Library Will Host Programs March 22, 2019
Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, has posted its upcoming programming. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and require preregistration. Readers are encouraged to register at www.mslibrary.org or by calling the library at 717-653-1510. More information is available by calling or visiting the library.
A community blood drive will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot. A form of ID is required to donate.
A free community paper shredding event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mount Joy will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the parking lot. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Mount Joy Food Bank.
Read With Kirby will offer struggling readers an opportunity to practice reading aloud to Kirby, a Westie and certified therapy dog. Kirby will be available on Mondays at 6 p.m. Individuals should call Miss Jan to register.
Family Story Time will be offered on Monday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the East Donegal Township Municipal Building, 190 Rock Point Road, Maytown. Families may enjoy stories, songs, and a craft based on a theme of the week. Family Story Time will also be held in Marietta at the old First National Bank, 100 W. Market St., on Monday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m.
Homeschool Spanish, a basic conversational Spanish class, will meet on Tuesdays, April 2, 9 and 16, at 2 p.m. The class is for children age 7 and up.
Sing, Shake and Sway Story Time is set for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, and Thursdays, April 4 and 18. It will encourage children to interact and move to songs and stories.
Preschool Super Science will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. Miss Jan will lead themed science experiments or activities relating to the lives of 3- to 6-year-olds.
Lego Club, for people of all ages, will take place at 6 p.m. on April 9. Legos will be provided.
Family Story Time will be held on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. Miss Jan invites families to enjoy stories, songs and a craft based on a theme of the week.
STEM Club, for children age 7 and up, will be offered at 6 p.m. on April 11. Participants will turn 2-D instructions to 3-D thinking using Keva Planks for creative building.
Fun Fort Friday will be held on Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m. Attendees will build a family fort among the bookshelves, read inside and have a snack. They are asked to bring their own blankets or sheets and a flashlight.
Fun Family Book Bingo has been set for 6 p.m. on April 16. Attendees are asked to bring a light snack to share.
Sensory Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. The program is geared toward children ages 3 to 5 who are differently abled, who may be on the autism spectrum, who have sensory processing issues or who feel overwhelmed by noises or crowds. A time of monitored social play will be available afterward. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Sing and Sign Story Time, during which basic American Sign Language is incorporated, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25.
The next few gatherings of Dark Order Teen Anime will give teenagers age 13 and up an opportunity to learn the role-playing game Legend of the 5 Rings. The next session will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 6 p.m.
A game night for adults will take place on April 1 at 6 p.m. Attendees may bring games.
Closely Knit, a group for avid knitters or those who aspire to knit, will meet at 1 p.m. on Mondays, April 8 and 22. Attendees may knit or crochet individual projects, and no registration is necessary.
The Friends group will meet on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.
The book discussion group focused on the classics will discuss "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut on Monday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m.; the group's May selection will be "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. The Lit Lovers book discussion group will discuss "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.; the group's May selection will be "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.
"Maytown, Queen City of Donegal" will be the first in a three-part My Hometown series on April 15 at 6 p.m. Presenter Bob Lescalette will talk about the history of Maytown.
Make-It Monday on April 22 at 6 p.m. will focus on card making. Participants will make three different handmade cards. Presenter Kathy Bistline will provide all materials and will offer tips and suggestions on making cards for all occasions.
All writers, whether recreational or professional, are welcome to work on their current projects or write to prompts by facilitator Ingrid Andersen during the Writers' Circle at 6 p.m. on April 22.
Lititz Library Posts Programs March 22, 2019
Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has posted its upcoming activities. For more information on the programs, readers may call 717-626-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Lititz Public Library will hold their Costume Jewelry Sale on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Monday, April 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Knitting Club will meet on Mondays, April 1 and 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program is not a class or instruction time, but a friendly gathering where people work on knitting projects. Attendees must bring their own supplies. Crocheters are also welcome. Preregistration is requested.
The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will host a program on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Bob Naeye will discuss the disconnect astronomers are facing between different methods used to measure the expansion rate of the universe, known as the Hubble constant.
The Lititz Garden Club will meet on Thursday, April 4, with the presentation to begin at 6:45 p.m. Bob Goodhart will present on "Then and Now Four-Square Gardens."
Family story time will feature the One Book, Every Young Child selection "Not a Box" by
Antoinette Portis on Saturday, April 6, at 10a.m. One Book, Every Young Child is a program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. Preregistration is requested.
Scrabble Meet-Ups, for which attendees are asked to bring their own boards, will take place on Monday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The History Book Club will meet on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Richard Henry Dana's "Two Years Before the Mast."
Journaling for Life will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about different types of journals, how to keep a journal, and the health benefits of journaling for lowering stress and clearing the mind.
The Painting Club will only meet on the second Wednesday this month, with April's program set for April 10 at 12:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their own painting supplies.
The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in foreign affairs are invited to join this moderated, nonpartisan discussion group.
The Lancaster Civil War Roundtable will meet on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. Valgene Dunham will present "Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private Wm. Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers."
