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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

Library Type

Public

Description 

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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Book Club

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

Library Type

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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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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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.

Tags:  Adults  Financial 

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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.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Health  Teens 

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Compassion Fatigue

Posted By Jennifer Spade, Director, Honey Brook Community Library, 6102733303, jspade@ccls.org, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

Partnered with Chesco Life & Access Services

Description

Parents will understand the effects of compassion fatigue and how to gain control of caring for you while being a caregiver. Becoming familiar with the signs of compassion fatigue, learning the difference between burn out and stress.

Tags:  Adults  Health 

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Adult Computer Class

Posted By Allison Latagliata, Director, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 570-474-9313 , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

One of our staff members holds two levels of computer basics. The first level is for individuals that have zero computer experience. She teaches them the parts of the computer, how to click and move the mouse, and how to get on the internet. In the second level, she teach basic internet searches and creates an email address for them, and how to use it, if they wish. The classes started as senior computer classes for ages 55 and up, but have since turned into adult computer classes for ages 18 and up. Everyone that has taken the class really appreciates the time that is taken to help them learn the very basics of computers.

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Vocalist Judi Figel

Posted By Marilyn Klingensmith, Director, Plum Community Library, 4127987323, klingensmithm@einetwork.net, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$400

Description

Judi Figel is a dynamite singer and great pianist who performs a wide variety of music styles in and around the Pittsburgh area, as well as the Gulf coast of Florida. Her repertoire includes pop, jazz, country, light rock, Broadway and standards. Her fun-loving personality along with strong vocals will captivate an audience to provide high quality entertainment.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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"Taking the Stress Out of Finals" Workshop

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Learner Support Services

Description

Help yourself de-stress before finals by reviewing tips and strategies to stay organized and productively prepare for finals. De-stressing can help make a difference in your grades and your health.

Tags:  Adults  Health  Teens 

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Research Party

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

Under $20 for snack packs plus anything spent on giveaways. The giveaways are used at multiple events and are under $500.

Description

English faculty and Learning Commons staff will be available to work with you and your classmates on things like research, citations, and writing. No need to sign-up. Just stop by with your assignment and join the festivities. Enjoy snacks and a free library giveaway. If you have your own computer, it is recommended that you bring it along too. Research parties are scheduled periodically throughout the semester.

Tags:  Adults  Information  Teens 

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