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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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Life Lessons from Chicken Girl - Author Event

Posted By Susan Lopez, Dir, Boyertown Community Library, 610-369-0496, boyertowncl@berks.lib.pa.us , Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Public

Description  

Author Bonnie Rosario, originally from the Boyertown area, wrote Chicken Girl. This story talks about Bonnie's experience caring for chickens when she was a young girl. The author  read the book, had a discussion around life experiences and completed a small craft with attendees. She also had copies of her book available for purchase, autographing copies as well. 

Tags:  Author Event  Basic Literacy  Book Discussion  Boyertown Community Library  Chicken Girl  Information Literacy 

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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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Larry Miller presents: Conrad Weiser, the Lenape, and Terror along the Blue Mountain

Posted By Alicia Rodig, Director, Bernville Area Community Library, 610-488-1302, baclstaff@berks.lib.pa.us , Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Public

Description 

The program includes a presentation and then open, community discussion around historical events in and around Berks County. The program is geared toward adults. The library didn't incur any fees in hosting the program.   

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Tags:  Bernville Library  Blue Mountain  Civic and Social Literacy  Conrad Weiser  Information Literacy  Lenape 

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Harry Potter Escape Room

Posted By Christine Taylor, Youth Serv Coordinator, Scott Twp Pub. Lib, 412-429-5380, taylorc3@einetwork.net, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Public

Description 

We created an escape room with a Harry Potter theme for children, teens and adults. Participants signed up for a half-hour slot, with 4-8 people to a time slot. We read them a short introduction, and then they had 30 minutes to solve all the puzzles we created in the room. This included finding keys, figuring out codes, translating runes and searching for clues with a black light wand.

A knowledge of the Harry Potter books was essential as many of the clues were specific to the book. For instance, one clue led you to look under the mandrake, which required knowing what a mandrake is. This event required guests to work together to find and solve the puzzles and clues. 


The cost to host the event was $100, although costs could be lowered if decorative items for the Escape Room are donated by staff and community members. We had to purchase a Marauder's Map, an Escape Room kit (Breakout Edu), a book safe, and some other Harry Potter decorations. 

Tags:  Escape Room  Harry Potter  Information Literacy 

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Climbing Your Family Tree

Posted By Erin Pierce, Director, CC Mellor Memorial Library, 412.731.0909, piercee@einetwork.net , Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Public

Description 

Working with a local librarian who specializes in genealogy research, the library offered an introduction to the process involved in searching for family roots: how to find the who, when, and where of your family! Resources discussed include census schedules, vital records, and immigration and naturalization. The only cost to the library was the cost involved for marketing the program. This program is geared toward adults. 

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Tags:  Genealogy  Information 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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Career Readiness Training

Posted By Regina Vesely, Library Dir, Horsham Township Library, 215-443-2609 ext. 205, rvesely@mclinc.org , Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

A local career coach is running a session on Career Readiness for patrons who are either inexperienced with the technology required to create a resume or who need a refresher after being out of the job-search for some time. Our presenter shares interview tips with patrons to help alleviate the anxiety of interviews and to help prepare to begin their new careers.

There weren't any costs associated with the program. This program is geared toward adults. The local career coach, we partner with for these sessions, also offers a program which helps low-income adults gain access to various community resources including government aide, healthcare, and other local resources including the library. 

 

Tags:  Careers  Financial Literacy  Information Literacy 

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Teen Ozobot Night

Posted By Amanda Scott, Library Director, Cambridge Springs Public Library, 814-398-2123, cspl@ccfls.org , Monday, February 4, 2019

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Public

Description 

Learn to control Ozobot with color markers by drawing lines and codes for it to explore. Channel your idea into reality, create private games, secret codes and your very own robotic equations. 


Ozobots provided on loan by our district library center. Each 'bot comes with pretty easy instructions and there are great videos online for teaching yourself before administering a STEAM Program. 

This program targets teens. While there were not any costs involved, the library accessed the district's library resources to support the program. 

Tags:  Information Literacy  Teen Ozobot Night 

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Computer Tutor

Posted By Kate Coluccio, Director, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, colucciok@einetwork.net , Monday, January 28, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

Every Tuesday, from 1 to 5 p.m., we provide 30-minute computer literacy sessions. Participants sign up in advance. Some sessions can run up to 60 minutes, due to their complexity. We partner with Carolyn Luck, a volunteer Computer Tutor, who was trained by Oasis in adult computer literacy. There are no cost beyond normal library operations. This program is geared toward adults. 

Tags:  Computer  Information Literacy  Tutor 

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