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Friday April 27, 2018
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Book & Bake Sale!
The Swarthmore sale offers a diverse selection of hard-cover and paperback books for all ages. This season's sale features an especially large collection of fiction for teen readers, sports books, nature field guides as well as sheet music, games and  puzzles. 
 
The "Booktique" upstairs features beautiful coffee-table books, rare books and other unique items priced to sell, including many DVDs and CDs. Booktique items are also half price on Friday and are included in an incredible "$20 a bag" special on Saturday.
 
Thurs., April 26, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri., April 27, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (1/2 price day)
Sat., April 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (*$5 a bag day)
*Excluding Booktique items
CONTACT:  Swarthmore Public Library  6105433171  swdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-583-7207  
LOCATION: Ridley Park Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM

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
 
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Family Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 12, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Mothergoose Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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COMMUNITY CAFE
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get to know your neighbor!  Join community members to discuss a variety of topics while enjoying delicious refreshments.  This program is for adults only.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register, call 610-734-7634 or stop by the library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

 

CONTACT:  Ms. Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
 
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Baby & Me Art Class @ MFL
10:30 AM

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Saturday, April 7th @ 11:30am

OR

Friday, April 27th @ 10:30am

 

Spring has sprung! To get your kids excited to see flowers start to bloom, we will be making our own painted flowers using cardboard tubes. Make sure you bring your little one(s) in clothes they don't mind getting a bit dirty, or a change of clothes, as we will be using washable fingerpaint. You might get some paint on you too!

CLICK ON THE DATE YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND!

If you are having difficulty registering for the event, it is because we are completely full. Contact Mr. Jason @ micsd@delcolibraries.org or 610-566-7828 to be added to a paper wait list. OR, come to the event and if there are any no-shows, we will try to accommodate you (sorry, but no guarantees).

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Baby Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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
 
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PA One Book: My Cousin Momo Party
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Books, games, creative play and goofy fun! Best for ages 3-7.

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Infant Storytime
11:15 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-532-4643  
LOCATION: Prospect Park Free Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Friday Flicks
12:00 PM

Join us for a free viewing of the lastest releases and some classic films.

CONTACT:  Alex  610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

My Cousin Momo, the 2018 selection for PA One Book.  Momo comes to visit but he is a little bit different! Join us for fun activities inspired by the book.

Registration required.

Please advise in advance of any food allergies/dietary restrictions.

CONTACT:  Linda West  610-521-9344  tinicum@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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PreSchool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, and 5 (including kindergarten).  Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic phonics and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am and Fridays from 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm.  Must choose one time only. Registration is Required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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Royal Tea Party
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry Meghan Markle at a special tea party featuring a royal-themed performance by harpist Maryanne Meyer!

Enjoy tea, light fare and dessert. There will be a $5 fee at the door.

Formal attire is encouraged and please BYOT (Bring your own Teacup)

Space is limited so RSVP by April 20!

This event is presented in partnership by Marple Library and Surrey Services. 

CONTACT:    610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Gaming Club
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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BOARD GAMES
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Play your favorite games with friends every Friday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  We have lots of different board games to choose from.  Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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Movie Day
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come join us every other Friday for our movie day. It's open to the public. Children of all ages are welcome. Hope to see you there.

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  
 
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STEM Explorers: LEGO Education, Cubelets, and More!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Just drop in for free play and exploration! Best for ages 3-10.

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Book & Bake Sale!
The Swarthmore sale offers a diverse selection of hard-cover and paperback books for all ages. This season's sale features an especially large collection of fiction for teen readers, sports books, nature field guides as well as sheet music, games and  puzzles. 
 
The "Booktique" upstairs features beautiful coffee-table books, rare books and other unique items priced to sell, including many DVDs and CDs. Booktique items are also half price on Friday and are included in an incredible "$20 a bag" special on Saturday.
 
Thurs., April 26, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri., April 27, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (1/2 price day)
Sat., April 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (*$5 a bag day)
*Excluding Booktique items
CONTACT:  Swarthmore Public Library  6105433171  swdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
 
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Russian Story Time @ MFL
11:00 AM

Russian Story Time

Last Saturday every month @ 11am

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Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Registration is not required.
 
"Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!
CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Allie Oops - Musical Fun
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Miss Allie Oops will be entertaining us with interactive fun - instruments, dancing and singing along with some added surprises! Come join us in the fun! Open to all ages birth - 5. Register by phone or in person.

CONTACT:  Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson  610-356-1510  macsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Block Party!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Allow your child to experience open-ended block play with wooden blocks and other fun items such as people, cars and animals. Block play can be a fantastic learning experience and help prepare your child for future success in school!  Best of all - IT'S FUN!!

Open to all children ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers.

Registration requested.

CONTACT:  Lori Perillo  610-521-9344  tinicum@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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PAWS for Reading
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a dog at Sellers Library!  

If your child is a beginning reader, a reluctant reader, or is just learning English, reading to a trained therapy dog provides a non-judgmental space in which they can improve their reading and communication skills. On top of all of that, reading to a dog is just plain fun!

Please note: reading sessions are limited to ten minutes per child. Your child must be able to read. Preregistration by a parent or guardian is required in advance, and registration is limited. Your child will be assigned a time slot when they register. Registration for the April sessions begins on March 27th; please call the library to register at 610-789-4440. If you have any questions, please call the Children's Library at 610-789-4440. 

LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 
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Adult Beginner's Painting Class
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Join us at the Aston Public Library for:

Adult Beginner's Painting Class (Watercolor)

Saturday, April 28th at 12:30 pm

Ages 18 & up

All materials supplied.

