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Dauphin County Library System (Online)

717-234-4961 opt. 6 https://dcls.org

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September 2021

Free

Born to Read

September 20 @ 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

September 20 @ 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

September 20 @ 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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Free

Novel Thoughts Too!

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Novel Thoughts Too! will discuss Dune by Frank Herbert. This book club currently meets on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link you'll need to join the discussion, email darlenea@comcast.net.

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Voracious Video Gamers!

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a virtual Mario Cart 8 Deluxe gaming session! You will need a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game to participate. Copies of the games are available for checkout from The Library’s collection. For adults, age 18+. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

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Free

Family Storytime

September 21 @ 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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Free

Toddler Storytime

September 22 @ 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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Free

Discord Hangouts

September 22 @ 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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Free

Tween Book Club

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you super into reading? Want to talk to others about what you're reading? Come to our book club this fall! In September, we'll talk about "The Crossover" by Kwame Alexander (the novel or graphic novel), which is available to borrow from The Library's collection! 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 microphone and an optional camera to participate.

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Free

Anime Club

September 23 @ 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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Free

Family Paint Party

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Join us to create a simple, seasonal, family-friendly project that is explained step-by-step. We will use many supplies that can be found around the house, but a supply list will be emailed to participants about 1 week before the program. To participate, you'll need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone. For families with children of all ages. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

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Preschool Storytime

September 24 @ 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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Free

Tween Dungeons and Dragons

September 24 @ 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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Free

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

September 24 @ 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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Teen Dungeons and Dragons

September 25 @ 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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Free

Spanish Language Conversation Group

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join The Library for an hour of Spanish conversation, facilitated by Dr. Hector Ortiz. Each session, we will cover a different topic. We will read poems, watch informative videos, and answer discussion questions—all in Spanish! Whether you are a fluent Spanish speaker or you are just beginning to learn the language, we welcome you to come together in community and conversation! For teens and adults, age 15+. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions to join…

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Free

YA Book Club

September 29 @ 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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October 2021

Free

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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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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