Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library April Events


WAYNESBORO- The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library has announced their April programs. The library is located at 45 East Main Street in Waynesboro. Registration is at

Adult Programs

Gamesboro Gaming, Saturday, April 1 and 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come explore history through strategy board games with us. This program is the first
and third Saturday of each month.

Walking Librarian Virtual Walking Program, Monday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24
9- 9:30 a.m.
Join the Walking Librarian on Facebook on Monday mornings for our virtual
walk. Locations vary from around the area, the county, the state, and
sometimes even the world.

Adult MakerSpace: Jewelry Making, Monday, April 3, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Join us for in the MakerSpace for our jewelry making class. You will be able to create
your own unique piece. This class is led by instructor, Gwen Magras. Registration is
required at the library. A $5.00 non-refundable fee is due when registering.

Oddities: Authors and Stories (Virtual), Wednesday, April 5, 9 – 9:15 a.m.
Join us virtually on our Facebook page or YouTube channel for our Oddities: Authors &
Stories program. This month’s topic is William Shakespeare: “Worst” Play?. This
program is available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Local Author Visit: William Alan Larsh, Wednesday, April 5, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join us as local author William Larsh presents his newly released book, Never
Volunteer. This book is an amusing, historical love story of a savvy, street-smart kid
from Baltimore, Montgomery “Monty” A. Culpepper. Never Volunteer is based on a true
story and love letters from World War II. Larsh’s first two books, L’Archevêque (a
frontier story based on his grandfather) and The FBI – They Eat Their Young (based on
his career in the FBI) will be available to purhase at this event as well. This program is
free and open to the public.

Genealogy Club (ZOOM), Wednesday, March 5, 6 – 7 p.m.
Do you love genealogy? Come meet other genealogy enthusiasts in our virtual ZOOM
meeting. This is an informal discussion group. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free
Library is inviting you to this scheduled Zoom meeting. The link for the meeting is found
on the library’s website calendar.

Adult Story Time: Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania (Virtual), Thursday, April 6, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly virtual Adult Story Time shared on the library’s Facebook page.
We are taking our stories for the month of March from the book, “Forgotten Tales of
Pennsylvania” written by Thomas White. Plan to join us to see what you can learn about
our state!

Socrates Café, Thursday, April 6 and 20
What is Socrates Café? It’s a gathering where people thoughtfully exchange ideas
about existential/philosophical questions, with maximum respect for others’ opinions.
The library’s Socrates Café is only one of hundreds around the world.
Zentangle Fun

Monday, April 10, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Come join us today for a time of creativity and meditation. Registration is required at the
library. Registration fee for the class is $2.00. In today’s class we will be creating a
bouquet full of tangled fun

Adult MakerSpace: Cricut Class (3-part): Making A Lantern, Monday, April 10, 17 and 24, 5 – 5:30
Come explore what a Cricut machine is and what can be done on the machine. During
this 3-part class, Instructor Jill Work will lead us through the steps of creating a lantern.
Registration at the library is required. A registration fee of $10 is required at time of sign
up. The sessions for this 3-part class are April 10th, 17th and 24th.

Special Movie Presentation: April Showers, Tuesday, April 11, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join us for this special showing of a movie from days gone by. April Showers features
stars Jack Carson and Ann Sothern is a 1948 American musical. The “Two Tymes”, Joe
and June, need to change up their dogeared vaudeville act — fast. Cue their son,
Buster, a cocky hoofer who bolts from boarding school and joins them, propelling the
trio into the big time. BUT success brings trouble.

Adult Story Time: The Lilac Bush (Virtual), Thursday, April 13, 20, and 27, 9–9:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly virtual Adult Story Time shared on the library’s Facebook page.
We are beginning series of stories today from the book, “The Lilac Bush”, an
autobiographical account of life in and around Waynesboro. Plan to join us to see what
you can learn about our town!

Hooks & Needles: Making a Scrubby, Thursday, April 13, 1 – 3 p.m.
Come join us for our Hooks & Needles Program at the library. Our program will give you
the option of bringing with you what you are working on and joining in our group that
talks about their current projects and shares ideas and encouragement. This is a great
place to share your ideas or to learn some new stitching skills. We will also be learning
how to make a kitchen scrubby. Those planning to make a scrubby need to bring 1 yard
of nylon netting (the stiffer, the better) and a size K crochet hook. This scrubby class is
geared toward those who can crochet — it is not a learn to crochet.

Senior Book Bingo, Friday, April 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Seniors over 60 — come play Book Bingo with the library at the Waynesboro Senior
Activity Center. Playing is free and you can select a book for every game that you win.
Please note for those who plan to attend: the Senior Center location has changed. The
new address is: 11359 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, PA

AHMFL Book Club, Friday, April 14, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Won’t you consider joining us for our Book Club meetings? lf you are interested in a
local setting for a great read, contact the library for information about attending this
program or email us at [email protected].

