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

This is just the first step to creating digital worlds! Learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment.  Come enjoy some cool software that will teach you to code in Scratch, Python, HTML, and more! Participants work at their own pace, independently or together, to explore awesome projects. 

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

Please bring your own laptop.  

**NO CODE CLUB ON 10/15 OR 11/12.**

 



 

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday October 19, 2018 -  Friday December 28, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM New Book Club Alert  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

New Book Club Alert!!! Come join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Friday starting October 19th, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm for our Reading Without Tears Book Club with Aleathea and Alanna.

Fun for everyone

Educational yet exciting

Meet new people and make new friends

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


Thursday November 15, 2018 -  Thursday December 27, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library

Monday December 3, 2018 -  Saturday December 15, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM BETWEEN THE TEENS  
    Contact: JOANN FRANKLIN   6105340693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE!

 

 

Sony Pictures challenges teens 11 and up to create and document their very own universe/neighborhood in celebration of the upcoming release of  "SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER VERSE" on December 14th.

Teens can make an image or video up to 30 seconds long, of what their spider-hero would look or sound like, and post it on instagam with the following hashtags:  #SpiderVerse               #everydayspiderhero

 

COME TO THE LIBRARY WITH YOUR PHONE AND WORK ON YOUR POSTING. SHOW YOUR POSTING AND RECEIVE AN ENTRY TO WIN SPIDER-MAN EARBUDS.   TEAM UP WITH A FRIEND OR TWO...AND SEE ALL OF THOSE   "LIkes" YOU WILL GET!

 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library

Friday December 14, 2018
   9:30 AM Big Steps Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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

Best for ages 0-5, plus caregiver. Join music therapist Miss Chrystine and some of her friends from Melmark for some interactive musical fun! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

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

Mother Goose on the Loose at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-5 years

Fridays at 10:00am

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

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

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

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

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

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Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sports Arena, for some super fun and interactive physical fitness activities!

* Ages: 3-6 (accompanied by parent and/or caregiver)

*Registration Required!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent-Child Workshops @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays in December 2018; 10:30am-11:45am

 

Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information.

"A multi-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers, this fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week. Check out this video about the workshop."

Geared towards infants-preschoolers (ages 0-4). REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED as space is limited to 20 families! Your registration saves your family's spot for all 4 weeks! Include the total number of adults and kids that will be attending weekly.

CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-521-9344   
   

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: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose at Ridley Township Public Library

Ages 1-5 years

Fridays at 10:00am

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

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Bear's Winter Adventure w/Allison DeSalvo  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join Ms. Allison for one of her special Music & Me Storytimes.

Bear enjoys an adventure before climbing the mountain to snuggle down into her snowy den for a long winter’s nap!
Come discover what other animal friends and natural wonders she finds along her journey! Songs, stories, creative movement and imagination!

Geared for kids 2 – 6 years…All Welcome!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239 x306   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by every Friday at noon for great new releases!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM STEM Toy Exploration (2 times)  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Session 1: 1-2:30pm

Session 2: 3:30-5pm

Thanks to the Golden Circle Readers, children who read more than 2000 minutes for our Summer Reading Program, we now have Dash & Dot Robots! Dash and Dot will be available to play with as well as other STEM toys. Kits best for ages 3-8. Dash & Dot are fun for all ages. Drop in at any time during the listed hours.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Dance Me a Story @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   
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For ages 2-5 years old!!
Friday, December 14th @ 1:30pm
 
"Each class starts in a circle with a warm-up and gross-motor skills around the room. The dance teacher, Ms Lisa Oster, uses dance terms throughout the class (plié, releve, passé, chasse). She also incorporates a bit of yoga in the warm up. Then each class features a story with movement and accompanying music. Class ends with Freeze dance into a cool down." Parents stay in the room, but must keep conversations to minimum. Parents may join in if it helps their child but in general the kids participate on their own."
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration opens 2 weeks before the event)
    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Spanish Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Spanish Conversation

Friday, September 14 at 2pm (and second Fridays)

Swarthmorean Allison Moore facilitates a generous and lively conversation for beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers each month. 

 

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM Teen Game Day  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdown@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by for some games.  We have a Wii, xbox 360, and a PS4 so bring your friends!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM BOARD GAMES  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Play your favorite games with friends every Friday!  Lots of different games to choose from.  Open to kids in grades 1-12.  Call the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 610-734-7649 to register or stop by at 501 Bywood Avenue.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Board Games @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Derek   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays, 3-5pm

 

MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For all ages, but we won't play games like Candyland or Chutes & Ladders.

Registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Find out what happens when the lights go out at the library! Your stuffed animal is invited to a special animal sleepover!

Stop by Friday afternoon, beginning at 4pm, to drop off your stuffed friend. We will have games, snacks, and drinks for you as you drop off your friend. 

Pick up your friend the next morning (Saturday, December 15th between 10am-12pm, and check out the library's Facebook page with a parent or caregiver to see more teddy library antics!

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Dirty Cup Pour  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

Create a stunning piece of art simply by pouring paint. A perfect gift for the holidays or to keep as room decor.  For grades 6 & up.  Registration required.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fifth & Sixth Grade Book Discussion Group  
   

Join us at Sellers Library for a book club for readers entering grades 5 and 6 in the fall. Sign up, get a free book (that is yours to keep forever), read it, bring it back in, discuss it, and eat snacks. What could be better? 

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie Day  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library for our Movie Day on Friday December 14, 2018. All are welcome to attend!

Hope to see ya'll there!

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM QUIZZO AT THE LIBRARY - HOLIDAY QUIZZO  
    Contact: Kim or Mary   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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

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

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

610-583-0593.

                 November 16th - History Quizzo            

                 December 14th - Holiday Quizzo

                                           

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Saturday December 15, 2018
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdownelibrary.org
   

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a few games of chess!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Makin' Music  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
All ages welcome (suitable for ages 6 and under).
 
Join Makin' Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
 
Makin' Music will be performing at Ridley Library on Saturdays July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 17, and December 15. Register below. Sign up once for all performance dates and come when you can.
 
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MEDITATION SATURDAY  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   
 

 

Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,

these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,

will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Saturdays will take place in the Quiet Room in the new library.

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Holiday Bake-Off  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Test your baking skills in this all teen holiday baking competition!

Open to teens ages 12-18. 

Registration required to enter. 

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

See full rules and regulations here http://marplelibrary.org/teens/teen-holiday-bake-off/

    Location: Marple Public Library

Sunday December 16, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Tea, Treats, and Holiday Crafts  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Make festive crafts, listen to songs of the season, and have a treat! All ages.

 
    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM JANE AUSTEN DAY CELEBRATION  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Timeless author Jane Austen was born on December 16th, 1775. This year marks the  243rd  anniversary of Jane's birth. Celebrate with us! We'll enjoy dessert and tea and watch Sense and Sensibility

starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, which is considered one of the best adaptations of Jane Austen's novels.

