For Adults

  • Museums-A-Minute

    Monday, August 27th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join former library staff member and local history enthusiast, Keith Greenawalt, on whirlwind tour of regional museums and historic sites.  Find new places to visit and explore or rediscover some old favorites that you perhaps forgot.  All the sites are within approximately two hours of Lancaster and make for great day trips!

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, September 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, September 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, September 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

    September 10th: The Secret Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

    Upcoming Titles:
    October 8th: The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson
    November 12th: The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
    December 10th: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

     

     

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

    Monday, September 10th, 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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, September 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.

    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Upcoming Titles:
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, September 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, September 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.

  • Mystery Matinee – Sherlock Holmes

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Sherlock Holmes

    Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   128 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, September 17th, 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

  • Coterie Book Club:

    Tuesday, September 18th, 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.

    Title: TBD

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, September 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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, September 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, September 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.

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

    Monday, September 24th, 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

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

    Monday, October 1st, 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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 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, October 3rd, 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, October 8th, 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

    October 8th: The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson

    Upcoming Titles:
    November 12th: The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
    December 10th: The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by David Rosenfelt

     

     

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

    Monday, October 8th, 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

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, October 10th, 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 10th, 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.

    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp

    Upcoming Titles:
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, October 10th, 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.

  • Coterie Book Club:

    Tuesday, October 16th, 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.

    Title: TBD

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 16th, 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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, October 17th, 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 17th, 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Coterie Book Club:

    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.

    Title: TBD

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Coterie Book Club:

    Tuesday, December 18th, 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.

    Title: TBD

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.