For Teens

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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)

  • 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 Marsh 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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

    Tentative – based on presenter availability.  Watch our calendar for updates!

     

    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)

  • Whoo are the Owls? Presented by ZooAmerica

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Make Hedwig proud and join us to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by learning all about owls! Recommended for ages 4 and up.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, September 4th, 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, 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.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, September 11th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, September 18th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, September 25th, 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • Mystery Matinee

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free Mystery Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee:  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   129 min.

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

  • 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.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on October 19.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

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

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

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

     

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, November 14th, 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 Cooking

    Friday, November 16th, 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.

  • Sci-Fi Matinee – Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, November 17th, 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:  Solo: A Star Wars Story

    During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   135 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, November 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, November 21st, 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.

  • Make Me

    Wednesday, November 28th, 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, December 4th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

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

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 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.

  • History Matinee

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    Enjoy this free History Matinee!  Recommended for ages 13 & up.

    Today’s Matinee:  Dunkirk

    Allied soldiers from the British Empire and France, in Belgium, are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

    Rating:  PG-13    Running time:   106 min.

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

  • HOLIDAY LEGO Block Party!

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 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, December 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, December 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.