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ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY: OUR REGION READS!

What is it?

Community-wide reading, or “One Book,” programs are designed to promote the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. One Book programs encourage dialogue about a particular book, but also foster lifelong learning and the development of a strong community identity.

Who’s involved?

This year the campaign reflects collaboration among libraries in six counties: Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties. Additionally, Lebanon Valley College, York College, Harrisburg Area Community College libraries, and the State Library participate.  The partnership represents 93+ libraries and two bookmobiles in a combined community of over 2 million people.

This project marks the twelfth year that the library systems have collaborated in a regional community campaign. Campaign organizers are constantly enlisting support from media, booksellers, colleges, universities, and community partners.

What is this years book?

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Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein is a must read novel regardless of your genre preference!
Rose Justice is an eighteen-year-old pilot who hails from Central Pennsylvania.  She volunteers to  serve in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II.  In a brave attempt to ram a “flying bomb” mid-air, her plane crosses into enemy territory.  Rose is captured and sent to Ravensbrück, a concentration camp. She meets  women with deeply tragic yet heroic stories, struggling to survive at the camp.  They band together and protect one another from their German captors.  Elizabeth Wein does not shy away from the atrocities committed during the war as she tells an endearing story of friendship, loyalty and self-sacrifice.

 

How to participate:

1 – Read the book

2 – Go to www.oboc.org where you can:
Engage with other readers on Twitter &   Facebook
Find discussion questions
Explore related materials
Find program events at participating libraries
Give feedback

3 – Attend Annville Free Library’s Rose Under Fire discussion on Monday, January 30 @ 6:30 pm. All are welcome & registration is not necessary.

What are you reading?


Take-A-Break Tuesday Program

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Join us for an inspiring documentary film:

film_alicesordinarypeople3 Alice’s Ordinary People

is filmmaker Craig Dudnick’s
documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Alice  was a woman who refused to stand still in the face of injustice and was one of the ordinary people who effected extraordinary change and advanced the endless struggle for human rights and dignity.
Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Martin Luther King to the election of Barack Obama. Tregay’s great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 @ 6:30 PM

This program is free  & open to everyone!

 


dog-with-popcorn-visual-390x390Celebrate National Popcorn Day
@ the Annville Free Library

Thursday, January 19th
(We’ve got something up our sleeve)

 

 

 


Financial Program

Good Credit & How To Get It

Frank Yeager will teach you how to raise your credit score. You’ll learn how to
detect and void predatory offers that promise to fix your credit for a fee.

Tuesday, January 24 @ 6:30 pm

This program is FREE but registration is required

Call 867-1802 to register


How To Borrow Ebooks Workshop

kindle_e_reader_1163040If you got a new eReader for Christmas this is the workshop
for you! Bring your e-reader device and learn how to set up
your account and begin borrowing free ebooks.

 

 

Wednesday, January 25 @ 6:30

This program is FREE but registration is required.
Call 867-1802 to register


Take Your Child To The Library Day

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Geared for children ages 3 – 8 with caregivers.

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Featured book: Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh,
with many
activity centers for exploration, learning
& fun with the science of BALANCE.

Saturday, February 4

Drop in between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm to enjoy some fun
science activities together.

IT’S FREE!


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Children’s Programs 2017

Baby Storytimes

For birth through 2 years & caregivers
Tuesdays in January @ 10:15 am

Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes for children ages 2.5 to 6
Choose the time that works best for you:
Tuesdays 10:15 am, Wednesdays 1:15 pm, or Thursdays 10:15 am
Starts January 10, 11, 12
Ends April 4, 5, 6


ya characterYOUTH ROOM

For kids entering 4th thru 9th grade.
This adult supervised youth only space has games,
computers, and homework help.
Monday through Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The YA Room will be CLOSED through January 6
It will re-open January 9th
(Closed when AC Schools are closed)


ADULT COLORING CLUB

Tuesday, February 6th @ 6:30 pm

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month

Join us for a relaxing time coloring with friends.

Click here HERE for a printable coloring page!

 


Support the Library when you shop on Amazon!

amazon smileAmazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Annville Free Library every time you shop, at no cost to you.
On your first visit to Amazon Smile,  select Annville Free Library as your charitable organization.  Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

 


 Featured AFL Databases:

FREE 24/7 access right from your computer.
(
You will need your library card for most databases.) Just click on the link:

  • Pronunciator  Learn 80 languages; ESL for 50 non-English languages
  • Universal Class 500+ vocational and enrichment classes! Learn something new today!
  • Power Library access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online  databases, and eBooks.
  • Power Kids Lots of kids science, technology, engineering, math, history, government sources available!
  • Driving Tests practice permit tests (cars, motorcycles, CDL), Handbooks & FAQs
  • TechBoomersLearn how to use the web’s most popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, Skype, Pinterest & many more!

Available on public library computers only:

  • Ancestry Library Edition – one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!
  • Consumer Reports – unbiased recommendations, information, ratings, and advice on products, services, and decisions.
  • ABC Mouse – For ages 2 – 7,  helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

We now accept payment of fines and fees online using Paypal or a credit card.

Please have the following information on hand
so your account is credited correctly:
*  Your library card number
*  Fine or fee amount from Your Account
*  Your credit card or Paypal information
Please note that it may take up to 2 business days
(not including weekends or holidays) for your
account to be credited.
Library Card Number



 

childreadingREAD IT FIRST LIST UPDATED 11/7/16!      CHECK IT OUT!

Buy a book and read it first!

 

 

 


THE CELLAR

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

book cellarDrop 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.

For Book Sale Information: AFL Friends Website

 

 


 

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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Need One on One Help With Your eReader?ereader_sm

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


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