"McElligot's Pool," a Dr. Seuss story, will be presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. The story will be followed by some related activities.
During Paws to READ, children may practice their read-aloud skills by reading their favorite stories to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Sessions will take place at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. on Saturdays, April 13 and 27.
A Mystery Challenge, geared for children ages 6 to 9, will take place on Monday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the community room. Participants will be asked to complete a challenge using everyday items.
The Jane Austen Society will meet on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy a cup of tea and discuss all things Austen.
The Genealogy Club will meet on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn tips and techniques for researching their family tree.
Cruise Into Kindergarten, a Pennsylvania early literacy program for 3- to 6-year-olds based on the national Every Child Ready to Read program, is offered monthly, with the next session set for Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. After hearing a story, children and their caregivers will visit stations designed to help children hone skills needed to start school.
Family Book Adventures will feature "Fabulous Fishes" on Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. The program aims to promote family engagement experiences, with children of all ages and abilities welcome with an adult. Preregistration will begin on April 9.
Parachute Play for children ages 3 to 5 will be held on Fridays, April 26 and May 3 and 10, at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. It encourages cooperative play, following directions and motor skills coordination. Each class is limited to 12 children, with preregistration to begin on Friday, April 12.
The Lititz Art Association will meet on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz recCenter. Kim Myers Smith will present "Making Time to Do What You Love."
Library Begins Renovations, Posts Other Updates March 22, 2019
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, has posted several announcements, including schedule changes.
Renovations have begun at the library. Book drop services for after-hours return of items will not be available during construction, so any books and media must be returned inside the building. The library will waive any fines that accrue until there is access to the book drop and media drop again.
On Friday, April 12, the library will be closed for staff in-service training from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The library will also be closed all day on Easter Sunday, April 21.
The library is in need of an evening book group facilitator. Book groups will meet regularly beginning in early September and continuing through May 2020. Interested people may email Julie Brnik at email@example.com or call the library at 717-533-6555.
Adamstown Library Plans Activities March 21, 2019
Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road, Adamstown, will offer a variety of activities to the community. Registration is required for most programs. To learn more and to register, readers may call the library at 717-484-4200.
The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 19.
Several story time programs will be offered for young readers. An adult caregiver must accompany children to each program. Program activities will include stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, finger plays, and more. Preschool Story Time, for children ages 2 to 6, will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The Lapsit Program will meet on Thursdays at 10 a.m. and is open to babies up to age 2. Toddler Story Time, for toddlers ages 2 to 3, will take place on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story times will not be held on Tuesday, April 9; Wednesday, April 10; and Thursday, April 11.
Technology Night will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. The program will offer assistance with technology devices.
Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation will present Jump Into Science: Earthquakes for children ages 4 to 8 on Monday, April 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn about earthquakes and use items like sticks, stones, shells, acorns, and pinecones to construct "towns" in pans of sand, followed by a simulated earthquake.
Bedtime Stories will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 10, and attendees are encouraged to wear their pajamas.
The library's board of trustees will meet on April 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Genealogy Interest Group will gather at 6:30 p.m. on April 11; it is open to older students and adults.
STEM Mobile: Art of Nature will be offered for boys and girls ages 5 to 11 on Saturday, April 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. Girl Scout STEM Mobile will present the program.
A babysitting course on first aid and CPR will be presented on Monday, April 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The course is open to youths ages 11 to 14. Attendees will learn about decision making when facing medical emergencies as well as the basics of first aid and CPR. The course will include games and hands-on activities.
The Lego Club will meet on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will make individual creations with a provided theme and then take on a team project. People of all ages are invited to participate.
The Mystery Guest Children's Book Club will gather on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through grade five are invited to bring along a book they are reading to discuss. A mystery guest will stop by, and attendees will play 20 Questions to try to guess the visitor's job.
Social Security workshops will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. To register, readers may call 800-235-8659.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main St., Adamstown, will host two one-hour active shooter training classes on Wednesday, April 24. Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey will present the free classes. The first part, "How to Survive an Active Shooter Event," will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour and 15 minutes. Following a 15-minute break, the second part, "Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship," will begin at 8 p.m.; this session will last approximately 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be served at the program. All members of the Adamstown area community are welcome to attend. Preregistration is requested by contacting the library at 717-484-4200 or by visiting www.adamstownarealibrary.org. Attendees may register for one or both parts of the event.
Author Paula McLain will speak at the 19th annual spring author luncheon on Thursday, April 25, at noon at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster. McLain is the author of the novels "The Paris Wife" and "Circling the Sun." The fee includes lunch, the author presentation and a paperback copy of McLain's latest novel, "Love and Ruin."
Family Place parent-child interactive play-and-learn sessions for children ages 1 to 3 with caregivers will take place from 10 to 11:15 a.m., on Fridays from April 26 through May 24 at Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver. Attendance at all five sessions is encouraged. Family Place is a center for early childhood information, parent education, early literacy, socialization and family support. Each session will feature art, blocks, books, puzzles, a story time, puppets and more. Resource people from the community will be on hand to informally answer parenting questions.
