Library System October 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:

Knitters & Stitchers: Mondays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 1 p.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Branch Library. All skill levels are welcome to join. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6042. 

Family Yoga Series: “Fall” in love with yoga: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 19 and Tuesday 25 at 7 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Fall in love with yoga this October. Bring your yoga mat and a water and enjoy a night of yoga with your family! All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5096. 

Socrates Café: Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Logan Library. Join us as we pose questions and exchange our thoughts on subjects selected by the group. This program is available in person and online via Google Meet. For more information call 856-2410202. 

Board & Card Games: Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Have a fun time playing board ages. A variety of games is played each week. Hosted by volunteers Linda and Nancy. Ages 18 and up. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Tai-Chi 8 Week Series: Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1 p.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Branch Library.  Lean Tai Chi with instructor, Ralph Quinn. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6050. 

Scrapbooking: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Learn the basics of scrapbooking. Please bring photos and embellishments. Paper provided. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Needle Arts: Wednesdays, Oct. 12, 26 at 6:30 pm GCLS 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. 

Cemetery Walking Tour of Mt. Zion Cemetery: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Please meet historian Ben Carlton at the Mount Zion AME Church, 172 Garwin Road, Woolwich Township, NJ at 4 p.m. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro

Library. Love pumpkin spice? Love body scrubs? Join us at the library to learn how to make a pumpkin spice scrub. Supplies are limited. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Crafter’s Corner: Make &Take Candle Dipping: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Just in time for the holidays. Learn to make candles with this wax dipping method. All supplies provided. Presented by the Certified Gardeners of SJ. Please register. For more information call 856-8810001. 

Gloucester County Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library.  The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services will provide an overview of available vocational rehabilitation services, eligibility criteria and application instructions. Program available via Zoom or in-person at the Swedesboro Library. Please register. For more information 856-467-0111. 

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library.  Join us for some lively discussion. This month’s title is From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Ghostly Walking Tour of Swedesboro Cemeteries: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the

Swedesboro Library, 1442 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Tour hosted by historian Ben Carlton. Please bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Children’s Programs:

October’s Challenge: All month during regular hours of operation only at theGCLS Swedesboro Library.  Can you find the 12 ghosts hiding in the library?  Find all 12 and get a prize! For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Toddler Storytime: Mondays Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Fridays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Join us for short stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 3. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Chess Club: Monday, Oct. 10, 17, 24 at 6:30 p.m. GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Chess club for ages 8 and up. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029. 

FURever as Friends: Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Sign up to read to a certified therapy pet. Celebrate Howl-a-ween on 10/24 by coming in costume and reading to an adorable therapy pet. Registration required. For more information call 856-4670111. 

Storytime with Miss Terri: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Wednesday Oct. 12, 19, 29 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Join us for Storytime. Ages 2 – 5. Please register for either Tuesday or Wednesday.  For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Wiggles and Giggles Storytime: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 18, 25 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Join us for a short story, songs and a craft. Ages 0-2. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029. 

FURever as Friends Reading Program: Tuesday, Oct. 18, GCLS Logan Library. Sign up to read to a certified therapy animal.  All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-2410202. 

Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, Oct. 12, 19, 26 at 10:15 a.m. GCLS Logan Library. Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories and bubbles! Ages 0-2. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Movement Storytime: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 19, 26 at 11 a.m., GCLS Logan Library. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and join us for stories that incorporate movement. Ages 2 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Join us for a story, songs and a craft. Ages 4 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029. 

Storytime: Friday, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Logan Library. Join us for stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202. 

Turtle Dance Music – Inclusive Neurodiverse Performance: Friday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Join us for an inclusive, neurodiverse event for children and teens. Each song in the show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experience. This program is available in person or via Zoom. Ages 0 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-803-5122. 

Writer’s Club: Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library.  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. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Homeschool Epic Comic Club: Monday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Join the Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club! Make comics each month while learning about story development. Ages 6 – 12. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5096. 

Homeschooler Fun! Monday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Join us for STEM projects and Meet the Artist. 

Music & Movement: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 26 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS Mullica Hill Library. Ages 05. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029. 

Toddler Music Time: Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS SwedesboroLibrary.Registration required. Ages 2 – 6. For more information call 856-467-0111.  

Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Join our Epic Comic Club and learn how to make your own comics! Ages 6 – 12. Please register. For more information call 856-803-5096. 

Anime Club: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Come enjoy like-minded lovers of Anime and Manga. There will be opportunities to view movies; draw anime and Manga characters; play games such as Yugioh and Pokémon. Feel free to dress in character.  Ages 13 -17. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Teen Book Club: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Join us for our monthly book club. This month we will be discussing A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Paint a Halloween Critter: Monday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library. Paint a Halloween critter from Fahrenheit Ceramics.  Supplies and space are limited.  Ages 9 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe: Jueves, 20 de Octubre a las 10:30 a.m. Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Teresa y Maestra Vesna.  El espacio es limitado. Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado. 

Teen Gaming: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m., GCLS Swedesboro Library.  Come out for a fun time of gaming: XBox, Wii, DS’s, and traditional board games and cards will be available. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Special Author Storytime: Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.,GCLS Mullica Hill Library. In recognition of Anti-Bullying Month, local author Adrienne M. Brown will read her book, “Penelope Takes Her Power Back.” Activity to follow reading. Ages 6-12. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6049. 

Homeschool STEAM: Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., GCLS Logan Library. Fun experiments, crafts and activities exploring STEAM concepts. Ages 6 – 8. For more information call 856-803-5096.  

Baby Music Time: Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m., GCLS SwedesboroLibrary. Your baby will enjoy listening to traditional children’s songs, doing fingerplays, bouncing, and laughing with you! Please register. Ages 0 – 2. For more information call 856467-0111. 

Halloween Blast! Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at GCLS Swedesboro Library. Celebrate Halloween with us! Come in costume, enjoy a craft, fun, games and a snack. Ages 6 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Special Olympics Youth Athletes Program: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. GCLS 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 856-223-6049. 

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