African Drumming Workshop


On January 31 at 7 p.m., the library will host a drumming workshop called “Living in the Rhythm.” This educational program will take you on a journey of sound and rhythm from ancient Australia to Africa and beyond. World drums, percussion and  storytelling will be used to create a global rhythm ensemble. The program will take place in the multipurpose room at the Ephrata Public Library and is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be done at or by calling 717-738-9291. The program is part of the library’s winter reading program.


The presenter, Mark Seaman, is the owner and operator of Earth Rhythms in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Mark has studied with Glen Velez, Pete Barnhart, Arthur Hull, Barry Bernstein and Paulo Mattioli. He has also completed training courses through Rhythm for Life and Unity with a Beat. He has presented his programs for nationally known social, corporate and community agencies.


Ephrata Public Library’s Winter Reading Program Kicks Off With A Storytelling Trip Around the World

Grab your passport, pack your bags, and buckle up. Children in the Ephrata Area are invited to go for a storytelling trip around the world. The library’s winter reading program kicks off on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. with a special visit by Kids and Cultures’ “Treasures of the World.”

“Treasures of the World” is a fast-paced interactive storytelling program for elementary students featuring folktales from all over the world. Each story contains a virtue and offers a glimpse into the culture from which it comes.

“We can learn a lot about other cultures by the stories the people have passed down from generation to generation,” says storyteller Kristina Wenger, who shares the stage with husband Timm and their children Katia and Thaniel. The show includes audience participation and information about the cultures from which the stories are told.

The program is part of the library’s first ever winter reading program. For more information about the winter reading program for children, teens and adults, or to register for programs, visit the library’s website at