Swedesboro & Logan Library Events


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Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Tuesday, Feb. 5 & 196:30 p.m. Learn how to sew, knit or crochet or get help with your own project. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The classes are for High School Equivalency preparation and testing. Classes will also be available at other GCLS library branch locations on different dates and times. Please check our online calendar for details.

Floral Arrangement – Wednesday, Feb. 6 – 6:30 p.m. Come make a beautiful red rose floral arrangement. Space is limited so be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, Feb. 8 & 22 – 10:30 a.m. Learn basic yoga positions, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Please bring your own mat or towel and a water to drink.Space is limited, be sure to register.  

Floating heart wall art – Wednesday, Feb. 20 – 6:30 p.m. Join us for this unique craft. Spots fill up quickly – be sure to register!

Adult Book ClubTuesday, Feb. 26 – 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club!  February’s selection will be The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe.For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.   


Tween Book Club – Saturday, Feb. 9 – 11 a.m. February’s selection will be Noggin by John Whaley.  Be sure to register at www.gcls.org

Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Feb. 11 – 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 – Join us on Thursday, Feb. 21 – 6:30-8 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time! 

Anime Club – Monday, Feb. 25 – 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. Teen Board members will learn library skills, help plan teen activities, contribute to our quarterly teen newsletter and/or work with children by becoming a Literacy Buddy. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.  

Literacy Buddies – We are looking for teens interested in becoming a Literacy Buddy. Teens can work one-on-one with a child who needs help with reading, math, homework, or learning English. Commitment is one hour a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 856-467-0111 for more information or stop in and fill out a volunteer form.


FURever as Friends –   Monday, Feb. 4 & 18 6:30-8 p.m. Visit with our therapy animals, read to them, share a picture book, brush their coat, 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. All ages welcome!

Make Valentines – Thursday, Feb. 14 – 4 p.m. Create unique valentines for your friends and family. Snack will be provided. Please register at www.gcls.org. Ages 4 – 12.

Read Across America – Thursday, Feb. 28 7 p.m. Celebrate the joy of reading. Join us for some fun activities and refreshments, and, of course, the reading of some great stories! Be sure to register! Ages 4-12.

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 Volunteer.

Literacy buddies will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 4 -5 p.m.  Let us know which day is best for you.  

Toddlers & Babies:

Tuesday Storytime (Laugh n’ Learn) – Storytime is a fun time!  Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft! We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. February’sstorytime dates are Feb. 5, 12, 19, & 26.  Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5.  Registration is required.

Wednesday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Join in the fun Wednesday morning for stories, dancing and crafts. Wednesday storytime is at 10:30 a.m.  Dates for February are Feb. 6, 13, 20, & 27 – Library meeting room.  Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5.  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 is held on Thursdays, Feb. 7 & 21 – 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, registration is 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 Thursday, Feb. 14 & 28.  Registration is required as space is limited.

Baby Fun Time – Saturday, Feb. 23 – 10:30 a.m. Join us once-a-month on a Saturday for Baby Fun Time.  Your child will engage in fingerplays and songs, board books, and fun activities geared for ages infant to 2-1/2 years of age.  Be sure to register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.

Be sure to register for all programs at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111.


Library phone number (856) 241-0202.

GCLS Museum Pass Program- Funded by the Friends of the Library. One-week checkout available with valid GCLS adult library card.  Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Battleship New Jersey, Camden Children’s Garden, Garden State Discovery Museum, Gloucester County Historical Society, Grounds for Sculpture (Mullica Hill Branch), Independence Seaport Museum, Morris Arboretum, Museum of American History in Deptford (Mullica Hill Branch), National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Penn Museum and WheatonArts. Visit a museum for FREE! Please see library for details.

Maker Studio Open!  3D Printer, Mac PC, microphone & keyboard, VCR to DVD converter, DVD copying system…technology, Legos, art projects, button maker, and more all available during regular library hours. Maker Agreement required. 3D Printer Training available by appointment.

Displays – Please contact Branch Manager, Carolyn Oldt, at (856)803-5094 or coldt@gcls.org  if you would like to be our Artist of the Month and display your artwork, or if you have a special collection for our glass display case.

