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Monday April 30, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018
   10:30 AM DARBY LIBRARY GARDEN CLUB  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

** Darby Library Garden Club ** 

                                            

Do you have a Green Thumb? Is your middle name Asparagus, or Lettuce? Regardless, if you love gardening come and join our Garden Club. A new feature this year is our Butterfly Garden.
                        
Opening Soon.             

 

 

    Location: Darby Free Library

Thursday May 10, 2018 -  Thursday December 27, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Club  
    Contact: Susan Borders   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 76 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

As part of our grant, we initiated a Microscopy Laboratory to introduce and to investigate the vast field of biology and its many sub disciplines, like medicine, botany, and zoology, to our students and patrons.

Nothing beats "Hands On Experimenting and Learning." There is absolutely no substitute for observing scientific specimens live through the eyepiece of a microscope. It is far superior to looking at a dry picture in a textbook. The students are much more interested and learn more.

Our students are having so much fun that they don't even realize that they are learning. Our students can't wait to get their hands on the microscopes and view biologic specimens, and to go outside into our yard and pick their own specimens to observe. We teach them the fundamentals of the Life Sciences, across biologic spectrum, and the science of light microscopy; that is, how to properly setup and use a light microscope. 

Some students have already evinced an interest in becoming medical researchers and physicians.

All are welcome to attend our exciting sessions, students and interested adults.
   


 

    Location: Darby Free Library

Saturday September 1, 2018 -  Sunday September 30, 2018
     Library Card Sign Up Month  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

What is the most important school supply at no cost!

A Library Card!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Parents, Guardians or Educators please bring awareness and encourage your children to explore the possibilities through our many library resource options!

For more details please contact the Yeadon Public Library.


Thursday September 20, 2018
   7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM 8th Annual Business Breakfast  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Where businesses build connections!

Thursday, September 20 -- 7:30 - 9:00 am
1st Floor of the Library
Registration Required

  Presented in partnership with HPED - The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development.

  Made possible through support from Brandywine Living.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   9:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
   

Join us for an award winning program for babies! Geared to the physical level of development of the youngest babies, the primary focus in this program is a secure setting for infants who are not yet walking. This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT APPROPRIATE F0R BABIES OR SIBLINGS WHO ARE WALKING

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Geological Wonders  
   

Explore some of the world's most spectacular sites in this Great Courses video lecture series.  Learn about well-known sites such as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji and the Galapagos islands and discover more obscure places such as Erta Ale lava lake, the Great Blue Hole and many others.  Professor Michael Wysession, a geologist from Washington University in St.Louis will be your guide through this wondrous journey across the globe.?

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Makin' Music @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Makin' Music

IMPORTANT UPDATE! SEPT. DATE MOVED TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH @ 10:30AM

Makin' Music is here at Middletown Free Library every month! "No matter what the child’s age, the exciting, rewarding experience of Makin’ Music creates natural stepping stones to formal music education and facilitates the transition to more advanced concepts."

Fun for all ages, and REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, as spots are LIMITED.  
PLEASE ENTER YOUR INFO, THEN EACH CHILD UNDER PARTICIPANTS.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

NOTE: You can register for this program a month before the performance until the day of the performance. (i.e. For Makin' Music in August, you can register your child starting on July's performance up until the August performance)

MakinMusicClass

Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month throughout 2018! You must register for each month's class. Thanks! 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Merge Dance Studio  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Miss Christa for some music, movement and dance while fostering kiddo's imaginations and creativity.

Ages: 3-6

Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 - 10:50 am.  Infant through 3 years of age.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books, and playtime.  Registration is required.  You may call 610-622-8091 or come in person to Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 3's-5's Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ms. Debbie's Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 5 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Play time; 10:40-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, and Jill Savitz Music. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 1:00pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ADULT BOOK GROUP  
    Contact: Karen Healy   610-734-7649   
   

Join us for a good read and engaging discussion!  The adult book group meets the third Thursday of each month at Municipal Library from 1:00-2:00 pm.   Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.  The list of books we'll be reading each month is below:

June 21 - The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

July 19 - Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of  Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Aug 16 - Bee Season by Myla Goldbert

Sept 20 - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Come try T’ai Chi Chih!

This series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping people reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   Kathleen has taught in schools, YMCA's, yoga studios, Mainline Health Center as well as private classes.  For more information go to www.taichichih.org

No registration necessary.  You will be asked to sign in when you get to class so we can track attendance.  These classes are for adults only. 

Do not come to class if you are sick—we want to keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 1:00—2:00

September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18 (no meeting October 25)

November 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Robotics @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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For ages 3-6 year olds

Thursday, September 20th @ 2pm

CANCELLED DUE TO PARKING LOT BEING REPAVED!

We will be offering this again on October 25th @ 2pm

Thanks to the Friends of the MFL, we have several sets of Cubettos, the wooden programmable robot! Mr. Jason will show the group (including parents!) how Cubetto works at 2pm, so please arrive ON TIME. After the demo we will split into groups and hop around to different Cubetto story mats and take turns sending Cubetto on journeys or challenges. We will also have a few other stations or STEAM activities happening.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Kid's Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades K-5

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22..

Programs include stories, games, and crafts!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   4:00 PM Kid Zone  
   

Get in the ZONE! The KID ZONE! If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade then you are invited to the library's Kid Zone-- a program filled with books, games, crafts, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program!

Registration is not required.

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM S.M.Art Kids Club  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join our new weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5! Explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new!

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club

Join Mr. Scott and Ms. Perri for the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club! Every Thursday we will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Talk  
    Contact: Mrs. Tianjia   610-485-6519   mhlibrary1923@gmail.com
   

 

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

Do you like to do crafts?....Do you like making new friends?

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Thursday and bring your craft with you!! We have knitters, crocheters, cross stichers..etc,

We like to share patterns...stories... with the occasional pot luck thrown in.

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Hooked  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Get Hooked!

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join our knitting & crochet group.

Whether you just want to improve your skills or simply start from scratch, our friendly group of regulars will be on hand to help you out.

Bring your own yarn and hooks.

Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Yoga  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your own mat and get ready to stretch and center with Miss Gosia!

Registration preferred.

$5 donation requested.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for People  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PAWS FOR PEOPLE  Thursday, Sept. 20 or Thurday, October 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Children, ages 5 and up, are welcome to come and read a book to a trained dog. Registration is Required. You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

Children can come to the library and practice reading to the best listener - a dog! Three therapy dog teams will be at the Swarthmore Public Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and to listen to children (Kindergartners and older) read a book of their choice. This is also an ideal opportunity for English language learners. 

This very popular program is held two Thursdays each month. Registration required. Each child will get a time slot within the 6:30-7:30 window. Email Mr. Scott at swcsd@delcolibraries.org to request a specific time. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Pet Pals Program  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Read to Pet Pals - Thursday, September 20th,27th October 4th,11th at 6:30 pm

Children of any reading level are invited to read to animals, and get some snuggling from the animals while they're at it. 

Register now for this FREE program...Seating is limited!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM Italian Language Club  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Know some Italian and looking to practice?  Join our Italian Language Club!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM NORTH SEA GAS  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   
All the way from Edinburgh, North Sea Gas have delighted folks for more than 37 years as one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world! 
All programs are free and open to the public.  To register call 610-543-0436, email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org, or visit the events page of our website. The Sharon J. Ford Concert & Lecture Fund Continues to Accept Donations.  
    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Friday September 21, 2018
   12:00 AM  -  12:00 AM Pre-Registeration for October 10th Utility Program  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Register now for this FREE Utility Program on (Wednesday, October 10th at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Aston Public Library)

Register with Shari Williams, Senior Communications Specialist, PUC

Shariwilli@pa.gov

215-560-6901

 

The PA Public Utility Commission will offer a FREE workshop to help Consumers "Save Money On Your Utilities "

at the Be Utility Wise Consumer Resources & Utility Fair

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Free event, regardless of income

Learn about:

PUC Consumer Education Programs...Energy Conservation/Weatherization Tips....Utility Assistance Programs...Renewable Energy....Consumer Protection....Customer Assistance Programs...LIHEAP/Grant Assistance

There will be Give-aways and Light Refreshments

Register by September 21st, 2018

Register with Shari Williams, Senior Communications Specialist, PUC

Shariwilli@pa.gov

215-560-6901

    Location: Aston Public Library
   9:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-5 years

Fridays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 23.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am or Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books and playtime.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come register in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Library   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mini-Golf Day at the Library  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Enjoy a few rounds of mini-golf through the stacks in the Family Room! 

All ages are welcome to stop by to try to make a "hole in one"!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park

Friday, September 21st @ 10:30am (weather permitting)

All ages!

Now that summer is over Mr. Jason from MFL can go back to taking his story time outdoors! Join us for a fun time in nature while Mr. Jason reads books, sings songs, and brings some toys from the library for all to enjoy. Registration is not required. We'll be right off of Providence Rd by the main entrance and we'll have big parachutes out for you to spot us. Bring your own blanket!Picture

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Fitness Fun with Miss Kelly rescheduled to Friday 9/28 10:30am-11:15am  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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The class on Friday, 9/21/18, has been rescheduled to Friday, 9/28 from 10:30am-11:15am.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Stories & Puppet Show  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show. Best for ages 0-5.

 

 

 
    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Join us each Friday at noon for a viewing of a new release you won't want to miss!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM OPERA LECTURE - THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, PART 1  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Join other music lovers to learn about Mozart's comedic opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio (Harem). It's filled with fun and great singing! Popular lecturer Joseph Erdeljac, B.S. and M.Ed., Music and Vocal Performance, will discuss the opera. During the course of the two-part lecture series, attendees will also listen to the entire recording while following along with a provided libretto.  

The program will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Advanced registration is required. Sign up for the two parts separately. Mr. Erdeljac will conclude the series on Fri., Sept. 28 at 1:00.

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:10 PM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime  Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm or Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Ages 3, 4, and 5 years. Storytime with craft, which also includes basic phonics and math skills.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Friday, September 21 at 2pm (and third Fridays)

A friendly group of proficient French speakers meets each month to talk about art, literature, history, or current events.  Come dust off your French!  Facilitated by Lucy Saxon. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too. 

This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Game Day  
   

Parents bring your children to the Yeadon Public Library on Friday September 21, 2018 for our game day and a afternoon of fun!

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see ya'll there!

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Melted Crayon Art  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   610-789-4440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Join us for some relaxing art creations!

We will be melting crayons to create our very own masterpieces!

Program is for individuals aged 18 and up ONLY

Registration is REQUIRED. Please bring your own hair dryer, limited available.

Tuesday Sept. 11th at 12:30 p.m. –OR— Friday Sept. 21st at 7 p.m.

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.                                                                                                   

Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!    

Please register to guarantee your space, by emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by calling

610-583-0593.

