Adult and Teen Programming at the Public Library for Union County

Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops

October 16, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Public Library for Union County

 

Knitting
Monday, October 16, 23, 30 - 10:30 am
Knitters of all skill levels are invited to bring their needles, yarn and projects and join the knitting group.

Spanish Language Classes with Linda Kander
Monday, October 16, 23, 30 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Linda Kander, Spanish teacher, provides an informal class to learn Spanish or to brush up your skills. All levels welcome! Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Mah Jongg
Tuesday, October 17, 24, 31 - 1:00 pm
A group for those familiar with the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game who gather to socialize and play.

Girls Who Code Club
Meets every Tuesday through December 12
Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Girls Who Code Club! By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%. Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology. There will be 10 consecutive sessions filled with tech toys, collaborative projects, snacks and tons of girl-powered fun. This program was created by the Girls Who Code staff. Please bring a laptop computer, if possible. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Zen Meditation
Thursday, October 19, 26 - 10:00 am
Join Zen meditation leader Ed Oberholtzer and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172.

Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game
Playing Sessions: Saturday, October 21 • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Roll the D20 as you assume a fantasy-based identity and go on a role-playing adventure with other local D & D players. Players ages 12+ to adult of all levels, beginner to advanced, welcome. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game
Game Workshops: Saturday, October 28 • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons. Workshops cover different role playing game topics--tips and tricks, how to DM, generate your own monsters, create a small dungeon and develop new characters to run through and level up during game play. This is not a regular D & D game playing session. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.


Fandoms Unite for Teens! Supernatural
Monday, October 16 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ride along with Sam and Dean as we journey into the world of Supernatural! Make Castiel crafts, eat supernatural snacks and see the Winchester brothers in a brand new way. Cosplay encouraged—dress up as your favorite character from the show. All materials provided. For ages 12+. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Tuesday, October 17 & 24 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn how to play the American version of the ancient Chinese game with the Public Library for Union County's Mah Jongg group! Whether you're a pro or completely new to the game, you are welcome to come and learn, play, and share. No registration required.

Child Online Safety
Tuesday, October 17 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ann Dzwonchyk, Community Health and Wellness Educator with Evangelical Hospital, teaches parents and school age children how to stay safe while using the internet. This includes the type of websites to avoid, not giving out personal information, and cyber bullying. Register to attend by visiting the library, calling 570-523-1172 or registering online.

Library Book Group
Thursday, October 19 - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The book group is discussing The Witches by Stacy Schiff. Please ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk! All are welcome to discuss great literature at the library.

High School Bibliophiles
Thursday, October 19 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The high school book group is discussing This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. Please ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk! All high school students in grades 9-12 are welcome to discuss great YA literature at the library. No registration required.

Caregiver Support Group
Monday, October 23 – 1:00 pm
Are you feeling overwhelmed with caring for a loved one? If you are caring for someone who is elderly and has difficulty performing daily activities, is disabled, or chronically, mentally, or terminally ill, know that you are not alone. Meet with the Lewisburg Home Health's Caregiver Support group to navigate through this lifestyle adjustment. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Make It & Run Makerspace Table: Snap Circuits
Wednesday, October 25 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Try out our new Snap Circuits® to build fun tech projects. The library provides all of the supplies. Fun for the whole family! No registration required. Materials provided by the William R. and Esther Richmond Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant.

