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Library Slates Used Book Sale January 16, 2019

Oxford Public Library, 48 S. Second St., will hold its January used book sale. A preview evening will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m., with all books available for sale and with no bag sales. The sale will continue on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bag sales available.

Novels by popular authors, nonfiction, books for children and young adults, travel books, and cookbooks will be featured. All sales will benefit the library.

Also, the library bookstore is now open on the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Crafting Group Plans Meetings January 16, 2019

The Chatty Crafters group meets every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook. People are invited to crochet, knit, cross stitch, color, craft and chat. Attendees should bring their own supplies. Any kind of craft making is welcome.

For more details, call 610-273-3303 or email


Library To Host Bluebird Event January 16, 2019

Chester Springs Library, 1709 Art School Road, Chester Springs, will host master bluebirder Ken Leister as he presents an informative program on bluebirds on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. He will talk about their protection, enjoyment and propagation, and he will discuss what makes a good nest box for bluebirds.

For more information and to register, readers may visit and click on Calendar or call 610-827-9212.


Library Friends Receive Donation January 15, 2019


Library Will Host Sales January 15, 2019

Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, will host book sales in the Second Read trailer. On Saturday, Jan. 19, the sale theme will be "Reading By the Fire," with all fiction books available at a set price per bag. On Saturdays, Feb. 2 and 16, the sale theme will be "The 'Love' Month: Romantic and Inspirational Fiction," with all romantic and inspirational fiction sold at a set price per bag.

The library will also hold its annual soup sale. Soups to be available are chicken potpie, chicken corn, and ham and bean. All orders will be due by Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, readers may call the library at 717-927-9014.


Library To Host Home Sale Event January 15, 2019

Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg, will present "Buying/Selling Your House: Tips From the Professionals" on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The presenter will be real estate agent and specialist Caleb Knecht, who will present insider tips on buying and selling houses.

This program is by reservation only. To register or for more information on the free program, call 610-857-5165 or visit


Library Recognizes 1.5 Millionth Visitor January 14, 2019


Author Will Discuss Wolf Sanctuary January 14, 2019

Author and wildlife photographer Chuck Rineer will present an author talk and book signing of his book, "Wolf Sanctuary: The Wolves of Speedwell Forge," at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The program will cover the life of the wolf and the ecological impact it has on Yellowstone National Park. It will also detail the work of the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, a refuge for displaced wolves.

His book offers hidden details of wolf life, a behind-the-scenes look at the sanctuary, information on how the newest wolves are integrated into the packs, and an opportunity to follow the wolves through the different seasons of the year.

After spending just shy of three decades in the military, Rineer rekindled his high school hobby of photography, deciding to concentrate on wildlife and nature. Finding himself drawn to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, he signed up as a volunteer photographer. For the last decade, along with his friend and spotter Denny Binkley, he has been photographing wolves and learning about them. He has photographed packs in their natural habitat, displaying a connection and respect for their way of life. Rineer has had photos published in numerous publications, including magazines and other periodicals, books, and artists' renditions.

The program is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required by calling the library at 717-626-2255 or emailing


Library Elects New Officers January 11, 2019

The Lititz Public Library board of trustees recently elected new officers for 2019. The officers are Carol Deem, president; Leslie Spurrier, vice president; Lisa Enders, treasurer; and Kristin Wenger, secretary.

The board meets at the library on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m., with holiday exceptions. The public is invited to attend.


Lititz Library Posts Schedule January 11, 2019

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has posted its upcoming activities. For more information on the programs, readers may call 717-626-2255 or email

Knitting Club will meet on Mondays, Feb. 4 and 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. It is not a class or instruction time, but a friendly gathering where people work on knitting projects. Attendees must bring their own supplies. Crocheters are also welcome. Preregistration is requested.

The Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will host a program on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet with the group and learn what to look for in the monthly sky.

The Lititz Garden Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:45 p.m. Lois Miklas will present a program on "Invasive Plants."

Rizzetta's Tones, a Celtic American band, will give a concert on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is requested.

Scrabble Meet-Ups, for which attendees are asked to bring their own boards, will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The History Book Club will meet on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Han Suyin's "Eldest Son."

The Great Decisions Discussion Group, a moderated, nonpartisan discussion forum, will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Those with an interest in foreign affairs are invited to attend.

The Painting Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, with February's programs set for Feb. 13 and 27 at 12:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their own painting supplies.

The Lancaster Civil War Roundtable will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Gary Dyson will present "A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal."

