HARRISBURG, Pa.— Join us at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm for a unique presentation on the life of Ulysses S. Grant. Ken Serfass, a living historian and Gettysburg resident, has been studying Grant for over 40 years. He has an energetic and passionate style that brings Grant to life.

Join us to learn more about Grant as an imposing Civil War general, determined politician and America’s 18th president. There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.

This program is designed for adults. Registration is limited. Save your spot by calling (717) 652-9380 or visiting dcls.org/adultevents.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— A certified dance instructor from the Arthur Murray School of Dance will be at the Northern Dauphin Library, 683 Main St, Lykens on Saturday, June 9 at 12:00 pm. Join us to learn the basic steps of Swing and how to move to the music!

On Wednesday June 13 at 7:00 pm, you can show off your new moves at The After Hours Big Band concert, also held at the Northern Dauphin Library. This is an outdoor concert, so there will be plenty of room for dancing. Bring a friend and enjoy the Big Band sounds.

The Beginners Swing Class is designed for adults. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot or learn more about the class by visiting dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044. All ages are welcome at the After Hours Big Band concert and no registration is necessary.

The “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, Avalon, First National Bank, M&T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, Orrstown Bank, PNC, S&T Bank, UGI, and Weis with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, visit dcls.org/src or call Youth Services at (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library and Spring Gate Vineyard have teamed up for a unique fundraising event – Read Between the Wines: The Library’s Wine & Book Event. This event will be held at Spring Gate Vineyard, 5790 Devonshire Rd, Harrisburg, on Monday, June 5 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and include a free wine tasting of Spring Gate wines and one craft beer, a cheese and chocolate bar, music by Paul Zavinsky, a wine glass and wine tote. There will be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a variety of raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Tickets can be ordered online at dcls.org/wine or by picking up an order form at your local library. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Library. For more information contact Wendy Allen at 234-4961 x110 or visit us online at dcls.org/wine. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 30.

2017 is The Year of Engineering at The Library. Construct your best year yet by exploring the limitless possibilities at your library. Discover programs and resources for children, teens, adults and families. Join us! Together we can build a better world.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Women and girls are bombarded with message that they must fit a certain beauty standard to be “worthy” of success and happiness. Join The Library as we counter the negativity with a three-part series aiming to help women build a positive relationship with their bodies, the food they eat, and the way their bodies move.

The first workshop in this series, Building Positive Body Image, will help you build a positive relationship with your body as it is right now. Licensed psychologist Cynthia Stauffer will discuss how women can build body confidence in themselves and bring that positivity to their relationships with other women and girls.

Building Positive Body Image will be held at the following locations:

 

Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 am
East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg

 

Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm

Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville

These programs are designed for adults and older teens, ages 16 and older. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot or learn more about the series by visiting dcls.org/adultevents or by calling (717) 652-9380 ext. 1044. Funding support is provided by the Mary Sachs Charitable Trust.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Reading rock stars of all ages are invited to become a part of The Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club starting June 1. Explore this year’s reading club by visiting dcls.org/src or your local library. Be sure to pick up or download the Summer Compass so you don’t miss out on the summer fun.

Each library will hold an ice cream kick-off events between May 29 and June 1. At these events, you can register for Summer Reading Club and complete a few fun challenges to earn a free ice cream sundae. Find out when your library is holding their kick-off event by visiting dcls.org/src.

New this year! The Library is aiming for a community goal of two million minutes read. Summer Reading Club members will log their minutes read online through Beanstack or through Beanstack’s app. Beanstack is The Library’s new Summer Reading Club software that allows users to track their minutes and activities, see upcoming events, and receive personalized book recommendations each week.

Beginning July 1, children who have read for at least 5 hours can visit The Library to receive an “Explore Your Community” bag that includes coupons and tickets to area businesses and attractions (while supplies last).

Everyone who completes the club by August 31 will win a free book to keep and will be entered to win either a Kindle Fire or Kindle for Kids. Keep reading to earn additional Kindle entries!

On August 18 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, we will celebrate all the summer reading at our End of Summer Celebration concert at Fort Hunter Park. Silly Joe Sings will take the stage at 11:00 am and Crossing Abbey Road will entertain at noon.

The “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, Avalon, First National Bank, M&T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, Orrstown Bank, PNC, S&T Bank, UGI Utilities, and Weis with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org/src or call Youth Services at (717) 652-9380 ext. 1045.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Library is over halfway to our goal of two million minutes read and there’s still time to become a Reading Rock Star. Sign up for and explore this year’s reading club by visiting dcls.org/src or your local library. Be sure to pick up or download the Summer Compass so you don’t miss out on the summer fun.

 

The Library is aiming for a community goal of two million minutes read and we’re over halfway there. Summer Reading Club members log their minutes read online through Beanstack or on their phones with Beanstack’s app. Beanstack allows users to track their minutes and activities, see upcoming events, and receive personalized book recommendations each week. Online logging can be completed by visiting dcls.org/src.

