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Repeats every week every Saturday until Mon Jan 01 2018 except Sat May 27 2017, Sat May 27 2017, Sat Sep 02 2017.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends.

The Chess Club is back! Come to Schlow every Saturday to join people of all ages for games and lessons. 

  • Where: The Musser Room
No registration necessary
11:00am

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Shows:
    • Saturday, December 3 at 11am and 2:30pm
    • Sunday, December 4 at 2:30pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 11am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: See crowd-favorite M&M Magic put on an interactive magic show!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
     
  • Session 2: Mondays, October 23 & 30; November 6 & 13 at 9:30am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: How is our water polluted? Can we undo water pollution? How can we help?

Answer these questions and more with a hands-on water pollution and filtration activity.

  • Recommended for grades 1-5.
  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join the students of PSU’s NSSLHA and create snowmen, penguins, and a special snow scene to take home!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Kids: Work with adorable robots to learn coding.

  • We will focus on teaching Dash how to play the xylophone! 
  • Participants must be able to read independently. 
  • Please note: This class is a repeat of the March 7 xylophone class. Please choose only one date for your child to attend.
  • Recommended for grades 2-6. 
  • Limit: 6.

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June 18 2018

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Aug 20 2018.
9:30am to 11:00am

Parents: Spend time with your little ones!

We provide the toys, you provide the play!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 16 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Learn to fold origami!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 10. 
No registration necessary

August 10 2018

12:00pm

Join the Teen Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the joy of Broadway music!

These accomplished performers will share songs from various Broadway shows and popular animated films.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every month on July, August on the first Saturday until Sat Aug 06 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities. Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jul 24 2017 except Mon Jul 03 2017.
9:30am to 11:00am

Spend time with your little ones! We provide the toys, you provide the play!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:30am

Kids: Experience the traditional Turkish art of paper marbling called "Ebru".

 Watch a demonstration and then try it out! 

  • Recommended for ages 7-12
  • Registration Required
  • Limit: 10
  • Please bring an apron or old shirt to wear to protect clothing

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12:00pm to 6:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Use our computers and 3D Printers to design and print your own cookie cutter! Projects will be completed here and you’ll be notified when they are ready to pick up.

  • Where: Schlow Library 2nd Floor Public Computers

 

No registration necessary
6:30pm

Kids: "Daniel Finds a Poem" author, Micha Archer, takes us behind the scenes to share how she makes her beautiful books!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Daniel Finds a Poem is this year's Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection, and you'll have a chance to earn a free copy during our April Book Club!

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Sessions limited to 12 families. 
     
  • Session 1: Tuesdays, September 19 & 26; October 3, 10, & 17 at 10:30am
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Take part in a special memory… Ride the Polar Express!

 
  • Saturdays, December 2 & 9: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 3 & 10: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children’s Department and ride the trolley through Downtown State College. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. Photos with Santa will be available at Santa’s Workshop. 

The last reading will take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays.

Register for this FREE program by phone or in person at the Library starting at 9am on Tuesday, November 28. Walk-in tickets will also be available each day of the event. For all the details, visit schlowlibrary.org/polarexpress

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Recommended for 24 to 36 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Laura Numeroff's popular picture book with the students of the SPSEA!

Stop by for cookie decorating, crafts featuring Laura Numeroff's lovable characters, and word searches and mazes!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 14 2018

10:30am

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Join us for storytime! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 19 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Join the Groovy Guru as he tells the tale of friends Alice and Jimmy.

They’ll need lots of help from the audience to guide them in their adventure!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

August 21 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Join reptile expert Jesse Rothacker to explore some of the beats and rhythms of our reptile friends.

Plus, meet some fabulous reptiles along the way! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Create the animals from the classic song with students from the SPSEA!

Make a beautiful barn for your animals to live in, a fluffy lamb, and a friendly pink pig!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: Polygons!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Registration for this class begins on Wednesday, August 31.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 9:30am
    • January 25
    • February 1
    • February 8
    • February 15
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with an engineer!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on engineering and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Use different materials and shapes to create your very own paper bag scarecrow buddy.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Knit for change as a part of Centre County Reads at this all-ages event.

Activist crafter? Novice knitter? Or perhaps a bit more experienced? Join area knitting clubs for a knit-a-thon, where knitters of all ages and experience levels will gather to knit scarves and other goods for Housing Transitions, Inc.  Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any project that you are working on. Help warm the community!

  • Where: Centre County Library and Historical Museum

​More information about Centre County Reads at centrecountyreads.org.

No registration necessary
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come in costume, learn basic ballroom steps, and dance the afternoon away at Cinderella's Ball!

  • No dance experience or dance partner required! 
  • Attendees will have the chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Eisenhower Auditorium. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • All ages welcome.
  • Registration not required.

A partnership with the Penn State Ballroom Dance Club, Schlow Library, and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 1:30pm

India is a land of many languages and a rich musical heritage. Have you wondered what music in India sounds like? Join us and find out!

Enjoy music and learn new songs with singing and instruments! Performed by young musicians who call State College home, they also stay connected to their Indian heritage and are eager to share it with you. You'll be humming along in no time!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room 
No registration necessary

July 2 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

An introduction to coding for little makers with BeeBots, Code-a-pillars, and Cubettos.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 5-7.
  • Limit: 6.
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 30 2018

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with adorable robots.

We’ll spend time with coding in the Wonder app and end with catapult fun! Recommended for grades 2-6. Participants must be able to read independently. Open to new and experienced Dash users.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Limit: 6
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.
10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with a local 6th grade class!

  • Free face painting!
  • Watch students create Endangered Species sidewalk art

* Rain date: Wednesday, April 23

No registration necessary
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies for a storytime, accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hands-on, drop-in science experiments for kids in grades 1-5.

Design your own constellation with chalk, and explore how astronauts study objects found on the moon with an astronaut glove box. 

  • Where: Children's Activity Room​
  • Recommended for grades 1-5. 
No registration necessary
11:00am to 4:00pm

In Sidney Friedman Park

Photo of Sidney Friedman ParkDemonstrations 

  • Drones: Noah Schwab, State College High Student and others 
  • 3D Printing Automation
  • Modular Robotics
  • Many more with community makers

I Made It: Community Show and Tell 

Have you made something you’d like to share? Sign up in the morning to give a 10 minute (or less) talk explaining your creation and how you made it. 

Maker Week Camp Competitions 

Witness the culmination of Discovery Space’s week-long maker camps. 

Arts 

  • “Make-Tastic Kids!” table by The Makery 
  • All Ages: Contribute to a community- made painting organized by artist Audrey Ushenko 

Meet and Greet 

Food

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 9:15am
    • January 24
    • January 31
    • February 7
    • February 14
    • February 21

      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Join us for an afternoon featuring the fun and musically creative Allegria Trio presenting Tour the World with Your Ears!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
     
  • Session 2: Tuesdays, October 24 & 31; November 7 & 14 at 9:30am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Create ducks, pigs, cows, and chickens in a fabulous farm program with Penn State’s NSSLHA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Recommended for newborn to 14 months
  • Limit: 15 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Decorate a delicious paper cupcake!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 18 2018

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with adorable robots.

We’ll spend time with coding in the Wonder app and end with catapult fun! Recommended for grades 2-6. Participants must be able to read independently. Open to new and experienced Dash users.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Limit: 6
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 17 2018

10:30am

Kids: Learn all about Creepy Crawly Friends!

  • Indoor AND outdoor setting, weather permitting.
  • Play-friendly clothes recommended.
  • Recommended for ages 3-7.
  • Limit: 15.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 17 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Simba and his brave adventures in Africa!

These young performers will sing "Circle of Life," "Be Prepared," "He Lives in You," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," and, of course, "Hakuna Matata!" 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Blocks of every shape, size, and skill level are waiting for you to turn them into something epic!

Create your own designs or take on our building challenges!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Finding Dory

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

  • PG, 2016, 97 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Use colorful yarn to weave your own beautiful sun!

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 6:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Use our computers and 3D Printers to design and print your own cookie cutter! Projects will be completed here and you’ll be notified when they are ready to pick up.

