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Tai Chi ClassApril 1, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Tai Chi Class

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese soft-style martial art, is an effective form of low-impact exercise for all ages. Classes are held every Monday and the first and third Wednesdays of the month with instructor Kit Sisson. There will be no class held on April 3. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Knitting GroupApril 1, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Knitting Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Adults and older teens interested in knitting are invited to bring their needles, yarn, and projects and join the knitting group! All skill levels are welcome. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
The Underground Railroad in Quilts?April 1, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.The Underground Railroad in Quilts?

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Were quilts used as part of the Underground Railroad to help African Americans escape slavery? Join the debate in this presentation by Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, a folklorist with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. This program is supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities, a nonprofit organization, that inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
West End Readers Adult Book GroupApril 1, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.West End Readers Adult Book Group

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


'Whistling Season' by Ivan Doig will be the topic of discussion at this month’s book group meeting. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Special Stitches Knitting GroupApril 2, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Special Stitches Knitting Group

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Discover April 2, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Discover

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
Toddler Discover (1-2 years)April 2, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (1-2 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


An early literacy program featuring stories read aloud, interactive games, sing-a-longs and American Sign Language for children ages 1-2, along with a parent or caregiver. There will be no Toddler Discover April 23 or April 30. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 2, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Author Visit: Robert DunkerlyApril 2, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Author Visit: Robert Dunkerly

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Join local historian and author Robert M. ‘Bert’ Dunkerly as he discusses his latest book, 'A Beautifully Solemn Scene: The Lewisburg Cemetery.' Copies of the book will be available for purchase during this program. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 2, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
ChessApril 2, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Chess

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Jessica Gallegos, chess player and instructor, leads this group for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own chess set or board and enjoy an evening of fun! This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)April 3, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 3, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 3, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Tai Chi ClassApril 4, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.Tai Chi Class

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese soft-style martial art, is an effective form of low-impact exercise for all ages. Classes are held every Monday and the first and third Wednesdays of the month with instructor Kit Sisson. There will be no class held on April 3. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)April 4, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 4, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Cross-Stitch Class April 4, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Cross-Stitch Class

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Getting Ready for KindergartenApril 4, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Held September through May this monthly program introduces different letters and numbers through games and activities to help prepare children for kindergarten. This session is for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to age 1)April 5, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to age 1)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, games, and songs for children up to one year of age, along with a parent or caregiver to enhance early literacy skills. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Libraries for Health Expo 2013April 6, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Libraries for Health Expo 2013

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End


The second annual Libraries for Health Expo, hosted by the Union County Library System in partnership with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger Health System, Penn State Extension and Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, will be held at The Public Library for Union County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Featured this year will be health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, child fingerprinting, Hands-Only CPR, and children's activities, as well as a wide variety of health and wellness information.
Knitting GroupApril 8, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Knitting Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Adults and older teens interested in knitting are invited to bring their needles, yarn, and projects and join the knitting group! All skill levels are welcome. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Special Stitches Knitting GroupApril 9, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Special Stitches Knitting Group

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Discover April 9, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Discover

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
Toddler Discover (1-2 years)April 9, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (1-2 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


An early literacy program featuring stories read aloud, interactive games, sing-a-longs and American Sign Language for children ages 1-2, along with a parent or caregiver. There will be no Toddler Discover April 23 or April 30. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 9, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Garden HotlineApril 9, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Garden Hotline

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Master Gardeners with the Penn State Extension will be on site at The Public Library for Union County hosting the Garden Hotline during the month of April. Located just inside the library, the Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions about gardening topics including vegetable and herb gardens, insects and pesticides, weeds, native plants, composting, water conservation, plant diseases, landscaping and more. The Garden Hotline will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, April 16 and April 23. For more information call 523-1172.
Mah JonggApril 9, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
ChessApril 9, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Chess

