October 2022 Adult Newsletter


~ Library Programs ~

BBQ, Book sale & indoor yard sale at the library!

BBQ, Book Sale & Indoor Yard Sale

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Join us at the library, rain or shine, for chicken barbeque, a book sale, and an indoor yard sale! BBQ tickets are now available for purchase at the library. Click here for details.


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Art Show Reception

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for this reception for a new exhibit: George Chapman: a retrospective of his art. All are welcome! The exhibit will be available for public viewing from October 15th through November 5th.


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Six American Political Assassins!

Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm through October 28. Join history expert Dr. Frick for some compelling glimpses of lesser-known details of American history! Adult program, older teens are welcome. Click here to register.


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Crochet 101

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Are you interested in crocheting but need some help getting started? Our director, Susan, is leading beginner crocheting lessons! For ages 12 and up. Click here to register.


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Haunted Lancaster

Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Join librarian and local history buff Keith Greenawalt for an evening of local legends and lore dealing with Lancaster County and some of its colorful characters. For adults and older teensClick here to register.

cover of Camino Island by John Grisham

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, October 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Camino Island by John Grisham.

Registration is requested so that we may have sufficient copies of the month’s book selection available.


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The Knitting & Crocheting Group

meets weekly at the library on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This group is open to interested knitters, crocheters, and other crafters of all ages.


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Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 10, 6:00 pm. Our monthly board meetings are open to the community, and we always welcome new members!


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Friends of the Library Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Are you interested in helping with book sales or sorting book donations? Consider joining the Friends of the Library, who do all this and more! Come to the meeting, or click here for more information.

~ 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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Need a passport?

Come to the library! We are a full-service passport center, and offer passport services by appointment. Please call (717) 786-1336 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Book donations

The Friends of the Library are accepting donations of clean, salable books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

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~ Resources & Opportunities ~


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Online resources

Did you know the library offers FREE resources that provide study and research help, reading, news, and more? Click here to check out all the options! All you need to gain access is your library card.

Annual Open Enrollment Announcement

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, which assists older adults with Medicare/Medicaid and health insurance questions. Volunteers from the group will be at the library on October 27 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Call PA Medi at 717-229-7979 to sign up for a free appointment to go over your medical plan. The appointments are done confidentially and in an unbiased manner. At this time you can switch your part D plan (RX) or switch from your current Advantage Plan to another. Plan changes will be effective in the new year 2023. This is only for those who already have Medicare.

Chat with a Librarian! Information when, where, and how you need it. Check it out today: powerlibrary.org/chat
Did you know that you can chat online with a live librarian? No matter what your question is, we’re happy to help you find the answers you need, and some of the staff here at the Quarryville Library actually help with this service! Visit our website and click on the blue and yellow chat icon to get started!

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Volunteer at the library!

Want to connect more with the community? Need volunteer or community service hours? Click here for information on the many opportunities available!


Pennsylvania CareerLink: a proud partner of the American Job Center network

The Quarryville Library Center is partnering with PA CareerLink® to offer job-related courses and services here in the Southern End! We need your feedback to know what kinds of services to offer. Click here to fill out our survey, or click here to find the services that CareerLink is currently offering.

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries

The Solanco Food Bank is in need of the following items:

  • Applesauce snack pack cups
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Packs of snack crackers
  • Individual cereal packs
  • Individual oatmeal packs
  • Tomato or chicken noodle soup
  • Green beans or cans of corn

Solanco Neighborhood Ministries has moved! They are now located in Quarryville Borough, and are excited to start serving the community in their new building. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

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

Library Hours:

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did you know?

The library has a Facebook page and Instagram account.
Check us out!

Contact us: (717) 786-1336  •  library@quarryvillelibrary.org