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Camden County Library Lists Events for August at Voorhees Branch

VOORHEES, N.J. – Calendar of Events Listings for August 2013 at Voorhees organized by age groups

 

Camden County Library System

VOORHEES BRANCH

 

Call for registration  at Voorhees (856-772-1636) or register online at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/events

 

Adult and Family Programs August 2013

 

Camden County Library Summer Music Festival

All ages

Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

New Earth Trio - Bass player Charles Williams, pianist Charles Davis and drummer Abe Speller offer contemporary music and modern style against the smooth backdrop of classic American music. The trio will play their special brand of soft jazz at the Voorhees branch library.

 

First Friday Open Mic Poetry

Adults

Friday, Aug. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

A featured poet will read from his or her work and then the mic will be open to others to read their poems. There will be a theme to each first Friday reading.

 

Focus Group Conversation Class

Adults

Mondays, Aug. 5, 12. 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 10:30 a.m.

These English Conversation classes are for adults who speak English as a Second Language. Practical and everyday topics as well as pronunciation is the focus in this class. Have some fun and meet people from all over the world while practicing spoken English. No registration required.

 

Adult Anime & Manga Club

Ages 16 and up

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Share some snacks while we talk about your favorite anime stories and characters and watch the newest series.

 

Crochet and Knit Club

Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2 - 3 p.m.

Bring your current project and make friends as you knit or crochet. Beginners, bring a size H hook and worsted weight yarn to learn to crochet.

 

Writing Workshop

Adults

Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

The Writing Workshop provides a structured, supportive setting for writers to create new work or develop current projects. Members participate by submitting their works and critiquing other members' works. To join this group please contact Shyamoli at 856-772-1636 x 7375 two weeks prior to the class meeting.

 

The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea

Adults

Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 - 3 p.m.

Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. Two documentary films will be shown, followed by Korean refreshments.

 

Short Story Discussion

Adults

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m.

“A Distant Relative” by W. W. Jacobs.

Take part in thought-provoking discussions of contemporary short stories. Program is in conjunction with Kennedy Eldermed. Each month's story can be obtained at the Information desk on the first floor.

 

Kennedy ElderMed Knitting and Crochet group

Adults

Wednesdays, Aug. 14, 28, 12:30 p.m.

Share skills and learn new skills while working on individual, group, hospital, and community projects. Please bring your own supplies and materials. Completed projects will only be accepted at the second meeting of each month.

 

Real Life Reads Book Club

Adults

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7 - 8 p.m.

“Thunderstruck” by Erik Larsen

The lives of a murderer and the inventor of the new wireless communication system intersect during one of the greatest criminal investigations of the twentieth century.

 

Scrabble

Adults

Friday, Aug. 23, 1 – 3 p.m.

Enjoy playing a challenging game of Scrabble with a few friends. This program is in conjunction with Kennedy ElderMed.

 

Adhinkra Cloth Bags with Yam Stamps

Adults

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 - 3 p.m.

Adinkra Cloth is a distinctive patterned fabric developed by the Ashanti people of Ghana. Use stamps carved from yams, in honor of the Yam Festival of Ghana. Create your own distinctive fabrics patterned on the designs of the Ashanti.

 

Anime - Otakus

Ages 16 and up

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4 - 7 p.m.

Bring your favorite anime for this 3 hour anime marathon. Refreshments served.

 

The Serial Reader Book Club

Adults

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7 - 8 p.m.

“Ranchero” by Rick Gavin

Attacked by a belligerent man who steals an important car that was being repossessed, Nick Reid and his best friend Desmond soon find themselves on the trail of a notorious meth producer.

 

Literary Café Book Chat

Adults

Thursday, Aug. 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

“Requiem” by Frances Itani

After spending his youth in an internment camp during World War II, Bin Okuma travels across Canada to find the biological father that has been lost to him. Bin embarks on an unforgettable journey into his past that will throw light on a dark time in history.

 

Registration for any program is available 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

 

Children’s  and Family Programs August 2013

 

Summer Book Swap

Children

Ongoing to Aug. 31

Bring in good condition children's books during July and receive a ticket for each book. Bring your tickets back in Aug. and swap them for books others have brought in.

 

Drop In Preschool Story Time

Ages 3 - 5

Thursday Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, finger plays and a coloring sheet!

 

Babies’ Playgroup

Ages 1-18 months

Fridays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 30, 10 - 11 a.m.

Meet new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

 

Toddlers’ Playgroup

Ages 18-36 months

Fridays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 30,  11 - 12 noon

Meet new friends! We provide the toys and books but no organized programming.

