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Wednesday November 29, 2017 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018
     1000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: Ms. Rae   610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraires.org
   

1000 Books Before Kindergarten At the Yeadon Public Library.  A reading program for parents and caregivers with children from the age of birth to 5 years old. This program is ongoing.

You can register at the front desk of The Yeadon Public Library and pick up reading logs!!!

Read It and Reap!!


Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday February 23, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game Day  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

All Students, come join us for Game Day.

Every other Friday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Yeadon Public Library.


Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday February 23, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie Day  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

All Students, come join us for Movie Day.

Every other Friday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Yeadon Public Library.


Monday December 4, 2017 -  Monday February 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come join us for Story Time at the Yeadon Public Library on Mondays. 10:30 am -11:30 am

Bring the little ones.


Monday December 4, 2017 -  Monday January 29, 2018
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM Crazy 8's  
    Contact: Ms. Rae   610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraires.org
   

Crazy 8's!  Where Math Meets Mischief!   Hands-on games that get children excited about Math!

Make Math The Cool Thing To Do After School!!!!!!

Come join us at the Yeadon Public Library on Monday evening 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm.

This program is ongoing for the children!!!


Tuesday December 5, 2017 -  Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Stretch  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Morning Stretch!!!!!

Start Your Morning Off Right! 

Come Join Us For Our Morning Stretching, Strengthening and Toning at the Yeadon Borough Hall, 600 Church Lane, 2nd Floor on Tuesdays 10:30 am -11:30 am.


Wednesday December 6, 2017 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 1000 Black Girls Book Club  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   
   

Come join us for the 1000 Black Girls Book Club on Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Yeadon Public Library.


Wednesday December 6, 2017 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM Smartz Kid Safety  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for the Smartz Kid Safety program at the Yeadon Public Library on Wednesdays 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm.


Thursday December 7, 2017 -  Thursday February 22, 2018
   5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM 1 Hour Of Decoding  
    Contact: Ms. Rae   610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraires.org
   

1 Hour Of Decoding!! Come and join us at the Yeadon Public Library on Thursdays 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm.

This program is ongoing for the children!!!


Friday December 15, 2017
   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  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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  -  11:45 AM Parent-Child Workshop @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Family Place @ the Middletown Free Library

Parent Child Workshop Series

Fridays, 10:30-11:45am

December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

The Parent-Child Workshop is a multi-week series that involves infants & toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and their parents/caregivers; features local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitates early intervention; and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. The workshops are informal and basically a free-play day, with weekly professionals in the room to answer any questions you may have pertaining to your child's development in their specialized field.

You must be able to commit to at least 3 weeks of our series.


By registering you agree to attend the following 4 weekly classes:

  1. Week 1 = Early Literacy (Mr. Jason)
  2. Week 2 = Child Development (Riddle Hospital)
  3. Week 3 = Nutrition & Occupational Therapy (Penn State Extension & CHOP)
  4. Week 4 = Speech, Hearing and Language Development (Riddle Hospital)

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The Middletown Free Library is a Family Place Library, which means we are a safe and welcoming space for families of young children (ages 5 and below). We have a space that encourages children to learn through play.

 

Register by adding YOUR (the adult) information, then click ADD GUEST and add each child that you would like to attend with you. THANKS!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP, or stop in the library and fill out a paper form.

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

A great time to meet new kids and talk with other parents. 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: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for new releases and classic films all for free!  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM FRIDAY FILM - THE WEDDING PLAN  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  THE WEDDING PLAN (Lions Gate Films, 2016).

Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. She decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. A poignant story of  love, marriage, and faith.

In Hebrew with English subtitles. Starring Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Jonathan Rozen, Udi Persi, Irit Sheleg 

Rated PG

This free progam will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be available.

Registration is required. Due to the limited number of seats, only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

There will be a second showing at 6:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for the evening show.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Dance Me a Story @ MFL  
   

Dance Me a Story

Friday, December 15th @ 2pm

For ages 2-5 years old!!
 
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.
 
REGISTER ONLY THE CHILD YOU WILL BE BRINGING and Click "Add Guest" for each additional child. (We don't want too many bodies taking up all the dance floor space!)
 
 
 
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Wii U, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM Teen Game Day  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

We have board games, card games, and video games!  Bring a friend and get playing.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOARD GAMES  
   

Come to Municipal Library every Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm (October 6th - December 29th) to play board games with friends!  Enjoy familiar games like Chess, UNO, and Monopoly or learn how to play one you've never tried before!  There are a wide variety of games to meet the interests of all ages.  Open to grades 1-12.  Call 610-734-7649 to register for the program.

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Talking Books n' Stuff book club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.
For teens in grades 7 and 8.
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM FRIDAY FILM - THE WEDDING PLAN  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  THE WEDDING PLAN (Lions Gate Films, 2016).

Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. She decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. A poignant story of  love, marriage, and faith.

In Hebrew with English subtitles. Starring Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Jonathan Rozen, Udi Persi, Irit Sheleg 

Rated PG

This free progam will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Light refreshments will be available.

Registration is required. Due to the limited number of seats, only adults may register for this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

There will be an earlier showing at 12:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for the afternoon show.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 80/50 Birthday Party!  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Come and Celebrate Our 80/50 Birthday Party With Us at the Yeadon Public Library on Saturday, December 16, 2017.  10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Join Us For Food, Fun And Entertainment!!

Join Us As We Open The Time Capsule, Face Painting, African Dance and other surprises!!

Hope To See You There!!!!

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   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Book Signing & Story Hour For Mommy, Is This My Fault?  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Book Signing And Story Hour for Mommy, Is This My Fault? Written by Tracie Roberts. Come and join us at the Yeadon Public Library on December 16, 2017. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Hope to see you there!

   11:00 AM Yoga for Kids with Miss Gosha  
    Contact: andrea mandel or mel anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stretch, bend, and pose with us! 

Please wear comfortable clothing (and if you happen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it).

Open to ages 4 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid's Holiday Bingo  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

 

Kid's Holiday Bingo !!

Saturday, December 16th, at 11:00 am

For ages 6 to 12 years old

There will be prizes and refreshments!

FREE program!....Materials supplied....Seating is limited...Register now

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Essential Oils  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you want to STRESS LESS this holiday season?  Holidays can be a stressful time for everyone!  Do you want to know the secret solution?  Join us as we explore the emotional benefits of Essential Oils!  Learn to be a HEALER in your own home!  Join us for this FREE event!  Space is limited.  Register here or by calling the Library at 610 534-0693.

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

All ages and all skill levels are welcome for a brief lesson and lots of freeplay!