Seating Limited...Register Now!!!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
 
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Chess Club
1:00 PM

Play games and learn strategies in our chess club for all ages.

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Golden Girls Trivia
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How well do you think you know Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia? Play as an individual, or on a team of up to four as we make our way through five rounds of trivia based on the beloved show The Golden Girls. 

This program is free. Registration is requested to guarantee a space. 

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer or Mary   610-583-0593  jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring into Madness! Teen Writing & Poetry Exhibition
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A READING EVENT + POETRY, WRITING & ART COMPETITIOOF HORRIFIC PROPORTIONS!

Come enjoy readings of the works of famous Horror and Gothic writers, such as Edgar Alan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Radcliffe, Robert E. Howard, as well as our local teen authors and artists!


Submit your own macabre Flash Fiction or Poetry masterpiece to our Macabre Teen Writing Contest and you could win fabulous prizes!

To Enter:

  • Must be in high-school.
  • Story can be no more than 1,000 words!
  • Poems must be minimum of 3 lines, maximum of 26.
  • Must have a Horror or Gothic theme.
  • Entries must be typed, double spaced.
  • You may submit as many stories or poems as you wish!
  • All entries must be read at the Spring into Madness event on Saturday April 28th—by author or a friend.

 

Or submit a Gothic Portrait to our Modern Gothic Teen Art Contest and you could win fabulous prizes!

To Enter:

  • Must be in high-school.
  • Piece must be a portrait.
  • Must meet the Modern Gothic theme (image should be Dark & Mysterious)
  • All media is accepted.
  • You may submit as many portraits as you wish!
  • All entries must be displayed at the Spring into Madness event on Saturday April 28th.

Submit via email to mateen@delcolibraries.org

If you would like more information, or to volunteer to read or help out, email Mrs. Amber at mateen@delcolibraries.org

CONTACT:  Amber Timlin  6103561510  mateen@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
Sunday April 29, 2018
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MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Attention all mystery lovers! Join us to discuss popular mysteries on the last Sunday of the month. Jill O'Neill is the discussion leader. New members are always welcome, and books will be provided by the library.

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

CONTACT:  Kathy Ferguson  610-583-0593  librarian@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Lego Club
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 Come and join us while we work on our creativity and construct amazing projects! Each session will be a different theme and we will have a showcase at the end of each class! Dustin will be teaching us how to build like an architect!

Register by phone or in person. Ages 7-11. Free!

CONTACT:  Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson  610-356-1510  macsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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STEM Explorers: LEGO Education, Cubelets, and More!
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Just drop in for free play and exploration! Best for ages 3-10.

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Author Visit: Robyn S. Young
2:00 PM

Author Robyn S. Young is stopping by for a book signing and discussion.

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
 
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Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap Between Great Garden Design and Ecologoy
3:00 PM

Radnor Library presents an afternoon with Claudia West as our 19th Annual Chanticleer Lecture.

Our planet is rapidly losing its foundation of life—the very plants that sustain us and most other creatures on earth. We know planting more na­tive plants in our gardens is an important part of the solution. However, many native plant gardens that focus on ecological benefits often suffer for aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire. Great plant­ing design is an essential part of the solution. Join us as we dig deeper into inspiring design principles derived from wild plant communities that resonate deeply within us and trigger stunning emotional re­sponses. We will analyze archetypal landscapes and translate their principles into smaller garden spac­es to help you create the native plant oasis of your dreams that will blow you away with stunning beau­ty!

Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World

This lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Radnorshire Room at Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Anny Laepple  610-687-1124  alaepple@radnorlibrary.org
Monday April 30, 2018
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Toddler Tales
9:30 AM

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!

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
10:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-586-1690  
LOCATION: Folcroft Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Toddler Tales
10:30 AM

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!

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Staff  610-358-3445  
LOCATION: Rachel Kohl Community Library
 
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Action Readers!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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!)

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-556-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Family Place
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join us at the for the Family Place Workshop. The workshop will be 8 weeks.

For more details contact the Yeadon Public Library.

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
11:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Toddler Storytime
11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-583-2214  
LOCATION: Collingdale Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Computer Training for Beginners
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up today for computer training for beginners. We will learn the basics to exploring the internet, word processing and much more!

Mondays March 26th and April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

Register today at the Yeadon Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Monday Matinee Movie
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The movie will be "Murder On the Orient Express"

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Action Readers!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-556-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Sit 'n Stitch
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Do you enjoy needlework?  Join our group...bring your needlework, crochet or knitting project while you sit and stitch.  Bring your experience and share your projects and ideas.  Beginners welcome!

CONTACT:  Staff  610 534-0693  nodirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
 
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Preschool Yoga @ MFL
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

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Preschool Yoga @ MFL w/ Ms Lisa

Monday, April 30th @ 12:30pm

Ages 3-6

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Kindergarten Storytime
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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High School Hangout
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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KNITTING CLUB
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn how to knit using a round loom or knitting needles.  Knit a hat or scarf for youself, a friend, or family member.  You can also knit and donate to someone in the community.  Yarn, looms, and needles provided by the library.  Bring a friend and make new friends!  This program is open to grades 6-12.  Due to space limitations, registration is required.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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Mystery Mondays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    

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

    We will be showing Inspector Morse in "Ghost in the Machine".

LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Gaming Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

We'll have a Wii U, Wii and Raspberry Pi hooked up for multiplayer gaming! Feel free to bring your own portable systems (3DS, etc) to play with others!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Check with librarian for sign-up availability.

