Upcoming Programs

MasksWe have a variety of programs for all ages. View our upcoming programs.


Learn About the Library
Monday, September 12 to Saturday, September 24

Need a library card? Already have a card? Either way, there are probably things you don’t know about your local library! Stop by the circulation desk for a library trivia challenge. Complete the challenge in the library and return your answers to the staff to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card for Al’s Pizza in Summerdale. One entry per team/household. No registration necessary.

Grab and Go Craft: Fall Scarecrow
Now available!

Scarecrows have been an important part of farming for many years. Make your own Fall Scarecrow with the supplies and directions (PDF, 1 MB) in this grab and go craft. Your scarecrow will be sure to “scare” away the crows for the fall. No registration necessary. First come, first served only! While supplies last!

Book Page Pumpkin Craft
Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Join us for a fun fall craft! Come out and make a decorative fall Book Page Pumpkin. We will provide all the materials and directions to create a beautiful, festive pumpkin. No registration necessary. All ages welcome! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Art of College Scholarship and Essay Writing (On Zoom)
Tuesday, September 27 from 7 to 7:45 pm
Registration Required - Register Here

An excellent essay is one of the most important components of any college or scholarship application. We will discuss and practice the art of crafting essays for college, university and scholarship applications. It is recommended that each participant have a sample essay they are working on, as well as a notebook if they would like to take notes. Participants will receive email confirmation of their registration and a Zoom link the day of the program. Ages 16 and up.

Let’s Get Cooking!
Monday, October 3 to Saturday, October 15

October is National Cookbook Month. Join our challenge to try a new recipe in a library cookbook. Take a picture of your results and the recipe and show them to the East Pennsboro Branch Library circulation staff to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card for Karns Foods. Library ebooks are fine too! Multiple entries per person or household permitted, but each recipe should be different. If you need help finding a library cookbook, call, email or stop by the library for assistance. No registration necessary.

Grab and Go Craft: Spooky Paper Bag Puppet
Available soon! Check Facebook for updates.

Make your own Spooky Paper Bag Puppet. This Grab and Go bag will have the materials and directions to make two Spooky Paper Bag Puppets. You can put on a scary show for your friends and family! No registration necessary. First come, first served only! While supplies last!

Family Mini-Golf Part 2
Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Come out and bring the whole gang! Play the East Pennsboro Library indoor mini-golf course. The holes were designed to be challenging and fun! All ages welcome. No registration necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Grab and Go Craft: Paper Plate Witch
Available soon! Check Facebook for updates.

Witches are spooky, scary, and sometimes good. No matter what kind of witch you like, October is filled with them. Grab this next Grab and Go craft bag and make a flapping, flying paper plate witch. All the materials and directions will be included in the bag. Hang it up for a Happy Halloween decoration! No registration necessary. First come, first served only! While supplies last!

Story Time with Miss Kristy
Wednesday, October 19 from 11:15am to 12:00 pm

Fall Story Time is back! Join Miss Kristy for two fun fall stories about an old lady who loves to eat. She eats everything except food! Come for the funny stories, and take home your own old lady you can use to retell the story. No registration necessary.  

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Monday, October 24 to Saturday, October 29

There might be a few tricky items in our October scavenger hunt, but if you complete the challenge, you might be able to treat yourself or others with a $25 Amazon gift card if you win the prize drawing. Stop by the circulation desk the week of October 24 for a copy of the hunt, take pictures of the items with your phone, and return to the library to show staff your photos and submit your entry form by 2 pm on Saturday, October 29. One entry per team/household. No registration necessary.

Fall/November Wreath
Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Join us and learn how to make a gorgeous colorful November Door Wreath. During this program, we will provide the supplies and the instructions to make a beautiful November/Thanksgiving Decorative Wreath. You could hang it in your house, on your door, or give it away for a gift! No registration necessary. Ages 12 and up. 

November Non-Fiction Challenge
Tuesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 26

November is a month of many celebrations and observances, and libraries have materials related to all of them. Stop by the library each week for a new challenge (4 total). Find out more about where to find different topics in the library and online and submit your answers for chances to win a $25 Amazon gift card. You don’t have to enter every week, but the more you do, the more chances you’ll have to win. One entry per team/household per weekly challenge. No registration necessary.

Veteran’s Day Craft Patriotic Gnome
Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Veteran’s Day is quickly coming. November 11th, we honor our veterans! Come out and make a Patriotic Gnome Decoration. You could keep it for yourself, or give it to a veteran. We will provide the materials and the directions to make this Patriotic Craft. No registration necessary. Ages 10 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Grab and Go Craft: Thanksgiving Turkey
Available soon! Check Facebook for updates.

Thanksgiving is a day to spend with friends and loved ones, eat Turkey, and celebrate being thankful! Make your own “Thankful Turkey” decoration! This Grab and Go bag will contain supplies and directions to make a Thankful Thanksgiving Turkey. No registration necessary. First come, first served only! While supplies last!

