Gloucester County Library System Programs and Events for April 2024

Glassboro Library

101 Rowan Blvd.

856-881-0011

Children’s Programs:

Storytime: Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime featuring stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 8.

Baby Storytime: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Short books, sing-a-longs, and play for babies and their caretakers. Ages 0 to 2.

Amazing Art: Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m. Come out an create your own bug. Get creative with mixed-media art. Ages 4 to 12. Please register.

STEAM Tuesdays: Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m. Come out and make dirt pudding cups with us! Ages 6 to 17. Please register. This is a Longwood Garden Community Event.

Homeschool Hangout: Friday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. Come out and make edible finger and then have fun painting with it! Ages 6 to 17.

Music and Movement: Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. Dance, Sing and play with your little ones! Ages 0 to 6.

Adult Programs:

Glassboro’s Page Turners Book Club: Thursday, April 11, 2 p.m. This month’s selection is “Birnam Wood” by Eleanor Catton. This is a Longwood Community Event. New members welcome.

Crafter’s Corner: St. Patrick’s Paper Fan Wreath: Monday, April 15, 6 p.m. Join us to create a unique win bottle decoration. Please register.

Gardening with Perennials-Bloomers Home & Garden Center: Monday, April 22, 6 p.m. Join Len Schroeder, horticulturist and owner of Bloomers Home & Garden as he talks about gardening. A Longwood Garden Community Event. Please resister.

Greenwich Library

411 Swedesboro Road

856-423-0684

Children’s Programs

Baby Storytime: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Short books, sing-a-longs, and play for babies and their caretakers. Ages 0 to 2.

Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Family Storytime featuring stories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2-5.  

Secret Garden Interactive Storytime Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. Who doesn’t love a secret? The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science will present an interactive learning experience. Be prepared to get dirty hands! Please register. A Longwood Gardens Community Read event.  

STEAM Club: Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. This month’s STEAM club features Ozobots! Learn all about these little bots and how to control them! Please register. Ages 6-12.  

Build It!: Monday, April 22, 4 p.m. Each month we’ll have a new building challenge with LEGOS, Magnatiles, wooden blocks, and more! Ages 4 to 12.  

Adult Programs

Knit & Crochet Club: Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.Learn to knit or 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. 

Lavender Farm: Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m. Local farmers Kim and George Reeves will discuss how they started Field & Flock Lavender Farm, uses for lavender, and take you on a virtual field trip to the farm. Please register. A Longwood Gardens Community Read Event.

Monday Night Needlers: Monday April 8 and April 22, 6:30 p.m. Bring your fiber arts project or learn to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, etc. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome.

Computer Class: Using Online Technology: Thursdays, April 18 and June 24, 2-4 p.m. This series covers important elements of using the internet, including social media basics, digital privacy and safety, and getting the most from your google searches. Please register and plan to attend all sessions.

Mystery Book Club: Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. by. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Biography Book Club: Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 p.m. Indira Gandhi: Rose of India by C. B. Church. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Start an Herb Garden: Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. Re-pot an herb to take home while learning about herbs and their aromatic, culinary, and medicinal value. Please bring your own gloves. Presented by Rachelle Hasenberg of Inspirational Horticultural Therapy. Please register.  A Longwood Gardens Community Read Event.

Logan Library

498 Beckett Road

856-241-0202

Children’s Programs

 Monday Storytimes with Miss Katelyn: Mondays, April 1, 8,15, 22, 29, 10:30 a.m.Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

Baby Storytimes: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:15 a.m.Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 2. Please register.

Movement Storytime: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 11:00 a.m.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.

Friday Storytimes with Miss Katelyn: Fridays, April 5, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m.Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

Teen Wellness Program: Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, 4 p.m.For teens by teens! Join teen presenter Mahalakshmi Mopal for an eight week wellness program. Topics include healthy habits, Movement, sleep, and stress management. Please register in advance.

Intro to Web Development for Teens: Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 4 p.m.Join us for an exciting intro to web development class tailored just for teenagers! Through this class you will learn the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – the building blocks of the web. Ages 13 to 17. Please register.

Family Lego Night: Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. Make incredible creations with family and friends and conquer our brick-building challenges! All ages. Please register.

Solar Eclipse Viewing on the Patio: Monday, April 8, 3 p.m. View the Total Solar Eclipse at 90% coverage on the Logan Library patio! Patrons who register and attend the program will receive special eclipse glasses, while supplies last.

Big Kid Storytime: Thursdays, April 11, 25, 4:30 p.m. Calling all first and second graders! Enjoy a storytime just for you! Each month we will read books, sing silly songs, and create crafts. Ages 6 to 8. Please register.

Tween Make & Take: Thursday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. Learn to make something new with Miss Katelyn! Beginners projects and fun crafts that you can bring home. A different project each month. Ages 9 to 12. Please register.

