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Couponing Workshop in Meeting Room

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:00am

Photograph of Dawn MarronDawn Marron, who wrote the Coupon Counselor column for the Patriot-News, has organized experienced local coupon clippers to share tips and techniques to cut spending and enjoy shopping. 

 

The New Cumberland Public Library will host Couponing for Extreme Savings on the third Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM to Noon in the Meeting Room of the library.

Cultural Series @ New Cumberland Library

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Roman Column Unearthing History with Stephen Warfel

 

Join the Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library as they open their  2013—2014 Cultural Series in Foundation Hall on Sunday, October 13, from 3:00—4:00 PM with Stephen Warfel presenting “Unearthing History: The Archaeological Discovery of a French and Indian War Fort in Shippensburg”.

Ruth's Mystery Group

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:30am

Ruth's Mystery GroupRuth’s Mystery Group, named posthumously for its mystery maven founder, Ruth Greiner, meets on the first Thursday of the month (with the exception of July) in the New Cumberland Public Library Dining Room. 

Chix with Stix

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friendly, informal monthly gathering of knitters (and crocheters) at all levels of experience.  Help with projects or learn new techniques.  Bring personal projects or participate on a group project.  Held on the second Monday of the month.  For information and registration, please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

Tales of Ancient Greece

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
Picture of Greek columnTales of Ancient Greece presented by the Popcorn Hat Players
Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 PM
Foundation Hall
 
Old stories are made new in Popcorn Hat Players hilarious adaptation of the classic Greek myths for all family members (not suitable for children under 3 years old).

Chix with Stix

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Friendly, informal monthly gathering of knitters (and crocheters) at all levels of experience.  Help with projects or learn new techniques.  Bring personal projects or participate on a group project.  Held on the second Monday of the month.  For information and registration, please contact the library.  Ages 12 and older.

Winter Fitness Fun

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:00am

Girl Jumping“Winter Fitness Fun”, for children 30 months to 6 years of age, will be held on Thursdays beginning January 16—February 27, in the New Cumberland Public Library Foundation Hall.

 

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center will present 7 weeks of fun-filled activities for children 30 months to 6 years of age on Thursdays from 10:15—11:00 AM. 

 

Adult Winter Reading Program

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Book on a blanket with a cup of teaWarm up Winter with Good Books

Register for our Winter Reading program for adults 18 years and older starting Monday, January 16th through February 28th at the Reference Desk of the library. Stop in to register during any open library hours at the Reference Desk. The reading program will continue through February 28th.

Potboilers and Blockbusters

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

In March, Potboilers and Blockbusters will offer an opportunity to discuss the book Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery. This will be part of a community-wide read in partnership with the Cumberland County Library System, Longwood Gardens, The Appalachian Trail Museum and the Kesytone Trail Association.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:00am

Easter EggsFamilies with children ages 2-12

Join us for the annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19th.  Bring your own basket and meet upstairs in the children's program room for our annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Friends of the Shippensburg Public Library!  When you register, please choose one of the following times: 11:00AM, 11:30AM, or 12:00PM.  Please call 532-4508 to register. 

Tall Tales

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

tall talesJoin the writing group at the East Penn Library for tall tales. Bring your ideas to the group on Tuesdays in April and May from 6:00-7:45 pm. We'll refine our fiction and poetry writing skills together. Ages 18 and up. Please plan to attend all six sessions. Call or stop by the library to register at 732-4274.

 

 

 

 

Meadowview Street Storytime

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:15am

We are hosting a special Community Read event, sponsored by Longwood Gardens, as part of our regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime. We will read On Meadowview Street, a new book by Henry Cole.  Children will create a gardening-themed craft.

 

In Storytime children share stories, rhymes, songs, activities, and crafts mostly independent of caregivers.  Younger siblings may play with caregiver outside of the room. 

 

*Please call 532-4508 to register.

Meadowview Street Storytime

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:15pm

We are hosting a special Community Read event, sponsored by Longwood Gardens, as part of our regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime. We will read On Meadowview Street, a new book by Henry Cole.  Children will create a gardening-themed craft.  

In Storytime children share stories, rhymes, songs, activities, and crafts mostly independent of caregivers.  Younger siblings may play with caregiver outside of the room. 

Meadowview Street Storytime

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:15am

We are hosting a special Community Read event, sponsored by Longwood Gardens, as part of our regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime. We will read On Meadowview Street, a new book by Henry Cole.  Children will create a gardening-themed craft.  

