Here are some upcoming activities relating to the 2015 One Book, One Community pick, “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.
Adult Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Kaltreider Benfer Library
Adult Book Discussion: 1 p.m. Feb. 12, Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center
The Orphan Train Movement: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Martin Library
Spend Sunday afternoon at the library for a presentation by Donna Aviles, a descendant of an orphan train rider. Donna shares the story of her grandfather, Oliver Nordmark, as he traveled from their New York orphanage to the small town of Bern, Kansas. Light refreshments will be served.
Noon Book Talk: Feb. 16, Guthrie Memorial Library
Evening Book Talk: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Guthrie Memorial Library
Presentation followed by book discussion, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Red Land Community Library
Cindy Washburn from of Oxford Hall Celtic Shop in New Cumberland will be at Red Land Community Library at 6:30 pm to explain about Irish culture and the items that are mentioned in the book. A book discussion will follow at 7 p.m.
The Orphan Train Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18, Village Library
The Rowdy Readers Book Discussion Group: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Village Library
Book Discussion: 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock
Mystery Readers Book Discussion: noon Feb. 24, Kaltreider Benfer Library
Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Dillsburg Area Public Library
K’Nex Rail Lab: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center
Working in small groups, students use K’NEX building kits and other learning aids to explore various themes related to railroading, including: bridges; levers and pulleys; wheels, axles & inclined planes; and gears.
Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Martin Library
Thursday Evening Book Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Collinsville Community Library
Orphan Train Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 Glatfelter Memorial Library
Book Discussion: 1 p.m. Feb. 27, Delta Area Community Senior Center
Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Faith United Church of Christ
Pre-Teen Book Club (ages 10 -12): 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28, Dover Area Community Library
Join us in the small study room to discuss Poneasequa – Goddess of the Waters by Stephanie A. Duckworth-Elliott. This is a related book for young adults.
Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. March 3, Dover Area Community Library
Riding the Rails in the late 1800s: 6:30 p.m. March 5, at Steam into History, 2 W. Main St., New Freedom
The orphan trains took children to the Midwest in search of a new life. Join us in the station to hear how train travel in the late 1800s would have been on a trip across country. Were they warm? How did they eat? Sleep? Tour a replica coach from the era. Presented at no charge by Paul Smith Library of Southern York County. Space is limited. Please call the library at 717-235-4313 for reservations.
Have you read this book? What did you think?