Who: County Commissioner, Mike Pries, will be participating in a Kindness Week Storytime where children will learn about ways to be kind to others and themselves through books, songs, crafts and more.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 10:15 – 11:00 am

Where: William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown

Kindness Week Programs are a joint project of the Dauphin County Library System and Dauphin County employees. Special thanks to the Commissioners of Dauphin County, Jeff Haste, Mike Pries, and George P. Hartwick, III, for making these special programs possible.

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 x1110
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clauver@dcls.org

HARRISBURG, Pa.— The Dauphin County Commissioners and The Library are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week! Kindness themed Storytimes will be held at multiple libraries throughout Dauphin County. Children will learn ways to be kind to others and themselves through books, songs, crafts and more.

We’ll wrap-up the week with a Kindness Concert to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 pm at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg. Musician Mark De Rose will perform with songs and visual arts that encourage his young listeners to enjoy life, be creative and confidently be themselves.  No registration necessary.

 

Random Acts of Kindness Week Storytimes will be held at the following locations:

East Shore Area Library
4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg
Monday, February 12       11:30 am – 12:15 pm

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown
Tuesday, February 13       10:15 am – 11:00 am

Johnson Memorial Library
799 E. Center St, Millersburg
Tuesday, February 13       6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Kline Library
530 S. 29th St, Harrisburg
Tuesday, February 13       6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Elizabethville Area Library
80 N. Market St, Elizabethville
Friday, February 16          11:30 am – 12:15 pm

 

Random Acts of Kindness Week programs are designed for children, age 3 years and up, but families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is required for Storytimes. For more information on these programs or to register for a Storytime, visit dcls.org/specialevents or call The Library at (717) 566-0949 ext. 1204.

These programs are a joint project of the Dauphin County Library System and Dauphin County employees. Special thanks to the Commissioners of Dauphin County, Jeff Haste, Mike Pries, and George P. Hartwick, III, for making these special programs possible.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Author Maria V. Snyder will join The Library for a special discussion of her novel Poison Study, the reader’s choice for 2018’s One Book, One Community. Snyder will appear at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown, on Tuesday, February 6 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

This special book discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Alexander Family Library. Registration is required by visiting dcls.org/friendsevents or by calling The Library at (717) 566-0949.

Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to novelist when she began writing the New York Times best-selling Study series about a young woman who becomes a poison taster. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Maria earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. She worked as an environmental meteorologist until she started to write down the stories that swirled around in her head. Discovering the writing was more enjoyable than meteorology, she returned to school to earn a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from Seton Hill University and is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program.

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.— Never underestimate the amount of flavor you can pack into a small bite. Join us at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville, on Saturday, February 3 at 1:00 pm. Local professional chef, Natalie Baker, will demonstrate how to make simple but sophisticated hors d’oeuvres… just in time for your Super Bowl Sunday party.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Elizabethville Area Library. Registration is limited, so reserve your spot by visiting dcls.org/friendsevents or by calling The Library at (717) 362-9825.

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.— Job-seekers can learn to craft the best resume possible on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville. Library staff will explain the best practices for writing a compelling resume and demonstrate various pitfalls to avoid.

This program is ideal for adults who may be building a resume for the first time. Those who have a resume that needs an update and polishing are invited to join as well. Can’t attend in January? This program will also be held at the Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library, 2410 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm.

Registration is limited to allow for more personal interaction. To save your spot or for more information, visit dcls.org/adultevents or call The Library at (717) 362-9825. Learn about other upcoming programs by visiting dcls.org or by picking up a copy of The Library’s Compass at your local library.

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.—  Food lovers are invited to the Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library, 2410 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, on Monday, January 22 at 6:00 pm to participate in this potluck-style program about cooking, recipes, and food writing.

Bring a dish to share and the book or cookbook that inspired it for an hour of delicious discussion. Newbie chefs or seasoned pros all have a place at the table. Learn from one another – try a foreign cuisine, learn a new kitchen or writing tip, or find a new cookbook to check out.

Registration is limited. Visit dcls.org/adultevents or call The Library at (717) 232-7286 to reserve your spot. You can learn about other upcoming programs by visiting dcls.org or by picking up a copy of The Library’s Compass at your local library.

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.— Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of adult life by settling in for two hours of social coloring at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown on Monday, January 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Coloring generates wellness, increases creativity and improves motor skills. The Library will provide coloring sheets and colored pencils, but feel free to bring your own favorite coloring tools and a snack. If you can’t make it in January, the program will also meet Monday, February 26 and March 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Registration is not required for this program. For more information, call The Library at (717) 566-0949. You can learn about other upcoming programs by visiting dcls.org or by picking up a copy of The Library’s Compass at your local library.

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.— Take some time away from the hustle of adult life by settling in for two hours of social coloring at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Sunday, January 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Coloring generates wellness, increases creativity and improves motor skills. The Library will provide coloring sheets and colored pencils, but feel free to bring your own favorite coloring tools and a snack. If you can’t make it in January, the program will also meet Monday, February 11 and March 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Registration is not required for this program. For more information, call The Library at (717) 652-9380. You can learn about other upcoming programs by visiting dcls.org or by picking up a copy of The Library’s Compass at your local library.

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.— Celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and join us for a free screening of Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement on Sunday, January 14 at 1:00 pm at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg.

Learn how music influenced and inspired the civil rights movement through this powerful account of the songs and songwriters of the era. Song like Strange Fruit, Respect, and Change is Gonna Come are just a few of those featured. This documentary tells the story of the civil rights movement from a unique perspective. There will be time for comments and reactions following the film.

Registration is not required for this program. For more information, call The Library at (717) 652-9380. You can learn about other upcoming programs by visiting dcls.org or by picking up a copy of The Library’s Compass at your local library.

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 getting started with computer use are encouraged to join staff at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Friday, January 12 at 11:00 am for Explore Your Computer I. During this program, you’ll start with the very basics by identifying the different parts of a computer, understanding the difference between hardware and software, learn to minimize, maximize and close windows and master using a mouse and keyboard.

Those who attend Explore Your Computer I can build on their new skills at Explore Your Computer II, held on Friday, January 26 at 11:00 am. Here you’ll learn the basic organization of a computer, save files with descriptive names, find previously saved files and manage your electronic files and folders.

These programs are designed for adults with little to no experience with computers. Registration is limited to allow for a more personalized learning experience. Call The Library at (717) 652-9380 or visit dcls.org/adultevents for more information or to register for one or both of these programs.

This series will continue in February and March with basic email and internet programs. Pick up a Compass at your local library to learn more and to explore other life-long learning opportunities offered by The Library.

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.