 August 24th - Harry Potter Quizzo            September 21st - General Quizzo 

 October 19th - Scary Quizzo                      November 16th - History Quizzo            

                                December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Saturday September 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM BOOK SALE - Springfield Township Library  
   

BOOK SALE TODAY FROM 10 AM - 4PM

SALE HELD AT THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

50 Powell Rd

Adult Books:

Hardbacks - $2.00

Paperbacks - $1.00

Child Books:

Hardbacks - $1.00

Paperbacks - $0.50

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Doughnuts with Dads  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Children and their Dads are invited to join us for stories, crafts and doughnuts. Start off your Saturday by enjoying a leisurely morning at the library. This program is open to any child and their caregiver, not just Dads. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.

Open to all ages!

*No Registration Required!

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
   

PAWS for Reading offers children in grades K - 5 the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog. Each individual session lasts about ten minutes! 

Registration for this program is necessary, and occurs on a monthly basis, two weeks before each event date. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Winterizing the Garden  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Winter will be here before you know it!  Is your garden ready??  Join us for a fun,  informative session presented by  Penn State Master Gardeners.  You'll learn how to prepare your plants, shrubs and trees for the upcoming cold months.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Adult Beginner's Watercolor Painting

For Ages 18 & up

Saturday, September 22nd at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

FREE program.........All materials supplied

Register now!!...Seating is limited!

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Makin' Music  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
All ages welcome (suitable for ages 6 and under).
 
Join Makin' Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
 
Makin' Music will be performing at Ridley Library on Saturdays July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 17, and December 15. Register below. Sign up once for all performance dates and come when you can.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bingo Night at Aston Library!  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-494-5877   hello@astonlibrary.org
   

Saturday September 22nd from 6:00 PM  to  9:00 PM the Friends of the Aston Public Library will present Spring Bingo!  Doors open at 5:00PM.  Admission is $25.  All prizes will be in cash!  Food and refreshments will be sold as well as bingo supplies.  There will also be special raffles!  All proceeds benefit the library!  There will also be special games, food, and bingo supplies sold. 

The event will be operated by our Friends of the Library volunteers and proceeds will support the Library!
 
The Library is located at 3270 Concord Road in Aston.  More information about the library is at  www.astonlibrary.org .
 
 
    Location: Aston Public Library

Sunday September 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BOOK SALE - Springfield Township Library  
   

BOOK SALE TODAY FROM NOON - 3PM

SALE HELD AT THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

50 Powell Rd

Adult Books:

Hardbacks - $2.00

Paperbacks - $1.00

Child Books:

Hardbacks - $1.00

Paperbacks - $0.50

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Andie Mandel or Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come join us as we explore our creativity with LEGOS!  All LEGOS will be provided. 

Different themes each session! 

FREE!

Ages 6-10

Register by phone, email or in person.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Minions Party  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Assemble your little Minions! We’ll watch mini-movies, play games, and make crafts. All ages. Please call 610-566-1918 to register.

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Monday September 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BOOK SALE - Springfield Township Library  
   

BAG SALE TODAY FROM 9 AM - NOON

SALE HELD AT THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

50 Powell Rd

Adult and Children's Books: $5.00/bag

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   9:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-1690   
   

INFANT STORYTIME FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Folcroft Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music with Miss Chrystine!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-5, plus caregiver. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

Join music therapist Miss Chrystine for some interactive, musical fun with scareves, shaker eggs and bells! Miss Chrystine has worked with all ages. Right now, she works with adults at Melmark, and three residents come along to help her. 

 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime!  
   

Join us for songs, stories, and silliness, for children ages 3 1/2 through kindergarten, with adult! 

Registration is recommended. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Healthy Steps for Older Adults  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Did you know? Every 20 minutes an older adult in the U.S. dies from a fall.  Join us for this 2 session, informative program developed by the PA Department of Aging to help reduce the risk of falls.

Topics include environmental and home safety, foot health, nutrition and more!

FREE program!

Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As much fun as festivals and celebrations, this active storytime series has themes to entice curious toddlers:

September 24th      Moon Festivals

October 1st             Giraffe

October 8th             Elephant

October 15th           Go, Goats!

October 22nd          So Squirrely

October 29th           Jack-O-Lantern

November 5th          Whose Shoes?

November 12th        My Dog

November 19th        Give Thanks

November 26th        Celebrations!

Age appropriate books,songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration begins September 4th fot this popular 10 week series.  Just call or stop in!  Please tell us your child's first & last name, age in months, and your best contact phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about Feelings.

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 2-4 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through fingerplays, clapping and tickling rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-2214   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Collingdale Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages birth- 24 months

Mondays at 11:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 101 for Beginners  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Yeadon Public Library offers Computer 101 for beginners workshop which is designed to introduce those with little or no experience and familiarize them with the many features of a computer, so you will be able to navigate the internet and many other resources that are available.

Sign up today! For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration is preferred, spaces are limited.

 

   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinee Movie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The movie will be "Three Billboards"

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:30 AM Sit n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

If you enjoy needlework of any sort, this group is for you!  Bring your projects, meet new people and enjoy the learning experience.  No experience necessary.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM Preschool Yoga @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Monday, September 24th @ 12:30pm

 

Preschoolers (ages 3-6) are welcome to attend this FREE yoga class led by one of our fabulous guest yoga instructors. Learn and experience the benefits of yoga for your kids! The library provides the mats, but feel free to bring your own and come in your comfy, stretchy clothes.

Registration is not required. Held in our community room downstairs.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindergarten Storytime  
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Every Monday middle school and high school aged patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Teens will have different choices of activities from video games and board games, to using various art materials. 

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM & Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

STEM & Play at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 4-10 years

Mondays from 3-4:30pm (drop by anytime)

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Explore coding, circuits, robotics, and build with blocks and other creative materials.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Mondays  
   

    

Get your Mystery Fix!  Join us every Monday from 3-5pm in the Council Room to watch British and International mystery TV series.  Watch your favorite detectives in action and discover new ones!

This Monday we will show the BBC mystery series "Vexed", series one (subtitles are available)

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO CLUB STOP MOTION  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

BUILD A LEGO; MAKE A MOVIE!

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        YOU SUPPLY THE IMAGINATION!

                                                                                                                Ages 5-10

    Location: Norwood Public Library

Monday September 24, 2018 -  Monday December 17, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Code Club  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 8-14. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. You only need to register once for the series.

Please bring your own laptop.  

**NO CODE CLUB ON 10/15 OR 11/12.**

Learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment.  As part of an IMLS grant, we got some cool software that teaches kids to code! Kids  work at their own pace, independenly and together, to create awesome projects. Adults will be facillitating, but kids will do the problem-solving! 

 



 

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Monday September 24, 2018
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for Creative Kids! We will play games, build, read books, create, and make art.

This class is for children ages 5-7 years.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM IN STITCHES  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

"In Stitches" is a crafty group for crafty people!  Come to the Municipal Library to work on your project and meet crafters from the community.  All who knit, crochet, quilt, do needlework, etc. are welcome!  (Open to adults only)  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   7:00 PM Yoga at the Library  
    Contact: Amy   610-623-0239 x 307   ladirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for some peaceful and mindful yoga.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Coffee and Careers  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Join us for this interactive & informative session to help you determine: 

  • Which career fits you best based on your personality?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Which kind of career would you find most fulfilling and meaningful?
  • What should you do if you are in the wrong career? 

FOR AGES 18-35 

FREE COFFEE AND COOKIES!! 

Please register in advance.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Constitution Day Speaker, Swarthmore College  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Constitution Day Speaker

at Swarthmore College 

7pm – 10pm
Science Center Room 101,

Stephen Skowrone,

Institution for Social &

Policy Studies, Yale University

Monday, September 24, 2018

 

Swarthmore College
“Has American Democracy Outstripped its Institutional Accommodations? The Adaptability Paradox in American Constitutional  Development” 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Music with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories!  Ages 2 to 5.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Tech Time  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your technical questions to our reference librarian during our tech time!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2-3, plus caregiver. Younger/older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The program lasts about 25 minutes and is followed by a simple art project.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am or Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm.  Ages 3, 4, & 5 years.  Storytime with craft, which also includes activities to help children with basic phonic and math skills.  .Registration required.  You may call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Philosophy Forum

Tuesdays at 10am

The Forum reads from introductory and classic philosophy texts and meets weekly to discuss the readings.  All are welcome to join the group at anytime. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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STORIES               ACTIVITIES                       SPECIAL PROGRAMs                     MISS KATIE AND MUSIC THEORY TODAY!

Ages 3-5

                                                                                           

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Storytime!  
   

Join for songs, stories, and playtime, for ages 3 1/2 and under, with adult! 

Registration is encouraged. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches  
   

Do you love to knit, crochet or do needlepoint?  SWPL's In Stitches is an informal gathering of enthusiastists of the needlework arts, who meet twice a month to  work on their crafts while enjoying lively conversations with fellow members.  Drop in anytime and bring along your current project to work on!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's and 3's Storytime with Miss Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities !

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Play time; 10:40-11:15 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Block Party  
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Stretch  
   

Start your morning off right! Come join us for our morning stretching, strengthening and toning. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of fun and music while making friends.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 102  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Interested in expanding your computer knowledge by exploring more advanced features of Microsoft Office???

Sign up today for our computer 102 workshop at the Yeadon Public Library.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knit & Crochet  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 & up

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet?

Do you already know how and want to make new friends?

Now's the time !!!

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 11:00 am.

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Since this story time at 10:30am is so popular, Mr. Jason will be doing a second encore story time immediately after the first one. This way, the crowd won't be so big. So feel free to come to the 10:30am or the 11:30am story time for your toddlers!

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 11:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Senior Citizen Book Club  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Book Club held at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. Books chosen by members and are provided. New members welcome. Call or come in the the library for more information.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about Feelings.

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 4-6 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

It's a story time with lots of movement and ocassional input from the audience! Mr. Jason leads this story time for preschoolers with books, songs, dancing, and a magnetic board during free-play where the kids can use magnetic pieces to tell their own stories.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

Remember: Adults are great role models who can demonstrate great listening for their kids. Please keep conversations to a minimum or feel free to chat in the hallway while Mr. Jason immerses the kids in a language-rich environment.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM National Voter Registration Day!  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 25, 2pm-4pm
Swarthmore Public Library will register you to vote.  Visit the Library and we will help complete & submit your registration.  We will be registering voters at locations throughout the community this week.

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Speed Repping  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Speed Repping

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3pm-4:30pm
Meet  Borough and County Elected Officials face to face for three minutes to discuss an issue important to you!

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Girls Who Code Club  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

Use coding skills to create a better world! Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code. Little to no coding experience necessary as we will work together on projects. Meetings will be held in the Conference Room.   For grades 6 & up.  Registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Club - Session I  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082 x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Please register for one session in the Fall only!

