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Hershey Public Library

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701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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January 2020

2020 Local Author Festival – Call for Submissions

January 2 @ 9:30 am - April 1 @ 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Are you a local author? Sign up to participate in the Local Author Festival at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033. Please pick a registration form from January 2, or download a copy on the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org and click Attend. Please complete it and submit it to Julie Brnik by April 1, 2020. The Hershey Public Library will showcase both self-published and traditionally published fiction and non-fiction authors. The festival will be held at…

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The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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William Donner will explain the history, cultural context and significance of Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge. William W. Donner is a professor of anthropology at Kutztown University. His book about the Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges – Serious Nonsense: Groundhog Lodges, Versammlinge and Pennsylvania German Heritage will be available for sale and signing. Please register online at www.hersheylibrary.org

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February 2020

Friends Winter Film Series

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 22, 2020

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends Winter Film Series is based on films from around the world. Saturdays in February from the 1st to the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Beginning with "The Best Marigold Hotel" rated PG-13, "Bottle Shock" rated PG13, "Tortilla Soup" rated PG-13, and "Tea with Mussolini" rated PG. Registration is not required. Friends provide free snacks while you enjoy movies.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt – An Arsenal of Democracy Presented by Neill Hartley

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to a Friends Program at the Hershey Public Library to watch a famous moment come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech. Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking, and listen to his plea for the support of our Allies. Experience first-hand the history that shaped our nation. Neill Hartley is Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this fully staged historical presentation that will entertain and educate audiences from…

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The U.S.-Iran Showdown: Heading for War?

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Local freelance journalist Robert Naeye will present: “The U.S.-Iran Showdown: Heading for War?” The talk will begin after a short business meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. On January 3, a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport. This targeted assassination of a major Iranian government and military official was conducted under direct orders of President Trump, and it triggered an international crisis that has yet to play itself out. Who was General Soleimani,…

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I, Nat Love

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library presents a Friends Children's Program called I Nat, Love. Playing the black cowboy Nat Love, Rochel Garner Coleman treats the audience to the life and times of this ex-slave who joined thousands of others like him to explore and settle the West. Based on stories from Love’s autobiography, this one-man show was written by Rochel and underwent development at the Langston Hughes Center for the Arts in Seattle. From Love’s birth into slavery to his walk…

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An Afternoon of Jazz Featuring Abe Ovadia

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to the Hershey Public Library to listen to Abe Ovadia, a “jazz virtuoso” and innovative guitarist. Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Abe holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree from New York University’s highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine. Predominant voices in the industry have recognized Abe’s…

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One Book, One Community Book Discussion

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join a book discussion at the Hershey Public Library on "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth" by Sarah Smarsh, the book that was chosen as the 2020 One Book, One Community selection! Registration can be done either online at www.hersheylibrary.org or by calling the Public Services Desk at 717-533-6555. If you have questions about this program, please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org

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“The Art of Racing in the Rain” Presented by Garth Stein

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join Friends of Hershey Public Library in welcoming Garth Stein, bestselling author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain", the story of a beloved philosopher dog named Enzo who teaches us everything we need to know about being human. Garth’s book became a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, and Amanda Seyfried during the summer of 2019. The book was inspired by Stein’s own experiences. Please register online one month in advance of the program on the…

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