For Adults

  • 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

  • Zoning Hearing Board – December Meeting

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    For additional information about the Zoning Hearing Board  Meeting, please contact Sam Maurer, Assistant Zoning Officer at (717) 569-6406 ext. 1124 or smaurer@manheimtownship.org.

  • 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.

  • Discover What’s Online At The Library

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 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 library edition, Universal Class, and RB Digital magazine. 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.

  • 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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • 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

     

     

     

  • 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

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Musical Monday: Holiday Songs We Love

    Monday, December 16th, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for musical Mondays as we sing our holiday favorites accompanied by live piano.

  • 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: 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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • 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.

  • Adult Winter Reading Begins

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Chase away the winter chills with a warm book. From December 21st-March 19th fill out your bingo board by reading books in the different categories, include your name and phone number at the bottom. Once you get BINGO!  turn in your board for a chance to win a book bundle in our drawing. Multiple entries are allowed and winners will be notified first week of spring.

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    January 3rd

    January 10th

    January 17th

    January 24th

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
    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.

    2020 Titles: 

    January 8th: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

    February 12th: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    March 11th: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    May 13th: Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    July 8th: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    August 12th: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    October 14th: Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of  the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
    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, January 8th, 2020
    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.

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, January 10th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    January 10th

    January 17th

    January 24th

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • 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:

     

     

     

     

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
    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.

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, January 17th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    January 17th

    January 24th

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • 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

     

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Musical Monday: Theater Thrills

    Monday, January 20th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for musical Mondays as we sing theater and film favorites accompanied by live piano.

  • 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

  • Meal Prepping for the New Year with Giant

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 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!

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
    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.

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    January 24th

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Fake News: Finding Trustworthy Information

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    In a world of social media and 24/7 news, people are flooded with more information than ever. However, when everyone seems to be screaming at the top of their lungs, how do we decide what we can trust online? This program will explore strategies for helping you evaluate information online and use tools like Google Advanced Search to help make your search results more trustworthy.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 4th, 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    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, February 5th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This six week course encourages listeners to engage in critical thinking as they consider the inventions, events, and people that have shaped and influenced American journalism. From colonial times to the Internet. Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. will help us consider the impact of technical, economic, political, and cultural developments as we examine what “freedom of the press” and “the truth” have meant in American society from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of President Trump.

    February 7th

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, February 10th, 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

     

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    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, February 12th, 2020
    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.

    2020 Titles:

    February 12th: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    March 11th: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    May 13th: Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    July 8th: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    August 12th: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    October 14th: Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of  the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    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.

  • Safely Aging In Your Home

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Over 90% of Americans would like to live in their own home throughout their lives.  Learn about changes as we age and considerations and easy adaptive changes to your home environment to allow living safely and independently.

    Barbara Goll is a Community Education Liaison and Nutritionist from Homeland at Home.  She has spent most of her career in various levels of long term care working with residents to improve their nutritional status and quality of life.  Her passion is educating and helping people live their best life no matter what challenges they face.

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – The Age of Adaline

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  The Age of Adaline

    A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, stops aging following a car accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates her eternal life.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  112 min.

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

  • ADHD in Children Presented by Dr. Sarah Haas

    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Parents: Is your child not listening to you? Are they having trouble paying attention or sitting still at home or at school? Are you feeling stressed out when you are interacting with your child because of this?  Dr. Sarah Haas, a Licensed Psychologist, is offering an interactive, educational workshop to help parents navigate the stressors of parenting children that are active and/or inattentive. We may also discuss the unique challenges these children face when learning what to do and what not to do and what the signs of ADHD are. This workshop is geared towards parents, but all are welcome! (Please note: this is not a therapy session).

    Dr. Sarah Haas is a local Licensed Psychologist who is focused on helping children realize their full potential and helping parents establish a peaceful home environment. She has been sought out for her expertise by Central Penn Parent and the Lititz Record Express. She provides evidence-based evaluations and therapy for youth (toddlers through young adults) focused on anxiety, ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavior difficulties at Center for Active Minds.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    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 19th, 2020
    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, February 19th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • 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.

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    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
  • Amish Fiction; It’s All In the Research presented by Author Laura Bradford

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Do you know how to tell whether an Amish male in Lancaster County, PA is in his late thirties or early forties? Do you know why some Amish raise white tail deer as a source of income? Do you know how an Amish bishop is chosen?  Come learn the answers to these and many other questions about the Old Order Amish when National Bestselling Author Laura Bradford visit..  Laura will share pictures and fun facts she’s learned about the plain people while researching for her Amish based women’s fiction and cozy mystery novels. There will be books available for purchase at the event.

  • 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.

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    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.

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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, March 9th, 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

     

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    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.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    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, March 11th, 2020
    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.

    2020 Titles: 

    March 11th: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    May 13th: Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    July 8th: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    August 12th: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    October 14th: Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of  the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • 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

  • Creative Crafters

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    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 18th, 2020
    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.

  • 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.

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – TBD

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD>

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    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  — min.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    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.

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 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.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    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, April 8th, 2020
    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, April 8th, 2020
    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.

    2020 Titles:

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

    May 13th: Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    July 8th: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    August 12th: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    October 14th: Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of  the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Gut Health

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Hippocrates stated over 2000 years ago – “All disease begins in the gut.”

    Our bodies are very complex and interconnected ecosystems. Our gut, often called our 2nd brain, has the most interaction with the outside world and directly communicates with our brain.  A properly working gut isn’t just about being regular, it is the pathway to long term health.  Come learn how to improve your gut health.

    Barbara Goll is a Community Education Liaison and Nutritionist from Homeland at Home.  She has spent most of her career in various levels of long term care working with residents to improve their nutritional status and quality of life.  Her passion is educating and helping people live their best life no matter what challenges they face.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, April 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

     

     

     

     

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, April 13th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    April 13th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony: an intimate portrayal of his personal crises.

    April 20th:  Brahms Violin Concerto performed by the renowned Itzhak Perlman

    April 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    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, April 15th, 2020
    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 and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    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.

  • 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.

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us every first and third Saturday 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.

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Five Feet Apart

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Five Feet Apart

    Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  116 min.

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

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, April 20th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    April 20th:  Brahms Violin Concerto performed by the renowned Itzhak Perlman

    April 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman

     
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 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.

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, April 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    April 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman

     
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 5th, 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.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
    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, May 11th, 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

     

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    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 13th, 2020
    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.

    2020 Titles:

    May 13th: Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

    July 8th: Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino

    August 12th: Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Waterman of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

    October 14th: Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of  the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    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.

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

    Friday, May 15th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – TBD

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

    Today’s Matinee: <TBD>

    <description>

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  — min.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 19th, 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: Where the Crawdads Sing

    Tuesday, May 19th, 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.

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    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 20th, 2020
    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.