Autumn happenings at Southampton Free Library

Enjoy everything from a book sale to a cemetery walk this fall

The Times

Fall into autumn: The Southampton Free Library, at 947 Street Road in Southampton, will host several upcoming events including a Story Stroll, used book sale, pumpkin decorating contest and more. Source: Southampton Free Library / Facebook

On Oct. 6, join the library for a walk through Tamanend Park. Library representatives will be at the park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a Story Stoll set up for all ages to enjoy. Follow the pages of the story Scoot by Cathryn Falwell and enjoy the paved trail in the park. After the Story Stroll, join Upper Southampton Parks and Rec in making nature-themed crafts.

The semi-annual Used Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mary Exum Room of the library. Hard and soft cover books, children’s books, cookbooks, magazines, audiobooks, puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be sold. There will be a $5 bag sale Oct. 15–19. Donations in good condition are needed. No encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines, textbooks or video and cassette tapes.

From Oct. 15–31, the library will be accepting entries for its annual Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating Showcase. Here’s your chance to creatively decorate a pumpkin or gourd and bring it to the library for a chance to win raffles and spruce up the library. Rules for the showcase are available at southamptonfreelibrary.org/images/Pumpkin_3.png.

Join the library’s Weekend Walks program on Halloween Weekend as it does its annual cemetery walk. This year, the library will explore the Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Participants will be met by the church historian, who will show them the graves of famous locals, including William Tennent, the cemetery chapel and the church sanctuary which was built in 1743. Participants will meet either in the library parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to caravan or at the parking lot of the church, 1401 Meetinghouse Road in Warminster, at 10 a.m.

For more information on the Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, visit southamptonfreelibrary.org or call 215–322–1415. ••