Adult

Book Club – Every 4th Friday at 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!

January 26: Did you ever have a family by Bill Clegg

  

February: TBD
March: TBD

Knitting Club – 2nd Monday of the month, 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:  January 8, February 12, March 12


Winter Author Event – Susan Meissner
February 6, 2018 6:30 PM at Bent Creek Country Club

The Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries and Aaron’s Books will host best-selling author, Susan Meissner on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm. The event will be held at the Bent Creek Country Club, Lancaster County. Meissner’s visit celebrates the launch of her latest book, As Bright As Heaven. Tickets are $30.00. To purchase tickets, visit Aaron’s Books, 35 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543. Tickets may also be ordered online at AaronsBooks.com.

About As Bright as Heaven

It was during Fall 1918 when Pauline Bright’s husband is made heir to his uncle’s very successful Philadelphia funeral home, they move to the city optimistic that they can now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a wonderful, carefree life. Just months later, however, the Spanish Flu descends, turning their lives and the world around them upside down. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst tragedy and challenges, Pauline and her daughters learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it.

“Strong, resilient, and determined to make their way in a changing world, Meissner’s characters step off the page and into history.”—Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

“With stunning prose and keen detail, Meissner has deftly created a heady mix of love, politics and survival…A must read!”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale

 

Murder at Mount Hope Mansion

Friends of Manheim Community Library present Murder at Mount Hope Mansion. Enjoy an afternoon of interactive dinner theater to benefit the Manheim Community Library. Join us on March 18 for big game adventure in British East Africa (Kenya) 1911. Guests will be enraptured with an enchanting four-course fete at the stately Mt. Hope Big Game Lodge. Rub elbows and swap stories with a few of the world’s greatest guides and hunters, perhaps even a celebrity or two? Prepare to stalk some of Africa’s most exotic creatures. These safaris are enjoyed equally by big game hunters and naturalists alike. Should you choose you might join one of our photographic expeditions. Capture the last of planet Earth’s wild magnificent monsters on film. You shall, most certainly, find yourself the envy of your social circle upon returning. Do not delay! Be the first of your friends to experience this extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Tickets are $50.95. Doors open at 12:30 PM. Event starts at 1 PM. No tickets will be sold at the door.   Limited tickets are available online or by contacting Elaine Gantz, Event Chairperson, at degantz@ptd.net

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: www.elizabethstrout.com

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.

Go to www.lancasterlibraries.org and select “News” on the homepage to access Order Form.  Direct link: https://lancasterlibraries.org/pulitzer-prize-winning-author-to-speak-at-the-2018-spring-author-luncheon/