Southampton Free Library Announces June Schedule | Public spirit


Southampton Free Library, 947 Street Road, Southampton has announced its June program as follows. The library reverts to in-person programming. Please check the event description to determine if it is in person or virtual. For more information: www.southamptonfreelibrary.org

Southampton History Walk – The Southampton Free Library has set up a walk in Tamanend Park for all ages. A Story Stroll separates a picture book into several different interactive stops and spreads them out along a beautiful walk for some socially distant activity.

Walk through the history of Tamanend Park – The address for Tamanend Park is 1255 2nd St Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. The Story Stroll is located on the paved path between The Blind and the Farm and opposite the Carriage House. The current story is Mya Thompson’s Ruby’s Birds. The story will be changed on June 14 in The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

June Take & Make – Starting June 1, create a felt flower bookmark just in time for this year’s summer reading quest. There are different flower designs to choose from, so get creative! All materials are provided except scissors, a glue gun, and a needle and thread. The kit is available for all ages. 100 kits will be available at our Service Desk in honor of our 100th anniversary.

June Virtual Story Time with Ms. Lindsey, Tuesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Fridays June 18 and 25 at 10:30 am – Join us on Tuesdays and Fridays in June at 10:30 am. We will read, dance and sing during story time. Consult our online calendar to obtain the username and password of the Zoom on meeting www.southamptonfreelibrary.org

Zoom genealogy workshop, Wednesday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. – Join us on Zoom as Susan Koelble, a retired professional genealogist, leads a genealogical research workshop and assists you in your own research. Come get advice and tips from an expert! Please subscribe to our online calendar to receive the Zoom on link www.southamptonfreelibrary.org

Virtual evening book club – Tuesday June 8 at 6:45 p.m. – This month’s selection is I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. Join us on Zoom for a lively discussion. Please sign up to receive a Zoom invitation on our online calendar at https://www.southamptonfreelibrary.org/full-calendar-of-events.

Tails & Tales Summer Quest Launch Week – Saturday June 19 to Saturday June 26 – Help us celebrate the start of our Tails & Tales summer quest program! Qualify to win special launch week prizes by simply registering for Summer Quest, either online at Southampton.Beanstack.org OR by picking up a paper journal at the library during that week only. Prizes include Longwood Gardens tickets for four, Philadelphia Union tickets for four, an autographed Philadelphia Eagles photo, a board game basket, Disney gift cards and more. One ticket per registration. Must enter the library to enter the ticket into the drawing. Open to all ages.

Eyes of the Wild virtual presentation – Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. – Join us to kick off our Tails & Tales summer quest program with Eyes of the Wild! Enjoy meeting all kinds of tailed creatures on Zoom. No registration is required. Visit our online calendar for the Zoom link at https://www.southamptonfreelibrary.org/full-calendar-of-events.

Afternoon Book Club – Monday, June 21 at 1 p.m. – This month’s pick is Kim Richardson’s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. This month’s meeting will take place at the library.

Save the animal escape room – Wednesday June 23 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Thursday June 24 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – The animals in the zoo have all escaped their cages and you must find the keys to help them bring them back to the cages appropriate before the zoo opens! Can you solve the clues to find the keys in time? This in-person escape room is intended for children ages 5 and up. Goalies should stay in the room and can help the players. There are 4 different times for the escape room each day. There is only one registration available per period. Each escape room will be limited to one foyer with a maximum of 5 players. Sign up online.

Save the aquarium escape room – Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – The sea creatures have all escaped their tanks and you must find the keys to get them back to the good ones before the aquarium opens! Can you solve the clues to find the keys in time? This in-person escape room is for children 12 and up, including adults! There are 4 different times for the escape room each day. There is only one registration available per period. Each escape room will be limited to one foyer with a maximum of 5 players. Please register online.

Weekend walks – Saturday, June 26 at 9 a.m. – Come explore Tamanend Park and see where the new Newtown Rail Trail will connect to the park. Join us for a 1.5 loop trail around Tamanend Park. We will NOT be walking the new trail. We will only check its progress. The address of the park is 1255 2nd St Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. We will meet at the tennis court parking lot, turn right after the first stop sign. This program will be in person with social distancing requirements.

Music and movement with Mme Nancy, Monday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. – People born and older are invited to sing, dance and move with Ms. Nancy, a professional music teacher experienced in parent-child music programs. View our calendar online at www.southamptonfreelibrary.org

Traveling tales – Visit of the Mighty 5 national parks of Utah and the Grand Canyon, Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. – Come and discover the Mighty 5 national parks of Utah: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion, as well as the Grand Canyon. Outreach Librarian Liz Griswold will share photos and information from her recent visit to these parks. Get tips on what to see, where to hike, where to stay, and great places to eat! This is an in-person program, limited to 20 people. Be sure to register online to attend.



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