Family Game Night
Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Join us for some good old fashioned gaming fun! Bring the whole family for Family Game Night. We will have board, card, and dice games available for every age. Come out and spend some time being thankful and enjoying some family and friends time! No registration necessary. All ages welcome!
 


Past Programs

Food Programs

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Grilling Rub
Grilling season is here. Why not start the season off with your own homemade rub? In this video, the library will offer a recipe and suggestions for how to make your own flavorful rub that you can use on grilled or roasted meats and veggies. 

Seasonably Good: Asparagus Fried Rice
Looking for a different way to enjoy asparagus in season? In this video, the library will provide a recipe for making fried rice with asparagus. 

Spice Up Your Life: Granola Two Ways
Granola can be a healthy snack or addition to a meal, but store-bought granola and granola bars often have so much sugar that the health benefits of the whole grains and other nutritious ingredients are outweighed by the sugars. The library will offer a video with suggestions of how to make your own granola mix or granola bars because when you make foods yourself, you can control the sugar and fat content. Ages 13 and up.

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
March is Frozen Food Month and a time when fresh local produce is limited, so why not spice up your meals with some homemade teriyaki? The video will offer a recipe and tips for your own low-sodium teriyaki sauce, as well as a broccoli teriyaki recipe and some other ideas of how to enjoy your sauce. 

St. Patrick's Day Fruit Tart
Looking for something green and sweet to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? No food coloring is necessary with this recipe for fruit tarts made with kiwis and yogurt. Make a whole tart, mini tarts or go crustless. This no-bake filling can be adapted to plant-based yogurts too. 

Spice Up Your Life: Lima Bean Chowder
January is National Soup Month, so why not try a new recipe? The library will offer a video with a recipe for spicy lima bean chowder, a hearty all-plant soup that can serve as a one-dish meal or accompany grilled cheese or your favorite meat or seafood. Make it as mild or as spicy as you like. We'll show you how. Ages 13 and up.

Spice Up Your Life: Quick and Easy Veggie Broth
January is soup month, and if you're trying to eat healthier after the holidays, vegetable broth can be a tasty way to reduce fat and sodium in your soups and other foods. Check out this video for suggestions for how to make your own broth from scraps of vegetables and your favorite seasonings. This recipe is quick and easy, and the broth can be used immediately or canned or frozen for longer-term storage.

Spice Up Your Life: Cornbread with a Twist
Sometimes it's fun to try new twists on old favorites. The library will offer a video with suggestions of how to spice up your cornbread, whether you want to use a favorite recipe or are looking for a new one to try. Ages 13 and up.

Seasonably Good: Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are in season in Central PA all month, and they're packed with nutrition, so now is the time to enjoy them. The library will offer a video with suggestions of how to store and prepare this cold-weather veggie, as well as provide some recipes so that you can enjoy them now and save some for later. Ages 13 and up. 

Spice Up Your Life: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Whether you're looking for an easy cool-weather meal or a tasty vegan- and vegetarian-friendly dish for Thanksgiving, red beans and rice is a great addition to any fall or winter day. We'll show you how to make this flavorful high-fiber protein dish to suit your taste preferences. 

Seasonably Good: Beets
Beets are nutritious and can be enjoyed so many ways, so take advantage while they're in season locally. We'll offer suggestions for how to enjoy beets now and prepare them for long-term storage. 

Seasonably Good: Cauliflower
Cauliflower may not be colorful, but it's healthy and can be really tasty too. We'll offer suggestions for how to prepare local cauliflower to enjoy now and store long-term, as well as provide recipes for enhancing the flavor and color naturally. 

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Hot Sauce
While peppers are still in season, why not make some hot sauce? We have a simple recipe that you can adjust to your taste preferences. Prefer to use dried chilies? We'll show you how to do that too! 

Spice Up Your Life: Chili
While tomatoes and peppers are still in season, why not make a batch of chili? In our video, we'll offer suggestions for how to enhance your chili for optimal flavor and nutrition. Make it on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. 

Seasonably Good: Broccoli
Local broccoli is plentiful in the fall. Why not take advantage of this nutritious food while you can? We'll offer suggestions for how to enjoy it now and prepare it for long-term storage. 

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Spicy Ketchup
Labor Day is just around the corner. Looking for something different to add to your holiday meal? We've got suggestions for different ways to spice up your ketchup. Make some from scratch with our basic recipe, or spice up your favorite store-bought brand.

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Hoisin Sauce
Continuing our summer of sauces, the library will show you how to make your own homemade hoisin sauce for stir-fries or for grilling. Making your own means you can make it as mild or as hot as you'd like, adjust the sugars and sodium, and make as little or as much as you'll use so it doesn't go to waste. 

Tails & Tales: Homemade Animal Crackers and Cookies
Looking for a fun activity for yourself or you family? In this video, we'll offer ideas of how to make animals for lunches and snacks using bread, crackers and cookies with healthy options available.

Seasonably Good: Peas, Please!
Peas have a short season in Central PA, so get them while you can from your own garden or from the local farmers. They're nutritious and can be easily added to many tasty dishes. The library will offer suggestions for how to prepare fresh local peas to enjoy now and to save for later since the season is so short. 

