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Library Posts Event Calendar April 28, 2017

Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road, Adamstown, will offer a variety of activities to the public. Registration is required for most programs. Readers may call the library at 484-4200 for details and registration. The library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

Preschool Story Time will be offered to children ages 2 to 6 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Lapsit Program is open to babies up to age 2 and will be held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Toddler Story Time will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 3. An adult caregiver must accompany children to these programs.

Also, Bedtime Stories will be held on Wednesdays, May 10 and 24, at 6:30 p.m., and children are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Technology Night will take place on Wednesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. The program will be dedicated to helping patrons learn about computers, mobile devices, and technology.

Children's Book Week began on May 1 and will continue through Sunday, May 7. The national literacy initiative has been celebrating children's books and reading since 1919. Voting for the 10th annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards will be open until May 7. Young readers may vote at

The library's board of trustees meeting will be held on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Genealogy Interest Group for older students and adults will meet on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Magic Tree House Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. Participants age 5 and older will read the books in the series, participate in an activity and have a snack.

Children may stop in at the library between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, to make and take home a seasonal craft. No registration is needed.

"Adding Flavor to Your Garden - Growing Herbs" will be offered on Saturday, May 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The presenter will be Susan Smith, who has been a Master Gardener for 15 years and is a member of two herb guilds. She will share information about some of her favorite herbs.

The Health/Wellness Workshop Series will present "Kids' Summer Snacks/Meal Planning" with Michele Calabretta on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Michele Calabretta will share about about essential foods to have on hand and how to make nutritional meals and snacks that children will be willing to eat. Calabretta holds a Master of Science from Maryland University of Integrative Health. The program is open to adults.


Second Wednesday Cinema Event Set April 28, 2017

Second Wednesday Cinema will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second St., Hummelstown. This free program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System and is open to the public.

Readers may visit or call the library at 566-0949 for a list of the selected films or for more information about this film series. Registration is not required.


Library Plans Art Project, Garden Program April 28, 2017

Hershey Public Library has announced two upcoming programs.

The library will continue a tradition of offering a Mother's Day art project on Sunday, May 7, at 2 and 3 p.m. Meghan Winslow of SPLAT (Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together) Studio will help children design a special project for a loved one. Preregistration is required for this free, limited program, which is sponsored by the Friends of Hershey Public Library. A maximum of 30 children ages 2 to 6 may participate from 2 to 2:40 p.m. and a maximum of 30 children age 6 and up may participate in the 3 to 3:40 p.m. program. Interested readers may register online at or call the library's children's desk at 533-6555, ext. 3708.

On Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m., Jessica Walliser will present "Creating a Cutting Garden." Participants will be taught how to incorporate cutting flowers into their existing landscape and to tailor their choices to provide for bouquet possibilities all year round. Favorite nontraditional cutting plants will be illustrated by slides, and tips for arranging flowers will be shared.

Walliser is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. She also serves on the editorial advisory board of the American Horticultural Society. She has taught a diverse array of gardening topics for more than 20 years and is a former faculty member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of Hershey Public Library, is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so preregistration is required. Readers may register online at or by calling Hershey Public Library at 533-6555. Books will be sold and signed at this event.


Event Proceeds To Benefit Little Library April 20, 2017

Girl Scout Troop 70180 will hold a bake sale on Sunday, April 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 Pleasure Road, Lancaster. Monetary donations will also be accepted at the event.

Proceeds will go toward building a weatherproof structure at the church to house an outdoor little library of books for children.


Library Plans Programs April 20, 2017

Two upcoming programs have been announced by the Parkesburg Library, 105 West St. For more information or to register, call 610-857-5165.

A Medicare workshop, "Beyond the Basics," will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Registration is recommended.

An art class will be offered for people of all ages by Geraldine Guzman on Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. All materials will be included. A fee will be charged, and registration is required. For more information, contact Guzman at 484-723-9193 or


ELANCO Library Posts Calendar April 20, 2017

Eastern Lancaster County Library, 11 Chestnut Drive, New Holland, will offer a variety of programs and activities to the community in May. Most events are free, but require advance registration. To register and for more information, including library hours, readers may stop by the circulation desk at the library, call 354-0525, or visit

An International Desserts event for the entire family will take place on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share that reminds them of their home and is representative of their culture or heritage. The library will provide beverages and place settings. This program will take place when the library is closed, so preregistration is required.

MakerFest for the entire family will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Vendors are welcome to come and set up without a vendor fee to show others what they do and meet some new customers. Everyone is invited, even if they do not make anything, to come and learn what others are creating.

Saturday STEM for all ages will be offered on May 20 at 10 a.m. The family is encouraged to stop by the library and play with some tech toys such as Ozobots, Bee-Bots, and Snap Circuits.

A seminar on "Understanding Medicare" will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. A state-approved education presentation will focus on those new to Medicare or approaching Medicare age. Subjects include enrollment timelines and special election periods, enrolling in Medicare, definitions of the different parts and what they cover, what to do if when still working, and how to avoid future penalties.

A Readers' Roundtable Book Discussion event for individuals age 16 and older will gather on Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss "House of Silk" by Anthony Horowitz.

Preschool Story Time, designed for children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver, will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Friday Frolic for Toddlers will be offered on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to walking toddlers ages 1 to 3 with a caregiver. All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun. Stay and Play will follow at 11:15 a.m.

Therapy dogs from K-Pets will visit the library on Saturday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

Teen Tuesdays, for students in grades seven through 12, will be held on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Teens are invited to chill out, hang out, and geek out in the library after school.

The Lego Creation Club for the entire family, including children age 3 and older, will take place on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will build creations out of Lego bricks that will be displayed in the library.