LEGO Club is back.  Each week we'll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED through Eventkeeper.  Please plan to attend all three sessions.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kid's Can Build  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Kid's Can Build !!!

We will build with Lego's, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs or other different materials.

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   
   

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm at Municipal Library for our teen book club.  You will have the chance to read great books that you keep, meet other teens who like to read and talk about books, and enjoy refreshments at the library!  This program is open to teens in grades 6-8.  Due to space limitations, registration is required.  To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 7-10, an interactive read aloud book club (Ms. Perri does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and discuss the book together.

   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Origami Paper Fun!  
   

For children in grades 3, 5, and 5! 

Come and explore the Japanese art of paper folding with Mrs. H! 

Registration and attendance at all three sessions is required. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have scrabble every week so stop by for a game or two.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Welcome to the Jungle  
    Contact: Jenifer   6105830593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Snakes, bats, foxes, oh my! Lynne from Safari Parties will present a fun and informative live animal show. 

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration required. 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Kids 8 & up can learn to play chess at the Aston Public Library!!

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the game of chess.

Seating is limited...Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Stories Club: Black Panther  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

The Great Stories Club features book discussion, hands-on activities, movies, field trips and more.  Register for each book & activity together.  

This month's selection is Black Panther, A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.

September 18: Book Discussion & Wakanda Language Activity
September 25: Black Panther Movie Screening

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MEDIGAP BASICS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

This presentation will cover the fundamental information about Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap) including terminology, selection, cost, and how the APPRISE Program can assist the Medicare beneficiary select these plans. This presentation is for consumers who would like to save money concerning the 20% of the cost that Medicare (medical expense – copays, coinsurances, and deductibles) does not cover. It will be relevant for current Medicare beneficiaries with Original Medicare and/or new Medicare beneficiaries who would like assistance with paying for Part B premiums, copays, and deductibles not paid by Original Medicare.

The speaker will be an APPRISE Program Counselor who is specially trained by the PA Department of Aging to provide free, unbiased Medicare and Medicaid Health Insurance information.

The free program will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator. If you are interested in the program but cannot use the stairs, please contact Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services, at 610-789-4440.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required.

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The program lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Breakfast  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Books & Breakfast @ Chick-fil-A Lima

Wednesday, September 26th @ 10am

 

Mr. Jason will be at CFA-Lima to share some of his favorite books for a special story time! Singing, dancing, reading, and a craft afterwards. FREE coffee for adults provided by CFA...what fun!

Registration is not required. Recommended for ages birth-6, but all are welcome!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Come join us at the Yeadon Public Library for our Toddler Storytime. For children from ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers. Toddler storytime consist of: books, music, fingerplays, rhymes and puppets.

Registration is appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: 10:15 OR 11am  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and puppets! Ages 0-5. (Books chosen for the younger end.) Just drop in!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about Feelings.

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 2-4 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Music with Miss Larisa  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Infant and Toddler Musical Storytime with Miss Larisa

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 10:30 am as Miss larisa brings her piano and sings.

Register now for this FREE program!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-3993   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Sharon Hill Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Author: Fred Dixon  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Author:  Fred Dixon

Wednesday, September 26th, at 12:00 pm

He will be discussing : “Picasso: His Art and His Women”

Mr. Dixon and his wife have traveled the U.S. and Europe visiting some of the most important museums and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. There were two years of art history studies at the Barnes Foundation which has the largest collection of Impressionistic Art in the U.S. Mr Dixon and his wife were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years. 


Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

 

Register now for this FREE event !!!!

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Attention all book lovers! Ridley Township Library has a monthly book club, which is always happy to have new members. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss popular fiction, and occasionally, non-fiction. Books are provided by the library, and are distributed at each meeting.

The selection for September, 2018 is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Play K Plus!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

An enhanced version of our popular kindergarten readiness program. Children ages 3-5 will practice early literacy skills through themed storytimes, learning centers, and a craft.

Themes:

  • Sept 5: Grandparents
  • Sept 12: Community Helpers
  • Sept 19: Pets
  • Sept 26: Apples

Please call 610-566-1918 to register. Younger siblings welcome.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club  Thursdays, September 26, October 31, November 28, and January 2 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  Make new friends and share your love of reading by making suggestions on what to read next.  New books are distributed each month.  Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018,  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Zumba  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Chair Zumba

Wednesday's September 19th to October 24th at 2:00 pm

Chair Zumba combines strength training with dance moves using a chair

Chair Zumba is a workout that focuses on improving health, muscles and burning calories.

Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Ridley Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ridley Readers Book Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades 2-5

Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: October 31, November 21

Students will read aloud from a selected chapter book, then discuss, play games, and create crafts.  Books will be provided.  Space is limited.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Live Action Mario Kart  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Help bring this well-loved Nintendo franchise game to life by designing a track with obstacles. Then choose one of our remote controlled Mario Karts to race and play mini games against friends.

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required. 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM BETWEEN THE TEENS  
    Contact: staff   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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AFTER-SCHOOL CHILL WITH VIDEO GAMES ON PS4 OR Wii SYSTEMS!

No Registraton required. 

Ages 11-17

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Coding+ Camp @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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After-school drop-in coding camp!

Our Coding+ teen volunteers from the Penncrest High School are back to coming to MFL after school to help kids with some fun & simple computer coding! Registration is not required, suggested for grades K-7.

Bring your own laptop, if you can. Students will do coding using Scratch, Microbits, or Turning Tumble. The library has a limited number of Chromebooks & laptops available to use, so sharing may have to happen.

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September 26

October 3, 17, 24

November 7, 14

December 5, 19

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Club  
   

For ages 5-11. Dive in to our big bin of legos! Build on a weekly theme, or create your own masterpiece. Come build with us!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Related imageWednesdays in September & October @ 4:30pm

8 weeks in total!

For Kindergarten-2nd Graders

The Middletown Free Library is hosting the Crazy 8's Math Club!

On Wednesdays at 4:30pm throughout September & October Mr. Jason and/or Mr. Derek will be leading kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd in a variety of different fun and interactive activities that will help them with their math skills.

By signing up you commit your kids to the entire 8-week class. CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional but having fun is not! Children ages 3 to 6 years are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games.  Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fun and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures!  Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is followed by either a craft or activity.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Storyteller Don Dougherty  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Storyteller Don Dougherty at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-10 years

Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm

Families are invited to join storyteller Don Dougherty from Classroom Adventure Stories, as he shares an original, highly interactive, personalized story to teach important life lessons to children.  Kids will enjoy hearing their names called out during the story, and you never know if it will rain or snow in the library!

Register below beginning September 10.  

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Made Easy  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Topics include Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Part D Plans and Enrollments; visit www.mypamedicare.com for a list of additional topics.  Register by calling the library @ 610 534-0693 or John Simmons @ 610 405-6916 or register here.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Beginner Mah Jongg group and practice the skills for playing Mah Jongg. Must have prior experience; this is not a teaching class. We'll meet in the upper level Bonnell Community Room. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Sew Much To Learn Sewing Classes  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Want to learn how to sew?? Register today for our sewing classes available at the Yeadon Public Library. Lessons are free, learn at your own pace.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see you there!

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM When & Where  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Author Mary Dixon Lebeau presents Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. This is sure to be an entertaining and informative evening filled with museums, graveyards, and lots of secrets from colonial times to the present.

This program is free and open to all patrons ages 11+.

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM When & Where  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Author Mary Dixon Lebeau presents Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. This is sure to be an entertaining and informative evening filled with museums, graveyards, and lots of secrets from colonial times to the present.

This program is free and open to all patrons ages 11+.

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM An Evening with Kermit Roosevelt  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kermit Roosevelt III, great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, presents his new novel, Allegiance.  Allegiance plunges the reader into the political debate surrounding the imprisonment of thousands of innocent Americans during WWII.
Roosevelt is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Pennsylvania, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, and an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction.  Books will be available for purchase. Seating is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fake News Quizzo  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Fake News Quizzo

Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm-8pm
Play Quizzo for Democracy
with refreshments

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Thursday September 27, 2018
   9:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Healthy Story Time @ Wolff's  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Thursday, September 27th @ 10am

For infants-6 year olds

 

Ms Kim at Wolff's Apple House has started doing healthy story times at their store! Mr. Jason will be there on the last Thursday each month to lead story time with books & songs, while Wolff's provides a free and delicious craft/activity! Registration is not required. Check out their website for other great events they are doing, including additional story times in the month.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:00 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
   

Join us for an award winning program for babies! Geared to the physical level of development of the youngest babies, the primary focus in this program is a secure setting for infants who are not yet walking. This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT APPROPRIATE F0R BABIES OR SIBLINGS WHO ARE WALKING

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Geological Wonders  
   

Explore some of the world's most spectacular sites in this Great Courses video lecture series.  Learn about well-known sites such as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji and the Galapagos islands and discover more obscure places such as Erta Ale lava lake, the Great Blue Hole and many others.  Professor Michael Wysession, a geologist from Washington University in St.Louis will be your guide through this wondrous journey across the globe.?

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Dance Me A Story  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Dance Me A Story

Thursday, September 27th at 10:30 am

Dance Me A Story will be at the library to teach children how to read a story using Dance and Yoga movements

All ages of children welcome...

Register now for this FREE program!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Makin' Music @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Makin' Music

IMPORTANT UPDATE! SEPT. DATE MOVED TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH @ 10:30AM

Makin' Music is here at Middletown Free Library every month! "No matter what the child’s age, the exciting, rewarding experience of Makin’ Music creates natural stepping stones to formal music education and facilitates the transition to more advanced concepts."

Fun for all ages, and REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, as spots are LIMITED.  
PLEASE ENTER YOUR INFO, THEN EACH CHILD UNDER PARTICIPANTS.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

NOTE: You can register for this program a month before the performance until the day of the performance. (i.e. For Makin' Music in August, you can register your child starting on July's performance up until the August performance)

MakinMusicClass

Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month throughout 2018! You must register for each month's class. Thanks! 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 - 10:50 am.  Infant through 3 years of age.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books, and playtime.  Registration is required.  You may call 610-622-8091 or come in person to Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-1010   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Financial Assistance Seminars for Medicare  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Save the date! Come join us on Thursday September 27, 2018 at the Yeadon Public Library for Financial Assistance Seminars for Medicare sponsored by Benefits Resource Network.

Registration is preferred.

For more information please stop by the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 1:00pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Come try T’ai Chi Chih!

This series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping people reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   Kathleen has taught in schools, YMCA's, yoga studios, Mainline Health Center as well as private classes.  For more information go to www.taichichih.org

No registration necessary.  You will be asked to sign in when you get to class so we can track attendance.  These classes are for adults only. 

