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Monday September 26, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 26-October 24, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. For Paws 2 Read at ESA, there will be no programming on Monday, October 3 as The Library will be closed.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday September 27, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 27-October 25, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday September 28, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Kline Library

Thursday September 29, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (EV)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (KL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10 and 17).

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Coffee Cupping Class with Elementary Coffee Co.  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Swing by our coffee cupping class with Andrea Grove of Elementary Coffee Co.! Andrea will guide participants through a tasting of a variety of their coffee blends. Together we will learn about coffee aroma, taste, and mouthfeel, as well as the differences between coffees from around the world. Don’t let the thought of drinking caffeine during this program’s evening hour scare you away! Similar to wine tasting, participants are advised to spit out the coffee after tasting it. 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: Johnson Memorial Library

Friday September 30, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #1 program will be held every other week from September 30-December 9 with no program on November 25. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #2.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday October 1, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (October 1, 15, and 29 and November 12 and 19).

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Sunday October 2, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Best Hikes of Northern Dauphin County: Nature Hike  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us as we explore gorgeous hiking trails located in Northern Dauphin County! We’ll check out some hidden gems, learn some local history, do creative activities – each hike will offer something different! Please bring water and dress in appropriate layers for the day’s weather. All other activity supplies will be provided.

This hike will take place at the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area and will be moderate in difficulty due to some significant hills. We will meet in the pavilion next to the parking lot.

Upcoming Best Hikes:

  • October 23: Nature Journaling at Myo Park in Millersburg
  • November 13: Local History Hike at Love Rock near Lykens Glen Park in Lykens

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is not required. Location: Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area, 1609 Back Road, Halifax.


Tuesday October 4, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 27-October 25, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday October 5, 2022
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM FESAL book sale  
    Contact: Maria Lagasca   x1015   mlagasca@dcls.org
   

FESAL Book sale

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Kline Library

Thursday October 6, 2022
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM FESAL Book Sale  
    Contact: Maria Lagasca   x1015   mlagasca@dcls.org
   

FESAL Book sale

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wellness & Exercise Program  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Want to improve your cardiovascular health and overall energy levels? Learn from local health professionals how to: 

  • design your own successful fitness program to sustain an active lifestyle.  

  • set goals that challenge you. 

  • select your own exercise routine. 

  • maintain and monitor your fitness. 

  • learn what food and lifestyle choices promote heart health.  

  • understand how to implement these choices into your daily routine. 

1.5 hours. For ages 55+. Registration is required. Registrants are expected to attend all 3 program sessions. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (EV)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book Bingo at Kline Library  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Yes, Bingo is back! Come play this classic with your family and friends. There will be books and other prizes for players of all ages.

1 hour. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Kline Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Calling all dungeoneers of Dauphin County! Register for our virtual D&D sessions to begin adventuring with The Library’s guild. Never played a tabletop game? That’s okay! We’re more than happy to help you learn.

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Friday October 7, 2022
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM FESAL Book Sale  
    Contact: Maria Lagasca   x1015   mlagasca@dcls.org
   

FESAL Book sale

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #2 program will be held every other week from October 7-December 2. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #1.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday October 8, 2022
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM FESAL Book Sale  
    Contact: Maria Lagasca   x1015   mlagasca@dcls.org
   

FESAL Book sale

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading the Rainbow Book Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Sip delicious, caffeinated beverages with fellow readers as we discuss LGBTQ+ books by LGBTQ+ authors. From sci-fi and contemporary, to romance and YA, we'll read it all as long as it is good and gay!

October Pick: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree 

November Pick: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello 

December Pick: The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is recommended but not required. No purchase necessary to attend. Location: Elementary Coffee Co., 256 North Street, Harrisburg.

    Location: Harrisburg
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Chess and Go Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for a game of chess or learn how to play Go! All skill levels welcome. We will play and learn from each other.  

2 hours. For all ages. Walk-ins welcome. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Monday October 10, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 26-October 24, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. For Paws 2 Read at ESA, there will be no programming on Monday, October 3 as The Library will be closed.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday October 11, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 27-October 25, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Textile Series: Sewing and Upcycling with Fabric  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

This fall, we're learning to sew by upcycling different textiles with our friend, Holly Etzweiler. We'll start by making a hand-sewn project before moving into week two, where we'll learn the ins and outs of a sewing machine. To conclude, we'll make a more complex, upcycled project together using sewing machines. Whether you're interested in picking up a new skill, or you're looking to renew your enthusiasm for a bygone hobby, we'd love to sew with you! All materials will be provided.

