701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

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Hosted Groups

Looking for a group to join?  

Hershey Public Library plays host to a number of groups that meet at the library and are open to new members. There is something for almost everyone here at the library. Take a look at what we have to offer. If you are interested in joining a group, you may either stop by one of the meetings or contact the person listed.

Hershey Writer’s Critique Group Startup Stock Photos

The purpose of the group is to help writers improve their skills and help individuals who are seeking self or traditional publication. Meeting times: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Contact person: Emily Fortney at emilyrfortney@gmail.com. (717) 497-6429.


weavingCocoa Area Fiber Enthusiasts 

This is a free social group for yarn spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and fiber artists. Our goal is to foster the creativity and skills of our members through demonstrations, Show ‘n Tell, and workshops.  All adult fiber artists are welcome, and encouraged to bring friends. We welcome all levels of talent to our group. Members are urged to bring a fiber craft project, a Show ‘n Tell, and a bag lunch to each meeting. Meeting time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with an occasional exception around certain holidays. Contact Person: Loren Chasalow at CocoaAreaFiberEnthusiasts@gmail.com. Phone number is not supplied.


Harrisburg Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America fiber_hosted_group

The purpose of this guild is to promote the history and education in techniques of crochet. Crocheters of ALL skill levels are invited to attend. If you do not crochet, but are interested in learning, please join! Regular meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Contact Person: Jane Rimmer at homeducator@msn.com. (717) 469-0438.


Hershey Quilters Guild quilt

The Hershey Quilters Guild is an informal group of quilters interested in sharing ideas and projects. We have an active charity program, making and donating quilts to various organizations. We welcome all levels of interest! Meeting times: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.  Also, anytime there is a fifth Thursday in a month, the group meets from 9:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for a charity work day (drop in). Regular meetings are held from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contact Person: Dorothy Pederson at dpeds78@comcast.net. (717) 565-1144.


Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club cup-of-tea

The purpose of the Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club is to promote friendship, to increase the members’ knowledge concerning the functioning of the local community, and to provide opportunities for social interactions through a variety of interest groups. Meeting times: 2nd Thursday of the month from September through April (no meeting in December). Meetings begin at 9:45 a.m. Contact Person: Jackie Lomazzo. jlomazzo@aol.com. (845) 857-4204.


Postpartum Breastfeeding Support Group

This program is offered through Penn State Hershey Medical Center. This class is designed for after the birth of your baby and provides nutritional information and open discussion on breastfeeding and mothers who are returning to work. This support group is for all mothers to share, learn, and have fun with their babies. Topics include: is baby getting enough? dealing with family, pumping and storage, supplementing and weaning and helpful hints. All classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and registered nurses. There is no charge for this class. Regular meetings are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Person: Anita O’Hara. Email: aohara@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Phone: (717) 425-6981.