Swedesboro Library Happenings

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Adults: Wine Cork Snowflake Craft – Tuesday, January 10 – 6:30 pm.  Create a unique wine cork snowflake.  Space is limited, please register.

Meet the Cello – Tuesday, Jan. 17 – 6:30 p.m. Take time out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy beautiful music played on the cello. Learn about this instrument, from how it’s played, its history, to how you can learn to play, too. Enjoy some cello duets. Call 856-467-0111 for more information. Snow date will be Tuesday, Jan. 24. Please register at www.gcls.org.

Winter Polar Bear Ornament – Wednesday, Jan. 25 – 6:30 p.m. Create a winter polar bear ornament out of old ornaments. Space is limited. Please be sure to register.

Adult Book Club – The adult book club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 31 – 7 p.m. The adult book club meets the last Tuesday of each month unless otherwise specified. January’s selection will be All the Light We Cannot See by Matt Fitzsimmons. Please register.


Maker Space Club – new! – This club will host a variety of activities, from technology to magnets to science experiments to art. Call 856-467-0111 for more information. This month we meet Thursday, Jan. 5 – 7 p.m.

Teen/Tween Writers’ Club – Monday, Jan. 9 – 7 p.m. Do you love writing? Join us on the second Mondays of each month. This time will be devoted to writing! You can work on your own writing or pull ideas from our binder. It’s up to you if you would like to share your work each session. We’ll take our favorite writings and publish them in our Teen Express Literacy Magazine.

Teen/Tween Book Club – The Teen/Tween book club will be on Thursday, Jan. 12 – 7 p.m. Our book club meets the second Thursday of each month unless otherwise specified. January’s selection will be Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time.

Anime Club – Monday, Jan. 23 – 5 p.m. Anime meets on the fourth Mondays at 5 p.m. Feel free to come dressed in costume. You can also bring Pokemon cards or Yu Gi Oh cards to play, watch an Anime movie/show and/or draw Manga characters.

Teen Advisory Board – We welcome teens to join our Teen Advisory Board. Be a Literacy Buddy and work with children, learn library skills, or help plan teen activities. Do you enjoy writing? Learn to write reviews and create a quarterly teen newsletter. Call 467-0111 for information on how you can volunteer or become an active member.

Literacy Buddies – Looking for teens interested in being a literacy buddy. Teens will work one-on-one with a child who needs help learning English, learning to read, or needs help with homework. Commitment is one hour a week.  Call 856-467-0111 if you are interested.


Winter Craft Fun – Wednesday, Jan. 11 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy creating two special winter crafts. Your child can pick two out of the three crafts: Create your own gingerbread house, snowman hand-print ornament (includes 2 ornaments), or a hand-print art on 11 X 14 canvas board. This program is suited for K-6th graders and is limited to 15 students. Your child must be registered. Please wear old clothes and have long hair tied back. Our snow date will be the following Wednesday, Jan. 18. This program is being sponsored by Burgundy and Brushes.

Teddy Bear Clinic – Saturday, Jan. 14 – 11 a.m. Have your child bring his/her teddy bear friend or doll for a free checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic! Children will learn about what happens at the doctors and make doctor visits less scary, and even fun. Snow date is the following month, Saturday, Feb. 18 – 11 a.m.

Literacy Buddies – Does your child need help with homework, reading or learning English – call us at 856-467-0111 and we will try to match your child with a teen one hour a week. Literacy Buddies takes place downstairs in the meeting room and most often occurs Mondays through Thursdays, between 4 and 5 p.m.

Toddlers & Babies:

Tuesday Story Time – Story Time is a fun time! Hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft! We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31). Story Time is best suited for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age. Registration required.

Wednesday Story Time and Dance – Join the fun Wednesday morning story times.  Wednesday morning story time meets at 10:30 a.m. January dates are Jan. 11, 18, & 25 – Library meeting Room. Registration required.

Baby Music Time – “Sing, Dance, and Play” – Bring your baby to a fun time of music – familiar songs, activities and fingerplays.  Baby Time will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 5 & 19 – 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Toddler Music Time – “Sing, Dance, and Play” – Your toddler will enjoy a fun time marching, playing instruments, learning fingerplays, and singing familiar songs. This month’s dates are Thursdays, Jan. 12 & 26 – 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited.

Please register for all programs by calling 467-0111 or you can register online at www.gcls.org.

Please register for all programs – space is limited!

The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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