Homeschool Steam Club: Monday, April 22, 2 p.m.  Fun experiments, crafts, and activities exploring STEAM concepts. Ages 6 to 8. Please register. 

Learn About Pollinators: Tuesday, April 30, 4 p.m.An elementary school program focused on pollinators. We will make a bee bath and a hummingbird feeder. This is a Longwood Gardens Community read Program.

Adult Virtual/Hybrid Programs 

Socrates Café: Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:30 a.m.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. 

Adult In-Person Programs

Board and Card Games: Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00 p.m.Have a fun time playing board games. A variety of games are played each week. 

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00 p.m.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.

Yoga with Sheetal: Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 7:00 p.m. Learn different asanas, lows, and breath work to cultivate and connect your mind, body, & spirit. Please register.

Gaming Get-Together: Fridays, April 5, 19, 26, 1:00 p.m. Get together and play a game with other novices at the library! There is a different game highlighted every week. This is a friendly group, but some experience/knowledge of the game is a plus. Please register, as we have limited sets.

Floating Flower Mandalas, A Longwood Community Read Event: Friday, April 5, 2:00 p.m.Design your own floating fresh flower mandala using fresh flowers. Presented by Rachelle Hasenberg of Inspirational Horticultural therapy. This is a Longwood Gardens Community Read event. Registration required.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, April 9, 23, 1:00 p.m. Learn to quilt or sew! Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome, and experienced quilters are free to bring their project and quilt with some new friends.

Mullica Hill Library

389 Wolfert Station Road

856-223-6000

Children’s Programs

Toddler Storytime: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 2-3. 

Chess Club: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Please register.

Baby Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 0-2. Please register. 

Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for short stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for ages 3-5.

Yoga for Kids: Thursdays in April at 4:30 p.m. Join local teen instructor Mahi Mopal as she guides children through basic yoga poses. Bring a towel or yoga mat. Ages 6-12.

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. Special Olympics Young Athletes is 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. Please click on the link to register: https://www.sonj.org/sports/young-athletes/community-programs/

Robotics for Kids: Saturday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. Introduction to Robotics led by the Clearview Robotics Team 9848 GearView! Kids will learn about robotics and the different sub-sections, like programming, 3D modeling, and building with mini activities.  This program is part of a series that will run until the summer! Ages 8 to 14, registration required.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Monday, April 8, 3:00 p.m. Enjoy crafts and view the solar eclipse with us! All ages. Please register.

Music and Movement: Wednesday, April 10, 24, 10:30 a.m. Sing, dance, and play with your little one. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

FURever As Friends: Thursdays, April 11, 25, 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Read to a specially trained certified therapy animal. Please register.

Make a Kite with the SJ Flyers: Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. Members from South Jersey Kite Flyers will teach kids how to make a kite. Free kits will be provided. Please register.

Popstar ParTay: Friday, April 19, 3 p.m.Are you ready for it? Celebrate all things TSwift! We’ll make friendship bracelets, buttons, play trivia, and more. Ages 9 to 14. Registration required.

Tween Library Lab:  Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. Let’s learn about the lifecycle and importance of butterflies by growing our own! We will have caterpillars to study, and a home for them to watch them grow. Ages 8 to 12, please register.

Make it Monday: Monday, April 29, 4:30 p.m. Paint a fairy house on a clay pot or make a garden gnome with a clay pot. This is a Longwood Gardens Community Read Event. Ages 6 to 12. Please register.

Teen Programs:

Teen Craft: Garden Pot: Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. In honor of the Longwood Gardens Community Read Event, we will be making garden starter pots. Decorate your garden pot and choose a seed to plant in it! All materials will be provided. Ages 13 to 18, please register.

Teen Wellness Project: Wednesday, April 10, 24 at 5 p.m. Local teen Mahi Mopal will be leading a Teen Wellness Program series, with a different theme each week! Ages 13 to 18, please register.

Teen Book Club: Monday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. A book club led by local teens. Title to be chosen at the previous meeting. Ages 13-17, please register.

Teen Writers: Monday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. Join in a writer’s roundtable for teens! Bring your writing along to share ideas and workshop. Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Crochet and Knitting: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Work on your current projects to work on together! Ages 13 to 18, please register.

Adult Programs

Knitters & Stitchers: Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:00 p.m. Join our group of knitters, crocheters and stitchers. All skill levels are welcome to join. Please register since space may be limited. 

Chess Club: Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 at 6:30 p.m. Chess club for ages 8 and up, including adults. Please register.

Writers’ Roundtable: Tuesdays, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Writers of fiction and nonfiction are welcome to join and share their projects. Participants will be reading and discussing each other’s work. Drafts in all stages are welcome. Registration required. 

Miniature Models & Props Painting Club: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. Bring in your own models, props, or figurines to paint! Acrylic paints will be available, bringing in your own supplies is encouraged. No airbrush or spray paint please. Please call 856-223-6011 or email Make@GCLS.org for additional information.