Library Posts April Schedule March 21, 2019
The Eastern Lancaster County (ELANCO) Library, 11 Chestnut Drive, New Holland, will offer a variety of programs and activities to the community. Library hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Most events are free but require advance registration. To register, readers may stop by the circulation desk at the library, call 717-354-0525, or visit www.elancolibrary.org.
A Trashcan Basketball Tournament for students in sixth through 12th grades will take place on Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m.
A Readers' Roundtable Book Discussion for adults will be held on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs board room. Attendees will discuss "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S.C. Gwynne.
Several story time programs will be offered. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Friday Frolic for Toddlers will be offered on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and is open to walking toddlers ages 1 to 3. It will be followed by Stay and Play at 11 a.m. Preschool Story Time will take place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5.
Teen Tuesdays will run from 3 to 5 p.m. for students in grades seven through 12.
Yoga at the Library for people age 16 and up will take place on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The class will be taught by a certified instructor. This program will occur when the library is closed, so advance registration is required. All skill levels are welcome. Participants should bring a yoga mat, a yoga strap (or a belt, tie or scarf) and either a folded blanket or a small, firm pillow. Free child care will be available.
Parachute Play will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. and is open to walking toddlers ages 1 to 3.
1, 2, 3 Play With Me will be offered on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. The program will offer opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere. Parents will have the chance to talk with community experts in the areas of child development and nutrition.
One-on-One Tech Help will be available on April 4 at 1 p.m. and on Saturdays, April 6 and 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. The program offers free help with any device, tablet, or computer. Walk-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed an appointment.
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority will present Recycling Made Easy for people age 16 and up on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will outline recycling guidelines. Attendees may bring items to find out if they are recyclable.
Mandala Painting will be held on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. for people age 16 and up. Class size is limited. The fee is payable at the door and includes all materials.
KPETS therapy dogs will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. on April 6 to offer children an opportunity to improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The program is open to children of all ages.
To kick off National Library Week, the library will hold a bookmark contest. Participants of all ages may create a bookmark and drop it off in the children's department anytime between Monday, April 8, at 10 a.m. and Friday, April 12, at 5 p.m. The bookmark must have a book or library theme. Staff members will select and vote on two bookmarks during the week of Monday, April 15. The winning bookmark will be printed and made available to the public from Monday, April 22, to Friday, May 31.
The Lego Creation Club and the Hooks and Needles Yarn Crafting Club will both meet on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Lego Creation Club is a family activity for those age 3 and up. Hooks and Needles is open to knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Yoga Story Time will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 6 with an adult. Siblings are welcome to participate. Participants will journey through a story featuring yoga poses, songs, and imagination.
The Friends of the Library will host their spring book sale on Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the activity room on the second floor of the library. The book sale will feature paperback and hardcover books, including some hard-to-find titles.
A Drop-in Craft will be offered on April 11 from 1 to 7 p.m. Individuals age 16 and up are invited to stop by the library to make personalized tealight holders.
A Unicorn Party for all ages will be take place on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a story time, crafts, activities, and food.
Nintendudes for students in seventh through 12th grades will be offered on Monday, April 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. Ms. Carla will bring out the gaming console and snacks. Attendees may bring their Joy-Con controllers to create bigger teams.
Explore to Learn - Gravity for students in kindergarten through sixth grade will take place on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. Explore to Learn is a series of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.
Get Ready for Summer With Essential Oils will be held on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to people age 16 and older. Attendees will learn how to prepare their feet for summer sandals. Registration is required for this event, and there is a materials fee, payable at the door.
Duplo Free Play for children ages 1 to 5 will occur on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Lab: A STEM Story Time will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, and is open to children ages 3 to 6. The program will start with a few books and end with an activity, such as a game, craft, or toy.
Plant a Seed for people age 3 and up will be offered on April 18 from noon to 4 p.m. At the drop-in event, participants will plant a seed to take home. All materials, including seeds and dirt, will be provided.
Love Your Library for people age 16 and up will be offered on April 18 from 1 to 7 p.m. Attendees will make a National Library Week button and talk to their local librarian.
Dungeons and Dragons Club, open to individuals age 10 and up, will meet on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Block Party, a preschool STEM event, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 and is open to children ages 3 to 6.
A Puppet Making Workshop for children age 5 and up will take place on Friday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. Ms. Carla will provide paper bags, clean socks, wooden spoons, and more for attendees to use in creating puppets. Children will use their puppets to perform a puppet show.
The New Holland Lions Club will host an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny for children age 11 and under on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the New Holland Community Memorial Park. After the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will visit the library at 10:30 a.m. for stories, activities and photos.
Teen Art Time for students in seventh through 12th grades will be offered on Monday, April 22, at 3 p.m. Participants will create black glue paintings, and they should wear old clothes.
Planet Earth - A STEM Event will take place on Earth Day, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. for students in kindergarten through sixth grades. Attendees will learn about the Earth as well as pollution and recycling.
