For Teens

  • Make Me – Arduino

    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    This month we will build circuits using Arduino – an open source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.  It’s a great way to learn how to make interactive projects.   This beginner program will also provide a solid introduction to electronic components and circuit building.   If you’re already participating in our coding programs (Coder Dojo, Hour of Code, Minecraft), and want to take it further, this is a great way to learn!

    Appropriate for ages 10+.  In order to use our laptops, participants should have their own library accounts with digital permission or bring their own tech.   Family members welcome to observe.

  • NEW TIME! Teen Cooking

    Friday, October 27th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    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, November 7th, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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!

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on October 20.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

    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!

     

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    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: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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.

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, November 13th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with the theme “Holiday Party Hors D’Ouevres.” 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.
  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    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: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    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: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    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: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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    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.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    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.

  • Make Me – Origami

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Come practice your origami paper folding skills as we focus on animals that like the cold. Open to all skill levels, we will have step by step instructions to help you learn this fun and rewarding craft. Must be at least 8 years old or older to participate. Event open for registration Friday, October 20th by noon.

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

     

  • MTPL’S THIRD ANNUAL HOUR OF CODE!

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this annual event is required and will open on November 17.  Two sessions are available – sign up for only one please!  Appropriate for ages 7+

    Please join us for our third annual Hour of Code! This started as a one-hour introduction to Computer Science. designed to demystify “code” to show that anyone can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of Computer Science.  It has since become a worldwide celebration of computer science that is held during Computer Science Education week.

    We were delighted to learn that many area schools are joining this nationwide project.  Last year, we hosted many kids whose schools didn’t have their own Hour of Code (and a few kids who came to both events because they just couldn’t get enough)!

    We’ll have our talented Coder Dojo coaches on hand for the Code.org special tutorials (they’ll be with us this week so we will not have a Dojo next week…sorry for the inconvenience).

     

  • MTPL’S THIRD ANNUAL HOUR OF CODE!

    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Registration for this annual event is required and will open on November 17.  Two sessions are available – sign up for only one please!  Appropriate for ages 7+

    Please join us for our third annual Hour of Code!  This started as a one-hour introduction to Computer Science. designed to demystify “code” to show that anyone can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of Computer Science.  It has since become a worldwide celebration of computer science that is held during Computer Science Education week.

    We were delighted to learn that many area schools are joining this nationwide project.  Last year, we hosted many kids whose schools didn’t have their own Hour of Code (and a few kids who came to both events because they just couldn’t get enough)!

    We’ll have our talented Coder Dojo coaches on hand for the Code.org special tutorials (they’ll be with us this week so we will not have a Dojo next week…sorry for the inconvenience).

     

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    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: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    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: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    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

    Friday, December 15th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    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: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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, December 20th, 2017
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us as we learn to make things both high tech and traditional!  Details to follow as we schedule our guest makers!

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on December 15.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

    Register online 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, January 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 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, January 17th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    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, January 19th, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    on

    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

    Friday, January 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee

    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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    Enjoy this free Sci-Fi Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.  Optional: wear your favorite costume.

    Today’s Matinee:  Rogue One

    The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga (Episodes IV, V, & VI) to follow.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   133 min.

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

  • MAKE ME: SOLDERING FOR BEGINNERS – SESSION 3

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    January is National Soldering Month, so we’re bringing out our irons again!  This month, by request, we’re letting the grown-ups in!  Please sign up for only one session – we are repeating the program three times to allow more patrons to participate!

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

     

     

  • MAKE ME: SOLDERING FOR BEGINNERS -SESSION 2

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    January is National Soldering Month, so we’re bringing out our irons again!  This month, by request, we’re letting the grown-ups in!  Please sign up for only one session – the program is being repeated three times to allow more patrons to participate.

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

     

     

  • MAKE ME: SOLDERING FOR BEGINNERS – SESSION 1

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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    January is National Soldering Month, so we’re bringing out our irons again!  This month, by request, we’re letting the grown-ups in! Please sign up for only one session.  The program is being repeated three times to allow more patrons to participate.

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

     

     

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on January 19.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 19.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

    Friday, February 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.

    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, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, February 26th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with the theme: “Everything Bacon.” Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required.  Please register via….
  • Make Me

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on February 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

    Friday, March 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    This program will open for registration on March 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo – SPECIAL ROBOT SESSION

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  MARCH 16.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, April 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Registration for this free program is required. Registration will close 24 hours before the program.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

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

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