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Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Friday September 29, 2017
     Knit a Better World  
    Contact: Bridgette   610-356-1510   
   

Do you knit or crochet?  Would you like to put your skills to use to make a positive difference in someone's life? 


This summer the Marple Library is looking for volunteers to knit or crochet lap blankets or “lapghans.” These blankets will be donated to our Homebound patrons in the fall.  Our goal is to collect and donate 40 lap blankets. Please let us know if you are able to help us reach our goal.  If you’d like to meet other knitters please come to the Knitting Group on Fridays at 10:30am. 

Please contact Bridgette at 610-356-1510 with any questions.

    Location: Marple Public Library

Wednesday August 2, 2017 -  Friday August 25, 2017
     Storytime  
    Contact: Maria Lee   610-586-3993   shcsd@delcolibraries.com
   

Storytime at the Sharon Hill Public Library on Wednesdays for the children patrons from 10:30am-11:00am. Thursdays for daycares.  Activity to follow if time permits.

 

 

 

    Location: Sharon Hill Public Library

Friday August 4, 2017 -  Friday December 22, 2017
     Free Raffle!  
   

Enter to win a gift basket, stop by the Yeadon Public Library for your FREE TICKET during the months of August-December.

Winners will be announced at the end of each month!   Don't be left out, get your ticket today!


Monday August 7, 2017 -  Monday August 21, 2017
     Edible Eclipse Contest!  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For all ages! Did you know there will be a total solar esclipse on August 21st? In preparation for our Eclipse Party on that day, we are having a contest! Build an edible model of any eclipse theme and bring it to the library between Monday, August 14th and Friday, August 18th. We'll announce the winner at the party!

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Thursday August 17, 2017
   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 Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-534-0693   
   

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

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

Exclusively for our youngest patrons who are not yet walking. Join us for an award winning program for babies! This gentle yet lively story time featues bouncing and tickling rhymes, peek-a-boo games, short blocks, nursery rhymes, and music while the young babies sit comfortably close to their caregivers without the distraction of more mobile babies. The stroy 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 World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

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

Register using the link below.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kumon Kiddo Workshop  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Kumon is the world's largest after-school learning programKumon kids succeed in class and are better prepared for the future. Learn how Kumon works now.

We welcome them to the Marple community.

This workshop will present fun ways to incorporate learning into the lives of children through games and activities.

Children who are starting kindergarten in September, 2017 are invited to be part of this class. Register by phone, email, or in person.

 

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Stories  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Children aged 3 1/2 to 5 years old are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and of course, read stories. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week. After story time, we will either make a craft or have a free play time with age appropriate toys. Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fun Day  
   

Join us at Folcroft Library for several hours at Fun Day. Hot Dogs, Chips, and Water are $1.00. A Bag of Books and Bake Sale items are $0.25.  There will also be games, crafts, and prizes!!

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

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

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

Following is the schedule of titles for discussion:

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

                    War by Tony Horwitz

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

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

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

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

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

11/16/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

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

    Location: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lets Build with Lincoln Logs  
   

Looking for a hands on day of fun? Join us at Folcroft Library as we create different buildings using Lincoln Logs. Lets see what you create!!!

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sketching Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays & Thursdays in August 2017 (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24)

1-2pm

For ages 5+

 

We have an amazingly talented teen volunteer who want to help kids work on their sketching skills! Drop in to the library on Wednesdays & Thursdays (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24) from 1-2pm to sketch ANYTHING using the library's paper & pencils.

A great chance to escape the heat and stretch those creative muscles, while making some new friends.

Registration is not required. First come, first serve.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Button Making!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   
   

The library has a BUTTON maker! Come on in, and make buttons (and magnets!) out of pictures, photos, or artwork that you've created.

Note: scan and print out photos before you use them for buttons! 

Registration not required • Suitable for kids in grades 3-5

*Please note that due to space limitations, we are unable to accomodate schools and daycares for summer programs.*

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM VIDEO GAME SUMMER DAZE  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delco.libraries.org
   

Wii AND PS4 SYSTEMS; LIBRARY-PROVIDED GAME 

Grades 6-8

No Registration Required.

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

Attention all children entering Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade this fall: you are invited to the library's Kid Zone--a program filled with books, building, science and so much more. You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled program! The folks from Marshall Steam Museum will also visit us! REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!

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

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   5:00 PM Gaming MA  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

For ages 17+

Join us for great games with your peers!  Bring your own systems and games to play on our big screen.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TEEN THURSDAY AFTER DINNER MOVIE EVENT  
    Contact: staff   610.534.0693   nocsd@delcolibraries.org
   

COME SPEND AN EARLY SUMMER EVENING WATCHING

A MOVIE PICKED OUT JUST FOR YOU AT THE NORWOOD LIBRARY!

Grades 6-8 ONLY

Registration Required. Limited seating.

 

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Story Time & Crafts  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FOR AGES 5 - 10 YEARS OF AGE. WE WILL HAVE STORYTIME AND A CRAFT.

   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 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
   7:00 PM Reading and Discussion with Zinzi Clemmons  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

The Swarthmore Campus and Community Store, along with the Swarthmore Public Library, will host award-winning author and former Swarthmore resident, Zinzi Clemmons as she reads and discusses her new book, What We Lose, on Thursday, August 17th at 7pm in the Gathering Place at the Inn at Swarthmore. More details available here.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Friday August 18, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

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

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

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 Preschool Dance Party!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   
   

Preschool Dance Party!

Children 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! 

*Please note that due to space limitations, we are unable to accomodate schools and daycares for summer programs.*

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Needles & Knit-Wits Handicraft Group  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

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

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

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

Join us on Fridays in July and August at 10:30 am

No registration necessary.

 

 

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

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

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   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 caregives that will get everyone exited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing and music liven up the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and its followed a playtime feturing a wide varitey of age approprate toys. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED!

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

Image result for let's play with blocksChildren and parents explore STEM concepts through free play with our extensive collection of blocks and building toys. Note: Some blocks have tiny pieces and are not safe for every child. Drop in for families with children Ages 0+.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Gab N Glaze  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

How can art influence you? Even if you're not a Picasso, join us for book discussion and pottery painting! The first ten participants will receive a copy of the book The Seventh Most Important Thing. Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about PHC and the program at www.pahumanities.org.  Open to kids entering grade 6 and up. Color Me Mine 109 Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read and Rant Book Group  
    Contact: Paul Palmer   610-789-4440   yaservices@udlibraries.org
   

Get free books and free food! Every month, the group votes on a book, and the library buys them each a copy to read and discuss at the next meeting. These groups meet year-round.

