Library phone number (856) 241-0202.
Adult Programs- Please register for programs at 856-241-0202 or www.gcls.org (events).
Veterans Continental Breakfast & Program Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Let us Honor You!
Seed Planting & Saving-Meet Jeff Quattrone, Library Seed Bank Founder, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Meet Artist & Gulf War Veteran Phil Volk- Exhibit on Display Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served.
History Discussion & Book Signing– Swedesboro and Woolwich Township (Postcard History Series) by Lois M. Stanley & Russell C. Shiveler, Jr. Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
FREE GED Preparation & Testing- Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please register.
FREE Resume & Interview Help! Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Board Games & Card Games– Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Socrates Café- Discussion group Thursdays, Nov.7, 14 & 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Writers Group– Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club – Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 1-3 p.m.
Scrapbooking Project – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Sewing Club – Tuesdays, Nov. 12 & 26, 1 p.m.
Quilting Club – Tuesday, Nov. 5 & 19, 1 p.m.
Crafters Corner – Wednesdays, Nov. 13 & 20, 1-3 p.m. Two-week Rag Rug Craft.
Best Sellers Club–Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Wed., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
History Book Club- In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum, Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Bucket List Book Club-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Tues.,11/27 7pm.
Make & Take Pine Cone Wreath –Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Please register.
Librarian by Appointment – 1-hour assistance available for reference, job search, resume, cover letters, technology, etc. Please call for an appointment.
Conversational English – Tutors available. Please call (856) 241-0202 or email email@example.com.
Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include: Day of the Dead Celebration, Voting, Owls, Turkey Time & Thanksgiving.
Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, Nov. 4, 18 & 25, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0–2.
Toddler Time – Mondays, Nov. 4, 18 & 25, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.
Storytime– Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.
Music Time – Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 20 & 27, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.
Make & Take Turkey Windsock Family Craft – Saturday, Nov. 16. Supplies and instruction provided between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. All ages. Advance registration appreciated.
Minecraft Club – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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, Nov. 5 & 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Permission slip required
Lego Night – Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. All ages. Building challenge with prizes given to all who participate.
Bake & Take Pumpkin Treats – Thursday, Nov. 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Advance registration required; limited to 15.
Homework Tutoring with Miss Gabby – Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. English and Reading help for 6th – 12th grade. Please call for appointment availability.
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.
Please contact Branch Manager, Carolyn Oldt, at (856)803-5094 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be our Artist of the Month and display your artwork.
GCLS Library Closings Information. All GCLS Branches will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
All GCLS Branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and open normal hours on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30.
Register for your favorite programs!
FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 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:
Resumes, Cover Letters & Thank you Letters – Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 1:30 to 3 p.m. Assistance provided with resumes, cover letters and writing that all important follow up thank you letter. Let our expert in the field help you find that next job! Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.
50 Top Interview Questions & Applications – Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 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, Nov. 20 – 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, Nov. 27 – 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.
Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, Nov. 1 & 15 – 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.
Holiday Cupcakes Decorating Class – Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 6:30 p.m. Join the fun. Learn how to do different designs on your cupcakes for the holidays. Teens and tweens are welcome to participate. Space is limited so be sure to register.
Understanding Your Social Security Benefits – Thursday, Nov. 7 – 1:30 p.m. As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement plan. Join Simone Herndon, Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist for this informative seminar. Topics include: When and How to Apply, Retirement, Disability, Survivors, Medicare and Social Security Online. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 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.
Seed Planting and Saving – Monday, Nov. 18 – 7 p.m. Spend the evening with Jeff Quartrone, founder of the Library Seed Bank of South Jersey and learn the art of planting from seeds and seed saving.
Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Nov. 19 – 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club! November’s selection will be Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.
Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece Craft – Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 6:30 p.m. Make a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table using Mason jars as Candle holders. Be sure to register as space is limited.
Teen/Tween Book Club – Saturday, Nov. 16 – 11 a.m. November’s selection will be Woof by Spencer Quinn. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Nov. 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, Nov. 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. Register at www.gcls.org.
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 volunteen 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, Nov. 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.
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:
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. November’s storytime dates are Nov. 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 November are Nov. 6, 13, & 20 – 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, Nov. 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 date is Thursday, Nov. 14 – 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited.
Saturday Storytime (Toddler Tales) – Saturday, Nov. 9 – 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.
All GCLS Libraries will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day and Thursday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
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Music and Movement: Nov.7, 11 a.m. – Dance, sing, and move with your little one. Ages 0-5. Advanced registration required.
Lego Club: Nov. 4, 4 p.m. – A monthly building challenge with Legos, Straws and Connectors, and Connecting Cubes. Children may bring their own Legos. Ages 4-10.
Family Game Night: Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. – Celebrate International Games Week with your family and friends. All ages.
Little Ones Storytime: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5. Please register.
A Frozen Party!: Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – Do you want to build a snowman? Join us for a celebration of frozen fun. Make crafts, play games, and meet your favorite ice queen. Costumes encouraged and don’t forget your camera. All ages welcome.
New! Baby Storytime: Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and color with your little one. Ages 2 and under.
Food Art: Nov. 6, 4 p.m. Make artwork out of food. We will be making edible turkeys. Ingredients may include sugar, dairy, nuts, gluten. Ages 6-8.
Saturday Storytime: Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one. Ages 2-5.
Kitchen Science: Nov. 18, 4 p.m. – A cooking program for growing minds. We will be making cranberry granola balls. Ingredients include: dairy, sugar, oats, craisins. Ages 6-12. Please register.
Little Learners: Nov. 20, 4 p.m. – A S.T.E.A.M. based program for little minds. We’ll be constructing the Mayflower, playing a game, and making Pilgrim hats. Ages 4-6. Please register.
New! Maker Monday: Nov. 25, 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: Nov. 27, 4 p.m. – A S.T.E.A.M based program for growing minds! We’ll be designing a Thankful box. Ages 6-12.