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Tuesday February 7, 2017 -  Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Senior Morning Stretch  
    Contact: Richard E. Ashby Jr,   610-623-4090   yedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us every Tuesday  morning, 10:00AM-11:00AM sharp!

 This an exciting stretching class, to emphasize flexibility.This is a comprehensive exercise program.

 

 

    Location: Yeadon Public Library

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.  Held at the RML REcollection, 110 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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: SPIRNGFIELD 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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knit and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Tuesdays at 11AM to learn the art of Crochet with our diverse group with many levels of experience.   Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CarFit: Helping Older Drivers Find Their Perfect Fit!  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Due to the prediction of rain on May 23, the CarFit program has been postponed until Wed., May 24. Please read the program description in the listing for May 24th in this event calendar.

You must schedule your appointment by 9:00 p.m. on Mon., May 22 to participate.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers 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 Cookbook Book Club  
    Contact:    610-358-3445   
   

Enjoy cooking and interested in meeting new people? Follow this easy recipe!
Step 1: Select a recipe from the cookbook at the circulation desk
Step 2: Bring your dish to the library 
Step 3: Enjoy your dish and others with fellow foodies!

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM SENIOR CITIZEN BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Come and join an energetic group of senior citizens who love to read, Event held at the Ridley Park Borough Hall on Ward & Cresswell Sts. Books chosen by the club members.

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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 PRE-SCHOOL STORY TME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY     
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Aston Tuesday Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Aston Library   610-494-5877   hello@astonlibrary.org
   

"Chair Yoga" is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing, using a chair for support.  It is appropriate for adults of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM Homework Help  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We have tutors here to help with your homework up to a highschool level.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM KID ZONE FEATURING BEDTIME MATH'S CRAZY 8S CLUB  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, then you are invited to have a crazy fun time building stuff, running and jumping, and making a mess. You won’t want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program. See Youth Services desk for details.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!!!!!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Margie   610-623-0239 x 306   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us each week to play the classic wordsmith game.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TODDLER TUESDAY  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 TO 5 YEARS OLD. WE SING SONGS, READ A BOOK AND CREATE A CRAFT TOGETHER. EVERYONE GETS TO LEAVE WITH A FREE BOOK. JOIN US!

   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Everywhere the Glint of Gold: Treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Dr. Steven Phillips, of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, presents:

Everywhere the Glint of Gold: Treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun."

Come Learn about King Tut!  Join us as Dr. Steve explains the histsory and discovery of one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time, including amazing images of breathtaking treasure!

All welcome (program best for ages 12 and up)

Registration encouraged.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial 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 Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

Please register once for the 6-week session. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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  -  11:30 AM Golden Gamers  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

It’s all fun and games every fourth Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30. Stop by and learn new board and card games and meet some new people! Please register in advance.

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

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

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 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.

REGSITRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM CarFit: Helping Older Drivers Find Their Perfect Fit!  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

This program was previously scheduled for Tues., May 23 but was postponed due to the prediction of rain for that day.

You must schedule your appointment by 9:00 p.m. on Mon., May 22 to participate.

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. Did you know that a proper fit in your car can greatly increase not only your safety but also the safety of others?

Three quick examples underscore the importance of road safety to the CarFit program, which reviews twelve key areas of the driver's fit to the personal vehicle.

  1. Example one: Knowing how to properly adjust one's mirrors can greatly minimize blind spots for drivers who may wish to change lanes.
  2. Example two: Good foot positioning on the gas and brake pedals is important. If the driver is reaching with his or her toes to press on the pedals, it can cause fatigue in one's leg and slowed reaction times.
  3. Example three: Drivers run a risk of serious injury if they are sitting closer than 10 inches to the steering wheel.

Sign up for your free individual 20-minute appointment at the Upper Darby/Sellers Library Reference Desk or by calling 610-789-4440. Appointments will be conducted by a trained CarFit technician from the Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA).

When you arrive for your appointment, please pull into the designated area of the library's parking lot. 

For more information on the CarFit program, please go to www.car-fit.org.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Join our lively discussion of popular fiction. Books will be provided for club members.

Upcoming selections are:

                                          Feb. 22  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

                                          Mar. 22  The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

                                          April 26   My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

                                          May 24    Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

                                          June 28   The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

                                          July 26    Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Opera  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Opera - 2017 dates and presentations

March 15 & 22 – Beatrice di Tenda by Bellini. A Bel Canto Masterpiece of great beauty and flourish.

May 24 & 31 – Il Trovatore by Verdi.  An exciting romp with spells and a witch and a mystery.

September 6 & 13 – The Magic Flute by Mozart.  One of his most popular works filled with beauty and vocal fireworks.

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 PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tye Dye & Flip Flops  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Come bedaazzle a pair of flip flops and tye dye a t shirt to get ready for the summer! 

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

                                                                                                                                  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM S.M.Art Kids: STEM Lab  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124 x22   csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
   

S.M.Art Kids: STEM Lab is a monthly series of wild and crazy science experiments, including playing with your food, tech toys, games, and more! Kids in grades 1-4 are invited to sign up for each individual session.  Registration for April and May programs begins March 30.  All STEM Lab sessions will be held at Radnor United Methodist Church, located at 930 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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LEGO Club

Monday, May 1st; 4-6pm

Wednesday, May 24th; 6-7:30pm

Calling all builders! Any ages can attend our informal, free-build LEGO Club meetings since the library has bricks of all sizes, even Duplos for the little ones. Come with your friends or make some new ones and build whatever is in your imagination. Registration is not required!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 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 Medicare Made Easy Seminar  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Medicare Made Easy Seminar

John Simons of My Medicare PA provides information on enrollment, benefits, health plan options and more so that you can make the best choices.  Call the Library for more information or to register or call John Simons @ 610 405-6916.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Whether new to chess or a veteran of the game, join your peers in competitions and lessions.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday May 25, 2017
     Quilting Group  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Carrie Sturgill   610-687-1124   csturgill@radnorlibrary.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 110 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-494-3454   
   

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: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   10:00 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   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 PRE-WALKER CIRCLE TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without 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  -  12:00 PM Great Tours: Greece and Turkey  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Swarthmore Public Library

Presents a Video Lecture Course

“Great Tours:

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Thursdays, April 27-June 22 from 10am-12pm (NO LECTURE MAY 4) 

The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your armchair and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history.

