The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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February 11, 2014

February is for Library Lovers

- — Mercer Area Library, 110 E. Venango St., Mercer, offers the following events:

• Weekly Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m.

Feb. 13 – Happy Valentine’s Day!                      

Feb. 20 – Josh the Otter!                          

Feb. 27 – Favorite.                                                    

• Weekly GED Classes, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free classes and supplies; no advanced registration required.

• Introduction to Poetry Classes, 2 p.m. Saturdays.

• February is Library Lovers Month! Show your support of the library – buy a $1 Library Lovers heart and be entered into our raffle for a cute valentine basket.

• Tablet, Phone, & E-reader workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. If you have questions about using your device to get library materials, feel free to take it into the library. We will help you get started and show you how to download free library ebooks and audiobooks to your device. There are regularly scheduled monthly workshops, but you can also schedule an appointment for one-on-one help.

• “Fine Forgiveness Week” is Feb. 18-22. No fines will be charged for overdue books during this week, so make sure that you take advantage of this opportunity and get those late books back to the library!

• Cool Springs Fitness & Aquatics will be presenting Josh the Otter Water Safety Program at the library for preschool children ages 2-5 on Feb. 20. To learn more about the program go to joshtheotter.org The program is free and designed to educate young children on the importance of water safety.

• Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. Feb. 21. The movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott will be shown.

• Book Discussion on “Diamond Ruby” by Joseph Wallace, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

• Score Good Credit & Pizza, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Enjoy dinner on us as financial advisor, Melissa Fritz, from Citizen’s Bank helps you to understand the ins and outs of credit scores. If you are concerned about your credit score or are looking to improve it, you’ve got plenty of company. Tens of millions of people in the United States have credit blemishes severe enough to make obtaining loans and credit cards with reasonable terms difficult.

• Teen Movie Night, “City of Bones,” 6 p.m. Feb. 28. This movie is rated PG-13 and stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Robert Sheehan.

• Coding for Kids, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Coding for Kids is free computer course based on the recent highly successful Hour of Code promotion from code.org* Your child will learn coding using an online game-like, self-directed tutorial which allows the children to actually build and watch their efforts come to life as they create and change their code. Children will learn the basic concepts of Coding and Computer Science with drag-and-drop programming. Children will be able to continue their project and learning after the class from any computer.

More information regarding programs, call 724-662-4233.

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