WAYNESBORO–The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library is set to host many programs for September in honor of First Responder Appreciation Month, including a snack drive and a giveaway. The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library is located at 45 E. Main St.
First Responders Snack Drive. September is First Responders Appreciation Month. Help us give back to our first responders. Bring in boxed or individually wrapped snacks anytime between September 1st and 29th and add them to our donation boxes. All snacks will be packed and delivered to our first responder duty stations (police, fire & ambulance). Show your appreciation and help us give something back.
Nominate Your Favorite First Responder. September is First Responders Appreciation Month. As part of the month-long recognition, AHMFL is sponsoring our Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Giveaway. First Responder organizations include police, fire, ambulance, and other emergency response/rescue services. They are the first people called to the scene; whether it’s a car accident, a fire, a health emergency, or a disaster scene. When you are in trouble, they are the heroes that come to the rescue. They may be paid employees or volunteers. Qualifying First Responders should be active or employed within the Franklin County area. You can nominate your First Responder by sending an email to [email protected] Make sure your email includes your name and phone number along with the name and duty station of your nominee. One entry per person. The library will accept nominations from September 1st through September 23rd. Our winners will be announced Friday, September 30th. The winning First Responder will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Additionally, the person who nominated the winning First Responder will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Our second First Responder winner will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. Additionally, the person who nominated the winning First Responder will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
Walking Librarian Virtual Walks. Join the Walking Librarian Mondays, September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 9:00 AM on the library’s Facebook page for our weekly virtual walk. We explore places locally, throughout the county, state, country and sometimes the world.
Adult Story Time (Virtual). Join us on Thursdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, and 29th at 9:00 AM on the library’s Facebook page for our weekly virtual story time. This month we will be reading stories from the book “I Didn’t Know That” written by Karlen Evins. Each week we will take a look at the history and origins of common phrases and sayings.
Socrates Café. Socrates Cafe is a gathering where people thoughtfully exchange ideas about existential/philosophical questions, with maximum respect for others’ opinions. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library’s Socrates Café is only one of hundreds around the world. Our program is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Thursday, September 1st and 15th.
Book Club. You are invited to attend our BOOK CLUB! There are a limited number of spots so please call the library to register. This group will meet on the Friday, September 2nd and 16th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
Fascinating Facts: Literary Who Am I? (Virtual). If our literary greats are anything to go by, a bit of unconventionality may, in fact, be the key to success. We will share some extraordinary facts about some of the world’s best-loved authors, proving that a sprinkling of oddness definitely goes hand-in-hand with creative genius. Join us on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 AM as we share our first program. This will be a monthly program shared virtually on the first Tuesday of each month.
Oddities: Authors & Stories (Virtual). Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 AM as we learn more about Stephen King: “Co-Authors”.
QPR Training: Suicide Prevention for the Community. Question, Persuade, Refer … three steps that you can learn to possibly help save a life from suicide. This program/training will be held on Wednesday, September 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the library. This program is free; however, registration is required. Be a part of the solution by signing up for this training at the library.
Hooks & Needles. Come join us on Thursday, September 8th at 1:00 PM and work on your stitching project – crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.
Bring your projects — bring your questions. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts this program the second Thursday of each month.
Senior Book Bingo. Seniors over 60 — come play Book Bingo with the library at the Waynesboro Senior Activity Center on Friday, September 9th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Playing is free and you can select a book for every game that you win.
Just Crafting Around: Fabric Wreath. Come get your craft on! We will be making fabric wreaths on Saturday, September 10th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM at the library. The class is free; however, registration is required as class size is limited.
Harry Potter Trivia Event. Do you know your Harry Potter? Care to prove it? Come join us for some FUN with Harry Potter Trivia! Open to all ages! This great program is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM and is being hosted by House Professor Ray Wharton.
Adult MakerSpace: Learn About the Cricut. Come learn to use the Cricut machine. Our class is scheduled for Monday, September 12th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. The instructor will be walking us through the steps of using the Cricut by making a library decal. Everybody will be able to take home with them a library decal. Space is limited so registration is required at the library.