In Storytime children share stories, rhymes, songs, activities, and crafts mostly independent of caregivers.  Younger siblings may play with caregiver outside of the room. 

*Please call 532-4508 to register.  

If You Plant a Seed Toddlertime

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:15am

We will be hosting a special Community Read Toddlertime program sponsored by Longwood Gardens.  We will read If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.  Children will create a garden-themed craft.

 

Toddlertime is a child/caregiver activity which includes rhymes, stories, songs, crafts, play and activities.  Older siblings may attend as helpers!

 

*Please call 532-4508 to register.  

If You Plant a Seed Toddlertime

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:15am

We will be hosting a special Community Read Toddlertime event, sponsored by Longwood Gardents.  We will read If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.  Children will create a garden-themed craft. 

 

Toddlertime is a child/caregiver event which includes rhymes, sotires, songs, crafts, play and activities! Older siblings may attend as helpers! 

 

*Please call 532-4508 to register. 

If You Plant a Seed Toddlertime

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 5:15pm

We will be hosting a special Community Read Toddlertime Event, sponsored by Longwood Gardens.  We will be reading If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.  Chldren will create a garden-themed craft. 

Toddlertime is a child/caregiver event which includes rhymes, stories, songs, crafts, play, and activities! Older siblings may attend as helpers!

*Please call 532-4508 to register. 

If You Plant a Seed Toddlertime

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:15am

We will be hosting a special Community Read Toddlertime event, sponsored by Longwood Gardens.  We will read If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.  Children will create a garden-themed craft. 

Toddlertime is a child/caregiver activity which includes rhymes, stories, songs, crafts, play, and activities! Older siblings may attend as helpers! 

* Please call 532-4508 to register. 

Potboilers and Blockbusters

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

Cover of "Room"In April, Potboilers and Blockbusters will discuss the book Room by Emma Donoghue. Please read or listen to an audio version of the book in preparation for our discussion. Registration required. Stop by the library or call 732-4274.

 

 

 

 

 

Potboilers and Blockbusters

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Cover of book Gaining GroundIn May, Potboilers and Blockbusters will discuss the book Gaining Ground by by Forrest Pritchard. Just in time for the spring harvest, this book is a story of farmers markets, local foods and family farms. Please read or listen to an audio version of the book in preparation for our discussion. Registration required. Stop by the library or call 732-4274.

 

 

 

Artsy April Family Art

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:15am

Monday, April 9, 10:15-11:15 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. or

Tuesday, April 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Drop in with your child and visits stations for coloring, dot painting, fingerprint stamping, paper shape art and other  activities. Please wear old clothing and prepare to get messy! Drop in, no registration required.

Pop-In Weekly Afternoon Matinees at the Library

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

In June and July, children can enjoy a G or PG movie for free every Thursday at 1pm. Call the library at 732-4274 for a movie listing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Reading Club 2016 for Children- On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day)

Award ribbons and medalsOn Monday, June 6, registration opens for the summer reading club for children. Register on-line or stop by the library. Registration is open through July, but if you register June 6-10, you can receive an entry form to win one of four prizes. Children who sign up for a new library card during this time can also receive an entry form. Drawings will take place on June 13.

Summer Reading Club 2016 for Adults & Teens - Exercise Your Mind: Read!

Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day)

Award ribbons and medalsStretch yourself this summer by being a part of East Pennsboro Branch Library’s brand new Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program. Registration begins June 6 and remains open through July. Register on-line or stop by the library. If you register June 6-10, you can receive an entry form to win one of four prizes.

Adventures in Reading

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Cover of book "Grandma Gatewood's Walk"On June 16, our Thursday evening reading group will be discussing the book Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery as part of a community-wide read, in partnership with the Cumberland County Library System, Longwood Gardens, The Appalachian Trail Mu

ScienceTellers- “Power & Energy”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 1:30pm

Photos of Sciencetellers doing energy experiments and displaysJoin us this summer as we make things fly, spin, move and soar while telling you a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your lab coat and buckle in – you are about to experience the science of power and energy through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing, learning and having fun!

The Great Holtzie

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Great HoltzieHoltzie is the only “standup” for kids! From the absurd to classic slapstick, The Great Holtzie’s jokes captivate everyone, from preschoolers to parents. Whether he is arguing with a See n Say or taking a bite out of a worm burger, his hysterical routine keeps even the most active children glued to their seats.

