MARCH LIBRARY EVENTS

SWEDESBORO LIBRARY

All GCLS branch libraries are now open to the public but with limited access. Face masks are required. 

Go to www.gcls.org to find our virtual library online. Click the classes/events tab and choose online events calendar. Click an event to enjoy Storytime, S.T.E.M. tutorials, crafting videos, cooking demos, book chats and more. You can find everything on our new YouTube Channel and on our Library Facebook page, too. Check out our selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies & TV with Hoopla and Overdrive. 

Contactless Pickup is also still available.

ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Virtual Tai Chi Classes – 8 week series – Starting Wednesday, March 3 – 1:30 pm – Join Tai Chi instructor, Ralph Quinn, for an 8-week virtual Tai Chi series. Classes will be held on Zoom. Visit our website at www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!

The Art of Coziness – Saturday, March 6 – 12 pm. This class will be held on Zoom. Embrace the season in a uniquely cozy way with practical tips to support comfort and happiness at home. We will explore cooking ideas, home décor approaches, and lifestyle strategies that create a warm, joy-filled environment filled with simple pleasures. This class is grounded in cultural approaches to coziness that apply to all of our lives, particularly as we seek new ways to enjoy time at home and celebrate togetherness. Visit our website at www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!

ShopRite Virtual Presentation – Tuesday, March 9 – 7:30 pm. Join us for a food demonstration with a registered dietician. Visit our website at www.gcls.org for more information.

The Notorious RBG – Monday, March 15 – 7 pm. Join us for a unique object-based presentation that celebrates the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History. The program will be held via Zoom. Join us by going to www.gcls.org/online-events. For more information, please call 856-467-0111.

Virtual Page Turner Adult Book Club – Tuesday, March 30 – 7 pm – Join the GCLS Swedesboro Library’s Page Turners Book Club for their monthly meeting! This month’s title is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Join us by going to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!  

Reader’s Roundtables – Share what you’re reading and hear about other great reads!      

“What Are You Reading?” held every Thursday from 4pm – 5pm. For all Reader’s Roundtable programs, visit our website at www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!  

Know Your History with Mr. Ben – Tuesday, March 16 – 3:30 pm.  

Join GCLS’ historian, Mr. Ben, to learn about some fascinating local history! March 16 will be “Lake Park Cemetery”. For all “Know Your History events”, go to www.gcls.org   and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many “Know Your History” events on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

What’s Cooking with Miss Carolyn – Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, & 25 – 4:45pm – 5:45pm.  Find out what’s cooking this week! Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find this event and click on the link!  You can also find many “What’s Cooking” programs on the library’s YouTube page.  Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.  

Writers’ Roundtable Online – Tuesday, March 16 – 6:30 -7:30 pm. Join other aspiring writers online, and share your work! Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link! 

Grab & Go Bags for adults once-a-month. Stop in to pick up a “Grab and Go Bag” – one per adult. Enjoy simple crafts you can do at home! Supplies are included. First come, first serve, while supplies last.  

CHILDREN’S TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES 

March STEM Challenge – Contest runs from March 1 to March 31, 2021.  What can you build to trap a Leprechaun?  Use any materials you desire.  A special prize goes to the most ingenious trap – ages 4-12.  All participants receive a snack prize.  Pick up your instructional sheet at the circulation desk of the GCLS Swedesboro Library.

Take Home:  Read and Do Bags!  Patrons can check out one bag per child at the Swedesboro Library. Each bag will contain 3 library books, a coloring page, and a simple craft you can do with your child at home. Different themes will be available while supplies last. Please be sure to bring your bag to the circulation desk for checkout.

Grab and Go Bags for children – Stop in to pick up a “Grab and Go Bag” – one per child.  Enjoy simple crafts you can do at home! There will be a new craft each week. Supplies are included. First come, first serve, while supplies last.  

Storytime Kits – Once a month, pick up a storytime kit. Kits will include one free book, activities, and a craft. One per family while supplies last.

CHILDREN’S VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

New Jersey Makers Day – Follow us on Facebook to see a week of STEM activities – Beginning March 15 to March 20.

Preschool Virtual Storytime – Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays10:30 am with your favorite Librarians. Best suited for ages 3 to 5. Go to gcls.org and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many storytimes on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

Toddler Virtual StorytimeTuesdays and Thursdays – 10:30 am with your favorite Librarians – Best suited for ages 0-3.  Go to gcls.org and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many storytimes on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

Online Pajama Storytime Mondays – 6 pm – best suited for ages 3-6. Wear your pajamas and get comfortable and join your favorite Librarians for a bedtime story. Find us on Facebook and YouTube.

