Book Club – Every 4th Friday, 9:30 AM

Join us for a riveting discussion. Stop by every fourth Friday at 9:30 AM at the library for an adult book club discussion. Hope to see you there!

April 27: The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

Knitting Club – Every 2nd Monday, 6-8 PM

Do you like to knit or want to learn how? Join us! The first half of the year, we will knit scarves and hats for the community giving tree in December. The second half of the year we will knit a group project (probably a blanket) to donate to the library to be used as a prize. Knitters are welcomed to bring their own project to work on as well!

Upcoming Dates: April 9, May 14

Starting a Side Hustle – Tuesdays, April 17-May 8, 7-8 PM

Feeling like you need some extra money now that tax season is over? Want to turn your hobby into something more? Tired of your job and wanting to try something new?

Whatever your reasons, Manheim Community Library’s new program series, Starting a Side Hustle, can help you discover what it takes to run your own side hustle. Inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 days and as part of our commitment to Financial Literacy, this program will help you think of, create and launch side projects to supplement your paycheck or maybe even turn into a future business for you.

Every Tuesday night from 7-8 PM for four weeks (April 17th to May 8th), we will help you learn the tools necessary to get your own side project off the ground.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the library at or 717-665-6700.

Manheim Community Library Town Hall Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 7-8 PM

April 12th @ 7 PM
Community Room of the Manheim Municipal Building
Manheim Community Library invites the community to share their ideas about the role of the Library in Manheim. A Town Hall Meeting will be held on April 12th at 7 PM in the community room of the Manheim Municipal Building.

“The library is a place where the community can come for information and a place where they can come to learn. We want to make sure, given our resources, that we meet the needs of the community as best as we can. We are hoping that people will come out to the meeting and express what they want to know or want to learn that would make their lives better,” said Jonathan Dunkle, library director.

This is the first of a series of events intended to give the community a greater voice in shaping Manheim Community Library’s programs, collections, and services.

2018 Spring Author  Luncheon  – Elizabeth Strout
Thursday, April 19th at noon at Calvary Church, Lancaster

Elizabeth Strout is coming to Lancaster County!  The award-winning author will appear at the 2018 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.   The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the luncheon, which is a fundraising event for public libraries in Lancaster County.

 About the Author

Elizabeth Strout was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in small towns in Maine and New Hampshire.  From a young age she was drawn to writing things down, keeping notebooks that recorded the quotidian details of her days.  She was also drawn to books, and spent hours of her youth in the local library lingering among the stacks of fiction.  Strout attended Bates College, graduating with a degree in English in 1977.  Two years later, she went to Syracuse University College of Law, where she received a law degree along with a Certificate in Gerontology.  She worked briefly for Legal Services, before moving to New York City, where she became an adjunct in the English Department of Borough of Manhattan Community College.  By this time, she was publishing more stories in literary magazines and Redbook and Seventeen.  Juggling the needs that came with raising a family and her teaching schedule, she found a few hours each day to work on her writing.

About Anything Is Possible

Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.  Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author’s celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.  Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout’s place as one of America’s most respected and cherished authors. (Taken from Publisher)

To learn more about Elizabeth Strout, visit her website:

Tickets for the 2018 luncheon are on sale now.  Cost is $50 per ticket, which includes luncheon, author presentation and a copy of Elizabeth Strout’s NEW book, Anything Is Possible.

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