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Walking Librarian Virtual Walking Program (Virtual)

Monday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Join the Walking Librarian on Facebook or YouTube on Monday mornings for our virtual walk. Locations vary from around the area, the county, the state, and sometimes even the world. We are looking for guest walkers for our Walking Librarian Program. If you are visiting a special place or taking a walk that you think might interest others, please contact the library to see how you can be a guest walker. Contact us at adultprograms@ahmfl.org

Virtually Poe

Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, 25

7:00 PM

Join us virtually on our Facebook page as we share Edgar Allan Poe with the community.

Genealogy Club (ZOOM)

Wednesday, October 4

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Do you love genealogy? Come meet other genealogy enthusiasts in our virtual ZOOM meeting. This is an informal discussion group. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library is inviting you to this scheduled Zoom meeting. The link for the meeting is found on the library’s website calendar.

Adult Story Time: Franklin County Ghosts (Virtual)

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Join us for our weekly virtual Adult Story Time shared on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. This month’s Adult Story Time brings us fun ghost stories from the book, Franklin County Ghosts written by Athena Varounis. Today we will be sharing the story of The White Lady.

Socrates Café

Thursday, October 5, 19

1:30 – 3:00 PM

What is Socrates Café? It’s a gathering where people thoughtfully exchange ideas about existential/philosophical questions, with maximum respect for others’ opinions. The library’s Socrates Café is only one of hundreds around the world.

A Step Back In Time: The Twenty Minute Whistle (Virtual)

Friday, October 6, 13, 20, 27

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Join us on our Facebook page or YouTube channel as we share information from times gone by in and around Waynesboro. This month we will share parts of “The Twenty Minute Whistle” written by George Beard Coffman. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about some of the early industrial leaders in Waynesboro, PA.

Friends of AHMFL Book Sale

Saturday, October 7

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Come shop at the Friends of AHMFL Library Book Sale and find your next best read! All monies collected at the book sale benefit the library.

Gamesboro Gaming

Saturday, October 7, 21

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If you like strategy board games and history, this event could be just what you are looking for. Come explore history through strategy board games with us. This program is the first and third Saturday of each month.

Adult Book Bingo

Saturday, October 7

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come in, socialize, relax and play BOOK BINGO! Win a game, pick a book. It’s so simple and fun. No registration required. Participants must be 18 or older.

Crafting Capers

Saturday, October 7

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Come on crafters, let’s see what crafting capers we can get into! Registration is required at the circulation desk. A $3.00 registration fee is due upon registration. Must be 18 or older to participate.

Zentangle Fun

Monday, October 9

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Come join us for this fun, relaxing library program. No registration is required for this program. A $2.00 class materials fee will be collected at the program.

Hooks & Needles: Making a Pumpkin

Thursday, October 12

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Come join us for our Hooks & Needles Program at the library. Our program will give you the option of bringing with you what you are working on and joining in our group that talks about their current projects and shares ideas and encouragement. This is a great place to share your ideas or to learn some new stitching skills. There is no charge for the pumpkin making class; however, participants are required to bring: Yarn for the pumpkin and a G Hook.

AHMFL Award Presentation from PA Forward and Party

Wednesday, October 18

1:00 – 3:00 PM

You are invited! Please join us at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library for an Awards Presentation & Party. Your library will officially be awarded the 2023 Financial Literacy of the Year Award for the state of Pennsylvania for their program Plan Today for Tomorrow. Additionally, the library will be recognized for maintaining their Gold Star status for three consecutive years. We hope you will plan to be present for recognition of your library’s accomplishments.

Hurried Cook (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 18

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Join us for this fun virtual program where the library will be sharing recipes and directions for fun and delicious foods and drinks. In this session, Terri will be helping us to learn how to make homemade hot chocolate!

She’s Somebody’s Daughter

Tuesday, October 24

1:30 – 3:00 PM

She’s Somebody’s Daughter began in 2012 as an awareness initiative about the links between trafficking, pornography, and the commercial sex industry. Have you heard of this program? Are you aware that there is a problem in and around our community? Are you trying to find a way out of a situation like this? Would you like to learn more about an organization whose mission is raising awareness, providing prevention education, and erasing lines of separation that isolate those affected by sexual exploitation? Please join us for this program to learn more about this issue and how you can help. This program is free and open to the public.

