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Understanding Depression: Causes, Types, and Seeking Help

Posted By Natalie Cubbon, Library Assistant, Oil City Library, read@oilcitylibrary.org, Thursday, January 18, 2018

Library Type

Public

Partnership

Family Services and Children's Aid Society

Description

Learning Objectives:
• Understand basic brain functions
• Understand factors that contribute to depression
• Understand symptoms of depression and different types of depression
• Know about some different treatment options
• Know some basic ways to support loved ones who may be struggling with depression
• Know ways to seek help

Tags:  Adults  Health 

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Board Game Café

Posted By Jessica Church,Director, Punxsutawney Memorial Library, 8149385020, director@punxsutawneylibrary.org, Friday, January 12, 2018

Library Type

Public, but easily adaptable for Academic, School and Special libraries.

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Potential Partnerships: Local bakery, bakery department at a grocery store, local toy/game store

Description

We invited patrons and community members to a block of time where we would have special board games available. Participants were also invited to bring their own, along with their friends and family. Café items were donated by community members, and then available for purchase by donation. Café items included a hot water for tea/coffee/cocoa, baked goods, chips, and other snacks.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Health  Teens 

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Cut the Cord : Switching from Cable TV to Streaming Services

Posted By Chelsea Weibley, Executive Director, Palmyra Public Library, cweibley@lclibs.org, Thursday, December 21, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

This workshop provides information on streaming services so patrons can select one(s) that work within their budget and interests.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Financial  Information 

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Fighting Emotional Eating: What You are Looking for is Not In the Fridge

Posted By Lydia Kegler, Director, Bloomsburg Public Library, 5707840883, LydiaBloomPL@gmail.com, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Julia Grocki, MA, MS, RDN, LDN, owner of New Beginning Nutrition Counseling, LLC

Description

Thanksgiving is the opening event for the six weeks of the American holiday season and plenty of extra foods and snacks. The parties, family events, and stress! The holiday season is minefield for anyone trying to avoid overeating. What perfect timing for a talk about emotional eating. Published just two weeks before the event, What You’re Looking for is Not in the Fridge! is Julia Grocki’s book is a candid account of her struggle with extreme weight fluctuations, poor self-image, and eating driven by emotional need. Practicing “mindfulness,” she lost 130 and has kept the weight off for over 12 years.
While earning her Master’s in Chemistry, she identified herself as an emotional eater. After repairing her relationship with food and herself, she lost over 130 pounds and alleviated many health issues. Her passion to help others achieve better health inspired her to become a registered/licensed dietitian and motivational speaker.
Ms. Grocki presented her story and gave the audience tips about daily mental practice to develop better eating habits. Her messages were unpretentious. For example: “Do not eat if you are not hungry, or just because something is tasty, or while watching TV.” She encouraged the audience to thoroughly enjoy their food, even a donut, but to stop once the biological need for fuel was satisfied. Using her own life as an example, she explained how to start identifying unhealthy impulses to use food to satisfy emotional needs. Those needs cannot be met by anything in the refrigerator or pantry. After the talk, Julia signed copies of her book and also gave audience members suggestions about books that helped her. (Of course, she recommended using the library to find books on nutrition and healthy eating.)

Tags:  Adults  Health  Teens 

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Tech Help

Posted By Michelle Hawk, Director, Lebanon Community Library, hawk@lclibs.org, Friday, December 15, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0 - ? We have run this program with a volunteer in the past. Currently we have grant funding and are able to pay someone for their time.

Partnership

The Bishop Foundation

Description

We hold Tech Help sessions weekly. Patrons sign up for a 30 minute time slot to have one-on-one help from someone widely experienced with technology. They get help with their device, learning to use library electronic resources, accessing their bank account, filling out forms online, etc.

