Journey around the second-largest continent from the comfort of your home. Learn about the animals, people, and places that make Africa such a unique destination. The program will be presented via GoToWebinar; please register online. Presented by AAA Central Penn.
Enjoy lunch or dinner with your family and friends, and up to 25% of the cost of your meal will go directly to the Friends of Simpson Library. Pick up a flyer or download one now and give it to your server when you pay for your meal.
Friends of the Library Shirts Make Great Gifts! Show your support for the Friends while helping the library! The shirts are available at the main desk of Simpson Library. You can also order and pay for one online to pick up at the library or buy one at the February Book Sale. (while supplies last). Visit our t-shirts page for sizes, prices, and ordering information.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Diener's Downtown Restaurant with your family and friends, and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated to the Friends of the Simpson Public Library! Be sure to bring a dine-out flyer with you!
Want to give someone a unique gift or celebrate a special occasion? Perhaps you'd like to recognize a milestone or pay tribute to a loved one. Simpson Celebrities are recognized on our three digital display screens in the library and on our Facebook page on the sponsored day. Click here for more information.
We are seeking applications from local artists to transform the barriers near the exit of our parking lot into artwork this spring! The artwork should tie into 2021's Summer Learning Program theme, "Tails and Tales." Applications must be received by March 1, so don't delay! Click here for more information.
Earn prizes for reading! Children get credit for reading, being read to, or attending story times and can earn up to four prizes. Teens can play book bingo — score a Bingo and earn a prize (limit one). Each additional bingo equals an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Click here for details.
Teens are invited to try a new art project! Pick up your Take & Make bag filled with the supplies you need, and then follow along with our YouTube video. Register online for the YouTube link and supplies. February's project: ombre macrame key chains.
Take & Make Activity Bags for Children
We are offering weekly Take & Make Activity Bags for children. Each week on Saturday, new themed bags will be available. Bags will contain a craft children can assemble at home, as well as a few other fun activities. No registration is required.
While supplies last.
Contactless Holds Pickup
Stay Safe with Contactless Pickup!
Place items on hold online or over the phone, and after you're notified that your holds are ready for pick up, head to Simpson Library! Give us a call at 717-766-0171 when you arrive, and we'll check out your items before bringing them out to a cart in the vestibule. Please have your library card number handy when you arrive to pick up your holds.
Programs for Adults, Teens, and Children
Most programs for children, tweens, and teens are meeting in-person this month.
Programs continue to be offered through Zoom. Tea and Stitches meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am. Apple Users Group meets via Zoom on February 24. Have you tried one of our book clubs? If you are interested in joining, please email Joelene Diana at email@example.com.
In-person programs resume in February, but we still offer Wednesday morning StoryTime and Toddler Time through Zoom. And don't forget about Zoom STEM on February 16. Check out the full children's event calendar here. Registration is required for all events, although walk-ins are welcome if space is available.
Saturday, February 27, 4:00 to 6:00 pm OR 6:00 to 8:00 pm, via Zoom
Have you seen every episode of The Office? Test your knowledge and vie for prizes in this month's trivia challenge. Cheaters Never Prosper will host two virtual trivia games. Space is limited to 25 sign-ups, but everyone in your household can play under one sign-up. Please register onlinefor this event. Please register for just one session so everyone can play.
Book Clubs are meeting via Zoom. If you are new to a group, please contact Joelene at firstname.lastname@example.org receive the login information.
Simpson Library is using funds from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant to host our first Community Read. Join us at either our Monday Night Book Club or Thursday Morning Book Club to discuss A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines. Many copies will be available.
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News and Notes
Simpson Library Hours
Mon: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am to9:00 pm Wed: 10:00 amto 9:00 pm Thu: 10:00 amto 9:00 pm Fri: 10:00 amto 5:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 to 5:00 pm
The lobby display for Black History Month honors local African-American Civil War veterans buried in Lincoln Cemetery on Winding Hill Road. Come and learn about this little-known aspect of Mechanicsburg history. The display features Civil War reproduction uniforms, artifacts, and photographs of United States Colored Troops (USCT). Artifacts loaned by Chip Smith. Research by Beverly Bone of the Mechanicsburg Museum. Graphics by Sam Hepford.
Are you or a loved one unable to visit the library because of age, illness, or a disability? STAR service provides homebound adults with delivery of books, large-print books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs.
The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library collects eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses for the Mechanicsburg Lions Club. The Lions then refurbish, repair, and refit glasses for people in need both locally and globally. Bring your old glasses with you on your next trip to the library and deposit them in the Lions Club container.
If you shop at Amazon, use AmazonSmile, select Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, and 0.5% of your eligible purchase prices will be donated to Simpson Library.