Gamut Theater Academy: “Once Upon a Time”

Thursday, March 29. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Performance Class of Gamut Theater Group presents: “Once Upon a Time”, a collection of famous fairy tales scenes geared for children ages 4 and up and their families. No registration required. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please contact Rita Hunt-Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708 or send an e-mail to
About the Gamut Theatre Group:
This is the combined theatre company of Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre and Harrisburg Shakespeare Co. and has been entertaining students and families since 1993. The Performance Class is an upper-level drama class comprised of students ages 13 – 18 that are taught by Executive Director, Melissa Nicholson and Core Company Actor/Scene Designer, Ross Carmichael. Each Spring, the Performance Class students produce a show and take it on the road, performing at local venues.

Second Saturday


Is library programming for you and your family difficult to attend during the week?

We now offer a program every 2nd Saturday at 1:30 p.m. that is a part of our literacy-based strategy encouraging reading, talking, playing, singing and writing in young children. We will begin with a featured theme read-aloud story with plenty of time for exploration of theme through (blocks, learning centers, play areas, experiments) to promote active engagement of parents with their children. There will be an opportunity to take related books home after the program.

Jackie Sisco presents the monthly program. (Everyone is welcome). If you have questions, please e-mail to Please register online, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.

(Future Second Saturdays will be on March 10, April 14 and May 12.)

LEGO® Club


LEGO® Club will meet the first Wednesday of the month.

March 7, April 4 and May 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Do you have children who love playing with LEGO®? Budding architects and LEGO® fanatics ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO® Club where building encourages imagination and creativity, and where children bring construction to life. Please register for EACH session your child will attend.

Register online for club meetings, or you may also call 533-6555 ext. 3708.

Friends Children’s Series

Friends Children’s Series are drop – in programs brought to you by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library. Unless otherwise specified, all programs are on Sundays at 2 p.m. and are suitable for grades K-5. Programs are free, open to the public. No registration is required unless specified. Please mark your calendars for these wonderful family performances. FRIENDS 2017-2018 Programs.


Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Patricia Polacco: Author and Illustrator

patricia_polacco_2Patricia has authored over 100 books and stories, as well as adding stunning visual artistry to her books. She has been enlightening children and adults alike for 30 years while visiting elementary schools and libraries all over the United State and Canada. She shares her message of tolerance, acceptance, diversity, love, and respect to children of all ages while entertaining them with her lively personal stories. Patricia draws upon her rich heritage of mixed cultures for her inspirations.


Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

Exit 9″ Beyond the Beat”

beyond_the_beatThis incredible percussion ensemble offers a high-energy, tightly choreographed performance infused with fine musicianship, humor, variety, instruction, and audience participation. One surprise follows another as the musical genres flow from classical to ragtime to improvisation and more—and rusty brake shoes, garbage cans, and wooden stools supplant traditional instrumentation. Topping it all off is the group’s astonishing teamwork, a steady source of visual delight.