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Constitution Day

Posted By Janice Conger, Librarian, Wissahickon Middle School, 215-619-8110, jconger@wsdweb.org, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Library Type

School Library

Description

The Wissahickon Middle School Library created a BreakoutEDU (https://www.breakoutedu.com/) for Constitution Day. We invited all classes to come and crack the code and save the Constitution. The BreakoutEDU platform is Social Literacy at its best, allowing students to work together to solve codes and open locks. This supports Civic Literacy because it enhances understand of the way our government works and the role the Constitution plays in government.

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social  Teens  Wissahicken Middle School 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

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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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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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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National Library of Medicine Exhibit "Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture"

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

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

under $500

Partnership

National Library of Medicine

Description

This year's National Library of Medicine exhibit is Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture. According to the National Library of Medicine, "The exhibition explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator, explains that 'centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.' Surviving and Thriving presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis. The six-banner traveling exhibition utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS. Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture began traveling around the United States in October 2013." This exhibit tied into the College's common read and our distinguished lecturer. We also teamed with our staff development department to offer PSNA credits for people who viewed the exhibit and took a short quiz. This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social  Teens 

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Celebrating Black History Month

Posted By Kathy Pienkowski, Circulation Manager, Citizens Library, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Approximately $20 from the Teen Program Budget

Description

The documentary, The Souls of Black Girls, was shown and then discussed among teens and with an adult mediator.

Tags:  Civic & Social  Teens 

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May the Fourth Be With You

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan, Hazelton Area Public Library, 570-454-2961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org , Friday, April 6, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

In a library galaxy, not far, far away, Hazleton Area Public Library invites you to “May the Fourth be With You!” Celebrate on Friday, May 4th at HAPL in the Cosmos room (Community Room/ Green St. Entrance) at 6 p.m. Enjoy episode IV of an intergalactic epic, have a photo taken with some of your favorite character’s cutouts, and celestial refreshments. Come dressed as your favorite SW character. Prizes for the best costume! Reservations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961 prior to Monday, April 30th.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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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.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Children  Information  Teens 

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