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701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
(717) 533-6555

April 2016

Author Bill Harley

April 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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Come see author Bill Harley’s family concert before he visits the Derry Township elementary schools and get a preview of the fun! Intergenerational entertainment at its best, Bill’s songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling, and family life. Masterful storytelling and comic narrative songs will have listeners, young and old, laughing out loud. With slice-of-life vignettes about big trouble and simple pleasures, Bill’s rubber-faced abandon and keen memory will delight the entire family. There…

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Guest Author – Lisa See

April 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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18th Annual National Library Week Author Visit Acclaimed author Lisa See will be our special guest for this annual event. Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Her paternal great-grandfather was Chinese, which has had a great impact on her life and work. Her books include, “On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family,” a detailed account of See’s family history and the novels, “Flower Net,” “The Interior,” “Dragon Bones,” “Snow Flower and the Secret…

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Student Film Festival

April 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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Friends’ Student Film Festival mission is to have local filmmakers present their work to the local community. Students must submit their entries by April 1. Winning films will be shown at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Please visit the website for additional information.  

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May 2016

SPLAT Studio

May 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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Our friends from SPLAT Studio return to help children create an amazing art project for a special loved one; just in time for Mothers’ Day! Registration begins Monday, April 20. SPLAT Studio ~ Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together. 2:00 to 2:40 p.m. Ages 2 to 6. 3:00 to 3:40 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. Please call the Children’s Desk at 533-6555 ext. 3708.   This program is free and open to the public, and will take place in…

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The Joy of Plant Propagation with Barry Glick

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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The Joy of Propagation, aka Everything You Wanted to Know About Plant Propagation, But Were Afraid to Ask. Presented by Barry Glick – The Plant Whisperer Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Come and experience Barry’s hands-on propagation workshop. At this event, every imaginable aspect of plant propagation will be covered: plant pollination, hybridization, seed collection and sowing to tissue culture. Subjects will also include rhizome division, air layering, branch layering, root division, root cuttings, stem cuttings use of…

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July 2016

Summer Film Festival

July 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2016

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
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“Children's Films of the 80's.”  All movies are shown on Sundays in July and begin at 2:00 p.m. Snacks provided. The Princess Bride (PG) 7/10/16; Back to the Future (PG) 7/17/16; The Karate Kid (PG) 7/24/16; The Little Mermaid (G) 7/31/16

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December 2016

“A Christman Carol” presented by Steve Anderson

December 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Scrooge, Marley, and an entire Victorian village come to life, just in time for the holidays. This amazing one-man show has become an annual tradition for a number of schools, civic organizations, and even private Christmas parties. Catch the Christmas Spirit!

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Make it Friday! at The Hershey Library

December 16, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Make it Friday! is a chance for tweens and teens to hang out and build it, make it, program it! We will give you a challenge--how you meet it is up to you! Grades 6+ Meets on the third Friday of the month. No registration necessary. Located in meeting room #1

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July 2017

LEAP into Science Family Workshop

July 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Join us for a hands-on family program exploring SCIENCE! LEAP in Science is program designed to engage children and families in science and literacy. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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Lego Club

July 6, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Budding architects and LEGO fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO Club.

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Play Day for Families

July 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Families with children ages 3-6 are welcome to register for an hour of center-based free play that encourages children and their adults to engage in the five practice of Early Literacy:  talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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August 2017

Annual Book Sale at the Hershey Pubic Library

August 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
Free

Friends Book Sale takes place during the first week in August. Friends members may attend preview, the Friday before the Book Sale begins, to enjoy making early purchases and the best bargains. The book sale opens to the public August 5 and will run until August 8 during normal library hours.

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September 2017

Halloween Costume Swap

September 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Reuse, reduce, recycle at our annual Halloween Costume Swap! Starting September 5, drop off outgrown costumes in clean, wearable condition. Come back on September 30 to pick out a new-to-you costume at our Swap. Go GREEN for Halloween! If you have questions, contact Rita Smith 7175336555 x3708 or e-mail at: ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

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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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Silver, Wood and Ivory

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Tracy Dietrich, the Silver and Wood, and Cindy Wittenburg, the Ivory, will present a musical program for all to enjoy in the main area of the library, playing a variety of instruments and pieces from Broadway Hits, Popular and Traditional favorites, Sacred, and Classical music. This event is sponsored by the Hershey Library Endowment Trust. No registration required. All are welcome.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Insects

September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

In this program for children, join the Manada Conservancy and learn about riparian buffers and why there are important for our community. Then take a walk on the wild side and learn about the amazing insects that make their home there. After the program, take a "field trip" down to the riparian buffer and see how many buffer bugs you can find! Program sponsored by the Friends. No registration required. Questions? Call Rita Hunt-Smith at (717) 533-6555 x. 3707.

