701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Adult Enrichment Classes

To sign for classes, we ask that you kindly register in person at the library by picking up a registration form at the Public Services desk. Please be advised, registration is closed after the first class begins. Due to the library renovations, there will be a limited amount of Adult Enrichment Classes scheduled during January through April 2020. For information on fees and instructors, please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.


English as a Second Language Classes (ESL)

Wednesdays, October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4 and 11. From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

No Fee*. Instructor: Kim King

*There is no fee for this class but you must complete a registration form to be considered enrolled.

Improve your English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking by taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Learn grammar and proper English pronunciation as well as how to navigate the English-speaking world by reading documents, filling out forms, answering the telephone, and responding to emails. This six-week course is taught by an experienced English instructor who will tailor the class to your individual needs. Class size is limited to 15.


Mosaic Mirror Class CLASS IS CANCELED. (12/5/19)

Sunday, December 8. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $35 (per painter). Instructor: Meghan Winslow

Join us for a lesson on how to make mosaic art laid out in your choice of a square or circle patterned mirror. Mosaics are created using small pieces of colored glass and assembling them in a pattern pleasing to the maker and adhering them to a substrate. No art experience needed. Please note: At the completion of this class, the mosaic art will not be completed as the final process of grouting will be done at SPLAT. Participants will be notified when their artwork is ready for pick up at the studio. All supplies for this mosaic mirror art are included in the registration fee. This class is for adults and teens 13 and older accompanied by an adult.


Fresh Evergreen Wreath Making Class

Saturday, December 14. 10:00 a.m.

Fee: $35. Instructor: Andrea Beitzel

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath to decorate your home for the holidays. Fresh-cut greens, ring, wire and ribbons will be supplied and are included in the cost of the class.



The Art of Truth: A Writing Class on Creative Nonfiction 

Sundays, January 19 through February 23, 2020 (snow make-up date March 1). 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $60. Instructor: Laura English

Join us as we explore the exciting genre of creative nonfiction. In this class you can chose to write memoir, essay, biography, epistle, lyric essay, meditation or a combination of several forms. You’ll have the opportunity to share your work in a supportive, encouraging environment. Here you’ll find motivation and community as you write about real-life experiences. Discovery and camaraderie await you!


Pysanky Egg Class

Saturday, March 28, 2020. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 (includes all supplies). Instructor: Sue Copenhaver

Explore the folk art of Pysanky with Sue Copenhaver. Participants will complete 2-3 eggs in 2 or 3 hours using an electric kistka, beeswax, and a series of dyes. A goose egg may be available at market price, depending on availability. Class is limited to 10 adults.


Etched Brown Egg Class

Saturday, April 4, 2020. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $30 (includes all supplies). Instructor: Sue Copenhaver                                                             

Explore a variation of the folk art of Pysanky with Sue Copenhaver. Participants will complete 2-3 etched eggs in 2-3 hours using an electric kistka, beeswax, brown eggs and a mild acid. Class is limited to 10 adults.


Orchid Terrarium Class

Saturday, May 9, 2020. 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $40. Instructor: Kim Bailor

In this workshop you will learn how to create a hanging orchid piece to enjoy for many years to come. Your experience will include an orchid, moss, preserved moss, and step-by-step instruction. We will discuss best practices for orchid care and maintenance, sun requirements, grooming, watering, and propagation for healthy plants. To register for this class, you must go to Eventbrite.com (Discover Events) and the workshop at the Hershey Public Library will come up. You make your payment directly to the Instructor through this site. Grab your ticket today. Ages 10 through 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited to 30.


Intermediate to Advanced Photoshop Class

Saturday, May 16, 2020. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $45

Instructor: Bryson Leidich

Essential to better image processing is editing known as “non-destructive.” Primary among these tools is the use of layers and masks. Corrections to color, density and saturation are just the basic functions, and total control over the appearance of the image is possible. With layers and masks you can change anything in an image. Blend modes change the character of either the adjustment layer or of the layer content. Being able to control whether the content brightens or darkens the image is only the foundation of blend modes. The interaction of a layer to the content below can be modified, not only as to what it does, but what tonal range is affected and to what degree.  How this can be used to improve your images is not intuitive and you need to see how it works.  Image compositing is pretty much on every photographer’s bucket list, but few know how to make it work well, and be invisible to the viewer. Stacking images for depth of field, replacing skies, and totally changing content are not as hard as you think, providing you know how to do it well. These concepts may seem beyond necessary to you now, but once you learn how they work in this class, they quickly become part of the tools you will use to improve your images.