S.T.E.M Virtual Programs – Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, & 26 – 1:30 pm.  Learn a fun S.T.E.M activity to do right in your own home! Go to gcls.org and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many of our S.T.E.M virtual programs on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

Virtual Kid’s Crafting Programs – Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 1 pm. Learn how to make fun and unique crafts with most materials you already have at home! Go to gcls.org and click on the Facebook icon. You can also find many of our craft virtual programs on the library’s YouTube page, too: Go to www.gcls.org and click on the YouTube icon.

We would love for you to snap a photo of your finished crafts and share with us on our Instagram page.

Live Virtual Storytimes – check our virtual calendars, website, and newsletters for ongoing information.  The times will all be at 10:30 am.  March’s dates are Tuesday, March 9; Monday, March 15; and Thursday, March 25.

Virtual Reading with FURever as Friends. Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals virtually. Each child will be given a 10 minute slot. Emailbwhitfield@gcls or go to our virtual calendar to reserve your reading session:

Monday, March 15 – 6:30-7 pm; Tuesday, March 16 – 6:30-7 pm; Monday, March 22 – 6:30-7 pm; Thursday, March 25 – 6:30-7 pm.

TEENS/TWEENS

New Jersey Makers Day – Follow us on Facebook to see a week of STEM activities – Beginning March 15 to March 20.

Introduction to Computer Science – Online class – Wednesday, March 17 – 6:30 pm.  Join GCLS and take this basic introductory class to familiarize yourself with computer science! These classes will be covering algorithms.  To learn more about these classes, visit bit.ly/intro-cs

Teen Game Nights online – Let’s play some Among Us! Play on your PC or smart phone/tablet, and use our teen Discord server to chat! Make sure to have the game installed on your device!

Need to join the Discord server? Go to https://bit.ly/gclsdiscord.   Email Paul for more information at ppalmer@gcls.org.

Teen Twitch:  Stream and Chat – Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, & 26 – 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Join GCLS Teen Librarian, Paul, and other teens on twitch!  Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find this event and click on the link! 

Virtual Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, March 8, 2021 – 7:00 pm – If you love writing, need new ideas, like sharing ideas/stories/poems, and/or learning new writing techniques and types of writing – this club is for you.  We also have a literary magazine that your works can be included in! Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen/Tween Virtual Book Club – Saturday, March 20 – 12:30 pm.  Each week the next book will be selected as a group.  To join this event, go to   www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find this event and click on the link! 

Join our email list to stay in the know!  Go to www.gcls.org.  Scroll down till you find the “Stay Connected” tab on the right hand side.

LOGAN LIBRARY

Gloucester County Library System– Virtual Programs and Events- March 2021

Library phone number (856) 223-6000. All GCLS Libraries are open to the public at normal hours.  All programs are virtual and can be found on our website under virtual programs. Programs are either on Google Meet, Zoom, GCLS Facebook or GCLS YouTube Channel.

Grab & Go Crafts: All GCLS branches are offering crafts for children & adults.

Maker’s Day:  Please stop by your library to pick up your Maker’s Day project March 19 & 20, while supplies lasts.  

Adult Programs

Readers Round Table: Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 4 p.m.

Socrates Café: Thursdays,10:30 a.m.

Writers Roundtable: Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.

History Book Club: Monday, March 8, 7 p.m., discussing A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell.

Page Turners Book Club: Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m., discussing Before the Fall  by Noah Hawley.

Know Your History: Tuesdays, March 6 & 30, 3:30 p.m.

What’s Cooking: Thursdays, 4:45 p.m.

Yoga for Beginners: Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 7 p.m. Please log in 5-10 minutes prior to class.

Virtual Tai Chi: Wednesday, March 10, 1:30 p.m.

ShopRite Presentation: Tuesday,March9, 7:30 p.m.

Planning and Writing Your Will: Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m.

The Art of Coziness: Saturday, March 6, 12 p.m.

Youth Programs- All programs are virtual- please see library website for login information.

Preschool Storytime: Mondays, March 8, 22 & 29, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, March 10, 17 & 24, 10:30 a.m.; Fridays, March 5, 12 & 26, 10:30 a.m.

Pajama Storytime: Mondays, March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6 p.m.

Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays, March 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays, March 11 & 18, 10:30 a.m.

Live Storytimes: Monday, March 15, Tuesday, March 9, Wednesday, March 31, Thursdays, March 4 & March 25, Friday March 19, 10:30 a.m.

Family Yoga: Wednesdays, March 10, 17 & 24, 5 p.m.

FURever as Friends: Mondays, March 15 & 22, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

Kids Crafternoon: Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1 p.m.

GCLibS.T. E. M.- Stem Programming: Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1:30 p.m.

Intro to Computer Science: Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.

Teen Programs

Teen/Tween Book Club: Saturday, March 20, 12:30 p.m.

Teen Writers Club: Monday, March 8, 7 p.m.

Free Tutoring: GCLS is offering free tutoring online through Brainfuse, found under the eReference Tab at www.gcls.org.

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