Grins & Grins Comedy Show

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:30pm

Grins & Grins Comedy ShowThe Grins and Grins Comedy Show is a fast-paced variety show that incorporates magic, ventriloquism, whip-cracking, daring feats of balance, circus skills, and more to create a family-friendly show that is WAAAY more than just another juggling act! Ray brings incredible circus skills to the show, all the while trying to rein in Erin and her wacky antics.

Living the Write Life

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Living the Write LifeWhether you’re keeping a gardening journal, writing sonnets to all your lost loves, jotting down your journeys, or just writing for fun, join us for five writing sessions this summer.

Mobile Device Basics

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5:30pm

Mobile Device BasicsWant to know more about what these devices can do?  Bring your device and we can assist you in the process of downloading an ebook or answer other general questions about your device. Bring your device to the library on the second Tuesday of the month for a session on the basics.

Life in Central PA

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Life in Central PAMeet local author, Sharon Cree, who will delight us with tales of animal rescue and foster care, and will introduce us to her recently published book, Louise on the Lam. No registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

Give & Take Jugglers

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Give & Take JugglersThe Give & Take Juggling Show is a highly interactive vaudeville based performance that blends the old with the new to create an enjoyable experience for kids of all ages. Using bowling balls, eggs, feathers, and lots of audience participation, this show has been a hit with adults and children alike for 30 years.

 

 

 

 

Exercise Your Mind: Read!

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

Exercise Your Mind: ReadIn conjunction with our adult summer reading program, tell us about what you have been reading. Bring along titles and recommendations, and come prepared to discuss your summer book list. No registration required.

 

 

 

 

Reading Awards Party

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us at Shippensburg Township Park for pizza, refreshments, and fun on the splash pad from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to celebrate our summer of reading!

Shippensburg Township Park is located at 304 Britton Road in Shippensburg. 

The party is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Shippensburg--thank you!

All ages, no registration required. 

Lego Madness

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:30am
Lego Madness
Saturday, January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6                                           
10:30 a.m.
For children ages 4 to 10
 

Adult Summer Reading Program

Monday, June 20, 2016 (All day)

Woman jogging and readingExercise Your Mind: Read

Register for our Summer Reading program for adults 18 years and older starting May 17th at the Reference Desk of the library. Earn chances towards a prize basket and write book reviews to be eligible for weekly prize drawings.  

Pop-In Weekly Family Movie

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:30am

Pop-In Weekly Family MovieChildren can enjoy a G movie for free. Call the library for movie listing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Friday Films

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

Pete's Dragon imageOn the first Friday of each month, enjoy a classic film for free. On September 2 we'll be showing "Pete's Dragon." Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You Notes

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

leaves and branchesIf you’ve been helped, inspired, or encouraged by someone in your life, now’s the time to let the person know. We’ll help you find the words. Plan to attend all six sessions. Register by contacting the library at 732-4274.

 

 

 

 

 

Library Reads

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

Cover of "The Invisible Library"Join us to discuss the Library Reads recommended book, The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. From the publisher: “Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author. One thing any librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction.” Register by contacting the library at 732-4274.

Movie

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 1:30pm

Children can enjoy a G or PG movie for free. Call the library for movie listing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library Reads

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Cover of book "Nine Women, One Dress"Join us to discuss the Library Reads recommended book, Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen. From the publisher: “A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it.” Register by contacting the library at 732-4274.

Special Storytime

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:15am
Photograph of a stack of orange puimpkinsHalloween Storytime! 
Monday, October 24, 10:15 a.m.
For young children ages 3 & up with an adult caregiver.
Join us for a special Halloween-themed storytime and craft. Costumes welcomed, but optional.
No registration necessary.

Craft Afternoon

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

Photograph of red and orange fall leaves on a treeFun Fall Crafts!

Tuesday October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun fall crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will feature fall leaves and trees.  Drop in, no registration required.

Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
Stamp featuring C3PO droidStar Wars Reads Day
Saturday, October 15,
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Members from across the galaxy are invited to join us as we join the national celebration of Star Wars and Reading. 
 
1:00 p.m. Join us for a special Star Wars Story
1:15 -2:30 p.m. Crafts, activities, photos, and a trivia contest
2:30 p.m. Showing of the movie that launched an Empire, Star Wars: A New Hope.
 