  • Where: Schlow Library 2nd Floor Public Computers

 

No registration necessary
9:30am

Kids: "Daniel Finds a Poem" author, Micha Archer, takes us behind the scenes to share how she makes her beautiful books!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Create works of art using recycled materials.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:00am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Sessions limited to 12 families. 
     
  • Session 2: Wednesdays, October 25; November 1, 8, & 15 at 9:15am.

    • Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Take part in a special memory… Ride the Polar Express!

 
  • Saturdays, December 2 & 9: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 3 & 10: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children’s Department and ride the trolley through Downtown State College. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. Photos with Santa will be available at Santa’s Workshop. 

The last reading will take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays.

Register for this FREE program by phone or in person at the Library starting at 9am on Tuesday, November 28. Walk-in tickets will also be available each day of the event. For all the details, visit schlowlibrary.org/polarexpress

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Recommended for 24 to 36 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Kids: Celebrate Earth Day at Schlow by making bird houses and bird feeders.

  • Plus, decorate a pot and plant your own tree seedling inside! 
  • If you have a hammer, please bring it along to make the bird feeder! 
  • Extra credit: Take a picture of your family involved in any recycling activity and share it with @schlowlibrary on Twitter between April 1 & April 22 with the hashtag #DadsDoEarthDay for an entry to win a prize book! 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 26 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create rainbow-colored designs using a special transfer technique!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

July 20 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Moana and her brave adventures on the sea!

These young performers will sing "Where You Are," "How Far I'll Go," "Know Who You Are," "Shiny," and, of course, "You're Welcome!"

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

August 22 2018

10:30am

Kids: Learn to fold origami!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 10. 
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies or your favorite costume for a Halloween-themed book reading, accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: Polygons!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 9:15am

  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times. 

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 9:30am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with a botanist!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on plants and pollinators and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge.

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create a flying bird to soar through the autumn sky!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make your very own mystical paper bag unicorn!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Valentine's Day with the students from PSU's NSSLHA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am

Kids: Penn's Woods Music 4 Kids presents Classical Music Rocks!

Roll over Beethoven, Haydn go seek, Bach to the future. Music for a new generation performed by the Allegria Trio musicians of the Penn's Woods Music Festival orchestra.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room 
No registration necessary

July 2 2018

3:15pm to 4:15pm

Kids: Explore the Maker world with Spheros, Ozobots, and Makey Makey.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 8-12.
  • Limit: 6.
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 1 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: The Muppets

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

  • PG, 2011, 103 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Colorful lights that explode in the sky, loud noises that echo in your ears…but where do they come from? Uncover the mystery of fireworks!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Special drawing for exclusive VIP seating tickets to 4th Fest!! 
No registration necessary
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies for a storytime, accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:00am to 2:00pm

Out and about for Fall Fest? Join us in Schlow's Community Room to learn about design and material science in a mobile makerspace!

Come make with MAKE3D! Investigate 3D printing through a “material-to-form” model, to learn both design thinking and material science! 

Drop by and check it out! Free and no registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult while learning about and using the mobile makerspace. 

  • When: Saturday, October 14th, 10am to 2pm
  • Where: Schlow Library Downsbrough Community Room

Looking for more maker activities? Drop by the Children's Department for make-and-take crafts while supplies last and Elementary Explorers from 2pm to 4pm

 


 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with the PSU United Way! Recommended for ages 2-8.

Are you ready for an Earth Day Palooza?! Join students from the Penn State Student United Way for face painting, cookie decorating, caterpillar making, and flower pot decorating.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join us for an exciting play by the Penn State Thespians!

Our favorite redheaded French girl, Madeline, finds herself in some wacky situations and learns a thing or two about manners along the way!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am
    • January 24
    • January 31
    • February 7
    • February 14
    • February 21

      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

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2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with a water scientist!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on water quality and is created for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers and Discovery Space.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 15 families. Please register one person from your family for the event, but feel free to bring all children from your family in the 6-10 age group. 

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10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 14 to 24 months
     
  • Session 1: Mondays, September 18 & 25; October 2 & 9 at 10:15am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Recommended for newborn to 14 months
  • Limit: 15 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Celebrate the arrival of spring with a colorful flower garden!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 19 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Build and decorate your own hot air balloon!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

July 24 2018

10:30am

Kids: Take an imaginary trip 'Round the River!

  • Indoor AND outdoor setting, weather permitting.
  • Play-friendly clothes recommended.
  • Recommended for ages 3-7.
  • Limit: 15.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 18 2018

12:00pm

Join the Tween Division of Singing Onstage as we feature songs from Broadway shows and animated movies.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Meet Jesse and his fantastic group of reptiles from the Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

 

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

  • PG, 2001, 152 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Independence Day with your own "fireworks" display!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 4:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Come in to make a 3D scan of your head using an XBOX Kinect! Visit the UPS Store to print it for 50% off!

  • ​Where: Schlow Library Teen Area

 

No registration necessary
10:30am

Kids: "Daniel Finds a Poem" author, Micha Archer, takes us behind the scenes to share how she makes her beautiful books!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join puppet and human characters on a "STEAMPunk" style adventure as they journey to build a better world!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Sessions limited to 12 families. 
     
  • Session 2: Wednesdays, October 25; November 1, 8, & 15 at 10:30am.

    • Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Kids: Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap!

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree. 

  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

  • Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies and join the Delta Middle Choir from the Delta School for a storytime concert and sing-along.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 27 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Frozen

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

  • PG, 2013, 102 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary

July 21 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

August 22 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: The Lego Ninjago Movie

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

  • PG, 2017, 101 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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No registration necessary
10:00am to 3:00pm

Dads, bring your kids for a day of fun!

  • Learn to do face painting! The first 50 dads will receive a face painting kit to take home!
     
  • Make tombstones to decorate your yard.
     
  • Take the skill toy challenge. Spin, balance, and toss your way to new heights with skill toys from around the world like flower sticks, kendama, and spinning plates!
     
  • Bring your flashlights and listen to scary stories around a campfire at 2:30pm.

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: Measuring! (bring a small toy or stuffie to measure)

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

Please note: Session 2 will only meet 4 times. 

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

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9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 9:30am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with an astronomer!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on astronomy and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together. Please register in advance.

  • Limit: 15
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers

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2:30pm

Kids: Join author and storyteller Robin Moore for this interpretive history program which combines storytelling, primitive living skills and natural history in a new approach to understanding the lives of the earliest inhabitants of our region.

We will travel back 10,000 years, to the end of the last great ice age, when the earliest people hunted caribou and mastodon and struggled to survive in a bitterly cold, unforgiving landscape. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge.

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Enjoy some penguin fun on this chilly day.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Join the Penn State Thespians for a Disney sing-along!

  • For extra fun, come dressed as your favorite character!
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge.

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 3 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create your own whimsical Japanese wind catcher.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 3 2018

12:00pm

Join the Teen Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of the two witches of Oz!

These accomplished performers will sing "What is this Feeling," "One Short Day," "Dancing Through Life," "The Wizard and I," "Popular," and, of course, "Defying Gravity!"

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

with author Lindsay Barrett George

Science is all around us. Animals are all around us. Be a nature detective and learn about the animals that live in and around State College…and make a book about your favorites! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Lindsay Barrett George will have her books for sale after the program
No registration necessary
10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday session 1 of 2, for ages 10 and up.

Learn how to create custom objects through the use of 3D scanning technology.  Participants will get hands-on time with a variety of 3D scanners, including the Microsoft Kinect, Sense 3D Scanner, and 123D Catch App. We'll do 3D scans of everyone’s head so you can have a 3D printed bust of yourself to take home. 

Preparation

If you have a smart phone, please arrive with the 123D Catch app installed. Please sign up for an account at Thingiverse.com.

This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

  • When: 10am to 12pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 21 2018 except Sat Feb 17 2018, Sat Mar 03 2018, Sat Mar 10 2018, Sat Mar 31 2018, Sat Apr 07 2018, Sat Apr 28 2018.
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in 8 languages. Recommended for children ages 3-8 and their families.

Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room 
     
  • January 20 - Arabic
  • January 27 - Russian
  • February 3 - Turkish
  • February 10 - Korean
  • February 24 - Chinese
  • March 17 - Hindi
  • March 24 - German
  • April 14 - Igbo
  • April 21 - Snow make-up date

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, The Center for Global Studies at Penn State, Global Connections, and Bilingualism Matters at Penn State.

No registration necessary
3:00pm to 5:00pm

A First Night Event

What does 2016 hold in store for you? Madame Babushka, an itinerant Fortune Teller from the misty hills of Eastern Europe, will reveal your New Year’s destiny, using fortune telling cards and her special skills. This year, Madame is joined by her assistants, all recent graduates of the Jeane Dixon Institute of Predictions and Prognostication. Stop by the second floor for a fun, short “reading” suitable for all ages.

  • When: Thursday December 31st, 3pm-5pm
  • Where: Schlow Library Second Floor 
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Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Kids: Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap!

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree. 

  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 9:15am
    • March 15
    • March 22
    • April 5
    • April 12
    • April 19

      *We will skip March 29 due to an author visit. 
      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

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2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: Come to an hour of hands-on STEM learning with a meteorologist!

This STEM Pillars program will focus on meteorology and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Created by Penn State College of Education researchers and Discovery Space.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 15 families. Please register one person from your family for the event, but feel free to bring all children from your family in the 6-10 age group. 

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10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 14 to 24 months
     
  • Session 1: Wednesdays, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11 at 10:15am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
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2:30pm

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with excerpts from this favorite ballet.

Performed by dancers from the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania.

Where: Downsbrough Community Room

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Recommended for newborn to 14 months
  • Limit: 15 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create a device to see how high you can blow a ping pong ball in the air!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 20 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Ferdinand

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

  • PG, 2017, 108 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

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July 31 2018

10:30am

Kids: Let's go flying with Things with Wings!

  • Indoor AND outdoor setting, weather permitting.
  • Play-friendly clothes recommended.
  • Recommended for ages 3-7.
  • Limit: 15.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 11 2018

11:00am

Learn about teamwork and the sport of roller derby with the athletes from State College Area Roller Derby!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every month on June, July, August on the third Saturday until Sat Aug 20 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in the Children's Department!

  • Recommended for grades 1 to 6.
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Night at the Museum

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

  • PG, 2006, 108 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make a triangle-tastic creation!

A collage, a building, an animal...the possibilities are endless! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Design a set of bookends for your personal bookshelf with yarn, ribbon, beads and more!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join PSU's NSSLHA to celebrate spring with daffodils, sheep, and flower gardens!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids: Learn basic building principles and create a Robot Dog or a Star Wars Walker.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for grades 3-6.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 8.

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12:00pm

Parents: Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage!

  • Tuesdays, September 19 & 26; October 3, 10, & 17: 12pm-1:30pm 
  • ​Tuning In To Kids registration is for the entire series only.
  • To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814.231.1070 by Wednesday, September 13.​
  • Childcare is provided at no cost. 

Topics include: Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Experience; Problem-solving and Self-care for Caregivers; Emotion-coaching Your Child’s Anger, and more! 

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Repeats every week every Sunday 2 times.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Kids: Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap!

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree. 

  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

  • Recommended for ages 3 to 5.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
9:30am

My Cousin Momo author, Zachariah OHora, takes us behind the scenes of his fantastic book!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 27 2018

2:30pm

Kids: When people saw how big and strong Ferdinand the Bull was, they assumed he would love to fight in the bullring.

Come hear a single violin tell the surprising story of this peace-loving bull as performed by James Lyon, concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 4-12


No registration necessary

July 23 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 23 2018

2:30pm

Feel the rhythm!

Express yourself through group music making. The workshop will focus on group drumming, rhythmic games, and social interaction. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up. 
  • Limit: 25
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join PSU’s Student United Way for an afternoon of Halloween fun.

Make paper cup spiders, lollipop ghosts, and cupcake liner monster puppets, and decorate mini-pumpkins and cookies! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: Measuring! (bring a small toy or stuffie to measure)

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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12:00pm to 1:30pm

For Parents: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage! This five-week program helps you to build and practice emotionally-responsive parenting skills. TIK-style parental interaction helps children learn to think about and manage their feelings.

Topics include: Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Experience; Problem-solving and Self-care for Caregivers; Emotion-coaching Your Child’s Anger, and more! Program size is limited for effective discussion and practice. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
     
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814.231.1070 by Wednesday, September 7. 
     
  • Tuning In To Kids registration is for the entire series only. 
  • Childcare is available at no cost by Penn State student volunteers.
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10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 10:15am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
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2:30pm

Kids: Experience the wonder and magic of the most memorable and enchanting fairy tale of all time as PASCP presents Cinderella!

Relive the rags-to-riches tale of a young girl who, after much adversity, finds her prince and follows her dreams to her happily ever after. With choreography set to Prokofiev’s moving score, endearing characters and stunning costumes, PASCP’s Cinderella offers a bit of magic for everyone!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with an adorable robot.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Grades 2-6.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 6.

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate outer space with rockets, spaceships, and Penn State’s NSSLHA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Cheer up the dark winter days with a brightly colored wreath.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
10:00am

Kids: Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4
  • Limit: 12 children per session
  • The 11am group is currently full, but you may join the waitlist here.

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June 23 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

July 7 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

August 4 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Meet us in the parking lot of the Arboretum for a walk through the gardens.

  • Where: The Arboretum at Penn State
  • Please note: Parking at the Arboretum is very limited - there is additional parking at the Law Building but it is $1.00 per hour.
No registration necessary
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday session 2 of 2, for Adults

Learn how to create custom objects through the use of 3D scanning technology.  Participants will get hands-on time with a variety of 3D scanners, including the Microsoft Kinect, Sense 3D Scanner, and 123D Catch App. We'll do 3D scans of everyone’s head so you can have a 3D printed bust of yourself to take home. 

Preparation

If you have a smart phone, please arrive with the 123D Catch app installed. Please sign up for an account at Thingiverse.com.

This event is appropriate for ages 18 and up.

  • When: 1pm to 3pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 28 2018 except Sat Jan 20 2018, Sat Jan 27 2018, Sat Feb 03 2018, Sat Feb 10 2018, Sat Feb 24 2018, Sat Mar 17 2018, Sat Mar 24 2018, Sat Apr 07 2018, Sat Apr 14 2018, Sat Apr 21 2018.
11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
 
No registration necessary
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Make a joyful noise!

Global Connections partners with Schlow to bring this musical event to the library. The Sing-a-long is open to anyone who wants to make a joyful noise.

Come to sing about world peace and show your love for the world and each other. Participants will be singing along with recordings of popular peace and freedom songs. Come and bring a friend!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

More information can be found at Global Voices Unite.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Miller (jbmiller1205@gmail.com)

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Repeats every week every Sunday 2 times.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Kids: Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap!

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree. 

  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 10:30am
    • March 15
    • March 22
    • April 5
    • April 12
    • April 19

      *We will skip March 29 due to an author visit. 
      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Decorate your own paper popsicles to use as summer photo props!

  • Where: Children's Department
     
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 14 to 24 months
     
  • Session 2: Mondays, October 23 & 30; November 6 & 13 at 10:15am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make a colorful turkey to decorate your Thanksgiving table!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Recommended for newborn to 14 months
  • Limit: 15 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 10:30am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
    • April 11
       
    • *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.

June 21 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Get ready to dance and wiggle as we explore yoga together through movement and song.

We’ll move together as we try fun poses and games! Presented in partnership with Wellness in Motion.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Limit: 15 families.
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 7 2018

10:30am

Kids: Take a closer look at the Secrets of the Garden!

  • Indoor AND outdoor setting, weather permitting.
  • Play-friendly clothes recommended.
  • Recommended for ages 3-7.
  • Limit: 15.
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 14 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make and wear a brain hat to learn about parts of your brain!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join author/illustrator Lindsay Barrett George in a Basic Shapes Blitz and storybox your own narrative.

