Month: March 2018

April 2018 Youth & Family Events

Wednesday, April 4

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, April 5

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.)

family movie night sponsored by coatesville savings bank6:30 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. This month, we’re watching a film based upon a popular children’s novel, about a young boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, April 6

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.)

1 – 3 pm: First Friday Film
Bring your favorite movie snack and join us for a showing on our big screen. This month, we’re watching a film based upon a popular children’s novel, about a young boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. To find out movie title, please call the library at 717-786-1336.
(Best for ages 17 and up.)

Button: Anime Club with an Anime character spinning pen5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this 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 7

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.)L

book cover for women in science

 

Longwood Gardens Community Reads Book Clubs

1 pm – Kids Read Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky
Celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Best for ages 7—12)

book cover for lab girl

2:30 pm – Adults & Teens Read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Best for ages 12 and up.)

 

 

Wednesday, April 11

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, April 12

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! 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 – 7:30 pm: Spanish with Solanco High School Students
Workshop about Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures, taught by Solanco High School AP students and Spanish Honor Society students. Topics: Intro – Map – Holiday – Cultural, Sports, Animals, Food, Colors/numbers, Clothing, Emotions. Additional dates are April 19; May 10 & 17. This class is currently full.

Murder Mystery Flier for Event on April 13, 2018, from 5:30 - 7 pm

Friday, April 13

5 – 5:30 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: Murder Mystery at the Library
What better way to spend Friday the 13th than solving a murder! Come help us solve the crime in this interactive murder mystery. During the April Teen Night. Best for ages 10 and up. Detectives of all ages welcome!

Saturday, April 14

Delaware Nature Society Logo

10:30 am – Delaware Nature Society Presents Women in Science: Joan Beauchamp Procter
Hear the remarkable story of Joan Beauchamp Procter’s life-long work with herpetiles, learn about the natural, compassionate housing Joan developed for these animals – still used by zoos and pet owners today – and meet some live examples of Joan’s beloved “herps”. 1 hour. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Everyone welcome; best for ages 7—12.)

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 and up.)

Wednesday, April 18

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, April 19

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 – 7:30 pm: Spanish with Solanco High School Students
Workshop about Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures, taught by Solanco High School AP students and Spanish Honor Society students. Topics: Intro – Map – Holiday – Cultural, Sports, Animals, Food, Colors/numbers, Clothing, Emotions. Additional dates are: May 10 & 17. This class is currently full.
(Best for ages 7 – 10.)

Friday, April 20

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.)

5:30 – 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 21

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 +)

Maker Fest 2018 on April 21 from 11 am to 3 pm. Build, Craft, Play, Explore at the Quarryville Library11 am – 3 pm: Maker Fest 2018
A showcase of local artists, tinkers, engineers, makers, and more! If you have a hobby or talent that you’d like to share with the community, or if you’d like to learn about what community members are up to, come to our maker fest! If you want to sign up to have a table to demo and display your handiwork, please fill out the form on our website or contact Randi Kennedy at 717-786-1336 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(All ages and abilities welcome!)

Wednesday, April 25

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, April 26

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! 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 – 8 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

Saturday, April 28

book cover for the tree lady

10 am – Tales of the Tree Lady: A Longwood Gardens Community Read Story Time
Quarryville Library is partnering with Longwood Gardens for this special story time! We’ll be reading The Tree Lady, this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read. We’ll also be designing our own nature parks. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 3—6.)

 

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 and up.)

April is the Month of the Longwood Gardens Community Read at the Quarryville Library

It’s spring, and time for another Longwood Gardens Community Read! This year, there are 3 book selections:

The Quarryville Library is holding four special events: two book clubs, a partner program with the Delaware Nature Society, and a story time.

All three books can be borrowed from the library.

More information can be found below. You can register on our event calendar.

book cover for lab girlbook cover for women in science

Saturday, April 7: Longwood Gardens Community Reads Book Clubs

1 pm – Kids Read Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

This delightfully illustrated biographical anthology celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! We will be discussing the book, so be sure to choose a few favorite scientists to talk about! All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!  (Best for ages 7—12)

2:30 pm – Adults & Teens Read Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. We will be discussing her book at this meeting. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens! (Best for ages 12 and up.)

 

Delaware Nature Society LogoSaturday, April 14: Longwood Gardens Community Read Partner Program

10:30 am – Delaware Nature Society Presents Women in Science: Joan Beauchamp Procter
Hear the remarkable story of Joan Beauchamp Procter’s life-long work with herpetiles, learn about the natural, compassionate housing Joan developed for these animals – still used by zoos and pet owners today – and meet some live examples of Joan’s beloved “herps”. 1 hour. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Everyone welcome; best for ages 7—12.)

 

book cover for the tree ladySaturday, April 28

10 am – Tales of the Tree Lady: A Longwood Gardens Community Read Story Time
Quarryville Library is partnering with Longwood Gardens for this special story time! We’ll be reading The Tree Lady, this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read. We’ll also be designing our own nature parks. All attendees enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens!
(Everyone welcome; suggested for ages 3—6.)

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

Needlepoint Show Open for Viewing

The library art committee’s new show, entitled Needlepoint Gems, is now available! The show will remain on exhibit in the C.X Carlson Room from March 3, 2018 – April 17, 2018.

This show consists of quality works of varying types of needlework from artists in our extended community. Be sure to stop in to view the large variety of items submitted, including clothing, pillows, samplers, cross-stitching, and more!

A community reception with refreshments will be given on Saturday, March 3, from 1 – 3 pm, and is open to all who wish to attend.

Some pieces may be for sale. All sales will be handled by the artist.