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Introduction to Monologue Writing

Posted By Brandi Hunter-Davenport, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Calling all storytellers! In this course we will learn how to develop exciting characters and write compelling monologues for the stage. Over the course of three workshops, students will be guided through a series of creative prompts that will unleash their inner dramatist as we explore the elements of dramatic writing. Through reading and discussing monologues by some of the most fascinating contemporary playwrights working today, students will leave the course with a better understanding of how to capture an audience’s imagination through the words of just one character. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Monologues  PA Forward 

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Cruise into Kindergarten

Posted By Amy Suveg, Public Relations Specialist, Chester County Library, asuveg@ccls.org , Friday, July 13, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Cruise into Kindergarten is an interactive story time which features stories, music, creative play and exploration and supports School Readiness and the PA Pre-K Standards for literacy, math, science and many other skills. This is a six-week series and pre-registration is required. The program supports PA Forward's Basic Literacy.  The library hosted this program in the spring of 2018.

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Tags:  Basic Literacy  Cruise Into Kindergarten  PA Forward 

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Balance for Seniors

Posted By Kate Boyle, Director of Reference and Technology, Tredyffrin Public Library, cboyle@ccls.org , Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Dr. Kyoko Yamada volunteers her time and presents information about the effects of aging on balance, fitness & gait (or the way a person walks). Attendees learn some important daily exercises to maintain balance, fitness & prevent falls. This program supports PA Forward's Health Literacy. 

Tags:  Adults  Health Literacy  PA Forward  Seniors 

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MedExpress Teddy Bear Clinic

Posted By Emma Beaver, Library Director, Brownsville Free Public Library, 724-785-7272, brpublib@gmail.com , Friday, July 6, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Structured like a story time, we will read "The Berenstein Bears Go to the Doctor", then our friends from MedExpress will talk about health and wellness with the participants, using their "Sniffle" teddy bear to demonstrate what a wellness visit looks like. The children will get to apply band-aids and gauze wraps, take the bears temperature, remove a splinter, and use a stethoscope. 

Tags:  Health Literacy  PA Forward 

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Reading Wednesdays

Posted By Kelli Knapp, Director, Warren Library Association, 814-723-4650, kknapp@warrenlibrary.org , Monday, July 2, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Stories, songs, games, creative STEM play with building materials and toys 

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Tags:  Basic Literacy  Civic Literacy  PA Forward  Social Literacy 

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V-E Day Celebration

Posted By Amy Jackson, Publicity and Circulation Associate, Shaler North Hills Library , Friday, June 22, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

A local community member, Mr. Robert Buckler, donated an amazing World War II plaque commemorating the Glenshaw / Shaler Area Home Front to the Shaler North Hills Library. Area residents had pooled their contributions and, as cited on the plaque, “This aircraft rescue boat [was] sponsored and made possible by War Bond purchases of the people of Glenshaw, Penna.” This donation was especially poignant as ground had been broken for the new Shaler North Hills Library on December 7, 1941, which just happened to be Pearl Harbor Day. The library just concluded their gala year-long celebrations of its 75th birthday during 2017 with many programs, activities, and events for the local community. Moving forward, this plaque will be on permanent display at the Library.

Shaler North Hill’s Library’s Director, Sharon McRae, decided to introduce this special plaque to the local community on May 8, V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. We created a poster branded with the PA Forward 5 Literacies logo and posted it at the library, as well as sharing it on social media.

At a gala event hosted at the library on Tuesday May 8, 2018, the Shaler community demonstrated what this plaque means to our area, remembering those who served on the Home Front during the war. The Glass City Swing Band performed classic hits from the 1940's and members of the VFW Post 9199 presented the colors. SNHL Library Board President and Shaler Township Commissioner Mr. David Shutter gave opening remarks and the Rev. Ing Kalchthaler, the library’s Youth Services Director, led an opening prayer. A representative from Senator John Heinz History Center was on hand to answer questions. Community members enjoyed snacks, book and memorabilia displays, plus shared memories among the veterans in attendance.

As Shaler North Hills Library (SNHL) is in a central location in our township, we were grateful for the opportunity to share this special commemoration with our community.

Tags:  Civic & Social  Civic Literacy  Information Literacy  Social Literacy 

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Libraries Rock - Summer Story Time

Posted By Roane Lytle, Director, Williamsburg Public Library, rlytle@williamsburgpl.net, 814-832-3367 , Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

The Williamsburg Public Library is encouraging their patrons to come along a Summer Quest and learn why "Libraries Rock!" 
Beginning June 12, the library will host a one-hour summer learning program, from 12 to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the library directly at 814-832-3367. This program highlights PA Forward's Basic Literacy.

 

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Summer Story Time

Posted By Riley Ivol, Librarian, Laughlin Memorial Library, 724-266-3857, Laughlinmemoriallibrary@gmail.com , Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Public 

Description

Summer Story Time is a program for preschool-aged children which includes reading stories, dancing, singing and crafting. We also provide the children with snacks. This program is free of charge for the participants.  

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Avoiding Scams/ID Theft

Posted By Apryl Gilliss, New Castle Public Library , Friday, May 18, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

None

Partnership

Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities

Description

This presentation by the PA Department of Banking and Securities examined ways that identities can be stolen and outlined steps to take towards recovery. Common scams and frauds were covered, along with what to do if presented with an offer that sounds “too good to be true.” Emphasis was made on the 2017 Equifax breach. Participants received a list of resources and materials.

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Bike Safety Day

Posted By Mina Edmondson, Director, Salem Square Library, 717-849-6961, medmondson@yorklibraries.org, Thursday, May 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$2000

Partnership

City of York, York City Police, Crispus Attucks, SafeKids/Wellspan, YMCA, YWCA

Description

Salem Square Library in York, recently hosted a Bike Safety Day. Working with Leadership York, a development course for upcoming leaders in the community, the Salem Square Library along with our community partners and local organizations such as City of York, York City Police, Crispus Attucks, SafeKids/Wellspan, YMCA, YWCA, as well as several bike safety organizations. Leadership York also obtained donations for the day's events.
The program closed a city block and enabled children and families to "play in the street". More than 200 people attended the event, enjoyed the music and toured the library. Each individual who registered received a back pack and the opportunity to win a bicycle. Bike locks and helmets were available for the children in attendance. Every child had the opportunity to have a bicycle tuneup, breaks and seats adjusted, and tires filled and aligned. Two bicycles were given away at the end of the event.

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