CONTACT:  Paul Palmer  610-789-4440  yaservices@udlibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 
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Meet Mother Bruce STEM DAY
4:00 PM

Children’s Book Week is April 30th through May 6th and Lansdowne Public Library is an official host site! Stop by April 30th and meet Mother Bruce!  All ages are welcome to stop by for this STEM themed afternoon.

 

CONTACT:  Rachee Fagg  610-623-0239 ext 304  lacsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Creative Kids
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for Creative Kids! We will play games, build, read books, create, and make art.

This class is for children ages 5-7 years.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Monday
6:00 PM

Relax with some yoga and meditation at the library.

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Tail Waggin' Tutors
6:00 PM

Practice reading to therapy dogs Daphne and Lanky. For grades K & up. Please sign up in-person, over the phone, or online for a 10-minute time slot to read with one of the dogs.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

*This program will move back to 114 West Wayne Avenue when we do!  Stay tuned for details.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
LOCATION: Radnor Memorial Library
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Role-playing Club
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Great Adventure Awaits!

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

 

Grades 6-12, register at desk or via phone or email. Walk-ins welcome too!

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

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

CONTACT:  Amber Timlin  610-356-1510  mateen@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Laughing Lincoln
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A discussion of Lincoln’s humor, how he developed it and how he used it to make fun of himself, make a point, and fend off criticisms and attacks. Register in person or by phone. 

CONTACT:  Rachel Kohl Community Library   610-358-3445  
LOCATION: Rachel Kohl Community Library
 
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Essential Oils Workshop - Spring Into Health
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Learn the foundational oils for supporting strong respiratory systems, managing seasonal threats, GREEN cleaning at home, reviving winter skin, mood management, and much more!

Create your own essential oil blend to start using at home right away!  Presented by Megan Koppel, Essential Oils Specialist, who has presented several successful workshops at the library.

Registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:  Mary Tobin  610-583-0593  reference@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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IN STITCHES
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you looking for a place to knit, crochet, or do needlework?  Join fellow crafters to chat while working on your projects.  "In Stitches" is a newly formed group that meets most Mondays at Municipal Library.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged. To register, call 610-734-7634 or stop by the library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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NASA@MYLIBRARY
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In May of 2017, the Darby Free Library was honored to be selected from among hundreds of libraries in America to receive the prestigious NASA@MYLIBRARY Grant. Only 75 libraries across America were selected to win this award.

Seventy-five U.S. public libraries were selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Forty-nine states are represented.

We are off to an auspicious inception!

 

CONTACT:  MR. ALBERT  610 586 7310  
LOCATION: Darby Free Library
 
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Wee Read
9:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.    Held at the RML Recollection, 167 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

*Storytime will move back to 114 West Wayne Avenue when we do!  Stay tuned for more details.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
LOCATION: Radnor Memorial Library
 
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Toddle on Over!
10:00 AM

For ages 2 & 3, plus caregiver. Younger/older siblings are always welcome. 

NO registration required. 

Join us for developmentally appropriate stories, songs & rhymes. The program lasts about 25 minutes, and is followed by a simple art project and play time with the library's toys. 

CONTACT:  Angela Hegadorn  4843842388  necsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Newtown Public Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM

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
 
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PreSchool Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (incl. kindergarten). Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic phonics and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am or Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm.  Must choose only one time.  Registration Required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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Family Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 12, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

STORIES        ACTIVITIES      SPECIAL PROGRAMS!                                  GUEST READER TODAY!                              

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  Registration Required                                                                  

CONTACT:  staff  610-534-0693  nocsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Tech Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by our reference room with your tech questions for some one on one help.

CONTACT:  Bill  610-623-0239 x 305  lareference@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-623-0239  
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Wee Read
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Read-Ercise with Toddlers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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!)

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  (610) 566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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2's and 3's Storytime with Miss Debbie
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Block Party
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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
 
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Computer 102 Intermediate
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up today for intermediate computer training. The computer session will last 6 weeks.

Sessions will be on the following dates March 27th and April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and May 1st.

For more details and to register contact the Yeadon Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Knit & Crochet
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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!)

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

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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.

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Preschool Stories
2:00 PM

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
2:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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. 

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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American Made
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

First Tuesday Film Theater "American Made" Tuesday, May 1st from 2:00 - 4:15 pm. Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States.  The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.  Registration required as seating is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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KIDS KLUB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AND JUST PLAIN FUN!                                      GRADE LEVELS K-5

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CONTACT:  staff  610-534-0693  nocsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
 
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Dance Through the Ages
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Have spring fever? Dance those ants out of your pants by learning new moves from different decades! 

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - click here to return to the first session to register!  Please plan to attend all three weeks!

CONTACT:  HTFL Youth Services  (610) 446-3082, x204  youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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Kid's Can Build
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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The Tree Lady: Community Read Storytime and Craft
4:15 PM

Reach tall and be inspired by Kate Sessions, otherwise known as The Tree Lady, who transformed San Diego from dry desert to a lush green city! A storytime and tree-themed craft for kids age 4 and up will be held in the RML REcollection. A Longwood Garden Community Read program. No registration required.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
LOCATION: Radnor Memorial Library
 
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Kids Book Club
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 7-10, an interactive read aloud book club (Ms. Perri does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and discuss the book together.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Scrabble Club
4:30 PM

Test your vocabulary with this classic wordsmith game!

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Toddler Tuesday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Ms. Dawn  610-485-6519  mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
 
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Cupcake Creations
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you enjoy decorating cupcakes? Grab some friends and come to the library to share ideas! We will supply the cupcakes, frosting, and a few supplies. Participants are also welcome to bring their own materials. 