            Swarthmore Public Library invites you to savor the culture and history of the Greece and Turkey from the comfort of Swarthmore Public Library. The Library will screen the video lectures in the Council Room. The lectures will be presented over 8 weeks and include time for breakout sessions to discuss the material with your neighbors and friends.

May 11: Attica, Corinth, Epidauros, Mycenae

May 18: Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, Delphi

May 25: Monemvasia, Mistra,  Mykonos, Delos, Milos, Santorini

June 1: Crete, Knossos, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes

June 8: Turkey, Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, Priene, Pamukkale

June 15: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Troy

June 22: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Istanbul  

 

All programs are free and open to the public.  To register, please call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.  

    Location: Swarthmore 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.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 AM French for Fun  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers, this is a fun, informal French class where we speak, sing, read, and play together. A bientot!  

Please register once for the 6-week session.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

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

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preschool Robotics  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Preschool Robotics

Thursday, May 25th @ 2pm

 

Thanks to the Friends of MFL, the library has 4 Cubettos! Cubetto is a programmable wooden robot geared towards preschoolers. Mr. Jason will show the whole group how Cubetto works and some of its basic functions. Then, it is up to the kids & their parents to break off into small groups and work together on a variety of activities to do with Cubettos.

Registration is not required, but participation is!

For 3-6 year olds.

(Consider becoming a Friend of MFL! Membership fees and your volunteering help make programs & resources like this possible.)

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM KID ZONE FEATURING BEDTIME MATH'S CRAZY 8S CLUB  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, then you are invited to have a crazy fun time building stuff, running and jumping, and making a mess. You won’t want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program. See Youth Services desk for details.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  April 20 - May 25 (NO CLASS MAY 4 due to the Semi-Annual Book Sale)  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN  5 - 12 YEARS OLD. WE WILL BE READING A BOOK AND CREATING A CRAFT TOGETHER TO TEACH ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY. THIS IS A TIME TO REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES. PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THEM!!

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Craft Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Thursdays at 6PM to participate in a wide variety of crafts with a diverse group!  Work on your own craft or on projects with others.  Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Alexander Hamilton History Series @ Rachel Kohl  
    Contact:    610-358-3445   
   

Join us and learn about America’s most unique founding father when Historian Roger Arthur presents "Hamilton the Visionary". No registration required. 

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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 Miss Devon at swcsd@delcolibraries.org to request a specific time. 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Reading Club Preview Party  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Come and join us as we celebrate the Summer Reading Club...

You will hear a story, make a craft and have fun.

Miss Debbie will tell you how to sign up for the Summer Reading Program...

We will have refreshments....You will get a prize....!!!!!!

Register today!!!

Seating is Limited.

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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. In May, we will be reading "Orphan #8” by Kim Van Alkemade.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday May 26, 2017
   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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple 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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long 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 Storytime  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

ABC Zooborns Day.  Take a learning journey through the alphabet with some adorable baby animals, then create one of your own.

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   12:00 PM Friday Flicks  
    Contact: Sandra   610-623-0239 x 307   ladirector@delcolibraries.org
   

We show great movies every Friday at noon so be sure to stop by!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drive In Movie Day  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Sing

Friday, May 26th

Car making @ 2pm

Movie starts @ 2:30pm

Bring a cardboard box from home or snag one of the library's and use the supplies given to turn your box into a car! We will have snacks and sit in our finished cars while we watch Sing.

Registration is required as space is limited. Recommended for ages 5+

Register your 1st child below, then click "Add Guest" for each additional child!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Nintendo Wii

 

Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play. 

Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.

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

We'll bring the video games, you bring your friends!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Saturday May 27, 2017
   1:00 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

No matter your age, no matter your skill level, come play and learn the great strategy game of chess.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM Teen Reading Lounge  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Learn about historical African-American figures and create your own manga about them!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Monday May 29, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM MEMORIAL DAY  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. NO PROGRAMS HELD TODAY!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM High School Hangout  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.  

 

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

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township 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: SPIRNGFIELD 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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knit and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Tuesdays at 11AM to learn the art of Crochet with our diverse group with many levels of experience.   Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Diana Daigle   6105669331   illfs@delcolibraries.org
   

This month we'll be savoring sassy salads. Select a recipe from one of the cookbooks on display at the Circulation Desk - Salad as a Meal by Patricia WellsSalad in a Jar by Anna Helm Baxter,or Best Dressed by Dawn Yanagihara. Sign up to make a particular recipe and bring it in to share with the group. We will meet in the Chadwick Auditorium. (Note that we'll be meeting at 11:30 this month only.) 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Free Concert with Last Chance  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Come to the Helen Kate Furness Free Library on Tuesday May 30 for a special noon-time concert with Last Chance. The musical duo featuring Ingrid Rosenbach on fiddle and Jack Scott on guitar and banjo will perform for a half-hour, highlighting their greatest hits.  No registration is required for this free program, which will take place in the library’s front room.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM PRE-SCHOOL STORY TME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY     
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM Homework Help  
    Contact: Rachee   610-623-0239 x 304   lacsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We have tutors here to help with your homework up to a highschool level.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM KID ZONE FEATURING BEDTIME MATH'S CRAZY 8S CLUB  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, then you are invited to have a crazy fun time building stuff, running and jumping, and making a mess. You won’t want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program. See Youth Services desk for details.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!!!!!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:30 PM Scrabble Club  
    Contact: Margie   610-623-0239 x 306   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us each week to play the classic wordsmith game.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   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  -  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, May 31st @ 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
   10:30 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
   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.

REGSITRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Opera  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Opera - 2017 dates and presentations

March 15 & 22 – Beatrice di Tenda by Bellini. A Bel Canto Masterpiece of great beauty and flourish.

May 24 & 31 – Il Trovatore by Verdi.  An exciting romp with spells and a witch and a mystery.

September 6 & 13 – The Magic Flute by Mozart.  One of his most popular works filled with beauty and vocal fireworks.

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 PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

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

Book Club  Last Wednesday of every month from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, and May 31.  Make new friends and share your love of reading by making suggestions on what to read next.  New books are distributed each month. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Anime Day  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   
Today we will explore Japanese culture with snacks, art, drawing, manga, and anime.

This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

                                                                                                                                            

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Arts & Crafts DIY Workshop  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesday, May 31st

4-6pm

All ages welcome!

Calling all crafters & makers & artists--you'll have access to the library's supplies to make whatever you want! And you can take your works of art home, or leave them for Mr. Jason to decorate the library.