October 11: Handsewn Upcycling Project: Glasses Case 

October 18: Basic Machine Sewing: Fabric Bookmark  

October 25: Upcycling Machine Sewing Project: Quilted Cozy

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Register separately for October 11. Registrants for October 18 will automatically be registered for October 25. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday October 12, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Kline Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Harvest Hoedown  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Apples, pumpkins, corn, and more! With autumn’s arrival, celebrate a cornucopia of fall-themed fun when you join us for a Harvest Hoedown at The Library 

About 45 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Spanish Language Conversation Group at Mission Mofongo  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation, facilitated by Dr. Hector Ortiz. Each month, we’ll begin our session with a short grammar lesson before branching out into discussion. Whether you speak Spanish fluently or you are just beginning to learn the language, we welcome you to come together in community and conversation.   

In October, we welcome you to join us at Mission Mofongo & Mas for conversation over dinner.  

1 hour. For ages 15+. Registration is required.  Location: Mission Mofongo & Mas, 1430 Derry St., Harrisburg.

    Location: Harrisburg

Thursday October 13, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wellness & Exercise Program  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Want to improve your cardiovascular health and overall energy levels? Learn from local health professionals how to: 

  • design your own successful fitness program to sustain an active lifestyle.  

  • set goals that challenge you. 

  • select your own exercise routine. 

  • maintain and monitor your fitness. 

  • learn what food and lifestyle choices promote heart health.  

  • understand how to implement these choices into your daily routine. 

1.5 hours. For ages 55+. Registration is required. Registrants are expected to attend all 3 program sessions. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (EV)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (KL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10 and 17).

    Location: Kline Library

Friday October 14, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #1 program will be held every other week from September 30-December 9 with no program on November 25. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #2.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday October 15, 2022
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Blood Drive  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be partnering with The Library to accept blood donations. Not only will your donation save lives, but you’ll also get a snack!

You must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent.

6 hours. For ages 17+. Registration is strongly suggested. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments will be taken first. A form of ID is REQUIRED to donate. Register at 717GiveBlood.org and click “Donate Now” or call 1-800-771-0059. 

Location: Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2701 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg.

   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Started with Family History  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Have you wanted to take the plunge into researching your family’s history but are not sure how to start? Join our Information Services staff as we commemorate National Family History Month with an interactive workshop created to help you get your research started on the right foot. You will gain some helpful knowledge, get started on filling out important forms and learn how to avoid common mistakes from the beginning. Forms will be provided but feel free to bring your mobile device and any "getting started” materials questions you may have.   

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (October 1, 15, and 29 and November 12 and 19).

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday October 17, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 26-October 24, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. For Paws 2 Read at ESA, there will be no programming on Monday, October 3 as The Library will be closed.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday October 18, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paleontologist for a Day  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us for an adventure into the past as we excavate fossils using our brand-new Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality zSpace computers! 

1 hour. For ages 6-10 years. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 27-October 25, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare 101 (KL)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

New to Medicare and not sure how to navigate it? This informational session with Jay Bhagat from Financial Education Partnership has you covered. Learn about Medicare Parts A and D, the different plans and supplements that are available, individual part coverage, and more. By the end of the session, you will feel better prepared for Medicare enrollment.  

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the in-person program. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program.

    Location: Kline Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare 101 (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

New to Medicare and not sure how to navigate it? This informational session with Jay Bhagat from Financial Education Partnership has you covered. Learn about Medicare Parts A and D, the different plans and supplements that are available, individual part coverage, and more. By the end of the session, you will feel better prepared for Medicare enrollment.  

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required.  Registrants will be emailed further instructions to join the virtual program. This is the listing to register for the virtual program. There is a separate listing to register for the in-person program.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Textile Series: Sewing and Upcycling with Fabric  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

This fall, we're learning to sew by upcycling different textiles with our friend, Holly Etzweiler. We'll start by making a hand-sewn project before moving into week two, where we'll learn the ins and outs of a sewing machine. To conclude, we'll make a more complex, upcycled project together using sewing machines. Whether you're interested in picking up a new skill, or you're looking to renew your enthusiasm for a bygone hobby, we'd love to sew with you! All materials will be provided.

October 11: Handsewn Upcycling Project: Glasses Case 

October 18: Basic Machine Sewing: Fabric Bookmark  

October 25: Upcycling Machine Sewing Project: Quilted Cozy

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Register separately for October 11. Registrants for October 18 will automatically be registered for October 25. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday October 19, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday October 20, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Historic Preservation Tour with Historic Harrisburg Association  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Curious to learn about the renovation project at the McCormick Riverfront Library? David Morrison, Executive Director of Historic Harrisburg Association, and Charles Alexander, architect of the renovation project, will share the history of the library and surrounding area, as well as a tour of the library that points to the unique challenges and opportunities that arose while uniting the McCormick Riverfront Library with the Haldeman Haley House. 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wellness & Exercise Program  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Want to improve your cardiovascular health and overall energy levels? Learn from local health professionals how to: 

  • design your own successful fitness program to sustain an active lifestyle.  

