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Hughesville Locals Sept. 14, 2016

By Staff | Sep 12, 2016

School is back in full swing and students are busy with reading, homework, athletics, and other activities. With the temperatures in the 90s, I am really glad that the schools are air-conditioned and the teachers don’t have to try to keep the kids’ attention with only open windows to cool the rooms. Some schools had to let students out early during this hot weather because they have no air conditioning.

Remember those bad ol’ days? I do some substitute teaching, so I know what it’s like to try to keep the students focused on their assigned work when the room is uncomfortable. I left the high school at 3:15 one day and felt like I had walked into a furnace. I hope the coming autumnal equinox will bring more moderate weather.

Hughesville Area Public Library has a wide range of programs for patrons of all ages. Check the list of events below for some of the many things going on at your local library!

Watch for school buses, student drivers, and children walking or biking to and from school. Let’s keep everyone safe.

Hughesville Events:

Sundays in September the Bethany and Christ United Methodist Churches (the Hughesville Charge) will hold joint services at Bethany U. M. Church, 111 South Second Street, Hughesville, at 9:30 a.m.

Mondays, September 19 & 26, Oct 3, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. “Wee Tales” story and activity time at the Hughesville Area Public Library. This is designed for registered toddlers ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers, who will enjoy music and movement, hear a very short story, have a group book-sharing experience, and then finish with open playtime with the library’s developmentally appropriate toys. The session will finish with Miss Victoria’s special goodbye song. This story time program is designed in four-week blocks. The current block ends with the October 3 session. For registration info, visit the library or call (570)5843762.

Thursdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m., “Kids Color” for students ages 8 to 12 years. Kids are invited to gather in the Community Room at Hughesville Area Public Library for some relaxing and fun coloring time with gel pens and colored pencils. Some of the works will be displayed in the library after each four-week session. Call or visit for registration and more information.

Fridays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Pre-School Story Hour at Hughesville Area Public Library for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Siblings are always welcome! When you register your child, it will be for a set of four weekly programs, so you don’t need to call each week.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 16 – 18, PA Bowhunters Festival at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds in Forksville. This event, first held in 1957, is the world’s largest archery event.

Thurs. Sept. 22 Concealed Carry Seminar, hosted by Rep. Jeff Wheeland and Rep. Garth Everett. All gun-owners should make sure to register for this event to be held at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, 2 South Railroad Street.

Sat. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Family Movie Night at Hughesville Area Public Library. Sign up at the library’s front desk or call (570)584-3762 and join the staff for a screening of the movie “The Jungle Book”.