Month: July 2018

August 2018 Youth & Family Events

Wednesday, August 1

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, August 2

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Registration includes all club meetings: Thursday mornings for an hour from June 28 – August 16. This activity is currently full.
(For ages 7 through 9, limited to 10 participants.)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and 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. This month, we’re watching a film about garden gnomes solving a mystery, based on the beloved detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, August 3

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding a 7 week Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 24th! Runs on Friday afternoons July 6 – August 17, with the final showcase on August 17. Registration includes all workshop meetings and the showcase, so please plan to attend all dates.
(Best for ages 9 – 13.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club
Do you love anime? Check out this 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, August 4

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club
A club for adults devoted to playing the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! One meeting per month, first Saturday.
(For ages 18 and up.)

Tuesday, August 7

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, August 8

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, August 9

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network!
Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Registration includes all club meetings: Thursday mornings for an hour from June 28 – August 16. This activity is currently full.
(For ages 7 through 9, limited to 10 participants.)

10 – 10:30 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 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

5 – 8 pm: Page to Screen Book Club
A book club with a silver screen twist! For each month this summer, we will read a book and then watch the movie. Discover some great books, some great movies, and then decide which you prefer! For this meeting, we’ll be reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman and watching the film inspired by the book. Each participant will receive a free copy of the book to read before the meeting, and fun movie snacks at the meeting! Limited to 15 participants. Register on our website, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org. Registrants can pick up their free book at the library.
(For ages 11 – 13.)

Friday, August 10

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 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding an Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 24th! The dates have changed slightly: the workshop now run on Friday afternoons through August 17, with the final showcase moved to August 24.
(Best for ages 9 – 13.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

5 – 5:30 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 programs and activities for kids and teens in the library. They also help us choose what items to buy for the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, August 11

Official End of the Annual Summer Reading Program
Please return your Summer Reading Logs and/or Bingo Cards on or before Saturday, August 11, in order to receive your prizes or enter one of our special summer raffles. Please note that some of our special summer activities continue past this date.

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

Tuesday, August 14

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, August 15

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, August 16

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network!
Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Registration includes all club meetings: Thursday mornings for an hour from June 28 – August 16. This activity is currently full.
(For ages 7 through 9, limited to 10 participants.)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

Friday, August 17

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding an Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 24th! The dates have changed slightly: the workshop now run on Friday afternoons through August 17, with the final showcase moved to August 24.
(Best for ages 9 – 13.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club – Canceled
This meeting is canceled so the library can hold a special summer program for adults.

Saturday, August 18

11 am – 3:30 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, August 21

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, August 22

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

Thursday, August 23

10 – 10:30 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 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

Friday, August 24

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 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop Showcase
The capstone showcase for the special summer Teen-Led Acting Class! All are welcome!
(For all ages.)

Saturday, August 25

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join the quest in our bi-monthly Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game!
(For ages 12 – 18.)

Tuesday, August 28

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, August 29

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

Music in the Orchard at Hans Herr House

Music in the Orchard features local artists

  • Music fills the orchard at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum this summer featuring some of Central
    Pennsylvania’s best local performers.
  • Music in the Orchard concerts will be held on June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, and August 4, each starting at
    6 p.m.

Lancaster, Pa., April 26, 2018—Music in the Orchard returns to the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum for another summer highlighting local artists. Concerts are every other week, June 9 through August 4, at the bucolic Herr House orchard. Bring a picnic dinner and listen to talented musicians perform. Tickets are available on site and cost $8 per person, children under 12 are free; no advance registration is required. The 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is an alcohol- and smoke-free environment.

Joy Ike will open the series on Saturday, June 9. With poetic lyrics, soaring vocals, and percussive pianoplaying, Ike performs a unique blend of neo-soul with a hint of pop. “I believe good music is simply poetry with a soundtrack,” she says. Alex Brubaker, Lancaster based fingerstyle guitarist, will open. Combining melodic playing with the rhythmic drive from two hand tapping and percussive hits on the body and strings of the guitar, he couples technique with elements such as live looping to create complex soundscapes.

The second concert in the series, June 23, sees the return of Vinegar Creek Constituency to the orchard stage. Since 2005, they have been delighting audiences with their distinctive style that encompasses bluegrass, ragtime, swing, outlaw country, and more. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Leonardo DiSanto says, “I really
hear our music as a form of primitive rock-n-roll played with a bluegrass instrumentation.”

July 7 will see Rizzetta’s Tones make their Music in the Orchard debut. Rizzetta’s Tones is a Celtic and folk band, comprised of ‘fraternal twin’ hammer dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles, and guitars. Their repertoire includes music from Ireland, Scotland, and the United States, drawing as well from the traditions of Finland, Brazil, France, Macedonia, and many other lands.