  • set goals that challenge you. 

  • select your own exercise routine. 

  • maintain and monitor your fitness. 

  • learn what food and lifestyle choices promote heart health.  

  • understand how to implement these choices into your daily routine. 

1.5 hours. For ages 55+. Registration is required. Registrants are expected to attend all 3 program sessions. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sip & Speak  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Come sip some tea and let’s talk life, especially how we persevere, how we find hope, and how we define ourselves through it all. This book club features non-fiction titles with themes of pain, loss, love, strength, and triumph. Light refreshments will be served.  

September Pick: The Yellow House by Sarah Broom  

October Pick: Educated by Tara Westover 

November Pick: Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper 

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (EV)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Historic Preservation Tour with Historic Harrisburg Association  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Curious to learn about the renovation project at the McCormick Riverfront Library? David Morrison, Executive Director of Historic Harrisburg Association, and Charles Alexander, architect of the renovation project, will share the history of the library and surrounding area, as well as a tour of the library that points to the unique challenges and opportunities that arose while uniting the McCormick Riverfront Library with the Haldeman Haley House. 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Harvest Hoedown  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Apples, pumpkins, corn, and more! With autumn’s arrival, celebrate a cornucopia of fall-themed fun when you join us for a Harvest Hoedown at The Library 

About 45 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Friday October 21, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #2 program will be held every other week from October 7-December 2. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #1.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Third in the Burg: Books and Brews  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

You belong here for our first fundraising event at McCormick Riverfront Library and Haldeman Haly House. This special event will feature beer tastings with local breweries, live music with Pat Cusick, a buffet of “biergarten bites”, and a book signing with local author Rodney Ross. Purchase your $35.00 ticket and get more details at dcls.org/beer.

2 hours. For ages 21+. Registration is not required. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Saturday October 22, 2022
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Kline pop-up book sale  
    Contact: Ginny Streckewald   7175452179   ginniq@hotmail.com
    Location: Kline Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Harvest Hoedown  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Apples, pumpkins, corn, and more! With autumn’s arrival, celebrate a cornucopia of fall-themed fun when you join us for a Harvest Hoedown at The Library 

About 45 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Chess and Go Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for a game of chess or learn how to play Go! All skill levels welcome. We will play and learn from each other.  

2 hours. For all ages. Walk-ins welcome. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Crafternoon at The Library  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

We know that the daily grind can be stressful – that’s why we’re setting aside time each month for a fun and relaxing craft! Join us at the Alexander Family Library for a calming afternoon of crafting. Any and all skill levels are more than welcome to come and enjoy. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Sunday October 23, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Best Hikes of Northern Dauphin County: Nature Journaling  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us as we explore gorgeous hiking trails located in Northern Dauphin County! We’ll check out some hidden gems, learn some local history, do creative activities – each hike will offer something different! Please bring water and dress in appropriate layers for the day’s weather. All other activity supplies will be provided.

This hike will take place at Myo Park and will be low difficulty due to flat terrain and perfect for beginners. We will meet in the parking lot near the baseball field.

Other Best Hikes-

  • October 2: Nature Hike at Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area in Halifax
  • November 13: Local History Hike at Love Rock near Lykens Glen Park in Lykens

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is not required. Location: Myo Park, S. Market St., Millersburg.


Monday October 24, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: For this session, Monday programs will run for 4 weeks due to The Libary's closure on Monday, October 3.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 3-5)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 3 through 5. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 24-December 5.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 26-October 24, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. For Paws 2 Read at ESA, there will be no programming on Monday, October 3 as The Library will be closed.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday October 25, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 27-October 25, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Pennsylvania Past Players Living History Workshop Series  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public.

2 hours. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM A Tabletop for the Season  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Come to The Library for a seasonally themed tabletop role-playing game! Together, we’ll eat sweets, slay monsters, and have an incredible adventure. Costumes are more than welcome and encouraged! All skill levels are welcome to attend.  

In October, we’ll be playing Kids on Brooms, a collaborative role-playing game with a rules-light storytelling system about taking on the life of a witch or wizard at a magical school you all attend.  

In December, we’ll be playing Thirsty Sword Lesbians, an innovative, narrative-focused game geared towards telling melodramatic queer stories with friends.

2.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration required.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Textile Series: Sewing and Upcycling with Fabric  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

This fall, we're learning to sew by upcycling different textiles with our friend, Holly Etzweiler. We'll start by making a hand-sewn project before moving into week two, where we'll learn the ins and outs of a sewing machine. To conclude, we'll make a more complex, upcycled project together using sewing machines. Whether you're interested in picking up a new skill, or you're looking to renew your enthusiasm for a bygone hobby, we'd love to sew with you! All materials will be provided.

