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Saturday October 21, 2017 -  Monday October 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Media-UP Library Fall Book Sale  
   

Media-Upper Providence Free Library hosts its fall book sale from Saturday through Monday in the lower level of the Library.The sale features 30,000 freshly donated hardcover and paperback books for all ages plus DVDs, audiobooks,games,puzzles,gifts and a specials room of rare items. The Library address is 1 East Front Street, Media with parking nearby.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Monday October 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOOK SALE  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

FALL BOOK SALE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

9am-12pm @ THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING

**BAG SALE** $5.00 PER BROWN BAG--BAGS ARE PROVIDED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Place Story Time  
    Contact: Rae McCrae   610-623-4090   yeadon@delcolibraries.org
   

Parent/Gardians bring your pre-schoolers to the Yeadon Public Library for Family Place Story Time, Tuesday, October 23rd & Tuesday, October 30th, 10am-11am!  Always an adventure to be had for your little ones!

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for a preschool storytime! We'll be telling stories, singing songs, playing with a parachute, and more! 

For ages 3 1/3 - 5 (including kindergarten), with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has simple themes that 2 to 3-and-a-half year olds will relish.  They include:

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

Age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for the ten week series begins September 5th. Just call or stop in.  Please provide your child's first and last name, their age, as well as your best contact number. 

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

 

 

Come  join us for super fun stories, songs, and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme and some physical activity through our songs. This week we will be reading stories about what we may Fear and talking about Halloween Safety. As with every story time, we will end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.   

No Registration Required!

Ages: 2-3

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

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

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  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 101 for Beginners  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse Computer 101 for Beginners, offers (6) weeks of computer training for those seeking to learn how to use the mouse to navigate/search the Internet.

You will also be instructed on Microsoft Word's Processing features.  All you have to do is take the first step and make that call to sign up.

Monday, October 23rd- Monday, November 27th.  Looking forward to meeting you!

 

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

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

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

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

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

TEEN KNITTING CLUB

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO CLUB  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Program opened to Kids in Grades K-5

                                                                    BUILD AND CREATE ALONE OR AS A GROUP.  WE SUPPLY THE LEGOS AND THE                                                                                                               CHALLENGES; YOU SUPPLY THE                                                                                                                                                                                     IMAGINATION!

Registration not required.

                                                                     

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Kids in Stitches  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Kids can stop by to learn how to knit and crochet, work on their needlework projects, and hangout with friends!

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fun with Food  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Health Literacy Month with Ms. Roxane and Ms. Courtney, our local Giant's nutritionist, as we explore a variety of healthy foods and activities. 

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - please click here to go to the first session to sign up!  Please plan to attend all sessions.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buddies  
   

For kids up to the 5th grade, stop on by for help with reading comprehension!

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Party  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Join us for our "not so scary" Halloween party!  We will be decorating pumpkins, watching a movie and enjoying some ghoulish Halloween treats!                

Registration required.

Ages 5-10

Don't forget to bring a pumpkin!                                                                                                          Costumes Welcome!

                                                                                    

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWILIGHT STORYTIME  
    Contact: Prospect Park Free Library   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 3 to 7 are welcome to end their day with a story and craft wtith Mrs. Keenan!

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Black Magic Women's Production Play  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Cancelled until further notice.

Join the Yeadon Public Library on Monday, October 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm for a Play Read, "The African Company Presents Richard III" by Carlyle Brown.  Hope to see you there!


Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. There will be an open playtime for participants at the end of the session. 

For ages 0 - 3 1/2, with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Music with Miss Joy!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages birth to 5. NO registration required! 

Back by popular demand! Miss Joy reads interactive books and leads everyone to singing & dancing! 

 

 

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

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 beginning September 19th.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years (incl. Kindergarten).  Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Registration is required as class size is limited.  Registration begins Sept. 6.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 to register or come in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 10:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS ONE  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

MORNING SESSION FOR AGES 3-5

                                                                      STORIES - ACTIVITIES - SPECIAL GUESTS

Registration Required

 

 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM In Stitches  
   

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

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

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

   10:30 AM Bibs n Books  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Help your little one get ready to read with our infant storytime!  For ages up to 3 years old.

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

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

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 11:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

Computer 102-Intermediate is a six (6) week sessions for those familiar with computers and desire to increase their knowledge.

Microsoft Word & (Excell for beginners).  These sessions start Tuesday, October 24th-Tuesday, November 28th, 11am-12n.

Please call to register.

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Medicare Update for 2018  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

This presentation by an APPRISE counselor will explain new and updated information for the forthcoming Medicare year,

including:

· Medicare Premiums

· Deductibles

· Copays

· Medicare Advantage Plans

· Part D Prescription Plan Information

You should attend if you are a Medicare Beneficiary, Medicare Care Giver, or new to Medicare for 2018. All are welcome.

Please register in advance.

 

 

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM SENIOR CITIZEN BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Join a wonderful group of seniors with a love of reading every month in the Ridley Park Borough Hall. Books are provided and titles are chosen by the members of the club.

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

Come join us for some amazing stories and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme. This week we will be reading stories about what we may Fear and talking about Halloween Safety.  As with every story time we will also end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.

No Registration Required!

Ages: 4-6

    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  -  2:30 PM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS T00!  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Afternoon Session for Ages 3-5

                                                           STORIES - ACTIVITIES

 

Registration Required

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM LEGO Club @ MFL  
   

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Monday, October 9th; 4-7pm

Wednesday, October 18th; 4-6pm

Tuesday, October 24; 3-6pm

 

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

   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM DRAWING CLASS  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Children in grades 1 - 5 can register to learn new drawing techniques and enhance their skills. Join us for a fun afternoon of learning to draw. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM KIDS KLUB  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES K-5

                                                                                          VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES   

                                                                                          STORIES

                                                                                                 CRAFTS

                                                                                                          MUSIC                  JUST PLAIN FUN! 

Registration required           

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reader's Theater  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Discover the inner actor within you through storytelling games and dramatic play led by your director, Ms. Danielle! 

This program is FREE and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - please click here to go to the first session to sign up!  Please plan to attend all sessions.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM SCIENCE CLUB  
   

SCIENCE CLUB at the Upper Darby Municipal Library

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

We will meet:

Tuesday, October 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 28th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children under 5 and includes a story time followed by a craft or two.

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess?

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

Ages 8 & up

 

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

Game pieces will be supplied

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare Annual Enrollment Presentation  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Learn about new and updated information for the forthcoming Medicare year with Delaware County Apprise. Refreshments will be served.  Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Ghost Stories & 'Smores  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Get in the Halloween "spirit" with an evening of horror tales and local legends. We will also be enjoying 'smores and other terrifying delights!

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/ Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come join us for some fantastic bedtime stories and an art & craft. Feel free to dress in your pajamas and bring your favorite plush animal.

No Registration Required!

Open to All Ages!

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM THE DEVIL IN ME:SERIAL KILLERS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Learn about the most complex serial killers of the 20th century. How did they get so evil? Why are we so fascinated with them?

Which one of them has a connection to a certain local university?

Ted Bundy, H.H. Holmes, Harrison Marty Graham and Marie Noe are among those who will be profiled in this presentation, hosted by Victorian Vanities.

Due to the nature of this program, it is for patrons aged 16 and up. The program will be held in Garling Hall. It is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

Library programs are funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Library.

 

 

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM BEDTIME STORIES  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 - 6 years. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM GERRYMANDERING & REDISTRICTING REFORM  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

WHAT IS GERRYMANDERING AND HOW IS IT AFFECTING

                                     OUR DEMOCRACY?

WE ALL WANT OUR ELECTIONS TO BE FAIR, FOR OUR VOTES TO COUNT, AND FOR OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD. LEARN HOW POLICTICAL GERRYMANDERING IS AFFECTING OUR DEMOCRACY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP, RIGHT HERE IN DELAWARE COUNTY.

THIS PROGRAM, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY, LOCATED AT 501 BYWOOD AVE, IS SPONSORED BY FAIR DISTRICTS PA, A NONPARTISAN, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, DEDICATED TO FAIR ELECTIONS. THE SPEAKER WILL BE BETH GOLDSTEIN HUXEN. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.FAIRDISTRICTSPA.COM OR EMAIL FAIRDISTRICTSPADELCO@GMAIL.COM.

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Bookin' with Babies  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   4843842388   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

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

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

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Books & Breakfast @ Chick-fil-A Lima

Wednesday, October 25th @ 10am

 

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  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, October 25th @ 10am

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION!

COME DRESSED IN YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME!

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come and play at the library! Children ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to come to the library to play together, and to socialize with other children their age. 

Registration is necessary; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboards, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required. 

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Parent/Child Workshop  
    Contact: Rachee Fagg   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

The Parent-Child Workshop is a five-week workshop featuring local professionals, such as nutritionists, speech and language therapists and child development experts, who serve as resources for parents.

 Join us Wednesdays, beginning at 10:30am September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25.
 These workshops are for children, ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Younger and older siblings are welcome!

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

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Image result for parents and kidsSpend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists in child development, during this enjoyable four week workshop series. For parents/caregivers and children 0-3 years old. Registration is required. 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-521-9344   
   

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

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, which takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., is a fun program designed for children ages birth – 3 years old with an adult caregiver. This program includes nursery rhymes, songs, movement, language, books, and props to develop age-appropriate social skills and learning proficiencies. The program takes place every Wednesday from 11:15 - 12:00pm.

 

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboard, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Focus on Fiction at Furness Book Club  
    Contact: Jennifer   610-566-9331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

This afternoon book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from January through October, and the third Wednesday in November and December. Please check with Library Director Jen if the club is accepting new members and what the month's title will be.

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

Book Club  Last Wednesday of every month. Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27. From 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Make new friends and share your love of reading by making suggestions on what to read next.  New books are distributed each month.  Primos Library Branch of Upper Darby, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Medicare Annual Enrollment  
    Contact: Farah Esfahani   484-496-2143   FEsfahani@scs-delco.org
   

This presentation consists of changed or new information concering Original Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D prescription plan information.  Attendees can be all Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare Care Givers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 Calendar year.

Presenter: Glenda Radical, APPRISE Program Manager

This is a program of Senior Community Services.

