For Seniors

  • Coterie Book Club: The Only Woman In the Room

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

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

    February 18th:  The Address by Fiona Davis

    March 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Meal Prepping for the New Year with Giant

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

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

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

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

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

    January 24th

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • REFIT®

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

  • Introduction to HeritageQuest and Genealogy

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Interested about genealogy? Heritage Quest is a useful genealogy tool available to library card holders in Lancaster County. The HQ database offers a wide array of datasets including the complete Federal Census, digitized family histories, city directories, mortality schedules and obituary searching. Come and learn how to get started in researching your family tree. Techniques and tips will be offered on how to search.

    Please Register.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

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

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

    January 31st

    February 7th

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • Fake News: Finding Trustworthy Information

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

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

  • ADHD in Children Presented by Dr. Sarah Haas

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

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • A Critical History of American Journalism

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

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

    February 7th

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    February 10thTo Have and To Kill by Mary Jane Clark

    March 9th Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

    April 13thKilling Secrets by Dianne Emory

    May 11thBlood Sisters by Graham Masterson

    June 8thA Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles:

    February 12th: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    March 11th: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Safely Aging In Your Home

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

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

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

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – The Age of Adaline

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  The Age of Adaline

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

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  112 min.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Coterie Book Club: The Address

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    February 18th:  The Address by Fiona Davis

    March 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

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

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish from the cookbook: “Barefoot Contessa, how easy is this?” by Ina Garten. Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 16 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooks-and-booksat-the-manheim-township-public-library-tickets-71958061499?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • Musical Monday: Love Songs

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for musical Monday as we sing accompanied by live piano.

  • Author Laura Bradford presents: Amish Fiction; It’s All In the Research

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

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

  • The Spice & Tea Exchange of Lancaster Tea Tasting

    Friday, February 28th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    The Spice & Tea Exchange of Lancaster will be presenting a  tea tasting. Come and learn about the different types of tea and the history behind it. Sample different flavors, and try some tea treats!

    Please Register

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Death Cafe

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, March 9th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

     

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    March 9th Old Bones by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

    April 13thKilling Secrets by Dianne Emory

    May 11thBlood Sisters by Graham Masterson

    June 8thA Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles: 

    March 11th: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Underground Railroad

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Three part presentation on the Underground Railroad and the part Lancaster played in it presented by Leroy Hopkins.

    March 14th Enslaved Africans in Lancaster County: Including who were the owners? how were the Africans used? and the growth of free African societies.

    April 11th  Traditional Historiography of the Underground Railroad: Including Author Robert Clemens Smedley’s History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and Neighboring Counties

    May 9th A New Look at the Underground Railroad: Including Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain and Columbia Vicinities

    Leroy Hopkins was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a black history?” and he has been answering it ever since.

  • Coterie Book Club: No One You Know

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    March 17th:  No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

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

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

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – The Lion King (2019)

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  The Lion King (2019)

    A young lion returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat.

    Rating:  PG    Running time:  118 min.

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

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • Hinduism in America

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Learn the story of two worlds that converge: one of Hindu immigrants to America who want to preserve their traditions and pass them on to their children in a new and foreign land, and one of American spiritual seekers who find that the traditions of India fulfill their most deeply held aspirations. Dr. Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion & Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College will be discussing: 

    · how concepts like karma, rebirth, meditation and yoga have infiltrated and influenced the American consciousness, especially through American popular culture
    · the emergence of Hindu temples in the United States and Canada
    · how Hinduism has influenced vegetarianism
    · the emergence of an increasingly assertive socially and politically active American Hinduism.

    Please register.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • Musical Monday

    Monday, April 6th, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us for musical Monday as we sing accompanied by live piano.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles:

    April 8th: Radium Girls by Kate Moore

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

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Gut Health

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

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

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

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

  • Underground Railroad

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Three part presentation on the Underground Railroad and the part Lancaster played in it presented by Leroy Hopkins.

    April 11th Traditional Historiography of the Underground Railroad: Including Author Robert Clemens Smedley’s History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and Neighboring Counties

    May 9th A New Look at the Underground Railroad: Including Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain and Columbia Vicinities

    Leroy Hopkins was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a black history?” and he has been answering it ever since.

