701 Cocoa Ave, 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.

Mah Jongg Group (NEW for February!) Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Mah Jongg is a game invented by the Chinese many centuries ago. It is a rummy-like game played with 144 beautifully carved tiles instead of playing cards. It is played with 4 players where each player is dealt 13 tiles and will draw and discard from the wall (deck). The rules have been adapted by National Mah Jongg League in the USA where winning hands are changed from year to year and are displayed on a card for reference during the games. It is an easy game to learn and has enjoyed a huge resurgence in the USA. If you are interested in attending, please sign up at the Circulation Desk. There is no charge.


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 6:00 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 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 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: Kathy Heverly at hev1998@aol.com. (717) 412-4726.


Adult Coloring Group 

pencils2If you are hungry for that youthful joy of coloring between the lines and long to express your creativity, join this new group! The library will provide some materials, but bring your own book and coloring supplies as well. (NOT CURRENTLY MEETING. UPDATED JANUARY, 2018) Meeting times: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Contact Person: Terri Shkuda at tshkuda@gmail.com. (717) 533-7163.