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Jessica Gallegos, chess player and instructor, leads this group for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own chess set or board and enjoy an evening of fun! This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)April 10, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 10, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 10, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
OverDrive: The Next Generation TrainingApril 10, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.OverDrive: The Next Generation Training

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


The library’s digital collection has undergone some major changes. Join Sarah Biallas as she explores the new features of OverDrive The Next Generation Experience. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be two additional training sessions held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and April 27. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Information Literacy opportunities for learning.
Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)April 11, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 11, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Cross-Stitch Class April 11, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Cross-Stitch Class

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Have No Fear, Poetry Is HereApril 11, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Have No Fear, Poetry Is Here

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Children in third through sixth grade are invited to try their hand at poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. There will be poetry read aloud as well as other poetry-related activities. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 11, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for adults and teens familiar with the American version of this Ancient Chinese tile game. This special event is in addition to the regular Tuesday group meetings. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 12, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 13, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
OverDrive: The Next Generation TrainingApril 13, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.OverDrive: The Next Generation Training

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


The library’s digital collection has undergone some major changes. Join Sarah Biallas as she explores the new features of OverDrive The Next Generation Experience. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be an additional training sessions held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Information Literacy opportunities for learning.
Knitting GroupApril 15, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Knitting Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Adults and older teens interested in knitting are invited to bring their needles, yarn, and projects and join the knitting group! All skill levels are welcome. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
OverDrive The Next Generation TrainingApril 15, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.OverDrive The Next Generation Training

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


The library’s digital collection has recently undergone some major changes, making access to eBooks and audiobooks even easier. Sarah Biallas will be exploring the new features of OverDrive The Next Generation Experience during this informative program. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Information Literacy opportunities for learning.
Play Time at the LibraryApril 15, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Play Time at the Library

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


In celebration of National Library Week and Week of the Young Child, the library is hosting a special play time for children (birth to age 5) featuring games, puzzles, activities, educational toys and more. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Poetry Reading: K.A. HaysApril 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Poetry Reading: K.A. Hays

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stadler Fellow and Bucknell professor, K.A. Hays will be reading excerpts from 'Dear Apocalypse' and 'Early Creatures, Native Gods,' the two books of poetry she’s written. Wine and cheese will be served. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Series for CaregiversApril 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Series for Caregivers

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Bette Scott, who cared for her aging parents, hosts a discussion series for caregivers to share tips and coping strategies. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
OverDrive The Next Generation TrainingApril 16, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.OverDrive The Next Generation Training

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The library’s digital collection has recently undergone some major changes, making access to eBooks and audiobooks even easier. Sarah Biallas will be exploring the new features of OverDrive The Next Generation Experience during this informative program, which is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Information Literacy opportunities for learning.
Special Stitches Knitting GroupApril 16, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Special Stitches Knitting Group

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Discover April 16, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Discover

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
Toddler Discover (1-2 years)April 16, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (1-2 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


An early literacy program featuring stories read aloud, interactive games, sing-a-longs and American Sign Language for children ages 1-2, along with a parent or caregiver. There will be no Toddler Discover April 23 or April 30. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 16, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Garden HotlineApril 16, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Garden Hotline

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Master Gardeners with the Penn State Extension will be on site at The Public Library for Union County hosting the Garden Hotline during the month of April. Located just inside the library, the Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions about gardening topics including vegetable and herb gardens, insects and pesticides, weeds, native plants, composting, water conservation, plant diseases, landscaping and more. The Garden Hotline will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, April 16 and April 23. For more information call 523-1172.
Cancelled - Financial Wellness WorkshopApril 16, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Cancelled - Financial Wellness Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Do you want to build a solid financial house? Pay off debt? Join Darlene Doty, with PFS Investments, Inc., as she answers these and other questions during this interactive workshop. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Financial Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 16, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
ChessApril 16, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Chess

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Jessica Gallegos, chess player and instructor, leads this group for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own chess set or board and enjoy an evening of fun! This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Tai Chi ClassApril 17, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Tai Chi Class