Registration is not required. Stop in and stretch those creative muscles!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 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  -  8:00 PM When & Where  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext.216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

When & where is a history club for middle school students. One evening a month, we pick a histoircal figure or event and dig deeper into the past. We examine historical documents, have trivia challenges,eat occasional snacks, and conduct experiments. This month we will be exploring the Revolutionary War with local reenactors. 

 

 

 

   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Whether new to chess or a veteran of the game, join your peers in competitions and lessions.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday June 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM PRE-WALKER CIRCLE TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time features bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short books, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without 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  -  12:00 PM Great Tours: Greece and Turkey  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Swarthmore Public Library

Presents a Video Lecture Course

“Great Tours:

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Thursdays, April 27-June 22 from 10am-12pm (NO LECTURE MAY 4) 

The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your armchair and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history.

            Swarthmore Public Library invites you to savor the culture and history of the Greece and Turkey from the comfort of Swarthmore Public Library. The Library will screen the video lectures in the Council Room. The lectures will be presented over 8 weeks and include time for breakout sessions to discuss the material with your neighbors and friends.

May 11: Attica, Corinth, Epidauros, Mycenae

May 18: Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, Delphi

May 25: Monemvasia, Mistra,  Mykonos, Delos, Milos, Santorini

June 1: Crete, Knossos, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes

June 8: Turkey, Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, Priene, Pamukkale

June 15: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Troy

June 22: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Istanbul  

 

All programs are free and open to the public.  To register, please call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-9331   
   

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: 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

For ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old 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 grown-up remains in the adjacent library.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM RIDLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY  
    Contact: Mary Alice Walsh   610-583-7207   
   

Ridley Park Historical Society meets the first Thursday of every month in the Ridley Park Library.

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

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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 After School Fun Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

After School Fun Club********

Come out after school & enjoy a variety of activities

Grades K-5

Registration Required

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM KID ZONE FEATURING BEDTIME MATH'S CRAZY 8S CLUB  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, then you are invited to have a crazy fun time building stuff, running and jumping, and making a mess. You won’t want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! Parents of children ages 8 and under must remain in the library during the program. See Youth Services desk for details.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!!!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Craft Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Thursdays at 6PM to participate in a wide variety of crafts with a diverse group!  Work on your own craft or on projects with others.  Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   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
   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

Friday June 2, 2017
   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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple 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 your child 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 20 to 25 minutes long followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys.

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

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

Nintendo Wii

 

Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play. 

Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday June 3, 2017
   10:00 AM Dunya Special Storytime!  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Learn about West African Culture through an engaging mix of music, dance, and storytelling with our 
Special guest Dunya Performing Arts Company!

This program is best for children age 7 and up  and will be held in the amphitheater at Central Park!

Please register even if the performance is full since we will only limit attendance in the event it rains. 

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printer Demonstration  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join us at the 
Aston Public Library for a demonstration of our new 
3D Printer.

Come and check out some of the designs the staff has made!

Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 am

We will print one small item for you for FREE !!

Check out: www.thingiverse.com
for ideas.

Register now...

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:30 AM Little Hands Love the Outdoors  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for dumping, touching, splashing and pouring outdoor sensory play for babies 18 months and younger.  Registration required.  Held at Fenimore Park Pavilion, 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.


Monday June 5, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-1690   
   

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

    Location: Folcroft Public Library
   10:30 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:    610-356-1510   
   

Join us for the Socrates Cafe, a discussion group based on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.

No registration needed. Light refreshments provided.

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

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

No registration required.  

 

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

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night at the Movies  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Monday Night at the Movies

6:30 PM

First Monday of each month. Movie titles to be announced.  Light refreshments served.  Call the Library for more details.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:30 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  -  12:00 PM Knit and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Tuesdays at 11AM to learn the art of Crochet with our diverse group with many levels of experience.   Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free 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, June 6, 2:00-4:15 pm.  Adults only.  Primos Library will be showing the film, "Momma Mia!"  Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves a a background for a wealth of ABBA songs.  A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father.  She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos.  In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.  Seating is limited.  Please register by calling Primos Library at 610-610-622-8091.

First Tuesday Film Theater is a Civic and Social Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM MEDICARE COST SHARING  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

This presentation will explain how Medicare beneficiaries can save money on Part B (medical) and Part D (prescription) premiums. Income limits apply. The programs include Medicare Savings and Extra Help, and PACE/PACENET.

Presented by an APPRISE volunteer counselor. APPRISE counselors are specially trained to provide unbiased Medicare and Medicaid health insurance information and Part D Prescription options.

The program will be held in the accessible Grand Retreat of the Adult Library. 

Registration is required.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   10:30 AM STEM Storytime at Main Point Books  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Stories and songs followed by open play incorporating STEM toys and games, for age 3 and up.  Held at Main Point Books at 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Sumo Showdown  
    Contact: Jenifer    610-446-3082, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Put on the inflatible Sumo suit and get in the ring for a fun time with friends!

 is free and open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is required.  

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

Suitable for ages 3-6, but all are welcome.

Put on your pajamas and come out for some fun!  During story time, children will listen to stories and participate in movement activities such as: singing, dancing, experimenting with instruments, and playing bean bag & parachute games. Presented by Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Pajama Story Time programs (June 7, July 12, August 16) and join us when you can.

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

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

MFL is now 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).

Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30pm

Saturday, June 10 @ 2pm

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 "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings. Click on the dates above to go to that date's registration page.

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

Thursday June 8, 2017
     Quilting Group  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Tours: Greece and Turkey  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Swarthmore Public Library

Presents a Video Lecture Course

“Great Tours:

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Thursdays, April 27-June 22 from 10am-12pm (NO LECTURE MAY 4) 

The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your armchair and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history.

            Swarthmore Public Library invites you to savor the culture and history of the Greece and Turkey from the comfort of Swarthmore Public Library. The Library will screen the video lectures in the Council Room. The lectures will be presented over 8 weeks and include time for breakout sessions to discuss the material with your neighbors and friends.

May 11: Attica, Corinth, Epidauros, Mycenae

May 18: Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, Delphi

May 25: Monemvasia, Mistra,  Mykonos, Delos, Milos, Santorini

June 1: Crete, Knossos, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes

June 8: Turkey, Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, Priene, Pamukkale

June 15: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Troy

June 22: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Istanbul  

 

All programs are free and open to the public.  To register, please call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-9331   
   

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

Needlecraft Group Second Thursday of every month. June 8th, July 13, August 10th. From 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Bring your needlework and enjoy a time of friendship and shared interest. Primos Library Branch.  409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Craft Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Thursdays at 6PM to participate in a wide variety of crafts with a diverse group!  Work on your own craft or on projects with others.  Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Alexander Hamilton History Series @ Rachel Kohl  
    Contact:    610-358-3445   
   

Join us and learn about America’s most unique founding father when Historian Roger Arthur presents “Hamilton the Duelist". No registration required.   

