A new year is upon us and for many people it is a time for New Year’s resolutions. What are your resolutions for this year? How can the library help you? Stop in for some books on common resolutions such as losing weight, quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more, and getting more organized. Consider pursuing a new hobby in 2014 and check out some books on knitting, crocheting, quilting, running, weight training, cake decorating, gardening, and more. And if your resolution is to read more, or relax more, stop in for a wide variety of reading materials and movies and TV shows for all ages.
Did you get a tablet or e-reader as a holiday gift? Stop in and find out how you can get free eBooks through the Cumberland County Library System and download them to your device.
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2014 filled with many trips to the Simpson Library.
Upcoming Programs and Events
Storytimes at Simpson Library Library storytime programs encourage children to develop a love of reading by presenting them with stories and activities in a fun, energetic environment. When kids see others excited about reading, it sets a positive example and encourages them to pick up books on their own.
Rhymetime, Toddlertime, and Storytime are presented several times a week throughout the year. Family Storytime is presented once a week on Mondays at 6:30 pm. Visit our Storytime Events Calendar to view the current schedule.
If you value the importance of early literacy, we hope you will consider sponsoring a Storytime. You can sponsor for a week, a month, or even a year! For more information, and to get pricing information for each sponsorship level, download our Storytime Sponsor Brochure.
Monday mornings don't have to be dreary! Join us every Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 am to enjoy a nice cup of tea and work on your stitching project - crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, embroidery - all are welcome! Meet other stitching enthusiasts and learn from one another.
Attention DIYers! Turn an old or lackluster vase into a copper beauty while also getting rid of some of those pennies! Patrons are required to bring their own vase for the project. Attendees are not required to bring pennies but are encouraged to do so. Registration required.
This month we're reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage, while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.
PinnacleHealth presents Happiness is an Inside Job. Life is a building process - a journey not a destination. This seminar is about each one of us as a unique individual and our part in that building process as it impacts our personal happiness. Registration is required.
Meet with the Authors of Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps and experience the Battle of Gettysburg from a new vantage point!
Stackpole Books President and CEO M. David Detweiler and History Editor David Reisch recreate the Battle of Gettysburg in their new book with a series of 70 full-page color maps to show how the battle unfolded across the entire battlefield from July 1 to 3, 1863.
Join us for Simply Simpson - a special evening of dinner and music at the Carlisle Country Club. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet followed by
an evening of music from Jazz Me. Cost is $55 per person. Please RSVP with payment by February 1, 2014.
For a complete list of Simpson Library's programs and events, please visit our Events Calendar.
Friday, February 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Book Sale
Saturday, February 8, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm $10 Bag Sale
Sunday, February 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Located at Books By the Gross:
400 Cheryl Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA
News and Notes
Geek the Library
The geekiness continues into the new year! The Mechanicsburg Middle School and High School have been heavily involved in Simpson's campaign, with over 50 teachers from both schools posing for their own customized posters. The Mechanicsburg Middle School Library even has its very own bulletin board featuring the teachers and what they geek!
The lobby display for January is an arrangement of products from Ten Thousand Villages. Located in Mechanicsburg at 701 Gettsyburg Pike, the store is a fair trade retailer and registered non-profit organization. The products displayed are handcrafted by artisans in over 35 developing countries around the world. The artisans use materials available to them, many of which are recycled.
There is a lot of change happening right now in the healthcare field. Patrons can stay up-to-date on medical issues with MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the database contains information on diseases, conditions, wellness issues, treatments, medications, and medical terms. Users can also watch interactive medical videos, learn more about clinical trials, and view medical illustrations. Patrons can access the database through the library's website, or go directly to the URL at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus.