April library calendar

March 31, 2013 

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check www.centrecountylibrary.org for locations and hours.

Change to Wednesday’s schedule: 9:30-10:45 a.m., Liberty Township and 11-11:45 a.m., Howard borough

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516

www.centrecountylibrary.org

Facebook: Centre-County-Library-and-Historical Museum

April 1

No school today movie, “Brave,” 2012 best animated film, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

April 3 and 17

•  Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

•  Books, music and literacy-enriching activities featuring books from Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s 2013 Baker’s Dozen List. pabook.libraries.psu.edu/familylit/ bakersdozen/2012/ index.html

April 3, 10 and 17

•  Book babies, 9:30-10 a.m.

Features activities to stimulate a child’s brain growth and will include books from Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s 2013 Baker’s Dozen List. pabook. libraries.psu.edu/familylit/ bakersdozen/ 2012/index.html

April 4

•  Apps, Apps and More Apps, 2:30-3:30 and 5:30-6:30 p.m., features hot, trendy apps, useful games and productivity apps.

•  Drop-in Gadget Crash Course, 3:30-4:30 and 6:30-7:30 p.m., help with e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets

April 4, 11, 18 and 25

•  Hooks and Needles, 1-2:30 p.m., bring your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love to knit.

•  Lego Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Visit www.education.com/magazine/article/Power_of_ Lego to learn how creativity, problem-solving and teamwork are developed by playing with these bricks.

April 8, 15, 22 and 29

Toddler story time for ages 18 months to age 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Features books about rain, ducks, transportation and dinosaurs.

April 9, 16, 23 and 30

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

•  April 9: Buses, cars and trucks

•  April 16: Babies

•  April 23: Gardens

•  April 30: Bath time

April 10

One Book Every Young Child Kickoff, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Pennsylvania’s One Book Every Young Child Program 2013 celebrates “The Bus for Us” by Suzanne Bloom. The program highlights the importance of early literacy development. Story time at the library will be followed by a touch-a-truck event at the American Legion parking lot.

April 13

Family story time, 10:30-11 a.m. Features books, dancing to music and blowing bubbles. Features books for kids up to age 5.

April 17

Young author award and participation ceremony, 6-7 p.m., for the winners and participants of the 28th Annual Young Author Contest.

Featured speaker, Kieryn Nicolas, author of “Flawless Ruins,” “Rain” and “Poison Ivy.”

April 24

Story time with Suzanne Bloom, author of “The Bus for Us,” for ages 3-6 and an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., www.paone book.org.

Holt Memorial Library

17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987

April 1 and 22

Knit Wits, 6-7 p.m., share skills in crocheting or knitting

April 3, 10 and 17

Preschool story time for preschool-aged children with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

•  April 3: “Literary Legos”

•  April 10: “One Book Celebration”

•  April 17: “Our Precious Planet”

April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Preschool story time for preschool-aged children with an adult, 2-3 p.m.

•  April 4: “Literary Legos”

•  April 11: “One Book Celebration”

•  April 18: “Our Precious Planet”

•  April 25: “Come and See”

April 4, 11, 18 and 25

It’s Elementary — for children in kindergarten through grade six (families welcome), 6-7 p.m.

•  April 4: STEM features science, technology, engineering and mathematics

•  April 11: Decorate a mini-Frisbee

•  April 18: Blockheads, features Lego bricks

•  April 25: Family movie night

April 6

Teen art program, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., a variety of supplies and light snacks are provided.

April 9, 16, 23 and 30

Mother Goose on the Loose, for children ages 3 years and younger with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Pre-reading and social skills are developed.

April 18

•  Apps, Apps, and More Apps, 1-2 and 5-6 p.m., hot, trendy apps, useful games, productivity apps and more.

•  Drop-in Gadget Crash Course, 2-3 and 6-7 p.m., features e-readers, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets

April 20

Saturday STEM features science, technology, engineering and mathematics, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

East Penns Valley Area Branch Library

Millheim Borough Building, 225 E. Main St., 349-5328

April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Preschool story time features theme-focused stories paired with songs, rhyme, puppet play and crafts, 10:30-11 a.m.

•  April 1: Ducks

•  April 8: Color fun

•  April 15: Pennsylvania One Book story time and touch-a-truck event

•  April 22: “Caring for the Earth”

•  April 29: Feelings

April 1 and 15

Kneedlers — for all skill levels featuring help with needlecrafts. 1-2:30 p.m.

April 2 and 9

Kneedlers — for all skill levels featuring help with needlecrafts, 1-2:30 p.m.

April 2, 16 and 30

Lego Club features activities with Duplo and Lego blocks and a written description of the project, 3:30-4 p.m.

April 9 and 23

Fizz, Bang, Eureka! 3:30-4 p.m.

After-school science features experiments with optical illusions guaranteed to fool and a tricky taste test

April 9

Family fun night features constructing your own kite, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

April 12 and 26

Home-school program with children’s programmer Miss Laura, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring a bag lunch.

April 25

•  Drop-in Gadget Crash Course, 2-3 and 6-7 p.m., help with e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets

•  Apps, Apps and More Apps, 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. features hot, trendy apps, useful games, productivity apps and more

Centre Hall Branch Library

109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall, 364-2580

April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Preschool story time features stories paired with rhymes, fun songs and finger play, 10:30-11 a.m.

•  April 1: “April Fool’s Day and Laughter”

•  April 8: Fishing

•  April 15: Library week

•  April 22: Earth Day

•  April 29: “April showers bring May flowers”

April 3 and 17

Fizz Bang Eureka! 3-3:30 p.m.

After-school science features experiments with optical illusions and tricky taste tests

April 10 and 24

Lego/Duplo Club, includes building with bricks and blocks and writing about the project, 3-3:30 p.m.

April 11

•  Apps, Apps and More Apps, features trendy apps, games, productivity apps, 1-2 and 5-6 p.m.

•  Drop-in Gadget Crash Course, help with e-readers, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets, 2-3 and 6-7 p.m.

April 18

Teen Night features makeup application just in time for prom, 6:30-8 p.m.

April 24

Visit from Suzanne Bloom, author of “The Bus for Us,” 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Schlow Centre Region Library

211 S. Allen St., State College, 235-7817 or www.schlowlibrary.org.

One Book for Every Young Child Book Club selection for April is Suzanne Bloom’s “The Book for Us;” all Centre County children will be reading this book

April 1

Discovery Days at Schlow, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,

“April Showers” learn how April showers bring May flowers

April 2 and 9

•  Baby and Me Lapsit, 9:30 a.m.

•  Nursery Rhyme Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.

April 3 and 10

•  Toddler Learning Center, 9:15-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m.

•  Threes, Fours, Fives — Stories Alive! 9:30 a.m.

•  Everybody Story time, 10:30 a.m.

April 3 and 10

Fine-Tuning In To Kids: Refresher program for past participants, noon-1:30 p.m.

•  April 3: Emotion coaching review

•  April 10: Emotion coaching care

April 5

Developmental screening for birth to age 5, 9 a.m.-noon

Motor, social, cognitive, language and adaptive screening

April 6 and 13

World Stories Alive: Tales in Many Tongues, 11 a.m.

•  April 6: Korean

•  April 13: Russian

April 25

Book Club party, 6:30 p.m. Meet Suzanne Bloom, author of “The Bus for Us.”

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