Beading

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Photo of perler beadsPro-Perler Beading
Tuesday, November 1, 3-5:00 p.m.
Stop by after school and create a retro pixelized creation. Express your crafty side using tiny beads and an iron to melt beads to create your very own work of art. Drop in, no registration required. 
 

Kit's Interactive Theater!

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm

Photo of Mrs. ClausMrs. Claus's Holiday Celebration

The Mrs. Claus Holiday Celebration shares the good cheer of the yuletide with the elves, the Abominable Snowman and a partridge in a pear tree!  Partake in the stories, sing holiday songs and dance with the Sugarplum Fairies in this jolly Christmas show enjoyed by all.

No registration needed.  Held in Foundation Hall

Open Play

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of baby laughing and holding up a toySpend some time focusing on your baby or toddler, having fun together with our developmentally appropriate toys, and sharing the joys and challenges of parenting with others going through the same stages. This program is for parents of children under the age of 3 and takes place in the storytime castle.

Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of Perler beadsFun Winter Crafts!

Wednesday January 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for fun winter crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school.

Today’s crafts will featurePerler beading and buttons.  Drop in, no registration required.

Open Play

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:15am

Photograph of baby laughing and holding up a toySpend some time focusing on your baby or toddler, having fun together with our developmentally appropriate toys, and sharing the joys and challenges of parenting with others going through the same stages. This program is for parents of children under the age of 3 and takes place in the storytime castle.

Valentine Craft Afternoon

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Drawing of a Valentine and an envelopeDrop in after school or after work for Valentine's Day crafts with options for all ages and abilities from elementary through high school.  The crafts will feature Valentines Day themed paper crafts, including cards, garlands, and more. Make your entry for the I Love My Library contest!  Crafts are scaled down for age and ability, and teens are welcome to attend. 

Open Play

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:15am

Photograph of baby laughing and holding up a toySpend some time focusing on your baby or toddler, having fun together with our developmentally appropriate toys, and sharing the joys and challenges of parenting with others going through the same stages. This program is for parents of children under the age of 3 and takes place in the storytime castle.

Wind Chime Craft

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

With spring in bloom, come to the library to make a wind chime for your window or porch. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Craft Afternoon

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photograph of colored pencilsThursday, April 6, 3-5 p.m.

Drop in after school or work for arts & crafts with options for all school ages and abilities, from elementary through high school. This month will feature intricate coloring books, sheets, and posters. Crafts can be scaled up or down for age and ability and teens are welcomed to attend.

Drop in, no registration required.

Fairytale Building

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:15am
Castle made out of wooden blocksFairytale Building
Ages 7-10
Fridays, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 & July 28 at 10:15 a.m.
We'll use classic fairytales as a jumping off point to explore and experiment with building methods and materials. Register beginning June 5.
 

Library After Hours

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Drawing of a pyramid of booksTeens After Hours: Bring Your Own Book
Friday, June 16
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase. Registration is required beginning June 5.
 

Library After Hours

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Teen playing the drums
Teens After Hours
Fridays, June 8, 22, July 6 & 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join us after the Library closes for events just for teens entering grades 6-10. Registration is required beginning two
weeks before each event until space is full. 
 

Book to Movie Matinee

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
The globe as a puzzle
Fridays, June 23, July 21, Aug 11 for Ages 11-14
2:00-4:30 p.m. 
Read the book on your own, come to the library and watch the movie. We will then have a discussion about both!
Register beginning June 5. 

Magical Nick!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

Magical Nick at the White HouseMagical Nick returns to give us an interactive comedy and magic show where everyone becomes part of the experience! 

Join us Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30. No registration 

Sciencetellers!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

SciencetellersExciting experiments combine with dynamic storytelling to create a unique and highly interactive science program! 

Join us Thursday June 15 at 1:30! 

No registration

Reading Awards Party!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

pepperoni pizzaWe did it! To end another wonderful Summer Learning Program and Reading Challege, join us at the Library for a celebration! Pizza and refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Shippensburg Kiwanis Club! 

Hands-On Learning

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Photo of a circuit board
Register for one of our interactive hands-on learning mini-camps for kids ages 8-12 on Mondays this summer! Registration begins June 1.
 
June 18 1:00-2:00 p.m. Archaeology with the State Museum of Pennsylvania

Hands-On Science: Robots!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Robot readingTuesday, November 21, 10:30 am until 3:00 pm 
Dash & Dot Robots are back by popular demand!  Sign up for a 45-minute block to try out beginning robotics.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited, registration begins October 30.
 