Retirement During These Changing Times. Join us on Tuesday, September 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM as the Senior Financial Literacy Council of Pennsylvania discusses retirement, social security, Medicare, Medicaid and other topics that affect senior living. This is an important program as changes were made to some of these programs in 2022. This class is free and open to the public; however, registration is required at the library so that class materials are available for everyone who attends.
Zentangle Art. Come to the library on Wednesday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:30 PM to learn about the art of Zentangle and have fun creating your own work of art. Participants will have an option to work on a 12X12 piece of art for two sessions (September & October) or continue with learning the new designs and creating a 3X3 card. Registration is required at the library. A non-refundable registration fee of $2.00 is required at time of registration.
80’s Murder Mystery. It’s 1985, and shooting is about to begin on the latest blockbuster movie from the studio of Mr. Honcho L. Stree: Blastdance: the Explosive Musical. The cast is assembled, the crew is ready, and visitors to the set are hushed in anticipation. SUDDENLY, there’s an explosion from the next soundstage, and in blows the body of Mr. Stree himself. It’s obvious it was Murder – BUT whodunit? Come join us on Friday, September 16th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM for a lot of investigating fun and an 80’s themed meal. The cost is $15.00 per ticket
Library BINGO. Come join us from 10:30 to 11:30 AM for Bingo fun on Saturday, September 17th! All Bingo supplies will be provided. This program is free of charge; however, we will accept donations at the program to help defray prize costs. This is not a program designed for children. Space is limited so please call or stop by the library to register.
Diamond Dot Art: Make a Bookmark. This fun program is scheduled for Monday September 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Come join us for this fun class where everyone will be making a diamond dot bookmark. There will be several patterns to choose from. This is a great item to make for yourself or to give as a gift. Class size is limited so registration is required. A non-refundable registration fee of $5 must be paid at time of registration. Please note, this fee is a registration fee only and not a material fee — only those who are in attendance for the class will receive the diamond painting kit. Stop by the library to register.
Walking Librarian Monthly Walk. Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on September 21st at the Old Forge State Park Picnic Area at 9:30 AM for our monthly walk. Bring your camera or cell phone with you and participate in our photo scavenger hunt. This monthly walk is scheduled at various locations about the county on the third Wednesday of every month.
First Responders. First Responders are a crucial part of every community. On September 21st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, we will host representatives from Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, Waynesboro Ambulance Squad, Waynesboro Fire Department, and Waynesboro Police department. Our guest will be discussing the roles of their agencies in the community and in Franklin County and answering questions regarding the topic. The program is free and open to the public.
Coloring & Chocolate. Come enjoy this relaxing time of coloring for adults at the library. The program is held on the 4th Thursday of each month. This month we will meet on Thursday, September 22nd at 1:00 PM. The library provides supplies and a chocolate treat. This program is not designed for children.
Pyrography 101. Pyrography 101 is the librarky’s Basic Woodburning Class This is a six-week class that will meet every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 PM beginning September 22nd. We will be learning basic techniques, making small projects and working up to a final project. All supplies are furnished. Registration is required. The six-week class fee is $20.00. You must be 18 years old to participate.
Paint & Sip. Register now for our upcoming Paint & Sip program scheduled for Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Come join us and have some fun painting a cute Halloween inspired painting. Materials are supplied. This is a program tailored for Adult participants, not children. Registration is required at the library. Class fee is $5.00 per person. Class size is limited so register early.
Senior Hooks & Needles. Bring your crochet, knitting, needlepoint, embroidering, rug hooking, or other handwork project that you are working on. Share information on your project, learn a new craft or just come to share with other like-minded people. The library is hosting this program at the Waynesboro Senior Center on Friday, September 23rd from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. It is open to seniors 60 years old and older. If you do not have a project, come and we can provide the materials so that you can work on a Comfort in Crisis project.
Battle Buddy Response Team. Are you worried about a military member, their immediate family, a veteran, a disabled veteran, a veteran’s current spouse, or a child (18+) of a veteran? Join us at the library on Wednesday, September 28th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM as Samuel Rock (OIF-DAV Founder, Board of Director & President-Disabled Combat Veteran) shares the Battle Buddy Response story with us. When it comes to innovation Mr. Rock is ready to dive in to find new solutions to help others. This program is free and open to the public.