Month: September 2018

Printable List of October 2018 Youth & Family Programs

Tuesday, October 2

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, October 3

10 – 11:30 am: Toddler Meet-Up – suspended between 10/10 & 11/14 for Parent/Child seminar at same time.
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!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, October 4

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 two brothers undertaking a treasure hunt. Please contact the library at 717-786-1336 for the specific title. Popcorn provided by the library!
(All ages welcome)

Friday, October 5

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.)

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 – 19.)

Saturday, October 6

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, October 9

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, October 10

10 – 11 am: 123…Play with Me!
123… Play With Me! is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three.
Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

3 – 5 pm: Teen Open House for Teen Read Week
Interested in volunteering at the library and want to know what it’s all about? Interested in starting or joining a Teen Club at the library? Like reading and want to help us buy stuff?
Come visit us to find out more about the library and what it can do for you! And we’ll have some special giveaways set aside, so visit to win!
(For ages 13—19.)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

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: 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.)

Thursday, October 11

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)

Friday, October 12

3 – 5 pm: Teen Open House for Teen Read Week
Interested in volunteering at the library and want to know what it’s all about? Interested in starting or joining a Teen Club at the library? Like reading and want to help us buy stuff?
Come visit us to find out more about the library and what it can do for you! And we’ll have some special giveaways set aside, so visit to win!
(For ages 13—19.)

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, October 13

10:30 am – 1 pm: STEM Saturday – Robot Games
Join us for a series of robot games designed to help kids develop problem-solving skills, learn basic coding and math techniques, and have fun! We’ll be using a selection of robot toys, including beebots & codepillars.
Limited to 30 participants. Registration required, although walk-ins will be accepted as room allows on the day of the program.
(Best for ages 8 – 11.)

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, October 16

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!)

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Robot Adventures Story Time
Join little robot Cubetto on a series of adventures around the globe: dive into the deep oceans, journey through Egypt, and even go to outer space in this special series of STEM story times!
(Best for ages 4 – 7, with a caregiver.)

Wednesday, October 17

10 – 11 am: 123…Play with Me!
123… Play With Me! is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three.
Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

5 – 6 pm: Writing Development: a Grow the Seed of Learning Workshop
Grow the Seed of Learning has expanded the impact of the Plant the Seed of Learning program to children, ages 2 – 4. The early childhood education initiatives of Plant the Seed of Learning and Grow the Seed of Learning support an educational and developmental foundation in the youngest of learners. The classes listed below will offer helpful tips on early childhood education in a playful environment. Local medical and school district professionals will present the classes. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE!
Future classes: March 6, 2019: Nursery Rhymes & Puppets & May 1, 2019: Fun with Math
Advanced registration is required please call 717-529-2181.
(For children ages 2 – 4 and a caregiver.)

Friday, October 19

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.)

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 – 19.)

Saturday, October 20

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, October 23

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!)

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Robot Adventures Story Time
Join little robot Cubetto on a series of adventures around the globe: dive into the deep oceans, journey through Egypt, and even go to outer space in this special series of STEM story times!
(Best for ages 4 – 7, with a caregiver.)

Wednesday, October 24

10 – 11 am: 123…Play with Me!
123… Play With Me! is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three.
Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Thursday, October 25

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)

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: October: 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.)

Saturday, October 27

10 am – 3 pm: Fall Festival – Schedule

All-Day Activities:

10 am – 3 pm – Blacksmith Demonstration by David Kauffman of Bloodstone Forge (All Ages)
About blacksmiths and blacksmithing: “The blacksmith was an important part of building of the world around us. Come out and see how the blacksmith has touched the lives of every human being for the last 4000 years.”

10 am – 3 pm – Autumn Crafts! (All Ages)
We have a spooky, classic work of art that we need your help to recreate! We will also have autumn coloring activities, and more.

Special Activities:

10:30 – 11:30 am – Spooky Bingo (Best for children ages 8 – 12, all ages welcome!)
We have pumpkin Bingo cards and candy markers; there will be lots of treats to go around! Limited to 30 participants per round.

12 – 2 pm – Keep it Weird Trivia Scavenger Hunt (Best for ages 10 – 15)
Stop in and see if you can figure out the answers to some of our weird, creepy, or strange facts! Complete the scavenger hunt using our supply of trivia and fact books and enter to win!
Correct entries will be entered in a raffle to win a free item from our prize chest. One scavenger hunt per person, please.

2 – 3 pm – Teen Costume Contest (ages 13 – 18)
If you’re a teen who loves cosplay, costuming, or dressing up, come out to our Teen Costume Contest (sponsored by the Teen Leadership Group), and enter to win a prize!

Regular Saturday Program:

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, October 30

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, October 31

10 – 11 am: 123…Play with Me!
123… Play With Me! is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three.
Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.
(Best for children ages 1 – 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Older siblings welcome!)

4:30 – 5:15 pm: Study Buddies
Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.
To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows. You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.
(For children ages 5 – 10 in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.)