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

The Symphony:  Video Lecture Series

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

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

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

October 11:  Introduction, the Concerto and the Orchestra

October 18:  Classical Masters, Haydn

October 25:  Mozart, Beethoven

November 1:  No video lecture

November 8:  Schubert, Berlioz

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

November 22:  No video lecture

November 29:  Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler

December 6:  Nielsen, Sibelius, Ives

December 13:  Copeland, Barber, Harris, Schuman

December 20:  Messsiaen, Shostakovich

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

The lights will be off, the 'smores will be tasty, and the afternoon will be creepy with tales of ghosts, monsters, and the unknown.

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

No registration is required.

 

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

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

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

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

Paint and decorate your own pumpkin to take home!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Registration now open.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO WeDo ROBOTICS WORKSHOP LEVEL 2  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES 1-5 AND THAT HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1

                                                                 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

                                                                 SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 10

                                                      

                        

 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM Monster Storytime  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on the landing30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, for storytime for kids.

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Origami Fun  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Celebrate World Origami Days by learning the art of paper folding! Please click here to register!

This program is FREE and open to students in grades 1-5.  Registration is REQUIRED!  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Intro to NaNoWriMo for Teens!  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Come out and meet your fellow teen writers before you tackle the challenge of National Novel Writing Month! We'll talk about novel construction, character ideas, and methods for getting past writers block.

All skill levels welcome!

For teens in grades 9-12. Register by phone, email or in person.

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM ReCreate Camp @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   


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Wednesday, October 25th @ 4:30pm

DIY Kites!

 

In this monthly STEAM class, Mr. Jason shows you how to build something out of recycled materials! It is up to your kids to rethink, retry and recreate it with improvements!

You'll get to take your creation home!

Registration is required so Mr. Jason has enough materials. Suggested for ages 5+ with some adult help.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Readers - Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you like superheros, action, and snacks?? Join our after school comic book club to read, discuss, and participate in fun activities all about our coolest comic books! Ages 13+. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Reading with Daisy Violet the Dog!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For grades K+. Practice reading aloud with Daisy, a therapy dog. Daisy loves to be read to and she loves kids!  She has earned her AKC “Star Puppy” award and has graduated from classes to test for her AKC Canine Good Citizen (“CGC”) degree in November.  This is a wonderful way to practice your reading skills. 

PLEASE REGISTER. Children will read to Daisy in 10 minute increments. Please email Miss Angela (necsd@delcolibraries.org) if you have specific time you'd like.  

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Indian Lane Night @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Indian Lane Night @ MFL

Wednesday, October 25th @ 6pm

"Hallo-STEAM"

 

Mr. Jason & Mrs. Hatton are continuing their partnership to offer special programs at MFL just for Indian Lane Elementary students. This month we will be doing STEAM activities and stations, and also tying them in to Halloween.

Registration is not required. Just for Indian Lane Elementary Students. 

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mr. Malcolm presents Peter Pan  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Suitable for ages 3-10.

Ridley Township Public Library is turning 60!  Wow!  Families are invited to help us celebrate this milestone by singing Happy Birthday at our October commissioner's meeting at 6:30pm.  There will be lots of cake to enjoy too! 

Immediately following, join us in the children's library for storyteller Mr. Malcolm as he performs the classic tale, Peter Pan!  Children may dress up in their Halloween costumes for added fun. 

Register below beginning September 11.

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

When & Where is our club for history buffs. Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for activities and discussions. This month we wil be  separating fact from fiction about some of our most popular local legends.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
   

Stop by for games and lessons with your peers.  All skill levels are welcome!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM How to Market your Business on the Internet  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

The Internet is a treasure trove of Social Communities, Directories, Media Channels, and Search Engines, each of which presents unique marketing opportunities in today’s internet dominated era. 

This presentation explores each of these Internet environments and discusses marketing strategies to promote your brand, prospect for new business and generate new leads through the Internet. Presented by Cary Baskin of Delaware and Chester County SCORE.

 

SCORE of Chester and Delaware County and HTFL have teamed up to provide valuable information for small businesses and organizations. SCORE is a non-profit organization providing free professional guidance and information to assist in starting or growing a business by offering free mentoring and regularly scheduled workshops and seminars.  For more information, visit:

www.chesterdelco.score.org

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Ingredients for an Effective Website  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

This seminar, presented by SCORE and entrepreneur Ky Toure', provides an essential reality check for anyone who's looking to build a professional website. It encourages you to examine the goals of your website before you begin the building process. It is mainly aimed at small business owners, though it can be of use to anyone who is striving to build their first website or update an existing site in a professional manner. The guide is given in an easy to understand manner, so it will be simple to follow even if you don't have much prior knowledge of website building. It is meant as a helpful walk-through for anyone who wishes to have a professional looking website without having to hire a website designer. The word professional is emphasized because the focus of the guide is business websites. While you may use it to build your first personal page or a blog, the aim is to primarily help entrepreneurs. As such, the guide will focus on what's needed to build credibility among a company's target market.

Chester and Delaware County SCORE and Newtown Public Library have teamed up to provide valuable information for small businesses and organizations. SCORE is a non-profit national organization of experienced volunteer business experts providing free professional guidance and information to assist in starting or growing a business by offering free mentoring and regularly scheduled workshops and seminars. For more information, visit chestercounty.score.org.

SCORE events at Newtown Public Library are jointly sponsored by SCORE and Newtown Public Library.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   7:30 PM Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Ethan Kauffman, director of Stoneleigh, lectures about the past, present, and future of this long-anticipated public garden.  For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, who donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.  Stoneleigh will open to the public in the spring of 2018.  Held at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens,631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333.


Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

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

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Thursdays at 10:00am
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Ages 3-5 years (children must be 3 years old as of September 1)

During this 45 minute program, children will enjoy stories, music, instrument play, bubbles, and more. This program is designed to prepare children for preschool, and parents/caregivers are asked to stay in the downstairs library during story time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM MEDICARE UPDATE 2018  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

The Medicare Annual Enrollment period is October 15-December 7, 2017. An APPRISE counselor will discuss the options to help you wisely review and choose your plans for 2018.

The presentation consists of updated or new information concerning Original Medicare premiums, deductibles, copays, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D Prescription Plan information. Attendees can be Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare caregivers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 calendar year. 

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling is a free Medicare counseling program designed to help older adults. The  program is a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living. 

The program will be held in the accessible Grand Retreat of the Adult Library. It will be repeated on Tues., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library's 2nd floor meeting room (no elevator).

Registration is required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM Infant lap-Wiggle  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

A joyous celebration of babies and books, join us for stories, songs, lap-wiggles, and nursery rhymes shared between baby and their parent/caregiver.  The children's library is on the lower level and is easily accessed by elevator.  Board books and parenting collections are readily available.

Age appropriate group size means this 4 week series fills quickly, so register early starting on Tuesday, September 5th for the four week series. Just call or stop in.  We need your child's first and last name, age in months, as well as your name and best contact number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/163hFjB87VUrBGHaMXOn_DXiby2mBITpFZ1Cnjhu0dqI/viewform

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime with songs, activities, and play for ages 3 to 5!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am beginning the week of Sept. 21 and ending December 7th.  Infant through age 3 1/2 years. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 6th.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  There is a Mothergoose Storytime program on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am as well but you must choose one of the two days when registering as the program is very popular.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There will be no program November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Handicrafts Club  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

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

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

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

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

No registration necessary.

 

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stith & Associates Health Insurance  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Medicare Workshop - Come out and get all your questions answered.  Learn about new changes for the coming year.

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

The Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3 ½ - 5 years old (kindergarteners included) with an adult caregiver. The Preschool Story Time takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., every Thursday morning (except November 23rd) from 11:15 - 12:00pm. This program is designed to develop pre-reading skills and to provide experiences that will help ready a child for kindergarten. The program includes songs, rhymes, stories, and learning activities.

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   12:30 PM Screen Writers Club  
   

Bring your screenplay and help other writers improve their works.

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

Thursdays at 1:00pm
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Ages 3-5 years (children must be 3 years old as of September 1)

During this 45 minute program, children will enjoy stories, music, instrument play, bubbles, and more. This program is designed to prepare children for preschool, and parents/caregivers are asked to stay in the downstairs library during story time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

The Marple Library is excited to offer an introductory 4-week series to T’ai Chi Chih: a soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by thousands of people around the world and designed for a lifetime of movement.

Come relax your body while focusing your mind. You’ll learn a series of gentle movements that stimulate, circulate and balance internal energy. Beneficial results are obtained regardless of age, physical condition, or agility.   T’ai Chi Chih can be adapted to any physical condition and modified to a seated practice.

These classes will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher who is dedicated to helping students of all ages reduce stress and regain balance through this very "user friendly " moving meditation.

Kathleen has taught in the Philadelphia suburbs in elementary schools, YMCA's, yoga studios, Mainline Health Center & private eight week classes. She is excited to see what T’ai Chi Chih can do for others. For more information go to www.taichichih.org

Register in advance ~ class size is limited!!

Thursdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 & 11/16 1:00pm—2:00pm

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   1:30 PM Preschool/ Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related art or play activity.  Registration begins Tuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

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

T'ai Chi Chih is a set of movements and poses that encompass soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings benefits to many – including peace of mind, improved health and, simple joy.  Class size is limited; register.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

Every Thursday - September 21st to October 26th
at 2:00 pm


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

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

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

Thursdays at 3:30pm
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Grades K-5

Children will enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Ms. Rae   610-623-4090   yeadonlibraries.org
   

Are you an exceptional student? Are you a leader in your community?  Looking to make a difference?  Join the Yeadon Public Library's              Teen Advisory Board!  Join them every Thursday, 3:30pm-4:30pm and let your voice be heard.

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magic Tree House Adventure Club  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Each week we will focus on a different book and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities and a snack. 

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5.  Registration is REQUIRED!  Please plan to attend all sessions.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buzz  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buzz  Grades 4 - 5. Club meets on these Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 30.  After school book club that meets once a month.  Students will be provided with a snack while sharing about a book that they have read.  Children will then make a craft and/or play a game.  Registration is required.  Registration begins Sept 6.  You may call Primos Library at 610-622-8091 or come in person.  Primos Library Branch is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, Pa 19018.

