For Adults

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 1st, 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, May 2nd, 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.

  • Author Q & A with Jesse Waters

    Monday, May 7th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join Jesse Waters, winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, for an evening of poetry and short stories as he reads from his recently published collection “So Let Me Get This Straight” and other works. Then, stick around for Q & A with the author! Copies of his book will be available to purchase.

    A winner of the River Styx International Poetry Contest, runner-up for the Iowa Review Fiction Prize and Finalist in The Starcherone Prize, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Prize and the Paul Bowles Fiction Award, Jesse Waters is a recipient of a NC Artist’s Grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center, and is currently Director of the Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College. Jesse’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction work has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes, and has appeared nationally and internationally in such journals as The Adirondack Review, Coal Hill Review, The Cortland Review, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, River Styx, Slide, Story Quarterly, Southeast Review, Sycamore Review and others. His first collection of poems, HUMAN RESOURCES, was published by Inkbrush Press in 2011; his first collection of short fiction SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT was released by Paycock Press in Feb. of 2018.

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, May 9th, 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, May 9th, 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.

    May 9th: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Upcoming Titles:
    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 9th, 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.

  • Genealogy for Beginners

    Thursday, May 10th, 2018
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn the basics of conducting genealogical research.  This program will provide an overview of available resources including Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and U.S. Census records.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, May 14th, 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

    May 14th: Camino Island by John Grisham

    Upcoming Titles:
    June 11th: Dead to Begin With by Vivian Conroy
    July 9th: End Game by David Baldacci
    August 13th: Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff
    September 10th: The Secret Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
    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

     

     

  • Coterie Book Club: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

    Tuesday, May 15th, 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 560-6441. May’s discussion is Mark Shaw’s book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 15th, 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, May 16th, 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, May 16th, 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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Saturday, May 19th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  152 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, May 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share from “Sorella:  Recipes, Cocktails, and True Stories from our New York Restaurant” by Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen  (this is the book that was recently donated in memory of the groups founder, Betsey Sterenfeld) or from your favorite Italian cookbook. The library’s copy is on reserve at the circulation desk for in-library use only. Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 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-44963167043?aff=es2
  • Computer Beginners Boot Camp

    Monday, May 21st, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This series of Basic Beginner Computer classes for Adults will be held Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m.

    Classes are free and laptops are provided for all students.

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday COMPUTER BASICS

    Hands-on learning of basic computer concepts and vocabulary: Hardware/Software, Laptops/Desktops. Explore how to use the keyboard and mouse. Discover the meaning and importance of Operating Systems, Task Bars, Applications and more.

    Tuesday  MICROSOFT WORD BASICS

    Join us for a demo of Word version 2016.  Create a document.  Change text size, color,
    formats and insert graphics.

    Wednesday  INTERNET BASICS

    Demoed & discussed: Web Browser, Search Engine choices and Google search results pages.  Basic tools of web searching such as tabs, back arrows & scroll bars will be practiced.

    Thursday  EMAIL BASICS

    Various e-mail programs will be demoed by instructor and patrons will gain hands on experience by practicing e-mail functions in a Gmail account.

     

    Register on-line at www.mtpl.info,
    in-person, or call 717.560.6441 and ask for Marcia or
    717.509.4604 Ext. 302 to leave a message

     

  • Computer Beginners Boot Camp

    Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This series of Basic Beginner Computer classes for Adults will be held Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m.

    Classes are free and laptops are provided for all students.

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday COMPUTER BASICS

    Hands-on learning of basic computer concepts and vocabulary: Hardware/Software, Laptops/Desktops. Explore how to use the keyboard and mouse. Discover the meaning and importance of Operating Systems, Task Bars, Applications and more.

    Tuesday  MICROSOFT WORD BASICS

    Join us for a demo of Word version 2016.  Create a document.  Change text size, color,
    formats and insert graphics.

    Wednesday  INTERNET BASICS

    Demoed & discussed: Web Browser, Search Engine choices and Google search results pages.  Basic tools of web searching such as tabs, back arrows & scroll bars will be practiced.

