Exeter Community Library 2019 - December Schedule of Amazing Events

Exeter Community Library  · 

CHILDREN & FAMILY EVENTS:

Spirit Week at Chick-fil-A

Monday, December 2 nd through Friday, December 6 th

Chick-fil-A, 4675 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606

Support the Exeter Community Library by making a purchase at Chick-fil-A during Spirit Week. A portion of all proceeds go to the library.

Baby Lapsits Storytime

Tuesday, December 3 rd, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Infant to age 1 (pre-walking)

Baby Lapsits is designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Caregivers hold their babies in their laps while the librarian leads the group in a variety of lap songs, rhymes and simple stories. 

Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, December 4 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Walking to 3 Years

Early reading success begins right here. Toddlers will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts as we sing and read together with friends. 

Make and Take Miniatures

Wednesday, December 4 th, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 4 and older

Join us for a story, but be sure to bring your favorite lovey (doll, plush, action figure, etc.). We'll make a miniature craft for the two of you. On *special nights we'll have a sleepover at the library for your lovey. Follow along on social media to see what your lovey gets up to during the night...

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 5 th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 3-5 Years

Preschool Storytime is all about having fun with engaging books, songs and activities as children build their early literacy skills.

Tortoise Open House

Monday, December 9 th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 4 and older

Get an up close visit & touch opportunity with Dan de Lion, our resident Russian Tortoise. No registration necessary.

Baby Lapsits Storytime

Tuesday, December 10 th, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Infant to age 1 (pre-walking)

Baby Lapsits is designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Caregivers hold their babies in their laps while the librarian leads the group in a variety of lap songs, rhymes and simple stories. 

Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, December 11 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Walking to 3 Years

Early reading success begins right here. Toddlers will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts as we sing and read together with friends.

Make and Take Miniatures

Wednesday, December 11 th, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 4 and older

Join us for a story, but be sure to bring your favorite lovey (doll, plush, action figure, etc.). We'll make a miniature craft for the two of you. On *special nights we'll have a sleepover at the library for your lovey. Follow along on social media to see what your lovey gets up to during the night...

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 12 th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 3-5 Years

Preschool Storytime is all about having fun with engaging books, songs and activities as children build their early literacy skills.

Family Dance Party

Saturday, December 14 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Parent or caregiver with child ages 8 & under

Bring your dancing shoes as we engage your body and mind with educational & toe-tapping songs. We warm up by singing and greeting each other. Then we’ll tap along to the beat with instruments. We’ll bring out some fun props like scarves, ribbons, or a parachute. It’s 30 minutes of nonstop fun!

Family Challenge Exhibition

Drop off: Saturday, December 14 th

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Families & Children ages 4 – 18

Families! Design your own gingerbread house and submit it for entry in our contest. Let’s see how creative our gingerbread architects can get. One $50 People’s Choice gift card will be awarded. See website for details and entry form.

Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah

Sunday, December 15 th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606

AGES: Families with children 10 and under.

Authors Joni Klein-Higger and Barbara Sharf will be present for an afternoon of barnyard fun. At 2 p.m., Sleepy Hollow Farms will be present with the Critter Coral (indoor petting zoo). At 3:30 p.m., snack time and craft time. At 4 p.m. Klein-Higger and Sharf begin their presentation about their board book, “Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah.” The program ends with a meet and greet, photo opportunities, book sales and signings. Each child has a chance to win one of several door prizes for attending. Call to register – 610-406-9431.

Baby Lapsits Storytime

Tuesday, December 17 th, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Infant to age 1 (pre-walking)

Baby Lapsits is designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver. Caregivers hold their babies in their laps while the librarian leads the group in a variety of lap songs, rhymes and simple stories. 

Family Movie Night

Tuesday, December 17 th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

You bring the family, dinner, & pjs, and we’ll provide the movie! This month, we're watching Toy Story 4.

Toddler Storytime

Wednesday, December 18 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: Walking to 3 Years

Early reading success begins right here. Toddlers will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, activities, and crafts as we sing and read together with friends.

Make and Take Miniatures

Wednesday, December 18 th, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 4 and older

Join us for a story, but be sure to bring your favorite lovey (doll, plush, action figure, etc.). We'll make a miniature craft for the two of you. On *special nights we'll have a sleepover at the library for your lovey. Follow along on social media to see what your lovey gets up to during the night... NOTE: This is a special night for your lovey to sleep over!

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, December 19 th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 3-5 Years

Preschool Storytime is all about having fun with engaging books, songs and activities as children build their early literacy skills.

CrafterNoon

Saturday, December 21 st, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

AGES: 4 and Older

Enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts.

ADULT EVENTS:

Spirit Week at Chick-fil-A

Monday, December 2 nd through Friday, December 6 th

Chick-fil-A, 4675 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606

Support the Exeter Community Library by making a purchase at Chick-fil-A during Spirit Week. A portion of all proceeds go to the library.

Contemporary Movie Night

Tuesday, December 3 rd, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606

Join us for Contemporary Movie Night. We'll be watching The Peanut Butter Falcon an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending a wrestling school. Rated PG-13. No registration required.

Evening Readers Club

Wednesday, December 4 th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

We’re reading Beloved by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Friends Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 7th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Time to get into the holiday season. Come for a beautiful fresh holiday wreath and an array of Christmas cookies.

Friends Holiday Sale

Sunday, December 8th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Time to get into the holiday season. Come for a beautiful fresh holiday wreath and an array of Christmas cookies.Plus, tons of crafts from the Quacking Quilters.

Holiday Cocktails with Kombucha

Tuesday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Join us for a fun evening learning how to make holiday-inspired festive cocktails to impress your guests! Olga Sorzano of Baba’s Brew will allow us to taste three different holiday cocktails with take-home recipes. Registration limited to 100 attendees . Attendees must be 21 or older.Please be prepared to show valid identification at time of entry. Call to register – 610-406-9431. 

Sweet Treats for the Holidays

Thursday, December 12th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Authors Patricia Brett & Courtney Diener will appear at the library with a holiday food tasting. They will also sell and sign copies of their book “ The Kimberton Whole Foods Cookbook: A Family History with Recipes” (Hickory Grove Publishing). The cookbook features local growers and makers among over 60 recipes that offer seasonal inspiration for your kitchen. Cookbook price – $34.95, cash, credit card, or check accepted. Call to register – 610-406-9431

Coloring Night for Adults

Wednesday, December 18 th 30 th, 6:30 pm. – 8 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Bring out your inner child with a night of coloring fun for adults. Ages 16 and up. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431.

Chit, Chat, Sit, & Knit

Wednesday, December 18 th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

Bring your knitting project, sit and relax among friends. Registration recommended – 610-406-9431.

Letter Writing Social

Thursday, December 19 th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA 19606 

The Lost Art of Letter Writing continues. Join us for the letter writing fun. To register & for details, call – 610-406-9431.

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