Bookopoly - a summer reading program for adults

All new – Bookopoly: A summer reading program for adults!

Print your game board here, or pick one up at the library.

Completed boards must be returned by August 20. Prize drawings will be held August 22.

Community-Based Bibliotherapy

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm

Bibliotherapy uses books as a way to promote positive change and healing. Community-Based Bibliotherapy can involve using books and community supports to form an innovative support group and strengthen interpersonal relationships, resiliency, and hope.

Each month we will read a book and discuss how we can apply aspects of the book to our lives; looking at the characters’ decisions, obstacles, and healing journey within the book. We will work together as a group to support one another and share experiences as well as our reactions to reading and embark on our own journeys together to learn, grow, heal, and embrace life as it comes.

Sarah Falkson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Clinical Trauma Specialist, and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has worked in the field for over 15 years and has a strong passion for working with and advocating for individuals who have experienced trauma.

Attendance does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.

Singing:Reading Ulysses June 16 5:30pm

Singing:Reading Ulysses with Seamus Carmichael

Join us on Bloomsday, Thursday June 16th at 5:30pm as Seamus Carmichael leads us in an exploration of the songs in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Reading Ulysses May 5 at 5:30pm

Reading Ulysses with Seamus Carmichael!

We’re excited to announce this event coming soon to the library – May 5th at 5:30pm!

Whether you’re a fan or want to be, have read Ulysses or are intimidated to start, this program is for you!

This event is a prequel to our Bloomsday event to be held Thursday, June 16 at 5:30pm!

James Joyce’s Ulysses has been acknowledged as one of the most important novels of the 20th Century, but has gained the reputation as a “difficult book.” You may have started reading it and given up. However, anyone who has read it will tell you that it is a hugely rewarding text. In its pages you meet Mr. Leopold Bloom, an unforgettable character who deals with his wife’s infidelity and the problems of religious and cultural identity. Joyce inserts his alter ego, Stephen Daedalus, through whom we see the challenge of being an ambitious, poverty-stricken, agnostic artist in a religiously conservative society.

Ulysses has a Pennsylvania connection: the Rosenbach Library in Philadelphia owns the original manuscript of Ulysses and hosts an annual “Bloomsday” event. Seamus Carmichael was featured in the Rosenbach Library’s 2021 reading of the book.

Seamus is an Irish-born artist and musician who has read Ulysses at least six times in the course of his life. Over the years he has presented a number of Joyce-related events for Penn State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Tellus360 in Lancaster.
Writer's Group seeking new members

Writers’ Group

The Writers’ Group meets the last Friday of the month from 10am until noon. Bring your ideas and writing to this informal group for inspiration, feedback, and more!