    Thursday  EMAIL BASICS

    Various e-mail programs will be demoed by instructor and patrons will gain hands on experience by practicing e-mail functions in a Gmail account.

     

    Register on-line at www.mtpl.info,
    in-person, or call 717.560.6441 and ask for Marcia or
    717.509.4604 Ext. 302 to leave a message

     

  • Computer Beginners Boot Camp

    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This series of Basic Beginner Computer classes for Adults will be held Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m.

    Classes are free and laptops are provided for all students.

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday COMPUTER BASICS

    Hands-on learning of basic computer concepts and vocabulary: Hardware/Software, Laptops/Desktops. Explore how to use the keyboard and mouse. Discover the meaning and importance of Operating Systems, Task Bars, Applications and more.

    Tuesday  MICROSOFT WORD BASICS

    Join us for a demo of Word version 2016.  Create a document.  Change text size, color,
    formats and insert graphics.

    Wednesday  INTERNET BASICS

    Demoed & discussed: Web Browser, Search Engine choices and Google search results pages.  Basic tools of web searching such as tabs, back arrows & scroll bars will be practiced.

    Thursday  EMAIL BASICS

    Various e-mail programs will be demoed by instructor and patrons will gain hands on experience by practicing e-mail functions in a Gmail account.

     

    Register on-line at www.mtpl.info,
    in-person, or call 717.560.6441 and ask for Marcia or
    717.509.4604 Ext. 302 to leave a message

     

  • Computer Beginners Boot Camp

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This series of Basic Beginner Computer classes for Adults will be held Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 from 10:00a.m. until 11:30a.m.

    Classes are free and laptops are provided for all students.

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday COMPUTER BASICS

    Hands-on learning of basic computer concepts and vocabulary: Hardware/Software, Laptops/Desktops. Explore how to use the keyboard and mouse. Discover the meaning and importance of Operating Systems, Task Bars, Applications and more.

    Tuesday  MICROSOFT WORD BASICS

    Join us for a demo of Word version 2016.  Create a document.  Change text size, color,
    formats and insert graphics.

    Wednesday  INTERNET BASICS

    Demoed & discussed: Web Browser, Search Engine choices and Google search results pages.  Basic tools of web searching such as tabs, back arrows & scroll bars will be practiced.

    Thursday  EMAIL BASICS

    Various e-mail programs will be demoed by instructor and patrons will gain hands on experience by practicing e-mail functions in a Gmail account.

     

    Register on-line at www.mtpl.info,
    in-person, or call 717.560.6441 and ask for Marcia or
    717.509.4604 Ext. 302 to leave a message

     

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attendees of these classes should be familiar with concepts/vocabulary taught in BASICS computer classes and have fair typing & mouse skills.

    Laptops available, but students may bring their own.  A USB Drive is needed for these classes.

    Classes cost $15.00 per class or $50.00 for 4 classes and a 1 GB USB Drive.

    Topics included in this series:

     Tuesday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

    Gain knowledge of computer contents, text boxes, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and how to personalize your computer.  Class will download and save files, update software and explore computer’s system info.

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2016

    Additional functions of Word demonstrated including: default personalizing, file organization/creation, template utilization and formatting of envelopes and labels.

    Friday NEXT STEP INTERNET

    Class will work with Web Browsers, Search Engines, Internet and Website navigational tools. Bookmarking files & links to Internet information will be created.  Web Page design & Browser personalization are demoed.

    Optional project, which is a culmination of all previous lessons will be handed out at the end of class.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441 & ask for Marcia

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attendees of these classes should be familiar with concepts/vocabulary taught in BASICS computer classes and have fair typing & mouse skills.

    Laptops available, but students may bring their own.  A USB Drive is needed for these classes.

    Classes cost $15.00 per class or $50.00 for 4 classes and a 1 GB USB Drive.

