TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Raptor Adventure Camp: Grades 6-8
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association – Members $175, Non-Members $200 Registration required: 610-756-6000 x 208 Limited to 15 participants. For youth entering grades 6 through 8. Spend four days immersed in nature, with each day devoted to a different type of raptor. Learn their unique adaptations through activities, games, and hands-on projects. Topics include hawks and falcons, eagles, vultures, owls, and Appalachian forests. Activities include: binocular use and hawk watching, hiking, journaling, kestrel box building, owl pellet dissection, radio telemetry, live raptors, a visit to our raptor care facility, visits from scientists, and much more!
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM
Craft Castle Challenge of the Day
Art of Recycle – Participate in the craft challenge of the day at Art of Recycle. Visit AoR between 10am and 6pm. Discover what the craft of the day is and then spend some time socializing in the craft castle and participating in the craft challenge. When you are finished, your craft will be photographed and judged by our facebook fans. Winners receive Art of Recycle gift certificates or tickets to the New Main Theater in Ephrata. AoR will provide all of the materials for the craft challenge in the craft castle. Art of Recycle craft castle is free to use, and all materials in the craft castle are free to use while you visit us. Art of Recycle is open 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Art of Recycle Craft Challenge is a free event.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:00 PM
Margarita Mondays with Half Priced Margaritas
Bear Creek Mountain Resort – There is no better way to get into the spirit of summer than by joining us by the poolside for 1/2 priced margaritas and Tex-Mex cuisine!
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Monday Night Yoga
Bear Creek Mountain Resort – Relax and enjoy the beautiful sights at Bear Creek. - Monday Night Yoga Begins June 5 throughout the summer months. - Instruction from Britt Tagg Yoga in one of our outdoor ceremony sites. - Mondays from 6-7pm for just $10. Purchase your spot online today. Guests must bring their own mats.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Toddler Time
Ephrata Public Library – Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to this 30-minute story time which includes songs, learning-enriched finger plays and short stories with a focus on early literacy skills. There will also be a simple craft based on the book and a take-home coloring page. Ages 2 and 3. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2363
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:00 AM
Zoo America!
Ephrata Public Library – Join Zoo America as we learn how animals build and use homes in their daily lives and how you can help them out at home! Meet at least five live animals including a bird of prey! Ages 5+. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2394
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:00 AM
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library – Summer Reading Event Sign-up is Required Anyone can come!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 4:00 PM
Tween Gamers Club
Ephrata Public Library – Play some of your favorite Nintendo Wii or Wii U games on the Library’s big screen! If you have a Nintendo 3DS, feel free to bring it along to play with while others are taking their turns. Ages 10-12. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2372
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Lasers in Space - Lecture by Brian Campbell of NASA
Reading Public Museum – Join RPM at the Neag Planetarium for a special lecture by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's very own, Brian Campbell (and Berks County native!). NASA's Senior Earth Science Education and Communication Specialist, Brian Campbell, will present at the Reading Public Museum’s, Neag Planetarium on July 25, 2017 about its latest mission launching in later 2017, ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2). In the presentation, visitors will learn all about the science and engineering of ICESat-2 satellite through discussion, visualizations, and animations including the new animated short, Photon Jump. Campbell generously donated the ICESat-1 exhibit and monitors housed in the Neag Planetarium lobby. Currently, NASA is preparing for the launch of the ICESat-2 satellite in the later part of 2017. Campbell’s talk will include updates on this mission as well as fun interactive demonstrations on how lasers are involved in this mission. NASA also has produced an animated short on this topic starring “PHO” the photon. Join us to meet PHO on Tuesday, July 25. The show is FREE to the public, however registeration is required and on a first come first served basis by Calling Mark at 610-371-5850 x244. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ICESat-2 will provide scientists with height measurements that create a global portrait of Earth’s 3rd dimension, gathering data that can precisely track changes of terrain including glaciers, sea ice, forests and more. While many of ICESat-2’s discoveries are yet to be imagined, the satellite mission has four science objectives: - Measure melting ice sheets and investigate how this effects sea level rise - Measure and investigate changes in the mass of ice sheets and glaciers - Estimate and study sea ice thickness - Measure the height of vegetation in forests and other ecosystems worldwide For more information on the ICESat-2 satellite launch look here: https://icesat-2.gsfc.nasa.gov/science
