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April Youth & Family Programs

Here are our Youth & Family programs planned for the month of April!

Wednesday, April 5

10 am – 11 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.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on
games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 8 – 10 years)

Thursday, April 6

10 – 10:30 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!
(Recommended for ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 – 11 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Recommended for ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

6:30 – 8 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, April 7

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, April 8

11 am – 3 pm: Maker Fest
A showcase of local artists, tinkers, engineers, makers, and more! If you’d like to learn about what community members are up to, or if you’re interested in learning something new, come to our maker fest! Find out what makers will be presenting.
(All ages welcome.)

1 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.)

Wednesday, April 12

10 am – 11 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.)

Thursday, April 13

10 – 10:40 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft. Now on Thursdays!
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

6 – 8 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, April 14 & Saturday, April 15

Closed

Wednesday, April 19

10 am – 11 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.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on
games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 8 – 10 years)

Thursday, April 20

10 – 10:30 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 – 11:15 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 – 7:30 pm: Lego Night
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, April 21

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, April 22

1 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.)

2 – 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!
Registration recommended: please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Ages 8-12 years.)

Tuesday, April 25

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Daniel Finds a Poem Story Time
Daniel wants to participate in the Poetry in the Park event, but first asks his animal friends for help. Join us as we read this 2017 One Book Every Young Child selection. Games, songs, and crafts will help listeners young and old to discover more of what the book has to say. And we have a free copy of the book for all children, while supplies last.
(Everyone welcome, best for ages 3 – 6.)

Wednesday, April 26

10 am – 11 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.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on
games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 8 – 10 years)

Thursday, April 27

10 – 10:40 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft. Now on Thursdays!
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

4 – 5 pm: Block Party
Get in on the fun with our new wooden blocks at our after-school Block Parties! Build with our blocks, create zoos for the animals, homes for the people, roads for our cars: the only limit is imagination! Fourth Thursday of the month.
(Best for ages 2 – 6, all ages welcome)

6 – 8 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, April 28

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.)

List of Makers Announced for April 8 Maker Fest

The Quarryville Library’s upcoming Maker Fest is fast approaching, and we’ve had a great response to our call for makers.

The makers will be demonstrating their art, craft, or talent, and hands-on teaching and learning is available for those tasks that are safe. Our list of makers includes the following:

  • Lancaster Spinners & Weavers Guild: spinning, weaving, knitting and/or crocheting – hands-on
  • Bloodstone Forge – blacksmithing
  • Make717, with either a 3D Printer or Soldering
  • Photogrammetry by Dennis Brooks – photographing an item, rendering it in a computer, and 3D printing.
  • Melted Crafts by Keri Scheid
  • Copper Crafts by Dan Raugh
  • Knitting with Peg Raugh – hands-on
  • Artist Trading Cards with Mary Ferris – hands-on
  • Building a Computer with Scott Kennedy – hands-on
  • Painting with Melody Capps – hands-on
  • Quilling with Jolene Burkholder – hands-on
  • German Stars & Bells with Karen Iesley – hands-on
  • Wood Carving with Terry Keemer
  • Quilting with Darlene Keemer – hands-on
  • Caricature Drawing with Charles Ploppert

Also available will be a selection of hands-on STEM kits, including Ozobots, Legos, Keva Planks, and more!

April 8th from 11 am – 3 pm

March Youth and Family Programs

Thursday, March 2

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!
(Recommended for 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!
(Recommended for 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, March 3

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, March 9

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

6 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, March 10

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.)

Rosie Revere Engineer Book Cover11 am – 12 noon: Delaware Museum of Natural History Presents: Animal Engineers
We’ll begin the program by reading Andrea Beaty’s beloved story Rosie Revere Engineer and discover that people aren’t the only creatures on the planet that can be engineers. Take a look at some live animals that you can find in your own backyard that take building to the next level! Registration required, please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 3—8.)