    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).

A wonderful family program, 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.  Performances will be held in Garling Hall (lower level library).

Makin' Music will be performing at Ridley Library on Saturdays September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.  Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for all four sessions and join us when you can!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cinema Saturday  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! Relax and enjoy a snack and cinema classic.  December's feature film is "The BIshop's Wife".

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MEDITATION SATURDAY  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

 

The Ridley Township Public Library is offering a free Basic Meditation Workshop led by Rich Conti from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group.  

 Meditation requires no extensive training, preparation or effort. It is simple, easy and anyone can do it. A simple commitment of a few minutes a day can make a real difference in a person’s life by helping to clear the mind and reduce stress. The best way to learn about meditation is for someone to show you what to do and how to do it. Join us to learn how to meditate!

This is a health literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Candy Making  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Local expert Sue Davis will be teaching us the subtle art of candy making with vintage molds and sweet ingredients. 

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

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Library 101 Class  
    Contact: Jeanine Rastatter   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Find out more about Crozer Library and how you can use your library card in this one hour hands-on class: You will

  • Learn about the library’s collection
  • Learn to search for books, place holds, & renew books
  • Learn to research using databases
  • Learn how to check out free ebooks and magazines from the Delaware County Library System

*Free program, registration required

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)

Sunday December 17, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:10 PM Digger & David Puppet Show: How Coyote Saved the Day, A Winter's Tale  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Spirit has stolen the Sun and left the world cold and in the dark. Only Coyote is smart enough and brave enough and strong enough to make a plan and bring the Sun, with its warmth and light, back to the Earth.  Best for ages 2-6.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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

    Location: Aston 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
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sit 'n Stitch  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

If you enjoy needlework of any sort, then this group is for you.  Beginners welcome!

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

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Preschool Yoga @ MFL w/ Ms Lisa

Monday, December 18th @ 12:30pm

Ages 3-6

 

Every month certified yoga instructor, Ms Lisa Dombroski, teaches a FREE yoga class for preschoolers! Kids come dressed in their comfy, stretchy clothes as Ms Lisa reads a book and incorporates yoga poses, breathing exercises, and balancing games. Come see why everybody loves Ms Lisa!

Registration is not required. The library provides yoga mats, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4449   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

We'll have a Wii U, Wii and Raspberry Pi hooked up for multiplayer gaming!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip is required. Check with librarian for new member availability.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM KNITTING CLUB  
   

TEEN KNITTING CLUB

Hang out in the library and knit with your friends!  Come to the Upper Darby Municipal Library to learn how to do basic knitting.  We will be using round looms which are easy to use to knit hats.  We will also have knitting needles available for those who are interested in taking on a challenge or already know how to knit.  The yarn, looms, and knitting needles will be provided.  Any finished projects can either be kept by the participant or be set aside for donation to a community organization.  This program is open to grades 6-12.  We will meet every Monday from October 2nd-December 18th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.    Call 610-734-7649 to register.

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:00 PM Homework Help  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Our student volunteers are able to help you with math, science, and reading.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM MEDITATION MONDAY  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

The Ridley Township Public Library is offering a free Basic Meditation Workshop led by Rich Conti from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group.  

 Meditation requires no extensive training, preparation or effort. It is simple, easy and anyone can do it. A simple commitment of a few minutes a day

can make a real difference in a person’s life by helping to clear the mind and reduce stress. The best way to learn about meditation is for someone to

show you what to do and how to do it. Join us to learn how to meditate!

This is a health literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative

 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM De-Stress and Relax before the Holidays  
    Contact: Amy   610-623-0239 x 307   ladirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for an hour of gentle yoga and mindfulness with certified instructor Hariprasad Kowtha from Dragon Spirit Arts Studio in Lansdowne. This free class will leave you feeling peaceful and rejuvenated. Just bring a mat or towel and get ready to relax.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for stories by the wonderful authors & illustrators Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss, followed by a fun craft! Ages 3+. Free program, no registration required. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches  
   

Do you knit, crochet or do needlework?  No matter your skill level, you can join our monthly In Stitches club to learn and share tips and ideas while enjoying lively conversations with fellow crafters.  Some supplies will be available for newcomers.  We will meet in the Community Room of the Swarthmore Borough Hall.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Time  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x 305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by any time during tech time with your tech questions and our reference librarian will help you walk through them.

   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Roots with Ruark: A Holiday Concert  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@radnorlibrary.org
   

Sing, dance, and rock out to holiday favorites, original songs, and pop tunes with children’s musician Ruark Downey. An interactive, high-energy concert for kids of all ages!  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.  No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial 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 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ms. Debbie's Story Time for ages 2 and 3 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children (and adults) to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 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, Jill Savitz Music and Libby McCampbell.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Adult Coloring Hour  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Add some color to your world!

Take some time to relax and de-stress with other adults. We’ll have a variety of coloring supplies and some easy do-it-yourself Zentangle patterns for you to try. Or you can bring your own Zentangles to work on if you’d like!

No need to register. We're a laid back bunch!

Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am — 11:30 am.

    Location: Marple 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   
   

Join a wonderful group of seniors with a love of reading every month at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. All are welcome. Books are provided and titles are chosed by the group,

    Location: Ridley Park 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 Holiday Short Stories: Listen Out Loud  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Holiday Short Stories Read Aloud by Swarthmore Voices

Rob Borgstrom of WaR3house3 will read "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 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
   3:30 PM Life After High School  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

College students walk High Schoolers through the process of life after High School.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

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  
   

SCIENCE CLUB at the Upper Darby Municipal Library

Build a tower taller than you are!  Create a circuit to light up the room.  Design a room and add your own special touch with fabric, stickers, and furniture that you create.  Play with toys that help build skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.  K'nex, Snap Circuits, KEVA planks, Roominate, and Little Bits will be provided.  Science Club is open to kids in grades 3-5.  

We will meet:  Tuesday, December 19th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

To register for this program call 610-734-7649.

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
   

Whether a master or a beginner, all are welcome for a friendy game of Scrabble!

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess?

Join us every Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the Aston Public Library

Ages 8 & up

 

Chess teacher Mr Finn will teach you how to play chess or help you brush up on your skills. 

Game pieces will be supplied

 

Register now!