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk: Antietam Meadow Park

Wednesday, October 25

9:30 – 11:00 AM

Won’t you join the Walking Librarian for this fun program geared for all ages. Come for the walk! Come with your camera (or cell phone) to participate in our photo scavenger hunt! Come to soak up nature! Come for the fun! This month’s walk will be at Antietam Meadow Park located at the end of Scott Road (off Country Club Road).

Senior Hooks & Needles

Friday, October 27

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Are you 60 or over and want to join a group of crocheters & knitters? Why not stop by Waynesboro Senior Center for the library’s Hooks & Needles Program. Bring what you are working on, or come use library supplies and work on one of our Comfort in Crisis Projects. Please note for those who plan to attend: the Senior Center location has changed to: 11359 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, PA.

Friends of AHMFL Luncheon

Friday, October 27

Details coming soon.

Poe Night at the Library

Tuesday, October 31

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Join us as we enjoy the works of Edgar Allan Poe as they are shared with us. This program is free and open to the public. There is limited seating, so please call the library and reserve your space. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This program is funded by the generous sponsorship of Edward Jones Financial Advisors Frank S. Pinto and Robert & Marissa A. Correll.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Anime Club

October 4, 4:00 PM – Teens ages 12-18, do you love to watch anime, read manga, and even draw characters? Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to come make shrinky dink keychains with us, a favorite activity often requested by club members.

Anime Club is a regular program at the library on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.

We read & discuss our favorite / least favorite manga, choose anime shows & movies to watch together, and do various games, crafts, & other activities related to Japanese culture. This is the last Anime Club of the summer; fall dates TBA.

Want to co-lead a club meeting? See Miss Gina at the library.

Anime Club

October 18, 4:00 PM – Teens ages 12-18, do you love to watch anime, read manga, and even draw characters? Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for a drawing competition! This is really just a casual opportunity for club members to show off the drawings they have been working on, with some small prizes awarded. We hope you can join us! Anime Club is a regular program at the library on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.

We read & discuss our favorite / least favorite manga, choose anime shows & movies to watch together, and do various games, crafts, & other activities related to Japanese culture. This is the last Anime Club of the summer; fall dates TBA.

Want to co-lead a club meeting? See Miss Gina at the library.

Art Saturday Kits

October 21, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Teens ages 12-18, stop by Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library to pick up your art kit! On the 3rd Saturday of each month, we announce a new Art Saturday Kit. Art kits consist of a paper bag containing all (or most of) the supplies you’ll need to complete an art or craft project at home. The instructions are usually via a video link (also posted on our social media). Art Kits are geared towards teens ages 12-18, but older kids are welcome to give it a try, too.

Ghost Story Walk

November 2, 4:00-5:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library – 

Teen Librarian Miss Gina, and Karen, The Walking Librarian, invite Teens and Adults alike to join us for a spooky Ghost Story Walk at Pond Bank Day Use Area.  Participate in a photo contest while hearing the story of the White Lady of Pond Bank, who is said to haunt these shores.  Word on the street is that the legendary White Lady herself may even put in a guest appearance…  Please BYOW (bring your own water), but the library will provide snacks!

Directions from AHMFL: PA-16 West. Turn right onto North Church St. (Rt 997).  Go approximately 9 miles. Pond Bank Day Use Area parking lot is on the right. Registration is Required!  Please stop by the front desk to register, and fill out the participant release form, & parent permission form for teen participants.

Homeschool Enrichment Club

October 3, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites homeschoolers in grades K-12 to join us for art activities, STEM challenges, and more!

Homeschool Enrichment Club is parent-led (hosted by AHMFL) and meets weekly August 29th – May 28th.  K-5th Grades will meet 10:30-11:15 AM, and 6th – 12th Grades at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM. Please see the Programming Calendar at ahmfl.org for weekly themed activities, or follow the club’s Facebook page at Waynesboro Homeschool Enrichment Club for the most up-to-date information.

