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March 2017

Diversity Community Sessions: Understanding Religious Differences to Create a More Respectful and Inclusive Community

March 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Understanding Religious Differences to Create a More Respectful and Inclusive Community

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April 2017

DHA Board Meeting

April 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Hershey Story, 63 WEST CHOCOLATE AVENUE
Hershey, 17033

There will be a board meeting at 5:30 on April 10th in the lower level of the Hershey Story.

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The Hershey Story’s Business Partners In Education Annual Breakfast

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am
The Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
$100

Featured Speaker Lynette Chappell-Williams Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine Proceeds Support The Hershey Story’s Youth Education Programs

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May 2017

Diversity Community Sessions: Opening the Dialogue: Sharing Perspectives of Diverse Populations

May 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

This panel discussion will provide an opportunity for Hershey community members, of different backgrounds, to share their experiences living or working in Hershey and what we can do, as a community, to be more inclusive than we already are.

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June 2017

DHA Board Meeting

June 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Hershey Story, 63 WEST CHOCOLATE AVENUE
Hershey, 17033

The Downtown Hershey Association Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 12 on the lower level of The Hershey Story museum. The organization will hear a presentation on Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's bike share program and will discuss Life on Chocolate events.

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August 2017

Diversity Community Sessions: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Members

August 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Members Presenter: Joan Rater, producer   According to GLAAD, an organization committed to “rewrite the script for LGBTG acceptance,” we all have an opportunity to change the culture for the LGBT community by encouraging dialogue that leads to this change. Joan Rater will join us to share her experiences raising a transgender child with the hope that what she has learned will help to shape our dialogue for change…

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September 2017

The Nazi Titanic presented by Robert P. Watson

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

The Nazi Titanic is a riveting and astonishing account of an enigmatic ship that played a devastating role in World War II and the Holocaust. Come and listen to Robert Watson as he tells the story about this legendary ship and his experiences writing the book, The Nazi Titanic. Registration is required. Call (717) 533-6555, or go to our Event Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org

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Diversity Community Sessions: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Community by Preventing Bullying

September 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Creating a Safe and Inclusive Community By Preventing Bullying Presenter: Erica Weiler-Timmins, Director of Psychological Services at Milton Hershey School.   Bullying can threaten the physical and emotional safety of youth and negatively impact their functioning.  A safe and supportive climate can help prevent bullying.  In this session, we will address the prevalence and impact of bullying and strategies to create a safer and more inclusive community for our youth. Erica Weiler-Timmins Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of Psychological Services…

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October 2017

Peanut Butter Passion presented by Ann Criss

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
Free

Registration is open for a “tasty” library program at 2:00 p.m on Sunday, October 1, perfect for all lovers of peanut butter. Meet Ann Criss, author of Peanut Butter Passion: A Peanut Butter Lover’s Cookbook. Her collection of over 100 mouth-watering recipes features peanut butter as the star ingredient. From breakfast (Oatmeal Buttermilk Peanut Butter Pancakes) to dinner (Sweet-Potato Peanut Soup), and on to drinks and dessert, Peanut Butter Passion has something to suit your every mood. Register online at…

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November 2017

Diversity Community Sessions: Creating an Inclusive Community for All Ages

November 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Navigating the Generations: Creating an Inclusive Community for All Ages Presenter: Lynette Chappell-Williams, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine   The U.S. now has six living generations, and each has its own attributes, based on their collective experiences. Recognizing the needs and interests of each age group helps our community develop strategies to create a more inclusive environment for all, regardless of age. This session will…

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We Matter Seminar

November 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

The WE MATTER Coalition is happy to present a first in a series of Educational Community Programs: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults Presented by John P Noullet M.S., Wellspan Philhaven at the Hershey Public Library (Room 2) November 20th 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Space is limited - if interested please RSVP with total number of people attending to wemattercoalition@gmail.com by November 17th

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December 2017

PHC – Stop the Bleed Training

December 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Penn State Health is offering Stop the Bleed training. This one hour training is meant to        encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency (such as with mass casualties) before professional help arrives. The event will be held on December 20th at 6:30 pm. Please register by calling 717-531-5466.

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January 2018

Hershey Area – All Things Diversity

January 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hershey Story, 63 WEST CHOCOLATE AVENUE
Hershey, 17033

Hershey Area - All Things Diversity is a free series of programs coordinated by Derry Township and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue. The January presentation, Creating an Inclusive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Members will be presented by Joan Rater, Producer.