Fake vs Facts: How to Get to the Truth
Thursday, October 26 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With all the misinformation and fake news in our day-to-day lives, how can we sort out the truth? Join our panel discussion to find out. Dr. Craig Miller and Dr. Katrina Sinclair, history professors at Pennsylvania College of Technology, open with an historical perspective of fake news and explain why it is so prevalent today. Panel members share helpful tips on how to ascertain the truth. Learn where to find reliable information about political candidates from a member of the League of Women Voters of the Lewisburg Area. Then explore ways to evaluate websites with Lewisburg Area High School librarian Laurie Miller and discover the numerous free resources and help available at the library with Linda Homa, reference librarian for the Union County Library System. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Park: Legends and Lore of Susquehanna Valley
Thursday, October 26 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victoria Rosencrans, of local ghost hunting organization Spirit Reachers shares stories of paranormal experiences in historical buildings in the valley. Fun fact: Spirit Reachers filmed with Ghost Detectives, a Central Pennsylvania reality show at Penns Tavern in Sunbury and Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland. Please dress warmly and bring blankets or camp chairs to sit on as we gather around the fire on the library lawn to hear real life ghost stories. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Union County Fraktur
Saturday, October 28 – 1:00 pm
Rich Nornhold presents a program on Fraktur – artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art found on early documents such as Taufscheine (birth and baptismal certificates), marriage and house blessings.
Common illustrative motifs were birds, tulips, and hearts, done in watercolor and ink. Fraktur art was developed by Pennsylvania Germans. The text on frakturs may be written in German, in old German script. This program is sponsored by the Union County Historical Society. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Zen Meditation
Thursday, November 2, 9, 16, 30 - 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Zen meditation leader Ed Oberholtzer and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. No registration required.

Energetic Self-Care Classes
Friday, November 3 & 10 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nancy Giuntini, Owner & Founder, Lewisburg Reiki Practice and Reiki Master Teacher in Energy Moods teaches and practices varying techniques from the Asian healing tradition, specifically designed to be part of a daily self-care discipline. This hour long class includes a lecture on theory, demonstration and practice of the technique, hands-on Reiki touch and a closing quiet time to fully incorporate treatment benefits gained in class. Handout graphics are included each time for student use at home. A $25 fee is required at registration and must be paid prior to attending the first session.
Class Schedule
•    November 3 - Review, Organs and Meridians, Do-In practice
•    November 10 - Review, student’s choice of **Condition Specific Protocol**. This MUST be selected from attached menu at time of registration.

Upper Susquehanna Valley Math Circle
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Math enrichment is offered in a relaxed atmosphere in two groups – third to seventh grade and eighth grade and older. All ages are welcome! This group is sponsored by Bucknell University Math Department. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

We Answered the Call, a Vietnam-based Book Discussion with author, Chris Brady
Saturday, November 4 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join author, Chris Brady, as he discusses his first novel and second book, We Answered the Call, which draws from stories of hundreds of Vietnam War combat veterans and follows protagonist, Scott Berrand, as a war-obsessed young man to the battlefields of Southeast Asia. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game
Playing Sessions: Saturday, November 4 & 18 • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Roll the D20 as you assume a fantasy-based identity and go on a role-playing adventure with other local D & D players. Players ages 12+ to adult of all levels, beginner to advanced, welcome. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game
Game Workshops: Saturday, November 11 & 25 • 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons. Workshops cover different role playing game topics--tips and tricks, how to DM, generate your own monsters, create a small dungeon and develop new characters to run through and level up during game play. This is not a regular D & D game playing session. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Knitting
Monday, November 6, 13, 20, 27 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Knitters of all skill levels are invited to bring their needles, yarn and projects and join the knitting group.

Girls Who Code Club
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meets November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5 & 12
Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Girls Who Code Club! By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%. Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in technology. There are 10 consecutive sessions filled with tech toys, collaborative projects, snacks and tons of girl-powered fun. This program was created by the Girls Who Code staff. Please bring a laptop computer, if possible. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Start Where You Are Self-Sufficiency: Health and Wellness
Monday, November 6 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is the 3rd session in a series of 6 monthly sessions
This series brings together individuals who are interested in working toward self-sufficiency in areas such as food, shelter, clothing, energy, health, and entertainment. How can you apply the concept of self-sufficiency to achieve your best health & wellness? Meredith Field, MSED and rural PA self-sufficient individual, starts with the six dimensions of wellness before focusing on self-sufficiency with regard to physical health. Topics include: ways to boost the immune system through activity and nutrition, effective home remedies for cold and flu symptoms, and the "weeds" in the yard that are actually medicinal and/or nutritional plants. Try some herbal infusions and see home remedy demos. Everyone who attends receive useful home remedy recipes and a listing of important local & online resources. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Mah Jongg
Tuesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 - 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A group for those familiar with the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game who gather to socialize and play.

