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701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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April 2018

Friends Guest Author Visit: Hillary Jordan

April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends 20th Annual Guest Author Visit presents award winning author, Hillary Jordan, author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011), as well as the digital short, Aftermirth. Her first novel, Mudbound, published in 2008, that won numerous awards including the Alex Award from the American Library Association, has been made into a feature film directed by Dee Rees starring Mary J Blige, released in 2017. Ms. Jordan's books will be sold and signed at this program. Registration…

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Patricia Polacco: Author and Illustrator

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends Children's Series Program presents author and illustrator, Patricia Polacco. Patricia has authored over 100 books and stories, as well as adding stunning visual artistry to her books. She has been enlightening children and adults alike for 30 years while visiting elementary schools and libraries all over the United State and Canada. She shares her message of tolerance, acceptance, diversity, love, and respect to children of all ages while entertaining them with her lively personal stories. Patricia draws upon her…

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October 2018

Build Hershey with Lego at the Hershey Public Library

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Bring your family for some fabulous LEGO fun! Architect Stephen W. Schwartz has mapped out historic Hershey so we can recreate it in LEGO form. This program is a two-hour, fast-paced, hands-on, model building experience using over 60,000 LEGO building blocks. Participants will work in teams, either family or friends. Intergenerational teams are encouraged! While the number of participants in not limited, we ask you to pre-register on the library's Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org your team using the group registration…

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Financial Education Series

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Hershey Public Library and Steven Ginter, Associate Vice President & Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley present three more programs on financial education. Economic downturns have demonstrated that national financial stability can depend on the financial well-being of individuals and families. It also raised awareness about the complexity of the decisions consumers must make to manage their finances effectively. The goal is for these programs to provide reliable and unbiased information available to our community. Registration is appreciated, but not necessary to…

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Artemis After Hours (for age 10 and older)

October 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Like computer games? Artemis is for you. Join a crew to assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens. Sign in to the starship “deck” at 4:00 p.m. (“After Hours” because the program continues after the library closes at 5 pm. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the building.) Please register at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org

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Adult Storytime

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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No longer just for the little ones, come to the Hershey Public Library to sit back and relax as you enjoy short stories, old and new; stories to thrill, to make you laugh and feel inspired. Read aloud to the audience by Emily Fortney. Register online on the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at ext. 3717 or e-mail to jebrnik@derrytownship.org

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Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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This presentation will center on the experience of reading a book and then seeing the movie and why people prefer one medium to another. Bill Wine will analyze the psychological experiences of reading and watching and will discuss the way classic and modern novels have been made into movies. Audience members are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions. Bill Wine is a writer of vast experience who has specialized in the entertainment realm, especially movies, but has…

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“Nosferatu”

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm, come to the Hershey Public Library to sit back and enjoy a silent horror film classic with the Friends Fall Film Special: "Nosferatu" (1922.) Best for viewers aged 16 and older. Registration is not required. Friends provide snacks. If readers have questions, please contact Martha Brown at (717) 385-7277 or send an e-mail to harvestmoon210@yahoo.com

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Edible Book Contest

October 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Design an edible creation based on the wonderful world of books! National Friends of the Library Week is October 21 to 27. Please join us at the Hershey Public Library on Friday, October 26 FROM 1-3:30 PM to view and vote for literary-inspired culinary creations! Register in advance to enter your own edible book. Registration forms and contest rules are available at the library, or download a copy from the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org where you can also register to…

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November 2018

Why Citizenship is a Duty, not a Title: An Open Discussion on the Public Philosophy of Citizenship

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Why Citizenship is a Duty, not a Title: An Open Discussion on the Public Philosophy of Citizenship will be presented by author of “While Reason Slept”, Thomas F. Brier, Jr., Esq., a Hershey native. Registration is not necessary but is appreciated. Please register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend describes his book as : “Brilliant and readable. Tom Brier gives an easy trot through history as he makes a…

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$15 – $20

Chess Tournament

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! Check out the details below and do not hesitate to contact the Leteef Street with any questions you have. This will be a USCF rated chess event. REQUIRED: Current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org…

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Aladdin – a Second Saturday Special

November 10, 2018 @ 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 experience a live performance of the children's fairy tale classic, Aladdin, a presentation by the Popcorn Hat Players! Sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library. Suitable for children ages 3-6, but everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Please contact Children's Librarian, Rita Hunt-Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708 if there are any questions.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences all ages. Woodrow Wilson, a former college professor somehow defied the odds and become President of the United States. But early success in office was soon overshadowed as Europe exploded into the most brutal war mankind had ever fought. A world filled with international intrigue, deadly…

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December 2018

9th Annual Holiday Movie Extravaganza

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Program for children – Come in your pajamas ready to be transported to the Jolly Old England! Join us for A Muppet Christmas Carol movie (rated G) and enjoy popcorn and apple juice and maybe even a few surprises. Registration is not required. Please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org, or call 717-533-6555 ext. 3708 with any questions.

