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UCLS Announces May 2021 Events

posted: April 12, 2021

The Union County Library System—The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library; Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton—is hosting the following events in May 2021. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the UCLS website at www.UnionCountyLibraries.org.    

 

 All Locations

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Online Shopping Safety – Online Program

Monday, May 3 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the best practices for shopping and buying items online. All registrants must have a computer and internet connection to view this presentation as well as provide an email address to obtain the link to join the program on the day of the presentation. Register online.

 

The Public Library for Union County

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Hot Air Balloon Mobile Pick Up Craft

Tuesday, May 11 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Add a unique twist to your home decor with our hot air balloon mobile perfect for any room! Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your supplies. Paper, wooden dowels and directions provided by the library. First come first serve while supplies last.

 

All Things Books Facebook Group

Ongoing

Join our Facebook group page where patrons can share what they are currently reading, recommendations, favorite authors, book discussions and more! Find the group at Facebook.com/groups/plucbooks

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 

Spring Fling at the Lewisburg Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Library table to visit with Ms. Mary & Ms. Davena and get a sneak peek of Summer Quest 2021 and make a simple craft to take home.

 

Online Preschool Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Tuesday, May 4, 11, & 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for online storytime. Sing songs, read books, and learn some simple ASL signs centered around a different theme each week. For ages 3-5. Links for accompanying activities and crafts are included in the description below each video. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Online Baby Storytime LIVE with Ms. Davena

Friday, May 7, 14, & 21 – 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Ms. Davena for an online storytime based on the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program, which shows that children learn best through routine and repetition in a nurturing environment. Learn songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple ASL signs. For ages 0-2. View LIVE on Facebook.com/PubLibUC or view later on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover

 

Lego Challenge Club

Wednesday, May 5

First Wednesday of Each Month

Receive new LEGO Challenges on the first Wednesday of each month. Send in your photos via email to Ms. Davena to be posted to our online Lego Club Gallery. Once a month, one lucky Lego builder will have their creation featured on our Facebook page. Must register in order participate and to view the gallery. To register call the library at 570-523-1172 or register online.

 

Cultural Storytime  

Tuesday, May 18 – 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Explore a country and its language with stories, songs and activities. A collaboration with the Bucknell University’s Foreign Language Department. View on YouTube at http://bitly.com/PLUCPreschoolDiscover. For ages 3-5.

 

 

Herr Memorial Library

 

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

 

Monthly STEM Activity

During Library Hours

April Showers Bring May Flowers. STEM Activity for children and adults.

 

 

Book in a Jar

Month of May– During Library Hours

Patrons can attempt to guess the title and author of a shredded book in a jar and compete to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

 

 

ADULT/TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Special Stitches Knitting Group

Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Special Stitches Knitting Group welcomes all skill levels. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Novel Thoughts Book Club

Thursday, May 6 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am

First Thursday of the month

Join fellow book lovers and discuss a new book each month. Please register by calling 570-966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

 

STEM Take Home Bags for Adults

During Library Hours

Each month adults can pick up a new packet of coloring pages, word puzzles and more!

 

Teen Game Night

Mondays– 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Have fun playing games with old and new friends at the Teen Space’s weekly Game Night. Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Anime Night

Wednesday, May 12 – 3:30 pm

Relax and have fun with friends at the teen space while watching an anime movie.  Discord link: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

Teen Movie Night

Wednesday, May 26– 3:30 pm  

Relax and have fun with friends at the monthly movie night for teens: https://discord.gg/D8C7uynPbk

 

 

West End Library

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

Comic Book Talk – Virtual Program

Tuesdays

Learn about the history, creators and collecting of comic books by tuning into the West End Library’s Comic Book Talk. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndComics

 

Basic Crochet

Saturday, May 1 – 10:00 am – Noon

1st Saturday of each month

Learn to crochet! Bring your own size 7, 8, or 9 crochet hook. We have a good supply of yarn available at the library. If you want to bring your own yarn, please make sure it is 4-ply knitting worsted in a solid color. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Mah Jongg

Fridays, May 7 & 21 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. No experience is needed. An instructor is on hand to teach newcomers this tile-based game. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

 

The Art of Cooking with Friends

Thursday, May 27 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our cooking group selects a recipe from a cookbook at the library, then prepares a dish to share. May’s theme is Veintisiete de Mayo, a Mexican dinner. The group meets outdoors in the library’s gazebo (weather permitting). Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

 

Puppy Kindergarten (STAR Puppy)

7-Week Program

Session 1: Monday, May 17, 24, June 7,14, 21, 28 & July 5– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Session 2: Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 & 13– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost $35 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

The AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program (Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility) is meant to help get you and your puppy off to a good start. It’s open to any puppy under 1 year of age with appropriate vaccinations. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are eligible. Once your pup passes the S.T.A.R. puppy test, which is awarded at the end of the 7-week course, you’ll be given an application to send into the AKC who will send you a S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal and a certificate showing your pup is now a S.T.A.R. puppy. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

Canine Good Citizen

6-Week Program

Tuesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 22, 29 & July 6 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost – $50 (proceeds benefit the West End Library)

This 6-week program is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible

ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. No age minimum. For questions or to register contact Wendy at [email protected] or 570-452-1404.

 

 

CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

 

Virtual Preschool Discover

Tuesdays

This virtual program features a weekly theme with read-aloud stories, songs and age-appropriate activities. For children up to age 5. Watch on Facebook.com/West.End.Reads or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/WestEndStorytime

 

May Craft of the Month

During Library Hours

The May Craft of the Month is a paper crown that children can decorate. For ages 3-10. Available while supplies last.

 

Vision Screening

Thursday, May 27 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parents and pre-school children receive a vision screening from Central Susquehanna Sign Services. A $1.00 registration fee is required. To sign up call the library at 570-922-4773.

 

Reading with Maverick

Saturday, May 29 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Children are welcome to read to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time. Masks are required and social distancing will be implemented. To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773.



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