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Children's Story Hour

Posted By Angela Michael, Matthews Public Library, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description

Children’s Story Hour for toddler and pre-school age children meets year round weekly on Wednesdays for an approximately 45 minute long session. The first and fifth Wednesdays of the month during Story Hour children enjoy a puppet show in Polka Dot City (the library’s professional puppet theatre). After the show children enjoy making a craft to take home with them. The other Wednesdays of the month children will be read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, hear poems, see finger plays and flannel boards, and make crafts. This is an early literacy program provided free of charge for the children of the community with the objective of developing children’s literacy and social skills, encouraging children’s love of reading, and supporting children’s imaginations!

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Adult Computer Class

Posted By Allison Latagliata, Director, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 570-474-9313 , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

One of our staff members holds two levels of computer basics. The first level is for individuals that have zero computer experience. She teaches them the parts of the computer, how to click and move the mouse, and how to get on the internet. In the second level, she teach basic internet searches and creates an email address for them, and how to use it, if they wish. The classes started as senior computer classes for ages 55 and up, but have since turned into adult computer classes for ages 18 and up. Everyone that has taken the class really appreciates the time that is taken to help them learn the very basics of computers.

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Vocalist Judi Figel

Posted By Marilyn Klingensmith, Director, Plum Community Library, 4127987323, klingensmithm@einetwork.net, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$400

Description

Judi Figel is a dynamite singer and great pianist who performs a wide variety of music styles in and around the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Gulf coast of Florida. Her repertoire includes pop, jazz, country, light rock, Broadway and standards. Her fun-loving personality along with strong vocals will captivate an audience to provide high quality entertainment.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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"Taking the Stress Out of Finals" Workshop

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Learner Support Services

Description

Help yourself de-stress before finals by reviewing tips and strategies to stay organized and productively prepare for finals. De-stressing can help make a difference in your grades and your health.

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Research Party

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

Under $20 for snack packs plus anything spent on giveaways. The giveaways are used at multiple events and are under $500.

Description

English faculty and Learning Commons staff will be available to work with you and your classmates on things like research, citations, and writing. No need to sign-up. Just stop by with your assignment and join the festivities. Enjoy snacks and a free library giveaway. If you have your own computer, it is recommended that you bring it along too. Research parties are scheduled periodically throughout the semester.

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National Library of Medicine Exhibit "Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture"

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

under $500

Partnership

National Library of Medicine

Description

This year's National Library of Medicine exhibit is Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture. According to the National Library of Medicine, "The exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator, explains that 'centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.' Surviving and Thriving presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis. The six-banner traveling exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS. Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture began traveling around the United States in October 2013." This exhibit tied into the College's common read and our distinguished lecturer. We also teamed with our staff development department to offer PSNA credits for people who viewed the exhibit and took a short quiz. This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

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First Time Home Buyer

Posted By Marija Skoog, Branch Manager, Conshohocken Free Library, 610-825-1656, mskoog@mclinc.org, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Chris Derr, Mortgage Professional

Description

Join us and three home buying professionals for this free guide to home ownership! This free workshop will educate and inform on best practices for first time homebuyers including purchasing, inspection and getting your first home mortgage!

Tags:  Adults  Financial 

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Storytime with Miss Marian

Posted By David Hrivnak, Director, Peoples Library , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description

Storytime for 3-6 year olds held weekly at both library locations.

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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An Intro to Mindful Meditation

Posted By Santina Balestreire, Northland Public Library, 412-366-8100 ext. 103, balestreires@einetwork.net, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

No cost.

Partnership

North Park Latodami Nature Center

Description

Do you feel easily stressed or overworked in your job or at school? Do you find yourself distracted or overwhelmed? Join North Park's Matt Trudeau in a two-part course to learn and practice a simple 5-minute meditation method. The first part will be held here at Northland Library on April 29, and the second part will be at North Park on May 11. Be sure to bring along your own blanket or other comfortable sitting material and water. Registration is required.

Tags:  Adults  Health 

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Starting a Side Hustle

Posted By Jonathan Dunkle, Director, Manheim Community Library, 7176656700, jdunkle@manheimlibrary.org , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Feeling like you need some extra money now that tax season is over? Want to turn your hobby into something more? Tired of your job and wanting to try something new? Whatever your reasons, Manheim Community Library’s new program series, Starting a Side Hustle, can help you discover what it takes to run your own side hustle. Inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 days and as part of our commitment to Financial Literacy, this program will help you think of, create and launch side projects to supplement your paycheck or maybe even turn into a future business for you. Every Tuesday night from 7-8 PM for four weeks (April 17th to May 8th), we will help you learn the tools necessary to get your own side project off the ground.

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