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Winter Break Movies

December 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 28, 2018 at 10:00am

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Stop in at the Hershey Public Library to watch family friendly films. Thursday, December 27 at 10:00 a.m.. “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) Friday, December 28 at 10:00 a..m. “Moana” ((PG) No registration required. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org, or call the library at 717-533-6555 with any questions.

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January 2019

The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge is presented by William Donner at the Hershey Public Library. This program divulges the mystery and history, cultural context and significance of Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge. Registration for this Friends program can be done one month in advance, online at the library's Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. Contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship with any questions.

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Storyteller: Dovie Thomason

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Storyteller: Dovie Thomason returns to the Hershey Public Library to tell trickster tales and animal stories about the Lakota and Plains Apache with understanding, sly humor and astonishing vocal transformations. Dovie gives a contemporary vision of the rich cultures of the First Nations of North America. Registration is not required for this Friends Children's Series program. Everyone is welcome. Contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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Art in Science

January 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on March 26, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on May 28, 2019 at 4:00pm

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join students from Hershey High School’s Chem-Med Club as they lead school-age children through fun science activities. In the first program, on Tuesday, January 29, create colorful snowflakes and learn how to transform nail polish into beautiful art. Participants will take home a pamphlet filled with book recommendations you can get right here at the library, and ideas for experiments you can do at home. This program is suitable for kids in grade 3 to 5. (Different science experiments will…

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February 2019

Friends Winter Film Festival

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library at 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 presents the Friends Winter Film Festival on Saturdays in February at 2:00 pm. The film festival theme is Based on the Books. The first movie on Sunday, February 2 is the Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds, rated PG 13, starring Tippi Hendren and Rod Taylor. Registration is not required. Friends provide snacks. The Monuments Men, The Great Gatsby, and Hidden Figures will be shown on the following three Saturday…

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Healthy Eating

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution and after a month are starting to struggle to maintain it? This program, taught and organized by students from Penn State College of Medicine, will focus on tips and education about exercise, healthy eating, reducing drinking, and smoking cessation to help maintain your motivation towards keeping that resolution. Please register for this adult program online at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the Hershey Public Library at 717-533-6555. Please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org at extension…

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Totally Vocally

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Totally Vocally is packed with music, entertainment, and education! Through contemporary and classic cover songs as well as original works, Ball in the House helps kids discover the history of a cappella singing from chant to doo wop. The elements of teamwork and collaboration are equally highlighted as kids explore how various vocal parts create harmony and beats, working in unison to produce a multi-dimensional piece of music. Registration is not required for this Friends Children’s Series Program. This program…

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“Does Your Vote Really Count?” presented by the Hershey Indivisible Team

February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join Hershey Indivisible Team for a discussion of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania and across the nation led by Jean Handley, Dauphin County Coordinator for Fair Districts PA. Understand the ‘why’ behind many districts and the effects on citizens, the economy, politics, and our democracy. Find out how you can help reform the process in Pennsylvania.

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One Book, One Community Book Discussion

February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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“Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann has been chosen as the 2019 One Book, One Community selection! The book details how between 1920 and 1924, nearly two dozen people were murdered on the Osage tribal lands in Oklahoma, both tribe members and white investigators died, becoming what was known as the Osage of Reign of Terror. Why these murders occurred soon became one of J. Edgar Hoover’s first tests for his young Federal Bureau of Investigation. A book…

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March 2019

Free - art for sale

“Sundays, Sun Days, & Sundaes” Art Show

March 9, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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“Sundays, Sun Days, Sundaes” the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) Membership’s Spring Show is slated to premier on Saturday March 9th and will continue through Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Hershey Public Library’s Hallway Gallery in Hershey, PA. An opening reception is scheduled to be held on Sunday March 17th from 2 to 4 pm to meet and greet the artists. Refreshments will be served. Artists will showcase original art (fine art and 3D) in various styles and mediums…

