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52 Book Challenge 

Posted By Nicole Brockman, Head of Circulation, Beaver Area Memorial Library, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

Adult patrons sign up at our circulation desk and pick up a reading log to keep track of the books they read throughout the course of the year. The books must be at least 100 pages, and various forms of books are allowed, including print, eBooks, and audiobooks. This program challenges patrons to read 52 books within the year, or at least one book a week. Completed reading logs are accepted from July 1st to the end of the year. It is a county-wide challenge, and a name is drawn from all of the submitted names at the end of the year to receive a grand prize, which last year included an eReader and gift cards to purchase books. 

Tags:  Adults  Basic 

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History of the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library with Carol Gardecki

Posted By Barbara Kline, Branch Manager, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library , Monday, April 24, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$30.00 for cake and supplies from the Friends group 

Description

We're celebrating our 80th anniversary and Carol Gardecki will be at the West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library to talk about the history and evolution of our 80 year-old institution. How did the library get here? Carol will fill us in on the evolution of the library from a box of 50 books in a borrowed room to where we are today. Enjoy a piece of birthday cake to help us celebrate.

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WWI- Woodrow Wilson: America Enters the Great War

Posted By Jeanie Sluck, Director, Taylor Community Library, Friday, April 21, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

A lecture regarding the United States involvement and role in World War I. 

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social  Teens 

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Story Time

Posted By Taylor Kutz, Youth Librarian, Kutztown Community Library, 610-683-5820, kutztownpl@berks.lib.pa.us, Monday, April 17, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

Multiple story times are offered weekly to help prepare children for preschool and kindergarten by introducing them to basic literacy. 

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Why Beaver Falls? Lecture Series

Posted By Jean Barsotti, Director, Carnegie Lib. of Beaver Falls, 724-846-4340, jabarsotti@beaverlibraries.org, Monday, April 17, 2017

Library Type

Public

Partnership

City House and Beaver Falls CDC

Description

This is our 3rd Annual Lecture Series at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. This year, we’ll be recognizing the many reasons residents and business owners have chosen to make their home here in Beaver Falls, celebrating our proud history and bright future. On March 22, a professor at Geneva College spoke. On April 19th (our third night of the series), four panel members including Renee, Alison, Bobby, and Terri, will be discussing why they chose to do business in Beaver Falls and why they’ve chosen to root themselves here long-term.

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Story Hour

Posted By Ruth Thomas, Director, Northern Cambria Public Library, (814) 948-8222, ncambria@cclsys.org, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Staff time to present the program 

Description

Story Hour is a weekly program for children 3-5 years old, their parents and caregivers. Our Children’s Librarian chooses a theme for each six week program. She then finds weekly books to read and crafts to do based on the theme. There is also songs, dance, playtime and refreshments each week. 

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Home School Book Lab

Posted By Christie Himmelreich, Director, Schuylkill Valley Community Library, 610-926-1555, svcl@berks.lib.pa, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

We use funds from our program budget, but most labs are low cost. 

Description

Each month, we select a book title or sometimes several titles within a certain theme. These books are available to program attendees for checkout. During that month, we hold weekly programs based on the book title or theme. For example, when we read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, all labs incorporated the use of candy. For example, we did Candy Art, Candy Science, Candy Architecture, and Candy Mathematics for our weekly programs. This month, our theme is spring and activities are things like Spring Art, Plant Science, and Flower Fractions. 

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Take It to the Bank

Posted By Dana Barber, Library Administrator, Grundy Memorial Library, 215-788-7891, db@grundylibrary.org , Thursday, April 13, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Due to the generosity of PICPA volunteers, this program is free with the exception of minimal cost of refreshments for participants.

Partnership

PICPA 

Description

During Money Smart Week (April 22-29 2017) children ages 6-12 with an adult are invited to Take it to the Bank, a program that discusses money, the history of money, and the basics of a bank account. The event is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 29th at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Participants will learn the difference between a bank deposit and bank withdraw, and much more with CPA Marissa Lieb, a PICPA volunteer. 

Tags:  Children  Financial 

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3D Printing Class 

Posted By Rob Kalchthaler, Adult Services Librarian, Bethel Park Public Library, 412.835.2207 , Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Cost of leasing 3d printer 

Description

Patrons learn how 3d printing is changing industries, how to use the Library's printer, how to use basic CAD software. 

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E-Reader Class

Posted By Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, Library Director, S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library, 814-642-9210, Friday, April 7, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Description

Learn how to use your e-reader to download library books and audio books using OverDrive.

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