Homeschool Enrichment Club

October 10, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites homeschoolers in grades K-12 to join us for art activities, STEM challenges, and more!

Homeschool Enrichment Club is parent-led (hosted by AHMFL) and meets weekly August 29th – May 28th.  K-5th Grades will meet 10:30-11:15 AM, and 6th – 12th Grades at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM. Please see the Programming Calendar at ahmfl.org for weekly themed activities, or follow the club’s Facebook page at Waynesboro Homeschool Enrichment Club for the most up-to-date information.

Homeschool Enrichment Club

October 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites homeschoolers in grades K-12 to join us for art activities, STEM challenges, and more!

Homeschool Enrichment Club is parent-led (hosted by AHMFL) and meets weekly August 29th – May 28th.  K-5th Grades will meet 10:30-11:15 AM, and 6th – 12th Grades at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM. Please see the Programming Calendar at ahmfl.org for weekly themed activities, or follow the club’s Facebook page at Waynesboro Homeschool Enrichment Club for the most up-to-date information.

Homeschool Enrichment Club

October 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites homeschoolers in grades K-12 to join us for art activities, STEM challenges, and more!

Homeschool Enrichment Club is parent-led (hosted by AHMFL) and meets weekly August 29th – May 28th.  K-5th Grades will meet 10:30-11:15 AM, and 6th – 12th Grades at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM. Please see the Programming Calendar at ahmfl.org for weekly themed activities, or follow the club’s Facebook page at Waynesboro Homeschool Enrichment Club for the most up-to-date information.

Homeschool Enrichment Club

October 31, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites homeschoolers in grades K-12 to join us for art activities, STEM challenges, and more!

Homeschool Enrichment Club is parent-led (hosted by AHMFL) and meets weekly August 29th – May 28th.  K-5th Grades will meet 10:30-11:15 AM, and 6th – 12th Grades at 11:30 AM -12:15 PM. Please see the Programming Calendar at ahmfl.org for weekly themed activities, or follow the club’s Facebook page at Waynesboro Homeschool Enrichment Club for the most up-to-date information.

MakerSpace Days

October 12, 4:00-5:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens & preteens ages 10-18 to join us in the MakerSpace as we explore simple machines (with a focus on gears), make spirograph parts on the 3D printer, and create fun art using the spirograph! Guest teachers: Gwendolyn Magras & Julie Diaz. Registration Required – Please sign up at ahmfl.org on the Programming Calendar.

MakerSpace Days

October 26, 4:00-5:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens & preteens ages 10-18 to join the latest embroidery craze and make a mini embroidery keychain. No experience necessary! Guest teacher: Gwendolyn Magras. Registration Required – Please sign up at ahmfl.org on the Programming Calendar.

Pokemon Club

October 14, 1:30-2:45 PM – Kids & Teens, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for Pokemon Club! This club is dedicated to battling via the Pokemon card game. If you don’t already know how to play, leaders Chad & Kurt Ewell will teach you everything you need to know!  Feel free to bring your own deck if you have one.  We will also have decks here.

Teen Costume Party

October 27, 5:00-6:30 PM – Teens ages 12-18, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to a special Costume Party, after hours at the library. We plan to enjoy games, a costume contest with prizes, a pumpkin craft, and pizza and snacks of various kinds.

Registration is required!  Please sign up at the library or call us.

Teen Laser Tag

October 6, 5:00-6:30 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens ages 12-18 to join us for laser tag. This is a special after-hours event at the library, and spots are limited. Pizza & snacks are included. Registration required. Please sign up at the library or call us.

Teen Game Nights (In Person)

October 10, 5:45-6:45 PM – Teens ages 12-18, the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for an in-person Game Night at the library. In-person Game Nights are a regular program at the library on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM. Attendees choose which games to play (we usually play Dungeons & Dragons on alternating in-person game nights). Do you have a fun game you’d like to share? Go ahead and bring it!

