Month: June 2017

Need a Job?

Tammy from PA CareerLink will again be at the library on Tuesday, July 25th from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. to talk with patrons about finding jobs on Job Gateway or beefing up your resume by taking classes on SkillUp Lancaster.  If you’ve been looking, stop by and see Tammy to jumpstart your job search.

Monthly Book Sale

Thank you for making the June book sale a success!  We will be collecting books until our next sale on July 25th.  At each sale hardback books will be $2.00 and paperbacks $1.00 unless you would like to have a bag full, and then hardback bags are $10.00 and paperback bags are $5.00.

SkillUp Lancaster for jobseekers

SkillUp Lancaster is a flexible, self-directed, FREE, e-learning service that offers online courses to allow jobseekers to improve their marketability to prospective and current employers.
SkillUp Lancaster includes access to courses in topics such as project management, human resources, customer service, retail, hospitality, and communication skills.   SkillUp Lancaster is accessible 24/7 from any location with high speed internet access.

  • Explore career pathways.
  • Choose from 200+ occupations.
  • Receive course recommendations based on essential industry skills.

SkillUp Lancaster is available to any Lancaster County resident looking to update skills.  Users need access to the internet, a valid email address, basic computer knowledge, and login access to the program.

Ready to update your skills? Click here to register:  http://lancaster.skillupamerica.org

Youth & Family Programs for July

Tuesday, July 4

CLOSED for the holiday.

Wednesday, July 5

10:30 am: Kids Parachute Camp
Get the kids out of the house and into some fun at our special summer parachute programs for older children! We’ll have games and competitions with balls and parachutes.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

Thursday, July 6

10 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

6:30 pm: Family Movie Night
Join us for a FREE movie and popcorn in a family friendly atmosphere! All ages welcome – Movies Rated G or PG. Please call for this month’s title! Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, July 7

10:30 am: Summer Kids’ Yoga
Teaches basic yoga positions using favorite children’s books. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat.
(Best for children ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers.)

2 pm: Teen-Led Art Workshop
A 6-week art workshop led by artistic teens! Each meeting will last 90 minutes; learn sculpture and oil painting. Completed pieces will be featured in the Art Showcase in Sept.
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 15 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Wksp for ages 10+, limit 15)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this new club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, July 8

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

Monday, July 10

2 pm: Teen Book Club @ the Daily Grind
Meet up at the Daily Grind for some coffee and discussion! For this month’s meeting, we’re reading Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman.
(Ages 13—18)

Wednesday, July 12

10:30 am: Kids Parachute Camp
Get the kids out of the house and into some fun at our special summer parachute programs for older children! We’ll have games and competitions with balls and parachutes. Thirty minutes.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

2 pm: Super Readers
A book club for our early readers! We will be reading a non-fiction book paired with a fictional story and be playing some games, all along the same theme. This week’s theme is Nutrition.
(Best for ages 5 – 9.)

Thursday, June 13

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft. Now on Thursdays!
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

2 pm: Biome Builders, presented by Jesse Rothaker and the Forget Friends Reptile Sanctuary
Jesse Rothaker and the Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary Present: Biome Builders! “Biome Builders” is an interactive animal show featuring Jesse Rothacker and his lovable lizards, turtles, alligators, and snakes. A biome is a large area of the earth that is home to many plants and animals. Children at this show will discover how each animal is equipped to build a better world within their biome. Then we’ll empower every child in the audience to use their own talents and abilities to build a better world within their homes, schools, and communities, and to unleash their abilities through the power of reading!
(Best for ages 5 and up. Children under 5 must sit with a caregiver.)

6 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Please bring your chess set. Second and fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

Friday, July 14

10:30 – 11:10 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

2 pm: Teen-Led Art Workshop
A 6-week art workshop led by artistic teens! Each meeting will last 90 minutes; learn sculpture and oil painting. Completed pieces will be featured in the Art Showcase in Sept.
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 15 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Wksp for ages 10+, limit 15)

5 pm: Teen Leadership Group Meeting
A volunteer initiative for teens! Do you want to make a difference at your library? Consider joining the Teen Leadership Group at the Quarryville Library! This is a group of teens who volunteer to plan, promote, and run teen programming in the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

5: 30 – 7 pm: Bar-B-Que at Teen Night
After-hours Teen Night at the Quarryville Library, featuring programs and events planned by the Teen Leadership Group. Join us for a summer BBQ! Food and outdoor games, weather permitting.
(Ages 13- 18)

Saturday, July 15

11 am – 2:30 pm: Open Board Game Time
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 +)

Tuesday, July 18

2 pm: Special Story Time with Elephant & Piggie
Come out and meet Elephant and Piggie and hear about some of their adventures in this special story time! Registration is requested for this program: please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Best for ages 3 – 6 years.)

