Chess club forms at Centre Library; March programs listed

BELLEFONTE — A chess club will start meeting in March at Centre County Library, 200 N. Allegheny St., Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

The library, at 200 N. Allegheny St., also offers a STEM Robot Lab from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, a genealogy coaching session at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17 in the Pennsylvania Room, and “Introduction to Meditation” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.

An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Good Friday, March 30 from 3:40 to 4 p.m., or until all the eggs are gone.

The monthly “Technology @ the Library” session will be Monday, March 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. The session offers one-on-one help for people who have questions about using their new gadgets.

Weekly programs for children are:

r Toddler Story Time for ages 1-3 — 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays.

r Tail Waggin’ Tutor at the Library, featuring a friendly dog who listens encouragingly to kids reading out loud — 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Reading slots are available, and pre-registration is required.

r Book Babies for infants to 1-year-olds — 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays.

r Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6 — 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays.

r Lego Club — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Other regular programs for children and families include:

r Play-K Activities Drop-in — 11 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesday, March 21.

r Home School Meet-up — 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

r Block Party Drop-in — 11 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesdays, March 7 and 28.

r Family Game Night — 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

r Wee Build Drop-in — 11 a.m.-12 noon, Wednesday, March 14.

r Friday Morning Play Group — 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 16.

r Family Story Time — 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

r Pokemon Club — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

Regular interest groups are:

r First Friday Film Discussion Group — 1-4 p.m. March 2, a free screening of “It Happened One Night” (G).

r Free writer’s workshop — 6-8 p.m. Mondays; pre-register by emailing

r Hooks & Needles — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays.

r Evening Book Discussion Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. This month’s book is “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.

r Afternoon Book Discussion Group, 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 23. This month’s book is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

For more information about any of these programs, call



It’s “Game On!” at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St. A session is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

PreK Storytime is offered at 10:30 a.m. every Monday.

Regular sessions of “You Can Build It! (at the Library)” are offered every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m., and every Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Family Science Nights from 6 to 7 p.m. are offered Tuesdays, March 13 and 27.

“Technology @ the Library” featuring one-on-one help with gadgets, is offered from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, March 30.

Homeschool Tuesdays continue from 1:30 to 3 p.m., with programs for grades 5 to 9 on March 13 and 27, and a program for grades 1 to 4 on March 20.

For more information about any of these programs, call 814-364-2580.


The Centre County Library Bookmobile is an extension of the library and offers patrons the same quality materials and programming found in the branches. It makes weekly stops, and anyone with a library card may take out materials over a three-week loan period. Free DVD rentals are for one week. Library cards are available free.

Patrons also may request specific items online and have them delivered to their stop.