Online Programs

Online Programs

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Past Programs

Food Programs

Thanksgiving Options for Vegetarians and Vegans
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Do you have vegans or vegetarians in your family and struggle to have enough suitable food for them at your Thanksgiving celebration? The library is offering an online session with tips and recipe suggestions to make your meal vegetarian or vegan friendly, while also offering more protein options than just turkey or tofurkey. Ages 13 and up.  

Seasonably Good: Apples and Pumpkins
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Just because neighborhood apple and pumpkin festivals for this season have been canceled doesn't mean we can't still enjoy those fruits while they're in season locally. The library will offer an online session about ways to prepare apples and pumpkins during the local harvest for enjoyment immediately and year-round. Ages 13 and up.

Seasonably Good: Berries and Cherries
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June is the month for strawberries, blueberries and cherries. The library is offering an online program with ideas for how to prepare these summer fruits to enjoy now and through the year. Ages 13 and up.

Spice Up Your Mealtimes: Easy and Healthy World Cuisines
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Does the quarantine have you looking for different ways to prepare those foods you bought for your pantry and freezer? Let's talk about healthy and easy ways to spice up our mealtimes with cuisines from around the world. Whether you like things mild or hot, with meat, seafood or vegetarian, there are plenty of tasty dishes that can add variety to your meals even if you're relying on frozen and canned vegetables. Ages 13 and up. 

Tasty and Healthy Plant-Based Burgers
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Looking for alternatives to meat burgers for the Fourth of July and other summer grilling? There are plenty of tasty plant-based alternatives to ground meat. The library is offering an online session with recipes and tips for making your own plant-based burgers that are tasty and healthy and probably less expensive too! Ages 13 and up.

Seasonably Good: Peaches and Nectarines
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Anyone who's eaten a well-ripened local peach or nectarine knows that these fruits should be enjoyed when they're in season locally. The library is offering a virtual program with cooking demonstrations to offer ideas of how to enjoy these fruits immediately and even save some for later. Whether you like sweet or savory foods, we have ideas for everyone. Ages 13 and up.

Seasonably Good: Healthy Dips and Condiments
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In September the harvest in Central PA is still producing plenty of fruits and veggies as we think about final barbecues, sports and holiday parties. The library is offering an online session with cooking demonstrations to provide recipes and ideas for enjoying local vegetables while they're at their peak. We'll talk about dips and other condiments you can make fresh to enjoy with those raw and grilled veggies, as well as ways to quickly pickle veggies like cucumbers, peppers and cauliflower. We even have some recipes that might make more people in your family like eggplant! Ages 13 and up.

Craft Programs

Paper Pumpkins
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Join Miss Kristy for this family fun fall craft and learn how to make different shapes and sizes of 3D paper pumpkins. These pumpkins can be hung as paper lanterns or arranged as a decoration on a table. They are easy and fun to make for everyone in the family!

Thankful Calendar
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Join Miss Kristy and learn how to make a November Thankful Calendar. This calendar is made out of an old picture frame, silk fall leaves, and clothespins. Each day for the month of November, everyone in the family can write something they are thankful for on a small note and clip it to the leaf. On Thanksgiving Day, you can share all of the things everyone was thankful for throughout the month! This is a great family activity.

Handprint Leaves
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Leave your handprint for the future with this fun family project. In this video, Miss Kristy will show you how to make a handprint leaf, using dynamic fall colors. Miss Kristy will also be sharing ideas to use this project to support school subjects.

Fall Decoupage Vase
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Join Miss Kristy for another fun craft! From where to find the materials to the end product, you'll learn how to create your own Fall Decoupage Vase. This is a great family project! Ages 5 to adult.

Apple Stamp Prints
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Fall is here! Apples are in season, are fun to eat, fun to share, and fun to use in family projects. Join Miss Kristy for this video on Apple Prints, made from paint and fresh halved apples. Fun for the whole family!

String Puppets
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Join us for this virtual program to learn how to make easy paper string puppets. These puppets can be used for puppet shows from home and for your family. You will learn to make these with a few easy supplies and your own creativity. Completed puppets will hang down and be manipulated using strings, just like old time puppet shows. This program will be fun for all ages, with some adult help. 

Colorful Beaded Butterfly
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Join us for this virtual program and learn how to create a Pony Bead Butterfly, a colorful craft that is fun and easy to make. We will use pipe cleaners, beads, a clothespin, google eyes, and our creativity! With some magnetic tape, this can easily be turned into a refrigerator magnet. For ages 4-14. 