Storyboxing is a fun way to learn about sequential drawing, sequential thinking, and visual storytelling. A workshop for all, from the youngest storyteller to families that love creating stories together. Come, draw, and share. Stories connect us all!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: The Princess Bride

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

  • PG, 1987, 98 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create your own special agent necklace...

...complete with secret compartment!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Build a Robot Dog or Star Wars Walker with our Legos Simple Machines sets and then design your own!

  • Limit: 8
  • Recommended for kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only 
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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11:00am

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Kids: Learn basic building principles and create a Robot Dog or a Star Wars Walker.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for grades 3-6.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 8.

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join Penn State’s SPSEA in celebrating the beginning of the school year with apple pencil toppers, popsicle stick pencils, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees, and more!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

  • Recommended for ages 2 to 7.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
10:30am

My Cousin Momo author, Zachariah OHora, takes us behind the scenes of his fantastic book!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 28 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Can we understand our place in the universe by listening to music made from outer space data?

Can we learn about hurricanes by making music based on how storms spin, grow, and move?  Look at science in a whole new way! By making scientific graphs into sound instead of pictures, how might we experience science differently?

Join Mark Ballora, professor of Music Technology at Penn State, as we explore the science of sound.​

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room


No registration necessary

July 23 2018

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 23 2018

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Kids: Step into one of your favorite board games with a giant version of Candy Land!

  • Please register for a time slot by calling 814-237-6236 or at the Children's Desk during your next Library visit.
  • Registrations begin Wednesday, August 1 at 9am
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Get Ready for Thanksgiving!

Decorate paper bag turkey puppets, make a wheel of gratefulness, and create mason jar luminaries! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: area & perimeter!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 3 times.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​Registrations may be made for one or more sessions of Parenting Discussions.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, September 28.

​Topics include:

  • November 2 - Is My Child Spirited?
    Join us to look at how our temperaments affect our interactions and to discuss ways to manage strong behaviors. 
     
  • November 9 - Your Parenting Personality
    Based on the book, If I Have to Tell You One More Time by Amy McReady, what is your dominant parenting personality and how does this affect your child's behavior? Join us to discuss what drives children's behavior and how we can be more effective. 
       
  • November 16 - Positive Discipline
    Guiding children to make good choices requires skill and patience as well as a lot of creative ideas to manage misbehaviors. Join us to share ideas that work for a variety of temperaments and needs.  (Please note: On November 16, Parenting Discussions will meet in the Children's Activity Room.)

 

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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 10:15am
    • January 25
    • February 1
    • February 8
    • February 15
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
5:00pm

Kids: Elephant & Piggie are coming to Schlow!

The cast of FUSE Productions' "Elephant & Piggie: We Are In A Play!" will perform scenes and songs from the show. The play is an adaptation of the hugely successful books by Mo Willems. The full show will be performed on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 pm at The State Theatre.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
     
  • Session 1: Mondays, September 18 & 25; October 2 & 9 at 9:30am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
4:00pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with adorable robots.

  • Recommended for grades 2-6.
  • Registration required. Limit: 6.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create a fire-breathing dragon to warm up a cold January day!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am

Kids: Sing, move, and play simple instruments with a certified Kindermusik teacher.

  • Recommended for infants to age 4
  • Limit: 12 children per session

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July 28 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

July 7 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Alice and her friends in Wonderland!

These young performers will sing "I'm Late," “Caucus Race," "Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah," "Painting the Roses Red," and, of course, "The Unbirthday Song!"

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

August 6 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Explore the Maker world with Spheros, Ozobots, and Makey Makey.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 8-12.
  • Limit: 6.
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 20 2016.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a hands-on activity to take home. Recommended for ages 2-7.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday session 1 of 2, for ages 8 and up.

This is a repeat of the January class. 

Come learn and experience what 3D printing is all about!  You will first learn about the different types of 3D printers and then spend time exploring how the library’s new material extrusion 3D printer works.  You will then learn how to design and prepare a digital file for 3D printing, and you’ll have an opportunity to custom design your own nameplate or keychain using TinkerCAD. 

This event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Please register online or call 814-237-6236.

  • When: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (Register for 1 of the repeating sessions) 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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9:00am to 11:30am

Curious about your child's developmental progress?

Evaluations are administered by certified therapists from local early intervention agencies. 

  • Ages: Newborn to 5 years
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • No registration necessary, but children will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis.

Skills will be evaluated in five major areas:

  • motor (crawling, rolling, walking, hand-eye coordination)
  • social (attention span, interactions, play)
  • cognitive (thinking, reasoning)
  • language (speech, understanding, pronunciation of words)
  • adaptive (eating, dressing, toileting)
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

In Williamsport, Team Match Today!

Regular members will meet in Williamsport at the Genetti Hotel for our club's first match! Play begins at 10AM. Tables are full, but we encourage you to go and support our players.

  • Where: Genetti Hotel, Williamsport, PA
No registration necessary
9:00am to 5:00pm

Drop-in activities for kids all day!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
12:00pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​Registrations may be made for one or more sessions of Parenting Discussions.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, October 18.

​Topics include:

  • October 25 - Building Blocks for Better Behavior
    We build the foundation for positive behavior by meeting our children’s important needs. We will look at these key needs and share ideas for managing challenges around sleep, eating, and more.
     
  • November 1 - Parenting Toolbox
    Join us to review several positive discipline techniques that are helpful to teach kids to make good choices. Since there is no single technique works best every time or for every child or situation, it helps to have several ready to try!
       
  • November 8 - Talking with Kids about Difficult Issues
    Marisa Vicere from the Jana Marie Foundation and Mokita Dialogues will join us to discuss some tips for making it easier to talk with our children about subjects that are important but may make us uncomfortable.
     
  • November 15 - Parenting Preteens and Teens
    Whether you already have a child who is 10 – 18 or you are thinking ahead, join us to focus on ways to adapt your parenting techniques to meet the developmental needs of teenagers. 
Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Use toothpicks to build towers, bridges, buildings, or other structures or shapes.

  • Where: Children's Department
     
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 14 to 24 months
     
  • Session 2: Tuesdays, October 24 & 31; November 7 & 14 at 10:15am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Capture the colors of fall before they're gone with a yarn-wrapped fall tree!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Recommended for 15 to 24 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join PSU's Student United Way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Enjoy face painting, leprechaun crafts, cookie decorating, craft stick art, and a pot of gold creation!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 22 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Dorothy and her friends in Oz!

These young performers will sing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I were King of the Forest," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," and, of course, "Over the Rainbow."

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 17 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Let's go fly a kite - make your own out of a simple paper bag!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 21 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Assemble your own fishy friend using lots of circles!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Meet, Suzanne Bloom, author of The Bus for Us and the Goose & Bear Books

When is that bus going to get here? Where did Goose and Bear come from? Would you eat a dirt dessert? Spend some time with author/illustrator Suzanne Bloom as she tells you how her stories got started and invites you to start one of your own.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Herbie Goes Bananas

The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.

  • PG, 1980, 100 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make a Japanese flying carp with colorful scales and fins to liven up your bedroom!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 3:00pm

Find out what Ozobots, Little Bits, Makey-Makey and more can do in this hands-on STEM-focused exploration!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Discover your inner artist through creativity and imagination.

Layer, splatter, blend, and more to create your own watercolor paintings.

  • Recommended for those who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 40.

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Experiment with math by making your own geoboard made from Styrofoam to construct shapes, lines, objects, and more.

  • Recommended for grades 1-5.
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Bring winter indoors with a beautiful, sparkling snowflake!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more.

  • Recommended for ages 2 to 7.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

June 29 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Ariel and her friends in the sea!

These young performers will sing "Daughters of Triton," "Under the Sea," "Poor Unfortunate Souls," "Kiss the Girl," and, of course, "Part of Your World."

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 24 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create a tambourine to play along with your favorite songs!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 24 2018

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join us to play Bingo and win fabulous books!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Have a whale of a time making jellyfish, crabs, and fish puppets!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Join us for a one hour progressive reading and science fun program starting at Schlow Library and ending at the Discovery Space. M.A.T.H.H. participants will be issued a special pass to the Discovery Space. Today’s featured subject: area & perimeter!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space.
  • Grades 1-5. Registration required. Limited to 20 children.
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

Topics:

7/18: Polygons

7/25: Measuring

8/1: Area & Perimeter

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

...Does a Dog Say "Meong, Meong!"