Seasonably Good: Blueberries
Blueberries are in season all through July. The library will show you how to store and prepare this healthy and delicious fruit so you can enjoy them now and save some for later if you'd like. Whether you just have a pint or you got a whole crate of them, we have some suggestions you might find helpful. 

Spice Up Your Life: Spicy Miso Dip
July and August are the time to eat fresh veggies, so if you're looking for ideas beyond salads, spicy miso dip can add some variety to your summer meals and snacks. If you've eaten ramen, you've eaten miso, a condiment made from fermented beans that's popular in East Asian cuisines. The library will show you how to make your own spicy miso dip, which can be mild, medium or hot, depending on your preference. 

Seasonably Good: Rhubarb
May is the heart of rhubarb season in Central PA. If you're looking for ideas of how to use your rhubarb, or if you're looking for ideas of something different for Memorial Day, the library has some suggestions of ways to store, prepare and enjoy rhubarb.

Spice Up Your Life: Garlic Chili Oil
With plenty of fresh produce and many days for grilling, summer is the time to try different ways to season our produce and grilled foods. The library will show you how to make garlic chili oil, a versatile condiment that stores well in the fridge for months. Make it to your preferred heat level from mild to hot, and serve it with raw produce, breads and other snacks for dipping, or drizzle it on roasted or grilled food during cooking or at the time of serving. 

Spice Up Your Life: Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Warmer spring weather means it's time to grill food. Making your own barbecue sauce can be easy and fun, and it allows you to control the amount of salt, sugar, spices and other ingredients. We'll show you how to make your own sauce that you can refrigerate for several months or freeze or even can for longer storage. 

Seasonably Good: Asparagus
May is the prime month for Asparagus in Central PA. Looking for some different ideas to enjoy this healthy and tasty veggie? The library will offer some recipes and suggestions for how to enjoy asparagus while it's in season and year-round. 

Eating for the Earth: Making Earth-Friendly Food and Drink Choices
We won't tell you to stop eating meat (unless that's what you really want to do)! Interested in finding ways to improve your food and drink choices to preserve the Earth and its resources? We'll offer suggestions for manageable but important steps we can take as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint. 

Spice Up Your Life: Grilled Cheese Variations
For those days when you don't feel like cooking, grilled cheese is a great stand-by. In our video, we'll suggest ways to spice up your grilled cheese options to add some variety to your meals.

World Health Day 2021
April 7 is World Health Day 2021, and the theme this year is "Building a fairer, healthier world" (World Health Organization). This video outlines ways the WHO would like people to get involved in world health this year and provides a few practical suggestions for individuals, families and groups to get involved. 

Spice Up Your Life: Easy Indonesian Soy Sauce
March is National Sauce Month, so let's make some kecap manis, an Indonesian version of soy sauce that you can use on rice and noodle dishes, as well as eggs, sandwiches and more. 

Let's Go Bananas with Peanut Butter
March 1 is National Peanut Butter Day, so we're going to share a healthy banana peanut butter oatmeal bar recipe to kick off National Nutrition Month. Get some ripe bananas, peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter), oats, and favorite add-ins, and join us!

Spice Up Your Life: Healthy Homemade Marinara
Since March is a month for nutrition and sauces, we're going to make homemade marinara. Make it on the stovetop or slow cooker to enjoy immediately or to freeze or can for longer storage. Marinara is versatile and low in fat but full of nutrients and flavor. 

Foods You'll Love That Will Love You Back
Whether you're spending Valentine's Day on your own or with family or with somebody important to you, you can show yourself and others that you care with nutritious and delicious food. The library will present a video with menu options for everyone.

Deliciously Healthy New Year's Treats
Are you looking for healthy options to celebrate the New Year or just looking for ideas for tasty foods in general? The library will offer a video session with ideas for tasty and healthy foods that don't require much work!

Spice Up Your Life: Quick and Easy Veggie Broth
January is soup month, and if you're trying to eat healthier after the holidays, vegetable broth can be a tasty way to reduce fat and sodium in your soups and other foods. Check out this video for suggestions for how to make your own broth from scraps of vegetables and your favorite seasonings. This recipe is quick and easy, and the broth can be used immediately or canned or frozen for longer-term storage. 

Seasonably Good: Local Winter Veggies
January can seem dull, but one way to cheer things up is with some new recipes that allow you to enjoy those local winter veggies. From the storage crops to greenhouse produce, PA farmers offer plenty of local options to keep the harvest bountiful year-round. This video covers tips on how to store, prepare and enjoy these veggies.

Fun Frosty Cookies
Looking for a fun cookie idea you can make yourself or with kids? Check out this video and learn how to make Frosty cookies with balls of dough, frosting and candy decorations, no cookie cutters or rolling out dough!

Deliciously Spiced Warm Beverages
Winter is almost here, but we have some recipes for different ways to spice up your favorite warm beverages, from healthy green tea to comforting hot chocolate! Check out our video for recipes you can make for yourself or gift to others in airtight containers.

