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William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

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200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
717-566-0949 http://dcls.org

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April 2018

Free

Teen Night

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Become a member of our Teen Advisory Board! From 6:30 – 7:00 pm, offer suggestions about what programs, books, magazines and music you would like to see added to The Library’s collection. You’ll also be able to look over new items that have just been added to our collection and find out about volunteer opportunities. Then from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., you and your friends can explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys and more. This program…

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Literary Yoga

April 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Books aren’t just for reading, they can help you get in shape. Join certified yoga instructor Susan Bennett during National Library Week as she leads us through yoga poses with the aid of books. This program is designed for adults. Call (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204 for more information.

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Friends of the William and Marion C. Alexander Family Library Meeting

April 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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We invite all library lovers to join us as we plan fundraising events, programs for the library, and give suggestions to aid in the selection of materials for the library. Call (717) 566-0949 for more information.

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2nd Wednesday Cinema

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and join us for a monthly film series that will feature international and independent films. Light refreshments will be provided. To find out more about this month’s selected film or for more information on this monthly film series, call The Library at (717) 566-0949.

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Edible Books Contest

April 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Wrap up National Library Week by participating or judging our Edible Books Contest. Individuals or groups can enter. Create an edible version of your favorite book and bring your creation to The Library. Attendees will judge and taste the literary confections. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit dcls.org/specialevents or call (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204.

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Novel Thoughts, Too! Book Club

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Join other book lovers for an afternoon book discussion. Books discussed are determined by the participants. Call 566-0949 to find out which book will be discussed this month.

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Crazy for Coloring

April 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Coloring generates wellness and quietness, and stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. It’s also a great social activity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided by The Library, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you. This program is for adults. No registration required. For more information, call (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204.

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Crazy for Coloring

April 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Coloring generates wellness and quietness, and stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. It’s also a great social activity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided by The Library, but feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you. This program is for adults. No registration required. For more information, call (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204.

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June 2018

Free

After School Hangout

June 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Hang out and play games, make art, or go old school by building with LEGOs. We’ll have something new for you at The Library each week! For teens, ages 12-17. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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Teen Night

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys and more. This program is for teens, ages 12-17. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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Escape Room

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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This fast-paced game will have your heart racing to see if you and your team can escape! Everyone will be placed inside a room with clues and a box. Use the clues to figure out the passwords, codes, and locks to solve the case before time runs out! This program is for teens, ages 12-17. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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Free

Rustic Americana Blocks

June 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Get crafty this 4th of July at The Library with this fun, easy, and festive project. This project will explore painting, decoupage, and distressing to create a rustic look. All materials will be provided. This program is designed for adults. Register at dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 566-0949.

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Library Regatta

June 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Don’t let the boat sink! We’ll provide the supplies, but you build the boat to race your opponents using just the air in your lungs. Will your boat make it down the track? For children, age 6 – 12 years old. For more information, visit dcls.org or call (717) 566-0949.

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Music and Movement

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Join us for a lively and noisy program that allows preschoolers and their caregivers to explore a variety of musical instruments, dances, songs, and fantastic books. Libraries really rock! For children, ages 3 – 6 years old. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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Ryan the Bug Man

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Learn about Entomology and get hands on with some live bugs with Ryan Bridge “The Bug Man.” For families with children of all ages. Call (717) 566-0949 for more information.

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July 2018

Free

Rockin’ Reptiles with Jesse Rothacker

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Check out live reptiles with Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary. These cold-blooded critters swim, climb, run, leap, and dig their way through the wild—they rock! For families with children of all ages. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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Dancing Drum

July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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All the way from New Orleans, drum, dance, and enjoy with Dancing Drum. They bring the drums and percussion instruments, you bring your energy! For families with children of all ages. For more information, call (717) 566-0949.

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September 2018

Free

Basic Car Maintenance

September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Mechanic Bill Tumas, from CJ Pony Parts, will be at The Library to demonstrate basic car maintenance. Whether you’re a new driver or you’d like to become more knowledgeable on the road and under the hood, you’ll learn to check your fluids, properly care for your tires and more. Tumas has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry and is director of video content at CJ Pony Parts. He specializes in automotive performance, installation, tuning and restorations. This…

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October 2018

Free

Know Before You Vote with the League of Women Voters

October 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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The League of Women Voters and The Library will help you sort through political advertisement campaigns and determine fact from fiction. You will leave this program with the tools to locate accurate information and determine if presented information is inaccurate. Ask as many questions as you like and, if you are not already registered to vote, you can do so at the program.

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November 2018

Free

Children’s Book Week: Meet Hyewon Yum (Hummelstown)

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Award winning author and illustrator Hyewon Yum will present about writing and illustrating books for children. Each family in attendance will receive a free copy of her newest book, Saturday is Swimming Day, which she will be available to sign. Seating begins 30 minutes before programs. Save your spot by registering as a family. Each family attending gets a free book to keep!