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday December 17, 2018
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to building work.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-4090   
   

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: Yeadon Public Library

Monday December 17, 2018 -  Friday December 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Ugly Holiday Sweater Week  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Celebrate Ugly Holiday Sweater Week with all of us at the Ridley Township Public Library as we all don our best Ugly Sweaters!  Holiday programs all week including crafts and scavenger hunts!  It all winds up on Friday, December 21st with a Holiday Movie Day!  Popcorn provided!  Check back for list of movies being played!

Any patron that comes into the library from 12/17-21st wearing their holiday sweater will receive a FREE DVD RENTAL!

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday December 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer Training 101  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make friends with a Mouse for Beginners is Back! Here at the Yeadon Public Library we offer basic computer training skills. Interested in signing up feel free to call or come by the Yeadon 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindergarten Storytime  
    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Mondays  
   

    

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

This Monday we will show

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

We'll have a Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Wii setup for multiplayer gaming! Feel free to bring your own portable gaming system to play with your friends.
Permission slip required. Check with librarian for availability.
For teens in grades 6 to 12.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:00 PM Merry Grinchmas  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for an interactive viewing of the 1966 animated classic, Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Enjoy an activity which will make your heart grow three sizes and Grinch themed refreshments.
All ages are invited. Children under 5 must be accompanied by adult.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Coding Capers  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

This is just the first step to creating digital worlds! Learn coding in a self-paced, interactive environment.  Come enjoy some cool software that will teach you to code in Scratch, Python, HTML, and more! Participants work at their own pace, independently or together, to explore awesome projects. 

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

Please bring your own laptop.  

**NO CODE CLUB ON 10/15 OR 11/12.**

 



 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Role-playing Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Great Adventure Awaits!

Join us each Monday from 6pm-8pm as we explore vast kingdoms and galaxies far, far away. We'll learn the basics of table-top gaming systems, compare with Live-Action systems (aka LARP) and experiment with new systems as they are released. Build your own hero (or villian!) and enrich their backstory. Solve complex puzzles, evade dangerous traps, and wage epic battles! What fate will befall you and your companions? Roll the dice and see.

 

Grades 9-12, register via phone or email. Walk-ins welcome too!

Curious, but not sure if you want to play? Come visit and watch a game, or play a stock character from our vault.

Questions? Email Mrs. Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

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

 

Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,

these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,

will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Mondays will take place in the Quiet Room in the new library.

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

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Tuesday December 18, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to building work.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Writers' Workshop: Reflections on 2018  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Writer's Workshop

Reflections on 2018

Tuesday, December 4 at 10am
Tuesday, December 11 at 10am
Tuesday, December 18 at 10am


Join Fellow writers for a low-key three week series to with creative exercises, writing time, and constructive feedback.  This series is conceived for reflections on the past year, but you are welcome to bring another piece that is in progress.  If you work on a computer, please bring your own laptop.  If you cannot attend the whole series, you are still welcome to drop in. 

All programs are free and open to the public, but registration for planning is requested.  
Call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org or go to swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/events

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-1918   
   

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: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
It's storytime for our youngest library friends!
 
Children, infants to age 3, and their caregivers are invited to a storytime to attend a storytime furll of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets and playtime. 
Large groups are asked to call Rachee to schedule an appointment. 
 
 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Block Party  
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Stretch  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

 

   11:00 AM 1-2-3 Grow! Parent/Child Workshop  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

As a Family Place Library, Radnor Memorial Library’s aim is to encourage creative play in an age-appropriate environment and equip parents with child development resources. The 1-2-3 Grow! Parent/Child Workshop will be held Tuesdays, November 27 – December 18 at 11:00am for children age 1-3½ years, their caregivers, and younger or older siblings. Registration required.  Due to limited space, a commitment to all four sessions is required.  For more info call Carrie at 610-687-1124, ext. 41.

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

Technology is changing everyday! Knowledgable about computers but still want to learn more?

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library for our Intermediate Computer Sessions.

Interested in signing up call or stop by the Yeadon Library Public.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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  -  3:00 PM Holiday Cheer with the Aging at Home Program  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join us to learn about the Aging at Home Program, which connects seniors to services that help them to stay in their own homes.

A panel of current users of the Aging at Home Program will join director Christine Helmandollar, to share with attendees how much the program means

to them, and how much it has helped them. Dessert and punch will be served at this event.

The Aging at Home Program offers chore assistance, handyman services, door to door transportation, health and wellness programs. It helps people 60 years of age

and older in the Ridley and Lansdowne areas to stay healthy, maintain their own homes and remain independent.

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

 

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

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Thursday, December 13th; 4-7pm

Tuesday, December 18th; 3-5pm

Thursday, December 27th; 4-7pm

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

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

Join us for some games of scrabble.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Party  
    Contact: Erica Carcillo   610-583-0593   ecarcillo@gmail.com
   

Dec. 18th, Tuesday at 6pm - 7;30 pm

For grades 6th to 12th

Get into the festive spirit while listening to carols and painting ornaments. for this event please register here or
call 610-583-0593

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pine cone tree workshop  
    Contact: Ms. Tianjia   6104856519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Stories Club: March  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124 x42   aelson@radnorlibary.org
   

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

This month's selection is March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell.

December 11: Book Discussion & Word Art
December 18: Civic Engagement Speaker

 
 
 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Story Time for Day Cares  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Join us Wednesday December 5, 2018 at the Yeadon Public Library for our Story-Time for Daycares. 

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library!

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Cookies, Milk and Storytime with Santa  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

The Yeadon Public Library cordially invites you to our Cookies, Milk and Story Time with Santa which will take place on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday December 14, 2018 at the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see ya'll there!

   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 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
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Build Day @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesday, December 19th

10am-8pm

 

 

All Day Long & for All Ages! Mr. Jason will have out a lot of the Middletown Free Library's various building kits and toys. LEGO, K'NEX, Lincoln Logs, Wooden Blocks, Snap Car Kit, Marble Maze, Magic Tracks, just to name a few for builders of all ages and abilities to enjoy in the library! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, if you'd like!

Registration is not required.

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

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

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124 x62   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month's selection.  This month's selection is A Square Meal: a culinary history of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman.  Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM Turtle Dance: Winter Wonderland Music, Bubbles, and Comedy Show!  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x41   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

A “turtle-riffic” musical experience that is designed to engage children through song, movement, stories, projections and interactive music technology! Inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences. Kids will play instruments and dance along through the whole show!  Ages 2 and up.  No registration required.  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby and Me Yoga  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We are so excited to offer a special monthly Baby and Me yoga class with our friends from Dragon Spirit Arts.

“This class is for Babies & Mamas (or Papas, Grandparents, Aunties, Care Givers, etc.). The adult gets to have a chance to engage in the soothing benefits of practice while spending special time being playful with their little Yogi / Guru. Restore the body, quiet the mind and love yourself and the baby. It’s all about going with the flow! “

What should the Mamas (or Papas, Grandparents, Aunties, Care Givers, etc.) bring to this class: yoga mat or large towel, water, blanket and a toy for baby. Wear clothing for easy movement.