Teen Game Nights (In Person)

October 24, 5:45-6:45 PM – Teens ages 12-18, the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for an in-person Game Night at the library. In-person Game Nights are a regular program at the library on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM. Attendees choose which games to play (we usually play Dungeons & Dragons on alternating in-person game nights). Do you have a fun game you’d like to share? Go ahead and bring it!

Teen Game Nights (Online)

October 3, 5:45-6:45 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts Teen Game Night via Discord. Teens ages 13-18, do you have a smartphone, tablet, PC, and/or console that you play games on? Do you have online games to play & no one to play with? Looking for a game to play but don’t know where to start? Join us on our AHMFL Teen Discord to see what games are happening! We play online multiplayer games such as Among Us, Jackbox, Unfortunate Spacemen, Gartic Phone, Minecraft, and more. Put in your vote for what you want to play!

To join us, you’ll need to be a member of AHMFL’s Teen Discord, since this is how we meet up, choose games, & share codes to access our game lobbies. To become a member, teens must return a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. Please contact AHMFL Teen Librarian Miss Gina at (717) 762-3335 to request a slip. Unfortunately, Discord has a strict age 13+ policy, so we direct 12-yr-old patrons to try our in-person Game Nights instead, until they turn 13. Online Teen Game Nights are a regular program on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM.

Teen Game Nights (Online)

October 17, 5:45-6:45 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts Teen Game Night via Discord. Teens ages 13-18, do you have a smartphone, tablet, PC, and/or console that you play games on? Do you have online games to play & no one to play with? Looking for a game to play but don’t know where to start? Join us on our AHMFL Teen Discord to see what games are happening! We play online multiplayer games such as Among Us, Jackbox, Unfortunate Spacemen, Gartic Phone, Minecraft, and more. Put in your vote for what you want to play! To join us, you’ll need to be a member of AHMFL’s Teen Discord, since this is how we meet up, choose games, & share codes to access our game lobbies. To become a member, teens must return a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. Please contact AHMFL Teen Librarian Miss Gina at (717) 762-3335 to request a slip. Unfortunately, Discord has a strict age 13+ policy, so we direct 12-yr-old patrons to try our in-person Game Nights instead, until they turn 13. Online Teen Game Nights are a regular program on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM.

Teen Game Nights (Online)

October 31, 5:45-6:45 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts Teen Game Night via Discord. Teens ages 13-18, do you have a smartphone, tablet, PC, and/or console that you play games on? Do you have online games to play & no one to play with? Looking for a game to play but don’t know where to start? Join us on our AHMFL Teen Discord to see what games are happening! We play online multiplayer games such as Among Us, Jackbox, Unfortunate Spacemen, Gartic Phone, Minecraft, and more. Put in your vote for what you want to play! To join us, you’ll need to be a member of AHMFL’s Teen Discord, since this is how we meet up, choose games, & share codes to access our game lobbies. To become a member, teens must return a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. Please contact AHMFL Teen Librarian Miss Gina at (717) 762-3335 to request a slip. Unfortunately, Discord has a strict age 13+ policy, so we direct 12-yr-old patrons to try our in-person Game Nights instead, until they turn 13. Online Teen Game Nights are a regular program on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 PM.

Teen Story Share (Online)

October 6 – Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on Fridays for our latest “Teen Story Share” video.  This is a regular library video series on Fridays, where Teen Services Librarian Miss Gina shares a variety of reading material that is fun for teens, including short stories, & excerpts from longer books—mostly fiction, with some nonfiction thrown in. We post on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s full name on YouTube & Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and @ahmfl_teens).

Teen Story Share (Online)

October 13 – Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on Fridays for our latest “Teen Story Share” video.  This is a regular library video series on Fridays, where Teen Services Librarian Miss Gina shares a variety of reading material that is fun for teens, including short stories, & excerpts from longer books—mostly fiction, with some nonfiction thrown in. We post on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s full name on YouTube & Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and @ahmfl_teens).

Teen Story Share (Online)

October 20 – Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on Fridays for our latest “Teen Story Share” video.  This is a regular library video series on Fridays, where Teen Services Librarian Miss Gina shares a variety of reading material that is fun for teens, including short stories, & excerpts from longer books—mostly fiction, with some nonfiction thrown in. We post on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s full name on YouTube & Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and @ahmfl_teens).

