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June 2023 Programs at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

There are some very exciting programs coming up in June at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library.

Summer Reading Blast Off!
June 10th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites all ages to join us for our official summer kick-off. Come sign up for the Summer Program and enjoy fun activities for the whole family! Including: Registration & Giveaways; Bucket Dunk Challenge; Refreshments; and Straw Rockets STEM Project (10-11 AM). Did you know that the Summer Program is for all ages – Kids, Teens, and Adults? There are lots of events for the various age groups, all year round, plus, in the summer everyone can earn reading points for a chance to win prizes. You can visit ahmfl.org to learn more, or pick up a Summer Program Brochure at the library for even more details.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Story Time: Twisted Fairy Tales
Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Join us for our weekly virtual Adult Story Time shared on the library’s Facebook page. We are sharing “Twisted Fairy Tales” during the summer reading months of June and July. You won’t want to miss these twisted fairy tales as told from another point of view.

Socrates Café
Thursday, June 1, 15
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.

Step Back In Time: The Lilac Bush by George Beard Coffman (Virtual)
Friday, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Join us as we share personal accounts and handed down stories from times gone by in and around Waynesboro. This month we will share parts of The Lilac Bush, an autobiographical account of life in and around Waynesboro from 1758 to 1952 written by George Beard Coffman.

AHMFL Book Club
Friday, June 3, 16
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Won’t you consider joining us for our Book Club meetings? If you are interested in a local setting for a great read, contact the library for information about attending this program or email us at adultprograms@ahmfl.org.

Gamesboro Gaming
Saturday, June 3, 17
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Come explore history through strategy board games with us. This program is the first and third Saturday of each month.

Walking Librarian Virtual Walking Program (Virtual)
Monday, June 5, 12, 19, 26
9:00 – 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.

Author Visit: Jessie Dickey and Dani Neff
Tuesday, June 6
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Join us as sisters Jessie and Dani share their newly published book: Sistering: The Art of Holding Close and Letting Go. With honesty, laughter, adoration, and a few choice swear words, these author-sisters look together at their lives and the love that makes it all worthwhile. We will have a meet and greet at 5:30 PM followed by a book reading and questions beginning at 6:00 PM. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at this event.

Oddities: Authors and Stories (Virtual)
Wednesday, June 7
9:00 – 9:30 AM
Join us virtually on our Facebook page or YouTube channel for our Oddities: Authors & Stories program. This month’s topic is James Baldwin: Culture Clashes.

Genealogy Club (ZOOM)
Wednesday, June 7
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.

Hooks & Needles: Making a Pot Holder
Thursday, June 8
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. You can also participate in our Making A Pot Holder class. If you choose to do this, bring along a skein of cotton yarn (any color) and an H hook.

Zentangle Fun
Monday, June 12
1:00 – 2:30 PM
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. In today’s class we will be learning 4 new tangles to add to our collection.

Paint Pouring Class
Tuesday, June 13
5:00 – 6:30 PM
You asked for it, here it is! We will offer an adult paint pouring class in the courtyard at the library where instructor Terri will lead you through the creation. Registration is required at the library. A non-refundable class fee of $10 must be paid at time of registration. Class size is limited so register early.

The Art of Charcuterie I
Tuesday, June 20
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Learn how to put a delicious and colorful charcuterie board together and then take it home to enjoy! Space for the class is limited, so registration is required at the library A $15 class fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds will be provided for those not attending. PLEASE NOTE: If this day and time does not work for your schedule, check out the class we are offering on Monday, June 26th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM — it is the same class.

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk: Waltonian Meadows
Wednesday, June 21
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Won’t you join the Walking Librarian at Waltonian Meadows (Izaak Walton League Grounds) for this fun program geared for all ages. The address for our location is 129 Cornertown Road, Chambersburg, PA. 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!

The Hurried Cook (Virtual)
Wednesday, June 21
5:00 – 5:30 PM
Have you ever had a day that you realize it’s time for dinner and you have nothing prepared and are not sure what you are going to make? Do you always seem to be short on time and want to spend less time in the kitchen, but you want to still put a great meal on the table? Why not plan to join us for our new series The Hurried Cook. We will be joining you virtually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to bring you ideas, tips, and recipes. Today’s recipe will be individual strawberry shortcakes.

Crafting: Make A Beaded Hair Comb
Thursday, June 22
9:00 – 9:30 AM
This class will be offered virtually on Thursday, June 22nd. To participate, you can stop by the library Saturday, June 17th to pay your class fee and pick up your craft kit. Your kit will include two combs, beads, and the wire needed to complete the project. The kits will be offered on a first come, first served basis. No early sign-ups will be allowed.

Senior Hooks & Needles
Friday, June 23
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

The Art of Charcuterie II
Monday, June 26
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Learn how to put a delicious and colorful charcuterie board together and then take it home to enjoy! Space for the class is limited, so registration is required at the library A $15 class fee must be paid at time of registration. No refunds will be provided for those not attending. PLEASE NOTE: If this day and time does not work for your schedule, check out the class we are offering on Tuesday, June 20th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM — it is the same class.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Anime Club
June 7th
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 Anime Club, where we will be making kandi (bracelets, keychains, etc. made with pony beads).
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.
Want to co-lead a club meeting? See Miss Gina at the library.

Anime Club
June 21st
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 Anime Club, where we will make shrinky dink keychains. 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. Want to co-lead a club meeting? See Miss Gina at the library.

