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Book Craft Monthly

Posted By Chari Lyons, Carnegie Library of Homestead, 412-462-4669, clyons@carnegieofhomestead.org , Thursday, September 12, 2019

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New social group that is able to utilize books as part of a craft. Many ideas are from pinterest and other craft sites. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Book Craft Monthly  Carnegie Library of Homestead 

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Fire Safety At Home - Planning for a Safe Retreat

Posted By Barbara DePonceau, Director, Wilcox Public Library, 814-929-5639, info@wilcoxlibrary.org , Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Invite a local fireman (from the Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department) to explain fire safety at home and how to create an escape plan that would work best for attendees. Open to all ages. Event is free of charge. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Fire Safety  Home  Planning  Wilcox Public Library 

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Climate Change: Our Relationship with Nature

Posted By Laura Russell, Programming Coor., Adamstown Area Lib, 717-484-4200, lrussell@adamstown.lib.pa.us , Friday, August 16, 2019

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We may have entered a new period in geological history where humans dominate the Earth with uncertain consequences—the “Anthropocene.” How did we get to this point? Are we failing our sister and brother species? Where do we go from here? This program will include an informal talk by Dr. Spence Stober of Alvernia University with time for questions and discussions afterward.

 

Presenter Bio: Dr. Spencer S. Stober is a Professor of Biology at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. He has taught Biology for 30 years including undergraduate courses in genetics, botany, and environmental science. In 2005 he received Alvernia’s Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he was awarded the Neag Professorship in 2011. Dr. Stober currently serves on the Advisory Board for the “On Sustainability Research Network” sponsored by Common Ground Publishing. Dr. Stober recently served as a co-editor with Dr. David Humphreys for a volume entitled Transitions to Sustainability: Theoretical Debates for a Changing Planet, and he co-authored Nature-centered Leadership: An Aspirational Narrative, with two Ph.D. students (Tracey L. Brown and Sean J. Cullen.

 

This event is targeted toward adults and is free of charge. 


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Tags:  Civic Literacy  Climate Change  Nature  PA Forward  Relationship  Social Literacy 

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Preschool Story Time

Posted By Brandi Hunter-Davenport, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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This program is designed for caregivers and children to interact during a story time and craft making. There is emphasis put on the basic literacy skills such as holding a book in the proper way, reading from left to right, and printed words. The caregivers help their children complete a craft based on the theme of the week. The cost to the library is less than $10 per week to secure craft materials. 

Tags:  Avalon Public Library  Basic Literacy  Preschool Story Time 

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Cutting the (Cable) Cord

Posted By Lindsay Murphy, Associate Children's Librarian, Penn Wynne Library, 610-642-7844, lmurphy@lmls.org , Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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This event was hosted to assist individuals interested in learning more about how to decrease their cable bills. The session highlighted alternatives to cable including the basics of streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc), how to determine which option is best for your household and included an open dialogue around the pros and cons of any of the services. The presenter was with Main Line Night School. The event was geared toward adults and cost the library about $150 to host.  

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Tags:  Cutting the (Cable) Cord  Financial Literacy  PA Forward  Penn Wynne Library 

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Dingman Branch Library Garden

Posted By Nicole Heyer, Dingman Branch Mgr, Pike County Library, 570-686-7045, dingman@pcpl.org , Thursday, July 25, 2019

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The Dingman Township branch of the Pike County Public Library now has a new harvest community garden open to locals and visitors to water, weed, and harvest, or just enjoy. Five raised garden beds have been installed with themes; including two pizza themed gardens, a sensory garden, and two pollinator garden beds that the bees and butterflies will make use of. Local Master Gardener, Carol Padalino, helped to design and plan of each of the beds, and many of the plants where donated by the Delaware Township Community Garden. 

Additional programming about gardening and healthy literacy will take place throughout the summer at the Milford and Dingman Township branches. 

The garden was made possible by a grant from the Greater Pike Community Foundation and a donation from the Dingman Township supervisors. 

 

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Tags:  adults  children  Dingman Branch Library Garden  Health Literacy  Pike County Library  teens 

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Family Fun Reading Fair

Posted By Jeanne Cover, Branch Manager, Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 215-679-2020, upvlibrary@comcast.net , Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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This was a free activity fair for children ages preschool through second grade and their families. Several activity stations were available, enhancing pre- and early reading skills - including Giant Candyland, large letter blocks, letter art, sing-alongs, and a book giveaway.

This was a volunteer supported event through a partnership with the Upper Perkiomen Family Literacy Project. Volunteers were from the library, local non-profits, and active and retired teachers.

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Family Fun Reading Fair  Upper Perkiomen Valley Library 

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Storytime Yoga

Posted By David Hrivnak, Director, Peoples Library, 724-339-1021, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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The Youth Services Coordinator conducts Storytime Yoga biweekly at both the New Kensington and Lower Burrell locations. Children, one to six years of age, listen to a story that inspires movement and then perform both traditional and inspired yoga moves. This program ties into PA Forward's basic and health literacies. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Children's Programs  Health Literacy  Storytime Yoga 

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Improve Your Financial Wellness!

Posted By Nicholas Macri, Community Relations Coordinator, Bosler Memorial Library, 717-243-4642 , Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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As part of Bosler's Summer Learning programming, we are offering basic financial literacy classes in partnership with BB&T Bank. The sessions will run the 3rd Wednesday of each month during the summer. The seminars will talk about the basics of checking accounts and budgeting. The last session will also talk about identity theft and how to protect yourself. In addition to the presentations, Bosler will be holding displays related to each topics presented and offer additional learning materials that attendees can check-out from our collection. The library partnered with BB&T Bank to bring in financial professionals to present on financial topics. The only costs incurred were for the printing of program marketing materials. 

Tags:  Bosler Memorial Library  Financial Literacy  Improve Your Financial Wellness 

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2019 PA One Book: Barnyard Banter Story Time and Craft

Posted By Gwen Tino, Children's Librarian, Belmont Hills Library, 610-664-8427, ggatto@lmls.org , Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Special guest Steven Bomze joined us for a barnyard-themed story time and craft, celebrating the PA One Book. Steven uses both a wheelchair and an iPad to communicate inclusion and tolerance. This program was co-sponsored by CIS (Community Integrated Services), a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with special needs get involved and work to better their community. 

Tags:  Barnyard Banter  Basic Literacy  Belmont Hills Library  PA One Book  Story Time 

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