how to get the e-books onto different devices. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

Meditation

Thursday, June 19 – 11:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of meditation and spend a relaxing hour centering yourself with Kip Flock. Kip Flock has been a yoga practitioner for over 10 years. For adults and teens. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

 

 

Library Book Group

Thursday, June 19 – 7:00 p.m.

The group will be discussing The Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester.

 

Author Talk

Monday, June 23 – 7:00 p.m.

Author John Olin has written a trilogy of teen books: Babaru of the South Seas
The Chocolate Dam and Red Sky. They are adventure books about a teenage boy. Mr. Olin will do readings and have books to sign and sell. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

Master Gardeners: Pesticides, Choice and Use

Tuesday, June 24 – 6:30 p.m.

A talk on Integrated Pest Management and the safe use of pesticides with Joel Imgrund, Horticultural Program Assistant at the Penn State Union County Extension. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

 

Bike Helmet Safety

Wednesday, June 25 – 10:00 a.m.

The Evangelical Community Hospital is presenting a program for families about bike helmet safety. The program emphasizes the importance of bike safety and proper bike helmet use. The program is open to everyone but will focus on children from preschool age through second grade. We are asking that parents register their children for the program so that enough materials are provided.

 

Native American History in Central PA

Thursday, June 26 – 7:00 p.m.

Local historian, Bruce Teeple, discusses the history of Native Americans in Central PA. Bruce Teeple is a writer, local historian, speaker, and columnist for the Centre Daily Times.

 

Children Programs

 

Baby Discover

Friday, June 6 & June 20 – 11:00 a.m.

This story time is for babies up to one year old and their parents or caregivers. There will be stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays. The story time is held throughout the year on the first and third Friday of each month. Registration is not required. Young toddlers are also welcomed.

 

Preschool Discover

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Starting June 10 – August 12

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – Starting June 11 – August 13

This story time is for children three to five years-old and their parents or caregivers. There will be stories, flannel board activities and a craft. Sessions will incorporate the summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read". Registration is required so that enough materials are provided for children attending. The program conducted on Tuesday is repeated on Wednesday.

 

Toddler Discover

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Starting June 10 – August 12

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – Starting June 11 – August 13

The story time features stories read out loud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills in children. American Sign Language is used as part of the program. This program is for children ages one and two. Siblings are welcome to come along. "What’s the Big Idea," which incorporates math and science, is included in the program.

 

Kids in the Garden

Monday, June 9 – 10:00 a.m.

Miss Kim and Miss Pat will show children how to plant weed and take care of a garden, as well as enjoy games and activities that deal with gardening. At the end of the summer, a kid's garden party is held that features the vegetables that are harvested. Kids In the Garden will meet every Monday morning at 10 a.m. until August 4 or August 11, depending on when the garden is ready to harvest. Children can bring their own watering can if they like.

 

Let’s Explore Science

Starting Tuesday, June 17 – 6:30 p.m.

Each week, children try experiments that pertain to a different field of science. No program on Tuesday, June 24.

 

Lego Night

Thursday, June 19 – 6:30 p.m.

If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. This is open to anyone interested. This will give children the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your creations.

 

Friday Flicks

Friday, June 20 – 2:00 p.m.

The movies will be family oriented but will vary with age interest. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be shown on June 20. The movie is rated PG and is 89 minutes long. On Friday, June 27 the library will present Bill Nye Do It Yourself Science. This movie is not rated and runs for 26 minutes. The group will be doing a few experiments that go with the DVD after the movie. This program will continue every Friday for nine weeks.

 

RU Curious

Beginning Thursday, June 26

Five programs on a variety of subjects – such as bubbles, building towers, and simple machines. Check website for times.

 

Bubble Run

Thursday, June 26 – 2:00 p.m.

Come to the library and see how many different sizes of bubbles you can make. Check out what kind of items can be used to make bubbles and learn about the science of a bubble. This program is for children of all ages. Preschoolers and toddlers may need adult assistance making the larger bubbles. Come prepared to get wet and a little messy. The program will be on the south lawn of the library.

 

Kids Art Lab

Starting Monday, June 30 – 6:30 p.m.

This is a 6 week program for children in first through sixth grade that explore various art media used by picture book illustrators.

 (Information from

Bridgette Thompson
Marketing Coordinator
Union County Library System)


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