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer  610-583-0593  jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Lab Girl: Book Discussion
7:00 PM

Join us for a book discussion of Hope Janren's memoir of her journey as a child playing in her father's laboratory to become a scientist studying the life of trees, flowers, and plant life. All participants receive a ticket voucher that is redeemable for up to 4 tickets to Longwood Gardens.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Ann Etris  610-687-1124  aetris@radnorlibrary.org
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Bookin' with Babies
10:00 AM

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

Please join us for about 20 minutes of developmentally appropriate stories, songs & rhymes. Story time is followed by play time with the library's toys. 

CONTACT:  Angela Hegadorn  6103531022  necsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Newtown Public Library
 
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Creative Babies
10:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Family Storytime: Session 1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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STEM Storytime at Main Point Books
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
 
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Under 2's Story Time with Ms. Debbie
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Playtime; 10:40-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Books and playtime/socialization for babies and their caregiver's

 

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
11:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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French for Fun
11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime: Session 2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Opera: Nabucco
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for another fantastic opera series facilitated by Joseph Erdeljac.  

On May 2 & 9 come listen to Nabucco, a Verdi favorite about struggle and power in Babylon.  We begin promptly at 1:00 pm and each session runs approximately two hours. 

The opera is presented in two parts.  These presentations are auditory—the full sound recordings will be played for you.  A copy of the libretto will be supplied so you can follow along.  Please register in advance.  Light refreshments will be provided.

CONTACT:    610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Preschool Stories
2:00 PM

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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MOVIES & BOOKS
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's early dismissal Wednesday in the Upper Darby elementary schools! Come to the Municipal Library and enjoy the film The Nut Job 2 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Feel free to bring snacks and beverages in spill proof containers.  While you're here, pick up some great books!  This program is open to children in grades 1-5.  Registration is encouraged.  To register, call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Branch at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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The Great Scavenger Hunt
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Assemble your team of up to three and get ready to compete in The Great Scavenger Hunt. Locations for clues will be in and around Haverford Township Free Library. The first two teams to come back with all tasks completed will receive a prize!

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

No registration in required.

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer  610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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Lego Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - click here to go to the first session to register!  Please plan to attend all three weeks.  

CONTACT:  HTFL Youth Services  (610) 446-3082, x204  youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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Women in Science
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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In partnership with Longwood Gardens' Community Read

Wednesdays @ 4:30pm

For ages 4-12

 

April 4th = Biology with Dr. Jamie Shuda of Penn Medicine

May 2nd = Chemistry with Liese Beenken Rothkopf of GSK

 

These amazing local mothers & women in science will be here to talk about their jobs, science, and leading kids in some fun & educational activities dealing with their areas of expertise.

Registration is suggested but not required. Click on the date(s) you'd like to attend.

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Out @ the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is the place for LGBTQ teens and everyone to engage and empower through art, writing, discussion, and more.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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Pajama Time
6:30 PM

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

 Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Pajama Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

Pajama Story Time will be held: January 3, NO MEETING IN FEBRUARY, March 7, April 4 and May 2.

Registration is required.  Sign up below for the entire winter/spring session and come when you can. 

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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PAWS for Reading @ MFL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:30pm

Suggested for ages 5+ (or those able to read independently. Younger siblings may join.)

"PAWS for Reading offers children & adults the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog (cat or bunny) in order to improve their reading & communication skills." This program is perfect for shy, or reluctant readers, or those just learning and in need of some confidence! 
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Register by clicking HERE to reserve your space. On the day of the visit, you will sign up for a specific 10-minute spot.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Sponsored by the Media Vet Hospital

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Adult Chess

Come for games and lessons with your peers.

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Infants Only
10:00 AM

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. 

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Mother Goose on the Loose
10:00 AM

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, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

*Storytime will move back to 114 West Wayne Avenue when we do!  Stay tuned for more details.

CONTACT:  Radnor Memorial Library's Children's Department  610-687-1124  ae
 
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Pre-Walker Circle Time
10:00 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-534-0693  
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Family Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 12, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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The Skeptic's Guide to American History
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursdays, March 15 – May 17, 2018, 10 am – Noon, Council Room 

Challenge some of your long held beliefs about American History in this Great Courses video lecture series that delves into the past to uncover the whole story of our collective history.  Professor Emeritus Mark Stoler, of the University of Vermont, an expert in US diplomatic and military history, will guide the viewer through this journey.  We will show three 30-minute lectures a week, with a break for refreshments which will be provided.

 

 

LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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The Digger & David SHow Presents The Magic Pot
10:30 AM
Children’s Book Week is April 30th through May 6th and Lansdowne Public Library is an official host site!
 
We are so excited to welcome back The Digger & David Puppet Company for The Magic Pot Show!
 
The Wizard is away and his Apprentice will play. A story of personal responsibility, telling the truth, and a magic pot that’s out of control and just keeps making soup! Inspired by The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Strega Nona.
 
All ages are welcome to this show however children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
 
Large groups MUST RSVP with Miss Rachee at 610-623-0239 ext 304 or by e-mail at lacsd@delcolibraries.org.
CONTACT:  Rachee Fagg  610-623-0239 ext 304  lacsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Mothergoose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

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

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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3's-5's Story Time with Ms. Debbie
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ms. Debbie's Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 5 combines music and movement, games, stories and reading activities to expose children to the basic foundational concepts of language, reading, math, science and FUN!

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

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

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Handicrafts Club
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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! 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:    610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Infant Storytime
11:00 AM

 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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-494-3454  
LOCATION: J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
There are many spaces available.
 