For students entering grades 7 and 8.
Registration is ongoing until spaces are full.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Pizza & Movie Night  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Pizza & Movie Night

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Friday, August 18th @ 5pm

 

Thanks to a generous family grant, the library will be dishing out FREE pizza as we watch the latest Smurfs movie. After the movie, we'll make a craft that ties in with the Smurfs!

Registration is required so we can order enough pizza. Register adults AND kids. Click "Add Guest" to reserve multiple spots.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM 90's Night  
    Contact: Laura   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Relive your favorite moments from the 90's with trivia, movie clips, and games!

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Saturday August 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM TechGirlz-Python  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For girls entering grades 5-8. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please click on the link below. 

This class will explore how to program using Python. We will start with learning Python’s simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if?statements, and loops

Finally, we will combine our new knowledge by creating our own game using the PyGame library. Students do not need to bring anything with them; the computers to work on are provided for the class.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   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.  

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Book Signing by Children's Author Kadeja Wexler  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Yeadon Public Library is very excited to host a Book Signing featuring,

Children's Book Author, Kadeja Wexler!

Join us Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00am for Raffle Giveaways & Goody Bags.

Hope to see you there!

    Location: Yeadon Public 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NERF WAR!  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   (610)356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in as we celebrate summer in an EPIC battle. Darts will be flying as casualties stack up. We'll have a number of games (zombie outbreak, capture the flag, etc) and box fort setups for cover. Bring your own gun or borrow one from our limited arsenal. 

Registration required. Register by phone, email or in person.

Open to ages 12-18. signed permission slip required.

    Location: Marple Public Library

Monday August 21, 2017
     SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY  
   

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   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  -  12:00 PM Make Lego Crayons For Kids in Need  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary
   

Join us on Monday, August 21st at 11:00 am as we:

"Make Crayons For Kids in Need"

Come and learn how to make crayons!!!!

Giving back to the Community.....Please join the "2017 Crayon and Pencil Drive" at the Aston Public Library !!! 

Boxes are available at the library to donate new/used pencils and crayons

Seating is limited...Please register..

sponsored by: ArtSci Engineering Camp...www.artscicamp.com

 

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

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

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

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Eclipse Party! NASA Live Stream  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Experience views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes, as well as live reports from cities on the path of totality. Pop in anytime during the broadcast. Refreshments served!

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Eclipse Party-**NEW LOCATION -Drexel Lodge Park**  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   610-353-1022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

**Hi everyone! Due to parking issues and expected crowds, the party has MOVED to 

Drexel Lodge Park

4140 West Chester Pike Newtown Square. 

Glasses will be handed out starting at 1 PM while supplies last. 

For all ages. NO registration required.

Watch the eclipse and dance with a live DJ! We'll also have some science and art projects available. 

 

 

 

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY  
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Eclipse Viewing with Jeff Oaster  
    Contact: Folcroft Library   (610)-586-1690   
   

Come join Folcroft Libaray for an exiting afternoon of solar eclipse viewing with Jeff Oaster!

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mixed Media Arts Class for Kids  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Image result for mixed media art for kidsMixed Media Arts Class for Kids

Mondays in August 2017 (August 7, 14, 21, 28)

2-3pm

For ages 5+

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and you are expected to attend 3 out of the 4 dates

We have 2 amazing and talented teen volunteers who want to share their artistic skills with the kids in our community! The first week kids will sketch something, and the remaining weeks we will be using a variety of different mediums to really bring our art to life. Water color, painting, coloring, etc.

You must be able to committ to at least 3 of the 4 dates. Registration is required. Suggested for ages 5+ with possible adult help.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)

Only register kids. Click on "Add Guest" to add multiple children.

The library has a variety of materials, but feel free to bring any of your favorites from home.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Solar Eclipse Event  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us at the 
Aston Public Library 
for 
The Solar Eclipse Event
Monday, August 21st at 2:00 pm

The first 30 people to come will get Solar Eclipse Glasses.

We will have snacks and beverages.


Kids can make a craft to take home.

All Ages Welcome !!!

Call us at 610-494-5877 
for more information.

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM Eclipse Viewing  
    Contact: Cynthia Long   610-583-1010   
   

Watch the eclipse from the Library lawn.

Protective eyeglasses will be provided.

For Family / All Ages 3+

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

 

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

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

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

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    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Management Workshop  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

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

Join us August 21 at 7pm. Please register in advance.

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

visit: www.sararalphlpc.com

 

    Location: Marple Public Library

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Stretch  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Morning Stretch, every Tuesday morning from 10:00am-11:00am.  Morning Stretch returns to the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see you there!

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 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  -  12:00 PM Beginning Knitting: The Mistake Rib  
    Contact: Jennifer   6105669331   fsdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off with Susan Purcell in this 4 week beginning knitting series focusing on the "mistake rib". Class size is limited to 10 people, and children over the age of 13 are welcome to sign up. You must supply your own needles (10.5 bamboo are preferred) and yarn (#5 bulky weight, about 300 yards worth). Please sign up at the circulation desk for this program. Classes will meet in the upstairs Bonnell Community Room except on August 8, when you'll meet in the library's front room.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Harry Potter  
   

Looking to have a magical time? Join us for Herry Potter Day, and have a spellbinding time.

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Watercolor Workshop with Mrs. H!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   
   

Watercolor

Session 2 - Learn watercolor techniques and tips with Mrs. H! 

Registration is required, and begins July 10th • Open to those in grades 3, 4, and 5
Once registered, attendance is required for every week in session.

Please call the library at 610-789-4440 to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers 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:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Henna Tattoos!  
    Contact: Kim Christensen/Jenifer Phillips   610-583-0593   teens@ridleylibrary.org
   

Come in and get a great henna tattoo to show off at the beach or the pool!  Tattoos are done by local artist Jennifer Montgomery. 

Signed permission slip required. 

Appropriate for Grades 6-12!   Registration is not required.  Come in anytime between 5:30-7:30PM, but tattoos are done first come first served.

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM TODDLER TUESDAY  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FROM 2 - 5 YEARS OLD.

   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BLACK MAGIC WOMEN PRODUCTIONS  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Public Play Reading by Black Magic Productions.  "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" The Harrisons have moved on up, and they intend to stay there!  A comedy by Don Evans, Directed by Lenny Daniels.  Hope to see you there!

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Beekeeping and Cooking Honey  
    Contact:    610-358-3445   
   

Learn about beekeeping in the Delaware Valley and all the ways you can cook with honey with beekeeper Ed Pieters! Registration requested. 