A Drop-in Craft will be offered on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Individuals of all ages are invited to stop by the library for the craft.
Microsoft Word 101 for people age 16 and up will be offered on Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Attendees will learn the basics of the software and its uses, such as typing letters and creating resumes.
Movie Night will be held on April 25 at 5 p.m. Details about the 90-minute movie are available by contacting the library. A snack will be provided.
The Young Readers' Club will gather on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Students in grades three to five will explore different books and themes. Children should choose a book from the Hardy Boys series.
Teen After-Hours: Fandom will take place on Friday, April 26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Students in grades six through 12 will eat and socialize. The event will feature cosplay, snacks and games.
Chair Zumba at the Library will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. The class is free and designed for people age 16 and older.
An Acrylic Paint Class will be held on April 27 at 2 p.m. for people age 13 and over. A materials fee will be payable at the door. Class size is limited, and registration is required.
Teen Study Hall, for students in grades seven through 12, will be offered on Monday, April 29, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Guide to Retirement will take place on April 29 at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about saving and investing and how these are related to retirement.
The Teen Advisory Group will hold a meeting on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The group is open to students in grades six through 12 who want to help plan future teen events at the library. The Teen Book Club for teenagers in grades six through 12 will gather at 7 p.m. on April 29. Attendees should bring along a book they have read recently for discussion.
Public Library Calendar Posted March 19, 2019
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, April 6 and 20, in 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 Monday Great Books Discussion Group will meet in the dining room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 1 and 15. The group will discuss "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton and "Saint Joan," including the preface, by G.B. Shaw, respectively. For details, readers may call Ethel Bitterman at 717-938-1590 and Joan Short at 717-938-3494.
Ruth's Mystery Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, April 4, from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Browsing Room. The focus will be on "Libraries or Bookstore."
Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library will host their Cultural Program on Sunday, April 7, with Connie Holland presenting the "Vintage Quilt Trunk Show" program in Foundation Hall from 3 to 4 p.m. The program will be a showing and description of antique and vintage quilts dating from the mid-1800s through the 1930s. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Book Review Program will feature a review by Barbara Neff of "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Foundation Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
The Wednesday Great Books Discussion Group will meet on Wednesdays, April 10 and 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room. "Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science" will be reviewed.
An Adult Craft Program - Beaded Earrings will take place on April 10 in the second-floor meeting room. The program will be offered at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided to create one pair of earrings. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.
A Bit About Seeds and Seed Starting will take place on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room. A Master Gardener will share her knowledge about starting plants from seeds.
A Write-On Writer's Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room. Additionally, open readings are held each Saturday. For more details, readers may call Sue Kerr at 717-802-2594.
Couponing for Extreme Savings will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to noon in the second-floor meeting room. Readers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The Children's Book Writers Critique Group for adults only will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 20 in the second-floor meeting room. For more details, readers may contact Susan Sempeles at 717-574-9251 or email@example.com.
PennWriters will meet in Foundation Hall on April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. The group is open to anyone who is interested in improving their writing skills. For details, readers may contact Carrie Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tales for T.A.I.L.S. will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2. Children may register for an opportunity to read to a therapy animal from a book of their choosing.
Lego Madness! will be offered on April 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 4 to 12. The program will include a short story time, then time to build based on a monthly theme or from their own imagination. No registration is needed.
Build and Play will be held on Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6 and on Tuesday, April 9, at 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6 to 23 months. Families are invited to drop in to build and play with assorted toys and activities that encourage gross motor skills, color recognition, and shape recognition.
Preschool STEM Stations: Coding will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The self-guided program is designed for families with children ages 4 to 7. No registration is necessary.
Several story time programs will also be offered. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will open on April 1. Preschool Story Time, open to children ages 4 to 6, will be held on Mondays, April 22 to May 13, at 10:15 a.m. Twos and Threes Story Time will be offered to children ages 2 to 3 on Mondays, April 22 to May 13, at 11 a.m. Book Babies Story Time, open to infants ages 6 to 23 months, will be held at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 23 to May 14. 1-2-3 Library! will be held on Mondays, April 22 to May 13, at 6:30 p.m. for children ages 2 to 6.
In addition, Roseanne Wolfe of Mechanicsburg will display a collection of still-life paintings in oil in the second-floor Charley Krone Gallery. Artist Richelle Dourte, who focuses on handcrafted botanical jewelry and metalwork, will display tiny pieces of nature, captured in pendants to celebrate the return of spring, in the first-floor showcase.
For more information, readers may call the main circulation desk at 717-774-7820 or the Children's Library at 717-774-7822 or visit www.newcumberlandlibrary.org.
Local Library Seeks Helpers March 19, 2019
RSVP of the Capital Region - York County is seeking volunteers age 55 and over for Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock. Volunteer benefits include free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, assistance with clearances, and more.
For details or to volunteer, readers may contact Scott Hunsinger at 717-893-8474 or email@example.com.