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How to Build a Storm

March 10, 2019 @ 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’ Children’s Program at the Hershey Public Library hosting the experts from the Franklin Institute. This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado! Suitable for children in grades K-5. Registration is not required. Please contact Rita Smith at 717-533-6555 x. 3707…

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A “Wilder” Garden

March 24, 2019 @ 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 explore a "Wilder" garden with Marta McDowell. Marta shares her love of horticulture and garden history through the written and spoken word. She lives, writes and gardens in Chatham, New Jersey and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening and The New York Times. Marta’s latest book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, tells the…

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Separation of Church and State Explored

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Hershey Indivisible Team will host Dr. David O’Connell, assistant professor of Political Science at Dickinson College, in a discussion of “The Constitution, Religion and American Public Policy.” The meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey and will begin after a short business meeting that starts at 6:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. Dr. O’Connell will address principles that the founding fathers considered that caused them to stipulate…

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April 2019

Adult Storytime

April 6, 2019 @ 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 sit back and relax as you listen to classic tales or short stories read aloud by Emily Fortney. Registration is not required. For an audience age 18 and up. If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at ext. 3717 or e-mail to jebrnik@derrytownship.org

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21st Annual National Library Week Author Visit

April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Hershey Public Library presents the 21st Friends' National Guest Author Visit Program on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 pm. Alice Hoffman, renowned writer of many books including "Practical Magic" and Lisa Hoffman, (cousin to Alice Hoffman) a knitwear designer and knitting teacher, will talk about their creative work. Books by both authors will be sold and signed at the event. Registration for this Friends program begins one month in advance, online at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555. Please…

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Free

“The Constitution, Religion and American Public Policy” presented by Hershey Indivisible Team

April 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Dr. David Connell, assistant professor of Political Science at Dickinson College, speaks on “The Constitution, Religion and American Public Policy” presented by the Hershey Indivisible Team.

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Healthy Sun Habits

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Summer is almost here but are you ready? Come to a program at the Hershey Public Library, taught and organized by students from Penn State College of Medicine, to learn more about healthy sun habits and ways that you can protect yourself and family, to ensure a fun and healthy summer. Register online on the library's Events Calendar at wwww.hersheylibrary.org. If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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Writing a Book and Where to Begin

April 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Many people aspire to writing their own book, but just can’t figure out where to begin. John Benedict was one of those people who after twenty years has learned invaluable information that can be shared. Come and hear what Dr. Benedict has found as he shares his experiences of the ever-changing publishing process. Please visit the library's Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org to register. Registration begins one month in advance of the program. Please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org with any…

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Yah-Oh-Way

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Yah-Oh-Way, meaning “it is good” in Hopi, highlights the true depth and complexity of Native American societies. Come to the Hershey Public Library to experience the origins and meanings of the various songs, dances, and traditions of the many tribes that inhabited North American before the arrival of Europeans. By participating in traditional ceremonies, including the Feather Dance, an annual expression of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged to honor and celebrate the history and cultural diversity of Native peoples. Registration is…

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While Reason Slept

April 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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While Reason Slept: Revitalizing the Founders’ Hope for a Rational Republic will be presented by Thomas Brier. At the Hershey Public Library, come to an open discussion and presentation at of an optimistic solution for a vision of a rational Republic hosted by author of While Reason Slept, Thomas F. Brier, Jr., Esq. Books will be sold and signed. Registration is necessary, and may be done one month in advance of this program. Please visit the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org…

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Sex Trafficking: It’s Closer to Home Thank You Think

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Local author, Sherry Knowlton, will talk about sex trafficking and other forms of human trafficking that exist in today’s world — including right here in Southcentral Pennsylvania. She’ll discuss how you can recognize signs of trafficking and what you can do to help. Knowlton, a suspense writer, tackled the subjects of sex trafficking and sexual abuse in her novel Dead of Summer. She’ll share some of her research on the topic and answer questions about this disturbing form of human…

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May 2019

$15 – $20

Chess Tournament

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to the Hershey Public Library for a chess tournament open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. This will be a rated chess event so current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. (Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org) Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! Format: Open (all ages) and Scholastic Quads. Quads are 4…

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SPLAT Studio

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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t’s a Hershey Public Library tradition – a surprise Mother’s Day art project. Back by popular demand, Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio – Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together – will help the children design a special project for a loved one. Pre-registration online for this Friends Children's Program on the library’s Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org is required. Please select the age group for which you wish to register: Children ages 2 to 6, and children ages 6 and up as…

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One Fair Wage

May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Hershey Indivisible Team will host PA State Representative Patty Kim to discuss her recently introduced legislation: HB 1215 One Fair Wage. The meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey and will begin after a short business meeting that starts at 6:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. Many Pennsylvanians believe that a successful community should help working people protect their rights and dignity. When jobs don’t pay enough…

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Free

Family Leave Equals Family Values: The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave.