Please e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org or call 610-623-0239 ext 304 for information or to register

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pre-School Storytime  
    Contact: Glenolden Library   610-583-1010   
   

For ages ~3 - 5 and their caregivers.

Registration IS NOT required.

 

(Almost every Wednesday morning; call for schedule changes near holidays.)

   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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Afternoon Book Club  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

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

The selection for December 19th, 2018 is  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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

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

Play through five rounds of trivia that will test your knowledge of holiday traditions, movies, and more! Teens can play as an individual or on teams of up to three people.

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM Turtle Dance Music!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages. NO registration required. 

Join us for this super-popular comedy, music & bubble show! 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Young Writers Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   6103561510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Welcome to our *NEW* Young Writers club!

This club is open to all teens and tweens ages 11-18.

Meetings will be the first and third Wednesday every month.

 In this club you will learn how to present your work to a group, how to fairly critique someone else’s work, and how to implement the criticism you receive to become the best writer you can. We will be a free and open space in the library and/or online for you to work on your manuscript. This club is perfect for those introverts who would rather stay home than come to the library.

To sign up online go to ywp.nanowrimo.org

Click sign up and enter our “classroom code”

MRFOQBCT

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stand Up! Storytime for Social Justice  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories can make a difference, and so can we! 

Join the Lansdowne Public Library to celebrate diversity, recognize struggle, and enact change. Join us for stories of unity and solidarity, as we discuss just how much can change when a group of people stand together.

This program is recommended to children ages 4-8.

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

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After-school drop-in coding camp!

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

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

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November 7, 14

December 5, 19

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM Discover a Game Day  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239 x306   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by to play a board or card game you may not have known about!

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

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Mr. Malcolm's Holiday Special  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   
Mr. Malcolm's Holiday Special at Ridley Township Public Library.
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.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Free Holiday Concert  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   6105830593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Join Vincent James and Friends for a free holiday concert at Ridley Township Library. Vincent and several other performers will sing your favorite holiday tunes! Vincent, who is the founder

of Keep Music Alive, an organization founded to promote the value of music in our lives, has hosted several very successful concerts at our library. Light refreshments will be served at the concert, which

will take place in the large meeting room.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Winter Wonderland  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring the whole family for  a "turtle-riffic" musical experience as Turtle Dance Music presents their Music, Bubble and Comedy show.  The show is designed to be interactive and inclusive for all children, including those on the Autism Spectrum.

Come out of your shell and join us!

 Registration preferred!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Board Game Night  
   

Join us for a night of board game fun and open play for the whole family! We'll have classic board games, as well as some games that might be new to you. Our family game night will be taking place in the adult library, so make sure to join us there! 

No registration is necessary; please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Thursday December 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help Thursdays  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring in any digital device for a 30 minute, personalized one-on-one session. Bring your charged device, questions, and be ready to learn! 

Registration is mandatory. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Geological Wonders  
   

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
Learn, Explore, Discover!
 
Join Wee Read and give your child a solid foundation for their future! Storytimes aren’t just entertaining, they’re educational and help your child develop a love of reading and provide early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and in life.
Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.
 
This program is for preschool children ages 3 and up. Large groups are asked to call Rachee before attending. 
 
 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Makin' Music @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Makin' Music

3rd Thursday every month @ 10:30am

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

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

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

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

MakinMusicClass

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 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   610-494-3454   
   

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: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop-In S.T.E.M. Activities  
    Contact: Glenolden Library   610-583-1010   
   

STEM Activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

most Thursdays after school

Build with MagneTiles, Gear Builders, and other kits.

Drop in any time from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

   4:00 PM Try It Thursdays!  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   610-623-0239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

It's a hands afternoon with STEM/STEAM themed activities!
Drop in and try these kits and more:
-3 Little Bits Korg Synth Kits
-Little Bits Steam Kit
-20 Piece Cubelets
-2 Ozobots
-3 Sphero Spk+

Please note that materials and equipment may vary.

This program is for children ages 8 and older. 

Please call 610-623-0239 ext 304 or e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org for more information.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Movie Night  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on Thursday, December 20th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for a FREE showing of Elf starring Will Ferrell. Synopsis: "After accidentally falling into Santa Claus' gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, growing up to believe he is an elf. Due to his large size, the "elf" causes chaos in Santa's workshop, forcing Kris Kringle to send him on a mission to find his human roots."

The movie is rated PG. Attendees under the age of 12 must be accompanied with a guardian over the age of 18. 

No need to register. FREE admission and FREE popcorn. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Darby Library Astronomical Society  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

        ** The Darby Library Astronomical Society **

We are pleased to announce the inception of the Darby Library Astronomical Society!

 



 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM Spanish Conversation Group  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by Kia's Cakes to practice your Spanish with other Spanish speakers!

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

 

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

 

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

Get Hooked!

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

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

Bring your own yarn and hooks.

Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

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

Bring your mat and stretch and center during this hectic season!

$5 donation requested

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

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

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Friday December 21, 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent-Child Workshops @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays in December 2018; 10:30am-11:45am

 

Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information.

"A multi-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers, this fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week. Check out this video about the workshop."

Geared towards infants-preschoolers (ages 0-4). REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED as space is limited to 20 families! Your registration saves your family's spot for all 4 weeks! Include the total number of adults and kids that will be attending weekly.

CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Holiday Movie Day!  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

We're ending our Ugly Sweater week with a day full of holiday movies!  Popcorn provided!

The Muppet Christmas Carol: 10:30am

It's a Wonderful Life: 12:30pm

The Santa Claus:  3:00pm

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-521-9344   
   

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: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239 x306   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by every Friday at noon for great new releases!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

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

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

 

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM Gingerbread House Making  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Build a tasty treat with us!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Board Games @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Derek   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays, 3-5pm

 

MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For all ages, but we won't play games like Candyland or Chutes & Ladders.

Registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Cookie Time  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Before you start your school break, drop in for Cookie Time! Join us for an afternoon of cookie decorating. 

All ages welcome, please call (610-623-0239 ext 304) or e-mail (lacsd@delcolibraries.org) Rachee with questions about allergies.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Talking Books n' Stuff Book Group  
    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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Youth Winter and Ultimate Game Day Celebration  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Parents bring your children to our game day celebration on Friday December 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Come join us for an afternoon of music, fun and more!

Song and dance performances, Tri State GamerzGame Truck. Light refreshments will be served.

Hope to see ya'll there!

 


Saturday December 22, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

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

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

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

Registration for this program is necessary, and occurs on a monthly basis, starting two weeks before the program date. Registration for the December 22nd session begins on December 8th. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 for more information. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Teen & Tween Yoga @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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(Ages 10+)

Saturday, December 22nd @ 11:30am

 

All Teens & Tweens are invited to enjoy a FREE yoga class by one of our amazing guest yoga instructors! Come in your comfy, stretchy clothes and the library provides the yoga mats. Come see the many benefits of yoga as a means of exercise and to help reduce stress! Breathing, balance, and poses...what fun!