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese soft-style martial art, is an effective form of low-impact exercise for all ages. Classes are held every Monday and the first and third Wednesdays of the month with instructor Kit Sisson. There will be no class held on April 3. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)April 17, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 17, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 17, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Adult Book GroupApril 18, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Adult Book Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


The library's adult book group will be discussing 'Next' by Michael Crichton. Book group meetings are free, informal and open to the public. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)April 18, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 18, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Cross-Stitch Class April 18, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Cross-Stitch Class

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Don't Throw It, Grow It! Family Gardening ProgramApril 18, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Don't Throw It, Grow It! Family Gardening Program

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Following the direction of 'Don’t Throw It, Grow It' by Deborah Peterson, this program will introduce children and families to the wonders of gardening using scraps that typically end up in the compost pile or garbage can! Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic, Social, and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
One Book Every Young Child April 18, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.One Book Every Young Child

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


'A Bus for Us,' written and illustrated by Suzanne Bloom is the 2013 selection for Pennsylvania’s One Book Every Young Child and will be the feature of this program for children (birth to age 5) and their parents. There will be stories, fingerplays and activities. Each child will receive a copy of the book. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 19, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to age 1)April 19, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to age 1)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, games, and songs for children up to one year of age, along with a parent or caregiver to enhance early literacy skills. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Needlework & FriendshipApril 19, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Needlework & Friendship

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting and even scrapbooking projects to the library for an afternoon of fun and friendship. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 20, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Knitting GroupApril 22, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Knitting Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Adults and older teens interested in knitting are invited to bring their needles, yarn, and projects and join the knitting group! All skill levels are welcome. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Author Visit: Beau SchemeryApril 22, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Author Visit: Beau Schemery

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Local author Beau Schemery will be reading from and discussing his debut novel The 7th of London a mash-up of several genres, intricately plotted, for very entertaining read. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Hatha Yoga - Level IApril 22, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Hatha Yoga - Level I

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Led by Heather Snyder, certified yoga instructor with Integral Yoga Center, New Berlin, this class combines yoga postures with deep relaxation, breathing and mediation techniques to re-energize, refresh and relax. Participants should wear light, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Special Stitches Knitting GroupApril 23, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Special Stitches Knitting Group

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Discover April 23, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Discover

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
Garden HotlineApril 23, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Garden Hotline

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Master Gardeners with the Penn State Extension will be on site at The Public Library for Union County hosting the Garden Hotline during the month of April. Located just inside the library, the Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions about gardening topics including vegetable and herb gardens, insects and pesticides, weeds, native plants, composting, water conservation, plant diseases, landscaping and more. The Garden Hotline will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, April 16 and April 23. For more information call 523-1172.
One Book Puppet ShowApril 23, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.One Book Puppet Show

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


As part of the One Book Every Young Child program, the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will provide a special puppet show for children (birth to age 5) and their parents featuring The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom, this year’s One Book selection. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Stroke Prevention and CareApril 23, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.Stroke Prevention and Care

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Geisinger Health System’s Dr. Edgar Kenton, III and Mary Ann Blosky, MSRN, will discuss the nature of a stroke and it’s risk factor, as well as how to reduce those risk factors. Register to attend by calling CareLink at 800-275-6401. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Master Gardener: Common Vegetable Garden Diseases and Their PreventionApril 23, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Master Gardener: Common Vegetable Garden Diseases and Their Prevention

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A Master Gardener with the Penn State Extension, will discuss vegetable garden diseases and their prevention. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Health, Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 23, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
ChessApril 23, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Chess

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Jessica Gallegos, chess player and instructor, leads this group for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own chess set or board and enjoy an evening of fun! This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)April 24, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Baby Discover (birth to 18 mths.)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 24, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 24, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Stories, interactive games, sing-a-longs and crafts are included in this early literacy program for children ages 3-5, and a parent or caregiver, which focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as color and shape identification. There will be no Preschool Discover April 23, April 30 or May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)April 25, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.Toddler Discover (18 mths. to 3 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)April 25, 2013 - 10:10 a.m.Preschool Discover (3 to 5 years)

