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Library Sets Programs March 22, 2018

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has posted its upcoming activities. Unless otherwise noted, registration for any of the following programs may be made by calling 717-626-2255 or emailing

The Friends of the Lititz Public Library will hold a vintage and costume jewelry sale on Saturday, April 28, and Monday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Introduction to Photography, led by photographer Mike Shull, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Space is limited to 30 people.

The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will host a program on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet with the group and learn what to look for in the monthly sky and more.

The Lititz Garden Club will present "Wildflowers of Lancaster County" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

Scrabble Meet-Ups, for which attendees are asked to bring their own boards, will take place on Monday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The History Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "King Leopold's Ghost" by Adam Hochschild.

The Great Decisions Discussion Group, a moderated, nonpartisan discussion forum, will meet on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation." Those with an interest in foreign affairs are invited to attend.

Lancaster Civil War Roundtable will meet on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Stephen Coleman will present "Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Introduction to the Greatest Little Town in America and the Monumental Battle That Made It Famous."

The Jane Austen Society will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. to share a cup of tea and discuss all things Austen.

The Genealogy Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Individuals may attend to learn how to research their genealogy.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing Club will meet on April 18 at 6 p.m. Attendees will write an actual letter to a family member or friend on stationery and mail it. Space is limited to 10 people.

A college financial aid information session will be presented by Dan Cieniewicz on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The program will help parents and students understand how to navigate the world of college financial aid.

The Lititz Art Association will meet on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Steve Fletcher will present Natural Scapes.

Jazz band Temple Avenue will perform a concert on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

During Paws to READ, children can practice their reading-aloud skills by reading their favorite stories to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Sessions will be available at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. on Saturdays, April 14 and 28.

Three-Week Parachute Play for children ages 3 to 5 will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 17 to May 1, as well as at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 18 to May 2. Games will encourage cooperative play, following directions, and motor skills coordination. Each class is limited to 12 children, and registration will begin on Tuesday, April 3.

Cruise Into Kindergarten, set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, is a Pennsylvania early literacy program geared toward children ages 3 to 6 based on the national "Every Child Ready to Read" program. After hearing a story, the child and caregiver will visit different stations that will help with skills needed to start school. The program will be held monthly.


Library Sets April Schedule March 22, 2018

Manheim Community Library, 15 E. High St., has posted its schedule. For more information, readers may call 717-665-6700 or visit

Tribe YA (Young Adult) meets on the first Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m., with the next meeting set for April 6. People age 11 and up are invited.

The knitting club will meet on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. Those who like to knit or would like to learn how are invited.

People age 13 and up are invited to play Dungeons and Dragons on Mondays at 4 p.m. The multiplayer tabletop role playing game is set in medieval times and allows players to create characters and go on adventures.

The Lego Challenge, suggested for children age 5 and up, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 11 and 25. Attendees will learn what the challenge is, such as a theme, a goal, or a competition, when they arrive.

The YA Book Club will discuss choose-your-own-adventure books on Friday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m.

The book club for adults will meet on Friday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a book to be determined. Members will lead the group until a new director is hired.

Readers are invited to join the Friends of the Manheim Community Library for a Berenstain Bears Character Breakfast on Saturday, April 21, at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Attendees will be able to enjoy breakfast, games, crafts, a story time with Miss Colleen, and a photo opportunity with Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. Details will be posted at the library's website and


Reading App Is Available March 22, 2018

The Library System of Lancaster County has announced that Libby, the new innovative reading app from the public libraries in Lancaster County is now available. The Libby app is a guide to help people search and borrow eBooks and audiobooks from their local library. Libby is easy to use and provides a unique reading experience for readers of all ages.

Free to download, Libby is available now in the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows store. For more information and to preview the app, readers may visit

Libby was built upon OverDrive's best-in-class OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen technology, which allows Libby to present any eBook or audiobook in a simple format regardless if the title is a novel, comic or graphic novel, reference material, cookbook or Read-Along. Readers should note that there may be a wait for popular titles.

Since its launch, Libby has received positive reviews by both readers and librarians with more than half a million installs and more than 700 five-star reviews.


Library Event Calendar Set March 22, 2018

The Eastern Lancaster County 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

Crafternoon will take place on Monday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. for individuals of all ages. A craft project will be offered to attendees.

A Bookmark Contest will be held on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring a design already made or create one during the program. At the end of the hour, judges will select a winner. The winner will have their bookmark printed and handed out to the public. In order to kick off National Library Week, the bookmark will be available to the public from Monday, April 9, to Thursday, May 31.