Registration is not required. Bring your friends or make some new ones! Held in our community room downstairs.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdownelibrary.org
   

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a few games of chess!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Last Minute Gift Workshop  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Is there someone you forgot to shop for on your list? Come to this Free gift workshop and make something spectacular to give to the special people in your life.
Ages 12-18

No Fee or registration, but supplies are limited so first come, first served!

Any questions contact Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Cookie Decorating  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

On Saturday, December 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. bring the whole family for an afternoon of festive fun, cookie decorating, and more!

Did I mention its free?! Don't forget to register! 

Disclaimer: Cookies may contain wheat, dairy, and sugar. Any questions or concerns regarding food allergens and alternatives, please contact Zoey Mills at crreference@delcolibraries.org. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)

Monday December 24, 2018
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Springfield Township Library is Closed  
   

The Springfield Township Library is closed today.  We will reopen on Wednesday, December 26.  

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

Make friends with a Mouse for Beginners is Back! Here at the Yeadon Public Library we offer basic computer training skills. Interested in signing up feel free to call or come by the Yeadon Public Library.

 


Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Springfield Township Library is Closed  
   

The Springfield Township Library is closed today.  We will reopen on Wednesday, December 26.  

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   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 26th @ 10am

Happy Kwanzaa!

 

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

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

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons: Tweens  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Great Adventure Awaits!

Join us the second and fourth Wednesdays every month from 4pm-6pm as we explore vast kingdoms and galaxies far, far away. We'll learn the basics of table-top gaming systems, compare with Live-Action systems (aka LARP) and experiment with new systems as they are released. Build your own hero and enrich their backstory. Solve complex puzzles, evade dangerous traps, and wage epic battles! What fate will befall you and your companions? Roll the dice and see.

Role-playing is a great way for young adults to build social skills, work as a team, practice problem solving, mathematics, and to learn ethics.

Ages 10-13, register via email to mateen@delcolibraries.org 

Curious, but not sure if you want to play? Come visit and watch a game, or play a stock character from our vault.

Questions? Email Mrs. Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Games Night @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Derek   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays; 5-8pm

December 12 & 26

 

All ages are invited to our evening game nights here at the library. Kids, teens, and adults can come to play a variety of strategy games. Mr. Derek is a board game master and can teach you a new game, or you can make some new friends and play a favorite. Sorry, but we will NOT be playing games like Monopoly, Candy Land, or Chutes & Ladders.

The library has a variety of strategy games to play, Mr. Derek will bring some from his personal stash at home, or feel free to bring in your own!

Registration is not required. Drop in any time! This will be a monthly thing! Feel free to bring your own snacks.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Thursday December 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tech Help Thursdays  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring in any digital device for a 30 minute, personalized one-on-one session. Bring your charged device, questions, and be ready to learn! 

Registration is mandatory. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drive In Movie Day @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Incredibles 2 

Thursday, December 27th

We turn cardboard boxes into cars using the library's arts & crafts supplies. We enjoy snacks in our cars while we watch a movie on the big screen.

10am--car making starts (bring your own cardboard box, if you can. Otherwise the library will have some boxes but not enough for everyone)

10:30am--movie and snacks start. Feel free to bring a snack/drink of our own or to share with the group. Fresh popcorn & water will be provided by the library.

REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED as space is limited.

Registration begins 2 weeks before event. CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Origami Club @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Origami Club

Thursday, December 27th @ 2pm (upstairs)

Join Mr. Jason during the Winter Break and learn how to fold some origami objects out of paper! Great for beginner-intermediate folders. Recommended ages 8+ (adults can join too!)

Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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Thursday, December 13th; 4-7pm

Tuesday, December 18th; 3-5pm

Thursday, December 27th; 4-7pm

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM Italian Conversation Group  
    Contact: Bill   610-623-0239 x305   lareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by Kia's Cakes to practice your Italian with other Italian speakers!

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

 

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

 

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

Get Hooked!

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

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

Bring your own yarn and hooks.

Free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion (Adult)  
   

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Tale of an heroic part-St. Bernard, part shepherd dog taken from sunny California and thrown into Klondike life as a sled-dog where he becomes the strongest leader.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Gentle Adult Yoga  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your mat and stretch and center during this hectic season!

$5 donation requested

    Location: Tinicum Memorial 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 "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Kwanzaa 2018  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Yeadon Public Library and the Yeadon Chapter NAACP presents Kwanzaa 2018~Traditional Kwanzaa Ceremony which will be held at the Yeadon Borough Hall on December 27th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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

 


Friday December 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Storytime  
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent-Child Workshops @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays in December 2018; 10:30am-11:45am

 

Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information.

"A multi-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers, this fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week. Check out this video about the workshop."

Geared towards infants-preschoolers (ages 0-4). REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED as space is limited to 20 families! Your registration saves your family's spot for all 4 weeks! Include the total number of adults and kids that will be attending weekly.

CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Ring in the New Year Party at Liseter!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

*Held at  the Carriage Barn at Liseter, 3710 Liseter Road 
Newtown Square, PA 19073.*

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For all ages. Party with a real DJ, crafts, snacks & a balloon drop at noon! 

A huge thank you to our friends at Liseter for letting us use their beautiful space! 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239 x306   conqueratyourlibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by every Friday at noon for great new releases!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Matinee Movie Marathon @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Matinee Movie Marathon @ MFL

Friday, December 28th

12:30pm: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13)

3pm: Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (PG)

Looking for something fun to do during Winter Break? Come to the MFL today to enjoy back-to-back movies in the afternoon! Registration is not required. The library will provide water & fresh popcorn. Feel free to bring your own lunch and/or snacks to eat, or even some to share with others!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM English (ESL) Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy    610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

English Conversation 

with Mimi Nenno, MATESL

September 28 at 2pm

Continues every 4th Friday

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

To register, please call 610-543-0436

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:00 PM Teen Game Day  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdown@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop by for some games.  We have a Wii, xbox 360, and a PS4 so bring your friends!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM After School Board Games @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Derek   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Fridays, 3-5pm

 

MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For all ages, but we won't play games like Candyland or Chutes & Ladders.

Registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fourth Grade Book Discussion Group  
   

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Movie Day  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library for our Movie Day on Friday December 28, 2018. All are welcome to attend!

Hope to see ya'll there!


Saturday December 29, 2018
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Geoff   610-623-0239   lansdownelibrary.org
   

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a few games of chess!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Sunday December 30, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM MYSTERY BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Kathy Ferguson   610-583-0593   librarian@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

Join us on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 for our Mystery Book Club! Read popular mysteries and discuss them with discussion leader Jill O'Neill.

Books will be provided by the library.

October 7th - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware      November 4th - The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester

November 25th - Even the Dead by Benjamin Black       December 30th - The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday December 31, 2018
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Springfield Township Library is Closed  
   

The Springfield Township Library is closed today.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.  

