For Adults

  • Mystery Matinee – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mystery Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee:  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   129 min.

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

  • TOGETHER, THEY FOUNDED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: SIX FOUNDING FATHERS

    Monday, October 22nd, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    TOGETHER, THEY FOUNDED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: SIX FOUNDING FATHERS is a presentation as researched by the presenter regarding the life and the role played by each in the establishing of the United States by six men considered by historians to be among the Founding Fathers.

    The schedule is as follows:

    SESSION 1 – 9/10:  JOHN JAY

    SESSION 2 – 9/17:  ALEXANDER HAMILTON

    SESSION 3 – 9/24:  JOHN ADAMS

    SESSION 4 – 10/1:  THOMAS JEFFERSON

    SESSION 5 – 10/8:  JAMES MADISON

    SESSION 6 – 10/22:  JAMES MONROE

  • Insurance 101

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Would you like to better understand the language used in insurance policies?  Do you wonder what your insurance policies cover (and what they don’t cover)?  Do you know if your insurance coverage is adequate for your circumstances?  Learn the basics of homeowner’s, automobile, health , and flood insurance from an expert.  Join Consumer Liaison with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, David Buono, Jr., for an informative program, including a Q&A session.

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, October 29th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday mornings of discovering the joy of music and the healthy benefits derived from listening.  Become fluent in the language of music and meet the great composers.  Delightfully presented by Ann Leisawitz, music professor, composer and concert pianist.

    October 29th: The Healing Energies of Music: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual
    November 5th: Mozart’s Music (Retrospective of style and oeuvre)
    November 12th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 19th: Brahms: Works for Orchestra (violin concerto and symphony)
  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, November 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday mornings of discovering the joy of music and the healthy benefits derived from listening.  Become fluent in the language of music and meet the great composers.  Delightfully presented by Ann Leisawitz, music professor, composer and concert pianist.

    October 29th: The Healing Energies of Music: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual
    November 5th: Mozart’s Music (Retrospective of style and oeuvre)
    November 12th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 19th: Brahms: Works for Orchestra (violin concerto and symphony)
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
    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. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

    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 7th, 2018
    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.

  • Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Q&A and Sign-up

    Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Navigators will be available to provide individual free assistance with signing up for health insurance during open enrollment, which runs November 1 – December 15, 2018.

    If you don’t have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, you can shop at HealthCare.gov.

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, November 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday mornings of discovering the joy of music and the healthy benefits derived from listening.  Become fluent in the language of music and meet the great composers.  Delightfully presented by Ann Leisawitz, music professor, composer and concert pianist.

    October 29th: The Healing Energies of Music: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual
    November 5th: Mozart’s Music (Retrospective of style and oeuvre)
    November 12th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 19th: Brahms: Works for Orchestra (violin concerto and symphony)
  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, November 12th, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    November 12th: The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton

    Upcoming Title:
    December 10th: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

     

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

    Upcoming Titles:
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
    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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, November 17th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Sci-Fi Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.  Optional: wear your favorite costume.

    Today’s Matinee:  Solo: A Star Wars Story

    During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   135 min.

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, November 19th, 2018
    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: “Once Upon a Chef ” by Jennifer Segal. 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooks-and-booksat-the-manheim-township-public-library-tickets-47369875573?aff=erelpanelorg
  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, November 19th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday mornings of discovering the joy of music and the healthy benefits derived from listening.  Become fluent in the language of music and meet the great composers.  Delightfully presented by Ann Leisawitz, music professor, composer and concert pianist.

    October 29th: The Healing Energies of Music: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual
    November 5th: Mozart’s Music (Retrospective of style and oeuvre)
    November 12th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 19th: Brahms: Works for Orchestra (violin concerto and symphony)
  • Coterie Book Club: Camino Island

    Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
    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.

    November 20th: Camino Island by John Grisham

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
    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. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

    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 21st, 2018
    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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Q&A and Sign-up

    Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Navigators will be available to provide individual free assistance with signing up for health insurance during open enrollment, which runs November 1 – December 15, 2018.

    If you don’t have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, you can shop at HealthCare.gov.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
    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. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

    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 5th, 2018
    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 Discussion Group

    Monday, December 10th, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    December 10th: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

    Upcoming Titles: TBD

     

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

    Upcoming 2019 Titles: TBD

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    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.

  • History Matinee – Dunkirk

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free History Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee:  Dunkirk

    Allied soldiers from the British Empire and France, in Belgium, are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   106 min.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
    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. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

    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 19th, 2018
    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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mid-day Movie Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD – Movie Title>

    <TBD – description>

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  – min.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mid-day Movie Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD – Movie Title>

    <TBD – description>

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  – min.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mid-day Movie Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD – Movie Title>

    <TBD – description>

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  – min.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee

    Saturday, April 20th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mid-day Movie Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD – Movie Title>

    <TBD – description>

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  – min.

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