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk: Dykeman’s Pond, Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Won’t you join the Walking Librarian for this fun program geared for all ages. Come for
the walk! Come with your camera (or cell phone) to participate in our photo scavenger
hunt! Come to soak up nature! Come for the fun!

The Hurried Cook (Virtual), Wednesday, April 19, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Have you ever had a day that you realize it’s time for dinner and you have nothing
prepared and are not sure what you are going to make? Do you always seem to be
short on time and want to spend less time in the kitchen, but you want to still put a great
meal on the table? Why not plan to join us for our new series The Hurried Cook. We will
be joining you virtually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to bring you ideas, tips,
and recipes.

When All Else Fails…..Body Groove Monday, April 24, 9 – 9:45 a.m.
Want to get in some exercise, but can’t afford or don’t like gyms? Can’t dance but you
can move? Want to get in a little exercise (that doesn’t feel like exercise)? Put on some
comfortable clothes and shoes and come groove at the library. This fun program will be
video led with library staff providing fun & encouragement. And the beautiful thing is
everyone works at their own pace! This program is free but registration is required at the

Free Blood Pressure Screening, Wednesday, April 26, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Do you know what your blood pressure is? What is a healthy blood pressure? What do
the numbers mean when you are told what your blood pressure is? Stop by the library
for this free screening and find out. Take charge of your health and work towards a
more healthy you!

Understanding Heart Health, Wednesday, April 26, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Here’s your chance to learn how you can improve your heart health. Begin by learning
more about your heart and the factors that are important for maintaining a healthy heart.
Please join us for this informative program.

Make A Huck Embroidery Bookmark, Thursday, April 27, 1 – 3 p.m.
Huck embroidery, sometimes called huck weaving or Swedish weaving, is a form of
embroidery that blends a bit of surface embroidery with weaving. Its name comes from
huck cloth, which is the most common material used for this style, and as its alternate
name suggests, huck embroidery originated in Sweden. Join us as we learn the
technique and make a bookmark. Registration is required on or before Saturday, April
15th at the library. Registration fee is $2.00 per person.

Senior Hooks & Needles, Friday, April 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Are you 60 or over and want to join a group of crocheters & knitters? Why not stop by
Waynesboro Senior Center for the library’s Hooks & Needles Program. Bring what you
are working on, or come use library supplies and work on one of our Comfort in Crisis
Projects. Please note for those who plan to attend: the Senior Center location has
changed. It’s new address is: 11359 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro, PA

Paint & Sip, Friday, April 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us for our upcoming Paint & Sip program where we will be playing with color on
canvas! And best of all, you get to take your wonderful creation home with you at the
end of the class. Materials are supplied. Spaces are limited so you will want to stop by
the library to pay your registration fee and sign up. This is a program tailored for adult
participants, not children.

Teen Programs

Teen Game Nights (In Person), Tuesday, April 4 and 18, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Teens ages 12-18, the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us
for an in-person Game Night at the library. In-person game nights are a regular program at the library on alternating Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45. Attendees choose which games to play. Do you have a fun game you’d like to share? Go ahead and bring it!

Teen MakerSpace Days Tuesday, April 4, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Pre-teens and teens ages 10-18, join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library for a
new project in the library’s MakerSpace; Today we will be making Sculpey Clay Jewelry.
Teen MakerSpace is a regular library program on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, where we
explore various STEAM-related topics (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math).
Registration Required – Please sign up at on the Programming Calendar.

Anime Club Wednesday, April 5 and 19, 4 p.m.
Teens ages 12-18, do you love to watch anime, read manga, and even draw
characters? Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join us for Anime
Club, where we will be making candy sushi. Anime Club is a regular program at the
library on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. We read & discuss our favorite / least favorite manga,
choose anime shows & movies to watch together, and do various games, crafts, & other
activities related to Japanese culture. Want to co-lead a club meeting? See Miss Gina at
the library.

Homeschool Club Thursday, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts a parent-led Homeschool Enrichment
Club, where participants in grades K-12 participate in art activities, STEM challenges,
and more. Each week has a different theme, with teens & kids sometimes splitting into
groups, or staying together, depending on the activities. Please check the Programming
calendar at for planned activities (subject to change, since club members will
be brainstorming and voting on what they’d like to do next throughout the year).

Teen Story Share (Online), Friday, April 7, 14, 21 and 14, 3 p.m.
Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library on Fridays for our latest “Teen Story
Share” video. This is a regular library video series on Fridays, where Teen Services
Librarian Miss Gina shares a variety of reading material that is fun for teens, including
short stories, & excerpts from longer books—mostly fiction, with some nonfiction thrown
in. We post on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s
full name on YouTube & Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and

Teen Game Nights (Online), Tuesday, April 11 and 25, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library hosts Teen Game Night via Discord. Teens
ages 13-18, do you have a smartphone, tablet, PC, and/or console that you play games
on? Do you have online games to play & no one to play with? Looking for a game to
play but don’t know where to start? Join us on our AHMFL Teen Discord to see what
games are happening! We play online multiplayer games such as Among Us, Jackbox,
Unfortunate Spacemen, Gartic Phone, Minecraft, and more. Put in your vote for what
you want to play! To join us, you’ll need to be a member of AHMFL’s Teen Discord,
since this is how we meet up, choose games, & share codes to access our game
lobbies. To become a member, teens must return a permission slip signed by a
parent/guardian. Please contact AHMFL Teen Librarian Miss Gina at the library to
request a slip. Unfortunately, Discord has a strict age 13+ policy, so we direct 12-year-
old patrons to try our in-person Game Nights instead, until they turn 13 so we direct 12-
year-old patrons to try our in-person Game Nights instead, until they turn 13.

