This week at the Ephrata library

By on February 26, 2014

ephratapubliclibraryThere’s always something happening for all age groups and interests at the Ephrata Public Library, located at 550 S. Reading Road.

Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Do you like watching Thomas or solving a problem with Dora? Well come have an adventure with them at the library. We will watch a short movie about one of these characters or one of the many other childhood favorites. After the movie, we will have a snack and character coloring pages. Ages 2-5.

Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m. – Fun with Math for Homeschoolers. Supplement your homeschool curriculum with math lessons at the library. Open to children in grades 4-6, this program will present a standards-based lesson with a literary connection. This program is taught by a Pennsylvania certified teacher.

Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschool Book Discussion Group. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud with periodic stops to discuss the book and answer comprehension questions. This is a great way to expand your reading curriculum. Ages 6-12.

Feb. 26, 11 a.m. – Windows Media Player. If you have a PC, you have Windows Media Player. Join us in this class to learn how to download music, rip CDs, create playlists and more.

Feb. 26, 4 p.m. – Nintendo 3DS Community. Join us for some DS fun. Whether you’re the next Pokemon Master, or the Mayor in your Animal Crossing town, come prepared to make friends, exchange friend codes and have a great time. You need to bring your own Nintendo DS. Ages 10-18.

Feb. 27, 9 a.m. – Lapsit Story Time. This 20-minute story time for toddlers and their caregivers includes songs, nursery rhymes, lap rhymes, puppets, a short story and play time. Ages 6-24 months.

Feb. 27, 11 a.m. – Fun With Movement. Join us for some musical fun! Play musical games and use scarves and parachutes to move to various kinds of music. Ages 3-6.

Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. – Reader’s Theater for Homeschoolers. Reader’s Theater is acting out a story using only expressive reading: no sets, costumes or memorization. We’ll work on reading with fluency, accuracy and expression as we read short plays ranging from fairy tales to classic stories to poetry. Ages 8-12.

Feb. 27, 4 p.m. – Holy Guacamole! Foodie Lab. One child plus one parent/guardian equals healthy food-making fun. Grades 2-6.

March 1, 12 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons League. Tweens, teens and adults are invited to join us for an afternoon of adventure! Whether you are brand new to this fantasy role-playing game or a Level 34 Mage, there is room for everybody at the table.

March 3, 4 p.m. — Read Across America: Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Join millions of children across the nation who are celebrating Read Across America today. We’re using Dr. Seuss’s birthday as an excuse to celebrate reading by well…er…reading. Have fun with guest readers at a Read-a-Thon and welcome a mystery guest. (Hint: his hat has red and white stripes.) Ages 5-10.

March 3, 5 p.m. – Craft Time for Kids. Feeling crafty? Children are invited to join us for this special seasonal or Pinterest-trending craft time. Grades 3-6.

March 4 & 18, 10 a.m. – Toddler Time. Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy songs, finger plays, short stories and a simple craft in this story time. Ages 2 and 3.

March 4 & 18, 11 a.m. – Story Time. This 40 minute story time includes songs, finger plays, stories and a craft. Ages 3-5.

March 4, 11 a.m. – Smartphones for Dummies: Android Edition! Don’t let your smartphone outsmart you! Learn to take advantage of basic features to make your Android smartphone more useful to you. You must have an Android smartphone and bring it with you to class. This class has a $10 fee which includes handouts.

March 4, 3 p.m. – Teen Gamers Club. Play video games on the big screen! For ages 13-18.

March 4, 6 p.m. – Tween Movie Night. Tween ages 10-12 are invited to enjoy a special movie screening. This month we’re watching “Tangled.”

March 4, 6:30 p.m. – Modern Classics Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “Room” by Emma Donoghue.

March 5, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Do you like watching Thomas or solving a problem with Dora? Well come have an adventure with them at the library. We will watch a short movie about one of these characters or one of the many other childhood favorites. After the movie, we will have a snack and character coloring pages. Ages 2-5.

March 5, 9:30 a.m. – Fun with Science for Homeschoolers. Supplement your homeschool curriculum with science lessons at the library. Open to children in grades 4-6, this program will present a standards-based lesson with a literary connection. This program is taught by a Pennsylvania certified teacher.

March 5, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschool Book Discussion Group. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud with periodic stops to discuss the book and answer comprehension questions. This is a great way to expand your reading curriculum. Ages 6-12.

March 5, 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Tea with the BBC. Join us and enjoy watching various BBC selections while sipping tea and devouring delicious treats.

March 6, 10 a.m. – Story Time. This 40-minute story time includes songs, finger plays, stories and a craft. Ages 3-5.

March 6, 11 a.m. – Toddler Time. Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy songs, finger plays, short stories and a simple craft in this story time. Ages 2 and 3.

March 6, 6 p.m. – Coupon Club. Join other local couponers in clipping and organizing coupons! Learn couponing strategies for yourself and help the group find deals on groceries and other items to be donated to Ephrata Area Social Services.

March 6, 6 p.m. – Kindle Users Anonymous. Are you a Kindle addict? Join us at Kindle Users Anonymous to meet other Kindle users, share your love of all things Kindle and get the tech support you need. Each meeting will be full of tips and tricks.

To learn more, call 738-9291 or visit the library’s website: ephratapubliclibrary.org.

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