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

Make friends with a Mouse for Beginners is Back! Here at the Yeadon Public Library we offer basic computer training skills. Interested in signing up feel free to call or come by the Yeadon Public Library.

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Countdown to Noon!  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Ring in the "Noon" Year Lansdowne Style!

Celebrate with New Year's Eve themed invitations to play, noise makers, an apple juice toast, and of course a countdown to noon. 


All ages are welcome, children please bring your grown ups!

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

The movie we will be showing is "Christopher Robin" 

    Location: Aston Public Library

Tuesday January 1, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
 
                                                                   

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for New Year's Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Springfield Township Library is Closed  
   

The Springfield Township Library is closed today.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.  

    Location: Springfield Township Library

Wednesday January 2, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

September 5; October 3; November 7; December 5; January 2 

Saturdays @ 2pm

September 8; October 6; November 3; December 1; January 5

Registration opens 2 weeks before the day of the event!

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot(s) for your preferred session(s)!

"PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ or any one who can read aloud.

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or enjoy the library while waiting. Register for each individual child you will be bringing (do not include yourself or caregivers in the number).

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program. Those unable to sign up are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows!

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

    Location: Middletown Free Library

Thursday January 3, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week's two introductory lectures by Prof. Saccio are entitled Shakespeare Then and Now and The Nature of Shakespeare's Plays.  

 

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Miss Larisa. 

    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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Kim Yacoubian/Arlene Caruso   610-353-1022   kimartyac@gmail.com
   

Interested in sharing your writing with others?

Take this opportunity to meet new & experienced writers from your local community!

Please bring a piece to present to the group that is no more than one to two pages in length.

Everyone is welcome!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group: January 2019  
    Contact: Sara A.   610-789-4440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Join us on the first Thursday of each month for some lively discussion!

January book: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Attend the discussion and get a book to keep! Light refreshments served.

For ages 18 - 35 ONLY

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday January 4, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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

Saturday January 5, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ~~ BIRD DAY ~~  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

            

Learn How to Make an Origami Crane  

    Location: Darby Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

September 5; October 3; November 7; December 5; January 2 

Saturdays @ 2pm

September 8; October 6; November 3; December 1; January 5

Registration opens 2 weeks before the day of the event!

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot(s) for your preferred session(s)!

"PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble."

MFL is a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ or any one who can read aloud.

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or enjoy the library while waiting. Register for each individual child you will be bringing (do not include yourself or caregivers in the number).

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program. Those unable to sign up are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows!

This program is sponsored and made possible by Media Veterinary Hospital!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teens take over the library during this monthly, 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. 

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday January 7, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Hold the dates!  
   

SAVE THE DATES!

The Springfield township library's spring book sale will be held on Saturday, April 6 , Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8.

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Snow Party  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a fun party with winter-related acitivites and snacks! 

Registration REQUIRED since there are limited numbers of snacks and craft materials.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

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

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
   11:30 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you know the early warning signs and risk factors of Alzheimer's Disease?  Join us for this information packed session.  You'll learn about the importance of early detection, risk factors and how to prepare if warning signs occur.

Registration requested.

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library

Tuesday January 8, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-1918   
   

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   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.

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Evil Genius Lab  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Book Club  
    Contact: Erica Carcillo   610-583-0593   ecarcillo@gmail.com
   

YA Book Club

Tuesday Jan. 8th at 6pm

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Copies of the book will be available to borrow at our library, ask at the front desk for a teen book club book. And on Jan *th we will have a discussion about the book and then you can borrow the next book club item.

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

Share ideas about writing and receive feedback in an informal setting. Class is led by published writer and teacher Joe Lynch, who has years of experience.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:30 AM Baby and Me Yoga  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We are so excited to offer a special monthly Baby and Me yoga class with our friends from Dragon Spirit Arts.

“This class is for Babies & Mamas (or Papas, Grandparents, Aunties, Care Givers, etc.). The adult gets to have a chance to engage in the soothing benefits of practice while spending special time being playful with their little Yogi / Guru. Restore the body, quiet the mind and love yourself and the baby. It’s all about going with the flow! “

What should the Mamas (or Papas, Grandparents, Aunties, Care Givers, etc.) bring to this class: yoga mat or large towel, water, blanket and a toy for baby. Wear clothing for easy movement.

Please e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org or call 610-623-0239 ext 304 for information or to register

    Location: Lansdowne 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 Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mahjong Game Play  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The library offers two American mahjong sets to use or participants can feel free to bring their own.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Spanish Class For Kids  
    Contact: Ms. Tianjia   6104856519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082 x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   
Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  
 
Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  
 
This program is free and open to children in grades K and up.  Registration is REQUIRED through Eventkeeper for each month you participate.  
    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday January 10, 2019
   10:00 AM Prewalker Circle Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week we will show the 1996 film "Twelfth Night" directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Imogen Stubbs, Toby Stephens, Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter, Nigel Hawthorne and Imelda Staunton.  (2 hr. 14 min)

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Miss Larisa. 

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Second Thursday Book Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

 "Second Thursday of the Month Book Club"

The "Second Thursday" book club meets on the second Thurday of each month at 1 PM to discuss a preselected book.

Register now for this FREE program !!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM STEAM Ahead at KidZone  
   

Attention all children in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade:  You are invited to the library's Kid Zone -- an active program filled with books, science, engineering, creative thinking, and so much more.  This session we will enjoy all things science!  Join us each Thursday after school.  We hope to see you here!

Registration is not required.  Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Friday January 11, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM FRIDAY FILM - CRAZY RICH ASIANS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros., 2018).

Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu.  Rated PG-13.

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Joanne Iantorno   610-687-1124   jiantorno@radnorlibrary.org
   

Like to cook but don’t have time to explore an entire cookbook? Join the club! Prepare a dish from the selected book and sample recipes others are making.

Stop by the Reference Desk at the Library to register and select your recipe.

This month's selection: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, by Jacques Pépin

 
 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM FRIDAY FILM - CRAZY RICH ASIANS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros., 2018).

Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu.  Rated PG-13.

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 attend 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 afternoon show at 12:30 p.m. Please go to the separate listing on this calendar or call the library to sign up for that program.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Saturday January 12, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Dads and Donuts  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Open to All Ages

Registration is not Required

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Book Club - The Hate U Give  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join Crozer Library to meet other teens, read good books, and enjoy a good discussion

For the month of January we will be reading and discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Summary: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

FREE PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!

Don't forget to register online or with Zoey at the Reference Desk! 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)

Sunday January 13, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM RIPPLES OF LOSS: An Experiential Workshop to Explore Grief and Resilience  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for an interactive workshop where we will safely navigate the ripples that often follow an initial loss – like lack of confidence, uncertain purpose, and fear of intimacy. We will also explore things we can let in to live a more wholehearted life while still grieving in a healthy way –  such as community, curiosity, and creativity.