    Location: Rachel Kohl Community Library

Wednesday August 23, 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   610-534-0693   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Golden Gamers  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Join us for Golden Gamers every 4th Wednesday at 10:00 am.

It’s all fun and games!

Stop by and learn new board and card games and meet some new people. Please register in advance.

This group is led by Bonnie Neubauer.

    Location: Marple Public Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pre-School Story-Time  
    Contact: Peggy Bauer   610-583-1010   
   

Books, songs, and games.

For preschoolers and their caregivers.

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. from July 26 - August 23.

    Location: Glenolden 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   610-494-3454   
   

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

    Location: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free 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  -  2:00 PM Franklin Institute Weather Traveling Science Show  
    Contact: Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sketching Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays & Thursdays in August 2017 (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24)

1-2pm

For ages 5+

 

We have an amazingly talented teen volunteer who want to help kids work on their sketching skills! Drop in to the library on Wednesdays & Thursdays (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24) from 1-2pm to sketch ANYTHING using the library's paper & pencils.

A great chance to escape the heat and stretch those creative muscles, while making some new friends.

Registration is not required. First come, first serve.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ReCreate Camp  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesday, August 23rd @ 4pm

DIY Cardboard Fidget Spinners!

 

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

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

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

You'll get to take your creation home!

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

Come practice your reading skills with the help of a furry friend!

For children grades K- 5

This is a wonderful program for students working on their reading skills and gaining confidence in their reading ability. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to read a book of their choice to trained therapy pets. Animals are provided by the non-profit organization Pals for Life, and may include small to large dogs, cats, and rabbits.

Register below beginning June 5.  Due to space limitations, we ask that only students currently reading register for this program. 

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

 "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), but younger siblings can join!

Summer Dates for PAWS for Reading:

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

July 12July 19

August 16August 23

***CLICK ON THE DATE(S) YOU'D LIKE TO REGISTER FOR***

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.

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

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

Those on our wait list are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows.

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

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

When & Where is our club for history buffs. Join us on the last Wednesday of every month for activities and discussions. This month we will be welcoming experts from the Mutter Museum to talk about the historical fight to deafeat diseases.

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Come for lessons and games with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday August 24, 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
   1:00 AM  -  2:00 AM Lets Build with Lincoln Logs  
   

Looking for a hands on day of fun? Join us at Folcroft Library as we create different buildings using Lincoln Logs. Lets see what you create!!!

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

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

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Craft & Take Programs with Mrs. M!  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   
   

Windchimes!The fifth and final session of our summertime craft program with Mrs. M!

Make wind chimes using bells, buttons, and your imagination! Hang them in a window, or outside to make music.

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

Please call the library at 610-789-4440 to register.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

    Location: Glenolden Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab  
   

  Mr. Jason's Outdoor Science Lab

Thursday, August 10th @ 11am-- Slime Time ::Register here

Thursday, August 24th @ 11am-- Safe Shooters  ::Register here

Mr. Jason has gone mad! Luckily, the library will still keep him around and let him do the messy, loud, fun science experiments OUTSIDE. If you've got a young scientist on your hands, bring them to these outdoor lab programs.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED per week as Mr. Jason needs to order the correct amount of supplies! Click on the date you'd like to register for.

For ages 4-18 (adult help may be necessary). Register with your child's name & info, and then "Add Guests" to register additional kids you are bringing. 

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sketching Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Wednesdays & Thursdays in August 2017 (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24)

1-2pm

For ages 5+

 

We have an amazingly talented teen volunteer who want to help kids work on their sketching skills! Drop in to the library on Wednesdays & Thursdays (August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24) from 1-2pm to sketch ANYTHING using the library's paper & pencils.

A great chance to escape the heat and stretch those creative muscles, while making some new friends.

Registration is not required. First come, first serve.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   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
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Story Time & Crafts  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

?THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN FOR AGES 5 - 10 YEARS OF AGE. WE WILL HAVE STORYTIME AND A CRAFT.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Bridge Builders  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
   

We will be learning different types of bridges through stories & activities creating a bridge craft to take home. This program is designed for children from 3 - 8 years old.

   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  -  8:00 PM 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!

    Location: Marple Public Library
   7:00 PM Fourth Thursday Book Club  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday August 25, 2017
   10:00 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-583-7207   
   

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

    Location: Ridley Park Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Drive In Movie Day  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Drive In Movie Day:

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Friday, August 25th

Car making @ 10am; Movie starts at 10:30am

 

Bring a cardboard box from home or use one of the library's and use the supplies provided to turn it into a car! Mr. Jason will have snacks available so we can sit in our new cars while we watch the latest Smurfs movie.

Registration is required as space is limited. Suggested for ages 3+

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Needles & Knit-Wits Handicraft Group  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

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

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

Bring a friend or come make some new friends!

Join us on Fridays in July and August at 10:30 am

No registration necessary.

 

 

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

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

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Laura   610-789-4440   
   

LEGO

Come 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

*Please note that due to space limitations, we are unable to accomodate schools and daycares for summer programs.*

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   3:00 PM Freedom Fridays  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Saturday August 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM TechGirlz-Make a Website Using HTML/CSS  
    Contact: Angela Hegadorn   6103531022   necsd@delcolibraries.org
   

For girls entering grades 5-8. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please click on the link below. 

Come use your creativity to design and edit a website! In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website.

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Back 2 School @ Boscov's  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Saturday, August 26th

10am-3pm

Come to Boscov's in the Granite Run Mall on this day to check out some Back-2-School deals and visit some of the neighboring Delco libraries! Be sure to stop by the Middletown Free Library table to see Mr. Jason and enjoy playing some music using Play-Doh and taking a picture in front of a green screen! A handful of other Delco Libraries and their childrens' librarians will be there as well!

Purchase a coupon from the library's Friends Group to receive discounts for a variety of things from Boscov's. All proceeds from the coupon sales goes right back to the library for programs and repairs!

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    Location: Middletown Free Library
   11:00 AM Chess Club  
    Contact: Alex   610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Back to School Crafts  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   (610)356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for another fun craft day at the library! Get ready for the new school year with fun crafts making locker magnets, covering notebooks and silhouette art from old magazines and comics. 

Open to ages 12-18, register via email, phone, or in person.

    Location: Marple Public Library

Monday August 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

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

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Ready for Kindergarten  
    Contact: Andie Mandel and Mel Anderson   6103561510   macsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Help your child get ready for school and meet other “Kindergarten” families at our workshop. We’ll offer different activities to start the preparation to this new and exciting experience!  Register by phone, email, or in person.

