REGULAR EVENTS 

 

Have you read or heard that meditation is good for you, yet found that quieting your mind’s chatter is difficult? Join Danielle for Meditation Mondays, and practice techniques to foster peace of mind, joy and calm in your life. Beginners and all levels of experience welcome. This program is for teenagers and adults of all ages. Mondays at 6:30 PM through Feb. 10.

 

 

Baby Sprouts, our Toddler Time for families with children ages 18 months-3 years, is held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM from January 14th to May 12th and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM from January 16th through May 14th. Pick the time that best suits your family’s schedule! New families are always welcome at Baby Sprouts, and no sign-ups are needed.

 

 

Take control and live a healthier life by learning to self-manage your chronic conditions. Blair Senior Services presents a free evidence-based workshop for individuals over 60 that discusses ways to make lifestyle changes shown to improve overall health, including exercise, nutrition, action planning, mindfulness, and more. This workshop runs Wednesdays from 1:00-3:30 from January 15th through February 19th. To register, message us on Facebook, call us at 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk.

 

Sprouting Readers is the Bellwood-Antis Public Library’s weekly storytime for families with children ages 3-8. Every Monday at 6:30 PM from February 3rd to April 27th, join our guest readers for stories, activities, crafts, and lots of fun! No sign-ups needed, new families always welcome!

Please note that there will be no Sprouting Readers on February 17th, as the library will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Do you love playing video games? Want to build and program your own? Kids entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the Door‘s Bellwood Computers Gamers Club for learning and fun. You will build and program a retro arcade game and learn the basics of Raspberry Pi Scratch programming. You will get to keep the computer you build and all the equipment and programming book (over $150 in equipment)

Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt and all your equipment, which you get to keep if you attend the first five sessions. Space is VERY limited. To register, you must call the Door at 814-935-9971 or e-mail thedoor@mail.com. Registration is not complete until your class fee is paid. Registrations can be dropped off at the Door Monday through Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Door (521 Main Street). This program was made possible with generous support from Operation Our Town and PC Works.

NOTICE: Bellwood Computer Gamers & Builders Club is going to be rescheduled pending more registrations. For more information on new dates for the club, please call the Door at 814-935-9971 or e-mail thedoor@mail.com.

 

Our Sips & Snacks in the Stacks Wine Tasting fundraiser is on Saturday, January 25th, from 7-10 PM. Enjoy samples from local wineries and winemakers and delicious gourmet appetizers while listening to live music. Tickets are on sale now at the library!

 

 

Knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, January 27th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials & project and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!

 

 

The February Lego Club on Saturday, February 1st from noon-2 PM is going to be very cheesy as we pay tribute to pizza in Lego form! Design your own pizza parlor, or build a giant Lego pizza with all the toppings. Lego Club is for children ages 5-15. Lego Club is free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that parents and caregivers stay in the library while children build.

 

 

Confused about Medicare? Evolve Insurance Group present a free seminar on Saturday, February 8th at 1 PM. Learn more about the ins and outs of Medicare, and your coverage options.

 

 

 

Secret passages, hidden treasures, trap doors! At the February Lego Challenge Night on Wednesday, February 19th at 6 PM, we challenge kids ages 5-15 to use Lego bricks to build something with a secret! Lego Challenge Nights are free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that a parent or caregiver stay in the library while children participate.

 

 

Sensory Saturday Storytime on Saturday, February 15th at noon is for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns. The program is free, and no sign-ups are necessary, but we ask that a grown-up stay with the child during the program. Free book for all children who attend courtesy of the Central PA Autism Society!

Don’t forget to bring or pick up a Sensory Library Punch Card that can earn you prizes for attending Sensory Library events. Get a punch card at a participating library, and get a punch for any Sensory Library event your family attends. Five punches on your card = a surprise worth $10 ! Prizes can be redeemed at any library offering Central PA Autism Society sensory events.

 

The 2020 Family Health & Safety Fair is on Saturday, February 22nd from 10 AM-1 PM, Learn about your health and community resources with free health screenings, information, and children’s activities. Stay tuned for a complete listing of participants and screenings that will be available at the fair.

 

 

The library is home to a number of community organizations with meetings and programs that are open to the public. Visit our community meetings page for information on these programs.