For Teens

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, June 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 19.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, June 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 19.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Summertime Fun with Robots!

    Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    The Ozobots® are back!  And they are bringing friends!

    Come and play with a variety of robot toys that teach coding skills in a fun, play-based program.  Ages 8 -18. Adult participation welcome.  Space is limited.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

    Upcoming Titles:

    August 9th: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • CANCELLED-Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

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

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

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

  • Forensics for Teens

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Registration for this three-session event will open on Friday, June 16. Registration for the first session counts as registration for all three; participants should plan to attend all three sessions.

    An intro to the science of crime detection with Elizabethtown College instructor Richard Papez. Use fingerprints and “blood” spatter patterns to find out who dunnit! (ages 13-18) Thursdays, July 13, 20 and 27 at 4:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. Limit: 15.

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Anime/Manga Matinee

    Saturday, July 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

     

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open on Friday, June 16.

    Anime/Manga Matinee Japanese cartoon enthusiasts enjoy anime, manga, Japanese culture tidbits. Cosplay welcome (nothing risque, no weapons please) ! (For teens 13-19.)  Limit: 10.

    • August 19 program will open for registration on July 21

     

     

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • MAKE ME: – special time!

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, June 16.

    Tweens and teens can make a craft with our staff, learn a skill, have fun with friends! (Entering grades 6 through 9). Limit: 10.

  • Forensics for Teens

    Thursday, July 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Register for Forensics for Teens using the entry on Thursday, July 13.

    This is session II of a 3-part workshop.

    An intro to the science of crime detection with Elizabethtown College instructor Richard Papez. Use fingerprints and “blood” spatter patterns to find out who dunnit! (ages 13-18) Thursdays, July 13, 20 and 27 at 4:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. Limit: 15. Registration required before or by July 13. Plan to attend all three sessions.

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Crocodilian Friends

    Friday, July 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

    LARGE EVENT REGISTRATION: Please register all individuals (children and adults) who will be attending this program.

    What are crocodilians? Not just crocodiles! Alligators and caimans are included in this ancient animal family. The Lancaster Herpetology Society hosts Christina Obrecht, who runs an animal rescue & will share tips about crocodilian care & handling. Live animals! (Ages 10+; children under 7 must have close adult supervision) Limit 120

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
    Time: 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 – Art Night with Jen!

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    This Summer Reading Event is intended for ages 10-19 and will open for registration on June 16.  Space is limited.

    We welcome Jen Switch from Jen’s Pottery Den as our guest maker/instructor!

    Jen has been a generous contributor to our recent Maker Fest and we are thrilled to have her continued participation (check out our community-crafted birdbath and stepping stones in the Discovery garden)!.   She will be helping tweens and teens learn a specific art skill!    Projects will need to be professionally finished and picked up at a later date.

    In the “Make Me” program, teens and tweens learn ‘maker’ skills of all types – high tech (using equipment like soldering irons, digital cameras, 3D printer) or traditional (fine arts, carving and more) . Each session will have a unique focus, so check individual program description for program theme, age limits and program length.

  • CANCELLED – Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

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

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

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

  • Forensics for Teens

    Thursday, July 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

    Register for Forensics for Teens using the entry on Thursday, July 13.

    This is session III of a 3-part workshop.

    An intro to the science of crime detection with Elizabethtown College instructor Richard Papez. Use fingerprints and “blood” spatter patterns to find out who dunnit! (ages 13-18) Thursdays, July 13, 20 and 27 at 4:30 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. Limit: 15. Registration required before or by July 13. Plan to attend all three sessions.

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 21.

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

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

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

    Upcoming Titles:

    September 13th: The Road to Character by David Brooks

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • CANCELLED – Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

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

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, JULY 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Teen Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

    “Teen Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for teens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering seventh and eighth grades)

  • Summer Reading Program Ends!

    Saturday, August 12th, 2017
    Time: All day

    This is the last day to turn in Summer Reading Program Logs!

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 21.

    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, August 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

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

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

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

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

  • MAKE ME

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, July 21.

    Teens and tweens learn maker skills using equipment like soldering irons and a 3D printer. Each session will introduce different skills and equipment; details on this particular session to be announced. (For teens and tweens, ages 10 and up) Limit 12.

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, AUGUST 18.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

    Upcoming Titles:

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
    Time: 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.

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

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

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

    This month’s book title is Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    Upcoming Titles:

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

    Upcoming Title:

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Sci-Fi Matinee

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

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

    Today’s Matinee:  Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

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

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   136 min.

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

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

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
    Time: 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, December 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    For teens (grades 6-12) interested in helping the library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

  • NO Coder Dojo this month

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Coder Dojo is canceled this month since our volunteers are coming earlier in the month to help us once again with the International Hour of Code!  We will have alternative tech programming instead on this date.  Our regular Coder Dojo programming will return next month!

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

    Upcoming Titles: TBD

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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