Celebrate reading around the world with animal sounds, yoga, masks, and more!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 10:15am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create your own kingdom - design paper bag castles!

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
4:00pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with adorable robots.

  • Recommended for grades 2-6.
  • Registration required. Limit: 6.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

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Repeats every month on January, February, March on the first Saturday 3 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Let’s party! Join us for family block building activities.

  • Recommended for ages 2-5.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join us for some fishy fun as we make Rainbow Fish and octopuses and decorate cookies with PSU's SPSEA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 25 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

July 10 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Construct your very own miniature windmill, complete with spinning sails!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

August 6 2018

3:15pm to 4:15pm

An introduction to coding for little makers with BeeBots, Code-a-pillars, and Cubettos.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 5-7.
  • Limit: 6.
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Jul 25 2016 except Mon Jul 04 2016.
9:30am to 11:00am

Recommended for kids up to 36 months old.

Spend time with your little ones! We provide the toys, you provide the play! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday session 2 of 2, for ages 8 and up.

This is a repeat of the January Class

Come learn and experience what 3D printing is all about!  You will first learn about the different types of 3D printers and then spend time exploring how the library’s new material extrusion 3D printer works.  You will then learn how to design and prepare a digital file for 3D printing, and you’ll have an opportunity to custom design your own nameplate or keychain using TinkerCAD. 

This event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Please register online or call 814-237-6236.

  • When: 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (Register for 1 of the repeating sessions) 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program. 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

No Teachers Available Today

Regular members will be in Williamsport at the Genetti Hotel for our club's first match! Play begins at 10AM. Tables are full, but we encourage you to go and support our players.

Chess and Go may still be played at the library, but teachers will be unavailable.

  • Where: The Musser Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Kids: Join Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books band together to rescue their friend Christopher Robin in this heartwarming musical.

 Based on the 2011 film, the musical features the songs “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers,” “Honey,” “Halfway Down,” and “Hip-Hip-Pooh-Ray!”

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by Singing Onstage
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times except Wed Mar 29 2017.
12:00pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
    • ​​March 15 & 22; April 5, 12, & 19
    • Please note: We will skip March 29.
  • ​Tuning in to Kids registration is for the entire series only.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, March 8.

Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage! This five-week program helps you to build and practice emotionally-responsive parenting skills. TIK-style parental interaction helps children learn to think about and manage their feelings. Program size is limited for effective discussion and practice. 

​Topics include:

  • Understanding your child's emotional experience
  • Problem-solving and self-care for caregivers
  • Emotion-coaching your child's anger
  • And more!

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Explore quilts and cloth from Ghana and participate in a straw weaving workshop.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 to 36 months
     
  • Session 1: Mondays, September 18 & 25; October 2 & 9 at 11am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am

Come join a land where just one stroke of Harold’s purple crayon can create a world full of imagination.

In Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harold begins by drawing a moon, and the adventure takes off from there!

Saturday, December 2 at 11am
​Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2:30pm

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Recommended for 15 to 24 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate spring with Kevin Henkes' beautiful book, When Spring Comes, with Penn State's Sign Language Organization.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 23 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 17 2018

1:30pm

Kids: Join us for a fun reading and science program.

Today’s program features the book “Mice Squeak, We Speak” by Tomie dePaola to help us learn about sounds!

Each child participant will receive a Buy One/Get One Free pass to the Discovery Space when they attend the M.A.T.H.H. program.

Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Grades 1 to 5.
  • Limit: 20.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 15 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Tangled

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

  • PG, 2010, 100 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Examine honeycomb with bees eggs and larva...

...Feel beeswax, and taste some delicious honey with members of the Centre County Beekeeping Association!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Karate Kid

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
 
  • PG, 2010, 140 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
1:30pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woo hoo!

Where: Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 N. Atherton St., State College

School-Age Pizza Party Requirements:

  • To attend this pizza party, children must be ages 5-12, completed Kindergarten, and be able to sit at the party without a parent. (Due to space constraints, parents may not remain in the party area.)
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31. 
  • The child must keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer on our School-Age Pizza Party Book Log and be registered for our Summer Reading Program online. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your School-Age Pizza Party permission slip.
  • Return permission slips by Friday, August 5, 2016.
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Attachments

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
10:00am to 2:00pm

Missed your chance to play on Friday? Come check out our Makey-Makey, Little Bits, and Ozobots plus make a moving fish to take home!

  • Where: Children's Department and outside near Borough Building Plaza
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Follow Jack and Annie into their tree house and go on a magical adventure into the past!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
1:00pm

For ages 3 to 5, who read at least 3,500 pages!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Children must be registered for the Summer Reading Program
  • Children must log their reading in the online Pizza Party Log and return their permission slip by August 2.
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Let’s party! Join us for family block building activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Let’s make a snowman!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
10:30am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Ages: 2 to 7 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
    • February 20

      *Please note: You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

June 30 2018

10:00am

Get a behind the scenes tour of the State Theatre!

No registration necessary

July 25 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Sing

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

  • PG, 2016, 108 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary

August 25 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with excerpts from this favorite ballet.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
10:30am

Learn friendship poses with an interactive yoga class just for preschoolers and parents!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Johnny Appleseed with hats, an apple mobile, and an apple tower challenge!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:15am

Sweet stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Ages: 15 months to 24 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Tuesdays at 10:15am
    • March 14
    • March 21
    • March 28
    • April 4
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

  • PG, 2016, 107 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
6:30pm

Kids: Wear your jammies for a book reading accompanied by live music.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Meet local authors and illustrators, read their books, and try some fun activities!

Meet Abby Rupert Baus, author of Violet & Beaumont, and Kimberlee Hutnik Knepp, author of Woodland Magic.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Welcome spring with your own feathered friend!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 2 2018

10:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with Ike the Spike, Doc McStuffins, Clifford, Marshall the fire pup from Paw Patrol, and Tigger!

Try exciting musical instruments at our Instrument Petting Zoo by Robert M. Sides Family Music Center from 10am-12pm. At 1pm, join us for a Ukulele Concert and Sing-Along with the fabulously fun Allegheny Ukes! 

  • Where: Children's Department and Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 11 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Coco

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

  • PG, 2017, 105 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary

August 7 2018

11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Bring Hawaii to Central PA with a homemade paper lei!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Learn about gardening!

Make and take seed balls, play the food web game, sing about dirt, and dance like a plant with Creature Teacher Jody Wallace, educator from Blair County Conservation District. 

Where: Downsbrough Community Room

No registration necessary
10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday session 1 of 2, for ages 10 and up.

Go hands-on with the design process that engineers and artists use to create 3D printed objects.  You'll design your own spinning keychain  We’ll also have some special guests from the Penn State School of Visual Arts. 

This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

  • When: 10am to 12pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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10:30am

Power Up Your Bones: Recommended for Grades K-5

Make astronaut pudding, prepare cheese that looks like clouds, play a game called "Where's Cal?", and explore new foods and drinks that strengthen your skeleton. 

  • Limit: 14
     
  • Registration Required
     
  • Location: Downsbrough Community Room

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4:00pm to 6:00pm

Make a vibrating, googly-eye bug at The Make Space

You can make this crazy adorable, vibrating, googly-eye bug to learn about 3D printing, soldering, and electronics. All materials are provided. Registration required. All ages welcome (Parents must stay to assist children). 

  • Where: The Make Space (141 S Fraser St)


 

 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate winter with button snowflakes, snowy owls, penguins, and snowmen with PSU's NSSLHA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Meet the author of Chicken Story Time, Here Comes Gosling, Too Many Frogs!, and many more favorite children’s books.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 to 36 months
     
  • Session 1: Wednesdays, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11 at 11am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:30pm

Come join a land where just one stroke of Harold’s purple crayon can create a world full of imagination.

In Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harold begins by drawing a moon, and the adventure takes off from there!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Recommended for 15 to 24 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Celebrate the new life of spring with a cute little bird.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 25 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 24 2018

1:30pm

Kids: Join us for a fun reading and science program.

