Gloucester County Library System systemwide July Happenings

Registration requested for all programs at or call the individual branch.

Please be sure to check our website for our monthly Storytime’s, book clubs, discussion groups, chess clubs, craft programs and needle arts groups at our various branch libraries. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the main branch library at 856-223-6050. 

Adult Programs:

Oceans of Possibilities: Thursday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. GCLS Greenwich Library. Dive into the world of oceans with the Center for Aquatic Sciences and learn about the unique creatures that call the ocean home. 

Life on the Reef: What Makes it so Diverse? Monday, July 11, 6 p.m. Mullica Hill Library. Join the Center for Aquatic Sciences and learn about the amazing ecosystems that make up the beautiful coral reefs found in our oceans. 

Documentary Viewing: My Garden of a Thousand Bees: Friday, July 15, 2 p.m. Swedesboro Library. Join us in watching “My Garden of a Thousand Bees” and learn about pollinators and their habitats. 

Crafter’s Corner: Paint Together on Canvas: Monday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. Let’s paint an ocean scene together with artist Gina Martucci of the Williamstown Art Center. All supplies included. Ages 18 and up. 

Downsizing & Decluttering:  Monday, July 25, 6 p.m. virtually via Zoom or in person at the Swedesboro Library. An AARP representative will lead a discussion to explore why stuff is so important for some people and provide practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. Ages 18 and up. 

Children’s Programs:

Oceans with Crystal Murphy Music: Wednesday, July 6, 1 p.m. Glassboro Library. DEEP DIVE in Ms. Crystal’s ocean submarine and explore under the water together with music, movement, dancing games, and instruments! All ages. 

Author Storytime with Nancy Viau: Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. Greenwich Library. Join us for a special author Storytime as she reads from her book TODAY IS A BEACH DAY! Ages 2 – 6. 

Mad Science: Watercolor Sharks & Fish: Wednesday, July 13, 1 p.m. Glassboro Library.  There’s mad science in the ocean – learn about sharks and fish in this exciting show. 

Center for Aquatic Science: Live animal show: Monday, July 11, 11 a.m. Logan Library. Meet some of your favorite animas at this amazing show. All ages. 

South Pacific Island Dancers: Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m. Mullica Hill Library. Enjoy a live performance featuring Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa dances. All ages. 

Oceans of Possibility Storytime: Music Play Patrol: Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. Greenwich Library. Join us for a special performance by Music Play Patrol as we explore the oceans through songs, activities and a musical story. All ages. 

Eyes of the Wild: Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. Glassboro Library. Exotic animals come to the library! See, hear, touch and even move like an animal in this funny show. All ages. 

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. Mullica Hill Library. Special Olympics Youth Athletes is a free inclusive sports program. Ages 2 – 7. 

StarLab with Pearl Observatory: Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m. Glassboro Library. Enter an inflatable StarLab to learn about the night sky. All ages. 

Dive into Books Magic Show: Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Enjoy a magic show with comedy, storytelling, puppets and more with Brian Richards. All ages. 

Library Lunch Bunch: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in July, 12:15 p.m., Glassboro Library. Food provided by the Food Bank of South Jersey. Ages 6 -17. 

Teen/Tween programs

Tween Octopus Slime: Friday, July 1, 2 p.m. Logan Library. Make octopus slime to take home! Ages 9 – 12. 

Teen Game Night: Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m. Mullica Hill Library. Come out to play classic board and video games. Ages 9 – 17.

Teen Time: Aquatic Jewelry & Button Badges: Friday, July 8, 1 p.m. Glassboro Library. Make something to wear with our sea glass beads and button maker. Ages 9 – 17.

Teen Art Space: Paper Bead Jewelry: Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Greenwich Library. Make your own jewelry using recycled magazines. Ages 9 – 17.

Marbled Mug: Monday, July 11, 7 p.m. Swedesboro Library. Join us to make a very interesting, marbleized mug. Ages 13 – 17. 

Teen Karaoke: Wednesday, July 13, 3:30 p.m. Mullica Hill Library. Join us for some karaoke fun! Ages 9 – 17.

Teen Summit: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Mullica Hill Library. Join us to discuss current events and relevant topics with other teens. Ages 10 – 17.

Paint an Ocean Critter: Thursday, July 21, 7 p.m. Swedesboro Library. Paint a creature from under the sea provided by Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio. Supplies provided.  Ages 9 – 17.

Jellyfish Lanterns: Thursday, July 28, 4 p.m. Logan Library. Bring the wonder of the ocean into your room by making a jellyfish lantern. Ages 13 – 17.

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