Do not come to class if you are sick—we want to keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 1:00—2:00

September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18 (no meeting October 25)

November 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM PreK-1st Grade Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet at 1:30 for the PreK-Kindergarten crew, and again at 4:15 for students through 1st grade.  Our fall themes include:

September 27th       Wolf Ways

October  4th            Fly Far

October  11th          Hawk Watch

October  18th          MONSTERS!

October  25th          Hallowe'en

November 1st          Museum Fun

November 8th          Cousins Coming!

November 15th        We're Grateful

November 22nd       CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

November 29th        Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related STEAM/play activity.  Registration begins September 4th.  Just call or come in!  Please share you child's first and last name, age, and your best contact number.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

T'ai Chi Chih is a healing art of joy through movement and can be performed by anyone regardless of age, weight or physical ability.  Movements may be performed while standing or seated.  Visit the website @ www.taichih.org.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Fun Club  
   

Welcome back!!  After School Fun Club is here again. Join us after school for some fun with crafts, games and STEM fun. Hope to see you for a new year!!

Registration Required

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Kid's Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades K-5

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22..

Programs include stories, games, and crafts!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM CROCHET KIDS 101  
    Contact: staff   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LEARN HOW TO  CROCHET WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS, BEGINNING WITH BASICS THEN MOVING ON TO CREATE ITEMS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

SUPPLIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN.  CROCHET HOOK K/10.5 IS RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS.

 

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Kid Zone  
   

Get in the ZONE! The KID ZONE! If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade then you are invited to the library's Kid Zone-- a program filled with books, games, crafts, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program!

Registration is not required.

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM S.M.Art Kids Club  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join our new weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5! Explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new!

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Yoga with Miss Gosha  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Miss Gosha for an afternoon of parent/caregiver and kiddo yoga.

*Ages: 4-8

*Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Think it, Build it, Test it  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Think it, Build it, Test it  Third, fourth, and fifth grade.  Club meets on these Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm : Sept 27, Oct. 25, and Nov. 29. Activities based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art.  After school program that meets once a month.  Children will be provided with a simple snack.  Registration is required.  You may call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or register in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LEGO Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Thursday, September 13th; 3-6pm

Thursday, September 27th; 4-7pm

ALL AGES can attend our drop-in LEGO build times! We'll have small bricks for the advanced builders, and large bricks for the wee-ones. Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:15 PM PreK-1st Grade Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet at 1:30 for the PreK-Kindergarten crew, and again at 4:15 for students through 1st grade.  Our fall themes include:

September 27th       Wolf Ways

October  4th            Fly Far

October  11th          Hawk Watch

October  18th          MONSTERS!

October  25th          Hallowe'en

November 1st          Museum Fun

November 8th          Cousins Coming!

November 15th        We're Grateful

November 22nd       CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

November 29th        Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related STEAM/play activity.  Registration begins September 4th.  Just call or come in!  Please share you child's first and last name, age, and your best contact number.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club

Join Mr. Scott and Ms. Perri for the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club! Every Thursday we will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Create and Take: Treasure Boxes  
   

For children in grades 3, 4, and 5. 

Register now for your chance to come and deocrate a wood box to contain all your treasures! 

Registration is necessary; please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM Italian Conversation  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Want to speak some Italian?  Join our conversation!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

Do you like to do crafts?....Do you like making new friends?

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Thursday and bring your craft with you!! We have knitters, crocheters, cross stichers..etc,

We like to share patterns...stories... with the occasional pot luck thrown in.

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Hooked  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Get Hooked!

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join our knitting & crochet group.

Whether you just want to improve your skills or simply start from scratch, our friendly group of regulars will be on hand to help you out.

Bring your own yarn and hooks.

Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Joanne Iantorno   610-687-1124 x 53   jiantorno@radnorlibrary.org
   

Like to cook but don’t have the time to explore an entire cookbook? Join the club! Prepare a dish from the selected book and sample recipes others are making. Stop by the Reference Desk at the Library to register and select your recipe.  This month's selection is Italian Moms: something old, something new by Elisa Costantini.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Yoga  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your own mat and get ready to stretch and center with Miss Gosia!

Registration preferred.

$5 donation requested.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Pet Pals Program  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Read to Pet Pals - Thursday, September 20th,27th October 4th,11th at 6:30 pm

Children of any reading level are invited to read to animals, and get some snuggling from the animals while they're at it. 

Register now for this FREE program...Seating is limited!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pearl Oyster opening  
    Contact: Mrs. Tianjia   6104856519   mhlibrary1923@gmail.com
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   7:00 PM Fourth Thursday Book Club  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Newtown Public Library for this book discussion group. The selected books are an eclectic assortment of fiction and non-fiction titles that have caught our eye. This month's selection is "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Library Board Meeting  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join the Library Board on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for our meeting which is open to the public. Discussion will share how the Yeadon Public Library is involved in the community.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Greatness of General Grant  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Join us for the lecture "THE GREATNESS OF GENERAL GRANT" by historian and teacher Roger Arthur. 

Register in advance at the front desk or call (610) 356-1510.

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library

Friday September 28, 2018
   9:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-5 years

Fridays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 23.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am or Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books and playtime.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come register in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Library   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Fitness Fun with Miss Kelly  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sports Arena, for some super fun and interactive physical fitness activities.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Let's Play With Blocks!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

A great time for early STEM learning and socialization. Ages 0-5. Just drop in!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM OPERA LECTURE - THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, PART 2  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Join other music lovers to learn about Mozart's comedic opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio (Harem). It's filled with fun and great singing! Popular lecturer Joseph Erdeljac, B.S. and M.Ed., Music and Vocal Performance, will discuss the opera. During the course of the two-part lecture series, attendees will also listen to the entire recording while following along with a provided libretto.  

The program will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Advanced registration is required. Sign up for the two parts separately. See Sept. 21 at 1:00 p.m. in this calendar to register for Part 1.

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:30 PM Friday Films  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us on select Fridays for films that entertain, inform, and inspire.   This month's selection is American Made (2017).  American Made is the story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:10 PM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime  Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm or Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Ages 3, 4, and 5 years. Storytime with craft, which also includes basic phonics and math skills.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM English (ESL) Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

English Conversation 

with Mimi Nenno, MATESL

September 28 at 2pm

Continues every 4th Friday

A friendly English conversation group facilitated by an accredited English as a Second Language Teacher.  

To register, please call 610-543-0436

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crack the Constitution (actually read it!)  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Crack the Constitution

(Actually Read It)

Friday, September 28 at 3pm-4pm
Professor Carol Nackenoff, of Swarthmore College will facilitate  discussion of the language and clauses of the Constitution.  An understanding of the Constitution can help support our political dialogues with real understanding of our binding document.  

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:55 PM Boardgame Fridays  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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Busy week at school?  Then by Friday you will be so ready to game at the library.  Arrive @ 3:30 p.m. for a quick snack.  Then play Flux, Settlers of Catan, and more!  Open to 5th thru 12th graders with registration. Game dates include 9/28, 10/12, & 11/9.   High school students, talk to Ms. Lori in advance if you'd like to help lead one of the planned games.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Movie Day  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Parents bring your children to the Yeadon Public Library on Friday September 14, 2018 for our Movie Day!

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library!

Hope to see ya'll there!

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fourth Grade Book Discussion Group  
   

Join a book discussion group, for readers entering grade 4 in the fall. Join up, get a free book (that is yours to keep forever!), read it, bring it back, discuss it, and eat snacks. What could be better? 

Registration is necessary; please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fourth Grade Book Group  
   

Fourth graders, join us for a book group! We'll discuss a new book every month, and have snacks. 

Registration is currently on a waitlist; if you're interested in adding your fourth grader's name to the list, please call the library at 610-789-4440.

   5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pizza & Movie Night @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Friday, September 28th @ 5pm

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND OPENS 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT (September 14)

CLICK HERE!

The MFL will be ordering pizzas & water for families to enjoy while we watch a movie after-hours at the library. Feel free to bring snacks to share or a few $$$ to help with the cost, if you are able to.

After the movie, we will make a craft that ties in with the film! Registration is required!

(Reminder: The library is closed during the program, but only remains open for those attending the movie.)

    Location: Middletown Free Library

Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:30 AM Once Upon a Garden: a Storytime at Chanticleer  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Nature storytime and craft for ages 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.  Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Russian Story Time @ MFL  
   

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Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Last Saturday every month @ 11am

"Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!"
Registration is not required! Held on the last Saturday every month @ 11am

   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Introduction to Essential Oils  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you want to stress less? Do you want to know the secret solution?  Join us as we explore the emotional benefits of Essential Oils and how they affect your health and well-being.  Learn to be a healer in your own home.  Space is limited; please register

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Your Vote Matters  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Why should you vote? How do you vote? How do you choose who to cast your ballot for? Teens and young adults are invited to attend this informative program that will cover the basics of the voting process. 

This program is free and open to all those ages 13+.

No registration is required. 

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    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tech Girlz- Intro to JavaScript  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For middle school girls. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATION required. 

JavaScript is what makes the web move. JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, responsive animations, web games… pretty much whatever you can think up.

In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript program using Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) or Launchbox!

REGISTER for Intro to Java.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History of the Eagles  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Philadelphia Inquirer editor and writer Frank Fitzpatrick will give a talk about the history of the EAGLES! Mr. Fitzpatrick is a one time beat writer for the Phillies and Eagles and was a 2000 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This program is part of our HTFL Loves the Eagles Weekend!

This program is free and open to patrons of all ages.

No registration is required. 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History of the Eagles  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Philadelphia Inquirer editor and writer Frank Fitzpatrick will give a talk about the history of the EAGLES! Mr. Fitzpatrick is a one time beat writer for the Phillies and Eagles and was a 2000 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This program is part of our HTFL Loves the Eagles Weekend!

This program is free and open to patrons of all ages.

No registration is required. 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Sunday September 30, 2018 -  Sunday October 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Learn to Knit at the Library!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For grades 3-6.

Miss Amy will teach you knitting basics. Each participant will make a scarf!

We'll supply the yarn. Please bring a pair of size 10 metal knitting needles.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Sunday September 30, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact: Molly Carroll Newton   610-687-1124 x74   mcarroll@radnorlibrary.org
   

75-minute yoga and meditation workshop led by instructor Kristin Page.  Each session will consist of a brief guided meditation, followed by an all-levels yoga practice, finishing with meditation. This series is appropriate for all-levels, from beginners to people with more experience. 

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Monday October 1, 2018
   9:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime!  
   

Join us for songs, stories, and silliness, for children ages 3 1/2 through kindergarten, with adult! 

Registration is recommended. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga with Miss Gosha!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022x10   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-4, plus caregiver. NO registration required. Join Miss Gosha for a fun class with poses for the whole family, plus some fun dancing songs. Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As much fun as festivals and celebrations, this active storytime series has themes to entice curious toddlers:

September 24th      Moon Festivals

October 1st             Giraffe

October 8th             Elephant

October 15th           Go, Goats!

