Logan, Swedesboro & Greenwich Library Happenings

Logan, Swedesboro & Greenwich Library Happenings

July 4, 2019 0 By newtownpress

LOGAN LIBRARY

Branch of Gloucester County Library System

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, 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.

Six- Week Summer Reading– Adults complete a book review and enter for a chance to win through weekly drawings. Prizes include: Bag of Books; An autographed copy of a Bestselling title – Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls and The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian; $25 Gift Certificate to Swedesboro Diner; $25 Gift Card for Barnes and Noble and a Box of Fudge from Garden of Eden.

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

Historical Walking Tours– Swedesboro Cemetery Tour (Bethesda, St. Joseph’s and Trinity) or Logan Cemetery Tour (Union United Methodist and St. Paul’s). Please call for an appointment 856-241-0202. Guide/Historian: Bennett Carlton.

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

Job Readiness: July 17 Dress for Success and Interview Etiquette; July 24 Interview Practice, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Secret Philadelphia: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure – Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. Presented by author, Mary Dixon LeBeau. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please register.

Sacred Ground: Veterans’ Gravesites in Swedesboro & Logan Twp.  – Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. Presented by Bennett Carlton. All Welcome. Please register.

Learn to Make Fresh Marinara and Zucchini Spaghetti – Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. Demonstration by Carolyn Oldt.

Herb Infused Oil – Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. Presented by Mary Cummings, Gloucester County Land Preservation.

Mindfulness Meditation – Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. Please register. Instructor: Christine Hopkins.

Yoga – Mondays, July 15 & 22, 7 p.m. Instructor – Diane Bonagura. Please bring a mat or beach towel. Please register.

Adult Fitness Class – Monday, July 29, 7 p.m. Join Jen from the Hip Hop Shop for 1 hour of fun. Please register.

Galaxy Watercolor Painting with an Inspirational Quote – Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m. Instruction by Maureen Peters. Limited to 24. Please register.

Camo Pants Rock Band – Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m. Patio performance. Soft pretzels and cold drinks served.

Writers Group – Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Facilitated by Ben Carlton. Registration requested.                  

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

Logan History Book Club – Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally. Facilitated by Ben Carlton.

Bucket List Book Club – Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Facilitated by Lynda Harrison.       

Socrates Café Discussion Group –Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Coffee and pastries.

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

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

Crafters Corner – Wednesdays, July 10 & 24, 1-3 p.m. Bring a craft you’re working on or learn something new. Instruction by Nancy Stang and Linda Worman.

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

South Pacific Island Dancers Luau – Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Patio performance. Hawaiian snacks & drinks too! Donated performance from the dance troop.

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-

6-Week Summer Reading Program going on now until Saturday, Aug. 3. Programs and Prizes for All Ages. For more details please contact the library.

Learn Listen Play Co. Presents Universe of Sounds: An Interactive-Hands-On Music Show – Monday, July 8, 11–11:45 a.m. All ages. 

Digger & David Presents A Gift from the Moon Show – Monday, July 22, 11–11:45 a.m. All ages.

3-Week Pound Series – Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 6 – 12. 

Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include: Alien Invasion, Our Solar System, 3,2,1 Blast Off, Landing on the Moon and Sky full of Stars. 

Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, July 15 & 29, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0– 2.  

Toddler Time – Mondays, July 15 & 29, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.

Storytime– Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.

Saturday Storytime: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing – July 20, 10:30–11 a.m. Ages 0–8. 

Music Time – Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.

Summer Movie Matinees – Wednesday, 1 p.m. July 10 Planet 51, rated PG; July 17 Space Buddies, rated G; July 24 Despicable Me, rated PG; July 31 Home, rated PG. All ages. Please feel free to bring lunch or snacks and a blanket for seating.

FURever as Friends – Practice and enhance your reading skills and fluency by reading aloud to our furry friends.  6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Permission slip required. Tuesday, July 16 Avengers Night wear your favorite t-shirt or costume; craft and snacks will be provided.

Star Wars Party – Tuesday, July 9, 6:30–8 p.m. All ages. Come in costume or favorite shirt. Games, crafts & snacks provided.

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing – Tuesday, July 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m. All ages. Create your own moon sand, make a moon portrait, see how craters are formed and more!

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

GCLS Beginners Chess Lessons – Tuesdays, 6-6:30 p.m. Ages 8 to adult.

Coding with Scratch – Thursday, July 11, 1–3 p.m. Ages 8–12. Registration required; limited to 6.

Tween Tie Dying – Monday, July 8, 2–2:45 p.m. Ages 9–12. Registration required. Must bring your own shirt.

Tween Rock Painting & Bookmarks – Monday, July 15, 2–3 p.m. Ages 9–12. 

Tween Moon & Star Collage – Monday, July 22, 2–3 p.m. Ages 9–12.

Tween Star Jars and Edible Constellations – Monday, July 29, 2–3 p.m. Ages 9 -12. 

Teen Tie Dying – Monday, July 8, 3–4 p.m. Ages 13–17. Registration Required. Must bring your own shirt.

Teen Movie – Thursday, July 18, 2–4 p.m. Ages 13–17. Captain Marvel rated PG-13.

Teen Make & Take Bath Bombs – Thursday, July 25, 2–2:45 p.m. Ages 13–17. 

10-Week Guitar Series – Lessons provided Mondays & Wednesdays 5–6:30 p.m. thru Aug. 21. Concert to be held on our patio in August. All ages welcomed to participate; registration required.

Summer Meal Program sponsored by Food Bank of South Jersey – Lunch served 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and snack served 3–4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 30. Available for anyone 18 and under.   

Teens interested in volunteering at Logan Library should contact Youth Services Coordinator, Heather Marquette, at hmarquette@gcls.org or 856-803-5096. 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.

