Exeter Community Library Events for January 2020


Tortoise Open House - Monday, January 6 th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

AGES: 4 and older

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

Tech Tuesday - Monday, January 6 th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

AGES: All ages w/Adult

Bring the family and explore various tech toys. Each week will feature new items to investigate: bee-bots, cublets, bloxels, snap circuits, and more!

Family Dance Party - Saturday, January 11 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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!

Baby Lapsits Storytime:

Tuesday, January 14 th, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m

Tuesday, January 21 st, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Tuesday, January 28 th, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

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, January 15 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 22 nd, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 29 th, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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, January 15 th, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22 nd, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29 th, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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, January 16 th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Thursday, January 23 rd, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Thursday, January 30 th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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 Movie Night - Tuesday, January 21 st, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

You bring the family, dinner, & pjs, and we’ll provide the movie! Please visit www.berkslibraries.org/exeter for more details.

Family Challenge Exhibition

Drop off: Saturday, January 25 th

AGES: Families & Children ages 4 – 18

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

Lego Challenge - Tuesday, January 28 th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

AGES: 4 – 12 years old

You and your child will work together to complete the month’s challenge. Small prizes will be given to those who successfully complete the task. This month’s challenge is a math challenge. No registration necessary.

CrafterNoon - Saturday, January 25 th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

AGES: 4 and Older

Enjoy DIY Seasonal Crafts.


Contemporary Movie Night - Tuesday, January 7 th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for Contemporary Movie Night. We'll be watching Downton Abbey, the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. Rated PG. No registration required.

Evening Readers Club - Wednesday, January 8 th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

We’re reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature .

Unplugged Game Night - Friday, January 10 th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Unplug! Play board games and card games. We’ll have an array of games on hand, but you can also bring your favorites. We’ll provide pizza and drinks! Feel free to bring your choice of snacks or dessert. Call to register 610-406-9431

Coloring Night for Adults - Wednesday, January 22 nd, 6:00 pm. – 7:30 p.m.

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, January 22 nd, 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

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

Letter Writing Social - Thursday, January 23 rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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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