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

Ever want to write your own story? Your history? That poem? Fiction/Fact/Poetry—it all comes from the same source—your inspiration and your hard work. Published author Joe Lynch, a writer and teacher with years of experience, invites you to share ideas about writing. Come and meet like-minded people in an informal setting.  Held at the Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM GOLDEN GAMERS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

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  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Holiday Story Times w/ Penncrest Students @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Holiday Story Times w/ Penncrest Students

Wednesdays @ 10:15am

December 6, 13, 20

For Ages 3-5 year olds

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We have some amazing students from Penncrest Highschool who are studying early education to become teachers someday. They'd like to get some experience and practice in here at the library! Join us for holiday-themed story times Wednesday mornings led by these highschool students. There will be a book, a song or two, and a craft!

Registration is not required. For ages 3-5 year olds.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The December book selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

   10:30 AM Playtime Storytime  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come for stories, music, and fun activities for your little ones!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) 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, books, games and stories; 11:05 playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Symphony - Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library Library   610-543-3171   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

The Symphony:  Video Lecture Series

Join us to listen and learn about some of the greatest composers and their symphonies of the past 300 years!

In this Great Courses video lecture series, music historian Professor Robert Greenberg guides the listener through a survey of the symphony, from it's inception as a classical form to the modern era.  You will learn about the composers and the masterpieces they created, some well-known and others overlooked and in need of our attention.  

Each week, we will present two lectures, 45-minutes each, with a break for refreshments in between.  You may attend any lecture(s) on its own or come for the entire series. Our lectures will cover the following topics:  

October 11:  Introduction, the Concerto and the Orchestra

October 18:  Classical Masters, Haydn

October 25:  Mozart, Beethoven

November 1:  No video lecture

November 8:  Schubert, Berlioz

November 15:  Mendelssohn, Schumann, Franck, Saint-Saens

November 22:  No video lecture

November 29:  Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler

December 6:  Nielsen, Sibelius, Ives

December 13:  Copeland, Barber, Harris, Schuman

December 20:  Messsiaen, Shostakovich

Refreshments will be served.

This program has been made possible by a grant for Aging in Place Services from Swarthmore Borough.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for our after school lego club! This will give children and teens the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. Ages 5+. Free program, no registration required. 

*Please note: Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult whlie in the library.* 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club @ Sellers  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Each month we screen a different anime while enjoying snacks! Come hang out, draw and chat with other anime fans!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
No registration, just drop in!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM Elf  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come for an interactive view of the movie Elf!  We'll have songs, snowball fights, and more as we watch this modern holiday classic.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM Radnor Library S.M.Art Kids Factology presents Pirateology  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

S.M.Art Kids: Factology explores different mythical and fantastic topics based off the popular interactive books! Complete STEM based challenges and explorations as spies, pirates, monsters and mummies. Open to kids in grades 1 to 4.  Held at at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Registration is required for each individual session and begins August 24.  This month's topic: Pirateology.

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

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Monday, December 4th; 4-7pm

Wednesday, December 20th; 4-6pm

 

Calling all builders of ALL AGES--come to MFL and enjoy the library's HUGE collection of LEGO bricks of all sizes. Unstructured build time to stretch those creative muscles, mold those engineering minds, and meet some new friends! Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EVENING READER'S BOOK CLUB  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Come join our Evening Reader's Book Club, Wednesday,December 20, 2017. 6pm-7pm.

Homemade Love by California Cooper, will be discussed. Hope to see you there!

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajama Story Time @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:30pm

Recommended for ages birth-6 years old

 

Bring the whole family in their pajamas for their special story time to get everybody ready for bed! Books, songs, and finger plays all about bed time with free play afterwards!

Registration is not required, so just drop in! Held in our community room downstairs.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mr. Malcolm's Holiday Special  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Suitable for ages 3-10.

Join storyteller Mr. Malcolm as he performs your holiday favorites, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and more.

Register below beginning September 11.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Whether a beginner or a master, stop by for lessons, games, and practice with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Third Wednesdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The "Third Wednesdays" book club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7PM to discuss a book selected by the group.

    Location: Aston Public Library

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for stories by the wonderful authors & illustrators Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss, followed by a fun craft! Ages 3+. Free program, no registration required. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's storytime for little ones!

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

Makin' Music

Thursday, December 21st @ 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 only register children, and include each child you are registering ("Add Guest").

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)

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Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month throughout 2017! You must register for each month's class. Thanks! 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Holiday Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

    

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library, Thursday December 21st for:

 

Holiday Story Time!!!   Children of all ages welcome.

 

We will be playing games, listening to stories and we will do a craft!

Snacks and prizes provided

 

Register now!!! Seating limited

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Handicrafts Club  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Bring your handicraft project (knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, quilting or whatever you enjoy) to this friendly group. Come chat and laugh with us!

Need help? Drop in for assistance from other group members. This informal group welcomes people of all skill levels.

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

Thursday mornings from 10:30—12:30 in the library conference room.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ADULT BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Come join the Upper Darby Municipal Library Adult Book Club for a delightful hour discussing books! The meetings take place from 1:00-2:00pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave, Upper Darby.  

Due to limited space, registration is required. To register, please call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today.

Following is the schedule of titles for discussion:

6/15/17 – Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil

                    War by Tony Horwitz

7/20/17 – Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

8/17/17 – The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice

9/21/17 – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

10/19/17 – The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of the American Team’s Epic

                    Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown

11/16/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

12/21/17 – Empire of the Summer by S.C. Gwynne

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Join us after school for our creative coloring club, along with some snacks! Materials are provided. Free program, no registration required. All ages welcome!

*Please note: Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult while in the library.*

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for afterschool fun!!!! Crafts, Puzzles and Games.

Registration is required.

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

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For ages 6+

 

Thursdays, 4-6pm

December 7th & 21st

Bring Your Own Device, if you can (otherwise, the library has a few laptops/Chromebooks for kids to use).

Coding+, a team of teen volunteers from Penncrest High School, are back at the library to teach kids how to do some basic computer coding using Scratch and a variety of other resources and kits. Registration is not required as it is informal and kids can learn as their own pace with help from the teens.

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM In Stitches Too  
   

Do you knit, crochet or do needlework?  No matter where your skill level is, you can join our monthly "In Stitches" club to learn and share tips and ideas while having lively conversations with fellow crafters.  We will have some supplies available for newcomers.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Radnor Library Chess Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Drop by the Radnor Library Chess Club on Tuesdays anytime between 6:30-8:00pm to play and learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Friday December 22, 2017
   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  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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  -  11:45 AM Parent-Child Workshop @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Family Place @ the Middletown Free Library

Parent Child Workshop Series

Fridays, 10:30-11:45am

December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

The Parent-Child Workshop is a multi-week series that involves infants & toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and their parents/caregivers; features local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitates early intervention; and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. The workshops are informal and basically a free-play day, with weekly professionals in the room to answer any questions you may have pertaining to your child's development in their specialized field.