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

 

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

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Friday June 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

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

Spanish Conversation

Friday, June 9 at 2pm (and second Fridays)

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, x 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Nintendo Wii

 

Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play. 

Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   
 

“Adult Painting for Beginner’s”

at the
Aston Public Library

Ages 18 & up
Saturday- June 10th, 2017pm
at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join us for this FREE program 
to learn to paint with water colors.

Materials will be supplied  !! 

Seating is Limited !!!

Please Register

 

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

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

MFL is now 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).

Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30pm

Saturday, June 10 @ 2pm

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 "Add Guest" to add spot(s) for siblings. Click on the dates above to go to that date's registration page.

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

Monday June 12, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-1690   
   

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

    Location: Folcroft Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

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

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:30 PM Book Club  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

This month's selection is Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

Adults meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm for a lively discussion.

Books vary each time from mystery, comedy, romance, non-fiction, etc...

Newcomers are always welcome!

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

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

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

Keeping it in the Family.

Parent - child writing duos are an increasingly common phenomenom.  We're taking a look at two of these more recent pairs.  First up, Hilma and Meg Wolitzer.

 The lives of three very different women--Lissy, ... Michelle; and Angela ...--intersect over the course of a summer in the Hamptons as  they find their reading choices changing their lives forever.      

                                                                            From the publisher's description.

 

 
 
Copies of the book will be available after 5/8/2017.
    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tea at Ten  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Let’s talk books.

Find out about great upcoming book releases in a variety of genres.  Then, if you’d like, share with the group which books you’ve been reading. 

Meet other booklovers and enjoy tea and treats.

No registration required.

    Location: Marple 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  -  12:00 PM Knit and Crochet Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Tuesdays at 11AM to learn the art of Crochet with our diverse group with many levels of experience.   Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Rock Painting Party!!!!!!!  
    Contact: Andie Mandel/ Melissa Anderson   610 356-1510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Come and Join us for a most awesome rock painting and decorating party to continue in spreading kindness throughout the Delaware Valley. The rock kindness campaign has been sweeping the Delaware Valley with opportunities to pay kindness forward through painting/decorating rocks and placing them somewhere in your community for another person to find. Please bring your own rocks and we will supply the materials for painting/decorating. Make sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on.

Ages: 6-10

*Registration is Required* (Feel free to register at the circulation desk, or via phone, 610-356-1510)

    Location: Marple Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM ROWING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

George Pagano and his teammate Caitlin Miller rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They left from La Gomera in the Canary Islands and travelled 3000 miles to Antigua in the Caribbean. They were a self-sustaining boat and received no assistance in their crossing, which took 2 months. They left the Canaries in December 2015 and arrived in Antigua in February of 2016. They set the World Records for fastest and youngest mixed pair to row across the Atlantic. In this presentation, George will show two videos, one at the beginning of the presentation and one at the end. They will give the audience a good idea of his ocean rowing journey and highlight key events (the hurricane, the sea life, rowing at night). There will be time for questions at the end.

Join us in Garling Hall for this exciting evening! This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative. Library programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Library.                                                                                                  

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   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
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Table Top Gaming  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Try out a new game, or play an old favorite!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
No registration needed, just drop in!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM MEDICARE 101  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

The Medicare 101 program explains the basics of Medicare A, B, C, and D. It explains Medicare Terminology such as Copays, Coinsurance, Deductibles, Enrollment Periods, Penalties, Medigap, and Supplemental Plans. This presentation is geared to consumers that are new to Medicare.

This free program is presented by Apprise, and will be held in the lower level meeting room. Registration is required! This is a Health Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Ridley Township Public 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 Give-and-Take Jugglers Summer Kick-Off  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Furness Library welcomes EVERYONE to join us for the amazing feats of the Give and Take Jugglers.  Toddlers to tweens to teens to adults will not want to miss a minute of this show.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  We're celebrating the start of Summer Reading Club for all ages with our theme:  Build a Better World. Registration begins May 15th for this fun-for-the-whole-family event!

Note: If the library lot is full, don't forget you can also park across the street to the left of Pantry One.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sciencetellers - Pirates: Lost at Sea!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Sciencetellers - Pirates: Lost at Sea!Set sail with us on a thrilling adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Fun for all ages! No registration necessary!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Thursday June 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Tours: Greece and Turkey  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Swarthmore Public Library

Presents a Video Lecture Course

“Great Tours:

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Thursdays, April 27-June 22 from 10am-12pm (NO LECTURE MAY 4) 

The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your armchair and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history.

            Swarthmore Public Library invites you to savor the culture and history of the Greece and Turkey from the comfort of Swarthmore Public Library. The Library will screen the video lectures in the Council Room. The lectures will be presented over 8 weeks and include time for breakout sessions to discuss the material with your neighbors and friends.

May 11: Attica, Corinth, Epidauros, Mycenae

May 18: Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, Delphi

May 25: Monemvasia, Mistra,  Mykonos, Delos, Milos, Santorini

June 1: Crete, Knossos, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes

June 8: Turkey, Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, Priene, Pamukkale

June 15: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Troy

June 22: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Istanbul  

 

All programs are free and open to the public.  To register, please call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   10:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-566-9331   
   

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: 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  -  11:00 AM Makin' Music  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Makin' Music

Thursday, June 15th @ 10:30am

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

Fun for all ages, and REGISTRATION is REQUIRED, as spots are LIMITED.  
PLEASE only register children, and include each child you are registering ("Add Guest"). CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

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

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

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

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM T'ai Chi Chi Guided Practice Session  
    Contact: Staff   610 534-0693   nodirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a free guided practice session of T'ai Chi Chih.  T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation, which is an easy and effective way to optimize health and well being.  Accredited teachers Jim and Fran Kaib will be your guides.

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

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Craft Group  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Stop by Thursdays at 6PM to participate in a wide variety of crafts with a diverse group!  Work on your own craft or on projects with others.  Newcomers and beginners will be assisted.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cacti and Succulents  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Have you given up on planting because of your black thumb? Have no fear, Cacti and Succulents are here! And guess what? They’re pretty hard to kill! Join us to learn about these hard to kill plants and take home your own  in-door desert!