October 22nd          So Squirrely

October 29th           Jack-O-Lantern

November 5th          Whose Shoes?

November 12th        My Dog

November 19th        Give Thanks

November 26th        Celebrations!

Age appropriate books,songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration begins September 4th fot this popular 10 week series.  Just call or stop in!  Please tell us your child's first & last name, age in months, and your best contact phome number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about the Farm and Farm Animals!

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 2-4 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through fingerplays, clapping and tickling rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages birth- 24 months

Mondays at 11:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 101 for Beginners  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Yeadon Public Library offers Computer 101 for beginners workshop which is designed to introduce those with little or no experience and familiarize them with the many features of a computer, so you will be able to navigate the internet and many other resources that are available.

Sign up today! For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration is preferred, spaces are limited.

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindergarten Storytime  
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Every Monday middle school and high school aged patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Teens will have different choices of activities from video games and board games, to using various art materials. 

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM & Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

STEM & Play at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 4-10 years

Mondays from 3-4:30pm (drop by anytime)

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Explore coding, circuits, robotics, and build with blocks and other creative materials.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM FIBER ARTS CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you like to be creative, work with your hands or learn new crafts?  In the Fiber Arts Club we will do all kinds of crafts that use yarn, thread, string, fabric, and more!  The interests of the teens participating will determine our direction.  Potential crafts include: knitting, batik, tie-dye, weaving, sewing, embroidery, macrame, crocheting, shibori, and more.  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by the Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby.  Open to teens in grades 6-12.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Mondays  
   

    

Get your Mystery Fix!  Join us every Monday from 3-5pm in the Council Room to watch British and International mystery TV series.  Watch your favorite detectives in action and discover new ones!

This Monday we will show "Detective Montalbano" based on the novels of Andrea Camilleri (In Italian with English Subtitles)

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Code Club  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 8-14. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. You only need to register once for the series.

Please bring your own laptop.  

**NO CODE CLUB ON 10/15 OR 11/12.**

Learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment.  As part of an IMLS grant, we got some cool software that teaches kids to code! Kids  work at their own pace, independenly and together, to create awesome projects. Adults will be facillitating, but kids will do the problem-solving! 

 



 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for Creative Kids! We will play games, build, read books, create, and make art.

This class is for children ages 5-7 years.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night at the Movies  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

First Monday of each month. October's movie is Dinner at Eight, starring Jean Harlow and John Barrymore.  Light refreshments served.  Call the Library for more details.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM MADELINE MILLER - AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Madeline Miller, author of New York Times bestsellers Song of Achilles and Circe will visit Ridley Township Library. Madeline will speak about her books and then take

questions from the audience. A book signing of her recent book, Circe, will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing, but no purchase is necessary to

attend this event. Circe was one of Time Magazine's Best Novels of the Year as well. Critics have said of Circe that "gods, nymphs and heroes of Ancient Greece walk forth

in all their armored splendor - you will be enchanted," (Helen Simonson) and call it a  "keep you up all night page turner" (Ann Patchett).

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

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    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM IN STITCHES  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

"In Stitches" is a crafty group for crafty people!  Come to the Municipal Library to work on your project and meet crafters from the community.  All who knit, crochet, quilt, do needlework, etc. are welcome!  (Open to adults only)  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Tuesday October 2, 2018
     The Big Read 2018  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

One Day!

One Book!

One Dollar!

The Big Read 2018 is our annual one day event to help kickstart early childhood literacy. The Big Read 2018 is on Tuesday October 2, 2018. We encourage all parents/caregivers to participate in this one-day online event!

For more information please stop by or call the Yeadon Public Library.

 

   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am or Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm.  Ages 3, 4, & 5 years.  Storytime with craft, which also includes activities to help children with basic phonic and math skills.  .Registration required.  You may call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Philosophy Forum

Tuesdays at 10am

The Forum reads from introductory and classic philosophy texts and meets weekly to discuss the readings.  All are welcome to join the group at anytime. 

To register, please call 610-543-0436, or email illsw@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Ages 3-5

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Storytime!  
   

Join for songs, stories, and playtime, for ages 3 1/2 and under, with adult! 

Registration is encouraged. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's and 3's Storytime with Miss Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities !

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Play time; 10:40-11:15 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Block Party  
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 102  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Interested in expanding your computer knowledge by exploring more advanced features of Microsoft Office???

Sign up today for our computer 102 workshop at the Yeadon Public Library.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knit & Crochet  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 & up

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet?

Do you already know how and want to make new friends?

Now's the time !!!

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 11:00 am.

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:15 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Since this story time at 10:30am is so popular, Mr. Jason will be doing a second encore story time immediately after the first one. This way, the crowd won't be so big. So feel free to come to the 10:30am or the 11:30am story time for your toddlers!

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 11:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about the Farm and Farm Animals.

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 4-6 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

It's a story time with lots of movement and ocassional input from the audience! Mr. Jason leads this story time for preschoolers with books, songs, dancing, and a magnetic board during free-play where the kids can use magnetic pieces to tell their own stories.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

Remember: Adults are great role models who can demonstrate great listening for their kids. Please keep conversations to a minimum or feel free to chat in the hallway while Mr. Jason immerses the kids in a language-rich environment.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM First Tuesday Film Theater  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

First Tuesday Film Theater  Tuesday, October 2nd from 2:00 to 4:15 pm.  Adults only.  Registration Required.  "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."  At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960's, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside long standing hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power.  With only one lead, the agents race to find a German scientist who is a key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure from director Guy Richie.  Primos Library Branch is at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Girls Who Code Club  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

Use coding skills to create a better world! Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code. Little to no coding experience necessary as we will work together on projects. Meetings will be held in the Conference Room.   For grades 6 & up.  Registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Lego Mania at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-10 years

Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Build and play with Legos, blocks, Magna-tiles, Lincoln Logs and more. Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.  Drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM KIDS KLUB  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

JUST PLAIN FUN!

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Ages 5-10

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kid's Can Build  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Kid's Can Build !!!

We will build with Lego's, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs or other different materials.

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM ARTS & CRAFTS  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us in creating trees in the style of the artist, Kadinsky.  Open to children in grades 3-5.  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 7-10, an interactive read aloud book club (Ms. Perri does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and discuss the book together.

   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Origami Paper Fun!  
   

For children in grades 3, 5, and 5! 

Come and explore the Japanese art of paper folding with Mrs. H! 

Registration and attendance at all three sessions is required. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Kids 8 & up can learn to play chess at the Aston Public Library!!

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the game of chess.

Seating is limited...Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Rick & Morty Night  
    Contact: Jenifer   6105830593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Get schwifty with science experiments, trivia, and more! Oh yeah, design your own Pickle Rick at this event! Feel free to come in costume!

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration required. 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Admissions 101  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS101:  How the process really works & what goes on behind closed doors 

Dr. Lou Anne Bulik, a college admissions advisor and founder of Red Brick Educational Consulting, will conduct this FREE workshop for students and parents beginning to navigate the college planning process.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER TOPICS SUCH AS:

• The college admissions landscape: it’s not what it used to be

• Rankings: beware of trusting ratings you see

• Test optional trend: should you take standardized tests or not?

• How colleges review applications and make decisions

• Early decision, early action, regular decision, and wait list: how they work and what you need to know

• College costs and student debt, debunking some popular assumptions

• How and when to calculate the real cost of a college education

• How to increase your chances of merit aid

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   7:00 PM The Inklings: A Group for Writers  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Share ideas about writing and receive feedback in an informal setting. Class is led by published writer and teacher Joe Lynch.  Held in the Conference Room.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday October 3, 2018
     No Story Time Today!  
   

No Story Time today due to Parent and Child Workshops!

   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required.

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The program lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: 10:15 OR 11am  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and puppets! Ages 0-5. (Books chosen for the younger end.) Just drop in!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2's Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

 

Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie 

focuses on exposing very young children

to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Playtime;

 10:40-11:05 Story Time

with rhymes, music and movement, songs, games and stories;

11:05-11:30 Books and playtime/socialization for babies and their caregiver's

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent and Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Play together, create a craft, and meet other parents and caregivers in an educational environment. Community resource professionals will be on hand to discuss various areas of development. Staffed by a librarian and an assistant each week.

*Ages: Birth- 3 years and siblings (accompanied by parent and/ or caregiver)

*Registration Required (Form for registration is located at our library circulation front desk)

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-521-9344   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Meet a Famous Artist  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about artists and their styles?  Enjoy creating art projects? 

Come join us as we learn about a famous artist, their life and their methods and then create a project in their style.  Just bring your smile and your creativity!  

This program is FREE and open to homeschoolers in grades 2-8.  Registration is REQUIRED for each month.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Zumba  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Chair Zumba

Wednesday's September 19th to October 24th at 2:00 pm

Chair Zumba combines strength training with dance moves using a chair

Chair Zumba is a workout that focuses on improving health, muscles and burning calories.

Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Ridley Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ridley Readers Book Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades 2-5

Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: October 31, November 21

Students will read aloud from a selected chapter book, then discuss, play games, and create crafts.  Books will be provided.  Space is limited.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Games Galore  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Drop in and learn a new table top game or play and old classic with friends. Do you have a  personal favorite? Bring it along and we will give it a try! 

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM BETWEEN THE TEENS  
    Contact: staff   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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AFTER-SCHOOL CHILL WITH VIDEO GAMES ON PS4 OR Wii SYSTEMS!

No Registraton required. 

Ages 11-17

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Coding+ Camp @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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After-school drop-in coding camp!

Our Coding+ teen volunteers from the Penncrest High School are back to coming to MFL after school to help kids with some fun & simple computer coding! Registration is not required, suggested for grades K-7.

Bring your own laptop, if you can. Students will do coding using Scratch, Microbits, or Turning Tumble. The library has a limited number of Chromebooks & laptops available to use, so sharing may have to happen.

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September 26

October 3, 17, 24

November 7, 14

December 5, 19

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Club  
   

For ages 5-11. Dive in to our big bin of legos! Build on a weekly theme, or create your own masterpiece. Come build with us!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Related imageWednesdays in September & October @ 4:30pm

8 weeks in total!

For Kindergarten-2nd Graders

The Middletown Free Library is hosting the Crazy 8's Math Club!

On Wednesdays at 4:30pm throughout September & October Mr. Jason and/or Mr. Derek will be leading kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd in a variety of different fun and interactive activities that will help them with their math skills.

By signing up you commit your kids to the entire 8-week class. CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Out @ the Library  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This is the place for LGBTQ teens and everyone to get together to engage and empower through art, writing, discussion and more. 