Book Signing Featuring Amish Authors Coming to Bart Township Firehall

Event flier: "Hear and Meet Authors Sam & Elsie!" Free admission to all three events. Description, "Sam S. Stoltzfus (Gordonville, PA) and Elsie Kline (Holmes County, Ohio) will be speaking, answering questions, reading, and signing their new books at the following three events." Event 1: "7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pa." Event 2: "7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Bart Township Firehouse, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pa." Event 3: "7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa." Sam S. Stoltfus is an Amish farmer, grandfather, historian and storyteller. In What It’s Like to Be Amish, he brings together his best stories and memories through the years, an insider’s perspective, respectful, insightful, and humorous. Elsie Kline (Fredericksburg, Ohio) is well known as the Garden and Food Editor of Farming Magazine. Her new Farm Home Cookbook is packed with delicious recipes! She and her husband David, a well-known Amish leader and author, are pioneers in sustaining the small farm. These books will be available for purchase at a 10% DISCOUNT atthese events. These two books are also available wherever books are sold. Host by Walnut Street Books in collaboration with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.Book Signings Feature Amish Authors

  • Hear from Sam S. Stoltzfus, author of “What It’s Like to be Amish,” and Elsie Kline, author of the “Farm Home Cookbook” during one of three book signings:
    • 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pa.;
    • 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the Bart Township Firehouse, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pa.; or
    • 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.

Lancaster, Pa., September 17, 2018—Learn about Amish life and more when Elsie Kline and Sam S. Stoltzfus, both members of the Old Order Amish, share from their recent books. Kline is the author of “The Farm Home Cookbook” emphasizing the use of whole foods and illuminated by her ruminations on gardening, farming, family, and life. Stoltzfus has recently published “What It’s Like to Be Amish,” a memoir reflecting on life and the realities of maintaining the Amish faith.

There will be three opportunities to hear Stoltzfus and Kline speak at locations across Lancaster County. The first is on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center near Hinkletown, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. The next day, they will speak at 7 p.m. at the Bart Township Firehall in Georgetown, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, Pennsylvania. The final opportunity to hear from Kline and Stoltzfus will be on Friday, October 19, 7 p.m. at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Sam S. Stoltzfus is well-known as an Amish historian and storyteller. Now retired from farming, he is active in the Pequea Bruderschaft Library and the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With his wife Katie, he lives outside Gordonville, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of nine, with fifty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Elsie Kline is well-known as the Garden and Food Editor of “Farming Magazine.” She is an Amish mother and grandmother who loves cooking, gardening, and beekeeping. Elsie and her husband David live on the organic farm where they reared their 5 children. They have been pioneers in sustainable small-scale farming.

This book signing is hosted by Walnut Street Books in collaboration with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 393-9745 • www.lmhs.org

Announcing Special STEM Programs for Fall 2018

Quarryville Library Announces Special STEM Programs for Fall 2018

Updated 10/17/2018 – new Robot Story Time Dates

The Quarryville Library is excited to announce our Fall 2018 STEM program calendar. STEM, short for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math, and STEM-based programming is all about getting kids and families excited about math and the sciences.

The library is planning two series of free STEM programs in October and November. One series is meant for younger children ages 4 – 7 years. the other for older children ages 8 – 12 years.

For younger children is our series of special STEM story times, Robot Adventures. This series is scheduled for Tuesdays at 1:30 pm on the following four dates: Oct. 23; Nov. 6,  13, and 20. These story times use the popular coding toy Cubetto to teach basic coding and computational thinking, all without the use of a screen. Attendees will join little robot Cubetto on a series of adventures around the globe: dive into the deep oceans, journey through Egypt, and even go to outer space! This series is best for ages 4 – 7, with a caregiver.

For older children, we are offering STEM Saturdays, scheduled for three Saturdays in October & November. These three programs are best for children ages 8 – 11 years.

ozobot gatheringThe first is on October 13, 10:30am to 1 pm and is called Robot Games. Participants will be given a variety of tasks to complete, using the selection of robots provided. Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of each robot, and see if you can complete the maze, knock over the tower, and more.

The second STEM Saturday is scheduled for Nov. 3, 10:30 am to 1 pm and is titled Building Brigade. Participants will try to build the tallest, the most stable, or the weirdest structure using a variety of engineering toys.

Our final STEM Saturday is on Nov. 17, 11 am—12:30 pm. This extra special STEM Saturday is called Virtual Reality, and will feature the STEM Mobile, provided by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Participants are invited to, “Travel to new and exciting places using our virtual reality viewers!” (VR program description from GS Heart of PA STEM Mobile website.) (Please note: program provided by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, but is available to all children.)

Registration is required for the STEM Saturdays, since participation is limited to 30 kids per week. Each week has a separate registration. Register on our online events calendar, by calling 717-786-1336, or by emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.

