Southampton Free Library, 947 Street Road, Southampton, announced the following events for the month of May:
Story Strolls are set up in Tamanend Park and Tyler State Park for all ages to enjoy. A Story Stroll separates a picture book into several different interactive stops and spreads them out along a nice walk for a socially distant activity. The current story at Tamanend, 1255 2nd St. Pike in Southampton, is The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing. The Story Stoll is located on the paved path between the bird blind and farmhouse and across from the Carriage House. The current story at Tyler State, 385 Swamp Road in Newtown, is What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park. The Story Stroll is located on the Covered Bridge Trail. This is an out and back walk, not a loop that crosses over the Schofield Covered Bridge. Both stories will be changed in the middle of May.
Take & Make kits that contain supplies to make your own scratch off art page, as well as a pre-made scratch off page, will be available starting May 1. The kit is available for all ages. One-hundred kits will be at the Service Desk in honor of the library’s 100th anniversary.
Art with Ms. Leigh – Star Wars takes place Sunday, May 2, at 11 a.m. Join to create a Star Wars-themed felt pillow. Best for school-aged children. Registration required online.
Music and Motion with Ms. Nancy takes place Monday, May 3, 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. More details are online.
Storytime with Ms. Lindsey takes place Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, and Fridays, May 14, 21 and 28, at 10:30 a.m. Read, dance and sing during the storytime. Zoom meeting ID and password are online.
Genealogy Workshop takes place Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m. Join on Zoom as Susan Koelble, a retired professional genealogist, leads a workshop on genealogical research and assists participants with their own research. Get some tips and tricks from an expert. Register online to receive the Zoom link.
Art with Ms. Leigh – Mother’s Day Craft takes place Wednesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. Make a “thanks-a-latte” special craft for mom. Best for school-aged children. Registration required online.
Mother’s Day Special Virtual Storytime with Sen. Collett takes place Friday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. Join for storytime with special guest reader Sen. Maria Collett. Visit the online calendar to get the Zoom link.
Evening Book Club takes place Tuesday, May 11, at 6:45 p.m. This month’s selection is Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Join on Zoom for a lively discussion. Register online to receive a Zoom invite.
What’s Cooking at the Library: Muffin Mix takes place Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. Join Kitchen Wizards on Zoom and learn how to make a muffin mix you can prepare in bulk and keep in the refrigerator. Make a variety of muffin flavors from just this one mix. Blueberry lemon and cinnamon chocolate chip muffins will be made in class; there will be extra mix leftover that can be used to make other varieties later on. List of ingredients and recipes will be emailed out a week before class if you want to cook along. Register online to receive the Zoom link.
Afternoon Book Club takes place Monday, May 17, at 1 p.m. This month’s selection is Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict. Join on Zoom for a lively discussion. Register online to receive a Zoom invite.
Current Events Discussion takes place Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Join on Zoom to have a genial discussion of current events. This discussion will be about national parks. How should the land be used? How does the role of the federal vs. state government play out? All viewpoints are welcome as long as they are discussed in a calm and polite manner. Discussion is moderated by a librarian. Register online to receive the Zoom link.
Weekend Walks – Tyler State Park Covered Bridge takes place Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a walk over a covered bridge. The group will take a 3-mile loop walk over the Tyler Park Covered Bridge. This path is not paved and can be hilly. Meet at the Tyler State Park Covered Bridge parking lot. Best address to use is 385 Swamp Road, Newtown. This program will be in-person with social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn.
Activities in the Morning: Watercolor and Pen African Animals Silhouette takes place Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. Join Anita Thompson in this guided tutorial on Zoom. Create an African animal summer silhouette using watercolor and black marker. Best for ages 8 and up. Register online for the supply list.
Visit southamptonfreelibrary.org or call 215-322-1415 for more information and to register for events.