County Library System Wide August Happenings

Registration requested for all programs at www.gcls.org/calendar  or call the individual branch.

Please be sure to check the GCLS 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:

Family Yoga: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 30 at 7 p.m., GCLS Greenwich Library. No prior yoga knowledge or experience needed. Come out & learn, breathe, stretch, relax & enjoy with your yoga practice. All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-423-0684.

Storytelling from West Africa: Thursday, Aug. 11, 25   and Monday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Creative Aging Series with West African Music Instructor, Sangue Mboup. For more information call 856-223-6018.

DIY Mason Jar Lid Sun Catchers: Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Using the lids of mason jars and a printed handkerchief or other material, you will be able to create a beautiful sun catcher. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Online Fraud: What to Look Out For: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Join the SEC for an informational session on how to prevent online fraud.

Decoupaged Rocks: Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.,GCLS Swedesboro Library. Come and have fun while you learn how to decoupage rocks. Your unique creation will fit right in with our Summer Reading Theme, “Ocean of Possibilities.” For more information call 856-467-0111.

Six Pillars of Brain Health: Monday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. This workshop is designed to empower participants to take charge of their brain health and learn more about the six pillars of a healthy brain lifestyle. This program is available virtually via zoom or in person at the Swedesboro Library. The workshop will be presented by Curt Springstead from AARP. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Children Programs:

Kids Craft: Monday, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2 p.m., GCLS Logan Township Library. Join us for a weekly half hour craft. Ages 4 – 8. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Toddler Storytime with Ms. Brittany: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, Aug. 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. GCLS Greenwich Library. Family Storytime featuring stories, songs and crafts. Ages 2 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-687-7071.

Storytime with Ms. Katelyn: Monday, Aug. 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:30 a.m. and Friday, Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26at 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Township Library. Join us for stories, songs and a craft. Ages 0 -5. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5096.

Storytime with Ms. Terri: Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays, Aug. 10, 17, 24, & 31 at 10:30 a.m. GCLS Swedesboro Library. Join us for Storytime. Each adult and child must be registered. Please register for only one session per week. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Movement Storytime with Ms. Katelyn: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m., GCLS Logan Township Library. Please bring a yoga mat and towel and join us for stories that will incorporate yoga poses and movement as we read. Ages 2- 5. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5096.

Summer Movie Matinee: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 17, 24and 31, 1 p.m., GCLS Logan Township Branch. Each week the library will feature a different movie. Bring a snack and join us. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Summer Bingo! Thursday, Aug. 11, 18 and 25, 4 p.m. GCLS Greenwich Library. Join in the fun for an afternoon of bingo! Ages 6 – 17. Please register. For more information call 856-687- 7071.

Summer Reading Program Closing Party and Magic Show: Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 Bethesda United Methodist Church, downstairs room. Church is across from the GCLS Swedesboro Library.  Magician Jim Vagias, will have you laughing with his show, “Oceans of Possibilities.”  All ages. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Bingo for Kids: Friday, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:30 p.m. GCLS Mullica Hill Branch. Afternoon bingo for kids! Win prizes. Ages 4 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

End of Summer Reading Party: Saturday, Aug. 6, 11, GCLS Mullica Hill Branch. Enjoy a circus-like performance with Andrew’s Big Show! Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Build a Kite! Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. at the Greenwich Library. Build your own kite! Ages 6 – 17. Please register. For more information call 856-423-0684.

Homeschool Fun! Monday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. This program will alternate between STEM projects and art projects on a monthly basis. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Move & Grove Music Class: Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 24 10:30 a.m., GCLS Greenwich Branch. Music class for toddlers and preschoolers! Ages 2 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-687-7071.

Toddler Music Time, Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Ages 2 – 6. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-0111.

Make a Craft: Monday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m. GCLS Swedesboro Library. Choose from a wide selection of crafts. Supplies are limited. Ages 6 – 12.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe: Jueves, 18 de agosto at 10:30 a.m. GCLS Swedesboro Library.  Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Sara y Maestra Teresa.  El espacio es limitado.  Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado.  

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Branch. Inclusive sports program for ages 2 – 7. All children must participate with a parent or adult guarding. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6026.

Baby Music Time: Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Your baby will enjoy listening to traditional children’s songs, doing fingerplays, bouncing, and laughing with you! Ages 0 – 2. Please register. For more information call 856-223-0111.

Teen Lock-in: Friday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. The night will consist of a few short videos on the dangers of taking drugs, then we will enjoy Tacos in a Bag, scavenger hunt/escape room, a special craft, games/gaming, and make your own sundae.  Registration required and a consent forms must be signed in advance. Participants must be 13-16 years old to attend. This program is partially funded by the Swedesboro-Woolwich Municipal Alliance (GCADA) Governors Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Literacy Buddies: Are you interested in having homework or reading help for your child?  Is your teen interested in tutoring? We provide weekly one-on-one help. Call the Swedesboro Library at 856-467-0111 if interested. This program is currently virtual. 

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