Discover Lancaster’s Hidden African American Heritage at James Street Mennonite Church

Poster for event "Beyond the Underground Railroad Reclaiming African American Heritage Sites." Event information: "Monday, October 15, 6:30 pm James Street Mennonite Church 323 W James St, Lancaster, PA." Event Description: "Dr. Leroy Hopkins will share stories about a core part of Lancaster history covering African Americans’ role and involvement in Lancaster from the beginning of the city and county in the early 1700s through challenges faced in the twentieth century as well as the fight for civil rights." Sponsorship by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602 • (717) 393-9745 • lmhs.org • lmhs@lmhs.org. 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, Made possible with support fProAm 17: 6G0a2r d• (e7n1 7S)p 3o9t3 V-9il7la4g5e •, lwmwhsw.o.grga r• dlmenhssp@olmtvhilsl.aogreg. org; Herr Foods, Inc, www.herrs.com; Landis Homes, www.landishomes.org.Lancaster’s Hidden African American History

  • Dr. Leroy Hopkins will share stories covering African Americans’ role and involvement in Lancaster from the beginning of the city and county in the early 1700s through challenges faced in the twentieth century as well as the fight for civil rights.
  • Photos: Dr. Leroy Hopkins; Members of the Negro Civic League of Lancaster (1917-pages 1923) assembled at the grave of Thaddeus Stevens, Shreiner’s Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster, Pa., September 13, 2018—The story of African Americans in Lancaster is hidden throughout the county. Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, at James Street Mennonite Church to learn more.

Dr. Leroy Hopkins will share stories about a core part of Lancaster history covering African Americans’ role and involvement in Lancaster from the beginning of the city and county in the early 1700s through challenges faced in the twentieth century as well as the fight for civil rights.

Hopkins, a Lancaster native, earned a B.A. in German and Russian from Millersville College (1966) and a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1974). Hopkins is a Professor Emeritus of German from Millersville University where he taught from 1979-2015. He has written and published articles on local African American history. Currently, Hopkins serves on the board of LancasterHistory.org and the Crispus Attucks Community Center. He is also president of the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania.

This event is open to the public; a free-will offering will be collected. This lecture 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.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster Pa. 17602
(717) 393-9745 • www.lmhs.org

Lancaster Roots 2018
www.LancasterRoots.org

Maize and Snitz Festival at the Hans Herr House

Maize and Snitz Festival showcases early American lifeNative American props for workshop.

  • Celebrate Native American and colonial life at the Lancaster Longhouse and the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum during Maize and Snitz Festival.
  • Maize & Snitz Festival takes place at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Lancaster, Pa., September 14, 2018—Maize and Snitz Festival is a celebration of early American life—both Native American and later European immigrants. Learn about their lives and cultures on Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.

This year the Lancaster Longhouse at the Herr House & Museums helps celebrate Indigenous People’s Week. Craftspeople from the Native community will be present to show and talk about their culture, history, and crafts, as well as give guests tours of the Longhouse, a replica of the kind of dwelling used by Native Americans in Lancaster County up to the time of European settlement.

For those with an engineering inclination, there will be a variety of farm equipment running, including multiple “hit and miss” engines. The Frick steam engine and thresher, along with a bailer, will be on hand demonstrating post-harvest grain processing.

There will also be a wide variety of other demonstrations. Food-related exhibitions will include apple cider making, native food cooking, and butchering. Native crafts, such as corn husk doll making and pine needle basket making will be shown. Other European based demonstrations will also take place, such as hearth cooking, fraktur lettering, and blacksmithing.

David Schrock, director of the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum, says, “Maize and Snitz is a great way to see not only the Hans Herr House and the Longhouse but to see a lot of traditional crafts and machines in action that are not part of our day-to-day operations at the museum. People of all ages have a great time at this event.”

A variety of food will be available during the festival, including the iconic Herr House smoked sausage sandwiches. There will also be assorted desserts, including apple dumplings.

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 7-12, and free for those 6 and under.

Maize and Snitz Festival 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

Introducing: Study Buddies!

image of children studying by pixabay user white77The Quarryville Library is excited to announce a new, guided study program: Study Buddies!

Would your child like to improve reading skills or spelling? Then stop by the library for Study Buddies, where students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice.

Studies Buddies is a volunteer-run program for elementary-age children (ages 5 – 10) in need of extra guided help in spelling or reading.

Study Buddies will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 – 5:15 pm, during the school year. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3.

To keep group sizes manageable for our volunteers, this program is limited to 8 participants per week. Please register if you wish to guarantee a spot for your child on a specific date. Otherwise, walk-ins welcome as group size allows.

You can register on the library’s website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org/events, by calling us at 717-786-1336, or emailing library@quarryvillelibrary.org.

 

Parent-Child Workshop back in October!

Family Place LibrariesThe Quarryville Library’s Family Place Library Workshop, 123…Play with Me! is back for another session!

The workshops are scheduled for every Wednesday, October 10th through November 14th, 2018, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

1,2,3… Play With Me! is a Parent/Child Workshop for parents and children ages birth to three.

Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group setting and for parents to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, speech and language, nutrition, play, movement, and music.

Ages birth to three, with a caregiver, and older and younger siblings welcome!

Please see our events calendar for more information.

Find out more about all the Family Place Libraries in Lancaster County.

October 2018 Selection for the Afternoon Book Club

upton sinclair the jungle book coverThe selection for the October meeting of the Afternoon Book Club is The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th, 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, e-audio through Overdrive, and audio on CD.

All who are interested are welcome!