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

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

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

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

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

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

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Monday, August 28th @ 12:30pm

Ages 3-6

 

Ms Lisa teaches this FREE yoga class for preschoolers (ages 3-6) here at MFL. She reads a book to the kids, incorporates a variety of yoga poses, and has the kids play some breathing and balancing games.

Registration is not required. The library has yoga mats, but feel free to bring yours if you want!

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mixed Media Arts Class for Kids  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Mondays in August 2017 (August 7, 14, 21, 28)

2-3pm

For ages 5+

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and you are expected to attend 3 out of the 4 dates

We have 2 amazing and talented teen volunteers who want to share their artistic skills with the kids in our community! The first week kids will sketch something, and the remaining weeks we will be using a variety of different mediums to really bring our art to life. Water color, painting, coloring, etc.

You must be able to committ to at least 3 of the 4 dates. Registration is required. Suggested for ages 5+ with possible adult help.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S)

Only register kids. Click on "Add Guest" to add multiple children.

The library has a variety of materials, but feel free to bring any of your favorites from home.

    Location: Middletown 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Anime Club  
    Contact: Amber Timlin   (610)356-1510   mateen@delcolibraries.org
   

Enjoy watching anime? Love to read manga? Wish you knew more about Japan? Then join the Marple Library Anime Club! Enjoy the newest anime as it comes out and become well-versed in the classics. Taste-test japanese snacks or learn to draw your own manga. 

Grades 6-12 welcome, no registration required.

Snacks provided!

Questions or requests? Email Ms. Amber mateen@delcolibraries.org

    Location: Marple Public Library

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Stretch  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Morning Stretch, every Tuesday morning from 10:00am-11:00am.  Morning Stretch returns to the Yeadon Public Library.

Hope to see you there!

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Free Haircuts  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library for our FREE Back to School HAIRCUTS!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm.

    Location: Yeadon Public Library
   10:30 AM Infant Storytime  
    Contact: Staff   610-623-0239   
   

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Tuesday starting

August 29, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego'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:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Wednesday August 30, 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  -  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, August 30th @ 10am

 

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP 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 Tiny Tots Storytime  
    Contact: VICKI SHEELER   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and puppets. Best for ages 0-2. No registration needed. 

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Storyteller Robin Bady  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us on August 30th at 1:00 pm for:

Robin Bady : Storyteller, Actress, Musician, Playwright and Director.  She does it all !!

With guitar and songs, Robin brings her stories to life, creating  an electric and engaging rapport with her audience. Her storytelling connects us to each other across cultures, traditions and time reminding us that we are all members of one world.

 

    Location: Aston Public 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Robin Bady Storyteller  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Robin Bady--Storyteller

Bridges, Castles, and Ships

Wednesday, August 30th @ 4pm

Suggested for ages 3+

 

"Imagine -  walking across a bridge the breadth of one single hair; living in a beautiful castle; or riding in a magical ship to places far away! Sing and story adventure along with Robin Bady."

Registration is not required.

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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LEGO Club

Friday, August 4th; 3-4:45pm

Tuesday, August 15th; 3-5pm

Wednesday, August 30th; 5:30-7pm

 

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   7:00 PM Adult Chess  
    Contact:    610-623-0239   lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
   

Come for lessons and games with your peers.

    Location: Lansdowne Public Library

Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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, August 31st @ 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
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hooray for Kindergarten! Stories on the Porch  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Just for Kindergartners! (Well-tended siblings okay. :))

 

Celebrate the beginning of school with stories, songs, puppets, and fingerplays on our covered porch! Feel free to bring lunch. Please register by calling 610-566-1918.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lets Build with Lincoln Logs  
   

Looking for a hands on day of fun? Join us at Folcroft Library as we create different buildings using Lincoln Logs. Lets see what you create!!!

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Origami Club  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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Origami Club

Thursday, August 31st @ 4pm

Beginner-Intermediate Paper Folders

 

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

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Back to School Bingo  
   

Looking to have a fun night? Come have fun with us at Folcroft Library as we play some Bingo. 

   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

Friday September 1, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Morning Fun!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Programs are held on the 2nd floor and are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

 

Sept 1: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 8: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

Sept 15: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 22: Family Stories & Puppet Show (Ages 0-5; 11-11:45am): Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show!

Sept 29: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Monday September 4, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Labor Day.

    Location: Aston 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

Tuesday September 5, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 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: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Tuesday starting

August 29, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

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


Wednesday September 6, 2017
   10:30 AM STEM Storytime at Main Point Books  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 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

Thursday September 7, 2017
   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  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food for Thought Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club as we explore some of the world’s cuisines in our “A Taste of the World” series.  

Cookbooks representing 4 different cuisines will be available for your perusal at the library.  You may sign-up to make one of the selected recipes (or one of your choice from the cookbook) and bring your cooked delicacies for sharing at our monthly meeting.  Happy Cooking!

September 7:  Mexico – “Authentic Mexican – Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico” by Rick Bayless

October 5:  Korea – “The Kimchi Chronicles – Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen” by Marja Vongerichten

November 9*:  India – “A Taste of India” by Madhur Jaffrey

December 7:  “Trattoria – Healthy, Simple, Robust Fare inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy” by Patricia Wells

*note that this is the second Thursday, not the first.

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29?

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

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

September book: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday September 8, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Morning Fun!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Programs are held on the 2nd floor and are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

 

Sept 1: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 8: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

Sept 15: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 22: Family Stories & Puppet Show (Ages 0-5; 11-11:45am): Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show!

Sept 29: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:45 PM FRIDAY FILM - THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (Focus Features, 2017).

A biographical drama about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the 1939 Nazi invasion. Starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh.

Rated PG-13

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

Light refreshments will be available.

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

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

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

Spanish Conversation

Every 2nd Friday of the month

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM FRIDAY FILM - THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us for this month's film -  THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (Focus Features, 2017).

A biographical drama about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the 1939 Nazi invasion. Starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh.

Rated PG-13

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

Light refreshments will be available.

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Saturday September 9, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Beginner's Painting Class  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Beginner's Painting.

Ages: 18 and over

All materials will be supplied !!!

Saturday, September 9th at 12:30pm

Seating limited !!!

Register now!!

    Location: Aston Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Geek Day, Football  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Kickoff the start of the NFL season with a fun teen tailgate here at the library. We will have mini games, football trivia, video games from Tecmo Bowl to Madden, and lots more!

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

No registration is required.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Monday September 11, 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
   10:30 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  -  12:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Back to Homeschool Social  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Make your back to school fun! Kids can have fun playing games, while catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. Play one of our board games, or bring your own! Parents can share ideas and help each other plan for the school year.