Facilitated by Bonnie Neubauer, a Certified Creative Grief Support Practitioner. She is a widow who has dedicated this new part of her life to helping others express their losses and ultimately reach a place where their lives, once again, have meaning. 

It is possible to transform after a loss. This supportive workshop will set you on that path.

The workshop is free and will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room. (There is no elevator.)

Registration is required.

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Monday January 14, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Springfield Township Library is Closed  
   

The library is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft. Our theme this week will involve learning all about Winter and Polar animals. As always, we will end our story times with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

 

 

    Location: Marple Public 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 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
   11:30 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Wee Build  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Playing is no idle pastime. Research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together.

This program is for children ages 18 months to five years old with their parent/guardian. No registration is required. This is a monthly drop-in program offered the second Monday and the last Friday of each month. 

Large groups, please contact Rachee for scheduling a program for your center.

The toys and building materials used for this program came from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries through the PA Cruise into Kindergartenprogram grant.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:25 PM Meet The Pharaohs  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

MEET THE PHARAOHS

A Replica Exhibition and Hands-On for children on Ancient Eqyptian Culture.

Presented by Sherin Motawea

Monday, January 14th at 6:30 pm

For ages 6 & up

Sherin will bring replicas brought especially from eqypt. They represent some of the masterpieces found in the Cairo Museum in Eqypt.

Sherin will bring several pieces of papyrus, jewelry, clothing , statues and more for the children to look at, learn about and touch.

This is a wonderful opportunity for visually impaired children to come and feel the type of materials used and the the shape of the artifacts that they cannot touch in Museums.

We will learn about mummification and the whole ritual.

We will craft our own mummy using clay and linen.

Register now for this FREE event

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

In this free workshop, you'll learn oilers" favorite tips, tricks and recipes for sleep and stress management, preventing

the spread of illness, easy breathing and more! Make your own custom essential oil blend to bring home and start using

right away! Registration is required, since space is limited.

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Is Archaelogy Really Like Indiana Jones??  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for the return of Dr. Stephen Phillips, of the University of PA  Museum of Archaelogy & Anthropology.  Dr. Steve takes us on a fascinating virtual tour of the "lost" city of Petra which served as the backdrop for some famous movie scenes.

Registration required.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   7:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Amy Dolan, Radnor resident and certified yoga instructor, is the owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit”.

Wear comfortable clothing. Registration not required.

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

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.   Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) French poet.

 

The Secret Keeper   by Kate Morton

 

 

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career, and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures.

-from the publisher's description.

 

 

 

 

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk after 12/10/2018.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday January 15, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-1918   
   

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: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
It's storytime for our youngest library friends!
 
Children, infants to age 3, and their caregivers are invited to a storytime to attend a storytime furll of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets and playtime. 
Large groups are asked to call Rachee to schedule an appointment. 
 
 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, activities and a super cool maker craft. Our theme this week will involve learning all about Winter and Polar animals. As always we will end our story time each week with a book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 4-6 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   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.

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Evil Genius Lab  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library
   7:30 PM Thomas Childers, author of The Third Reich: a History of Nazi Germany  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

This event is a partnership with Radnor Historical Society.

Thomas Childers returns to Radnor Memorial Library to present his latest book The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. Childers shows how the young Hitler became passionately political and anti-Semitic as he lived on the margins of society, attracting like-minded colleagues who formed the nucleus of the nascent Nazi Party. Between 1924 and 1929 Hitler and his party languished in obscurity on the radical fringes of German politics but the onset of the Great Depression provided Hitler the issues he needed to move into the mainstream of German political life. By 1932, the Nazis had become the largest political party in Germany. What was a dysfunctional democracy transformed into a totalitarian state and began the inexorable march to World War II and the Holocaust.

Childers was the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. The author has held visiting professorships at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, Smith College, and Swarthmore College and he has lectured in London, Oxford, Berlin, Munich, and other universities in the US & Europe.

Books will be available at the event supplied by Main Point Books.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday January 16, 2019
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:30 AM pAge Turners Book Club  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selection at Wayne Senior Center (108 Station Road, Wayne, PA)

January Selection: The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

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

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft. Our theme this week will involve learning all about Winter and Polar animals.  As always, we will end each story time with our book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*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 Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mahjong Game Play  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The library offers two American mahjong sets to use or participants can feel free to bring their own.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Mandarin Story Time  
    Contact: Ms. Tianjia   6104856519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Henna Body Art Party  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you want the look of a tattoo without the permanent commitment? Then Henna Body Art is for you!  Join Jennifer Montgomery of Crazyfaces Painting & Body Art for this fun event. 

Space limited to 15 people.  Registration is required. 

Attendees under 18 years of age must have signed parental consent.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HISTORY OF MOTOWN, PART 2  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Entertainer Jon Turk returns with his part performance, part lecture program on the History of Motown. If you attended  his very successful

program in the fall, you'll enjoy returning to hear him sing more songs from the many talented Motown artists. If you haven't been to one of

Jon's programs, you are in for a great time! In between songs, Jon will enlighten you on how the Motown sound came about and how it flourished.

This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. Library programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township

Public Library

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday January 17, 2019
   10:00 AM Prewalker Circle Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week we will show the video lectures on "Twelfth Night" entitled Twelfth Night - Shakespearean Comedy and Twelfth Night- Malvolio in Love. A discussion will follow.

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:30 AM Miss Joy Sings!  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for toe tapping tunes, books and more with Miss Joy!

December 13th

January 17th

February 18th

March 18th

 

Wee Read is for children ages 3-6 however younger and older siblings are invited to attend. 
Large groups must register with Rachee 610-623-0239 ext 304 or e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org.

    Location: Lansdowne 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 Miss Larisa. 

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM STEAM Ahead at KidZone  
   

Attention all children in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade:  You are invited to the library's Kid Zone -- an active program filled with books, science, engineering, creative thinking, and so much more.  This session we will enjoy all things science!  Join us each Thursday after school.  We hope to see you here!

Registration is not required.  Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Friday January 18, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday January 19, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Book Talk with author Christine Burke  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Book Talk with author Christine Burke at the Aston Public Library

Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 am

Meet Christine Burke, author of "The Well-Nurished Artist- 8 Ways to Feed Your Creative Soul"

Come and participate in a FREE activity from her book that will help you tap into your creativity!!

Christine is a Certified Health Coach, Author and Artist, and the owner of LiveYourCreativity.com.

Admission if free! Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.

Register now...Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library

Monday January 21, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Aston Library Closed  
   

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through 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
   11:30 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

Tuesday January 22, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-1918   
   

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: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
It's storytime for our youngest library friends!
 
Children, infants to age 3, and their caregivers are invited to a storytime to attend a storytime furll of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets and playtime. 
Large groups are asked to call Rachee to schedule an appointment. 
 
 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Try It Tuesday: STEM Day for Homeschoolers  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
Test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials!
 
Homeschool families will be led through activities from our teen volunteers. Let your imagination fly with hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities.
 
For ages 5 through 11.
 
