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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Join The Library at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown, on April 16 at 10:30 am for a special celebration of National Library Week with the 2016 “One Book, Every Young Child” book selection, Kite Day, by Will Hillenbrand.
 
Children who attend will have the opportunity to create their own kite and will receive a free copy of Kite Day to keep.
 
Kite Day, by Will Hillenbrand, will be featured at Preschool Storytimes during the week of April 10-16. For a complete list of children’s programming, please visit dcls.org/kidsprograms.
 
“One Book, Every Young Child” is a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Please Touch Museum, and State Museum of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Library Association, Pennsylvania Center for the Book, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association and PennSERVE. This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  Join The Library in March for three events where adults can settle in for an hour of social coloring. Coloring generates wellness and stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. The Library will provide coloring sheets, colored pencils and light refreshments, but feel free to bring your own favorite coloring tools with you. Registration is not required. Visit dcls.org or call your local library for more information.
 
These programs will be held at the following locations:
 
William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown
Wednesday    March 16              6:00 pm
 
Elizabethville Area Library
80 N. Market St, Elizabethville
Thursday        March 17               6:00 pm
 
Kline Library
530 S. 29th St, Harrisburg
Wednesday    March 30              6:00 pm

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  Help to support The Library by attending one of two presentations by David Leopold, a Harrisburg native and best-selling author, who will offer an illustrated dramatic reading of a firsthand account of the Flood of 1936. Purchase tickets to join us as we hear this account, see startling pictures of the city submerged, and learn about the people affected. These special fundraising events will take place at the McCormick Riverfront Library on Tuesday, March 15 at 12:00 pm, just steps away from both the river and where most of the action in this account takes place, and will also be offered at the East Shore Area Library in Colonial Park on the same day at 6:30 pm.

 

Tickets for these one-of-a-kind presentations are $25.00 and can be purchased online at dcls.org/flood or at any of the eight libraries of the Dauphin County Library System at the Customer Service Desk.

 

On March 16, 1936, Harrisburg was forever changed by an historic flood that stretched from Johnstown to Harrisburg and beyond. The deadliest flood in Pennsylvania history, it covered more than one fifteenth of the state in water for several days and resulted in flood control legislation nationwide. Now for the first time, a fascinating description of this disaster has been uncovered that will give audiences a remarkable firsthand account of the sights, sounds and smells of the flood that changed the face of Harrisburg and the country.

 

David Leopold will bring this account to life with dramatic photos both from the ground and air of what Harrisburg looked like during the flood and provide an engaging backstory of the people mentioned in the account as well as the impact the flood had across the country.

 

Participants who choose to attend the McCormick Riverfront event can bring their lunch and will be treated to a display of original newspaper, clips and photographs from 1936 provided in collaboration with the Historical Society of Dauphin County.

Those attending the East Shore Area Library event will also get a first look at the new Microform machine available there thanks to the Friends of the Library, as well as the expanded collection of the Patriot-News on microform made possible by a donation made in the memory of Paul Beers.

 

Ticket sales benefit the Joan Y. Leopold Endowment Fund, which provides funding for the annual Children’s Book Week Celebration at The Library. For more information call Christina Lauver at 234-4961 x 114.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Simple Gifts, comprised of musicians Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton, will hold a workshop at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville, on Wednesday, March 23 at 1 pm. They will show a variety of unusual instruments, explain how the instruments work, and discuss the creative process they use to mold a simple folk melody into an interesting performance piece. Those who attend the workshop will learn the Appalachian tradition of playing the spoons and be invited to perform at the concert being held at Northern Dauphin Library at 7 pm that evening.

 

The following concert, held at Northern Dauphin Library, 683 Main St, Lykens, on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 pm, will feature Simple Gifts as they perform folk music from around the work on up to 12 different instruments. Their concert will include educational information about these unusual instruments and the different musical genres being performed. There will be a special segment featuring the workshop participants playing the spoons. Audience members will have time after the concert to talk one-on-one with the musicians, see their instruments up close, and handle and play some of the less delicate instruments featured that night.

 

Registration for these events is required. Visit dcls.org or call Holly Etzweiler at 232-7286 ext. 104 for more information or to register.

 

These programs are supported in part by The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

Simple Gifts has performed traditional ethnic music since 1989 and currently performs up to 80 concerts a year. They have released six albums, two if which have won national awards. The duo plays twelve different instruments including the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, hammer dulcimer, banjo, recorder, psaltery, shruti box, baritone fiddle and banjolin.

 

 

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.— Simple Gifts, comprised of musicians Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton, will hold a workshop at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Thursday, March 24 at 1 pm. They will show a variety of unusual instruments, explain how the instruments work, and discuss the creative process they use to mold a simple folk melody into an interesting performance piece. Those who attend the workshop will learn the Appalachian tradition of playing the spoons and be invited to perform at the concert being held at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library at 7 pm that evening.
 
The following concert, held at William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, 200 W. 2nd St, Hummelstown, on Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm, will feature Simple Gifts as they perform folk music from around the work on up to 12 different instruments. Their concert will include educational information about these unusual instruments and the different musical genres being performed. There will be a special segment featuring the workshop participants playing the spoons. Audience members will have time after the concert to talk one-on-one with the musicians, see their instruments up close, and handle and play some of the less delicate instruments featured that night.
 
Registration for these events is required. Visit dcls.org or call Holly Etzweiler at 232-7286 ext. 104 for more information or to register.
 
These programs are supported in part by The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 
Simple Gifts has performed traditional ethnic music since 1989 and currently performs up to 80 concerts a year. They have released six albums, two if which have won national awards. The duo plays twelve different instruments including the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, hammer dulcimer, banjo, recorder, psaltery, shruti box, baritone fiddle and banjolin.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  AARP Foundation Tax-Aides will be available on Tuesdays at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville. The volunteers will offer free tax preparation on Tuesdays from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm, beginning February 2 end ending April 12. Pre-registration is required.
 
Tax-Aid volunteers are IRS trained and certified and will prepare and e-file federal, state (including property tax/rent rebates), and local income taxes for low- to middle-income taxpayers of all ages, especially those 60 and older. A printed copy for each return will be provided to you. All services are provided free of charge thanks to support from the AARP Foundation, the IRS, and the Dauphin County Library System.
 
For more information or to schedule your time, call Programming & Outreach at (717) 566-0949 ext. 217. For more information on AAPR Foundation Tax Aide, or for a list of documents to bring to the tax-aide appointment, visit aarp.org/taxaide and look for “Important Documents to Bring to the Tax-Aide Site.”

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  AARP Foundation Tax-Aides will be available on Tuesdays at the Kline Library, 530 S. 29th St, Harrisburg. The volunteers will offer free tax preparation on Tuesdays from 12:30 until 3:30 pm, beginning February 2 end ending April 12. Pre-registration is required.
 
Tax-Aid volunteers are IRS trained and certified and will prepare and e-file federal, state (including property tax/rent rebates), and local income taxes for low- to middle-income taxpayers of all ages, especially those 60 and older. A printed copy for each return will be provided to you. All services are provided free of charge thanks to support from the AARP Foundation, the IRS, and the Dauphin County Library System.
 
For more information or to schedule your time, call Programming & Outreach at (717) 566-0949 ext. 217. For more information on AAPR Foundation Tax Aide, or for a list of documents to bring to the tax-aide appointment, visit aarp.org/taxaide and look for “Important Documents to Bring to the Tax-Aide Site.”