Laura O'Grady, Director of Library Services, writes words of appreciation to everyone for their patience during the library's renovation period. It has been a challenging time but completion is in site, and will be well worth the wait. Read Laura's letter.
What Are You Reading?
Each month, we add almost 300 adult, teen and children's titles--not just books, but DVDs and audiobooks, too. We review circulation statistics and evaluate the importance or relevance of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles to bring you great reads from popular and ground-breaking authors. To serve you better, we would love to hear from you about the titles you have enjoyed reading and listening to, and find out what appeals to you.Please submit a very quick survey.
To quote the National Endowment for the Humanities, "One place, though, remains open to everybody. The public library requires nothing of its visitors: no purchases, no membership fees, no dress code. You can stay all day, and you don’t have to buy anything. You don’t need money or a library card to access a multitude of on-site resources that includes books, e-books and magazines, job-hunting assistance, computer stations, free Wi-Fi, and much more. And the library will never share or sell your personal data." This reflects many reasons why the Hershey Public Library is such an important hub!
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Meet author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, creator of the Max and Ruby series, and many more. Ms. Wells will talk about her books and about some of the techniques she uses to create her art. Come celebrate the importance of storytelling at this Friends Children’s Program. Registration is not required. Suitable for children in grades K-5. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please contact Rita Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.
“The British are Coming” Presented by Rick Atkinson
Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm
One of America’s most acclaimed historians, Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winner for history and journalism, and long admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories, will be at the library once again. His best-selling Liberation Trilogy earned him critical praise and a Pulitzer Prize for history for "Army at Dawn". Read more about Rick Atkinson and the program. Books will be sold and signed at the event. The event is proudly sponsored by Friends. Please register online, or call 717-533-6555 to speak to a staff member at the Public Services desk to register.
USCF Rated Chess Tournament
Saturday, March 14. 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. (It may end later.)
Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate! The public is invited to quietly watch the tournament.
1. Current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org
2. Advanced registration: Players must register online in advance throughEventbrite.comor arrive by 10:00 am to register at the site to participate. $15 online through Friday, March 13. On-site registration: $20 Saturday, March 14. 9:30 am – 10:00 am.
Contact person and Chess Tournament Director: Leteef Street:
Phone: (267) 461-0204
Pysanky Egg Class
Saturday, March 28. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Fee: $30 (includes all supplies). Instructor: Sue Copenhaver
Explore the folk art of Pysanky with Sue Copenhaver. Participants will complete 2-3 eggs in 2 or 3 hours using an electric kistka, beeswax, and a series of dyes. Please register in person at the library.
Teen Reader's Cafe
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm. March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2.
Are you a teen who enjoys reading and talking about what you’ve read but think a traditional library book club isn’t for you? Come to Teen Reader's Cafe. Meet once a month to chat about novels, comics, audio books, blog posts, graphic novels, and more. Open to tweens and teens age 12 and older. Registration is not required; just drop-in. Presented by Kendra Mase. If you have questions, please contact Kendra at: email@example.com
Wednesday, March 4. 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Do you have children who love playing with LEGO? Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO Club where building encourages imagination and creativity, and where children bring construction to life. Rita Smith, the Children’s Librarian, begins the club meeting with a story and then describes the LEGO building challenge for that week. Please register online, or call the library at 717-533-6555.
Saturdays. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
All ages and experience levels welcome. Never played before? Learn the game and have fun at the same time. No registration.
Dungeons & Dragons
Fridays. 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
Kids age 12 and older, drop-in to play this tabletop fantasy board game. Hosted by HHS Dungeons & Dragons Club. No registration.
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The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank's bloodmobile will be in the library's parking lot for this drive. No appointment is necessary. Please bring a form of ID with you. Donors must have eaten within a four hour period prior to donating! If you are unable to attend the blood drive on this day, you may donate at a place and time more convenient to you: When you give the library’s account # 1072, we will be able to get credit for your donation. Thank you!