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Halloween Costume Swap

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Reuse, reduce, recycle at our annual Halloween Costume Swap! Visit us September 30 to pick out a new-to-you costume. Go GREEN for Halloween! If you have questions, contact Rita Smith 7175336555 x3708 or e-mail at: ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

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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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Trick-or-Treat Storytime

October 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
Free

Tuesday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m., children ages 3-6 are invited to Trick-or-Treat Storytime. Come in costume to enjoy stories and a chance to trick-or-treat in the library. No registration necessary. If you have questions, please e-mail to ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3707.

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November 2017

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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January 2018

SPLAT Studio: Art Afternoon for Kids

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Let’s chase those winter blues away with an afternoon of art at the Hershey Public Library! Back by popular demand, Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio – Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together – will help children create a wonderful work of art and get their creative juices flowing! 2:00-2:40: for ages 2-6; maximum of 30. Kids will paint a snowman on an 8 x 10 canvas. 3:00-3:40: for ages 6 and up; maximum of 30. Children will paint penguins on an…

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February 2018

Friends Winter Film Festival

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Beginning Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m., come to the library for the first movie in a series of four in the Friends Winter Film Festival: Tribute to Roger Moore. First up is "Bullseye", (1990) rated PG 13, starring Roger Moore, Michael Caine and Sally Kirkland. This is an off-beat comedy about a highly silly caper of a pair of small time con men, and a partnership of nuclear physicists. Experience this movie on the library's new audio visual system…

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Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Come to a Friends program for children called Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration. This will be a high-energy fusion of percussive dance, traditional music, and rousing call-and-response. Three performers of The Seventh Principle demonstrate both traditional African dance and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. Children will understand how dance and music are infused into elements of everyday life in West African communities, and how the arts play an important role…

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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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Storytime for Grown-Ups

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Come to the Hershey Public Library to sit back and relax as you enjoy short stories, old and new; stories to thrill, to make you laugh and feel inspired. Read aloud to the audience by Emily Fortney. Please register online for this program on the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org Register online, or call (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, please…

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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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Deborah Sampson by Anne Pasquale

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

This is the story of Deborah Sampson, a remarkable woman whose life is largely ignored by most historical texts. She was known as the “Secret Soldier,’ the American Revolution’s only acknowledged female combat veteran. A descendant of William Bradford and Miles Standish, Deborah Sampson spent her childhood in poverty and was sold into indentured servitude. Anne Pasquale and her accompanist bring this story to life through interactive re-enactments and storytelling. The audience will understand the plight of the colonies and…

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Artemis Starship Simulation

March 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Artemis Starship Simulation computer game returns to the Hershey Public Library for another intergalactic adventure with presenters Jeff Cothren and Brian Blahusch. For kids ages 8+, but teens and adults are welcome, this mission will begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue after hours until 8:00 p.m. Please note: Children ages 12+ may be in the library alone, but younger children will need an adult in the building. Please register online at the Event Calendar on the library'w website at www.hersheylibrary.org.…

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Harry Potter Trivia

March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Families are invited to play Harry Potter Trivia! This event promises to provide an exciting, high energy and fun game appropriate for all ages. The focus of the event is based on everyone having fun, sharing in laughter and clean upbeat, new and especially old school music. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team! If you have questions, please send an e-mail to Leigh-Anne Dornberger at : ldornberger@outlook.com. Please register at SignUpGenius.com. This event is sponsored by the Hershey…

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Gamut Theatre Academy: Once Upon a Time

March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

The Performance Class of Gamut Theatre Group presents: Once Upon a Time, a collection of famous fairy tales scenes geared for children ages 4 and up and their families. Event Type(s): Family Program Age Group(s): Family Friendly (everyone welcome)

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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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Friends 6th Annual Student Film Festival

April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Friends Student Film Festival mission is to have local filmmakers present their work to the local community. Students in elementary school to graduate school are invited to participate. Entries due April 1, 2018. Winning films will be shown on April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. Please pick up the Student Film Festival rules and submission form at the library. Information and links to download forms, and to submit your film entry online is on the library’s website at www.hersheylibrary.org

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Local Author Festival

April 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Authors from a variety of genres will once again share their experiences and books at the library’s second Local Author Festival. The event is a tribute to all of the incredible authors that live right here in Hershey and surrounding areas. We are excited to once again offer these authors the chance to get some great exposure, network with other writers, and to discuss their experiences, while selling books along the way. The library is also pleased to provide an…

