Month: December 2018

January 2019 Youth & Family Events

Check out our printable list of January 2019, Youth & Family programs!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CLOSED to observe the holiday

Wednesday, January 2

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
Toddler Meet-Up is back! A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, January 3

6 pm: Family Movie Night
Join us for a FREE movie and popcorn in a family friendly atmosphere! All ages welcome – Movie rated PG. This month, we’re a film based on a classic children’s book featuring a young orphan, his eccentric warlock uncle, and a house with a clockwork heart. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, January 4

5:30 – 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 – 19.)

Saturday, January 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.)

Tuesday, January 8

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, January 9

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, January 10

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)

Friday, January 11

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.)

Saturday, January 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 – 19.)

4 – 5 pm: Teen Leadership 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 programs and activities for kids and teens in the library. They also help us choose what items to buy for the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about.
(For ages 13 – 19.)

Tuesday, January 15

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, January 16

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

5 – 6 pm: Nursery Rhymes & Puppets: a Plant the Seed of Learning Workshop
Plant the Seed of Learning is an early childhood education initiative that supports the foundation of learning for children ages birth to two. By age three, 85 percent of a child’s core brain structure is formed, driving the need to support a child’s education from birth. The classes listed below will offer helpful tips on early childhood education in a playful environment. Local medical and school district professionals will present the classes. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE!
Advanced Registration is required please call 717-529-2181
(For children and babies, infant – age 2, and their caregiver.)

Friday, January 18

5:30 – 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 – 19.)

Saturday, January 19

11 am – 3:30 pm: Teen Board Games
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 – 19)

Tuesday, January 22

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, January 23

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, January 24

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)

Friday, January 25

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.)

Saturday, January 26

10 am – 11:30 am: STEM Saturday
The Quarryville Library is offering a new monthly series of STEM activities! STEM is short for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM-based programming is all about getting kids and families excited about math and the sciences. These monthly programs are hands-on, using kits provided by Agilent Technologies that attendees get to keep at the end!
Limited to 12 participants, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows.
(Best for children ages 8 – 12 years of age.)

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 – 19.)

Tuesday, January 29

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, January 30

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
Toddler Meet-Up is back! A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

January 2019 Youth & Family Updates Available

Fireworks in shades of blue and whiteThe Quarryville Library has sent out their monthly Youth & Family Updates newsletter for January.

The updates can be accessed here. You can also sign up with your email address to join the list.

Please note that there is an error in the story on STEM Programs: the programs held at TEC CENTRO were not limited to Hispanic students. We apologize for this oversight.

Fun Crafting Events for Adults Coming in 2019

UPCYCLED YARN CLASS on Saturday, January 12

Making t shirt yarnFor Experienced Crocheters— Think outside the box and learn to re-purpose old grocery bags and t-shirts into yarn that you can use with your favorite patterns to make totes, rugs, and more!

Come for a demonstration of how to make both kinds of yarn (plastic bag and cotton knit) and take home a ball of each, and a simple pattern for making a tote bag.

Bring along a sharp pair of scissors, a few clean plastic grocery bags and an old t-shirt to cut up.

Time: 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Registration is suggested: register at this link.

Romance-inspired Valentine’s Programs Scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd

11:00 AM, Paper Flowers

Learn to make 2 different paper flowers using scrapbook paper, bamboo skewers and a little glue! You’ll leave the class with a lovely rose and an origami “star” flower to keep for yourself or share with someone special! Good for all skill levels, best for ages 12 and older.
Registration is suggested: register at this link.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Fun with Chocolate

We will learn about tempering chocolate and how to make chocolate truffles and a flourless chocolate cake. If needed, snow date will be February 9 at 12:30 pm.
Registration is required to attend: register at this link.

 

Calling all Photographers

old fashioned camera lying on its sideEnter Quarryville Library’s 2019 Open Photography Show

Sponsored by the Quarryville Library Art Committee
C.X. Carlson Gallery @ the Quarryville Library
357 Buck Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566

Opening Reception on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 1 – 3 pm
Open to the public. Awards to be announced at 2 pm.

Amateur and professional photographers, age 16 and up, are invited to enter one or two photos, with an entry fee of $10 per photo.

Bring entries to the library on:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, between 10 am – 12 noon,
or Thursday, January 17, between 4 – 7 pm.

Cash prizes to be awarded: $200 for First Place & $100 for Second Place

Works may or may not be for sale, and are expected to hang throughout the show. Photos should be framed or mounted and ready for hanging with either wire or saw-tooth hangers. Photos must be appropriate for public viewing in a gallery used for children’s programs. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular library hours through Saturday, February 23, 2019.

For more information, please contact: library@quarryvillelibrary.org

Afternoon Book Club Selection for January 2019

Book cover of the novel, A Man Called Ove.The selection for the January meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries of Lancaster County have the book available in several formats, including paper, large print, and audio.

All those who are interested are welcome!