Southampton Free Library announces December schedule

See what’s happening next month

Music and Motion with David from Two of a Kind takes place Mondays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, at 10:30 a.m. Join for stories, rhythm, dancing and music. This program is walk-in until space is filled and for ages birth and up.

Come Play Mah Jongg! takes place Mondays, Dec. 2-30, at 1 p.m. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, join for Mah Jongg. Beginners are welcome 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 program. Let the library know if you would like to schedule a lesson. Register online or by phone.

Kiwanis Club Tree Lighting takes place Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will hold its third annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Veterans Field, 400 Street Road. There will be games and crafts provided by the library, along with a musical program starting at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks will be available, along with free snacks and beverages. Santa arrives at 6:50 p.m.

Family Storytime takes place Tuesdays, Dec. 3-17, and Fridays, Dec. 6-20, 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.

Yarn Workers Group meets on Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, at 1 p.m. Enjoy some company while knitting, crocheting or working on any other yarn project. This is for experienced yarn workers and not an instructional group. Registration is required for new members.

Writing Workshop takes place Tuesdays through 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 Wednesday, Dec. 4 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 Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 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 Thursdays, Dec. 5 and 19, at 1 p.m. This is an adult coloring program. Come meet your new best friend while you enjoy tea and treats.

What’s Cooking at the Library: Holiday Treats takes place Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Learn how to make the library’s BBC Tea scones and fudge to give away as holiday treats. Attendees will learn how to best package these treats to give as gifts. Advance registration is requested. Register online.

Tea with the BBC takes place Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Watch episodes of Death in Paradise while enjoying tea and scones. Join every second Wednesday of the month for a BBC television mystery. Register online or by phone. Space is limited.

Evening Book Club meets Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Join for an entertaining discussion.

Think & Drink: Holiday Trivia takes place Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Join at Moss MIll Brewing Company, 109 Pike Circle, Unit D, Huntingdon Valley, for a drink and trivia. Impress your friends (or your date), outsmart a librarian and maybe learn something. Trivia may be general or themed. Answer questions about holiday movies, music and traditions. Win a present or stocking stuffer.

Adult Sensory Story Time takes place Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Join for some stories and a fun craft on the second Thursday of the month. This program is for adults with varying abilities. Register online.

Visit from Trevose Day School takes place Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Katie as she introduces attendees to the world of Montessori learning. Explore new ways to learn and play with new toys. Best for ages 3-6. Preschool families welcome. The Montessori School-Trevose Day School will be presenting this program.

Holiday Happenings takes place Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Join festivities and get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy a special performance by members of a choir from William Tennent High School, visit with Santa and take a picture, make and take home a holiday craft and more.

SAT/ACT Testing takes place Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. C-2 Education Testing will host a free SAT/ACT test practice at the library. This is a drop-in program, no registration is necessary. Best for children 13 and older.

Sensory-Friendly Movie Time takes place Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a sensory-friendly viewing of Aladdin. Reservations with group size required. Register online or by phone.

Trivia at the Library takes place Wednesday, Dec. 18 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.

Story Tails Reading Program with the Women’s Animal Center takes place Thursday, Dec. 19 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 shelter animals. This is a walk-in program.

Sensory-Friendly Coloring takes place Thursday, Dec. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Coloring for differently abled adults. The library provides the materials, beverages, relaxing music and a baked good. Reservations with group size required. Register online or by phone.

Mad Science Slime Time takes place Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around. In this program, explore, create and play with the most entertaining and useful molecule known to science, and discover its many shapes and forms. Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics. Students make their own slime that they get to take home and keep. Register each participant attending online or at the library. Recommended for ages 6-12. The same exact program runs from 2 to 3 p.m.

Noon Day Party takes place Monday, Dec. 30 at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the end of 2019 by singing songs, and enjoying movement activities with the interactive duo Two of a Kind. The program is recommended for children ages birth-8 and walk-in until space is filled.

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