For Teens

  • Make Me – Cancelled

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

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

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

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, May 14th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, May 18th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 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.

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, May 18th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Saturday, May 19th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Enjoy this free Sci-Fi Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.  Optional: wear your favorite costume.

    Today’s Matinee:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:  152 min.

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, May 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share from “Sorella:  Recipes, Cocktails, and True Stories from our New York Restaurant” by Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen  (this is the book that was recently donated in memory of the groups founder, Betsey Sterenfeld) or from your favorite Italian cookbook. The library’s copy is on reserve at the circulation desk for in-library use only. Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooks-and-booksat-the-manheim-township-public-library-tickets-44963167043?aff=es2
  • Make Me – Comics!

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

    We welcome our newest Youth Services Staff member, Mr. Ben, who will be sharing his cartooning skills!  Space is limited.  Ages 8 – 12.

    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.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

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

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

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

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

     

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, June 14th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 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.

  • Teen Gaming!

    Saturday, June 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

     

    Ages 12+.  This Summer Reading program will open for registration on May 18.  Space is limited.  Please register so we will purchase sufficient snacks!

    Tournament style gaming on our Wii system- a new winner every month!   Plus trivia and snacks.  A cool way to spend a hot summer afternoon!

     

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, June 18th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Heads Up – Break Dancing

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Learn the basics of break dancing through demonstration and participation. Wear sneakers and come prepared to move! (Age 8 and up).

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, June 21st, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • MAKE ME – TEENS: SOLDERING FOR BEGINNERS

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

     

    It’s summer, so we’re bringing out our irons again!  This program is for absolute beginners!

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

     

     

     

     

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, July 5th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

     

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Coder Dojo

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

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

    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, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    July 11th: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Swamp Songs and March Melodies

    Monday, July 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Explore and hear animals that communicate through songs. Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences. (Age 5-12).

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, July 16th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Writers’ Group

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, July 20th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 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.

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, July 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Teen Gaming!

    Saturday, July 21st, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

     

    Ages 13+.  This Summer Reading program will open for registration on June 15.  Space is limited.  Please register so we will purchase sufficient snacks!

    Tournament style gaming on our Wii system- a new winner every month!   Plus trivia and snacks.  A cool way to spend a hot summer afternoon!

     

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Make Me

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a celebration of “The Boy Who Lived” including a special presentation on owls by Zoo America and a Harry Potter Trivia Contest. Details to come.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

     

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    August 8th: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

    Upcoming Titles:
    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Teen “Booked on Thursdays”

    Thursday, August 9th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

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

  • Teen Gaming!

    Saturday, August 11th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

     

    Ages 12+.  This Summer Reading program will open for registration on July 20.  Space is limited.  Please register so we will purchase sufficient snacks!

    Tournament style gaming on our Wii system- a new winner every month!   Plus trivia and snacks.  A cool way to spend a hot summer afternoon!

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

     

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, August 18th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, August 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

  • COOKS AND BOOKS @ MTPL

    Monday, August 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    MTPL’s Cookbook Enthusiasts Group: For our next gathering, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with the theme “Picnic Foods.” Please bring a copy of the recipe and/or the cookbook as well. As a reminder, attendees should be 14 years of age or older. Each attendee is asked to bring a dish to share and a beverage and place setting for personal use. Event is free, but reservations are required through Eventbrite
  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

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

    This program will open for registration on August 17.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Writers’ Group

    Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    September 12th: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Upcoming Titles:
    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, September 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  AUGUST 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, September 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen Cooking

    Friday, September 21st, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on September 21.  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, October 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • MTPL Book Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    All are welcome to join this lively group on the second Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be served and registration is not required.  Call the library for more information and book availability at (717) 560-6441.

    October 10th: Georgia by Dawn Tripp

    Upcoming Titles:
    November 14th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    December 12th: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, October 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Teen Cooking

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

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

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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