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Read Across America Day: Special Saturday Storytime! (All Ages)

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)

Today is Read Across America Day! Celebrate your love of reading with us during a special storytime, and take home an easy craft. As always, our storytime will feature family-friendly stories, songs, and fun!

Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. Open to Heggan cardholders only.

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Seuss Olympics!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)

Are you a fan of Dr. Seuss’ silly and imaginative stories? Here’s your chance to live out some of those adventures in real life! Join us on Saturday, March 2 at 2pm. Children in grades K-5 can come in for some wacky and zany games and activities. Help us kick off Read Across America Week on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

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STEAM ON THE GO Kit Pick up: Edible Slime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Children's Library
Quick and fun STEAM activities for kids! Take your kit to go or work on it in the library. Books on the monthly topic will be on display. 

March: Edible Slime

This program is for children in Grades K-5. Please sign up, and then pick up your kit any time after the 1st of the month at the children’s desk. You must be registered in order to get a kit.

Open to Heggan Library cardholders only. Advance online registration is required. Please register using your child's name and age. If this program is full, please call the children’s library at 856-589-3334 ext. 223 to register for the wait list.
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Card Club: Learn Bridge With Craig

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Join Craig in our meeting room for instruction, and live play of the card game Bridge. Bridge is enjoyed by tens of millions of people throughout the world- more so than any other card game. In social circles it is considered "the" card game. Whether you play casually among friends or seriously in clubs and tournaments, you will find it to be fascinating, challenging and enjoyable. This program is open to all adults. Advance registration is required. Please bring a standard 52 card deck of cards (bridge or poker size), a piece of paper, and a pencil. 
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Friends of the Library First Monday Sale

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Join the Friends of the Library on the first Monday of each month for special sales.
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Mother Goose on the Loose (0-29 Months)

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose logo
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

NOTE: New Age Range!


Two options: Mondays at 10:15am or Tuesdays at 10:15am. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend.


For children ages 0-29 months and their caregivers. This is a fun-filled twenty-minute session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and young toddlers. This program will take place in Children's Story Room.


Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Music & Motion (30 Months and Up)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

NOTE: New Age Range!

Two options: Mondays at 11:00am or Thursdays at 11:00am. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. 

Join us for a thirty-minute music- and dance-based storytime for children ages 30 months (2.5 years) and up. This program will take place in the Children’s Story Room.

Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Teen Art Club

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)

Explore your interest in art with friends. Participants will have time, space, and materials to create. This monthly club will be led by a Teen Advisory Board member and is meant to allow teens to explore all things ART! Come check it out and have fun while exploring favorite artistic mediums and hanging out with like-minded friends.

Meetings include discussions, art challenges, and time for participants to work on individual projects, collaborate with fellow members, or simply hang out while incubating their creative genius. 

This month we're focusing on watercolor.
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Kids' Club

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Children in K-5th grade can join us after school on at 4:30pm for our monthly Kid’s Club. Each month we will do a different activity. Books, crafts, STEM learning, chess and more will be our themes throughout the year! Each activity will include a short read aloud.

March Activity: Chess

 

 

Open to Heggan cardholders only. Registration required; register children only, not caregivers.

 

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Teen Volunteer Opportunity!
Earn community service hours while helping the library. 
The Teen Advisory Board meets to discuss upcoming teen programming, library events, displays, and the collection. 
Want to make a difference in the library and the community? Join us to find out how.
Eligible teens must apply for membership. 
This group meets in the Meeting room.
Contact Teen Librarian Barb for more information.
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Bedtime Stories

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

All ages and their caregivers can snuggle up with us at 7pm for our monthly Bedtime Stories program! Wear your PJs and slippers. Bring your favorite stuffy and listen to some of our favorite bedtime stories.

 

Open to Heggan cardholders only. Registration required; register children only, not caregivers.

 

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Mother Goose on the Loose (0-29 Months)

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose logo
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

NOTE: New Age Range!


Two options: Mondays at 10:15am or Tuesdays at 10:15am. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend.


For children ages 0-29 months and their caregivers. This is a fun-filled twenty-minute session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and young toddlers. This program will take place in Children's Story Room.


Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Wiggle Worms (24-36 Months)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Tuesdays at 11:00 or Wednesdays at 11:30. Advanced Registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. Open to Heggan cardholders only.

 

This is a fun filled thirty-minute non-traditional, active storytime based around movements, parachute play, and gross motor play for 24-36 months. Storytime will sometimes include parachute, bubbles, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, and/or more. Will take place in the Children's Story Room.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Preschool Storytime (3 Years and Up)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Tuesdays at 1:30pm or Wednesdays at 11:00am. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. Open to Heggan cardholders only.


Please join us for Preschool Stories for children ages 36 months and up, filled with songs, stories, and general silliness. This program will take place in the Children's Story Room.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Crafting Tuesdays

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Join your neighbors for camaraderie and a St. Patrick's Day craft.  This event is free and open to adults.  Advance phone or online registration is required.  
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Babies Boogie (0-24 Months)

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Wednesdays at 10:15am or Thursdays at 10:15am. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. Open to Heggan cardholders only.

Please join us for a twenty-minute active storytime for 0-24 months that focuses on using lap rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement, as well as very short stories.  Will take place in the Children's Story Room.

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Preschool Storytime (3 Years and Up)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Tuesdays at 1:30pm or Wednesdays at 11:00am. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. Open to Heggan cardholders only.


Please join us for Preschool Stories for children ages 36 months and up, filled with songs, stories, and general silliness. This program will take place in the Children's Story Room.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Wiggle Worms (24-36 Months)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Tuesdays at 11:00 or Wednesdays at 11:30. Advanced Registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend.  Open to Heggan cardholders only.

 

This is a fun filled thirty-minute non-traditional, active storytime based around movements, parachute play, and gross motor play for 24-36 months. Storytime will sometimes include parachute, bubbles, hula hoops, rhythm sticks, and/or more. Will take place in the Children's Story Room.


Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Babies Boogie (0-24 Months)

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

Two options: Wednesdays at 10:15am or Thursdays at 10:15am. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. Open to Heggan cardholders only.

Please join us for a twenty-minute active storytime for 0-24 months that focuses on using lap rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement, as well as very short stories.  Will take place in the Children's Story Room.

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Music & Motion (30 Months and Up)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Story Room

NOTE: New Age Range!

Two options: Mondays at 11:00am or Thursdays at 11:00am. In order to allow more of our patrons to attend this program, you may choose only one day to attend. 

Join us for a thirty-minute music- and dance-based storytime for children ages 30 months (2.5 years) and up. This program will take place in the Children’s Story Room.

Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.

Library staff will do our best to reasonably accommodate all children. Accommodations such as noise canceling headphones, fidget toys, special cushions, and weighted blanket are available upon request. Please reach out to youthservices@hegganlibrary.org before the event with accommodation requests and questions.

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Novel Mornings

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Enjoy a discussion of the novel The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.  This group meets at 11:30 to discuss popular fiction.  These discussions are free and open to everyone.  Advance phone or online registration is required.  
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Tween & Teen Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Join us for this special book discussion series. 
This book club meets every month to discuss popular juvenile fiction. 
This month we're discussing Keeper of the Lost Cities #2 Exile
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S.M.I.L.E.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
S.M.I.L.E. (Silent Mentors in Literary Education): Read to a dog or cat! For registration, please call or visit the library.
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Celebrating Women: Family Storytime (All Ages)

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Children's Library

Join us for three special storytimes during Women’s History Month on Fridays March 8, 15, and 22 at 10:15am.  All ages are welcome.

 

We are celebrating women in our community this month by inviting some special women to read to our families! Each week we will have a special guest from the community to read a story and tell us about their jobs. We will close out our session with a special craft.

 

 

This program will take place in the Library Meeting Room.

Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advance online registration is required.  Please register children only, not adults.

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Knitting and Crocheting Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Meeting Room (Entire)
Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet?  Join us for a beginner's class with volunteer Flora Bacchues.  Please bring a skein of yarn, and a set of size 8 knitting needles and/or an H or I crochet hook.  This program is open to everyone ages 18 and up.  Advance online or phone registration is required.  

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