You must be able to commit to at least 3 weeks of our series.


By registering you agree to attend the following 4 weekly classes:

  1. Week 1 = Early Literacy (Mr. Jason)
  2. Week 2 = Child Development (Riddle Hospital)
  3. Week 3 = Nutrition & Occupational Therapy (Penn State Extension & CHOP)
  4. Week 4 = Speech, Hearing and Language Development (Riddle Hospital)

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The Middletown Free Library is a Family Place Library, which means we are a safe and welcoming space for families of young children (ages 5 and below). We have a space that encourages children to learn through play.

 

Register by adding YOUR (the adult) information, then click ADD GUEST and add each child that you would like to attend with you. THANKS!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP, or stop in the library and fill out a paper form.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Stories & Puppet Show  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, movement, and a brief puppet show. 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: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for new releases and classic films all for free!  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Lansdowne 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 on our Wii U, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM Teen Game Day  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

We have board games, card games, and video games!  Bring a friend and get playing.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOARD GAMES  
   

Come to Municipal Library every Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm (October 6th - December 29th) to play board games with friends!  Enjoy familiar games like Chess, UNO, and Monopoly or learn how to play one you've never tried before!  There are a wide variety of games to meet the interests of all ages.  Open to grades 1-12.  Call 610-734-7649 to register for the program.

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed December 23rd in observation of Christmas Eve.

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

All ages and all skill levels are welcome for a brief lesson and lots of freeplay!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

The Library is Closed.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Monday December 25, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Christmas.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

The Library is Closed.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4449   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

We'll have a Wii U, Wii and Raspberry Pi hooked up for multiplayer gaming!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip is required. Check with librarian for new member availability.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Library Closed  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

The Library is Closed.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Time  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x 305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by any time during tech time with your tech questions and our reference librarian will help you walk through them.

   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
   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  -  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  -  3:00 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
   3:30 PM Life After High School  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

College students walk High Schoolers through the process of life after High School.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
   

Whether a master or a beginner, all are welcome for a friendy game of Scrabble!


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   3:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Family Movie & Coloring  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Watch a movie and enjoy coloring. Light refreshments available. Best for ages 2 and up.

    Location: Media-UP Free 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, December 27th @ 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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

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

Book Club  Last Wednesday of every month. Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27. From 2:00 - 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 of Upper Darby, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for our after school lego club! This will give children and teens the opportunity to get creative and build anything they choose with LOTS of Legos. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. Ages 5+. Free program, no registration required. 

*Please note: Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult whlie in the library.* 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Teen & Tween Yoga @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Teen & Tween Yoga

(Ages 10-18)

Wednesday, December 27th @ 4:30pm

Teens & Tweens are invited to enjoy this FREE yoga class led by instructor Ms Lisa D. You'll learn some new poses, stretch those muscles, practice breathing techniques and balancing games, all to find some calmness at your center.

Registration is not required. The library has yoga mats that you can use, but feel free to bring your own and come in comfy clothes! 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Whether a beginner or a master, stop by for lessons, games, and practice with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for stories by the wonderful authors & illustrators Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss, followed by a fun craft! Ages 3+. Free program, no registration required. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ring in the New Year Party @ Liseter!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages! 
Celebrate the New Year early at Liseter's beautiful Carriage Barn! There will be a DJ, dancing, crafts, food, and a balloon drop at noon!

**Held at the Liseter Carriage Barn, 3710 Liseter Rd., Newtown Square, PA 19073. Valet Parking provided**

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Build Day & Block Party @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Build Day & Block Party @ MFL

Thursday, December 28th

10am-7pm (All Day!)

 

All day long bring your builders to the library to let them build...whatever they want out of whatever we have! Mr. Jason will have out our bins of LEGO bricks, cardboard blocks, a marble maze, a snap car set, and anything else he can find!

AND, thanks to the PA Commonwealth Library, we have a HUGE collection of wooden blocks for kids to play with!

Registration is not required as it is a drop in anytime throughout the day event. All ages are welcome to participate as we have things for infants-teens!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Handicrafts Club  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Bring your handicraft project (knitting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, quilting or whatever you enjoy) to this friendly group. Come chat and laugh with us!

Need help? Drop in for assistance from other group members. This informal group welcomes people of all skill levels.

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

Thursday mornings from 10:30—12:30 in the library conference room.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Origami Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Thursday, December 28th @ 11am

Beginner-Intermediate Paper Folders

 

Once a month Mr. Jason offers this free class to teach kids & their adults how to fold a variety of origami objects. The library has books & paper available, if you'd like to follow along or fold on your own.

Registration is not required. Suggested for ages 5+ but with some adult help. 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   3:00 PM Cinderella's Fairy Godmother  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us over the holidays for the production of

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother

Open to all kids and families! No registration required.

Presented by "Kit's Interactive Theatre". Free!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

In addition to being fun, coloring has many benefits to child development. Join us after school for our creative coloring club, along with some snacks! Materials are provided. Free program, no registration required. All ages welcome!

*Please note: Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult while in the library.*

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LED Throwies  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LED Throwies

Thursday, December 28th @ 4:30pm

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Suggested for ages 5+

Mr. Jason will show kids of all ages how to make a simple circuit and world-famous form of techie graphifit. Registration is not required, but supplies will be limited to first-come, first-serve.

An LED light, coin-cell battery, and magnet all held together with a little piece of tape. Each kid will get to take home at least 1 LED Throwie! 

    Location: Middletown Free 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  -  8:00 PM Radnor Library Chess Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Drop by the Radnor Library Chess Club on Tuesdays anytime between 6:30-8:00pm to play and learn. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial 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 Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM Turtle Dance Music Concert!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages & NO registration required. 

Back by popular demand! Mr. Matt presents a fun,  inclusive, interactive concert featuring instruments, technology and more! 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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 Super Hero Day @ MFL!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Super Hero Day @ MFL!

Friday, December 29th

10am-4pm

Movies, crafts, activities, and pictures with Spider-Man & Wonder Woman!

Stop by the Middletown Free Library because ALL DAY LONG we will celebrate all things SUPER HEROES! We will have a few craft stations & activities going on, as well as showing a variety of super hero movies in our community room downstairs. (We will vote on what to watch before starting the next movie. Maybe some of the live-action Marvel & DC ones, maybe some animated ones, maybe some cartoon shows?) Light refreshments & snacks will be available, but feel free to bring your own to share and be SUPER!

Plus, we have Spider-Man & Wonder Woman here for you to take your picture with!

Costumes are encouraged and welcome!

