For Adults

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, October 14th, 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 (717) 572-1837

     

    2019 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    October 14th: The Witch Elm by Tana French

    November 11th: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

    December 9th: Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris

     

     

     

  • U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA

    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA is an apolitical presentation as researched by Dr. Robert Frick on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation. The sessions will be held in the Morgan Center on Monday mornings at 10:00 AM.

    The schedule is as follows:

    September 9th: Introduction and Marbury v. Madison (1803)

    September 16th: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

    September 23rd: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

    October 7th: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

    October 14th: Engle v. Vitale (1962) and School District of Abington v. Schempp (1963)

    October 28th: United States v. Nixon (1974)

  • Rosemary Wells – Booking Up Our Kids: Why Real Reading Matters Most in Our Children’s Lives

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join us for an exciting evening with award-winning author and illustrator Rosemary Wells! Ms. Wells is the creator of the Max and Ruby series and has written and/or illustrated more than one hundred children’s books. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For parents, caregivers, educators, and children’s book enthusiasts. 

  • Coterie Book Club: Varina

    Tuesday, October 15th, 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.

    October 15th: Varina by Charles Frazier

    November 19th: Love in Ruins by Paula McLain

    December 17th:  Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 15th, 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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.   Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    For more information or to register, contact Lancaster Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.  Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

  • Downsizing with Confidence

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Local expert Mara Clements will be speaking on handling downsizing with all its emotions. Offering practical steps, Mara will help you start the project with confidence. As the owner of MoreSPACE Professional Organizing, Mara has been helping others declutter, organize, and style meaningful living and work spaces for over a decade. She is a sought-after speaker who has been featured on WGAL and has a recurring column entitled “MoreSPACE, More Life” in Susquehanna Style’s online blog.

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Calling all adult crafters! Come join us for a fun time of creativity. You bring your project you are working on and we will provide the space to craft. Chat with new friends, and exchange tips and tricks. We will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am and every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Me Before You

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Me Before You

    A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man.  With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives – and hearts – changing in ways neither one could have imagine.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  110 min.

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

  • Haunted Lancaster County with Keith Greenawalt

    Monday, October 21st, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Ever wonder where some of the haunted places in Lancaster County are?  There are many local legends and lore dealing with Lancaster County and some of its colorful characters!  Join us for an evening of ghost stories and local spooks with former MTPL librarian and local history buff Keith Greenawalt.

     

  • TED Circles-Personal Growth

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Are you familiar with TED talks?  Want to be part of a worldwide pilot program through TED?  TEDxLancaster, an independently organized TED event under license from TED, is hosting TED Circles at the Manheim Township Public Library.  TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that meets for conversations about ideas. It’s a new TED initiative where community members come together to discuss a variety of interesting topics. Participants of TED Circles watch a pre-selected TED talk video, then discuss the ideas contained in the talk.  The goal of TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles is to have a dialogue from diverse points of view so that attendees, and thus our community, can learn about different perspectives, philosophies, and perceptions in a safe, open, welcoming, and informal environment.  The goal is to promote inclusion, tolerance, understanding, and empathy and create an informative, thought-provoking, and educational culture.  TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles aims to bring our community together in these divisive times.

     

    There is no charge to attend TED Circles.  Registration is necessary due to limited space.   To register, visit TEDxLancaster.com/TEDCircles.  Questions?  Email TEDxLancaster@gmail.com

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.   Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    For more information or to register, contact Lancaster Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.  Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • Spotted Lanternflies and What To Do

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spotted lanternfly is a new invasive pest  that presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, and nursery industries, and can greatly reduce the enjoyment of home landscapes.

    Join us as a Master Gardener from Penn State Extension, Lancaster County, discusses characteristics of spotted lanternfly, research efforts by Penn State and others, and how you can help stop the spread.

  • U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA

    Monday, October 28th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    U.S. SUPREME COURT: SIX DECISIONS THAT CHANGED AMERICA is an apolitical presentation as researched by Dr. Robert Frick on six cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court that are considered by historians as landmark decisions that have significantly impacted our nation. The sessions will be held in the Morgan Center on Monday mornings at 10:00 AM.

