Public Library for Union County to hold December events
LEWISBURG — Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., will hold the following events and activities in the month of December.
Adult and teen programs
• Knitting — 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Knitters of all skill levels will be 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 Ed Oberholtzer, meditation leader, and explore the practice of zazen, which uses Koan introspection. Registration is required.
• Make dichroic glass jewelry — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Til Chapman, local jewelry maker and artist, will provide instruction on how to create dichroic glass jewelry to wear. Attendees will choose between making a necklace or pin. All materials will be provided. There is a cost. Registration is required.
• Coloring relaxation for adults — 1 p.m. Dec. 2. The library will provide pens, blank paper and coloring pages for attendees to color.
• Upper Susquehanna Valley math circle — 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 17. Math enrichment will be offered in a relaxed atmosphere in two groups — third to seventh grade and eighth grade and older. Registration is required.
• Qigong — noon Dec. 5. Quigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Join Michael W. LaBant, National Qigong Association certified level 1 instructor, to learn the qigong philosophy and explore inner self and well-being. Registration is required.
• Conversational Spanish — 7-8 p.m. Dec. 5. Linda Kander, local Spanish teacher and tutor, will lead an informal class to learn Spanish or to brush up on skills. All levels will be welcome. Registration is required.
• Chair yoga — 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Learn yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair with Paula Christy, certified yoga instructor from the Whole Life Society in New Berlin. Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Registration is required.
• Make an ornament — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Margaret Snow, local art teacher, will help attendees make an ornament out of recycled paper or materials. All materials will be provided. There is a cost. Registration is required.
• Make it and run makerspace table: flower ornaments — 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Get into the holiday spirit by creating a quick flower ornament. The library will provide the supplies.
•Library book group — 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The book group will discuss “Burr” by Gore Vidal.
• Tech the halls — 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Learn about computers, tablets, TVs, video game systems and eReaders in time for holiday shopping. Registration is required.
• Make it and run makerspace table: heated holiday scents — 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Use ingredients (like orange peels, apple peels, cloves, pine needles, cinnamon sticks, cranberries) and hot water to scent the air and humidify the home. The library will provide the supplies.
• Baby discover — 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16; 10-11 a.m. Dec. 10. Stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays for babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers. Young toddlers also will be welcome.
• Toddler discover — 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Dec. 6- 21. For children ages 1 and 2. Attendees will enjoy stories read aloud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy skills. American Sign Language will be used as part of the program. Siblings will be welcome.
• Preschool discover — 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Dec. 6-21. For children 3 to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers. The weekly story time will include stories, flannel boards, activities and a craft. Registration is required.
• Saturday storytime — 10-11 a.m. Dec. 10. Attendees will enjoy stories, flannel boards, learning centers and a craft. Registration is required.
• What’s the big idea? — 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1. A monthly STEM program that will use stories to focus on science and math skills for pre-K and kindergarten children and their families. This month’s theme is “Recognizing Relationships.” Registration is required.
• Lego night — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 29. Attendees will work on their own creations or build together as a team. The library will provide the Legos. All materials must stay in the library. Attendees may bring a camera to capture their creations.
• Mother to Mother: Breastfeeding class — 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Mothers-to-be and mothers and babies are invited to attend. Ruth Tincoff, an experienced breastfeeding mother accredited by Breastfeeding USA, will provide information and support for mothers-to-be and mothers. Attendees may share their joys and challenges and learn from other mothers. Questions and community support will be encouraged. Registration is required.
• Holiday ornament creation station — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. For children in grades K-5. Margaret Snow, local art teacher, will teach attendees how to make a holiday ornament. Registration is required.
• Preschool Tinkerlab — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. For children ages 3-5 years and their parent or caregiver. Attendees will explore and tinker at stations that revolve around the theme, “Crazy Painting.” Registration is required.
• Cradle group: baby-wearing and cloth diapers — 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Learn the basics of carrying a baby and using cloth diapers. Registration is required.
• Christmas is in full steam — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. For children ages 7-12. Experience the Christmas season by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics with a Yuletide twist. Registration is required.
• Kiddy craft time — 11 a.m. Dec. 28. For children of all ages. Margaret Snow, local art teacher, will teach attendees how to make a winter-themed craft project. Registration is required.