Branch of Gloucester County Library System
Library phone number (856) 241-0202. All GCLS Libraries will be closed on Friday, Oct. 4 for Staff Development Day.
Adult Programs- Please register for programs at 856-241-0202 or www.gcls.org (events).
Historical Walking Cemetery Tours– Swedesboro Cemetery Tour -Tues., Oct. 29, 4 p.m.; Mt. Zion AME Cemetery Tour – Mon., Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Please register 856-241-0202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Equivalency & Employment Services- Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please register.
Conversational English – Tutors available. Please call (856) 241-0202 or email email@example.com.
Diwali Celebration! Bollywood Interactive Performance, Craft, Food and Henna Tattoos! Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. Performance by Community Bollywood Dance Project 7-7:30 p.m.
Steve Silicato Performs Oldies to Today’s Hits! Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Having Tea with Powerful Women – Mondays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m. Presented by Nancy Zappala.
Board Games & Card Games– Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Socrates Café- Discussion group. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Writers Group– Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club – Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.
Scrapbooking Project – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Sewing Club – Tuesdays, Oct. 8 & 22, 1 p.m.
Quilting Club – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.
Crafters Corner – Wednesdays, Oct. 9 & 23, 1-3 p.m.
Book Clubs–Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew by Brian Hicks Mon., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; The Haunting Hill House by Shirley Jackson Tues., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
English Tutoring by Appointment– contact the library.
Librarian by Appointment – 1-hour assistance available for reference, job search, resume, cover letters, technology, etc. Please call for an appointment.
A Celebration of Diwali – Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. All ages. The evening will include a family craft, henna tattoos, food and a special Bollywood presentation from 7-7:30 p.m.
Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include: Fire Prevention Week, Fall Harvest, Pumpkins & Halloween.
Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, Oct. 7, 14 & 21, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0– 2.
Toddler Time – Mondays, Oct. 7, 14 & 21, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.
Storytime– Fridays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. We will have a local fireman at our Oct. 11 story time to talk about fire safety and give kids a tour of the fire truck.
Costume Party Storytime – Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 0-5. Wear your costume and join us for stories, crafts, games and snacks.
Music Time – Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.
Make & Take Halloween Garland Family Craft – Saturday, Oct. 19. Supplies and instruction provided between 10:30a.m.–12:30 p.m. All ages. Advance registration appreciated.
Minecraft Club – Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Please bring your own device with an account already set up.
FURever as Friends – Practice and enhance your reading skills and fluency by reading aloud to our furry friends. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Permission slip required. On Oct. 15 we will have our annual Costume Howl-a-Ween Party.
Pumpkin Decorating – Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Ages 6–12. Advance registration required; limited to 20.
Halloween Slime Making and Movie – Tuesday, Oct. 29. We will be making slime at 6 p.m. and showing the movie Goosebumps 2 rated PG at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration appreciated.
Homework Tutoring with Miss Gabby – Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15 & 29, 5:30–8:30 p.m. English and Reading tutoring available by appointment.
GCLS Chess Club – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages; all skill levels.
Guitar Club – Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Free lessons provided by teen volunteer, Arjuna. Please bring your own guitar.
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Huminites. Ages 8 and up.
Recovering Veteran Exhibits Artwork- Artist and Gulf War Veteran, Phil Volk, gives an inside look at his ongoing mental health and addiction recovery through artwork and writings. The work is not for sale. “Unfinished Business” will be on exhibit from Oct. 15 – Nov. 30.
Register for your favorite programs!
FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, & 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, & 30, from 1:30 to 3 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 and any changes to times and dates.
Job Readiness Program:
50 Top Interview Questions & Applications – Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1:30 to 3 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. Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.
Dress for Success & Interview Etiquette – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn from an expert what to wear on a job interview. Also receive interview etiquette tips and suggestions. Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.
Interview Practice – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Practice interview questions with an expert in the field. A great way to be prepared for your next interview! Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.
Review – Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. A review will be made of all the skills discussed throughout the month of October.
Felting – Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Try your hand at learning to felt. Step-by-step directions will be given, and materials will be supplied. You’ll go home with a finished Halloween felted decoration. Space is very limited. Participants must be registered at www.gcls.org.
Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, Oct. 11 & 18, 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.
Book Signing by Local Authors – Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local Author Lois M. Stanley and Russell C. Shiveler, Jr. with the Swedesboro-Woolwich Historical Society have published their new book titled, Postcard History Series: Swedesboro and Woolwich Townships. The cost of the book will be $21.99. This book signing is sponsored by the Friends of the Gloucester County Library System. No registration is required.
Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club! October’s selection will be Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.
Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to sew, knit or crochet or get help with your own project. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Teen/Tween Book Club – Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. October’s selection will be Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Paint a Halloween T-shirt for Teens and Tweens – Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Paint and t-shirts will be supplied. For ages 9-16. Space is limited. Please register at www.gcls.org.
Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Oct. 14, 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.
Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Play Xbox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board and card games. Bring a friend and have a great time!
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.
Teen Advisory Board – We welcome teens to join our Teen Advisory Board. Teen Board members will learn library skills, help plan teen activities, and/or work with children by becoming a Literacy Buddy. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.
FURever as Friends – Monday, Oct. 7 & 28, 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. October 28 will be our Howloween Celebration. Feel free to come in costume! Special snacks will be provided.
Marshmallow Monsters – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m. Get in the mood for Halloween – Join us in making monster pops from marshmallows! They may be too cute to eat! Best suited for ages 6-12. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111 as space is limited.
Halloween Blast! – Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with us! Come in costume, enjoy a craft, fun, games, and snack! Best suited for ages 6-12. Be sure to register as space is limited.
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 traditionally takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. Let us know which day is best for you.
Toddlers & Babies:
Mother Goose – Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. Bethesda Social Hall. Don’t miss the fabulous, entertaining, and educational Mother Goose! Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
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. October’s storytime dates are Oct. 8, 15, & 29. 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 Oct. 9, 16, 23, & 30 – 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 Thursday, Oct. 17, 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, Oct. 10 & 24, 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited.
Saturday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Saturday, Oct. 19, 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.
Halloween Party for Toddlers – Monday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a Halloween parade, snacks and coloring fun for toddlers! Your children can come in costume! All children must be registered.
All GCLS Libraries will be closed Friday, Oct. 4 for Staff Development Day.
Be sure to register for all programs at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0111. Always check our online calendar for additions, changes, or corrections.
411 Swedesboro Rd, Gibbstown
Lego Club: Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. A monthly building challenge with Legos, Straws and Connectors, and Connecting Cubes. Children may bring their own legos. Ages 4-10.
Little Ones Storytime: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5. Please register.
New! Baby Storytime: Oct. 10 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, songs, and color with your little one. Ages 2 and under.
Saturday Storytime: Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5.
Kitchen Science: Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. A cooking program for growing minds! We will be making Pumpkin Pie parfaits. Ingredients include: dairy, sugar, graham crackers, pumpkin pie. Ages 6-12. Please register.
Little Learners: Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. A S.T.E.A.M. based program for little minds! We’ll be building a house for ghosts, compete in mummy wrap racing and a creating a Halloween craft. Ages 4-6. Please register.
New! Maker Monday: Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Explore Snap Circuits, build 3-D objects, learn how to code and more! Ages 6-12. We will meet in the Young Adult area.
Crazy Cool Creations: Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. A S.T.E.A.M based program for growing minds! We’ll be pumpkin decorating! Ages 6-12.