Gloucester County Library System December 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:

Socrates Café: Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 10:30 a.m., Logan 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 call 856-241-0202.

Board and Card Games: Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1 p.m., Logan Branch. Have a fun time playing board games. A variety of games are played each week. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon! For more information call 856-241-0202.

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1 p.m., Logan Branch. Beginners are always welcome and provided with instruction along with the supplies needed to get started. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Medicare 101: Monday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.,Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Presented by AARP a basic understanding of Medicare. Program is available virtually via Zoom and in person at the Swedesboro Branch meeting room. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Chess Club: Monday, Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Chess club for ages 8 and up. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Fall Time Yoga:Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join us at the library for yoga with Ms. Sheetal. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel and bottled water with you. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Writers Roundtable: Tuesdays, Dec. 6 & 20, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Writers of fiction and non-fiction are welcome to join and share their projects. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6042. 

Embroidery Hoop Centerpiece Decoration: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Make a beautiful centerpiece for your table using a recycled embroidery hoop, flowers, wood, and decorations. Supplies are limited. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Best Sellers Book Club: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m., Logan Library.A discussion of the book “The Summer Place” by Jennifer Weiner. Attendance is in-person or virtually. For more information 856-241-0202.

Ceremonial Brass Holiday Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.,Logan Library. Come listen to Ceremonial Brass, a conservatory trained group, as they play holiday tunes. For more information call 856-241-0202.

History Book Club: Monday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Logan Library. A discussion of the book “The Indispensables” by Patrick K. O’Donnell. Facilitated by Ben Carlton. Attendance is in-person or virtually. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, Dec. 13 & 27, 1 p.m., Logan 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 856-241-0202.

Holiday Concert: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Enjoy two local musicians, Richmond Carlton and Justin Carlton, on guitar, play traditional holiday tunes. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Elf Shoe and Holiday Gift Box Craft: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Logan Library. Instructor Sandi will guide you through a holiday-themed craft. Space and supplies are limited. Registration required. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Holiday Harpist Concert: Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Holiday harp concert in the public area. For more information call 856-223-6000.

Needle Arts: Wednesdays,Dec. 17 & 28, 6:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public 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.

New Year’s Eve Wreath: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Come and celebrate the new year early by making a New Year’s Eve wreath for your front door. Supplies are limited. Please register for only one class. For more information call 856-467-0111.  

Pendant Necklace – Adult Craft: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Make your own embroidery pendant necklace. All materials provided, seating is limited. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6000.

Wooden Trees: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Logan Library. Instructor Sandi will guide you through a holiday-themed craft. Limit of 10 participants as supplies are limited. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m.,Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join us to discuss this month’s title, Death at Greenway by Lori Rader Day. New members always welcome. For more information call 856-467-0111.   

Civil War Discussion Group: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m., Logan Library. Local historian Ben Carlton will be leading a discussion on the Civil War. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Children and Teen Programs:

December Challenge at the Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Visit the library during regular hours of operation and see if you can find Santa and his missing reindeer! For more information cal. 856-467-0111.

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, & 22, 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, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., Logan Library.Make incredible creations with family and friends and conquer our brick-building challenges! All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Toddler Storytime: Fridays, Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 30, and Mondays, Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 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.

STEAM Saturday: Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Experiment with different liquids to learn about dissolving. Ages 3 -12. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Storytime: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, & 19 and Fridays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 a.m., Logan Library. Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 – 5. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

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

FURever as Friends: Mondays, Dec. 5 & 19, 6:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Sign up to read to one of our adorable therapy animals. Each child will be given a 10-15-minute time slot. On Dec. 19 we will have our holiday celebration.  All ages. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Baby Storytime: Tuesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join us for short stories, songs and a craft. Ages 0 -2 Registration requested. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Storytime with Miss Terri:  Tuesdays, Dec. 6, 13, & 20, 10:30 a.m. & Wednesdays, Dec. 7,14, & 21, Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library.  Join us for a fun time of stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 – 5. Please register for only one session per week. For more information call 856-467-0111.

FURever As Friends Reading Program: Tuesday, Dec. 6 & Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., LoganLibrary.A group of volunteers bring their specially trained therapy dogs to the library for children to read. All ages. Registration and one-time permission slip required. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Baby Storytime: Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:15 a.m., Logan Library.Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 2. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Movement Storytime: Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 11 a.m., Logan 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 856-241-0202.

Digger and Dave Show: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m., Logan Library. Join Digger and David for an interactive winter puppet show. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Toddler Music Time: Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Ages 2-5. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.  

Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club: Thursday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Logan Library. Join the Epic Comic Club! We will make comics each month while learning about story development. Ages 6 to 12. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Anime Club: Thursdays, Dec. 8 & 22, 4 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Come enjoy like-minded lovers of Anime and Manga. Feel free to dress in character. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Teen Book Club: Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join us for our monthly book club. This month we will be discussing Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

STEAM Saturday: Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Experiment with inflating balloons. Ages 3 -12. Please register. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 4 p.m., Logan Library.Make a crayon candle, a felt coaster, and an ornament. Each craft makes a perfect gift! Ages 13 to 17. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe: Jueves, 15 de Diciembre a las 10:30 a.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library.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.

No Cook Cooking – Candy Sushi: Thursday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Logan Library.Make delicious candy sushi with rice crispy treats and your favorite candy! Ages 9 to 12. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

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

Holiday Treats: Monday, Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Decorate chocolate covered graham crackers for the holidays. Ages 6 -12. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Lego League: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join us for a fun time of creating with Legos! Ages 4 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Holiday Craft & Songs: Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Ages 6 – 12. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

STEM for Homeschoolers: Friday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join us for some STEM activities once a month. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Join this FREE inclusive sports program. All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian. All participants must wear athletic shores. Ages 2 – 8. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Storytime: Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Join Miss Marlissa for a fun time of stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111. 

Homeschool Steam Club: Monday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., Logan Library.Fun experiments, crafts, and activities exploring STEAM concepts. Ages 6 to 8. Please register. 

Stuffed Animal Workshop: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., Mullica Hill Library. Make and take a holiday stuffed animal. Ages 0-8. Limited seating. Registration required. For more information call 856-223-6029.

Baby Music Time – Sing, Dance & Play: Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public 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 856-467-0111.

Steam Club: Thursday, Dec. 22, 4 p.m., Logan Library.  Fun experiments, crafts, and activities exploring STEAM concepts. Ages 6 to 8. Please register. For more information call 856-241-0202.

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

Family Movie – Rise of the Guardians: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m., Logan Library. Bring the family to watch Rise of the Guardians. Run time 97 minutes. Rated PG. For more information call 856-241-0202.

Teen Gaming: Thursday, Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro PublicLibrary. 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.  

Toni Baloney’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party: Friday, Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m., Mullica Hill Library. Countdown to noon with Toni Baloney! All ages. For more information call 856-223-6029.

New Year’s Eve Celebration:Friday, Dec. 30, 1:30 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library. Celebrate the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 with a craft, activities, and refreshments. Ages 4-12. Registration required. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Teen Lockin: Friday, Dec. 30, 7 to 10 p.m., Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library.  Enjoy a night of snacks, gaming, and an escape room activity. Teens must be dropped off and picked up by a parent. Each teen needs to have a signed permission slip to attend. Ages 13 – 17. For more information call 856-467-0111.

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