One-on-One Tech Help will be offered on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Free assistance with devices, such as a computer, smart phone, tablet, and others, will be available. Advance registration is strongly recommended, but walk-ins will be welcome.

The Adult Coloring group, for individuals age 16 and older, will gather on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., and all supplies will be provided. Hooks and Needles - Yarn Crafting Club will meet on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to individuals of all skill levels, including beginners. Attendees are invited to bring projects, tips, and ideas to share.

Leap into Science, open to students in kindergarten through grade six, will take place on Monday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. Leap into Science is a program promoting family engagement through STEM. This session is called "Air is Everywhere," where participants will discover wind.

A Preschool Block Party for children ages 3 to 6 will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. Children will play and build with the library's new wooden block collection. Preschoolers will have fun, while strengthening vocabulary, problem solving abilities, and social skills.

A Teen After Hours - Fandom event will be held for students in grades seven through 12 on Friday, May 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy cosplay, karaoke, snacks, and games. Prizes will be awarded for the best cosplay.

Sensory Story Time, designed for children ages 3 to 8 with a caregiver, will be offered on May 20 at 9 a.m. This story time is designed for children with special needs and those who prefer a quieter library atmosphere. Brothers and sisters are welcome, too. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and activities that will improve literacy and social skills. This program will take place when the library is closed, so preregistration is required. This program is funded by the Kiwanis Club of New Holland.

The Teen Advisory Group is open to students in grades seven through 12 and will meet on Monday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. to help plan future events for teens at the library. The Teen Book Club, for grades seven to 12, will also meet on May 29 at 7 p.m., and attendees are asked to bring along a book they have recently read.


Library Honors Longtime Board Member April 19, 2017


Library Plans Book Club Meeting April 19, 2017

Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will host a book club meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m.

The book to be discussed is "Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein.


Library Plans Presentation April 19, 2017

Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will host a presentation for parents of teenagers on Wednesday, May 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During the event, presented by COBYS Family Services, Dr. Gary Chapman will explain how to show love to teenagers through what are called the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. The presentation is based on Chapman's book, "The Five Languages of Love."

To register, contact Solanco High School counselor Lindsay Capoferri at or 786-2151, ext. 8161.


Library Posts Schedule Of Events April 19, 2017

New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, will offer a variety of programs and activities. Programs are free and open to the public, unless stated otherwise.

The Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library will hold preowned book sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, May 6 and 20, in the Foundation House, located across the shared parking lot. Hardback and paperback books, vintage jewelry, DVDs, music CDs, puzzles, children's books, 33 rpm records, tote bags, note cards, and prints will be available. All proceeds will benefit the library.

The 12th annual library plant, book, and jewelry sale will take place on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All things relating to gardening will be available at the sale, which will be offered by the Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library on the library grounds and in Foundation Hall. The rain-or-shine event will feature perennial plants from local gardeners; annual flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants from garden centers; garden supplies and equipment; and a large selection of gardening books. A children's activity, "Potapalooza," will be available for a small fee, and each child will paint a small terracotta pot and plant it with a sunflower seed. All proceeds will benefit the library.

The Monday Great Books Discussion Group will gather from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, May 1 and 15. On May 1, "Howards End" by E.M. Forster will be the topic. On May 15, the discussion will include poetry to be determined. For more details, readers may call Ethel Bitterman at 938-1590 or Joan Short at 938-3494.

Ruth's Mystery Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, May 4, from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Browsing Room. The focus will be on "Required Reading Grab Bag." A reading list is available at meetings.

A Write-On Writer's Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room. The workshop will provide hints, problem-solving, and discussion on various phases of writing. Aspiring and published writers are also invited to attend open readings on Saturdays to receive friendly suggestions and critiques or just observe and participate in discussion. For more details, readers may call Marlene Ross at 774-2881.

Journalist Jan Murphy will review "Pennsylvania Politics" on Tuesday, May 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The review will take place in Foundation Hall.

The Wednesday Great Books Discussion Group will meet on Wednesdays, May 10 and 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss writings from the anthology "Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions." "A New View of Society" by Robert Owen will be discussed on May 10, and "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" by Oscar Wilde will be the focus on May 24. For more details, readers may contact Dan Tepsic at 774-0719.

Couponing for Extreme Savings will take place on May 20 from 11 a.m. to noon. Dawn Marron and local coupon clippers will meet in the Browsing Room and share their tips and techniques to cut spending, including "Summer Fun on a Dime." Participants are encouraged to bring coupons to trade and share. Readers may contact for further details.

The Pennwriters Writing Group will meet on May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Foundation Hall. The group is open to anyone who is interested in improving their writing skills. For more details, readers may contact Don Helin at 567-2216.

The Children's Library will also offer several story time programs designed for young readers accompanied by an adult caregiver. Spring story time programs will run through Tuesday, May 16, and will feature stories, songs, and other activities. Preschool Pals, designed for children ages 4 to 6, will be held on Mondays at 10:15 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Toddlertime, open to children ages 2 and 3, will meet at 11 a.m. on Mondays. Book Babies Storytime, for children ages 6 to 23 months, will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays. 1-2-3 Library! will be held on Mondays, April 24 to May 15, at 6:30 p.m. for children of all ages, and registration is not required for the drop-in event.

In addition, Mike Donovan's "Abstract Emotions Project," a self-assigned challenge, will hang in the Charley Krone Gallery during the month of May. The first-floor showcase will feature a display of artwork by Diane M. Cromer.

Registration is not required for library programs, unless noted, with the exception of children's programs. Parking for the library is available off Ninth Street at the rear of the building. For more information, including directions, readers may call the main circulation desk at 774-7820 or the Children's Library at 774-7822. Readers may also visit

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