Upcoming events

    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

    Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel Cowen in this exciting and magical one–man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! It is a fully staged presentation that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages. See young Joshua Lionel Cowen as he begins building “electrical novelties.” Then follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time.

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

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meeting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    If you laid Alaska across the Lower 48, one corner would be in California, one in North Carolina and one in Minnesota. Yet few visitors to the 49th state ever get beyond the typical cruise-ship itinerary. Writer and scientist Scott Weidensaul, who has been exploring Alaska for more than 30 years, takes us to some of the most remote parts of this immense and wild state, from the isolated Aleutian and Pribilof islands to native villages within sight of Russia, and wilderness rivers on the North Slope – breathtaking landscapes alive with birds and mammals.

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

    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    • Meting Rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    Let's chase those winter blues away with an afternoon of art! Back by popular demand, Meghan Winslow of SPLAT Studio--Spirited People Learning Artfulness Together--will help children create a wonderful work of art and get their creative juices flowing!

    Pre-registration is required for this limited program.

    • 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)

    Bed and Breakfast. 1991. Rated PG13. (2/17/17)

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

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


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

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

    Through a high-energy fusion of percussive dance, traditional music, and rousing call-and-response, the three performers of The Seventh Principle demonstrate both traditional African dance and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. Students will understand how dance and music are infused into elements of everyday life in West African communities, and how the arts play an important role as an expression of cultural identity. Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration connects students to the history of African dance and cultures and celebrates the unique ability the art form has to bring people together around the world.

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

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Meetings rooms #1 and #2

    Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

    The southern portion of Pennsylvania is rich with history, but also boasts breathtaking natural beauty. From rolling hills in Lancaster and York Counties to steep ravines along the Susquehanna River, this region offers hikers a wide array of outdoor experiences. Matt will discuss hiking in our region and exploring the outdoors in Pennsylvania, specifically the mid-Atlantic area.

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

    • 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.

    • 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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