Thanksgiving Options for Vegetarians and Vegans
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Grab and Go Craft: Paper Owl
Our first fall grab and go bag will contain materials and directions (PDF, 756 KB) to make a gorgeous fall Paper Owl. Everyone will love this colorful festive Owl. No registration necessary. First come, first served only! While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Ocean Mermaid and Clams
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 8 (Final!)
There is a legend that says the pearls inside clams are mermaid tears! Finish your Summer Reading Ocean with this final Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the directions (PDF, 636KB) and materials to make a few clams with pearls inside. It will also have the directions and materials for mermaids to add to your ocean. You have created your own Ocean of Sea Life, with some extras! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Mini Beach Blanket
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 7
The sand can get mighty hot on the beach. A beach blanket is always a good thing to have on hand! Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this seventh Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions to make two mini beach blankets from straws and yarn. Your beach people will have a blanket! You can add it to your own beach scene and your ocean collection. By the end of Summer Reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life, with some extras! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Beach Umbrella/People
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 6
Beaches are a big part of ocean life. Beautiful shells and crabs can always be found. Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this sixth Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions (PDF, 5MB) to make a tissue paper Beach Umbrella and People to sit under the umbrella. You can make your own beach scene and add it to your ocean collection! By the end of Summer Reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life, with some extras! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Floating Sailboat
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 5
Imagine floating around the ocean in a sailboat. So many ocean creatures all around! Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this fifth Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions (PDF, 4MB) to make a Cork Sail Boat that really floats in water. You can add this to your collection of ocean life, as a fun float! By the end of Summer Reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life, with some extras! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Beach Party!
Tuesday, July 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
At the Township Building Pavilion (inside if the weather is bad) 

Join us for a Beach Party to celebrate the half-way point in our Summer Reading Program! We will be having beach games with some fun summer music piped in. You will be able to make your own Beach Party lei! You will also get to paint seashells and stones with special sea glass paint. The big surprise will be the Beach Bag prize! All ages welcome!  

Grab & Go Craft: Puffer Fish
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 4
Puffer fish are found in the ocean and can look very scary. They have spikes all over them. Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this fourth Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions to make a 3D Puffer Fish with spikes. You can add this to your collection of ocean life. By the end of summer reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Hanging Jellyfish
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 3
Jellyfish are beautiful but sometimes scary creatures of the ocean. Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this third Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions (PDF, 1.4MB) to make a paper bowl/ribbon hanging Jellyfish. You can add this to your collection of ocean life. By the end of summer reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Colorful Seahorse
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 2

Seahorses are quite common in the ocean, even if we don't see them at the beach. Continue the fun of our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this second Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions (PDF, 896KB) to make a magnificent colorful Seahorse using cupcake liners. This Seahorse will be a great addition to your collection of ocean life. By the end of summer reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Button Sea Turtle
Build Your Ocean of Sea Life, Part 1