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Veterans Lecture Series
Ephrata Public Library – Jim Brewer will share his Vietnam story that began with his enlistment, boot camp and training to become a jet mechanic. His first squadron was set aboard the USS Forrestal. Jim will tell the story of the day they were preparing for a bombing run when a short circuit in a sidewinder rocket caused the missile to fly across the flight deck, causing a chain reaction of explosions that killed 134 sailors and injured 161. One of the survivors was navy pilot John McCain, who managed to get out of his jet just in time! Jim will also share stories of his time aboard the USS Kittyhawk and the few months of TDY he spent in Danang before leaving the Navy to return to civilian life. Held in the Exploratorium. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2413
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM
Farm Animal Occupations
Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library – Call 717-933-4060 to sign up.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 4:00 PM
Facebook for Business
Ephrata Public Library – Are you ready to utilize Facebook for your business or organization? Attendees at this class will learn some professional and helpful tips to improve brand recognition through a Facebook business page. You must have a business Facebook account to attend. Sign up for computer tutoring if help is needed to create this account. This class has a $10 fee. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2333 Start Available $10.00 Facebook for Business Ephrata Public Library Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:00 PM
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM
DIY Cardboard Cat Palaces
Ephrata Public Library – Bring your own design or be inspired by our ideas to make your feline friend a cardboard fortress they’ve always wanted. Recycled cardboard, tape and paint provided. Children under 12 must bring an adult or caregiver to work together as a group. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2412
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Fairy Gardens
Art of Recycle – Give your house fairy a little someplace special to live. Art of Recycle is going to show you how to make your very own special fairy garden using recycled materials. You won't believe your eyes when your done building it! Lots of fun! This workshop is for 5 years to adults. What's all included: Recycled planter with soil and moss garden Variety of items to furnish your garden Pretty pebbles and Baubles Simple tutorial to care for your garden All materials are included! Bring whatever you like to add to your creation! A $15 donation helps keep AoR Workshops free and low cost! This fee is per fairy garden, not per person. So if you are a parent coming to the workshop with a child to make one garden only sign up and pay for one person. Register and pre-pay to reserve your spot!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday Game Night
Golden Eagle Comics & Cards – Wednesdays 6-9 PM Game Night We have something for everyone on Wednesday nights! Free casual open play for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Magic: The Gathering and Star Wars Destiny. Plus, free open play for any other game you want to play, including board games. Bring a game, bring a friend...play a little, or play a lot!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
Trivia Night on the Patio
Bulls Head Public House – Join us every Wednesday on the patio for Trivia Night. Hosted by Roses Entertainment, trivia night is a wonderful evening of fun and games and includes four rounds of challenging questions. Both the General Sutter Inn dining room and the Bulls Head Public House pub menus are available, as well as the full draft and cask list from the pub. As always, top teams win prizes so study up!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Craft and Bread Baking- Early Childhood Event
Kimberton Waldorf School – As part of our Kimberton Parent with Child summer events, we are offering a morning craft and bread baking in our Kindergarten classroom. Our early childhood teachers will be available for information about our mixed age preschool and kindergarten programs. Please RSVP https://kimbertonws.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DiscoverOurEarlyChildhoodProgramsSummerEvents/tabid/879919/Default.aspx This event takes place on our beautiful 430 acre campus in our kindergarten classroom.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Lapsit Story Time
Ephrata Public Library – Young toddlers and their caregivers join in singing songs and learning Mother Goose nursery rhymes, along with a short book. Participants also learn basic sign language and have play time. Ages 6-24 months. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2362
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM
Movin' & Groovin' For Kids
Ephrata Public Library – Join us for a read-aloud program with music, motion, sound, and dance! Ages 3-6. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2370
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Immigration Film Festival: "Last Men in Aleppo"
Ephrata Public Library – A film by Firas Fayyad, and co-directed by Steen Johannessen. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, “Last Men in Aleppo” allows viewers to experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov. To register: http://libcalendar.org/View-Event-Details.aspx?SiteID=1&EventID=2411