For Teens

  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, January 29th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

  • MAKE ME – TEENS: SOLDERING FOR BEGINNERS – SESSION 1

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

     

    January is National Soldering Month, so we’re bringing out our irons again!  This program is for absolute beginners!

    Designed for ages 12-17.   parental permission form must be signed for minors as a condition of admission.   Would you like to learn to safely use a soldering iron?  Soldering is essential in making and repairing electronics, jewelry and even stained glass!  You will learn safety tips and have an opportunity to make a small item to take home.  Safety glasses will be provided and will be required to participate.  Participants must wear hair tied back, shirts tucked in, long pants and shirts (no loose-fitting clothes) and closed-toed shoes.

     

     

     

     

  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, February 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
    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.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on January 19.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, February 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

     

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 19.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board – NEW TIME!

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.  Make sure to register so we have enough snacks!  Registration will be available up to 24 hours before the program starts.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
    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 14th, 2018
    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.

    February 14th: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    Upcoming Titles:
    March 14th: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
    April 11th: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    May 9th: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, February 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    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.

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 1

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.  Please register all persons in your group.  Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the annual Fluor engineering challenge to get as many kids engineering as possible!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!  Build it here, or at home and bring it in to test and submit your entries!  We will have the following opportunities for your team or student:

    Opening session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Mid-contest session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Final session for building, testing, and formal scoring – March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Student Teams may utilize our library for work sessions in between the above dates – ask if there’s a study room available!  Please do not test your launchers in our shared spaces – our youth services staff may be able to locate an appropriate space if rooms are not occupied.

    Who can enter? The 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge is open to K-12 students around the world. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter.  Organizations earn chances of winning a prize based on number of entries, but the greatest reward is the enthusiasm generated by hands-on exploration!

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape.  The Library will have quantities of the approved materials on hand for each session.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. Finish your design and submit your score before the March 16, 2018 deadline to enter the contest.  We will have three sessions for you to come in and work on your design, or you can work on it at home or a friend’s home, but you’ll need to test it in front of our staff during one of the three program dates to have the entry submitted!  The rules and procedures are further explained in the contest video (below).  Please refer any additional questions you may have to our youth services staff.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board. Students from anywhere in the world, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the competition to get their team name on the score board by completing the challenge and submitting their scores. Additionally, Fluor will reward three teams, drawn at random, with a $1,000 USD check for their sponsoring organization! You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, February 26th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with the theme: “Everything Bacon.” 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 through Eventbrite.
  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, February 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 2

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    This program is being held in place of Make Me for February – it still involves making!  We’ll return with more maker programs next month!

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.  Please register all persons in your group.  Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the annual Fluor engineering challenge to get as many kids engineering as possible!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!  Build it here, or at home and bring it in to test and submit your entries!  We will have the following opportunities for your team or student:

    Opening session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Mid-contest session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Final session for building, testing, and formal scoring – March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Student Teams may utilize our library for work sessions in between the above dates – ask if there’s a study room available!  Please do not test your launchers in our shared spaces – our youth services staff may be able to locate an appropriate space if rooms are not occupied.

    Who can enter? The 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge is open to K-12 students around the world. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter.  Organizations earn chances of winning a prize based on number of entries, but the greatest reward is the enthusiasm generated by hands-on exploration!

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape. The Library will have quantities of the approved materials on hand during the three sessions.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. Finish your design and submit your score before the March 16, 2018 deadline to enter the contest.  We will have three sessions for you to come in and work on your design, or you can work on it at home or a friend’s home, but you’ll need to test it in front of our staff during one of the three program dates to have the entry submitted!  The rules and procedures are provided in the contest video (below), and the score sheet is also attached.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board. Students from anywhere in the world, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the competition to get their team name on the score board by completing the challenge and submitting their scores. Additionally, Fluor will reward three teams, drawn at random, with a $1,000 USD check for their sponsoring organization! You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

     

  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, March 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on February 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    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.

  • Together, They Made Lancaster Great, Volume I

    Monday, March 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Dr. Robert Frick brings the great characters of our county to life through six highly informative and entertaining sessions. Dr. Frick will introduce 18 people who had a significant impact on the events that shaped both our county and our nation.  Dr. Frick presents James Hamilton, the founder of Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens, the congressman and abolitionist, and many more unknown, but important players.

    Week 1 – January 29th:
    James Hamilton: Lawyer, Proprietor, Founder of Lancaster
    Gotthilf Henry Ernestus Muhlenberg: Educator, Minister, Renaissance Man
    William Henry: Gunsmith, Patriot, Inventor

    Week 2 – February 5th:
    George Ross: Lawyer, Politician, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
    Edward Hand: Soldier, Physician, Politician, Adjutant General
    Joseph Simon: Jewish Leader, Businessman, Patriot

    Week 3 – February 12th:
    Robert Coleman: Ironmaster, Soldier, Parent
    James Buchanan: Lawyer, Politician, Statesman, President
    Robert Fulton: Artist, Inventor, Engineer

    Week 4 – February 26th:
    John Reynolds: Military Hero
    Thaddeus Stevens: Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist
    Lydia Hamilton Smith: Friend, Abolitionist, Landlady

    Week 5 -March 5th:
    Christopher Hager: Businessman
    Frank Woolworth: Businessman
    Milton S. Hershey: Candymaker, Businessman, Philanthropist

    Week 6 – March 12th:
    William Walton Griest: Educator, Politician, Businessman
    Andrew Jackson Steinman: Publisher, Businessman
    Emlen Urban: Architect, Builder of Lancaster

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    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.

    March 14th: A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

    Upcoming Titles:
    April 11th: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    May 9th: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 3

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.  Please register all persons in your group. Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the annual Fluor engineering challenge to get as many kids engineering as possible!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!  Build it here, or at home and bring it in to test and submit your entries!  We will have the following opportunities for your team or student:

    Opening session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Mid-contest session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Final session for building, testing, and formal scoring – March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Student Teams may utilize our library for work sessions in between the above dates – ask if there’s a study room available!  Please do not test your launchers in our shared spaces – our youth services staff may be able to locate an appropriate space if rooms are not occupied.

    Who can enter? The 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge is open to K-12 students around the world. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter.  Organizations earn chances of winning a prize based on number of entries, but the greatest reward is the enthusiasm generated by hands-on exploration!

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape. The Library will have supplies of the required materials for all three programs.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. Finish your design and submit your score before the March 16, 2018 deadline to enter the contest.  We will have three sessions for you to come in and work on your design, or you can work on it at home or a friend’s home, but you’ll need to test it in front of our staff during one of the three program dates to have the entry submitted!  The rules and procedures are provided in the contest video (below), and the score sheet is also attached.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board. Students from anywhere in the world, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the competition to get their team name on the score board by completing the challenge and submitting their scores. Additionally, Fluor will reward three teams, drawn at random, with a $1,000 USD check for their sponsoring organization! You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, March 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, March 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on March 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
    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.

  • Coder Dojo – SPECIAL ROBOT SESSION

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    This month we’re gearing up for our annual Maker Fest, and the robots have arrived early.  Come test them out before the big day!  We’ll have some laptops available for coding as well.

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    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.

    April 11th: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

    Upcoming Titles:
    May 9th: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  MARCH 16.

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, April 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Make Me – Canceled due to Maker Fest this month!

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    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.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on April 20.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 20.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    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.

    May 9th: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Upcoming Titles:
    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, May 18th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 18.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    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 13th, 2018
    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.

    June 13th: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

    Upcoming Titles:
    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  MAY 18.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    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.

    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    Upcoming Titles:
    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, July 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 12 & up) Limit 10 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.