Southampton Free Library announces 2019 schedule

See what’s on the calendar for next month

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Music and Motion with David from Two of a Kind takes place July 1, 8 and 15 at 10:30 a.m. Join David for stories, rhythm, dancing and music. This program is walk-in until space is filled, and is for ages birth and up.

Summer Story Hour takes place Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 23 and 30, and Friday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Children will sing songs, listen to stories and play with educational toys. Ms. Heather will share her favorite new books (all available for checkout) and children will make their own art from recycled paper. All ages welcome. This is a walk-in program.

Teen Board Games takes place Tuesdays, July 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. Play fun games with friends at the library and enjoy snacks.

Coding Club takes place Wednesdays, July 3, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In teams, learn how to make websites, video games and apps. It’s informal, fun and very interactive. No coding experience required. Register each participant individually online.

Genealogy Workshop takes place July 3 at 10:30 a.m. Susan Koelble, a professional genealogist, will lead a workshop on genealogical research and assist attendees with their own research. Register online or by phone.

Read to Lucy the Bulldog on July 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. This program is all ages and walk-in.

Karate Life Skills Class for Kids takes place July 6 at 2 p.m. The Action Karate “Fitness Based Character Development Course” combines martial arts lessons with discussions. Specifically, it will focus on five positive life skills – focus, self-control, respect, confidence and balance. The program is open to all students ages 3 and up. Enrollment is limited. This program is taught by certified black belt instructors from Action Karate. Register online.

Self Defense and Ground Techniques takes place July 6 at 2:45 p.m. Join Action Karate as representatives show attendees how to protect themselves. Register online.

Introduction to American Sign Language takes place Mondays, July 8-29 at 6:30 p.m.  For those who cannot hear or speak, sign language is not just a way to communicate about essential needs and wants, it’s a way to share stories of their thoughts, lives, experiences and dreams. Explore the history and parameters of American Sign Language as a true language form. Register online or by phone.

Read to Olivia on July 9 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. This program is all ages and walk-in.

4-H Pet Care Club meets on Tuesdays, July 9 (chickens), 16 (dogs) and 23 (exotic animals) at 1 p.m. Learn more about animal friends during this weekly program sponsored by Bucks County 4-H. Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Native American Stories takes place July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to storyteller Allen Black give his versions of Cherokee stories. Register online or by phone.

Tea with the BBC takes place July 10 at 2 p.m. Watch episodes of Inspector Lewis while enjoying tea and scones. Register online or by phone.

Weekend Walks Centrifuge Gondola in Warminster Community Park takes place July 13 at 9 a.m. Walk through part of NASA’s moon landing history. See the gondola the astronauts rode in to train in the Centrifuge to prepare for space. Meet at the library parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and caravan to the park, or meet at the Warminster Community Park parking lot, located off Bristol Road at 1237 Newtown Road.

Stranger Things Escape Room takes place July 13 at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Can you escape the Upside Down before the Demogorgon finds you? Teams have 45 minutes to figure out what is really going on in Hawkins and find their way back through the portal. Must be 12 or older to attend. Register online or by phone.

The Universe of Sounds takes place July 13 at 10:30 a.m. Explore the sounds of space using a voice box vocoder and make music using a theremin, an instrument that can be played without physical contact that was used in early sci-fi films. All ages welcome. Register online or by phone.

Easy Chinese 1-2-3 takes place Saturdays, July 13-Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. Intimidated to learn Chinese? This is a beginner’s class. Register online.

Adult Coding Club meets on Mondays, July 15-Aug. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Learn how to code websites, apps, games and more through self-paced, self-guided fun projects. Increase technical knowledge and job skills. Attendees can bring their own laptop if they wish to work independently, or the library will provide laptops for shared use. Basic computer knowledge required. Register online.

Touch a Truck takes place July 16 at 10:30 a.m. Explore a firetruck, police car, garbage truck, WWII vehicle, ambulance and other vehicles. No registration required.

Reaching for the Moon takes place July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to a talk given by Gregory P. Kennedy, an internationally-known space historian and writer, on the 50th anniversary of when Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969. He will highlight the world events that led to the decision to go to the moon, and the technologies that needed to be developed. Particular attention will be given to the “Space Race” between the United States and the Soviet Union. Register online or by phone.

Trivia at the Library takes place July 17 at 2 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with friends and neighbors. Register online.

Color Your Way to Serenity takes place July 18 at 1 p.m. Come meet your new best friend at this adult coloring program while enjoying tea and treats.

Story Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center takes place July 18 at 6 p.m. Help socialize a friendly, adoptable shelter animal by reading to them. While waiting for your turn to read, explore the library and make treats for the animals. This is a walk-in program.

Party Like It’s 1969: Moon Landing! takes place July 20 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with videos of the actual landing. There will be 1960s-style foods like fondue and Jello molds and Tang to drink. Enjoy moon crafts and activities. Register online or by phone.

Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy takes place Mondays, July 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Ages birth and up are invited to sing, dance and move with the professional teacher experienced in parent-child music programs. This is a walk-in program until full.

Out of this World Cooking takes place July 22 at 1:30 p.m. Grades 5-12 can experiment and bake tasty space-themed treats. Register each participant online or by phone.

Is There Anybody Out There? takes place July 23 at 6:30 p.m. Join retired science teacher Brian Heck as he leads a light-hearted exploration of current scientific knowledge to determine the possibility of extraterrestrial life throughout the cosmos. Topics discussed will include the scale of the universe, the origins of life and other aspects of astronomy, cosmology and astrobiology. Register online or by phone.

Stranger Things Trivia at Moss Mill Brewing Co. takes place July 24 at 7 p.m. Share your knowledge of the Upside Down and compete against other teams for Stranger Things-themed prizes at 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley.

Sensory Friendly Coloring takes place July 25 at 10:30 a.m. This is coloring for differently-abled adults. Materials, beverages, relaxing music and baked goods will be provided. Reservations with group size required. Register online or by phone.

Cat Yoga with the Women’s Animal Center takes place July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a yoga class in a room full of adoptable cats. Bring your own mat. Space is limited. Register online. Class is open to adults and teens.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Indian Cooking takes place July 27 at 2 p.m. Join Neha Patel as she demonstrates how to make samosas with a mint chutney dip. Register online.

For more information and to register for events, visit or call 215-322-1415. The Southampton Free Library is located at 947 Street Road.