Please call Rachee at 610-623-0239 ext 304 or email lacsd@delcolibraries.org for info or to register.
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:30 PM Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, activities and a super cool maker craft. Let our Imaginations run wild with Imagination Week. As always we will end our story time each week with a book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 4-6 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   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.

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Evil Genius Lab  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TEEN BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Jean Kosha   610-734-7649   udmcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library

Wednesday January 23, 2019
     No Story Time Today!  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

No Story Time Today!

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

    Location: Newtown 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 Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mahjong Game Play  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The library offers two American mahjong sets to use or participants can feel free to bring their own.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Spanish Class For Kids  
    Contact: Ms. Tianjia   6104856519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Ginger Bread House and Snow Flake Workshop  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join us for an afternoon making our very own Gingerbread houses to take home, make some crafty snowflakes and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. 

All materials will be provided!

Ages: 4-12

*Registration Required*

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Newtown Public Library Book Club  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Newtown Public Library Conference Room 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 we are discussing, "Since We Fell" by Dennis Lehane.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Thursday January 24, 2019
     Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
Learn, Explore, Discover!
 
Join Wee Read and give your child a solid foundation for their future! Storytimes aren’t just entertaining, they’re educational and help your child develop a love of reading and provide early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and in life.
Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.
 
This program is for preschool children ages 3 and up. Large groups are asked to call Rachee before attending. 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:00 AM Prewalker Circle Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week we will be showing the 1967 film "Taming of the Shrew" directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. (2 hr)

 

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Miss Larisa. 

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM STEAM Ahead at KidZone  
   

Attention all children in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade:  You are invited to the library's Kid Zone -- an active program filled with books, science, engineering, creative thinking, and so much more.  This session we will enjoy all things science!  Join us each Thursday after school.  We hope to see you here!

Registration is not required.  Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion (Adult)  
   

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Epic and intimate, hilarious and poignant, White Teeth is the story of two North London families--one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, they are a decidedly unlikely pair.


Friday January 25, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Build  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Playing is no idle pastime. Research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together.

This program is for children ages 18 months to five years old with their parent/guardian. No registration is required. This is a monthly drop-in program offered the second Monday and the last Friday of each month. 

Large groups, please contact Rachee for scheduling a program for your center.

The toys and building materials used for this program came from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries through the PA Cruise into Kindergartenprogram grant.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:30 PM Friday Films  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join us at Radnor Memorial Library on the last Friday of the month for a movie and refreshments. We screen films that entertain, inform, and inspire.

Films are free and begin at 1:30PM in the Winsor Room and are suitable for adults 18 and up.

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday January 26, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club with Mr. Dustin  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Mr. Dustin for super exciting Lego Building time accompanied by a theme for each Lego Workshop. 

    Location: Marple Public Library

Sunday January 27, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Family Yoga with Miss Gosha  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Miss Gosha for a morning of parent/caregiver and kiddo family yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat(s) or towel(s) to our class if you have one.

Ages: 4-12

*Registration Required*

    Location: Marple Public Library

Monday January 28, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft.  As always, we will end our story times with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

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

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  -  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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Tuesday January 29, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-1918   
   

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: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
It's storytime for our youngest library friends!
 
Children, infants to age 3, and their caregivers are invited to a storytime to attend a storytime furll of books, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and puppets and playtime. 
Large groups are asked to call Rachee to schedule an appointment. 
 
 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Read-Ercise with Toddlers  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, activities and a super cool maker craft. Today, we will be celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year. We will be joined by Mrs. Wang, from the Main Line Cultural Chinese Center, and she will share her knowledge of Chinese New Year with us. We will also enjoy eating traditional Chinese dumplings and make a Chinese New year craft.  As always we will end our story time each week with a book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 4-6 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   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.

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Evil Genius Lab  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Resume Workshop  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you need to update or write your first resume? Learn how to write your resume using Microsoft Word at J. Lewis Crozer Library!

Please bring your job history, education, and other important information with you to the session. Basic computer skills are needed for this workshop. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)

Wednesday January 30, 2019
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by play time with the library's toys.

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

Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft. As always, we will end each story time with our book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*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 Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Make Your Own Football Game  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Are you ready for some football?

Get ready for the Big Game with a table top football craft! 

Here’s the game plan:
Stop by the library and have a ball creating your own mini stadium! This program is for children ages 5 and up. 

Children 8 years old and under must be supervised by parent or adult chaperone. 

Large groups please call Rachee at 610-623-0239 ext 304 or e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mahjong Game Play  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The library offers two American mahjong sets to use or participants can feel free to bring their own.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Resume Workshop  
    Contact: Zoey Mills   610-494-3454   crreference@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you need to update or write your first resume? Learn how to write your resume using Microsoft Word at J. Lewis Crozer Library!

Please bring your job history, education, and other important information with you to the session. Basic computer skills are needed for this workshop. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Game Day: Madden 19  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Are you ready for some football?

Get ready for the Big Game with a Madden '19 tournament!

Here’s the game plan:
Battle it out for the ultimate bragging rights in Madden '19. 

This program is for tweens and teens (ages 12 and up)

Please call call Rachee at 610-623-0239 ext 304 or e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org with any questions.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Mandarin Story Time  
    Contact: Ms. Tianjia   6104856519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

    Location: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Honey Bee Presentation  
    Contact: Nancy Nolan   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Everyone knows bees make honey but how much do you really know about these valuable insects?  Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Ed Pieters.  You'll learn the basics of bees and beekeeping, what plants are bee friendly and all about honey!  Samples of honey, fact sheets and recipes available.

Registration required.

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Motown Review~Jon Turk  
    Contact: Yeadon Public Library   610-623-4090   
   

Yeadon Public Library presents Jon Turk~Motown Review on Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a evening of live entertainment, fun trivia and friends!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

   7:30 PM Lisa John, Author of To the Moon and Back  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Meet local author and leadership expert Lisa Kohn in between destinations on her official book tour for her memoir of a childhood torn between two worlds. Lisa’s early years in 1970’s New York City were a mixture of encounter groups, macrobiotic diets, communes, Indian ashrams, and watching naked actors on off-Broadway stages during the musical HAIR. By the time Lisa was ten, her mother had them pledging their lives to the Unification Church (the Moonies). To the Moon and Back reveals how one can leave behind absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy. Come hear Lisa share her story.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Thursday January 31, 2019
     Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
Learn, Explore, Discover!
 
Join Wee Read and give your child a solid foundation for their future! Storytimes aren’t just entertaining, they’re educational and help your child develop a love of reading and provide early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and in life.
Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.
 
This program is for preschool children ages 3 and up. Large groups are asked to call Rachee before attending. 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:00 AM Prewalker Circle Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week we will show the video lectures by Prof Saccio on "The Taming of the Shrew": "The Taming of the Shrew - Getting Married in the 1590s" and "The Taming of the Shrew - Farce and Romance." A discussion will follow.