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Time Matters: A Women’s Retirement Outlook

November 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Karen Beaver Hitz of Edward Jones Investing will explore the financial concerns women face while preparing for or transitioning to retirement. She will share retirement income strategies, including perspectives around Social Security, withdrawal and reliance rates. You will also learn how to prepare for the unexpected, including market and inflation risks, and the rising cost of health and long-term care. This program is designed for women. Funding support is provided by the Mary Sachs Charitable Trust.

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January 2019

Free

Teen Night: Stop Motion Animation

January 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys and more. Then use your phone or tablet to make short stop motion animations.

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2nd Wednesday Cinema

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 13, 2019

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends to this monthly film series that features international and independent films. Call (717) 566-0949 to find out what's playing this month.

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Free

Battle the Winter Blahs

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the change in seasons. For individuals with SAD, it is common to feel sad, irritated or less energetic during the winter months. We’ll discuss the causes of SAD and discuss ways to reverse the effects.

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February 2019

Free

Teen Night: Sweet and Speedy Games

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys and more. Then find out how many board games you can plan in an hour. Warning: There will be chocolate involved.

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2nd Wednesday Cinema

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends for a monthly film series featuring international and independent films. Call (717) 566-0949 to find out what's playing.

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Free

Family Game Day

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring the whole family for an exciting evening of new and classic games. From board games to carnival games, we’ll have something for everyone! For families with children of all ages.

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March 2019

$25

Read Between the Wines: Join The Library for an evening of wine, music and mini golf

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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The Library has teamed up with three local wineries to bring a new twist to The Library’s Read Between the Wines fundraising event. Enjoy wine, mini golf, and browsing the stacks at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library. Tickets include a complimentary wine tasting by West Hanover Winery, 5 Schmucks Winery and J&P Winery, lite fare cheese and chocolate buffet, live jazz performance by the Katie Rudolph Trio, and wine glass and tote. Raffle tickets can be…

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June 2019

Free

Teen Night: Escape Room

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and explore different activities, arts and crafts, try cool tech toys and more. Then solve clues, codes and locks to escape The Library! This program is for teens, ages 12-17.

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2nd Wednesday Cinema

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Bring your friends and join us for a monthly film series that features international and independent films. To learn about this month’s film, call The Library at (717) 566-0949.

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Free

Full Moon Folklore

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Explore the imprint of the moon on the natural world and tour the lunar year as portrayed by ancient peoples. Following this presentation, participants will reflect on the remarkable features of their own birth months in a simple writing, drawing, or water color painting.

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July 2019

Free

The Universe of Sounds

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Explore the sounds of space using unique instruments and sound processors. Change your voice to sound like a creature from space, make music using a Theremin, and more! 1 hour. No registration required.

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Stomp Rockets

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Next stop: the moon! We’ll provide the supplies and expertise to help you build a paper stomp rocket. Test your rocket and adjust see how far you can make your rocket fly. 3,2,1 blast off! (This program is weather permitting. We need to be outdoors to launch rockets. If the weather is bad we will still have the program, but it will be modified). 45 minutes. No registration required.

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Ryan the Bug Man

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Learn about Entomology and get hands on with some live bugs with Ryan Bridge “The Bug Man.” 45 minutes. No registration required.

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August 2019

Free

Teen Night: Mystery Box Challenge

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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We’re sure your mac and cheese is the best ever, but what if you were given a mystery box of ingredients and asked to make a dish? Will the judges love it or reach for the trash can? Test your cooking skills against your friends by accepting the Mystery Box Challenge. 1 hour. No registration is required.

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Turn up the Heat in the Kitchen with a Mystery Box Challenge

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Turn up the heat with a Teen Night Mystery Box Challenge. Teens will be given a box of mystery ingredients and be asked to make something edible, though the judges would prefer it be delicious too. Will the judges love it or reach for the trash can? The best chef will win the challenge – and bragging rights. This program is for teens. Register online or call 717-234-4961 option 6.

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Galaxy Twist T-shirt

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Library staff will show you how to combine bleaching and tie dying to create an out of this world t-shirt. A limited number of t-shirts will be available. For the best fit, bring a black 100% cotton t-shirt. Dress for mess! Registration required.

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Climate Up Close: Get Real Answers from Climate Scientists

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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A panel of climate scientists will lead a policy-neutral, fact-driven discussion about climate change. The panel is composed of climate experts from Princeton University, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley. They will discuss the state of climate science, the context of a changing climate, and the impacts of a changing climate. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. “Climate Up Close” was founded to ensure that the door of opportunity remains open, and that all can participate in the…

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Andrew’s Big Show

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Join Andrew’s universe of fun with his juggling, circus skills, physical comedy, and audience participation. There will be all kinds of other-worldly surprises in this show! No registration required.

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2nd Wednesday Cinema

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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For those looking for a change from the blockbuster film genre, join us for 2nd Wednesday Cinema, featuring international and independent films.

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Alien Dance Party

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Get ready to boogie down like never before at the Alien Dance Party. Come wearing your extra-terrestrial look, and dance under the stars with space themed music, games, and activities. No registration required.

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Crazy for Coloring

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036 United States
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Coloring generates wellness, quietness, and stimulates parts of the brain related to motor skills, the senses, and creativity. Coloring is a great social activity and it’s just plain fun! Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring tools with you.

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