Library Posts April Schedule March 18, 2019
Kreutz Creek Library (KCL), 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, has announced its schedule of upcoming programs for April. For the complete listing of Kreutz Creek Library's activities and events, readers may visit www.yorklibraries.org/hellam-kreutz-creek/ and view the KCL calendar.
Registration is open for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early learning initiative, which encourages families to build daily reading habits with their young children. Community members may sign up for the program during regular operating hours.
The Friends' Puzzle Swap will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees may swap one of their puzzles for one of the gently used jigsaw puzzles at the event, or they may purchase a puzzle for a nominal fee. Any remaining puzzles will be sold during the used book sale the next weekend.
The Friends' semiannual book sale will take place on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hellam Township Public Works building, located across the street from the library. In addition to gently used books, jigsaw puzzles will be available for purchase. Freshly baked cookies and cakes donated by community members will be available. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Kreutz Creek Library.
Babies and Toddlers Story Times with Miss Lisa, for children from birth through 3 years old, will be offered on Mondays through May 6, with sessions at 10 and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required, and interested families may contact the library at 717-252-4080.
Preschool Story Times with Miss Felicia, for children ages 3 to 5, will meet on Mondays and Fridays through May 10. Sessions will take place on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required, and interested families may call the library.
Wee Build Wednesdays are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 5. Wee Build STEM materials will be available. April sessions are set for April 10 and 24.
Two programs will be geared to tweens ages 9 to 12. On Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., The Danger Club will be held. Tweens may join Miss Jennifer for a new adventure every month. The Tween Library Squad will meet on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., and attendees will shape library programming for their age group.
Programs for teenagers ages 13 to 18 will be offered. Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., Teen Time will allow teenagers to gather for hangout time and conversation at the library. All teenagers are welcome to participate in the program, which will be held on April 4, 11, 18 and 25. Teen After Hours will take place on Friday, April 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Teenagers may hang out, chat, and play games after the library closes.
The Friends of Kreutz Creek Library Branch Support Group will meet on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. The group welcomes fresh ideas and suggestions for activities to be held throughout the year.
The Knitters and Crocheters group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. People of all skill levels are welcome, and group members will help others learn to knit or crochet. Attendees should bring needles and yarn. Knitters and crocheters may bring their current projects to work on and projects for show-and-tell. The group will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on April 2 and 16.
The tech guru will not visit the library in April. The tech support program is undergoing changes, and more information and scheduling will be posted later in the spring.
The Green Thumb Garden Club will host a program on April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Master Gardener Iona Bradley will present "Ins and Outs of Composting and Mulch," focusing on the basics of these processes and how they benefit garden plants and the community. The Garden Club offers a program on the second Thursday of each month.
The Lego Builders Club for children age 6 and up will be held on April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Library Celebrates Ag Day March 18, 2019
The Chester County Ag Council celebrated National Ag Day with a special farm-friendly story time at the Chester County Library on March 13. National Ag Day was March 14.
Chester County Little Miss Agriculture USA Queen Ellie Harrop and her mother, Melissa Harrop of Meadow Creek Livestock in Chester Springs, read "Right This Very Minute," a farm-to-table book chosen by the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation to help children appreciate where their favorite foods come from. The pair also talked about living on a farm and the role that farmers play in the food system.
National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Every spring, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across the country join together in recognition and appreciation of agriculture.
Library Sets Upcoming Schedule March 18, 2019
Kreutz Creek Library (KCL), 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, has announced its schedule of upcoming programs for March. For the complete listing of Kreutz Creek Library's activities and events, readers may visit www.yorklibraries.org/hellam-kreutz-creek/ and view the KCL calendar.
Registration is open for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten early learning initiative, which encourages families to build daily reading habits with their young children. Community members may sign up for the program during regular operating hours.
Slated to launch in April 2019, York County Libraries' capital campaign will fund the improvement of three libraries in the county-wide network to better provide programs that are core to the mission of serving children, teenagers, and adults. For the Kreutz Creek Library, there is a proposed $2 million investment to include a more-than-4,700-square-foot newly added facility, expanded open services areas, additional computers with added technology and services, dedicated program spaces for children and teenagers, and additional seating and meeting space. For more information, readers may visit http://campaign.yorklibraries.org.
The final programs in the winter session of Babies and Toddlers Story Times with Miss Lisa, a program for children from birth through 3 years old, will be offered on Monday, March 4, with the spring session set for Mondays, March 18 to May 6. Sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required, and interested families may contact the library at 717-252-4080.
Preschool Story Times with Miss Felicia, for children ages 3 to 5, will meet on Fridays through March 8 for the winter session, with the spring session to take place on Monday, March 18, through Friday, May 10. Sessions will take place on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will include story time and a craft. Registration is required, and interested families may call the library.
Wee Build Wednesdays are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 5. Wee Build STEM materials will be available. March sessions are set for March 13 and 27.
Two programs will be geared to tweens ages 9 to 12. On Tuesday, March 12, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., The Danger Club will be held. Tweens may join Miss Jennifer for a new adventure every month. The Tween Library Squad will meet on Tuesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., and attendees will shape library programming for their age group.
