Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guitar Hero 3 Tournament runs January 31st. Do you have what it takes?

Guitar Hero (3) Tournament
Thursday, January 31, 2008

6:00 pm
Guthrie Library, Hanover PA

There is a cap of 30 participants, but there's always room and snacks for spectators! Cheer on your friends and watch as the songs get harder and the players dwindle in number.

We have 24 have already signed up, so get on it soon if you want to compete.

Special thanks go to Gamestop for their sponsorship and support - the top winners in each category will receive a Gamestop gift card.

All competitors must register in advance and may do so by calling (717) 632-5183 and asking for the Teen department.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Help a local kid win a $25,000 scholarship!

One of our library patrons is a top ten finalist in a $25,000 scholarship contest.

To win, he needs our help!

Please go to the Jif Peanut Butter site and vote!
Please vote for Ian from Pennsylvania's Monstwich. You can vote once each day from now until February 11th to help him.

There are ten incredibly creative recipes from children aged 6-12, so for some extra fun, copy down the recipes and try them out!

Libraries are open on January 21st

We celebrate Martin Luther King Day by keeping our Libraries open, so that people may read, learn, and enrich their lives.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Library Closures Due to Snow and Sleet

Most York and Adams County Libraries will close early (or, at the time of this posting, may have already closed) on Thursday January 17th, 2008.

This is due to inclement conditions which include significant accumulations of snow and sleet .

If there are school closings in your area, please call your library to confirm that they'll be open.

In theme with the weather, here are some tips on safe winter driving .

Be safe!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Art Exhibit – Dee Brua

The Friends of the Paul Smith Library of Southern York County (formerly known as the Southern York County Library) announces the third of six Artist Exhibits of the 2007-08 program year.

Works by local artist Dee Brua will be displayed at the Library through February 9, 2008. Commissions from the sale of art work will benefit the Library. The event is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

Drawn to watercolors all her life, Dee Brua imagined she would have lots of time to devote to learning to paint after retirement. However, when she was laid off after 25 years, a friend coaxed her into taking watercolor classes while she looked for another job. Hooked after the first class with Pat Thorn in 1999, she has continued her studies to learn new techniques and stay connected to other artists. She found another job, but couldn’t stop painting.
In 2007, her work Red Morning, received an Honorable Mention at the York Art Association’s Fall Member Show. Dee Brua lives in New Freedom with her husband, and works in Timonium.

All sales from the Art Exhibit will be available for pick-up on Saturday, February 9, 2008, and gallery commissions will benefit the Paul Smith Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Southern York County Library.

For information about this fundraising group, or to volunteer at events, please contact Louann Lucas, Volunteer Coordinator, at (717) 235-4313, or the group’s President, Tom Healy at SYCLfriends@yorklibraries.org.

BIG basket Raffle

During the month of January and ending on Valentine’s Day we will be selling tickets for our second Take a Chance at Romance raffle. The winning ticket will be drawn the evening of February 14th, 2008

Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five.
Proceeds benefit the Mason Dixon Public Library.

Last year’s winner received a prize package valued at over $500 which included a one night stay at the Hampton Inn in Shrewsbury, gift cards and gift baskets. Tickets are available at the library.

We are still collecting prizes, but here is a partial list of what will be in this year's basket.

To be clear, these prizes have been confirmed but there will likely be more added.
  • a one night stay at the Hampton Inn in Shrewsbury

  • A lovely collection of breakfast items from Cracker Barrel

  • gift cards for WalMart and Giant

  • Cookie Lee Jewelry

  • Gift Certificates from local restaurants including China Wok and Spaterro's

Basket pictured is not the actual basket being raffled.
It is also not quite this large.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tales for Tails @ your Library

As seen in the news - Tales for Tails

Children who are new to reading or who need a little help can benefit by reading to a dog in Tales for Tails sessions at the Glatfelter Memorial Library.

Molly, Luke, Sophie, Brewster and Buddy are ready to listen! Please register ahead of time, and come the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

For details or to register, stop by the library or call 235-3220.

A little about our furry listeners: they are either certified through Therapy Dog International or Therapy Dog Incorporated.

Here are some of the requirements to be a therapy dog - (these may vary, depending on their certification)
  • A dog must be a minimum of one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament.

  • They must have a temperament evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy Dog.

  • The test will also include the evaluation of the dog's behavior around people with the use of some type of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.).

Same wonderful library, new exciting name -

At a recent dedication ceremony, the Southern York County Library was renamed the Paul Smith Library of Southern York County. Smith’s generous contribution of saleable land to the facility’s capital campaign resulted in a gift of more than one-half million dollars.

Paul Smith, a native York County businessman and World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, started Paul L. Smith Builders in 1946. In Southern York County, Smith built the Southern Farms Development, Oakwood Manor, Eastwood Townhomes, a portion of Forest Lakes, Market Square Shopping Center, Freedom Hills, Slyder Estates, and Boundary Road Apartments, in addition to many private homes.

Friday Nights @ Your Library

Starting March 7th - Friday Night at the Library!

Friday hours are to be extended! The Mason Dixon Public Library will be open to the public from Noon to 8:00 p.m., every Friday night.
This is terrific for weekend movie selection, and opportunity at research for school or personal interest, a nice place to meet other like-minded individuals, and a lovely facility!
Come check us out - lifelong learning and something for everyone @ your library.