This is part 3 of 3 in our gardening series. You can attend one or all programs. Please sign up for each program individually.

This program is geared at individuals 18 and up.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday June 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Turtle Dance Music! For All Ages No Registration Required  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

An inclusive music show back by popular demand!

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Dance Party!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Children dancingChildren ages 5 and under AND their caregivers are invited to come join their friends and dance the morning away! We'll start off with a story, and have some fun things to dance with, so be ready to shake it! 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BOBBY RYDELL - BOOK SIGNING!  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Bobby Rydell’s book Teen Idol On The Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances details Bobby’s public triumphs, private demons and behind the scenes stories. Bobby has been a Teen Idol Singing Sensation, Movie Star, TV Star, one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite singers – and these are NOT even the most interesting things about this star who has spanned multiple decades and generations – and continues to pack theaters around the nation!

Few if any entertainers can match Bobby’s ability to tell a story and captivate talk show audiences and print readers. Now you have a chance to meet Bobby Rydell - at the Upper Darby/Sellers Library! Bobby will answer questions from the audience from 6:00 until 6:30. Then, he'll autograph copies of his book until 8:00. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Please note: Due to time restrictions and the volume of fans, Bobby is only able to sign one piece of memorabilia per person at book signing events.

The event is free and will be held in the accessible Adult Library. Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   6:30 PM Turtle Dance Music: A Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! All ages welcome. Free coupons for Mainline Capri Water Ice.  Sponsored by Delaware County Libraries.  Held in Radnor Middle School's Cafeteria, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.


Saturday June 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Annual Children's Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

New and Gently Used Books, Magazines, DVD's, Craft 'Finds', and Snacks.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   11:00 AM It's a Great BIG, Really Small World!  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join interactive storyteller Don Dougherty for a read aloud that will transport your children to locations around the world.  They'll learn a little about geography, but more importantly, they'll learn that, despite our differences, on the inside we're all the same.  And they'll also learn that books have the power to take them anywhere they want to go!

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM MEDITATION SATURDAYS  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

 

The Ridley Township Public Library is offering a free Basic Meditation Workshop led by Rich Conti from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group. Participants are free to stay for the entire 2 hours, or may choose to leave after 1 hour or more. In this workshop,  you will learn all you need to practice meditation on your own, at home. 

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

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

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday June 19, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-1690   
   

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

    Location: Folcroft Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

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

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, 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  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

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

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   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
   6:30 PM Story Hour for Ages 3-7  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we explore summer themes through books and fun activities including crafts, experiments, and games.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Puppet / Magic Show  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Puppet / Magic Show   Monday, June 19th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Fun for the whole family.  Geared for age 2 - 5 approximately.  Be amazed as Giggle Magic rivets young audiences with a fun-filled variety show!  Within seconds the children are giggling, engaged, and off on a journey comprised of age-appropriate magic, puppets and slapstick comedy.  Then it's time to get up and move to a Kidz-Rock Dance Party!  No Registration Required.  Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Tuesday June 20, 2017
     PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Tuesdays from 10:00 - 10:40 am. No storytime July 4th. Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic literacy and math skills.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Adult Coloring Hour  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Add some color to your world!

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

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

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

   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township 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
   11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Drop In Tuesdays  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectparklibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Build a Better World.

Independently explore a new STEM theme each week.

Materials provided.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM Storytime for Kindergartners  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime for Kindergartners  For children entering Kindergarten. Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.  No storytime July 4th.  Storytime with craft which includes literacy, basic reading or math activities.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

Storytime for Kindergartners is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bingo  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Stop by the library and play Bingo for prizes!

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Bingo dates (June 20, July 11, August 1) and join us when you can.

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Radnor Acts of Kindness: Park Pickup  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Get outdoors and help cleanup Radnor parks. Create some dazzling rocks to decorate the space.  For kids and teens entering grades K to 12.  Registration required starting June 16. Exact location T.B.D.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

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

Share ideas about writing and receive feedback in an informal setting. Class is led by published writer and retired teacher Joe Lynch, who has years of experience. No registration required.  Held at the Gryphon Cafe, 105 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Wednesday June 21, 2017
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

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

If you are 55+ (give or take - we won't card you) and want to try some amazing new board games, then "The "Golden Gamers" is the group for you. Each session is led by Bonnie Neubauer, a local award-winning board game designer.

We'll meet in the accessible Grand Retreat area of the Adult Library.

Seating is limited, so please sign up here or call the library at 610-789-4440.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club at Wayne Senior Center  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The June book selection is Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Jansen.  

 
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buddies For children entering Grades 1 - 3.  Wednesday morning 10:30 - 11:30 am.  June 21, July 5, and July 26.  Game and craft time related to a  different story read to them each week.  Registration required.  Please call Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Tom Crowl Ventriloquist  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

      Image    Tom combines comedy, puppets and ventriloquism to create a show for everyone!!!! Find out how the puppets make Tom confused and give the audience a laugh! Inanimate objects spring to life with more personality than you'd ever anticipate. It's just this type of unexpected twist that makes Tom's act so captivating and intriguing. His show highlights the summer reading theme "Build a Better World." 

Show is free. All ages welcome.

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM Family Storytime at Wayne Elementary  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Andrea in the Wayne Elementary School Library in this storytime for kids of all ages.  Held at Wayne Elementary School, 651 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Free Concert on Make Music Day  
    Contact: Mary Tobin   610-583-0593   reference@ridleylibrary.org
   

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. "Keep Music Alive," an organization formed to promote the value of music in our lives, will return to Ridley Township Library to present a free concert on Make Music Day. The concert will be held in Garling Hall. This is a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

Come and see the amazing magician Ran'd Shine who will educate and astound! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Night  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Children ages 5-10, younger siblings welcome with adult supervision.

Tonight's film: Finding Dory (PG, 103 minutes).  Bring pillows, blankets, snacks, and friends, and join us for a fun family movie in the library! 

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Family Movie Night dates (June 21, July 5, August 9) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM Build a Better World Film Series for Adults  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

To demonstrate that the Library is open to all people and ideas, and that its collections reflect many voices and cultures we will screen 3 films during the summer. These films highlight diversity and will serve as a backdrop to our reading program for adults. Refreshments will be served.  This month's movie will be English Vinglish (2012).  