Registration is not required. All ages can enjoy!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Noon Year's Eve Party  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Celebrate the New Year with activities, balloons, and a countdown to noon! Best for ages 2 and up.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for new releases and classic films all for free!  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM Teens vs. Seniors: Old School Wii Games  
    Contact: Amy   610-623-0239 x 307   ladirector@delcolibraries.org
   

It's time for some seniors to challenge some teens in fun party games on the original Wii game system.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOARD GAMES  
   

Come to Municipal Library every Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm (October 6th - December 29th) to play board games with friends!  Enjoy familiar games like Chess, UNO, and Monopoly or learn how to play one you've never tried before!  There are a wide variety of games to meet the interests of all ages.  Open to grades 1-12.  Call 610-734-7649 to register for the program.

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Closed. Happy New Year!  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Monday January 1, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for New Years Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Closed. Happy New Year!  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Tuesday January 2, 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
   10:30 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  -  11:30 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
   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
   

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  The First Tuesday of every month from 2:00 - 4:15 pm.  On January 2nd, we will be showin "Tommy's Honour."  A father wants only the best for his son, but struggles to guide him in a world thats changing as fast as the boy himself.  A son blessed with talent, fueled by ambition, chafes at his father's commands as he hurtles toward adulthood with all the moxie of untarnished youth.  In every generation, a torch passes from father to son.  And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of "Tommy's Honour" - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.  Set in St. Andrews, Scotland during the hidebound Victorian Era.  MOVIE IS FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call the Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.


Wednesday January 3, 2018
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM STEM Storytime at Main Point Books  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy stories and songs followed by open play, tinkering with and exploring a variety of STEM toys and games.  No registration required.  Held at Main Point Books. 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Fashion Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us biweekly as we discuss all things fashion! From learning to sew, to tailoring your own clothes, to design and modeling. We'll learn about all the details that come together to make an outfit (like hair and makeup) and an industry (like responsible sourcing and beauty standards). 

Grades 8-12

Registration encouraged, but walkins welcome!

Register at the circulation desk, via phone, or email Mrs. Amber mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public 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 engage and empower through art, writing, discussion, and more.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday January 4, 2018
   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  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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: Marple Public Library
   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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group: January  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35?

Join us every first Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. to discuss the current book!

Lively discussion. Light refreshments served. And you go home with your own copy to keep each month!

January Book: The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr

To pick up a copy of the book, come to the Adult desk at Sellers Library.

Questions? Call 610-789-4440 and ask to speak with Sara, or email gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday January 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM First Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Come watch a newer DVD release on our big screen every first Friday at 1pm.  Feel free to bring your lunch or snacks.

November: The Big Sick

December: The Glass Castle

January 2018: This Beautiful Fantastic

No registration required.

    Location: Marple 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 on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday January 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teens take over the library during this montly after hours club.  Join us for video games, board games, music and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.

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

No registration is required. 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Sunday January 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Stay Woke  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Stay Woke is a club for teens that like to stay informed about social issues and current events that shape our world. Join us for information, discussion, and debate. Led by Widener University student Veronica Hudson and group facilitator Jenifer Phillips, this months topic will be LGBTQ in 2018. 

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday January 8, 2018
   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  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:30 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 Volunteer Opportunities Through RSVP  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Is volunteering one of your New Year’s resolutions? Hear about opportunities in our area from Margaret Brenner at RSVP, the region’s leading volunteer placement agency for adults, and learn the impact you can make as a volunteer!   Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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 Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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

Monday January 8, 2018 -  Monday February 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 101  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends With A Mouse! 

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library, as we learn the basics to exploring the Internet, Word Processing and much more!!! 

Sign up today for computer training for beginners and don't be intimidated by modern technology.

Computer 101 for little to no experience, starting on Mondays, January 8th, 22th, & February 5th, 12th & 19th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.


Monday January 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM AGING AT HOME  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Christine Helmandollar, director of Senior Community Services’ Aging at Home Program, will speak about how the program can benefit seniors,

by giving them the support needed to help them stay in their own homes. The program gives older adults "peace of mind."  Light refreshments will be served.

This is a Civic and Social Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

This class is presented by Amy Dolan, Radnor resident, certified yoga teacher, and owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit”. Wear comfortable clothing.  Held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Tuesday January 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 Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial 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  -  11:30 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

Tuesday January 9, 2018 -  Tuesday February 13, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 102  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends With A Mouse! 

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library, as we learn the basics to exploring the Internet, Word Processing and much more!!! 

Sign up today for computer training for those who are looking to advance in Computer 102 Familiar on Tuesdays, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, & February 6th, &13th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

 


Tuesday January 9, 2018
   2:00 PM Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

Join us as we view and discuss a variety of films. We feature classics, dramas, documentaries, art films, foreign films, and more!

 

 

 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public 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
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.


Wednesday January 10, 2018
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free 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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Cooking Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us biweekly as we explore our passion for food! We'll learn the basics, try our hand at baking and decorating, and learn about cultures around the globe through food!

Grades 8-12

Registration and permission slip recquired.

Register at circulation desk, by phone, or email Mrs. Amber  mateen@delcolibraries.org

 

    Location: Marple Public 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.  
 
If you DO NOT receive an email within a week from the program date, you are on the wait list!  
 
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 January 11, 2018
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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: Marple Public Library
   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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Needlecraft Group  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Needlecraft Group Second Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.  January 11, February 8, and March 8. Bring your needlework and enjoy a time of friendship and shared interest.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Second Thursdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The "Second Thursdays" book club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30PM to discuss a book selected by the group.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tai Chi Chih Guided Practice Session  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a guided practice/refresher session.  T'ai Chi Chi is a healing art of joy through movement.  Visit www.taichih.org for more information.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for afterschool fun!!!! Crafts, Puzzles and Games.

Registration is required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public 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
   6:30 PM Radnor Library Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Joanne Iantorno   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Select and prepare a recipe from the selected cookbook and bring it to Wayne Senior Center where we will eat and share our thoughts over a delicious meal. Register and select your recipe at the front desk at the RML REcollection.  This month's cookbook selection is The Winter Table by Lisa Lemke.  Cookbook Club is held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.


Friday January 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   2:00 PM Spanish Conversation  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Spanish Conversation

Every 2nd Friday of the month

Allison Moore has lived in Spain and Latin America, and has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer and administrator.  She facilitates a generous and lively conversation for beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers each month. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Saturday January 13, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Adult Beginner's Painting Class 

Saturday, January 13th at 12:30 pm

Supplies Provided

Seating is Limited...Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library

Monday January 15, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NO PROGRAMS  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY TO CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY.

