Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) systemwide 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 program changes. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the main branch library at 856-223-6050.

Adult Programs:

 Board & Card Games: Thursdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1 p.m., Logan Township Library. Have a fun time playing board games. A variety of games played each week. Hosted by volunteers Linda and Nancy. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1 p.m., Logan Township Library. Beginners are always welcome and provided with instruction along with the supplies needed to get started. Bring something you are working on or something you would like to discuss. For more information call 856-803-5091

Socrates Café: Thursdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m., Logan Township Library.Join us as we pose questions and exchange our thoughts on subjects selected by the group. No formal education in philosophy is needed, just a questioning mind. Attendance is in-person or virtually. For more information all 856-467-0111.

Knit and Crochet Club: Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1 p.m., Greenwich Library. Learn to knit Crochet (instruction and materials provided). Get help or inspiration for your current or next project. All skill levels welcome. For more information call 856-423-0684.

Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us to review the book, “Four Winds” by Kristen Hannah. New members welcome. For more information call 856-223-6050.

Writers Roundtable: Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 20, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Writers of fiction and non-fiction are welcome to join and share their projects. For more information call 856-223-6050.

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Craft: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Create a pumpkin using buttons and canvas. Please register. For information call 856-467-0111.

Best Sellers Book Club: Wednesday,Sept.7,7 p.m.,Logan Township Library. A discussion of the book “The Red Lotus” by Chris Bohjalian. Attendance is in-person or virtually. For more information call 856-467-0111.

ExVoto: Mexican Folk Art, A Discussion and Art Project: Monday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join the South Jersey Artist Collective and artist Loren Dan for an ExVoto discussion. For more information call 856-223-6050.

History Book Club: Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Logan Township Library.A discussion of the book “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” by Bret Baier. Facilitated by Ben Carlton. Attendance is in-person or virtually. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and 27, 1 p.m., Logan Township Library. Learn to quilt or sew! Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome. Experienced quilters are free to bring their project and quilt with some new friends. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Classic Film Club: The Great Train Robbery and Other Early Short Films: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. This new film club will meet to look at the beginnings of film studies of motion using photography, the first film clips showing everyday life to the origins of narrative movies. For more information call 856-223-6050.

Scrapbooking & Crafting: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Logan Township Library. Instructor Sandi will show you how to do a paper craft. Please bring photos and embellishments for scrapbooking projects. Paper and other craft supplies will be provided. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Needle Arts: Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and 28, 6:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Crochet, knit, or sew your own project or select one of ours. All levels are welcome. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

How to Choose an Investment Advisor: Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join advisors from the Securities and Exchange Commission to learn the ins and outs of choosing a financial advisor. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6050.

Free Exercise Programs through Gloucester County: Monday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Join Gloucester County Health Educators as they present an overview of the county’s free exercise programs available to Gloucester County Residents, including the Tai Chi, Sunrise Chair Yoga, and the Step-by-Step Walking programs. This program is available virtually via Zoom and in person at the Swedesboro Library.  Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Fahrenheit Ceramics Halloween Craft: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library.  Paint a fun Halloween piece for the holidays. Supplies limited. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Introduction to Gender Identity: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Welcome Natalie Baker MSCC, LPCHM a Mental Health Counselor of Southern New Jersey. She will present information on gender identity and the different expressions people use. For more information call 856-223-6050.

Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits: Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m,.Swedesboro Library.  This Social Security workshop focuses on understanding the Social Security claiming decisions. You will discover what Social Security is and to how secure your benefits. This program is available virtually via Zoom and in person at the Swedesboro Library. This program is being presented by AARP. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Join us for a lively book discussion. This month’s title is “Hostage” by Clare Mackintosh. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Jazz Duo Performance: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for a concert with Brian Betz and Denis Diblasio, local musicians who will delight us with their music. For more information, please call 856-223-6042.

Plant Swap & Make a Self-Watering Plant Container: Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Join us to learn about easy plants to grow at home and to make a self-watering plant container. Please bring a small plant for a plant swap. Please register, supplies are limited. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Civil War Discussion Group: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.,Logan Township Library.  Local historian Ben Carlton will be leading a discussion on the Civil War. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Children Programs:

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, Sept. 1, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for stories, songs and a craft. Ages 4 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Family Lego Night: Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., Logan Township Library.Make incredible creations with family and friends and conquer our brick-building challenges! All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Toddler Storytime: Fridays, Sept. 2, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for short stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 -3. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Friday Storytime’s with Miss Katelyn: Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:30 a.m.,Logan Township Library.Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 0 to 5. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m., Mullica Hill Library.

A free inclusive sports program for children ages 2 – 7. All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shoes. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Storytime with Ms. Terri: Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays, Sept. 7,14, 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m., 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: Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m., Logan Township Library. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel and join us for stories that will incorporate yoga poses and movement as we read. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Toddler Music Time – Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m., Swedesboro Library. Best suited for ages 2-6. Each adult and child must be registered. For more information call 856-467-0111.

FURever as Friends: Thursday, Sept. 8 and 22, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library.Read to a specially trained therapy animal. All ages. Registration required for a 15-minute time slot. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Toddler Storytime: Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 23, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for short stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 – 3. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Mini Builders: Monday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Play with Magna tiles, stretch and connectors. Ages 0 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Homeschool Fun!: Monday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., Swedesboro Library. This program will alternate between STEM projects and art projects on a monthly basis. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Apple Donuts: Monday, Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Make apple donuts using Nutella, icing and various toppings. Ingredients include nut, dairy, gluten and sugar. Ages 9 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Writer’s Club: Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.,Swedesboro Library.  If you love writing, need new ideas, like sharing ideas or learning new writing techniques and types of writing, this club is for you.  Ages 12 – 17. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Monday Storytime’s with Miss Katelyn: Mondays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m., Logan Township Library.  Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 0 to 5. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5091.

Wiggles and Giggles Storytime: Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for short stories, songs and a craft. Ages 0 – 2. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Music & Movement: Wednesday, Sept. 14 and 28, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for music and dancing. Ages 0 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe: Jueves, 15 de septiembre at 10:30 a.m., Swedesboro Library. Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Teresa. El espacio es limitado. Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado.  

Teen Gaming: Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Come out for a fun time of gaming: XBox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board games and cards will be available. Ages 12 – 17. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Teen Book Club: Saturday, Sept. 17, 12:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library.  Join us for our monthly book club. This month we will be discussing “The Loneliest Girl in the Universe”by Lauren James.  Ages 13 – 17. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Homemade Barriletes (Kites): Monday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be learning the history of Barriletes and making our own. Ages 6 – 12. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

FURever as Friends: Monday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Swedesboro Library. Read to a therapy animal. Each child will register for fifteen-minute time slot. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Baby Music Time – Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m., Swedesboro Library.  Best suited for ages 0-2. Your baby will enjoy listening to children’s songs, doing fingerplays, bouncing, and laughing with you.  Please register. For more information call 856-

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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