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Featured Events:


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Spring Basket Raffle!

Spring has sprung and the Annville Free Library is celebrating by raffling off
thirteen themed baskets that were donated by the Annville Free Library Board and the Friends of the Annville Free Library. The baskets are on display at the library  throughout the month of April and contain something for just about everyone.

Here are some basket highlights:

  • Relax and Read basket that has a Kindle Paperwhite and heated throw
  • Chocolate Lovers Basket with 10 lbs. of chocolate
  • Craft Basket with $25 gift cards to Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics plus other goodies
  • Toolbox with tools
  • Car Care bucket with tickets to the Antique Car Museum and car cleaning supplies
  • Boy and Girl variety baskets
  • New Baby basket
  • Disney Cars basket
  • Puzzle Lovers basket
  • Knitting basket
  • A Day at the Beach basket
  • Tea Lovers basket

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing with be held on April 30th and you do not need to be present to win. Everyone is welcome to stop in at the Annville Free Library and take a look at all the amazing baskets all month long.

All proceeds benefit the Annville Free library and will be used for books and programs.


 

Building Block Party!

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Annville Free Library

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10:15 – 11:45 am

For Children Ages 2-8 with an adult

FREE!

Story, Craft, & lots of building!


 

Tenth Year for Pennsylvania’s
One Book Every Young Child!

Number One Sam
One Book Activity Days will be held during regular Preschool Storytime hours on
April 28, 29, & 30
(Tues or Thur. @ 10:15 AM, Wed. @ 1:15 PM)

 

PLUS One Book Activity Day with Building Block Party on
Saturday, May 2, 10:15-11:45 am
for ages 2-8 with an adult


 

annual-meeting   ANNUAL MEETING

The Annville Free Library Association Annual Meeting will be held on
Monday, April 20th, 2015. The reception will begin at 6:30PM and will be followed at 7:00 with a short meeting of the Association to take care of any business for the coming year.

All registered library card holders and supporters of the Annville Free Library are invited to attend.

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   READ IT FIRST LIST UPDATED 4/7/15childreading!      CHECK IT OUT!

Buy a book and read it first!

 

 


GEEK NIGHT @ AFL

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Learn More About:
“Wearable Gadgets”

presented by
a technical representative from
Staples in Lebanon,
assisted by Art Murray,
AFL’s Tech Volunteer

Mon., April 13
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Dick Tracy was well ahead of his time with his 2-way radio wristwatch. Wearable gadgets are quickly becoming a very popular new category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer under, with or on top of clothing. They often include tracking information related to health and fitness which they share with smartphones or computers. Wearables are quite prevalent in the media and there is a variety of inexpensive new ones in the stores. Come and learn more about this next “new” thing!

This program is free and all are welcome to attend!


Friends of Annville Free Library
big Third Annual Book Sale

  • Choose from over 12,000
    gently used books
  • $2 Hardcovers, $1 Paperbacks
  • Free admission & parking
  • Cash Only

Early Bird Sale ………… Wednesday, April 22 ………………………. 6 – 8:30 pm
$5.00 admission

Thursday, April 23 ……………………………………. 10 am – 8 pm
Friday, April 24 ………………………………………… 10 am – 8 pm

Buck-a-Bag Sale!
Saturday, April 25 …………………………………….. 9 am – 2 pm
Held at Annville United Methodist Church
(located at the corner of College Ave. & Main St)
Proceeds benefit the Annville Free Library

Refreshments for sale!
Proceeds benefit Annville United Methodists Church

 


 

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RUN FOR BOOKS & PROGRAMS
IN ANNVILLE FREE LIBRARY’S FIRST 5K RUN/WALK!

DATE: Saturday, June 13th     Rain or Shine
TIME: 8:00 AM
LOCATION: AC High School
500 S White Oak St, Annville PA  17003
ENTRY FEE: $25.00 on or before May 30
LATE ENTRY FEE: $30.00 after May 30 til Race Day

AGE GROUPS – MALE & FEMALE

14 & Under
15 – 19
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 & Over

AWARDS

Overall Top 2 Male & Female Runners
Top 2 Male & Female in Each Category

FEATURES OF RACE

  • Chip Timing
  • Race Results Posted Online @ www.parunners.com
  • Dri-Fit T-Shirts (guaranteed if registered by May 30)
  • Proceeds – 100% – go to the Annville Free Library for Books & Programs
  • Package Pick-up Friday, June 12  Noon to 4:00 pm @ the library or
    morning of race @ the high school, 7:00 – 7:45 am

REGISTRATION (3 options)

Online Registration Closes June 7 at Midnight

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Dee Neff, Library Director @ 717-867-1802

or Mike Miller, Race Coordinator @ 717-867-4976 / 717-639-5815

 


 

Friday Crafternoon Presents:

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Drop Spindle Class
presented by Elizabeth Harris

Friday, April 24th
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Join in the fun and learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle. Students will take home a drop spindle and wool.

This class is for teens & adults and is limited to
8 students.

Class materials fee: $10.00 payable at registration.
Registrations taken at the circulation desk.

 

Water Color and Sketching News!