May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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In the United States - one of the richest nations in the world - having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty. Ms. Showalter will explore America’s paid leave crisis, the cost of doing nothing, and what we can do about it. Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews with leading policymakers, economists, researchers and activists, Showalter will lay out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave from an emotional, medical, financial…

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The Lure & Mysteries of Sea Glass

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Richard LaMotte will share his knowledge and years of experience at the Hershey Public Library on sea glass and provide insight into the art of identifying unique shards and review the basic science of how sea glass is formed. Books will signed and sold at the program. Registration begins one month in advance for this Friends adult program, online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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June 2019

Bravura Brass: A Universe of Music

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library welcomes back their friends the Bravura Brass as they share a selection of spaced-out classics including Fly Me to the Moon, Stardust, Blue Moon and many more! This family friendly musical program sponsored by the Friends is suitable for children is grades K-5. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. If you have questions, please contact Rita Smith by calling the library at 717-533-6555. ext 3708. Please visit the library’s website for more children’s summer program…

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July 2019

Kit’s Interactive Theatre: Grace the Pirate

July 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to the Hershey Public Library to navigate by the stars with Grace the Pirate in this rollicking interactive play where the audience is cast right into the show! This family friendly program sponsored by the Friends is suitable for children is grades K-5. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. If you have questions, please contact Rita Smith by calling the library at 717-533-6555. ext 3708. Please visit the library’s website for more children’s summer program information.

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Friends Summer Film Festival: Based on the Books

July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on July 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on July 21, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends Summer Film Festival will screen at the Hershey Public Library on Sundays in July at 2 pm. Enjoy family friendly movies based on books. Registration is not required to attend. Please note the film’s rating for age appropriateness. Everyone is welcome. Snacks are provided by the Friends of Hershey Public Library. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs PG (7/7/19) Mr. Popper’s Penguins PG (7/14/19) Hugo PG (7/21/19) Night at the Museum PG (7/28/19)

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Mark DeRose

July 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to the Hershey Public Library to enjoy the guitar talents of Mark DeRose for an hour of music and songs that children will love. Registration is not required. Terrific Tuesday Programs sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library are suitable for children in grades K-5.

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ScienceTellers: Aliens

July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to the Hershey Public library to experience a midnight meteor shower, when something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! This family friendly program…

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Krypton Cougars Robotics Team

July 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join our local FIRST Robotics Team at the Hershey Public Library, fresh from competing at the World Championship in Detroit, as they demonstrate their robots. Registration is not required for this Terrific Tuesday Program for children. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please contact the Children's Librarian, Rita Smith at Ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

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Dinosaur Dig

July 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will construct a dinosaur dig site right in the Hershey Public Library. Children will dig for REAL dinosaur bones. Next, we will identify the bones and finally, they will place the fossils on a Triceratops cut out. They will actually build a Triceratops with the bones that they discover. In addition, before each dig, Mike will present a 30-minute interactive fossil talk to get our Jr. Paleontologists ready to go on their dig. During…

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August 2019

Friends Annual Book Sale

August 3, 2019 - August 8, 2019
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on August 6, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 8, 2019 at 9:30am

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends Annual Book Sale 2019 for the BEST BARGAINS IN TOWN! The Friends of the Hershey Public Library's 38th Annual Book Sale will take place Saturday, August 3 to Thursday, August 8. The Hershey Public Library will be closed until 6:00 pm on Friday, August 2nd so volunteers can prepare for the sale. Friday, August 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm is the popular Preview Night only open to Friends members. Preview Night offers members a chance to purchase…

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Family Fun Day at the Book Sale

August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., stop by the Hershey Public Library for the Friends Family Fun Day at the Annual Book Sale. Meet Laura O’Grady, the Library Director, and join in the fun with A Universe of Stories themed games, crafts and activities for all ages. Included will be a bounce house and FREE ice cream during the afternoon. Friends Family Fun Day is a free event and a great opportunity to sweep up some fantastic…

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Who Needs an Auditor General?

