Centre County libraries calendar for March

February 23, 2014 

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516, www.centrecountylibrary.org

Children’s Programs

Book Babies — Features books, music and literacy enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Theme varies throughout the month. Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime — Features books, music and literacy enriching activities designed for pre-school aged children. Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 1:30-2 p.m. and Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11 a.m.

March themes are:

•  March 4 and 5: Rainy days

•  March 11: Hello

•  March 12: I like me

•  March 18 and 19: Lucky green

•  March 25 and 26: Space

Toddler storytime — Features book, music and literacy enriching activities for toddlers. Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:30-11 a.m.

March themes are:

•  March 3: Rainy days

•  March 10: I like me

•  March 17: Lucky green

•  March 24: Space

•  March 31: Eat your veggies

LEGO Club

Three sizes of bricks are available. Thursdays, March 6, 13 and 20; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Screening

Developmental screening with Strawberry Fields, March 14; 9:30 a.m.-noon. For information visit www.sfionline.org.

Family Place Parent and Child Workshop

For children ages 1-3 and caregiver, build a support network with parents and community agencies that help children.

March 3, 10, 17 and 24; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Centre County Reads

“Packing for Mars,” 1 p.m. Mars stories; 2:30 p.m. screening of “Mars Needs Moms.” March 29; 1-4 p.m.

Contest

Young author and illustrator contest entries due March 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

First Friday Film

Screening of “Gravity,” followed by discussion. March 7; 1:30 p.m.

Hooks and Needles

Share ideas and tips with others who like to knit. Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27; 1-2:30 p.m.

Used book sale

March 14: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check www.centrecountylibrary.org for locations and hours

Centre Hall Branch Library

109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580, www.centrecountylibrary.org

Preschool storytime — Features songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts. March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; 10:30-11 a.m.

March themes are:

•  March 3: Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat”

•  March 10: 3-2-1- Blast off

•  March 17: St. Patrick’s day

•  March 24: Spring bug safari

•  March 31: Art (in honor of Vincent Van Gogh)

LEGO Club

Develops verbal and problem-solving skills. Wednesdays, March 12 and 26; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:14 p.m.

Science club

Fizz, Bang, Eureka! After school science club for elementary school students. Explore science concepts about the human body.

•  March 5: The lungs

•  March 19: The stomach

Wednesdays, March 5 and 19; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:14 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday

For grades 1-5: Participate in Read-Aloud Book Club featuring “Frindle” by Andrew Clement. March 11 and 25; 1:30-3 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday

For grades 6-12: Discussion of Richard Maybury’s “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?”

•  March 4 and 18; 1:30-3 p.m., call 364-2580 for reservation.

•  March 4: Money, legal tender, elections and printing presses

•  March 18: wages, prices and the money supply. Examine a small business model.

Teen Craft Night

Make a handmade washer necklace. Call 364-2580 for reservation. March 21: 6-7 p.m.

Holt Memorial Library

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

Sensory Storytime

For ages 3-10 with an adult; combines books, songs, movement and therapeutic activities March 1; 11:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose

For children age 3 and younger with an adult. Focuses on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool storytime

Features stories followed by related activities and interaction with peers. Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27; 2-3 p.m.

•  March 5 and 6: Mars fun

•  March 12 and 13: Feeling lucky

•  March 19 and 20; A little Spring in the step

•  March 26 and 27: Out like a lamb

It’s Elementary

For children in grades kindergarten through grade 6. Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27; 6-7 p.m.

•  March 6: STEM — explore science with your family

•  March 13: Blockheads — Lego fun

•  March 20: Family Movie Night — Screening of “Frozen” rated PG

•  March 27: Elementary Craft Night

Saturday STEM

Science for the family. March 15; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Family Art

Exercise your creativity; materials provided. Saturday, March 1; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Knit wits

Work together to learn new skills. Mondays, March 3 and 17; 6-7 p.m.

Schlow Centre Region Library

211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236

Celebrate National Pig Day

March 1, 9-10:30 a.m.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 2, 2-4 p.m.

March Reading Madness

March 23, 2-4 p.m.

Baby and Me Storytime

For newborn to 18 months; features stories, songs and action rhymes; for baby and an adult. Call 237-6236 for registration. March 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31; 9:30 a.m.

Tales for Twos

For 18 months to age 3; features singing, dancing, fingerplays and stories. March 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11 a.m.

Toddler Learning Centre

For 18 months to age 3 with an adult; a place where children can play and parents can talk. March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.

3s, 4s and 5s Storytime

For ages 3 to 5; features stories, songs, flannelboards and more. March 11, 18 and 25; 9:30-10 a.m.

Saturday Stories

March 8 and 15, 11-11:30 a.m.

World Stories

For ages 3-8; features stories, songs and art in 12 languages. March 1, 22 and 29 11-11:30 a.m.

•  March 1: Turkish

•  March 22: Japanese

•  March 29: Portugese

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