UCLS Announces September 2016 Events

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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 September 2016. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the UCLS website at www.UnionCountyLibraries.org

The libraries will be closed Monday, September 5th to observe Labor Day.

The Public Library for Union County

Adult/Teen Programs

Knitting

Mondays, 10:30 am

Knitters of all skill levels are invited to bring their needles, yarn and projects and join the knitting group.

Mah Jongg

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm

A group for those familiar with the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game who gather to socialize and play.

Zen Meditation

Thursdays, 10:00 am

Join Zen meditation leader Ed Oberholtzer and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172.

Coloring Relaxation for Adults

Friday, September 2 & 16 – 1:00 pm

Sit. Relax. Color. Repeat. The library provides pens, blank paper and coloring pages for you to color or you may bring your own coloring supplies. This group meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Be part of the coloring craze!

Chair Yoga

Tuesday, September 6 – 12:30 pm

Learn yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair with Paula Christy, certified yoga instructor from the Whole Life Society in New Berlin. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. The program occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Social Media 101

Thursday, September 8 – 6:00 pm &

Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm

Jeff Seebold, Technology Training Services Coordinator, reviews the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Learn the differences between each of them and how to add these social media apps for your smartphone and tablet. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Women’s Baseball League in WWII

Saturday, September 10 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

League of Their Own baseball players Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson of the Rockford Peaches and Joanne McComb of the Springfield “Sallies” share their experiences. The Rockford Peaches is the team that the movie League of Their Own was based on. This program is presented in conjunction by the Union County July 4th Veterans’ Committee. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Essential Oils Workshop Series

If you are looking for natural healthy alternatives and a bit of time out for yourself, please join certified aromatherapist and owner of Sunset Essentials, Carol Hollister for a four week series of hands-on introductory workshops. Each participant can learn about the origins and benefits of essential oils and create an original blend to take home at the end of each class. All supplies are provided.

·     Getting to Know Essential Oils – Monday, September 12 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

·     Cold and Flu Fighters – Monday, September 19 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

·     Sweet Slumber – Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

·     Green Cleaning for the Health Of It – Monday, October 3 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost is $35.00 per workshop. Special $15.00 discount for those who sign up and pay for all 4 workshops on or by September 12.

Library Book Group

Thursday, September 15 – 7:00 pm

The book group is discussing Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig.

Energetic Self Care Class Series

Monday, September 19 & 26 & October 3, 10 & 17 – 6:30 pm

Join Nancy Giuntini, a Usui Reiki Master Teacher specializing in Asian healing arts, to discover effective self-care techniques from varying Asian traditions. Every class concludes with Reiki touch for each person to seal, augment and strengthen the healing work practiced that night. For more information visit http://www.lewisburgreiki.com/. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Author Visit with Carrie Anne Noble

Tuesday, September 20 – 7:00 pm

Carrie Anne Noble visits the library to read the first chapter of her book The Mermaid’s Sister. Following the reading she discusses writing and answers questions. Carrie is a winner of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction and The Realm Award for Speculative Novel of the Year. For more information on the author, visit http://www.carrienoble.com/. Copies of her book are available for purchase. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Pet Loss Support

Tuesday, September 27 – 7:00 pm

A licensed family therapist is here to support those needing some help in saying goodbye to their furry friend in an atmosphere that is compassionate to those experiencing the grief of loss of a pet. Bring a photo or story to share if you like. This group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Master Gardeners: Fall Perennials

Tuesday, September 27 – 6:30 pm

Larissa from Country Cupboard Gardens provides information about fall perennials, such as chrysanthemums, and preparing fall planters. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Children’s Programs

Baby Discover

Friday, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – 11:00 am

Stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays for babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers. Young toddlers are also welcome.

Toddler Discover

Tuesdays Starting September 6 – 9:30 am

Enjoy stories read out loud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills in children ages 1 and 2 and their parents or caregivers. American Sign Language is used as part of the program. Siblings are welcome to come along.

Preschool Discover

Tuesdays Starting September 6 – 10:00 am

This weekly story time is for children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers and includes stories, flannel boards and activities along with a craft. After a small break, Preschool Discover begins again August 23rd. Registration is required so that enough materials are provided. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visiting the library.