August 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the Hershey Indivisible Team’s general meeting will feature a presentation by PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale who will speak about the responsibilities of Pennsylvania’s Auditor General. The free presentation will follow a short business meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey and is open to the public. Doors open at 6 pm. As Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale has conducted more than 32,000…

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September 2019

“Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) – Missions of Hope and Healing”

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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LCDR (ret) Donna Haase, NC, USN will present information about the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), what it is equipped with, its capabilities, and deployment history. Come to the Hershey Public Library to learn how two Mercy-class hospital ships have become prime assets in the Navy's efforts to reach out to foreign countries and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Please register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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Poetry in Motion

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Red Sneakers Productions come to the Hershey Public Library! Poetry can be so much fun! In this engaging program, Anthony Cascio combines acting, mime, vocal gymnastics, humor, audience participation, and a steamer trunk full of costumes, puppets, and props to allow students to encounter poetry as an engaging and relevant art form. This irresistible cast of characters, recreated from the poems by A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Langston Hughes, Jack Prelutsky, Edgar Allen Poe, and James Whitcomb Riley, is not to…

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Nutrition for Kids

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Are you unsure about what the best eating habits and diet are for your kids? Do you want to help ensure that your kids are growing up eating the most nutrient-rich foods? Come to a class at the Hershey Public Library taught and organized by students from the Penn State College of Medicine to learn more about how to make sure your kids and whole family are getting the proper nutrition they need to be as healthy as possible! Please…

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My Friendship with Fred Rogers

September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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This Friends program is presented by Tim Madigan. Please register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the Circulation desk at 717-533-6555. It began as another newspaper assignment, a celebrity profile of the children’s television icon. But in Fred Rogers, Texas journalist Tim Madigan found more than a fascinating subject. From their first meeting in 1995, at Rogers’ invitation, the two became unlikely friends, a deep and abiding relationship that lasted until Rogers’ death in 2003. In that…

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My Friendship with Fred Rogers

September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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This Friends program at the Hershey Public Library is presented by Tim Madigan. Please register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the Circulation desk at 717-533-6555. It began as another newspaper assignment, a celebrity profile of the children’s television icon. But, in Fred Rogers, Texas journalist, Tim Madigan found more than a fascinating subject. From their first meeting in 1995, at Rogers’ invitation, the two became unlikely friends, a deep and abiding relationship that lasted until Rogers’…

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The Healthcare Industry Debunked

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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On Tuesday, September 24, the Hershey Indivisible Team and Healthcare4AllPA will proudly co-sponsor Wendell Potter, a nationally known health insurance expert and whistle blower who will expose information that few fully understand. The free presentation will follow a short business meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. The presentation is free and open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey. Doors open at 6 pm. Wendell Potter is a former corporate…

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October 2019

Rotator Cuff Seminar

October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Come to a Rotator Cuff Seminar at the Hershey Public Library presented by Joe Hribick, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of Madden Physical Therapy. Learn about the three most common causes of rotator cuff problems and what successful treatment looks like without medications, injections, or surgery. Please register online on the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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What is Fracking?

October 13, 2019 @ 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 learn about the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The sophisticated extraction process has opened up new sources of natural gas for energy use and has been welcomed by many. At the same time, it has come under fire by environmentalists and landowners for its impact on water quality and other aspects of the environment. Local author, Sherry Knowlton, will discuss the pros and cons of fracking and bring attendees…

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ZooAmerica Presents Native PA Species

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Friends of the Hershey Public Library sponsor this program for children to learn about the wildlife species who call our state home. You might be surprised to discover who’s living in your backyard! Enjoy an exciting presentation that includes live animal encounters, natural history information and much more, for a truly, adventure-filled zoo experience! Registration is not required. This Friends program is suitable for children in grades K-5. Please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call 717-533-6555 with any questions.

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Edible Book Contest at the Hershey Public Library

October 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The library's 3rd Edible Book Contest will be held on Friday, October 25. 1-4 pm in celebration of National Friends of the Library Week. Design an edible creation based on the wonderful world of books. Submit your own entry or just stop by, enjoy refreshments and cast your ballot to select a winner for the three categories: Book Title or Character Representation, Funniest/Punniest, People’s Choice Award. Pre-registraton is required, either online at www.hersheylibrary.org or pick up an entry form &…

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Friends Special Film Showing: “Labyrinth”

October 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Please come the Hershey Public Library to enjoy this adventure, family friendly, fantasy film from 1986, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. “Labyrinth” is about a 16-year-old girl who is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Registration is not required. Film rated PG. Open to children age 8 and older with an accompanying adult. For more information, please call…

