Logan Library Happenings

Branch of Gloucester County Library System

Library phone number (856) 241-0202.

Spread the Love – Food for Fines- $1 off your eligible GCLS late fees for each item donated. In conjunction with Gloucester County Cares About Hunger food drive. See library for details. Feb. 14 – 28.

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

Celebrate Black History Month!

The Life & Times of Louis Armstrong- Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Bob Stankard sings and plays the trumpet reminiscent of Armstrong’s style. Please register.

FREE GED Preparation & Testing- Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Please register.

FREE Resume & Interview Help! Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Computer Classes: Microsoft Excel – Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Please register.

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

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

Socrates Café- Discussion group.  Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Writers Group– Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Knit & Crochet Club – Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.

Scrapbooking Project – Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Sewing Club – Tuesdays, Feb. 11 & 25, 1 p.m.

Quilting Club – Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.

Crafters’ Corner – Wednesdays, Feb. 12 & 26, 1-3 p.m. Bring a craft you’re working on or learn something new.

Make & Take Candy Dish – Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Limited to 24. Please register.

Book Clubs: History Book Club – Feb. 10, 7 p.m., Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom by Dr. Rubin Carter, LL.D.; Bucket List Book Club – Feb. 25, 7 p.m., The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle. Library staff available to obtain a copy.

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

Youth Programs-

Storytimes: Stories, Songs & Craft provided. Themes this month include:  Sesame Street Friends, Valentine’s Day, Healthy Teeth and Mardi Gras.

Baby’s Way to Books – Mondays, Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 10:15–10:45 a.m. Ages 0– 2.  

Toddler Time – Mondays, Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3.

Storytime– Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.   

Music Time – Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 11–11:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 0-5.

FURever as Friends – Practice and enhance your reading skills and fluency by reading aloud to our furry friends.  Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. All ages. Permission slip required.

Minecraft Club – Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. Please bring your own device with an account already set up.

Lego Night – Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m. All ages. Building challenge with prizes given to all who participate.

4-Week Yoga Series – Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 & 26, 4:45–5:30 p.m. Ages 6 – 12. Advance registration required; limited to 15. Please bring a mat and water. 

Make & Take “Leftovers” Family Craft – Saturday, Feb. 22. Supplies and instruction provided between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. All ages. We will provide a variety of leftover crafts or use the materials to make your own unique craft. Advance registration appreciated.

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 – New Day! Thursdays, 6:30-8:30p.m. All ages; all skill levels.  Beginners’ lessons available upon request from 6–6:30 p.m. Please call for registration.

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 coldt@gcls.org if you have a collection you want to display in our locking case or if you are an artist and want to display your work on our wire rack. 

SWEDESBORO LIBRARY EVENTS

Register for your favorite programs!

Adults:

FREE GED/HSE Preparation and Testing – Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18, & 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19, & 26, 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, Feb. 12 – 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, Feb. 19 – 1:30 to 3 p.m. Learn from an expert what to wear for a job interview. Also receive interview etiquette tips and suggestions. Be sure to check our online calendar for changes.

Interview Practice – Wednesday, Feb. 26 – 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.

Needle Arts: Crochet, Knit or Sew Night! – Tuesdays, Feb. 18 7 p.m. Learn how to sew, knit or crochet or get help with your own project. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org

Langston Hughes: I Too Have a Song to Sing – Thursday, Feb. 6 – 7 p.m. Join us for this educational presentation on the works and life of Langston Hughes as portrayed by Keith Henley. This program is made possible in partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project. Please be sure to register for this event at www.gcls.org.

Yoga for Everyone – Fridays, Feb. 7 & 21 – 10:30 a.m. Learn basic yoga positions, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Please bring your own mat or towel and water to drink.Space is limited, be sure to register.

Adult Craft – Create your own unique plate using fabric – Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 7 p.m. Space is limited so be sure to register.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 25 – 7 p.m. Join the Swedesboro Library Adult Book Club!  February’s selection will be Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.  For more information call 856-467-0111 or register at www.gcls.org.

Tween/Teens:

Teen/Tween Book Club – Saturday, Feb. 8 – 11 a.m. February’s selection will be Story Thieves by James Riley.  Be sure to register at www.gcls.org

Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Feb. 10 – 7 p.m.  The Writer’s club will be on the second Monday 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.

Mosaic Craft with M&M’s – Thursday, Feb. 13 – 7 p.m. Best suited for ages 9-12. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.

Teen/Tween Gaming – Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20 – 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. 24 – 5 p.m. Anime meets on the fourth Monday 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 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.  

Children:

FURever as Friends –   Monday, Feb. 17 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. February’s storytime dates are Feb. 11, 18, & 25.  Storytime is best suited for ages 2-½ to 5Registration is 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, Feb. 20 – 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, Feb. 13 & 27 – 10:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. 

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.

Gibbstown Library Events

411 Swedesboro Road Gibbstown, NJ 08027

856-687-7072

Music and Movement – Feb. 6, 11 a.m.- Dance, sing, and move with your little one! Ages 0-5. Advanced registration required.

Little Ones Storytime– Tuesdays and Wednesdays (with the exception of the last week of February) at 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5. Please register.

Saturday Storytime – Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and make a craft with your little one! Ages 2-5. 

Kitchen Science – Feb. 10, 4 p.m. – A cooking program for growing minds! We will be making Cherry Heart Pies. Ingredients include gluten, flour, cherries, and sugar. Ages 6-12. Please register.

FURever As Friends Reading Program – Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. Read to a specially trained certified therapy animal provided by Silent Mentors in Literacy Education! Register for a time slot in person, via email or phone. Contact Miss Stephanie at ssmith@gcls.org or 856-687-7072 for more information.

Little Learners – Feb. 12, 4 p.m. A S.T.E.A.M. based program for little minds! We’ll be making lovebugs, Valentine’s Day cards, and playing a game. Ages 4-6. Please register.

NEW! Teen Craft Café – Feb. 14, 3 p.m. – Treat Yo’ Self to a party that celebrates you. Make a craft, play games, and decorate brownies. Ages 13-17.

New! Baby Storytime – Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. – Listen to stories, songs, and color with your little one. Ages 2 and under.

Crazy Cool Creations – Feb. 19, 4 p.m. – A S.T.E.A.M based program for growing minds! We’ll be weaving straws and yarn to make bracelets. Ages 6-12. 

New! Maker Monday – Feb. 17, 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.

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