Programs

Dramatic Readings

 
 

Gaming

D&D Club

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Teens & Adults

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: Beginners and experienced players are allowed to join at any time.  This club plays the game Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) which is a fantasy Role Playing Game (RPG).  RPGs are a type of choose-your-own-adventure game where players narrate their characters' activities in the world of the game.

Family Game Day

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: All ages

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: Children under 10 need to be supervised by a parent or guardian.  All ages and group sizes are welcome.  We'll bring our our family-friendly games from our collection to allow people to play.  They don't need their cards to play, but can use their card to check out the games afterwards.  A staff member will teach players how to play games they're unfamiliar with.

Old Republic

Alternating Tuesdays

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Community Room/Zoom

Audience: Adults

Registration: You must register here.

Information: The Old Republic is a Role Playing Game (RGP) set in the Star Wars Universe during the Old Republic Era (thousands of years before the movies).  RPGs are a type of choose-your-own-adventure game where players narrate their characters' activities in the world of the game.  The material of this program is much darker than the movies, dealing with serious themes.  The game is based off the comic series and video games called Knights of the Old Republic and the game called Star Wars the Old Republic.  Being familiar with Star Wars is helpful, but not necessary.  Knowing the Knights of the Old Republic games and comics isn't recommended as they will contain spoilers, but no one will be excluded from the game should they want to join.  The game itself was created by a member of our staff.

Smash Bros Tournament

Friday, July 1st

Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Teens

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: The tournament will be of the game Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.  It will be best of three single elimination with no items, no Smash meter, and stages set to random.  We will provide the games.  Players are welcome to bring their own controllers.  We'll be using the Nintendo Switch.

Teen Game Day

Alternating Fridays

Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Teens

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: We will provide the games.  Players are welcome to bring their own controllers.  We'll be using the Nintendo Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, and Play Station 4.

 

Language Groups

Lansdowne Library foreign language conversation groups meet online, via Duolingo Events (which requires a free account), and which uses Zoom. The exceptions are Spanish and Scots, which are not run via Duolingo Events, but which also meet via Zoom. 

 

Most groups can accommodate relatively new speakers, up through native level speakers, and, with the exception of Danish for Beginners, are principally an opportunity to practice conversing in the target language, and a way to convert your knowledge of the language into the ability to speak it, or, for those who are more advanced, a chance to simply spend some more time in the language.

 

Interested participants can sign up independently via Duolingo Events for most events, or email Bill Paterson ahead of time at ladirector@delcolibraries.org for instructions or more information.

 

Most upcoming Lansdowne Library language events are viewable here:

https://events.duolingo.com/host/ragnar82

 

 

The general schedule (with occasional exceptions) is:

 

Portuguese Conversation: 1st and 3rd Monday monthly at noon EST

Scots Conversation: 2nd and 4th Monday monthly at 2pm EST

Swedish Conversation: Weekly on Tuesday at noon EST

Danish for Beginners: 1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly at 1pm EST

English Conversation: Every other Wednesday at noon EST

Inter-Scandinavian Conversation: Every other Wednesday at noon EST

Spanish Conversation: 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6pm EST

Italian Conversation: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6pm EST

Norwegian Conversation: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7pm EST

Danish Conversation: 1st Friday monthly at 3pm EST

Inter-Romance Conversation: 2nd and 4th Friday monthly at 3pm EST

 

Movies

Friday Flicks

Alternating Fridays

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Adults

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: We watch popular new releases.  There is no charge for this event.  In the past, we provided free popcorn and tea.  We're not currently doing that.  Patrons are permitted to bring their own snacks, if they want.  You can find a calendar of the films here.

Summer Movie Night @ Hoffman Park

Date: Friday, July 8th and 29th, 2022

Time: 8:00pm - 10:15pm

Location: Hoffman Park

Audience: All Ages     Family 

Categories: Movies 

After two years, we're back for Summer Movie Nights at Hoffman Park. These movies were chosen by you, the viewers, based on our summer reading theme "Oceans of Possibilities."

Join us, with a blanket or chair at 8pm to enjoy a great summer evening with your neighbors. Movie starts at sundown, right around 8.30pm.

If rain or thunderstorms loom in the forecast, please check this page around noontime on Friday for further instructions.

 

This event is FREE and open to all ages, adults and children alike!

Movies will also be shown on Fridays in July:

July 8, Luca

July 29, Finding Nemo.

 

Social Clubs

Book Clubs

We have 4 book clubs currently, all for adults.

Books are provided and are at the front desk near the color printer.  There's also a guide to which books are being read on which months.

These book clubs are all hybrid (except for Mondays are Murder which is only on Zoom), meaning on Zoom and in person.  Registration is not required unless patrons want the Zoom links and/or email reminders before each meeting.

Details about each club and the registration form can be found here.

Craft Club

First Wednesday of every month

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Adults

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: Patrons may bring any type of craft they're working on (sewing, knitting, painting, etc.) to the library to socialize with other crafters while they work.  No crafting supplies are provided for this program.

