March programs at the county libraries

| 27 Feb 2012 | 12:54

    There are lots of events planned for March at the Sussex County libraries. Now, it's easier than ever to get involved because online registration is now available for all library programs. Here's how to do it: Check out the new Program Calendar at, select a program and click the register button. There's even an option for an automated reminder. Of course patrons are still welcome to sign up in person or by phone by visiting or calling the host branch. Children and family programs Hip Hip Hooray for Dr. Seuss Day! In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday Jean Goldfarb will read some of his best loved stories and invite children to move to the rhythm of his musical verse. The hour will conclude with each child making a Cat In The Hat hat to take home. This story hour is for children ages 3-5. Space is limited; registration required. Sussex-Wantage: Friday, March 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. Gaming at the library Wii games, board games, free snacks. The Community Room at Main Library has been reserved the first Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m., to provide a safe and warm stopping place for gamers to meet up with friends and enjoy group play. Two Wii game stations are set up and a variety of board games and playing cards are available. Try something new or bring an old favorite. Children in fourth-grade and up are welcome. No registration required. Main Library: Wednesday March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Lap sit program Books, songs and interactive fun are planned for children ages 6 months through 2 years and their caregivers. The program starts at 10 a.m. at both branches and runs about 30 minutes. Participation is limited to 30. Registration required. Sussex-Wantage: Mondays March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 Main Library: Thursdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 Preschool story time Stories, songs and activities for children ages 3 to 6 and their siblings. Caregivers are also encouraged to participate. The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. at all branches and runs about 40 minutes. Participation is limited to 30. Registration required. Sussex-Wantage: Mondays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 Dennis: Wednesdays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 Main Library: Thursdays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 Lego Club — now in two locations By popular demand, Lego Club now meets the second Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sussex-Wantage Library in Wantage and the third Saturday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Main Library in Frankford. Each session includes a theme and book talk followed by an hour of Lego creating. The club is open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Space is limited. Registration required. Sussex-Wantage: Wednesday, March 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Main Library: Saturday, March 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kids sewing for kids day The North Jersey Chapter of the American Sewing Guild (ASG) is hosting a Kids Sewing for Kids Day for members of the Girl Scouts, 4H clubs and the general public. The ASG will show participants how easy it is to use a sewing machine and help them make blanket quilts for Project Linus. Participants will also make a pin cushion to keep. Door prizes and lunch will be provided. The program will be held in two sessions for younger and older children. Space is limited and registration is required by calling or e-mailing Carlyn Hudak at 973 875-1022 or Sussex-Wantage: Saturday, March 17 10 a.m. to noon for middle and high school students; 1 to 3 p.m. for elementary school students Library skills for children The Sussex County Library's Youth Services staff will be hosting a six-week program on basic library and research skills. Targeted to children in Kindergarten through eighth-grade, and perfect for homeschoolers, the program will include group instruction and individual work. Space is limited. Register online beginning March 5. Main Library: Mondays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16 and 23 Here comes Peter Cottontail Celebrate spring at the Main Library as Miss Vickie leads an evening storytime of Easter-themed adventures. The stories begin at 7 p.m. and are suitable for the whole family. Registration required and begins March 12. Teen programs Onigiri Animanga Club Theclub meets the first Friday and third Saturday of each month at Main Library. Teens in seventh- through 12th grades can join in to discuss favorite manga, watch anime, share snacks and more. For March: streaming free anime at the Friday meeting and on Saturday the club will plan future events. No registration required. Main Library: Friday March 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. Just Us Teens Book Club New date, new time, new location, same great book club. Just Us Teens will meet at the Dennis Library on Main Street in Newton the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The club is open to teens in seventh- through 12th grades. New members are always welcome. In celebration of Women's History Month the club will be discussing biographies of famous women. No registration required, Dennis Library: Monday, March 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult programs The Challenges of Immigrant Women The AAUW Sussex County Branch presents Vincent N. Parrillo, professor of sociology at William Paterson University and an internationally recognized expert on immigration. He is also the executive producer, writer and narrator of the award-winning PBS documentary "Ellis Island: Gateway to America (1931)." His presentation will focus on the challenges of immigrant women who cared for their families while adapting to and balancing new American norms. He will also discuss his latest novel, "Guardian of the Gate" and sign books for anyone who brings them. No registration required. Louise Childs: Saturday, March 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Sussex Bards Offers a supportive and encouraging environment for both aspiring and experienced writers. Those who are seeking to become published professionals or simply share their creativity with others are welcome to share their work. All genres are welcome, no registration required. For more information e-mail Main Library: Mondays, March 5 and 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Adult Book Club Meets at the Main Library on the second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. Open to all. No registration. The selection for March is "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. For more information, e-mail Karen at "Not Just Chick Lit" Book Club In keeping with its name, the club welcomes all enthusiastic readers, male and female, interested in reading and discussing good literature. For March the club is reading "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. No registration required. Light refreshments will be served. Dorothy Henry: Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Beginners yoga club Meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at the Main Library. No experience is necessary and no registration is required. Wear loose clothing and come prepared to relax and make new friends. Yoga with Jane Local yoga instructor Jane Bielen Schear will be at the Main Library on the first, second, fourth and fifth Saturdays of March, from 2 to 3 p.m., to lead a free class. No previous experience necessary. Wear loose clothing. No registration is required. Main Library: March 3, 10, 24 and 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. Sussex County Library Needlers Open to anyone with a love of handiwork: knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and counted cross stitchers all welcome. Main Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. No registration required. Knit and spin with Lisa Hirkaler Local artist Lisa Hirkaler and an ever-changing group of beginner to advanced knitters, crocheters and spinners share and learn techniques. Group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month from 5 to 7 p.m in the community room at the Sussex-Wantage library. All levels of adult artists are welcome. There is no fee to attend and no registration required; bring your own supplies and materials. For more information call Lisa directly at 973 875-7153.