Library After Hours

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Globe with treasure map
Teens After Hours: Paint Night
Friday, June 30
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Create a one-of-a-kind canvas at the Library’s first ever paint night.  Space is limited, so register early!
Registration is required beginning June 5.
 
 

Library After Hours

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Globe with treasure map
Teens After Hours: Robots
Friday, July 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Library will have Dash & Dot Robots available for hands-on learning and fun!  Registration is required beginning June 5.
 
 

Gerrymandering: Democracy at Risk

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
Graphic of ballot box and map
What are the detrimental effects of the current partisan process for drawing Pennsylvania legislative and congressional districts?  How can voters advocate for reforming the redistricting process? We will learn about current proposals in the PA legislature as well as pending state and federal court cases.  Program presented by Ken Gehosky of Fair Districts PA.  Sponsored by the Harrisburg American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

Lego Ninjago Pre-Game Party!

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
Photo of a boy playing with LegosThursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
For ages 4 & up.
What’s better than Legos or Ninjas? Legos AND Ninjas! Stop by the Library to prepare for the upcoming release of The Lego Ninjago movie with Lego challenges, Ninja-inspired crafts, and fun activities. Drop in, no registration required.
 

Pumpkin Book Craft

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Photograph of PumpkinsPumpkin Book Craft for adults

Thursday, October 5, 2017

6:30 PM

New Cumberland Public Library

2nd Floor Library Browsing Room

Make a pumpkin out of an old paperback book. Registration is required for this free program. Call the Library at 774-7820 or sign-up at the Reference Desk.

 

eBook Help

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
E reader with booksSaturdays from 11-1 pm
 
Need help using Overdrive to download books onto your own phone or device? Stop in at the Library and a staff member will answer your questions or get you started on enjoying eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library. Please bring your own device. A library card is required. 
 

Trick or Treat and Costume Parade

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
photo of pumpkinsSaturday, October 21
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Get into the Halloween spirit by trick-or-treating through the Library! Stop at each desk and treat station for a special treat. At 4:00 PM, assemble in the Children’s room Storytime Castle for a costume parade through the Library and outside grounds. Parents, be sure to bring your cameras!
 

Zentangle in Browsing Room

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Drawing a of a heart with intricate linesLearn the art of Zentangle, a way to create structured designs through drawing various patterns. No experience required. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this free program by calling the Library 717-774-7820.
 

Tape Town

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

child playing with toy carSaturday, February 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Monday, February 18, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM or 6:00 PM -7:30 PM 

For ages 3-7

Valentine Makerspace

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30pm
Graphic of envelope and valentine
Friday, February 8, 10:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. for 3-5 year olds
Preschoolers are welcome to drop in to the Library for Valentine inspired simple crafts and activities. Drop in, no registration required.
 
 

Crayon Day!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Photo of crayonsSaturday, March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For ages 2-10
 
Stop by the Children’s Room to celebrate International Crayon Day! Create artwork, do crayon activities and even enter our crayon color naming contest for a chance to win a Crayola Crayon Pack & Coloring Book. Drop in, no registration necessary. 
 

Artsy April Family Art

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm

Monday, April 9, 10:15-11:15 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. or

Tuesday, April 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Drop in with your child and visits stations for coloring, dot painting, fingerprint stamping, paper shape art and other  activities. Please wear old clothing and prepare to get messy! Drop in, no registration required.

Robots!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Robot reading bookSaturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand: Dash & Dot Robots! Sign up for a 45 minute slot for hands-on time with these fun coding tools. Registration is required beginning June 8. Children under 8 must have an adult helper.
 

Little Mozarts

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:30am

Graphic of a piano covered with booksTry Music for Little Mozarts, a piano class for 4-6 year olds! Join Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear on a Musical Adventure. In MFLM we play the piano, dance, sing and just have fun with music!

Ballet and Books

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ballerina in Black TutuBallet and Books Saturday,
July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 4-8 can join the Central PA Youth Ballet for this interactive program where we'll dance! We'll explore segments from ballets that use music motifs for specific characters. No registration required.
 

Ready for Kindergarten!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:15am
Ready for Kindergarten 
Wednesdays, June 20-Aug 15, 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Children entering kindergarten in fall 2018 are invited to register for our weekly kindergarten preparedness program! Registration begins May 15.
 

