Josephine Baker
Historical Program

Monday, March 11, 2024 5:30-6:30 pm
Virtual/in-person options

Josephine Baker: Women in History, Presented by Susan Cannavino of Presentations With Pizzazz

JOIN US IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY AT 27 W. 4TH ST. IN EMPORIUM, PA OR VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM!

Please join us for a unique presentation that focuses on the world renowned, provocative entertainer, Josephine Baker .

We will explore the dynamics of both her personal and professional life. We will also learn about Josephine’s life in Paris in the 1920’s, her work as a spy during WWII, her adoption of 12 children & her fight against racism.

Register online by clicking the button below the photo or by call staff at 814-486-8011.

Spring Garden Class

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5PM

Always thought you had a brown thumb and couldn’t have a garden?

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Stephen Marconi for an evening of discovery about gardening. Learn about all the different ways to garden no matter where you live and then you too can enjoy all the fresh tasty vegetables or beautiful flowers you always wanted at your own home. Place: Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

Registration fee: $5

Reserve a slot via telephone! Phone: 814-486-8011

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Stuffy Sleepover at the Library

Friday, March 22, 2024 5-6:30 PM

Children are invited to bring a stuffed animal to the library for a special storytime & craft! Hot cocoa & a snack will be provided. All stuffed animals will spend the night for a fun-filled adventure & sleepover! What shenanigans will your plushies get into!?!

Register for this event online by clicking the registration link below or by calling the library at 814-486-8011 (Note: Only 1 stuffed animal per child and please register each child separately!)

Space will be limited so be sure to register early.

All stuffed animals can be picked up on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 10 AM to 4 PM

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Blind Date with a Book 

Never judge a book by it’s cover!
January 31st, 2024 to February 29th, 2024
Participate in this great contest and be entered to win one of three Valentine-themed prizes!

Check out our latest contest!

 Discover a new favorite author, expand your reading horizons all with a chance to win a great prize. This year, we are giving away 3 prizes! 1st place is a beautiful LEGO Roses set. 2nd place is an “I like my books with a little spice” tote. 3rd place is a mini Beauty & the Beast music box.


Instructions and rules

Participating books are on display at the library. Choose one that suits your fancy, then bring to to staff to check out.

Follow the instructions on the right, and as always, Happy Reading!

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.

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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.