Guthrie Memorial Library is expanding our programming opportunities with the approach of summer and spring’s thaw. Some of the programming will be familiar to patrons, while some is entirely new and offers new opportunities for patrons curious in a broad range of topics, from Andean cooking to amateur chess. The Children’s Department is pleased to offer a whole raft of new and returning programming that promises to be fun and educational.
Children’s Department Programs
Children interested in exploring their creative instincts can register for the Explore Art Club, which promises that your refrigerator will never be the same. This art program for children ages five-through-eight will meet every Thursday in April from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and promises to allow participants to discover famous artists and their techniques through painting and sculpture. Please be advised that pre-registration is required, as spots are limited, and parents can register their kids here.
Creative youngsters can also express themselves in The Amazing Adventures Comics Club, meeting every second and fourth Saturday of the month beginning in April. Elementary and early middle school students can explore telling stories by creating their very own comics, comic strips, graphic novels, or graphic novellas. Though participation is free, the club does require pre-registration, as supplies will be provided. Parents can register here.
Teen Library Programming
The Teen Library is excited to bring back the Chess Club, every Tuesday night at five p.m. beginning April 5th. No pre-registration is required for this free club. Members can expect advice from local experts, and the club mentor is seeking any older teens or adults to serve as coaches for the members, passing on their knowledge within the community. Individuals who wish to become mentors, or anyone with general questions, can contact the Teen Librarian Mike at 717-632-5183, x. 6215.
The Pokémon Club continues to gain members every Wednesday evening from 4-6 p.m. in the Teen Department. Bring your own cards or use decks made by library staff. This club is open to all skill levels. No registration is required, and the club is free, and some light snacks may occasionally be served.
Aspiring teen writers or poets can now meet like-minded peers in the new Teen Writing Club, which plans to meet every second and fourth Tuesday evening of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and allow local teens to tell their stories and practice refining their creative writing skills in a low pressure, judgment-free environment. Participants can expect to meet local writers to share their wisdom and offer writing advice in this totally free club that requires no pre-registration.
Adult Department Programming
The Adult Department is pleased to bring a new cooking and food program that will fuse both global and local cuisines in informative ways. They present this series of meetings with the simple title of “What’s Cooking?” They want to allow local restaurants to offer presentations that exhibit their cuisine while also offering some of their kitchen secrets. Their very first guest will be local favorite Taste of Patagonia, familiar to many from the Markets at Hanover on Broadway, on Monday, April 25th, when owners Cynthia and Veronica plan to give a presentation about Chilean and Argentinian cuisines, as well as discuss some of the joys and challenges of bringing these cuisines to Hanover. Additional “What’s Cooking?” experiences will explore topics as diverse as Kitchen Basics (Kitchen 101), introductions to diverse cuisines, and explorations of specific cooking topics for the more advanced home chef, such as “Herb 101”.
Trivia Night has already returned, so if you have not given your best then bring your team of 1-4 players on the 22nd of March at 6 pm for your next chance. Please note that participants must be eighteen-years of age and all teams must pre-register on the Guthrie site, by phone, or at the Main Desk.
Fans of mystery novels can make new friends on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mystery Book Club meetings. Please note that copies of the books chosen are not provided, though participants can check them out of the library if available copies remain. April’s title is Kim Michele Richardson’s The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. May’s selection is Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdad’s Sing.
Hanover’s in Stitches: The Knitting and Crocheting Club is seeking out new members of all skill levels to meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The club’s inaugural return will be on April 13th, and extra tools and supplies will be available for beginners, who can also expect some instruction from lead members.
We here at Guthrie are proud and happy to resume programming and create opportunities to bring residents together. Stay tuned for more programs on offer in the future and check the website for special events and other short term programming opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there.
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