Homeschool Club
June 1st
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts a parent-led Homeschool Enrichment Club, where participants in grades K-12 participate in art activities, STEM challenges, and more. Each week has a different theme, with teens & kids sometimes splitting into groups, or staying together, depending on the activities. June 1st is the last Homeschool Club until fall! Planned activities are a student art exhibit and year-end awards.

MakerSpace Days
June 7th
4:00 – 5:30 PM
This summer Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens & preteens ages 10-18 to join us on 1st Wednesdays for a series of activities in the library’s MakerSpace, with guest teacher Julie Diaz. June’s activity is “Starry Night Turbulence: What is hiding in one of the world’s most recognizable paintings?” Registration Required – Please sign up at ahmfl.org on the Programming Calendar.

MakerSpace Days
July 5th
4:00 – 5:30 PM
This summer Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens & preteens ages 10-18 to join us on 1st Wednesdays for a series of activities in the library’s MakerSpace, with guest teacher Julie Diaz. July’s activity is “Hydraulics: Use chemistry, engineering, and architecture to investigate the power of liquids!”
Registration Required – Please sign up at ahmfl.org on the Programming Calendar.

Pokémon Club – Teens
June 10th
2:15 – 3:00 PM
Teens ages 12-18, 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.
This summer, we have separate clubs for Kids and Teens, every 2nd Saturday in the 2nd floor Community Room.

Teen Game Nights (Online)
June 20th
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 (In Person)
June 13th
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. Do you have a fun game you’d like to share? Go ahead and bring it!

Teen Game Nights (In Person)
June 27th
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. Do you have a fun game you’d like to share? Go ahead and bring it!

Teen Laser Tag
June 16th
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 Story Share (Online)
June 16th
3:00 PM
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)
June 23rd
3:00 PM
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)
June 30th
3:00 PM
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

Music & Movement
Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Join us for this fun energetic program geared toward children ages two through four. Come sing your heart out and move to the beat! We will be having fun with musical instruments, rhymes, songs, and dance.

Lego Club (Ages 5 – 11)
Thursday, June 1
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Lego Club meeting! Each month consists of an activity + building challenge. Bring Legos from home OR use the Legos at the library.

Summer Movie Madness: Nanny McPhee Returns
Friday, June 2
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for the first movie of our children’s Summer Movie Madness series. We will be showing Nanny McPhee Returns. As a reminder, children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Each Summer Movie Madness program a child attends will give them a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.

A Bedtime Story
Sunday, June 4, 11, 18, 25
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, June 5, 12, 19, 26
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.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27
11:00 – 11:45 AM
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 Children’s Room! Preschool Story Time is a regular library program on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM.

Summer Movie Madness: The Tale of Despereaux
Friday, June 9
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for our children’s Summer Movie Madness program today where we will be showing The Tale of Despereaux. As a reminder, children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Each Summer Movie Madness program a child attends will give them a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.

Children’s MakerSpace: Blast Off With Straw Rockets
Saturday, June 10
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Join us in the MakerSpace as part of our Summer Reading Program Blast Off. We will be building straw rockets. If you cannot attend, there will be a limited number of rocket stem kits that you can pick up to take home. Limited supplies.

Pokémon Club – Kids
June 10th
1:30 – 2:15 PM
Kids ages 9-11, 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. This summer, we have separate clubs for Kids and Teens, every 2nd Saturday in the 2nd floor Community Room.

Summer Movie Madness: Stuart Little 2
Friday, June 16
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for our children’s Summer Movie Madness program today where we will be showing Stuart Little 2. As a reminder, children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Each Summer Movie Madness program a child attends will give them a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.

Block Party
Saturday, June 17
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Kids ages 12 and under are invited to join us to build their building skills and have some fun! No registration is needed.

Children’s Book Club
Tuesday, June 20
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Attention kids!! Join us for our Children’s Book Club which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. There is limited amount of space so registration will be required. Stop by the library and register. Come join us for the fun and snacks. This month’s book selection is Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger.

Summer Movie Madness: Matilda
Friday, June 23
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for our children’s Summer Movie Madness program today where we will be showing Matilda. As a reminder, children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Each Summer Movie Madness program a child attends will give them a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.

Children’s Lego Contest
Saturday, June 24
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Come join us for our Lego Contest for children ages 5 through 11. Registration is required and runs from June 1st through June 9th (or until participation limit of 15 is reached). Call or stop by the library to register. Prizes (provided by Mainstreet Waynesboro) will be awarded in age groups 5-8 and 9-11.

Summer Movie Madness: Charlotte’s Web
Friday, June 29
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for our children’s Summer Movie Madness program today where we will be showing Charlotte’s Web. As a reminder, children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Each Summer Movie Madness program a child attends will give them a chance to win a prize at the end of the series.

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Donna L DeShong 1933-2024

Donna retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after thirty-three years. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Craig E Koons 1960-2024

Craig worked with his father at Koons AI in Waynesboro, as a livestock breeder for many years and was part owner of the company for the past 25 years.

Jack G “Digger” Mellott 1926-2024

Jack was a United States Navy Veteran serving at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, and Nagasaki during WWII. Jack enjoyed working outside and maintaining his home and property.

David M Lawver 1970-2024

Dave was a member of the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg, PA. He was employed at Shadowfax in York since 1990.

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