The Jane Austen Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to enjoy a cup of tea and discuss all things Austen.

The Lititz Historical Foundation will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cory Van Brookhoven will discuss "Ghost Tales of Lititz." Preregistration is required.

The Lititz Art Association will meet on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Jef Kaufhold will present on "Using an 'Off-Color' in Paintings."

During Paws to READ, children may practice their read-aloud skills by reading their favorite stories to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Sessions will take place at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 9 and 23.

Family has been set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. Families will hear stories about dogs. The program will include songs, activities and a craft. People of all ages are welcome with an adult. Registration will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2.

A Mystery Challenge, geared for children ages 6 to 9, will take place on Monday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in the community room. Participants will be asked to complete a challenge using everyday items.

Cruise Into Kindergarten, a Pennsylvania early literacy program for 3- to 6-year-olds based on the national Every Child Ready to Read program, will be offered monthly, with the next session set for Monday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. After hearing a story, the child and caregiver will visit different stations that will help children hone skills needed to start school.


Library Posts Winter Events January 11, 2019

Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, will offer a variety of winter programs. The community is encouraged to participate. For more details and registration, readers may visit or call 717-533-6555.

"Clue" is the theme of the 2019 Adult Winter Reading Program. Brochures are available at the library's front desk. Participants will try to solve the Library Staff Murder Mystery and earn a library mug and opportunities to be entered into a drawing for gift cards provided by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library.

Young adults ages 12 to 17 may take part in a Winter Reading Program with the theme "Help Find Milt's Guitar." The program will run until Sunday, March 31. Registration and program details are available at

On Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m., Totally Vocally will be presented as part of the Friends Children's Series. Through contemporary and classic cover songs as well as original works, Ball in the House will help children discover the history of a cappella singing from chant to doo-wop. The elements of teamwork and collaboration will be highlighted as the audience explores how various vocal parts work together to produce a multidimensional piece of music. The program is suitable for children in kindergarten through grade five. Registration is not required. Readers may contact Rita Smith at 717-533-6555, ext. 3708, for details.

Healthy Eating will be presented by students from Penn State College of Medicine at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. The program will focus on tips and education about exercise, healthy eating, reducing drinking, and smoking cessation.

Adults are invited to attend an art class taught by an artist from SPLAT Studio on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. There is a per-person class fee, which includes all supplies. Participants will learn how to make collage art laid out in a Celtic knot pattern. No art experience is needed. Participants are asked to register in person at the library.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m., high school teens may attend a program on job hunting and how to use local resources. This program will be presented by a representative from PA CareerLink. Registration is required. Readers may contact Annika Sundberg in Teen Services at for more details.

A discussion on the One Book, One Community winner, "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann, will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. For details, readers may contact Julie Brnik at ext. 3717. In the event of snow, the discussion will be held on Monday, March 4.


A Taste Of Western Lancaster County Set For Feb. 1 January 10, 2019

Plans are underway for the 11th annual A Taste of Western Lancaster County celebration, to be held on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown. The event will run from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the 21-and-older event will benefit the library and the service projects of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club.

Throughout all three levels of the library, attendees may sample appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, side dishes, snacks, desserts, and beverages from local restaurants, vendors, and purveyors serving the greater Elizabethtown area. Organizers Meghan Phillips and Aimee Nelson noted that several participating restaurateurs use the event to test out new recipes and food and beverage combinations that they may be considering adding to their menus or selection - giving attendees an exclusive sneak peek at what may be to come.

Nelson said that this year's event will feature some new vendors that organizers are excited about. However, plenty of fan favorites will be returning as well. "(A Taste of Western Lancaster County) has become such a tradition that we work to keep the elements that people look for - like having the giant Turkey Hill cow parked in front of the building," shared Phillips.

As attendees make their way through the library, they can vote for winners in various categories, such as Best in Show, Best Dessert, and Best Appetizer. "Our vendors really stretch themselves to do new things," remarked Phillips.

Live music will be performed by local bands on two levels of the library. "People really enjoy staying and mingling and talking," said Nelson. "I'm always amazed by how quickly the evening goes." A Taste of Western Lancaster County has been coined "the Elizabethtown Reunion" by many of those who attend year after year. "It gives you the opportunity to see and connect with people from the community, plus you kind of get to put faces to the food from restaurants you go to," Phillips said. "And you get to support two great community organizations."