    Topics included in this series:

     Tuesday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

    Gain knowledge of computer contents, text boxes, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and how to personalize your computer.  Class will download and save files, update software and explore computer’s system info.

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2016

    Additional functions of Word demonstrated including: default personalizing, file organization/creation, template utilization and formatting of envelopes and labels.

    Friday NEXT STEP INTERNET

    Class will work with Web Browsers, Search Engines, Internet and Website navigational tools. Bookmarking files & links to Internet information will be created.  Web Page design & Browser personalization are demoed.

    Optional project, which is a culmination of all previous lessons will be handed out at the end of class.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441 & ask for Marcia

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Thursday, May 31st, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attendees of these classes should be familiar with concepts/vocabulary taught in BASICS computer classes and have fair typing & mouse skills.

    Laptops available, but students may bring their own.  A USB Drive is needed for these classes.

    Classes cost $15.00 per class or $50.00 for 4 classes and a 1 GB USB Drive.

    Topics included in this series:

     Tuesday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

    Gain knowledge of computer contents, text boxes, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and how to personalize your computer.  Class will download and save files, update software and explore computer’s system info.

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2016

    Additional functions of Word demonstrated including: default personalizing, file organization/creation, template utilization and formatting of envelopes and labels.

    Friday NEXT STEP INTERNET

    Class will work with Web Browsers, Search Engines, Internet and Website navigational tools. Bookmarking files & links to Internet information will be created.  Web Page design & Browser personalization are demoed.

    Optional project, which is a culmination of all previous lessons will be handed out at the end of class.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441 & ask for Marcia

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Friday, June 1st, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Attendees of these classes should be familiar with concepts/vocabulary taught in BASICS computer classes and have fair typing & mouse skills.

    Laptops available, but students may bring their own.  A USB Drive is needed for these classes.

    Classes cost $15.00 per class or $50.00 for 4 classes and a 1 GB USB Drive.

    Topics included in this series:

     Tuesday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

    Gain knowledge of computer contents, text boxes, menus, keyboard shortcuts, and how to personalize your computer.  Class will download and save files, update software and explore computer’s system info.

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2016

    Additional functions of Word demonstrated including: default personalizing, file organization/creation, template utilization and formatting of envelopes and labels.

    Friday NEXT STEP INTERNET

    Class will work with Web Browsers, Search Engines, Internet and Website navigational tools. Bookmarking files & links to Internet information will be created.  Web Page design & Browser personalization are demoed.

    Optional project, which is a culmination of all previous lessons will be handed out at the end of class.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441 & ask for Marcia

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 5th, 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.

  • Digitization Day

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Do you have print documents, letters, photos, or slides that you want to digitize?  Make an appointment to receive instruction on the use of digitization equipment, including time to digitize your items. Copyright compliance is your responsibility.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 6th, 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, June 11th, 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

    June 11th: Dead to Begin With by Vivian Conroy

    Upcoming Titles:
    July 9th: End Game by David Baldacci
    August 13th: Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff
    September 10th: The Secret Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
    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

     

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 13th, 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.

    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

    Upcoming Titles:
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 13th, 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, June 13th, 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.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 19th, 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, June 20th, 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, June 20th, 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.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 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.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, July 9th, 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

    July 9th: End Game by David Baldacci

    Upcoming Titles:
    August 13th: Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff
    September 10th: The Secret Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
    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

     

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 11th, 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, July 11th, 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, July 11th, 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.

    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    Upcoming Titles:
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 17th, 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, July 18th, 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, July 18th, 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, July 31st, 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, August 1st, 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, August 7th, 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.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 8th, 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, August 8th, 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, August 8th, 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.

    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

    Upcoming Titles:
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, August 13th, 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

    August 13th: Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff

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

     

     

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 15th, 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, August 15th, 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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, August 18th, 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:  Rogue One

    The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga (Episodes IV, V, & VI) to follow.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   133 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, August 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with the theme “Picnic Foods.” Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 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
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 21st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.