For Adults

  • Understanding Your DNA Results

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Manheim Township Historical Society is partnering with Manheim Township Public Library on a three-part genealogy series.  In this first session, Darvin L. Martin will describe the variety of DNA tests available, sort out how to choose which test to take, and how to determine who in your family should take this test.  Martin will also discuss how to interpret test results.  Refreshments & meet the speaker at 6:30 PM.  Talk starting at 7:00 PM. (See also March 18th and April 23rd)

    BIO:  Darvin L. Martin began to construct his own family tree by the age of ten, and at that time could not have even dreamed about the future ways science would enable us to connect everyone into a world family tree. Always passionate about history, particularly local history not found in common textbooks, Martin blended a career of scientific research with the pursuit of his own ancestry, seeking to determine the cultural, religious and societal norms that shaped the choices of his forebears.During his second year of chairing the Lancaster Family History Conference, Martin invited noted genealogist Megan Smolenyak to describe the upcoming world of DNA analysis and how this applies to family history. Soon after, Martin began his own epic DNA journey.

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
    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, February 19th, 2019
    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.

    February 19th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

    March 19th: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

    April 16th: Author Lunch

    May 21st: White Houses by Amy Bloom

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
    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, 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.

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE LANCASTER GREAT VOL. II

    Monday, February 25th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.

    The schedule is as follows:

    January 28:
    Edward Shippen, III: Businessman, Public Official, Founder, Patriot

    Thomas Barton: Teacher, Minister, Loyalist

    Jasper Yeates: Attorney, Patriot, Judge

     

    February 4:
    William Atlee: Attorney, Patriot, Judge, Civic Leader

    Matthias Slough: Civic Leader, Patriot, Businessman

    Francis Bailey: Printer, New Churchman

     

    ***The February 11th session that was cancelled due to weather is rescheduled for Monday, March 18th***

     

    February 25:
    Thomas Wharton: Businessman, Patriot, President of Pennsylvania

    Adam Reigart: Businessman, Patriot, Civic Leader

    Andrew Ellicott: Surveyor, Scientist, Educator

     

    March 4:
    Simon Snyder: Magistrate, Legislator, Governor of Pennsylvania

    Amos Ellmaker: Soldier, Attorney, Businessman, Politician

    Jacob Eichholtz: Artist

     

    March 11:
    Thomas Henry Burrowes: Legislator, Educator, College President

    Harriet Lane Johnson: Political Partner, First Lady, Philanthropist

    John Piersol McCaskey: Educator, Community Leader, Civic Leader

     

    March 18:
    Peter Watt and James Shand: Businessmen, Civic Leaders

    Milton Garvin: Businessman, Civic Leader, Church Founder

    Charles Demuth: Artist

     

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, February 25th, 2019
    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: “The Complete Irish Pub cookbook: the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cooking” (Contributor Christine McFadden).  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-54508168399?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE LANCASTER GREAT VOL. II

    Monday, March 4th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.

    The schedule is as follows:

    January 28:
    Edward Shippen, III: Businessman, Public Official, Founder, Patriot

    Thomas Barton: Teacher, Minister, Loyalist

    Jasper Yeates: Attorney, Patriot, Judge

     

    February 4:
    William Atlee: Attorney, Patriot, Judge, Civic Leader

    Matthias Slough: Civic Leader, Patriot, Businessman

    Francis Bailey: Printer, New Churchman

     

    ***The February 11th session that was cancelled due to weather is rescheduled for Monday, March 18th***

     

    February 25:
    Thomas Wharton: Businessman, Patriot, President of Pennsylvania

    Adam Reigart: Businessman, Patriot, Civic Leader

    Andrew Ellicott: Surveyor, Scientist, Educator

     

    March 4:
    Simon Snyder: Magistrate, Legislator, Governor of Pennsylvania

    Amos Ellmaker: Soldier, Attorney, Businessman, Politician

    Jacob Eichholtz: Artist

     

    March 11:
    Thomas Henry Burrowes: Legislator, Educator, College President

    Harriet Lane Johnson: Political Partner, First Lady, Philanthropist

    John Piersol McCaskey: Educator, Community Leader, Civic Leader

     

    March 18:
    Peter Watt and James Shand: Businessmen, Civic Leaders

    Milton Garvin: Businessman, Civic Leader, Church Founder

    Charles Demuth: Artist

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
    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, March 6th, 2019
    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, March 11th, 2019
    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

    Upcoming Titles: TBD

     

     

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE LANCASTER GREAT VOL. II

    Monday, March 11th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.