Today’s program features the book “The Sundae Scoop” by Stuart Murphy  to help us learn about combinations! 

Each child participant will receive a Buy One/Get One Free pass to the Discovery Space when they attend the M.A.T.H.H. program.

Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Grades 1 to 5.
  • Limit: 20.
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 16 2018

11:00am

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages! Woo hoo!

  • For more information about the Super Reader parties, check out page 4 of our summer calendar! 
  • Please make sure to turn in your permission slip by Monday, August 6.
  • Where: Northland Bowl, 1521 Martin St., State College
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Clap, sing, dance, and improvise with Alex for an awesome afternoon of music!

Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Sponsored by Pine Orthodontics

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Launch into outer space with 3D rocketship art!

  • Where: Children's Department
     
No registration necessary
3:00pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woo hoo!

Where: Hi-Way Pizza, 1688 N. Atherton St., State College

School-Age Pizza Party Requirements:

  • To attend this pizza party, children must be ages 5-12, completed Kindergarten, and be able to sit at the party without a parent. (Due to space constraints, parents may not remain in the party area.)
  • Participation goal: 3,500 pages read by July 31. 
  • The child must keep a record of the number of pages read throughout the summer on our School-Age Pizza Party Book Log and be registered for our Summer Reading Program online. 
  • Download Preschool Pizza Party Book Logs from our website (attached below), or stop by the Library for more!
  • Once the total is over 3,500 pages, return all Log pages to the Children's Desk to receive your School-Age Pizza Party permission slip.
  • Return permission slips by Friday, August 5, 2016.
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Attachments

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
10:00am to 2:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Bring your own creations - 3D printed, fabricated, built, sewn, or otherwise - to the Mayor Welch Plaza at the State College Municipal Building. 

  • Where: Mayor Welch Plaza, State College Municipal Building. 

Sign up

 

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Make a zany alien to brighten up your day!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Learn about dog body language, safety, and pet needs with games and activities!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Let’s party! Join us for family block building activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Bring the arctic closer to home; make a polar bear!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
9:00am to 11:30am

Your child's vision is important!

Make sure their vision is at its best with a free screening by a doctor from Nittany Eye Associates.

  • No registration necessary, but children will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary

June 30 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 25 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Become a Junior Paleontologist!

Learn about how and where to find fossils and then dig for dinosaur bones!

  • Recommended for kids in grades K-5.
  • Limit: 50.
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.
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June 19 2018

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 21 2018.
11:30am to 12:30pm

Free lunch will be available on Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm!

Join us for lunch at Schlow!

 
  • When: Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm, June 19 - August 21, 2018
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

The Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. The SRSP is funded by the USDA and the Department of Education. 

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. In addition to meals, there will be fun activities for kids and families! 

Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Mon May 01 2017 except Sat Jan 14 2017, Sat Jan 21 2017, Sat Jan 28 2017, Sat Feb 04 2017, Sat Feb 11 2017, Sat Feb 25 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Mar 25 2017, Sat Apr 01 2017, Sat Apr 08 2017, Sat Apr 22 2017.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Join Kathleen of Wellness in Motion for an afternoon that will challenge your body and mind.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for kids in elementary school
  • Mat not required, but feel free to bring one along.
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Have a hoot of an afternoon!

Make owl prints, decorate an owl, and learn basic signs with Penn State’s Sign Language Organization!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 11am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Wreck-It Ralph

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

  • PG, 2012, 101 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Construct a roller coaster using straws, tape, and glue.

Test out a ping pong ball on your exciting ride!

  • Recommended for grades 1-5.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: How high can you go? What can you build with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows?

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Create a magic wand and make a wish for spring!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 9 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 12 2018

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us as we honor this year’s recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award!

Nikki Grimes is a prolific children’s book author and we are proud to have many of her books in our library. Grimes will be honored for her collection of poems titled One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance.

Sponsored by Schlow Library and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book. A Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts event.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

August 8 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Boss Baby

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

  • PG, 2017, 97 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Adam Swartz returns with his annual Summer Reading-themed puppet show!

Unique creatures of all kinds will need your help as they exercise their bodies, minds, and feelings in a variety of cosmic challenges based on Aesop's Fables. Perseverance, sportsmanship, and - of course - imagination will be put to the test!

Where: Downsbrough Community Room

No registration necessary
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday session 2 of 2, for Adults

Go hands-on with the design process that engineers and artists use to create 3D printed objects.  You'll design your own spinning keychain.  We’ll also have some special guests from the Penn State School of Visual Arts. 

This event is appropriate for ages 18 and up.

  • When: 1pm to 3pm 
  • Where: Schlow Library Musser Room 

With instructors from Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) and Engineering Design Program 

**This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,  
Tom Wolf, Governor.

 

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10:30am

Best Bones Forever: Recommended for Grades K-5

Join us in the kitchen to discover how exercise and wise food selection work together to make your bones strong and healthy. Bring your sense of adventure - let's dance, cook, and taste! 

  • Limit: 14
     
  • Registration Required
     
  • Location: Downsbrough Community Room

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4:00pm to 6:00pm

Make a vibrating, googly-eye bug at The Make Space

You can make this crazy adorable, vibrating, googly-eye bug to learn about 3D printing, soldering, and electronics. All materials are provided.  Registration required. All ages welcome (Parents must stay to assist children). 

  • Where: The Make Space (141 S Fraser St)


 

 

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2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Learn basic sign language with conversations hearts and the PSU Sign Language Organization!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with an adorable robot.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Grades 2-6.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 6.

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11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 to 36 months
     
  • Session 2: Mondays, October 23 & 30; November 6 & 13 at 11am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Come join a land where just one stroke of Harold’s purple crayon can create a world full of imagination.

In Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harold begins by drawing a moon, and the adventure takes off from there!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times.
10:15am

Stories, songs, and lots of movement - a storytime for babies on the go and their grown-up.

  • Recommended for 15 to 24 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am

Kids: Come see the shenanigans that take place when the mischievous Cat in the Hat comes to save Sally and Sam from their dull day at home.

  • Showtimes
    • Saturday, April 7, 11am and 2:30pm
    • Sunday, April 8, 2:30pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

June 25 2018

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 18 2018

10:30am

A combination class of jazz, tap, and ballet for kids ages 3-6!

 Introduction to dance! Presented by the Dance Academy of State College.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 3-6
  • Limit: 40
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 18 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 31 2016 except Sat Oct 29 2016, Sat Dec 03 2016, Sat Dec 10 2016, Sat Dec 24 2016, Sat Dec 31 2016.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Use colorful shapes to build your own bug buddy!

  • Where: Children's Department
     
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Saturday 2 times.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Pre-registration is full, but give us a call to learn about Walk-in Registration!

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last readings take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays. 

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
9:00am

Register your children for TLC - ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here for dates, times, and program description. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Grow a bouquet of beautiful flowers!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
1:30pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages! Woo hoo!

  • Where: Hi-Way Pizza, N. Atherton St.
  • Children must be registered for the Summer Reading Program
  • Children must log their reading in the online Pizza Party Log and return their permission slip by Friday, August 4.
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Learn basic animal sign language with crafts and games from the PSU Sign Language Organization!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Kids: Stop by for fun drop-in activities!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • When: Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​Where: Schlow Library's Downsborough Community Room
     
  • ​Registrations may be made for one or more sessions of Parenting Discussions.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare may be provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Tuesday, January 16.

​Topics include:

  • January 23 - Sibling Rivalry
    We will look at ways that parents can foster positive relationships between siblings and how to effectively manage sibling fighting. 
     
  • January 30 - Is My Child Spirited?
    If your child’s temperament is more intense, persistent, sensitive, perceptive, and/or energetic, he or she may be spirited! We will look at temperament, how it affects relationships in families, and how to focus on strengths. ​
       
  • February 6 - Helping Children Deal with Strong Emotions
    Kids have trouble handling disappointment and other strong emotions. Join us to look at techniques to calmly coach kids through these situations. 
     
