County Library Events for May 2024

For more information or to register, visit our website at www.gcls.org.

All GCLS Libraries are closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

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 2-8.

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

Amazing Art: Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m. Come out and create homemade puffy paint. Ages 4 to 12. Please register.

STEAM Tuesdays: Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. Join us to make a Lava Lamp! Ages 6 to 17. Please register.

Music and Movement: Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. Dance, Sing and play with your little ones! Ages 0 to 6.

Homeschool Hangout: Friday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a fun activity to learn about balance. Ages 6 to 17.

Adult Programs

Glassboro Afternoon Readers Book Club: Monday, May 6, 2 p.m. This month’s selection The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. New members welcome.

Crafter’s Corner: Ceramic Teapot Planter:  Monday, May 6, 6 p.m. Be creative and paint a teapot planter. This is a Longwood Garden Community Event. Please register.

Crafter’s Corner: Ceramic Teapot Planter: Tuesday, May 7, 2 p.m. Be creative and paint a teapot planter. This is a Longwood Garden Community Event. Please register.

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention Wednesday, May 8, 3 p.m. Join us for this educational program that provides a clear understanding of this leading cause of death. Provided by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Please register.

Glassboro’s Page Turners Book Club: Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. This month’s selection is The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende. New members welcome.

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 0-2.

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

Drawing Club: Monday, May 6, 4 p.m. Each month we’ll learn some basic drawing techniques and draw from a prompt. Beginners welcome, whether you’re a practiced doodler or want to start learning, join us! Ages 6+. Please register.

Nancy Viau Storytime Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a special author storytime with local author, Nancy Viau!

Anime Day: Monday, May 13, 4 p.m. All otaku are invited to gather for activities and chat. Cosplay encouraged! Ages 12+. Please register.  

STEAM Club: Thursday, May 16, 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. Please register.  

Build It!: Monday, May 20, 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 to 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.

Computer Class: Using Online Technology: Thursdays, April 18-June 6, 2 to 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.

Monday Night Needlers: Monday, May 6 and May 20, 6:30 p.m. Bring your fiber arts project or learn to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, etc. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome.

Medicare with Confidence: Friday, May 10, 2 p.m. Turning 65 or want to learn more about Medicare? This educational seminar will educate you on Medicare basics, important terminology, enrollment periods, plan types available and cost assistance. Please register.

Mystery Book Club: Wednesday, May 15, 2 p.m. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joann Fluke. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register.

Craft time for Adults: Patriotic Luminary: Friday, May 17, 11 a.m. Make a luminary from flag-printed napkins. Please register.

Biography Book Club: Wednesday, May 22, 2 p.m. Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman. Pick up the book at the Greenwich Library. Contact the library for virtual attendance. Please register. 

Logan Library

498 Beckett Road

856-241-0202

Children’s Programs

Monday Storytime: Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

Baby Storytimes: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:15 a.m. Our littlest patrons can join us for songs, stories, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 2. Please register.

Movement Storytime: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 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 Storytime: Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. Join us for songs, stories, and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

FURever As Friends Reading Program: Tuesdays May 7 & 21, 6:30 p.m. 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.

Teen Wellness Program: Wednesdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.

Family Lego Night: Thursday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. Make incredible creations with family and friends and conquer our brick-building challenges! All ages. Please register.

Big Kid Storytime: Thursdays, May 9 & 23, 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.

Adult Virtual/Hybrid Programs

Socrates Café: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1 p.m.Have a fun time playing board games. A variety of games are played each week. 

Knit & Crochet Club: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1 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, May 2 & 9, 7 p.m. Learn different asanas, flows, & breath work to cultivate and connect your mind, body, & spirit. Please register.

Gaming Get-Together: Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1 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.

Quilting & Sewing Club: Tuesdays, May 14 & 28, 1 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.

Pop of Art: Monday, May 15, 6 p.m.Join us for an art-inspired class with local artist, Loren Dann. This program is made possible with funding from the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at the Rowan College of South Jersey, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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 to 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 to 2. Please register.

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

Mommy and Me Workout: Friday, May 3, 10, and 24, 11 a.m. Join trainer Sharron Bowen from FITMOMSJ for a total body 45-minute mommy and me workout made by mama athletes for every parent. For ages to infants to 4 year olds. Please register.

Special Olympics Young Athletes Program: Saturday, May 4, 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, May 4, 18, 2 p.m. Introduction to Robotics led by the Clearview Robotics Team 9848 GearView! Kids will learn about robotics, programming, 3D modeling, and building. This program is part of a series that will run until the summer! Ages 8 to 14, registration required.

Mini Builders: Monday, May 6, 11 a.m. Play with Magna Tiles, Stretch and Connectors, Cars, and more! Ages 0 to 5.

Comic Club: Monday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 to 12.  This club is perfect for fans of graphic novels will meet to learn, draw, create, and share comic strips. Ages 6-12. Please register.

Music and Movement: Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. Sing, dance, and play with your little one. Ages 2 to 5. Please register. 

FURever As Friends: Thursdays, May 9, and 23, 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Read to a specially trained certified therapy animal. Please register.

Make it Monday: Monday, May 20, 4:30 p.m. We’ll be exploring color with these activities: color changing lemonade and making UV bracelets. Ages 6 to 12. Registration required.

Teen Programs

Teen Advisory Board: Monday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. Come share thoughts and ideas for teen spaces, programs, books, and more. Ages 13 to 17.

Teen Craft Buffet: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. Choose a craft to make from a buffet of projects! Examples include: clay projects, jewelry making, STEM kits, and more. Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Chefs: Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. Decorate your own cookies! Ingredients include cookies, icing, chocolate, and various edible decorations. Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Book Club: Monday, May 20, 6 p.m. A book club led by local teens. This month’s book is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Teen Writers: Monday, May 20th at 7:00pm. 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, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Work on your current projects to work on together! Ages 13 to 17, please register.