Book Buzz is a basic literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is folowed by arelated art or play activity.  Registraion beginsTuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Create and Make: Masks & Spiders  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join Mrs. M to make a mask to wear for Halloween. We'll also make spiders using beads and pipe cleaners. 

Open to 3rd - 5th graders • Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children 5 and older, which inludes a story followed by a craft or two.

   6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO!  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TOO! Bring your favorite yarn project and join our friendly group.

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
     Creepy Corner  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a hair raising, spine-tingling, story and sensory experience! Halloween fun and games for all!

Costumes optional.

Registration required.

Please inform the library in advance of any food allergies/special dietary needs.

 

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

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for the Read to Pet Pals Program

Thursday's, October 26th to November 16th at 6:30 pm

The program benefits children of all reading abilities. Children are divided into small groups for more intimate reading and interaction with the pets, and are rotated so that they get a chance to read to a variety of animals. Time is set aside at the end of each literacy program for general fun and interaction with the animals as well.  

Pals For Life pets make the best listeners!!

Register Now !!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM Enter the Realm: Painting Demo  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

See the process of model painting with a professional artist from the local store, Enter the Realm!

   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 "Rise of the Rocket Girls" by Nathalia Holt.

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

Be a part of the Yeadon Public Library Board Meetings, every 4th Thursday of the month @ 7:00pm.  Come out and be informed. Hope to see you there!                        

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pumpkin Carving  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Halloween is coming! And we will be carving pumpkins!

We will supply the (FREE) pumpkins, you bring your own carving supplies! 

Join us for this fun night, take your pumpkin home and put it out in time for halloween. But hurry! Signups are limited!

Program is only for those aged 18 through 29.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Management Workshop  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Feeling overwhelmed by the stressors in your life? Want to have a more balanced life? Come learn how stress impacts your life and body, acquire some strategies for coping, and find ways to regain balance and perspective in your life.

Please register in advance.

This talk will be presented by Sara Ralph, a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor located in Bryn Mawr, PA. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression and relationship challenges. Other professional interests include grief/loss and career counseling.  Sara is an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University. To learn more Sara or her services,

visit: www.sararalphlpc.com

 

 

 

    Location: Marple Public Library

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Being with Baby Music and Massage Class-CANCELLED!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

**SORRY-THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY.**

**We will reschedule. Please check back!**

For babies ages 0-12 mos., plus caregiver. PLEASE REGISTER. 

Join educator Allison DeSalvo for a fun, bonding music program that ends with infant massage techniques. Miss Allison has lots of wonderful tips and advice for parents of our littest patrons! 

**This class will run three weeks, from10/13 to 10/27. Please register separately for each one.**

 

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

Fridays at 10:00am
September 22- December 8 (no class 10/20, 11/10, 11/24)
Ages1-3 years, siblings welcome

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, nursery rhymes, music and dancing, puppets, instruments and more!

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am beginning September 22nd. Infant through ages 3 1/2 years.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Registration is required at class size is limited.  Registration begins September 6th.  Please call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There is a Mother Goose storytime on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 pm but families must choose which day to attend as this program is very popular. 

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preschool Science  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a short mini lesson and read aloud followed by a cool hands on activity! Ages 5+. Free program, no registration required. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
   

Join us for free viewings of classic movies and new releases!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Celebrate Halloween! Come in costume for some spooky fun! We'll enjoy the tale of The Teeny Tiny Ghost and celebrate with ghostly crafts, songs and snacks.

Registration preferred.

Please inform the library in advance of any allergies/special dietary needs.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   2:30 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Be an active part of your library and help shape our future programs!

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

We have all sorts of video games so bring your friends and have a blast!

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

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 1000 Black Girls Read-Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Rae   610- 623-4090   yeadon@delcolibraries.org
   

1000 Black Girls Read-Book Club!  Become a part of something BIG at the Yeadon Public Library, every Friday, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Together we stand and united we fall!

   3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Cafe'3's Harvest Festival  
    Contact: Ms Rae   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join the Yeadon Public Library for our annual Harvest Festival, Friday, October 27th, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Bring your little ones for lots of food, fun and snacks!

   5:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Pizza & Movie Night @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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The Emoji Movie

Friday, October 27th @ 5pm

Sponsored by Easter Seals

 

Easter Seals is sponsoring our Pizza & Movie Night this month. Come to the library to enjoy FREE pizza while watching the latest animated hit! Feel free to bring a snack/drink to share with everyone to help spread out the pizza. After the movie we'll make a craft that goes with the film!

 

Registration is required as space is limited & Mr. Jason needs to order enough pizza from Pappone's!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM Masterpiece Murders  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

The Execution Exhibition is the forth in our hit murder mystery series.  Both new and returning players are welcome to solve this brand new and original mystery created by our library staff.

Due to graphic content, you must be over 18 years old to register.  To register, click here.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 6 BIZARRE WAYS ARCHITECTURE IS DESIGNED TO WARD OFF GHOSTS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

You can design a building more awesome than the Guggenheim and nobody will want to go in if there are evil spirits just running through it willy-nilly. With that in mind, here's how people in different parts of the world build guaranteed demon-free housing. 

Presented by Rochelle Christopher, owner of Victorian Vanities, Inc. Rochelle is a dynamic and energetic independent historian and speaker who delights audiences with exciting, informative, and interactive programs. 

This program is for adults. It will be held in the library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Registration in advance is required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Happy Hogwarts Halloween  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Grab your Firebolt and follow Hedwig to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (located in the deepest dungeon of the Furness Library).  Enjoy ghostly games, scary stories, and tasty treats.  Maybe even win a Harry Potter prize?   Wear a costume if you dare...but please, no cloaks of invisibility! Ages 3 through 13.  Registration begins October 1st.  Accio!

 

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fall Book & Bake Sale  
    Contact: Prospect Park Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraies.org
   
  • New & gently used books for adults & children
  • Popular magazines
  • DVDs
  • Home-baked goods
  • GREAT PRICES!!!
    Location: Prospect Park Free Library

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Fall Book & Bake Sale  
    Contact: Prospect Park Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   
  • New & gently used books for adults & children
  • Popular magazines
  • DVDs
  • Home-baked goods
  • GREAT PRICES!!!
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Fall Fun Craft  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Stop into the library to create fall themed crafts.  Fun for all ages.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Book Sale

The Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries is having the second of its Autumn book sales.

This is our bag sale!

October 28, 2017

10 am to 3 pm

Sellers Library, in the barn.

Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages.

Most books

Hardback: $1.00

Paperback:    50¢

Fill a bag: $7.00

Special items

Priced as marked.  (These items are excluded from the bag pricing.)

 

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Book Sale

The Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries is having the second of its Autumn book sales.

This is our bag sale!

October 28, 2017

10 am to 3 pm

Sellers Library, in the barn.

Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages.

Most books

Hardback: $1.00

Paperback:    50¢

Fill a bag: $7.00

Special items

Priced as marked.  (These items are excluded from the bag pricing.)

 

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
   

Book Sale

The Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries is having the second of its Autumn book sales.

This is our bag sale!

October 28, 2017

10 am to 3 pm

Sellers Library, in the barn.

Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages.

Most books

Hardback: $1.00

Paperback:    50¢

Fill a bag: $7.00

Special items

Priced as marked.  (These items are excluded from the bag pricing.)

 

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

No matter your age, no matter your skill level, join us for great lessons and games.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM PUMPKIN DAY!  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come join us at Sellers Library for Pumpkin Day! There will be a free pumpkin for children in grades 5 and under, as well as crafts, games, face painting, and more! Maybe even ... a FIRE TRUCK!!

While this is a family event, and all are welcome, free pumpkins will only be made available to children in grades 5 and under. Thank you! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CHAIR YOGA  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   
Chair Yoga : Get Fit Where You Sit
This is a great class for almost everyone.  Learn Yoga poses adapted to the chair. Class includes breathing, stretching,
yoga poses and light exercise done in the chair.  Class ends with a brief relaxation. Bring movement into the body, stay healthy, and have fun!!!
 
Registration is required for this class! It will be held in Garling Hall.
It is a Health Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Russian Impressionism  
   

The Friends of the Marple Library will present  a program on Russian Impressionism on Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm. Our guest speaker, Dr. Jim Curtis, will discuss and explain why the international art world is bedazzled by the new wave of Russian artists in Moscow and St Petersburg who are reshaping the very popular style of Impressionism into what is now known as Russian Impressionism.  Seen through the eyes of Russian artists the standard perspective on Impressionism is now more beautiful, beguiling and visually intriguing.  Dr. Curtis will tell us why and how this Russian movement is worth watching and enjoying during his colorful 50  minute PowerPoint presentation. A reception will immediately follow the program so all may meet and discuss the new impressionistic movement with Dr. Curtis.  This program is free and open to the public.  

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Horrorfest  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teen horror fans are welcome to join us for a viewing of the film Ouija (PG-13), gross-out snacks, fake blood making and more!  We will be ending our celebration with a field trip to the Bates Motel Haunted Hayride from 6-9 pm.  

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

No registration is required for the portion of the Horrorfest at the library. PLEASE EMAIL JENIFER (phillips@haverfordlibrary.com) TO SIGN UP FOR THE FIELD TRIP PORTION OF THE DAY.

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM Librarium in Delirium  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

As an early celebration of Halloween, the Newtown Public Library shall host a
read-aloud event. Whoever is interested in participating must contact Angela
Hegadorn by Wednesday, October 25.* The excerpt, short story, or poem to
be read out-loud must be Macabre, and specified in advance, with only one per
participant. Whether attending or performing, be sure to mark your calendars
for Saturday, October 28, at 7:00PM.

Exclusively for Grades 9-12.
Refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome to contribute.

* Can be reached via 610-353-1022 or necsd@delcolibraries.org. Deadline can be extended

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capture, Cookie Jar Group, Nickelodeon Productions, October 15, 1994.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Monday October 30, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Place Story Time  
    Contact: Rae McCrae   610-623-4090   yeadon@delcolibraries.org
   

Parent/Gardians bring your pre-schoolers to the Yeadon Public Library for Family Place Story Time, Tuesday, October 23rd & Tuesday, October 30th, 10am-11am!  Always an adventure to be had for your little ones!

