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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  An instructor from HACC’s Adult Education Pathways will lead a series of GED Preparation classes at the Northern Dauphin Library, 683 Main St, Lykens on Mondays and Wednesdays starting May 2 through June 6.

 

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit dcls.org/adultevents or call Holly at 836-2130.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library will host two free workshops for nonprofit organizations who would like to learn how to find grants and write proposals on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel Street in Colonial Park.

 

At 10:30 a.m., the Introduction to Fundraising Planning workshop will present an overview of how to develop a fundraising plan driven toward success. Fundraising productivity strategist Chad Barger will discuss the basic elements of fundraising campaigns, including making a case for support, diversifying an organization’s fundraising base, and creating a plan of action. An optional 30-minute exercise will be provided after this workshop.

 

At 1:00 p.m., the Census Data for Grant Writers workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use Census Bureau tools such as American Community Survey and American FactFinder. Noemi Mendez Eliasen, data dissemination specialist for the Census Bureau, will demonstrate how to find answers to questions regarding members of their organization’s community, including race and ethnicity, number of grandparents as caregivers, and number of community members in poverty, to name a few. For a productive session, consider bringing your Wi-Fi enabled device.

 

These free workshops are sponsored by Dauphin County Library System and the Foundation Center Grants Information Center. Registration is required. To register for these workshops, go to dcls.org/nonprofits, email askalibrarian@dcls.org, or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 652-9380 option 4.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month.” Library professionals can direct you to all the sources needed to learn more about the spread of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania. In the case of many health issues, timely information makes a huge difference to the consumer.

 

One of the greatest services libraries provide to Lyme disease patients is to be an unbiased clearinghouse of information on health care providers, diagnosis, and treatment, in a time when options are broadening but not always easy to find.  Library professionals can direct you to all the sources needed to learn more about the spread of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.

 

Dauphin County Library System has a variety of resources on Lyme disease and staff that are ready to assist in Internet searches for the latest releases from www.lymedisease.org and other local, state, and national Lyme disease organizations, support groups, and experts.

 

“Pennsylvania has more cases of Lyme disease than any other state in the country, and has for many years. And, the southeast part of state has the highest rate in the whole state,” says Doug Fearn, Chairman of the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year.  There remain many undiagnosed cases due to difficulties in diagnosis and the lack of public information.

 

Supported by the Lyme Disease Foundation, “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” is a campaign which promotes preventative measures which can be taken against Lyme disease.  Many regions and municipalities organize events and raise funds for research, and people wear green ribbons or replace their porch lights with green bulbs.

 

PA Lyme Resource Network is holding a Patient Symposium on Saturday, May 14, at the Best Western Eden Resort in Lancaster, featuring David Jaller, MD, speaking on “The Lyme Disease Epidemic.”  Many more sessions are offered in the full-day event.  Tickets are available online through the organization website and Facebook page.

 

In the last year, changes have begun in the official protocol for Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, but patients remain their own best advocates for effective treatment. It is still essential to see a health care professional for treatment. Libraries provide information, not health advice or care.

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 HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library will host two free workshops for nonprofit organizations who would like to learn how to find grants and write proposals on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel Street in Colonial Park.

 

At 10:30 a.m., the Introduction to Proposal Writing workshop will present an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Attendees will learn the basic elements of a proposal, the “dos and don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal, and how to follow up regardless of the outcome. An optional 30 minute exercise for developing a proposal outline will be provided after this workshop.

 

At 1:00 p.m., the Introduction to Project Budgets webinar will provide step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. Attendees will learn the basic components of a project budget including income and expenses, how to estimate the realistic cost of a project, and what other financial documents may also need to be submitted with a proposal. It is recommended that those interested in the afternoon webinar also attend the morning Introduction to Proposal Writing workshop.

 

These free workshops are sponsored by Dauphin County Library System and the Foundation Center Grants Information Center. Registration is required. To register for these workshops, go to dcls.org/nonprofits, email askalibrarian@dcls.org, or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 652-9380 option 4.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  Join The Library for a monthly film series that features sports films.  On Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 pm, The Library will present a sports film at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville. Other upcoming films are scheduled for June 9, July 14 and August 11.
 
This free program is open to the public. Registration is not required. For a list of upcoming films or for more information about this series, visit dcls.org/adultevents and click on “Movies” or call The Library 362-9825.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  Join The Library in May for two Mixed Media Paint Nights where adults are walked through the process of creating a mixed media painting. Various mediums and techniques will be used, such as paint, decoupage and stenciling. All supplies are provided by The Library. Registration for this program is required. Visit dcls.org/adultevents or call your local library for more information or to register.

 

Mixed Media Paint Nights will be held at the following locations:

 

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel St, Colonial Park

Monday    May 9      6-8:00 pm

 

Northern Dauphin Library

683 Main St, Lykens

Tuesday          May 17            6-8:00 pm

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the Paxtang Municipal Building, 3423 Derry St, Harrisburg at the Friends of Kline Library’s Spring Book Sale. The sale will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 10 am until 7 pm, Friday, May 6 from 10 am until 6 pm, and Saturday, May 7 from 10 am until 2 pm.

