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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items will be on sale at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg at the Friends of the East Shore Area Library’s Spring Book Sale. The sale will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 10 am until 8 pm, Friday, May 6 from 10 am until 5 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 2 pm until 7 pm. Non-members can join at the door to participate in the preview sale.

 

New and gently used books, videos, CDs and other items can be donated to the Friends of the East Shore Area Library to be placed in the book sale. Items can be dropped off at East Shore Area Library on Thursday, April 28 from 10 am until 8 pm, Friday, April 29 from 10 am until 5 pm, and Saturday, April 30 from 10 am until 2 pm.

 

The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the East Shore Area Library. All proceeds will benefit the East Shore Area Library. For more information call The Library at 652-9380.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nothing says “football” quite like a good, old-fashioned tailgating party. Join us at 11:00 am, on Saturday, August 13, at William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library, Hummelstown. Participants will learn all the steps to hosting a successful tailgate party, including how to decorate to amaze their guests.

Participants will have the opportunity to sample fan favorite appetizers and listen to sports jams guaranteed to pump them up for the next big game. This program will also feature a number of tailgating games, both classic and new. Intended for adults, registration is required. Visit dcls.org to register.

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. — Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday with us at the East Shore Area Library, 4501 Ethel St, Harrisburg, on Sunday, July 31 at 1:00 pm. The Library will host an interactive movie program where audience members are encouraged to take part in the show. Bring your enthusiasm and love of all things Harry Potter! Since it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without it, there will be cake to share following the movie.

 

Registration is required for this event. To find out what movie will be shown or to register, visit dcls.org or call The Library at 652-9380.

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—  The Library and Armstrong Valley Winery have teamed up for a unique fundraising event – Read Between the Wines: The Library’s Wine & Book Event. This event will be held at Armstrong Valley Winery, 212 Rutter Road, Halifax, on Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and include a free wine tasting of Armstrong Valley wines, an appetizer and dessert bar, music performed by HIP 450, a wine glass and yoke, and an opportunity to win door prizes.

 

Tickets can be ordered online at dcls.org/Wine and order forms are available in all eight libraries. 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 September 12.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Registration begins on Tuesday, July 5 for these five-week sessions. Visit Born to Read to learn sounds and language through music and rhymes, attend Lego Club to explore architecture and geometry, do hands-on experiments at STEAM Punks, and more at The Library. There is so much for your child to discover.
                                           
Engaging, exciting and fun for your child, these programs are parent-pleasers, too. They provide free, developmentally appropriate, standards-based early education experiences.
 
Register online at dcls.org or by calling your local library! For more information, visit dcls.org, call your local library, or call Youth Services at 717-566-0949

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — “Animal Olympics” are coming to The Library during, “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club. These rescued reptiles typically run, swim, climb, leap and dig their way through the wild. Grab a front-row seat for all the action, featuring an assortment of cold-blooded critters, with Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary.

 

Animal Olympics is the ultimate reptile competition and is set to unfold at The Library in August. Families will be introduced to the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, a conservation program geared at getting families active and more involved in the outdoors.

 

Animal Olympics will be held at the following locations:

 

Kline Library

530 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday                August 9         10:15 am

 

William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library

200 W. 2nd Street, Hummelstown

Tuesday                August 9         6:30 pm

 

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. — The Library is holding “Tour de Millersburg and Tie-Dye” at the New Life Center, 346 Center Street, Millersburg, on Thursday, August 4, at 6:15 pm. The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner and a discussion featuring Millersburg Velo Club, a local cycling team, will follow.
 
The cycling team will share their racing stories and offer insight on their training process, what it’s like to ride at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour and what it takes to be a competitive cycler. They will also give tips on how to get started in the sport. Participants will have an opportunity to ask members of the cycling team questions. After the discussion, guests will be able to enjoy the rest of the evening tie-dyeing t-shirts. This event is open to all ages and t-shirts will be provided.
 
For those unable to attend the dinner discussion, there will be another opportunity to tie-dye a t-shirt in support of racing and reading. Join us at Seal Park, Millersburg, at noon, on Saturday, August 6, for a special “Just Tie-Dye” event. T-shirts will be provided.
 
Registration is required for both events.  For more information or to register, visit dcls.org or call your local library. The Library is providing t-shirts for both events, made possible by a donation in honor of Dr. Barry Daub.
 
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.—  Join us at the Elizabethville Area Library, 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville, on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm to explore the past 250 years of Elizabethville through photographs. Local history teacher, Craig Henninger, will present photographs that document the history of Elizabethville and will share the stories behind the images. There will be time to share other comments and ask questions following the presentation.  Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit dcls.org/livelyminds or call Holly Etzweiler at 836-2130.

 

This free program is part of the Elizabethville Library Lively Minds Workshop series which is made possible by the Carole DeSoto Endowment with support by the Friends of Elizabethville Library and benefactor Jane C. Esterline.

Release date: 6/22/2016

 

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HARRISBURG, Pa.— Children ages 7 to 12 can get up close and personal with animals at The Library's ZooAmerica program, during "On Your Mark... Get Set... READ!" 2016 Summer Reading Club. No registration required. For more information, visit dcls.org or call Youth Services at 566-0949 ext. 217. This program is to be presented at the following libraries:

 

Elizabethville Area Library

80 N. Market Street, Elizabethville

Thursday        July 21           10:15 am

 

Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

2410 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg

Tuesday          July 26          10:15 am

 

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!” 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. — Repurpose some of your well-worn shirts into a one of a kind quilt. As part of the “On Your Mark… Get Set… READ!” 2016 Summer Reading Club, long-time sewer JoEllen Myers will be at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library to lead guests through all the necessary steps of constructing a t-shirt quilt.
 
These classes will be offered in a three-week series, with one hands-on class each week. Classes will be held on July 20, July 27 and August 3 starting at 6:00 pm.
 
During the first class, JoEllen will show how to properly prep the shirts so they can be quilted. In the second and third classes, participants will get to sew the t-shirts together and work towards completing their quilts. Guests are required to provide their own sewing machine and other additional supplies. A supply list will be provided when participants sign up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit dcls.org or call your local library.
 
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.