Teen Sand Art Project with Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, Wednesday, April 12
4 – 5 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites teens ages 12-18 to join us for a
special art project. Grief can cause teens to experience a confusing jumble of
thoughts, memories, and emotions which are commonly referred to as grief reactions.
At this hands-on-workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the many different
reactions that you carry inside of you and represent them in a layered jar of sand that
you can take home. This activity can be helpful for dealing with all kinds of grief,
including the death of an important person, death of a pet, or a friendship or
other relationship that is broken or ended. Sign up at on the Programming

Art Saturday Kits, Saturday, April 15
Teens and pre-teens, stop by the Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library to pick up
your free art kit, featuring all the supplies you will need to make the project of the month.Art Saturday Kits are a regular take-home program at the library on the 3rd Saturday of
each month. Kits are available for pickup on the 3rd Saturday & the following week or as
long as supplies last. First come, first served & one kit per person please. Kits consist of
a paper bag containing all (or most of) the supplies you’ll need to complete an art or
craft project at home. The instructions are usually via a video link (also posted on our
social media). Art Kits are geared towards teens ages 12-18, but older kids are
welcome to give it a try, too.

Pokemon Club, Saturday, April 15, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Kids and Teens ages 9-18, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites you to join
us for Pokemon Club! This club is dedicated to battling via the Pokemon card game. If
you don’t already know how to play, leaders Chad & Kurt Ewell will teach you everything
you need to know! Feel free to bring your own deck if you have one. We will also have
decks here. Pokemon Club is a regular library program on 2nd Saturdays, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
in the 2nd floor Community Room. April’s meeting is on the 3rd Saturday, due to

Money Works for You: Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, Thursday, April 20, 5 – 6 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library invites pre-teens, teens, and their
parents/guardians to join us for Money Works for You. Special guest speaker Debbie
Mohn, from our local M&T Bank, will lead this financial workshop for We’ll discuss:
Checking & Savings Accounts (including how to be safe while online banking), Credit
Cards & Credit, and Budgeting & Saving for Important Items (1st Car; College; 1st
Apartment). Sign up at on the Programming calendar.

In the Kitchen with Gina (Online), Tuesday, April 25, 3 p.m.
Join Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library for our latest “In the Kitchen” video with
Teen Services Librarian Miss Gina. These videos are geared towards teens, those new
to cooking, and anyone who likes new ideas for easy and (mostly) healthy recipes!
This is a regular library video series on 4th Tuesdays. We post on the library’s
YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (we go by the library’s full name on YouTube &
Facebook; on Instagram we are @AlexHamiltonLibrary and @ahmfl_teens).

Children’s Programs

A Bedtime Story, Sunday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library will host our Bedtime Story program on
Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. A variety of stories will be shared by staff and the

Book Tasting, Monday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Join us each week as we share a chapter or two from one of the books in our Juvenile
section. Staff will be choosing some of their favorite books to share with you. What a
great way to get just a taste of the story that our books offer.

Preschool Story Time, Tuesday, April 4, 11, 18 and 23, 11- 11:45 a.m.
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library welcomes preschoolers ages 2-4 (siblings of
all ages are also welcome) for a fun time of songs, stories, and activities in the library’s
Children’s Room!
Kids’ LEGO Club, Thursday, April 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
LEGO Club for ages 5-11 will meet at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library. LEGO
Club is a regular library programs on 1st Thursdays. We have a new building challenge
or activity each month! Bring Legos from home OR use the Legos at the Library.
No sign up needed, just drop in!

Children’s Book Club, Thursday, April 13 and 27, 4 – 5 p.m.
Attention kids ages 8 -12!! The library has a book club just for you. We meet on the 2nd
and 4th Thursday in the MakerSpace at the library. There is limited amount of space so
registration will be required. Stop by the library and register.

Block Party, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kids ages 12 and under are invited to join us to test their building skills and have some
fun! No registration is required.

Kindly Canines, Tuesday, April 25, 6-6:45 p.m.
Read to a dog at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library! Did you know that reading
to trained therapy dogs can increase a person’s desire and ability to read? Bring books
from home or choose from our selection. Location: AHMFL Community Room. All ages
welcome.Kindly Canines is a regular library program on 4th Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Registration is Required. Please contact the library to sign up!

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