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October Library Calendar

Sep 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News


Elizabethtown Public Library October 2012 Calendar of Events

NOTE: Elizabethtown Public Library will be closed Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day


A World of Girls: Wednesdays, October. 3, 10, 17, & 24 at 6pm. Discover new worlds and new ideas through hands-on activities! Girls will go on four different adventures with the American Girls to learn about people and places that are different from their world. Recommended for kids in grades K-3. Registration is limited. Presented by Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. To sign up for this free program, please register online through our Library’s online calendar, visit the Library or call 367-7467 x23.


***NOTE about Storytimes: Sign up for Storytime session #2 begins October 1. No storytime during the week of October 15. Sign up for Storytime session #3 begins October 15.The next Snorey-time will be in November.

Baby Time – Wednesdays at 9:15am: October 3, 10, 24, and 31. Registration required, begins October 4. Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes – a playtime just for baby and grown-up. (Newborn to 17 months with adult caregiver; any older children must be strictly supervised for the babies’ safety.) Limit: 15 pairs.

Toddler Time – Wednesdays at 10:30am: October 3, 10, 24, and 31. Registration required, begins October 4. Singing, dancing & stories! (18 to 36 months with adult caregiver; NO YOUNGER CHILDREN, please) Limit: 20 pairs.

Sing, Sign & Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30am. October 4, 11, and 25. Registration starts October 4.

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays at 11am: October 2, 9, 23, and 30. Registration required, begins October 4. Stories, songs, an art activity, puppets & silly stuff! (Activities for ages 3 – 6; all ages welcome for storytelling) Limit: 24 children/session for art activity.


LEGO Builder’s Club: October 6 and 20 at 11am. Build with LEGOs and have your work displayed. Learn more about LEGOs as you read specially selected books. Register online or in person for these programs.

Teen Knitting Club - Tuesdays at 6pm:  October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Join other teens in learning how to knit. Get some fun tips and inspiration. Bring your own knitting needles (size 8) and a ball of worsted weight (medium/4) yarn and learn how to knit today!

Community Knitting Group – Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm: October 11 and 25. Learn & share your knitting skills while enjoying some time away.

Dog Tales with Murray is you reading to a furry friend – a basset hound named Murray! Registration is required for this program on Saturday, October 20 at 10am. Each child who signs up will receive 10-15 minutes to read individually with Murray, a licensed therapy dog with Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services. This program is open to all kids in Gr. 1-5.

For the Love of Reading: All About Books Days at Elizabethtown Public Library. Learn how reading is exciting & fun with some acting, crafting, and, of course, reading!. This is a Girl Scout Gold Award program. Saturday, October 6 from 10am-Noon: 3rd – 5th grade FREE.

Etown Second Friday: Friday, October 12 from 5pm-8pm. Come and check out books and other Library stuff. Also browse through many crafts and business stands as part of the Annual Craft Fair. We appreciate your support.

Annual Book Sale – Don’t Miss It! This is what you’ve been waiting for – thousands of books, movies, and music items on sale at incredible prices. Thursday, October 4 from 2-5pm, there’s a preview event. Pay $10 and get first selection on everything. Thursday, October 4 from 5-8pm, the book sale is free to all. Come in and find the titles on your reading list, resources to educate and entertain your kids, crafts, and even gifts. Friday, the sale is open from 10am-8pm (even though the Library is closed). Saturday, even more incredible sale prices from 9am-4pm. AND BONUS DAY: Saturday, October 13 from 9am-4pm (surprise sale).

Craft Fair and Book Sale Bonus: Saturday, October 13 from 9am-4pm. Many, many local crafters, home businesses, and others present their goods for you to purchase. Supports the vendors and the Library. See our website for a list of vendors. You could also win any number of prizes from our vendors and gracious craft donations.

Make cards for deployed service members with us on Saturday, October 20 from 10AM-12Noon. This is part of the Operation Write Home program. Find out more on our online calendar.

Writer’s Group – Third Thursday of each month at 6pm: October 18. Writers at any level get together to share their work. The group includes people with a similar interest in writing. This provides a motivational and comfortable environment for every group member. The Writing Group originated at Elizabethtown College, but has continued at Elizabethtown Public Library and is open to anyone interested in sharing their writing to gain feedback and skill.

Stitch ’n Time – Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm:  October 16. No charge, no registration necessary. Casual crafting for anyone – come and stitch, sew, knit, crochet, stamp – whatever. Buy a drink or snack from Elizabethtown Coffee Co., a department of the Library to make the time even sweeter.

Book Discussion –Third Saturday at 9am: October 22. Get a nice coffee, tea, or other from Elizabethtown Coffee Company (a department of Elizabethtown Public Library) and join friendly faces for a chat about Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Next month’s selection is Rainwater by Sandra Brown.

Science Around Us: A Cloverbuds 4-H Saturdays, October 6, 13, & 20 at 1:30pm. Children will enjoy science topics through exploration, books, crafts and other fun activities. Recommended for kids ages 5-9. Registration is limited. Please note: There is a $10 fee for this program that covers all five sessions.  (There may still be room – contact the Library to check!)

Zeitoun Book Discussion: Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm. A One Book One Community (OBOC) Program: Read this year’s selection, Zeitoun (a must read even if you don’t come to any programs!), a story about a Muslim family and their unbelievable story during Hurricane Katrina. Catch up on recent events surrounding this family and their story.

The Evolution of Islam (A One Book One Community (OBOC) Event): Thursday, October 18 at 6:30pm. Come and learn some of the history of Islam over the centuries and how people have gotten along at some points. Presented Dr. W. Brian Newsome, Associate Professor of History at Elizabethtown College.

ZombiEtown: Friday, October 19. Give blood, get brains. Anyone who tries to donate blood to the Central PA Blood Bank (1-3pm and 6-9pm) will get a free brain (squeeze ball). Lots of spooky fun. More information coming soon.

Next Steps for Relief in Haiti: Monday, October. 22, 6:30PM. Kent Annan author of two InterVarsity Press books and co-founder of Haiti Partners will participate in a panel discussion about How to Assist Haiti as it takes its Next Steps in Development. Joining Kent will be local leaders involved in Haitian ministries. Representatives from a number of organizations will be present including: Haiti Connections (Coordinated by Mennonite Central Committee East Coast), Haiti Connection Network, Thriving Villages International, Palmyra High Schools Haiti Wiki project, and Ten Thousand Villages.

Saturday Stories: Saturday, October 27, 10:30am. Participate in fun literacy activities including stories and crafts – all about the theme “Our Community.” This program is a partnership between the Elizabethtown Public Library and the Elizabethtown College Education Club.Recommended for kids ages 4-10. Registration is limited. To sign up for this free program, please register online through our Library’s online calendar, visit the Library or call 367-7467 x23.

Simple Machines Workshop: Keep It Simple, Work Easier! Monday, October 29, 6:30pm. This workshop will include instruction, demonstrations and activities based upon simple machines. Children will learn basic concepts of motion and machines, force, and energy. Children will engage in simple engineering motion experiments using basic household materials and experience trial and error hands-on construction. Presented by Lauren Schaller, Education Coordinator from the Lancaster Science Factory. Recommended for kids ages 6-12. Sorry, no younger siblings, please! Registration is limited.



Please Register for Programs in person at the Library, by calling (717) 367-7467 or on our website calendar at Most programs require registration.

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