Bring your favorite snack to share. Drinks will be provided.  

This program is FREE and open to all ages.  Registration is REQUIRED.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crack the Code  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about the world of coding? Join us as we explore coding in a variety of ways: plugged and unplugged! Please click here to register!

This program is FREE and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is REQUIRED!  Please plan to attend all sessions.

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

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.  Registration is required and begins August 24.

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

Join us on the first Monday of the month; movies TBA, light refreshments provided.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   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 the more recent pairs.  Next on our list - a father daughter duo - Alifair and James Lee Burke.

 

 When Aaron Holland Broussard spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a  Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must  find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

 

                                                                                                           From the publisher's description.

 

Copies of the book will be available after 8/16/2017.

 
    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday September 12, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM 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 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: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Benefits Resource Network  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

This workshop is offered to educate our seniors and veterans on health insurance benefits, prescriptions, senior housing, comfort care, and food resources.  This workshop is sponsored by the Yeadon Public Library, 809 Longacre Blvd., Yeadon PA, 19050

Please contact Ms. Rodgers at 484-450-6401.

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Tuesday starting

August 29, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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 Reel Time: Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

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

Check back soon to find out what we're watching this month!

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

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego'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  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original 
Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. 

During this presentation, you will learn the fundamental information about Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plans including terminology, selection, and cost. You’ll also find out how the APPRISE Program can assist Medicare beneficiaries with Supplement plans. This program is suitable for family members and caregivers of Medicare beneficiaries as well!

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

Location: The library's 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.  If you are unable to use the steps, please make an individual appointment with the APPRISE counselor at Upper Darby/Sellers Library or call APPRISE at 484-494-3769 to find accessible locations for this presentation.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Wednesday September 13, 2017
     Preschool STEM Stories: A 4-Week Program  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wednesdays (September 13-October 4) 1:30-2:15pm

2nd floor of library

Listen to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story, then do an experiment or activity! For ages 3-5. (Well-tended younger siblings welcome. :))

  • Sept 13: Strength & Materials
  • Sept 20: Color
  • Sept 27: Water
  • Oct 4: Counting & Measuring

Space is limited. Please register by calling 610-566-1918. Email Youth Services Librarian Vicki Sheeler at mecsd@delcolibraries.org with questions.

    Location: Media-UP 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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

 
 
    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mystery Book Club  
    Contact: Tinicum Memorial Public Library   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Mystery Book Club*******

Adults, Join us for a lively " WHO DONE IT??" discussion Monthly 2nd Wed @ 6:30 PM

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216   phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Once a month we will get together to discuss the selection. The August book will be Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. If you interested in joining, please email Jenifer for more information.

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

 

 

 

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

This seminar, presented by SCORE and entrepreneur Ky Toure', provides an essential reality check for anyone who's looking to build a professional website. It encourages you to examine the goals of your website before you begin the building process. It is mainly aimed at small business owners, though it can be of use to anyone who is striving to build their first website or update an existing site in a professional manner. The guide is given in an easy to understand manner so it will be simple to follow even if you don't have much prior knowledge of website building. It is meant as a helpful walk-through for anyone who wishes to have a professional looking website without having to hire a website designer.

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

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Thursday September 14, 2017
   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  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Second Thursdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Beginners always welcome!!

 

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

Select and prepare a recipe from the The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares to bring in  where we will eat and share our thoughts over a delicious meal.  Stop by the front desk of the RML REcollection to register and select your recipe.  Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

 

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Strategies Workshop  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

The Financial Strategies Workshop is to educate and answer any questions pertaining to your finances and how to make better choices in the future.

We all could use a little advice, so come out to: The Public Library, 809 Longacre Blvd., Yeadon,  PA 19050

    Location: Yeadon Public Library

Friday September 15, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Morning Fun!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Programs are held on the 2nd floor and are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

 

Sept 1: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 8: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

Sept 15: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 22: Family Stories & Puppet Show (Ages 0-5; 11-11:45am): Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show!

Sept 29: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WHAT'S IT WORTH? - ANTIQUE APPRAISAL EVENT  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

Bring your treasures and find out what they're worth from a licensed appraiser. Led by John Thompson, an antiques dealer who has been in the business for more than 40 years. 

Please note:

  • Arrive by 6:30 p.m. for adequate time to display your treasures on the presentation table.
  • In order to attend, you must bring items for appraisal.
  • Limit of 2 items per person
  • You must be able to carry your items upstairs to the meeting room. There is no elevator. The Library cannot be responsible for the items.
  • John will not appraise guns, gold, or Nazi memorabilia.
  • Only oral appraisals will be given. They may not be used for insurance or estate work requiring written appraisals.

This is a group presentation - not individual appointments. Items will be discussed with the audience. 

Presented by Victorian Vanities, Inc.

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Saturday September 16, 2017
   8:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Flea Market & Book Sale  
    Contact:    610- 623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Save the Date! Yeadon Public Library's Annual Flea Market & Book Sale Saturday, September 16, 2017

(If you are interested in vending for this event, please stop by the library. Cost for table: $15.00)

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kite-Making Workshop  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Professional kite-makers from the South Jersey Kite Flyers’ Association will guide participants in assembling and personalizing their own kite.  Age 3 and up.  Drop-in anytime between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  Held at Radnor United Methodist Church, 930 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.  Registration required starting August 24.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Monday September 18, 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
   10:30 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  -  12:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library

Monday September 18, 2017 -  Friday December 15, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Cafe'3 After School Program  
    Contact: Sholonda McCrae   610-623-4090   yecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

The Yeadon Public Libray's after school program resumes!  Registration to be announced!


Monday September 18, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crack the Code  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about the world of coding? Join us as we explore coding in a variety of ways: plugged and unplugged! Please click here to register!

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  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
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Teen Time  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM One Monkey Don't Stop No Show  
   

Black Magic Woman Productions, Featuring: "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" A comedy by Don Evans

Love to laugh? Then be at the Yeadon Public Library, Tuesday, August22, at 6:30pm.

Admission is FREE!

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

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NAACP  
   

The NAACP meets every (3rd) Monday of the month.  Join them at Yeadon Public Library, 809 Longacre Blvd., 7:00pm-8:30pm.


Tuesday September 19, 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  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 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.

    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 ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Tuesday starting

August 29, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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
   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  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mutter Museum: Bone Detectives  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Philly's famous Mutter Museum will be bringing us this fascinating program about how scientists use bones to solve crimes.

This program is free and open to all patrons ages 12+

No registration is required.

