For Teens

  • SPEECHCRAFT FOR TEENS

    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    For more information about this valuable 4-week workshop, click on Speechcraft for Teens.

     

  • Writers Group

    Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Currently filled to capacity, this friendly writers’ group, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, is for 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.  Since this group has reached capacity, if you are interested in joining a second group, should one be created, please contact Katrina Anderson at 560-6441 Ext 303.

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

  • SPEECHCRAFT FOR TEENS

    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    For more information about this valuable 4-week workshop, click on Speechcraft for Teens.

     

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, May 10th, 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.

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Wednesday, May 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. Please register!

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 10th, 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 Bettyville by George Hodgman

    Upcoming Titles:

    June 14th: Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    July 12th: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

    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, May 10th, 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.

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, May 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group ~ Please bring a dish you’ve prepared from our selected cookbook – Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Participants will be able to select their dish from the cookbook or from his website/blog called www.seriouseats.com .

    Discover new favorite dishes with our cookbook series. Each quarter, we’ll be featuring one of our favorite cookbooks, followed by a potluck dinner comprised of dishes from the featured book. We offer two ways to get acquainted with our selection – check out a copy at MTPL or purchase at your favorite book retailer.  The library will have a copy at the Service Center for in-house use. 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 Eventbrite.
  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

  • Writers Group

    Tuesday, May 16th, 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, May 17th, 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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, May 24th, 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.

  • CANCELLED: Teen Cooking

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

    Registration for this free program is required.

    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: Arduino

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    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.

  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM BEGINS!

    Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
    Time: All day

    Today is the first day to pick up Summer Reading logs at the Library! Age groups: birth through 4 (Read Aloud), 5 through 9 (Junior), 10 through 12 (Tween), and 13 through 19 (Teen). Prizes will be available for children and youth who turn in a completed log starting June 10. Participation is free. Only one set of prizes per person per summer.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 6th, 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.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 19.  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.

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, June 14th, 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.

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 14th, 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 Plainsong by Kent Haruf

    Upcoming Titles:

    July 12th: Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

    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, June 14th, 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, June 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, June 16th, 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, June 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 20th, 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, June 21st, 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.

  • Teen Cooking

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    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, June 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

     

  • Sewing Social for Adults and Teens

    Wednesday, June 28th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  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, 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 (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.

  • 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.