Smokehouse 4 will perform the penultimate concert on July 21, serving up their unique mix of “roots rock, blues, and funk with a shot of N’awlins soul.” Drawing on the rich history of traditional New Orleans blues and neo-New Orleans southern-fried funk, Smokehouse 4 delivers powerhouse jams and gritty, tight grooves that are sure to please. The noted Native American musician Terry Strongheart will open.

The season will close on August 4 with Cricket Tell the Weather, an indie string band with a bluegrass-inspired sound. Cricket delivers honest vocals and thoughtful arrangements with a modern edge.

Concerts are held rain or shine. In inclement weather, the concert will move into the implement shed on the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum grounds. In cases of severe weather, cancellations will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert.

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

Ladies Night Out

Friday, August 17, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Registration required.
An evening for the ladies at the Quarryville Library. Attending with friends or alone, relax and enjoy the evening as you join some of the scheduled activities, including:
• Light Dinner: sandwiches, salads, vegetables and desserts
• Book Sharing Group: contact the library for a list of books, select one to read ahead of time and then share a summary of the book with the group
• Colorama
• Board Games
• Crafts
 Wreath making: Supplies will be provided
 Memory Collage: Create a photo collage of a special occasion, camping trip, fun time at the beach or any memorable experience. Bring 3 or 4 photos along to create your own memorable collage.
• Chocolate dipping and cupcake decorating
• Book Bingo

The Quarryville Library closes at 6 pm, so please plan to arrive prior to 6:00. This free event is for ladies ages 19 and older. Register online at www.quarryvillelibrary.org or call the library at 717-786-1336.
Registration is required to attend this event.

PA German Classes this fall through the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Learn Pennsylvania German this fall

  • Learn Pennsylvania German, the language now most associated with the Plain communities, but once spoken widely by descendants of German Lutheran and Reformed immigrants as well.
  • Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society offers beginning and intermediate courses in Pennsylvania German, March through May.

Lancaster, Pa., July 19, 2018— Preservation of the distinctive language tradition of early German immigrants to Lancaster County continues at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Butch Reigart will serve as the instructor for two ten-week courses on different levels this fall.

A beginner class will meet on Wednesdays, September 12 to November 14, 7 to 9 p.m. An intermediate course is also offered Thursdays, September 13 to November 15, 7 to 9 p.m. Both classes take place at 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, on Route 30 (Lincoln Highway East), beside Tanger Outlet Center. Those familiar with German have an advantage and can usually start at the intermediate level.

Pennsylvania German originated in the southeastern region of the state, coming from the German-speaking Swiss, German, and Alsatian immigrants who arrived between 1683 and 1808.
Today the language is often associated with Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania, although historically descendants of Lutheran, Reformed, and other immigrant groups coming from southwestern Germany spoke it widely. Reigart notes, “the Amish percentage of current dialect speakers is ever increasing as the Amish continue to hold onto and teach it to their children as part of their efforts to maintain separation from the modern world.”

Reigart, who lives in Columbia, Pennsylvania, grew up hearing Pennsylvania German in his childhood home in York County. He later became fluent, received degrees in German and Russian, and served as a foreign-language specialist for the United States government for more than thirty-five years.

Registration can occur online at www.lmhs.org or by calling (717) 393-9745. Primary instructional materials are included in the course fee of $100 for Historical Society members and $115 for nonmembers. Supplemental texts, dictionaries, recordings, and other study aids are available from the Society bookstore.

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

August 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

cover of The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo MoyesThe selection for the August meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 8th, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room.

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in several editions, including print, large print, and on Quarryville Library’s Nook e-readers.

All who are interested are welcome!

Telling Stories: From Idea to Publication

Carol A. Park, author of Banebringer, will lead this three session writing series.  She will explore the creative writing process, from idea generation, to writing and editing, and then preparing for publication.  All sessions will allow for the direction of the discussion to be influenced by the particular needs and questions of the participants.

Session 1: Before you write, July 24 at 6:00 pm

This session will cover the broad topic of idea generation and how to take an idea and prepare it to be turned into a written story.  More specifically, we’ll discuss the types of stories and the importance of identifying what type of story you are writing as well as your genre and/or sub-genre.  We’ll define and discuss outlining vs. discovery writing, the pros and cons of each, identifying where you fit on the spectrum, and finding a style that works for you.

Session 2: Writing and editing, August 28 at 6:00 pm

This session will cover the broad topic of actually writing down and polishing a story.  We’ll discuss the first draft and how it relates to your style of writing as discussed in session one (outlining vs. discovery writing).  We’ll then spend a good bit of time on the various types of editing, including story (or developmental) editing, line editing, and copy editing/proofreading.  We’ll also talk about getting feedback from others and how to use it to improve your story.

