Central Pennsylvania Events
November 2022

 

CHILDREN

Choreography & Dance

Dates: Classes begin September 1st and weekly on Thursdays

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages:8yrs-18yrs

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Instructor Sophia Gray teaches stretches and cardio using various dances

Registration: Registration required online.

 

1st & 2nd Grade Book Club

Date: November 2nd

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: 1st & 2nd grades

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Monthly meeting to discuss a good book and share a snack

 

Barks & Books: Reading Therapy Dog

Date: November 3rd

Time: Register for a 15 minutes slot

Ages: Elementary children

Where: New Oxford Library

Register: Call library for a slot at (717) 624-2182

 

Kid Scientists with Coding

Date: November 4th

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: 6yrs-12yrs

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Enjoy some coding fun

Registration: Online registration encouraged but not required

 

Barks & Books

Date: November 8th

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Read to a therapy dog. Register online for a reading slot

 

3rd & 4th Grade Book Club

Date: November 9th

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Monthly meeting to discuss a good book and share a snack

 

Crafternoon

Date: November 10th

Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm

Ages: K – 5th grade

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Make a Thanksgiving craft

Homeschool Full Steam Ahead – K-6th Grade

Date: November 11th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Details: Learn about Robotics including programing a DASH robot

Where: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Registration: Call library to register at (717)259-9000. Currently full but waiting list

 

Camp Craighead: Nature Craft Night

Date: November 14th

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Craighead House, 318 E. Old York Road, Carlisle Pa (Near Boiling Springs)

Details: Children will be making evergreen decorations. Free Program

Registration: RSVP required at info@CraigheadHouse.org

 

Lincoln & Lady Storytime

Date: November 15th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: 4yrs-9yrs

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Local author, Cathy Woodson, presents her children’s book, Lincoln and  the Lady, which describes Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg visit from the perspective of a ladybug.

 

Thanksgiving Wrap

Date: November 18th

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: New Oxford Library

Details: Create your own turkey with sticks, feathers & yarn while enjoying corny jokes

 

Crafternoon

Date: November 21st

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: Elementary

Where: Trone Memorial, East Berlin

Details: Bird related craft

Lego Challenge

Date: November 11th

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: 5yrs-10yrs

Where: Carroll Valley Library

Details: Participate in a Lego building challenge

Registration: Online registration required

Children’s Book Bingo – New Oxford Library

Date: Month of November. Cards available 10/30

Details: Play book bingo & win a prize. Finish card by November 30th

TEENS

 

Poetry Contest

Dates: November 1st – November 30th

Ages: 13yrs-18yrs

Where: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Write a 1-2 pages poem related to the prompt Fallen Leaves

Emails Submissions: Send entry to eblib@adamslibrary.org

Gaming Club

Date: Meet weekly on Tuesday nights

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: 7th grade-12th grade

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Learn competitive gaming techniques & new games

Registration Required: Zach Blanchard   zachb@adamslibrary.org   

 

Table Tennis League

Date: Meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Competitive ping-pong league.

Registration: Register online

Retro Gaming

Date: Meet weekly on Wednesdays

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Ages: Tweens & Teens

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Play old school video games

Comic Club

Date: Second & Fourth Thursday of the month

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: Tweens & Teens

Where: Littlestown Library

Details: Chat with fellow comic and graphic novel fans. Includes snacks & anime watching

 

Anime Club

Date: Meeting every other Friday starting October 7th

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: Teens

Location: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Watch & discuss anime series with friends. Registration online preferred

 

Into to Diamond Painting

Date: November 2nd

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: 16yrs and above

Where: Carroll Valley Library

Details: Learn how to do diamond painting and make a small ornament or gift tag

Registration: Online registration required

 

Falling in Love with Leaves

Date: November 2nd

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: 10yrs-17yrs

Where: New Oxford Library

Details: Learn how to do leaf rubbings and learn parts of the leaf. Science & Art

Creative Writing Workshop

Date: November 3rd

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: Teens

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Creative night of writing & fun

 

Ping Pong Tournament

Date: November 4th

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: Teens

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Cap off season of league play with a winner-take-all single elimination tournament

