Bellwood library announces its activities for September

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities and programs for September.

n The Chapters & Chatter Book Club is moving to Tuesday evenings: The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. This month, the club will discuss “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. Books are available at the checkout desk. Chapters & Chatter is a parent-friendly book club: the club meets in the library’s children’s room, and kids can have a playgroup while the adults discuss the book. This book club is open to everyone, but since it’s being held in the children’s room, be aware that there will be background noise.

n The Lego Club will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Kids will be challenged to use Legos to build something inspired by a fairy tale, folk tale or legend. Recreate your favorite story or make up a new story. Lego Club is for kids ages 5 to 15. To sign kids up, message the library on Facebook, call 742-8234 or sign up at the checkout desk. Lego Club is free, but caregivers must stay in the library while their children build.

n Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Families can join the group at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 for stories, songs, dancing and fun. New families are welcome.

n Knitters, crocheters and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. Take your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art are welcome. At this session, there will be a presentation on reclaiming yarn from old clothes and blankets. Learn how to turn thrift store discards into beautiful new creations at bargain prices.

n The first fall meeting of the Juniata Valley Audubon Society will be held Sept. 18 in the library’s Sheetz Community Room. A free dinner, including organic, shade-grown coffee, will begin at 6 p.m. A business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by an educational presentation at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend these free programs.

n Nate Nagle will present “Ruffed Grouse and the West Nile Virus: A Precursor For Something More?” Nate will discuss his involvement in the Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus study conducted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. In addition to talking about the details of the study, Nagle will also discuss what the results could mean for other wildlife species, the environment and humans. Populations of ruffed grouse, the Pennsylvania state bird, are alarmingly low. Find out why.

n The library will present a free Sensory Story Time especially for children ages 2 and older with autism, special needs and sensory concerns at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central Pennsylvania Autism Society for attending. Space is limited in this program: to register, email, message the library on Facebook or call 742-8234.

n The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Kenneth Womack will give a presentation on the history of Sheetz convenience stores. This presentation is open to the public.

n The library’s fall used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and continue during regular library hours the following week: Oct. 8 to 11. Bag Day discounts will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. All proceeds benefit the library.

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