Programs

Dramatic Readings

Walpurgis Nacht

Friday 10/28

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Teens & Adults

Registration: There is no registration for this event.

Information: This is a dramatic reading of a short story by Bram Stoker.  Waplurgis Nacht (val-per-gis nakt) is a German holiday similar to Halloween.  Tea and light refreshments will be served.  Though the material may be intense at times, it is appropriate for all ages.

 
 

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.

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.

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

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.

 

Social Clubs

Book Clubs

We have 5 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

 

Other

Clarity & Kindness

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month (Except for in August when we'll meet on 8/2 and 8/16 instead).

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Community Room

Audience: Adults

Registration: No registration required

Information: Vicki will teach an eight session class on mindful meditation.  Though the framework of the program is religious, there are secular alternatives which will be provided.  The focus is mental health.  Patrons don't need any prior experience to join the class.

Medicare Explained

10/19 at 6:00 pm, 11/7 at 6:30 pm, 11/10 at 6:30 pm, 11/18 at 6:30 pm, and 12/15 at 1:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Audience: Adults

Registration: Pre-registration is required by emailing louisaaprrise@yahoo.com.

Information: These are five unique classes presented by Senior Community Services and sponsored by the Lansdowne Library.  Each  class is a stand-alone class and doesn't require the other classes to be understood.  Each is on a specific aspect of Medicare, how to understand it, and how to access its benefits.