Registration: Register online

Tabletop Gaming: Brand New

Date: November 7th

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: 7th grade – 12th grade

Where: Harbaugh Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Learn some brand new games

Registration: Registration preferred

 

Nature’s Ornaments

Date: November 10th & November 17th

Time: Throughout Day

Ages: Teens & Adults

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas, Biglerville

Details: Create ornaments using natural materials. Supplies provided or bring own

Ceiling Tile Painting

Date: November 15th

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: Teens

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Paint a new ceiling tile in fall colors to go on display above the study room

7th & 8th Grade Book Club

Date: November 17th

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Monthly book club to discuss a good book & share a snack

Girls Craft Night Out

Date: November 17th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: Teens & Adults

Where: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Hang out together & make crafts

 

Young Persons Concert Series

Date: November 18th

Times: 10:00am &11:30am

Ages: Tweens & Teens

Where: Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg

Details: Free educational concert by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra with excerpts from Igor Stravinsky’s  “Pulcinella” & Russell Peck’s “The Thrill of the Orchestra”

Registration: Contact mark@harrisburgsymphony.org

 

Monopoly Day

Date: November 19th

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: 8yrs-17yrs

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Celebrate National Play Monopoly Day

 Teen Book Club

Date: November 22nd

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Gettysburg Library

Details: Monthly book club meeting to discuss a good book and share a snack

 

Decoupage Mason Jars

Date: November 28th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: 11yrs-18yrs

Where: Carroll Valley Library

Details: Make a luminary using a Mason jar, tissue paper & decoupage

Registration: Register online by November 26th

FAMILIES

 

Fun with Chess

Dates: Mondays

Time: 6:00pm-7:45pm

Ages: All ages and skill levels

Details: Drop-in chess games for all skill levels

Where: Littlestown Library

Native Americans Along the Susquehanna Family Program

Date: November 5th

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Where: Ft Hunter Park, Harrisburg

Details: Experience life of the Native Americans along the Susquehanna River through games, stories, artifacts & interactive activities.

Fees: $5.00

Registration: Preregistration required at www.forthunter.org .

 

Winter Tree Walk

Date: November 12th

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Where: Craighead House, 318 E. Old York Road, Carlisle (Near Boiling Springs)

Details: Tree Identification walk with arborist Mark Scott of Bartlett Tree Service.

Sarah Cook Myers: Recalling Lincoln at Gettysburg

Date: November 17th

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Harbaugh-Thomas Library, Biglerville

Details: Living history program by local historian, Deb McCauslin

Girls Craft Night Out

Date: November 21st

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Mothers, teen daughters & friends hanging out together making crafts

Register: Register online or call (717)259-9000

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) provides many free programs and events for the entire family during the summer. These events include bird walks, wildflower walks, orienteering programs, and forestry/natural resource programs. Many parks also offer local and Pa history programs. More information can be found at the DCNR Calendar of Events at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

 

Knit & Crochet Group

Date: Mondays

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Ages: Everyone

Details: Virtual group of knitting & crocheting

Register: Register online or call New Oxford Library

Tiny Art for Adults & Teens

Date: November 19th

Time: 1:00pm

Ages: 13yrs and older

Details: Enjoy paint night from home inspired by Literary Art Trio. This month is C.S. Lewis related. Limited kits available. Registration required. Instructional video Available on Saturday, November 19th at 1:00pm

Registration: Call Littlestown Library to register at (717)359-0446

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

Oakes Museum- Homeschool Science Classes & Labs

Details: Numerous Homeschool science classes and labs for all ages of students. Curator Club also offers Saturday morning science classes. Check Oakes Museum website at www.messiah.edu

Lake Communities, Stormwater & HOAs

Date: November 3rd

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: Teens & Adults

Where: Carroll Valley Library

Details: Holly Smith, Pa Extension Master Watershed Steward Coordinator, discusses lake water quality issues, green storm water initiatives & increasing wildlife habitat. Environmental science.

 

Saturday Skateboard Camp

Dates: November 12th & 19th, December 3rd & 10th

Time: 9:00am-10:00am

Ages: 5yrs-14yrs

Where: Keystone Kidspace, York

Details: Learn the basics of skateboarding

Fees: $100

Registration: Register at existskateshop@gmail.com