Clarion Free Library schedules November programs

CLARION — The Clarion Free Library has scheduled a variety of programs for November.

A Third Thursday program for the Jubilee Book Club will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, this month’s featured book is “Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.  Copies of the book are available from the library.  People may contact Kristine Lewis at for more information.  The Jubilee Book Club is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William Buchanan.

The library will old a pajama drive Monday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 2. Children may take in new pajamas to donate to children in need.  There will be a pajama party form 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, where children can also take pajamas to donate.  During the event they may wear their pajamas and listen to stories and enjoy milk.

The library will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 23-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library’s regular programs include an adult knitting class, children’s storytime, a play group, Littler Learners, an after school program and the Puppy Dog Tales program.

An adult knitting class meets at 1 p.m. Mondays.  This class taught by Chris Adams is open to beginner and experienced knitters.  Adams can be reached by calling (814) 797-1613.

Preschool storytime is held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.  Storytimes feature stories, crafts and other activities.  Themes for this month include Nov. 7 — Owls, Nov. 14 — Turkeys, Nov. 21 — Thanksgiving and Nov. 28 — Quilts and Blankets.

A play group for children up to 5 years old is held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the library.  The group is presented by the library and Clarion County’s Promise.

An after school program is held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16, in the Children’s Room of the library.

Puppy Dog Tales program where children read to therapy dogs will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Little Learners is offered by early intervention provider agency Amazing Kids and is held at 10 a.m. Fridays at the library.  There is no fee or registration.  The activity is open to children of any age.

More information about these programs is available by calling (814) 226-7172.