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Preschool Stories
11:00 AM

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Toddler Tales
11:00 AM

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!

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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T'ai Chi Chih
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come try T’ai Chi Chih!

This series will be taught by Kathleen McAllister,  an accredited instructor dedicated to helping people reduce stress and regain balance through this "user friendly" moving meditation.   Kathleen has taught in schools, YMCA's, yoga studios, Mainline Health Center as well as private classes.  For more information go to www.taichichih.org

Please note that advanced registration is no longer necessary.  You will be asked to sign in when you get to class so we can track attendance.  These classes are for adults only. 

Do not come to class if you are sick—we want to keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

 

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

March 1, 8, 15 and 29 (No meeting on 3/22)

April 5, 19 and 26 (No meeting on 4/12)

May 3 and 10

 

CONTACT:  Bridgette  610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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STEM & PLAY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ages 4-8

Drop in every Monday and Thursday, anytime between 3:00pm and 4:30pm, to explore coding and circuits, build and create!  Each month will feature several exciting STEM stations.  Complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with friends!  No meeting April 12, April 30, May 28.

Register below.  Sign up once for the entire spring session.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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After School Fun Club
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Join us for afterschool fun!!!! Crafts, Puzzles and Games. Grades K to 5th

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Tinicum Memorial Public Library  610-521-9344  tinicum@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Tinicum Memorial Public Library
 
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Kid Zone featuring Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club
4:00 PM

If you are in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade, then you are invited to have a crazy fun time building stuff, running, and jumping, and making a mess.  You won't want to miss a minute of this engaging and fun-filled after school math club!  Parents of children ages 8 and under MUST remain in the library during the program.  Supplies are limited. This program meets on 6 consecutive Thursday afternoons beginning April 26th.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Food For Thought Cookbook Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love to cook and try out new recipes?  Join our Food For Thought Cookbook Club where we meet the first Thursdays of the month to share and feast on our cooked delicacies from recipes in the cookbook on display at the Swarthmore Public Library.  Browse through the cookbook, pick a recipe and enter your name and chosen recipe at the back of the book.  Then bring your prepared dish for sharing at our meeting.  

   This month we will be cooking Chinese cuisine from "Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese" by Ching-He Huang.

LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Coding+ Camp @ MFL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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For ages 6+

 

Thursday, May 3rd; 4-6pm

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Join Mr. Scott and Ms. Perri for the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Club! Every Thursday we will feature hands on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math expieriences for children ages 8-11.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-0436  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Create and Take: Plant a Flower
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to those in grades 3, 4, and 5.

Plant a spring flower, and decorate the pot! 

Registration is required; please call the library at 610-789-4440 to register.

LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 
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Childrens program
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

?This program is designed for children 5 - 11 years old, which includes a story followed by a craft or two.

CONTACT:  Ms. Dawn  610-485-6519  mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
 
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Newtown Square Wordsmiths
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Interested in sharing your writing with others?

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

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

Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT:  Kim Yacoubian/Arlene Caruso  610-353-1022  kimartyac@gmail.com
LOCATION: Newtown Public Library
 
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DIY Household Cleaning Products
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CONTACT:  Ms. Tianjia  610-485-6519  marcushook@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Mary M. Campbell MH Library
 
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PAWS for Reading
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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. 

 

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Better Than Therapy Book Group: May
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35?

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

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

May Book: Chemistry by Weike Wang

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

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

CONTACT:  Sara Ahmed  6107894440  gennextlibrarian@gmail.com
LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Author Visit with Catherine Kerrison
7:30 PM

Kerrison, an associate professor of history at Villanova University and respected author, will talk about the themes covered in her latest book, Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America. Kerrison will explore the different life paths chosen by Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters, Harriet, born of his slave, Sally Hemings, and Martha and Maria, by his wife Martha Wayles Jefferson. Co-sponsored by Radnor Historical Society. Held at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA 19333.

CONTACT:  Pam Sedor  610-687-1124  psedor@radnorlibrary.org
Friday May 4, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018
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Delightful Discards Sale

PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS NEWTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

FEATURING EX-LIBRARY TITLES
(MOSTLY NON-FICTION). 
LIBRARY DISCARDS = YOUR TREASURE!

FRIDAY, MAY  4 & SATURDAY, MAY 5 FROM 10 A.M.-5 P.M.
SUNDAY, MAY 6 FROM 1-5 P.M.

 

CONTACT:  Arlene Caruso  6103531022  nedirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Newtown Public Library
Friday May 4, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM

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
 
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Family Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 12, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Mothergoose Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

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

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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Help time for e-book reader, laptop or tablet computer
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

 

CONTACT:  Ms. Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:30 AM

 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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Baby Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Star Wars Day @ MFL
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Green screen photobooth, stations with activities and crafts all dealing with Star Wars! Stop by throughout the day at the Middletown Free Library to celebrate all things Star Wars! All ages can enjoy our day celebrating the Force.

In the evening, we will be having a costume contest and a Pizza & Movie Night at 5pm, where we'll watch The Last Jedi. Registration is required for the movie night. Click HERE!

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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
 
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Friday Flicks
12:00 PM

Join us for a free viewing of the lastest releases and some classic films.

CONTACT:  Alex  610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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PreSchool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, and 5 (including kindergarten).  Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic phonics and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am and Fridays from 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm.  Must choose one time only. Registration is Required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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English Conversation for English Language Learners
2:00 PM

English Conversation Group

Facilitated by Mimi Nenno, MA TESL

May 4, 2018 at 2pm (postponed from April 25.)  

