701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Adult Enrichment Classes

SIGN UP NOW for fall 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. For information on fees and instructors, please contact Julie Brnik at jebrnik@derrytownship.org or call the library at 717-533-6555.

 

Drop-In Card Making Classes

Thursdays, August 22, September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19, 2019 and January 2, 2020. From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $6. Instructor: Wendy Diem

Meet new friends and enjoy making two handcrafted cards for $6. Come and make two seasonal cards using different stamping techniques with Stampin’ Up! Products. Registration is not necessary, but appreciated, for this drop-in class. This program is designed especially for Adults, and Children with an Adult companion.

 

Writing Your Memoirs

Sundays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 13. From 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $60. Instructor: Laura English

In this class you’ll have the opportunity to write about what changed your life, what taught you an invaluable lesson, broke your heart, healed it, made you a stronger person. You’ll benefit from an environment of support and encouragement as you share your pieces (about 3 – 4). Writers shouldn’t have to be lonely; emphasis here is on building community. If you’ve always wanted to put your story down on paper, join us for a “memorable” adventure. Class size is limited to 15.

 

Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7. From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $25. Instructor: Dr. Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College 

Learn the story of two worlds that converge: one of Hindu immigrants to America who want to preserve their traditions and pass them on to their children in a new and foreign land, and one of American spiritual seekers who find that the traditions of India fulfill their most deeply held aspirations. In this course we shall explore: how concepts like karma, rebirth, meditation and yoga have infiltrated and influenced the American consciousness. Among various topics to be discussed will be how Hinduism has influenced vegetarianism, and the emergence of an increasingly assertive socially and politically active American Hinduism. Class size is limited to 15.

 

Succulents Painting Class

Sunday, September 29. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Join us for a step-by-step lesson on how to use acrylic paint to create a colorful succulent painting. No art experience needed. All supplies for this 12″ x 12″ painting are included in the class fee. This class is for adults and teens 13 and older accompanied by an adult.

 

Pumpkin Collage Class (CLASS IS CANCELLED)

Sunday, October 6. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Join us for a lesson on how to make collage art using a fall-themed pumpkin pattern. Included in the art making experience will be different materials (i.e. paint, paper, gems, fabric and more) that can be layered uniquely to make a finished design. Participants are welcome to bring photos or other memorabilia significant to their creative expression with the understanding that these items will become a permanent part of their artwork. No art experience needed. All supplies for this collage art are included in the fee. This class is for adults and teens 13 and older accompanied by an adult.

 

Rustic Succulent Box Workshop

Sunday, October 13. From 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $50. $44. Instructor: Kim Bailor

Come and create a rustic succulent planter. We will use a variety of succulents to create a beautiful rustic box centerpiece. Your workshop includes all materials (7 succulents, handmade rustic box, stone, moss, soil) To register for this class, you must go to Eventbrite.com. 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 Digital Photography Class (SORRY, THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED.)

Saturday, October 26. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $45. Instructor: Bryson Leidich

This class will focus on digital composition, depth of field, exposure, histograms and understanding raw capture. (The Program Booklet lists the class fee as $35; that is incorrect.)

 

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.

 

Ceramic Ornament Painting Class

Sunday, November 3. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $35 (per painter)

Instructor: Meghan Winslow

Join us for a lesson on how to use glaze to paint your choice of three ceramic ornaments. No art experience needed. All supplies for this project are included in the registration fee. Glazed ornaments will need to be fired and participants will be contacted when they are ready for pick-up at the studio. This class is for adults and teens 13 and older accompanied by an adult.

 

Fused Glass Class

Saturday, November 23. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $25/$15/$30 (necklace/ornament/medium coral bowl)

Instructor: Kathleen Forney

Learn how to make either a fused glass necklace with slider or an ornament (tree) by cutting glass of various types and colors and fusing it into your own unique design. The design is then fired in the kiln at the Instructor’s studio and returned to the class site two weeks later for pick up. Ages 10 through 16 are welcome with a parent.

 

Fused Glass Class

Saturday, November 30. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $25/$15/$30 (necklace/ornament/medium coral bowl). Instructor: Kathleen Forney

Learn how to make either a fused glass necklace with slider or an ornament (tree) by cutting glass of various types and colors and fusing it into your own unique design. The design is then fired in the kiln at the Instructor’s studio and returned to the class site two weeks later for pick up. Ages 10 through 16 are welcome with a parent.

 

Mosaic Mirror Class

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.