The Public Library for Union County to hold August events

LEWISBURG – The following events will be held by the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd.

Teen and adult programs

Photography contest – now through Aug. 2. The contest is open to all residents of Union County and the surrounding areas. The theme for is “Spark a Reaction” and all photos will be displayed during the month of August in the library display cases.

Ribbons and a cash prize will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as a people’s choice winner.

Embracing the energies of crystals – 7 p.m. Aug. 4. An introduction to crystal therapy and how the healing and metaphysical properties of crystals can help enrich lives.

Common Threads: The Revival of the Fiber Arts During the Great Depression – 6 p.m. Aug. 5. The Susquehanna Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild discusses the evolution of hand spinning and weaving, followed by a demonstration and hands-on activities.

Chair yoga – 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair with Paula Christy, certified yoga instructor from the Integral Yoga Center in New Berlin. Wear comfortable clothes to move in.

Dustbowl refugees – 10 a.m. Aug. 6. Explore American history through music with science teacher Van Wagner as he performs Woody Guthrie songs and presents a mini-science lesson about the causes of the Dust Bowl.

Make a glass necklace with Til Chapman – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Seating is limited to 15 people and a fee is required to hold a spot in the class.

Home canning workshop with Lynn James – 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7.

Take Hoopla with You! – 11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Hoopla is a digital collection containing movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music. It is on demand – no waiting or holds, and is free with a valid library card. Register to get an overview of Hoopla and how to download and use the Hoopla mobile app.

Bridge classes for intermediate with Jeff Bowen – 1 p.m. Aug. 8, 15 and 22. For the intermediate bridge players. There is a limit of 24 people, ages 12 and up.

Alvira and the Ordnance: An American Dream, Denied – 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Steve and Martha Huddy share their research, interviews, mapping and exploration of the village and the ordnance works, with images of both entities during their heydays and following their demises.

Color pencil workshop – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Barbara Baker provides an introduction about the history of colored pencils and how they are used today.

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council presents Time Travel in Popular Culture with Paul Halpern – 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

Attendees will examine how time travel has been used as a plot device. Learn how the depiction of time travel has changed in literature and film and discuss the reasons for its continuing popular appeal.

Master gardeners-fall gardens – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Learn about fall gardens with Iris Hasselhoff.

What to do with all your produce with Stacey Sommerfield – 7 p.m. Aug. 28. The Lewisburg Community Garden, in conjunction with Bucknell University, will talk about the best ways to use garden produce.

Children programs

Baby Discover – 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and 15. This story time is for babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers and includes stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays.

Flow Circus Variety Arts Fall, Balance and Spin: A Juggler’s Tale – 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 1. Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus will tell the story of when he learned about physics.

Kids Kreativity Korner – 10 a.m. Aug. 2. Toddlers up to children entering kindergarten in the fall are welcome to come and learn the science behind different types of art mediums. Parents are needed for assistance with some of the tasks. It is suggested that children wear old clothes.

Toddler Discover – 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 6, 12 and 13. The story time features stories read out loud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills in children. American Sign Language is used as part of the program. The program is for children ages 1 and 2. Siblings are welcome.

Preschool Discover – 10 a.m. Aug. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Preschool Discover will be finishing up the summer session for 3- to 5-year-olds.

Friday Flicks – 2 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15. Family-oriented movies will be shown. A few experiments that pertain to the DVD are planned.

“Kids in the Garden” party – 10 a.m. Aug. 11. The program “Kids in the Garden” are concluding their work in the gardens. Children can taste and eat some of the vegetables they grew.

Lego night – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

Music Together – 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Aug. 29. Music Together is preschool children and their grownups sharing songs, rhymes, movement and instrument play.

For more information, or to register for a program, call 570-523-1172 or visit the library.