This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM FILM MOVEMENT  
    Contact: Marple Library   610-356-1510   
   

                  Please note new start time for Film Movement Movies

                                                     6:30 PM                          

                    First-run, award-winning independent films with English subtitles

                                                         Lower Level meeting room. Registration not required.

                                                                                 

                                                                                In Japanese with English subtitles      

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional but having fun is not! Children ages 3 to 6 years are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games.  Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fun and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures!  Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is followed by either a craft or activity.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

September 5; October 3; November 7; December 5; January 2 

Saturdays @ 2pm

September 8; October 6; November 3; December 1; January 5

Registration opens 2 weeks before the day of the event!

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot(s) for your preferred session(s)!

"PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ or any one who can read aloud.

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or enjoy the library while waiting. Register for each individual child you will be bringing (do not include yourself or caregivers in the number).

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program. Those unable to sign up are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows!

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Beginner Mah Jongg group and practice the skills for playing Mah Jongg. Must have prior experience; this is not a teaching class. We'll meet in the upper level Bonnell Community Room. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM Jackson Hole WILD on Tour: Mosquito  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Radnor Memorial Library and Radnor Conservancy invite you to our fall conservation film series that features 3 award-winning films from Jackson Hole WILD On Tour. Jackson Hole WILD shares the best wildlife, nature & science films from their competition to a larger audience connecting more people to the natural world through media. We’ll feature award-winning films from the most recent biennial Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, introducing audiences to artistic filmmakers who are passionate about their craft. These filmmakers, who themselves are involved in conservation, hope to empower us to get involved in our communities. Admission is free, registration is not required, and refreshments are served.

This month's film is Mosquito.  Mosquito is a timely, in-depth look at this dangerous creature, how it is changing in unpredictable and unprecedented ways, and highlights how without an international coordinated effort, the world and its citizens ar at risk for an historic pandemic. Shot on four continents, the film features insights from world and health leaders including Bill Gates and former CDC Director Tom Friedan, as well as the intimate stories of the men, women, and children who are living in fear that the next bite could be a deadly one.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pals  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Reluctant readers in grades 1 - 5 choose books and read to trained animals. Call or come in to register.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library

Thursday October 4, 2018
   9:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
   

Join us for an award winning program for babies! Geared to the physical level of development of the youngest babies, the primary focus in this program is a secure setting for infants who are not yet walking. This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT APPROPRIATE F0R BABIES OR SIBLINGS WHO ARE WALKING

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chat Play Learn  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Chat , play, and learn together.  Children ages 1 thru 3 and their siblings age birth thru age 5 are invited along with their parents and caregivers to our Family Place Library.  Adults will have a chance to ask community experts questions they have about speech and hearing, child behavior and development, nutrition and fitness, and early literacy.  

Children and adults engage informally as they play with beautiful toys and experience art activities.  A brief circle time closes the playtime.  Participants agree to attend both sessions on October 4th and 11th.  Preregistration begins September 4th.  For enhanced experiences, group size is limited to 16 families.  Register now in person or by phone. Info needed is child's name, parent//caregiver name, age (1, 2, or 3 years plus sibling ages), and best contact phone number.

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Geological Wonders  
   

Explore some of the world's most spectacular sites in this Great Courses video lecture series.  Learn about well-known sites such as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji and the Galapagos islands and discover more obscure places such as Erta Ale lava lake, the Great Blue Hole and many others.  Professor Michael Wysession, a geologist from Washington University in St.Louis will be your guide through this wondrous journey across the globe.?

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Dance Me a Story @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   
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For ages 2-5 years old!!
Thursday, October 4th @ 10:30am
 
"Each class starts in a circle with a warm-up and gross-motor skills around the room. The dance teacher, Ms Lisa Oster, uses dance terms throughout the class (plié, releve, passé, chasse). She also incorporates a bit of yoga in the warm up. Then each class features a story with movement and accompanying music. Class ends with Freeze dance into a cool down." Parents stay in the room, but must keep conversations to minimum. Parents may join in if it helps their child but in general the kids participate on their own."
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration opens 2 weeks before the event)
    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:20 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 - 10:50 am.  Infant through 3 years of age.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books, and playtime.  Registration is required.  You may call 610-622-8091 or come in person to Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 3's-5's Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ms. Debbie's Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 5 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Play time; 10:40-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, and Jill Savitz Music. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 1:00pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Come try T’ai Chi Chih!

This series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping people reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   Kathleen has taught in schools, YMCA's, yoga studios, Mainline Health Center as well as private classes.  For more information go to www.taichichih.org

No registration necessary.  You will be asked to sign in when you get to class so we can track attendance.  These classes are for adults only. 

Do not come to class if you are sick—we want to keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 1:00—2:00

September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18 (no meeting October 25)

November 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM PreK-1st Grade Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet at 1:30 for the PreK-Kindergarten crew, and again at 4:15 for students through 1st grade.  Our fall themes include:

September 27th       Wolf Ways

October  4th            Fly Far

October  11th          Hawk Watch

October  18th          MONSTERS!

October  25th          Hallowe'en

November 1st          Museum Fun

November 8th          Cousins Coming!

November 15th        We're Grateful

November 22nd       CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

November 29th        Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related STEAM/play activity.  Registration begins September 4th.  Just call or come in!  Please share you child's first and last name, age, and your best contact number.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

T'ai Chi Chih is a healing art of joy through movement and can be performed by anyone regardless of age, weight or physical ability.  Movements may be performed while standing or seated.  Visit the website @ www.taichih.org.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Finding Employment After 50  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Ginny Neumer, former Job Developer/Career Counselor with a Department of Labor Program designed to put people 55+ back to work will provide practical solutions for achieving gainful employment and answer questions about how to achieve that goal in a 1-hour interactive session.  In addition, helpful handouts will be distributed and you will learn why applying on line is a waste of time.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Kid's Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades K-5

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22..

Programs include stories, games, and crafts!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM CROCHET KIDS 101  
    Contact: staff   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LEARN HOW TO  CROCHET WITH EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS, BEGINNING WITH BASICS THEN MOVING ON TO CREATE ITEMS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

SUPPLIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN.  CROCHET HOOK K/10.5 IS RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS.

 

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Kid Zone  
   

Get in the ZONE! The KID ZONE! If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade then you are invited to the library's Kid Zone-- a program filled with books, games, crafts, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program!

Registration is not required.

Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM S.M.Art Kids Club  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join our new weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5! Explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new!

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:15 PM PreK-1st Grade Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet at 1:30 for the PreK-Kindergarten crew, and again at 4:15 for students through 1st grade.  Our fall themes include:

September 27th       Wolf Ways

October  4th            Fly Far

October  11th          Hawk Watch

October  18th          MONSTERS!

October  25th          Hallowe'en

November 1st          Museum Fun

November 8th          Cousins Coming!

November 15th        We're Grateful

November 22nd       CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

November 29th        Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related STEAM/play activity.  Registration begins September 4th.  Just call or come in!  Please share you child's first and last name, age, and your best contact number.  

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club

Join Mr. Scott and Ms. Perri for the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club! Every Thursday we will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Kim Yacoubian/Arlene Caruso   610-353-1022   kimartyac@gmail.com
   

Interested in sharing your writing with others?

Take this opportunity to meet new & experienced writers from your local community!

Please bring a piece to present to the group that is no more than one to two pages in length.

Everyone is welcome!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

Do you like to do crafts?....Do you like making new friends?

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Thursday and bring your craft with you!! We have knitters, crocheters, cross stichers..etc,

We like to share patterns...stories... with the occasional pot luck thrown in.

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Hooked  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Get Hooked!

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join our knitting & crochet group.

Whether you just want to improve your skills or simply start from scratch, our friendly group of regulars will be on hand to help you out.

Bring your own yarn and hooks.

Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Yoga  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your own mat and get ready to stretch and center with Miss Gosia!

Registration preferred.

$5 donation requested.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

Children can come to the library and practice reading to the best listener - a dog! Three therapy dog teams will be at the Swarthmore Public Library to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and to listen to children (Kindergartners and older) read a book of their choice. This is also an ideal opportunity for English language learners. 

This very popular program is held two Thursdays each month. Registration required. Each child will get a time slot within the 6:30-7:30 window. Email Mr. Scott at swcsd@delcolibraries.org to request a specific time. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Read to Pet Pals Program  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Read to Pet Pals - Thursday, September 20th,27th October 4th,11th at 6:30 pm

Children of any reading level are invited to read to animals, and get some snuggling from the animals while they're at it. 

Register now for this FREE program...Seating is limited!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Spooky Glass Workshop  
    Contact: Mrs. Tianjia   610-485-6519   mhlibrary1923@gmail.com
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group: October  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   610-789-4440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

October Discussion - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

This group is geared towards 18-35-year-olds only!

On the first Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. the group meets to discuss our book group pick! The library provides a copy of the book (to keep) and light refreshments!

Dropins welcome. Registration IS required if you would like a copy of the book to keep! 

For more information or to sign up please contact the library at 610-789-4440 or email Sara directly at gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday October 5, 2018
   9:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-5 years

Fridays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 23.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime  Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am or Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am.  A lap sit, interactive program that encourages child and parent participation in rhymes, music, books and playtime.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come register in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Library   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Need help with an e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer?  Stop by for our drop-in help time on Friday mornings.  10AM is the time for ebook readers.  11AM is the time for laptops and tablets.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your older toddler engage with reading in a fun, active setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 2 to 3.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park

Friday, October 5th @ 10:30am (weather permitting)

All ages!

Mr. Jason from MFL is taking his story time outdoors! Join us for a fun time in nature while Mr. Jason reads books, sings songs, and brings some toys from the library for all to enjoy. Registration is not required. We'll be right off of Providence Rd by the main entrance and we'll have big parachutes out for you to spot us. Bring your own blanket!Picture

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:10 PM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime  Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm or Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Ages 3, 4, and 5 years. Storytime with craft, which also includes basic phonics and math skills.  Registration is required.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM BOARD GAMES  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Play your favorite games with friends every Friday!  Lots of different games to choose from.  Open to kids in grades 1-12.  Call the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 610-734-7649 to register or stop by at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Board Games @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays, 3-5pm

October 5, 12, 19, 26

 

MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For ages 10+

Registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library

Saturday October 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM LEGO Builder Drop In  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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LEGO Builders age 5 and up are invited to drop in for some excellent build time.  Create on your  own, with your family or some new friends. LEGO idea books available for inspiration as well as to check out.  No registration required!

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

September 5; October 3; November 7; December 5; January 2 

Saturdays @ 2pm

September 8; October 6; November 3; December 1; January 5

Registration opens 2 weeks before the day of the event!

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot(s) for your preferred session(s)!

"PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ or any one who can read aloud.