Teen Story Share (Online)

October 27 – Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on Fridays for our latest “Teen Story Share” video.  This is a regular library video series on Fridays, where Teen Services Librarian Miss Gina shares a variety of reading material that is fun for teens, including short stories, & excerpts from longer books—mostly fiction, with some nonfiction thrown in. We post on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s full name on YouTube & Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and @ahmfl_teens).

CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

A Bedtime Story

Sunday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

7:00 – 7:30 PM

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library will host our Bedtime Story program on Sunday

evenings at 7:00 PM. A variety of stories will be shared by staff and the community.

Book Tasting

Monday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Join us each week as we share a chapter or two from one of the books in our Juvenile section.

Staff will be choosing some of their favorite books to share with you. What a great way to get

just a taste of the story that our books offer.

Music & Movement

Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26

11:00 – 11:30 AM  (We’ve moved to the 2nd floor – Community Room)

Join us for this fun energetic program geared toward children ages two through four, older siblings are invited. Come sing your heart out and move to the beat! We will be having fun with musical instruments, rhymes, songs, and dance. Snacks included.

LEGO Club (Ages 5 – 11)

Tuesday, October 3

5:30 – 6:30 PM  New day & time

Calling all LEGO Lovers!  New monthly challenges!  2nd floor in the Community Room. Bring LEGOS from home or use LEGOS supplied by the library. Snacks included.

Preschool Storytime

Friday, October  6    (Note new day & location)

11:00 – 11:45 AM 

Preschool Storytime is meeting at Renfrew Park for a fall scavenger hunt lead by Miss Karen Sourbier from AHMFL. Snacks are provided. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes preschoolers ages 2-4 (siblings of all ages are also welcome) for a fun time of songs, stories, and activities in the library’s Community Room, 2nd floor. Preschool Story Time is a regular library program.

Preschool Storytime

Friday, October 13

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Preschool Storytime is reading Pick a Perfect Pumpkin, and decorating our own pumpkin.

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes preschoolers ages 2-4 (siblings of all ages are also welcome) for a fun time of songs, stories, and activities in the library’s Community Room, 2nd floor. Preschool Story Time is a regular library program.

Pokémon Club – Kids

Saturday, October 14

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for Pokémon Club! This club is dedicated to battling via the Pokémon card game. If you don’t already know how to play, leaders Chad & Kurt Ewell will teach you everything you need to know! Feel free to bring your own deck if you have one. We will also have decks here. During the school year, kids ages 9-11 and teens meet together.

BINGO Club – Kids ages 8-12 NEW CLUB

Tuesday, October 17

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for BINGO Club! There are many types of BINGO and ways to play. We are going to have fun exploring some of them. Snacks are provided. We will meet in the Children’s Room during the school year.

Preschool Storytime

Friday, October 20

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Preschool Storytime is meeting up with Ms. Erica Nemzek, AHMFL Board Member who is leading our walk. Our story is, The Apple Pie Tree. We will also do a fun apple activity.  Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes preschoolers ages 2-4 (siblings of all ages are also welcome) for a fun time of songs, stories, and activities in the library’s Community Room, 2nd floor. Preschool Story Time is a regular library program.

Magnetic Tiles Club

Saturday, October 21

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM        

Kids 12 and under, bring your imagination and choose a building challenge. Come have fun, we build the 3rd Saturday of each month, in the Children’s Department, no registration required, just drop in. Snack provided.

Kindly Canines

Tuesday, October 24

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Kindly Canines are back!!! Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes ages 5-11 in the library’s Children’s Room to read to a variety of therapy dogs. Children may select different books from the library and/or bring their own favorite book from home to read. Kindly Canines is a regular library program held during the school year on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM.

Preschool Storytime

Friday, October 27

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Preschool Storytime will be reading, Happy Halloween, Biscuit! We are encouraged to wear a costume and get a treat! Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes preschoolers ages 2-4 (siblings of all ages are also welcome) for a fun time of songs, stories, and activities in the library’s Community Room, 2nd floor. Preschool Story Time is a regular library program.   

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