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Dauphin County Library System

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Upcoming Events

October 2021

Free

Born to Read

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 9:50 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until November 29, 2021

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. Connect with other parents via Zoom. This program is for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and their babies (newborn - 18 mo.). You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions the Friday before each week's program.

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Marching into Math

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Movement, music, math, and books are combined to introduce and reinforce early math concepts including number recognition, counting, basic addition, basic subtraction, money, and graphing. Adults will learn about ways that children can explore mathematics through play and receive suggestions for activities they can do with their children at home. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate. For kids, age 3-5 years. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions…

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Writing Workshop

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 29, 2021

We at The Library know you have stories and we want to share them, so we are inviting all teen writers and aspiring writers to workshop their pieces with us and include them in an anthology that we will publish and include in The Library’s collection. Either come with some of your writing to the workshop or be ready to be inspired by creative prompts. Learn about the publishing industry along the way. Writing of ALL genres (fiction, non-fiction, horror,…

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Paws 2 Read (In-person or Virtual)

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

One event on October 18, 2021 at 5:00pm

One event on October 25, 2021 at 5:00pm

Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market Street
Elizabethville, PA 17023 United States
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Dust off your favorite books because Paws is back! Read to a dog either in person or virtually by registering for a 15-minute time slot. Registration required. For children, ages 6-11 years old. Registrants will be contacted by a library staff member to confirm and complete registration.

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Paws 2 Read (In-person or Virtual)

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

One event on October 18, 2021 at 5:00pm

One event on October 25, 2021 at 5:00pm

Kline Library, 530 S. 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104 United States
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Dust off your favorite books because Paws is back! Read to a dog either in person or virtually by registering for a 15-minute time slot. Registration is required. For children, ages 6-11 years old. Registrants will be contacted by a library staff member to confirm and complete registration.

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Family Storytime

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

Join all your friends on Zoom for an early learning bonanza. We’ll have stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more that will help your child to build their skills and be ready to succeed at whatever is next. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions the morning of each…

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Introduction to Genealogy: Hari Jones Hidden Histories (Virtual)

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

New to genealogy, unsure where to start, or unfamiliar with the resources you can find at The Library? The Library’s Information Services staff will registrants through databases, microfilm, and books available to library cardholders and visitors. They will also share free resources that are available online and provide some tips to get genealogy research started. This program is for adults and is hosted virtually on Zoom. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 717-234-4961 opt. 6.

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Book and Media Sale: Friends of Alexander Family Library

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2021 at 9:00am

One event on October 15, 2021 at 9:00am

One event on October 16, 2021 at 9:00am

Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, 210 W. Main St
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be for sale at the Friends’ book and media sale.

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Toddler Storytime

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 1, 2021

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories will be presented via Zoom. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue learning at home. For toddlers, age 19-35 months. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions the day before each week's program. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate.

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YA Book Club

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 8, 2021

Join us every other week as we talk about our favorite books! We change the theme of the books we read each month to coincide with The Library’s monthly themes: September: Banned Books October: Spooky Stories November: Indigenous Peoples December: Reader's Choice. For teens, age 13-18. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate.

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Anime Club

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 2, 2021

Join us on Discord to discuss your favorite animes and manga with others who like the same thing! To participate, you’ll need a computer or mobile device with a microphone and optional camera. For teens, age 13-18. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.

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Preschool Storytime

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 3, 2021

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home. This program will be presented via Zoom. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate. For kids, age 3-5 years. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions the day before each week's program.

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Tween Dungeons and Dragons

October 15 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. For tweens, age 10-12. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. You'll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone to participate.

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Teen Dungeons and Dragons

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required. For teens, age 13-18. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a microphone and optional camera to participate.

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Haunted Library Tour: 3rd in the Burg

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McCormick Riverfront Library, 101 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, 17101 United States
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Is it true that a renovation disturbs the spirits in a building?! Join The Library for some spooky fun by touring the 107-year-old library and the adjacent, 219-year-old home at 27 N. Front St. Who knows what intrepid investigators may witness? Walk-ins welcome. For adults.

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Teen Dungeons and Dragons

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required. For teens, age 13-18. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a microphone and optional camera to participate.

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Novel Thoughts Too!

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Novel Thoughts Too! will discuss "The Dinner Party" by Brenda Janowitz. This book club currently meets through Zoom and is for adults. Email darlenea@comcast.net to receive the Zoom link you will need to join the discussion.

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Voracious Video Gamers!

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a virtual gaming session featuring "Monster Hunter Rise" on the Nintendo Switch. Participants will need their own Switch and a copy of the game to participate. A limited number of games are available for checkout from The Library. This program is for adults and hosted virtually on Zoom. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 717-234-4961 opt. 6.

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Discord Hangouts

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 1, 2021

Join The Library and other teens from the community on Discord. Every other Wednesday, we’ll game together, chat, and just hang out. Who knows, maybe you’ll join one of our other Discord-based programs along the way! For teens, age 13-18. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions. You’ll need a computer or mobile device with a microphone and an optional camera to participate.

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Seasonal Science (Virtual)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Fall is a season of big changes, but why and how do these changes happen? Join The Library for stories and activities about autumn. This program will use supplies that can be found around the house, but a supply list will be emailed to participants about 1 week before the program. This program is for families with children of all ages and will be hosted on Zoom. Register online or call 717-234-4961 opt. 6.

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Book and Media Sale: Friends of Kline Library

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kline Library, 530 S. 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104 United States
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The Friends of Kline Library will host a pop-up book sale in the front parking lot of the Kline Library. Along with free books for kids, the sale will feature adult-level fiction books.

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Crazy for Coloring

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Coloring generates wellness, quietness, and stimulates parts of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you. For adults, 18 years and older. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 717-234-4961 opt. 6.

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Spanish Language Conversation Group

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join The Library for an hour of Spanish conversation facilitated by Dr. Hector Ortiz. Read poems, watch informative videos, and answer discussion questions—all in Spanish! All fluency levels are invited to come together in community and conversation! For teens and adults, 15+. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 717-234-4961 opt. 6.

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Stories of the First Nations: Tricksters, Monsters and Lessons Learned

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Library welcomes Dovie Thomason, a Native storyteller of Lakota, Plains Apache, and Scot Traveller descent. Her modern retellings of traditional stories have garnered her acclaim and respect as well as awards from the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, and the National Storytelling Network. Enjoy an hour of captivating storytelling as Thomason shares her contemporary vision of the rich Native/Indigenous cultures of North America through stories of her own life and…

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