Bellwood-Antis library announces events

The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has released a list of events for the month of March:

Sprouting Readers Story Time continues at the library through April 1. Every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., families with children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with our guest readers. No sign-ups needed, and new families always welcome.

Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Families can join in every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. through May 30 for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. New families are always welcome.

The Bellwood Quilting Bees will present a free Square in Square quilt block class at the library at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Learn a handy short cut for making the square in square block. You will need your own sewing machine, sharp scissors, basic sewing supplies, and two four inch squares and one 5 inch square of fabric for one block. The Quilting Bees will have fabric squares available if you need them.

Knitters, crocheters, weavers and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Bring your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome. At this month’s Fiber Arts Group, Abby Creek will present a tutorial on knitting and felting. Learn how to felt your knitted items for a unique look and texture.

The Juniata Valley Audubon Society will hold its March meeting at the library March 19th. A free dinner starts at 6 p.m. At

7 p.m. Susan Braun and Debra Grim will share highlights of their recent birding trip to the Rio Grande Valley. They will present photos and videos of birds and describe the different National Wildlife Refuges, state parks and other natural areas they visited, plus highlight some of the flora and fauna. Audubon meetings are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

Not quiet? Not able to sit still? Not a problem! The library will present a free Sensory Story Time especially for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns at noon March 23. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central PA Autism Society for attending.

At 7 p.m. March 25 the Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will present a program on Bellwood-Antis ties to World War I. Local historian Jay Moore has researched military units, dates and service actions of specific individuals, and his program will be full of information for history buffs and families that have relatives that served in World War I. Historical Society meetings are open to the public.

The library is planning for the future, and we would love feedback from the community on what you need from your library. At 6 p.m. March 26 let us know how you feel about the library at a special forum. Your input will determine how the library can continue to be the heart of the Bellwood-Antis community. To give parents a chance to participate, the library will be holding the March Lego Night at the same time.

At our next Lego Night at 6 p.m. March 26 it’s a bridge building challenge! Lego Challenge Nights are for children ages 5-15, and are free, but we ask that parents stay in the building while children build. Parents are encouraged to attend the Community Forum for the library happening at the same time: we’d love feedback from families on what you need to see at the library in the future.

The library’s Spring Used Book Sale will be held in the Sheetz Community Room from starting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 and continuing during regular library hours the first week of April: from 1 to 8 p.m. April 1 through April 4 daily and concluding with Bag Day on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6. We’ll have hundreds of gently used books for sale at bargain prices you’ll love. All proceeds benefit the library.

There’s a new way to get e-books from the library: visit https://www.

altoonalibrary.org/cloud

library/ to access the Blair County Library System’s new e-book collection. You will need a current library card. The cloudLibrary app is available for Apple devices, Android devices, Windows, Mac OS, Kindle Fire, and most Nook devices. cloudLibrary is not compatible with Kindle Paper White, but will work with other Kindle devices.

For up to date information on library events and services, be sure to like and follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Bell

woodAntisPublicLibrary/ and visit our website at bapl.lib.pa.us/.

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