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Ghostly Tales of Gettyburg

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join us as we explore the history and legends of Gettysburg, one of the most haunted places in America. This Friends Adult Program is presented at the Hershey Public Library by Steve Anderson, who has given almost 1500 ghost tours in Gettysburg. As an actor, storyteller, and living history interpreter, Steve presents original one-man shows and history programs at schools, historical societies, and special events all over Pennsylvania and beyond. Registration begins September 27. Please register by calling the Circulation…

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November 2019

Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Presents Animal Signs

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Bring the kids to a great program on wildlife at the Hershey Public Library. Animal Signs focuses on tracking, scat and other “signs” left behind by animals that may be used for identification. Join us for a “field trip” to the library’s riparian buffer and see how many animal signs we can find! Registration is not required. This Friends program is suitable for children in grades K-5. Please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call 717-533-6555 with any questions.

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“Staying Safe on Our Roads Today”

November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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An Adult Library Program is presented by Penn State Health in collaboration with the Derry Township Police Department at the Hershey Public Library. During this 90 minute program, presenters will cover topics such as driving then and now, how to help our aging drivers, the differences in our vehicles and roads compared to when some of us first learned to drive, and changes and updates to our driving state laws. This program is co-sponsored by the Association of Faculty and…

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Town Hall with Tom Mehaffie

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Indivisible Team presents a Town Hall Meeting with PA State Representative, Tom Mehaffie. After initial comments about our state government from an insider’s view, Mehaffie will take questions from the audience. Doors open at 6 pm. Serving in his second term for the 106th District, Mehaffie serves on the Consumer Affairs, Game and Fisheries; Gaming Oversight (Vice Chair) and Professional Licensure Committees. He is aware of needed reforms in the state House of Representatives and wants to pass…

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Native American Folk Music with “Spirit Wing”

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Spirit Wing is a six time Native American Music Award nominee. Since the year 2000, Spirit Wing has appeared at many Native American Festivals throughout North America. Their music comes from a strong folk/acoustic music tradition along with traditional Native songs that date back hundreds of years. All four members of Spirit Wing have performed in various types of bands and ensembles that feature Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, and Country music. Once you hear Spirit Wing’s impassioned performance you will not…

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December 2019

Decorating with the First Ladies

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Coleen Christian Burke, award-winning designer and author of Christmas with the First Ladies, will share the magic of White House Christmas decorating from Jackie Kennedy thru Melania Trump. Coleen has had the three-time honor of being on the White House Holiday Decorating Team, having served First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. In 2014, she served as a White House Design Partner and began planning the White House Christmas Décor in February! The author’s books will be available to purchase…

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A Book Discussion: While Reason Slept

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Author, Thomas F. Brier, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, December 11th, meeting of the Hershey Indivisible Team. Brier, a Hershey native, will share his motivation and the foundation for his book, While Reason Slept. The meeting will also give us an opportunity to celebrate HIT’s third birthday. So, skip desert and share a slice of HIT’s birthday cake! The meeting will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, and will follow a…

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January 2020

2020 Local Author Festival – Call for Submissions

January 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - April 1, 2020 @ 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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$15 – $20

USCF Rated Chess Tournament

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Hershey Public Library hosts a USCF Chess Tournament. Open to chess players of all ages and experience level. Beginners are welcome. Current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org. Advanced registration for the tournament: Players must register online in advance through www.Eventbrite.com or arrive by 10:00 am to register at the library to participate. $15 online through Friday, January 10. On-site registration: $20 Saturday, January 11. 9:30 am to 10:00 am. Details on…

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Barynya – Russian Music, Dance, and Song

January 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Barynya – Russian Music, Dance, and Song! The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня) is known as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. With their vibrant costumes and lively dance and music, Barynya will transport us across the world without ever leaving the library! This Friends…

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The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge

January 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Author Visit: Rosemary Wells

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Rosemary Wells, beloved children's author and illustrator, creator of “Max and Ruby” and stories about the Bunny Planet, and many more, invites you to come “visit” her studio to learn some of the techniques she uses to create her art, and how different cultures influence her work. Celebrate the importance of storytelling at this family friendly program, and maybe even make some story art together! Registration is not required. Suitable for children in grades K-5. Everyone is welcome. Grown-ups, too!…

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“The British are Coming” Presented by Rick Atkinson

