Month: April 2018

May 2018 Youth & Family Programs

More information and registration information (where needed) can be found on our events calendar.

Thursday, May 3

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 in which a boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, May 4

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 WWII movie focused on the U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill, who must rally the nation to war against the Nazis. 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. Fine out more about the club here.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

 

dungeons and dragons logoSaturday, May 5

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.)

Wednesday, May 9

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5 – 6 pm: Plant the Seed of Learning – Vision Development
Vision is developed through a process of examining, touching, and exploring. At this session, families will learn about activities that encourage vision development. Please call 717-786-5619 to make a reservation for this program. Find out more about these workshops at the Plant the Seed of Learning website, www.planttheseedoflearning.org. This workshop is offered by the Solanco and Lampeter– Strasburg School Districts in partnership with the United Way and the Quarryville Library.
(For young children ages 0 – 2 and their parents or caregivers.)

Thursday, May 10

children playing with parachute10 – 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. Additional date is May 17. This class is currently full.

Friday, May 11

Button: Teen Leadership Group5 – 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: Classic Café at Teen Night
Come to the library during our Classic Café, inspired by the outdoor cafés of Paris. Enjoy a coffee or tea and share some of your favorite poetry. (For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, May 12

book cover for my cousin momo10 am – My Cousin Momo Story Time
Momo is coming to visit, and his cousins are SO excited! But how will they handle Momo’s differences? Join us as we read this 2018 One Book Every Young Child selection. Games, songs, and activities will help listeners young and old to discover more of what the book has to say about friendship. And we have a free copy of the book for children who attend, while supplies last.
(Everyone welcome; best for ages 3 – 6.)

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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.)

 

Thursday, May 17

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. This class is currently full.
(Best for ages 7 – 10.)

Friday, May 18

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.)

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. Fine out more about the club here.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, May 19

11 am – 3:30 pm: Open Board Game Time
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 +)

Thursday, May 24

children playing with parachute10 – 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.)

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Saturday, May 26

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.)

Thursday, May 31

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.)

New for Families with Young Children – Weekly Preschool & Toddler Meet-Ups!

wooden blocksBeginning on May 1st, we’re opening up our Early Literacy Lab—chock full of developmentally-appropriate toys, puzzles, and books—for weekly meet-ups. These casual meet-ups are designed for parents or caregivers with young children, to allow everyone the chance to socialize and have fun.

Meet-ups for families with preschool-age children (ages 3 – 5) will be every Tuesday morning from 10 – 11:30 am.

Meet-ups for families with toddler-age children (ages 1 – 3) will be every Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:30 am.

Siblings, both older and young, are welcome.

No registration is needed: just show up and have some fun!

These meet-ups will be in the Early Literacy Lab, also known as the Story Corner and toy room.

Author’s Night at the Quarryville Library

Mike Roth and Stan White holding their book, Fulton HouseMike Roth and Stan White are back Tuesday evening, May 1st with a 40-minute presentation on their new book, Fulton House. The presentation will include many interesting facts about the Robert Fulton Birthplace and the area once called Fulton House. Co-authors of Quarryville and A Railroad for the Southern End, the two have collaborated on many presentations. Their books will be available for purchase at the Quarryville Library on the night of the program.

Author Carol A ParkWe will have two additional authors give short presentations at the start of the program. Carol A. Park will present her book, Banebringer, the first book of the Heretic Gods trilogy. This adult fantasy novel is set in a world teetering on the brink of war, but two unlikely heroes discover that the most difficult wars are those we wage with ourselves.

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Following Park, Todd Gontz will present his book, Operation Cinder, a Civil War spy novel set in Lancaster County, PA. “This historical fiction sheds light on espionage that occurred behind the scenes of the bloody battles of the Civil War.” According to publisher.

 

Arrive between 6:00 – 6:30 pm for a Meet & Greet with the authors who will have books available for signing and purchase. The hour long program will begin at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Sylvia Drennen, 717-786-1336 or sdrennen@quarryvillelibrary.org, with any inquiries.