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for a preschool storytime! We'll be telling stories, singing songs, playing with a parachute, and more! 

For ages 3 1/3 - 5 (including kindergarten), with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has simple themes that 2 to 3-and-a-half year olds will relish.  They include:

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

Age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for the ten week series begins September 5th. Just call or stop in.  Please provide your child's first and last name, their age, as well as your best contact number. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free 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  join us for super fun Halloween stories, songs, and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme and some physical activity through our songs. As with every story time, we will end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.  Feel free to come dressed up in your Halloween costume.  

No Registration Required!

Ages: 2-3

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

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

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

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

Action Readers! HALLOWEEN PARADE STORY TIME

Kids & their caregivers are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes today for a special holiday story time. Then, after the books, we will parade through the library, cross the parking lot, and go next door to the Middletown Township building to go Trick or Treating.

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping, and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 11:00am
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Ages birth- 24 months, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

Make Friends with a Mouse Computer 101 for Beginners offers (6) weeks of computer training for those seeking to learn how to use the mouse to navigate/search the Internet.

You will also be instructed on Microsoft Word's Processing features.  All you have to do is take the first step and make that call to sign up.

Monday, October 23rd- Monday, November 27th.  Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft and More  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 3:30pm
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Grades K-5
 
Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please remember to charge your device and update apps before class.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

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

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

TEEN KNITTING CLUB

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

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

Kids can stop by to learn how to knit and crochet, work on their needlework projects, and hangout with friends!

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Buddies  
   

For kids up to the 5th grade, stop on by for help with reading comprehension!

   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:30 PM Great Pumpkin Storytime  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us on the Lansdowne Landing (30 N Lansdowne Ave.) for Great Pumpkin storytime, crafts, and movie!

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Day of the Dead Fiesta  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Explore this ancient Mexican holiday with us as we make Calavera masks, decorate our own sugar skulls and play games. Enjoy a free taco bar and movie "The Book Of Life"

Ages 8-14

Registration Requested.

Hosted by Marple Library Teen Advisory Group. Questions? Email Mrs. Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Lounge  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teen Lounge is a little bit of everything, games, drawing, and hanging out with friends.  At October's lounge we will also be hosting a costume party! Participate in creating Frankentoys, bobbing for apples, eating vampire doughnuts, and lots more!

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM CHOOSE YOUR RETIREMENT SEMINAR  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

What are the challenges you face as you navigate the road to retirement?

This seminar will look at 5: 1. Cost of living increases in retirement 2. Outliving your retirement savings 3. Taxes 4. Expenses 5. Expectation vs. reality. 

It will also take a look at longevity, surviving the loss of a spouse, health care costs, inflation, and leaving a legacy—just to name a few. 

Registration is required for this free seminar, which will be held in the lower library meeting room. It will be presented by William Foley, of New York Life Insurance Co.

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWILIGHT STORYTIME  
    Contact: Prospect Park Free Library   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 3 to 7 are welcome to end their day with a story and craft wtith Mrs. Keenan!

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Get out and Vote: League of Women Voters  
    Contact: Jennifer   610-566-9331   furnesslibrary@delcolibraries.org
   

Nancy Philippi from the League of Women Voters will present detailed information on the process of voting, including absentee voting, and will explain the functions and the importance of the four sets of offices being contested on Tuesday November 7 in Pennsylvania, when we will pick our local government, school district, judicial and Delaware County officials. She will stress the importance of voting in this and all elections.

This free event will take place in our lower level Chadwick Auditorium. Registration requested at the library's front desk.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:30 PM A Paranormal Experience: Travis Walton Author Visit  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Travis Walton, author of Fire in the Sky, will visit the REcollection to recount his story of paranormal extraterrestrial activity. Walton is at the center of a 40+ year controversy over what took place on November 5, 1975. He explores this topic in his book, which inspired a 1993 Paramount Pictures film. Radnor Studio 21 is co-sponsoring this event. Books will be available for purchase.  Held at the the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Tuesday October 31, 2017
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. There will be an open playtime for participants at the end of the session. 

For ages 0 - 3 1/2, with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM Toddle on Over!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2-3, plus caregiver. Older/younger slibings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs & rhymes follwed by a simple art project and playtime with the library's toys. We encourage all children to participate at their level and ability. Please let the youth services librarian know what she can do to make your library visit successful. 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 beginning September 19th.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years (incl. Kindergarten).  Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Registration is required as class size is limited.  Registration begins Sept. 6.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 to register or come in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS ONE  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

MORNING SESSION FOR AGES 3-5

                                                                      STORIES - ACTIVITIES - SPECIAL GUESTS

Registration Required

 

 

 

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

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

   10:15 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   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Help your little one get ready to read with our infant storytime!  For ages up to 3 years old.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

Halloween Parade Story Time

Kids & their caregivers are welcome to come dressed in their costumes for this special holiday story time. After the books we will parade through the library, cross the parking lot and go Trick or Treating at the Middletown Township building.

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 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 Computer 102-Intermediate  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Computer 102-Intermediate is a six (6) week sessions for those familiar with computers and desire to increase their knowledge.

Microsoft Word & (Excell for beginners).  These sessions start Tuesday, October 24th-Tuesday, November 28th, 11am-12n.

Please call to register.

 

 

 

   11:15 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

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

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   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 join us for some amazing Halloween stories and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme. As with every story time we will also end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home. Feel free to come dressed in your Halloween costume.

No Registration Required!

Ages: 4-6

    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

Special Halloween Parade Story Time!

Kids & their caregivers are welcome to come dressed in their Halloween costumes and enjoy this holiday themed story time. After the books we will parade through the library, cross the parking lot, and go Trick or Treating at the Middletown Township building.

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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 Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 7-10, come join us as Ms. Perri reads a chapter book aloud! We draw pictures, act out scenes, and and talk about what we like and don't like about the story.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Drawing  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come join Mrs. H, and explore the art of drawing! Stretch your imagination and skills with a variety of fun drawings! 

Open to 3rd through 5th graders • Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Registration for this series of classes begins on October 23rd; please call the library at 610-789-4440 on or after 10/23 in order to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
   

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

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess?

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

Ages 8 & up

 

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

Game pieces will be supplied

 

Register now!

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   10:00 AM Bookin' with Babies  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   4843842388   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboards, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required. 

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

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Image result for parents and kidsSpend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists in child development, during this enjoyable four week workshop series. For parents/caregivers and children 0-3 years old. Registration is required. 

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, which takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., is a fun program designed for children ages birth – 3 years old with an adult caregiver. This program includes nursery rhymes, songs, movement, language, books, and props to develop age-appropriate social skills and learning proficiencies. The program takes place every Wednesday from 11:15 - 12:00pm.

 

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Mudroom Studio  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Home from school?

Come join The Mud Room Studio and paint your own pottery at the Library! Each participant will get to paint a pumpkin plaque. Learn how to paint using glaze, as well as crystal opaque glaze.

This program is open to students in grades K-5. Registration is REQUIRED through Eventkeeper.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboard, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

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

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

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM MOVIES & BOOKS  
   

It's early dismissal Wednesday for the Upper Darby elementary schools.  Come to Municipal Library to watch SING on Wednesday, November 1st, from 2:30-4.  Open to kids in grades 1-5.  Call 610-734-7649 to register for the program.

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

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

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

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Retro Game Tournament  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Put your old school gaming skills to the test by competing in a series of retro challenges against others!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Registration now open.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO WeDo ROBOTICS WORKSHOP LEVEL 2  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES 1-5 AND THAT HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1

                                                                 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

                                                                 SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 10

                                                      

                        

 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen NaNoWriMo Write-In  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Come out and meet your fellow teen writers as you all tackle the challenge of National Novel Writing Month! We'll write together and give moral support as we all climb the mountain of NaNoWriMo!

All skill levels welcome!

For teens in grades 9-12. Walk-ins welcome

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Readers - Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you like superheros, action, and snacks?? Join our after school comic book club to read, discuss, and participate in fun activities all about our coolest comic books! Ages 13+. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:45 PM  -  7:50 PM THE MEN AND WOMEN OF DUFFY'S CUT  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   


In this presentation, a film called "The Cut :The Journey of the Men and Women of Duffy's Cut,"will be shown. Afterwards, the film's directors, Shawn Swords and Bill Watson,will update the story and answer questions. The film tells the story of 57 Irish railroad workers who arrived in Philadelphia to build mile 59 of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, and died within six to eight weeks of violence and cholera. The Irishmen were from Donegal, Tyrone and Derry in Ulster, with an average age of 22. A project, headed by Dr. Bill Watson and his brother Rev. Frank Watson, has been underway since 2002 to locate the graves of these workers and properly rebury them. To date, the graves of seven workers have been excavated. Work is ongoing to recover the remaining fifty bodies.

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

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Wednesdays: October 4, November 1, December 6 at 6:30pm
Suitable for ages 3-6, but all are welcome

During the story time the children will listen to stories and participate in movement activities such as: singing, dancing, experimenting with instruments, and playing bean bag & parachute games. Put on your pajamas and come join the fun!

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session, and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional, but having fun is not! Children ages 3 to 6 years old 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 then followed by either a craft or activity. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

 Image result for paws for reading"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."

Middletown Free Library 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), but younger siblings can join!

Fall Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

November 1

December 6

 

Saturdays @ 2pm

November 4

December 9

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or color while waiting. Register to reserve a spot for your young reader using his/her name. Click on the date you'd like to attend and fill out the form for your child. Click "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings. 

The 10-minute time slots will be done on a first come, first to sign up on site at the library on the day of the visit.

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program.

Those on our wait list 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!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM YOGA FOR KIDS  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Children ages 3 - 10 years can join us to learn yoga using stories and music. Registration encouraged but not required. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM Jackson Hole Wild on Tour Conservation Film Series  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

This fall conservation film series features 3 award-winning films that will educate and inspire us to become engaged in conservation.  Presented by Radnor Memorial Library, Radnor Conservancy, and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens.  Held at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens,  631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333.  This November's film selection is Racing Extinction.  In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the world.