Programs for teenagers ages 13 to 18 will be offered. Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., Teen Time will allow teenagers to gather for hangout time and conversation at the library. All teenagers are welcome to participate in the program, which will be held on March 7, 14, 21 and 28.
The Friends of Kreutz Creek Library Branch Support Group will meet on Wednesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. The group welcomes fresh ideas and suggestions for activities to be held throughout the year.
The Knitters and Crocheters group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. People of all skill levels are welcome, and group members will help others learn to knit or crochet. Attendees should bring needles and yarn. Knitters and crocheters may bring their current projects to work on and projects for show-and-tell. The group will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on March 5 and 19.
The tech guru will not be visiting the library in February through April. The tech support program is undergoing changes, and more information and scheduling will be posted in the spring.
The Green Thumb Garden Club will host a program on April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Master Gardener Carol McDonald will present "Best Herbs to Attract Pollinators," focusing on growing herbs that attract honey bees, butterflies, and humminbirds. The Garden Club offers a program on the second Thursday of each month.
The Lego Builders Club for children age 6 and up will be held on April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Library Schedules Programs March 15, 2019
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, will offer a variety of programs for people of all ages. Registration is requested unless noted otherwise. For more details on events and registration, readers may visit www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.
The library will celebrate National Library Week from Sunday, April 7, to Saturday, April 13, as part of an event observed in libraries across the nation. This year's theme will be "Libraries = Strong Communities." Philanthropist Melinda Gates will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week.
The library will presents the Friends' National Guest Author Visit Program on April 7 at 2 p.m. Alice Hoffman, author of books including "Practical Magic," and Alice's cousin Lisa Hoffman, a knitwear designer and knitting teacher, will talk about their creative work. The event will include book signings.
On Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., a Friends' children's program, Yah-Oh-Way, will be presented by the American Thunderbird Dancers. Through song and dance, children in kindergarden through grade five will learn about traditions of tribes that inhabited North America before Europeans arrived. Registration is not required.
Adult Story Time with Emily Fortney on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. will include a reading of classic tales and short stories a grown-up audience for people age 18 and up. Registration is not required.
Students of Penn State College of Medicine will present Healthy Sun Habits on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
Writing a Book and Where to Begin will be offered on April 13 at 1 p.m. Dr. John Benedict will share his experience.
On Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m., the library will welcome author Thomas F. Brier Jr., author of "While Reason Slept." The event will include a discussion of an optimistic solution and a presentation for a vision of a rational Republic. Books will be sold and signed.
The library will offer Tech Pop-Up Help from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, for attendees who need help to use a mobile device or access e-books or who want simple computer navigation assistance. No appointment is needed.
The seventh annual Friends Student Film Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase and recognize local student filmmakers' creative work. Registration is not required. All are welcome.
Programs for tweens and teenagers will include Dungeons and Dragons, In the Middle, Bullet Journaling, Girls Who Code, and Chess Club. Programs for young children will include Lego Club, Art in Science, and Story Time With Teens. The library also offers its regular early childhood literacy programs, Books and Babies and 1, 2, Whee! Also offered is Second Saturday, the library's once-a-month family program offering themed activities and stories.
Adult Enrichment Classes will include egg decorating at 10 a.m. on April 6,and card making at 6 p.m. on April 4 and 18.
Sex Trafficking: It's Closer to Home Thank You Think will be offered on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Local author Sherry Knowlton will discuss sex trafficking and other forms of human trafficking that exist in southcentral Pennsylvania, as well how to recognize signs of trafficking and how to help. Knowlton will share some of her research on the topic and answer questions. Books will be sold and signed.
Library Seeks Jewelry Donations March 14, 2019
The Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, is collecting gently used items for its vintage and costume jewelry sale. The event will take place in the library's community room on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, April 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. The sale will feature an array of baubles, necklaces, bracelets, pins, earrings, rings, beads and more.
All revenue raised will benefit the library's collections and services. For more information, visit the library or call 717-626-2255.
Library Named Grant Recipient March 13, 2019
Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, has been selected as one of 16 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Chester County Library was selected through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process, and nearly 100 public libraries applied for the 16 available grants.
The Chester County Library is a close partner with the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (CC-OIC) of West Chester, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free adult basic literacy education and life skills programs that prepare individuals for employment leading to economic self-sufficiency. The library supports adult literacy through its Adult Graded Reading collection and by providing office space, computers, supplies, and other amenities for the program coordinator of the Adult Tutoring Program. Staff from both organizations worked together to apply for the American Dream Literacy funding which will better enable the library to meet the needs of a growing ESL population and continue to support basic English literacy skills among adults.
With this grant funding, the library will expand and update its literacy collection, offer free workbooks to currently enrolled CC-OIC students, establish a dedicated ESL kiosk with interactive learning features, and support English tutoring pairs in the library with new electronic tablets and other technology.
