Public Library for Union County to hold November events

LEWISBURG — The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., will hold the following events and activities in November:

Adult and teen programs

• Knitting — 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Knitters of all skill levels are invited to bring their needles, yarn and projects and join the knitting group.

•Mah Jongg — 1 p.m. Tuesdays. A group for those familiar with the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game who gather to socialize and play.

• Zen meditation — 10 a.m. Thursdays. Join Zen meditation leader, Ed Oberholtzer, and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. Registration required.

• Chair yoga — 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Learn yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair with Paula Christy, certificed yoga instructor from the Whole Life Society in New Berlin. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Registration required.

• Journal Making — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Margaret Snow, local art teacher, will provide instruction on how to make a journal from recycled materials. Bring something special to use as a closure. Class size is limited to 12 people. Materials are provided and each participants gets to keep the journal they make. There is a cost. Registration required.

• Coloring relaxation for adults — 1 p.m. Nov. 4. The library will provide pens, blank paper and coloring pages for participants to color or bring their own supplies.

• Upper Susquehanna Valley Math Circle — 2-3 p.m. Nov. 5. Math enrichment offered in a relaxed atmosphere in two groups, third to seventh grade and eighth grade or older. All ages are welcome. Registration required.

• Christy Mathewson story: Athlete, Soldier, Gentleman — 2-4 p.m. Nov. 5. Mathewson attended Bucknell University before playing professional baseball. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Betty Cook and Jack Fisher will share their experiences at the Hall of Fame. This program is presented in conjunction with the Union County 4th of July parade committee. Registration required.

• Online shopping safety — 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 21. Jeff Seebold, technology training services coordinator, will explain ways to be safe while shopping online. Registration required.

• Conversational Spanish — 7-8 p.m. Nov. 7, 21 and 28. 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 required.

• Library book group — 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The book group will be discussing “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier.

• Make it and run makerspace table: Think tea and coffee — 3-4 p.m. Nov. 16. Make useful tea and coffee coasters. Supplies are provided by the library.

• Outdoor photography with Ron Keefer — 7-8 p.m. Nov. 22. Ron Keefer, area native and outdoor photographer enthusiast, will discuss gear and equipment, scouting for photo ops, composition, choosing subjects, editing and enhancing photos, organizing photos and kayaking local streams to observe local wildlife. Registration required.

• Teen staycation: Gaming — noon to 6 p.m., Nov. 28. Grab friends, comfy pillow, blankets and devices for a day of gaming. Jump on the library Minecraft server and explore with friends. Check out other free games online. End the day with snacks and the “Warcraft” film.

• Iris paper folding cards for the holidays — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 28. Mavis Mebius, area crafter, teaches iris paper folding. Make holiday or winter cards out of paper. All of the supplies are included except for regular tape and scissors. There is a cost. Registration required.

• Teen staycation: Anime Day — noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 29. It’s an anime marathon with “Sword Art Online, Black Butler, Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket.” Enjoy “Spirited Away” with snacks.

• Teen staycation: gaming, crafts and homework — noon to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Grab a study space and finish up last minute homework and enjoy Minecraft, crafts and watch the film “Nerve.”

• Author Visit with Nada Gray — 2-3 p.m. Nov. 30. Gray, author of “Holidays: Victorian Women Celebrate in Pennsylvania”, discusses holiday traditions. Registration required.

• Make it and run makerspace table: Book birdhouses — 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 30. The library will provide the supplies.

Children’s programs

• Toddler Discover — 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Nov. 9. For children ages 1 and 2 with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy stories read out loud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills. American Sign Language is used as part of the program. Siblings are welcome.

• Preschool Discover — 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Nov. 9. For children ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. A weekly story time that includes stories, flannel boards, activities and a craft. Registration required.

• What’s the big idea? — 6 p.m. Nov. 3. A monthly STEM program that uses stories to focus on science and math skills for pre-K and kindergarten children and their families. This month’s theme is colors. Registration required.

• Baby Discover — 11 a.m. Nov. 4. Stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays for babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers. Young toddlers are welcome.

• Cradle group: Having your best birth — 10 a.m. Nov. 5. Come to this session to speak with a doula and childbirth educator about these birthing topics. Registration required.

• LEGO night — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Participants can work on their own creations or build as a team. The library will provide the LEGOS. All materials must stay at the library. Bring a camera to capture the creations.

• Preschool Tinkerlab — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. For children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. “Marvelous music” is the theme for November. Children may stay at one station for the whole hour or explore each station. Registration required.

• Afternoon at the drive-in — 1-4 p.m. Nov. 28. Make a cardboard box car to “drive” to the movies. Participants should bring any special recycled materials to detail their cars. A movie will follow the event with snacks provided. Participants may bring their own snacks. Registration required.

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