The 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 & craft videos, & 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 & TV with Hoopla and Overdrive.
Contactless Pickup is also still available.
ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING:
History Book Club – Monday, Nov. 8 – 7 pm – Join us for our monthly history book club. This month the discussion will be on Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick. by Timothy Egan.
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, Nov. 30 – 7 p.m. Join us for our monthly book club. This month’s selection will be The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited. Be sure to register at www.gcls.org.
Genealogy Club – Tuesday, Nov. 1 – 4 p.m. – Meeting Room B & Virtual. 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 to register.
ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMS:
Weekly on Thursday afternoons: Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11, & 18 – 4 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!
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.
November’s Challenges – Ages 4-12 – Nov. 1-30 – Find the Turkey and get a prize!
For all ages – pick up a kit and make a Thanksgiving card for a senior at the Shady Lane Nursing Home. Help us reach our goal of 60 cards!
Celebrate Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) – Tuesday, Nov. 2 – 4 p.m.Find out more about this holiday and join us in making a fun craft to celebrate. There is limited space. Mask wearing is recommended. Best suited for ages 9-12. Go to www.gcls.org to register.
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 – One class at 10:30 a.m. and one class at 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, & 17 – 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. Space is limited. Be sure to register each adult and child. Mask wearing is recommended. A take-home craft will be provided.
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 to fifteen-minute time slot. Find the dates on our virtual calendar and call the library you want to visit to schedule an appointment.
Logan Library – Tuesdays –Nov. 2 & 16 – 6:30-7:30 – Public Area
Swedesboro Library – Thursdays – Nov. 4 & 18 – 6:30-7:30 – Meeting Room
Mullica Hill Library – Thursday – Nov. 4 – 6:30-7:30 – Public Area
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. This program is currently a virtual one.
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 2 to 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.
Teen Writers’ Club – Monday, Nov. 8 – 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, Nov. 13 – 12:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly book club. This month we will be discussing Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in observance of Veteran’s Day. and Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, for Thanksgiving Day.
In-Person and Virtual Programs and Events – November 2021.
Check out our website at www.gcls.org for the latest list of events.
Library phone number, (856) 241-0202. All GCLS Libraries are open to the public at normal hours. *Hybrid Programs – join in person or online.
Cemetery Walking Tours: Mullica Hill Cemeteries- Tuesday, Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. Swedesboro Cemeteries-Tuesday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m. Please register. Please call for private tour- scouts welcome.
Civil War Discussion Group- Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. *Hybrid program.
Socrates Café: Thursdays,10:30 a.m. *Hybrid program.
Best Sellers Book Club: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., discussing The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. *Hybrid program.
History Book Club: Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., discussing Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick. *Hybrid program.
Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Supplies provided for beginners.
Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, Nov. 9 & 23, 1-3 p.m.
Holiday Cards & Envelopes: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Registration required.
Wine Bottle Gnome Craft: Wednesday, Nov. 17. Please register for either the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. session.
Revolutionary Surgeons: Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr. & Son, Dr. Bodo Otto Jr. presented by Ben Carlton airing on Facebook Monday Nov. 8, 1 p.m.
Veterans: Veterans stop by any time after Nov. 8 for a token of appreciation for your service.
In-Person Storytime with Miss Heather – Mondays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Fridays, Nov. 5, 12 & 19 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 – 5. Advance registration required; limited to 8 families.
Movement Storytime – Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10:30 a.m. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required; limited to 8 participants.
FURever As Friends In-Person -Tuesdays, Nov. 2 & 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please call the library to sign up for a 15-minute reading time slot.
Make & Take Christmas Countdown Craft – Tuesday, Nov. 30, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Ages 5 -12. Registration required; limed to 8 per session.
Chess Club – Thursdays, Nov. 4 & 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. All Ages. Registration required; limited to 8 players.
Ceremonial Brass Family Holiday Musical Performance: Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.