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Rick Atkinson, one of America’s most acclaimed historians and long admired for his deeply researched and stunningly vivid narrative histories, will be at the Hershey Public Library once again. His best-selling Liberation Trilogy earned him critical praise and a Pulitzer Prize for history for Army at Dawn. Books will be sold and signed at the event. The event is proudly sponsored by Friends. Please register online at www.hersheylibrary.org or call 717-533-6555 to speak to a staff member at the Public…

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April 2020

Swimming with Sharks

April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with a shark? Most people in the non-diving community do not realize how important sharks are to the health of our oceans. Every other breath we take, the oxygen contained within that breath, comes from the ocean and sharks play an important role in keeping our oceans clean. Bill Henschke’s scuba diving has taken him on many trips ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantic and points in-between. From…

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10th Congressional District Candidates Forum

April 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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On Wednesday, April 8, the Hershey Indivisible Team is honored to host a Candidates Forum for the 10th Congressional District. The forum will be held at the Hershey Public Library at 701 Cocoa Ave. The forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. The evening will begin a bit earlier this month to assure sufficient time for public to fully assess the candidates’ positions. Scott LaMar, host and executive producer of Smart Talk on WITF, will moderate the program. Democratic candidates: Tom…

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22nd Annual National Library Week Author Visit Featuring Lisa Wingate

April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Meet Lisa Wingate, a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels, including the blockbuster hit, “Before We Were Yours”. Her book, “Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society”, is its non-fiction companion book, released in October 2019. Lisa Wingate’s work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award,…

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Arabiqa! Drums and Dances from the Arab World

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Arabiqa! Drums and Dances from the Arab World is presented by Karim Nagi. With humor, acrobatics, and masterful audience incorporation, Karim introduces us to the wonders of Arab culture. Hear musical instruments such as the Duff, Riqq, Buzuq, Sagat, Mijwiz, and Tabla. Learn how to wrap a kufiyya headpiece, and then watch – and even dance – some folk dances! You won’t want to miss this uplifting and energetic show! As an Arab-American, Karim bridges the East-West cultural gap in…

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May 2020

SPLAT Studio Art Program for Children

May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library tradition continues – a surprise Mother’s Day art project. Back by popular demand, Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio – Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together – will help the children design a special project for a loved one. Two sessions are available by age group. Age 2- 6, and age 6 and older. Please register online at www.hersheylibrary.org from April 19. This program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the library’s…

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August 2020

Free - art for sale

Local HAAA artists featured at Hershey Library’s Hallway Art Gallery

August 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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During the months of August 15 to Oct 10, 2020, the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) will be exhibiting over 35 art pieces from local area artists at the Hershey Public Library’s Hallway Art Gallery in Hershey, PA. Featured artists include: Jill Brinser, Wendy Craig, Jim Davis, Chris Dillon, Bob Douds, Chris Gallo, Marie Gamon, Kathleen Grim, Mary Johns, Mary Lott, Sue Myers, Nancy Schell, Alyson Tran, and Hyeoyon Wilson. Come and see their unique painting styles in watercolor, acrylic,…

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The U.S. – China Relationship: Heading for War?

August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Presented by Robert Naeye. The adult library program will be presented on Zoom. Please register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org For several decades the United States and China enjoyed relatively good relations. The two nations linked themselves together through trade and investment, forming an economic partnership known as “Chinamerica.” As a Hershey resident Robert Naeye will explain, China’s aggressive behavior has deep historical roots. For much of world history, China was the pre-eminent power in Asia. But China…

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October 2020

Friends of Hershey Public Library Pop-Up Book Sale

October 12, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 5, 2020

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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2020 Friends Annual Book Sale is on!! The sale will have a different schedule this year and will take place in the hallway to Meeting Room 2. The book sale will operate during regular library hours. (We are closed on Sundays.) PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING OR A MASK AT THE LIBRARY. Thank you. OCTOBER 12-17 PUZZLES & GAMES. Saturday Sale: 3 for the price of the highest priced item. OCTOBER 19-24 PAPERBACKS. Saturday Sale: 3 for the price of…

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Free - art for sale

Local HAAA artists featured at Hershey Library’s Hallway Art Gallery

October 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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During the months of October 10 to Dec 12, 2020, the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA) will be exhibiting over 30 art pieces from local area artists at the Hershey Public Library’s Hallway Art Gallery in Hershey, PA. Featured artists include: Wendy Craig, Jim Davis, Chris Dillon, Mona Frey, Marie Gamon, Gary Gasowski, Cathy Griffith, Sue Myers, Janelle Parrish, and Nancy Schell Ann Benton Yeager. Come and see their unique painting styles in watercolor, acrylic, oil mediums, digital photography, and…