Readers' Roundtable Book Discussion will meet on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs board room. Participants will discuss "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.

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

Teen Tuesdays, for students in grades seven through 12, will offer teens an opportunity to chill out, hang out, and geek out in the library after school on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Parachute Play will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. For walking toddlers ages 1 to 3, participants will play with parachutes, sing songs, and have fun. Parachute Play helps children develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, engage in imaginative play, develop spatial awareness, and express themselves.

Friday Frolic for Toddlers, open to walking toddlers ages 1 to 3, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot, and hop between stories selected to promote language development. All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun. Stay and Play Fridays will start approximately 15 minutes after the Friday Frolic, offering children a chance to play with a big box of toys until lunch time.

Sensory Story Time will be offered on Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m. The program is best for children ages 3 to 8, but all ages are welcome to attend. This story time is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play. The program is especially great for children with sensory input delays or for those who have problems sitting still. This program is funded by the Kiwanis Club of New Holland.

Therapy Dogs will visit the library on April 7 at 11:30 a.m. The family event is open to children of all ages and is designed to improve reading skills and allow children to make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from K-Pets.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: A Workshop for Homeschoolers will take place on Monday, April 9, at 2 p.m. The program will cover the databases and resources available at the library to help with research papers.

The Lego Creation Club will be held on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. The family event is open to children age 3 and older. Participants will build creations that will be displayed in the library.

Essential Oils - Make and Take will be offered on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required, and space is limited. There is a materials fee, payable at the door. Participants will create a winter refresh make-and-take using essential oils.

Hooks and Needles - Yarn Crafting Club will gather on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome to bring knitting and crocheting projects, tips, and ideas to share.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will take place on Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Books will be available at bargain prices. There will also be a table of specially-priced books full of hard-to-find titles. The book sale will take place in the activity room on the second floor of the library.

The Writing Club will meet on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Participants age 10 and older will begin with short exercises to get their creative juices flowing and then spend some time writing independently and share what they have been working on.

Crazy Chemistry will be offered on Monday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Students in grades five to eight will learn how chemicals react and do some hands-on experiments.

Explore to Learn STEM will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. and is open to students in kindergarten through grade six. A story time will be followed by a STEM-related craft or activity. The program will talk about water vs. salt water, the water cycle, and how to create barriers against water.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons Club will meet on Thursday, April 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Designed for students in grades seven through 12, the club is open to teens who love to play this tabletop role-playing game. New players are welcome to attend.

Block Party - a preschool STEM event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 19. Open to children ages 3 to 6, the program will offer an opportunity to play with the library's wooden block collection.

Art and the Cosmic Connection will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. The entire family may create art inspired by authentic NASA planetary image data. Using the elements of art - shape, line, color, texture, value - students will make sense of images of planets, asteroids, comets, and moons, honing observation skills and inspiring questions. Learners of all ages may create a beautiful piece of art while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces.

Planet Earth, a STEM event for children in kindergarten through grade six, will take place on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will talk about Earth Day and will hear a story about Earth, its layers, and recycling. Afterward, activities and a craft will be offered.

Teen Trivia Night will take place on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Teens in grades seven through 12 will take the ultimate trivia challenge. Each round of questions will cover music, movies, books, pop culture, and other current happenings. Attendees will split into different teams and see who knows more.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. Teens in grades seven through 12 will help plan future teen events at the library. The Teen Book Club, for teens in grades seven through 12, will meet on April 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss any book they have read and enjoy snacks.


Library Sets April Schedule March 21, 2018

Kreutz Creek Valley Library (KCVL), 66 Walnut Springs Road, York, will offer a variety of activities and events to the community. Readers may visit to view the complete calendar of library activities and to register for programs. Registration is also available by calling the library at 717-252-4080.

The Friends' Spring Used Book Sale will take place on Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held at the Public Works Building across from the library. Baked goods will also be available.

The Friends' Used Puzzle Swap will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees may purchase a jigsaw puzzle for a nominal cost or swap one of their own. Any remaining jigsaw puzzles will be available at the Used Book Sale.

Children from birth to age 3 with an adult are invited to Babies and Toddlers Story Times on Mondays, April 2 to 30, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. The 9:30 a.m. story time will no longer be available.

Preschool Story Times, for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, April 6 to 27, and at 1 p.m. on Mondays, April 2 to 30. Participants will hear a story and make a craft. Registration is required.

