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Family Page library calendar for March

Centre County Library and Historical Museum

200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516

Book Babies

This program features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Themes vary throughout the month. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 9:30–10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. All storytime programs follow the Pennsylvania Standards for Learning regarding emergent and early literacy skills, as well as social and interactive development. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 10:30-11 a.m.

March themes:

March 4: Silly Stories

March 11: Rain

March 18: Green and Good Luck

March 25: Flowers

Toddler Storytime

Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. All storytime programs follow the Pennsylvania Standards for Learning regarding emergent and early literacy skills, as well as social and interactive development. Mondays, March 2, 9, 15, 23 and 30; 10:30-11 a.m.

March Themes:

March 2: Silly Stories

March 9: Rain

March 16: Green and Good Luck

March 23: Flowers

March 31: Spring

Evening Family Storytime

Join Miss Kathleen for evening storytimes for families with preschoolers and their siblings. Listen to stories, sing and rhyme with the group and end with a craft for the whole family. Non-fiction companion books will be on display to encourage further reading on the varying themes. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; 6:30-7 p.m.

Lego Club

Join the Lego Club and build something. Whatever you build will be displayed until the following week. The club will explore block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Young Author & Illustrator Contest entries due

Double check the guidelines for your story entry (available at www.centrecountylibrary.org) one more time, and then drop off your entry at any library location. Entries are due by March 30 at 8 p.m.

Hooks & Needles

Take your projects to share ideas and tips with others who love to knit. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 1-2:30 p.m.

Author Visit

Interested in learning more about how animals live and move around? Would you like to meet authors and learn more about writing? Have you ever heard of a platypus? Join us in the community room to meet author Rebecca Hirsch, who writes nonfiction books about animals. March 20; 12:45 p.m.

Centre County Library Bookmobile

Check website for locations and hours.

Centre Hall Library

109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580

Preschool Storytime

Storytimes for kids ages 2-5 include songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts that reinforce weekly themes. Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

March themes:

March 2: “Dr. Seuss’ ABC Book “ and puzzle craft

March 9: “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket” and felt pocket craft

March 16: “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” and shamrock craft

March 23: “Gerald McBoing Boing” and craft stick garden craft

March 30: “Great Day For Up” and bunny cup craft

Fizz, Bang, Eureka: Science Club

Astronomy — Join Miss Lisa for experiments and scientific discussion. This month, the group will learn all about the order of the planets, meteoroids and the craters they make, gravity and weight. All school-aged children welcome. Wednesdays, March 4 and 18; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Lego Club

Join the club and enjoy building with Lego blocks. Whatever you build will be displayed until the following week. This month the group will build igloos, snow forts and snow sports. Wednesdays, March 11 and 25; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Homeschool Tuesday: Picturing America

Join other homeschoolers in grades 6-12 for a journey across American History as seen through the arts. Tuesdays, March 3 and 17, 1:30-3 p.m. March 3: Study photos by Alexander Gardner, Dorothea Lange and James Karales. Lauren Peightel, collections manager at the Mifflin County Historical Society, will discuss an assortment of historic photographs and photography equipment. March 17: Study Walker Evans’ photograph “Brooklyn Bridge” and compare it with Joseph Stella’s abstract painting “Brooklyn Bridge.” Then use photo editing software to create unique effects with your own photography. Pre-registration required, call 364-2580.

Homeschool Tuesdays: Read Across America

A literary journey across the United States for homeschoolers in grades 1-5. Learn the capitals, fun facts and read stories set in each state as the group watches America grow March 24; 1:30-3 p.m. Pre-registration required, call 364-2580 or visit the circulation desk.

Family Fun Night

Join in and learn different ways to dye Easter eggs using “natural” dyes. Experiment with different techniques such as marbleizing and rubber band eggs. Stop by the circulation desk or call 364-2580 before March 23 to register for this free event on March 26, from 6-7 p.m.

Holt Memorial Library

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

Mother Goose On the Loose

For children ages 3 years and younger with an adult. Join in for a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; 10:30-11 a.m.

Preschool Storytimes

For preschool-aged children with an adult. Enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction. Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children younger than 3. Storytime programs meet Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 2–2:30 p.m.

Themes are:

March 4-5: Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss

March 11-12: Plant a flower

March 18-19: St. Patty’s day

March 25-26: Almost Spring

It’s Elementary

Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; 6 p.m.

Themes are:

March 5: Let’s create

March 12: Kids in the kitchen

March 19: Book bingo

March 26: Lego night

Knit Wits

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced with crocheting or knitting, join the fun as the group works to learn new skills. Mondays, March 2, 16 and 30; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Book Sale

Browse a large selection of used books in almost every genre — there’s something for everyone at the Friends of the Library book sale. March 7; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schlow Centre Region Library

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

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association on March 1, from 2-4 p.m. Eat cake, recreate some of his famous characters and enter to win prizes.

Saturday Stories Alive

For ages 2 to 7; the program offers a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home for ages 2-7. Feb. 7 and 14; 11 a.m.

World Stories Alive

Experience stories, songs and art in nine languages. For ages 3-8. March 21 (Hindi) and March 28 (Spanish); 11 a.m

Discovery Days

•  Build your own gardening scene with beautiful felt flowers. March 9, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



•  Use basic shapes to make picture puzzle called tangrams. March 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



•  Dance a jig while you make your own Irish harp. March 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



Boardgaming meetup

Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games, including Bohnanza, Carcassonne, chess, checkers, Compounded, Dixit, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Pandemic, Scrabble, Shadow Hunters, playing cards, Ticket to Ride and Ultimate Werewolf. The library is teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of Central Pa. for this event. March 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Write and Illustrate Your Own Book contest deadline

Books are due March 17 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

National pig day

Stop by the library for swine-related activities on March 15 at 1 p.m.

Block party

Join the group for family-building activities using blocks and Legos. March 7, 2-4 p.m.

Lego club

Take on a new building challenge each week. Design your creation and pose for a photo to be displayed in the Children’s Department. Recommended for grades 1-6. March 21; 2-4 p.m.

Bloom into Signing

Discover springtime signs, games and crafts on March 22, from 2-4 p.m.

April showers bring May flowers

Celebrate Spring. Make your own bunny ear headband, decorate butterflies and create a paper plate umbrella with the Penn State Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society.

Jump into Spring

Enjoy face painting, cookie decorating and more with the Penn State student United Way chapter

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