December 11, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
the Library Multipurpose Room

Santa’s Science Workshop:
3D Ornaments

Join CEC’s Kaitlyn Goode at Santa’s Science Workshop and unleash your creativity!

Use 3D pens to design and create your own ornaments for free!

Register now as spots are limited. Open to ages 11 AND and older. Contact Kaitlyn Goode, CEC STEM Education Assistant at kaitlyn@communityedcenter.com for any questions.

Register by calling the library at (814) 486-8011 or clicking the link below.

Don’t miss out on this fun event!

DECEMBER 18, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
THE LIBRARY MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

Santa’s Science Workshop:
Part 2

Join CEC’s Kaitlyn Goode for another amazing STEM workshop on Monday, December 18, from 4-6 pm. Make a spinning Christmas Tree, plus compete in various Christmas-themed STEM challenges!

This great program is brought to you by the Community Education Center.

This workshop is free, and open to all ages. No registration required.

For more information or questions about the program, please contact Kaitlyn Goode at kaitlyn@communityedcenter.com. For questions or information about registration, please contact Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library at 814-486-8011 or info@barbaramoscatobrownlibrary.org

Cards for Troops

Take Home Craft Kit Now Through dEC. 9

The Library invites area youth to use our Take Home Craft Kit full of all the supplies needed to create a custom holiday card for a military member serving abroad.

The cards will be included with Emporium’s Military Christmas Boxes this year.

December 8 and 9, there will be a drop-in opportunity to make cards in the library multipurpose room during open hours.

*Please be sure all glue is dry before returning cards to library.*

Completed cards must be returned to library NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 9.

December 8 and 9, there will be a drop-in opportunity to make cards in the library multipurpose room during open hours.

Ongoing Adult Programs

Jigsaw Puzzle pieces surround text reading Cameron County Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
First Saturday of each month from 2-3 pm.
Starts October 7!

Cameron County Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Bring your puzzles to trade with other puzzle lovers in the community.

Any puzzles with missing pieces MUST be clearly marked with the number missing.

If you’re new to puzzles, the library has some to get you started.

No registration needed!

Book Club

The Book Club has two groups that meet monthly on preset Tuesdays from 5-7 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm.

Book Club books are chosen by the librarian based on participant interest, requests, and book availability. Discussions are led by club members with a guide created by staff to get the group talking.

Books surrounding the text Book Club

Great Ongoing Youth Programs

Check out some of the ongoing programs we’re proud to offer at the library. Through our programs, we aim to engage children and teens and help them learn through fun, educational activities.

Various children’s programs are held throughout the year. All programs are free to the public and include stories, simple games, snacks and related age-appropriate activities.

LEGO and Building Club. Back in Session Starting September 12! 3:30-4:30 pm Every Tuesday. Club no longer just for building LEGOS. Participants can use the library's LEGOS, Wooden Blocks, or STEM Kits to build whatever their imaginations desire. No Registration Needed!

Lego & Building Club!

LEGO and Building Club. Back in Session Starting September 12!

From 3:30-4:30 pm every Tuesday. Club no longer just for building LEGOS. Participants can use the library’s LEGOS, Wooden Blocks, or STEM Kits to build whatever their imaginations desire.

No Registration Needed!

Story Hour

Library Story Hour Ages 0-4 : Story Hour sessions are held Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:15 AM.  Miss Amy curates a story and craft session geared towards children ages 0-4 and will include a story, craft and snack. Older siblings are welcome to join. Children 2 and under must have an adult remain with them for the entire program.

Library Story Hour Ages 5-8: Story Hour sessions are held Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm.  Miss Amy curates a story and craft session geared towards children ages 5-8 and will include a story, craft and snack. Siblings are welcome to join.

Both programs are free to all local residents. For further information about this or other Library programs, you may call the Library at 486-8011 or visit us during  regular Library hours.

1,000 Book Before Kindergarten

Click on the icon to download reading logs and milestone printouts and track your child’s progress from home! Or stop by the library to pick up a reading log to get started today.

Notify us of your child’s 100, 500, and 1,000 book milestones, and we will put together great prize packs for each! And don’t forget to share your success with us on Social Media!

Dungeons & Dragons Club at the Library

Club Meets every other Monday at 4:30 pm

Open to ages 12-17.

Participants meet in the library multipurpose room to run Dungeons & Dragons campaigns of varying lengths.

Anyone interested in joining should contact library staff directly for details at 814-486-8011.

View Broken Promises Program

This presentation was recorded at the Broken Promises program with Author LtCol Ted Blickwedel held at Sarah Jane’s Art Studio in Emporium in August of 2022. Below you will find links to various resources discussed in the video.

BROKEN PROMISES WEBSITE

www.vabreakingpromises.com

ASSOCIATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY (ACEP)

www.energypsych.org

FREE COUNSELING SERVICES FOR VETERANS

www.StressSolution.org

WHISTLEBLOWERS OF AMERICA

www.whistleblowersofamerica.org

Aquatic Adventure Program Videos

Check out these great videos from our Aquatic Adventures Summer Reading Kickoff program. Mr. Matt presents an aquatic adventure presentation and ready a book about an escaped octopus in the videos below. 

View Mr. Matt reading “The Star Jumped Over the Moon” by John Schlimm

If you missed our Special Imagination Story time and program, you can still see Mr. Matt read “The Star Jumped Over the Moon” by St. Marys, PA based author, John Schlimm, during the event.

We hope you’ll join us next time.

Pictured are John Schlimm with two program attendees showing off their imagination crafts.

View Author James Baumgratz program

This presentation was recorded at the James Baumgratz book signing program on “Murders & Mysterious Deaths in the Pennsylvania Wilds” here at the library in February 2022.

View author Betty Riegel’s reading at the library

If you missed our recent book signing event. Click on this video to hear Betty Riegel read an excerpt from her book “Up in the Air” chronicling her time as a PanAm stewardess in the 1960s. The book is available for checkout or purchase at the library now.

Partnership Program

Museum Adventure Pass Program from The PA Lumber Museum

Choo! Choo! All aboard! Buford the Buck and his Woodland Pals want to invite you to stop by at the library to check out the Lumber Industry Display!

You’ll find books on the Pennsylvania lumber industry, Pennsylvania railroads, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Pennsylvania wildlife!

Stop by the library to learn more about the Museum Adventure Pass Program brought to you by The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located on the scenic US Route 6!

The PA Lumber Museum prides itself on using fun and educational experiences to 1. enlighten guests on the rich history of Pennsylvania’s lumber industry and 2. show the importance of forest conservation. The Visitor’s Center includes tons of interactive exhibits both inside and outside. This even includes a re-created 20th Century lumber camp and a locomotive! Plus, there are plenty of picnic areas and even a nature trail.

Now, you and your family can use the Museum Adventure Pass Program to gain access to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and it’s exhibits for FREE! All you need is a valid and active library card! So stop on by the library to learn more about the program and museum! Please see one of our library staff for more details and requirements.