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Discover programs offer a fun learning environment that both parents and children appreciate featuring stories read aloud, songs, crafts and more. The current session runs through May 8. Registration is required by calling 570-966-0831. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Cross-Stitch Class April 25, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Cross-Stitch Class

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


Kathleen Flynn Irion will lead this informative class for cross-stitchers of all skill levels. Cost is $3 per class and registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal TownsApril 25, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Part of the Living History @ the West End Library series, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present its 2013 ‘Theatre in the Classroom’ production 'Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns.' An uplifting collection of stories, songs, and first-person narratives woven together illustrating life in the mine patch. This program is funded through a grant from Community Partnerships RC&D - Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts. Register to attend by calling the library at 570-922-4773. This program will be held at the Hartley Township Community Center and is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Let's Explore HistoryApril 25, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Let's Explore History

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


In celebration of the Lewisburg Arts Festival, landscapes by American painters Albert Bierstadt and Homer Windslo will be the focus of this month’s program for children in first through fifth grade. Registration is required to ensure enough materials are available. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 25, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 26, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Parent/Child WorkshopApril 27, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Parent/Child Workshop

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A five-week workshop for children ages 14-40 months and their parents to promote interaction and early literacy. During each session the library provides a setting in which the child and parent can work and play together, while also introducing the parent to some of the many local resources available to help them with the rewarding, but challenging, task of parenting a toddler. Registration is required by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic, Civic, Social and Health Literacy opportunities for learning.
Book Bingo BonanzaApril 27, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.Book Bingo Bonanza

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Join us for an afternoon of bingo and win a book to take home or give to a friend. This event is for all ages and a snack will be included. Register to attend by calling 570-922-4773. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
OverDrive: The Next Generation TrainingApril 27, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.OverDrive: The Next Generation Training

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


The library’s digital collection has undergone some major changes. Join Sarah Biallas as she explores the new features of OverDrive The Next Generation Experience. Register to attend by calling 570-523-1172. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Information Literacy opportunities for learning.
Knitting GroupApril 29, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Knitting Group

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Adults and older teens interested in knitting are invited to bring their needles, yarn, and projects and join the knitting group! All skill levels are welcome. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Craft Like an EgyptianApril 29, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.Craft Like an Egyptian

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to try their hand at crafting a Cartouche--an ancient Egyptian form of ranking kings, queens and others with the kingdom. Parents are asked to register their children for this program and provide the child’s first name, which will then be written in hieroglyphics for use during this program. Call 570-523-1172 to register. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning. www.paforward.org
Special Stitches Knitting GroupApril 30, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.Special Stitches Knitting Group

Location: Herr Memorial Library
Library: Herr


The Special Stitches knitting group welcomes all skill levels. Registration is not required. This program is one of the ways in which Herr Memorial Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Discover April 30, 2013 - 10:30 a.m.Discover

Location: West End Library
Library: West-End


Children from birth to age five, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to this early-literacy program which focuses on letters, numbers, sounds, colors, shapes, and more through books, music and creative play. This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
Mother Goose CelebrationApril 30, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.Mother Goose Celebration

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Children and their parents or caregivers and invited to an interactive nursery rhyme program in which they’ll be acting out the nursery rhymes--including looking for sheep, jumping over candlesticks, dancing and more! This program is designed to enhance children’s early learning and literacy development. It will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Basic Literacy opportunities for learning.
Mah JonggApril 30, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.Mah Jongg

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


A group for teens and adults, familiar with the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game, to meet and play. This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
ChessApril 30, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Chess

Location: Public Library for Union County
Library: Lewisburg


Jessica Gallegos, chess player and instructor, leads this group for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own chess set or board and enjoy an evening of fun! This program is one of the ways in which The Public Library for Union County supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.


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