 

A preview sale will be held for Friends members on Wednesday, May 4 from 5 pm until 7 pm. Non-members can join at the door to participate in the preview sale.

 

The book sale is sponsored by the Friends Kline Library. All proceeds will benefit the Kline Library. For more information, call The Library at 234-3934.

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What:       Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries kicks off National Library Week by reading

10:35 am   the 2016 “One Book, Every Young Child” book selection, Kite Day by Will  Hillenbrand to children from St. Stephens Episcopal School and the YMCA. Following the story, the children will be directed to the Pugh Community Room to make a craft.

 

10:55 am   New Executive Director, Rob Lesher, introduces the 2nd Century Campaign which aims to raise $700,000 for several services including an outreach van, more workshops and programming for adults and upgraded technology for our public meeting rooms, and also aims to build the endowment fund for the library system, ensuring consistent quality library services by stabilizing funding and keeping demand for public sources of income reasonable.

Rob Lesher will then announce the naming of the children’s area of the McCormick Riverfront Library in honor of the Estate of Jean and Harold Swope. The estate was one of the first bequests received for the 2nd Century Campaign and a representative of the estate, Maronette Miller, may make speak following the dedication.

 

11:10 am   Announcement of the Video Premiere and Meet Andy Enders Reception for the 2nd Century Campaign at the Midtown Cinema on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm and wrap up.

All children will be given a free copy of Kite Day, a sticker and a bag as they depart.

 

When:     Monday, April 11 at 10:30 am

 

Where:     McCormick Riverfront Library, 101 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA

 

Please advise me if you will be sending someone to cover this event. If you would prefer that we supply you with photos and copy for a story please let me know.

Christina Lauver

717-234-4961 x 114

717-836-2071 cell

clauver@dcls.org

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — May is “Lyme Disease Awareness Month.” Library professionals can direct you to all the sources needed to learn more about the spread of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania. In the case of many health issues, timely information makes a huge difference to the consumer.

 

The Library has a variety of resources on Lyme disease and staff that are ready to assist in Internet searches for the latest releases from www.lymedisease.org and other local, state, and national Lyme disease organizations, support groups, and experts.

 

One of the greatest services libraries provide to Lyme disease patients is to be an unbiased clearinghouse of information on health care providers, diagnosis, and treatment in a time when options are broadening but not always easy to find.  Library professionals can direct you to all the sources needed to learn more about the spread of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.

 

“Pennsylvania has more cases of Lyme disease than any other state in the country, and has for many years. And, the southeast part of state has the highest rate in the whole state,” says Doug Fearn, Chairman of the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year.  There remain many undiagnosed cases due to difficulties in diagnosis and the lack of public information.

 

Supported by the Lyme Disease Foundation, “Lyme Disease Awareness Month” is a campaign which promotes preventative measures which can be taken against Lyme disease.  Many regions and municipalities organize events and raise funds for research, and people wear green ribbons or replace their porch lights with green bulbs.

 

PA Lyme Resource Network is holding a Patient Symposium on Saturday, May 14, at the Best Western Eden Resort in Lancaster, featuring David Jaller, MD, speaking on “The Lyme Disease Epidemic.”  Many more sessions are offered in the full-day event.  Tickets are available online through the organization website and Facebook page.

 

In the last year, changes have begun in the official protocol for Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, but patients remain their own best advocates for effective treatment. It is still essential to see a health care professional for treatment. Libraries provide information, not health advice or care.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Dauphin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week, beginning on April 10 through April 16, kicking off the week with a Local Author Panel on Sunday, April 10 at 2 pm at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg. Eight Pennsylvania authors will share their stories about libraries, the writing process and how to get published. Registration is appreciated, but not mandatory. You can register for this event by visiting dcls.org/nlw or by calling Holly Etzweiler at (717) 836-2130.

 

Authors featured at the panel include Sherry Knowlton, Heather Harlen, Eliza Ludwig, Linda Gilmore, Sharon Cree, Natalie Damschroder, Suzanne Fisher and John Benedict. To learn more, visit dcls.org/nlw.

 

Author Meet and Greets

Several of the local authors are visiting Libraries at meet and greets throughout the week. At the meet and greets, you will have the chance to ask questions, discuss your favorite book, and discover new authors that may become new favorites!  The authors will be available to sign books and some may have books for sale.  See the list below for details.   

 

Monday, April 11

Suzanne Woods Fisher, Amish Fiction

McCormick Riverfront Library

 101 Walnut St, Harrisburg

 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Northern Dauphin Library

 683 Main St, Lykens  

 

 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

 

 

Tuesday, April 12

Sharon Cree, Non-Fiction Animal Rescue

East Shore Area Library

4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg

 

  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday, April 13

Sharon Cree, Non-Fiction Animal Rescue

Kline Library

  530 29th St, Harrisburg

 

  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

 

Saturday, April 16

John Benedict, Thriller, Natalie Damschoder, Paranormal Romance Adventure, 
& Sherry Knowlton, Suspense

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library  

 
 

200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown

11:00 am – 1:00 pm