Save the Date - Special Programs at Harrisburg Library
Quest for the Code
Illuminate your imagination this night in the Quest for the Code! This free event includes both physical and mental challenges based on Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Challenges include glow-in-the-dark obstacle courses, black light geocaching, puzzles, trivia and more! Participate as an individual or group to solve "The Founder's Puzzle." Prizes will be awarded. Participants under age 18 will need parental/guardian consent. Registration begins at 6:30pm and the Quest begins at 7pm.
Saturday, 3/15 @ 6:30PM, Cabarrus Arena and Event Center – Gold Hall
Special Presentation by Author Robin Sloan
Robin Sloan, San Francisco native and author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, will be speaking at the Concord Library for the 411 Community Read! Please join us at 2:00pm in the Concord Library Auditorium for this exciting event.
Saturday, 4/5 @ 2PM, Concord Library Auditorium
Also Coming Up at Harrisburg Library in March:
Meet the Library
Learn how to navigate the library, use the catalog, make requests, access your account, and use the library’s online resources.
Monday, 3/3 @ 5PM
Feel like you know nothing about computers? We will go over the very basics: how to log on to a library computer, how to use a mouse, and some very basic terms and functions. This is a class for those with very little or no experience with computers. Registration Required. 704-920-2080.
Tuesday, 3/4 @ 5:30PM
Better Presentations with Prezi
Tired of seeing the same PowerPoint formats and presentations? Stop by to learn about the variety of free options available to spice up your presentations including the dynamic presentation format called Prezi.
Monday, 3/17 @ 5:30PM
Successful Resumes with Cypress
On the job hunt and worried your resume may not be cutting it? Attend this presentation to see how Cypress, and other library materials, can help you brush up on your resume skills and make an impression with prospective employers.
Tuesday, 3/18 @ 5:30PM
Friends of the Harrisburg Library Annual Meeting
Amish and Christian Fiction Author Amy Clipston will be speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Harrisburg Library (FOHL) on Tuesday, March 18 from 6-7 p.m. in the main area of the library.
Amy Clipston, who lives in Indian Trail, is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series. An advocate for organ and blood donation, Amy donated a kidney in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Through her donation, her husband received a second kidney transplant. Amy and her husband matched another couple and swapped kidneys with them. Amy's memoir, A Gift of Love, was released this month.
At the meeting, the election of FOHL officers for 2014-2015 will also take place. The meeting is open to the public. However, only current FOHL members are eligible to vote.
For more information about the FOHL or to join, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit the FOHL web site at: http://friendsoftheharrisburglibrary.webs.com/
Tuesday, 3/18 @ 6PM
Want to make art using old books? Join us as we recreate scenes from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and create other works of art with old books and other recycled materials.
Wednesday, 3/19 @ 5PM
We’ll be reading and discussing this year’s exciting 411 Community Read Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan. Follow the main character’s journey into a bizarre underground world of bibliophiles, an unsolved code that originates with the birth of the printing press itself, and a mystery that will require the modern world’s latest technology to solve.
Monday, 3/24 @ 5PM
Blogging for 411
Take part in the community read and learn about some of the great, and free, tools available online that can thrust you into the blogging spotlight or help enhance your existing blog.
Monday, 3/10 @ 5PM
Teen Tech Week Celebrates eAudio
Celebrate Teen Tech Week and learn about the e-audiobook services we offer and other free services available online.
Tuesday, 3/11 @ 4:30PM
Teen Book Discussion
This month we’ll be reading and discussing The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.
Tuesday, 3/25 @ 5PM
Paws for Reading
Stop by and practice reading with a registered therapy dog! Ages 5-12
Mondays, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 @ 3PM
Saturday, 3/8 @ 10AM
Stories, songs, finger plays and more, followed by play time for toddlers and networking for parents. Tuesday’s program repeats on Wednesday each week. Ages walking – 3 years with caregiver.
Tuesdays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 @9:30AM
Wednesdays, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 @ 10:30AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and more. Tuesday’s program repeats on Thursday each week. Ages 3-5 years with caregiver.
Tuesdays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 @11AM
Thursdays, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 @ 10:30AM
Let’s Build With Legos!
Come join us as we build cities and towns with Legos. Ages 4-12
Thursday, 3/6 @ 5:30PM
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Discussion
Join our discussion of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. We’ll talk about the characters and events in the book, play a game and make a cool craft. Ages 7-11
Thursday, 3/13 @ 5:30PM
Magic Tree House Book Discussion
We will discuss Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne, participate in a fun activity and make our own musical instrument. Ages 7-10
Thursday, 3/20 @ 5PM