Adult Programs

Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Mullica Hill Library! There will be free comics available. Supplies are limited. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Knitters & Stitchers: Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20, 1 p.m. Join our group of knitters, crocheters and stitchers. All skill levels are welcome to join. Please register since space may be limited.  Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Book Club: Monday, May 6, 1 p.m. We will be discussing The Housemaid by Freida McFadden. Everyone is welcome. Registration required.  Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Chess Club: Mondays, May 6, 13 & 20, 6:30 p.m. Chess club for ages 8 and up, including adults. Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Library Equal Access Program: Tuesdays, May 7, 14 & 21, 12:30 p.m. If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available. Learn to use the iPad’s magnification and speech! iPads provided in class, but OK to bring your own iPad or iPhone.

To Register call Stephen Felle 800-792-8322 ext 812 or e-mail sfelle@njstatelib.org.

For Transportation call GC Div. of Transportation Svs. at 856-686-8350.

Genealogy Club: Tuesday, May 7, 4 p.m. Come share your research, learn tips and strategies, and see what others have discovered about their pasts. No registration required. Beginners welcome.

Writers’ Roundtable: Tuesdays, May 7 & 21, 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. 

Classic Film Club: Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a viewing and discussion on some of the most important films in cinema history. One film will be shown per date. This month’s selection is the classic James Bond film Goldfinger.  Please register. 

Adult Craft – Spring Rag Wreath: Monday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in this Harrison Township Senior Activity program. We will be crafting a spring rag wreath. Seating is limited. Please register. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Book Club – A Longwood Garden Community Read Event: Tuesday, May 14, 2 p.m. We will be discussingThe Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly. Everyone is welcome. Registration required

3D Printer Certification: Tuesday, May 14, 3 p.m. Get certified to use our MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer. For more information, please contact Make@GCLS.org or call 856-223-6050 for information.

Jersey Shipwrecks – 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic: Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. Join us as we welcome Margaret Buchholz, author of Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, for a lively presentation on the history of maritime disasters along the Jersey Shore. This presentation is made possible with funds provided by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Friends of GCLS Book Sale: May 18 and 19, 9 a.m. Check out our huge selection of lightly used and deeply discounted books for sale. All are welcome. No registration required.  

Card Games & Mahjong: Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Gloucester County Wellness on Wheels: Wednesday, May 22, 11 a.m. Join us as we welcome Gloucester County’s Wellness on Wheels vans to offer free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings as well as connection to Gloucester County health services such as senior programs, and other wellness initiatives. The Wellness on Wheels vans will be stationed in the Gloucester County Library Mullica Hill parking lot. No registration is required. Walk-ins welcome. Please call 856-223-6050 for additional information.

Understanding & Optimizing Your Social Security Benefits: Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m. The RSSA Social Security Workshop Presentation will help you understand and optimize your Social Security benefits. You will learn about the basics of Social Security, different factors that can affect filing, taxation and more. Please Register.

Swedesboro Library

1442 Kings Highway

856-467-0111

Children’s Programs

Story Time: Wednesdays,May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 10:30 a.mStories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

FURever as Friends: Mondays, May 6 & 20, 6:30 p.m. Read to one of our adorable therapy animals.  All ages. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen Art Club: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. Experience various art mediums and activities.

Story Time: Tuesdays,May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:30 a.mStories, songs, and crafts. Ages 2 to 5. Please register for only one session per week. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Toddler Music & Movement: Thursday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 5. Fingerplays, dancing, marching, Singing and instruments. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Longwood Gardens Community Read:  Learn About Bees:  Thursday, May 9, 4 p.m. Todd Bosco, a registered beekeeper, will bring exciting bee exhibits and teach about the importance of bees! Be sure to register. There will be a raffle for Longwood Garden tickets.

Longwood Gardens Community Read:  Teen String Art:  Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. Create a flower using string and nails. If possible, please bring a small hammer for the nails. Be sure to register.

Homeschool Fun!: Monday, May 13, 3 p.m. This program alternates between STEM projects and art projects. Please register. For more information call 856-467-0111.

Teen Writer’s Club:  Monday, May 13, 7 p.m. If you love writing, this club is for you. Ages 13 to 17. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information. 

Teen Anime Club: Tuesday, May 14, 4 p.m. Enjoy Anime and Manga with other like-minded fans. Ages 13 to 17. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Tiempo de cuentos bilingüe:  16 de Mayo 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. 

Lego League: Tuesday, May 21, 4 p.m. Build what you like or try our monthly creation challenge. Ages 4 to 12. Please register. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Teen Book Club:  Tuesday, May 21, 5 p.m. This month’s selection is Killing November by Adriana Mather.  Call 856-467-0111 for more information.  

Baby Music & Movement:  Thursday, May 23, 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 to 2. Enjoy traditional songs, bouncing, hugging, and clapping. Space is limited. Please register.

Teen Gaming: Tuesday, May 28, 4 p.m. Play video games, board games, card games, and make some new friends!  Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Adult Programs

Needle Arts: Wednesdays, May 8 & 22, 6:30 p.m. Crochet, knit, or sew your own project or select one of ours. Call 856-467-0111 for more information.

Page Turners Adult Book Club: Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m. This month’s title is The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth. Be sure to register.Bottle Cap Flowers:  Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. Join Ms. Kerri in making flowers out of bottle caps to create a beautiful bouquet. Space is limited. Supplies are limited. Please register at www.gcls.org or call 856-467-0

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