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HARRISBURG, Pa. — While most sporting events are initially captured live on television, there exists a number of great books with sports themes. During The Library’s, “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Club, join other fans for a lively discussion on all books with a subject of sports. All participants will get a chance to share what they like about their favorite sports-themed book, regardless of genre.
 
“Sports Talk” will be held at Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library on Mondays, July 11 and August 15. The discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue for about an hour. These book discussions are geared towards older teens and adults. Registration is required. To register, visit dcls.org or your local library.
 
The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Board gamers of all ages are invited to attend The Library’s “Game Day” on Thursday, July 14 at Kline Library from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Players can rediscover board games they once loved, bring a favorite board game along for others to learn and explore, or enjoy one of the games provided by The Library. “Game Day” is part of The Library’s “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club. Registration is required. To register, visit dcls.org or your local library.
 
The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Which is better: “Superman”, “Ironman”, “The Avengers”, or another superhero film? Come to The Library during “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club and debate the best superhero movies and comics with fellow teens. After coming to a group consensus, kick back and watch the movie decided to be the collective “best”. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Event to last approximately two and a half hours, with no registration required. “Comic Book to Movie” is to be held at the Elizabethville Area Library on Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 pm.
 
The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Magic is in the air this summer at The Library. During “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club, Magical Nick will provide laughs and interactive magic tricks for the whole family to enjoy. Magical Nick’s shows are full of fresh ideas and new tricks, making each performance one you will not want to miss.

 

Magical Nick’s unique ability to connect with kids (even adults) of all ages makes for an engaging show for audience members to remember for times to come. A “Star of the Day” will be chosen at each performance, giving kids the unique opportunity to directly assist with a show-stopping trick. Comedy and art collide in these thrilling performances, which have been performed all across Central Pennsylvania and even on the front lawn of The White House. No registration required.

 

These mystic performances will be held at the following locations:

 

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel Street, Colonial Park

Wednesday          June 22           10:15 am

Wednesday          June 22           1:30   pm

 

Elizabethville Area Library

80 N. Market Street, Elizabethville

Thursday              June 23           10:15 am

 

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Thursday              June 30          10:15 am

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, BB&T, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, PNC, and UGI Utilities with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! The Library will be full of all sorts of stuffed animals during the “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club. The Library will hold an “Animal Parade” at various library locations throughout the summer.

 

Kids are welcomed to bring their favorite stuffed animal friend to be a part of The Library’s Animal Parade. They will make fancy hats, learn songs and dance, and march their way through The Library with a favorite animal in tow. Grab a teddy bear, giraffe, or other stuffed friend and join the procession! No registration required.


Animal Parade events will be held at the following locations:

 

Kline Library

530 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                June 21           10:15 am

 

Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

2410 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                July 5              10:15 am

 

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel Street, Colonial Park

Wednesday          July 13             10:15 & 1:30 pm

 

Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main Street, Lykens

Monday                July 25                        10:15 am

 

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Thursday              August 4                     10:15 am

 

Elizabethville Area Library

80 N. Market Street, Elizabethville

Monday                August 11                    10:15 am

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Beginning in June, The Library will hold “Jr. Olympics” as part of the “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Club. Kids can get in the spirit for the Summer Olympics by participating in several Jr. Olympic events. The Library may not have a swimming pool, but it is still the perfect place for children to compete in the Olympic Games.

 

The Library’s Jr. Olympics will include 5 sports featured in the actual Summer Olympics: basketball, gymnastics, golf, shot put and the javelin toss. Children will also have the opportunity to recite the Olympic Oath and learn more about the games and history of the Olympics. No registration required. Participants should bring a signed activity waiver form that can be downloaded and printed at dcls.org/src.

