For Seniors

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, August 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees will cook a recipe utilizing a Farmer’s Market “find”.  Given that we live in an area where local produce and products are plentiful in August, please bring a dish to share using a local ingredient.  Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required.  Please call the library at (717) 560-6441 and we can assist in the registration if you are not familiar with registering through the MTPL website.
     
  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Photography User Group

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at 560-6441.

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

    Upcoming Titles:

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

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

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Coterie Book Club: Nine Parts of Desire

    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441. September’s selection is Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks.

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Gerrymandering PA

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    “Let’s End Gerrymandering”…  a public information program presented by Fair Districts PA.  All welcome.  No registration necessary.  For  more information, go to fairdistrictspa.com.

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Family Game Night

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

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Photography User Group

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    Upcoming Titles:

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Coterie Book Club: The Handmaid’s Tale

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441. October’s selection is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Author Talk – Twiceborn by JP Robinson

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Get a taste of life in 17th century France from author JP Robinson who has taught the French language and French history. Besides a talk about his book, Twiceborn, the event will include a 17th century costumed character, short trivia questions with a prize, and giveaway bookmarks. Book sales and signing to follow program.

    17th century France is on the brink of war but intrigue and jealous plots at the court of Versailles threaten to destroy the kingdom from within. Hear more about  Twiceborn:  Book 1 of Secrets of Versailles. 

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    October 23rd: Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4 and more
    October 30th: Rachmaninoff: Works for piano and orchestra
    November 6th: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 13th: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
     
     
  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, October 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    October 30th: Rachmaninoff: Works for piano and orchestra
    November 6th: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 13th: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
     
  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, November 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    November 6th: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique with Michael Tilson Thomas
    November 13th: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
     
  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Family Game Night

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

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Photography User Group

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at 560-6441.

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

    Upcoming Title:

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Cooking & Conversation with Chef Jeff

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

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

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    November 13th: Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
     
  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Sci-Fi Matinee

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   136 min.

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, November 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group ~ Cookbook readers 14 years old and above are welcome.  Event is free, but reservations are required.  Call the library and we can assist in the registration if you are not familiar with registering through the MTPL website.
  • Coterie Book Club: The Japanese lover

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441. November’s title is The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at 560-6441.

    This month’s book title is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

    Upcoming Titles: TBD

  • Family Game Night

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

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Photography User Group

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is open to writers serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome.

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

  • Toastmasters International

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

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

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

  • Coterie Book Club: I See You

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441. January’s selection is I See You by Clara Mackintosh.

  • Coterie Book Club: One Book/One Community Selection

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at 560-6441. February is reserved for the One Book/One Community selection.