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or enjoy the library while waiting. Register for each individual child you will be bringing (do not include yourself or caregivers in the number).

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program. Those unable to sign up are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows!

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM B.I.N.G.O. Night  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Save the date! Saturday October 6, 2018 Friends of the Yeadon Public Library and the Yeadon Public Library will be having their Annual Fundraiser. Join us for a Night of B.I.N.G.O., fun and prizes.

For more details please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Sunday October 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  Join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting on Sundays, October 7th and December 2nd from 2 to 3 p.m., as well as on Tuesdays, October 9th, November 13th, and December 4th between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Students age 5 and up may register for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions.  Just call or stop by!  We need your child's first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you.  Limited to 18 students each session so don't delay!

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Halloween Hijinx Puppet Show  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Come and enjoy the Ridley Park Fall Festival and stop in the the firehouse to see "Halloween Hijinx" performed by Segal Puppets. Free program provided by the Ridley Park Friends of the Library.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact: Molly Carroll Newton   610-687-1124 x74   mcarroll@radnorlibrary.org
   

75-minute yoga and meditation workshop led by instructor Kristin Page.  Each session will consist of a brief guided meditation, followed by an all-levels yoga practice, finishing with meditation. This series is appropriate for all-levels, from beginners to people with more experience. 

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Monday October 8, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Columbus Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   9:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime!  
   

Join us for songs, stories, and silliness, for children ages 3 1/2 through kindergarten, with adult! 

Registration is recommended. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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As much fun as festivals and celebrations, this active storytime series has themes to entice curious toddlers:

September 24th      Moon Festivals

October 1st             Giraffe

October 8th             Elephant

October 15th           Go, Goats!

October 22nd          So Squirrely

October 29th           Jack-O-Lantern

November 5th          Whose Shoes?

November 12th        My Dog

November 19th        Give Thanks

November 26th        Celebrations!

Age appropriate books,songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration begins September 4th fot this popular 10 week series.  Just call or stop in!  Please tell us your child's first & last name, age in months, and your best contact phome number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Little Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories, music, puppets and movement games to help your active toddler engage with reading in a fun setting. Emphasizes the five Early Literacy activities: Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play.  Ages 1 to 2.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all about Pumpkins and Shapes!

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 2-4 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their caregivers, stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced.

Please register once for the six week session. Since space is limited, we ask that you only register for one time slot per session. Thank you!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 10:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through fingerplays, clapping and tickling rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Infant Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages birth- 24 months

Mondays at 11:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 101 for Beginners  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Yeadon Public Library offers Computer 101 for beginners workshop which is designed to introduce those with little or no experience and familiarize them with the many features of a computer, so you will be able to navigate the internet and many other resources that are available.

Sign up today! For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Registration is preferred, spaces are limited.

 

   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers! ENCORE!

Due to the popularity and crowds showing up at our 10:30am infant story times, Mr. Jason & MFL are offering a second one at 11:30am!!!

It's Baby Story Time with a lot of movement!  Infants and their caregivers are encouraged to act out the stories as they are being read.  Stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and toys are used to get babies to learn and love reading! 
Registration is NOT required, but participation IS!

Mondays at 11:30am

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindergarten Storytime  
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Every Monday middle school and high school aged patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Teens will have different choices of activities from video games and board games, to using various art materials. 

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM STEM & Play  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

STEM & Play at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 4-10 years

Mondays from 3-4:30pm (drop by anytime)

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 12, November 19.

Explore coding, circuits, robotics, and build with blocks and other creative materials.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM FIBER ARTS CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you like to be creative, work with your hands or learn new crafts?  In the Fiber Arts Club we will do all kinds of crafts that use yarn, thread, string, fabric, and more!  The interests of the teens participating will determine our direction.  Potential crafts include: knitting, batik, tie-dye, weaving, sewing, embroidery, macrame, crocheting, shibori, and more.  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by the Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby.  Open to teens in grades 6-12.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Mondays  
   

    

Get your Mystery Fix!  Join us every Monday from 3-5pm in the Council Room to watch British and International mystery TV series.  Watch your favorite detectives in action and discover new ones!

This Monday we will show

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Code Club  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 8-14. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. You only need to register once for the series.

Please bring your own laptop.  

**NO CODE CLUB ON 10/15 OR 11/12.**

Learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment.  As part of an IMLS grant, we got some cool software that teaches kids to code! Kids  work at their own pace, independenly and together, to create awesome projects. Adults will be facillitating, but kids will do the problem-solving! 

 



 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for Creative Kids! We will play games, build, read books, create, and make art.

This class is for children ages 5-7 years.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Teen & Tween Yoga @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Monday, October 8th @ 4:30pm

For ages 10+

 

Teens & tweens (ages 10+) are welcome to attend this FREE yoga class led by one of our fabulous guest yoga instructors. Learn and experience the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally! The library provides the mats, but feel free to bring your own and come in your comfy, stretchy clothes.

Registration is not required. Held in our community room downstairs.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  6:45 PM Don't Look Behind You: Tales of Horror and Haunting From Delco and Beyond  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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Matt Lake, author of Weird Pennsylvania, and Laurie Hull, author of Supernatural Pennsylvania, and co-authors of Dead of Winter and Dead of Summer,

return to the library to get you into the Halloween spirit! Following up on their very successful Dead of Summer program in July,

they will relate all new tales of horror. the  paranormal and general weirdness. Both authors' books will be available for purchase and signing.

This is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. Library programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Library.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM IN STITCHES  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

"In Stitches" is a crafty group for crafty people!  Come to the Municipal Library to work on your project and meet crafters from the community.  All who knit, crochet, quilt, do needlework, etc. are welcome!  (Open to adults only)  Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   7:00 PM Ridley Park Writer's Group  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Writers at all levels of experience welcome the 2nd Monday of each month. contact the library for more information.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Amy Dolan, Radnor resident and certified yoga instructor, is the owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit.” Wear comfortable clothing. 

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool / PreK storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool / PreK Storytime Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am or Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm.  Ages 3, 4, & 5 years.  Storytime with craft, which also includes activities to help children with basic phonic and math skills.  .Registration required.  You may call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Philosophy Forum

Tuesdays at 10am

The Forum reads from introductory and classic philosophy texts and meets weekly to discuss the readings.  All are welcome to join the group at anytime. 

To register, please call 610-543-0436, or email illsw@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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STORIES               ACTIVITIES                       SPECIAL PROGRAMS             NORWOOD FIRE COMPANY WILL BE BRINGING

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Ages 3-5

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Storytime!  
   

Join for songs, stories, and playtime, for ages 3 1/2 and under, with adult! 

Registration is encouraged. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 1 to 2 years and their caregivers, this program introduces your little one to rhythm, language and reading through finger plays, clapping rhymes, songs, puppets and books in a nurturing and fun environment.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 10:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's and 3's Storytime with Miss Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities !

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Play time; 10:40-11:15 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

Note: Occasionally, Ms. Debbie will invite a guest story time presenter. In the past, guest presenters have included: Jitterbugs Music, Dance Me a Story, Jill Savitz Music.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Block Party  
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Toddler Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-3 years

Tuesdays at 10am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 20.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 102  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Interested in expanding your computer knowledge by exploring more advanced features of Microsoft Office???

Sign up today for our computer 102 workshop at the Yeadon Public Library.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knit & Crochet  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Ages 18 & up

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet?

Do you already know how and want to make new friends?

Now's the time !!!

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 11:00 am.

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:15 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

ENCORE PRESENTATION! Since this story time at 10:30am is so popular, Mr. Jason will be doing a second encore story time immediately after the first one. This way, the crowd won't be so big. So feel free to come to the 10:30am or the 11:30am story time for your toddlers!

In this Toddler story time, kids act out the books as they are being read, making them feel part of the story!  Stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and toys help toddlers learn and love to read!

Tuesdays at 11:30am. Registration is NOT required.

(Children learn best through role modeling. Caregivers are asked to be great role models and be attentive and engaged in the story time. Side conversations can take place during free play. Thanks!)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Aging at Home 101  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Learn about the benefits of the Aging at Home program, a community network, which partners with Senior Community Services.  Visit www.scs-delco.org for more information.  Light snacks served.  Space is limited; please register.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun- filled and highly interactive story time experience. We will enjoy amazing stories, songs and a craft.

Today's story time theme is learning all Pumpkins and Shapes!

Also, we will end our story time as we always do with a book trek around our library finding all the books you would like to take home. 

 

*No Registration Required*

Ages: 4-6 accompanied by parent and/or caregiver

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

It's a story time with lots of movement and ocassional input from the audience! Mr. Jason leads this story time for preschoolers with books, songs, dancing, and a magnetic board during free-play where the kids can use magnetic pieces to tell their own stories.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

Remember: Adults are great role models who can demonstrate great listening for their kids. Please keep conversations to a minimum or feel free to chat in the hallway while Mr. Jason immerses the kids in a language-rich environment.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Film Discussion  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

 

Film Discussion Group meets monthly to view and discuss a film.  

Second Tuesdays at 2pm

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. 

Chair yoga is great for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Girls Who Code Club  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

Use coding skills to create a better world! Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code. Little to no coding experience necessary as we will work together on projects. Meetings will be held in the Conference Room.   For grades 6 & up.  Registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Bingo at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades K-5

Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Bring your friends and play Bingo for prizes. Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.  Drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM KIDS KLUB  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES

JUST PLAIN FUN!

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Ages 5-10

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kid's Can Build  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Kid's Can Build !!!

We will build with Lego's, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs or other different materials.

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM SCIENCE CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

STEM FUN FOR KIDS! Come to the library to play with KEVA Planks, K'NEX, Snap Circuits, Roominate, and LittleBits.  Each of these toys are designed to help children build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Open to children in grades 3-5. Call 610-734-7649 to register or stop by Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 7-10, an interactive read aloud book club (Ms. Perri does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and discuss the book together.

   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Origami Paper Fun!  
   

For children in grades 3, 5, and 5! 

Come and explore the Japanese art of paper folding with Mrs. H! 

Registration and attendance at all three sessions is required. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  Join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting on Sundays, October 7th and December 2nd from 2 to 3 p.m., as well as on Tuesdays, October 9th, November 13th, and December 4th between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Students age 5 and up may register for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions.  Just call or stop by!  We need your child's first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you.  Limited to 18 students each session so don't delay!

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:00 PM Pajama Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for a super fun-filled evening story time! We will enjoy stories, songs and a craft followed by our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Open to all Ages!

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Kids 8 & up can learn to play chess at the Aston Public Library!!

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the game of chess.

Seating is limited...Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM History of Eastern State Penitentiary  
    Contact: Mary Tobin or Jenifer Phillips   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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Teens and adults are welcome to join us for this evening presentation by former Eastern State Penitentiary tour guide Scott Oldham. Mr. Oldham will show photographs and provide a detailed talk about

this infamous Philadelphia institution. It was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.

Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.

 

Ridley Township Library has a membership pass to Eastern State, that may be borrowed by anyone with a Delaware County Library card.

This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

New members welcome to the Tuesday Book Club. Titles suggested by book club members and include fiction, non-fiction and memoir. Call the library for more information.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Stories Club: Kindred  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

The Great Stories Club features book discussion, hands-on activities, movies, field trips and more.  Register for each book & activity together.  

This month's selection is Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler Damian Duffy and John Jennings

October 9: Book Discussion & Legacy Museum Digital Field Trip
October 16: National Archives Workshop: Slavery and Freedom in Philadelphia

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   7:30 PM Steere-ing Forward: The Birth and the Re-Birth of Radnor Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The Community is invited to share in the 300th anniversary celebration of the remarkable Quaker heritage of Radnor Township. Radnor Friends Meeting, Radnor Memorial Library and Radnor Historical Society are partners in this history lecture that offers more than a glimpse of a capsule in time...as we’ll also share a birthday cake the evening of the community lecture!

As noted on its gable, the present-day Radnor Meeting House was erected in 1718, at 610 Conestoga Road by the Welsh Friends who for many years had met in private homes. During the American Revolution, the Continental Army used Radnor Meeting House as headquarters, hospital and outpost during the Valley Forge encampment. A division within the membership caused a dwindling in membership and its members joined with Valley Preparative Meeting. In 1930, a group of Friends united to reopen the Radnor Meeting House for regular worship and that reopening is the theme of the lecture. Prominent Quaker speaker Emma Lapsansky-Werner, Ph.D, Emeritus Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College will present “Steere-ing Forward: The Birth and the Re-Birth of Radnor Friends Meeting”.

After a one-year break in her undergraduate education to work in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Lapsansky-Werner received her BA in History and her Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. The author of numerous publications on Quaker History, including a contribution to the Cambridge Companion to Quaker Studies (2018), she also recently co-authored Struggle for Freedom, a college text on African American History, the third edition of which appeared in 2018. Having been an active member of the Organization of American Historians and of the Friends Historical Association, a board member of the Philadelphia Center for Early American Studies, and a past board member of Friends Central School, she currently teaches Quaker History and First-Year Writing at Haverford College.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday October 10, 2018
     No Story Time Today!  
   

No Story Time today due to Parent and Child Workshops!

   3:45 AM  -  5:00 PM BETWEEN THE TEENS  
    Contact: staff   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

NATIONAL TEEN READ WEEK - IT IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS

 

COME AND REDESIGN A FRONT COVER OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOK.  YOUR CREATIVE WORK WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE TEEN SECTION OF THE LIBRARY.  THE WINNING DESIGN WILL BE TURNED INTO A POSTER!

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       AGES 11-17   

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required.

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The program lasts about 20 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM GOLDEN GAMERS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE FOR THE OCTOBER MEETING. THE GOLDEN GAMERS WILL MEET ON OCTOBER 10TH INSTEAD OF THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED OCTOBER 17TH.

If you are 55+ (give or take - we won't card you) and want to try some amazing new board games, then "The "Golden Gamers" is the group for you. Each session is led by Bonnie Neubauer, a local award-winning board game designer.

We'll meet in the accessible Grand Retreat area of the Adult Library.

Seating is limited, so please sign up here or call the library at 610-789-4440.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: 10:15 OR 11am  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and puppets! Ages 0-5. (Books chosen for the younger end.) Just drop in!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2's Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

 

Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie 

focuses on exposing very young children

to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Playtime;

 10:40-11:05 Story Time

with rhymes, music and movement, songs, games and stories;

11:05-11:30 Books and playtime/socialization for babies and their caregiver's

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent and Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Play together, create a craft, and meet other parents and caregivers in an educational environment. Community resource professionals will be on hand to discuss various areas of development. Staffed by a librarian and an assistant each week.

*Ages: Birth- 3 years and siblings (accompanied by parent and/ or caregiver)

*Registration Required (Form for registration is located at our library circulation front desk)

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wee Build: a Constructive Play Program  
   

For children ages 1 - 5, with adult. 

Come build with a variety of materials, including MagnaTiles, STEM sets, acrobat builders, and more! 

No registration is necessary; just drop on in! Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment.  The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys.

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-521-9344   
   

Designed for children ages birth to 24 months, infant storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Homeschoolers' Fire Prevention Week Program  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082 x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Homeschoolers, meet your fire safety requirement early this year by joining us for a visit from the Brookline Fire Company during Fire Prevention Week! Fire fighters will show us their equipment, discuss fire safety, and answer your questions.  At the end of the program you'll receive a certificate of participation for your portfolio! 

This program is FREE and open to homeschoolers of all ages.  Registration is REQUIRED!

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Be Utility Wise Consumer Resources & Utility Fair  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The PA Public Utility Commission will offer a FREE workshop to help Consumers "Save Money On Your Utilities "

at the Be Utility Wise Consumer Resources & Utility Fair

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Free event, regardless of income

Learn about:

PUC Consumer Education Programs...Energy Conservation/Weatherization Tips....Utility Assistance Programs...Renewable Energy....Consumer Protection....Customer Assistance Programs...LIHEAP/Grant Assistance

There will be Give-aways and Light Refreshments

Register by September 21st, 2018

Register with Shari Williams, Senior Communications Specialist, PUC

Shariwilli@pa.gov

215-560-6901

 

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years, this interactive program invites your child to sing, dance, imagine, and learn.

Please register once for the 6-week session. Due to limited space, we ask that you only register your child for one time slot.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Storytime  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Children ages 3 - K come and enjoy stories, games flannel boards, crafts and movies. Call or come in to register.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Zumba  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Aston Public Library presents:

Chair Zumba

Wednesday's September 19th to October 24th at 2:00 pm

Chair Zumba combines strength training with dance moves using a chair

Chair Zumba is a workout that focuses on improving health, muscles and burning calories.

Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Ridley Readers Book Club  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ridley Readers Book Club at Ridley Township Public Library

Grades 2-5

Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: October 31, November 21

Students will read aloud from a selected chapter book, then discuss, play games, and create crafts.  Books will be provided.  Space is limited.  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Astrology 101  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Celebrate National Teen Read Week's theme, It's Written in the Stars with an astrology program! Have you ever read your daily horoscope and wondered what your sun sign says about you? join us to get the basics on the twelve signs of the zodiac.

This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.

No registration ia required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Club  
   

For ages 5-11. Dive in to our big bin of legos! Build on a weekly theme, or create your own masterpiece. Come build with us!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Related imageWednesdays in September & October @ 4:30pm

8 weeks in total!

For Kindergarten-2nd Graders

The Middletown Free Library is hosting the Crazy 8's Math Club!

On Wednesdays at 4:30pm throughout September & October Mr. Jason and/or Mr. Derek will be leading kids in grades Kindergarten-2nd in a variety of different fun and interactive activities that will help them with their math skills.

By signing up you commit your kids to the entire 8-week class. CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional but having fun is not! Children ages 3 to 6 years are invited to a lively story time featuring books, songs, dancing, and games.  Bring your imagination as we immerse ourselves into fun and exciting stories that will take us on all kinds of adventures!  Pajama Time lasts for approximately 30 minutes and is followed by either a craft or activity.

 Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Pajama Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-6
September 5, October 10, November 7, December 5 at 6:30pm

Put on your jammies and join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement for stories, music, bubbles, parachute play, and more!

Register below for all fall 2018 dates.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Gather with other book lovers to discuss the monthly selection. The first ten participants will receive a free copy of the book to keep, courtesy of the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library. This month's book is The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.

This program is free an open to those in grades 9-12.

Please email Jenifer to register. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Variety Book Club  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Variety Book Club

Are you an avid reader?

Meet with other adults to discuss favorite Books & Authors.

2nd Wednesday of the month.

All are welcome!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yoga For Kids  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Come and enjoy learning yoga! Classes for children ages 3 and up. Classes held in the Ridley Park Borough Hall. Call or come in to register or just drop in to a class!

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Beginner Mah Jongg group and practice the skills for playing Mah Jongg. Must have prior experience; this is not a teaching class. We'll meet in the upper level Bonnell Community Room. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082 x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   
Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  
 
Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  
 
This program is free and open to children in grades K and up.  Registration is REQUIRED through Eventkeeper for each month you participate.  
    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday October 11, 2018
   9:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

For ages birth to 1 year and their caregivers, this gentle yet lively program includes tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music.

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Pre-Walker Circle Time  
   

Join us for an award winning program for babies! Geared to the physical level of development of the youngest babies, the primary focus in this program is a secure setting for infants who are not yet walking. This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT APPROPRIATE F0R BABIES OR SIBLINGS WHO ARE WALKING

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Preschool Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 3-5 years

Thursdays at 10:00am

Classes run September 17– December 14.  No class: November 22.

Programs include stories, songs, bubbles, parachute play, puppets, and more!  Register below beginning September 10.  Sign-up once for the entire fall/winter session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Chat Play Learn  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Chat , play, and learn together.  Children ages 1 thru 3 and their siblings age birth thru age 5 are invited along with their parents and caregivers to our Family Place Library.  Adults will have a chance to ask community experts questions they have about speech and hearing, child behavior and development, nutrition and fitness, and early literacy.  

Children and adults engage informally as they play with beautiful toys and experience art activities.  A brief circle time closes the playtime.  Participants agree to attend both sessions on October 4th and 11th.  Preregistration begins September 4th.  For enhanced experiences, group size is limited to 16 families.  Register now in person or by phone. Info needed is child's name, parent//caregiver name, age (1, 2, or 3 years plus sibling ages), and best contact phone number.

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches  
   

Do you love to knit, crochet or do needlepoint?  SWPL's In Stitches is an informal gathering of enthusiastists of the needlework arts, who meet twice a month to  work on their crafts while enjoying lively conversations with fellow members.  Drop in anytime and bring along your current project to work on!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Geological Wonders  
   

Explore some of the world's most spectacular sites in this Great Courses video lecture series.  Learn about well-known sites such as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji and the Galapagos islands and discover more obscure places such as Erta Ale lava lake, the Great Blue Hole and many others.  Professor Michael Wysession, a geologist from Washington University in St.Louis will be your guide through this wondrous journey across the globe.?

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-494-5877   hello@astonlibrary.org
   

Come support the library and find a bargain at the Aston Library Book Sale!

Hours: Thursday October 11th and Saturday October 13th 
(NO SALE FRIDAY) 

10AM-2PM each day

Most items $2 or less!

All proceeds benefit Friends of Aston Public Library!

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 12 months. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Ages birth to 12 months.  No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

Designed for children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers, toddler storytime consists of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets. The program is free but please register in advance.