Children's Happenings

February 2019

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Save the date:

Don Dougherty Show

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm

Freedom Hall


Family Reading Month is coming in April. Stay tuned for many great programs and events all month long.  To kick off Family Reading Month, come see an amazing show by Don Dougherty.  See Don perform original, highly interactive, personalized stories perfect for families and children ages of 3-7.  Don't miss it. 

No registration required.


A Series of Unfortunate Events Book Discussion
Monday, February 4 · 6-6:45pm
For students in grades 5-8
Little Theater


Join us for a book discussion of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  We will discuss the first two books in the series, The Bad Beginning and The Reptile Room. We'll also play trivia and do other fun activities.  Pizza will be served.  Stop by the library to check out or reserve a copy of the book.  Register here.

Junior Friends Meeting
Monday, February 4· 7-8pm
For students in grades 5-8 
Little Theater


 Calling all Middle School students!  You're invited to be a part of our Junior Friends of the Library to help the library with special projects and events.  This community service program is a great way to hang out with friends while helping the library!  No registration required.

Middle School Craft Night

Wednesday, February 6 ·7-8pm

For students in grades 5-8

Little Theater


Come join us for a fun middle school craft night!  We will be making our own 3D Valentine's Day greeting cards this month.  Register here.

Saturday Story Time

Saturday, February 9 · 10:30-11am

For kids ages birth-5

Little Theater


Families with young children are invited to learn more about early literacy skills through lively stories, music, rhythm and rhyme!  Register here.

 Passport Pals

Monday, February 11 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades 3-6

Little Theater


Passport Pals is a cool and interactive way to learn about different countries and cultures. Activities include crafts, games and snacks from different featured countries! This month's program will focus on China.  Register here.

Middle School Theater Workshop

Wednesday, February 13 ·7-8pm

For students in grades 5-8

Little Theater


Come learn about the basics of theater and acting in this interactive workshop.   This event will be run by children's librarian Becky Ginther who has been involved in 15+ community theater shows in the Philadelphia area in the past 5 years.  Whether you are new to theater, have done your school plays or have acted before, all levels are welcome. The topic of this month's workshop is Acting 101.   Register here.

Movie Matinee:  Hidden Figures

Thursday, February 14 · 2-4pm

For Families

Freedom Hall


The true story of three brilliant African American women at NASA who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.  This was a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.  Register here.

STEM for Girls

Friday, February 15 · 2-3pm

For students in grades 3-6

Little Theater


Join us for a STEM activities event just for girls!  Participants will have the opportunity to put their problem solving skills to the test as they complete teamwork challenges and learn about future careers in STEM.   Register here.

Library Closed
The UM Township Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for staff training.  We will reopen on Tuesday, February 19 at 9am.

Kitchen Chemistry

Wednesday, February 20 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades 2-4

Little Theater


Join us to learn about some basic chemistry lessons through a series of fun, hands-on and tasty activities and experiments.

Register here.

It's All in Your Head

Thursdays, February 21 & 28 · 6:30-7:30pm

For students in grades 2-5

Little Theater


Come discover and explore the control center of the body!  Get ready for hands-on experiments, fun games, prizes and a special snack.  Participants are required to attend both sessions.  Register here.

Black History Celebration

Saturday, February 23 · 10am-3pm

For Families

Freedom Hall and Atrium


Upper Merion Township & Friends of Black History presents the 20th annual celebration of Black History.  Join us for live music, soul food samples, a historical interpreter and more.  There will be special activities and crafts for kids all day, as well as vendors selling jewelry, clothing and hand crafted items. Come out and join in the fun.  No registration required.

To learn more about any of the programs listed above, please stop by the library, call us at 610-265-4806 or register using the event calendar on our website.

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