Southampton Free Library announces October schedule

See what's happening next month

All Ages Story Hour takes place Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 29, and Friday, Oct. 4 and 18 at 10:30 a.m. Come listen to stories, create crafts, sing songs and play with educational toys. This program is for ages birth and up and walk-in.

Genealogy Workshop takes place Oct. 2 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 Oct. 2, 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.

Color Your Way to Serenity takes place Oct. 3 and 17 at 1 p.m. This is an adult coloring program. Meet your new best friend while enjoying tea and treats.

Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy takes place Oct. 7, 21 and 28 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.

Evening Book Club takes place Oct. 8 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is The Assistants by Camille Perri. Join for an entertaining discussion.

Tea with the BBC takes place Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Watch episodes of Shetland while enjoying tea and scones. Join the library every second Wednesday of the month for tea, treats and a BBC television mystery. Register online or by phone. Space is limited.

Adult Sensory Story Time takes place Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Join for stories and a fun craft on the second Thursday of the month. This program is for adults with varying abilities. Register online.

Fire Safety Story Hour takes place Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Learn fire safety and prevention with the Southampton Fire Co. No. 1. Meet Sparky, their mascot, and explore a fire truck. This is a walk-in program.

Estate Planning Basics takes place Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. Learn more about the fundamentals of estate planning, including the importance of having an estate plan, key estate planning documents needed, common estate planning mistakes to avoid, and planning for individuals with special needs. Refreshments will be served. This event is brought by local attorney Ben Kogan, of the Law Office of Benjamin R. Kogan in Jenkintown. Register online or by phone.

Trivia at the Library takes place Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with friends and neighbors. Register online.

Story Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center takes place Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Come help socialize a friendly, adoptable shelter animal by reading to them. While waiting for their turn to read, attendees can explore the library and make treats for the shelter animals. This is a walk-in program.

Fall Used Book Sale takes place Oct. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hardcover, softcover, children’s books, cookbooks, magazines, music, audiobooks and more in good condition will be accepted beginning Oct. 1. No textbooks, encyclopedias, National Geographic magazines, or video and cassette tapes.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Halloween Treats takes place Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Are you planning a Halloween party and want to have something besides candy? The library will show how to make strawberry ghosts, spell book brownies and molasses crinkles cookies. Everyone will find something to enjoy with these haunted treats. There will be samples for tasting and recipes for taking. Register online or by phone.

Fill A Bag Book Sale takes place Oct. 21-25, all day. Fill a bag for $5.

Basic Computers Class takes place Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Learn basic computer skills, including how to use a mouse and how to get around your computer. Class size is limited. Brought to you by Anita Campbell, of Campbell & Associates. Register online or by phone.

Think and Drink Halloween Trivia at Moss Mill Brewing Co. takes place Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Join the library at Moss Mill Brewing Company, 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley, for some chills and thrills while enjoying a drink. Show off Halloween trivia knowledge, scary movies, candy and superstitions. All ages are welcome.

Sensory Friendly Coloring takes place Oct. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Coloring for differently abled adults. The library provides materials, beverages, relaxing music and a baked good. Reservations with group size required. Register online or by phone.

Cemetery Walk: Old School Baptist Meeting House takes place Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Join the library the weekend before Halloween as it continues its annual tradition of a historical cemetery walk. This year, explore the Old School Baptist Meeting House and Cemetery. A trustee of the Meeting House will explain the history of the building and the role it played in the development of Southampton. The group will meet at the Tennis Court parking lot in Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, and walk up to the cemetery at the entrance of the park.

Pumpkin Mash takes place Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Join the library and Upper Southampton Parks & Rec Department for a ghoulish good time. Search for hidden pumpkins in Tamanend Park, stop by the Farmhouse for pumpkin decorating, follow a Halloween-themed Story Stroll on the paved path, and get those costumes ready for a Halloween contest (don’t forget bags to fill with goodies). This event is free but please register at

2020 Census: What’s New? takes place Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. The 2020 Census is coming to “Shape Your Future.” Learn what’s new for the 2020 Census and how it’s important, easy and safe. For the first time, residents will be able to answer online, by phone or by mail. Attendees will learn: who the Census Bureau is and the types of jobs that are available; about the invitation coming in March 2020 to go online to complete the questionnaire; how the Census Bureau collects statistics and how schools, communities and businesses use the statistical information to plan for the future; and why there is an undercount of children under 5 and seniors. This event is brought by 2020 Census Partnership Specialist, Adela Moraux. Register online or by phone.

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