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

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


Wednesday September 20, 2017
     Preschool STEM Stories: A 4-Week Program  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wednesdays (September 13-October 4) 1:30-2:15pm

2nd floor of library

Listen to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story, then do an experiment or activity! For ages 3-5. (Well-tended younger siblings welcome. :))

  • Sept 13: Strength & Materials
  • Sept 20: Color
  • Sept 27: Water
  • Oct 4: Counting & Measuring

Space is limited. Please register by calling 610-566-1918. Email Youth Services Librarian Vicki Sheeler at mecsd@delcolibraries.org with questions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The September book selection is A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman .

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

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

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

 
 
    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@ delcolibraries.org
   

Join us for an evening of food, fun and friends! Our featured cookbook is Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook.  Stop by the circulation desk, choose your recipe and we'll make you a copy. Beverages and paper products will be provided. Ages 18 and up.

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Thursday September 21, 2017
   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  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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, January 19th @ 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
   11:00 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
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM ADULT BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: UPPER DARBY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY   610-734-7649   udmdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Following is the schedule of titles for discussion:

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

                    War by Tony Horwitz

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

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

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

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

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

11/16/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Holidays the Healthy Way  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

The holidays are a time of year most of us make our family's favorite recipes and indulge, but that often leads to tighter clothes as the holiday season goes on. Join Giant's in-store nutritionist, Courtney Schoepe, for some tips and tricks to avoid packing on the pounds, while still being able to enjoy your favorite holiday foods!  

This program is open to Adults aged 18 and up!

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers 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 September 22, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Morning Fun!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Programs are held on the 2nd floor and are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

 

Sept 1: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 8: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

Sept 15: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 22: Family Stories & Puppet Show (Ages 0-5; 11-11:45am): Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show!

Sept 29: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:30 AM Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free  with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.  No registration required.  Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden, 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Monday September 25, 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
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler 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  -  12:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

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

Beginners, intermediate and advanced needleworkers welcome!  Join this group of needleworkers, make new friends, no experience necessary.

    Location: Norwood Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crack the Code  
    Contact: HTFL Youth Services   (610) 446-3082, x204   youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
   

Want to learn more about the world of coding? Join us as we explore coding in a variety of ways: plugged and unplugged! Please click here to register!

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:15 PM  -  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 September 26, 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: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 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: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Benefits Resource Network  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

This workshop is offered to educate our seniors and veterans on health insurance benefits, prescriptions, senior housing, comfort care, and food resources.  This workshop is sponsored by the Yeadon Public Library, 809 Longacre Blvd., Yeadon PA, 19050

Please contact Ms. Rodgers at 484-450-6401.

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

 Computer Class 102 for those patrons familiar with and want to improve is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Tuesday starting

August 29, 2017 - November 28, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Come out and improve your computer skills.

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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
   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  -  7:30 PM Madden 18 Tournament  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Test your football gaming skills out against other fans and see who will be Ridley's reigning PS4 Madden 18' champion. The winner will recieve a gift card and a sweet basket of football goodies!

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

No registration is required.

 

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday September 27, 2017
     Preschool STEM Stories: A 4-Week Program  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wednesdays (September 13-October 4) 1:30-2:15pm

2nd floor of library

Listen to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story, then do an experiment or activity! For ages 3-5. (Well-tended younger siblings welcome. :))

  • Sept 13: Strength & Materials
  • Sept 20: Color
  • Sept 27: Water
  • Oct 4: Counting & Measuring

Space is limited. Please register by calling 610-566-1918. Email Youth Services Librarian Vicki Sheeler at mecsd@delcolibraries.org with questions.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Golden Gamers  
    Contact:    610-356-1510   
   

Join us for Golden Gamers every 4th Wednesday at 10:00 am.

It’s all fun and games!

Stop by and learn new board and card games and meet some new people. Please register in advance.

This group is led by Bonnie Neubauer.

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   7:30 PM An Evening with Author Thomas Keels  
    Contact: Pam Sedor   610-687-1124   psedor@radnorlibrary.org
   

Noted historian Thomas Keels, author of Sesqui!  Greed, Graft, and the Forgotten World’s Fair of 1926, opens a wide, insightful and revealing historical lens on Philadelphia during the Sesquicentennial International Exposition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Co-sponsored by Radnor Historical Society.  Books will be available for purchase.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.


Thursday September 28, 2017
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World's Greatest Paintings: Video Lecture Series  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   swdirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Join us as we take you on a tour of the World's Greatest Paintings! 

Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.

This video lecture series will take place over 8 weeks; come for all 8 pieces or just choose your favorite artist's portion! 

August 10: Giotto, Duccio, Van Eyck...

August 17: Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, Raphael...

August 24: Michelangelo, Grunewald, Titian, El Greco, Bruegel, Carravagio...

August 31: Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, La Tour...

September 7: Poussin, Claude, Watteau, Goya...

September 14: Delacroix, Monet, Whistler, Degas...

September 21: Sargent, Manet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh...

September 28: Picasso, Gorky, Pollock...

This Great Courses lecture is presented by Professor William Kloss, M.A., Independent Art Historian

Refreshments will be served.

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

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   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
   11:00 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
   1:30 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

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


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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    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
   7:00 PM Fourth Thursday Book Club  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Friday September 29, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friday Morning Fun!  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Programs are held on the 2nd floor and are drop-in unless otherwise noted.

 

Sept 1: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 8: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

Sept 15: Let's Play with Blocks! (Ages 0-5): Free play and socialization with blocks and other early learning toys.

Sept 22: Family Stories & Puppet Show (Ages 0-5; 11-11:45am): Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show!

Sept 29: Play K: Kindergarten Readiness (Ages 3-5; well-tended younger siblings are welcome): A brief storytime, followed by free exploration of themed learning centers.

    Location: Media-UP Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Disney Trivia Night for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the biggest Disney fan of all? Answers questions, sing lyrics and act as your favorite Disney characters. Reach for the sky, just keep swimming, and your dream can come true….ultimate trivia champion! Not a huge fan? Hakuna Matata, a fun time will be had by all! Registration is required and begins August 24.  For grades 6 & up.   Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Saturday September 30, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Bingo Night at Aston Library!  
    Contact: Library Staff   610-494-5877   hello@astonlibrary.org
   

Saturday September 30th from 7:00 PM  to  9:00 PM the Friends of the Aston Public Library will present Fall Bingo!  Doors open at 5:30PM.  Admission is $20.  All prizes will be in cash!  Food and refreshments will be sold as well as bingo supplies.  There will also be special raffles!  All proceeds benefit the library!  There will also be special games, food, and bingo supplies sold. 