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

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Winter Reading Challenge Kickoff for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Sign up to contend in a Winter Reading Challenge.  Read five books from a list of reader’s choice picks, award winners and honor titles (between January 15 - March 31) and win prizes! Drop in to the Library to pick up the book list, grab some snacks, get some books and get reading! For more information, check online at www.radnorlibrary.org/events-for-teens. For grades 5 & up.   Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Tuesday January 16, 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 Philosophy Forum  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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  -  11:30 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.

   7:00 PM Radnor Library Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Ever want to write your own story? Your history? That poem? Fiction/Fact/Poetry—it all comes from the same source—your inspiration and your hard work. Published author Joe Lynch, a writer and teacher with years of experience, invites you to share ideas about writing. Come and meet like-minded people in an informal setting.   Held at the Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087. 


Wednesday January 17, 2018
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The January book selection is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   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 current selection. The first ten participants receive a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Friends of HTFL, to keep. The selection for January is The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher. If you are interested in joining, please email Jenifer. 

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Third Wednesdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The "Third Wednesdays" book club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7PM to discuss a book selected by the group.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:30 PM An Evening with Robin Axelrod Sabag, author of Strong Girls, Strong Parents  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Robin Axelrod Sabag, LCSW, MFT, author of Strong Girls, Strong Parents, a Guide to Raising Teenage Girls in a New Era is a clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist who has been helping teens and their families improve their communication skills and build stronger family bonds. For over fifteen years, Sabag has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers and outpatient settings and in private practice. As an adjunct professor at Temple University and sought-after mental health expert, the author often speaks and writes on the topic of teenage girls. In addition, Sabag has appeared on television offering advice on how to discuss hate crimes with children. Books will be available for purchase.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Thursday January 18, 2018
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

Mothergoose Storytime Infant through 3 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Mothergoose Storytime is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buddies  Grades 1 - 3  After school program that meets once a month.  Students will be provided with a snack while listening to a story.  Children will then make a craft and play a game related to the story they have just heard.  Club meets on the following Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm : January 18, February 15, & March 15.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call the Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

Book Buddies is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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  -  7:45 PM In Stitches Too  
   

Do you knit, crochet or do needlework?  No matter where your skill level is, you can join our monthly "In Stitches" club to learn and share tips and ideas while having lively conversations with fellow crafters.  We will have some supplies available for newcomers.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Understanding Your Taxes: How and When to File  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Did someone say taxes?!

Join us as Marina Hernandez, CFP, a financial planner goes over what you need to know and answers your questions!

Want to learn more about taxes, this is the program for you! Think you know everything about taxes, I guarantee you learn something new! This is promised to be a great program!

If youre old enough to work, you're old enough to attend!

For individuals aged 16 & up!

Questions? Call 610-789-4440 and ask to speak with Sara, or email gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday January 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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

Saturday January 20, 2018
   3:00 PM Music and Movement Concert with Peter Moses  
    Contact: Radnor Memorial Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Sing, dance, and get silly with recording artist Peter Moses! For all ages. No registration required.  Held at the Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Monday January 22, 2018
   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  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    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
   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 Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free 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
   6:00 PM Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up.  Registration required.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Circulation Desk   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

“The place has entered me...it has coloured my life like a stain.”     Adam Nicolson

Most stories are set in a place  Sometimes, the place doesn't matter much, doesn't seem to have much impact on the story being told.  but other times, the place is so big a part of the story, it can seem like another character.  Certainly, it seems some stories can only exist in certain places.

 

The latest winner of the Florida lottery, JoLayne Lucks faces an unexpected problem in collecting her winnings when Bodean Gazzer and his sidekick steal her ticket, planning to collect the millions to help their white supremacist group prevent a NATO invasion of the U.S. - From the publisher's description.

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk after 12/11/17.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday January 23, 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 Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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  -  11:30 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.


Wednesday January 24, 2018
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EVENING READER'S BOOK CLUB  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Come join our Evening Reader's Book Club, Wednesday, January 24, 2018. 6pm-7pm.

Hush by Lisa Jackson will be discussed. Hope to see you there!

 

   7:00 PM Jackson Hole Wild on Tour Conservation Film Serioes  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Radnor Memorial Library, along with its partners Radnor Conservancy and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, invite you to our winter conservation film series that features 3 award-winning films that will be screened at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, located at 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, in Devon. Admission is free and registration is not required.  

January's film selection is Mind of a Giant.   Mind of a Giant explores what it is like to be an elephant, as revealed by revolutionary new research. As scientists struggle to find out how many elephants are left in Africa, they discover intriguing new behavior. We are discovering that elephants must be considered one of the most clever and complex creatures on the planet. They exhibit empathy, grief, joy, fear, and more emotions. They have self-awareness, can cooperate, and pass on information and adapt to solve problems in ways we never knew.


Thursday January 25, 2018
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

Mothergoose Storytime Infant through 3 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Mothergoose Storytime is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Aston Public Library 
presents
Chair Tai Chi -“Tai Chi Chih©” 

Every Thursday - January 25th to March 1st, 2018


Interested participants will be introduced to “Tai Chi Chih©”, a moving meditation. It is easy to learn, and doesn’t require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  Consisting of 19 movements and one pose, TCC attracts  the widest audience because even those with physical limitations can participate, performing the movements while seated.  During the six one hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice, basic movements while seated, with an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher, Sr. Christa Marie Thompson.
The body of high quality medical evidence providing sound arguments for practicing TCC is growing along with TV, newspaper, magazine, and “Web” accounts of the wide ranging health benefits  regular practitioners have gained.  
Studies linking TCC to positive changes in all of the following:
Arthritis                                                COPD
Depression & Anxiety                        Immune System
General Health                                   Increased Energy
Healthy Aging                                     Pain Relief
Healthy Weight                                  Peace and Joy

Come and exprience how this EASY, gentle moving meditation can dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, improve balance, increase focus and  JOY

    Location: Aston Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for afterschool fun!!!! Crafts, Puzzles and Games.

Registration is required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   4:00 PM Who Was Thomas Edison?  
    Contact: Radnor Memorial Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Explore the Edison Electric Light Company, learn more about Thomas Edison and experiment with circuits. Participants will make LED greeting cards while learning about electricity and simple circuits. Open to grades 1-4.   Registration required.  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Rd, Wayne, PA 19087.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buzz  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buzz  Grades 4 & 5.  After school book club that meets once a month.  Students will be provided with a snack while sharing about a book that they have read.  Children will then make a craft and/or play a game.  Club usually meets on the following Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm : January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24.  Registration is required.  Please call the Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Book Buzz is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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
   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 "Plain Truth" by Jodi Picoult.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library Series (1/3)  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Join us for our 3 part Yoga Series at the Library!