   7:00 PM Sunset Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the sun sinks below the horizon, 3 year olds thru 3rd graders are welcome to join us for some amazing tales.  Our themes include:

June 21st     Anywhere Garden

June 28th     Build a House

July  12th     Banjo 'n Fiddle

July  19th     Dusk Descends

July   26th    Astronaut Antics

What an relaxing way for the whole family to hang out together.  (You'll also get a sneak preview of our PAWS dogs!)  Just call or come in to register for the series starting on May 15th.  We need family last name, # of children, and ages/grades.

Note: No program evening of July 5th.

 

 

 



 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Aston Library Book Club  
    Contact: Aston Library   610-494-5877   hello@astonlibrary.org
   

The Aston Public Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss a book selected by the group.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

PAWS for People

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 a year and earn a free T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting weekly on Wednesday evenings starting  June 21st and running through July 26th (with the exception of July 5th). Each dog team can listen to 6 students at 10 minute intervals, so space is limited.  Sign-ups begin Monday, May 15th so don't delay! Students can register for up to 3 weekly sessions over the course of theis 5 week series. Students age 5 and up may take a "picture walk" or read the book of their choice to our loveable dogs.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Thursday June 22, 2017
     Quilting Group  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Attention Quilters!

You know how quilters love to talk about patterns, techniques, books or problems.  Do you like to share your handiwork through Show ‘n Tell? 

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 2 pm in the Board Room, on the second floor.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.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  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Craft & Take Programs with Mrs. M!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Painted flower potsThe first session of our summertime craft program with Mrs. M!

Plant a flower and decorate the pot! Watch your plant grow and bloom all summer.

Registration is required for each individual craft program • Suitable for children in grades 3, 4, and 5

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Tours: Greece and Turkey  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Swarthmore Public Library

Presents a Video Lecture Course

“Great Tours:

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Thursdays, April 27-June 22 from 10am-12pm (NO LECTURE MAY 4) 

The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your armchair and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling ancient cities, majestic empires, and magical treasures of history.

            Swarthmore Public Library invites you to savor the culture and history of the Greece and Turkey from the comfort of Swarthmore Public Library. The Library will screen the video lectures in the Council Room. The lectures will be presented over 8 weeks and include time for breakout sessions to discuss the material with your neighbors and friends.

May 11: Attica, Corinth, Epidauros, Mycenae

May 18: Nafplio, Ancient Olympia, Delphi

May 25: Monemvasia, Mistra,  Mykonos, Delos, Milos, Santorini

June 1: Crete, Knossos, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes

June 8: Turkey, Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia, Priene, Pamukkale

June 15: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Troy

June 22: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Ottoman Istanbul  

 

All programs are free and open to the public.  To register, please call 610-543-0436 or email swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.  

    Location: Swarthmore 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 Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

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

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:25 PM Dave Fiebert with Segal Puppets  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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Dave Fiebert of Segal Puppets brings another great show to the library!!!!     

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

 

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

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Programs  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Teen Programs For students entering grades 6 - 12th.  Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  Thursday, June 22 - Trash to Treasure.  Thursday, July 13 - Building with Food.  Thursday, July 27 - Lego Party. Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, Pa 19018.  610-622-8091.  

The Teen Programs are a Civic and Social Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Jungle John's Dinosaur Show For All Ages No Registration Required  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Meet Dolly the 12 foot baby T-rex!

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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. In June, we will be reading "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday June 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Rock Painting  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Painted rocks!Take part in the latest craze - rock painting! Come and paint a rock for yourself, and one to hide for someone else to find. Supplies are provided, but you can bring your favorite rock to paint, if you have one! 

Registration is not necessary • Suitable for those entering grades K-5, and their caregivers!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Summer Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Today's Family Fun Show:  Makin' Music Rockin' Rhythms

One of Makin' Music's performers will play the guitar and lead families in 45 minutes of familiar and original songs and rhythm chants. 

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Saturday June 24, 2017
   10:30 AM Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up.  $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass. Kids under 12 are free.  Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden at 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087.  


Monday June 26, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-586-1690   
   

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

    Location: Folcroft Public Library
   10:00 AM Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

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

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, 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  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Movie Discussion  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Join the Library Movie Discussion Group to view and discuss "20th Century Women"  on Monday, June 26th at 11AM.  Light lunch will be provided.

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    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday June 26, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Architecture Camp! Registration Required  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

For ages 5& 6. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 


Monday June 26, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
   2:20 PM  -  3:30 PM Architecture Camp! Registration Required  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Architect Molly Goeckle teaches architecture basics through hands-on fun!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Space is limited!


Monday June 26, 2017
   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Gaming Club  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Bring in your 3DS or any game you're into. We'll also hook up the Wii U and Wii for multiplayer gaming. Hang out, relax, and play whatever you want!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Registration is currently full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   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
   6:30 PM Story Hour for Ages 3-7  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we explore summer themes through books and fun activities including crafts, experiments, and games.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library

Tuesday June 27, 2017
     PreSchool Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

PreSchool Storytime 3 1/2 to 4 years of age. Tuesdays from 10:00 - 10:40 am. No storytime July 4th. Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic literacy and math skills.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

PreSchool Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   9:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Toddler Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM Wee Read  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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  -  11:45 AM Toddler Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 1-3 years.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 4, July 18.

    Location: Ridley Township 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
   

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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
   11:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Drop In Tuesdays  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectparklibraries.org
   

This year's theme is Build a Better World.

Independently explore a new STEM theme each week.

Materials provided.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM Storytime for Kindergartners  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Storytime for Kindergartners  For children entering Kindergarten. Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.  No storytime July 4th.  Storytime with craft which includes literacy, basic reading or math activities.  Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  

Storytime for Kindergartners is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lego Mania  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Ages 5-10, younger siblings welcome with adult supervision.

Stop by the library to build and play with Legos and blocks.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Lego Mania dates (June 27, July 25, August 8) and join us when you can.

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

Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 1:30pm

Ages 3.5-5.5 years

Stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays & coloring, and playtime!  For this nontraditional story time, preschoolers are given magnetic objects to put on a scene page to create their own story and share with everyone at the end of story time.  Great for encouraging creativity, imagination, story-building and to get over shyness!

Registration is not required. Adults are asked to be great role models and wait until playtime to have conversations with others.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Build A Better Pet: A S.M.Art Kids Program  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Build and care for your own digital pet! In this workshop run by BSD Code and Design Academy, the worlds of programming and web design come together when kids design and program their very own digital pet. By coding functions such as eat, sleep, and play, students will explore the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and basic programming concepts. Participants must bring their own laptop.  For kids and teens entering grades 3 to 12.  Registration required starting June 16.  This program will be held in the Radnor High School Library, 130 King of Prussia Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego's  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

 

Join us every Tuesday for Lego fun!!! We will work on a group project or on our own.

