The Union County Library System’s Release Schedule of Events for the Month of August | Education


Lewisburg, Pa. – The Union County Library System – The Union County Public Library, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library; Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton – is hosting the following events in August 2021.

All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. For more information and to register for programs that require it, visit the UCLS website.

Please note that the West End Library is closed on August 7 for Children’s Day at the West End Fair.

All locations

Meet Libby’s OverDrive App – Online Program: Monday August 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to sign up, browse and borrow free eBooks and audiobooks from our digital library using OverDrive’s Libby app! All registrants must have a computer and internet connection to view this presentation as well as provide an email address to obtain the link to join the program on the day of the presentation. Register online.

The Union County Public Library

Adult Programs

Creative writing competition: August 1 – 20

Put your writing skills to the test this summer with the Monthly News Writing Contest! Each month, find a new creative writing invite at www.unioncountylibraries.org/writingcontest or pick one up from the library. The contest ends on the third Friday of each month. Submit your nominations to the library or by email: [email protected] The winners will be announced the following week.

Mahjong Club: Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in playing the American version of the ancient Chinese tile game is welcome to socialize and play. Register by calling (570) 523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

DIY Dixie Cup Garland Crafts To Go: Tuesday August 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keep summer nights bright with this Dixie Mug Garland DIY! Stop by the library during opening hours to pick up your Dixie mugs, first come, first served while supplies last.

All Things Books Facebook Group: In progress

Join the Facebook group page where customers can share what they’re currently reading, make recommendations, discuss their favorite authors, participate in book discussions and more! Find the group at Facebook.com/groups/plucbooks.

Children’s programs

Preschool Story Time with Ms. Davena: Tuesday, August 3, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join Ms. Davena in person for story time. Sing songs, read books, and learn a few simple ASL signs centered on a different theme each week. For 3-5 year olds.

Baby Story Time with Ms. Davena: Friday August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join Ms. Davena in person for a story hour based on the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program, which shows children learn best through routine and repetition in a stimulating environment. Learn songs, nursery rhymes, finger games, and simple ASL signs. For 0-2 years old.

Pets Fair: Wednesday August 4, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate the grand finale of the Summer Quest with a pet display. Bring your pet to introduce it to other participants. The program will end with a parade around the parking lot. Register today by calling (570) 523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Play K – Cruise to Kindergarten: August 10, 11, 12, 17 18 & 19, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

A series of programs that allow children entering Kindergarten to “play kindergarten” using activities and materials around themes that align with PA’s early learning standards. This program is funded by the Cruise into Kindergarten initiative with materials and a program provided by the Commonwealth Libraries Office. Register today by calling (570) 523-1172, visiting the library or registering online.

Animal constellations and meteor shower – Pickup activity: August 2 – August 14 – During library opening hours

Get an activity kit to learn more about the animals in our night sky and our meteor showers. Available during library opening hours.

Make an anti-insect net – Collecting activity: From Monday August 2 to Saturday August 7 during library opening hours

Collect butterflies and other cool insects with this easy DIY activity. Pick up supplies and instructions during library hours.

Herr Memorial Library

All ages

Sale of books for the start of the school year: Saturday August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Treat your shelf to books and more at the Herr Book Nook. A special offer available this day only.

Fundraising for the library mini-golf course: Friday August 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring your friends and family for a “hole” of entertainment at the mini-golf event held inside the library. Tickets cost $ 5 each. Buy your tickets at the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg.

Monthly STEM activity: During library opening hours

Wiggly, wet and wild. STEM activity for children and adults.

Programs for adolescents / adults

New Thoughts Reading Club: Thursday August 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (first Thursday of the month)

Join other book lovers and discuss a new book every month. Please register by calling (570) 966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

Tween / teen brunch: Tuesday August 3 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Ms. Daylin for a fun and relaxing afternoon while making crafts and playing games with old and new friends. Teens / tweens must provide their own lunch for each event. Please register by calling (570) 966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

Super Smash Bros Tournament: Wednesday August 4, 3:30 p.m.

Join the teens through an action-packed Super Smash Bros. tournament. Please register by calling (570) 966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

Special stitch knitting group: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Special Stitches Knitting Group welcomes all skill levels. Please register by calling (570) 966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

STEM take-out bags for adults: During library opening hours

Every month, adults can pick up a new pack of coloring pages, puzzles and more!

Children’s programs

Discover outdoor toddlers / preschoolers: Thursday August 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Ms. Nani for an outdoor story time for 2-5 year olds and their parents / guardians. Animals that tend to be a bit wild and restless but live in a humid environment are featured. The program meets at Mifflinburg Community Park, 131 N 5th St, Mifflinburg. Register by calling (570) 966-0831, visiting the library or registering online.

West Library

Adult Programs

Learn to crochet: Saturday August 14, 10 am-12pm

Learn to crochet! Bring your own size 7, 8 or 9 crochet hook. The library has a good supply of yarn. If you want to bring your own yarn, make sure it is a solid color combed 4-ply knit. Register by calling (570) 922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

Mahjong: Friday August 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a certain degree of luck. No experience is necessary. An instructor is on hand to teach newcomers this tile-based game. Register by calling (570) 922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

The art of cooking with friends: Thursday August 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cooking group selects a recipe from a cookbook in the library, then cooks a dish to share. The group meets outside in the library gazebo (weather permitting). Register by calling (570) 922-4773, visiting the library or registering online.

Children’s programs

Craft of the month: During library opening hours

This month, there are five different safari animal crafts to choose from. Children can choose a profession. For 3-12 year olds. Available while supplies last.

West End Library at West End Fair Children’s Day: Saturday August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by the West End Fair table to say ‘hello’ and make a kid-friendly craft.

Read with Maverick: Saturday August 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children are encouraged to read to the library’s certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time. To register for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at (570) 922-4773.

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