We will be winding down on the fourth Thursday of the month with Yoga! 

An instructor from Dragon Spirit Arts Yoga studio will be leading the class.

Space is limited to 10 individuals so sign up fast! Program is limited to individuals aged 18 - 35 !

Must sign up for each session separately*.

Individuals are REQUIRED to bring their own Yoga mats, they will NOT be supplied. 

*Attending one session does not guarantee you a space in another session without signing up!

Questions? Call 610-789-4440 and ask to speak with Sara, or email gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday January 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Make a Mug and Hot Chocolate Bar  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Why must it be so cold?! Join us for Sharpie mug decorating and a hot chocolate bar with all the yummy fixings.  Registration required. For grades 5 & up.   Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Saturday January 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Elsa Returns to Ridley Library  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Queen Elsa is retuning to Ridley Library to meet all of her fans! Listen to her read a Frozen story, sing along to 'Let it Go', and watch it snow in the library! Afterwards, have your picture taken with the Snow Queen herself.  Provided by Dreams Come True Princess Parties.

Suitable for ages 3 and up, but all are welcome.

***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED***  Sign up below beginning December 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday January 29, 2018
   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  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    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
   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 Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  2:00 PM Monday Matinee Movie  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free 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

Tuesday January 30, 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 Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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: Lansdowne 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  -  11:30 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.


Wednesday January 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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  -  3:00 PM Adult Book Club  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcotimes.com
   

Adult Book Club  Last Wednesday of Every Month.  From 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  January 31, February 28, and March 28. 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 is located at 409 Ashland Avenue, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Anime Day  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Explore Japanese culture through viewing Anime, drawing Manga, and enjoying Japanese snacks.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday February 1, 2018
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

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

Mothergoose Storytime Infant through 3 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Mothergoose Storytime is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Aston Public Library 
presents
Chair Tai Chi -“Tai Chi Chih©” 

Every Thursday - January 25th to March 1st, 2018


Interested participants will be introduced to “Tai Chi Chih©”, a moving meditation. It is easy to learn, and doesn’t require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  Consisting of 19 movements and one pose, TCC attracts  the widest audience because even those with physical limitations can participate, performing the movements while seated.  During the six one hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice, basic movements while seated, with an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher, Sr. Christa Marie Thompson.
The body of high quality medical evidence providing sound arguments for practicing TCC is growing along with TV, newspaper, magazine, and “Web” accounts of the wide ranging health benefits  regular practitioners have gained.  
Studies linking TCC to positive changes in all of the following:
Arthritis                                                COPD
Depression & Anxiety                        Immune System
General Health                                   Increased Energy
Healthy Aging                                     Pain Relief
Healthy Weight                                  Peace and Joy

Come and exprience how this EASY, gentle moving meditation can dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, improve balance, increase focus and  JOY

    Location: Aston Public 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group: February  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35?

Join us every first Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m. to discuss the current book!

Lively discussion. Light refreshments served. And you go home with your own copy to keep each month!

February Book: TBD

To pick up a copy of the book, come to the Adult desk at Sellers Library.

Questions? Call 610-789-4440 and ask to speak with Sara, or email gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday February 2, 2018
   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  -  12:00 PM Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   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
   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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday February 3, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teens take over the library during this montly after hours club.  Join us for video games, board games, music and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.

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

No registration is required. 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Sunday February 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Stay Woke  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Stay Woke is a club for teens that like to stay informed about social issues and current events that shape our world. Join us for information, discussion, and debate. Led by Widener University student Veronica Hudson and group facilitator Jenifer Phillips, this months topic will be Black History Month.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday February 5, 2018
   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  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free 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

Tuesday February 6, 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 Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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: Lansdowne 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  -  11:30 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

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

First Tuesday Film Theater  Tuesday, February 6 from 2:00 - 4:15 pm.  "Dean" Dean is an artist who is facing the prospect of adulthood along with all the uncertainties that can be expected.  Recently out of a serious relationship and coming to terms with his family home being sold, Dean watches as his friends move forward in life whilst he confronts stagnation.  During an impromptu trip to Los Angeles, he meets Nicky, and finds out that he is able to be himself in her prescence.  Meanwhile his father is also following a similar trajectory, just at a different stage in life.  This quirky and comedic coming-of-adult-age story serves as a love note to both the East and West Coast.  MOVIE IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SEATING IS LIMITED.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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.


Wednesday February 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM STEM Storytime at Main Point Books  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy stories and songs followed by open play, tinkering with and exploring a variety of STEM toys and games.  No registration required.  Held at Main Point Books. 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Madame Lucy will lead fun, informal French Conversation classes for children.  We will speak and sing, and read together.  Children from age 2 to 5 are encouraged to attend.  Caregiver must be present.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Creative Babies  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   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 engage and empower through art, writing, discussion, and more.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday February 8, 2018
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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  -  10:30 AM Pre-walker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! 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. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

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

Mothergoose Storytime Infant through 3 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Mothergoose Storytime is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    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 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  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Needlecraft Group  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Needlecraft Group Second Thursday of every month from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.  January 11, February 8, and March 8. Bring your needlework and enjoy a time of friendship and shared interest.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Second Thursdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

The "Second Thursdays" book club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30PM to discuss a book selected by the group.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Aston Public Library 
presents
Chair Tai Chi -“Tai Chi Chih©” 

Every Thursday - January 25th to March 1st, 2018


Interested participants will be introduced to “Tai Chi Chih©”, a moving meditation. It is easy to learn, and doesn’t require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  Consisting of 19 movements and one pose, TCC attracts  the widest audience because even those with physical limitations can participate, performing the movements while seated.  During the six one hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice, basic movements while seated, with an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher, Sr. Christa Marie Thompson.
The body of high quality medical evidence providing sound arguments for practicing TCC is growing along with TV, newspaper, magazine, and “Web” accounts of the wide ranging health benefits  regular practitioners have gained.  
Studies linking TCC to positive changes in all of the following:
Arthritis                                                COPD
Depression & Anxiety                        Immune System
General Health                                   Increased Energy
Healthy Aging                                     Pain Relief
Healthy Weight                                  Peace and Joy

Come and exprience how this EASY, gentle moving meditation can dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, improve balance, increase focus and  JOY

    Location: Aston Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for afterschool fun!!!! Crafts, Puzzles and Games.

Registration is required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public 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

Friday February 9, 2018
   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
   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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

This group is exclusively for those is grades 9-12.  Come meet fellow high schoolers, relax and hang out after school at the Library.