    The schedule is as follows:

    September 9th: Introduction and Marbury v. Madison (1803)

    September 16th: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

    September 23rd: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

    October 7th: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

    October 14th: Engle v. Vitale (1962) and School District of Abington v. Schempp (1963)

    October 28th: United States v. Nixon (1974)

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.   Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    For more information or to register, contact Lancaster Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.  Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • REFIT®

    Friday, November 1st, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first Friday of the month for REFIT®. REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness experience! REFIT® classes propel participants to their best selves through dance, toning, balance and flexibility. Our easy-to-follow formula is perfect for both beginners and fitness enthusiasts, with workouts designed for everybody and every body — regardless of age, shape, size or ability.

  • The U.S. Air Traffic Control System: Is It Safe to Fly?

    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The speaker has over 50 years experience in aviation and is a local expert on the nation’s airspace system. He has a working knowledge of the 1981 PATCO strike and was on duty on 9/11/01 when the national ATC system was shut down. His stories, told in a lighthearted style, are both informative and enjoyable.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 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, November 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.

  • Town Hall 97th District Steven Mentzer

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Town Hall Meeting

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Calling all adult crafters! Come join us for a fun time of creativity. You bring your project you are working on and we will provide the space to craft. Chat with new friends, and exchange tips and tricks. We will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am and every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

  • How to Trim Your Waistline and Budget this Holiday Season

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive culinary nutrition presentation all about healthy holiday eating! Learn 4 tips that can help you to trim your waistline this holiday season, as well as some simple strategies for sticking to your nutritional and financial budget.  We’ll be creating and tasting some delicious (and nutritious) holiday offerings too!

  • Ancient Grains for Added Nutrition

    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Explore some of the lesser known old world grains that pack a powerful nutritional punch.  Learn how to cook them and how to incorporate them into your diet to enhance your nutrition.  Taste some foods made with ancient grains.

  • Is My Kid Dyslexic?

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In an engaging, accessible program, Certified Dyslexia Practitioners and co-founders of Lancaster Reading Solutions, LLC, Lauren Maffett, M.Ed. and Rachel Moore, MD offer the parents of struggling readers and spellers valuable information and practical next steps to help their children succeed.  Topics covered will include – common characteristics of people with dyslexia; what to do if your child needs further evaluation; evidence-based solutions for reading and spelling problems; and why learning differences are not the end of the world! Both speakers will also share from their personal life experiences as the parents of children with dyslexia.  

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, November 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 (717) 572-1837

     

    2019 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    November 11th: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

    December 9th: Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris

     

     

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, November 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 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

    November 13th: Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, November 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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.   Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    For more information or to register, contact Lancaster Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.  Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • Discover What’s Online At The Library

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Did you know the library has access to over fifty resources online all for free with your library card? Some of these include Ancestry. com, Universal Class, and RB Digital. Come to the library and learn about the different online resources through live demonstration. We will be covering  how to access them, and create your own account. Space is limited so please register.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Aladdin (2019)

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:40 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Aladdin (2019)

    A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

    Rating:  PG    Running time:  128 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 18th, 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: “Alton Brown: EveryDayCook: A Cookbook” by Alton Brown. 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-71958061499?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • Starting a Small Buisness

    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    “Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur, and it’s especially true for starting a small business. Join us to learn more about free startup resources from your library and community. We’ll be using the Duke St Business Center’s Business Start-Up Toolkit as a guide.

    Questions? Contact our Business Reference Librarian via email dsbc@lancasterpubliclibrary.org or call (717) 394-2651 x131

    Toolkit here: https://lancasterpubliclibrary.org/business-start-toolkit/

  • Coterie Book Club: Love In Ruin

    Tuesday, November 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.

    November 19th: Love in Ruins by Paula McLain

    December 17th:  Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

  • Dan Hinnesbach from Birds Unlimited Presents: Birds!

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

    Join the Manheim Township Historical Society as Dan Hinnebusch the Area Manager & on-staff ORNITHOLOGIST for Wild Birds will be presenting on bird courtship and reproduction.

    Refreshments with Speaker Meet & Greet will start at 6:30pm followed by the presentation at 7 pm.

    Please Register

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.   Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

    For more information or to register, contact Lancaster Office of Aging at 717-299-7979.  Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, November 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.

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Calling all adult crafters! Come join us for a fun time of creativity. You bring your project you are working on and we will provide the space to craft. Chat with new friends, and exchange tips and tricks. We will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am and every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 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.