In addition to new resources, the library has plans to expand the twice-monthly English Conversation Group, coordinated by the Chester County OIC. The conversation group allows non-native English speakers to come together in a casual environment to practice speaking English. Grant activities will begin in March and conclude in November.
The American Dream Literacy Initiative strives to develop tools and resources for libraries and library staff to provide effective literacy services to adult English language learners in their communities and across the country. The American Dream Literacy Initiative is made possible through the support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
For more information about the Chester County Library, readers may visit www.ccls.org or www.chescolibraries.org.
Library Friends Plan Book Sale March 13, 2019
The Friends of the Quarryville Library will host their monthly book sale on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library is located at 357 Buck Road, Quarryville.
The book sale will feature games and puzzles this month. Additionally, baked goods will be available for purchase.
Library Plans Story Time March 13, 2019
Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road (Route 10), Honey Brook, will offer Raise a Reader story time with Miss Melissa at 10 a.m. on Fridays, March 22 through April 12.
The program will feature rhymes, fingerplays, music, and books. Raise a Reader is suited for children from birth to 36 months old.
Space is limited to 15 children and their caregivers. For more information or to register, readers may call 610-273-3303 or email Jennifer Spade, library director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Posts Event Calendar March 8, 2019
The Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will offer a variety of activities to the community. Registration is required. For more details and registration information, readers may contact 717-786-1336 or visit www.quarryvillelibrary.org.
Two activities will be held on Saturday, March 16. A Lucky Shamrock Candle program will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and a Shepherd's Pie Cooking Class will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend either class.
On Tuesday, March 19, Participants will learn the basics of invasive plant control from biologist Ryan Davis during Invasive Species Management from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Eclectic Readers Book Sharing Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Each participant will bring a different book and share a brief description of the book and their thoughts and recommendation. Attendees should contact the library at 717-786-1336 or email@example.com with their name, contact information, and the title of the book they will be sharing with the group.
The Writer's Series - Writing Believable Characters will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. In the first session of this series, author Carol A. Park will cover the topics of creating three-dimensional main characters, conveying character motivation, building character arcs, conveying emotions, and how a chosen point of view affects the characters.
The Importance of Seeds: A Longwood Gardens Community Read Program will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Participants will discuss Thor Hanson's book "The Triumph of Seeds" with Kris Barry. The program will discuss how each part of a seed has a unique and important role to fill in the life of the plant. Participants will also learn tips and tricks for starting seeds at home in anticipation of the garden season. A seed exchange will follow the discussion, so attendees should bring their extra seed packets.
Library Posts Event Schedule March 1, 2019
The Manheim Community Library (MCL), 15 E. High St., has posted its schedule. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, readers may call 717-665-6700 or visit www.manheimlibrary.org.
Homeschoolers Hour, for people age 5 and up, will focus on Magic School Bus Science at 10 a.m. each Monday through April 8. The group will watch an episode of "The Magic School Bus" and then enjoy a hands-on experiment or craft. Siblings are welcome. Registration is required.
MCL will offer several weekly story times through Thursday, March 28, and individuals may sign up once for the entire series. Preschool Time, focused on literacy preparedness for 3- to 5-year-olds, features stories, games, songs and activities. It is offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Penn Township Municipal Building, 97 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library. On Wednesday, March 6, the story time will be a party celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday; walk-ins are welcome. Toddler Time with Stay and Play, held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the library, offes a short lap-sit and an indoor playtime for 1- and 2-year-olds accompanied by a caregiver.
A fused glass class for all ages will be held on March 6 at 1 p.m. Artist Kathleen Forney will teach participants how to create a fused glass suncatcher. Registration is required, and a fee has been set.
Movie and a Craft, a program for youths, will be held on Fridays, March 8 and 29, at 1 p.m. Snacks will be included.
Sessions of Dungeons and Dragons for teenagers age 13 and up will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, March 9 and 23.
The knitting club for adults will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Individuals who like to knit or crochet or who would like to learn are welcome.
Youths age 5 and up are invited to take part in a Lego Challenge on Wednesdays, March 13 and 27, at 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, youths will be given a challenge, such as a theme, goal or competition.
Full STEAM Ahead, for youths age 10 and up, will take place at noon on Saturday, March 16. The program will be on cryptology. Registration is required.
The book club for adults will discuss "When the English Fall" by David Williams when it meets on Friday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m.
Exploring the Clouds, a program for youths, will meet on Monday, March 25, at 4 p.m. Young cryptographers will learn about simple codes and ciphers. They will practice solving classic ciphers and codes, and they will encode and encipher their own secret messages.
Library Posts March Calendar March 1, 2019
The Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will offer a variety of programs and activities for children, teens, and adults. There is no cost to participate, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for most programs. For additional details and registration, readers may stop by the library, contact 717-786-1336 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.quarryvillelibrary.org.
Toddler Meet-Up will take place on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The casual meet-up for parents with children ages 1 to 3 will take place in the Early Literacy Lab and will offer an opportunity for toddlers and their parents or caregivers to meet others and play. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Study Buddies will offer an opportunity for children to improve their spelling and reading skills with the help of volunteers from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. Children should bring their spelling and/or vocabulary lists or a book to read for practice. Space is limited to eight participants. Walk-ins will be accommodated only if space permits. The program is open to children ages 5 to 10.
