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(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Connect for Your Health

Sign up on the Events Calendar to attend virtual information health programs made possible by a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Programs will be presented online by Librarians from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Training on how to use the laptop and mobile hotspot, and how to access the programs will be provided by library staff. The program is for Hershey Public Library card holders.

Don’t have Internet or a computer at home? Register to borrow a laptop and a mobile hotspot from the Hershey Public Library. Please contact Aly Tran, Adult Programming Manager, by calling 717-533-6555 or by email at atran@derrytownship.org

Saturday, March 6. 11 am to 12 pm.

Evaluating Online Health Information – Register

This workshop will assist participants with evaluating health information they find online. It will teach them what questions to ask when evaluating an online source. This includes looking for signs of trustworthiness and signs of non-authoritative and potentially harmful information.


Tuesday, March 9. 6 pm to 7 pm.

MedlinePlus for Online Health Information – Register

In this workshop, participants will learn what type of health information is available in MedlinePlus, and how to navigate it to find the information that they need. MedlinePlus is an authoritative source for health information produced by the National Library of Medicine.


Saturday, March 13. 11 am to 12 pm.

Health Information in the News – Register

This workshop will teach participants to look beyond sensational news headlines. It will teach them strategies to recognize a potentially poor study or overinflated reporting of results by a news source.