Pets: Find Your Purr-fect Match

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm

July 31st and August 14th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Kids 5 and up

This event features fun activities with PRIZES! Learn about picking the right pet for your family, making sure you understand the needs of your current pets, and keeping your pets healthy and safe. We'll be collecting old blankets, newspapers, pillows, and pillowcases for local animal shelters. Drop in, no registration required. 

Puzzlemania

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Friday, September 28 

1:00-5:00 PM

Families with children 3-12

Drop by the library for some fun with pattern puizzles, tanagrams, and other shape-based activities. Try your best at logic-based puzzle games or help complete a collaborative jigsaw puzzle. 

 

FortNite Meet and Greet

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Do you love to play FortNite? Want to meet other kids in New Cumberland to safely game with? You are invited to the library to meet and greet with other players, exchange screen names, and talk about tips and tricks! This meet and greet will not include actual game playing.  Drop in, no registration required. 

Play-Doh Palooza

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 10:15am

PChild playing with doughlay-Doh Palooza!

Monday, ,January 7, 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver

Use your imagination to create with Play-Doh! Roll, shape, and design your own creation – all while developing fine motor skills.

Something Cool After School

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:45pm
Something Cool After School 
Wednesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
Children in grades 3-5 can drop in after school the 2nd Wednesday of each month for fun activities including Lego WeDo, Snap Circuits, Keva Planks, and more.

Library Trick or Treat and Costume Parade

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Get into the Halloween spirit by trick-or-treating through the Library. A scavenger hunt will lead you to multiple treat stations throughout the Library. Come in costume and assemble in the Children's Room Storytime Castle at 3:30 p.m. for a costume parade through the library and outside grounds. Parents, be sure to bring your cameras!

BINGO For Books

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:30am

Filled Bingo For BooksThis program is now filled. Children ages 2-10 will play BINGO and win books. Books will be available for all ages. Registration required. Limited to 30 participants.

Holiday Movie Night

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Photo of jingle bellsHoliday Movie Night
Thursday, December 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Families with children are welcome to come to the Library in their pajamas to enjoy a special short holiday film in the Storytime Castle to celebrate the season. Following the movie, enjoy cookies & milk! Call or visit the Library for the choice of film title.  Registration is required beginning November 26. 

Wee Build

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Wee BuildDrop-in building time for ages 2-6. Come build with us! Playing with blocks and toys builds the foundation for later mathematical and scientific thinking -- plus it's fun! Drop in! No registration needed.

Wee Build

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00am

Wee BuildDrop-in building time for ages 2-6. Come build with us! Playing with blocks and toys builds the foundation for later mathematical and scientific thinking -- plus it's fun! Drop in! No registration needed.

Wee Build

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Wee BuildDrop-in building time for ages 2-6. Come build with us! Playing with blocks and toys builds the foundation for later mathematical and scientific thinking -- plus it's fun! Drop in! No registration needed.

TAB Meeting

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

TABGrab a friend and help us decide what teen programs we should have and how we can better serve all the teens in the community. For teens in grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Walk-ins are encouraged.

 

Family Game Day

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday, January 2, 10:30-2:30 p.m.
School’s still out? Drop in to the Children’s Room and try out our assortment of family friendly board and card games.   There will be games suitable for children of all ages (teenagers too!). Drop in, no registration required.
 

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


Tween Scene

Tween SceneStudents in grades 4-5 are invited to come to the library to make new friends and to try new activities. The topic for this month is LEGO Night.

 

 

 

 

Family Storytime

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Family Storytime RainbowsTHEME: Rainbows! Visit the library in your pajamas and listen to colorful stories, sing songs and make a rainbow craft. Bring the whole family. No registration needed.

Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

DucksFamilyStorytimeThis month's theme: DUCKS! Come to the library in your pajamas and listen to dazzling duck stories, sing songs, create a spring craft, and get a rubber ducky to take home. The entire family is welcome. No registration needed.

A Taste of Mechanicsburg

Gingerbread HouseMechanicsburg, PA's premiere event that features the culinary talents of local food and beverage vendors. Come out for an afternoon of great food, thirst-quenching drinks, and lively company. Kick back, relax, and enjoy live entertainment by local artists.

 

 

TEEN Spa Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
In recognition of Earth Day, teens will "upcycle" items for new uses. All materials and snacks provided. Registration is required. 