A story time will be led by Ms. Susan at Chick-fil-A East York on Thursday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. The specially themed story time is designed for children age 5 and under.

Wee Build Wednesdays for children ages 3 to 5 will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 4 to 25. Wee Build STEM materials will be available.

The Lego Builders' Club for people age 6 and up will meet on Thursday, April 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants may take on a provided challenge or build a creation of their choice.

Tween Time, for youths ages 9 to 12, will take place on Tuesdays, April 10 and 24, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tweens will meet at the library to explore and engage with the world through books, inquiry, teamwork, and discovery. The April 10 Tween Time will be the monthly Danger Club meeting.

The Tween Library Squad will meet on April 24. Tweens will plan programming for their age group. Snacks and games will be provided.

Teen Time, for teenagers ages 13 to 18, will be offered on Thursdays, April 5 to 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. Teenagers may gather to socialize.

Teens After Hours, for teenagers ages 13 to 18, will take place on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Youths will gather for conversation and to hang out.

The Friends of Kreutz Creek Library Branch Support Group will meet on April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Knitters and crocheters are invited to bring a project to the library on Tuesdays, April 3 and 17, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Beginners may bring needles and yarn, and other members will help them get started.

The Tech Guru, Rebecca Hoffman, will visit the library on April 5 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to offer assistance. Patrons are invited to bring their questions about computers, electronic tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. The program is free, and appointments are not needed.

Maximizing Your Social Security will be offered on April 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will join financial consultant Sean Clark for a workshop on choosing the right time and making the right claiming choice for their Social Security benefits. Registration is required.

The Green Thumb Garden Club Talk will take place on April 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A garden club member will present "Gardening Smarter, Not Harder."

The KCVL Book Club Discussion will take place on April 19 at 2 p.m. Led by Krystal Fry, the group will discuss "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. In preparation for the meeting, individuals may read the book.


Library Slates History Program March 21, 2018

The Oxford Public Library, 48 S. Second St., will present a Tuesday Talk with Dr. Richard Winchester, a retired professor of history at Lincoln University, on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. Winchester will talk about historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.

For more information, contact the library at 610-932-9625 or visit and choose Events.


Library Plans Stories And Snacks Program March 21, 2018

Avon Grove Library, 117 Rosehill Ave., West Grove, will offer Stories and Snacks for children in grades one through five on Fridays in April from 4 to 5 p.m. Attendees will hear themed stories and make after-school snacks. On April 6, the snack will be pizza.

Registration is required for the free program, which is limited to 10 children. To register, contact the library at 610-869-2004 or


Library Friends Post Mulch Sale March 21, 2018

The Friends of the Dover Area Community Library will sell mulch at the library as a fundraiser until Wednesday, April 18. Red, black, and brown mulch are available in 2-cubic-foot bags for a fee per three bags. Preorders and prepayment with cash, check, or credit card are required. The mulch, supplied by a local company, may be picked up on Wednesday, April 25, at the library from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Friends group has a fundraising goal of $43,000 for the 2018 year. Government funding of the library has decreased by $300,000 this year, and the library has cut open hours, personnel, and programs as a result. The Friends are raising funds to support the community programs that remain.


Free DMV Practice Tests Available March 21, 2018

The Library System, on behalf of The Public Libraries of Lancaster County, has announced a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The practice tests are based on the state's actual DMV materials. provides accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, convert them to MP3, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the driving practice tests. The new program will work as an outreach to several groups of patrons, including teenagers, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.

For direct access to the new resource, readers may visit


Library Accepts Donation March 21, 2018


Library Offers STEM Kits For Children March 21, 2018

There is more to libraries than books. For example, the Oxford Public Library now has a selection of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) kits that can be checked out from its children's section.

With the help of a grant from the Dansko Foundation, a selection of STEM activity kits has been purchased for the library to provide a fun way for children to explore STEM ideas through interactive, play-based learning.

The various kits are geared to children from preschool through middle school age. The 13 different kits also cover a diverse range of STEM areas. A few examples include trying out a telescope to study the night sky, working on coding abilities with a bumblebee robot and refining engineering skills by developing a roof that keeps rain out of a model house.

"Our easiest STEM kit to use would be the bumblebee robot. That is geared toward ages 2 or 3," said Faith-Anne Dopirak, the new children's librarian. "They are geared for any child who has any interest because it's a fun way of exploring what STEM ideas are."