Thursday November 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Book & Bake Sale!  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Fall Book & Bake Sale

Thursday, November 2nd, 9 am to 7 pm

Friday, November 3rd, 9 am to 7 pm, 1/2 price day!

Saturday, November 4th, 9 am to 4 pm, $5 a bag day!

Plus a delicious variety of fresh baked goodies!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

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

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM PreWalker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Excusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comforably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/163hFjB87VUrBGHaMXOn_DXiby2mBITpFZ1Cnjhu0dqI/viewform

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am beginning the week of Sept. 21 and ending December 7th.  Infant through age 3 1/2 years. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 6th.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  There is a Mothergoose Storytime program on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am as well but you must choose one of the two days when registering as the program is very popular.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There will be no program November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Handicrafts Club  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

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

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

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-494-3454   
   

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)
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stith & Associates Health Insurance  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Medicare Workshop - Come out and get all your questions answered.  Learn about new changes for the coming year.

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

The Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3 ½ - 5 years old (kindergarteners included) with an adult caregiver. The Preschool Story Time takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., every Thursday morning (except November 23rd) from 11:15 - 12:00pm. This program is designed to develop pre-reading skills and to provide experiences that will help ready a child for kindergarten. The program includes songs, rhymes, stories, and learning activities.

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:30 PM Preschool/ Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related art or play activity.  Registration begins Tuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

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

T'ai Chi Chih is a set of movements and poses that encompass soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings benefits to many – including peace of mind, improved health and, simple joy.  Class size is limited; register.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Storytime en Espanol!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us at the J. Lewis Crozer Library for storytime given in Spanish! This program is free but registration is required

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM POKEMON CLUB  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES 3 AND UP

                                             EVERYTHING POKEMON! 

                                                               TRADE - BATTLE - SHARE STRATEGIES - WATCH VIDEOS

Registration not required 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this Fall: you are invited to the library's kid zone--a program filled with books, building, science, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Registration is not required.

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fun with Allie Oops  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come and join Miss Allie Oops for some musical fun playing with instruments, dancing, and singing along with additional surprises!

No registration required.

Open to all from birth to 5

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magic Tree House Adventure Club  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Each week we will focus on a different book and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities and a snack. 

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - please click here to return to the first session to sign up!  Please plan to attend all sessions.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is folowed by arelated art or play activity.  Registraion beginsTuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children 5 and older, which inludes a story followed by a craft or two.

   6:30 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Newtown Public Library hosts the Newtown Square Wordsmiths group the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Wordsmiths welcome all journalists, biographers, bloggers, creative writers, poets, mystery writers, novelists, cartoonists, reporters, business authors and like-minded scriveners. The group supports everyone interested in putting pencil to paper or text to Twitter. This is an excellent opportunity for our community members to explore their creative sides. If you’d like an encouraging atmosphere for your left hemisphere, please join us! Visit www.newtownlibrary.org for more information.  Attendees be 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult. We look forward to writing with you!

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

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for the Read to Pet Pals Program

Thursday's, October 26th to November 16th at 6:30 pm

The program benefits children of all reading abilities. Children are divided into small groups for more intimate reading and interaction with the pets, and are rotated so that they get a chance to read to a variety of animals. Time is set aside at the end of each literacy program for general fun and interaction with the animals as well.  

Pals For Life pets make the best listeners!!

Register Now !!

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

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29?

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

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

November Book: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday November 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Book & Bake Sale!  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Fall Book & Bake Sale

Thursday, November 2nd, 9 am to 7 pm

Friday, November 3rd, 9 am to 7 pm, 1/2 price day!

Saturday, November 4th, 9 am to 4 pm, $5 a bag day!

Plus a delicious variety of fresh baked goodies!

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

Fridays at 10:00am
September 22- December 8 (no class 10/20, 11/10, 11/24)
Ages1-3 years, siblings welcome

Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, nursery rhymes, music and dancing, puppets, instruments and more!

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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 Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am beginning September 22nd. Infant through ages 3 1/2 years.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Registration is required at class size is limited.  Registration begins September 6th.  Please call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There is a Mother Goose storytime on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 pm but families must choose which day to attend as this program is very popular. 

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby & Me Art Class @ MFL  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Baby & Me Art Class

Friday, November 3rd @ 10:30am

For infants (ages 0-3 years old) & their caregivers

 

Mr. Jason is starting a NEW library program geared towards infants and their caregivers. Once a month he will lead a simple art class geared towards exposing little ones to art and exploring with their senses!

Registration is required as space and supplies are limited. We may get messy, so dress you & your little ones appropriately!

Reserve your spot(s) today! CLICK HERE!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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 Preschool Science  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a short mini lesson and read aloud followed by a cool hands on activity! Ages 5+. Free program, no registration required. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

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

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LES MISERABLES (LECTURE SERIES ABOUT THE MUSICAL)  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Listen to a lecture and the full recording (while following along with the provided libretto) to learn about the musical based on the five-part novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 

Presented by popular lecturer Joseph Erdeljac, B.S. and M.Ed., Music and Vocal Performance.

This is a two-part series: Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. Separate registrations are required for both dates. 

The series will be held in the Library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

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

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOARD GAMES  
   

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Grub Book Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.
For teens in grades 9 to 12
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bored Game Night for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Don’t be bored! Come play games like Headbands, Pie Face and Toilet Trouble!  Registration is required and begins August 24.  For grades 6 & up.   Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Saturday November 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Bake Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Treat yourself to a delicious baked good as you browse our huge selection of used books! Bake sale begins @ 9am and runs until 4pm or when items are sold out. 

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Used Book/Media Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a week of incredible savings as we kick off our annual used book sale! Great time to stock up for gift giving and cold winter months.  Selections include a wide variety of fiction/nonfiction books for adults and children as well as  DVDs/CDs. 

Book sale will continue all week during regular library hours. 

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book & Bake Sale!  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Fall Book & Bake Sale

Thursday, November 2nd, 9 am to 7 pm

Friday, November 3rd, 9 am to 7 pm, 1/2 price day!

Saturday, November 4th, 9 am to 4 pm, $5 a bag day!

Plus a delicious variety of fresh baked goodies!

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER (FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP)  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, an estimated 44 million Americans provide unpaid care to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community. Many caregivers do not feel prepared for this role and were not expecting to find themselves in this role.

At Wayfarers Counseling (https://www.wayfarerscounseling.com/), Laurie and Carol have a special interest in care for caregivers. In their work, they have seen firsthand the emotional toll that being a caregiver can have on individuals and families. They have also seen the positive impact of adequate self-care, support and education. They know it is a challenge. Caregivers often don’t have the time or the resources to access ongoing psychotherapy.

During these two hours, you will receive relevant education including the following:

  •  You are not alone: introduction of participants and current statistics on caregiving
  •  How did I get here? What the caregiver role can look like
  •  Everything has changed: Navigating family dynamics
  •  What about me? Why self-care is important and what it looks like
  •  Where do we go from here? Sharing strategies from participants and offering available community resources.

The workshop is FREE and will be held in the Library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

Registration is required. We must have at least 10 confirmed registrations by Oct. 28 for the program to be held.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM West African Kora Performance for Kids  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Music of the West African Kora

For kids ages 7 and up!

  

Saturday, November 4 @ 11 AM

Registration is not required!

 

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 

The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires' founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

 

LINKS:

Sean Gaskell- www.seangaskell.com

Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxkfcUeToiI

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Super Smash Bros  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Super Smashbros Tournament for Teens (Grades 6 - 12) Saturday, November 4 from 11 to 1:00 pm. Video game equipment provided.  Just come prepared to have fun!   Registration Required.  Primos Library Branch of Upper Darby.  409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM FRICK'S LOCK: A CHESTER COUNTY GHOST TOWN  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 Frick’s Lock is a small village in northeastern Chester County with a link to the Industrial Revolution. It was once part of the bustling Schuylkill Canal, but  now sits frozen in time, waiting to be rediscovered. Take a trip back to the canal era of the 1800's, when Frick's Lock was a vital part of the Industrial  Revolution. This lecture will be presented by Gene Pisasale.

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

 

 

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Geek Day, Star Wars  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Do you love Star Wars? Today we will explore all things surrounding the best space odyssey ever created with trivia, food, crafts, and more!

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

No registration is required.

 

 

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

 Image result for paws for reading"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."

Middletown Free Library 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), but younger siblings can join!

Fall Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

November 1

December 6

 

Saturdays @ 2pm

November 4

December 9

Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or color while waiting. Register to reserve a spot for your young reader using his/her name. Click on the date you'd like to attend and fill out the form for your child. Click "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings. 

The 10-minute time slots will be done on a first come, first to sign up on site at the library on the day of the visit.

If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program.

Those on our wait list 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!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Gaming After Dark  
    Contact: Jenifer    6104463082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Teens take over the library for after hours video games, board games, and fun while hanging out with friends.

This program is free but $5 for pizza is optional.

No registration is required and the program is open to all those in grades 6-12.

 

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chamber Music Concert titled Duet du Jardin  
   

The Friends of the Marple Library will present a program titled Duet du Jardin, a Baroque Chamber Concert featuring Clif Anderson, Bass and Edward Ziegman, Bassoon on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 pm in the lower level community room.

The program will focus on the genius of Baroque composers and present works by Baroque composers, Georg Telemann, Friedrich Erbach, Joseph B. de Boismortier, and the late Romantic composer Paul Hindemith.  Perhaps no other period in the history of classical music offers the audience a more satisfying experience than the unique joy, and the bubbling optimistic energy of the Baroque period. Perhaps no other two instruments could better present this enjoyable music than a Bass and Bassoon.  This program is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert so all may meet the artists.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM FREE CONCERT - JUKEBOX HITS OF 1957  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Popular entertainer Dave DeLuca, who presented 2 well-received concerts at Ridley Library (The Music of Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin's Hits), returns to the library. This time, he will sing the great songs of 1957 to help the library celebrate its 60th Anniversary!

There were lots of great songs in 1957 - Bye Bye Love by the Everly Brothers, Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley, Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino, That’ll Be The Day by Buddy Holly, Come Go With Me by the Del-Vikings and You Send Me by Sam Cooke, among others.

