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Looking for Something Fun for the Kids, Or a Personal Escape?

Look no further than the Haddon Township Library's January calendar of events.

Haddon Township Rohrer Library.
Haddon Township Rohrer Library.

Here's a look at the January calendar for the Haddon Township branch of the Camden County Library, located at 15 MacArthur Boulevard:

Adult Programs January 2014

Mousing and More: Computers for Seniors

Adults

Friday, Jan. 10, 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon

Learn basic computer skills, including how to use the mouse and some web basics. No experience necessary.

The Speculative Reader : Science Fiction, Fantasy and More

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

“Stories of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang

This collection of short stories presents characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. We will be reading “Story of Your Life” from this collection and discussing book selections for spring and summer.

Fourth Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

Read the classic and controversial novel about young Holden Caulfield’s disillusionment with the adult world and its “phoniness.”

Children’s and Family Programs January 2014

Pokémon Club

Ages 7 - 12

Monday, Jan. 6, 4 p.m.

A great opportunity to meet other players, share ideas and do a few Pokémon-related craft projects. Make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards and anything else you would like to discuss.

We Can ROAR!!

Ages 3-5

Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 10:30 a.m.

Lions and tigers and dinosaurs, Oh My! We will be stomping, roaring and laughing our way through stories about our biggest, fiercest friends. Can you roar?

Teddy Bear Time

Ages 12 - 36 months

Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 10:30 a.m.

Books, songs and felt board fun for you and your toddler.

Lego Club

Ages 8 - 12

Monday,  Jan. 13, 4 p. m.

A box full of little plastic blocks can become rockets, castles, robots or whatever you can envision. Monthly quests and themed challenges will help you exercise your imagination.

Kids Book Club

Ages 9 and up

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m.

“Fake Mustache” by Tom Angleberger

What would you do if your best friend was an evil genius planning to take over the world? That’s Lenny’s problem! His friend Casper has purchased a Heidelberg Handlebar #7 mustache, and when he wears it, he is invincible! A free copy of the book is available at the circulation desk when you register. Snacks will be served.

Hula in the Coola

All Ages

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.

Hula in the Coola Day is a day for those longing to escape the winter doldrums to laugh at the cold with a luau party. Put away your winter coats, get out your shorts and flip flops, and say “Aloha”. Join us for crafts and fun!

A Visit from Snow White

Ages 3 - 6

Monday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.

This Jan., Princess Snow White will visit all eight branches of the

Camden County Library System. Come and listen to her magical stories and songs.

Registration for any program is available three weeks in advance of the event date.

Teen and Tween Programs January 2014

Anime and Manga Club

Ages 12 and up

Thursday, Jan. 9, 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Watch and discuss anime series and practice drawing manga with a professional manga artist. The group will also work on creating manga pages. Drop in if you can’t make the whole session.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Ages 12 and up

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 - 8 p.m.

Using flexible figures and other objects, create a film using stop motion techniques. Bring flexible action figures or Barbies to experiment with as time permits.

Teen Book Chat: Dinner and Discussion

Grades 9 and up

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

“Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher

When Clay Jensen receives audio tapes in the mail, he’s horrified to hear his dead friend’s voice coming out of the stereo. Hannah lists thirteen reasons why she killed herself and those responsible for it, including Clay. A heartrending story of confusion

and desperation. Enjoy a night out with awesome books and a pizza dinner. Registration is required. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book!

Call to register at the Haddon Township Branch (856-854-2752)  or register online at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/events

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