The 2nd Friday of every month Justine Kreifels, our watercolor artist in residence, will be here for Crafternoons to help & encourage newbies. Put it on your calendar and join in the fun!


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Introducing a fantastic language learning program that you can access from home on your computer, on tablets, and smart phones.

Just click HERE   for access to 70 + languages with virtual coaching, interactive conversations, scored quizzes, and more.

There are 8 skill levels from Children 3 – 8 to Travel Prep.

Download a phrasebook to take on the road or listen to music by major artists in your chosen language.

All you need to start learning is your library card number and an Internet browser plus speakers or headphones (microphone optional).

We are excited to be able to offer Pronunciator to our patrons for free. This program was underwritten by The Friends of the Annville Free Library.


Take-A-Break Tuesday!

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   WALKIN’ THE RAILS:

   A TRIP DOWN THE STONY VALLEY

   RAIL-TRAIL

With Brandy M. Watts Martin

 

One of the first rails-to-trails in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Stony Valley Rail-Trail runs Brandy M Watts Martin19.5 miles in Dauphin, Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties, winding its way through the heart of the second largest road less wilderness tract of land in Pennsylvania. A family-friendly program, this approximately 30-minute slideshow takes the first-time family explorer to the avid hiker on a trip down the rail-trail discovering the history and nature you can see along the way.

 

Tuesday, April 28th @ 6:30 pm

This program is FREE and NO registration is required. Bring a friend!


 

The public is invited to attend
Hershey Art Association’s
Free showing of the film

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a documentary film directed by Teller, produced by his stage partner Penn Jillette and    Farley Ziegler, about inventor Tim Jenison’s efforts to duplicate the painting techniques   of Johannes Vermeer, in order to test his theory that Vermeer painted with the help of optical devices

Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm at the Annville Free Library
A demonstration of a Camera Obscura and Camera Lucida will be done before the  movie screening.  These are the optical devices thought that
Vermeer could have used to assist him in painting.


AFL’s Last Monday Night Book Group

Our next book is:

 invisible wall cover  The Invisible Wall  by Harry Bernstein

Join us on Monday, March 30th @ 6:30 pm
No registration necessary.

 


 

Spring 2015  STORYTIME SCHEDULES

baby blocksSmart Start Baby Storytimes

   Smart Start Story Time is a free program for babies birth through two years of age and their parents,    grandparents, and caregivers. It features books, songs, music, and nursery rhymes. No registration is required and siblings are welcome to attend.

May 5, 12, 19 & 26
Tuesdays at 10:15 am

 

frog storytimePreschool Storytimes
Tuesdays, 10:15 am,  OR Wednesdays, 1:15 pm,  OR Thursdays, 10:15 am

  16 week series
Beginning January 6, 7, 8
Ending April 28, 29, & 30
(NO Preschool Storytimes on March 31, April 1 & 2)

turtle skatingAfterschool Reading Clubs

Reading Clubs for K, 1, & 2, 3, & 4 grades are finished for this year.

See you next school year!

 

 


YOUTH ROOM

For kids in 4th thru 8th grade

This supervised youth only space
has games, computers, and homework help

Room Hours: Mon – Thurs. 3 to 5 pm

The YA Room will be CLOSED February 16, April 2, & May 25 – June 4.


THE CELLAR

The Friends of the Annville Free Library’s
Gently Used Book Store

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Drop in to browse THE CELLAR for some excellent bargains on gently used books.  The Cellar is open during regular library hours except when a program is in progress in the Community Room.

All money raised by The Friends directly supports the Annville Free Library.

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Computer Classes taught by Art Murray!

Beginner Basics 1 Windows 7
4 week class, $15
Learn basic computer skills for Windows 7.  For those with little or no experience with computers.

Beginner Basics 1 For Windows 8
4 week class, $15
Learn basic computer skills for Windows 8. For those with little or no experience with computers

Beginner Basics 2
4 week class, $15
Learn how to email, navigate the internet, manage digital photos, and more.

Microsoft Excel
4 week class, $15
Learn to use this specialized program to create spreadsheets & organize data.

Microsoft Word
4 week class, $15

Learn to use this specialized word processing program to create letters, flyers, resumes, reports, documents and more.

Managing Your Digital Photos
4 week class, $15
A hands-on class with YOUR camera and our computer lab

 

Classes are on-going. Ask for dates and times. Please register for classes at the library.

Fee due at time of registration.

For questions or more information, call Cindy @ 867-1802___

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We are here for you!

Call Dee @ 867-1802 to make an appointment


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Friends of AFL Giant Grocery Card Fundraiser!

Do your grocery shopping and help the library at the same time!

You may purchase gift cards in denominations of $100, $50, or $25. Use them at checkout just as you would cash, check, or credit card. They never expire and they can be used at any Giant store or Giant gas pumps.

Friends earn 5% of the amount of cards sold.

See  Library Staff  or a Friends member to purchase your cards.

 


 

GET HELP WITH MEDICARE @ THE ANNVILLE FREE LIBRARY!

FREE COUNSELING IS AVAILABLE
ON THE 3RD THURSDAY
OF EVERY MONTH

FROM 10 AM TO 12 PM

TO SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT CONTACT:

LEBANON COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING’S APPRISE PROGRAM:       717-273-9262