October 11: Handsewn Upcycling Project: Glasses Case 

October 18: Basic Machine Sewing: Fabric Bookmark  

October 25: Upcycling Machine Sewing Project: Quilted Cozy

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Register separately for October 11. Registrants for October 18 will automatically be registered for October 25. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Wednesday October 26, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.     

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from September 28-October 26, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date. 

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday October 27, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.    

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (EV)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades 4 through 6. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (KL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10 and 17).

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the in-person program. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed further instructions to join the virtual program. This is the listing to register for the virtual program. There is a separate listing to register for the in-person program.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Friday October 28, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #1 program will be held every other week from September 30-December 9 with no program on November 25. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #2.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday October 29, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (October 1, 15, and 29 and November 12 and 19).

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday October 31, 2022
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 6-12)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 6-12. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 31-December 12.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Wednesday November 2, 2022
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday November 3, 2022
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Book Bingo at Kline Library  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Yes, Bingo is back! Come play this classic with your family and friends. There will be books and other prizes for players of all ages.

1 hour. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Kline Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Calling all dungeoneers of Dauphin County! Register for our virtual D&D sessions to begin adventuring with The Library’s guild. Never played a tabletop game? That’s okay! We’re more than happy to help you learn.

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Friday November 4, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #2 program will be held every other week from October 7-December 2. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #1.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday November 5, 2022
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Book Week with Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us as we end Children’s Book Week at The Library and welcome award-winning author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow to read her nationally recognized books and present fun programs for families and children of all ages. You won’t want to miss this! Register and get a free copy of her book, Your Name is a Song

About the Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, M.S.Ed, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning children’s book author. A former English teacher, she educated children and teens in traditional and alternative learning settings for more than 15 years. As an inaugural fellow with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), she also developed foundational curricular frameworks for youth and adult anti-racist programming and this work continues to influence her writing. Her picture books and middle grade fiction, which feature young Black and Muslim protagonists, have been recognized as the best in children’s literature by Time Magazine, Read Across America, NCTE, and NPR, and she is a 2021 Irma Black Award Honor author. In addition to producing children’s literature, she invests her time in the mentorship of aspiring children’s book authors through multiple programs including We Need Diverse Books and the Muslim Storytellers Fellowship of the Highlights Foundation where she is also a program committee member. To learn more about her, please visit jamilahthewriter.com.

Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week Celebration

This Children’s Book Week Celebration is made possible by the Joan Y. Leopold Endowment Fund. Joan Y. Leopold, a life long resident of Dauphin County, served as a board member of the Dauphin County Library System for more than 20 years. A tireless advocate for both child and adult literacy, her belief that reading opens a world of education and imagination lives on in her family, students and all those she touched through her efforts.

1 hour. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. This listing is to register for the in-person program at East Shore Area Library. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program on Saturday, November 5 at 10 AM.

For more information, visit dcls.org/CBW.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Children's Book Week with Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (ZOOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.  

Join us as we end Children’s Book Week at The Library and welcome award-winning author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow to read her nationally recognized books and present fun programs for families and children of all ages. You won’t want to miss this! Register and get a free copy of her book, Your Name is a Song

About the Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, M.S.Ed, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning children’s book author. A former English teacher, she educated children and teens in traditional and alternative learning settings for more than 15 years. As an inaugural fellow with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), she also developed foundational curricular frameworks for youth and adult anti-racist programming and this work continues to influence her writing. Her picture books and middle grade fiction, which feature young Black and Muslim protagonists, have been recognized as the best in children’s literature by Time Magazine, Read Across America, NCTE, and NPR, and she is a 2021 Irma Black Award Honor author. In addition to producing children’s literature, she invests her time in the mentorship of aspiring children’s book authors through multiple programs including We Need Diverse Books and the Muslim Storytellers Fellowship of the Highlights Foundation where she is also a program committee member. To learn more about her, please visit jamilahthewriter.com.

Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week Celebration

This Children’s Book Week Celebration is made possible by the Joan Y. Leopold Endowment Fund. Joan Y. Leopold, a life long resident of Dauphin County, served as a board member of the Dauphin County Library System for more than 20 years. A tireless advocate for both child and adult literacy, her belief that reading opens a world of education and imagination lives on in her family, students and all those she touched through her efforts.

1 hour. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. This listing is to register for the virtual program. There are separate listings to register for the in-person programs.