Come and enjoy dessert and a great concert with us, and say "Happy Anniversary" to Ridley Township Library!        Image result for jukebox

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Stay Woke  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Stay Woke is a new club for teens who like to stay informed about social issues and current events. Join us for information, discussion, and debate about select topics, led by Widener University student Veronica Hudson and group facilitator Jenifer Phillips. November's topic will be All Lives Matter vs. Black Lives Matter. 

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

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Monday November 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for a preschool storytime! We'll be telling stories, singing songs, playing with a parachute, and more! 

For ages 3 1/3 - 5 (including kindergarten), with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Annual Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Score incredible savings with our annual book sale.

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

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

This active storytime has simple themes that 2 to 3-and-a-half year olds will relish.  They include:

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

Age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for the ten week series begins September 5th. Just call or stop in.  Please provide your child's first and last name, their age, as well as your best contact number. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free 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  join us for super fun stories, songs, and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme and some physical activity through our songs. This week we will be building structures with Legos and telling our own story.  As with every story time, we will end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.   

No Registration Required!

Ages: 2-3

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

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Join this lively group for a discussion of a different topic each first Monday of the month. 

This month we’ll discuss the basics of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and try to answer: What good is studying philosophy?

Light refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-2214   
   

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping, and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 11:00am
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Ages birth- 24 months, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Alexander Hamilton: Architect of the American Financial System  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) is one of the most important, yet least understood of the Founding Fathers. Orphaned as a young boy on the island of St. Croix, he later emigrated to the colonies and fought as a soldier in the American Revolution.

Join us Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 11:00 am for the presentation of:

“ALEXANDER HAMILTON: ARCHITECT OF THE AMERICAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM”

This presentation is conducted by Gene Pisasale in full Continental Army officer's uniform, with Gene portraying Hamilton as a "LIVING BIOGRAPHER".

Gene Pisasale is an author and historian who lives in Kennett Square, PA. He’s written nine books, conducts an ongoing lecture series and contributes a column titled “Living History” to media outlets in the Philadelphia area. Gene has performed at a wide range of venues, including Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chaddsford and the Union League in Philadelphia.

Gene will have copies of his book available for purchase.

Register now !!!! 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Computer 101 for Beginners  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse Computer 101 for Beginners, offers (6) weeks of computer training for those seeking to learn how to use the mouse to navigate/search the Internet.

You will also be instructed on Microsoft Word's Processing features.  All you have to do is take the first step and make that call to sign up.

Monday, October 23rd- Monday, November 27th.  Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

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

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

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

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

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Learn about Essential Oils  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Join us for a FREE ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS. 

Discover how essential oils can transform the way you manage your health. These natural chemical compounds are life changing and you will have the opportunity to experience many essential oils. This informational class is for anyone new or experienced with essential oils. The presentation is 1.5 hours with a 30-minute Q&A and an essential oil beverage and snack are provided along with class materials and a free generous sample of essential oil to take home.

Class is FREE and open to the public – No products will be available for purchase. Feel free to invite family and friends. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Please register in advance.

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

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft and More  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 3:30pm
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Grades K-5
 
Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please remember to charge your device and update apps before class.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

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

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

TEEN KNITTING CLUB

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for students 12 - 16, which includes discussion of a book and choosing the next months book.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Geek Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Join up with your fellow geeks and nerds of all types in this non-judmental space for teens. Obsessed with Anime, Comics, or Dr. Who? Wondering who you should cosplay to the next Con? Ever wanted to go to a con, but never had a chance? Love the Renaissance Fair and wish you had an excuse to dress up in your garb? 

This club is for YOU! We'll watch the latest anime, discuss the newest superhero shows, and have rad workshops like how to make your own Cosplay, Convention etiquette 101, and sword demonstrations by real masters! We'll organize group trips to places like the PA Ren Faire, Wizard World Philly, Zenkaikon and other local convetions! 

Sound like your cup of tea? Then join the geek army! We'll see you there!

Ages 12-18 welcome

No registration necessary. Light snacks provided.

Questions? Contact Ms. Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM AMERICAN TACTICAL ADVANCEMENT IN WORLD WAR I  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Prof. Jeffrey LaMonica, from Delaware County Community College, returns to the library with another interesting lecture on World War I. This time, he'll discuss American Tactical Advancement, which is the subject of his recently-published book.

This program will be held in the lower library meeting room, and registration is required. It is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWILIGHT STORYTIME  
    Contact: Prospect Park Free Library   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 3 to 7 are welcome to end their day with a story and craft wtith Mrs. Keenan!


Tuesday November 7, 2017
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. There will be an open playtime for participants at the end of the session. 

For ages 0 - 3 1/2, with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 10:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township 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 Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 11:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

Computer 102-Intermediate is a six (6) week sessions for those familiar with computers and desire to increase their knowledge.

Microsoft Word & (Excell for beginners).  These sessions start Tuesday, October 24th-Tuesday, November 28th, 11am-12n.

Please call to register.

 

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Come join us for some amazing stories and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme. This week we will be building structures with Legos and telling our own story. As with every story time we will also end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.

No Registration Required!

Ages: 4-6

    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 Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Grades K-5

Bring your friends and play Bingo for prizes!

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for entire fall session and come when you can (September 19, October 3, November 7, December 5).

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM DRAWING CLASS  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Children in grades 1 - 5 can register to learn new drawing techniques and enhance their skills. Join us for a fun afternoon of learning to draw. Registration required.

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Children ages 5 and up are invited to practice their reading skills in a safe, nonjudgmental environment by reading to a specially-trained therapy dog. Please register for a 10-minute slot by calling 610-566-1918.

Dates: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, and 12/5

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 7-10, come join us as Ms. Perri reads a chapter book aloud! We draw pictures, act out scenes, and and talk about what we like and don't like about the story.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Drawing  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come join Mrs. H, and explore the art of drawing! Stretch your imagination and skills with a variety of fun drawings! 

Open to 3rd through 5th graders • Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Registration for this series of classes begins on October 23rd; please call the library at 610-789-4440 on or after 10/23 in order to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children under 5 and includes a story time followed by a craft or two.

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess?

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

Ages 8 & up

 

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

Game pieces will be supplied

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM NBA2K18 Tournament  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Who's gonna take it to the hoop and be crowned Ridley's PS4 NBA2K18 champion? The winner will recieve a sweet basketball gift basket.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM BEDTIME STORIES  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 - 6 years. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM WRITE-BRAIN WORKSHOPS (3-PART SERIES)  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you want to write but have no idea where to begin? Do you feel blocked when it comes to putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard? Yes? Then please come to this fun, stress-free, critique-free, and 100% interactive workshop series. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Experience the magic firsthand. You will be amazed at the results!

Your fearless leader, Bonnie Neubauer, is the author of two creative writing books published by Writer’s Digest Books; the creator of Story Spinner, a handheld creative writing idea wheel; and the designer of a forthcoming board game called ADJitation. Bonnie helps newbies and blocked writers discover or rediscover that they can actually write and have a great time doing it.

Please bring a pen and writing paper.

The series, which is for adults, will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

The dates are: Tues., Oct. 3;  Tues., Nov. 7, and Tues., Dec. 12 (7:00-8:30 p.m.). Registration is required in advance for each part that you plan to attend. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM Bookin' with Babies  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   4843842388   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come and play at the library! Children ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers are invited to come to the library to play together, and to socialize with other children their age. 

Registration is necessary; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Annual Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Score incredible savings with our annual book sale.

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboards, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required. 

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Books on Blankets @ Rose Tree Park

Wednesday, November 8th @ 10:30am

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Mr. Jason is taking his story time out in nature! Bring a blanket and join him for a special outdoor story time at Rose Tree Park. Registration is not required. See you near the top of the park just off of Providence Road. (You can't miss him...he'll have big, bright parachutes out)

Directions can be found HERE!

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

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Under 2s Story Time with Ms. Debbie focuses on exposing very young children (and adults) to music and movement, rhymes, stories, puppets and FUN!

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, books, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Art/craft activity and playtime.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Fitness Fun with Miss Kelly from Marple Sports Arena  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sports Arena for some fun physical fitness classes for 3 to 6 year olds. 

Children must wear sneakers and be ready to move and shake!

Registration required.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Parent Child Workshop  
    Contact: Andrea Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Image result for parents and kidsSpend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists in child development, during this enjoyable four week workshop series. For parents/caregivers and children 0-3 years old. Registration is required. 

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose on the Loose, which takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., is a fun program designed for children ages birth – 3 years old with an adult caregiver. This program includes nursery rhymes, songs, movement, language, books, and props to develop age-appropriate social skills and learning proficiencies. The program takes place every Wednesday from 11:15 - 12:00pm.

 

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM STORYTIME  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, flannelboard, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 years to Kindergarten. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Opera  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Opera Presentations

November 8 & 15 – The Barber of Seville by Rossini.  Comic opera at its highest peak.

All shows begin promptly at 1:00 pm and run approximately two hours.

Each opera is presented in two parts.  These presentations are auditory—the full sound recordings will be played for you.  A copy of the libretto will be supplied so you can follow along.  Facilitated by Mr. Joseph Erdeljac.  Advanced registration is required.  Light refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

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

The Symphony:  Video Lecture Series

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

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

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

October 11:  Introduction, the Concerto and the Orchestra

October 18:  Classical Masters, Haydn

October 25:  Mozart, Beethoven

November 1:  No video lecture

November 8:  Schubert, Berlioz

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

November 22:  No video lecture

November 29:  Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler

December 6:  Nielsen, Sibelius, Ives

December 13:  Copeland, Barber, Harris, Schuman

December 20:  Messsiaen, Shostakovich

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Medicare Health Plan/Part D Comparison Session  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Medicare Advantage Health Plan and Part D Prescription Plan Comparisons are forty five minutes to one hour Counseling Sessions held only to provide counsel to Medicare Beneficiaries surrounding Medicare Health (HMO-PPO) Plans, Prescription (Part D) Plan, and Medicare Health Plan Enrollment.

In addition, the Health Plan Comparisons will help the Medicare Beneficiary avoid falling into the Donut Hole with their prescription cost and/or Medicare health plan cost.

Attendees can be all Medicare Beneficiaries, Medicare Care Givers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 Calendar year. All are welcomed.

Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Jack Box Party Games  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Bring along a smart phone or tablet to play the always entertaining games in the Jack Box Party Pack 3.

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

No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Try out a new game, or play an old favorite!
For teens in grades to 12.
No registration needed, just drop in!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO WeDo ROBOTICS WORKSHOP LEVEL 2  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES 1-5 AND THAT HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1

                                                                 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

                                                                 SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 10

                                                      

                        

 

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen NaNoWriMo Write-In  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   610-356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Come out and meet your fellow teen writers as you all tackle the challenge of National Novel Writing Month! We'll write together and give moral support as we all climb the mountain of NaNoWriMo!

All skill levels welcome!

For teens in grades 9-12. Walk-ins welcome

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Super Readers - Comic Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Do you like superheros, action, and snacks?? Join our after school comic book club to read, discuss, and participate in fun activities all about our coolest comic books! Ages 13+. 

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM MEDICARE UPDATES  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

This Medicare Annual Enrollment presentation is a one hour classroom style presentation that explains new and updated information for the forthcoming Medicare year.

It consists of updated or new information concerning Original Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plan Information.

Attendees can be all Medicare Beneficiaries, Medicare Care Givers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 Calendar year. Location: Lower library meeting room. Registration is required.

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

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

Select and prepare a recipe from the Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert to bring in  where we will eat and share our thoughts over a delicious meal.  Stop by the front desk of the RML REcollection to register and select your recipe.  Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Pajamas and slippers are optional, but having fun is not! Children ages 3 to 6 years old 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 then followed by either a craft or activity. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Mystery Book Club*******

Adults, Join us for a lively " WHO DONE IT??" discussion Monthly 2nd Wed @ 6:30 PM

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PALS  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Reluctant readers in grades 1 - 5 can choose  books and practice reading to trained animals.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   
Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.  
 
Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  
 
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 November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for rhymes, songs, puppets and more activities that develop early literacy skills for ages birth to 2. Each week features 80% repetition of nursery rhymes and songs to help build recognition and familiarity and includes developmental tips for interacting with your child to enhance early literacy skills.  Held at the RML REcollection at 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

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

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM PreWalker Circle Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Excusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comforably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The story time is about 15 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a variety of age appropriate toys. This program is not appropriate for older babies or siblings who are walking. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Thursdays at 10:00am
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Ages 3-5 years (children must be 3 years old as of September 1)

During this 45 minute program, children will enjoy stories, music, instrument play, bubbles, and more. This program is designed to prepare children for preschool, and parents/caregivers are asked to stay in the downstairs library during story time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM 3s-5s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Ages 3-5 Story Time with Ms. Debbie explores the basics of early literacy: letter and background knowledge, vocabulary, literacy concepts, language and phonemic awareness AND other foundational concepts children need to know to enter school.

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Playtime; 10:35-11:15 Story time which includes a concept time, songs, stories, games, music and movement, puppets and read aloud; 11:15-11:30 art/craft activity.

Register using the link below.

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    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am beginning the week of Sept. 21 and ending December 7th.  Infant through age 3 1/2 years. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Registration is required as space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 6th.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  There is a Mothergoose Storytime program on Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am as well but you must choose one of the two days when registering as the program is very popular.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There will be no program November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Handicrafts Club  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

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

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

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

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

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   11:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-494-3454   
   

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)
   11:00 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stith & Associates Health Insurance  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Medicare Workshop - Come out and get all your questions answered.  Learn about new changes for the coming year.

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM PRESCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: Upper Darby Municipal Library   610-734-7649   upperdarbymunicipal@delcolibraries.org
   

The Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3 ½ - 5 years old (kindergarteners included) with an adult caregiver. The Preschool Story Time takes place at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Ave., every Thursday morning (except November 23rd) from 11:15 - 12:00pm. This program is designed to develop pre-reading skills and to provide experiences that will help ready a child for kindergarten. The program includes songs, rhymes, stories, and learning activities.

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library today!

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Preschool: On My Own Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Thursdays at 1:00pm
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Ages 3-5 years (children must be 3 years old as of September 1)

During this 45 minute program, children will enjoy stories, music, instrument play, bubbles, and more. This program is designed to prepare children for preschool, and parents/caregivers are asked to stay in the downstairs library during story time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

Needlecraft Group  Thursday Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14 from 1-3:30 pm. Bring your needlework and enjoy a time of friendship and shared interest.  Primos Library Branch of Upper Darby. 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:30 PM Preschool/ Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is followed by a related art or play activity.  Registration begins Tuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Second Thursdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

T'ai Chi Chih is a set of movements and poses that encompass soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings benefits to many – including peace of mind, improved health and, simple joy.  Class size is limited; register.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Annual Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Score incredible savings with our annual book sale.

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

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

Thursdays at 3:30pm
September 21- December 7 (no class 10/19, 11/2, 11/23)
Grades K-5

Children will enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kid Zone  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this Fall: you are invited to the library's kid zone--a program filled with books, building, science, and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Registration is not required.

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magic Tree House Adventure Club  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Each week we will focus on a different book and enjoy reading aloud, fun activities and a snack. 

This program is free and open to students in grades 1-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - please click here to return to the first session to sign up!  Please plan to attend all sessions.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food for Thought Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club as we explore some of the world’s cuisines in our “A Taste of the World” series.  

The selected cookbook will be available for your perusal at the library.  You may sign-up to make one of the selected recipes or one of your choice from the cookbook, then bring your cooked delicacies for sharing at our monthly meeting.  Happy Cooking!

September 7:  Mexico – “Authentic Mexican – Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico” by Rick Bayless

October 5:  Korea – “The Kimchi Chronicles – Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen” by Marja Vongerichten

November 9*:  India – “A Taste of India” by Madhur Jaffrey (*note that this is the second Thursday, not the first)

December 7:  Italy -- “Trattoria – Healthy, Simple, Robust Fare inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy” by Patricia Wells

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the leaves begin to fall, join us here at the library as we turn the leaves of books.  We meet Thursday afternoons at 1:30 and again at 4:15 p.m.  This storytime is designed expressly for children between the ages of 3 1/2 through Kindergarten.  Our autumn themes include:

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

Each story session is folowed by arelated art or play activity.  Registraion beginsTuesday, September 5th.  Just call or come in.  Please be sure to include child's first and last name, age, and your best contact phone number.

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

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Create and Make: Pumpkins and Indian Corn  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come join us to make pumpkins and Indian Corn decoration for Fall and Thanksgiving.

Open to 3rd - 5th graders. Registration is necessary, and begins on October 23rd. Please call the library at 610-789-4440 on or after 10/23 in order to register for this event. 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children 5 and older, which inludes a story followed by a craft or two.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

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

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

 

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

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for the Read to Pet Pals Program

Thursday's, October 26th to November 16th at 6:30 pm

The program benefits children of all reading abilities. Children are divided into small groups for more intimate reading and interaction with the pets, and are rotated so that they get a chance to read to a variety of animals. Time is set aside at the end of each literacy program for general fun and interaction with the animals as well.  

Pals For Life pets make the best listeners!!

Register Now !!

    Location: Aston Public Library

Friday November 10, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

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

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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 Mothergoose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mothergoose Storytime Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 am beginning September 22nd. Infant through ages 3 1/2 years.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Registration is required at class size is limited.  Registration begins September 6th.  Please call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 or come in person to register.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  There is a Mother Goose storytime on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 pm but families must choose which day to attend as this program is very popular. 

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

It's half price day!  Double your savings today only at our annual book sale.

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

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

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for the story of Squanto!  We'll learn how this amazing Native American helped the Pilgrims and "plant" an edible treat using the methods Squanto taught the Pilgrims!

Registration required.

Please notify the library in advance of any allergies/food restrictions.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LES MISERABLES (LECTURE SERIES ABOUT THE MUSICAL)  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Listen to a lecture and the full recording (while following along with the provided libretto) to learn about the musical based on the five-part novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 

Presented by popular lecturer Joseph Erdeljac, B.S. and M.Ed., Music and Vocal Performance.

This is a two-part series: Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. Separate registrations are required for both dates. 

The series will be held in the Library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   2:00 PM Spanish Conversation  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Spanish Conversation

Every 2nd Friday of the month

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

 

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

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

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

No registration is required. 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOARD GAMES  
   

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch

Saturday November 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Annual Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

BUCK A BAG IS BACK!  Stuff your bag and pay only $1 for as many items as will fit.

Cash or checks only - we cannot accept credit cards.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Doughnuts with Dads (and others!)  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   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. Donuts and coffee will be provided. 

Open to all ages!

No registration required!

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Adult Beginner's Painting Class 

Saturday, November 11th at 12:30 pm

Supplies Provided

Seating is Limited...Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM CHAIR YOGA  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   
Chair Yoga : Get Fit Where You Sit
This is a great class for almost everyone.  Learn Yoga poses adapted to the chair. Class includes breathing, stretching,
yoga poses and light exercise done in the chair.  Class ends with a brief relaxation. Bring movement into the body, stay healthy, and have fun!!!
 
Registration is required for this class! It will be held in Garling Hall.
It is a Health Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.
    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Designer Bag BINGO  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Designer Bag Bingo:

Date: Saturday, November 11th

Where: Prospect Park Fire House

Time:  Doors open @ 6pm ~ Bingo starts at 7pm

$30/ Person - Tickets available at Library

BYO FOOD & DRINK - 10 GAMES & 1 BONUS - RAFFLE BASKETS & DOOR PRIZES

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PROSPECT PARK FREE LIBRARY !!!

     

 

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library

Monday November 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for a preschool storytime! We'll be telling stories, singing songs, playing with a parachute, and more! 

For ages 3 1/3 - 5 (including kindergarten), with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

This active storytime has simple themes that 2 to 3-and-a-half year olds will relish.  They include:

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

Age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for the ten week series begins September 5th. Just call or stop in.  Please provide your child's first and last name, their age, as well as your best contact number. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free 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  join us for super fun stories, songs, and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme and some physical activity through our songs. This week we will celebrate and learn about Thanksgiving.  As with every story time, we will end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.   

Feel free to bring a few canned goods to stuff Miss Mel's annual 'Turkey'. All canned goods are donated to our local food bank. 