Family Time Capsule
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Need a fun activity for the whole family? Making a family time capsule is a creative and fun activity that brings the entire family together. Share your family's past with the future, while remembering the fun activities your family has shared. Click here (PDF, 914 KB) for the time capsule sheets. 

How to Make a Sun Catcher
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Join Miss Kristy to learn how to make a Sun Catcher using simple clear/colored beads.  The materials and supplies will be shown, along with easy steps along the way to make a beautiful beaded Sun Catcher. This program is designed for ages 8 to adult.

Lego Stamping
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Learn how to make designs and pictures using your own homemade stamp pads and Legos. The pictures can be filled in with color or left with just the color of the ink. This program is designed for ages 5 to adult.

Story Times

Virtual Story Time: The Magic School Bus at the First Thanksgiving
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Join Miss Kristy for another Virtual Story Time with "The Magic School Bus at the First Thanksgiving"! Read along with Miss Kristy, while Miss Frizzle takes the class on a trip back to the First Thanksgiving feast in America.

Virtual Story Time: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
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Miss Kristy will be reading another silly story, "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie". We will be using our "old lady" from the last story we read. You will be able to print and use new props (PDF, 1.8MB) for the what the crazy old lady swallows in this silly story.

Virtual Story Time: There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat
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Join Miss Kristy for Virtual Storytime, featuring the book "There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat"! During this crazy, mixed-up story, Miss Kristy will show you how to make an old lady and all the things she swallowed using the patterns and a large baggie. You can retell the story using your own props with these templates (PDF, 2.3 MB).

Virtual Story Time: The Sneetches
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Join Miss Kristy for a Virtual Story Time! The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss teaches children that what's inside a person is important, not what they look like on the outside.

Virtual Story Time: The Very Busy Spider
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Join Miss Kristy for a Virtual Story Time featuring "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle. This story is about a spider focused on building a web. The farm animals along the way try to distract the spider but are unsuccessful! The lesson in the story is to remain focused on what you are doing, and in the end you will achieve your goal. The story is read using stick puppet characters. There are also templates (PDF, 118 KB) included for the stick puppets shared during the story. This program is designed for kids and parents of all ages.

College Prep

The Art of College Scholarship and Essay Writing
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An excellent essay is one of the most important components of any college or scholarship application. Join our presenter, Dr. Kelly Whitcomb, who has expertise in academic writing, as well as experience working in colleges and universities. We will discuss the art of crafting essays for college, university, and scholarship applications. Ages 16 and up.

College Reading Strategies Tutorial 1: Textbooks
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This tutorial introduces strategies and tips for effectively reading college textbooks. Viewers can work through the video with an actual assignment or prepare for upcoming college classes by working through the exercises.

College Reading Strategies Tutorial 2: Monographs
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This tutorial offers strategies and tips for reading books and chapters from books that are not classified as textbooks. Viewers can work with an actual assignment, but it is not necessary to have a current assignment to practice the activities in the video and learn how to more efficiently read for college.

College Reading Strategies Tutorial 3: Individual Readings
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This tutorial focuses on assigned readings from a variety of sources, including journal articles, book chapters and online resources. Reading from several sources for one class can be challenging, and this tutorial offers tips on how to read efficiently, especially when you are expected to connect the readings.

Community Focus

Virtual Tour of the Historical Society of East Pennsboro
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual tour of The Historical Society of East Pennsboro. Jim Leonard will be taking us through different parts of the museum and explaining our history through artifacts in the museum.

Part One: The first virtual segment focuses on how Enola got its name and on the railroad as the hub and beginning of the town. This series will occur twice a month through December. Click here for the link to Part One.

Part Two: Jim Leonard shares artifacts about the Historical Society's participation in Community Celebrations and Projects since 1999. The celebrations included are: The Enola Yard 100th year, Summerdale 100th year, and West Fairview 200th year celebration. Projects included are: The Enola Legion Memorial project, Nail Mill Museum project, and the Enola Miller House project. Jim also shares highlights from the undefeated 1959 EPHS Football Team! Click here for the link to Part Two.

Part Three: In this third tour, we will be meeting Jim Leonard at The Nail Mill Museum, located in Adams Ricci Park. We will be touring the museum and looking at artifacts. Jim will also be demonstrating how to use the nail press to make a nail. Finally, we will learn how the project for the museum began and when it was completed. Click here for the link to Part Three.