Month: August 2016

Drumore Quaker Meetinghouse and Cemetery Book Presentation

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Join us Tuesday, September 20th from 6 to 8 PM in the Charles X. Carlson Room and meet D. Douglas Miller, the author of Drumore Quakers’ Precious Habitation.  He and the photographer, Kris Miller, will talk about the photographs and book during a slide presentation and discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.  Copies of the book will be available for sale afterwards and all proceeds go to the Drumore Cemetery Association.  The Association is responsibile for the upkeep and preservation of the property since the meeting itself was “laid down” in 1936.

Afternoon Book Club to discuss Circling the Sun

Afternoon Book Club meets on Wednesday, September 14th at 1:30 p.m.

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 Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. – taken from Amazon 8/22/2016.

New Program for Fall 2016

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Introducing: Danger Club! If you love science, this is the club for you. We’ll be doing a different hands-on experiment or activity each month! Examples include: catapults, robot coding, rockets, and more.

Danger Club with meet monthly, on Saturdays at 2pm. The scheduled dates for fall 2016 are:

September 24

October 15

November 12

December 17

Registration is recommended, to ensure that there are enough supplies for everyone. Best for children ages 8 – 12.

Please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.

Find out more information here.

Teen Reading Challenge Winner!

We have a winner of the Teen Reading Challenge! This year’s winner of the new Kindle Fire is Anne Russell of Quarryville! She was one of twenty-one entrants in the contest. All entrants read ten books in ten categories to enter to raffle for the new Kindle Fire.

The entrants read a lot of different kinds of books, from plays to novels, for the contest. We hope to run this contest again next year, with ten new categories.

Congratulations to Anne!

September Youth & Family Programs

Wednesday, August 31

chicken reading to chicks10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

 

Thursday, September 1

parachute play10 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

6:30 pm: Family Movie Night
Join us for a FREE movie and popcorn in a family friendly atmosphere! All ages welcome – Movies Rated G or PG. Please call for this month’s title! Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

 

Friday, September 2

10:30 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Button: Teen Leadership Group5 pm: Teen Leadership Group
A new volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the new Teen Leadership Group at the Quarryville Library! This is a group of teens who volunteer to plan, promote, and run teen programming in the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Night @the Library
After-hours Teen Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

 

Wednesday, September 7

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

Thursday, September 8

chess piece6 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club, for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Please bring your chess set. Second and fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

 

 

Friday, September 9

chicken reading to chicks10:30 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

 

 

Wednesday, September 14

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

Thursday, September 15

two lego blocks6:30 pm: Lego Block Party
On the third Thursday of the month, we gather together to build creations out of Lego® Bricks. Each month we will choose a different theme to build about. Participants should NOT bring their own Legos®, only Library Legos® will be used, because creations will be displayed in the children’s area of the library all month long, for all to see! So join us for some creative building fun!
(All ages welcome)

 

Friday, September 16

Family Place Libraries9:30 – 10:30 am: 1,2,3…Play with Me!
This 5-week series is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three. Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Ages birth to three, with a caregiver.)

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

Button: Anime Club with an Anime character spinning pen5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this new club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. Third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

 

Wednesday, September 21

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

Thursday, September 22

chess piece6 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club, for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Please bring your chess set. Second and fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

 

Friday, September 23

Family Place Libraries9:30 – 10:30 am: 1,2,3…Play with Me!
This 5-week series is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three. Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Ages birth to three, with a caregiver.)

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

 

Saturday, September 24

science logo slider2 – 2:45 pm: Danger Club
If you love science, check out Danger Club! We’ll be doing a different hands-on experiment or activity each month! Examples include: catapults, robot coding, rockets, and more. Registration recommended: please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Ages 8-12 years.)

 

Thursday, September 29

parachute play10 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

 

Friday, September 30

Family Place Libraries9:30 – 10:30 am: 1,2,3…Play with Me!
This 5-week series is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three. Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Ages birth to three, with a caregiver.)

 

Ukulele

The Ukulele has arrived!

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The Ukulele and tuner have arrived at the Quarryville Library and are ready to circulate! Ask for it at the Service Desk.

The ukulele circulates with basic chord instructions, as well as some song sheets provided by the local ukulele enthusiast group, Ukulele Uprising. This group meets weekly, every Tuesday at 7:30 pm, at the VisionCorps Building (formerly Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired), on 244 N Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603.

Find out more about the circulating ukuleles from the LSLC’s press release.

There is a collection of ten ukuleles available for the library to borrow, to be used for a ukulele club! If this sounds like something you’d like at the Quarryville Library, please let Randi (717-806-1804, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org) know!

 

 

 

Announcing: the Winners of the Summer Art Showcase!

The judges met on Friday, August 5th, to decide the winners for this year’s Summer Art Showcase. The competition was fierce, with the pool composed of 7 entries in the under 12 category, 9 entries in the teen category, and 6 entries in the adult category. After careful discussion, the judges have chosen the following  winners:

Child (age under 12)

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Dreamer SAS

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First: Blake Jenkins for her entry, “Monopoly” (pencil and colored pencil on paper).

Second: Lauren Yoder for her entry, “Dreamer” (marker on paper).

Honorable Mention: Olianna Oravitz for her entry, “Untitled” (paint on paper).

Teen (ages 13-19)

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First: Mindy Jo Beiler, for her entry, “Skullflower” (graphite on paper).

Second: Julia Anastasio, for her entry, “Untitled (Anime Girl)” (colored pencil on paper).

Honorable Mention: Kelly Callahan, for her entry, “Quarryville Library” (acrylic on canvas).

Adult (age 20+)

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First: Donald Raugh, for his entry, “Marigolds” (copper and wood sculpture).

Second: Randi Kennedy, for her entry, “Winter” (beaded necklace and earring set).

Honorable Mention: Kris Fernandez, for her entry, “Abstract Shapes” (colored pencil on paper).

 

The winners were announced at the reception on Friday evening, and the art will remain on display until August 13th.

Thank you to all the entrants: you helped make this program a HUGE success and the judges had a very difficult time choosing the winners!