For Adults

  • Writers Group

    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Currently filled to capacity, this friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers 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.  Since this group has reached capacity, if you are interested in joining a second group, should one be created, please contact Katrina Anderson at 560-6441 Ext 303.

    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 3rd, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Monday, May 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

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

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2010

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

    Friday  NEXT STEP INTERNET

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

    Project will be handed out at end of class which is a culmination of all previous lessons.  Class will create & send an e-mail to instructor which will include an attached document from a file saved on a USB drive and a link to a webpage.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

    Monday, May 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boomers and older adults, spend your morning with Lancaster Newspaper food columnist and Chef, Jeff Thal.  Enjoy great conversation and learn to make a simple and tasty dish.  Featured Dish – TBD

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, May 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Art In the Blood by Bonnie MacBird

    Upcoming Titles:

    June 12th – Cut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass

    July 10th – Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    August 14th – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    September 11th – Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

    October 9th – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

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

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2010

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

    Friday  NEXT STEP INTERNET

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

    Project will be handed out at end of class which is a culmination of all previous lessons.  Class will create & send an e-mail to instructor which will include an attached document from a file saved on a USB drive and a link to a webpage.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
    Time: 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, May 10th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Bettyville by George Hodgman

    Upcoming Titles:

    June 14th: Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    July 12th: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

    August 9th: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Thursday, May 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

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

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2010

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

    Friday  NEXT STEP INTERNET

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

    Project will be handed out at end of class which is a culmination of all previous lessons.  Class will create & send an e-mail to instructor which will include an attached document from a file saved on a USB drive and a link to a webpage.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441

  • Next Step Computer Boot Camp

    Friday, May 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

    Topics included in this series:

    Monday & Wednesday  NEXT STEP COMPUTER

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

    Thursday  NEXT STEP MICROSOFT WORD version 2010

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

    Friday  NEXT STEP INTERNET

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

    Project will be handed out at end of class which is a culmination of all previous lessons.  Class will create & send an e-mail to instructor which will include an attached document from a file saved on a USB drive and a link to a webpage.

    Classes limited to 6 attendees

    Register in-person, or call
    717.560.6441

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, May 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group ~ Please bring a dish you’ve prepared from our selected cookbook – Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Participants will be able to select their dish from the cookbook or from his website/blog called www.seriouseats.com .

    Discover new favorite dishes with our cookbook series. Each quarter, we’ll be featuring one of our favorite cookbooks, followed by a potluck dinner comprised of dishes from the featured book. We offer two ways to get acquainted with our selection – check out a copy at MTPL or purchase at your favorite book retailer.  The library will have a copy at the Service Center for in-house use. Cookbook readers 14 years old and above are welcome.  Event is free, but reservations are required.  Call the library and we can assist in the registration if you are not familiar with registering through Eventbrite.
  • A LIVING WILL IS NOT ENOUGH – Making Your Wishes Known

    Monday, May 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    If you became seriously ill and were unable to speak for yourself, would your family and health professionals know your wishes regarding medical treatment? If you were terminally ill and near death, is your family clear on whether you want to be resuscitated if your heart stopped beating? Would you want to be kept alive on life support if there was no hope for improvement? This program looks at why it is so important to answer these difficult questions and how to share your answers with others. We will discuss completing an advance directive using the “Five Wishes” booklet as a guide to document your exact medical wishes.

    Please join us for this informative presentation by Hospice & Community Care.

  • Coterie Book Club: Once We Were Brothers

    Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balsom. All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441.

  • Writers Group

    Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    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 17th, 2017
    Time: 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 17th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • WHEN TO CALL HOSPICE – Comfort and Care

    Saturday, May 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    When is it time to call Hospice? How will they help my loved one? Can I receive Hospice care at home? Coping with a serious illness and facing end of life is one of life’s most stressful moments. This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, emotional and spiritual comfort and care Hospice can provide to both patients and families to improve quality of life. This session addresses the array of services Hospice provides as well as the specifics of who can benefit from Hospice care, when Hospice should be called, where care is provided and how pain and other symptoms are proactively managed.

