Month: June 2018

July 2018 Afternoon Book Club Selection

cover little fires everywhere celeste ngThe selection for the July meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, July 11th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in regular print, large print, ebook, eaudiobook, and audiobook on CD.

All who are interested are welcome!


The Fairies are Returning to the Quarryville Library!

fairy-garden_via_pixabay_LisaRedfernThe fairies will be returning to the library at the end of June!

The Fairy Garden is scheduled to be replanted and rebuilt on June 30. If you would like to assist, please sign up!

Best for ages 7 – 12. Limited to 15 participants.

Please sign up on our website, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing

Blacksmiths Converge at 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

More big news from a Family Museum Pass Partner!

  • The 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum hosts blacksmith demonstrations from 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday,
    June 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.
  • Go back in time during Blacksmith Days to watch, learn, an even try a hand working with fire and

Willow Street, Pa., June 5, 2018—“The idea of using the most basic equipment and being able to make something was almost magical,” says David Kauffman. “A person can take a fire, a hammer, an anvil or even a big rock, a piece of steel, throw in some basic blacksmithing steps and make a real, tangible item that started as an idea in their head.” See this process in action during Blacksmith Days at the 1719 Herr House & Museum, from 12 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Kauffman, coordinator for Blacksmith Days, expects to have fifty or more smiths working on portable
forges and anvils. They will be working on a variety of projects, letting visitors see how several different types of items are made.

There is a possibility for visitors to try their hands during Blacksmith Days, on a case by case basis. Admission to the grounds for Blacksmith Days is free; regular admission applies for tours of the Herr House and Native American Longhouse.

Blacksmith Days is part of over forty Lancaster Roots 2018 events. Lancaster Roots combines the events of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Through public presentations, food, music, field trips, and classes, these events reveal Lancaster and its people: their stories, culture, and history.

Amending America Coming to

Amending America: The Bill of Rights. A Logo featuring three faces in profile.From our Family Museum Pass Partner

An exciting exhibition is coming to from June 16 – August 11, 2018. We’re bringing the nationally-recognized travelling exhibition by the National Archives, Amending America: The Bill of Rights, to for a limited time summer run. Amending America: The Bill of Rights spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), and illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens. It contains document reproductions, videos, and interactives that let visitors guess at how many times an amendment has been proposed or “vote on” potential amendments.

Library Family Museum Pass holders will be able to utilize their pass to also view Amending America (the pass will still be able to be used for General Admission, which includes a tour of Wheatland).

Find out more about this traveling exhibition on the website.