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February 2018

One Book, One Community Book Discussion with Author, Maria V. Snyder

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Poison Study by Elizabethtown’s Maria V. Snyder topped the public vote as the 2018 One Book, One Community selection. Meet Ms. Snyder at the Hershey Public Library as she talks about how she sparked on the idea for the One Book One Community novel, Poison Study, and how she developed it into a multi-book series. Maria will also host a “poison” tasting for participants, by teaching them the tasting techniques she learned while doing research for the book. Afterwards Maria…

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March 2018

Smart Gardening: When to Do What to Keep Your Yard Looking Great with George Weigel

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

George Weigel, gardening columnist for the Patriot-News/PennLive, will be here to help us devise a month-to-month plan for making our garden look great all year long. It’s not enough to design and plant a good landscape because things will quickly go down the tubes unless you know what to do to keep it looking good and when to do what. This program looks at key jobs throughout the season and ties into George’s 2015 Cool Springs Press book, “Pennsylvania Month-by-…

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April 2018

Friends 20th Annual National Library Week Author Visit: Hillary Jordan

April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011), as well as the digital short, Aftermirth. Her first novel, Mudbound, tells the story of two families, white landowners and their black sharecroppers in Mississippi. Mudbound won numerous other awards including the Alex Award from the American Library Association. It has been made into a feature film directed by Dee Rees starring Mary J Blige and was released in 2017. When she’s not scribbling away,…

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May 2018

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Doug Fearn, President of the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LDASEPA) presents the program, “What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease” at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Doug Fearn will give a general information presentation at the library about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, and include some of the latest news on Lyme disease and provide ample time for questions. Please register online at the Event Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org…

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September 2018

Hershey Area – All Things Diversity

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hershey Area - All Things Diversity is a free series of programs coordinated by Derry Township and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue. The September presentation is about empowering women and girls. Presenter Sharice Johnson is the Senior Division, Student Programs Leader at Milton Hershey School. She created Girls Grace, an annual event which helps female students build character and confidence through keynote speakers and activities that inspire students to pursue their dreams. Sharice believes “Girls Grace is…

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JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES Copy

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. This is the foundational premise from which their music is derived. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion…

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JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES

September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. This is the foundational premise from which their music is derived. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion…

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October 2018

Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema, presented by Bill Wine

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

This presentation will center on the experience of reading a book and then seeing the movie and why people prefer one medium over another. Bill Wine will analyze the psychological experiences of reading and watching and will discuss the way classic and modern novels have been made into movies. Audience members are encouraged to bring their preferences, opinions, memories and questions. Bill Wine is a writer of vast experience who has specialized in the entertainment realm, especially movies, but has written in many other disciplines…

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November 2018

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY: THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Hershey Theatre presents, Captain Scott Kelly’s epic “Year In Space,” now a New York Times best-selling book, solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. In his acclaimed speech appearances, he now brings audiences to the edge of their seats with transcendent insights that inspire and challenge them to dream big, test the status quo, and “choose to do the hard things.” One of a select group of Americans who embody a defining moment in the…

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Woodrow Wilson and the Great War, presented by Neill Hartley

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences of all ages. Woodrow Wilson, a former college professor, somehow defied the odds and became President of the United States. Early success in office was soon overshadowed as Europe exploded into the most brutal war mankind had ever fought. A world filled with international intrigue, deadly U-Boat attacks and…

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June 2019

DRUGS 101: What Parents and Kids Need to Know

June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday evening June 25th, 2019, at Penn State Health M.S. Hershey Medical Center, University Conference Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 for an informative and interactive program to educate what parents and kids need to know about drugs, peer pressure and addiction.  Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know: This program seeks to educate parents about the various forms of drugs and the peer pressures that students face. A mock bedroom of a teenage drug user…

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October 2019

Rotator Cuff Seminar

October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rotator Cuff Seminar presented by Joe Hribick, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of Madden Physical Therapy at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey PA 17033.  Do you have shoulder pain when you reach up high overhead? Does it bother you to lift something heavy? Register for the seminar to learn about the three most common causes of rotator cuff problems and what successful treatment looks like without medications, injections, or surgery. Registration begins September 2, online at www.hersheylibrary.org or…

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January 2020

The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about The Pennsylvania German Groundhog with William Donner who will explain the history, cultural context and significance of Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge. For more information click here.

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February 2020

Franklin D. Roosevelt – An Arsenal of Democracy

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch a famous moment in history come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech at the Hershey Public Library. For more information click here.

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