Tickets may be purchased at the Elizabethtown Coffee Company, located in the library; from a Rotarian; or by visiting and searching for "2019 Taste of Western Lancaster County." Tickets are limited, and organizers encourage people to purchase early, as tickets to last year's event sold out well in advance. To inquire about vendor and sponsorship opportunities at A Taste of Western Lancaster County, interested individuals may email or call the library at 717-367-7467.


Crocheting Class Planned January 9, 2019

The Columbia Public Library, 24 S. Sixth St., will hold Hooked on Crochet classes on every other Tuesday, with the next class set for Jan. 22. Instruction, which will be by Kasey and Randi, will begin at 7 p.m. Those who know how to crochet and would like extra time to work are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 717-684-2255, visit, or find the library on Facebook.


Mandolin Ensemble To Perform January 9, 2019

The Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble will return to play at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble formed in the summer of 2011. Harrisburg mandolinists Tom Cook and Wade Yankey had crossed paths at a performance and found a common love for playing eclectic acoustic tunes on mandolin family instruments. Their idea was to explore the tonal range from the mandolin to the mandobass and to explore new and eclectic material from Bach to bluegrass and jazz and roots music.

Eventually, the group evolved into a quintet. In addition to Cook on mandola, the group currently consists of Greg Rohrer on mandolin, Kevin Neidig on mandolin and octave mandolin, Henry Koretzky on mandocello and mandolin, and Pete Netznik on mandobass.

The band's repertoire has grown to include original tunes and arrangements from both group members and local musical colleagues, along with an array of tunes and songs drawing from jazz, swing, bluegrass, old-time, folk, and world music.

Those who plan to attend are asked to preregister by calling the library at 717-626-2255 or by emailing their name and the number of people attending to


Crafting Group Slates Meetings January 9, 2019

Meetings of the Chatty Crafters group take place every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Honey Brook Community Library, 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook. Local stitchers are invited to crochet, knit, cross stitch, color, craft, and chat. Attendees should bring their own supplies; any kind of craft making is welcome.

For more information, call 610-273-3303 or email


Library Friends Plan Book Sale January 9, 2019

The Friends of the Quarryville Library will host their monthly book sale.

The sale will be open on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Library Plans Spring Art Exhibit January 9, 2019

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, is seeking submissions for up to 50 pieces for its "Spring ART in mARTin" gallery exhibit. This season's exhibition theme is "Inspiration." A public art reception will take place in early April, and art will be displayed through May.

The library invites artists to submit up to three original pieces of 2-D or 3-D artwork. Artwork needs to be wired for hanging with a maximum frame size of 48 by 36 inches. No saw tooth hangers will be allowed.

Submissions should be emailed to They must include the title, media, dimensions, and price, as well as an attached .jpg image for each artwork submitted. Artwork images should be saved with the artist's last name and the artwork title in the following format: artist's last name.title. The body of the email should include the artist's name, phone number, and address.

The deadline for entry is Friday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. Artists will be notified of their acceptance within a week of submission. At that time, the library will provide a gallery contract and notify artists of artwork intake times. All artwork must be delivered to Martin Library. For additional information, readers may contact Becky Wiest at 717-849-6926.


Family Movie Night Planned January 9, 2019

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., will present Family Movie Night on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Featured will be "The Incredibles 2" in big-screen surround sound.

Light refreshments will be served, and no registration is needed. For more information, readers may call Rebecca Krause, director of youth services, at 610-933-3013, ext. 127, or email


Library To Host Special Event January 9, 2019

Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, will host an event through the Grow With Google initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through the initiative, Google aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. The tour consists of free, one-day events in local libraries to help job seekers and small business owners improve their digital skills.

To learn more about the free event and to register, readers may visit Space is limited, so advance registration is requested.


Library To Benefit From Fundraiser January 9, 2019

Adamstown Area Library will benefit from a fundraiser for its Room to Grow Capital Campaign on Friday, Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m. at Foxchase Golf Club, 300 Stevens Road, Stevens. The snow date is Sunday, Feb. 10.

The event will feature five courses of food and beverage pairings, with the menu including brie with fig jam, French onion soup, French country salad, chicken Francaise with potato tartiflette and steamed broccoli florets, and creme brulee cheesecake with fresh berries.

There is a per-person cost, part of which will be a tax-deductible gift to the library's Room to Grow Capital Campaign to support its new home, located a block away from its current location. Tickets are available at the library, 3000 N. Reading Road, Adamstown. For details, call 717-484-4200.

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