SWEDESBORO EVENTS

Register for your favorite programs!

Adults:

Space Suncatcher – Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. Make an out-of-this-world space suncatcher – a special project for “A Universe of Stories”, our 2019 Summer Reading Program. Space is limited. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Cookie Decorating – Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. Join Ms. Allison to learn how to use royal icing to decorate cookies. The design will be space-oriented. Register at www.gcls.org.

FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, July 10, 17, & 24, 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.

Job Readiness Program:  

50 Top Interview Questions & Applications – Wednesday, July 10 – 4- 5:30 p.m. Meet with an expert and learn the 50 most asked interview questions and receive guidance on the best way to answer. Also receive assistance filling out a job application.

Dress for Success & Interview Etiquette – Wednesday, July 17 – 4-5:30 p.m. Learn from an expert what to wear on a job interview. Also receive interview etiquette tips and suggestions.

Interview Practice – Wednesday, July 24 – 4-5:30 p.m. Practice interview questions with an expert in the field. A great way to be prepared for your next interview.

The Yoga classes will resume in the fall. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

The Adult Book Club will resume in the fall. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Tween/Teens:

Learn about the sun! – Tuesday, July 16 – 12:30 p.m. Mr. Frank, an astronomy enthusiast, will share cool facts about the sun and then students will be able to look at the sun through a special telescope with yellow and red light filters to find some of the things he discussed. Space is very limited. Students must be registered. Go to www.gcls.org.

Scavenger Hunt – Wednesday, July 17 – 2 p.m. Can your team be first to find all the clues? Come join us – have fun, friendly competition, and see who can figure out all the clues first! Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Learn About Comets – Monday, July 22 – 6:30 p.m. Best suited for ages 9-17. Learn about comets and then help make one. Space is limited. Be sure to register. Bernie from the West Jersey Astronomical Society will be our presenter. Students must be registered due to space limitations. Register at www.gcls.org.

Teen Writers’ Club – Join us again in the fall – First club will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The Writer’s club will be on the second Mondays of each month. The 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.

T-shirt painting – Tuesday, July 23 – 3 p.m. Design and paint your own space-themed t-shirt (planets, aliens, maybe the moon!) with glow-in-the dark paint.  T-shirts and paints will be supplied. Space is limited. Must be registered at www.gcls.org.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, July 25 – 6:30-8 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!

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 – The literacy buddy program will be ending in June and will resume in the fall. We are always looking for teens interested in becoming a Literacy Buddy. The program entails working one-on-one with a child who needs help with reading, math, homework, or learning English, for one hour a week. Traditionally we have kept sessions to Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Most take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 856-467-0111 for more information or stop in and fill out a volunteer form.

Tween Book Club – Join us for the Tween Book Club. We will be reading a few summer selections but will not meet again until the fall. Our first meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Children:

2019 Summer Reading – “A Universe of Stories”  Registration is still open. The program runs Saturdays through Aug. 3. This program is for all ages. Participate by reading, filling out weekly logs and getting prizes and/or check www.gcls.org and register for as many fantastic programs as you want to attend.  

Center for Aquatic Sciences – Sea Star Gazing – Thursday, July 11 – 7 p.m. Best suited for ages 6-12. Join us for this educational, entertaining, and fun program. Children will see some amazing animals and touch a sea star. Space is very limited. You must register at www.gcls.org.

FURever as Friends –   Monday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 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. Don’t miss this month’s visits as there is only one session in July and none for the month of August. Registration is not required. Waivers to visit our animals are available at the front desk. All ages welcome.

Space Carnival – Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. Join us for fun space-related activities. Your child will move from activity-to-activity, finishing with a group activity, including a piñata. Children must be registered.

Family Board Games – Friday, July 19, 2 p.m. Bring your family and/or bring a friend – enjoy an afternoon of playing your favorite board games. Bring your own games or play one of ours. Please register.

Paint Star Jars – Monday, July 29, 7 p.m. Using glow-in-the-dark paint – children will each make their own unique star jars. Children must be registered.

Family Movie Night – Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. – Movie TBA. Bring a snack and bring a friend. We will provide popcorn and lemonade. Be sure to register.

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. This program will be finishing up mid-June and resume again in the fall. Literacy buddies traditionally takes 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. July’s storytime dates are July 9, 16, 23, & 30. 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 are July 10, 17, 24, & 31 – Library meeting room. Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5. Registration required.

Baby Fun Time – Saturday, July 13, 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.

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 Thursday, July 18, 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 Thursdays, July 11 & 25. Registration is required as space is limited.

Saturday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. Join our once-a-month Saturday storytime. Listen to stories and do a fun craft.  Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5. 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.

GREENWICH BRANCH EVENTS

Gloucester County Library System

Greenwich Branch

411 Swedesboro Road Gibbstown, NJ 08027

856-687-7072

July 8: Solar System Ambassadors 4-5 p.m. Ages 6-12

July 10: Galaxy Spa 1-2 p.m. Ages 13-17

July 11: A Universe of Sound performance 11-11:45 a.m. All ages

July 15: Kitchen Science- Astronaut Food, 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 6-12

July 17: Little Learners- Astronaut Training 4-4:45 p.m. Ages 4-6

July 24: Galaxy Art 1-3 p.m. Ages 13-17

July 29: Alien Drama Workshop 4-5 p.m. Ages 6-12

July 31: Crazy Cool Creations 4-5 p.m. Ages 6-12

July 31: Magic Show 6:30 p.m. all ages

Aug. 1: Music and Movement 11-11:30 a.m. ages 5 and under

Aug. 2: End of Summer Reading Party with a puppet show- 11 a.m. All ages