  • February 13 - Love Languages
    According to Gary Chapman, there are five basic ways to show love to others in your family. Each of us usually has a strong preference for one of them. Join us to discuss the 5 languages and figure out which ones your family members prefer.  
     
  • February 20 - Discipline Challenges
    We will look at some techniques to manage challenging behaviors. Bring your challenges and leave with some plans and tools in place. 

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

June 30 2018

2:00pm to 3:15pm

This program is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

Please check our calendar at schlowlibrary.org for specific topics (topics will be announced soon).  

  • This is a Penn State research project, so researchers will be present with video recorders.
  • Limit: 8 families. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 26 2018

2:30pm

Kids: Spend the afternoon painting rocks at Schlow!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 2 2018

10:00am to 12:00pm

Kids: Try exciting musical instruments at our Instrument Petting Zoo by Robert M. Sides Family Music Center.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the first Saturday 4 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities.

  • Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten
     
  • Location: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Make and take a bird house, bee home, or even an abode for a toad!

 Learn how backyard critters help people, and how you can help them by making habitat out of "upcycled" stuff.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate autumn with owl puppets, pumpkins, handprint apples, and more with Penn State’s NSSLHA.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Wednesdays at 11am
    • January 25
    • February 1
    • February 8
    • February 15
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Brave

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

  • PG, 2012, 93 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Join PSU’s Student United Way for an afternoon of Halloween fun.

Make paper cup spiders and lollipop ghosts, and decorate mini-pumpkins and cookies! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Kids: Find out what the Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest judges are looking for!

Improve your writing skills and discuss mistakes to avoid. 

  • Bring your book for a brief personal evaluation at 3pm. 
  • Please come with writing questions and ideas, or bring along one or two pages of your book for review. 
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Registration required.

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Make a little weather friend to brighten your day.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

June 9 2018

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Kids: How can a meteorologist use tools to make observations and predict tomorrow’s weather?

Find out during 75 minutes of hands-on STEM learning with a meteorologist! This STEM Pillars program will focus on weather forecasting and is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

  • This is a Penn State research project, so researchers will be present with video recorders.
  • Limit: 8 families. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Registrations open on June 1, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 13 2018

12:00pm

Join the Elementary Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Peter and his friends in Neverland!

These young performers will sing "The Second Star to the Right," "Following The Leader," "Fly To Your Heart," "Your Mother and Mine," and, of course, "Yo Ho A Pirates Life for Me!"

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

August 8 2018

2:30pm

Let's learn about Korea!

Experience the Korean Alphabet, greeting expressions, folktales, and fun activities. 

  • Recommended for kids in grades K-5
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Limit: 20
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
2:30pm

Recommended for Preschoolers and their Parents!

Surf the waves, stretch like seaweed, and brush off your barnacles with an interactive yoga class just for preschoolers and parents!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Yoga mat not required, but feel free to bring one along!
     
  • Have an elementary schooler? Bring them to Twist, Stretch, and Flow instead!
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday 3 times.
11:00am

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

Spend your Saturday at the library!

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Please join us by 11:15am to participate in storytime activities.

Note: On some occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Add your own creations to The Park at Schlowville!

Create, play, grow! Be a part of our Park at Schlowville and create your own person or animal to add to the summer fun. 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
10:00am to 2:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Schlow and all of our amazing, maker-community friends invite you to Mayor Welch Plaza and Allen Street to celebrate technology, art, and creativity!

The rain location will be the Schlow Library underground parking lot 

Demonstrations

  • 3D Printing Automation
  • Modular Robotics
  • Try a 3D Doodler
  • Community Painting and art projects
  • More with community makers

Featured Events

I Made It: Community Show and Tell

Have you made something you’d like to share? Sign up at makerweek.schlowlibrary.org for a table space and/or to give a 10 minute (or less) talk explaining your creation and how you made it.

Glider Races

Test fly wooden and 3D printed gliders, make your own, and race them. Balsa and 3D printed gliders provided while supplies last.

Water Rockets

Launch water powered rockets. How far will they go?

Giant Origami

Use our giant paper to construct huge origami figures. Then decorate them as you please.

Ice Luminaries Mold Making

Watch a vacuum mold at work.

Foundry Demonstration

Want a creative way to recycle aluminum cans? Find out how easy it is to melt them down and cast the metal into your own creations with a home foundry.

Food!

The Street Meat food truck will be on Allen Street for lunch! Bring cash or cards to try some local street fare.

 

 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Decorate cookies, make Dr. Seuss masks, and more with the SPSEA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Learn basic coding principles while working with an adorable robot.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Grades 2-6.
  • Registration required.
  • Limit: 6.

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11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 to 36 months
     
  • Session 2: Tuesdays, October 24 & 31; November 7 & 14 at 11am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Take part in a special memory… Ride the Polar Express!

 
  • Saturdays, December 2 & 9: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 3 & 10: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children’s Department and ride the trolley through Downtown State College. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. Photos with Santa will be available at Santa’s Workshop. 

The last reading will take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays.

Register for this FREE program by phone or in person at the Library starting at 9am on Tuesday, November 28. Walk-in tickets will also be available each day of the event. For all the details, visit schlowlibrary.org/polarexpress

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Recommended for 24 to 36 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
2:30pm

Kids: Come see the shenanigans that take place when the mischievous Cat in the Hat comes to save Sally and Sam from their dull day at home.

Showtimes: Saturday, April 7 at 11am and 2:30 pm, and Sunday, April 8 at 2:30pm

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

June 26 2018

10:30am

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Join us for storytime! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 18 2018

12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Captain Underpants

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

  • PG, 2017, 89 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

Attachments

No registration necessary

August 20 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
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Repeats every month on September, October, November, December on the third Saturday until Sat Dec 17 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in the Children's Department!

  • Recommended for grades 1 to 6.
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Use your imagination and ingenuity to build structures using cardboard tubes and straws. See what you can come up with!

  • Where: Children's Department
     
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Sunday 2 times.
2:00pm to 4:15pm

Pre-registration is full, but give us a call to learn about Walk-in Registration!

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturdays, December 3 & 10: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 4 & 11: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last readings take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays. 

 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Make silly putty and scientist headbands, and experiment with gummy worms with the SPSEA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Celebrate sunshine with a happy rainbow sun.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
3:00pm

For ages 5-12, who read at least 3,500 pages! Woo hoo!

  • Where: Hi-Way Pizza, N. Atherton St.
  • Children must be registered for the Summer Reading Program
  • Children must log their reading in the online Pizza Party Log and return their permission slip by Friday, August 4.
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Code in color with Ozobots, play music with Makey Makey, practice programming, coding and more!

  • Recommended for grades 1-5.
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Kids: Join us for a family-friendly concert with Mr. Music and his guitar!

  • When:  1:30pm and 3pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • First Night button NOT required.

Join us for one of Mr. Music's fabulous shows, and for drop-in activities in the Children's Department from 1pm-4:30pm!

A little about Mr. Music (also known as Lenny Tepsich):

Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation.  When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music.   He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them.  In 1988, his daughter’s kindergarten class nicknamed him Mr. Music (they couldn’t say Mr. Tepsich) and it stuck!

For over 30 years he’s been a featured performer at Hershey Park. He has performed at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and festivals, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.

When Lenny is not performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He looks forward to singing for the “next generation” and continuing his unending devotion to his love of music and children.

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times.
12:00pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
    • ​​March 14, 21, & 28; April 4 & 11
  • ​Tuning in to Kids registration is for the entire series only.
  • ​To register, please contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org or call 814-231-1070
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Wednesday, March 14.

Tantrums and meltdowns are tough to prevent and manage! This five-week program helps you to build and practice emotionally-responsive parenting skills. TIK-style parental interaction helps children learn to think about and manage their feelings. Program size is limited for effective discussion and practice. 

​Topics include:

  • Understanding your child's emotional experience
  • Problem-solving and self-care for caregivers
  • Emotion-coaching your child's anger
  • And more!

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to join the waitlist.
2:30pm

A whimsical tale of love. Coppelia is a charming, funny, and comical ballet for all ages.

  • Presented by the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 7 2018

2:00pm to 3:15pm

This program is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

Please check our calendar at schlowlibrary.org for specific topics (topics will be announced soon).  