Preschool Meet-Up will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays. The casual gathering is open to children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. The program will meet in the Early Literacy Lab.
Nursery Rhymes and Puppets: A Grow the Seed of Learning Workshop, will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, and is open to children ages 2 to 4 and their parents or caregivers. The classes will offer tips on early childhood education in a playful environment. Local medical and school district professionals will present the classes. Advance registration is required by calling 717-529-2181.
Family Movie Night will take place on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. The event will feature free popcorn and a PG-rated movie. People of all ages are welcome to attend.
Wee Readers, a Family Story Time, will include a mix of stories, crafts, songs, and activities. The program will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays, March 8 and 22. The program is open to children ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers.
A Teen Leadership Group meeting will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on March 8. Teens interested in planning, promoting, and running programs and activities for children and teens at the library are encouraged to attend. Meetings are open to youths ages 13 to 19.
A Talent Show sponsored by the Teen Leadership Group will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Participants may compete in three categories - Most Unique, Most Mainstream, and Grand Prize. All kinds of talents are encouraged. The winner will receive a prize.
Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, March 9 and 23. Youths ages 12 to 19 are invited to participate.
On Wednesday, March 13, Learn Spanish with Solanco High School students will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. The program will be offered every other Wednesday through May 22. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Walk-ins will be welcome as space allows. The program is geared to children ages 7 to 10.
On Thursday, March 14, Parachute Play will offer fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers. Parachute Games will be held from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. and will provide songs, rhymes, and games for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers.
On Saturday, March 16, Teen Board Games will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. People ages 12 to 19 are invited to bring their favorite board games to share and play with others.
STEM Mobile - Robotics will be presented by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 16 for children ages 6 to 12. The program is limited to 25 participants. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.
STEM Saturday will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. The program is designed to get children and families excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It is best for children ages 8 to 12. Participants will complete hands-on activities using kits they may keep at the end of the session. The program is limited to 12 participants, and walk-ins will be welcome as space allows.
Libraries Post Technology Program March 1, 2019
Families can play with robots of all shapes and sizes, learn how to create a circuit, and much more at local libraries during Hands on Tech. Tech toys will be available to use. Attendees will receive hands-on experience and explore a variety of technology toys.
Hands on Tech will be held at Kline Library, 530 S. 29th St., Harrisburg, on Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.; at William H. and Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second St., Hummelstown, on Thursday, March 14, from 6 to 7 p.m.; and at East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St., Harrisburg, on Saturday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Families with children of all ages and skill levels are welcome, but registration is required by visiting www.dcls.org/specialevents or by calling 717-234-4961 and choosing option 6.
Library Posts March Schedule March 1, 2019
Columbia Public Library, 24 S. Sixth St., has posted its programs and activities. In the case of inclement weather, readers may view the library's Facebook page or check WGAL for updates on closings. Readers may also check the crochet class's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/2194399507465447.
The Food for Fines program will continue at the library through Sunday, March 31. Donations are applicable toward Columbia fines only and are not to be used as payment for lost items. People without fines are welcome to donate as well.
The Young Adult Book Clubs will meet on Wednesday, March 6. The middle school club will meet at 1:50 p.m. and will discuss "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare. The high school club will gather at 2:45 p.m. and will focus on "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds.
Project Plarn Mats will meet on Thursdays, March 7, 21, and 28, at 1 p.m., with no class on March 14. Those with no knitting or crochet experience are welcome, and no materials are needed. The class project will be turning used grocery bags into "plarn" (plastic yarn) to be used to crochet mats to benefit homeless people. Plastic grocery bags are needed. Cathy will teachparticipants how to straighten, fold, cut and connect the plastic bags to make plarn balls for the crocheters to use.
Monday, March 11, is a day off for local students, so Lancaster County Parks and Recreation staff will present a program at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 12. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday in March, the program will be "The Science of Seuss," featuring the book "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" To accompany the reading of this Seuss classic, presenters will introduce some animal sounds and why they are made. There will also be a game of Animal Sounds Jeopardy.
Preschool Pals will meet for stories and fun on Mondays, March 18 and 25, at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 to 5 and their adult caregivers are welcome for stories and an easy craft. No sign-up is needed; adults must stay with their children.
The Hooked on Crochet class will be held on Tuesday, March 19, with instruction starting at 7 p.m. People of all skill levels are welcome.
Family Film Night will be held on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" will be shown in the conference room.
The Prime Timers, for people age 50 and up, will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Anne Kempsell will lead the program "Mythbusters: Health Care's Best-Kept Secret," about hospice services. Light refreshments will be provided.
Monthly community programs held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. will begin again on April 1. The first two programs will invite input from the community.
For more information on library programs and activities, readers may call 717-684-2255 or visit www.columbiapubliclibrary.org.