Register now!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Chess Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Have you ever wanted to learn to play Chess??

Now is your chance. Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the fundamentals of this board game!!

The program is for ages 10 & up..

Register now !!! Seating is limited

    Location: Aston Public Library

Wednesday June 28, 2017
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Golden Gamers  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

It’s all fun and games every fourth Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30. Stop by and learn new board and card games and meet some new people! Please register in advance.

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

Book Buzz For children entering grades 4-5.  Wednesday morning, 10:30 - 11:30 am.  June 28, July 12, and August 2.  Children share about a book that they have read.  They only have to say a few words about any book that they have read recently.  Then they will make a craft and play a game related to a book that the librarian shares with them.  Registration Required.  Please call Primos Library, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018. 610-622-8091.

Book Buzz is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Join our lively discussion of popular fiction. Books will be provided for club members.

Upcoming selections are:

                                          Feb. 22  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

                                          Mar. 22  The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

                                          April 26   My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

                                          May 24    Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

                                          June 28   The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

                                          July 26    Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM David Darwin's One Man Sideshow  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

    Dave's act will thrill you with whip cracking, plate spinning, lasso, ball spinning, unicycling and more!  image 1 Imagine being entertained with the silliness of juggling three balls while playing the harmonica, the danger of eating and manipulating real fire, or the bizarre sounds of bare feet walking across broken glass!  image 2Hwill keep you riveted to your seat with amazing feats. 


 

 

    Location: Aston 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. May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30th.  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, 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

Primos Library's Book Club is a Civic and Social Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SKOYZ Funshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Spinning Plates! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Chatter Rings! Fourth through eigth graders are invited to CHallenge themselves with these 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentratiopn as you are absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play three days in a row June 28-30th allows you to make fast progress.   Registration required and you must be available all three days.  Limited to just 18 students!

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:00 PM Family Storytime at Wayne Elementary  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Join Miss Andrea in the Wayne Elementary School Library in this storytime for kids of all ages.  Held at Wayne Elementary School, 651 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

Come and see the Sciencetellers!

Sciencetellers combine exciting experiments with dynamic storytelling to create a unique and highly interactive experience! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Read to Pet Pals  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.  We ask that only students currently working on their reading skills participate in this program.

The Read to Pet Pals program, provided by Pals for Life, is designed to encourage childhood literacy. 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 below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Students may also sign up for our August 23 Read to Pet Pals program.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM Sunset Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

As the sun sinks below the horizon, 3 year olds thru 3rd graders are welcome to join us for some amazing tales.  Our themes include:

June 21st     Anywhere Garden

June 28th     Build a House

July  12th     Banjo 'n Fiddle

July  19th     Dusk Descends

July   26th    Astronaut Antics

What an relaxing way for the whole family to hang out together.  (You'll also get a sneak preview of our PAWS dogs!)  Just call or come in to register for the series starting on May 15th.  We need family last name, # of children, and ages/grades.

Note: No program evening of July 5th.

 

 

 



 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

PAWS for People

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 a year and earn a free T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting weekly on Wednesday evenings starting  June 21st and running through July 26th (with the exception of July 5th). Each dog team can listen to 6 students at 10 minute intervals, so space is limited.  Sign-ups begin Monday, May 15th so don't delay! Students can register for up to 3 weekly sessions over the course of theis 5 week series. Students age 5 and up may take a "picture walk" or read the book of their choice to our loveable dogs.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Thursday June 29, 2017
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.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  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    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 Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-356-1510   
   

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Block Party  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Block Party  For children entering grades 1 - 5.  Thursday, June 29 or Thursday, July 27.  From 2:00 to 3:00 pm. (you can only register for one day).  Fun afternoon of games and crafts!   Registration Required.  Please call the Primos Library, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  Registration begins May 30th.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

Every Thursday - May 25 to June 29th 
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  -  4:30 PM SKOYZ Funshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Spinning Plates! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Chatter Rings! Fourth through eigth graders are invited to CHallenge themselves with these 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentratiopn as you are absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play three days in a row June 28-30th allows you to make fast progress.   Registration required and you must be available all three days.  Limited to just 18 students!

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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
   6:30 PM Puppets Pizzazz  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Singing puppets will make you laugh and dance along to catchy covers of popular songs.  Held in Radnor Middle School's Cafeteria, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Pajama Storytime Storytime for the whole family.  Pajamas are not necessary.  Thursday, June 29th and July 20th from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.  Please register so we know how many people will be attending and we can plan accordingly.  Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.610-622-8091.

Pajama Storytime is a Basic Literacy program of the PA Forward Initiative.

 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

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

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM eBook/Tablet/Laptop Help  
    Contact: Mr. Stephen   610-494-5877   director@astonlibrary.org
   

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

 
    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Summer Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Today's Family Fun Show:  Segal Puppet Theater

Cowboy Capers:  Bring the whole family down to the farm to help Sheriff Sam and his sidekick Ranch Hand Slim get the animals back in the barn. Then stick around down at the “Double-P Puppet Ranch” because you just might help uncover a long-lost buried treasure. Full of song ?and down home country mayhem, this little prairie recipe will keep you belly laughing the whole day through.

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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  -  2:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

LEGO blocksCome on, join your fellow builders, and create with LEGO! This is an unstructured session; all you need to bring is your creativity! 

Registration not required • Suitable for children entering grades 2-5

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 5 - 8  The following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  June 30, July 14, and July 28.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to Lincoln Logs.  Space is Limited.  Registration is Required.  Registration begins May 30th.  Please call the Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091. 

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SKOYZ Funshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Spinning Plates! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Chatter Rings! Fourth through eigth graders are invited to CHallenge themselves with these 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentratiopn as you are absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play three days in a row June 28-30th allows you to make fast progress.   Registration required and you must be available all three days.  Limited to just 18 students!

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Monday July 3, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   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 Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

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

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-358-3445   
   

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

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 2 to 3.5 years and their cargivers, 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
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Infant Story Time 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Minecraft & More  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

For students grades K-5.

Bring in your electronic device to play Minecraft and other online games with friends.  Please be sure to charge your device before class and update any apps.

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   3:00 PM Movietime!  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Three o'clock in the afternoon and it is crazy hot and humid.  Come to our air-conditioned auditorium for some amazing PG rated movies that both kids and adults can enjoy.  Movie snacks provided, so it helps if you can preregister.

