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Lights On Afterschool

Posted By Evelyn Williams, Yeadon Public Library, 610-623-4090, roniw5800@gmail.com , Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 

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Public

Description

Our After School Program provides numerous opportunities for students of all ages. The program provides homework help, arts and Crafts, a host of stem and steam education and fun programs, projects and activities, not to mention lots of Fun. This year it celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

Tags:  Children's Programs  Civic and Social  Civic Literacy  Social Literacy  Yeadon Public LibraryCivic and Social Literacy 

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Curiosity Club, Bibs & Books, Wee Reads

Posted By Bill Paterson, Director, Lansdowne Public Library, 610-623-0239, ladirector@delcolibraries.org , Monday, September 23, 2019

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Public

Description

Bibs n' Books and Wee Reads are weekly storytimes for young children from ages 0-5 which develop early literacy skills through books, songs, and fingerplays/movement games.

Curiosity Club is a weekly STEM program for school-aged children in which they learn new scientific concepts while doing experiments or making crafts. 

These events are free of charge. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Bibs and Books  Civic Literacy  Curiosity Club  Information Literacy  Lansdowne Public Library  Social Literacy  Wee Reads 

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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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Public

Description

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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Community Garden Project

Posted By Penny Talbert, Exec Dir, Ephrata Public Library, 717-738-9291, ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org , Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Public

Description 

 The Community Garden Project has adopted six beds in our Community Garden. All produce grown will be used for educational programs and to provide produce to our local food bank. 

The cost of the project (approx. $4,000) is funded by a variety of partners, sponsors and in-kind donors. These include the United Way of Lancaster County, WellSpan Health, Sandy Hook Arts & Recreation for the Environment and in-kind donors of supplies 
Partnership Northern Lancaster Hub, Ephrata Public Library, WellSpan Health with volunteer assistance from WGAL-TV 8.  

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Community Garden Project  Ephrata Public Library  Health Literacy  Penny Talbert  Social Literacy 

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Socrates Cafe

Posted By Pamela Dull, Assist Dir, Huntingdon Valley Library, 215-947-5138,pdull@mclinc.org , Monday, April 22, 2019

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Public

Description  

Socrates Cafe is a monthly moderated meeting of adults who discuss current events and topics. Past discussions have been: What is the legacy of the Kavanaugh hearings? Should the Electoral College be abolished? And where do your rights stop and those of others begin?

The discussions are facilitator by a former library board member who is an experienced moderator. The discussions are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The program promotes civic and social literacy. 

There is a minimal cost as we try to provide snacks to participants. 

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Huntingdon Valley Library  Social Literacy  Socrates Cafe 

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Social Media for Seniors

Posted By Joy Post, Director, Springboro Public Library, 814-587-3901, springboropl@ccfls.org , Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Public

Description  

Social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are used by people of all ages. It's easy to become overwhelmed by all the technology. The library host sessions to share and learn more about how senior citizens are using social media to stay connected with friends and family. The sessions conclude with a question and answer segment.  

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Information Literacy  Social Literacy  Social Media for Seniors  Springboro Public Library 

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Book Club

Posted By Lee Ann Schrock, Director, Mary S. Biesecker Public Library, 814-445-4011, leeann@maryslibrary.com, Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Public

Description  

This is a monthly book club meeting the library host year-round. Our members are retired and working adults. We use book kits provided by our District Library. We also use other books at the request of our members. We read varied genres and authors, exploring different themes and avenues for discussion. There aren't any costs outside of staff time and the use of library space for this program. 

Tags:  Adults  Basic Literacy  Book Club  Civic Literacy  Mary S. Biesecker Library  Social Literacy 

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Letter Writing Social

Posted By Mallory Hoffman, Exec Dir, Exeter Community Library, 610-406-9431, exetercl@berks.lib.pa.us , Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Public

Description  

In this day and age of texting and social media, it's refreshing to see people willing to write a hand-written letter as a way of communicating, rather than digitally. The program happens monthly and includes mail art, postcards and wax seals. In the future, we may include letter writing to veterans, first responders, and aging Americans. 

This program started when we partnered with the Exeter Library in Exeter, England for a Pen Pal program. We've worked with librarian and children's book author J.J. Landis to provide us with "The Lost Art of Letter Writing", which then morphed into a monthly meeting to write letters. 

This program is funded through our adult programs budget, but it costs next to nothing to provide. The Friends of Exeter Community Library provided us with our initial paper, cards, and envelopes. 

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Exeter  Letter Writing Social  Social Literacy 

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African-American History on Wheels

Posted By Joann Eichenlaub, Assist Dir, Madigan Library, 570-320-2400, jeichenl@pct.edu , Thursday, February 7, 2019

Library Type

Academic

Description 

Curated by Clifton Brown, the traveling museum honors contributions of African American inventors. The exhibit was held in the Madigan Library for two days and visitors could interact with curators and ask questions about the many different inventions and improvements made to various products and items by African Americans. This was in celebration of Black History Month...but as Clifton Brown noted, it could be held any time. This program was hosted in partnership with the college's Student Affairs' Division.   

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Tags:  Civic Literacy  Social Literacy 

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STEAM Saturday

Posted By Noel Christman, Dir, Oley Valley Community Library, 484-491-1278, ovclibrary@gmail.com , Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Public

Description 

Thanks to a $5k grant from the United Way of Berks County, we were able to purchase a Maker Space Cart used for our weekly events, STEAM Saturday. Every week a different lesson plan is created for ways to use materials from our Maker Space cart. This particular week, as pictured, we made kaleidoscopes. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Civic Literacy  Information Literacy  Social Literacy  STEAM 

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