Kick off our Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” with this first Grab and Go craft. This bag will contain the materials and directions (PDF, 1.65MB) to make a Sea Turtle using colorful buttons. This Sea Turtle will be a great way to start a collection of ocean life. By the end of summer reading, you will have created your own Ocean of Sea Life! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: 143 Day Friend/Neighbor Bracelets
Monday, May 23, 2022 is a day dedicated to celebrate Mr. Fred Rogers. He loved and cared for everyone in his neighborhood and always wore a happy smile on his face. This Grab and Go will have materials and directions (PDF, 564 KB) to make 3 friend/neighbor bracelets. On May 23rd, give one to 3 people in your neighborhood to continue to spread the message of hope, friendship, and love Mr. Rogers' legacy has left behind! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Mother's Day Flowers
Celebrate Mother's Day with this Special Grab and Go Mother's Day Craft! Grab and Go bags will include materials and directions (PDF, 1.2MB) to make Gorgeous Roses for Mom. As an extra, directions and materials will also be included for a "very simple" Smiley Face flower for Mom. For a Sneak Preview of these crafts, view Miss Kristy's Mother's Day Paper Flowers video. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Easter Shrinky Dinks
Easter will be here soon! Add to your Easter decorating with some homemade shrinky dinks. This Grab and Go bag will contain materials, templates, and directions (PDF, 1.4MB) to make shrinky dinks for Easter. These colorful eggs, bunnies, and baskets will be a great addition to your Easter excitement. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Craft: Moving Bunny Craft
Hop down the Bunny Trail with this "moving" Easter Bunny craft. This Grab and Go bag will contain the directions (PDF, 1.3MB) and supplies to make a "moving" Easter Bunny. You can use it for a fun decoration to celebrate the holiday or give it away to someone special.  No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Spring Crepe Paper Basket
Celebrate the first day of Spring by making your own colorful Spring basket! This Grab and Go bag will contain the materials and instructions to make a basket for spring or use for Easter. You may even want to give it as a little gift to someone special. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Craft: Sheep Mask
Winter time play can be fun when you have your own masks. This next mask Grab and Go bag will have directions and materials to make a Sheep Mask. You can 'Baaaa' like a sheep with your mask. We will add on more 'farm' masks in the future. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Craft: Anemometer
Did you ever wonder how 'fast' the wind is? An anemometer measures wind speed. This Grab and Go will have directions and materials to make your own anemometer. You can measure the speed of the wind on windy days, and compare the speeds. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Central American Worry Dolls
Children in Central America tell their troubles and worries before bed to tiny handmade dolls made from colorful yarn. They put their dolls under the pillow, and while asleep, the worry dolls solve all their problems! This Grab and Go bag will contain the materials to make 4 Worry Dolls for under your pillow. One doll for each of your worries. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Kaleidoscope
Add some "sparkle" to your winter with a colorful Kaleidoscope. This Grab and Go bag will have directions and materials to make a kaleidoscope. It will brighten up your winter when you look through the hole and see all the beautiful colors! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: MLK Dream Catcher
Martin Luther King Day is January 17, 2022. Celebrate the holiday by making your own Dream Catcher! This Grab and Go bag will have the directions and materials to make a dream catcher to catch all your hopes and dreams! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Craft: Roaring Lion Mask
You will "Roar" like a lion with our next Grab and Go mask. This bag will have directions and materials to make a "Roaring Lion" stick mask. You can add this to your mask collection. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Dog and Cat Masks
Stop by and grab our next mask project! This Grab and Go bag will have directions and materials to make a cat and a dog mask. These masks will have cut-out eyes so you can see while you bark and meow! Have fun and put on a show for your family and friends! No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Emoji Stick Masks
Happy New Year! Start the new year off right by sharing your feelings with emoji masks. This first "Mask" Grab and Go will have directions, templates, and materials to make 2 emoji masks. You can choose which emoji emotions you want to put on your mask. Your parents will love it when you hold up a "smiling emoji mask" in front of your face when you are happy! All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Holiday Foam Project
Miss Kristy is cleaning out to make room for our 2022 programs and materials! Stop by and grab an "extra" small bag with an easy foam Christmas project. There are a limited number of projects, so hurry in to make your choice! All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Christmas Pop-Up Cards
It's almost here! Are you ready? Do you have Christmas cards for your family and friends? This final holiday Grab and Go bag will have materials and directions to make three "Very Special" holiday cards. Gram will be delighted with a handmade Pop-up Tree or Gingerbread Man card! All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Christmas Elf Gnome
Do you have an Elf on your Shelf? Try this Elf on a Shelf Gnome project! This Grab and Go bag will have materials and directions to make an 8" tall Elf Gnome. You could keep it for your shelf or use it for a gift. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Jingle Bell & Yarn Wrapped Wreath Ornaments
Get in the holiday spirit with two easy Grab and Go bag ornaments. This project will have directions and materials to make a Yarn Wrapped Wreath tree ornament. It will also have directions and materials to make a Jingle Bell Wreath tree ornament. You can hang them on your Christmas tree or give them to someone special! All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Stained Glass Decoration & Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ball
Let the Season of Joy roll on with this holiday Grab and Go bag. This project will have directions and materials to make a Stained Glass holiday decoration. It will also have directions and materials to make a Festive Ribbon Wrapped Christmas Ball. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Wooden Snowman Ornament
Looking for a present for someone special? Something homemade always makes a great gift. This next holiday Grab and Go bag will have the supplies and directions to make a wooden snowman ornament. The snowman will glitter and glow with snow! You could give it to someone special or hang it at your house as a decoration. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Craft Stick Gingerbread House & Foam Gingerbread Man
Happy Holidays! Start the holiday season with Gingerbread. Our first holiday Grab and Go bag will have materials and directions to make a craft stick Gingerbread House decoration. Also included will be a foam Legend of the Gingerbread Man craft. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: 3D Paper Pumpkins
Make your Thanksgiving table festive with homemade decorations. This Grab and Go bag will have materials and instructions to make 2 medium 3D Pumpkins. These Pumpkins will make the table 'POP' on Thanksgiving. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Turkey Gratitude Box
Add "gratitude" to your Thanksgiving table with a Turkey Gratitude Box. Celebrate with friends and family by adding notes of gratitude to the box on Thanksgiving Day. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Origami Pilgrim Boat Place Cards
The pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving to give thanks for safely arriving at Plymouth Rock. They had traveled many days and many nights by boat from England. This grab and go bag will contain materials and directions to make Origama Pilgrim Boat place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Check out Miss Kristy's video for instructions or use these instructions (PDF, 1.5 MB). All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab and Go Craft: Fall Hand Print Wreath
Celebrate Fall with a Colorful Hand Print Wreath. This grab and go project will contain the supplies needed to make a Vivid Fall Wreath using just your hand print and colored card stock. Poster board will be included for the back of your wreath. You can hang your wreath and share with your family and friends. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab and Go Craft: Veteran's Day Poppy Flowers
Veteran's Day is Thursday, November 11, 2021! A Veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service. Celebrate the day off school making Poppy Flowers. The Red Poppy is a symbol of sacrifice worn to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. Grab and Go bags will have materials and directions to make 3 medium Poppy Flowers. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last! 