To continue each month on the 4th Friday of the Month 

Please join us for a free conversation hour as you build your confidence in speaking English. Topics may involve small talk, holidays and customs, and common slang. Participants will get to practice speaking in a casual environment and meet other international adults (age 14 and over).  Participation is free; registration is required.  The facilitator, Mimi Nenno, holds an MA TESL degree and has 3 years’ experience teaching adults.?

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

CONTACT:  Lucy Saxon   610-543-0436  swarthmore@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Gaming Club
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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BOARD GAMES
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Play your favorite games with friends every Friday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  We have lots of different board games to choose from.  Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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May the 4th Be With You Drop-In Craft
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in to the RML REcollection to make mini glow stick lightsabers! We R-2 excited to celebrate Star Wars. No registration required, while supplies last.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Andrea Elson  610-687-1124  aelson@radnorlibrary.org
 
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May the Fourth Be With You! Domino Topple
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate STAR WARS DAY by witnessing the creation of a magnificient domino masterpiece.

Presented by the Marple Newtown Highschool Rube Goldberg Club.

Open to all ages to watch!

 

CONTACT:  Amber Timlin  6103561510  mateen@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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JON TURK PRESENTS: THE SOUND OF SIXTIES SOUL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dance, sing along and test your knowledge of soul music (and other forms) from the '60s! 

Entertainer Jon Turk discusses and sings music from the 1960s which brings back memories of what Black music was trending during that decade. He analyzes why Black music was such a strong music form of the times and was right in step with what the world was experiencing. 

One of the premier soulful acts in the Philly/Tri-state area, Jon generates energy and excitement wherever he goes! His CDs will be on sale after the event.

This free program will be held in the accessible Adult Library. No reserved seats. Arrive early!

(There will be very limited seating for general library use in the Adult Room after 5:30 p.m. Computers will be available.)

Registration is encouraged but not required.

CONTACT:  Maria Polymenakos, Head of Adult Services  610-789-4440  upperdarby@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
There are many spaces available.
Saturday May 5, 2018
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BOOK & BAKE SALE
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Library's annual  book and bake sale held at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. Volunteers are needed. Please call for a schedule & times.

CONTACT:  Mary Alice Walsh  610-583-7207  
LOCATION: Ridley Park Public Library
 
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Soap Making Class For Adults
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Aston Public Library presents:

 

Soap Making Class for Adults
Ages 18 & up

Join us on:
Saturday, May 5th at 11:00 am

Learn to make soaps 
to give as gifts or keep for yourself!

All material supplied

Register now.

 

Seating is Limited!!!

 

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Baby & Me Art Class @ MFL
11:30 AM

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Saturday, May 5th @ 11:30am--click here

Spring has sprung! To get your kids excited to see flowers start to bloom, we will be making our own painted flowers using cardboard tubes. Make sure you bring your little one(s) in clothes they don't mind getting a bit dirty, or a change of clothes, as we will be using washable fingerpaint. You might get some paint on you too!

If you are having difficulty registering for the event, it is because we are completely full. Contact Mr. Jason @ micsd@delcolibraries.org or 610-566-7828 to be added to a paper wait list. OR, come to the event and if there are any no-shows, we will try to accommodate you (sorry, but no guarantees).

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Chess Club
1:00 PM

Play games and learn strategies in our chess club for all ages.

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Mother's Day Beauty Day
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Join us in treating Mom to a beauty/spa day right here in our library! Enjoy delicious treats, hair styling, manicure, face painting, mommy & me yoga and other fun activities. Let's all enjoy a fun and relaxing time together!

Ages: 4-10

*Registration Required (In person at library or by phone 610-356-1510)

CONTACT:  Andie Mandel/Melissa Anderson  610-356-1510  macsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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PAWS for Reading @ MFL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Friday, May 5th @ 2pm

Suggested for ages 5+ (or those able to read independently. Younger siblings may join.)

"PAWS for Reading offers children & adults the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog (cat or bunny) in order to improve their reading & communication skills." This program is perfect for shy, or reluctant readers, or those just learning and in need of some confidence! 
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Register by clicking HERE to reserve your space. On the day of the visit, you will sign up for a specific 10-minute spot.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Sponsored by the Media Vet Hospital

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Unsung Treasures 3rd Annual Luncheon
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Councilwoman Taliah Jones-Waters presents Unsung Treasures 3rd Annual Luncheon on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Yeadon Public Library. Join us for this exciting event, we will be honoring women who has made an impact in our community.

For more information please contact the Yeadon Public Library.

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
 
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Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

No registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer  610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
Monday May 7, 2018
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Toddler Tales
9:30 AM

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!

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
10:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-586-1690  
LOCATION: Folcroft Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Toddler Tales
10:30 AM

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!

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Staff  610-358-3445  
LOCATION: Rachel Kohl Community Library
 
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Action Readers!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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!)

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-556-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
11:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Toddler Storytime
11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-583-2214  
LOCATION: Collingdale Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Family Story Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Action Readers!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Action Readers! ENCORE!

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

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

Mondays at 11:30am

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

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-556-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Sit 'n Stitch
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Do you enjoy needlework?  Join our group...bring your needlework, crochet or knitting project while you sit and stitch.  Bring your experience and share your projects and ideas.  Beginners welcome!

CONTACT:  Staff  610 534-0693  nodirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
 
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Kindergarten Storytime
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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High School Hangout
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

This program is free.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer   610-446-3082 ext 216  phillips@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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STEM & PLAY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ages 4-8

Drop in every Monday and Thursday, anytime between 3:00pm and 4:30pm, to explore coding and circuits, build and create!  Each month will feature several exciting STEM stations.  Complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with friends!  No meeting April 12, April 30, May 28.