June 26th     Jungle Book

July 3rd        Kubo and the Two Strings

July 10th      Moana

July  17th     Queen of Katwe (especially for Tweens!)

July  24th      Zootopia

 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Creative Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   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

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Independence Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library

Wednesday July 5, 2017
     Summer Reading Club  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Summer Reading Club. All Ages Welcome 

Starts Wenesday, June 21st.

Pick up your summer reading logs at the Aston Public Library.

Fill the log out and turn it in to the Circulation desk for your prize. You will get a new Log to fill out.

There is no limit to how many you may turn in.Just keep reading.

Register now !!!!

 

 

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-353-1022   
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Buddies For children entering Grades 1 - 3.  Wednesday morning 10:30 - 11:30 am.  June 21, July 5, and July 26.  Game and craft time related to a  different story read to them each week.  Registration required.  Please call Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   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
   1:00 PM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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 Splish, Splash Story Time  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-532-4643   prospectpark@delcolibraries.org
   

Dive into reading at Prospect Park Swim Club with poolside stories.

**Registration is not required, however, you MUST be a member or guest to attend.

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mr. Malcolm Story Teller  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Chuck Bennet as "Mr. Malcom" returns to Aston Library for summer reading hilarity and humor! Could you tell a story like Mr. Malcolm tells a story? Perhaps you could be one of his "helpers" to make the story come alive!!!!

Suitable for all ages. Free.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wonderful Wednesday  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-3171   swcsd@delcolibraries
   

DJ Mixup

Come check out DJ Mixup! This high energy duo combines popular books to create an original story! This event will take place outside in the ampitheater. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move inside the church next door.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Night  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Children ages 5-10, younger siblings welcome with adult supervision.

Tonight's film: Secret Life of Pets (PG, 90 minutes).  Bring pillows, blankets, snacks, and friends, and join us for a fun family movie in the library! 

Register below beginning June 5.  Sign up once for all three Family Movie Night dates (June 21, July 5, August 9) and join us when you can.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Thursday July 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Infants Only  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.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  -  10:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    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.

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

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

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

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am. Times are available on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am or 10:45 - 11:35 am as well.  Seating is limited.  Please register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch. 409 Ashland Ave., Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.  There will not be any storytime July 20 & July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Preschool: On My Own 11AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 3-5 years, without caregiver.  Children must be 3 years old as of June 1.  For safety reasons, caregivers must stay in downstairs library during program.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of coloring/craft time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kid's Club  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For students grades K-5.

Enjoy stories, games, and crafts.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 20.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Club Series for Kids  
    Contact: Scott Schumacher   610-543-0436   swcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Book Club Series 

4:15pm  Thursdays  

For ages 8 to 11 years, an interactive read aloud book club (Mr. Scott does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and act out scenes from the book.  

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Colonial Toys and Games  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Colonial Toys and Games Age 5 and up. Thursday, July 6th. 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  A Presenter from the Colonial Plantation will be coming to demonstrate and discuss a variety of 18th century toys and games and their significance in a colonial child's development.  Participants can then enjoy some of the toys and games themselves.  Registration is required and begins May 30th.  Space is limited.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:20 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age. Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music and playtime.  Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am.  Also Mother GooseStorytime at 10:45 - 11:35 am on Fridays or 10:30 - 11:20 am on Thursdays.  Registration is required.  You may only register for one time slot.  You can register by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018, 610-622-8091.  No Storytimes on July 20 and July 21.

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

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

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

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tea and Stitch Needlework Program  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a morning of knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, quilting or other handcraft and enjoy a cup of tea.  This group has been meeting over 10 years at the Haverford Township Free Library.  Bring a friend or make new friends! 

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Family Summer Show  
    Contact: Lauren Longbottom   610-583-0593   children@ridleylibrary.org
   

Today's Family Fun Show: Ran'D Shine Magic

Ran'D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He has already read your mind and knows that you want to know more. Come see for yourself…

Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.

Shows are free, and registration is not required.

Groups of 10+ must call in advance. 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Knitting Club  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Come to our Friday Knitting Club.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, crochet or other handicraft to work on.  We meet every Friday at 10:30am in the small library meeting room on the first floor.

No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:45 AM  -  11:35 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Mother Goose Storytime Infant - 3 1/2 years of age.  Interactive program that includes books, rhymes, music, and playtime.  Friday from 10:45 - 11:35 am.  Times available also on Friday from 9:30 - 10:20 am and Thursday from 10:30 - 11:20 am.  Registration is required as space is limited.  You may register for one time slot by calling Primos Library Branch, 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018 at 610-622-8091.  There is no storytime on July 20 and July 21.

The Mother Goose Storytime is a Basic Literacy Program of the PA Forward Initiative.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch
   11:15 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-532-4643   
   

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

    Location: Prospect Park Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  
    Contact: Susan Robinson   610-622-8091   udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Building Club for Ages 9 - 11  The Following Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  July 7, July 21, August 4th.  Children will develop their creative and thinking skills as they work individually and with others to build projects using different building sets from Legos to a Blocks and Blueprints Learning Center.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Registration starts May 30.  Please call the Primos Library Branch at 409 Ashland Ave, Secane, PA 19018.  610-622-8091.

    Location: Upper Darby Primos Branch

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:30 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   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 Music in the Park with Miss Joy  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Music and stories with Miss Joy.  For ages 2 to 5.  Held at Fenimore Woods Park Pavilion at 1194 Eagle Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Infant Story Time 10AM  
    Contact: Ridley Township Public Library   610-583-0593   
   

For children ages 0- 24 months.

Enjoy stories, songs, and activies, followed by 15 minutes of open play time.

Register below beginning June 5, space is limited.  Sign up once for the entire summer session (June-August).  No class meeting July 17.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   udcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for a preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten), with their caregivers! There will be stories read and songs sung! 

Registration is required • Suitable for children aged 3 1/2-6 (those not yet in kindergarten.)

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

This active storytime has themes that suit 2 to 3 1/2 year-old's joyful nature.  This summer's series includes:

June 19th         We're All Wonders

June 26th         Hooray 4 Birds!

July 3rd            A Perfect Day

July 10th          Rain

July 17th          Tree Tales

Books, songs, fingerplays, snacks, and a special activity round out each week's program.  Registration for this popular series begins on Monday, May 15th.  Just call or stop in!  We'll need your child's name and age as well as your phone number.

    Location: H. K. Furness Free 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.