Swedesboro Library Happenings

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Sewing classes for adults – Wednesdays, March 8 & 22 – 6:30 p.m.  Different interfacings will be discussed. Receive help with mending and repairs. Some experience necessary. Please bring your own sewing machine. Space is limited, please register. Any questions please call 856-467-0111.

Adult Book Club – The adult book club will meet on Tuesday, March 28- 7 p.  The adult book club meets the last Tuesday of each month unless otherwise specified. March’s selection will be The Good Earth by Pearl Buck.

Computer Classes –  Classes will be held for an 8-week session (48 hours of instruction/evening & weekend class) and attendees must attend both the Thursday and the Saturday class each week.  Thursdays class is from 6-8:30 p.m.  Saturday’s class is held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Session 1 will meet from Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, April 15.  The second session will meet from Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, June 10. Call the library to register. For more information, contact Nancy Polhamus at 856-223-6025.


Teen/Tween Book Club Blog – No time for a book club, but you love to read? Share your love of books in our new teen/tween book club blog! Write a short review on books you love or hate and find a new book to enjoy! Stop in to fill out a permission slip then start sharing your reviews! The slips will provide blog information.

Teen/Tween Writers’ Club – Monday, March 13 – 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. Your writings may be published in our Teen Express Literary Magazine.

Teen/Tween Gaming – We will now be having gaming on Mondays. Join us on Monday, March 20 – 5-6:30 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

Service Opportunity/make a fleece blanket – Tuesday, March 21 – 7 p.m. Learn how to make a fleece blanket and do something kind for someone else. The blanket will be given to a child at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Anime Club – Monday, March 27 –  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.


Read Across America – Wednesday, March 1 – 7 p.m. Celebrate Read Across America/Dr. Seuss’s birthday by hearing stories, making a craft, and enjoying refreshments.

FURever as Friends – Mondays, March 6 & 20 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit with our therapy animals, read to them, share a picture book, brush them, and/or give them a treat. Some of our animals even do tricks! Registration is not required. Permission slips to visit our animals are available at the front desk.

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.

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, March 7, 14, 21 & 28). 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. March’s dates are March 8, 15, 22, & 29 – 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, March 2 & 16 – 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, March 9 & 23 – 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!



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