Med Talk on Neurological Illnesses on August 21st

The Deposit Free Library is pleased to offer a talk by Dr. Richard Tenser on Monday, August 21st at 6:30 p.m.  Dr. Tenser has local ties, as he is a summer resident of Deposit.  He is also well-versed in the field of neurology with an extensive background in neurological medicine.

Dr. Tenser trained at SUNY Upstate, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and Yale University.  He worked at Penn State University College of Medicine and the Hershey Medical Center from 1976-2016 and served as the Chief of Neurology from 1985-2003.  During this time, he was involved in teaching and patient care, as well as research on virus infections of the nervous system, emphasizing multiple sclerosis.  He was instrumental in the establishment of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Hershey.

During the library talk, Dr. Tenser plans to begin with a discussion of the anatomy and function of the human nervous system and follow up with a discussion of common neurological illnesses such as stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and neuropathy.  There will be time for questions following the talk.

Dinosaur Dig at State Theater on August 17th

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?  These prehistoric creatures are an endless source of fascination for most children, as well as many adults.  If you are one of these people, you won’t want to miss the family program being presented at the State Theater on Thursday, August 17th.  Entitled “Dinosaur Dig”, it is the brainchild of field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka.  The program begins with Mike’s interactive fossil talk, explaining where and how they find fossils.  He will also show some of the amazing discoveries they have made from the time of the dinosaurs to the time of the ice age.

Following the talk, kids age 5 and older will become junior paleontologists and go on their own dig to build a triceratops.  Roberta will identify bones the diggers discover in the digging pits and help them place the fossils on a triceratops cutout.  Voila!  The workshop participants will be building their own dinosaurs!

The Strakas are also bringing along some of their rare and unusual fossils for display.  All members of the audience, regardless of age, can enjoy looking at the fossil museum after the show.  **  Please note that the dig workshop can only accommodate 50 participants.  Get to the theater early if you want to be part of the dig.  The first fifty to arrive and sign up will get to build a dinosaur.

This program promises to be both informative and lots of fun.  It is also the grand finale of the library’s summer reading program.  Recognition will be given before the performance to all who completed the Summer Reading Challenge.  This program was made possible by a grant from the BOOKS program and Senator Fred Akshar.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m.  Come one and all for a roaring good time!  (Did we mention that it’s free?)  If you have any questions, please call the library at 467-2577.

Be a Dancer for a Day

The time is fast approaching for the summer dance camp sponsored by the library, the BOOKS program, and Senator Fred Akshar.  It will be held on Tuesday, July 18th and Wednesday, July 19th at the State Theater, across from the library on Front Street.  Dancer / choreographer Beth Hesch will hold classes for ages 5-14.  You don’t need dance experience or special clothing or shoes.   All you need is a desire to have fun!

You must register for these classes no later than Friday, July 14th.  If you’re interested, call the library at 467-2577 or stop by during open hours.  It’s fun!  It’s free!  Join us next week!

Annual Book Sale July 13-15

The Deposit Lumberjack Festival comes around every July, and with it comes the library’s Lumberjack Book Sale.  It begins on Thursday, July 13th and runs through Saturday, July 15th; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  We have hundreds of books to sell for all ages and all reading tastes.  Whether you want popular fiction, non-fiction, young adult, or picture books, we will have it under the tents on the library lawn.  There will even be a selection of titles published before 1940 for those collectors of old and rare books.  Stock up on your summer reading at bargain prices!  Hardcover books sell for $1.00 and paperbacks for 50 cents.  See you at the sale!

Get Your Vacation Reading at the Library

Vacation time is the perfect time to relax with a good book.  The library is the place to go to find your summer reading.  We have so many options.  Use your library card to borrow a book.  You can keep it for three weeks.  Have a long road trip ahead?  Borrow a book on CD.  Keep it for three weeks.  If you only want to carry your electronic devices on your trip, check out the Download Zone to see its offerings.  Borrow instead of buying books.  Save your cash for souvenirs!

Summer Reading Is Here! Build a Better World Theme

School is out, and the Summer Reading Program at the library has begun.  Come in to register for our Summer Reading Challenge.  This is open to all – from toddlers to adults.  To learn more, visit the lbirary today.  See how many books YOU can read this summer!

Summer story times and toddler times will begin on July 5th and run through August 17th.  Toddler Time is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m.  All 2-4 year-olds and their parents or caregivers are welcome.  Story Time is held every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  All 4-8 year-olds and their parents or caregivers are welcome.  Children 10 and older are invited to join our Monday Fun Day activities.

We have lots going on this summer as we Build a Better World through books.  Follow our Facebook page for more updates, or come into the library for a flyer and more information.  We hope to see you this summer!

Fine Amnesty Week at the Library

Combine National Library Week and spring cleaning and what do you get?  How about forgiveness for your library fines?  The Deposit Free Library is offering a Fine Amnesty Week from April 9-15.  If you have overdue books or DVDs, you can return them without any penalties.  If you have nothing checked out but have old fines lingering on your card, you can have them forgiven as well.

How do you take advantage of this special deal?  Come to the library in person.  Bring your overdue items or your library card.  If your card is lost, explain it to the clerk.  Update your contact information.  Voila!  Fines owed to Deposit will be erased.

Please note that you must still pay for any lost or damaged items.  The amnesty only applies to charges owed to Deposit – not to other libraries.  So dig out your overdue items and come on down to the library.  Let’s clear up a lot of fines!

Brownstone Books Have Arrived – 100 New Children’s Titles!

The children’s collection has just grown by 100, thanks to a very generous gift.  The gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through early readers, were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City.  Diane Brownstone, director of the foundation, became addicted to books at an early age.  She often visited the public library.  As an adult, she set up the foundation with the goal of fostering early reading and a love of books in other young people.  She hopes the new books will encourage parents and children to read together.

The Deposit Free Library was one of a hundred libraries chosen to receive this gift.  The collection includes classics such as Make Way for Ducklings, Horton Hears a Who, and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, as well as current favorites like Fancy Nancy, Giraffes Can’t Dance, and Knuffle Bunny.  There is something for everyone in this group of books.  Come to the library and enjoy our new collection.  And a huge THANK YOU to the Brownstone Book Fund for this extraordinary gift!

Welcome to Our New Clerk

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Deposit Free Library family!  Deborah Stever has recently joined the library staff.  Many Depositonians know Deb from her volunteer work at Deposit’s Closet or her work at the Assembly of God church.  For the past fifteen years Deb has been the reporter for the Deposit Courier.  She brings teaching, writing, and organizational skills, as well as lots of enthusiasm to our library.  We are thrilled to have her join us!  Stop by the library sometime soon to welcome Deb and to check out some of our newest materials.

Stories with Santa on December 16th

indexSanta is taking time from his busy schedule to make a visit to the Deposit Free Library.  On Friday, December 16th at 6:30, the jolly old elf will stop by to read Christmas stories.  All children and their parents are invited to join us for this annual event.  Take some time out from the hectic pace of the holidays to enjoy a quiet time with your kids.  If you’d like, wear your pajamas and get a photo to preserve an old-fashioned holiday memory.  Merry Christmas from the library!