UCLS announces September 2014 Events

UCLS announces September 2014 Events

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

The Public Library for Union County – Lewisburg
Teen & Adult Programs
Chair Yoga
Tuesday, September 2 – 12:30 pm
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.

Zen Meditation
Thursday, September 4 – 11:30 am
This is an introduction to Zen meditation. Ed Oberholtzer practice of zazen uses Koan introspection. Ed Oberholtzer is a Zen Buddhist Priest. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172.

Meet Beverly Lewis
Monday, September 8 – 3:00 pm
Stop in and meet Beverly Lewis and enjoy a book signing. She will have copies of the book to sign and buy. Beverly Lewis is an award-winning, bestselling author. She is making 25 stops through Pennsylvania and Maryland in promotion of The River, a stand-alone novel set in Lancaster County. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Protect Your Devices: Malware and Anti-Virus
Saturday, September 13 – 1:00 pm
Ever heard of the terms malware or anti-virus? This program explains what Malware is and how that can affect computers, tablets, and smartphones. Other topics of discussion include scams that are going on today, anti-virus software and why it is good to have it on your mobile device and best practices when downloading from the web or an app store. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Library Book Group
Thursday, September 18 – 7:00 pm
This month selected title is The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Book group meetings are free, informal and open to the public.

Mother to Mother
Saturday, September 20 – 10:00 am
Mothers to be, mothers and babies are invited to attend this breastfeeding class. Share your joys and challenges and learn from other mothers. Questions and community support are encouraged. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Protect Your Devices: Malware and Anti-Virus
Monday, September 22 – 6:00 pm
Ever heard of the terms malware or anti-virus? This program explains what Malware is and how that can affect computers, tablets, and smartphones. Other topics of discussion include scams that are going on today, anti-virus software and why it is good to have it on your mobile device and best practices when downloading from the web or an app store. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Master Gardeners – Growing Perennials
Tuesday, September 23 – 6:30 pm
Two Master Gardeners, Kim Ranck and Kim Barker, are on hand to discuss how to selecting and cultivating perennials. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Poetry and Writing Workshop
Thursday, September 25 – 7:00 pm
Lester Hirsh, gifted guitarist, singer/songwriter, and poet based out of Williamsport, PA, discusses the chemistry of creative writing. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

The PA German Powwow
Tuesday, September 30 – 7:00 pm
Local historian, Bruce Teeple shares the history of the PA German Powwow. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Children Programs
Baby Discover
Friday, September 5 & 19 – 11:00 am
This story time is for babies up to one year old and their parents or caregivers and includes stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays. Registration is not required. Young toddlers are also welcomed.

Preschool Discover
Tuesdays, 10:00 am
Wednesdays, 10:00 am
There are stories, flannel boards and activities along with a craft. This story time is for children three to five years-old and their parents or caregivers. Registration is required so that enough materials are provided. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Toddler Discover
Tuesdays, 9:30 am
Wednesdays, 9:30 am
The regular story time features stories read out loud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills in children. American Sign Language will be used as part of the program. This program is for the children ages one and two. The Wednesday morning program is a repeat of the Tuesday morning program. Registration is not required. Siblings are welcome to come along.

What’s the Big Idea
Thursday, September 4 – 6:30 pm
“What's the Big Idea” program uses stories to focus on science and math skills for preK and Kindergarten children and their families. It is held once a month on the first Thursday of the month.
 
Art Lab
Tuesday, September 9, 16, & 23 – 6:30 pm
Art Lab is a 5 week program for children in first through sixth grade that explores various art mediums used by picture book illustrators. Registration is required so that enough materials are provided. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Lego Club
Thursday, September 11 & 25 – 6:30 pm
Elementary age children can get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos provided by the library. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Registration is not required.

Tales to Tails
Monday, September 15 – 4:00 pm
Children who are able to read are encouraged to participate in the program Tales for Tails. Be on the lookout for more details. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Let’s Explore Science
Thursday, September 18 – 6:30 pm
Each month children in second through sixth grade try experiments that pertain to different fields of science. Registration is required so enough materials are provided. Younger children may need adult assistant. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

A…B…C… Play with Me
Friday, September 19 & Saturday, September 20 – 10:00 am
This program runs consecutively for five weeks. During each session, the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them in the rewarding but challenging task of parenting a toddler. Each session focuses on a different theme including Literacy, Nutrition, Speech and Language, Music and Movement, and Child Development. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Daddy Story Time
Saturday, September 20 – 10:00 am
Children of any age are welcomed to attend along with their special male grown-up.  There will be read aloud stories, finger plays, songs and a craft.  Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Pete the Cat Purrgram
Monday, September 22 – 10:00 am & 6:30 pm
Come and enjoy a purrfect program with the ever popular Pete the Cat. There are stories, songs, crafts, and learning centers. This program is for children up to and including kindergarten and their parents. Older siblings are welcome to come along.

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 leads this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required.

Protect your devices: Malware and Anti-Virus
Monday, September 29 – 6:00 pm
Ever heard of the terms malware or anti-virus? This program explains what Malware is and how that can affect computers, tablets, and smartphones. Other topics of discussion include scams that are going on today, anti-virus software and why it is good to have it on your mobile device and best practices when downloading from the web or an app store. Register to attend by calling 570-966-0831 or by visiting the library.

Children Programs
Babies Discover Class Fall Session (birth to 18 months)
Wednesday, September 10 – December 3 - 9:30 am
The Herr Memorial Library presents the Babies Discover Class Fall Session for babies up to age 18 months. This free class offers a fun and educational learning environment that include stories read aloud, sensory exploration, free play time, sing-a-longs and music & movement activities. This class provides an excellent opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 570-966-0831 or stop by the circulation desk of the library.

Toddler Discover Fall Session (18 months – 3 years)
Thursdays, September 11 – December 4 – 9:30 am
This free class offers a fun and educational learning environment which includes weekly themes, stories read aloud, arts & crafts projects, sensory exploration, educational games, sing-a-longs, music & movement activities and a Discover More At Home weekly newsletter. This class provides an excellent opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 570-966-0831 or stop by the circulation desk of the library.

Preschool Discover Fall Session (3 years – 5 years)
Wednesdays, September 10 – December 3 - 10:15 am
Thursdays, September 11 – December 4 – 10:15 am
This free class offers a fun and educational learning environment, which will include weekly themes, stories read aloud, circle time to include weather, calendar & show-and-tell, as well as, arts & crafts projects, sensory exploration, educational games, sing-a-longs, music & movement activities and a Discover More At Home weekly newsletter. This class provides an excellent opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 570-966-0831 or stop by the circulation desk of the library.

West End Library – Laurelton
Adult Programs
Needlecraft and Friendship
Friday, September 19 – 1:00 p.m.
Interested in trying something new? This group is knitting and crocheting items for babies and children to be sent to World Vision. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendship the third Friday of each month.

Protect your devices: Malware and Anti-Virus
Monday, September 15 – 6:30 pm
Ever heard of the terms malware or anti-virus? This program explains what Malware is and how that can affect computers, tablets, and smartphones. Other topics of discussion include scams that are going on today, anti-virus software and why it is good to have it on your mobile device and best practices when downloading from the web or an app store. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773 or by visiting 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.

West End Lego Club
Thursday, September 25 – 6:30 pm
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). This program continues on the fourth Thursday of the month through December. Please register to attend by calling the library at (570) 922-4773.

(Information from Bridgette N. Thompson

Marketing Coordinator

Union County Library System)
 
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