    Please join us for this informative program presented by Hospice & Community Care.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, June 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Cut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass

    Upcoming Titles:

    July 10th – Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    August 14th – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    September 11th – Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

    October 9th – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

    Monday, June 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boomers and older adults, spend your morning with Lancaster Newspaper food columnist and Chef, Jeff Thal.  Enjoy great conversation and learn to make a simple and tasty dish.  Featured Dish – TBD

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    Upcoming Titles:

    July 12th: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

    August 9th: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
    Time: 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, June 14th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, June 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • NEW to Medicare

    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    If you are shopping for the best Medicare Plan as you approach the need for this coverage, get valuable information from Bev Via who represents Apprise of the Lancaster County Office of Aging.  Walk-ins welcome.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • MAKE ME:

    Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

     

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
    Time: 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, July 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    Upcoming Titles:

    August 14th – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    September 11th – Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

    October 9th – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

    Upcoming Titles:

    August 9th: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    Upcoming Titles:

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, August 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Upcoming Titles:

    September 11th – Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

    October 9th – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
    Time: 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, August 16th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, August 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You are invited to join in on a collaborative project-in-process or bring your own needlework project. We’ll have books, basic sewing/quilting tools and sewing machines to work with. Share your projects and tips with others who enjoy the creative process.

    Maximum registration 10, open to adults  teens. Please register for each session separately.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, September 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Blood Defense by Marcia Clark

    Upcoming Titles:

    October 9th – Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, September 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

    Monday, September 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boomers and older adults, spend your morning with Lancaster Newspaper food columnist and Chef, Jeff Thal.  Enjoy great conversation and learn to make a simple and tasty dish.  Featured Dish – TBD

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is The Road to Character by David Brooks

    Upcoming Titles:

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 13th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, September 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, September 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, September 25th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

    Upcoming Titles:

    November 13th – Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boomers and older adults, spend your morning with Lancaster Newspaper food columnist and Chef, Jeff Thal.  Enjoy great conversation and learn to make a simple and tasty dish.  Featured Dish – TBD

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 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, October 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join this friendly “No Fear” photography user group in a discussion of photography techniques, books and often a show and tell.  Learn from others while having a great time.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    Upcoming Titles:

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH

    Monday, October 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick, back by popular demand, brings more great characters of our country to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. TOGETHER, THEY MADE THE MODERN AMERICAN FIRST LADYSHIP, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TO LAURA BUSH is an apolitical presentation as researched by the presenter on the leadership style of the twelve ladies considered by historians as the modern day presidents’ wives.

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

    September 25: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy and Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

    October 2: Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon, Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford, Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, October 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  New members and guests are always welcome to observe or participate.

    To learn more, please contact us at ypm-1090@toastmastersclubs.org.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    We see this as a critique group meeting in a friendly and relaxed environment.  There are many talented writers in our area, and we know that feedback from others is extremely important to them.  The group follows a concept that has proven invaluable to the writing community. Participating writers take turns submitting work in progress, not to exceed a certain number of pages. Manuscripts are emailed to members in advance of meetings so they can be read at members’ leisure and the meeting hours are reserved for constructive criticism.  This helps writers present their work correctly to agents and publishers. But even more importantly, writers tell us that this format also helps them sharpen their focus, harness their creativity and give them ideas.

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 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, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 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 8th, 2017
    Time: 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 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    Upcoming Title:

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the lively discussion of the Mystery Book of the Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Nothing scary about this group.

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger.572-1837

    This month’s book title is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

    Upcoming Title:

    December 11th – The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

     

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Boomers and older adults, spend your morning with Lancaster Newspaper food columnist and Chef, Jeff Thal.  Enjoy great conversation and learn to make a simple and tasty dish.  Featured Dish – TBD

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Sci-Fi Matinee

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Sci-Fi Matinee prior to release of episode VIII !  Recommended for ages 13 & up.  Optional: wear your favorite costume.

    Today’s Matinee:  Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

    In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   136 min.

    Please register each person (or indicate the number of people attending from your family in parentheses) for this program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers 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.

    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.