Instructions are provided with each kit, with results often found through trial and error. "There's one kit that is like a hot air balloon, and there are plastic people that come with it. You have to decide the size of the people you would need to have for it to not just fall straight to the ground," Dopirak explained. "There's definitely options for trying it out to see if it works, and if it doesn't, you try again with a different part."

Dopirak noted that the kits offer a good opportunity for parents to explore ideas with their children.

"It's great as a family activity. That way parents can answer questions that children might have. If kids can't read yet, it's great for the parents to do the activity with them to let them know how to go through the activity," Dopirak said. "Everyone says they're so much fun. It's something everyone in the family can do together."

The kits may be of extra interest during breaks from school, when children are looking for activities.

"During the summer, children don't have as much structured education, so it's a fun way of having education during the summertime," Dopirak said. "(Students) don't feel like (they are) doing educational activities."

The kits were made available on Feb. 26 and are already proving popular with children. Each of the kits may be borrowed for a two-week period by anyone with a valid Chester County Library System card that is in good standing. The sets are available only at the Oxford Public Library, 48 S. Second St., Oxford, and must be returned there while the library is open.

For more information, readers may call 610-932-9625, email Dopirak at or visit or


Library Slates Schedule March 16, 2018

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, has posted its schedule. Unless otherwise noted, the programs require registration. For details and registration, readers may visit and click on the Event Calendar.

The Artemis Starship Simulation computer game will return from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, for another galactic adventure with presenters Jeff Cothren and Brian Blahusch. The library program is for children age 8 and older, but teenagers and adults are welcome as well. Children under age 12 will need an adult in the building. For details, readers may call Rita Hunt-Smith at 717-533-6555, ext. 3708.

Harry Potter Trivia will be held on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. The program is appropriate for all ages. The focus of the event is based on everyone having fun, sharing laughter and music. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. For more details, readers may contact Leigh-Anne Dornberger at

The performance class of the Gamut Theatre Academy will present "Once Upon a Time" on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The production, a collection of famous fairy tale scenes, is geared toward children age 4 and older and their families. Registration is not required.

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 1, in observance of Easter. In addition, the library will be closed until noon on Friday, April 20, for a staff in-service.

The library will celebrate National Library Week from Sunday, April 8, through Saturday, April 14, with the theme "Libraries Lead." Registration is not required for most programs. To learn more, readers may visit or call 717-533-6555.

On April 8 at 2 p.m., the Friends' 20th annual guest author visit will feature the prize-winning author Hillary Jordan. On Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., children's author and illustrator Patricia Polacco will visit the library.

Lights Camera, Action! - the Friends' sixth annual Student Film Festival - will take place on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Winning short films will be screened, and awards will be presented. Film submissions for review will be accepted until April 1. For details, readers may contact Steve Ballard at 717-982-2506 or

"Losing a Child: Remembering Lives Lost That Mattered" Sharing Circle and Poetry Reading will be presented by poet Laura Cini English, who will read from her new collection, "Graves Too Small to Be Red." The program will begin at 2 p.m. on April 29.

Story Time for Grown-Ups will take place on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m.

Second Saturday will be held at 1:30 p.m. on April 14. The program will include stories and themed activities in a fun learning environment.

The library will offer a wide range of Adult Enrichment Classes in April, including a Fused Glass Class, a Processing Your Images Class, a Developing Your Story Class, and a Nature Study Class. For dates, class details, and registration, readers may visit the library's website or pick up a registration form at the library.


Library Sets Genealogy Program March 16, 2018

The Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, invites the community to attend Genealogy 101, this month's Lifelong Learners Program, on Monday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Phil Crncovich from the Library System of Lancaster County will share about the genealogy resources available through the Library System and will offer basic tips on starting a genealogy journey.

Readers may call the library at 717-653-1510 or visit to register for this program and for more information.


Friends Group Sets Bus Trip March 16, 2018

The Friends of the Lititz Public Library will offer a bus trip to three different gardens in the Philadelphia area on Friday, May 4, as a fundraiser for the library. The bus trip will highlight the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center; Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden; and Chanticleer Garden. The bus will depart from the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, at 7:15 a.m. and will return to the library at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Located in Fairmount Park, the Horticulture Center includes a greenhouse and exhibition hall built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. A guided tour will be given.

Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden, is a traditional 17th-century-style Japanese house and garden built in Japan in 1953 and moved to Philadelphia in 1958. The group will tour the house and gardens and participate in a tea tasting.

At Chanticleer, a pleasure garden, the group will enjoy a guided tour featuring the house and gardens.

