November 2023 Adult Newsletter

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November 17 is the day of the Extra Give! Please consider supporting your library on that day, when stretch pool funds will make your donation go even further.Donations of $60 or more will be eligible for a DIY gnome kit we’ve put together! Just come in to the library and show us your receipt to claim one for your family.

~ Library Programs ~


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Leading Men

Friday, November 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Dr. Robert Frick will conclude his lecture series about historic Lancastrians in a lively presentation filled with interesting facts and peppered with humor. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


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Chess Club

Saturday, November 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come join our chess club! All levels are welcome; we have a coach available to help you learn. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


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Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts. Click here to register.


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Trivia Night

Thursday, November 9, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Enjoy a night of trivia at the library as Quiz Bowl veteran Phil Gruber challenges how much we know! We’ll also have prizes and refreshments. For adults and high school age teens. Click here to register.


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Mid Day Matinee

Friday, November 10, 1:00 pm. Join us for this month’s film, a coming-of-age story based on a middle-grade novel. A light snack will be provided. Please call the library at 717-786-1336 for the movie title. For adults and teens. Click here to register.


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Friday, November 17, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join Adam Zurn, founder of Uncharted Lancaster, as he recounts his expeditions down the lower Susquehanna to explore the Native American petroglyphs hidden on the river at Safe Harbor. For adults and older children. Click here to register.


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Walking Book Club

Monday, November 20, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Our walking book club combines the pleasures of reading, exercise, and companionship! Join us on the Enola Trail as we discuss Trust by Hernan Diaz. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


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Time to Talk About It

Tuesday, November 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. For those diagnosed with MS, plus family, caregivers and friends. Join our own Janee and a licensed physical therapist to share stories, ideas, and inspiration, get some supportive feedback, or just feel understood! Click here to register.


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Watt & Shand

Wednesday, November 29, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Local author Nancy Groff will discuss her book, Watt & Shand: East, West, Hame’s Best. The book is not only a history of the Watt & Shand store, but also the story of Peter Watt and his family. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.

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The Story of the Railroad Caboose

Thursday, November 30, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Crummy, hack, cabin car, or caboose – no matter what you call it, the caboose has had a colorful and interesting history. Presented by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, lecture followed by Q&A. For adults and teens. Click here to register.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


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Virtual Sticker Posters

Get “stuck” on our virtual sticker posters!
Click here to begin, or visit our website and click on the “Virtual Offerings” tab. New posters are added as each one is finished.


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Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of new or gently used books and puzzles on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

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~ Resources & Opportunities ~

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Join the Friends!

The Friends of the Library are looking for help as they support the library by holding book sales and an annual holiday cookie and gift sale, operating the bookstore, running food services during Go-Fore Golf, and more. Any time you can offer is greatly appreciated! Click here for more information.

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Looking for a way to help the community? Solanco Neighborhood Ministries is currently in need of the following items:
Regular food bank needs:

  • pudding cups
  • fruit cups
  • applesauce cups
  • juice boxes
  • mayonnaise
  • canned chili
  • granola bars
  • baby wipes
For Christmas meals:
  • ham or ham steaks
  • turkey gravy
  • green beans (can)
  • bag of fresh potatoes
  • butter or margarine
  • pineapple (can)
  • graham cracker crust or box of graham crackers
  • box of chocolate pudding
  • whipped cream (8 oz tub)

Please drop off Christmas items by December 15. Thank you!

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday, from 9 am – 4 pm and Friday from 9 am – 12 pm.

Address: 14 South Church Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone number: (717) 786-4308