December Calendar of Events: Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Do you find yourself thinking that there is nothing to do? Are you bored with your daily routine? Do you want to learn something new? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to check out your local library to see what they are offering to the community. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library located in Waynesboro, PA, has a full calendar of adult programs scheduled for December. Why not plan to check one or more of these programs out.

Socrates Café
December 1st & 15th
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Socrates Cafe is a gathering where people thoughtfully exchange ideas about existential/philosophical questions, with maximum respect for others’ opinions. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library’s Socrates Café is only one of hundreds around the world.

Adult Story Time
Virtual – Facebook & YouTube Channel
December 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
9:00 AM
Join us for our weekly virtual Adult Story Time shared on the library’s Facebook page. Tune in for some wonderful heartwarming holiday stories.

Library Book Club
December 2nd & 16th
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Won’t you consider joining us for our Book Club meetings? If you would like more information on our Book Club, please stop by the library, or email us at

Book Bites With Kiara
Virtual – Facebook
December 2nd
9:00 AM
Do you struggle to find new authors or to check out new genes? Do you have a hard time deciding what to read next? Join Kiara as we take a look at this month’s featured books on display. Why not plan to come in and check one out.

Gamesboro Gaming Group
December 3rd and 17th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Gamesboro Gaming Group is back beginning October 15th. Come explore history through strategy board games with us.

Adult MakerSpace: Introduction to 3D Printing
2 Session Class: December 5th & 12th
4:00 – 5:30 PM
This is a 2-part class where will we go over what you need to know to start 3D printing. You must be available to attend both sessions (one on 12/5 and 12/12). Registration is required for this class. A non-refundable fee of $2.00 is required upon registration. Sign up early as space is limited.

Walking Librarian Virtual Walk
Virtual – Facebook
December 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join the Walking Librarian on Facebook on Monday mornings for our virtual walk. Locations vary from around the area, the county, the state, and sometimes even the world.

Fascinating Facts: Literary Who Am I?
Virtual – Facebook & YouTube Channel
December 6th
9:00 AM
If our literary greats are anything to go by, a bit of unconventionality may, in fact, be the key to success. We will share some extraordinary facts about some of the world’s best-loved authors, proving that a sprinkling of oddness definitely goes hand-in-hand with creative genius.

Oddities: Authors & Stories
Virtual – Facebook & YouTube Channel
December 7th
9:00 AM
Join us virtually on our Facebook page or YouTube channel for our Oddities: Authors & Stories program. This month’s topic is Stuart Woods: Transatlantic Adventurer.

Christmas Gathering
December 7th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Bring your favorite drink mug and join us for this fun afternoon. There will be stories, games, music, crafts and more to celebrate the season. The fun will be dished up along with special food and drink. Space for this program is limited; therefore, registration is required at the library. A non-refundable registration fee of $15 is due at time of registration.

Genealogy Club
December 7th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Do you love genealogy? Come meet other genealogy enthusiasts in our virtual ZOOM meeting. This is an informal discussion group. The ZOOM link is posted on the library’s website calendar.

Hooks & Needles
December 8th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Bring your crochet, knitting, needlepoint, embroidering, rug hooking, or other handwork project that you are working on. Share information on your project, learn a new craft or just come to share with other like-minded people.

Senior Book Bingo
December 9th
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Seniors over 60 — come play Book Bingo with the library at the Waynesboro Senior Activity Center. Join us for some fun and possibly win your next best read.

Making a Beaded Tree
Virtual – Facebook
December 10th
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Register at the library for the fun class where we will be making a beaded tree. All who register will be able to pick up their ornament kit at the library the week prior to the class. The last day to register for this class will be Friday, November 4th. The registration fee of $3 is payable at time of registration. There will be a limited number of kits available, so register early.

Zentangle Fun
December 12th
1:00 – 2:30 PM
In this month’s program we will be learning some new tangles and adding them to a wooden cutout for a Christmas tree ornament. Come join us today for a time of creativity and meditation. Registration is required at the library. Registration fee for the class is $2.00.

Walking Librarian Program: Antietam Meadow Park
December 14th
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!

Diamond Painting Class: Snowman
December 14th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Come join us for this fun class where you will learn the techniques needed for our snowman picture. Class size is limited so registration is required. A non-refundable registration fee of $8 must be paid at time of registration.

Nutcrackers & Holiday Characters Crafting Workshop
In-Person & Virtual
December 17th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us at our crafting workshop where you will have the choice of making a nutcracker or holiday character. This class is being offered both in-person and virtually. Both require registration at the library. Registration fee is $3.00 per person and must be paid at time of registration.

The Art of Origami
December 20th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Now is your chance to try you hand at origami. Join us for this class where we will be making ornaments for the holidays. Registration is required at the library. A non-refundable payment of $2 is required upon registration.

Grandparents & Me Holiday Date
December 22nd
2:00 – 4:00 PM
A time for grandparents and parents alike to make a holiday memory with their favorite people. Come join us and bring your grandchildren! Come enjoy some cookies and cocoa along with the movie classic, “Prancer”. As a special treat, Santa will drop in for pictures. The event is for children in grades 1 through 6. Space is limited so register early.


Richard J Murphy 1929-2023

Dick served with the United States Army until his honorable discharge. Dick was employed as budget analyst in the civil sector of the Army in Korea.

Bradley Miller 1980-2023

Born December 7, 1980, Bradley enjoyed drawing, playing video games, reading, and comic books. Bradley had the best sense of humor.

Jerome Edward Foreman Jr.

Jerome served in the U.S. Army 1959 to 1962. He retired from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as Director of Engineering.

Lori A Voce 1964-2023

Lori will be remembered as an amazing wife and mother, who selflessly dedicated herself to ensuring the best life for her family.

Helen F Hykes 1928-2023

Early in life, Helen worked at Fishers Florist, Shippensburg, prior to having her two sons. Afterward she became a consummate homemaker.

Steven Dietrich Gotham 1942-2023

Steve also loved to dine out. However, his most cherished time was spent with his children and grandchildren, who he loved beyond measure.

Shirley Ann Hudson 1932-2023

Shirley never met a stranger; everyone was just a friend she hadn’t met. She was a devoted member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Daily Forecast, December 5, 2023

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 41.95°F and a low of 31.62°F. The humidity

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