Month: December 2016

One Book, One Community for 2017

Rose Under Fire is a must read novel regardless of your genre preference!  Rose Justice is an eighteen-year-old pilot who hails from Central Pennsylvania.  She volunteers to serve in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II.  In a brave attempt to ram a “flying bomb” mid-air, her plane crosses into enemy territory.  Rose is captured and sent to Ravensbrück, a concentration camp.  She meets women with deeply tragic yet heroic stories struggling to survive at the camp.  They band together and protect one another from their German captors.  Elizabeth Wein does not shy away from the atrocities committed during the war as she tells an endearing story of friendship, loyalty and self-sacrifice.   Go to http://www.oboc.org/ to find out more about this community read.

January 2017 Youth & Family Programs

Thursday, January 5

10 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)

Movie Projector6:30 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, January 6

5:30 – 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. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Thursday, January 12

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

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, January 13

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: Teen Leadership Group5 pm: Teen Leadership Group Meeting
A volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the 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. This month we’re playing Minute to Win It, some come ready to compete!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, January 14

dungeons and dragons logo1 pm – 4:30 pm: Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

Thursday, January 19

10 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)

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, January 20

kids yoga with kids creating the letters with poses10:30 am: Yoga Story Time
This new story time program will teach basic yoga positions using favorite children’s books. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat!
(Best for children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers.)

 

5:30 – 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. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, January 21

10 am – 2 pm: Legopalooza!
Located at Wrightsdale Baptist Church, 310 Little Britain Rd, Peach Bottom, PA 17563
It’s a celebration of creativity, imagination, and, of course, Legos! Visit our Lego stations, each organized by a different local organization. Complete a challenge at each station and enter to win a prize! Presented by the Quarryville Library, Wrightsdale Baptist Church, Solid Rock, Elizabethtown Public Library, and Oxford Public Library.
(All ages welcome.)

Thursday, January 26

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

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, January 27

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, January 28

dungeons and dragons logo1 pm – 4:30 pm: Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

New Bookmobile Stop in 2017!

The Bookmobile will stop at Wrightsdale Baptist Church (310 Little Britain Rd, Peach Bottom, PA 17563) on the second Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Books can be ordered for pick-up from any Lancaster library by request through your online library account or Quarryville Library’s circulation department at 717-786-1336.  Please call the Quarryville Library with any questions.

Mitten Tree Donations Being Accepted at Quarryville Library

Public Libraries throughout Lancaster County will hold their 17th annual Mitten Tree Campaign beginning on Monday, November 21.  Librarians from the county’s public libraries, in the spirit of holiday giving, will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, earmuffs and umbrellas that will benefit children & families served by Lancaster County Children & Youth Services.   The public libraries in Lancaster County will participate in this year’s project.  Items will also be collected on the Bookmobile. Donations may be made from Monday, November 21 – Friday, December 16, 2016.

The Mitten Tree project has been hugely successful during the past sixteen years.  Last year the project netted nearly 5,000 donations.  Lancaster County’s Children and Youth Social Service Agency will oversee a portion of the distribution to children throughout the county, while most of the items will be given to churches and service agencies in local library communities.

Children & Youth Director of Quality Assurance, Amy M. Campbell, said of the project, “The Mitten Tree Project is an invaluable resource for the families of Lancaster County.  We are so fortunate to reside in such a generous community.  The donated hats, gloves and scarfs provide warmth and protection for some of our most neediest of families.”

Lancaster County’s Children and Youth Social Service Agency serves over 4,000 children throughout Lancaster County.  Individuals interested in participating should bring new, unwrapped mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, umbrellas and earmuffs to any of the public library locations during their hours of operation.  Visit this link to find out your library’s hours of operation: local public library.

NEW Kits Teach Kids about STEM

stack_of_STEM_kitsQuarryville Library would like to announce a new collection: STEM kits for children ages 4-11.

STEM is an acronym for Science-Technology-Engineering-Math, and the kits are designed to help children learn basic principles in these areas.

This new collection is composed of eleven separate kits, each with a theme. The themes vary: three kits are based on fairy tales, another three are based on folk tales, and several more are more straight-forward, science themes, like motion, buoyancy, and magnets. We’re hoping that these kits will be especially useful to our local homeschooling families.

Here is a list of the kits and their topics.

The new kits can be found with the parenting and education collection, in the children’s area of the library.

Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 with questions.

 

Adriana Trigiani to speak at 2017 Author Luncheon!

NY Times best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani to speak at 2017 Author Luncheon!

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Adriana Trigiani is coming to Lancaster County!  The award-winning author will appear at the 2017 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.   The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the luncheon, which is a fundraising event for public libraries in Lancaster County.  “Trigiani’s appearance is generating much excitement among readers who look forward to hearing about her upcoming book, Kiss Carlo.” says Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, public relations manager for the Library System and committee member on The Council of Friends.

About the Author
Adriana Trigiani, Italian American best-selling author, is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table and All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

About Adriana’s upcoming book, Kiss Carlo
Adriana Trigiani explores the vibrant, complex Italian-American experience in this dazzling novel that brings to life the golden years of post-war America—a celebration of ambition, risk, love, reinvention and one remarkable family with a secret. It’s 1949 in south Philadelphia. Diligent, hard-working and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons. Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left.  A captivating, multilayered novel about the power of family secrets, the triumph of true love over grief, and the courage to risk everything for the American dream, Italian style.

To learn more about Adriana Trigiani, visit her website: https://www.facebook.com/adrianatrigiani

Tickets for the 2017 luncheon will go on sale January 2, 2017.  Cost is $45 per ticket, which includes lunch, a reserved copy of Kiss Carlo and the author presentation.  Contact Sue Newswanger at 717-354-8016 or email at news1165@gmail.com to purchase tickets.  Checks should be made payable to The Council of Friends.

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