Adamstown Area Library books a busy January

By on December 30, 2014

The Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road (Route 272), has a number of events in store for January. Any questions, call the library at 717-484-4200.

Following is a rundown:

Preschool storytime: Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Stories and an easy craft for ages 2 to 6 accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Boomers and Beyond: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Craft: decorating a snow boot bucket.

Magic Tree House Book Club: First and third Tuesdays, Jan. 6 and 20, 6:30 p.m. “Travel” with Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House adventure series by Mary Pope Osborne. Learn some fun facts while enjoying an activity and snack. Just like Jack, participants have the opportunity to keep a journal and also earn prizes by completing “passport” stamps. Please register.

Technology Night: Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This monthly program is dedicated to helping patrons cope with the ever changing world of computers, mobile devices, and technology.

Each Technology Night will be divided into two parts: The first 45 minutes will be dedicated to learning about one particular aspect of technology, including “What is an operating system,” “What is this Facebook thing,” and other social media; also, how to use a word processor such as Microsoft Word, or Google Docs, etc. The last half of each session will be an open forum, allowing participants to bring their devices and questions in to the library.

Those having an issue with a device or just a general question, are invited to let personnel assist with troubleshooting the problem. The monthly subject will be: Windows Explorer, how to find saved files and folders. Registration is required.

Lapsit program: Every Thursday, 10 a.m. Simple stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays for babies up to age 2 with parent or other adult caregiver. Please register.

Toddler storytime: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays, followed by an easy craft. For 2- and 3-year-olds with parent or other adult caregiver. Please register.

Reader’s Theatre: For children in grades one to three on Thursday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a dramatic presentation of a written work in script form. Various parts of the script are divided among participants. No memorization is needed.

Please join others for an expressively fun reading experience. Readings feature a few selections including: “Is Your Mama a Llama?”, “A Porcupine Named Fluffy,” and “Dooby Dooby Moo.” Please register.

Genealogy interest group: Thursday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. The group is led by genealogy researcher Ken McCrea. For older students and adults. Registration is required.

Readers’ cafe: Second and fourth Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 27, 7 p.m., Focused on reading childhood classics (”Charlotte’s Web,” “Treasure Island,” “Mr. Poppers Penguins,” “Mouse and the Motorcycle,” “Bunnicula,” “Stuart Little,” etc.) while eating delicious snacks. Get a chance to “secretly” pick the next book and become the “teacher for the night.” Please register.

Library board of trustees meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Bedtime stories: Second and fourth Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6:30 p.m. Wear pajamas, hear some stories and enjoy a snack and a craft. Please register.

Walk-in craft: Children may stop in at the library any time between 9:30 a.m. and 5: p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, to make and take home a seasonal craft. No registration needed.

Page Turners book discussion group: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. This month’s book title is “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt.

Reader’s Theatre: For children in grades four to six, Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. Join others for some fun reading from a few selections including: “The BFG,” “Horrible Harry,” and “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch.” Please register.

Photoshop workshop: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Each workshop starts with a skill or technique and then participants can “play. “ Bring digital photos and if Photoshop is loaded on a participant’s portable device, that should be brough along. One computer is available for anyone who does not have a portable device or just wants to try it out. Registration is required.

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