Tape Town

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:30am
child playing with toy carSaturday, February 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday, February 18, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM or 6:00 PM -7:30 PM 
For ages 3-7

Tape Town

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Boy riding toySaturday, February 16, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Monday, February 18, 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM or 6:00 PM -7:30 PM 
For ages 3-7

Book Club

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

RebeccaThe John Graham Library's Book Club meets on Monday, April 1st at 1:00 pm.  We will discuss Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier.  All are welcome!

Book Club

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

Full Moon RisingThe John Graham Library's Book Club meets on Monday, May 6th at 1:00 pm.  We will discuss Full Moon Rising by local author T.M. Becker and I Dissent by Debbie Levy.  All are welcome!

Couponing 101

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

"Coupon Counselor" Dawn Marron, Esq. will share tips and techniques to stretch your shopping dollars. For ages 14+. Registration required by March 22.

Storytime

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:30am

horsetailAll children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Tails.

Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00am

The Farmers' Market is held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday from May - October in the library's front yard.  You'll find local produce, plants, and handcrafted items.

Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am

The Farmers' Market is held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday from May - October in the library's front yard.  You'll find local produce, plants, and handcrafted items.

Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am

The Farmers' Market is held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday from May - October in the library's front yard.  You'll find local produce, plants, and handcrafted items.

Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:00am

The Farmers' Market is held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday from May - October in the library's front yard.  You'll find local produce, plants, and handcrafted items.

Tween Scene

Tween SceneStudents in grades 4-5 are invited to come to the library to make new friends and to try new activities. The topic for this month is game night.

 

 

 

 

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


Author Visit

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Local author Sherry Knowlton will speak on "Keeping It Local While Writing for Universal Appeal."  She is the author of four novels in the Alexa Williams series, including the recently published Dead of Winter.

Lego Hour

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Storytime

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:30am

lambsAll children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Lambs (special visitor coming!)

Storytime

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:30am

koalasAll children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Koalas.

Storytime

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:30am

bunnyAll children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Bunnies (special visitor coming!)

Storytime

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:30am

All children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Tooth Fairy.

Storytime

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:30am

umbrellaAll children and caregivers are welcome for stories, songs, crafts, and occasional special visitors.  Theme:  Rain.

Author Visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Last TwoLocal author Kaden Hurley will appear at the John Graham Library on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm.  She is the author of the children's novel The Last Two.

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Lego Hour

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

LegosJoin us for Lego Hour!  All kids and teens are welcome.  The Legos are provided, and your creations will be put on display at the library!

Tween Scene

Tween SceneStudents in grades 4-5 are invited to come to the library to make new friends and to try new activities. The topic for this month is Get Ready for Summer.

 

 

 

 

Teen Game Night

Game NightWhether you like board games, video games, or card games, we have something for everyone! Join us and enjoy competing with your friends, choosing from the wide variety of games we have in our awesome collection!

 

 


Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

Easter Egg -Stravaganza 

For Ages 2 to 8

1:30 to 2:30 PM

Ongoing craftts and games for all ages 2 to 8. Light refreshments served at the Foundation House.  Egg Hunt Times: 2:00 for ages 2-3, 2:15 for ages 4-6, 2:30 for ages 7-8.  The Easter Bunny arrives at 1:30 on the firetruck for a surprise visit. No registration needed.  Rain or Shine. 

Simpson Library Closed

Closed SignSimpson Library will be closed on Saturday, May 25 while the parking lot is resealed and lines are painted. The parking lot will be unavailable on Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27. The book drop can be accessed from the sidewalk on Walnut Street. No items will be due on these days.

 

 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:30am

Easter Egg HuntChildren ages 1 - 10 are invited to bring a basket and search for eggs on the library lawn, then exchange them for a goody bag and a free book. Register early! Don't miss out on this fun tradition. Two time slots are available: 10:30 am or 11:30 am. 

JAM Session

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

Jam Session BlueBring your instrument and jam with other musicians in our lower level. Ages 14+.

Listeners welcome! No registration needed.

STEM Club

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:30pm

STEM Club Recycled RobotsDiscover something new about Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Join us in April to build a robot out of recycled materials in this Earth-Day-themed STEM Club. For grades K-5. Limited to 20 participants. Registration required.

Flower Power

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
FlowerPowerChildren ages 3-10 are invited to learn all about flowers and how they grow. Participants will be entered into a drawing for Longwood Garden tickets. Registration required.

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