Events for Adults and Seniors

We have moved many of our programs online! Below are some of our programs for adults and seniors, and you can see all our programs on the Calendar.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • RESCHEDULED: Knitting Club

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Rescheduled for the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10am!

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters.
    Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, July 1st, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters.
    Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, July 11th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    July 13th: Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, July 15th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters.
    Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Spotted Lanternfly Management for Residents

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The spotted lanternfly is a serious invasive pest with a healthy appetite for our plants, and it can be a significant nuisance, affecting the quality of life and enjoyment of the outdoors. If not contained, spotted lanternfly could drain millions of dollars annually out of Pennsylvania’s economy. Residents and homeowners will learn the basic biology and behavior of the spotted lanternfly as well as actions that they can take to help manage the population of this invasive pest.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Plant Swap

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    We all know there’s no such thing as too many plants! Spread the horticultural joy at our SECOND outdoor plant swap! Meet, trade, and propagate with fellow houseplant enthusiasts on the Children’s Discovery Patio. Information on plant care & propagation tips will be available. Plants, tools, books & fully labelled seeds are welcome at the swap!

  • Photography User Group

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • Cooks & Books @ MTPL

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish from the cookbook.  Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 16 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite!
  • Mid-day Movie Matinee

    Saturday, July 30th, 2022
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this month’s Mid-day Movie Matinee!

    Today’s Feature:  Sing 2

    Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

    Rating:  PG   Running time: 110 min.

    Please register for this program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • ‘Working Gardens’ in 19th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Country

    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Master Gardener Michael Cassify will present on the “Working Gardens” of 19th-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, August 5th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, August 8th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    August 10th: The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

  • Home Composting

    Thursday, August 11th, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Master Gardener Colleen Emmerling will present on the process of composting at home. Composting recycles common, organic home & yard waste and transforms it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Boost your home garden and try this sustainable practice!

  • Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body with the Alzheimer’s Association

    Monday, August 15th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and body are connected. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This free community education program is led by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter.

  • Writers’ Group (Morgan C)

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, August 19th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Underground Railroad Series Presented by the Manheim Township Historical Society – Part One

    Saturday, August 20th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Leroy Hopkins will present a three part series lecture and power point on the Underground Railroad. Leroy was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a Black history?” He has been answering it ever since.

    Part 1: Enslaved Africans in Lancaster County. Who were the owners? How were the Africans used? And the growth of local free African societies.

     

  • Photography User Group

    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, September 2nd, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • CGSL Summer Salon

    Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Classical Guitar Society of Lancaster Summer Salon is an informal session for new pieces. The audience is welcome to ask questions after the performance.

  • Writers’ Group (Room 119)

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Update: Today’s session will meet in Room 119!

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

    Thursday, September 8th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This free educational program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter.

  • Underground Railroad Series Presented by the Manheim Township Historical Society – Part Two

    Saturday, September 10th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Leroy Hopkins will present a three part series lecture and power point on the Underground Railroad. Leroy was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a Black history?” He has been answering it ever since.

    Part 2: Underground Railroad Traditional History featuring Robert Clemens Smedley’s History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and Neighboring Counties.

     

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, September 12th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, September 12th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 1: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819): Congress has the power under “the necessary and proper” clause to charter the Second Bank of the United States.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    September 14th: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, September 16th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, September 19th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 2: The United States v. The Amistad (1841): Decided that the kidnapping and transportation of the alleged slaves was illegal because the laws of Spain forbid the slave trade and the importation of slaves into the dominions of Spain.

  • Writers’ Group (Room 119)

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Coterie Book Club

    Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    Meeting the third Tuesday of each month from 1pm-2pm
    Coterie Book Group 2022-2023 Titles:
  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

    Monday, September 26th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    This free educational program will help you recognize common signs of the disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter.

  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, September 26th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 3: Miranda v. Arizona (1966): The Supreme Court held that the Fifth Amendment requires that law enforcement officials advise suspects of their right to remain silent and to obtain an attorney during interrogations while in police custody.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • Cooks & Books @ MTPL

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish from the cookbook.  Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 16 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite!
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, October 3rd, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 4: Loving v. Virginia (1967): Under the United States Constitution, the freedom to marry or not marry a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed upon by the State.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, October 7th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, October 10th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 5: Tinker v. Des Moines (1969): Students do not lose their First Amendment right to freedom of speech when they step onto school property.

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, October 10th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    October 12th: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

  • Underground Railroad Series Presented by the Manheim Township Historical Society – Part Three

    Saturday, October 15th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Leroy Hopkins will present a three part series lecture and power point on the Underground Railroad. Leroy was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a Black history?” He has been answering it ever since.

    Part 3: Underground Railroad in Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain and Columbia Vicinities including new information regarding how the Underground Railroad operated in our area.

     

  • U.S. Supreme Court: Six Decisions That Changed America, Vol. II

    Monday, October 17th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA, Vol. II is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation.

    Session 6: TBD

  • Coterie Book Club

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    Meeting the third Tuesday of each month from 1pm-2pm
    Coterie Book Group 2022-2023 Titles:
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our new, bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Photography User Group

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, November 4th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Local Revolutionary War Hero General Hand

    Saturday, November 5th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sam Slaymaker is the Director of Historic Rock Ford, General Hand’s home in Lancaster County Park. He will present a powerpoint on General Edward Hand’s actual military experiences, accomplishments, and possible regrets.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    November 9th: Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, November 14th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Coterie Book Club

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    Meeting the third Tuesday of each month from 1pm-2pm
    Coterie Book Group 2022-2023 Titles:
  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, November 18th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Photography User Group

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, December 2nd, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Mystery Book Club

    Monday, December 12th, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book Discussion. Due to size restriction we ask that everyone register on our calendar or, contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    Mystery  Book Discussion Group 2022 Titles:
    June 13th – The Library Book by Susan OrleanJuly 11th – The Windsor Knot by SJ BennettAug 8th – A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda CollierSept 12th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmenOct 10th- The Lavender Lady by Faith MartinNov 14th- The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee HarrisDec 12th – Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler
  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Registration is required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441. All 2022 picks are at this link: https://mtpl.info/mtpl-book-group/

    December 14th: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

  • Knitting Club

    Friday, December 16th, 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome all knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, cross stitchers, felters, spinners, and embroiderers—anyone who transforms fiber into amazing creations is invited to attend our bimonthly Knitting Club. Bring your current project and chat with like-minded crafters. Please register if you would like hands-on instruction in knitting. Limited instruction and supplies are available.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment. There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them. The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism. This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at vpm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Photography User Group

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Virtual TED Group Discussions

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2022
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    https://www.tedxlancaster.com/tedgroupdiscussions

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