  • TED Circles

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Are you familiar with TED talks?  Want to be part of a worldwide pilot program through TED?  TEDxLancaster, an independently organized TED event under license from TED, is hosting TED Circles at the Manheim Township Public Library.  TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that meets for conversations about ideas. It’s a new TED initiative where community members come together to discuss a variety of interesting topics. Participants of TED Circles watch a pre-selected TED talk video, then discuss the ideas contained in the talk.  The goal of TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles is to have a dialogue from diverse points of view so that attendees, and thus our community, can learn about different perspectives, philosophies, and perceptions in a safe, open, welcoming, and informal environment.  The goal is to promote inclusion, tolerance, understanding, and empathy and create an informative, thought-provoking, and educational culture.  TEDxLancaster’s TED Circles aims to bring our community together in these divisive times.

     

    There is no charge to attend TED Circles.  Registration is necessary due to limited space.   To register, visit TEDxLancaster.com/TEDCircles.  Questions?  Email TEDxLancaster@gmail.com

  • Discover What’s Online At The Library

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Did you know the library has access to over fifty resources online all for free with your library card? Some of these include Ancestry. com, Universal Class, and RB Digital. Come to the library and learn about the different online resources through live demonstration. We will be covering  how to access them, and create your own account. Space is limited so please register.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 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, December 4th, 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.

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Calling all adult crafters! Come join us for a fun time of creativity. You bring your project you are working on and we will provide the space to craft. Chat with new friends, and exchange tips and tricks. We will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am and every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

  • REFIT®

    Friday, December 6th, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first Friday of the month for REFIT®. REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by human connections, we turn boring, “have-to” workouts into a “can’t-miss” community fitness experience! REFIT® classes propel participants to their best selves through dance, toning, balance and flexibility. Our easy-to-follow formula is perfect for both beginners and fitness enthusiasts, with workouts designed for everybody and every body — regardless of age, shape, size or ability.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, December 9th, 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 (717) 572-1837

     

    2019 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    December 9th: Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris

     

     

     

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, December 9th, 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 (717) 572-1837

     

    2019 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    December 9th: Shakespeare’s Christmas by Charlaine Harris

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, December 11th, 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, December 11th, 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

    December 11th: Educated by Tara Westover

    2020 Titles: TBD

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 11th, 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.

  • Meal Prepping for the New Year with Giant

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Head into 2020 with more time, money, and energy! Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive 5 Step Meal Prep presentation! We’ll be creating and tasting a simple, balanced meal too!

  • Coterie Book Club: Inheritance

    Tuesday, December 17th, 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.

    December 17th:  Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, December 17th, 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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 18th, 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, December 18th, 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.

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Calling all adult crafters! Come join us for a fun time of creativity. You bring your project you are working on and we will provide the space to craft. Chat with new friends, and exchange tips and tricks. We will be meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am and every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Avengers: Endgame

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

    Please note:  This movie starts at 1pm due to the running time of the movie.

    Today’s Matinee:  Avengers: Endgame

    After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  180 min.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
    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, January 13th, 2020
    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 (717) 572-1837

     

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

     

     

     

     

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

    Friday, January 17th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive hour of learning about making healthy bites.

  • Death Cafe

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Start your new year at a Death Cafe at the Manheim Township Public Library Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 1pm-3pm.

    Since Manheim Township Public Libraries first cafe  2016, there has been 39 Death Cafe held all over Berks, Lancaster, and Lebannon County. Join us for our fourth Death Cafe.

    Pull up a chair around the tables to explore this opportunity  to come together in a relaxed discussion about death. Not to be morbid, but to raise awareness and help us make the most of our finite lives? There’ll be cake, coffee and tea-for all Death Cafes around the world have that. There’ll be conversations about whatever people around the table introduce. There’ll be genuine communication about some of life and death’s more compelling topics. There is no set agenda; there’s just what you want to discuss.

    Presented as a FREE event by the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources Lancaster County partners’ network and the Manheim Township Public Library.

    To reserve your seat please register online. Have questions for the presenter? Please call Brian Long at 717-380-9714 or email blllink@mail.com

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
    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 Only Woman In the Room

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
    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.

    January 21st:  The Only Woman In The Room by Marie Benedict

    February 18th:  The Address by Fiona Davis

    March 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    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 Address

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    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 18th:  The Address by Fiona Davis

    March 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

    Friday, February 21st, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive hour of learning about making healthy bites.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    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, March 17th, 2020
    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: No One You Know

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    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 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive hour of learning about making healthy bites.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    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.

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join Giant Food Stores Nutritionist, Kilene Knitter, RD, LDN for a fun and interactive hour of learning about making healthy bites.