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Losing a Child: Remembering Lives that Mattered

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

This program for adults is a sharing circle and poetry reading. Participants will have the opportunity to share their stories in a supportive environment. Poet Laura Cini English will read from her new collection Graves Too Small to Be Red. Registration is not required. If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3717, or send an email to jebrnik@derrytownship.org

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Patricia Polacco: Author and Illustrator

April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Patricia has authored over 100 books and stories, as well as adding stunning visual artistry to her books. She has been enlightening children and adults alike for 30 years while visiting elementary schools and libraries all over the United State and Canada. She shares her message of tolerance, acceptance, diversity, love, and respect to children of all ages while entertaining them with her lively personal stories. Patricia draws upon her rich heritage of mixed cultures for her inspirations. No registration…

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May 2018

Exit 9: “Beyond the Beat”

May 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

This incredible percussion ensemble offers a high-energy, tightly choreographed performance infused with fine musicianship, humor, variety, instruction, and audience participation. One surprise follows another as the musical genres flow from classical to ragtime to improvisation and more—and rusty brake shoes, garbage cans, and wooden stools supplant traditional instrumentation. Topping it all off is the group’s astonishing teamwork, a steady source of visual delight. No registration is required for this Friends Children's Series program. If you have questions, please contact Rita…

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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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June 2018

Name That Tune Rock and Roll Bingo

June 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

In conjunction with this year’s nationwide Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, “Libraries Rock,” the library is offering a new Bingo Summer Reading Program to encourage adults to experience the joy of reading and rock and roll music. The game board brochures, sign-up incentives and prizes are made possible thanks to the Friends of the Hershey Public Library. To learn how to play, click here.

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Summer Quest at Shank Park

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Join Summer Quest at Shank Park, a collaboration between the Hershey Public Library and the Derry Township Parks & Recreation Center. What is Summer Quest? A program for families from June 8. Pick up a game board at the Hershey Public Library and follow a walking trail around Shank Park, located at Bullfrog Valley Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036 to search for animal images taken from the children’s fairy tale classic, The Bremen Town Musicians by the Brothers Grimm. Summer Quest…

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July 2018

Friends Summer Film Festival: Animal Favorites

July 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Friends of the Hershey Public Library will show a summer film series based on family friendly animal favorites on Sundays in July at 2:00 p.m. Snacks provided. No registration required. All are welcome. Beethoven PG (7/8/18) Fly Away Home PG (7/15/18) Jungle Book PG (7/22/18) Stuart Little PG (7/29/18).

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Pete the Cat Dance Party

July 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Rock out with Pete the Cat, a fun musical hour for kids to enjoy themed activities at different stations around the room. Wear your white shoes, your red shoes–your favorite shoes! Button up your groovy buttons and head over to meet everyone’s favorite cat at the Hershey Public Library! Registration is not required for summer family programs. Sponsored by Friends of the library.

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American Dance: From Africa to Broadway

July 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

At the Hershey Public Library, bring the children to explore how American dance evolved from its African roots and European influences into the popular stage and social dances that we see today. Two versatile performers take you from classical court dances and the Irish reel, to vaudeville, tap, and even the cultural impact of Michael Jackson – all of this and more is packed into this highly entertaining and informative perspective on American history. Registration is not required for Friends…

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August 2018

Friends Annual Book Sale

August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

BEST BARGAINS IN TOWN! The Friends of the Hershey Public Library's 37th Annual Book Sale will take place on Saturday, August 4 to Thursday, August 9 at the Hershey Public Library. The book sale operates during regular library hours. The library will be on closed Friday, August 3rd until 6 pm so volunteers can prepare for the sale. Friday, August 3rd from 6 to 8 pm is the popular Preview Night which is only open to Friends members who can…

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Summer Art Camp

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - August 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
$50

Monday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., August 13 through Friday, August 17, Hershey Public Library offers kids in grade 4 and higher an opportunity to join Kathkeen Forney for a Summer Art Camp. Create 4 awesome projects – origami paper mobile, fused glass dish, woven basket, and mosaic pictures. The cost of the camp is $50 and is payable at the library. If you have questions, please contact Rita Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3707 or send an e-mail to ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org

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Rock the Fort!