Creative Aging Initiative – Senior Art Program: Fridays, April 5, 19, 26, 1:00 p.m. Join us for an 8-week artist residency, where you will learn new techniques from various different mediums. Classes are intended for seniors in our community, 55 years and older. Funding is provided by the Creative Aging Initiative grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts. Registration required.

Book Club: Monday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. Everyone is welcome. Registration required. 

Adult Craft – Jewelry Making: Tuesday, April 9, 1:30 p.m. Join us for crafting beaded earrings. All materials are provided. Seating is limited. Please register.

3D Printer Certification: Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 p.m. Get certified to use our MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer. For more information, or to schedule a personalized 3d certification time, please contact Make@GCLS.org. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

The A, B, C and D’s of Medicare: Wednesday, April 10, 2 p.m. Join us as we host Steven Bornfreund for an educational seminar on the basics of Medicare. Participants will learn about important terminology, enrollment periods, available plan types and cost assistance resources. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Registration is required.

Classic Film Club: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a viewing and discussion on some of the most important films in history. One film will be shown per date. Seating is limited. Please register.

The Healing Power of Writing – Building Resilience in Life One Word at a Time: Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. Meet Jayne Jacova Feld, featured author of Life-Changing Power of Self-Love – an Essential Guide by Tina Green. Hear her intimate story of how writing guided her through the healing process. Ms. Jacova Feld will be signing and selling books. Please register.

Financial Aid Information Session: Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. Join Mike Chando from the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority as he discusses how you can receive financial aid. Please register for this program.

Card Games & Mahjong: Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of fun. We will be offering Canasta, Mahjong and other games for all skill levels. Seating is limited. Please Register.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Early American Women and Their Kitchen Garden: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. Kitchen gardens in the 1700’s fed, healed, and clothed Early American families. Join Lesley Parness for a fascinating presentation on the daily lives of New Jersey’s colonial women. Registration is required. Participants can sign up for either the in-person or virtual version of the program. This presentation is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Meditation and Sound Bath: Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a relaxing and restorative meditation and sound bath session. Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Plant Swap – Longwood Gardens Community Read Event: Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a fun swap of houseplants. Guidelines will be provided. Please register for this event.  Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Swedesboro Library

1442 Kings Highway

856-467-0111

Children’s Programs

FURever as Friends: Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. Read to one of our adorable therapy animals.  All ages. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Story Time: Tuesdays,April 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.mStories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5.  Please register for only one session per week.

Story Time: Wednesdays,April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.mStories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Please register for only one session per week.  

Homeschool Fun!: Monday, April 8, 3 p.m. This program alternates between STEM projects and art projects. Please register.  

Teen Writer’s Club:  Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. If you love writing, this club is for you. Ages 13 to 17. Please register. 

Lego League: Tuesday, April 9, 4:00 p.m. Build what you like or try our monthly creation challenge. Ages 4 to 12. Please register.  

Teen Anime Club: Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Anime and Manga with other like-minded fans. Ages 13 to 17. 

Toddler Music & Movement: Thursday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. Fingerplays, dancing, marching, Singing and instruments. Ages 2 to 5.

Longwood Garden Community Event: Teen Art Painting: Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. Come out and relax and paint. Ages 13 to 17. Please register.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe:  18 de Abril a las 10:30 a.m.  Únete a nosotros para nuestra hora de cuentos bilingüe con Maestra Teresa y una amiga..  El espacio es limitado. Cada adulto y niño debe ser registrado. 

Longwood Garden Community Read Event:  Fun with Plants!:  Monday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. The Longwood Garden read will be read aloud then participants will start a sweet potato plant and plant parsley and sunflower seeds.  Learn fun facts about these three plants, too!

Longwood Garden Community Read Event: Storytime:  Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. Special story and craft to celebrate gardens!

Teen Book Club:  Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 p.m. This month’s selection is Killing November by Adriana Mather.  

Baby Music & Movement:  Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.  Ages 0 to 2.  Enjoy traditional songs, bouncing, hugging, and clapping.  Space is limited.

Teen Gaming: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Play video games, board games, card games, and make some new friends!

Literacy Buddies: Are you interested in getting homework or reading help for your child? Is your teen interested in tutoring? The Margaret Dombrosky Swedesboro Public Library provides weekly one-on-one help. Call 856-467-0111 if interested.

Adult Programs

Needle Arts: Wednesdays, April 10, 24, 6:30 p.m. Crochet, knit, or sew your own project or select one of ours

Springtime Sign Craft:  Wednesday, April 17, 2 & 6:30 p.m. Love Spring? Need a new door decoration? Make a Springtime door decoration. Space & supplies are Limited.  Please register.

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.  This month’s title is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  New members welcome.

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