High School Zombie Escape Room
Tuesday, November 7 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Test the best of your analytic skills while working as a team to solve the mystery of our escape room. Use the elements, clues, and puzzles left behind to find your way out of the room and complete your mission. Snacks, refreshments and prizes await you! Cosplay encouraged-dress up as a zombie or mad scientist. Hosted by the Public Library for Union County’s Teen Advisory Group. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Creative Writing Group
Tuesday, November 7 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Take your writing to the next level by joining our Creative Writing Group. Local author, Beth Fantaskey oversees reading, discussion and critiques of group members' work. Limited to 8 participants. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or by visiting the library.

Make It & Run Makerspace Table: Tea Bag Greeting Card
Wednesday, November 8 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Create a cute greeting card that showcases a real tea bag. Drop in, informal and fun for the whole family! The library provides all materials. No registration required.

Middle School Evil Robot Escape Room
Thursday, November 9 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Test the best of your analytic skills while working as a team to solve the mystery of our escape room. Use the elements, clues, and puzzles left behind to find your way out of the room and complete your mission. Snacks and prizes await you! Cosplay encouraged-dress up as a mad scientist or robot. Hosted by the Public Library for Union County’s Teen Advisory Group. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Library Book Group
Thursday, November 9 - 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The book group is discussing Illumination in the Flatwoods by Joe Hutto. Please ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk! All are welcome to discuss great literature at the library.

The Public Library for Union County’s 2015 Annual Fall Book Sale
Wednesday, November 15 – 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 16 – 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Friday, November 17 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
More than 2,000 hardcover and paperback books, as well as vintage books. Find fiction/non-fiction children’s books, Civil War and Pennsylvania books, coffee table/art books, pop culture books, children and youth German language books, religion books, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and much more. All books are individually priced. It is fun for the whole family and every child gets a free book.

Books on Tap
Thursday, November 16 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Held at the Brasserie Louis
Join the exciting new book discussion group! Gather at the Brasserie Louis to discuss great books and ideas. Each month features a genre or theme. For the month of November is dystopian literature.

Middle School Book Lovers Group
Thursday, November 16 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The book lovers group is discussing Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Please ask for a copy of the book at the library circulation desk! This book group is for teens in 6th-8th grade. Hosted in conjunction with the Teen Advisory Group. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Honoring Mr. Charles Libby, WWII Veteran, presentation with author, Steve Hunter
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local author Steve Hunter and his special guest, 100-year-old World War II Command Car Driver Mr. Charles Libby, discuss Hunter’s book, From the Command Car.  The book features Mr. Libby’s experiences during the war. Mr. Libby and author Steve Hunter are currently working on a follow up book entitled 100 Years of Stories which they hope to have finished and in their hands for this presentation. In celebration of Mr. Libby’s birthday, refreshments will be served. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Fandoms Unite for Teens! Percy Jackson
Monday, November 20 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pack your bags for Camp Half-Blood as we join Percy Jackson on an Olympic journey guided by the Greek Gods. Harness the electric power of the almighty Zeus as we play with Little Bits, graphite circuits and more. For grades 6-12. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Gadget Gifts for Giving
Monday, November 20 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Know your gadgets! Learn about computers, tablets, TV's, video game systems, eReaders and other tech gadgets in time for the holidays. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Caregiver Support Group
Monday, November 20 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you feeling overwhelmed with caring for a loved one? If you are caring for someone who is elderly and has difficulty performing daily activities, is disabled, or chronically, mentally, or terminally ill, know that you are not alone. Meet with the Lewisburg Home Health's Caregiver Support group to navigate through this lifestyle adjustment. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Iris Paper Folding Cards
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mavis Mebius, area crafter, teaches iris paper folding. Make your own holiday or winter card out of paper. There are different designs to choose from. All of the supplies are included except for regular tape and scissors. Please bring your own regular tape and scissors. The cost is $2.00 per person, with additional kits available for purchase for $2.00 each. Class size is limited to 12 people. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visiting the library.

Vinyl Club
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you a record expert looking for people to swap albums with or a newbie who has just discovered vinyl’s unique sound and appeal? Jason Snyder, local record buff, will lead the Vinyl Club in showcasing, playing and discussing song selections. Each person should bring along a song on vinyl to play and discuss. All record hounds ages 16+ are welcome to hang out and chat about great records at the library. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.



 

 

 

 

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