Make717 logo3 pm – 3:45 pm: Soldering 101 – RESCHEDULED TO THURS., MAY 18TH AT 5:15PM
A special program for Teen Tech Week! Come and solder electronic parts onto a small circuit board under the instruction of electronic technicians or make717 volunteers. After completion, you will be able to take the board home with you.
Registration required, limited to 18 participants. Please register with Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Ages 12 amd up.)

5 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 Talent Show
The Quarryville Library Teen Leadership Group presents a winter Teen Talent Show! Come out and show off your special skill. Music, dance, sleight-of-hand, juggling: whatever your talent, you’re welcome!
Prizes: $25 for First Place, $10 for Second Place, & Free Movie Rentals for Third Place.
Registration required, limited to 20 acts. Please register with Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, March 11

1 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, March 16

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, March 17

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, March 18

2 – 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!
Registration recommended: please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Ages 8-12 years.)

Thursday, March 23

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

wooden blocks4 pm: Block Party
Get in on the fun with our new wooden blocks at our after-school Block Parties! Build with our blocks, create zoos for the animals, homes for the people, roads for our cars: the only limit is imagination! Fourth Thursday of the month.
(Best for ages 2 – 6, all ages welcome)

6 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, March 24

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, March 25

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.)

Wednesday, March 29

10 am – 11 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.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Crazy 8s, Season 2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities. It’s math gone wild, nothing like your usual math club! Hands-on
games that get kids fired up about math! Space is limited, so please register by contacting Randi Kennedy, rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804. Please plan to attend all 8 sessions.
(Ages 8 – 10 years)

Thursday, March 30

Rosie Revere Engineer Book Cover11 am – 12 noon: Delaware Art Museum Presents: Rosie Revere, Engineer
Young minds will love this story of aspiring engineer Rosie as she learns, tinkers, tries, and tries again. After the story students will enjoy learning about some of the Delaware Art Museum’s sculptural pieces and experimenting with how the artists create something both beautiful and brilliant! Finally, each student will get to build and decorate their own pint-sized parachute to help a figurine fly. Registration required, please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 4–7.)

Friday, March 31

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Rosie & Friends: A Longwood Gardens Community Read Story Time
We’ll be reading Rosie Revere, Engineer, this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read, as well as some other stories about creativity and perseverance. We’ll also be building a cardboard city! Registration required, please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 3—8.)

Special Teen Tech Week Activities

Teen Tech Week is March 5 – 11, 2017

March 6—11: Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

There are 10 pokemon hiding in the library! Help us find them and enter to win a free book from the bookstore.

Make717 logoRESCHEDULED to May 18 AT 5:15 PM : Soldering 101

Come and solder electronic parts onto a small circuit board under the instruction of electronic technicians or make717 volunteers. After completion, you will be able to take the board home with you.

Registration required, limited to 18 participants. Please register with Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.

March 10 @ 5 pm: Teen Leadership Group Meeting

A volunteer initiative for teens! 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!

March 10 @ 5:30 pm—7:30 pm: Teen Talent Show

The Quarryville Library Teen Leadership Group presents a winter Teen Talent Show! Come out and show off your special skill. Music, dance, sleight-of-hand, juggling: whatever your talent, you’re welcome!

Prizes: $25 for First Place, $10 for Second Place, & Free Movie Rentals for Third Place.

Registration required, limited to 20 acts. Please register with Randi Kennedy at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.

 

Longwood Gardens Partnership Programs

Lologo for longwood gardensngwood Gardens Community Read Partnership Programs @the Quarryville Library

Delaware Natural History Museum Presents: Animal Engineers

Friday, March 10 @ 11 am

We’ll begin the program by reading Andrea Beaty’s beloved story Rosie Revere Engineer and discover that people aren’t the only creatures on the planet that can be engineers. Take a look at some live animals that you can find in your own backyard that take building to the next level!

Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 3—8. Registration required: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804.

The Delaware Art Museum Presents: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Thursday, March 30 @ 11 am

Young minds will love this story of aspiring engineer Rosie as she learns, tinkers, tries, and tries again. After the story students will enjoy learning about some of the Delaware Art Museum’s sculptural pieces and experimenting with how the artists create something both beautiful and brilliant! Finally, each student will get to build and decorate their own pint-sized parachute to help a figurine fly.

Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 4–7. Registration required: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804.

Rosie & FRosie Revere Engineer Book Coverriends: A Longwood Gardens Community Read Story Time

Friday, March 31 @ 10:30 am

Quarryville Library is partnering with Longwood Gardens for this special, science-based story time! We’ll be reading Rosie Revere, Engineer, this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read, and building a cardboard city!

Participants are asked to bring one cardboard container of any kind.

Everyone welcome, best for ages 3 – 8Registration required: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.

 

Find out more about the Longwood Gardens Community Read Program.

Block Play Parties at the Quarryville Library

Quarryville Library to offer Block Parties with special hands-on learning for young children!

wooden blocksThe Quarryville Library received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to implement a series of Block Play Parties for young children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.

Block building is no idle pastime. In fact, research shows that block play is shown to help children develop these skills: social-emotional (cooperation, self-confidence, initiative); social studies (people and their work, when played with in conjunction with character figurines and other props); physical development (eye-hand coordination, hand manipulation); mathematics (shape, classification, order, size, space); science (gravity, weight, balance, trial and error); language arts (exchange of ideas, naming of building, stories about building); and art (patterns, symmetry).

Children move through stages in their block play. For example, very young children will usually carry them from place to place and become acquainted with these building tools. For the three year old the real construction begins. Children think critically and creatively in their building with blocks. They try out how high a stack of blocks can go, how to fit a block here to compensate, lay blocks side by side to make a road, and problem-solve when trying to place an uprights the correct distance apart to accommodate a ‘bridge’ block.

Quarryville Library is holding Public Block Parties on at 4 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, starting February 23, 2017, and going until August 24, 2017.

In addition to the wooden blocks the library received a variety of figurines, animals and other props for the children to use with the blocks. They are only limited by their imaginations! The libraries also received professional resources about block play and children’s development. For young readers, the library has books about building, tools and more.

Go-Fore Golf is Back!

8th annual Go-Fore Golf Banner

We here at the Quarryville Library are excited to announce our Eighth Annual “Go-Fore Golf at the Quarryville Library,” a fun, family-focused indoor miniature golf fundraiser designed to energize the public and build community partnerships. This year, Go-Fore Golf is sponsored by A&A Auto Sales & Service and Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket.

The event to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, will consist of a sixteen-hole miniature golf course INSIDE the library that weaves in and around our bookshelves. The community will have a chance to come out of the cold and play a unique round of miniature golf through the library, enjoy lunch or dinner at our “17th Hole Café” (sponsored by Stoner, Inc.) and participate in other family-friendly activities, all while helping to raise money for the library.

We’re changing our schedule a bit this year! We’ve extended the hours for regular golf, which will now last until 3 pm. We’re closing the course for a few hours, to reopen at 6pm with GLOW GOLF: a black-light lit course with glowing golf balls! Glow Golf will last from 6 pm until 9 pm.

For Regular Golf, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, admission is $5.00 for adults / $3.00 for children 12 and under.
For Glow Golf, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, admission is $6.00 for adults / $4.00 for children 12 and under.

Players may be of all ages but groups are limited to five players. Prizes will be awarded for best pre-school, child, teen, adult, and senior score of the day. Tee times are strongly suggested, but not required, and can be made by calling the library at 786-1336 or by visiting our website www.quarryvillelibrary.org.

Schedule of Events
10 am – Doors Open
11 am – 3 pm – Balloon Animal Art & Face-Painting with the Balunguy and Friends
3 pm – 6 pm – Course closed for intermission
6 pm – 9 pm – Course Open for GLOW Golf

Please note on Go-Fore Golf Saturday, the library will be closed for regular business. There will be no passport appointments taken, and no passport walk-ins will be available. Computers will not be available for use. However, items due that day can be returned in the book drop. Thank you for your understanding.