Register below.  Sign up once for the entire spring session.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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KNITTING CLUB
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn how to knit using a round loom or knitting needles.  Knit a hat or scarf for youself, a friend, or family member.  You can also knit and donate to someone in the community.  Yarn, looms, and needles provided by the library.  Bring a friend and make new friends!  This program is open to grades 6-12.  Due to space limitations, registration is required.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the library at 501 Bywood Avenue.

CONTACT:  Jean Kosha  610-734-7649  
LOCATION: Upper Darby Municipal Branch
 
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Mystery Mondays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    

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

    We will be showing two episodes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  with Jeremy Brett  - "Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Solitary Cyclist".  This series has sub-titles available.

LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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HOUR OF CODING
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

LEARN AND PLAY WITH SOME BASIC CODING                       GRADE LEVELS 2-5

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CONTACT:  STAFF  610-534-0693  nocsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Gaming Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

We'll have a Wii U, Wii and Raspberry Pi hooked up for multiplayer gaming! Feel free to bring your own portable systems (3DS, etc) to play with others!
For teens in grades 6 to 12.
Permission slip required. Check with librarian for sign-up availability.

CONTACT:  Paul Palmer  610-789-4440  yaservices@udlibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 
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Raider Readers for Kids
4:00 PM

Read with a Radnor High School student! Great practice for independent readers or listen to favorite stories read aloud. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 5:00 PM to partner with a high school student for stories, coloring pages and more. Open to all ages. Registration required.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Radnor Memorial Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Raider Readers Teen Volunteers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Help shape future Radnor readers by practicing reading together or aloud with a younger child. Choose your favorite books from your childhood or let them pick their favorites. Earn community service hours while helping build literacy skills.  For grades 6 and up.  Registration required.  Held at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

CONTACT:  Andrea Elson  610-687-1124   aelson@radnorlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Creative Kids
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for Creative Kids! We will play games, build, read books, create, and make art.

This class is for children ages 5-7 years.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night at the Movies
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Staff  610 534-0693  nodirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
 
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Maximize your social security benefits
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an informative session about collecting your social security retirement benefits.

Find out:

  • When is the best time to collect?

  • How do spousal benefits, divorce, or remarriage affect you?

  • What other important factors should you consider so you get the most you can?

 

Don't leave money on the table by not maximizing your benefits!

 

This session will be led by Caroline Andresen, Certified Social Security advisor. Attendees will receive a complimentary workbook. Register in advance at the front desk or call (610) 356-1510.

 

 

CONTACT:    610-356-1510  
LOCATION: Marple Public Library
 
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Yoga for All Ages at Wayne Art Center
7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Pam Sedor  610-687-1124  psedor@radnorlibrary.org
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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PAWS for Reading
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a dog at Sellers Library!  

If your child is a beginning reader, a reluctant reader, or is just learning English, reading to a trained therapy dog provides a non-judgmental space in which they can improve their reading and communication skills. On top of all of that, reading to a dog is just plain fun!

Please note: reading sessions are limited to ten minutes per child. Your child must be able to read. Preregistration by a parent or guardian is required in advance, and registration is limited. Your child will be assigned a time slot when they register. Please note that due to the holiday, there is no Saturday session in May. Registration for the Tuesday evening May session begins on April 24th; please call the library to register at 610-789-4440. If you have any questions, please call the Children's Library at 610-789-4440. 

LOCATION: Upper Darby/Sellers Library
 
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Wee Read
9:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM

Prepare for school with longer stories, music and more activities to develop language and listening skills for ages 3 to 5.    Held at the RML Recollection, 167 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

*Storytime will move back to 114 West Wayne Avenue when we do!  Stay tuned for more details.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sturgill  610-687-1124  csturgill@radnorlibrary.org
LOCATION: Radnor Memorial Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM

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
 
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PreSchool Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

PreSchool Storytime Ages 3, 4, & 5 (incl. kindergarten). Storytime with craft which also includes activities to help children with basic phonics and math skills.  Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:40 am or Fridays from 1:30 to 2:10 pm.  Must choose only one time.  Registration Required as space is limited.  Please call Primos Library at 610-622-8091.

CONTACT:  Susan Robinson  610-622-8091  udpdirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Upper Darby Primos Branch
 
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Family Story Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Family Story Time is open to children ages 0-5.

Classes will be held Mondays at 11am; Tuesdays at 10am; Thursdays at 10am; Fridays at 10am.  There is no registration for these drop in classes.  There will be no class March 9, April 12, April 30, and May 28.

Enjoy stories, puppets, instruments, parachute play, bubbles, and more.

CONTACT:  Lauren Longbottom  610-583-0593  children@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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PRESCHOOL CONNECTIONS
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

STORIES        ACTIVITIES      SPECIAL PROGRAMS!                                                              

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  Registration Required                                                                  

CONTACT:  staff  610-534-0693  nocsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Tech Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by our reference room with your tech questions for some one on one help.

CONTACT:  Bill  610-623-0239 x 305  lareference@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Infant Storytime
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Staff  610-623-0239  
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Wee Read
10:30 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Read-Ercise with Toddlers
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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!)

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  (610) 566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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2's and 3's Storytime with Miss Debbie
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Block Party
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time
11:00 AM

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
 
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Knit & Crochet
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 18 & up

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

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

Now's the time !!!

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

Practice needles and yarn supplied during class.

