For Children

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, September 25th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, September 25th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, September 29th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, September 29th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on September 15.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    Stay tuned for future programs that will take Snap Circuits® to a higher level!   Beginner level required for advanced programs.

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 5th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 5th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, October 6th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, October 6th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, October 7th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, October 7th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: This WEEK’s programs will open for registration BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

    Sunday, October 8th, 2017
    Time: All day
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  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, October 9th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 22.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Family Game Night

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, October 13th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, October 13th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 16th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, October 16th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 29.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, October 16th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Minecraft Show and Tell

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    This event will open on September 15.  Please note you will need to register all family members for the event using our registration button, plus fill out the form below to send your proposed clip.  Submissions should not be longer than 8 minutes, please!

    Kids love Minecraft enough to try out public speaking!  We’re looking for a few good ‘video bloggers’ who can show off their original work in the popular blocky game.  Or if your own Minecraft vlog is not ‘ready for prime time’, you can just come to enjoy watching what other kids have crafted!  All submissions must be turned in for approval to our Youth Services department no later than October 12.  Categories include:

    • funny stuff
    • beautiful structures
    • engineering design – mods, mob traps, redstone gadgets, etc.
    • other – surprise us!

    Minecraft Show and Tell media submission

    • Please enter a value between 6 and 17.
      (Choose the closest description)
    • By uploading this file, you certify that this is your original work, or you have obtained all necessary permissions to use it.
    • Again, please ensure that the content may be shared publicly, and obtain any necessary permissions!
    • Submissions must be received no later than October 12 by 6 p.m.

    All videos must be ‘school appropriate’ in terms of language and visual content.  We reserve the right to decide if it meets that standard.  Please come prepared to have a friendly, supportive attitude toward all presenters.  We’ll also provide some Minecraft themed professional videos, trivia and crafts.   Please register ALL members of your family that will be attending.  Best for ages 6+ with adult.

     

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, October 20th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, October 20th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration is required for this free event, and will open by noon on Friday, Sept. 29.

    Hank the Health Hero believes he is a superhero whose healthy habits make him heroic! An energetic and imaginative 8-year-old puppet, Hank journeys on adventures that test his willpower. Cheer on Hank as he becomes the champion of healthy choices – learning to brush his teeth for two minutes twice each day!

    Hank’s healthy attitude is contagious and he spreads it far and wide, making health heroes of all the friends he meets. All show participants will receive tips and tools for making healthy choices at home along with an invitation to join Hank’s Hall of Health Heroes! (ages 3-6)

    This event is provided by the St. Joseph’s Children’s Health Initiative, through the Library System of Lancaster County.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 6.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 26th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, October 26th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, October 27th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, October 27th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, October 28th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, October 28th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 30th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, October 30th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, October 30th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, November 3rd, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, November 4th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, November 6th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, November 6th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • CANCELED – Market Monday

    Monday, November 6th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Our Youth Services staff will be attending professional development today.  Our Market will return next Monday.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

     

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on August 18.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    Stay tuned for future programs that will take Snap Circuits® to a higher level!   Beginner level required for advanced programs.

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Family Game Night

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 9th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 9th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, November 10th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, November 10th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    on

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, November 11th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 11th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 27.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 16th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 16th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, November 20th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 3.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, November 20th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 20th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 25th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, November 25th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 27th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, November 27th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 10.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, November 27th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 30th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 1st, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, December 1st, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, December 4th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, December 4th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 17.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Canceled – OH, SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will not be held this month so we can get ready for Santa’s arrival!  Sorry for the inconvenience.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • MTPL’S THIRD ANNUAL HOUR OF CODE!

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this annual event is required and will open on November 17.  Two sessions are available – sign up for only one please!  Appropriate for ages 7+

    Please join us for our third annual Hour of Code!  We were delighted to learn that many area schools are joining this nationwide project.  Last year, we hosted many kids whose schools didn’t have their own Hour of Code (and a few kids who came to both events because they just couldn’t get enough)!

    We’ll have our talented Coder Dojo coaches on hand for the Code.org special tutorials (they’ll be with us this week so we will not have a Dojo next week…sorry for the inconvenience).

     

  • MTPL’S THIRD ANNUAL HOUR OF CODE!

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    on

    Registration for this annual event is required and will open on November 17.  Two sessions are available – sign up for only one please!  Appropriate for ages 7+

    Please join us for our third annual Hour of Code!  We were delighted to learn that many area schools are joining this nationwide project.  Last year, we hosted many kids whose schools didn’t have their own Hour of Code (and a few kids who came to both events because they just couldn’t get enough)!

    We’ll have our talented Coder Dojo coaches on hand for the Code.org special tutorials (they’ll be with us this week so we will not have a Dojo next week…sorry for the inconvenience).

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 7th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, December 8th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 8th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Hank’s Brush Twice a Day Challenge!

    Monday, December 11th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    on

    Hank the Health Hero challenges YOU to brush your teeth twice a day! Come into the Children’s Library to pick up your FREE Challenge Pack: a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, and enough scratch-off cards for 10 weeks! Make those teeth sparkle!!!

    This free activity is made possible through the partnership of the Library System of Lancaster County and CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, December 11th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 14th, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 14th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, December 15th, 2017
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 15th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, December 16th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 16th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 17th, 2017
    Time: All day
    on
  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Wee Build Free Play SPECIAL TIME!

    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 21st, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 24th, 2017
    Time: All day
    on
  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    on

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Wee Build Free Play SPECIAL TIME!

    Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 28th, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 29th, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    on

    This program will open for registration on December 15.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, January 4th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 4th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    on

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, January 6th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Register online or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    on

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, January 11th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 5.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 5.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, January 25th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 12.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 12.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, February 1st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on January 19.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, February 8th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 19.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, February 15th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • duplo free play

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 1st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on February 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 8th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 29th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.