Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Meeting Room #2


    Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

    Students in elementary school to graduate school are invited to participate. Entries due April 1, 2018. Winning films will be shown on Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

    Please pick up the Student Film Festival rules and submission form at the library, or download the Friends Student Film Festival RULES and the Friends Student Film Festival SUBMISSION FORM.

    THREE WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR MOVIE:

    1. Drop off your movie at the mailing address for Steve Ballard.

    2. You may submit your entry online.

    3. Send the video file to the e-mail address below.

    Student Film Festival contact information: Steve Ballard

    650 Cocoa Avenue

    Hershey, PA 17033

    E-mail to: steveballard650@verizon.net

    Tele: (717) 982-2506

    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2


    Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    Patricia has authored over 100 books and stories, as well as adding stunning visual artistry to her books. She has been enlightening children and adults alike for 30 years while visiting elementary schools and libraries all over the United State and Canada. She shares her message of tolerance, acceptance, diversity, love, and respect to children of all ages while entertaining them with her lively personal stories. Patricia draws upon her rich heritage of mixed cultures for her inspirations. Stories like The Keeping Quilt and Fiona’s Lace pay homage to her Russian and Irish backgrounds. Thank You Mr. Falker speaks to her challenges with reading as a child and discovering her own dyslexia. Her speeches are legendary. Grown-ups: make sure to bring tissues! This performance is family preview of the programs Patricia Polacco will be performing in the Hershey and Palmyra Elementary schools the following week.

    No registration is required for this Children's Series Program.

    • 06 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    This incredible percussion ensemble offers a high-energy, tightly choreographed performance infused with fine musicianship, humor, variety, instruction, and audience participation. One surprise follows another as the musical genres flow from classical to ragtime to improvisation and more—and rusty brake shoes, garbage cans, and wooden stools supplant traditional instrumentation. Topping it all off is the group’s astonishing teamwork, a steady source of visual delight.

    No registration is required for Friends Children's Series Programs.

    Watch a YouTube video on the artists.


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Meetings Rooms #1 and #2


    Tuesday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m.

    Take a historical, political, and geographical riff through American pop music with this unique live celebration of the history of rock & roll. From African rhythms, Delta blues, swing, R&B, and country through Elvis, Motown, the Beatles, Hendrix, disco, and world beat, four talented musicians play with authority and joy while sharing the tremendous educational and musical power of this uniquely American cultural history. Rock out with us on Tuesday, June 19 at 1 p.m.

    NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FRIENDS SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS.

    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2



    Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m.

    Come to “Act a Story, Sing a Song” when Robin tells stories, you become the characters in your favorite stories or songs! Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m.

    NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FRIENDS SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS.

    • 08 Jul 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD


    Friends will show a summer film series on Sundays in July at 2:00 p.m. Snacks provided. No registration required. All are welcome. 

    Beethoven PG (7/8/18) 

    Fly Away Home PG (7/15/18)

    Jungle Book PG (7/22/18) 

    Stuart Little PG (7/29/18)

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2


    The Bravura Brass is a Hershey Public Library summer tradition! Enjoy an afternoon of great brass music spanning centuries and genres. Brass Rocks! Featuring the trumpet, french horn, trombone and the tuba, this inspiring performance will have families enthralled with their musical virtuosity. Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.

    NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FRIEND SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS.

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2


    Explore how American dance evolved from its African roots and European influences into the popular stage and social dances that we see today. Two versatile performers take you from classical court dances and the Irish reel, to vaudeville, tap, and even the cultural impact of Michael Jackson – all of this and more is packed into this highly entertaining and informative perspective on American history. Tuesday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m.

    NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR FRIENDS SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS.

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