For more information, visit dcls.org/CBW.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Book Week with Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (MRL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us as we end Children’s Book Week at The Library and welcome award-winning author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow to read her nationally recognized books and present fun programs for families and children of all ages. You won’t want to miss this! Register and get a free copy of her book, Your Name is a Song

About the Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, M.S.Ed, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning children’s book author. A former English teacher, she educated children and teens in traditional and alternative learning settings for more than 15 years. As an inaugural fellow with the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), she also developed foundational curricular frameworks for youth and adult anti-racist programming and this work continues to influence her writing. Her picture books and middle grade fiction, which feature young Black and Muslim protagonists, have been recognized as the best in children’s literature by Time Magazine, Read Across America, NCTE, and NPR, and she is a 2021 Irma Black Award Honor author. In addition to producing children’s literature, she invests her time in the mentorship of aspiring children’s book authors through multiple programs including We Need Diverse Books and the Muslim Storytellers Fellowship of the Highlights Foundation where she is also a program committee member. To learn more about her, please visit jamilahthewriter.com.

Joan Y. Leopold Children’s Book Week Celebration

This Children’s Book Week Celebration is made possible by the Joan Y. Leopold Endowment Fund. Joan Y. Leopold, a life long resident of Dauphin County, served as a board member of the Dauphin County Library System for more than 20 years. A tireless advocate for both child and adult literacy, her belief that reading opens a world of education and imagination lives on in her family, students and all those she touched through her efforts.

1 hour. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited. This listing is to register for the in-person program at McCormick Riverfront Library. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program on Saturday, November 5 at 10 AM.

For more information, visit dcls.org/CBW.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Monday November 7, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 3-5)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 3 through 5. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 24-December 5.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 7-December 5, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 8, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 8-December 6, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Pennsylvania Past Players Living History Workshop Series  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public.

2 hours. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday November 9, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM How to Get Your Board to Fundraise: Productive Fundraising with Chad Barger  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board. 

This series honors the memory of Morton Spector, a successful businessman and well-known community leader in the Harrisburg area, he served as a board member of the Dauphin County Library System for more than 15 years. Morton also served many nonprofit organizations as a board member or trustee, joyfully assisting those organizations with raising funds and fulfilling their missions. He ensured the growth and endurance of many valued institutions of learning and social services and led a “Fantastic!” life of good deeds. To learn more, visit dcls.org/endowments

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Spanish Language Conversation Group (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation, facilitated by Dr. Hector Ortiz. Each month, we’ll begin our session with a short grammar lesson before branching out into discussion. Whether you speak Spanish fluently or you are just beginning to learn the language, we welcome you to come together in community and conversation.   

In October, we welcome you to join us at Mission Mofongo & Mas for conversation over dinner.  

1 hour. For ages 15+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed further instructions to join the virtual program. 

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Thursday November 10, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. For EV, please note that there will be no program on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the last program will be on Thursday, December 15.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (KL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10 and 17).

    Location: Kline Library

Friday November 11, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #1 program will be held every other week from September 30-December 9 with no program on November 25. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #2.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday November 12, 2022
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading the Rainbow Book Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Sip delicious, caffeinated beverages with fellow readers as we discuss LGBTQ+ books by LGBTQ+ authors. From sci-fi and contemporary, to romance and YA, we'll read it all as long as it is good and gay!

October Pick: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree 

November Pick: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello 

December Pick: The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is recommended but not required. No purchase necessary to attend. Location: Elementary Coffee Co., 256 North Street, Harrisburg.

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Chess and Go Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for a game of chess or learn how to play Go! All skill levels welcome. We will play and learn from each other.  

2 hours. For all ages. Walk-ins welcome. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (October 1, 15, and 29 and November 12 and 19).

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Sunday November 13, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Best Hikes of Northern Dauphin County: Local History Hike  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us as we explore gorgeous hiking trails located in Northern Dauphin County! We’ll check out some hidden gems, learn some local history, do creative activities – each hike will offer something different! Please bring water and dress in appropriate layers for the day’s weather. All other activity supplies will be provided.

This hike will take us to Love Rock and will be moderate difficulty due to some significant hills. We will meet at the parking lot in Lykens Glen Park near the baseball field.

Other Best Hikes-

  • October 2: Nature Hike at Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area in Halifax
  • October 23: Nature Journaling at Myo Park in Millersburg

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is not required. Location: Love Rock, Glen Park Road, Lykens (near Lykens Glen Park).


Monday November 14, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 6-12)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 6-12. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 31-December 12.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 7-December 5, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 15, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 8-December 6, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Calling all dungeoneers of Dauphin County! Register for our virtual D&D sessions to begin adventuring with The Library’s guild. Never played a tabletop game? That’s okay! We’re more than happy to help you learn.

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday November 16, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hari Jones: Hidden Histories with Dr. Holly Pinheiro in Conversation with Scott LaMar  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for an evening in conversation with Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. His research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1930s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War through the 1930s, his research reveals that African American veterans and their families' military experience were much more fraught. Economic and social instability introduced by military service resonated for years and even generations after soldiers left the battlefield. 

Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of African American History in the Department of History at Furman University. He has also started preliminary work for a new monograph that will examine all Pennsylvania born soldiers who trained at Camp William Penn. He has been interviewed by the History Channel, Curiosity Streams, the Washington Post, and New York Times. He’s also a Senior Editor for Black Perspectives. 

Hidden Histories Program Series and Collection - The Library has partnered with the Dauphin County Commissioners to create a carefully curated, permanent Hidden Histories collection and program series that celebrates the life and work of visionary historian, Hari Jones. Both the program series and collection have been designed to foster ongoing community dialogue, discussion and discernment. 

1.5 hours. For Ages 15+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the in-person program. There is a separate listing for the virtual program.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hari Jones: Hidden Histories with Dr. Holly Pinheiro in Conversation with Scott LaMar (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for an evening in conversation with Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. His research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1930s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War through the 1930s, his research reveals that African American veterans and their families' military experience were much more fraught. Economic and social instability introduced by military service resonated for years and even generations after soldiers left the battlefield. 

Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of African American History in the Department of History at Furman University. He has also started preliminary work for a new monograph that will examine all Pennsylvania born soldiers who trained at Camp William Penn. He has been interviewed by the History Channel, Curiosity Streams, the Washington Post, and New York Times. He’s also a Senior Editor for Black Perspectives. 

Hidden Histories Program Series and Collection - The Library has partnered with the Dauphin County Commissioners to create a carefully curated, permanent Hidden Histories collection and program series that celebrates the life and work of visionary historian, Hari Jones. Both the program series and collection have been designed to foster ongoing community dialogue, discussion and discernment. 

1.5 hours. For Ages 15+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed further instructions to join the virtual program. This is the listing to register for the virtual program. There is a separate listing for the in-person program.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Thursday November 17, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Sip & Speak  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Come sip some tea and let’s talk life, especially how we persevere, how we find hope, and how we define ourselves through it all. This book club features non-fiction titles with themes of pain, loss, love, strength, and triumph. Light refreshments will be served.  

September Pick: The Yellow House by Sarah Broom  

October Pick: Educated by Tara Westover 

November Pick: Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper 

1.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. For EV, please note that there will be no program on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the last program will be on Thursday, December 15.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (KL)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (September 29, October 13 and 27, and November 10 and 17).

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the in-person program. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Registrants will be emailed further instructions to join the virtual program. This is the listing to register for the virtual program. There is a separate listing to register for the in-person program.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Friday November 18, 2022
   5:30 AM  -  7:30 AM Third in the Burg: STEM Open Play Night  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Unleash your inner kid and come play at The Library! We’ll have a bunch of our STEM kits and activities set up for you to tinker with. 

2 hours. For Ages 18+. Registration is not required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Speech Links to Literacy  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us with special guest Heidi Haas from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for this unique storytime experience. We will combine the storytimes you know and love with Miss Heidi's expertise in speech pathology to explore early childhood literacy through play, songs, stories, and other engaging activities. This program will go deeper than a traditional storytime by expanding your child's developing skill in reading comprehension, sound production, and fluency.

  • September session: September 16, 23, and 30 (Registration begins Monday, August 15.)
  • October session: October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Registration begins Monday, September 19.)
  • November session: November 4, 11, and 18 (Registration begins Monday, October 17.) 

1.5 hours. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited. Register monthly for limited spots. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #2 program will be held every other week from October 7-December 2. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #1.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday November 19, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Gather your supplies and join us for a morning of learning and conversation.  

2 hours. For ages 15+. Registration required. 

    Location: Kline Library
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Crafternoon at The Library  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

We know that the daily grind can be stressful – that’s why we’re setting aside time each month for a fun and relaxing craft! Join us at the Alexander Family Library for a calming afternoon of crafting. Any and all skill levels are more than welcome to come and enjoy. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. 

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Into Graphic Novels (ESA)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Do you love Graphic Novels? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating them yourself? Learn character and page design, how to tell your own story, and create your own short graphic novel. All while reading an assortment of graphic novels for inspiration! 

1 hour. For ages 8-13 years. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 dates (October 1, 15, and 29 and November 12 and 19).

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Monday November 21, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 3-5)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 3 through 5. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 24-December 5.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 7-December 5, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 22, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 8-December 6, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Pennsylvania Past Players Living History Workshop Series  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public.

