Southampton Free Library announces August schedule

See what’s happening next month

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Summer Story Hour takes place Tuesday, Aug. 6, 13 and 20, and Friday, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 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 and this is a walk-in program.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Smoothies! takes place Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. This edition of What’s Cooking at the Library is dedicated entirely to refreshing blended treats. Cool off this August with a whole new collection of healthy, plant-based recipes that are sure to satisfy. Great for a busy morning’s breakfast or a relaxing summertime snack. Register online.

Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy takes place Monday, Aug. 5-26 at 10:30 a.m. Ages birth and up are invited to sing, dance and move with Ms. Nancy, a professional music teacher experienced in parent-child music programs. This is a walk-in program until full.

Adult Coding Club takes place on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., through Aug. 19. Learn how to code websites, apps, games and more through self-paced, self-guided fun projects. Increase technical knowledge and job skills. Bring your own laptop if you wish to work independently. Laptops will be provided for shared use. Basic computer knowledge required. Register online.

Read to Olivia on Aug. 6 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. These programs are all ages and walk-in.

Teen Board Games takes place Tuesday, Aug. 6, 13 and 20, at 4 p.m. Play fun games with friends and enjoy snacks.

Coding Club meets on Wednesday, Aug. 7 and 14, 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. Have fun, make friends and build cool stuff. No coding experience required. Register each participant individually online.

Genealogy Workshop takes place Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Susan Koelble, a professional genealogist, will lead a workshop on genealogical research and assist attendees with their own research. This workshop is held every first Wednesday of the month. Register online or by phone.

Read to Lucy the Bulldog on Aug. 7 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of the library’s and read to a new four-legged friend. These programs are all ages and walk-in.

Weekend Walks Pennypack Trail takes place Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. Return to familiar grounds and enjoy the cool, shady walk along the Pennypack Creek. Meet either at the library at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the trailhead, or meet at the trailhead at 9 a.m. at 1750 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley.

Marshmallow Challenge takes place Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will be paired with peers and given a marshmallow challenge and a few supplies. How tall of a tower can you build out of marshmallows and spaghetti? Can you beat the top CEO’s and complete the challenge? Register online.

Peep Tasting and Bad Art takes place Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Teens are invited to sample a variety of Peep flavors. Try to guess the flavor and rate them. Afterward, using Peeps and other craft supplies, make your own bad art. The last 15 minutes of the program will host a bad art showcase for family and friends. Register online.

Cruise Into Kindergarten takes place Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Children entering kindergarten in the fall are welcome to attend a special program to help prepare them for school. Children are on their own for the first 30 minutes, and with a guardian for the second 30 minutes. Register each child participating individually online.

Tea with the BBC takes place Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. Come watch episodes of Doctor Blake Mysteries while enjoying tea and scones. Enjoy a BBC television mystery every second Wednesday of the month. Space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Color Your Way to Serenity takes place Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. This is an adult coloring program. Come meet your new best friend while enjoying tea and treats.

Story Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center takes place Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Come 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 shelter animals. This is a walk-in program.

Party Like It’s 1969: Woodstock takes place Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Special guest speaker Robert Hazzon will open the event by speaking about his experience at the original Woodstock 50 years ago. Following the presentation, view the documentary Woodstock (rated R) in its entirety, which records many of the original concert’s celebrated performances. Stop in anytime to catch a few songs or make a marathon of it. This event will also feature a tie-dye station, where attendees can tie-dye a pair of socks (socks will be provided). Register online.

Trivia at the Library takes place Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. The popular trivia game is back for a new year. Try your luck and match wits with friends and neighbors. Register online.

Party Like It’s 2019: Summer Quest Closing Party! takes place Aug. 24 at noon. Celebrate the end of the library’s Summer Quest program. Hot dogs and snacks will be provided. Library staff will go over some of the highlights from the summer and draw the winners for raffle prizes (winners do not need to be present to win). Last day to turn in raffle tickets is Aug. 20.

Pub Trivia at Moss Mill Brewing Co. takes place Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Join the library at 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley, for a drink and trivia. Show off your general trivia knowledge. No special themed knowledge required. All ages are welcome.

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