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

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

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

    April 13th: Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony: an intimate portrayal of his personal crises.April 20th:  Brahms Violin Concerto performed by the renowned Itzhak Perlman

    April 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, April 13th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

     

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    April 13thKilling Secrets by Dianne Emory

    May 11thBlood Sisters by Graham Masterson

    June 8thA Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Spotted Lanternflies and Protecting Pennsylvania Agriculture

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

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

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

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – Five Feet Apart

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Five Feet Apart

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

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  116 min.

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

  • REFIT®

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

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

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

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

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

    April 20th:  Brahms Violin Concerto performed by the renowned Itzhak PerlmanApril 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman

     
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Digitizing Your Memories

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Digitizing old photos and documents is fast becoming a popular way to preserve family history and memories.  PA Photos and Documents is a service offered through the Pa State Library that makes digitization equipment available to library users. With the assistance of a librarian, documents, photographs and 35mm slides can be scanned to a USB drive using flatbed scanners. As people unclutter their lives this is one way to save memories and space.

    Please register to reserve your spot and bring a USB drive with you along with your documents you would like digitized.

  • MUSIC DISCOVERY Series

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

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

    April 27th: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Perlman
     
  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Afraid of public speaking?  Looking to improve your communication skills at work?  Come join us as we improve our speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.  The Conestoga Toastmasters Club meets the first and third and fifth 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.

  • Wee Willie Sherdel: the Cardinals’ Winningest Left-Hander

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Discover the St. Louis Cardinals’ greatest left-handed pitcher from Hanover, PA! Baseball historian and author John G. Coulson will be speaking on baseball legend Bill (Wee-Willie) Sherdel and his new book,  Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals Winningest Left-Hander.  Sherdel’s grandson, John Sherdel, will be displaying his grandfather’s memorabilia.

    Please Register

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Underground Railroad

    Saturday, May 9th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Three part presentation on the Underground Railroad and the part Lancaster played in it presented by Leroy Hopkins.

    May 9th A New Look at the Underground Railroad: Including Lancaster County, Welsh Mountain and Columbia Vicinities

    Leroy Hopkins was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a retired Millersville professor. As the associate director of the local Urban League he found local African-Americans lacked a sense of their history and their connection to the community. Leroy put the question to himself in 1977 “Does Lancaster County have a black history?” and he has been answering it ever since.

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, May 11th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

     

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    May 11thBlood Sisters by Graham Masterson

    June 8thA Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles:

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

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Healthy Bites with Giant

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

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

  • Mid-day Movie Matinee – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM

    Enjoy this free Mid-day Movie Matinee!

    Today’s Matinee:  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Writer Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. When the interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, magic begins to happen.

    Rating:  PG    Running time:  108 min.

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

  • Coterie Book Club: Where the Crawdads Sing

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All are welcome to join a lively book discussion of the selected book of the month.  For more information, contact the library at (717) 560-6441.

    May 19th:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, June 8th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    June 8thA Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles: 

    June 10th: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Photography User Group

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for writers who are serious about their craft and in getting their work published. Writers of any genre, from mysteries and contemporary relationship fiction to creative non-fiction and children’s literature, are welcome. Anybody interested in joining the group must talk to Lis King, the group’s leader, before attending their first meeting. This will ensure that the expectations of the group and the individual are met. She will be handling registration for the program and can be reached at 717-299-9368.

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    2020 Titles:

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

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

    September 9th: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

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

    November 11th: There, There  by Tammy Orange

    December 9th: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Mystery Book Discussion Group

    Monday, July 13th, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Contact – Cynthia Grissinger (717) 572-1837

    2020 Mystery Book Discussion Titles:

    July 13thShelter in Place by Nora Roberts

    August 10thTide & Punishment by Bree Baker

    September 14th Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

    October 12thLittle Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

    November 9th Countdown to Death by Iain McChesney

    December 14th Silent Knit Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tips from the Masters: Gardening Tips Illustrated by Fine Art

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    What do “old master” paintings and gardening have in common?  This presentation uses fine art to illustrate a variety of gardening tips from the Master Gardener program.  Topics addressed include improving soil, integrated pest management, and invasive plants.

    Lois Miklas is a Master Gardener and is also coordinator of the Penn State Master Gardener program in Lancaster County.  She previously worked for 30 years as a museum educator and has a master’s degree in art history.

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

  • Toastmasters International

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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