Tags:  Adults  Information  Teens 

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Card Drive: Support for Our Troops (Cards for Corporal Kelly)

Posted By Karen Sourbier, Program Consultant, Grove Family Library, 717-264-9663, ksourbier@fclspa.org, Monday, December 11, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Description

During the holidays in 2017, the Grove Family Library decided to participate in a service project to show support for one of Pennsylvania’s state troopers, Corporal Seth Kelly, who was wounded in the line of duty. Attached is the graphic the library used to share information with any patrons or members of the public who wanted to participate in this card drive.
This isn’t something that has to happen around the holidays or during a specific event. But is just a way to show some love and support to those in uniform who work to protect and serve each of us daily. A program at the library could include making the cards or cards could be purchased. This activity is one example of Civic and Social Literacy within PA Forward and a way to connect with members of your community.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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Adulting 101: Basics of Taxes

Posted By Robin Pundzak, Director, Community Library of the Sheanango Valley , Monday, December 11, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Liberty Tax Service

Description

Our Adulting 101 programs are geared toward high school and college students but are open for all to attend. Each presenter who comes knows that this will be a time of basic learning and to be prepared for many questions. For the tax program, the library partnered with Liberty Tax Service. They sent down a representative who had handouts and a power point program. She was wonderful as she was not only able to answer questions about basic tax forms, but she also was able to help out a local business who had recently opened and needed help on how to handle the tax side of the business. Overall, it turned out great as she had many helpful tips from her own experiences on how to make taxes easier for each person. She even gave tips on how to store important documents for taxes and which ones need to be kept and for how long.

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How Money Works

Posted By Sarah Fretz, Adult Services Librarian, Martin Library, 717-849-6949, sfretz@yorklibraries.org , Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Primerica

Description

How can you reach your financial goals and dreams? Primerica will be here to teach you fundamental concepts such as:
• The three different savings accounts you need
• Ways to reduce debt
• Retirement savings strategies
• How life insurance really works
• The high cost of waiting to save … and more!

An opportunity to make a free appointment with a Primerica financial educator will be available to participants. How can you reach your financial goals and dreams? Primerica will be here to teach you fundamental concepts such as: the three different savings accounts you need, ways to reduce debt, retirement savings strategies, how life insurance really works, the high cost of waiting to save...and more!

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WE ARE the People: Constitution Day Trivia

Posted By Barbara Eshbach, Head Librarian, Glatfelter Library, Penn State York, 717-771-4023, bee11@psu.edu, Thursday, November 16, 2017

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

$20 for decorations and prizes

Description

We celebrate Constitution Day by holding a trivia contest using clickers and questions from the civic portion of the Naturalization test. We challenge our students to beat the national pass rate (currently 91%).

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Common Book

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, PA College of Health Sciences, 7179476142, cjsteffy@gmail.com, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

$0-$1,000. Free for the library unless you decide to purchase some copies of the book, host speakers with fees, or want to provide food and drinks at any events. For the inaugural year, we have spent less than $500 and will have a budget of $1,000 for future years as we decide what events to host. This is a campus wide initiative, though, so our Learning Commons is able to tie this to other events on campus with other departments covering the expenses.

Description

2017 is the College’s inaugural common book program. The purpose of a Common Book is to build bridges between experiences we share no matter what our field of scholarship or course of study. Those interested in participating will all read the same book and engage in meaningful dialogue around the themes and content of that book. This program gets people reading and thinking critically about topics in health care and, through discussion, helps people verbalize their thoughts to become more effective communicators. Various programs and events related to the common book’s themes take place on campus. We encourage people to read the entire book prior to engaging in any of the discussions that take place on campus. The chosen book is announced in May so students, faculty, and staff have time to read the book over the summer and can come to campus in the fall ready to discuss. Because we have people starting in the spring semester, too, students who are accepted in the fall are made aware of the book so they have time to read it prior to any spring events. Alumni are also made aware of the book so they can participate in a student/alumni discussion during the College’s homecoming. Scheduled discussions and events are advertised so people know when and where they will occur. Some classes are integrating the common book into their work and have assignments related to the book as well. Books are selected with a small volunteer committee representative of a variety of faculty disciplines across campus. The book must be related in some way to the National Library of Medicine exhibit the Learning Commons is hosting that year, it must be relatively new, and we try to keep the cost as low as possible (under $25) so the book is affordable if our students choose to buy it. Participants can acquire the book via our school’s bookstore or through any other outlet they choose, including libraries, and they are given all of the information they need to purchase the book. We also have a limited number of copies available for circulation in the Learning Commons. Key stakeholders in the College are provided free copies of the book to encourage more people to participate; these copies are able to be obtained free of charge from the publisher. Departments can then decide whether to purchase books for their faculty members so the book can be integrated into courses.
http://pacollege.libguides.com/commonbook

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