Month: August 2018

Basic Cooking Skills

Learn how to make flavorful meals on a budget.
This series of five classes teaches basic cooking techniques with inexpensive recipe ideas.
Samples will be provided so we can taste test the recipes being made!

Thursday, October 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pmBacon and Cheese Frittata
Learn an inexpensive one dish meal made in a cast iron skillet – This frittata, a quiche with no crust, can be made for breakfast or anytime.

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pmVegetarian Meal
We will be making Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower, with Risotto and Roasted Tomatoes.
An all-in-one sheet pan supper or individual side dishes. Making these recipes we will learn seasoning and ways to improve the flavor of out of season produce. Instruction will include the different kinds of rice and the methods for cooking each, safety and proper use of knives.

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pmPho Ga – Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup
Learn how to get the most out of a whole chicken at a minimal cost including how to make chicken stock. We will also cover shopping and where to find unfamiliar ingredients. Try something different that you may not make at home.

Friday, November 16, 4:00 – 5:30 pmClassic Margherita Pizza
Learn how to use a pizza stone to create your own homemade pizza, making pizza dough and sauce from scratch. We will cover how to follow a recipe and measuring accurately.

Friday, November 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pmChocolate Chip Cookies
We will cover the importance of following the recipe and using proper technique. In addition, we’ll learn the proper use of kitchen tools while baking a classic cookie recipe.

Registration is required to attend. Register for one class or all five.

September 2018 Youth & Family Events

Saturday, September 1

Library CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day. Adult D&D Club moved to September 29.

Tuesday, September 4

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, September 5

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, September 6

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 pm: Family Movie Night – New Time!
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 a prehistoric soccer game. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, September 7

10:30 – 11 am: Story Time with Hank: Nutrition
Join us for this special Wee Readers Family Story Time, featuring special guest, Hank the Health Hero!
What happens if you give Hank a box of cookies? Is a cookie a healthy snack? Join us for Story Time with Hank the Health Hero and find out! The lovable puppet Hank and his friend will be reading a special book all about healthy habits. After the story, you get to make a craft to take home. Hope to see you there! Presented by CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.
(Ages 0-7 years with a caregiver.)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club – Canceled
Both of the September meetings of the Teen Anime Club are canceled. We’ll see you in October!

Saturday, September 8

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, September 11

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, September 12

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, September 13

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 – 7 pm: Learn Spanish with Solanco High School Students
Workshop about the Spanish language, taught by Solanco High School Students and held at the Quarryville Library! Workshop scheduled for the following dates: September: Thurs. 9/13 & Thurs., 9/27; October: Wed. 10/10 & Thurs. 10/25; November: Wed. 11/7 & Thurs. 11/15.
Limited to 20 participants, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. Register on the library website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, call us at 717-786-1336, or email us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 7 – 10.)

Friday, September 14

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, September 15

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, September 18

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, September 19

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, September 20

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, September 21

10:30 – 11 am: Wee Readers Family Story Time
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.)

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Teen Anime Club – Canceled
This meeting is canceled because of the Solanco Fair. The next meeting is October 5.

Saturday, September 22

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, September 25

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, September 26

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 pm: Ready, Set, Play to Learn! Motor Skills Workshop
Local physical therapy professional teaches workshop devoted to young children’s motor development (balance, posture, dexterity & more). The workshop will also cover things you can do in your everyday routine to develop these important skills.
Registration suggested, but walk-ins also welcome. If desired, please register on our website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages Newborn – 4 years with a caregiver.)

Thursday, September 27

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 – 7 pm: Learn Spanish with Solanco High School Students
Workshop about the Spanish language, taught by Solanco High School Students and held at the Quarryville Library! Workshop scheduled for the following dates: September: Thurs. 9/13 & Thurs., 9/27; October: Wed. 10/10 & Thurs. 10/25; November: Wed. 11/7 & Thurs. 11/15.
Limited to 20 participants, so registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome as class size allows. Register on the library website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, call us at 717-786-1336, or email us at library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(Best for ages 7 – 10.)

Friday, September 28

The Library is CLOSED today, September 28, for an in-service training day.

Saturday, September 29

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

Youth Services Announcements for September

social-media-1989152_1920_pixabay_geraltQuarryville Library Youth Services are preparing for September, with fall programs and activities.

Our monthly announcements, including printable fliers and monthly calendar, have been sent out.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list at the same link.

Full size program posters:

UPDATE, 9/17/2018 – A previous version of this news story included an Activities for Young Children flier with an incorrect story time date. The mistake has been corrected. Thank you.

Learn Hearth Cooking at the Hans Herr House

Learn to cook on the hearth at the 1719 Herr House

• Hearth cooking class is offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

Lancaster Roots 2018: "Made possible with support from: Garden Spot Village, www.gardenspotvillage.org; Herr Foods, Inc., www.herrs.com; Landis Homes www.Landishomes.org"Lancaster, Pa., August 11, 2018—From the earliest days after the house’s construction in 1719, residents of the Herr House prepared food on a German-style raised hearth. This fall, experience cooking in the oldest kitchen in Lancaster County during a hearth cooking class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 22, at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. During the class, the group will prepare and eat a meal including soup, bread, and a dessert.

Before cooking stoves were invented, people cooked on an open-hearth fireplace located in the kitchen. On a raised section of the fireplace, or hearth, a smaller fire was built to cook with. For larger pots, a crane was attached to the chimney to hold them over the fire.

The class costs $35. Claim your spot by calling (717) 464-4438 or registering online at hansherr.org. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 7.

Patricia Motter, a long-time guide at the Herr House will lead the class. She often demonstrates the use of the hearth for special events at the Herr House.

This folk art class 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.

1719 Herr House & Museum
1849 Hans Herr Dr., Willow Street Pa. 17584
(717) 464-4438 • www.hansherr.org

Lancaster Roots 2018
www.LancasterRoots.org

Volunteers Needed!

The Library is in need of volunteers to help out with book check-in and shelving.

Book check in and shelving volunteers are a vital and integral part of the daily operations of our library. They support our library staff by helping them to check materials in and shelve items in the proper place. These volunteers are also given other behind the scenes duties relating to circulation.

Volunteers are assigned shifts during the library’s normal business hours and are always working alongside a library staff person.

We especially need volunteers for these shifts:

  • Tuesday Morning Every Week 10am-1pm
  • Tuesday Evening Every Week 5:30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday Afternoon Every Week 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday Afternoon Every Week 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday Afternoon Every Week 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday Afternoon Every Other Week 5:30pm-8pm
  • Friday Afternoon Every Week 1 – 3pm
  • Friday Afternoon Every Other Week 3:30pm-6pm
  • Saturday Morning Every Week 10am-12:30pm

Please call us at 717-786-1336 or email library@quarryvillelibrary.org to inquire.

September 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

cover poison study maria v. snyderThe selection for the September meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, September 12th, from 1 PM – 2:30 PM, in the Library’s Pennington Meeting Room. (Special time to accommodate the author visit at 2:30 pm.)

The libraries in Lancaster County have the book in available in two editions.

All who are interested are welcome!