August 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Let’s end the summer at the Hershey Public Library with some family reading fun! Meet us for stories at 2:30 p.m. When the library closes at 3 p.m., registered families may use materials from home to create reading forts in the library. Enjoy family reading time and earn a medal for your efforts! ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT FOR THIS PROGRAM. Register online at the Events Calendar on our website at www.hersheylibrary.org or call us at (717)…

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September 2018

Chasing Phil, presented by David Howard

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

In 1977, two young FBI agents plunged into an undercover investigation that had never been attempted by the bureau. Their objective was to embed themselves as up-and-coming “promoters” at the elbow of Phil Kitzer, a con man of smooth and dissembling charm. Author, journalist and editor, David Howard will present details from his book, “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man.” It is the thrilling true crime caper bursting with colorful characters and awash in ‘70s glamour that…

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October 2018

Build Hershey

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Bring your family for some fabulous LEGO fun! Architect Stephen W. Schwartz has mapped out historic Hershey so we can recreate it in LEGO form. This program is a two-hour, fast-paced, hands on, model building experience using over 60,000 LEGO building blocks. Participants will work in teams of family or friends. Intergenerational teams are encouraged! While the number of participants in not limited, we ask you to pre-register your team using the group registration option on our website hersheylibrary.org starting September 24.

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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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Trick or Treat Storytime

October 31, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

TRICK OR TREAT STORYTIME Come in costume to enjoy stories and a chance to trick-or-treat in the Hershey Public Library. This Storytime is for children ages 3–6. No registration necessary. Wednesday, October 31, 1:30 p.m.

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November 2018

Popcorn Hat Players

November 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Join us at the Hershey Public Library for a spectacular live performance from the Popcorn Hat Players! Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre has been entertaining children and their families since 1993, bringing fairy tales, folk tales and fables to new audiences every year. Using creative comedy and improvisation, the Players write original adaptations and breathe new life into unforgettable stories. Popcorn Hat Players was the only arts group named in the Top Ten Most Innovative Non-Profits in Central Pennsylvania, as…

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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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December 2018

First Aid/CPR/AED Class

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. The online portion of this blended course features award-winning simulation learning – an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting – which will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be…

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9th Annual Holiday Movie Extravaganza

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Come to the Hershey Public Library in your pajamas ready to be transported to the Jolly Old England! By popular demand, we will show the movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol and enjoy popcorn and apple juice and maybe even a few surprises. Thursday, December 20, 6:30 p.m.

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February 2019

Healthy Eating

February 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution and after a month are starting to struggle to maintain it? This program, taught and organized by students from Penn State College of Medicine, will focus on tips and education about exercise, healthy eating, reducing drinking, and smoking cessation to help maintain your motivation towards keeping that resolution! Please register for this program, online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

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Friends Winter Film Festival

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Friends of the Hershey Public Library host a Winter Film Festival. The theme for this festival is Based on the Books. The first film to be shown on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 pm is the film classic directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds, rated PG 13. This movie is from the book by Daphne du Maurier. On Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 pm, the World War ll film about an art rescue, The Monuments Men, rated PG 13. The…

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April 2019

Yah-Oh-Way

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Yah-Oh-Way, meaning “it is good” in Hopi, highlights the true depth and complexity of Native American societies. Experience the origins and meanings of the various songs, dances, and traditions of the many tribes that inhabited North American before the arrival of Europeans. This Friends children's program is suitable for kids in grades K-5. Registration is not required.

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July 2019

ScienceTellers: Aliens at the Hershey Public Library

July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Come to the Hershey Public Library for a family friendly Terrific Tuesday program sponsored by the Friends. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship…

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October 2019

Pumpkin Patch Collage

October 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
$35

Join us for a relaxed lesson on how to make collage art using a fall-themed pumpkin pattern. Included in the art making experience will be different materials (i.e. paint, paper, gems, fabric and more) this can be layered uniquely to make a finished design. For more information visit http://hersheylibrary.org/.

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ZooAmerica Presents Native PA Species

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Learn about the wildlife species who call our state home. You might be surprised to discover who’s living in your backyard! Enjoy an exciting presentation that includes live animal encounters, natural history information and much more, for a truly, adventure-filled zoo experience! Registration is not required. This Friends program is suitable for children in grades K-5.

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Ghostly Tales of Gettysburg

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033

Join presenter, Steve Anderson as we explore the history and legends of Gettysburg, one of the most haunted places in America. Steve Anderson has given almost 1500 ghost tours in Gettysburg. As an actor, storyteller, and living history interpreter, he presents original one-man shows and history programs. Please register by calling the Circulation desk at 717-533-6555, or register online at the Events Calendar at www.hersheylibrary.org

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