Public Library for Union County to hold February events

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

Adult and

teen programs

• Knitting — 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Knitters of all skill levels may bring their needles, yarn and projects.

• 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. Ed Oberholtzer, zen meditation leader, will explore and practice the art of zazen, which uses Koan introspection with attendees. Registration is required.

• Coloring relaxation for adults — 1 p.m. Friday and Feb. 17. The library will provide pens, blank paper and coloring pages for attendees to color or attendees may bring their own supplies.

• Upper Susquehanna Valley math circle — 2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 18. Math enrichment will be offered in a relaxed atmosphere in two groups — third to seventh grade and eighth grade and older. Registration is required.

• Audio and video streaming — 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 21. Jeff Seebold, technology training services coordinator, will explain the pros and cons of the streaming services available to help attendees find the best service. He also will highlight good websites for audio and video streaming. Registration is required.

• Chair yoga — 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Paula Christy, certified yoga instructor from the Whole Life Society in New Berlin, will teach yoga poses and breathing strategies that can be done while in a chair. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes. Registration is required.

• Speed dating for book lovers — 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Attendees will enjoy mocktails and snacks while exploring genres of fantasy, sci-fi, mystery and non-fiction. One winner will receive a hand-picked selection of books. Registration is required.

• Make it and run makerspace table: Valentine wreaths — 3 p.m. Feb. 8. Attendees will make a chic wreath with lace dollies. The library will provide the supplies.

• New to Medicare — 9:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Attendees will learn more information about Medicare. Registration is required.

• Valentines-Schmal­entines: A teen anti-Valentine’s Day program — 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Teens will make anti-valentines, sugar cookie hearts and DIY just-for-fun voodoo dolls. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

• Great backyard bird count nature walk — 8 a.m. Feb. 18. Allen Schweinsberg, member of Seven Mountains Audubon, the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, will lead a group of bird watchers on a nature walk to observe birds in their natural habitat. Attendees will meet at the front doors. Participants will meet back at the library for a discussion of local birds at 10:30 a.m. Attendees should dress for outdoor winter conditions and bring a pair of binoculars. Registration is required.

• Learn to play Mah Jongg — 1 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28. Attendees will learn how to play the American version of the ancient Chinese game.

• Library book group — 7 p.m. Feb. 23. The book group will discuss “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini.

• Make it and run makerspace table: Washi tape crafts — 3 p.m. Feb. 22. Attendees will make an earbud and headphone holder with clothespins and washi tape or a washi-tape covered pencil. Attendees may bring their own notebooks to decorate with washi tape. The tape will be provided by the library.

• Superfood salad cooking demo — 6 p.m. Feb. 27. Erin Long, Weis dietician, will teach attendees how to make kale and quinoa salad with orange-balsamic vinaigrette. Attendees also will learn unique recipe ideas and meal planning tips. Registration is required.

• Caregiver support group — 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Attendees will meet with the Lewisburg Home Health’s caregiver support group to navigate a lifestyle in which they feel overwhelmed by carying for a loved on who has difficulty performing daily activities, is disabled or chronically, mentally or terminally ill. Registration is required.

• Master gardener: growing grapes — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. John Esslinger, Penn State horticultural agent, will present on the aspects of planting and caring for grapes in a backyard setting. Registration is required.

Children’s programs

• Toddler Discover — 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For children ages 1 to 2 years old and their parents or caregivers. The activity will include stories read aloud, finger plays and songs that encourage early literacy. American Sign Language will be used as part of the program. Siblings may attend.

• What’s the big idea? — 6 p.m. Thursday. For pre-K and kindergarten children and their families. This event is a monthly STEM program that will use stories to focus on science and math skills. The theme will be “Spaces and Places.” Registration is requested.

• Baby Discover — 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 17, 18 and 24. For babies up to 1 year old and their parents or caregivers. The activity will include stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays. Young toddlers may attend.

• Lego Night — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23. Attendees will work on their own creations or build as a team. The library will provide the Legos. All materials must stay at the library. Attendees may bring a camera to capture their creations, which will be displayed in the library until the next Lego night.

• Play Day at the library — 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 and 25. Attendees will play with toys featured in the ABC play with me program.

• Cradle group — 10 a.m. Feb. 11. Attendees will join the group for a peer-to-peer breastfeeding workshop. Regi­stration is required.

• Saturday story time — 10 a.m. Feb. 18. The activity will include stories, flannel boards, learning centers and a craft. Registration is required.

• A STEAM-y Valentine’s Day at the library —  6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. For children ages 7 to 12 years old. Attendees will explore science, math, engineering and technology for Valentine’s Day. Registration is required.

• Tooth be told … we love dental hygiene — 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Attendees will learn about the importance of proper dental hygiene. Children will learn proper teeth brushing skills, flossing, visits to the dentist and proper nutrition. Each child attending will receive a dental bag that will include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouth wash and a tooth timer. Registration is required.

• Preschool tinkerlab — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16. For ages 3 to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver. Attendees will explore at stations that revolve around the theme, “Duplo Delight.” Registration is required.

• Tales to tails: Read with a therapy dog — Feb. 21 through March 31. Arris Moser and her therapy dog will be available for the six week program where children will read to Riley to practice reading skills and gain confidence in reading. Parents can register at the library and Arris will contact the parent to set up a time that is convenient. Registration is required.

• Junk box wars: super subs — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will be challenged to create a submarine that will sink and come to the surface in the shortest amount of time. Class size is limited to 12 children. Regi­stration is required.

For more information or to register, call 570-523-1172 or vist the library.