This week at the Ephrata library

By on February 12, 2014

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

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

Feb. 13, 9 a.m. – Lapsit Story Time. This 20-minute story time for toddler and their caregivers includes songs, nursery rhymes, lap rhymes, a short story and play time. Ages 6-24 months.

Feb. 13, 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. 13, 11 a.m. – Introduction to Gmail. Learn how to use Gmail, a free e-mail service. You’ll learn how to send and sort e-mail, as well as attaching documents to mails. This class has a $10 fee which includes handouts.

Feb. 13 and 27, 1 p.m. – Story Time. This 40-minute story time includes songs, finger plays, stories and a craft. Ages 3-5.

Feb. 13, 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. 13, 4 p.m. – Tween Sisterhood Club. This month we’re making no-sew pillows. Ages 10-12.

Feb. 13 and 27, 4 p.m. – Word 2010 for Beginners. This two-part class covers the basic functions of Word 2010. Learn how to create documents, edit and format text, use spell check, save, print and reopen files. We’ll introduce you to cut, copy and paste, inserting images into a document and downloading templates to make your projects easier. This class has a $20 fee which includes all handouts.

Feb. 13, 6 p.m. – Pajama Party Story Time. Join us for a sleepy time party. Children are invited to come in their jammies with a favorite snuggle friend. Stories, non-hyper snacks, crafts and games are provided. Ages 4-6.

Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. – Cookbook Club. This month the Cookbook Club is going cookbook-less! Take the opportunity to show off and bring in your best dish.

Feb. 15, 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.

Feb. 17, 10 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. 17, 10 a.m. – Monday Morning Movies with Coffee and Donuts. Make your Monday morning more tolerable by joining us for a movie and coffee! This month, we will be showing “50/50.” Inspired by a true story, this original comedy is centered around Adam, a 27-year old who has just received a cancer diagnosis, and his friend, Kyle, who tries to help him cope. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Rated R. 100 minutes.

Feb. 17, 4 p.m. – Tween Book Club. This month’s selection is “Beyond the Deepwoods,” Book 1 of the Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

Feb. 17, 5 and 6:15 p.m. – Lego Builders Club. Unleash the Lego builder in you. If you can imagine it, you can build it. Lego blocks supplied. Ages 5-12.

Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. – Evaluating Internet Sources. If it’s on the Internet it must be true, right? Wrong! Learn tips to determine if information found online is reliable.

Feb. 18, 11 a.m. – Using a Flash Drive. Ever wonder what these “flash drives” are? Do you have a flash drive but you’re not sure how to use it? Learn how to save things to a flash drive and access those files as well as how you keep your flash drive organized. This class has a $20 fee that includes flash drive and handouts.

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

Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m. – Getting The Most From Your LinkedIn Profile. This course is designed to help LinkedIn users get the most from their profiles, search the LinkedIn website and use the various services LinkedIn has to offer. Prerequisites: Participants must have a LinkedIn account and bring their username and password to class.

Feb. 19, 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. 19, 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.

Feb. 19, 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. 19, 12:30 p.m. – Afternoon Tea with the BBC. Join us and enjoy watching various BBC selections while sipping tea and devouring delicious treats.

Feb. 19, 4 p.m. – Teen Manga Book Discussion. This month’s selection is “Black Butler” by Yana Toboso.

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

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