Session 3: The road to publication, September 25 at 6:00 pm

This session will cover the broad topic of how to take a polished manuscript and get it published.  We’ll split the time discussing the two major options: traditional publishing and independent (self-) publishing.  We’ll discuss the pros and cons of both major options, how to decide which you should pursue based on your personal goals, and how to go about pursuing it once you’ve decided.

July 2018 Youth and Family Activities

Tuesday, July 3

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, July 4

The Quarryville Library is CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th, to observe the holiday.

Thursday, July 5

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Registration required, limited to 10 participants. Registration includes all club meetings: Thursday mornings for an hour from June 28 – August 16. This activity is currently full.
(For ages 7 through 9, limited to 10 participants.)

2 – 3 pm: Giggle Magic Presents, Toolbox Kidz Show
Marcy Klutchka, aka Giggle Magic to perform “Toolbox Kidz Show”. Meet Chicken Patti, use some tools in this silly & fun show, know that for friendships-our special toolbox tool is KINDNESS! Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 3 – 8, older siblings welcome.)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and 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. This month, we’re watching a recent film based on the beloved Newbury-winning novel by Madeline L’Engle, featuring an intrepid young woman on a quest to save her father. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, July 6

10:30 – 11:30 am: Kids Parachute Challenge
Join us for some parachute hi-jinx, featuring popular parachute games and activities. Meets weekly through July 27 for 60 minutes.
(Best for ages 7 – 12.)

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding a 6 week Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 17th! Runs on Friday afternoons July 6 – August 10, with the final showcase on August 17. Registration includes all workshop meetings and the showcase, so please plan to attend all dates. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 9 – 13. Limited to 15 participants.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

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

Saturday, July 7

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club
A club for adults devoted to playing the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game! One meeting per month, first Saturday.
(For ages 18 and up.)

Tuesday, July 10

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

Wednesday, July 11

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

2 – 3 pm: Swamp Songs & Marsh Melodies
Explore and hear animals that communicate through songs. Live critters – Horseshoe Crab, Amphibian, and maybe even an Owl! Presented by The Center for Aquatic Science. The Center for Aquatic Sciences is the Environmental nonprofit partner of Adventure Aquarium. Our mission is to promote the understanding, appreciation, and protection of aquatic life & habitats. Registration recommended. Register on our website at quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 5+)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, July 12

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Meets for an hour once a week from June 28 – August 16. Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network!
Registration is required, limited to 10 participants. This activity is currently full.
(Best for ages 7– 9 years)

10 – 10:30 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 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

1 – 3 pm: Summer Spanish Workshop
Buenos días! Learn or practice your Spanish at our Summer Spanish Workshop, taught by a local university professor. Each week, we’ll learn words and phrases based on themes from the animated film Coco. Pre-watching the film is encouraged but not required. Registration is required, limited to 20 participants. Register on our website, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For ages 8 – 12.)

Friday, July 13

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.)

10:30 – 11:30 am: Kids Parachute Challenge
Join us for some parachute hi-jinx, featuring popular parachute games and activities. Meets weekly through July 27 for 60 minutes.
(Best for ages 7 – 12.)

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding a 6 week Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 17th! Runs on Friday afternoons July 6 – August 10, with the final showcase on August 17. Registration includes all workshop meetings and the showcase, so please plan to attend all dates. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 9 – 13. Limited to 15 participants.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

5 – 5:30 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 programs and activities for kids and teens in the library. They also help us choose what items to buy for the library. Come to the meeting and find out what it’s all about!
(For ages 13 – 18.)

Saturday, July 14

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

Tuesday, July 17

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Summer STEM Explorers
Join the Quarryville Library for our series of STEM exploration programs! Each week will feature a different theme: this week is Math & Coding. We’ll be using tools such as Cubettos and Codepillars to make learning about computers and coding fun! Limited to 10 participants per day. Tuesday content will be repeated on Wednesday. If desired, you can register and attend both days. Register on our website at quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

2 – 3 pm: Bats, Whales, and Sound Waves
Presented by the Lancaster Department of Parks and Recreation. Learn about animal sounds, including whale songs, bat echolocation & how to study sound waves. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org. Limited to 30 participants.
(Best for ages 5 – 10.)

Wednesday, July 18

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Summer STEM Explorers
Join the Quarryville Library for our series of STEM exploration programs! Each week will feature a different theme: this week is Math & Coding. We’ll be using tools such as Cubettos and Codepillars to make learning about computers and coding fun! Limited to 10 participants per day. Tuesday content will be repeated on Wednesday. If desired, you can register and attend both days. Register on our website at quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, July 19

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Meets for an hour once a week from June 28 – August 16. Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Registration is required, limited to 10 participants. This activity is currently full.
(Best for ages 7– 9 years)

1 – 3 pm: Summer Spanish Workshop
Buenos días! Learn or practice your Spanish at our Summer Spanish Workshop, taught by a local university professor. Each week, we’ll learn words and phrases based on themes from the animated film Coco. Pre-watching the film is encouraged but not required. Registration is required, limited to 20 participants. Register on our website, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For ages 8 – 12.)