 

 

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Miss Larisa. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM STEAM Ahead at KidZone  
   

Attention all children in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade:  You are invited to the library's Kid Zone -- an active program filled with books, science, engineering, creative thinking, and so much more.  This session we will enjoy all things science!  Join us each Thursday after school.  We hope to see you here!

Registration is not required.  Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Friday February 1, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
 
                                                                   

    Location: Darby Free Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday February 2, 2019
   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 monthly, 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. 

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday February 4, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
     Hold the dates!  
   

SAVE THE DATES!

The Springfield township library's spring book sale will be held on Saturday, April 6 , Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8.

 

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft.  As always, we will end our story times with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through 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
   11:30 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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Tuesday February 5, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, activities and a super cool maker craft. As always we will end our story time each week with a book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 4-6 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Sol Spanish for Preschoolers @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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First Tuesday every month @ 1:30pm

Ms Laurie Moyer is a certified Spanish teacher who offers high-energy, fun, interactive Spanish lessons for PreK-Elementary students. Lessons are taught entirely in Spanish with songs, games, rhymes, movement, stories, and lots of laughter!

Registration is not required. Recommended for ages 3+

Ms Laurie also offers private Spanish lessons for kids check out her Facebook page for more info.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   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.

Register now.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Evil Genius Lab  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Evil Genius Lab invites teens to drop in on a Tuesday afternoon to test out lots of different STEM and Maker materials. Let your imagination fly by builidng roller coasters or robots, creating music with sound engineering equipment, exploring virtual reality games and much more! 

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

No registration is required. 

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

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MAKE N' TAKE  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

** CRAFTS FOR KIDS **

Kids LOVE Crafts! They love to construct things with their Hands.

Kids are welcome to come to our library every Tuesday from 4 PM to 6 PM and make whatever suits their fancy. Then, they can take their creations home to show their families. It's a lot of fun, and FREE!  
              

    Location: Darby Free Library

Wednesday February 6, 2019
     No Story Times Due to Grandparent/Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

No Story Times due to Grandparent/Child Workshop!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

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

Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie 

focuses on exposing very young children

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

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Playtime;

 10:40-11:05 Story Time

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

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

 

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

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Spend time with your grandchildren. Play together, create a craft and meet other grandparents in an educational environment. Community resource professionals will be on hand to discuss speech, physical fitness, nutrition and development. Staffed by a librarian and assistant, each week will also include toys, handouts and circle time with a story, song and/or fingerplay. 

Ages: Birth- 3 years (and siblings)

*Registration Required*

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is NOT required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mahjong Game Play  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

The library offers two American mahjong sets to use or participants can feel free to bring their own.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGOS AND MORE !!  
    Contact: Ms. Joyce   610 586 7310   
   

LEGOS AND MORE !!

Unleash the Creative Instincts in your child. Kids love to work with their hands. Let them develop fantastic ideas in their minds, and then they can build them with our Lego Sets. The kids will love it!

                                        

 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library

Thursday February 7, 2019
     Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   
Learn, Explore, Discover!
 
Join Wee Read and give your child a solid foundation for their future! Storytimes aren’t just entertaining, they’re educational and help your child develop a love of reading and provide early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and in life.
Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.
 
This program is for preschool children ages 3 and up. Large groups are asked to call Rachee before attending. 
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:00 AM Prewalker Circle Time  
   

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

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories & Tragedies  
   

Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

January 3 - June 6, 2019, Council Room

Experience your favorite Shakespeare plays through film adaptations accompanied by video lectures from the Great Courses given by award-winning teacher of Shakespeare, Professor Peter Saccio of Dartmouth College.  Each week, you will either watch a selected film adaptation of a Shakepare plau or the video lecture on that play by Professor Saccio.  Discussions will follow, as time permits.  Refreshments wil be served.

This week we will show the 2004 film "The Merchant of Venice" directed by Michael Radford and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, and Lynne Collins. (2 hr. 11 min)

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Miss Larisa. 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM Preschool Stories  
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time we will either make a craft, enjoy STEAM-based learning stations, or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the library.

Registration is not necessary.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM STEAM Ahead at KidZone  
   

Attention all children in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade:  You are invited to the library's Kid Zone -- an active program filled with books, science, engineering, creative thinking, and so much more.  This session we will enjoy all things science!  Join us each Thursday after school.  We hope to see you here!

Registration is not required.  Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Darby Library Microscopy Laboratory  
    Contact: Mr. Albert   610 586 7310   
   

   BIOLOGY: The Study of Living Organisms.      

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was one of only 75 libraries in America to be awarded the prestigious, NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Its purpose is to teach the disciplines of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.) to our patrons.

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

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

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

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

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


 

    Location: Darby Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Kim Yacoubian/Arlene Caruso   610-353-1022   kimartyac@gmail.com
   

Interested in sharing your writing with others?

Take this opportunity to meet new & experienced writers from your local community!

Please bring a piece to present to the group that is no more than one to two pages in length.

Everyone is welcome!

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafters Group  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

For ages 18 & over

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Friday February 8, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM E-book reader, Laptop or Tablet Help Time  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   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  -  11:15 AM Fitness Fun Fridays with Miss Kelly  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sports Arena, for mixing a variety of music, movement and other fun physical activities. 

Ages: 3-5

*Registration Required*

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

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

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

No registration is required.  

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday February 11, 2019
     1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  
    Contact: SUSAN BORDERS   610 586 7310   
   

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents, and read early themselves. In addition, reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them, and be empathetic citizens of the world!

The Darby Free Library is pleased to present a program titled, " 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten." The goal is to read 1,000 books to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler before your child starts kindergarten.

Start by signing up at the Darby Free Library for a free book and supplies to help you to keep track.
And, yes, you can repeat books.
                                                    

    Location: Darby Free Library
   10:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

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

Registration is not required.

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

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Come and join Miss Mel for enthusiastic and highly interactive stories, songs, activities, and a super cool maker craft. This week we will be celebrating Valentine's Day. As always, we will end our story times with our traditional book trek around the library finding all the books we want to take home.

Ages: 2-4 (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

*No Registration Required*

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Creative Babies  
   

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through 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
   11:30 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Wee Build  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   6106230239   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Playing is no idle pastime. Research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together.

This program is for children ages 18 months to five years old with their parent/guardian. No registration is required. This is a monthly drop-in program offered the second Monday and the last Friday of each month. 

Large groups, please contact Rachee for scheduling a program for your center.

The toys and building materials used for this program came from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries through the PA Cruise into Kindergartenprogram grant.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

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

Amy Dolan, Radnor resident and certified yoga instructor, is the owner of her own studio “Yoga with Spirit”.

Wear comfortable clothing. Registration not required.

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

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.   Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) French poet.

 

The Secret Life of Bees   by Sue Monk Kidd

 
After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

 

 

-from the publisher's description.

 

 

 

 

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk after 1/7/2019.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday February 12, 2019
   10:00 AM Toddler Time  
   

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

Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Story Time!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn    610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs, & rhymes. The programs lasts about 20-30 minutes and is followed by a fun craft!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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