2 hours. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday November 23, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday November 24, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library

Friday November 25, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Monday November 28, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 6-12)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 6-12. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 31-December 12.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 7-December 5, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday November 29, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 8-December 6, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday November 30, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday December 1, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:45 AM  -  4:45 PM Setup - Friends of Kline pop-up book sale  
    Contact: Ginny Streckewald   7175452179   ginniq@hotmail.com
   

Setup/Prep time

    Location: Kline Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. For EV, please note that there will be no program on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the last program will be on Thursday, December 15.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Friday December 2, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends of Kline pop-up book sale  
    Contact: Ginny Streckewald   7175452179   ginniq@hotmail.com
    Location: Kline Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #2)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #2 program will be held every other week from October 7-December 2. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #1.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday December 3, 2022
   10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Friends of Kline pop-up book sale  
    Contact: Ginny Streckewald   7175452179   ginniq@hotmail.com
    Location: Kline Library

Monday December 5, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 3-5)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 3 through 5. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 24-December 5.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Paws 2 Read-- East Shore Area Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 7-December 5, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Tuesday December 6, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM Cleanup - Friends pop-up book sale  
    Contact: Kathy Denton   7173644301   kathy.denton@comcast.net
    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Northern Dauphin Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 8-December 6, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Northern Dauphin
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Wednesday December 7, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.    

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Born to Read  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Baby, you are Born to Read! Experience songs and stories together to help your baby learn sounds, language, and a love of books. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to connect with their babies and each other.  

20 to 30 minutes. For ages birth-18 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Give your toddler a foundation for early learning and reading skills. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories help toddlers to develop a love of reading. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 19-35 months. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Elizabethville Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Paws 2 Read-- Kline Library  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Paws 2 Read encourages children of all reading levels to read to the easiest and most willing audience – a dog. Each attendee will read to a registered therapy dog for about 15 minutes. Registration for this program is by appointment. Reading sessions will be held outside as weather permits.

1.5 hours. For ages 6-11 years. Registration is required and limited. This program will be held weekly from November 9-December 7, but please submit separate registrations if you would like to attend more than one date.

Registration for the second fall session starting the week of November 7 will open on October 24 at 10 AM.

    Location: Kline Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Podcast  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

We’re starting a new podcast just for teens! Whether you have a story to tell or just want to learn about audio production we have a place for you! Join us at McCormick Riverfront Library on Wednesdays where we’ll design a podcast around the issues and the stories that YOU want to tell.

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited. This is a weekly program from October 19 to December 7. 

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Thursday December 8, 2022
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM All Ages Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Children and adults will enjoy books, music, and rhymes. Early learning activities will be modeled for adults so that learning can continue at home and help your child to build their skills to be ready to succeed at whatever is next.   

About 30 minutes. For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and limited.  

    Location: Kline Library
   10:15 AM  -  10:55 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: Alexander Family Library
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Blood Drive  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be partnering with The Library to accept blood donations. Not only will your donation save lives, but you’ll also get a snack!

You must be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent.

6 hours. For ages 17+. Registration is strongly suggested. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments will be taken first. A form of ID is REQUIRED to donate. Register at 717GiveBlood.org and click “Donate Now” or call 1-800-771-0059. 

Location: Valley Lighthouse, 105 Main Street, Lykens.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. For EV, please note that there will be no program on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the last program will be on Thursday, December 15.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library

Friday December 9, 2022
   9:30 AM  -  10:10 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions.   

Songs, rhymes, and stories help your child develop a love of reading and build early learning skills that will help your child succeed in school and beyond. Adults learn tips and tricks to continue teaching at home.    

30 to 40 minutes. For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required and limited.   

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Dungeons and Dragons  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a device with a microphone and optional camera to join. Registrants will be emailed a Discord link and further instructions.  Due to Discord’s terms of service, participants must be at least 13.   

Tell stories, cast spells, defeat the bad guy with Dungeons and Dragons! For beginners or experts. No dice, books, or characters required.    

2 hours. For ages 13-18. Registration is required and limited. Note: Register once for all 5 weeks in the session.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Dungeons and Dragons (Zoom Group #1)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

You’ll need a computer or mobile device with camera and microphone to participate. Registrants for virtual sessions will be emailed a Zoom link, password, and further instructions. 

Adventure? Check. Monsters? Check. An unlikely group of swashbuckling adventurers? That’s where you come in. Join us on Fridays to battle of some of the worst monstrosities that the fantasy world has to offer. We need you. No... the world needs you. 

1 hour. For ages 10-12 years. Registration is required and limited. The Zoom Group #1 program will be held every other week from September 30-December 9 with no program on November 25. There is a separate registration for Zoom Group #2.  

    Location: The Library at Your Place

Saturday December 10, 2022
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading the Rainbow Book Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Sip delicious, caffeinated beverages with fellow readers as we discuss LGBTQ+ books by LGBTQ+ authors. From sci-fi and contemporary, to romance and YA, we'll read it all as long as it is good and gay!