    The schedule is as follows:

    January 28:
    Edward Shippen, III: Businessman, Public Official, Founder, Patriot

    Thomas Barton: Teacher, Minister, Loyalist

    Jasper Yeates: Attorney, Patriot, Judge

     

    February 4:
    William Atlee: Attorney, Patriot, Judge, Civic Leader

    Matthias Slough: Civic Leader, Patriot, Businessman

    Francis Bailey: Printer, New Churchman

     

    ***The February 11th session that was cancelled due to weather is rescheduled for Monday, March 18th***

     

    February 25:
    Thomas Wharton: Businessman, Patriot, President of Pennsylvania

    Adam Reigart: Businessman, Patriot, Civic Leader

    Andrew Ellicott: Surveyor, Scientist, Educator

     

    March 4:
    Simon Snyder: Magistrate, Legislator, Governor of Pennsylvania

    Amos Ellmaker: Soldier, Attorney, Businessman, Politician

    Jacob Eichholtz: Artist

     

    March 11:
    Thomas Henry Burrowes: Legislator, Educator, College President

    Harriet Lane Johnson: Political Partner, First Lady, Philanthropist

    John Piersol McCaskey: Educator, Community Leader, Civic Leader

     

    March 18:
    Peter Watt and James Shand: Businessmen, Civic Leaders

    Milton Garvin: Businessman, Civic Leader, Church Founder

    Charles Demuth: Artist

     

  • 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.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    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, March 13th, 2019
    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    March 13th: Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

    April 10th: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    May 8th: The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

    June 12th: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    July 10th: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Mission Impossible: Fallout

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Mission Impossible: Fallout

    Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  147 min.

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

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE LANCASTER GREAT VOL. II

    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.

    The schedule is as follows:

    January 28:
    Edward Shippen, III: Businessman, Public Official, Founder, Patriot

    Thomas Barton: Teacher, Minister, Loyalist

    Jasper Yeates: Attorney, Patriot, Judge

     

    February 4:
    William Atlee: Attorney, Patriot, Judge, Civic Leader

    Matthias Slough: Civic Leader, Patriot, Businessman

    Francis Bailey: Printer, New Churchman

     

    ***The February 11th session that was cancelled due to weather is rescheduled for Monday, March 18th***

     

    February 25:
    Thomas Wharton: Businessman, Patriot, President of Pennsylvania

    Adam Reigart: Businessman, Patriot, Civic Leader

    Andrew Ellicott: Surveyor, Scientist, Educator

     

    March 4:
    Simon Snyder: Magistrate, Legislator, Governor of Pennsylvania

    Amos Ellmaker: Soldier, Attorney, Businessman, Politician

    Jacob Eichholtz: Artist

     

    March 11:
    Thomas Henry Burrowes: Legislator, Educator, College President

    Harriet Lane Johnson: Political Partner, First Lady, Philanthropist

    John Piersol McCaskey: Educator, Community Leader, Civic Leader

     

    March 18:
    Peter Watt and James Shand: Businessmen, Civic Leaders

    Milton Garvin: Businessman, Civic Leader, Church Founder

    Charles Demuth: Artist

     

  • Conducting Genealogical Research Using Library Resources

    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Manheim Township Historical Society is partnering with Manheim Township Public Library on a three-part genealogy series.  In this second session, Lancaster Public Library Reference Librarian Philip Crnkovich discusses the basics of conducting genealogical research.  This program will provide an overview of resources available at Manheim Township Public Library including Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and U.S. Census records. Refreshments & meet the speaker at 6:30 PM.  Talk starting at 7:00 PM. (See also February 19th and April 23rd)

     

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
    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: The Left Hand of Darkness

    Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
    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.

    March 19th: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

    April 16th: Author Lunch

    May 21st: White Houses by Amy Bloom

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    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, 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.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
    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, April 3rd, 2019
    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.

  • 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    April 10th: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    May 8th: The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

    June 12th: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    July 10th: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    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.

  • No Coterie Book Club: Group attends Author Lunch

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    LSLC Author Lunch takes the place of the April Meeting.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    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, April 17th, 2019
    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, 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 – Solo: A Star Wars Story

    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:  Solo: A Star Wars Story

    During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot 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.

  • Making a Family Tree with Stoner House Family Tree Examples

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Manheim Township Historical Society is partnering with Manheim Township Public Library on a three-part genealogy series.  In this third session, Darvin L. Martin will outline some of the findings from his project in conjunction with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, which has currently tested over 300 individuals and is providing the basis for specifically constructing family lineages from before the time of surnames. He will also demonstrate how to create your own family tree, focusing on the DNA and family history of the Historic Stoner House Stoner family.  Refreshments & meet the speaker at 6:30 PM.  Talk starting at 7:00 PM.  (See also February 19th and March 18th)

    BIO:  Darvin L. Martin began to construct his own family tree by the age of ten, and at that time could not have even dreamed about the future ways science would enable us to connect everyone into a world family tree. Always passionate about history, particularly local history not found in common textbooks, Martin blended a career of scientific research with the pursuit of his own ancestry, seeking to determine the cultural, religious and societal norms that shaped the choices of his forebears.During his second year of chairing the Lancaster Family History Conference, Martin invited noted genealogist Megan Smolenyak to describe the upcoming world of DNA analysis and how this applies to family history. Soon after, Martin began his own epic DNA journey.

     

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
    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, May 7th, 2019
    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.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
    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 8th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    May 8th: The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

    June 12th: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    July 10th: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 8th, 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
    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, May 15th, 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 – Valkyrie

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Valkyrie

    A dramatization of the 20 July political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  121 min.

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

  • Coterie Book Club: White Houses

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
    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.

    May 21st: White Houses by Amy Bloom

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
    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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    June 12th: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

    July 10th: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 12th, 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, June 19th, 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    July 10th: An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 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, July 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    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.

    2019 MTPL Book Discussion Titles

    August 14th: Defending Jacob by William Landay

    September 11th: Working by Studs Terkel

    October 9th: The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 14th, 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, August 21st, 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.