Southampton Free Library announces events

See what’s happening in November

Halloween Storytime takes place Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. This is a child-friendly event. Come dressed in your costume and enjoy a craft after storytime. Families welcome.

Family Storytime takes place Tuesdays, Nov. 5-26, and Fridays, Nov. 1-22, at 10:30 a.m. Read books and sing songs. Play with toys after storytime or create a craft. This storytime is best for children ages birth-5 years old.

Academy of Natural Sciences: Discovering Dinosaurs takes place Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Examine fossils and explore the world of dinosaurs with a hands-on experience. Best for school-aged children. All families welcome. Register online or by phone.

Come Play Mah Jongg! takes place Mondays, Nov. 4, 11 and 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. Seasoned players and beginners are welcome, with beginners able to play or observe. Bring Mah Jongg set and cards if you have them. For players with no knowledge of Mah Jongg, lessons can be given by appointment if time is not available during the program. Let the library know if you would like to schedule a lesson. Register online or by phone.

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Help takes place Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. Do you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid or Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) plans? Assisters will be available to provide free assistance with questions and help with enrollment. This is a walk-in event. Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is Nov. 1-Dec. 15, and Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. The event is brought by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

Writing Workshop takes place Tuesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Workshop your writing in a safe and supportive environment. Open to writers of all experience levels, this class is designed for those interested in fiction, poetry and essays.

Genealogy Workshop takes place Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Susan Koelble, a professional genealogist, will lead a workshop on genealogical research and assist attendees with their own research. Workshop is held every first Wednesday of the month. Register online or by phone.

Read to Lucy the Bulldog on Nov. 6, 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.

Bucks County SPCA: More Than Cats and Dogs takes place Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The local SPCA helps all kinds of animals who need rescuing and rehoming, from lost dogs and homeless kittens to goats and other farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect. Learn about the amazing animals of the Bucks County SPCA and how you can help make the county a safe place for all furry and feathered friends. The library will be collecting cans of Friskies pate or Fancy Feast wet cat food. Bring to the event or drop off at the library prior to it.

Color Your Way to Serenity takes place Nov. 7 and 21, at 1 p.m. Come meet your new best friend while enjoying tea and treats.

Senior Care & Transitions Panel takes place Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. A group of professionals from various health, wellness and age-related services such as home care, hospice and PACE services will discuss senior care and what options are available. The discussion is one hour long and includes an introduction of each expert, real life scenarios and questions, and an open Q&A session at the end. Experts include Melanie Basil, director of operations, The Scott Bloom Law Firm (Elder Law Services); Bethany Heleniak, community liaison, LIFE Saint Mary’s (PACE Services); Beth Hohberger, hospice care consultant, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care; and Elizabeth Ricigliani, sales manager, Brookdale Hamilton Assisted Living. Register online or by phone.

Lunch ‘n Learn: Living Well for Life takes place Nov. 9 at noon. Enjoy a free lunch and learn about common health problems and solutions and how everyone can take responsibility for their own health. This event is brought by Shragher Chiropractic. Register online or by phone.

Music and Motion with David from Two of a Kind takes place Mondays, Nov. 11, 18 and 25, at 10:30 a.m. Join for stories, rhythm, dancing and music. This program is walk-in until space is filled, and is for ages birth and up.

Read to Olivia on Nov. 12 at 11:15 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.

Evening Book Club takes place Nov. 12 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips. Join for an entertaining discussion.

Tea with the BBC takes place Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Watch episodes of Doc Martin while enjoying tea and scones. Join every second Wednesday of the month for tea, treats and a BBC television mystery. Space is limited. Register online or by phone.

Adult Sensory Story Time takes place Nov. 14 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.

Trivia at the Library takes place Nov. 20 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 Nov. 21 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.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Pumpkin Pie takes place Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Join for a delicious, easy pumpkin pie demonstration using both freshly prepared pumpkin and canned pumpkin filling. It’s a recipe that will make your Thanksgiving festive with a time-proven recipe that is yummy and extremely simple to prepare. Advance registration is requested. Register online.

Sensory Friendly Movie Time takes place Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a sensory friendly viewing of Spiderman: Far From Home. Reservations with group size required. Register online or by phone.

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