  • This is a Penn State research project, so researchers will be present with video recorders.
  • Limit: 8 families. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 27 2018

12:00pm

Join the Teen Division of Singing Onstage as we celebrate the story of Belle and her friends in the enchanted castle!

These accomplished performers will sing "Belle," "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Home," "Human Again," "Something There," and, of course, "Beauty and the Beast."

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

June 2 2018

1:00pm

Kids: Join us for a concert and sing-along with the fabulously fun Allegheny Ukes!

  • Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the third Saturday 4 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge!

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in the Children's Department!

  • Recommended for grades 1 to 6.
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

 

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Blocks of every shape, size, and skill level are waiting for you to turn them into something epic!

 Join us to play a life-sized game of Jenga. How high can you go?

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Latin culture with arts and crafts, music, special snacks, face painting, and more!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories. A fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Ages: 24 months to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 11am
    • March 13
    • March 20
    • March 27
    • April 3
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
12:00pm

Today's Free Movie at The State Theatre: Wall-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

  • G, 2008, 98 minutes
  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Parking: We have limited parking at Schlow, so please use one of the public parking areas while attending the movie. For ideas on where to park, please use the handy map attached to this page! 

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No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
     
  • Session 1: Wednesdays, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11 at 9:30am
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Limit: 20
Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Explore the ocean with a new octopus friend!

  • Where: Children's Department

 

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the third Saturday 4 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Take on a new building challenge.

Design your creation and pose for a picture to be displayed in our Lego Club Hall of Fame!

  • Recommended for grades 1-6. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
9:30am to 10:30am

Kids: Work with adorable robots to learn coding.

  • We will focus on teaching Dash how to play the xylophone! 
  • Participants must be able to read independently. 
  • Recommended for grades 2-6. 
  • Limit: 6.

Interested in attending this class on Thursday, March 8, from 1:30pm-2:30pm instead? Click here!

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June 16 2018

11:00am

Kids: See crowd-favorite Bobby Cadabra and his new rabbit put on an interactive magic show.

Great for all ages! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

July 14 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

August 9 2018

1:00pm

For ages 3 to 5, who read at least 3,500 pages! Wow!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Recommended for kids in elementary school!

Curious about yoga? Join Kathleen of Wellness in Motion for an afternoon that will challenge your body and mind. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for kids in elementary school
  • Yoga mats not required, but feel free to bring one along!
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 26 2017.
11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
 
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Kids: Plant a colorful paper garden to mark your place in a favorite book.

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Maker Week Event

Join us for a discussion about the use of emerging technologies in art and see some examples.

  • Where: The Make Space (141 S Fraser St)

 

No registration necessary
9:00am

Register your children for TLC - ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here for dates, times, and program description. 

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Join Matt and Meredith Freeman (M Twirling Team) as they demonstrate the basics of twirling and give you a hands-on opportunity to try it yourself.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

  • Sessions limited to 12 families. 
     
  • Session 1: Tuesdays, September 19 & 26; October 3, 10, & 17 at 9:15am
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
11:00am to 3:00pm

Take part in a special memory… Ride the Polar Express!

 
  • Saturdays, December 2 & 9: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 3 & 10: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children’s Department and ride the trolley through Downtown State College. Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin to spend at Santa’s Workshop. Photos with Santa will be available at Santa’s Workshop. 

The last reading will take place at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays.

Register for this FREE program by phone or in person at the Library starting at 9am on Tuesday, November 28. Walk-in tickets will also be available each day of the event. For all the details, visit schlowlibrary.org/polarexpress

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.
11:00am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler.

  • Recommended for 24 to 36 months.
  • Limit: 15. 
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:30pm

Kids: Come see the shenanigans that take place when the mischievous Cat in the Hat comes to save Sally and Sam from their dull day at home.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Presented by the Penn State Thespians
No registration necessary

July 10 2018

10:30am

Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Join us for storytime! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

July 18 2018

2:30pm

A combination class of jazz, tap, and ballet for kids ages 7-12!

 Introduction to dance! Presented by the Dance Academy of State College.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Recommended for ages 7-12
  • Limit: 40
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

August 20 2018

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Come build a website to share with your friends and family, and learn how to keep updating and improving your site on your own!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Recommended for kids who have completed grades 4-6.
  • Limit: 5.
Registrations open on August 1, 2018 - 9:00am.
Join us next time on:
Repeats every month on October, November on the first Saturday until Sat Nov 05 2016.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's party! Join us for family block-building activities. Recommended for children in preschool and kindergarten.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Kids: Clap, sing, dance, and improvise with Alex for an awesome afternoon of music!

Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Sponsored by Penn State Federal Credit Union

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times.
9:15am

Join us in the Downsbrough Community Room - a place for you to play with your child and talk with other parents.

Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 9:15am

  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Registration for this class begins on Wednesday, August 31.

Please call 814.237.6236 to join the waitlist.
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Monday 4 times.
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs, and lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborn to 14 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
     
  • Mondays at 9:30am
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 13
Please call 814.237.6236 to register.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Celebrate Earth Day with PSU's Student United Way!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop in to play a variety of games with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join us for open gaming at Schlow! We provide a range of tabletop games and you provide the players. We are teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-Playing Gamers of Central PA to bring you a bigger and better gaming event! Members of this group have been meeting here on Saturdays and are excited to see new people and share the games they bring from their own collections.

Everyone is welcome!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • When: One Saturday a month, dates available on our web and printed calendars

Available games provided by Schlow include:

Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Chess
Checkers
Compounded
Dixit
Dominion
For the Crown
Forbidden Island
The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin
Oz Fluxx
Pandemic
Revolution!
Scrabble
Shadow Hunters
Standard Playing Cards
Ticket to Ride
Ultimate Werewolf

           ....And many more!

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Make caterpillar hats, coffee filter butterflies, and more with Penn State’s SPSEA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
3:00pm

Kids: Join us for a family-friendly concert with Mr. Music and his guitar!

  • When:  1:30pm and 3pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • First Night button NOT required.

Join us for one of Mr. Music's fabulous shows, and for drop-in activities in the Children's Department all day!

A little about Mr. Music (also known as Lenny Tepsich):

Guitar in one hand and his audience in the other, Lenny Tepsich greets children and they light up with anticipation.  When he leaves, they never forget having met Mr. Music.   He motivates kids with simple songs sung by children for generations as well as original tunes he writes just for them.  In 1988, his daughter’s kindergarten class nicknamed him Mr. Music (they couldn’t say Mr. Tepsich) and it stuck!

For over 30 years he’s been a featured performer at Hershey Park. He has performed at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and festivals, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.

When Lenny is not performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He looks forward to singing for the “next generation” and continuing his unending devotion to his love of music and children.

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April on the fourth Saturday 4 times.
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids: Stop by to take our exciting STEM challenges!

This week's topic: Air pressure! 

  • Recommended for grades K-5
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
10:00am to 12:00pm

Come meet Dory from Finding Nemo and make some fabulously fishy ocean crafts!

Centre Gives is in full swing, and we want to thank you for your donations!

  • Where: Children's Department 
No registration necessary

July 21 2018

2:00pm to 3:15pm

This program is for parents and children ages 6-10 working together.

Please check our calendar at schlowlibrary.org for specific topics (topics will be announced soon).  

  • This is a Penn State research project, so researchers will be present with video recorders.
  • Limit: 8 families. 
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Registrations open on July 2, 2018 - 9:00am.

July 28 2018

11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary

June 2 2018

10:00am to 3:00pm

Get started on your summer reading with some new favorite books!

  • Where: Art Gallery outside of Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hands-on, drop-in science experiments for kids in grades 1-5.

Stop by to take our exciting STEM challenges throughout the winter and spring!

  • April 22 - Start your own garden in a glove and nature journal to celebrate Earth Day!
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

No registration necessary
Join us next time on:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 30 2017 except Sat Dec 02 2017, Sat Dec 09 2017.
11:00am

Kids: Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays, and a craft, or movies, or a special performance.

Participants should arrive within 15 minutes of the start of the program to join activities.

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
 
No registration necessary