The per-person price includes everything except lunch. Lunch will be at the Wayne Hotel. Tickets may be purchased at the library.

For more information, readers may stop by the library or call 717-626-2255.


Art Association To Meet March 16, 2018

Fred Rodger will be the presenter for the Lititz Art Association meeting on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. The presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Rodger considers Lititz to be his childhood home. Before his longtime friend David Brumbach, an accomplished artist, passed away in 1992 at age 42, Brumbach told Rodger to use his artistic talents. At the time, Rodger was teaching biology and coaching wrestling at an area high school.

Motivated by his late friend, Rodger began taking art and art history classes. In addition to a Bachelor of Science in biology from West Chester University, he holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in art from Millersville University.

After 33 years of teaching art and science, Rodger left the teaching profession to pursue a career as an artist. He still teaches art history on a part-time basis. He has participated in exhibitions throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. He has also received various recognitions.

Membership in the Lititz Art Association is open to all interested persons age 18 and up. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month. More information may be found at

Readers are asked to preregister by calling the library at 717-626-2255 or emailing with their name, phone number, and the number of people attending.


Library Posts Upcoming Events March 15, 2018

The Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, has posted its upcoming youth and family programs for late March and early April. For more information, readers may visit or call the library at 717-786-1336.

1,2,3...Play with Me! parent and child workshop for children from birth to age 3 with a caregiver, will take place on Wednesdays, March 28 and April 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music. Older siblings are welcome to attend.

Junior Master Gardener Club meetings will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 29 and April 5. Geared toward children ages 6 to 12 and a caregiver, the club will teach about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.

The library will be closed on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, in observance of the holiday weekend.

A free Family Movie Night will be offered on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. The movie will be rated G or PG. Readers may contact the library for the movie's title. Free popcorn will be provided.

Wee Readers will meet from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for a story time on Friday, April 6, and the event is open to children ages 1 to 5 and a caregiver.

A First Friday Film will be shown on April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees may bring snacks. To find out the movie title, readers may call the library. The program is best suited for people age 17 and up.

The Teen Anime Club will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 6. Youths ages 13 to 18 will gather to watch anime, enjoy snacks, and socialize.

The Adult Dungeons and Dragons Club will gather on Saturday, April 7. Adults age 18 and older will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Two Longwood Gardens Community Reads Book Clubs will meet on April 7. Children will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss "Women in Science" by Rachel Ignotofsky. The program is best for children ages 7 to 12. Adults and teens age 12 and up will meet at 2:30 p.m. to discuss "Lab Girl" by geobiologist Hope Jahren. All attendees may enter to win free family passes to Longwood Gardens.


Library Plans Spring Break Activities March 15, 2018

Avon Grove Library, 117 Rosehill Ave., West Grove, will offer activities on days Avon Grove schools are closed this spring. Area children are invited to participate. The programs are free, and no registration is necessary.

On Monday, March 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. people of all ages may play Candy Bar Bingo and other games for chances to win candy and other treats.

Make It, Take It Crafts, a drop-in crafting event for families, will be held on Tuesday, March 27, and Friday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees may choose from a variety of crafts and make one or more.

Participants may take part in an Egg Drop on Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Attendees will be challenged to create packages to safely drop an egg from a distance of six feet. The program will incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

During Family Game Day on Thursday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m., families and friends may play with the library's toys and board games.

Egg Dye will take place on March 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. Families may bring their own hard-boiled eggs to dye and also enjoy themed stories and crafts.

For more information, readers may call 610-869-2004, email or visit


Film Student Festival Set March 14, 2018

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, will host the Friends' sixth annual Film Student Festival. Students from elementary school to graduate school are invited to exercise their film production talents by making a movie to display their skills, artistry, and point of view.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 1. For details on how to submit a film, readers may visit Rules and submission forms can be downloaded to print, or paper copies can be picked up at the Hershey Public Library.

Winning films will be shown at the library on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. No registration is required to attend the event. For more information, readers may call 717-533-6555.


Needlework Exhibit March 14, 2018

Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, will host a needlework exhibit in the Carlson Room. The exhibit will continue until Saturday, April 14. The pieces in the exhibit are created by local women and men.

The exhibit is open to the community. Prior to visiting the exhibit, visitors are encouraged to call the library at 717-786-1336 to verify that a program is not in session in the Carlson Room.


Writer's Group Plans To Meet March 14, 2018

The Writer's Group will meet at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, on Tuesday, March 27. Members will gather at 6 p.m.

For more details, call the library at 717-786-1336.

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