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Winter Newsletter ~ January - March 2018
 
 
 
Happy New Year from all of us at the Downingtown Library! 
Stay up to date on all we have to offer by checking out our website, calendar, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter.  We have exciting things to offer in 2018!
We had such a great time celebrating with holiday activities!  Thank you for joining us!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  All proceeds benefit the library. 
A CALL FOR QUILTS!
The Downingtown Library is sponsoring a quilt show to promote quilts as art with the quilts to be raffled off as a fund raiser for the library. We are looking for any interested quilter to make a small “art” quilt as a donation. The size request is 16” wide by 20” long. Any subject matter, any method, including hand or machine quilting and any form of embellishment is acceptable. Please sign or label your quilt and include a sleeve or corner triangles for hanging. A dowel is not necessary. Quilts will be accepted now through 3/20. 
Please email questions or your interest to:
Debby O’Keefe - dokeefe19@hotmail.com
QUILTS AS ART EVENT will take place on 4/6 at 6pm

 
YEAR OF TRYING NEW THINGS!
We will be offering various programs each month with opportunities to try something new!  First up:
KARAOKE! 
Beginners or pros, all are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  REGISTER HERE.

REGISTER HERE for a 5 week session, every Thurs. starting 1/18 at 5pm.  $25 fee due at first class.  Includes learning packet.  Must be 15 years or older & must provide own ukulele.  Registration for March session opens 2/8.  All are welcome to join our Ukulele Jam Sessions on Sat. 1/27 & 2/24 at 9:30am.
The Friends of the Downingtown Library will begin accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs for the Spring Book Sale on February 5th inside the library.  The sale will take place March 16th-18th. 
CHILDRENS PROGRAMS
STORY TIMES

Raise a Reader
Toddlers
Check our calendar for registration
3 Y
ear Olds ~ Wed & Thurs 9:30am Jan.3rd-March 29th

4-6 Year Olds ~ Thurs. 10:30am or 1:30 Jan. 4th-March 29th

No Registration Required.
No storytimes March 14th or 15th


Shake Your Sillies Saturday
February 3rd & 17th
9:30-9:55am for 3-6 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10-10:25am for 2 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
We will sing songs, play instruments and dance as we discover the fun of music! An adult must accompany each child. We will provide the instruments.


Children's Ukulele Classes
Saturdays starting April 7th 11-11:30
REGISTRATION OPENS 3/17 9AM
Ages 6-10
$120 non-refundable fee includes 12 classes & book.  Must bring own ukulele, & tuner.  See calendar for more details.

Block Party
Feb. 5th 9:30-10:15am
Participants are encouraged to use their imagination as they build with blocks and toys. Through play, children will practice and develop their numeracy, language and social skills. Parents are encouraged to stay. Open play for preschool ages 3-6.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

ONGOING PROGRAMS

PAWS for Reading
3rd Wednesday of each month
Times slots start at 6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JAN


Nature Scouts
Second Sat. of each month 9-10am
Open to children in 1st through 5th grades. We will explore habitats, discover plants & animals in our very own Kerr Park. All will work together on projects that will benefit the park. Registration required.  Rain or shine.
 REGISTER FOR FEB

Lego Club
1st Thursday of each month
No registration required.

Handbell Choir
Home & Cyber Schooled Students
Mondays at 2:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TEENS
Our Teen Club meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  We work on projects and help set up for library activities and have fun while doing it! 
Contact Karen Smith at ksmith@ccls.org for more details.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Book Club
#communityreads proposed by Longwood Gardens

January 23rd 6:30pm
We will be discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Those attending this month's book club will have a chance to win tickets for 4 people to Longwood Gardens.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Balance & Fall Prevention
Sat., January 27th 1-2:00pm
Join us for an interactive presentation about balance:
- What is balance?
- Balance changes/decline
- Fall risk/prevention
- How to repair impaired balance
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Try Something New Series
Yoga
Feb. 17th
1-2:00pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Trivia Night

Feb. 21st
6:30-7:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Yoga & Mediation
Feb. 24th 1-2:00pm
Yoga & meditation for success- how well you succeed in life depends on how well you can use your mind & body. Includes simple yet powerful yoga positions to bring stability and balance.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Night at the Oscars
March 2nd 6:00pm
Come and join the fun! Watch clips from the nominated films and make your best guess at picking the winners! Refreshments served. Person who picks the most correct, wins a prize!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Celebrate National Women's Month: Important Women of PA
Program by Robyn Young
March 7th 6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What You Really Need to Know About Selling Your House
March 28th 6:30pm
This program is tailored for homeowners thinking about putting their homes on the market
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Tangled Yarns *NEW*
Every Tuesday 1:30-3pm
Bring any needlework you have to work on and join us for our weekly knitting group.

Film Forum
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30pm


Writers Group
2nd Thursday of each month
6:30pm

Fantasy Book Club
2nd Mon of each month -ages 14+
6 - 7:30pm
Conversational English
Every Tuesday at 12pm
This program is for ESL people or for anyone who would like to practice speaking English. Come and meet new friends! Beginners are welcome. There will be different topics discussed at each session.

Library Book Club
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30pm

Senior Center Book Club
4th Thursday of each month
1:00pm

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! 
The Downingtown Library continues to host various local school art shows.  Be sure to stop in and see what we have on display!  We also offer several computers for your use, quiet tutoring spaces and a helpful staff. 
Come in and see what your local library has to offer!
The library follows the Downingtown Area School District policy for closings, delayed openings and early closures.  Check our website or Facebook page to check our status if there is inclement weather.
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