Grab & Go Craft: Craft Stick Bird Feeder and Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Take care of the singing birds as we head towards colder weather. Grab & Go bags will contain directions and materials to make a craft stick hanging bird feeder that can be refilled. The bag will also have materials to make a one time Peanut Butter Pine Cone Birdseed treat. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. First-come, first-served only. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Thankful Calendar
Check out Miss Kristy's Thankful Calendar video for instructions
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.

Grab & Go Craft: Fall Lantern
Grab & Go bags will contain directions and materials to make a seasonal Fall Lantern. It can be displayed through Thanksgiving! The materials are fragile, so handle with care. Ages 12-Adult. No registration necessary. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Craft: Fall Pinwheel Scarecrow
This fall craft Grab & Go bag will contain directions and materials to make a fall pinwheel scarecrow.  You can hang your scarecrow, or use a magnet and hang it on the refrigerator. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Fall Fest Bag
This special Fall Fest bag will include a foam craft pumpkin with foam shapes and stickers for decorating, materials to make a Craft Stick Haunted House with apparitions and other fun stuff, AND materials to make a Monster Book Marker with easy directions. We'll also have Halloween coloring tote bags. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Family Activity: Make Your Own Mini Foosball Table and Build a Card Tower
Get ready for some "sports" competition with another Family Fun Grab & Go bag. This second "Family Games" Grab & Go bag will contain materials to make your own Mini Foosball Table. You can start to plan team names and maybe even set up a family tournament. Also included will be playing cards and instructions to build a strong standing card tower (Card Games, PDF, 153 KB). All ages welcome. No registration necessary. While supplies last!

Grab & Go Family Activity: Make Your Own Game Board
Start off fall with a family fun Grab & Go bag. This first "Family Games" Grab & Go bag will contain materials to make your own board game. Included will be some different ways and unique materials for your family to design the game board, rules, and spaces. Ideas will be included for a theme for the game board. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. While supplies last!

Mother's Day Paper Flowers
Join Miss Kristy for a beautiful Mother's Day craft (template, PDF, 173KB). You will learn how to make colorful, realistic-looking paper roses to fill a vase for Mom! The materials needed can be found at home. Miss Kristy will also teach you how to make a cute paper flower with a silly face!

Rag Tie Wreath
Join Miss Kristy and learn how to make a Rag Tie Spring Wreath for your door or wall. If you can cut fabric, tie a knot, and are creative, this is a craft you will enjoy! We will be using a wire wreath frame and colorful spring fabric to make this easy wreath. Miss Kristy will demonstrate how to make the wreath and make sure you have all the correct measurements for your fabric ties!

Easter Egg Salt Portrait
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual family craft (template, PDF, 119 KB)! You will learn how to make a colorful Easter Egg Portrait for a decoration or a gift. All you need is paper, salt, glue, and colorful spring paints. This craft will be a colorful way to enjoy the holiday! This craft is a great way to involve everyone in the family!  

Edible Easter House and Car
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual family craft! In this video, you will learn how to make "edible" Easter decorations. We will be making an Easter Bunny House out of graham crackers and some fun candy decorations. We will also be making a Marshmallow Bunny Car to park in front of our house. This is a fun holiday-themed activity. The house or car could be used for decoration or for a place setting on your holiday table. 

Butterfly Mask
Join Miss Kristy for another fun virtual mask making craft. In this video you will learn how to make a beautiful springtime butterfly mask for play. You can flutter around the house playing and flying with this cool mask. It will be great to ring in spring! This mask is easy to make using craft foam (mask template, PDF, 282 KB). 

Pom Pom Hand Puppets and Monster Glove Puppet
Join Miss Kristy and learn how to make Pom Pom Hand Puppets and a funny Monster Glove Hand Puppet. Both of these crafts are easy to make with a few easy supplies. Be sure to save a finger style glove for this project! 

Hand Print Leprechaun
Join Miss Kristy for a fun St. Patrick's Day hand print craft. Miss Kristy will show you how to make an Irishman for St. Patrick's Day using your hand print (template, PDF, 166 KB). This craft is fun, quick, and easy to make. You can give it to someone you miss, or stick a magnet on the back and hang it from the refrigerator at home.

Animal Masks: Sheep and Pig
Join Miss Kristy for the second mask making video. You will learn how to make two new animal masks to add to your collection. You will Bhhaaa with your new Sheep Mask and snort with your new Pig Mask. You can use your new masks for story time and play acting. The masks are made from materials you have at home, and you can use these mask templates (PDF, 294 KB). They are easy to make and fun to use for retelling stories. This is the second in a series of videos on mask making. We will continue to add on to our mask collections!  

Animal Masks: Cat and Dog
Join Miss Kristy for another fun virtual mask making craft. In this video, you will learn how to make a Dog and a Cat Mask for playtime fun (mask templates, PDF, 1.2 MB). You can bark and bark when you have your doggy mask on. Your cat mask will help you sneak around and meow like a maniac. These masks are easy to make using craft foam! 

