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Fall Story Time

Posted By Jill Hambley, Director, Prospect Community Library, 7 hours ago

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

All story times include stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts with an overall emphasis on early literacy.

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Gerrymandering and You

Posted By Amy Riegner, Director, Monongahela Area Public Library, 7242585409, ariegner@washlibs.org , Thursday, October 12, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Fair Districts PA

Description

Join us for an evening of discussion and questions about the important hot button issue of gerrymandering. Learn how gerrymandering affects your life and your community. The event is hosted by Fair Districts PA, a non-partisan group.

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social 

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Affordable Care Act Information Session

Posted By Susan Sentz, Director, Northampton Area Public Library, ssentz@northamptonapl.org , Monday, October 9, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0.00

Partnership

We host a volunteer Appraise counselor.

Description

The presentation will give an overview of public programs in health insurance. While the primary focus will be on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), other programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP will be touched upon as they relate to the ACA.
Topics covered include:
- Public health insurance programs overview (eligibility, parameters, resources and help)
- Basic health insurance concepts and terminology: pre-existing conditions, essential minimum benefits, copay, coinsurance, deductible, out-of-pocket maximum, managed care, etc.
- Enrolllment process
- Plan comparison
- Tools on website (search, provider directory).

With the ever changing dynamics of public health care we find this program to helpful to our community. We run this program every year in October before open enrollment begins. 

Tags:  Adults  Health 

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1918 Flu Epidemic Hits Scottdale PA and Flu Clinic 

Posted By Patricia Miller, Director, Scottdale Public Library, 724-887-6140, patti.miller@wlnonline.org , Monday, September 25, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0.00

Partnership

Westmoreland County Community College and Part 2 Flu Shot Clinic - Rite Aid Pharmacy 

Description

We hosted a program in partnership with our District Library Center, WCFLS and the Westmoreland County Community College entitled the 1918 Flu Epidemic Hits Scottdale, PA. Our Speaker was doing research on Westmoreland County and we exspanded the program to be specifically geared to our town, Scottdale Pennsylvania. We researched the available microfilm from the State library and found that the former YMCA which was the exact site of the library was an emergency hospital for victims of the 1918 Spanish influenza. To follow up on this informative program we held a flu shot clinic at the library in partnership with Rite Aid Pharmacy. 

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Sprouting Readers 

Posted By Jessica Ford Cameron, Director, Bellwood Antis PL, 8147428234, bellwood.antispubliclibrary@gmail.com, Friday, September 15, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$250 donated by local Kiwanis 

Partnership

Bellwood Antis School District 

Description

Sprouting Readers is our evening story time program for children 5-10. Local teachers volunteer to read, perform music, and do crafts with children who attend. Families are encouraged to take books home to continue the literacy developing skills the program focuses on. 

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Grad Student Boot Camp 

Posted By Marguerite Savidakis-Dunn, STEM Librarian, Shippensburg University Library, mhsavidakisdunn@ship.edu, Friday, September 8, 2017

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

$0 - we used our staff and materials we already had to create the program 

Description

Grad Student Boot Camp is here to help graduate students get up to speed quickly on the tools they’ll need for finding information and completing research successfully. Through this series of workshops and discussion sessions, participants in boot camp will be able to use the latest tools for accessing, manipulating, and storing information that will support their classwork and research. 

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Fitness, Fun and Photo Walk

Posted By Karen Sourbier, Grove Family Library , Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Description

Meet at Caledonia State Park for a fun fitness walk. Bring your camera along and join in the photo challenge. Tailgate style refreshments will be served after the walk. Then plan to meet again the following week at the library to share the pictures on a large screen! 

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Health  Teens 

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Book Reading and Signing 

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan, Reference/Branch, Hazleton Library, 5704592961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org, Friday, September 1, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Cost and Funding

Free 

Description

The Hazleton Area Public Library presents a book reading and signing with local author, Robert Jamelli. His newest book is a noir narrative, entitled The Heiress and the Sex Tape 

Tags:  Adults  Basic 

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Quilting Event with Along the Way 

Posted By Nicole Husbands, Librarian, Indian Valley Public Library, 215-723-9109, nhusbands@ivpl.org, Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free 

Partnership

Along the Way 

Description

Indian Valley Public Library partnered with Along the Way, a local non-profit that provides high-quality, affordable, in-home childcare to single mothers who are working, going to school or training during nights and weekends, to help make quilts for their program. This was an all ages event where all skill levels were welcomed.
During the event, volunteers sorted, iron, cut and pieced fabric together to make quilt tops. Participants brought their own sewing equipment for this event. A fabric drive was held at the library prior to the event.
There were two sessions (10 am-2 pm and 4 pm-8 pm) were held on one day. 

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Reading Marathon of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" 

Posted By Nicole Husbands, Librarian, Indian Valley Public Library, 215-723-9109, nhusbands@ivpl.org , Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$40 (for refreshments) 

Description

Indian Valley Public Library welcomed Harry Potter fans of all ages to read sections of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" aloud. Patrons were encouraged to bring snacks and/or lunch and settle in for the whole book or just a couple of chapters. The library provided iced tea and water. We cut a cake at the end of the book in celebration of Harry's and J.K. Rowling’s birthday as well as our accomplishment. People who were interested in reading were encouraged to visit the children’s room to sign up for a reading slot prior to the event. We had volunteers and staff members to fill in the empty slots. We had books on hand so participants could read along during the event. 

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