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Edible Book Contest at the Hershey Public Library

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Use your amazing culinary skills to recreate a favorite book (fiction or non-fiction) with food! Edible books can look like a book, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun, refer to a character, or reproduce the book cover. But don’t let the details hold you back–let your imagination run wild! Your interpretation is what we want to see! Register online to enter the contest on the library's Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org. Specifications such as drop off time…

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Virtual Board Game Night

October 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join us on the Hershey Public Library DISCORD server to find out what we are playing. Games like, Chess, Sishi-Go Backgammon, Carcassone, and more. Step 1. We will be playing Virtual Board Games on Board Game Arena for which you will need an account: Register at Board Game Arena at https://en.boardgamearena.com/ Step 2. Please send an e-mail to programs@hersheylibrary.org and we will send you a link to join the Discord world. No download necessary. Play directly from your web browser.…

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November 2020

Financial Literacy Challenge

November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until December 31, 2020

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library invites everyone to work through a Financial Literacy Challenge to improve habits, understanding and skill when dealing with your financial health. This online challenge is for children in grades 6-12, and for adults. Learn from podcasts and complete activities. Please register online at Beanstack.com. If readers have questions, please contact Rita Smith at ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call the library at 717-533-6555. The challenge runs from November 1 to December 31.

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$40

Watercolor Magic II

November 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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The Hershey Public Library invites you to join Watercolor Magic II, a virtual art class, with Marie Gamon from the Hershey Area Art Association (HAAA). Continue the Magic! We will build on the skills and experiments from the Magic I class. There will be more wet on wet, wet on dry painting, more experiments with salt, pens, and some other media that can enhance your work. If you are relatively new to watercolor and have been experimenting on your own,…

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Kyle Carey Presents Scottish/Gaelic Songs

November 8, 2020 @ 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 invites you to a virtual musical program with Kyle Carey. Kyle began her journey with an English degree from Skidmore College, followed by a year-long Fulbright fellowship on Cape Breton Island and ending with a year of Gaelic immersion on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Kyle has released three full-length albums, her most resent is “The Art of Forgetting.” Her music is a unique fusion of Appalachian and Celtic music she likes to call “Gaelic Americana.”…

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The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities

November 15, 2020 @ 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 invites you to a virtual program presented by Mathew Duman. Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari”, traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found that this sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic which was popular in the 19th and…

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December 2020

Carry & Craft: Ornament Edition

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on December 5, 2020 at 11:00am

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Carry & Craft Ornament Edition is a virtual program. Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 am for children, paint clay ornaments for your holiday decorations. On Saturday December 5 at 11:00 am for teens and adults, make a disco ball inspired ornament with some found object. Please register early (while supplies last) for your ornament kit and pick it up between December 1 and 5 during library operating hours. (www.hersheylibrary.org) If you have questions, please contact Aly Tran at atran@derrytownship.org or…

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$10

SPLAT Studio Virtual Art Program for Kids

December 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Get ready for a winter wonderland with Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio – Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together. Children ages 2-6 are invited to create a snowman collage in the library's Zoom room with Ms Meghan. Caregivers should be available to assist children during this program. Children age 6+ are invited to create a snowflake mosaic in our Zoom room with Ms Meghan. Because this is a virtual program occurring via Zoom, pre-registration is required. Register online on the Events…

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Colonial Christmas: Winter with Washington’s Army

December 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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This online lecture, presented on Zoom by Michael Jesberger, will discuss the various military movements of the Continental Army led by George Washington in Pennsylvania during the winters of the American Revolution. Mr. Jesberger will also talk about how Christmas was celebrated in the colonial period and the many differences in relation to how the holiday is celebrated today. Please register on the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org. This adult program is suitable for anyone in grade 6 and higher.

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$30

Christmas Wreath Making Class

December 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 14, 2020 at 6:00pm

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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Join us at the Hershey Public Library for this fun and creative workshop taught by Andrea Beitzel from A&M Growers. Each participant will make a beautiful, one of a kind wreath crafted from assorted fresh cut greens, cones, pods, berries, dried flower accents and other seasonal touches. Finish it off with a bow of your choice. All supplies are included.Cost: $30.00 After registering with the library for the event, please pay Andrea directly through PayPal at amgro@aol.com. If preferred, email…

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