Pattern sharing is always welcome!!!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Read-Ercise with Toddlers Encore
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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!)

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  (610) 566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Longwood Gardens Community Read: The Tree Lady
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

We'll read about horticulturalist Kate Sessions and design a nature park! FREE Longwood Gardens family passes for up to 12 families attending. Please call 610-566-1918 to register.

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Our Own Stories--Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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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.

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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Preschool Stories
2:00 PM

Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance, imagine, learn, and, of course, read stories.  A different letter of the alphabet will be featured each week.  After story time, we will either make a craft or have free play time with age appropriate toys.  Children are welcome to attend the program independently while their caregiver remains in the adjacent library. 

Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Preschool Storytime
2:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri:Film Discussion
2:00 PM
 
 
We meet the 2nd Tuesday each Month to watch and discuss a movie together!  
 
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
 
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CONTACT:  Lucy Saxon  610-543-0436  illsw@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Chair Yoga
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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. 

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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LEGO Club @ MFL
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, May 8th; 3-5pm

Thursday, May 31st; 4-7pm

 

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.

CONTACT:  Mr. Jason  610-566-7828  micsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Middletown Free Library
 
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KIDS KLUB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AND JUST PLAIN FUN!                                      GRADE LEVELS K-5

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CONTACT:  staff  610-534-0693  nocsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
 
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Dance Through the Ages
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Have spring fever? Dance those ants out of your pants by learning new moves from different decades! 

This program is FREE and open to students in grades K-5.  Registration is REQUIRED - click here to return to the first session to register!  Please plan to attend all three weeks!

CONTACT:  HTFL Youth Services  (610) 446-3082, x204  youthservices@haverfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Haverford Twp. Free Library
 
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Kid's Can Build
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Be creative and have some fun.

Come and make some new friends!!

 

Register now!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Kids Book Club
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

For ages 7-10, an interactive read aloud book club (Ms. Perri does the reading) where you'll also write, draw, create, and discuss the book together.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  610-543-3171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Scrabble Club
4:30 PM

Test your vocabulary with this classic wordsmith game!

CONTACT:    610-623-0239  lansdowne@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Lansdowne Public Library
 
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Toddler Tuesday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Ms. Dawn  610-485-6519  mhcsd@delcolibraries.org
 
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Anime Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tonight we will explore Japanese culture by drawing, viewing Anime, making candy sushi, and eating Japanese snacks. 

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

No registration is required.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jenifer  610-583-0593  jenifer@ridleylibrary.org
LOCATION: Ridley Township Public Library
 
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Chess Club
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Kids 8 & up can learn to play chess at the Aston Public Library!!

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Join Mr Ed Finn as he teaches you the game of chess.

Seating is limited...Register now!

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Writing Workshop
6:15 PM - 7:40 PM

The Yeadon Public Library is excited to bring to our patrons a Free Writing Workshop for writers and people who have a passion & want to learn!  Classes will be taught by our Writing Tutor, Dr. Susan L. Chast.

We are offering (4) Writing Session in May:                                                                                                                                                                  5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29.  Topics: Introductions, Warm up Writing, What Do You Want to Learn?, What do you want her to Teach?

Suggested Topics:  Writing- Essays, Articles, Poetry, Stories

                                   Feedback & Critique of Short Pieces

                                   Publishing                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

CONTACT:    610- 623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
There are many spaces available.
 
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BOOK CLUB
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come and join a friendly group of readers. Books are provided, titles are suggested by members and include fiction,non-fiction and memoir.  

CONTACT:  Mary Alice Walsh  610-583-7207  
LOCATION: Ridley Park Public Library
 
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Sister Circle
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Second Tuesday of each month. Sister Circle group is women coming together to uplift, inform, empower, inspire, and raise awareness of women's issues at home and around the world. Join us for programs and interesting discussions on a variety of topics. For current monthly meeting information, please refer to the updated group posts, found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1099314990113650/about/

 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead

CONTACT:  Staff  610 534-0693  nodirector@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Norwood Public Library
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Creative Babies
10:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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Family Storytime: Session 1
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

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

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Under 2's Story Time with Ms. Debbie
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Schedule: 10:30-10:40 Playtime; 10:40-11:05 Story Time with rhymes, music and movement, songs, games and stories; 11:05-11:30 Books and playtime/socialization for babies and their caregiver's

 

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  6104945877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are many spaces available.
 
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Walk With Ease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join us as the Aston Public Library Hosts:

Walk With Ease 

Arthritis Foundation's evidence-based program for people 60 and over that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation's 6-week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safety make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Proven to reduce the pain of arthritis-

Increase balance, strenghth and walking pace-

Build confidence in your ability to be physically active-

 

Program is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm April 16th to May 23rd. 

Register now for this FREE program !

 

COSA -County of Delaware Services for the Aging

CONTACT:  Miss Debbie  610-494-5877  debbie@astonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Aston Public Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Creative Babies
11:00 AM

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

Registration is NOT required.

LOCATION: Springfield Township Library
 
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French for Fun
11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime: Session 2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Vicki Sheeler  6105661918  mecsd@delcolibraries.org
LOCATION: Media-UP Free Library
 
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Aging at Home
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us at the Yeadon Public Library on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 11:30am to learn about the Aging at Home program. Please share with a friend.

For more information on this event contact the Yeadon Public Library.

CONTACT:  Yeadon Public Library  610-623-4090  yeadonlibrary@comcast.net
There are many spaces available.
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Scott Schumacher  6105433171  swcsd@delcolibraries
LOCATION: Swarthmore Public Library
There are 7 spaces available.
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