Sprouting Readers is our free weekly story hour for children ages 3-8. Families can join our volunteer readers every Monday from 6:30-7:30 PM for stories, crafts, songs, games, and fun. It all starts on Monday, January 22nd, and continues every Monday through March 26th. See schedule below for our guest readers: people from the community your family will know and love!
Baby Sprouts, our toddler time for children ages 18 months-3 years, runs Thursdays at 10:30 AM from January 25th through March 29th. Families can enjoy a special toddler-sized version of our popular Sprouting Readers storytime followed by an informal playgroup in the children’s room.
No registration is required for either of our weekly children’s programs: new families are always welcome.
The library will be hosting two Pysanky classes on Thursday, March 22nd. The first class will be from 4-6 PM and the second class will be from 6-8 PM. Space is very limited in both classes, and registration is mandatory: to sign up, message us on Facebook, sign up at the checkout desk, or call 742-8234. NOTICE: As of 3/15/18, the 6 PM class is full. Space is still available in the 4 PM class.
WARNING: Please come prepared to work with raw eggs, open flame, and hot wax. Dress accordingly! Recommended age is 12 and up, but children 8-11 can be accompanied by a responsible adult.
All materials will be provided including white chicken eggs (but you are welcome to bring your own special eggs if you choose).
New designs for students of past pysanky workshops will be available.
This class is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Surprise! The library is holding a special bonus Lego Club on Saturday, March 24th from noon-2 PM.
Lego Club is for kids ages 5-15, and is free, but we ask that grownups stay in the library while the kids build. To sign up your child, message us on Facebook, call 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk.
With your library card, hundreds of free e-books and e-audiobooks are just a click away! Learn how to use the Libby app and Overdrive at this free clinic on Tuesday, March 27th. Each hour of the clinic will review a different device: iPads from 2-3 PM, Android from 3-4 PM, and from 4-5 PM, Kindle users can learn how to use Overdrive to get free e-books from the library through their Amazon/Kindle account.
On Wednesday, March 28th at 1 PM, Kidney Smart will be presenting a free class on managing your kidney health in the library’s community room. Learn about what causes kidney disease and lifestyle changes you can make to keep your kidney happy & healthy. Insurance coverage will also be discussed. To register, message us on Facebook, call 742-8234, or register online at kidneysmart.org/class
Our Spring Used Book Sale will start at 9 AM on Saturday, April 7th and continue during regular library hours through the 14th. Bag day discounts on Saturday, April 14th. We’ll have thousands of gently used and new books of all types for sale.
At our April Lego Club happening on Saturday, April 7th from noon-2 PM, it’s all in the bag! Club members are challenged to use every Lego in their assigned and totally random Official Lego Club Mystery Bag to build their creation for the month.
Lego Club is for kids ages 5-15. The program is free, but we ask that caregivers sign their kids up by messaging us on Facebook, signing up at the checkout desk, or calling us at 742-8234. Caregivers are not required to stay with their kids during the program, but we do ask that they remain in the building while their kids build.
April 7th is also the first day of our Spring Used Book Sale, so Lego Club caregivers are invited to shop while their kids build!
Caregivers of teenagers are invited to a Parent Information Night presented by the Blair Drug & Alcohol Partnerships on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 PM that will teach you how to start a conversation with your teenager about substance abuse and misuse. Medication lock boxes and other resources will be available to take. For more information, visit blairdap.org.
Find out how to prevent tick bites and Lyme & tick-borne diseases at this free program presented by the PA Lyme Network on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 PM. You’ll learn how to prevent tick bites, what to do if you get a bite, recognizing early symptoms of Lyme disease, and much more. Learn more about the Dare 2B Tick Aware prevention program at http://palyme.org/
The library will be holding a spaghetti dinner at Grace Lutheran Church (1114 North Cambria Street) on Saturday, April 28th from 11 AM-2 PM. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children. Desserts available for an additional $1. Meal includes spaghetti, meatball, salad, and roll. All proceeds benefit the library.
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.