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Basic Literacy for Seniors

Posted By Lann Yurchick, Library Director, Ridgway Public Library, 8147737573, library_director@ridgwaylibrary, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Donations

Partnership

Lions Club

Description

The Ridgway Public Library currently offers a bookmobile which visits the assisted living facilities within our service area every two weeks. This program is expanding, thanks to coordination with our local Lions Club, to hold a Large Print Book Drive. With the help of the Lions Club members, books collected will be distributed to the assisted living facilities to help them start their own small libraries.

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Money - Working Lunch Series

Posted By Tom Meyere, Director, Lansdale Public Library, 2673421981, director@lansdalelibrary.org, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$50.00

Partnership

Beneficial Bank

Description

Lansdale Public Library partnered with Beneficial Bank for a working lunch series of talks to enhance the financial literacy of our patrons. There were two events scheduled in May 2017. The first session was entitled "Pay Yourself First" and focused on explaining why savings are important. The second session was entitled "To Your Credit" and explained how credit history impacts future borrowing.

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Better Choices for Better Health

Posted By Erin Pierce, Director, CC Mellor Memorial Library, 4127310909, ep.pierce@gmail.com , Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Partnership

Community College of Allegheny County and Carnegie Library of Swissvale

Description

Put more life back in your life! If you are an adult with a chronic health condition or are a caregiver for someone who has a chronic illness, you can participate in the Better Choices, Better Health program. This free series of workshops will run six consecutive Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting April 19. The program is focused on helping you learn strategies to manage your symptoms and have an improved quality of life.

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Wednesday Afternoon Munch & Learns

Posted By Amanda DeKnight, Library Director, South Park Township Library, 4128335585, deknighta@einetwork.net, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Approx. $100 per program

Partnership

Baughman Family Grant

Description

The library invites adults to attend our Wednesday afternoon Munch and Learns. On a quarterly basis we provide a variety of speakers that are both free and paid to offer information that cover a range of topics and literacies. We also provide a snack to those who attend. This spring our theme is history, and we have coordinated with several historians and speakers to offer topics ranging from the Castle Shannon Bank Robbery that took place locally in 1892 to a historian that specializes in speaking about the life of Winston Churchill. Past themes included art, financial, and health information.

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Music as Propaganda During the Holocaust and Beyond

Posted By Lisa Kane, Director, Guthrie Memorial Library, 717-632-5183, lkane@yorklibraries.org , Monday, March 12, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Partnership

Hanover Public School

Description

Deb Smith, music educator for Hanover High & Middle Schools, will share her knowledge of music during the Holocaust. The talk will concentrate on how music was used during WWII as propaganda and how music is used today. This will be an interactive talk.

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Great Decisions Discussion Program

Posted By Nicole Henline, Director, Monroeville Public Library, 412-372-0500, henlinen@einetwork.net, Thursday, March 8, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

The cost for a set of 30 books is about $750. We split the cost with another library. At my old library, we received a small grant from the lifelong learning council that allowed us to purchase the books at no cost to the library.

Description

This program is a discussion program that runs for eight weeks. We utilize a book put out by the Foreign Policy Association that highlights eight different current event topics. The 2 hour program begins with a twenty to thirty minute video about the topic. After that, we hold a discussion facilitated by a library employees. In order to enhance this program moving forward, we are planning to engage experts on the topics to speak either during the program, or in addition to.

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Black Ballerina

Posted By Karen DeAngelo, District Consultant, Norristown Public Library, 6102785100, kdeangelo@mclinc.org , Friday, March 2, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free to the public. The Friends of the Library are paying for light refreshments and door prizes

Partnership

Friends of the Library and Shirley Road Productions

Description

Screening of an engaging documentary film, followed by a question and answer session with Producer and Director Frances McElroy. Black Ballerina tells the story of black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet, and stimulates a fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society. Producer/Director Frances McElroy is a 2009 Pew Fellow in the Arts and 2010 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee. Project supporters include the National Endowment for the Arts, Women in Film and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. BLACK BALLERINA is produced by Shirley Road Productions and distributed by American Public Television.

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Financial Literacy and Story Time with the Berenstain Bears

Posted By Karen Hilbert, Technician Librarian, Ludington Public Library, 6105251776, khilbert@lmls.org , Monday, February 26, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Program was free to the public and the library.

Partnership

FRANKLIN MINT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Description

Franklin Mint staff read a story about the Berenstain Bears at the Credit Union and were greeted by Brother and Sister Bear for photo shoots. Children learned about financial practices to get them started in life long savings.

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The Basics of Financial Wellness

Posted By Erin Weaver, Assistant Director, Bridgeville Public Library , Monday, February 26, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Primerica

Description

Heidi Davis, an independent representative of Primerica, will teach patrons the basics of investing, how money works, and how to prepare for retirement. Attendees will learn important fundamental financial principals that do not change. No financial experience needed for this free workshop. Bridgeville's sister library, South Fayette Township Library has partnered with Heidi and Primerica for financial programs in the past. The company does outreach for free with the goal of promoting financial literacy in the community. he library will market this program through Constant Contact, our local newspaper, flyers, Facebook, and Eventkeeper.

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Navigating MCL Website

Posted By Jackie Rhule, Library Director, Martinsburg Community Library, 8147933335, mclibrary@atlanticbbn.net, Friday, February 23, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Description

Digital Literacy Program helping patrons learn how to use their patron account, catalog, E-books, Genealogy index, PA Job Gateway, Explora, and more for Basic and Information Literacy.

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