Animal Masks: Lion and Elephant
Join Miss Kristy and learn how to make two easy masks from materials you have at home. You can use your new masks for story time and play acting. You will roar with your new Lion Mask and snort with your Elephant Mask!  This is the first in a series of videos on mask making. We will continue to add to our mask collections!

Hanging Hearts
Join Miss Kristy for this easy-to-make virtual craft. These hearts would make great gifts for friends and family for Valentine's Day! They are easy to make with felt, cotton balls, glue, and anything you would like to use to decorate them. Everyone loves to get a homemade gift! 

Way Out Weaving
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual family craft! Miss Kristy will show you how to make a colorful yarn weaving using materials you can find at home. You'll have the opportunity to make a beautiful weaving you can hang up or use for a gift! This craft will let you show your "favorite true colors."

How to Make Hanging Holiday Stars
Join Miss Kristy for a fun, family, virtual holiday craft.  You will learn how to make gorgeous holiday stars to decorate the house, or give to a family member for a gift.  They are easy to make, using paper bags, pompoms, paint, and glue.  

How to Make a Snow Paint Snowman
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual Winter Craft. You will learn how to make a snowman using white glue, shaving cream, construction paper, and a few odds and ends. This is a great activity when it is too cold to make a real snowman! And it's a great way to entertain kids after a long day!

Paper Pumpkins
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Get our time capsule sheets (PDF, 914 KB). 

How to Make a Sun Catcher
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
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.

Scavenger Hunts & Guessing Games

Dive into Food Fun: Making Your Food Look Like Sea Animals
Monday, July 18 to Saturday, July 23

Food can be more fun when it looks like something from the ocean! Make an oyster cookie, a crab apple or a kiwi-grape turtle. Take a picture and show a library staff member to have your name entered in a drawing for a gift card. Check out this video for some guidance, or get creative and make a different sea creature from food. Come to the library with your photo July 18-23 to have your name entered in the drawing. One entry per household. No registration necessary.

Scavenging for Food: A Fun Food Scavenger Hunt
Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 16

Fun things related to food are all around us. Participate in this food-themed scavenger hunt! Come to the library for the list, go out and take a picture of something for each category, and bring your completed list and photos (on your phone is fine!) to the staff to have your name entered into a drawing for a gift card. Plus, there's a bonus category for an additional prize drawing! One entry per household. No registration necessary.

Sea What It Will Be: A Food Guessing Game
Wednesday, June 29 to Saturday, July 2

There are oceans of possibilities when it comes to making cookies. Join in our food guessing game on Facebook. On Wednesday, June 29, we will post a photo of baking ingredients. Come to the library between Wednesday, June 29 and Saturday, July 2 to enter your guess about what ocean-related thing our cookies will be. We will post a photo of the cookies after the contest is closed and draw a name for a prize. One entry per participant. No registration necessary.

Hunting for Oceans of Possibilities Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, June 22 to Saturday, June 25

Ocean-related things are all around us. Participate in this ocean-themed scavenger hunt. Come to the library for the list, go out and take a picture of something for each category, and bring your completed list and photos (on your phone is fine!) to the staff to have your name entered into a drawing for a gift card. One entry per household. No registration necessary.

Story Times

Virtual Story Time: SkippyJon Jones in Mummy Trouble
Join Miss Kristy for virtual story time featuring the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner. In the third book, "Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble", Skippyjon goes on a closet adventure to ancient Egypt. Find out how Skippyjon solves the riddle of the Finx to enter the Mummy's tomb!

Virtual Story Time: Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House 
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual story time featuring the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner. In the second book, "Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House," Skippyjon has a timeout in his bedroom and goes on an imaginary adventure, saving his friends from the bad guys who take over their doghouses!

Virtual Story Time: Skippyjon Jones
Join Miss Kristy for a Virtual Story Time featuring the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner. In this first book, "Skippyjon Jones," we meet Skippyjon Jones, an adventurous Siamese kitty boy with a very active imagination! Skippyjon would much rather be a great sword fighter, saving the world. In this first adventure, Skippyjon is fearless, fun, and gets the job done!

Virtual Story Time: The Zax by Dr. Seuss
Join Miss Kristy for virtual story time celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America. "The Zax" by Dr. Seuss is the story of two Zax who refuse to move out of each other's way to continue on their journeys. Watch what happens as the two characters learn that being hard-headed doesn't help them get their way, and the world goes on around them!

Virtual Story Time: What Was I Scared Of by Dr. Seuss
Join Miss Kristy for virtual story time featuring "What Was I Scared Of?" by Dr. Seuss (pants template, PDF, 360 KB). In this funny and sometimes scary story, the narrator meets a pair of pants with no one inside. At first the narrator is afraid of the pants. Suddenly, he realizes that the pants are scared of the same things he is afraid of. By the end, they become good friends!  

Virtual Story Time: Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk
Join Miss Kristy for another fun Jimmy's Boa adventure. In "Jimmy's Boa and the Bungee Jump Slam Dunk" by Trinka Hakes Noble, Jimmy's Boa comes along to basketball practice. You'll laugh and laugh at the trouble this causes for Jimmy and the team. And the pictures by Steven Kellogg are awesome!

