Upcoming events

    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Meeting Room #2

    Saturdays in February at 2:00 p.m.

    Bullseye - 1990. Rated PG13. (2/3/17)

    The Spy Who Loved Me. 1977. Rated PG. (2/10/17)

    The Cannonball Run. 1981. Rated PG. (2/17/17)

    Live and Let Die. 1973. PG. (2/24/17)

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. All are welcome. Snack are provided.


    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting room #1

    Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    George Weigel, gardening columnist for the Patriot-News/PennLive,” will be here to help us devise a month-to-month plan for making our garden look great all year long. It’s not enough to design and plant a good landscape because things will quickly go down the tubes unless you know what to do to keep it looking good and when to do what.

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

    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    This is the story of Deborah Sampson, a remarkable woman whose life is largely ignored by most historical texts. She was known as the “Secret Soldier,’ the American Revolution’s only acknowledged female combat veteran. A descendant of William Bradford and Miles Standish, Deborah Sampson spent her childhood in poverty and was sold into indentured servitude. Anne Pasquale and her accompanist bring this story to life through interactive re-enactments and storytelling. The audience will understand the plight of the colonies and the need for revolution through the eyes of this extraordinary young woman. This performance, highlighted by stage combat and live music of the period, is a perfect accompaniment for anyone interested in colonial history or the American Revolution.

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

    • 08 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m.

    Hillary Jordan is the author of the novels Mudbound (2008) and When She Woke (2011), as well as the digital short, Aftermirth. Her first novel, Mudbound, tells the story of two families, white landowners and their black sharecroppers in Mississippi. Both families are changed forever when their young men return from battle in Europe and strike up an unlikely friendship, in defiance of Jim Crow-era expectations. It was published in 2008 after winning the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, a prize established by author Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literary books of merit that address issues of social justice. Mudbound won numerous other awards including the Alex Award from the American Library Association. It has been made into a feature film directed by Dee Rees starring Mary J Blige and will be released in 2017. 

    Watch a trailer on the film adaptation of her new book.

    Registration begins March 8, 2018, online, or call (717) 533-6555.

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Hershey Public Library

    Friends Student Film Festival mission is to have local filmmakers present their work to the local community.

    Students in elementary school to graduate school are invited to participate. Entries due April 1, 2018. Winning films will be shown on 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 from the library's website.


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

    You may submit your entry online.

    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.

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