For Teens

  • 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!

  • CANCELED – Anime/Manga Matinee

    Saturday, August 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

     

     

    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.

     

     

  • 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 Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, August 29th, 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 – Screen Printing

    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.  Appropriate for ages 10+

    This month we’ll learn how to screen print fabric or paper using ordinary materials instead of an expensive kit.  Your child will make a screen to use at home (ink not provided) and will use our sample screens to create prints on paper.  If you would like to print on a t-shirt or tote bag you may bring one to the event.

    Teens and tweens learn maker skills using equipment like soldering irons and a 3D printer. Each session will introduce different skills and equipment. Space is limited.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    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!

    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, 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.

  • 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

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

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

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

    Upcoming Titles:

    October 11th: Rainwater by Sandra Brown

    November 8th: Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge

    December 13th: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

    Mondays from 10:00 AM – Noon:

    September 11: Introduction and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt

    September 18: Elizabeth Wallace Truman and Mary Geneva Doud Eisenhower

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

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

    October 9: Anne Frances Davis Reagan and Barbara Pierce Bush

    October 16: Hillary Dianne Rodham Clinton and Laura Welch Bush

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MAKE ME – Make art with tools!

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Registration opens on August 18.  Ages 10 and up.  Safety waiver is required for participation.  Please register your child’s name as the attendee, not as a guest.  If you are signing up more than one child or teen, then you may use the ‘guest’ field to record additional attendees in your family group.  If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel using the website or contact the library to remove your space.  We will give away spaces to ‘standby’ patrons on the waiting list when the program starts, so please be on time to ensure you will be able to participate!

    Join us each month as we learn to make new things – some are high tech and others are traditional!  This month we’ll use tools… to make tools… to make art!  Take home an interesting product and learn to handle common tools safely.

     

  • 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minecraft Show and Tell

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

    This event will open on September 22.  Please note you will need to register all family members for the event using our registration button, plus fill out the form below to send your proposed clip.  Submissions should not be longer than 8 minutes, please!

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

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

    Minecraft Show and Tell media submission

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

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

     

     

  • 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.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
    Time: 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! (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us as we learn to make things that are high-tech and traditional!  Details will follow as we schedule our guest makers.

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

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

    This program will not be held this month so we can get ready for Santa’s arrival!  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

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

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

     

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us as we learn to make things both high tech and traditional!  Details to follow as we schedule our guest makers!