Child and Youth Programs for August

Tuesday, August 2

2 – 3pm: On your mark, get set, read…the rocks!

Every rock has a story to tell. Rocks form from molten lava, from accumulations of sand, clay, and shells, from squeezing deep within the Earth, from waves washing a sandy beach… Children with Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will discover features of different types of rocks and “read” some rocks on their own to decipher unique rock stories. For ages 6 to 16 years old. Registration required, limited to 35 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy, Youth Services Coordinator at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.

(Ages 8 and up.)

 

Wednesday, August 3

2 pm: Intro to Junkyard Drumming

WorHeads Up logoking with Heads Up Artist Mentors, students will learn about the basics of rhythm using everyday objects to create a cohesive whole. This program focuses on
active learning and participation. It will get loud, but will showcase how with teamwork and cooperation, we can create something exciting. Registration required, limit of 30 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy, Youth Services Coordinator at 717-806-1804 or rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org to register.

(Ages 8+)

 

Thursday, August 4

 1parachute play0 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)

4 – 5 pm: Thursday Crafternoon

Stop by library Thursday afternoons & see what we’re crafting from recycled things!

(Age 5+)

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, August 5

5 pm: Teen Leadership Group

A new volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the new 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! Second Friday of the month.

(For ages 13 – 18.)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Night @the Library – Summer Art Showcase Reception

After-hours Teepaint brushesn Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group. Second Friday of the month. This month’s program is a reception and announcement of the winners of the Summer Art Showcase. There are three categories:
child, teen, and adult; first and second place winners and an honorable mention will be announced for each category.

(For ages 13 – 18 and the community)

 

Wednesday, August 10

2 – 3 pm: Backbone Bonanza

Imagine a world without backbones and you’ll need to picture a lot of creatures that appear more like a bowl of jelly than a structured functional animal. Find out why a healthy vertebrate provides a strong, flexible construction for supporting the majority of creatures on earth.

(Ages 4-12)

 

Thursday, August 11

 4 – 5 pm: Thursday Crafternoon

Stop by library Thursday afternoons & see what we’re crafting from recycled things!

(Age 5+)

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.)

two lego blocks6:30 – 7:30 pm: Lego Block Party

On a special night this month! We’re building 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, August 12

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. Third Friday of the month.

(For ages 13 – 18.)

 

Saturday, August 13

Official end of the Summer Reading Program. Logs must be turned in on or before August 13th in order to receive the prizes.

 

Wednesday, August 17

 10 am: Preschool Power!

Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.

(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

Friday, August 19

10:30 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, August 20

10:30 – 11:30 am: Prize Pick-Up, Tooth-Brushing Program

If your child took part in the CHI St. Joseph Tooth-Brushing program as part of this summer’s Summer Reading Program, stop by the library today to pick-up your child’s prize!

 

Wednesday, August 24

 10 am: Preschool Power!

Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft.

(Ages 3.5-5 years)

 

Thursday, August 25

 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)

 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, August 26

10:30 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.)