Wednesday, July 19

2 pm: Super Readers
A book club for our early readers! We will be reading a non-fiction book paired with a fictional story and be playing some games, all along the same theme. This week’s theme is Dinosaurs.
(Best for ages 5 – 9.)

Thursday, July 20

10 am: Parachute Play
Thirty minutes of fun with a parachute plus silly songs and rhymes will be just what your child needs to get the wiggles out! Bubbles, balls, and other props will ensure that the fun never stops!
(Ages 1 – 3 years with a caregiver)

10:45 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun!
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

6:30 pm: Lego ® Night
On the third Thursday of the month, we gather together to build creations out of Lego® Bricks. Each month we will choose a different theme to build about. Participants should NOT bring their own Legos®, only Library Legos® will be used, because creations will be displayed in the children’s area of the library all month long, for all to see! So join us for some creative building fun!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, July 21

10 am – 6 pm: Stuffed Animal Sleep-Over Drop-Off
Have you ever wondered what happens after the library closes? Let your stuffed animals find out! Drop off animals anytime between 10am—6pm Friday, July 21st. Come back Saturday morning, July 22nd, at 9:00am, enjoy light breakfast and check out what your pals did on their overnight adventure! One animal per child please.

10:30 am: Summer Kids’ Yoga
Teaches basic yoga positions using favorite children’s books. Please bring a towel, blanket, or yoga mat. (Best for children ages 4 to 12 and their caregivers.)

2 pm: Teen-Led Art Workshop
A 6-week art workshop led by artistic teens! Each meeting will last 90 minutes; learn sculpture and oil painting. Completed pieces will be featured in the Art Showcase in Sept.
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 15 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Wksp for ages 10+, limit 15)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this new club! Watch anime, have some snacks, and socialize. Content will be PG/PG13. First and third Friday of the month.
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, July 22

9 – 10 am: Stuffed-Animal Sleep-Over Breakfast
Reunite with your stuffie pals and find out what they did on their overnight adventure! A light breakfast will be available.

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! Meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
(For ages 12 and up.)

Wednesday, July 26

11 am: Laws of Motion presented by Bricks4Kidz ®
Build a See Saw with Bricks4Kidz®! This favorite playground fixture is actually a type of lever! It also illustrates Newton’s second law of motion – Force = mass x acceleration. In order to lift the rider on the other end of the see saw off the ground, you need to apply a force equivalent to the weight of the rider you wish to lift. The heavier the rider, the more the force. The faster you want them to go up, the harder you have to push. Playground physics! Vocabulary includes force, mass, acceleration.
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 50 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Ages 7 – 10.)

Thursday, July 27

10 am: Preschool Power!
Story time for preschoolers, featuring songs, stories, and a craft. Now on Thursdays!
(Ages 3.5-5 years)

4 pm: Block Party
Get in on the fun with our new wooden blocks at our after-school Block Parties! Build with our blocks, create zoos for the animals, homes for the people, roads for our cars: the only limit is imagination! Fourth Thursday of the month.
(Best for ages 2 – 6, all ages welcome)

6 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. Please bring your chess set. Second and fourth Thursday of the month.
(For all ages.)

Friday, July 28

10:30 – 11 am: Wee Readers
Join us for our Family Story Times, which include a mix of stories, crafts, songs and fun! You never know what we’ll be doing next! For children and their caregivers.
(Ages 1-5 years with a caregiver.)