A.B.C. Play With Me Parent/Child Workshop

Starting Wednesday, September 7 & Saturday, September 10 – 10:00 am

This is a five week Parent/Child program for children ages 12 to 40 months and their parents/caregivers. In addition to an uninterrupted hour of play, a resource professional from the community is present to talk with parents/caregivers about specific themes, which include literacy, nutrition, speech and language, music and movement, and child development. Parents need to register so that enough materials are provided. Walk-ins will be able to participate if spots are available. Register today by calling 570-523-1172 or visiting the library.

What’s the Big Idea?

Thursday, September 1 – 6:00 pm

A monthly STEM program uses stories to focus on science and math skills for pre-K and kindergarten children and their families. This month’s theme is “More than Counting”. Registration is requested so that enough materials are provided but walk-ins are welcomed. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Lego Night

Thursday, September 8 & 22 – 6:30 pm

Whether you’re a great Lego builder or a first timer, this is the place for you! Work on your own creation or build together as a team. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your creations, which are displayed in the library until the next Lego night.

Mother to Mother: Breastfeeding Class

Saturday, September 10 – 10:00 am

Mothers-to-be and mothers and babies are invited to attend this breastfeeding class. Ruth Tincoff, an experienced breastfeeding mother accredited by Breastfeeding USA, provides information and support. Share your joys and challenges and learn from other mothers. Questions and community support are encouraged. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Preschool Tinkerlab

Thursday, September 15 – 6:30 pm

Children ages 3-5 and their parent/caregiver are invited to explore and tinker at stations that revolve around the same theme. Play Dough Picassos is the theme for September. Children may stay at one station for the whole hour or explore each station. Although directions and suggestions are provided, every activity is designed to be explored independently. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Cradle Group

Saturday, September 17 – 10:00 am

Learn about the benefits of using your placenta for postpartum recovery. Discuss do-it-yourself options as well as professional referrals in/around the area. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Junk Box Wars

Monday, September 19 – 6:30 pm

Create a device using pieces of junk that launches a bouncy ball at a target to earn points. This STEM program is for children ages 7-12. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Herr Memorial Library

Adult and Teen Programs

Special Stitches Knitting Group

Wednesdays, 11:00 am

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

Thursday’s Threads Cross-Stitch Class

Thursdays, 10:00 am

Thursday’s Threads, an adult class for cross-stitchers, meets at Herr Memorial Library. Register by calling the library at 570-966-0831.

Evening Cross-Stitch Class

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An adult class for cross-stitchers that meets at the Herr Memorial Library. Register by calling the library at 570-966-0831.

Game On for Teens

Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get your game on at the library! Play board games and video games provided by the library. Teens are invited to bring in games they want to share. Food and refreshments are provided. No registration is required.

Locker Crafts for Teens 
Tuesday, September 6 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Are you sick of looking at your plain, empty, unorganized locker? Come to the library to make some crafts to spiff up your locker. We’ll make things like magnet holders, book covers, organizers, and more! No registration required.

Breakout for Teens

Tuesday, September 13 – 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tackle the Breakout Edu Challenge! Once “locked in” you have to follow clues, fight against the clock, and work with your team to solve the puzzle in order to breakout of the room. Register to attend by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

Movie Night for Teens

Tuesday, September 20 – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Watch Captain America Civil War and enjoy some popcorn! Which side are you on? No registration is required.

Social Media 101

Tuesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Jeff Seebold, Technology Training Services Coordinator, reviews the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Learn the differences between each of them and how to add these social media apps for your smartphone and tablet. Register to attend by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

Banned Books Week for Teens

Monday, September 26 – 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop in during teen space hours and get your mugshot taken for your “crime” of reading banned books. Checkout a book from the banned and challenged book list. Don’t forget to tell us what freedom to read means to you. No registration is required.

Children’s Programs

Baby Discover

Wednesdays starting September 7 – 10:00 am

For children from birth to 18 months of age and their caregivers to enjoy stories read aloud, an introduction to sign language, free play time, sensory exploration, and much more. A great opportunity for both caregivers and children to bond, socialize and make new friends. Register by calling 570-966-0831 or stopping by the circulation desk of the library.