 

No Registration Required!

Ages: 2-3

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

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

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping, and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 11:00am
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Ages birth- 24 months, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

Make Friends with a Mouse Computer 101 for Beginners, offers (6) weeks of computer training for those seeking to learn how to use the mouse to navigate/search the Internet.

You will also be instructed on Microsoft Word's Processing features.  All you have to do is take the first step and make that call to sign up.

Monday, October 23rd- Monday, November 27th.  Looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

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

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft and More  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Mondays at 3:30pm
September 18- December 4 (no class 10/23, 11/20)
Grades K-5
 
Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please remember to charge your device and update apps before class.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

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

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

TEEN KNITTING CLUB

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

 

 

Upper Darby Municipal Library

501 Bywood Avenue

Upper Darby, PA 19082

 

 

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO CLUB  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Program opened to Kids in Grades K-5

                                                                    BUILD AND CREATE ALONE OR AS A GROUP.  WE SUPPLY THE LEGOS AND THE                                                                                                               CHALLENGES; YOU SUPPLY THE                                                                                                                                                                                     IMAGINATION!

Registration not required.

                                                                     

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 5-7 years, this interactive program invites your child to read, craft, and play.

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

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

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.  Registration is required and begins August 24.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Gaming After Dark!  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   (610)356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Come out for a night of gaming of all kinds. Videogames, table-top, board games, card games and more. Bring your friends and let's get gaming! 

Grades 6-12 welcome in this teen only space. No registration necessary. 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWILIGHT STORYTIME  
    Contact: Prospect Park Free Library   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 3 to 7 are welcome to end their day with a story and craft wtith Mrs. Keenan!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Adult Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Circulation Desk   610-7789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Devil Amongst the Lawyers, by Sharon McCrumb

In 1935, when Erma Morton, a beautiful young woman with a teaching degree, is charged with the murder of her father in a remote Virginia mountain community, the case becomes a cause célèbre for the national press...(J)ournalists descend on the mountain county intent on infusing their stories with quaint local color: horse-drawn buggies, rundown shacks, children in threadbare clothes. ...but a local journalist, Carl Jennings, fresh out of college and covering his first major story, reports what he sees: an ordinary town and a defendant who is probably guilty. 

- From the Publisher's summary

 

Copies of this book are now available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for All Ages  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM WRITER'S GROUP  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Writers of all levels of experience are welcome to join this wonderful group of aspiring authors.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Join us at Sellers Library for Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. There will be an open playtime for participants at the end of the session. 

For ages 0 - 3 1/2, with adult • Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 in order to register.

Please note - due to space limitations, we regret that we cannot accommodate schools and daycares for library programs.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, puppets, rhymes, music and interactive activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Read & Create!  
    Contact: Nicole Semola   610-494-3454   crcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

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 plalys, 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  -  10:40 AM PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 beginning September 19th.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years (incl. Kindergarten).  Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic alphabet and math skills.  Registration is required as class size is limited.  Registration begins Sept. 6.  You may call Primos Library Branch at 610-622-8091 to register or come in person.  Primos Library is located at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS ONE  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

MORNING SESSION FOR AGES 3-5

                                                                      STORIES - ACTIVITIES - SPECIAL GUESTS

Registration Required

 

 

 

    Location: Norwood 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 Wee Read  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s and 3s Story Time with Ms. Debbie  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

Schedule: 10:20-10:35 Play time; 10:35-11:10 Story Time with games, music and movement acitivities, puppets, stories and read aloud; 11:10-11:30 art/craft activity and play time.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 11:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Tuesdays at 11:00am
September 19- December 5 (no class 10/31 and 11/21)
Ages 1-3 years, siblings welcome
 
Enjoy 30 minutes of stories, songs, instrument play, bubbles, and more. 
Program is followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for the entire fall session.

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library,

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM Reel Time: Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

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

Second Tuesday of each month 

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

In November, don't miss a chance to see perhaps the best film of all time: Children of Paradise/ Les Enfants du Paradis.  A miracle of film making, shot on smuggled film under the Vichy Regime.  

To accomodate the length of this 1945 masterpiece, we will begin the film at 1pm.    

 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Mutter on the Road: The Brain!  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Philly's famous Mutter Museum is on the Road and visiting HTFL!  The brain is an amazing organ, controlling our thoughts, feelings and who we are.  Come learn all about the brain...and possibly hold one too! Please click here to register!

This program is FREE and open to homeschoolers in grades 2-8.  Registration is REQUIRED!  

    Location: Haverford Twp. 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 join us for some amazing stories and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme. This week we will celebrate and learn about Thanksgiving! As with every story time we will also end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the books we want to take home.

Feel free to bring a few canned goods to stuff Miss Mel's annual 'Turkey'. These canned goods will be donated to our local food bank.

No Registration Required!

Ages: 4-6

    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  -  2:30 PM PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS T00!  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Afternoon Session for Ages 3-5

                                                           STORIES - ACTIVITIES

 

Registration Required

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Sprringfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children ages 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 or have free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregi ver remains in the library. Registration is not required.

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

First Tuesday Film Theater  Tuesday, November 14 from 2:00 to 4:15 pm.  "Going in Style"  A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg.  Three seniors, who are living social security check to social security check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So they plan to rob a bank...problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances.  Free but registration is required as seating is limity.  Movie is limited to Adults.  Primos Library Branch of Upper Darby, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 3-10

Bring your friends and build and play with Legos and blocks.

Register below beginning September 11.  Sign up once for entire fall session and come when you can (September 26, October 10, November 14).

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM DRAWING CLASS  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Children in grades 1 - 5 can register to learn new drawing techniques and enhance their skills. Join us for a fun afternoon of learning to draw. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM KIDS KLUB  
    Contact: staff   610-534-0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

PROGRAM OPENED TO KIDS IN GRADES K-5

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                                                                                          STORIES

                                                                                                 CRAFTS

                                                                                                          MUSIC                  JUST PLAIN FUN! 

Registration required           

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Mutter on the Road: The Brain!  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Philly's famous Mutter Museum is on the Road and visiting HTFL!  The brain is an amazing organ, controlling our thoughts, feelings and who we are.  Come learn all about the brain...and possibly hold one too! Please click here to register!

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED!  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   6105433171   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Ages 7-10, come join us as Ms. Perri reads a chapter book aloud! We draw pictures, act out scenes, and and talk about what we like and don't like about the story.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Young Artists Club: Drawing  
    Contact: Sellers Library Children's Room   610-789-4440   
   

Come join Mrs. H, and explore the art of drawing! Stretch your imagination and skills with a variety of fun drawings! 

Open to 3rd through 5th graders • Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Registration for this series of classes begins on October 23rd; please call the library at 610-789-4440 on or after 10/23 in order to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   6i0-566-9331 x4   
   

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting on Tuesdays, October 10th, November 14th, and December 5th from 4:30 until 5:30, as well as Sundays, October 8th and December 3rd from 2 until 3 p.m.

Students age 5 and up may be signed up for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions in this series.  Call or stop in  starting September 5th.  Please share your child's first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

This program is designed for children under 5 and includes a story time followed by a craft or two.

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess?

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

Ages 8 & up

 

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

Game pieces will be supplied

 

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:30 PM Pajama Story Time with Miss Mel  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/ Melissa Anderson   610-356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Come join us for some fantastic bedtime stories and an art & craft. Feel free to dress in your pajamas and bring your favorite plush animal. This week we will celebrate and learn about Thanksgiving. 

Feel free to bring a few canned goods to stuff Miss Mel's annual 'Turkey'. The canned goods will be donated to our local food bank.

No Registration Required!

Open to All Ages!

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Come and join a welcoming group of readers for our monthly book club. Books are provided; titles are suggested by the members and include fiction, non-fiction and memoirs.

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM BEDTIME STORIES  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Keeney   610-583-7207   
   

Stories, games, crafts, a movie and fun with friends for children ages 3 - 6 years. Registration required.

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM History of Ridley Township Part 1  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Did you know that Norwood, Prospect Park, Eddystone and other boroughs were once part of Ridley Township? Join local historian Keith Lockhart for illustrated presentations on the early and later history of the township.This will be a two part program. The first part on November 14th will include the towns once part of Ridley Township. Part two on November 21st will be the history of the township as it is today. The lectures will be held in Garling Hall. 

These lectures are part of the celebration in honor of Ridley Township Library's 60th anniversary!

They are Civic and Social Literacy Programs of the PA Forward Initiative.                                                                                                                                                              

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sister Circle  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Sister Circle meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Join us for various topics/programs for women.  Call the Library for more information.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MEDICARE UPDATE 2018  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

The Medicare Annual Enrollment period is October 15-December 7, 2017. An APPRISE counselor will discuss the options to help you wisely review and choose your plans for 2018.

The presentation consists of updated or new information concerning Original Medicare premiums, deductibles, copays, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D Prescription Plan information. Attendees can be Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare caregivers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 calendar year. 

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling is a free Medicare counseling program designed to help older adults. The  program is a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living. 

The program will be held in the Library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator. (On October 26, the same program will be held in the accessible Adult Library at 10:00 a.m. Please go to that date in this calendar to register if you prefer to attend then.)

Registration is required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM Bookin' with Babies  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   4843842388   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Best for ages 0-2, plus caregiver. Older siblings are always welcome. NO registration required. 

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

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

This lively program introduces children from birth to 2 years old and their caregivers to rhythm, language, and reading through finger plays, clapping and tickle rhymes, songs, puppets, and books in a nurturing and fun environment. The program lasts approximately 20 minutes and is followed by playtime with a variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is no required.

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

If you are 55+ (give or take - we won't card you) and want to try some amazing new board games, then "The "Golden Gamers" is the group for you. Each session is led by Bonnie Neubauer, a local award-winning board game designer.

We'll meet in the accessible Grand Retreat area of the Adult Library.

Seating is limited, so please sign up here or call the library at 610-789-4440.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The November book selection is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

   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 join us for phenomenal stories, songs, and an art & craft. Each story time will highlight a weekly educational theme and some physical activity through our songs. This week we will celebrate and learn about Thanksgiving. As with every story time we will end with our traditional book trek around the children's department finding all of the book we want to take