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

Monday October 2, 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
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM Toddler 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  -  12:00 PM Computer Training  
    Contact: Roni Williams   610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

    Location: Yeadon Public 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 October 3, 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: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 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: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday October 4, 2017
     Preschool STEM Stories: A 4-Week Program  
    Contact: Vicki Sheeler   6105661918   mecsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Wednesdays (September 13-October 4) 1:30-2:15pm

2nd floor of library

Listen to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) story, then do an experiment or activity! For ages 3-5. (Well-tended younger siblings welcome. :))

  • Sept 13: Strength & Materials
  • Sept 20: Color
  • Sept 27: Water
  • Oct 4: Counting & Measuring

Space is limited. Please register by calling 610-566-1918. Email Youth Services Librarian Vicki Sheeler at mecsd@delcolibraries.org with questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This fall conservation film series features 3 award-winning films that will educate and inspire us to become engaged in conservation.  Presented by Radnor Memorial Library, Radnor Conservancy, and Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens.  Held at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens,  631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333.  This October's film selection is Shark Girl.  Shark Girl is the inspiring story of Madison Stewart and her passionate fight to save the creatures most of us fear--sharks.


Thursday October 5, 2017
   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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   10:15 AM Infant lap-Wiggle  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Register using the link below.

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    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 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
   1:30 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

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


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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food for Thought Cookbook Club  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   6105430436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

Join our Food for Thought Cookbook Club as we explore some of the world’s cuisines in our “A Taste of the World” series.  

Cookbooks representing 4 different cuisines will be available for your perusal at the library.  You may sign-up to make one of the selected recipes (or one of your choice from the cookbook) and bring your cooked delicacies for sharing at our monthly meeting.  Happy Cooking!

September 7:  Mexico – “Authentic Mexican – Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico” by Rick Bayless

October 5:  Korea – “The Kimchi Chronicles – Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen” by Marja Vongerichten

November 9*:  India – “A Taste of India” by Madhur Jaffrey

December 7:  “Trattoria – Healthy, Simple, Robust Fare inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy” by Patricia Wells

*note that this is the second Thursday, not the first.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   6:30 PM Newtown Square Wordsmiths  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Better Than Therapy Book Group  
    Contact: Sara Ahmed   6107894440   gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
   

Are you between the ages of 18 and 29?

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

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

October Book: IT by Stephen King

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM 80/50 Gala Celebration!  
    Contact:    610-623-4090   yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
   

This event will be full of great entertainment, delicious food, fun and special guests, wrapped up in one elegant historical evening!

Join the Yeadon Public Library as we celebrate 80 years of being established & 50 years at our current location!

Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Oaks Ballroom (Glenolden,  PA), 7:00pm-11:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Yeadon Public Library for tickets.


Saturday October 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM I Want My Mummy!  
    Contact: Linda West   610-521-9344   tinicum@delcolibraries.org
   

Please join us in welcoming back Stephen "Dr. Steve" Phillips, Ph.D  of the University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  You'll experience a fascinating behind the scenes look at archaeological excavations at the Great Pyramids in Egypt.  Dr. Steve explores the world of ancient Egyptian mummies and their continued influence on modern life. Program most appropriate for audiences middle school age and up.  Registration strongly encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to best accommodate our patrons, the program will be presented at the Tinicum Township Administration Building, 629 N. Governor Printz Blvd, Essington (directly behind the library.) 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Geek Day, Vampires  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Do you love vampires? Today we will explore all things surrounding these fascinating creatures of the night. Join us for crafts, food, legends, and games.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

    Location: Ridley Township Public Library

Sunday October 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   6i0-566-9331 x4   
   

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting on Tuesdays, October 10th, November 14th, and December 5th from 4:30 until 5:30, as well as Sundays, October 8th and December 3rd from 2 until 3 p.m.

Students age 5 and up may be signed up for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions in this series.  Call or stop in  starting September 5th.  Please share your child's first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you. 

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library

Monday October 9, 2017
     Aston Library Closed  
   

The Aston Public Library will be closed for Columbus Day.

    Location: Aston Public Library
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

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

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

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

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

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

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

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SKOYZ Skill Toy Workshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Chatter Rings! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Spinning Plates!  Fourth through eighth graders are invited to challenge themselves with 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentration as you are completely absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play repeated over 3 days allows you to make fast progress. 

Registration required, and we ask that you be available all 3 days.  Limited to just 18 students!  Just call or come in.  We need your name, grade, and a your best phone contact number.  Registration begins September 5th.

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

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.  Registration is required and begins August 24.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   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 the more recent pairs.  Next on our list - a father daughter duo - Alifair and James Lee Burke.

 

 Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from  the subway tracks when she discovers that the woman in the subway's video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close  friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.     

                                                                                 From the publisher's description.

 

 

Copies of the book will be available after 9/11/2017.

 
    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library

Tuesday October 10, 2017
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   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: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Join us for an active program for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plalys, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required.

    Location: Springfield Township Library
   10:30 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: Springfield Township Library   610-543-2113   
   

Join us for an active program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old and their caregivers that will get everyone excited about the library and reading! Stories, finger plays, puppets, rhymes, dancing, and music liven the atmosphere as concepts such as colors, numbers and letters are introduced. The program is about 25 minutes long and is followed by a playtime featuring a wide variety of age appropriate toys. Registration is not required!

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

    Location: Middletown Free Library
   2:00 PM Preschool 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 Reel Time: Film Discussion Group  
    Contact: Swarthmore Public Library   610-543-0436   swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
   

Second Tuesday of each month 

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

Check back soon to find out what we're watching this month!

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

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

This program is FREE and open to students in grades 2-5.  Registration is REQUIRED!  Please plan to attend all sessions.  

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM PAWS for Reading  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   6i0-566-9331 x4   
   

Can't keep your PAWS off a good book?  We challenge you to join Goldie's Gang.  Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting on Tuesdays, October 10th, November 14th, and December 5th from 4:30 until 5:30, as well as Sundays, October 8th and December 3rd from 2 until 3 p.m.

Students age 5 and up may be signed up for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions in this series.  Call or stop in  starting September 5th.  Please share your child's first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you. 

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

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Retro Gaming Night  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Get a blast from the past by trying out one of the old-school gaming consoles. We will have an Atari 2600, NES, and lots of other classics on our Retropie game emulator. 

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

No registration is required.

 

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Work-Life Balance  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Listen, learn and be entertained by serial entrepreneur Paul Berman as he share his simple secret on how to achieve a terrific work-life balance. Presented by SCORE, this compelling seminar explores experiences in his personal and business life with a heavy emphasis on the need for everyone to achieve the correct mix to ensure happiness and success. Paul illustrates how this can be accomplished as he presently has ownership interests in six companies and despite numerous business, personal and family challenges established financial security and an enviable work-life balance.