5 – 8 pm: Page to Screen Book Club
A book club with a silver screen twist! For each month this summer, we will read a book and then watch the movie. Discover some great books, some great movies, and then decide which you prefer! For this meeting, we’ll be reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and watching the film inspired by the book. Each participant will receive a free copy of the book to read before the meeting, and fun movie snacks at the meeting! Limited to 15 participants. Register on our website, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org. Registrants can pick up their book at the library.
(For ages 11 – 13.)

Friday, July 20

10:30 – 11:30 am: Kids Parachute Challenge
Join us for some parachute hi-jinx, featuring popular parachute games and activities. Meets weekly through July 27 for 60 minutes.
(Best for ages 7 – 12.)

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding a 6 week Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 17th! Runs on Friday afternoons July 6 – August 10, with the final showcase on August 17. Registration includes all workshop meetings and the showcase, so please plan to attend all dates.
(Best for ages 9 – 13. Limited to 15 participants.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

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

Saturday, July 21

11 am – 3:30 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 24

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Summer STEM Explorers
Join the Quarryville Library for our series of STEM exploration programs! Each week will feature a different theme: this week is Physics & Engineering. We’ll be using tools such as Keva Planks and Magnatiles to make learning about engineering and physics fun! Limited to 10 participants per day. Tuesday content will be repeated on Wednesday. If desired, you can register and attend both days. This activity is currently full.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

Wednesday, July 25

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up
A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Summer STEM Explorers
Join the Quarryville Library for our series of STEM exploration programs! Each week will feature a different theme: this week is Physics & Engineering. We’ll be using tools such as Keva Planks and Magnatiles to make learning about engineering and physics fun! Limited to 10 participants per day. Tuesday content will be repeated on Wednesday. If desired, you can register and attend both days. Register on our website at quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing rkennedy@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 8 – 12.)

6 – 7 pm: Summer Lego® Club
Join our Lego® Design Team & build creations to be displayed in the library! Every week this summer, we’ll build creations out of the Library’s collection of Lego® Bricks. Join us for some creative building fun! We’ll give away 2 mini-figures each week, and you can enter to win one of our grand prizes: a Lego set to be given away, one at week 5 and another at week 11 of the club. Sponsored by Coatesville Savings Bank.
(All ages welcome, best for ages 5 +)

Thursday, July 26

10 – 11 am: Summer Reading Club
Make finishing that reading log a breeze with our Summer Reading Club! Each club meeting will feature a new book to read together and enjoy. All attendees will receive a copy of that week’s book to keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Registration required, limited to 10 participants. This activity is currently full.
(For ages 7 through 9, limited to 10 participants.)

10 – 10:30 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 – 11:15 am: Parachute Games
It’s parachute fun for the preschool crowd! Songs, rhymes, and games to keep your preschooler moving, laughing, and having fun! 30 minutes.
(Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver)

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting
If you and your child are interested in gardening, check out our new Junior Master Gardener Club! We plan to learn about gardening and cultivating various types of plants, including vegetables and flowers.
(Best for children ages 6 – 12 and a caregiver.)

6 – 8 pm: All-Ages Chess Club
A chess club for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Gather together to play, teach, and discuss strategy. This is the final meeting of the chess club. Future meetings are canceled due to low attendance.
(For all ages.)

Friday, July 27

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.)

10:30 – 11:30 am: Kids Parachute Challenge
Join us for some parachute hi-jinx, featuring popular parachute games and activities. Meets weekly through July 27 for 60 minutes.
(Best for ages 7 – 12.)

2 – 3 pm: Teen-Led Acting Workshop
Budding actors, take note! The Teen Leadership Group is holding a 6 week Acting Workshop. Learn all the basics of the profession, with a capstone Showcase on August 17th! Runs on Friday afternoons July 6 – August 10, with the final showcase on August 17. Registration includes all workshop meetings and the showcase, so please plan to attend all dates.
(Best for ages 9 – 13. Limited to 15 participants.)

4 – 5 pm: Award Winning Reads
Sign up to read one, two, or all eight of our Newbury Medal-winning book club picks! All attendees will receive a copy of their selected books to read before the meetings and keep forever, courtesy of the Solanco Family Life Network! Books can be picked up at the Quarryville Library Service Desk. Today’s book: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-783-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for readers ages 9—11, limited to 10 participants)

Saturday, July 28

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

Tuesday, July 31

10 – 11:30 am: Preschool Meet-Up
A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children! Bring the little ones, gather in our Early Literacy Lab, and play the morning away. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your child to make new friends.
(Best for children ages 3 – 5 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome!)