Library Programs

October Programs




Exhibit: Already Here: the Families of the Pre-Levitt Years

Documents and memorabilia on the farming community of Willingboro before Levitt development, from the library's Local History Collection and on loan from private collectors.

Exhibit Displayed: Oct. 2-31.

Meet the Pre-Levitt Residents: Sat., Oct. 4, 2 p.m.  Meet and talk to residents who lived in Willingboro before Levitt. Light refreshments served.


Children's Programs


Program: Festive Pumpkin Drawing

Day, Date, & Time: Enter during the month of October.

Grades: Pre-school - 6

Registration: Not required

Enter your name and phone number into a pumpkin in the Children's Room to win a festive fall basket filled with books and treats!


Program: Sunday Book Party, "Meet Bookie the Bookworm

Day, Date & Time: Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m.

Ages: 4-10

Registration: Begins Sept. 22

Enjoy stories, fun and games including making "Lend a Hand Necklaces."


Program: Girlz Tween Night

Day, Date, & Time: Thurs., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

Grades: 5 - 6

Registration: Begins Sept. 1

"Book" to the library, girlz, for a night of pampering yourselves with fabulous books & friends! This is the night to learn how to power up your friendship potential while getting tips on skin care. Wear comfy clothes!


Program: Toddler Halloween Lunch & Parade

Day, Date, & Time: Wed., Oct. 29, 11 a.m.

Ages: Newborn - 4 yrs.

Registration: Begins Oct. 1

Show off your little one while they parade around the library in their costumes!

Stay for lunch, fall crafts, stories and sweet treats! Please bring your goodie bag to fill.


Family Programs


Program: Poetry Slam

Day, Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 25, 3 p.m. 

Registration: Begins Oct. 3

Hosted by Alma Day and the Riverline Players, this open mike poetry slam is always a crowd pleaser.  Express yourself through a reading of your own work or read something from your favorite poet.  Don't want to read?  No problem.  Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the artistic expression of the spoken word. Light refreshments will be served.


Adult Programs


Program: Banned Books Week Trivia Challenge

Day, Date & Time: Sept. 27-Oct. 4, anytime the library is open

Stop by the adult reference desk and answer a question about a banned book. You will be entered in a drawing to win your own copies of several banned books!

Program: Reading Group Social Hour

Day, Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. 

Registration: Begins Sept. 19

October is National Reading Group Month, and the Willingboro Public Library is hosting a get-together for area book clubs!  All local club members are welcome to come together to talk about their favorite books, their next reads, and what is so great about their book club and its members.  Light refreshments will be served.


Program: Report From Buyer 25: Dr. Herbert J. Gans on Levittown

Day, Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 18, 2 p.m.

Registration: Not required

Then a young Ph.D., in 1958 Herbert Gans bought house no. 25 and lived in Willingboro for three years. His resulting study The Levittowners became a sociological classic. Now the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, Dr. Gans will share his story and interact with the audience to discuss his Levittown experience and theirs.


Program: Local History Open House

Day, Date & Time: Sat., Oct. 18, 12-5 p.m.

Registration: None required

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Levittown in Willingboro and Herbert Gans's return, the Local History Room is opening its doors to the general public for an open house. Hear Dr. Gans speak, then come see all the rich history preserved by your local library.  Bring in any research questions you have! All are welcome and light refreshments will be served! Co-sponsored by Willingboro Township Heritage Commission.


Program:  Adult Anime Club

Day, Date & Time:  Mon., Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Registration: Not Required

If you enjoy the characters, storylines and artistic qualities of Japanese anime, then this discussion group is for you!  Anime fans 18 years and older are invited to discuss the latest trends in anime, including character design, animation technique, and the different genres of this popular art form.


Program: Vision of Hope Job Fair

Day, Date & Time: Tues., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration: Begins Oct. 7

Vision of Hope is a new organization (based in Burlington County) designed to help men and women stabilize themselves to achieve a successful reintegration back into society through community and social services.  In cooperation with the library, Vision of Hope is sponsoring an open job fair for all adults seeking employment. Light refreshments will be served.


Adult/Teen Programs

Program:  Domestic Violence Awareness for You and Your Teen

Day, Date & Time: Mon., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Registration: Begins Sep. 22

Social workers from Providence House, one of Burlington County's emergency women's shelters, will lead this workshop on recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence, surviving and escaping a violent relationship, and how to avoid getting into an abusive relationship from the start.  Teens and their parents are invited to attend this important workshop.


Program:  Teens and Finances

Day, Date & Time: Mon., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Registration: Begins Oct. 13

Sheryl Dorsey, CPA and author, will lead this informative workshop for teens and their parents, teaching the fundamental rules of personal finance, such as saving for a car, saving for/financing college, managing a checking or saving account, investing, and how to stay of out of credit card debt. Light refreshments will be served.


Teen Programs


Program: Game On!

Day, Dates & Time: Mon., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Grades: 7-12

Registration: Not required

Take a game break this Monday!  Come to the Young Adult Room and kick back with a game of cards, a board game or jump on the Wii and test your gaming skills.  All teens are welcome to drop in and get your game on!


Program: Newbery Book Club

Day, Date & Time: Wed., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Registration: Ongoing

Discuss the latest and coolest books for young teens over refreshments.  Participants receive books free every month.  Students in Willingboro public schools receive extra credit for attending!


Program: High School Book Club

Day, Date & Time: Mon., Oct. 6, 3 p.m. 

Grades: 9-12

Registration: Not required

Read any good books lately?  Get together with friends and talk about the current great reads!  A new and exciting book is discussed each month.  Copies of the book are provided to club members. Light refreshments will be served.  This program will be held in Willingboro High School's MVP Room.  All area high school students are welcome to attend.


Program: Library Lock-In

Day, Date & Time: Oct. 11, 7 p.m. to Oct. 12, 7 a.m.

Grades: 7-12

Registration: Begins Sept. 27

Teens, celebrate Teen Read Week with an overnight party at the library!  Join your friends to watch movies, play games, and have a great time while the library is closed!  Registration is limited to 25 teens, so sign up early!


Program: Mischief Night Horror Movie

Day, Date & Time: Thurs., Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m.

Grades 7-12

Registration: Not required

Get in the Halloween spirit with a great horror movie at the library! Are you brave enough to sit in the dark for a frighteningly hair-raising tale? Movie snacks will be served.

Computer Classes

Program: Intermediate Computing

Day, Dates & Time: Thurs., Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6 p.m.

Registration: Begins two weeks before the first class.

Now that you know the basics, explore more advanced computer applications, like Microsoft PowerPoint.


Friends of the Library

The Fall Book Sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 from 1-4 and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10-4. Please enter the library through the orange double doors at the rear of the building for bargains galore!


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