Virtual Story Time: The Giving Tree
Join Miss Kristy for virtual story time featuring the story "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. This story is about a boy and tree whose friendship grows as the boy grows up. The tree makes many sacrifices to make sure the boy/teen/adult is happy. This is a beautiful story about peace and friendship!

Virtual Story Time: One Mitten
Join Miss Kristy for a Virtual Story Time featuring "One Mitten" by Kristine O'Connell. In this story, one girl learns how much fun you can have with just one mitten. She waves, has puppet shows, and shows others how much you can do to spread joy and fun with just one pair of mittens. Miss Kristy will also be sharing a template (PDF, 201 KB) for you to make your own 3D mitten.

Virtual Story Time: The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Join Miss Kristy for a Virtual Story Time featuring "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash" by Trinka Hakes Noble. Start off the new year with this funny story about a very hungry boa constrictor who causes mayhem during an ordinary class trip to visit the farm. The story will keep you laughing with every new predicament, and Illustrator Steven Kellogg has drawn detailed pictures that go perfectly with all the crazy stuff that happens!

Virtual Story Time: The Little Reindeer
Join Miss Kristy for virtual Story Time featuring "The Little Reindeer" by Nicola Killen. This is a fun, magical story about a friendship that forms between a little girl and a lost reindeer on Christmas Eve. They set off on a magical adventure together for a night she will never forget. At the end, Miss Kristy will show you how to make a "magical" reindeer hat to wear!

Virtual Story Time: Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Join Miss Kristy for a virtual story time, just in time for the holiday season! "Llama Llama Holiday Drama" by Anna Dewdney is a funny, true-to-life holiday drama. Llama Llama learns the importance of patience while counting down the days to Christmas. Miss Kristy will also share a quick craft to hang on the tree, just like the stick present Llama Llama makes for his mama in the story. 

Virtual Story Time: The Magic School Bus at the First Thanksgiving
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
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
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
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
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

College Time Management, Note Taking, and Reading (On Zoom)
Monday, August 1 from 6:30 to 7:55 pm
Registration Required

Whether you're starting college this fall or returning to classes after a break, now is a good time to think about your strategies for time management, note taking and reading. The library will offer a Zoom workshop with three 25-minute sessions on each topic: time management (6:30-6:55), note taking (7:00-7:25), reading (7:30-7:55). Registrants will receive a follow-up email soon after registering and an email with the Zoom link the day before the sessions. Ages 16 and up. 

College Reading Strategies (on Zoom)
Tuesdays January 18 and 25 and February 1 from 7 to 7:45 pm
Registration Required
Reading assignments can seem overwhelming in the first year of college, regardless of whether you've taken AP courses and consider yourself an avid reader. This on-line 3-session workshop series on developing and practicing reading strategies for college is offered by Dr. Kelly Whitcomb, who provides reading workshops for students at a local college. We'll cover topics such as how to read textbooks and take effective notes for tests, how to read whole books for discussions and papers, and how to develop skills to skim for important information. Participants should plan to attend each of the three 45-minute sessions. Ages 16 and up. 

The Art of College Scholarship and Essay Writing (on Zoom)
Tuesday, September 28 from 7 to 7:45 pm
Registration Required
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 and practice the art of crafting essays for college, university and scholarship applications. It is recommended that each participant have a sample essay they are working on, as well as a notebook if they would like to take notes. Ages 16 and up.

College Reading Strategies Tutorial 1: Textbooks
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
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
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. 

The Art of College Scholarship and Essay Writing
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 Writing Strategies: Getting Started
Whether you’re looking for a general overview of what to expect from college writing or looking for specific advice on how to navigate college writing assignments, this video will help you get started. Bring paper and a writing utensil and work through the short writing activities to help you discover some helpful habits to improve your time management, get over mental blocks and get writing!

College Writing Strategies: Writing and Revising
It’s not necessary to view the first video, but you’ll want to have a piece of writing, some paper and a writing utensil to work through the short activities in this video. If you don’t have a piece of writing, you can work through the first video to create one. Strategies in this video include ways to outline, ways to effectively edit your own work and ways to connect your ideas to create a coherent essay.

Community Focus

The Historical Society of East Pennsboro Virtual Tour - Enola Miller House, Part 2
Join Miss Kristy as we continue our video series with Jim Leonard from the Historical Society of East Pennsboro. In the second "Enola Miller House" video we will be on the site where the house is now located, at the corner of First and Miller Streets in Summerdale. Jim will be giving us more details from the move to the future plans for the homestead.  

The Historical Society of East Pennsboro Virtual Tour - Enola Miller House, Part 1
Join Miss Kristy as we welcome back the Historical Society of East Pennsboro's Jim Leonard to our virtual programs. Jim will be sharing the history of the Enola Miller House and its significance and value to Township residents. He will also discuss the recent move from its nearly two-century old location on Valley Road to the new location on the corner of First and Miller Streets. A second video will take place on the new property next week!

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 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.

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!

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.