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

This class is presented by Amy Dolan, Radnor resident, certified yoga teacher, and owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit”. Wear comfortable clothing.  Held at Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Tuesday February 13, 2018
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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: Lansdowne Public 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

Join us as we view and discuss a variety of films. We feature classics, dramas, documentaries, art films, foreign films, and more!

 

 

 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM EVENING READER'S BOOK CLUB  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Come join our Evening Reader's Book Club, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 6pm-7pm.

Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison will be discussed. Hope to see you there!

 

   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.  
 
If you DO NOT receive an email within a week from the program date, you are on the wait list!  
 
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 February 15, 2018
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. 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.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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  -  12:00 PM The Wonderful World of Plants  
   

Plant Science:  An Introduction to Botany

Thursdays, January 4 – February 22, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

See plants in a new way in this video lecture series from the Great Courses, as Professor Catherine Kleier invites us into the uniquely satisfying world of plants, and the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of living nature. We will show three 30-minute lectures each week:

January 4:  The Joy of Botany/Plants are like People/ Moss Sex and Peat Habitats

January 11:  Fern Spores and Conquest of Land/Roots and Symbiosis/Stems are More than just In-Between

January 18: The Leaf/Photosynthesis Everyone can Understand/Days and Years in the Lives of Plants

January 25:  Advent of Seeds/Why Conifers are Holiday Plants/Secrets of Flower Power

February 1:  Who Pollinates Whom/Many Forms of Fruit/Plant Seeds Get Around

February 8:  Water Plants/Why Tropics have so many Plant Species/Grasses and Grasslands

February 15:  Shrublands of Roses and Wine/Desert Bonanza/Trees change Color and Grow

February 22:  Alpine Cold make Plants do Funny Things/Bad Plants aren’t so Bad/Modifying Plant Genes

Join us for any one or all the lectures in this series.  Refreshments will be served.

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

Mothergoose Storytime Infant through 3 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:20 am or Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

Mothergoose Storytime is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    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
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Start off 2018 with T’ai Chi Chih!

This 8-week series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   If you’ve taken the previous classes (not a requirement) you’ll learn some different tips and tricks this time.

T’ai Chi Chih is a gentle moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.  T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice. Wear comfortable clothing to class.

Class size is limited.  Registration is required for each session you’d like to attend.  If you find you cannot attend a session after you’ve signed up, please let us know as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can have your spot.

Classes will be held on the following Thursdays from 12:00—1:00

January 4, 11, 18 and 25

February  1, 8, 15 and 22

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Aston Public Library 
presents
Chair Tai Chi -“Tai Chi Chih©” 

Every Thursday - January 25th to March 1st, 2018


Interested participants will be introduced to “Tai Chi Chih©”, a moving meditation. It is easy to learn, and doesn’t require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.  Consisting of 19 movements and one pose, TCC attracts  the widest audience because even those with physical limitations can participate, performing the movements while seated.  During the six one hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice, basic movements while seated, with an accredited Tai Chi Chih teacher, Sr. Christa Marie Thompson.
The body of high quality medical evidence providing sound arguments for practicing TCC is growing along with TV, newspaper, magazine, and “Web” accounts of the wide ranging health benefits  regular practitioners have gained.  
Studies linking TCC to positive changes in all of the following:
Arthritis                                                COPD
Depression & Anxiety                        Immune System
General Health                                   Increased Energy
Healthy Aging                                     Pain Relief
Healthy Weight                                  Peace and Joy

Come and exprience how this EASY, gentle moving meditation can dissolve tension, reduce chronic pain, improve balance, increase focus and  JOY

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buddies  Grades 1 - 3  After school program that meets once a month.  Students will be provided with a snack while listening to a story.  Children will then make a craft and play a game related to the story they have just heard.  Club meets on the following Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm : January 18, February 15, & March 15.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call the Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

Book Buddies is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM In Stitches Too  
   

Do you knit, crochet or do needlework?  No matter where your skill level is, you can join our monthly "In Stitches" club to learn and share tips and ideas while having lively conversations with fellow crafters.  We will have some supplies available for newcomers.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Intro to Calligraphy  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Interested in learning the art of Calligraphy?

Join us for this introductory Calligraphy course taught by J. Robostello Calligraphy!

All supplies provided and participants will be able to take home a Calligraphy pen and the beginning of a new skill!

Signup is REQUIRED, space is limited!

Program for individuals aged 18 - 35 ONLY.

Questions? Call 610-789-4440 and ask to speak with Sara, or email gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday February 16, 2018
   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
   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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Harry Potter Bash  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   610-789-4440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you a lover of all things Harry Potter?

Join us for a fun Saturday as we get sorted, play trivia, make chocolate wands, have a Harry Potter scavenger hunt Hermione style, enjoy butterbeer, get dressed in our Harry Potter best, and much more! You dont want to miss out!

This program is for 18 - 35 year olds ONLY.

If you have any questions contact Sara at 610-789-4440 or email at gennextlibrarian@gmail.com

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Monday February 19, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Presidents Day.

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

Come and join us for some most excellent stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (Incl. Kindergarten) Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091. 

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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: Lansdowne Public 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
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some amazing stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our story times will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 4-6

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for Lego Club !!!

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM Radnor Library Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Ever want to write your own story? Your history? That poem? Fiction/Fact/Poetry—it all comes from the same source—your inspiration and your hard work. Published author Joe Lynch, a writer and teacher with years of experience, invites you to share ideas about writing. Come and meet like-minded people in an informal setting.   Held at the Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087. 


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Family Storytime: Session 1  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The February book selection is Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler.

   10:30 AM Toddler Story Time w/Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and join us for some phenomenal stories, songs and age appropriate crafts. Each week our storytimes will be enriched with an educational theme. We will end each story time with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home from the children's department. 

Ages: 2-4

No Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Storytime: Session 2  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, and more! Open to ages 0-5. Stories chosen for younger end.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Dr. Daisy Century presents: Harriet Tubman  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library as- Dr. Daisy Nelson Century presents : Harriet Tubman

Dr. Daisy Century will bring Harriet Tubman to life from birth to death.

Performance will be approximately 50 minutes with a Q&A afterwards.

Born Araminta Ross, Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a Maryland plantation. Frequently threatened, beaten, whipped, and starved, Ms. Tubman’s indomitable spirit could not be broken.

An inspiring educator whose students have returned year after year to thank Dr. Century for the difference she has made in their lives, Daisy has continued to inspire through her thoroughly-researched, dramatically intense portrayals.  Dr. Century is a published author, writing under the name Emily Nelson, and is an acco