2 pm: Teen-Led Art Workshop
A 6-week art workshop led by artistic teens! Each meeting will last 90 minutes; learn sculpture and oil painting. Completed pieces will be featured in the Art Showcase in Sept.
Registration is required for this program. Limited to 15 participants. Please contact Randi Kennedy at rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org or 717-806-1804 to register.
(Wksp for ages 10+, limit 15)

Saturday, July 29

11 am – 2:30 pm: Open Board Game Time
Open board game time in the library! Bring your favorite board games to share with the group.
(Ages 12 +)

Sneak Peek at the Teen-Led Art Workshop

paint brushesOn Friday, June 30th, from 2 – 3:30 pm, the Quarryville Library’s Teen Leadership Group will be hosting a Sneak-Peek of their Art Workshop. You can meet the teen art teachers, see some of their work, and sign up for the workshop!

This art workshop will be taught by members of the library’s Teen Leadership Group. The workshop will run on Friday afternoons for 90 minutes for 6 weeks. The teens plan to teach sculpture and oil painting

Completed pieces will be featured in the Art Showcase in September.

This workshop is best for ages 10+, although exceptions can be made upon request. It is limited to 15 participants.

Workshop Details

Day and Time – Fridays, 2 – 3:30 pm

Dates: July 7 – August 11.

Solanco School District Art Show

The next exhibit at the C.X. Carlson Gallery in the Quarryville Library will be a show of artwork by students in the Solanco School District. It will feature works in diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional media produced by students from Bart-Colerain, Clermont, Providence, and Quarryville elementary schools, George A. Smith Middle School, Swift Middle School, and Solanco High School. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held Saturday, July 1 from 1-3 p.m. and the show will run through July 27.  Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to attend.

 

Select elementary works included in the exhibition were exhibited earlier this year at the Winter Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Millersville University as part of the Studio for Students program. Middle school works will highlight award-winning work from the 2017 Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibition.

 

Solanco High School works will include national award-winning works honored in the National Scholastic Art Awards Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and the Parsons New School for Design Gallery in NYC. , which features the most outstanding work from the top 1% of students in the US.  Numerous high school works have been juried into the Teen Art Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and have been on exhibit at the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Demuth Museum. Seniors from the Class of 2017 whose work will be on view in the exhibition have been honored with numerous portfolio scholarships from the most selective professional Visual Arts schools in the US. Two of the seniors highlighted in the show have been awarded the 2017 C.X. Carlson Portfolio Scholarship and the 2017 Red Raven Art Company Scholarship and they will each be featured as the emerging artist at the Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster in July and August 2017.

 

The 2017 Solanco District Art Exhibition celebrates the creativity and critical thinking of students as they envision, explore, engage, persist, and reflect upon their ideas as they represent and interact with the world around them. The show honors the commitment and courage of students in crafting their stories and achieving outstanding success. The exhibition also honors the dedication and expertise of educators who provide opportunities for increasing levels of sophistication and confidence in the development of each student’s voice. Students and educators alike are honored and thrilled to be a part of the 2017 Solanco District Art Exhibition at the Quarryville Library.

 

contact information:

Candace Rakers

Department Chair

Solanco District Visual Arts Department

Solanco High School

585 Solanco Drive

Quarryville, PA 17566

717.786.2151

candace_rakers@solanco.k12.pa.us

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan O’Connell, Onions and Garlic, pastel on paper

 

Ryan O’Connell is a member of the Class of 2017 at Solanco High School. 

Awards, exhibitions include:

  • 2017 Red Raven Portfolio Scholarship Award
  • 2014-2017 Scholastic Art Awards
  • 2014-2017 Lancaster County Young Artists Awards
  • Exhibitions: 
  1. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  2. Lancaster Museum of Art
  3. Demuth Museum
  4. Red Raven Art Company:  Emerging Artist, July 2017
  • 2017 Tuition Scholarship to Rhode Island School of  Design, Providence, RI –one of the most selective schools for the visual arts in the US

 

Erika Wilson, Breakfast in Bed Tea Set, earthenware, glaze

  • 2017 National Scholastic Art Awards National Medalist
  • 2017 Scholastic Art Awards
  • 2016-2017 Lancaster County Young Artists Awards
  • Exhibitions: 
  1. Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, NY
  2. Lancaster Museum of Art
  • 2017 Tuition Scholarship to Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA –Erika will major in Business Administration

 

 

 

Thunderstruck : Last Pushing the Limits Book

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is our last Pushing the Limits of Science Book Club choice.  The discussion is set for July 8th at 11:30.  Stop by the library to get a free copy of the book and join us for lively conversation about science and connection.  Author Jon McGoran leads the discussion and continues to educate and entertain us with his science knowledge.