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Herr Memorial Library to hold November events

MIFFLINBURG — Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., will hold the following events and activities in November:

Adult and teen programs

• Special stitches knitting group — 11 a.m. Wednesdays. The group welcomes all skill levels.

• Thursday’s Threads cross-stitch class — 10 a.m. Thursdays. An adult class for cross-stitchers. Registration is required.

• Game On for teens — 5-7 p.m. Thursdays. Play board games and video games provided by the library. Teens are invited to bring in games they want to share. Food and refreshments will be provided.

• NaNoWriMo write-in for Teens — 4-6 p.m. Nov. 1. National Novel Writing Month is a yearly internet based event that challenges participants to write a novel within a month. Participants can write anything they want: original stories, fanfiction and spin-offs. Write together, share ideas and support each other through the challenge.

• Love Wins — 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Nicole Bingaman, author of “Fallinlg Away From You” and blogger for brainline.org, will visit the library for a realistic discussion about traumatic brain injury and the emotional impact within a family. Registration recommended.

• Breakout! for teens — 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Tackle the Breakout challenge. “Locked-in” the library, follow clues, fight against the clock and work with a team to solve the puzzle in order to break out of the room. Registration recommended.

• Movie night for teens: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” — 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

• Spanish language circle — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Linda Kander, local Spanish teacher and tutor, will teach an informal class to learn Spanish or to brush up on skills. All levels welcome. Registration is required.

• House Cup for teens — 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Celebrate the release of the newest Harry Potter film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” with a House Cup. Attendees will be sorted into houses and compete in games and trivia to crown a winner. Come in wizard costume or muggle garb. Prizes and snacks included. Registration recommended.

• Online shopping safety — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Jeff Seebold, technology training services coordinator, explains ways to be safe while shopping online. Registration required.

•  Throwback dinner and auction — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The dinner and auction will include a happy hour at the Rusty Rail Brewing Co.  Live music by Matthew and Nicole Walter, a buffet dinner, table giveaway and a live auction. Tickets can be bought at the library. There is a cost.

• Anime Club for teens — 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Attendees will share their love of Japanese anime and manga with other fans. Watch anime on the big screen, draw and share their favorite series.

• Mugsgiving — 5-6 p.m. Nov. 21. Make mug cakes using basic ingredients and the microwave. After attendees eat the treats, decorate a mug and take it home to show off culinary skills. Registration recommended.

• Blackout Poetry Coffee House — 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Join the Teen Space to create blackout poetry. Take old books, magazines or newspaper pages and black out words leaving only the words or lines that will compose the visible poem. The library also will host a coffee house with coffee and couplets.

Children’s programs

• Baby Discover — 10 a.m. Wednesdays. For children from birth to 18 months of age and their caregivers to enjoy stories read out loud, an introduction to sign language, free play time and sensory exploration. Registration required.

• Toddlers Discover — 10 a.m. Thursdays. For children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. This class includes weekly themes, stories read out loud, arts and craft projects, free play time, sensory exploration, educational games, sings-a-longs, music and movement acticities and a “Discover More At Home” weekly newsletter. Space is limited and registration is required.

• Preschool Discover — 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. For children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. This class includes weekly themes, stories read out loud, circle time which includes weather, calendar, class pet and show and tell, arts and crafts projects, sensory exploration, educational games and activities and a “Discover More At Home” weekly newsletter. Space is limited and registration is required.

• Girls and Dolls Book Club — 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 19. For children ages 5 and up. Celebrate reading with excerpts from stories and participating in make and take crafts, activities and games. Each club meeting features a different character or theme and celebrates holidays and events throughout the year. Space is limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 570-966-0831 or visit the library.

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