October Pick: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree 

November Pick: Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello 

December Pick: The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish 

1 hour. For ages 18+. Registration is recommended but not required. No purchase necessary to attend. Location: Elementary Coffee Co., 256 North Street, Harrisburg.

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Chess and Go Club  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join us for a game of chess or learn how to play Go! All skill levels welcome. We will play and learn from each other.  

2 hours. For all ages. Walk-ins welcome. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

Monday December 12, 2022
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girls Who Code (Grades 6-12)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today it’s only 24% and that number is continuing to fall. Join us at The Library to learn basic coding and find out if computer science is the path for you! All girls and non-binary students welcome!  

1 hour. For grades 6-12. Registration is required and limited. Note: This program is every other week from October 31-December 12.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:45 PM  -  7:30 PM Lively Minds: Gingerbread House Decorating Contest  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Share a memorable night with The Library at a festive Gingerbread House competition! Learn from Angie, owner of Sweet Treats, how to create a confectionery building made of gingerbread. One to four people on a team. All materials will be provided. 

The gingerbread houses will be on display for public vote at Sweet Treats and Elizabethville Area Library from December 14-21.  Award categories include Traditional Gingerbread, Authentic Reproduction of a Significant Building, and Incredibly Unusual Creation. 

Elizabethville Library Lively Minds Series is made possible by the Carole DeSoto Endowment with support by the Friends of Elizabethville Library and benefactor Jane C. Esterline.

1.75 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. Register yourself and up to 3 additional team members on the same registration.

Location: Sweet Treats, 72 North Market Street, Elizabethville.


Tuesday December 13, 2022
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge (MOM)  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. 

    Location: Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Pennsylvania Past Players Living History Workshop Series  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public.

2 hours. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM A Tabletop for the Season  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Come to The Library for a seasonally themed tabletop role-playing game! Together, we’ll eat sweets, slay monsters, and have an incredible adventure. Costumes are more than welcome and encouraged! All skill levels are welcome to attend.  

In October, we’ll be playing Kids on Brooms, a collaborative role-playing game with a rules-light storytelling system about taking on the life of a witch or wizard at a magical school you all attend.  

In December, we’ll be playing Thirsty Sword Lesbians, an innovative, narrative-focused game geared towards telling melodramatic queer stories with friends.

2.5 hours. For ages 18+. Registration required.  

    Location: East Shore Area Library

Thursday December 15, 2022
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anime Club  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Join us at the East Shore Area Library to discuss your favorite anime and manga with other fans!    

1 hour. For ages 13-18 years. Registration is required and limited.  Note: This is a weekly program from October 13-December 15 with no program on November 24.

    Location: East Shore Area Library
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scouts: Academic Edge  
    Contact: Youth Services     youthprogram@dcls.org
   

Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns how to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. Join other girls to learn about STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, and the Great Outdoors. This FREE five-week program will be focused on exploring Girl Scout traditions, engaging hands-on activities, and best practices to become a strong leader. 

 All girls that participate will receive a 2022-23 membership active from October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

1 hour. For grades K through 3. Registration is required and limited. For EV, please note that there will be no program on Thursday, November 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the last program will be on Thursday, December 15.  

    Location: Elizabethville Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the in-person program. There is a separate listing to register for the virtual program.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Live and Learn Lyceum, Open Studio, and Chautauqua: The Activist and the Animator (ZOOM)  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Join The Library and the Commonwealth Monument Project each month to celebrate the life and legacy of the great abolitionist and journalist Thomas Morris Chester.  

The series is inspired by the Commonwealth Monument Project’s dynamic new installation entitled “A Gathering at the Crossroads” – the first African American monument on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Complex in Harrisburg. 

2 hours. For ages 18+. Registration is required. This is the listing to register for the virtual program. There is a separate listing to register for the in-person program.

    Location: The Library at Your Place
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holiday Music  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays with classically trained musician, Ray Holland, and his Mountain Dulcimer, Lizzy Baldwin and her guitar, and Liz Augustine on vocals. 

1 hour. For all ages. Registration is required. 

    Location: Northern Dauphin

Friday December 16, 2022
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Third in the Burg: Holiday Music Concert  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays with classically trained musician, Ray Holland, and his mountain dulcimer, Lizzy Baldwin and her guitar, and Liz Augustine on vocals. 

1 hour. For Ages 18+. Registration is not required.  

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

Saturday December 17, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Knit One, Crochet Too!  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Whether you can whip up a sweater in a day or you don’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook, this class is for you. Gather your supplies and join us for a morning of learning and conversation.  

2 hours. For ages15+. Registration required. 

    Location: Kline Library

Tuesday December 27, 2022
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Pennsylvania Past Players Living History Workshop Series  
    Contact: The Library     eventscoordinator@dcls.org
   

Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public.

2 hours. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: McCormick Riverfront

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