 

The Jr. Olympic torch will be lit at the following locations:

 

Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main Street, Lykens

Monday                June 20          10:15 am

 

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel Street, Colonial Park

Wednesday          July 6              10:15 am

Wednesday          July 6                1:30 pm

 

Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

2410 N. 3rdStreet, Harrisburg

Tuesday                July 12             10:15 am

 

Kline Library

530 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                July 26                        10:15 am

 

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Thursday              August 11        10:15 am

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dinosaurs roamed the planet 65 million years ago. During “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club, dinosaurs can be discovered at The Library. Local author Mike Scrignoli will test dinosaur-loving kids’ knowledge during the “Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show.” Quirky questions and prizes abound in this dino trivia challenge, perfect for children and their parents.

 

Children’s author “Mr. Mike” Scrignoli will test the knowledge of participants in this interactive event, which will likely fuel dinosaur discussion for days to come. With over 1,400 different dinosaurs identified by scientists, there will be plenty to learn for even the most avid Jr. Paleontologist. No matter how knowledgeable your child is with dinosaurs, Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show will be a fun, prehistoric exploration for the entire family. No registration required.

 

Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show events will be held at the following locations:

 

Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main Street, Lykens

Monday                June 27           10:15 am

 

Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

2410 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                June 28          10:15 am

 

Elizabethville Area Library

80 N. Market Street, Elizabethville

Thursday              August 4         10:15 am

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, BB&T, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, PNC, and UGI Utilities with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Explore the games of the “Chocolate Olympics” at The Library during “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club. Compete in the Hershey Kiss relay, the York Peppermint Patty toss, M&Ms sorting and other delicious competitions. Come with a team or join one at The Library. No registration required. Participants should bring a signed activity waiver form that can be downloaded and printed at dcls.org/src.

 

The Chocolate Olympics will be held at the following locations:

 

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Tuesday                June 21           6:30 pm

 

Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main Street, Lykens

Tuesday                June 28          6:30 pm

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bring a Fitbit or other favorite pedometer and join The Library for Wednesday Walks, in both up and down-county service areas. Become exercise buddies on walks distanced at about 1.5 miles. Each week a different member of the community will lead the way. Explore the town, strike up conversation and get a little exercise. No registration required. These events are geared towards people of all ages. Families should bring a signed activity waiver form that can be downloaded and printed at dcls.org/src. Walks are to be held at the following locations: 

 

Down-County Wednesday Walks (Walks to begin at 6:30 pm) 

June 15        —      Meet at Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

June 22        —      Meet at Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

June 29        —       Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

July 6           —      Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

July 13         —      Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

July 20         —      Meet at Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

July 27         —      Meet at Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

August 3     —      Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

August 10   —      Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

August 17   —      Meet on City Island at the Walnut Street Bridge

 

Up-County Wednesday Walks (Walks to begin at 7:00 pm) 

June 22        —      Meet at Elizabethville Area Library

July 13         —      Meet at Northern Dauphin Library

August 17   —      Meet at Johnson Memorial Library

 

Join the 2016 Summer Reading Club celebration, through August 31, by registering and logging your reading and by picking up a Summer Reading Club Guide and Summer Reading Club Card at your local Dauphin County Library System library.  

   

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Come to The Library during “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club, and learn how to act on the spur of the moment for an audience. During Improv 101, teens can join Cody Unger, from Harrisburg Iprov Theater, and learn the basics of improvisational theater. Four, two-hour classes will be offered at East Shore Area Library, starting June 30.

 

After teens attend the classes and learn how to perform improv, they can show off their skills by participating in a special performance at the Harrisburg Improv Theater. Program length: two hours. Registration required. For more information or to register, visit dcls.org or call your local library.

 

Improv 101 will be held the following days and locations:

 

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel Street, Colonial Park

Thursday              June 30, July 7, 14 & 21        6:00pm

 

Harrisburg Improv Theater

1633 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Saturday               July 23                        1:00 pm

 

The “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, American Sentinel Insurance Company, BB&T, Capital BlueCross, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M & T Bank, Metro Bank and Mid Penn Bank with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949, ext. 217.