Toddlers Discover

Thursdays starting September 8 – 10:00 am

This class is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. This free class offers a fun, safe and educational learning environment that includes weekly themes, stories read aloud, arts and crafts projects, free play time, sensory exploration, educational games, sing-a-longs, music and movement activities and a Discover More At Home weekly newsletter. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 570-966-0831 or stop by the circulation desk of the library to register.

Preschool Discover

Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September 7 – 10:45 am

This program is for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. It is a free class that offers a fun, safe and educational learning environment that includes weekly themes, stories read aloud, circle time (to include weather, calendar, class pet, show-and-tell), arts and crafts projects, sensory exploration, educational games and activities and a Discover More At Home weekly newsletter. Space is limited and registration is required, call 570-966-0831 or stop by the circulation desk of the library to register.

Susquehanna Valley Homeschoolers Association Scholastic Book Fair

August 29, 30, 31 and September 1.– All Day

Held in the new community room, parents, caregivers and teachers are able to select from a wide variety of Scholastic Books. Find picture books, fun books, easy readers, chapter books, reference, fun activity and middle grade fiction. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check and credit card and sales tax will apply. Proceeds will benefit the Herr Memorial Library. This book fair is made possible by Susquehanna Valley Homeschoolers Association. For more information, stop by the circulation desk of the library or call 570-966-0831.

Girls & Dolls Book Club

Saturday, September 17 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Celebrate reading with excerpts from stories and participating in make and take crafts, activities, games and more. This club is for children ages 5 and up and meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Each club meeting features a different character or theme and celebrates holidays and events throughout the year. The first club meeting features Grace from American Girl®. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 570-966-0831 or visiting the circulation desk of the library.

West End Library

Adult Programs

Live Your Best Life: A Free Program to Help You Manage Your Health Conditions

Thursdays, starting September 8 – 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you have a chronic health condition that impacts your life? You are not alone. Join others with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, heart failure, a breathing problem or other health issues that alter your lifestyle. Learn how to manage pain and fatigue, improve psychological well-being, communicate with family, friends and health professionals, and gain the benefits of exercise and good nutrition through this seven week program. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.  A free book, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, is included. This program is sponsored by Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc., Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, and Geisinger Health Plan. Registration is required for this class. Register to attend by visiting the library or calling 570-922-4773.

A Social Game of Cards

Friday, September 9 – Noon

Enjoy a fun afternoon filled with card games. Bring your lunch and play card games with other card-loving adults. Among the requested games is Pinochle. This is a regular program held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Register to attend by visiting the library, calling 570-922-4773 or registering online.

West End Readers

Monday, September 12 – 6:30 pm

The group discusses books by Jayne Ann Krentz. Jayne also uses two other pen names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. The book group meetings are free, informal and open to the public and meet the first Monday of each month except July. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

West End Crafters

Friday, September 16 – 1:00 pm

Color, craft, knit, crochet, quilt, sew or learn a new craft. The group meets the third Friday of each month and is free and open to all abilities. 

Social Media 101

Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Jeff Seebold, Technology Training Services Coordinator reviews the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Learn the differences between each of them and how to add these social media apps for your smartphone and tablet. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

Children’s Programs

Discover

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Discover is a preschool story time for children up to age 5 along with a parent or grandparent. This program has a weekly theme with read-aloud stories, age-appropriate activities and crafts, musical instruments and songs. Adults will be offered a take-home paper with theme-related crafts, rhymes, snacks, and suggested “getting ready for kindergarten” activities. Register to attend by visiting the library, calling 570-922-4773 or registering online.

West End Homeschoolers

Friday, September 2 – 1:00 pm

Anyone currently homeschooling or interested in gaining more information on getting started are invited to join this group which meets the first Friday of each month to share ideas and materials. Participants are encouraged to attend as their schedules permit. Bring the kids along to read a book, use the library or meet with friends. Joining this group does not require you to attend every month.

CitizenMe iCivics Program

Friday, September 23 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pennsylvania Representative Fred Keller visits the library to present a program for school age and homeschool students and their parents about what it means to be a citizen of the United States and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Register to attend by visiting the library, calling 570-922-4773 or registering online.

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