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Family Night: It's a "Ruff" World 

Posted By Laura Swanson, Library Mgr, Chartiers-Houston Community Library, 7247454300, lswanson@washlibs.org, Friday, June 30, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Washington Area Humane Society 

Description

We are excited to partner with our local non-profit animal shelter to get the word out to families and community members of all ages in our area about the services the humane society provides, as well as things all animal lovers can do to help ensure companion animals in our area are humanely cared for. In addition to giving out information, reading a simple pet-themed story, and doing a simple, pet-themed craft, attendees at this program will have the opportunity to meet some adoptable pets from the Humane Society, and chat with the organization Volunteer Coordinator about ways they can help support the organization. 

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Summer Reading Film Program

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan, Reference/Branch, Hazleton Library, 5704592961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org , Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free 

Description

In accordance with the summer reading theme of Build a Better World, Hazleton Area Public Library will present three films throughout the summer focusing on building in the figurative and literal senses. 

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Book Club

Posted By Kathy Ward, Reference Assistant, Hazleton Area Public Library, 5704542961, kward@hazletonlibrary.org, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free 

Description

Continuing its monthly book club program, Hazleton Area Public Library will discuss First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies, in July. 

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Maker Monday: Identity Theft 

Posted By Jessica Serrenti, Development Officer, Albright Memorial Library, 5703483000, jserrenti@albright.org, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

NBT Federal Credit Union 

Description

Staff members from NBT Federal Credit Union taught patrons how to protect themselves from people stealing their identity and information online. The lecture also discussed the lasting impact identity theft can have on one's financial health.The lecture was hosted in the Albright Memorial Library's Community Room. 

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Science Tellers

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan, Reference/Branch, Hazleton Library, 5704592961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org, Friday, June 23, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

ScienceTellers will present Pirates: Lost at Sea on Thursday June 29th at the 1PM in the auditorium of the Hazleton Elementary/Middle School. Set sail on a thrilling, action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. The program is open to all children enrolled in the Summer Reading Club at the Hazleton Area Public Library or any library in Luzerne County. 

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Book Club

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan, Reference/Branch, Hazleton Library, 570459-2961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org, Friday, June 23, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Book club chooses books and that meets to discuss those books.

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Go Healthy

Posted By Sue Young, Branch Manager, Smithfields Library, 570-223-1881, smf@monroepl.org , Friday, June 23, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

No cost

Partnership

Pennsylvania Department of Health 

Description

"Go Healthy" consisted of a series of programs covering different health topics including Healthy Eating, Lyme's Disease, and Blood Pressure Screenings. We worked with two different representatives from the PA Department of Health who brought their own display materials and handouts. We provided the table for them to set up in the library proper where there was a good flow of patron traffic. For the most part, patrons stopped to chat and pick up materials as they conducted other library business. We also publicized it and did have a few who specifically came in just for this information and to talk with a health care professional. We did more than one program for each topic, scheduling on different days and at different times to try to catch more patrons. We scheduled a Healthy Eating for Kids right after our Lap-sit and Story-time that was very successful. As a small, rural branch we often have problems getting patrons to set aside time and commit to coming to a more formalized presentation in our Community Room. This kind of passive programming works well for us and we reach many more of our patrons. We are also providing a valuable link to the health care professionals who can help patrons take charge of their health. 

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Introduction to the Night Sky 

Posted By Kelly Parise, Allentown Public Library, kellytparise@gmail.com , Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Cost and Funding

Free 

Partnership

Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomy Club 

Description

This program was an introductory course on the night sky. Patrons learned the basics of using a telescope, what to look for in the sky and were able to have hands on experience looking at the moon through a telescope outside. 

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Lego Club

Posted By Raven Eckman, CR Coordinator, Manheim Community Library, 717-665-6700, info@manheimlibrary.org , Thursday, June 8, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

All material was donated to the library.

Description

Every other Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:15PM, Lego Club meets to tackle a building challenge. You could be working in pairs, a group, or by yourself. Each week the challenge is different with 30 minutes to build and then present your structure in a show and tell. Structures are left until the next meeting to be on display for library patrons to see the structures.

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Cookbook Club

Posted By Michelle Georgetti, Librarian, Valley Community Library, 570-489-1765, mgeorgetti@albright.org, Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Under $50. Paper plates, cutlery, and cups are purchased regularly. We purchased additional serving utensils in case members forgot their own. All items were purchased by asking club members for donations. Members are happy to donated because they know the money will go right back into funding their club.

Description

Who can join? Everyone! Members don’t have to be serious, experienced cooks; enthusiasm for cooking is more important! What is a Cookbook Club? Like with a book club, members meet to discuss a specific book, in this case a cookbook, and enjoy each other’s company along with some great food. Unlike with a book club, in which the host is often in charge of providing much of the food and drink, meetings are a potluck meal; the dishes come from the cookbook in discussion. How does it work? There will be a copy of the month’s chosen cookbook located at the circulation desk at the Valley Community Library. Members can come in at any time during the month to choose their recipe and receive a copy to take home. The members will make the recipe at home, and present their creation at the meeting. Members are also welcome to share any notes or suggestions about the recipe they created at the meeting!

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