History Forum

Third Thursday of every month

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Zoom

Audience: Adults

Registration: Patrons must register here.

Information: This is a discussion group/presentation regarding recent American history.  You can find a full schedule here.

Trek Club

Fourth Saturday of every month

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Adults

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: We discuss specific episodes of the Star Trek TV show.  We do not provide access to the show.  It can currently be found on Paramount+.  Each month's episodes will be identified on the flyer.

 

Storytime

 

Summer Quest

Journey Across Delco

Ages: Upcoming K-12th Grade students

Duration June 6th-Aug 12th

No registration.

Information:

Each year our 28 spectacular libraries come together to promote learning by highlighting a fun activity and fact related to the Summer Quest theme. This year is no different, as our libraries will each be featuring an ocean animal to promote this year’s Summer Quest theme of Oceans of Possibilities. (Please note: Marcus Hook Public Library will not be participating this year due to building renovations.)

To complete the JAD program, first download the game sheet here (PDF) or pick up a copy at any local library.  Fill out your information on the bottom of the sheet and begin your journey! With your game sheet in hand, visit each of our libraries where you will find a JAD poster highlighting the library’s animal with a fun fact. On the back of your game sheet, write the library’s full name on the number line that corresponds to the animal picture on the front of your game sheet. Also complete each library's activity to earn brag tags and collect them all!

 

Once you’ve completed your game sheet and figure out the mystery saying, return it to any local library to be entered into our Journey Across Delco raffle where you could win tickets to a Philadelphia Union soccer game. Completed Journey Across Delco game sheets will be accepted at local libraries until August 12th.  Winners of the raffle will be contacted by e-mail.

 

Lansdowne’s Animal are seals, there is a Seal Ball Launcher craft in the children’s room with materials and game sheets. The JAD brag tags are at the front desk above the book return slot.

Summer Quest

Our summer reading program has officially started! Morning staff please login into the staff Beanstack account and review the Beanstack sheet from the last staff meeting. If a child comes to get a prize let them choose from the orange treasure chest at the circulation desk. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask Maria.

 

Other

MakerSpace (Kids)

July 12th, 13th, and 14th

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Community Room/MakerSpace (18 N. Lansdowne Avenue)

Audience: Kids

Registration: Preregistration isn't required, but sign-ups will be for those who want to use the MakerSpace machines.

Information: We will have access to the MakerSpace workshop from 2:00 - 4:00pm and will be able to use their machines, including their 3D printer, sublimation machine, laser engraver, and more.  From 1:00 - 3:00pm, we'll have walk-in lessons on how to create files to be printed by the MakerSpace machines.  After creating their own files, patrons will be walked over to the MakerSpace by a staff member so that they may print their file.

This program is a walk-in program, meaning people can come and go as they please.  People do not need to stay for the entire duration.  People do not need to visit each day.  People do not need to wait for their creations to finish printing.  At sign-in, they will provide means for us to contact them so that we can get their creations to them.  This program is free, but especially large creations may have a cost associated with materials.

MakerSpace (Teens)

July 26th, 27th, and 28th

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Community Room/MakerSpace (18 N. Lansdowne Avenue)

Audience: Teens

Registration: Preregistration isn't required, but sign-ups will be for those who want to use the MakerSpace machines.

Information: We will have access to the MakerSpace workshop from 2:00 - 4:00pm and will be able to use their machines, including their 3D printer, sublimation machine, laser engraver, and more.  From 1:00 - 3:00pm, we'll have walk-in lessons on how to create files to be printed by the MakerSpace machines.  After creating their own files, patrons will be walked over to the MakerSpace by a staff member so that they may print their file.

This program is a walk-in program, meaning people can come and go as they please.  People do not need to stay for the entire duration.  People do not need to visit each day.  People do not need to wait for their creations to finish printing.  At sign-in, they will provide means for us to contact them so that we can get their creations to them.  This program is free, but especially large creations may have a cost associated with materials.

MakerSpace (Adults)

August 6th, 13th, and 20th

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Community Room/MakerSpace (18 N. Lansdowne Avenue)

Audience: Adults

Registration: Preregistration isn't required, but sign-ups will be for those who want to use the MakerSpace machines.

Information: We will have access to the MakerSpace workshop from 12:00 - 2:00pm and will be able to use their machines, including their 3D printer, sublimation machine, laser engraver, and more.  From 11:00am - 1:00pm, we'll have walk-in lessons on how to create files to be printed by the MakerSpace machines.  After creating their own files, patrons will be walked over to the MakerSpace by a staff member so that they may print their file.

This program is a walk-in program, meaning people can come and go as they please.  People do not need to stay for the entire duration.  People do not need to visit each day.  People do not need to wait for their creations to finish printing.  At sign-in, they will provide means for us to contact them so that we can get their creations to them.  This program is free, but especially large creations may have a cost associated with materials.