 

Now that we’re half way through the summer, children who have read for at least 5 hours can visit The Library to receive an “Explore Your Community” bag that includes coupons and tickets to area businesses and attractions (while supplies last). Collectible “concert tickets” featuring the The Library’s eight band members are also available at The Library or online at dcls.org/src.

 

Everyone who logs at least ten hours of reading by August 31 will win a free book to keep and will be entered to win either a Kindle Fire or Kindle for Kids. Keep reading to earn additional Kindle entries! Those who complete the reading challenge can claim their free book starting August 1.

 

Rock Star Readers are also invited to join The Library on August 18 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, as we celebrate summer reading at our End of Summer Celebration concert at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg. Silly Joe Sings will take the stage at 11:00 am and Crossing Abbey Road will entertain at noon.

 

The “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, Avalon, First National Bank, M&T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, Orrstown Bank, Penn National Insurance, PNC, S&T Bank, UGI Utilities, Weis, and Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org/src or call Youth Services at (717) 652-9380 ext. 1045.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Readers of all ages are invited to become members of The Library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club starting June 1. Members can explore this year’s reading club by visiting dcls.org or by visiting their local library. Be sure to pick up the Summer Blueprint or visit us at dcls.org/src so you don’t miss out on the summer fun.

 

New this year! Each library will be holding an ice cream social kick-off event during the week of June 4 through June 9. Summer Reading Club members can register for Summer Reading Club and complete fun challenges to earn a free ice cream sundae. Visit dcls.org/src to find out when your library is holding their social.

 

Children who join the Summer Reading Club will receive a themed sticker, lanyard or button. Beginning July 1, children can bring a half-completed activity log to The Library to receive an “Explore Your Community” bag that includes coupons and tickets to area businesses and attractions (while supplies last). Children who submit their completed log to The Library starting August 1 will receive a free book, completion certificate and a chance to win a Kindle Fire Kids Edition.

 

Teens, ages 13-17, will receive a Summer Reading Club lanyard or button for joining. Those who complete and turn in a log by August 31 will receive a prize book or clip-on camera lens (while supplies last). Each log submitted will enter the member into a raffle for a Kindle Fire or a variety of gift cards.

 

Adults, ages 18 and up, who turn in a complete log (or logs), will receive a cell phone holder as well as an entry to win a Kindle Fire or a variety of gift card prizes.

 

All ages are invited to join us for an online adventure at dcls.org/src. Completed adventures and completed logs are both ways to earn entry to the End of Summer Dance Party being held on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N. Front St, Harrisburg.

 

The “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Dauphin County Library System, Avalon, Centric Bank, Fulton Bank, M&T Bank, Mid Penn Bank, PNC, UGI Utilities, and Weis with additional support provided by Wells Fargo. For more information on The Library’s Summer Reading Club, go to dcls.org/src or call the Youth Services Department at 566-0949 ext. 217.

 

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Adults who need a little help understanding how to use and navigate the internet are welcome to learn the basics at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Friday, June 1 at 11:00 am. During Basic Internet I, you’ll be introduced to the most used internet service providers, learn some internet vocabulary, understand the different parts of a URL, and gain experience using search engines.

Those who attend Basic Internet I can build on their new skills at Basic Internet II, held on Friday, June 15 at 11:00 am. Here you’ll learn about the features of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, learn to move, pull and pin tabs, and be taught techniques to evaluate the quality of information you find online.

These programs are designed for adults with little to no experience with the internet. There are two ways to register for this class. You can bring your own laptop or you can borrow one of The Library’s laptops. Space is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Save your spot by calling (717) 652-9380 or visiting dcls.org/adultevents.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The west parking lot at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, will be closed for one to two weeks beginning May 19 for maintenance. The Library’s east parking lot will remain open. Library visitors may also park in the Colonial Park Mall parking lot.

The lower level will remain accessible through the doors at the bottom of the west parking lot or by elevator from The Library. For more information on the closure, call the The Library at 717-652-9380.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Friends of Elizabethville Area Library will hold their Annual Raffle Auction on Friday, May 11 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville.

Over 100 items have been donated by local businesses including two numbered prints, Cautious Crossing and Fencerow, donated by local artist Jeff Hoffman and a signed and framed Alabama poster donated by Lou and Shelly Capozzi.

Stop by the food stand for a bite to eat while you browse the items and place your bids. Special guest Mrs. Pockets, will also make an appearance during the auction. Winners need not be present to win. Items can be picked up at The Library on Tuesday, May 15 from 11:00 am and 7:00 pm.

The 23rd Annual Raffle Auction is held by the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library. All proceeds benefit the Elizabethville Area Library. Visit dcls.org/friendsevents or call The Library at (717) 362-9825 for more information about the event.

Dauphin County Library System provides residents of the county with free access to virtually any materials imaginable, both current and ageless. It has books, movies, music, magazines, online access, people to help with research and programs to help residents of the county grow. The library is the place to satisfy your curiosity. To learn more about DCLS visit dcls.org. Getting a card is free, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of residence to any of the eight DCLS libraries, or register online at dcls.org.

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