 

Legomania Club

Ages 5 –11

Friday, Aug. 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Make new friends while you create and play with Legos provided by the library. Separate registration required for each session.

 

Jewelry Holder and Paper Clip Necklace Craft

Ages 7 –11

Monday, Aug. 5, 2 – 3 p.m.

Make a Jewelry holder to hang on your wall and a paper clip necklace. Caregiver assistance may be required.

 

Game On!

Ages 7-12

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m.

Join us for Wii and Xbox 360. You're also welcome to bring a handheld device to play in between turns.

 

Afternoon Movies

All ages

Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 3 p.m.

Dig into movies! Sit back and enjoy your favorite 'underground' titles while enjoying light refreshments. Call for titles.

 

Kid's Bingo

Grades K-5

Friday, Aug. 9, 3:30 p.m.

Bring a blanket for sitting and play bingo!

 

Friday Flicks

All Ages

Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Wear PJs, bring a pillow and blanket, and join us for movie night! Refreshments will be served. Call ext. 7360 for movie listings.

 

Read to a Dog

Ages 5-11

Monday, Aug. 12, 7 - 8 p.m.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from the library to read to our therapy dogs. Each session will feature a craft.

 

Jump Start Walkers

Ages 12-18 months

Wednesdays, Aug. 14, 28, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes for our small movers and shakers.

 

Little Listener's Lapsit

Ages 6-12 months

Wednesdays, Aug. 14, 28, 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.

Stories, songs, lifts, and rhymes for our youngest library patrons

 

Art Hour

Ages 8 - 12

Friday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m.

Use summer vacation to get creative and make unique works of art. Each month will feature a different activity.

 

Pokemon Fun Night

Ages 5 –11

Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Get together to trade and play cards, Pokemon Wii games and more. Separate registration required for each session.

 

Paint with Kool-Aid

Ages 3 - 5

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Have some fun painting with Kool-Aid bright colors.

 

Get Ready For Kindergarten

Ages - Children entering Kindergarten Fall 2013

Thursday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m.

Shake away first day of school jitters! Stories, songs, and activities to get us ready for school!

 

Registration for any program is available 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

 

Teen and ‘Tween Programs August 2013

 

Teen Video Contest
Through Friday, Aug. 16 (deadline)

Grades 6-12

Are you interested in filming a video to be showcased in our Fourth Annual M. Allan Vogelson Library Teen Film Festival?  Information packets and contest forms can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk.   Videos will be judged and viewed at our Red Carpet Event being held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in The Corner.  Video submissions are due on Friday, Aug. 16.

 

BAM (Become a Maker): Podcasting 101

Grades 6 - 12

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Learn the basics of how podcasting works – from choosing equipment to editing your mp3 to getting your 'cast on iTunes.

 

Adult Anime & Manga Club

Ages 16 and up

Tuesday, Aug. 6,

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Share some snacks while we talk about your favorite anime stories and characters and watch the newest series.

 

Crochet and Knit Club

Ages 10 to adult

Wednesdays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2 - 3 p.m.

Bring your current project and make friends as you knit or crochet. Beginners, bring a size H hook and worsted weight yarn to learn to crochet.

 

BAM (Become a Maker): Photo Editing

Grades 6 - 12

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m.

Learn to crop, filter and digitally share your pictures. This is a great follow up class to BAM: Photography Basics.

 

BAM (Become a Maker): Film Editing

Grades 6 - 12

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 - 8 p.m.

You shot the perfect film and now it's time to edit it. Learn different editing techniques just in time to submit your film to the Fourth Annual M. Allan Vogelson Film Festival.

 

Fourth Annual M. Allan Vogelson Library Teen Film Festival

All Ages

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Watch our teen-submitted movies in The Corner. Meet the teen directors and watch as their films are showcased and judged by our panel.

 

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Grades 6 - 12

Thursday, Aug. 22, 4 p.m.

TAB is made up of teens and tweens who want to make a difference in their local library. Plan and promote exciting new children and teen programs while making friends.

 

Anime-Otakus

Ages 16 and up

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4 - 7 p.m.

Bring your favorite anime for this 3 hour anime marathon. Refreshments will be served.

 

Teen Gaming Club

Grades 6 - 12

Friday, Aug. 30, 4 – 6 p.m.

Play Wii and Xbox 360 games.

 

Registration for any program is available 3 weeks in advance of the event date.

 

 

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.  The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission. 

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