Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Meeting Room #2

    Sorry, this program has been cancelled. (Updated 4.9.19.)

    Student Submissions Are Needed by April 1 for Student Film Festival – The 7th Annual Friends of Hershey Public Library Student Film Festival seeks to showcase and recognize local student filmmakers’ creative work.

    The festival will take place on April 27, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm at the Hershey Public Library. We will show as many films as possible in that time.

    Please share this email with others to encourage more students to highlight their creative talents and join us to celebrate the students’ creativity!

    General Rules:

    • All film entries are free.
    • Each applicant can submit up to three (3) films.
    • A committee will screen the films prior to the festival for appropriateness for a public library audience.
    • Films must be 25 minutes or Less in length.
    • The films must be uploaded to You Tube and the You Tube link emailed along with the completed submission form which can be copy and pasted into the email.


    There will be an “Audience Choice Award” by secret written ballots from the audience.

    Submitting films — All entries (Link to You Tube film with the submission form) must be emailed to Steve Ballard & Martha Brown on or before APRIL .  harvestmoon210@yahoo.com. and steveballard650@verizon.net

    We will let the filmmaker know by April 6 if their film will be shown at the festival.

    We encourage filmmakers to attend the festival, and to bring friends and family. Each filmmaker will receive some Hershey’s chocolate at the festival. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Ballard at  (717) 435-5176 or steveballard650@verizon.net

    Download the 2019 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FORM, or pick one up at the library.

    • 05 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Meetings Rooms #1 and #2

    The Hershey Public Library tradition continues – a surprise Mother’s Day art project. Back by popular demand, Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio – Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together – will help the children design a special project for a loved one. Pre-registration is required. This program is free and open to the public, and will take place in the library’s meeting room.

    2:00 to 2:40 p.m. Ages 2 to 6. Maximum 30. Register children ages 2 to 6.

    3:00 to 3:40 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Maximum 30. Register children ages 6 and up.

    Pre-registration is required due to space limitation. (Maximum of 30 for each group) Registration begins on Monday, April 22, 2019.

    You may also call the Children’s Desk at 533-6555 ext. 3708 to register.

    • 19 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Richard LaMotte will be with us to share his knowledge and years of experience on sea glass. He will also provide insight into the art of identifying unique shards and review the basic science of how sea glass is formed. Learn why certain colors are so much harder to find than others and explore the history of sea glass. Questions are encouraged as this lecture will serve to be a valuable exchange of information between Richard and anyone seeking to learn more about these vanishing gems.

    Richard LaMotte, author of The Lure of Sea Glass: Our Connection to Nature’s Gems, is America’s leading authority on sea glass. This book, which focuses primarily on the emotional side of sea glass, was prompted by the many stories and anecdotes he has heard over the years from people who shared with him how much sea glass collecting has meant in their lives.

    It is a sequel to his classic, Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, which was published in 2004. It has become the definitive book on the subject and helped spark the increasingly popular pastime of collecting treasures from the sea. LaMotte and his family have collected more than 40,000 pieces of sea glass, much of it from the Chesapeake Bay, near their home in Chestertown, Maryland.

    Books will be sold and signed at the event.

    Register online, or call (717) 533-6555.

    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Meeting Room #1

    Friends will show a summer film series on Sundays in July at 2:00 p.m.

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs PG  (7/7/19)

    Mr. Popper's Penguins PG  (7/14/19)

    Hugo PG  (7/21/19)

    Night at the Museum PG  (7/28/19)


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