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Adventures in India

June 4th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Friday, June 8th, 6:00 pm

Harrisburg native, Brian Murphy, will be here to discuss his exciting travels to India. Hear about the books he read that inspired his journey and the cultural Buddhist sites he visited along the way. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Elephant & Piggie Book Party!

May 24th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Thursday, June 7th, 6:30-7:30 pm

You’re invited to a party! Join us to celebrate your love for Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems. We’ll enjoy book-inspired activities and snacks for families with children ages 3 and up.


Walking Book Club

May 7th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Wednesday, June 13th, 5:30 pm

Meet us at Harrisburg Park District (Pool Parking Lot) and bring an audiobook to listen to! Playaways and Cloud Library downloads on your phone are perfect for walking and listening. Not sure how to get one? Ask us!

National BBQ Month Program

May 7th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Thursday, May 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us for this program with Jimmy Ellis, a judge at national BBQ cook off contests! He’ll speak about his journey to becoming a BBQ judge and explain some of the finer points of BBQ.

Saturday Morning Yoga for Kids

May 1st, 2018   •   No Comments   

Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 am

Start the day right with yoga! Kids of all ages welcome to attend.

In Search of Plants for Potential Medicine

April 9th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Sunday, April 15th, 2:00 pm

You won’t want to miss this fascinating program presented by botanist Homer Pinkley, Ph.D in conjunction with the Saline County Genealogical Society!

D&D For Teens

April 9th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Friday, April 27th, 4:00 pm

Interested in learning how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Join us at the library as we cover the basics! No experience required. Open to middle school and high school students.


Easter Bunny Visit

March 14th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Saturday, March 24th, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Easter Bunny will be hopping by the Harrisburg District Library for a visit! Bring you camera to capture the moment, and each child will receive one candy filled Easter egg. There will also be a construction paper egg and paint craft for children to have fun with!

This event is open for children of all ages.

National Poetry Month

March 5th, 2018   •   No Comments   

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Harrisburg District Library!

Come browse our selection of classic literary works and enjoy fun programs like these:

Shakespeare Reading Group on April 23rd & 30th @ 5:30 pm

Brown Bags & Books Poetry Reading on April 25th @ 12:00 pm

Poetry for Teens on April 25th @ 2:00 pm


Ronnie’s Studio Mystery Photos Reception

February 23rd, 2018   •   No Comments   

Reception: Sunday, March 4th, 2:00-4:00 pm

The current exhibit on display in our community room features the mystery portraits of photographer Ronnie Doerge. Upon his passing in July of 2017, Ronnie’s children discovered a stack of over 100 unidentified portraits in a storage building. Come see if you recognize anyone in the portraits!