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

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

    Location: Newtown Public Library

Wednesday October 11, 2017
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

    Location: Radnor Memorial 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
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SKOYZ Skill Toy Workshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Chatter Rings! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Spinning Plates!  Fourth through eighth graders are invited to challenge themselves with 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentration as you are completely absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play repeated over 3 days allows you to make fast progress. 

Registration required, and we ask that you be available all 3 days.  Limited to just 18 students!  Just call or come in.  We need your name, grade, and a your best phone contact number.  Registration begins September 5th.

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free 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  -  9:00 PM How to Market your Business on the Internet  
    Contact: Mary Bear Shannon   610-446-3082 ext 216   shannon@haverfordlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

www.chesterdelco.score.org

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Thursday October 12, 2017
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

    Location: Radnor Memorial 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 Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   10:15 AM Infant lap-Wiggle  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Register using the link below.

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   11:00 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
   1:30 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Second Thursdays Book Club  
    Contact: Ms. Debbie   610-494-5877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

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

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

Brand new this storytime session, the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Childrens program  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

Beginners always welcome!!

 

    Location: Tinicum Memorial Public Library

Friday October 13, 2017
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

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

Spanish Conversation

Every 2nd Friday of the month

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SKOYZ Skill Toy Workshop  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

Chatter Rings! Diablo! Flower Sticks! Kendama! Spinning Plates!  Fourth through eighth graders are invited to challenge themselves with 5 skill toys from around the world.  Find your own flow state of concentration as you are completely absorbed in mastering tricks for each of these unique toys.  Active learning and play repeated over 3 days allows you to make fast progress. 

Registration required, and we ask that you be available all 3 days.  Limited to just 18 students!  Just call or come in.  We need your name, grade, and a your best phone contact number.  Registration begins September 5th.

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    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Brains Unleashed for Teens  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Channel your inner zombie and see brains from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. Registration is required and begins August 24.  For grades 6 & up.   Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Saturday October 14, 2017
     Unleash Your Story! Celebrate Teen Read Week at Radnor Library  
    Contact: Andrea Elson   610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for every book checked out and returned. Teens must come in the Library to receive raffle tickets. Items in the book drop or checked out by adults do not count. Prizes include movie tickets, gift cards, candy and more.

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:15 AM Toddler Tales  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

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

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Add some color to your world!

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

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

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

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

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Cake Decorating Competition  
    Contact: Jenifer   610-583-0593   jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
   

Compete as an individual or as a team of up to three people. All teams should bring a fully baked cake and all supplies that are needed.  Teams will have one hour to assemble their cake.  The winning team will recieve a sweet basket of goodies!

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

No registration is required.

 

 

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

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

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

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


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM GOLDEN GAMERS  
    Contact: Maria Polymenakos   610-789-4440   upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

    Location: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
   10:30 AM pAgeturners Book Club  
    Contact: Radnor Library Information Department   610-687-1124   rareference@delcolibraries.org
   

Join in a lively discussion on the month’s selected book. Held at Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087.  The October book selection is War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans.

   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 2018 Medicare Annual Enrollment Update  
    Contact: Arlene Caruso   6103531022   nedirector@delcolibraries.org
   

Presented by APPRISE, this Medicare Annual Enrollment Presentation is a  one hour classroom style presentation that explains new and updated information for the forthcoming Medicare year. It consists of updated or new information concerning Original Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D Prescription Plan Information.

Attendees can be all Medicare Beneficiaries, Medicare Care Givers, and anyone new to Medicare for the 2018 Calendar year. All are welcome.

Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.

 

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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

   10:15 AM Infant lap-Wiggle  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Register using the link below.

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

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

Makin' Music

Thursday, January 19th @ 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)

MakinMusicClass

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

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

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

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

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

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

Following is the schedule of titles for discussion:

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

                    War by Tony Horwitz

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

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

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

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

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

11/16/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

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

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

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Tai Chih  
    Contact: Miss Debbie   6104945877   debbie@astonlibrary.org
   

 

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

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


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

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

    Location: Aston Public Library
   4:15 PM Preschool/Kindergarten Stories  
    Contact: Ms. Lori   610-566-9331 x4   
   

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

September 28th     Yellowtime

October 5th            Car Race!

October 12th          Be Brave

October 19th          Masks

October 26th          Ghosts

November 2nd        7 Ate 9

November 9th         Whale Tales

November 16th       Quiet!

November 30th       Season's Readings

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

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

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

   6:00 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 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 October 20, 2017
   2:00 PM French Conversation  
    Contact: Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436   illsw@delcolibraries.org
   

French Conversation

Every 3rd Friday of the month

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

 

    Location: Swarthmore Public Library

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOOK SALE  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

FALL BOOK SALE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

10am-4PM @ THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING

    Location: Springfield Township Library

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

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

    Location: Media-UP Free Library

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:30 AM Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer  
    Contact: Radnor Library Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free  with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.  No registration required.  Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden, 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087.

 
    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Sunday October 22, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOOK SALE  
    Contact: SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY   610-543-2113   
   

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

FALL BOOK SALE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017

12pm-3pm @ THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING

    Location: Springfield Township Library

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

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

FALL BOOK SALE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

9am-12pm @ THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING

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

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

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

September 25th     Leaf

October 2nd          Baby

October 9th           Fox

October 16th         Mole

October 23rd         Pig

October 30th         Frog-o-ween?

November 6th        Round

November 13th      Bed

November 20th      Thankful

November 27th      Celebrate!

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

    Location: H. K. Furness Free Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Action Readers!  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   610-556-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Action Readers!

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

Mondays at 10:30am

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

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

Make Friends with a Mouse, Computer Class 101 for beginners is back!  Join us at the Yeadon Public Library every Monday starting

August 28, 2017 - November 27, 2017.  Classes are from 11:00am-12:00pm.  These classes are for first time computer users.

 

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

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

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Radnor Children's Department   610-687-1124   racsd@delcolibraries.org
   

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library
   10:30 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
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore  
    Contact: Mr. Jason   (610) 566-7828   micsd@delcolibraries.org
   

Read-Ercise w/ Toddlers

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

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

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

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

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

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Preschool Story Time (for ages 4-6)

Tuesdays @ 1:30pm

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

Registration is not required, but participation is!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Haverford Twp. Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Toddler Tuesday  
    Contact: Ms. Dawn   610-485-6519   marcushook@delcolibraries.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

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

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

    Location: Radnor Memorial Library

Wednesday October 25, 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!