Food for Fines – GCLS will be accepting Food for Fines in conjunction with the Gloucester County Cares About Hunger food drive. $1 off your eligible GCLS late fees for each item donated. See library for details! Begins 2/14 – 3/3.

Adult Programs- Please register for programs at 856-241-0202 or www.gcls.org (events).

History Comes Alive! African-American Revolutionary War Soldier, Ned Hector Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Please register.

Energy, Housing and Foreclosure Assistance -Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Presented by South Jersey Gas and Atlantic Electric representatives. Please see library for details. Registration requested.

GED Preparation & Testing- Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Please register. FREE!

Job Readiness: Feb. 6 Resume, Cover Letter, and Thank-You Notes; Feb. 13, 50 Top Interview Questions and the Application Process/Surveys; Feb. 20 Dress for Success and Interview Etiquette; Feb. 27 Interview Practice, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Playwright & Screenwriter Club – Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. Join Creative Director, Cynthia McKnight. Registration requested.

New Program! Technical Advice for Actors- Saturday, Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m. Join Creative Director, Cynthia McKnight. Registration requested.

Writers Group New Day! Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.  Facilitated by Ben Carlton. Registration requested.                  

Conversational English – Tutors available. Please call (856) 241-0202 or email coldt@gcls.org.

Book Clubs: Bestsellers Book Club – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Facilitated by Carolyn Oldt.

Logan History Book Club – Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner. Facilitated by Ben Carlton.

Bucket List Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Facilitated by Lynda Harrison.                                                                          

Socrates Café Discussion Group –Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Coffee and pastries.

Board Games & Card Games– Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.                              

Make & Take Scrapbooking Project– Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Instructor: Sandi Kiley.

Knit & Crochet Club – Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 1-3 p.m. Instruction and supplies provided for beginners.  Instruction provided by volunteer, Robin McElroy.

Sewing Club –Tuesdays, Feb. 12 & 26, 1-3 p.m. Instruction provided by Marva West & Sylvia Rodgers. Sewing machines and serger sewing machine are available for this program.

Quilting Club – Tuesdays, Feb. 5 & 19, 1-3 p.m. Instruction provided by Sylvia Rodgers and Marva West.

Plastic Canvas Needlepoint – Wednesdays, Feb. 13 & 27, 1-3 p.m. All supplies provided. Instruction by Nancy Stang.

Technology: 3D Printer Certification available by appointment. Call 856-241-0202.

One-on-One Computer Classes –1-hour Instruction: Basic Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Ancestry.com and Email. Please call for an appointment.

Librarian by Appointment – 1-hour assistance available for reference, job search, resume, cover letters, etc. Please call for an appointment.

Youth Programs-

Read Across America Celebration with Magic by Ed! – Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m. All ages. Join us for a fun-filled family show with appearances by live animals. Cookies and juice will be served following the show.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Take The Challenge! Stop by the children’s desk for a reading log and more information.

History Comes Alive! African-American Revolutionary War Soldier, Ned Hector Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Please register.

Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include: Groundhog Day, Lunar New Year, Love, Dental Health and Dr. Seuss.

Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0– 2.  

Toddler Time – Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.

Storytime – Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.

Saturday Storytime – Saturday, Feb. 9, 11–11:30 a.m. All ages. 

Music Time – Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.

FURever as Friends – Tuesdays, Feb. 5 & 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Parent permission slip required.

Lego Night – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. All ages. We have 3 sizes of Legos to build with. This month’s building challenge will be inspired by Dr. Seuss.

Make & Take Chocolate Treats – Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Ages 6-12. Registration required; limited to 15.

Make & Take Family Craft – Saturday, Feb. 16. Supplies and instruction provided between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Registration is appreciated.

Weekly Guitar Lessons – Mondays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. All ages; all skill levels. Please bring your own guitar.

GCLS Chess Club – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages; all skill levels. 

Teen Make & Take Chocolate Treats – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-7:45 p.m. Ages 13-17. Registration required; limited to 15.

Writing Tutor – available by appointment on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Please call (856)241-0202 or email coldt@gcls.org.

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