Month: October 2017

November 2017 Activities for Children, Teens, & Families

Wednesday, November 1

10 – 11 am: 123…Play with Me!
123… Play with Me! 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. Older siblings welcome!)

Thursday, November 2

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! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and 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, November 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.)

Saturday, November 4

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club
A club for adults devoted to playing the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! One meeting per month, first Saturday.
(For ages 18 and up.)

Thursday, November 9

12:30 – 2:30 pm: Special E-Training with Solanco High School Students
Have a device that you’re not sure how to use? Perhaps some questions about your phone, computer, or other digital device? Now is the perfect time to get some help! We’re having some special guests at this E-Training session: local teens from Solanco High School will be in the library and ready to help with your technology concerns.

As a part of their Day of Service, students will provide technology assistance to members of the community. Students will set up shop and help community members with laptop, PC, cell phone, and/or tablet maintenance, downloading apps., customizing devices to better serve the needs of users.
(For folks of all ages with technology-related questions.)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

Friday, November 10

10:30 – 11 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.)

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 pm: Teen Night at the Library
After-hours Teen Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group. This month, we’re having a Teen Tech, with programmable robots!
(Ages 13 – 18)

Saturday, November 11

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen 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 717-786-1336 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Ages 8-12 years.)

Tuesday, November 14

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Exploring Pennsylvania
Walk the entire state of Pennsylvania without leaving the library! There is no better way to learn about our wonderful state than playing on a giant map of Pennsylvania. We will learn some map skills and locate mountains, lakes, rivers and major cities, as well as latitude and longitude. Join us as we have fun playing games and interacting with this giant map. This resource is made possible by the Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education. Registration required: limited to 15 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at 717-786-1336 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.
(Best for ages 6 – 12.)

Thursday, November 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! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

4 – 6 pm: Tech Time
Get outta the house and into some neat tech kits here at the library! Children and teens can tinker with a selection of fun and challenging robot, building, and programming kits and toys. Ages 3 and up welcome!
(Best for children ages 3 and up.)

Friday, November 17

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, November 18

11 am – 2:30 pm: Open Board Game Time
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 +)

Wednesday, November 22

Close at 3 pm for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday – Friday, November 23 – 24

CLOSED.

Saturday, November 25

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen 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, November 30

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

2017 Art Showcase Winners Announced

On Friday, September 29, the winners of the 2017 Art Showcase were announced.

The winners are divided by category.

Child Category (12 and under) – 14 total entries
First – Kendra Dugan for her oil painting “An Evening at the Beach”
Second – Kaitlyn Bontrager for her oil painting “Pasture Paradise”
Third – Emily Miller for her digital piece “OK”

An Evening at the Beach: an orange sun sets over a blue ocean while birds fly overhead.  Kaitlyn Bontrager with her second place winning painting "Pasture Paradise"  OK: a blue hand makes the ok symbol against a yellow background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teen (13 – 19) – 10 total entries
First – Darla Rublesky for her work “Bluest Ocean”
Second – Lola Rublesky for her sculpture “Lola’s Head!”
Third – Kelly Callahan for her pencil portrait “The Donald”

Darla Rublesky with her first place winning "Bluest Ocean"  Darla Rublesky with her second place winning sculpture "Lola's Head." The Donald: a pencil portrait of Donald Trump

 

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Adult (20 and up) – 9 total entries
First – Jane Reckard for her work “Ocean Breeze”
Second – Marie Nickle for her work “Quiet River”
Third – Lora Rublesky for her work “Still Life with a Chicken”

Ocean Breeze: An oil painting showing an ocean scene. Quiet River: an orange and yellow sunset over a lake, the silhouettes of trees and birds in the foreground. Lora Rublesky and her 3rd place winner, "Still Life with a Chicken."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Art Showcase is an art show managed by the Library’s Teen Leadership Group. This is the second year for this competition. Prizes this year were made available thanks to the generosity of a local business. The prizes this year were: 1st: $50 gift card; 2nd: $25 gift card; 3rd: $10 gift card.

A Teen Leadership Group is a group of teens (13-18 years old) who volunteer to plan, promote, and run teen programming in the library. This group also recommends materials for purchase—including books, games, and movies—and makes suggestions about new and existing services.

Please contact Randi Kennedy, 717-786-1336 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org, with any inquiries.