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5 Love Languages for Teens – Rescheduled

The Solanco School District in conjuction with COBYS will be presenting: The 5 Love Languages for Teens.  Based on the book, The Five Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman, this workshop will discuss the ways we can show our teenage children love using the 5 love languages.  We need 8 families to hold this workshop.  Please call Susan Knoll at 786-2151 ext.8165 to register or

Turkey Hill to hold job fair with guaranteed interviews!

Friday, April 7th from 10-4 pm, Turkey Hill will be in the Library’s Carlson room to conduct walk-in or scheduled interviews.  To save time, apply online before your interview at  Positions available include sales associates, food service associates, store managers and assistant managers.  Call Auriel with any questions at 717-701-7147.


The Five Love Languages for Teens

Based on the Book, The 5 Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman, this workshop discusses the ways we can show love to our teenaged children by using the five Love Languages: Words of affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch.

The program will be presented by Solanco School District and COBYS Family Services on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:00 to 7:30

Adriana Trigiani to speak at 2017 Author Luncheon!

NY Times best-selling author, Adriana Trigiani to speak at 2017 Author Luncheon!


Adriana Trigiani is coming to Lancaster County!  The award-winning author will appear at the 2017 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA.   The Council of Friends of Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and the Library System of Lancaster County will host the luncheon, which is a fundraising event for public libraries in Lancaster County.  “Trigiani’s appearance is generating much excitement among readers who look forward to hearing about her upcoming book, Kiss Carlo.” says Mary Ann Heltshe-Steinhauer, public relations manager for the Library System and committee member on The Council of Friends.

About the Author
Adriana Trigiani, Italian American best-selling author, is beloved by millions of readers around the world for fifteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Lucia, Lucia; the Valentine series; the Viola series for young adults; the bestselling memoir Don’t Sing at the Table and All the Stars in the Heavens, an epic tale from the golden age of Hollywood. She is the award-winning filmmaker of the documentary Queens of the Big Time. Trigiani wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel and filmed entirely on location in her Virginia hometown. She lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

About Adriana’s upcoming book, Kiss Carlo
Adriana Trigiani explores the vibrant, complex Italian-American experience in this dazzling novel that brings to life the golden years of post-war America—a celebration of ambition, risk, love, reinvention and one remarkable family with a secret. It’s 1949 in south Philadelphia. Diligent, hard-working and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life for themselves and their three sons. Now that World War II is over, their sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company, to rejoin their world as it was before they left.  A captivating, multilayered novel about the power of family secrets, the triumph of true love over grief, and the courage to risk everything for the American dream, Italian style.

To learn more about Adriana Trigiani, visit her website:

Tickets for the 2017 luncheon will go on sale January 2, 2017.  Cost is $45 per ticket, which includes lunch, a reserved copy of Kiss Carlo and the author presentation.  Contact Sue Newswanger at 717-354-8016 or email at to purchase tickets.  Checks should be made payable to The Council of Friends.

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Drumore Quaker Meetinghouse and Cemetery Book Presentation


Join us Tuesday, September 20th from 6 to 8 PM in the Charles X. Carlson Room and meet D. Douglas Miller, the author of Drumore Quakers’ Precious Habitation.  He and the photographer, Kris Miller, will talk about the photographs and book during a slide presentation and discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.  Copies of the book will be available for sale afterwards and all proceeds go to the Drumore Cemetery Association.  The Association is responsibile for the upkeep and preservation of the property since the meeting itself was “laid down” in 1936.

Ed Bonekemper, III to speak on the Myth of the Lost Cause

Join usbook cover for myth of the lost cause on July 6th at 6:30 for a presentation by Civil War author Ed Bonekemper, III.  In his presentation Mr. Bonekemper examines the accuracy of the Myth and how it has affected our perception of slavery, states’ rights, the nature of the Civil War, and the military performance of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and James Longstreet. He begins by discussing the nature of slavery in 1860, including whether it was a benign and dying institution. The heart of his analysis is whether slavery was the primary cause of secession and the Confederacy’s creation. He does this by examining Federal protection of slavery, slavery demographics, seceding states’ conventions and declarations, their outreach to other slave states, Confederate leaders’ statements, and the Confederacy’s foreign policy, POW policy and rejection of black soldiers. Drawing on decades of research, Bonekemper  then discusses other controversial Myth issues, such as whether the South could have won the Civil War, whether Lee was a great general, whether Grant was a mere “butcher” who won by brute force, whether Longstreet lost Gettysburg for Lee, and whether the North won by waging “total war.”

Bonekemper is the author of six Civil War books, book review editor of the Civil War News and former adjunct military history lecturer at Muhlenberg College. His latest book is The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won.