September Library Events

Our GCLS libraries are now holding some outdoor and indoor programming with social distancing required. Click on our online events calendar for more information. Keep checking our website for current updates.

Check out our YouTube page for past recorded storytimes, STEM and craft videos, and more.  

Go to www.gcls.org. You can find everything on our new YouTube Channel and on our Library Facebook page, too. Check out our selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and TV with Hoopla and Overdrive. 

Contactless Pickup is also still available.

ADULT PROGRAMMING:

ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING:

Writer’s Roundtable – Tuesdays, Sept. 7 & 21 –   6:30-8:30 – The Writers Roundtable is a forum for writers of all levels and genres to meet and get feedback on their work and give feedback to others. The only expectation is having a willingness to share your work, not always easy, and taking the time to read and discuss the work of the others in the group. Please register for this program. Meetings are held at the Mullica Hill Library, meeting room A&B.

History Book Club – Monday, Sept. 13 – 7 p.m. – Join us for our monthly history book club. This month’s selection is Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World by Chris Wallace.

Copies will be available at Logan Library. Visit our website at  www.gcls.org to register. This event will also be virtually accessible – go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!  

Page Turner’s Adult Book Club – Tuesday, Sept. 28 – 7 p.m.  Join us for our monthly book club. This month’s selection will be We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker. Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.  

ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:

Genealogy Club – online meetings – Tuesday, Sept. 7 – 4 p.m.  Meet with other genealogy enthusiasts and share your tips and tricks, to help build your family tree! Visit our website at  www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar. Find this event and click on the link!  

Readers Roundtable 

Weekly on Thursday afternoons:  Thursdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 – 4:00 p.m. Visit our website at www.gcls.org – click classes and events tab, click online events calendar.  Find these events and click on the link!  

The Gifts of Imperfection – Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, & 29 – 4 p.m. Join Dana Rahmel with NJ Hope and Healing for a weekly book discussion of the title The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown as we explore themes of strength, resilience and positivity and create a space for support and encouragement as we begin navigating the “new normal.”  Join us on Zoom.  Go to www.gcls.org, click classes and events tab, click online events calendar to find this event.

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

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

September’s  Challenge – Ages 4-12 – Sept. 1 through 30  – It’s Library Card Sign-up Month!  Join us for a fun game of Bingo – Can you find these items in your library?  Get bingo and get a prize!  

Storytime:

Tuesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, & 28 – One class at 10:30 a.m. and one class at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 – One at 10:30 a.m. and one class at 11:15 a.m. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the same program so please only choose one of the days to come. 

Crafts will be available to take home. Masks are highly recommended. Space is limited and social distancing is still in effect.  Each adult and child must be registered.  See our online calendar for dates, times, locations, and changes. 

In-Person Reading with FURever as Friends – Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals.  Each child will be given a ten-minute slot. Confirm the dates on our virtual calendar and call the library where you want to visit to schedule an appointment.

Logan Library – TuesdaysSept. 7 & 21 – 6:30-7:30

Swedesboro Library – Thursdays Sept. 16 & 30 – 6:30-7:30 – now in our meeting room

Mullica Hill Library – ThursdaysSept. 9 & 23 – 6:30-7:30

Literacy Buddies – Are you interested in having homework or reading help for your child?  Is your teen interested in helping a child?  We provide weekly one-on-one help.  Call 856-467-0111 if interested.  

CHILDREN’S TAKE HOME ACTIVITIES 

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.

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

TEENS/TWEENS

Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Sept. 13 – 7 p.m.  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 started a literary magazine that your works can be included in! Call 856-467-0111 for more information. Go to www.gcls.org to register.  Due to the need for social distancing, space will be limited.

Teen/Tween Book Club – Saturday, Sept. 18 – 12:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly book club.  This month we will be discussing our summer read, The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkien.  Selections were chosen by the past year’s teens. Go to www.gcls.org to register.  Due to the need for social distancing, space will be limited.

Anime Club – Are you interested in getting our Anime Club going again in the fall?  Email tcarlton@gcls.org.

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.

All GCLS libraries will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day.

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