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Telling Their Story: A Readers’ Celebration of Rose Under Fire!

March 21, 2017

Whether you’ve read the book Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein, or not—you are still invited to join the Readers’ Celebration that will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Reading Municipal Airport at  2501 Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605.   This free event will celebrate the reading of this year’s One…

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STEM Maker Fests are happening at public libraries!

March 20, 2017

Public Libraries are pleased to announce special Maker Fests that are happening at several of the libraries as part of the ‘make717 on the Road’ events where participants can explore STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with a hands-on approach! With the current emphasis on STEM (S.T.E.M: Science, Technology, Electronics and Math) learning, the Library…

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Public Libraries will host PA One Book Every Young Child Story Times and Traveling Trunks!

March 9, 2017

Lancaster County’s public libraries will participate in the 12th annual One Book, Every Young Child statewide early learning initiative, to highlight both the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers, ages 3-6 years and specifically the vital role that adults have fostering that development.  The initiative is a collaborative effort of Pennsylvania public libraries, museums,…

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Rik Palieri, Vermont Storyteller and Musician, to appear in Lancaster County!

March 8, 2017

In this educational and entertaining One Book, One Community program, folk musician and storyteller Rik Palieri explains the life of a Polish mountaineer and demonstrates traditional Polish instruments.  This fun-filled family oriented program will be held at the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Lancaster campus, Main Building, Room 222 on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm….

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Manheim Community Library receives $470,000 anonymous donation for a new building!

February 28, 2017

Change is happening at the Manheim Community Library! The library held a party for Library Lovers’ Month on Friday, February 17th with their Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Friends of the Manheim Community Library members. The night promised a “big announcement” which was delivered by Manheim Community Library Board of Trustees President, Ken Hameloth, announced the…

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Adriana Trigiani Author Appearance ~ General Admission Tickets now available!

February 13, 2017

Tickets for luncheon spots are SOLD OUT!  However, we do have good news since we now have General Admission Tickets for sale!  The cost of General Admission tickets is $35, which includes hearing the author presentation AND a reserved copy of Kiss Carlo to be released in June. Contact Sue Newswanger at 717-354-8016 or email at news1165@gmail.com…

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Miniature Golf Returns to the Quarryville Library!

January 30, 2017

The Quarryville Library is pleased to announce its Eighth Annual “Go-Fore Golf at the Quarryville Library,” a fun, family-focused indoor miniature golf fundraiser designed to energize the public and build community partnerships. The event scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017, will consist of a sixteen-hole miniature golf course INSIDE the library that weaves in and around our…

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Exhibit Grand Opening at the Milanof-Schock Library!

January 24, 2017

An Event Celebrating the Arts and Literature The Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy will open for public appreciation the Reading and Writing with Anne Frank traveling exhibit on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. Be among the first to visit this exhibit that takes a look at Anne Frank’s short stories and other writings as…

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STEM Programs are happening at Public Libraries!

January 17, 2017

With the current emphasis on STEM (S.T.E.M: Science, Technology, Electronics and Math) learning, the Library System of Lancaster County formed a partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center** this past fall.  One component of this partnership, in addition to the availability of STEM Maker Passes to the make717 Innovation Center, is to increase technical educational resources…

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