October 2023 Adult Newsletter

~ Library Programs ~


chicken bbq, yard sale and book sale

BBQ & More!

Support your library by joining us on October 21st between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm for chicken BBQ, a book sale, and a yard sale! Advance BBQ tickets are now available for purchase. Click here for more information.


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Leading Men

Fridays at 1:00 pm, now through November 3. Dr. Robert Frick will share about 22 historic Lancastrians in six lively presentations filled with interesting facts and peppered with humor. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


red apples and jars of cider

Cider Making

Thursday, October 26, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Join naturalist Lisa Sanchez to explore the history of the apple tree and make fresh cider with an old-fashioned cider press. For all ages. Click here to register.


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Haunted Lancaster

Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Librarian and local history buff Keith Greenawalt will share local legends and lore dealing with Lancaster County and some of its colorful characters! For adults and interested older kids. Click here to register.


cover of the marriage portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

Walking Book Club

Thursday, October 19, 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 The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell. For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


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Genealogy Resources

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. DJ Condon from Millersville University will show us how to explore FamilySearch.org, a free and reputable platform containing centuries of archived records from a multitude of sources including census, birth, death, marriage and much more! For adults and older teens. Click here to register.


cover of the book water for elephants by Sara Gruen

Afternoon Book Club

Wednesday, October 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Join us for a monthly gathering of book lovers! This month we will be discussing Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Click here to register.


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Get Hired!

PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County will be at the library every Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm to give resume and interview tips and help you with job searching, leveling up your computer skills, exploring careers, and much more!


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Free Tech Help

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Millersville University is partnering with us to provide free personalized assistance for all your computer and technology needs.


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Medicare Open Enrollment

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, which assists those with questions about health insurance. Please call 717-299-7979 between October 15 and December 7 to set up an appointment at the Quarryville Library or elsewhere. Click here for more information.

~ Other Library Offerings ~


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Silent Auctions

Check out the silent auction items in the library lobby! The Friends of the Library add new things each month, and the proceeds support your library.


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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:
For Thanksgiving meals:

  • Turkey or Giant gift card
  • Stuffing mix
  • Fresh white potatoes
  • Canned or fresh sweet potatoes
  • Gravy packets (2) or jar of turkey gravy
  • Box of cornbread mix
  • Creamed corn
  • Whole corn
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Yellow cake mix
  • Pumpkin puree (29 oz. can or 2 15 oz. cans)
  • Evaporated milk (12 oz. can)
Regular food bank needs:

  • Cheerios
  • Ketchup
  • Refried beans
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned corned beef or Spam
  • Low salt canned soup
  • Triscuits or Wheat Thins
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Pop Tarts
  • Canned tuna
  • Women’s hygiene products
Donations may be dropped off Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm and Friday, 9 am – 12 pm.

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

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