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Lancaster based author Sandy Asher and her KPETS registered therapy dog Gracie will be at the library to listen to children read. Gracie loves listening to children read, and she never judges a mispronounced word, listens intently, and always offer encouraging snuggles! Come see for yourself! Children will read their favorite books to Gracie in 10-minute time slots. Sign up at the Children’s Info Desk on the day of the event; first come, first served!
One event on February 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on March 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on March 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on March 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on March 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm
Is your New Years resolution to quit smoking? We’re offering a free 6 week program presented by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to help you on your way to a healthier you. Learn coping strategies in a supportive environment mediated by professionals. Tuesday, February 19 * 1:30-2:30PM Tuesday, February 26 * 1:30-2:30PM Tuesday, March 5 * 1:30-2:30PM Tuesday, March 12 * 1:30-2:30PM Tuesday, March 19 * 1:30-2:30PM Tuesday, March 26 * 1:30-2:30PM Participants will receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patch,…
Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film, Marshall, which follows the early legal career of the Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Introduction and discussion facilitated by the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s Delia Sanchez. Reserve tickets here.
One event on March 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on April 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on May 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on June 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Join professional software developers as we learn how to code, explore technology, and develop websites, apps, programs, and games. We’ll use a variety of web-based tools and games, like Scratch, Lightbot, and Blockly. All skill levels welcome! Ages 9-18
Lancaster Public Library looks good for 260! Please join us on Friday, March 1st between 5:30-7:30 for a Reception to kick off our 260th anniversary! Enjoy light refreshments & entertainment as we celebrate the history of the Lancaster Public Library. Learn about the special events planned for 2019 to commemorate our 260th year in service to the Lancaster community! Attendees will get a special preview of the beautifully restored, century-old dollhouse gifted to the library. The event is free and…
Pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists! Join Sergeant Donald Morant of the Lancaster Bureau of Police for an informational evening on sharing the road with the many bikes, cars, and horses that use our city streets. Reserve tickets here.
Local author Sandy Asher and her KPETs registered therapy dog Gracie will be at the library to listen to children read. Gracie loves listening to children read, and she never judges a mispronounced word, listens intently, and always offer encouraging snuggles! Children will read their favorite books to Gracie in 10-minute time slots. Sign up at the desk on the day of the event; first come, first served!
Each month a different Lancaster City Police Officer will be here to share a story in the reading circle. No registration necessary! Walk-ins welcome! Reserve tickets here.
One event on April 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Join us for a live production of Sandy Asher’s story Welcome Home, Bear! Bear and Mouse are neighbors, but they are not friends…yet. Bear likes his den nice and tidy, and Mouse likes having lots of decorations. One day, Bear asks Mouse to keep an eye on his den while he’s away. When he returns, Bear is in for a big surprise! Find out what happens next at Lancaster Public Library – we’re offering two shows on Saturday, April 6th.…
The Fulton Theatre is the oldest continuously running theatre in the country with an incredible history. Join us for a discussion on the famous 167 year-old-local landmark with Kelsey Pollard, the Fulton’s Community Engagement Coordinator. The best actors, actresses, speakers, and entertainers have graced the Fulton’s stage, from Sarah Bernhardt to Mark Twain to the Edison Telephone Company. The Theatre continues to be a hub for entertainment in Lancaster and beyond with exciting growth in the future. Reserve tickets here.
Help us grow the Library’s collection by “adopting” a book to live on our shelves! Your selection will be commemorated by a book plate and become part of the Library’s collection. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment while browsing! Cherish the classics while expanding the Library’s book collection! At the annual Adopt-a-Book event, you have the chance to grow the Library’s inventory, choosing books you know readers will enjoy. If you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the Library…
Last Tuesdays * 6PM * Clark Room April 30th: Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin May 28th: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi June 25th: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty July 30th: Jade City by Fonda Lee August 27th: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson September 24th: Provenance by Anne Leckie October 29th: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman November 26th: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory December 17th: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. Reserve tickets here.
Our lives would be radically different without bugs! Join the Millersville Entomology Club for a presentation on the ecologically important insects in your own backyard. Learn about native plants that pollinators rely on to sustain our local environment. Meet some Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches and see examples of cool bugs! Reserve tickets here.
Join us for our Summer Reading Program Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, June 8 @ 10:30AM! Mark DeRose will entertain us with his unique blend of music and art. Don’t forget to stop by the Youth Services Desk to pick up your Summer Reading log and Summer Quest booklet! Summer Reading Logs & Summer Fitness Quest Booklets available beginning Saturday, June 1st. Perfect for families. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program support provided…
The Fight for Integrated Swimming in Lancaster, from Protests at Rocky Springs to the Construction of the County Pool. Lancaster’s Civil Rights struggle spanned employment, housing, education, and recreation. Join us to learn about the lawsuits against three public pools in Lancaster (Rocky Springs, Maple Grove, and Brookside) for violating state civil rights law in the early 1960s. Then learn about the construction of the city and county public pools as integrated pools in the late 1960s. Presented by Professor…
LPL is proud to showcase the talents of young creators! Check out the technology, crafts, artwork, and more created by local children, teens, and families. The community is encouraged to attend and browse the creations of local children and families. Our friends from make717 will be here with equipment demos, too! Children, teens, and families working as individuals, in pairs, or as family units are invited to exhibit at Makerfest. We are eager to receive project submissions, and anticipate accepting…
Join us for an evening of spine tingling short stories read aloud.
One event on November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
In the market for some new-to-you bling? Look no further than the 5th Annual Friends of LPL Baubles & Bling Sale! From costume jewelry and handbags to vintage items and accessories for men, you will find beautiful pieces at exceptional values! Enjoy sparkling wine & hors d’oeuvres and first dibs on our best items! Limited tickets will be sold to the preview sale. $10 admission fee – tickets will go on sale October 1st.
EXPERIENCE ALL OF INTRIGUE, THE DRAMA, AND THE ELEGANCE… We invite you to indulge your senses at THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, a signature benefit in support of the Lancaster Public Library. The Queen of the Night, takes its theme from the best selling, historical drama of the same name written by Alexander Chee. Guests will be will be transported to 19th century Paris in an event like no other in support of the Lancaster Public Library! The evening will…
Join us for a screening and discussion of four critically acclaimed films in honor of Black History Month. Introduction and discussion facilitated by the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP. Film starts at 5:30pm in Bates Auditorium. Thursday, February 6: Selma Thursday, February 13: From the Rough Tuesday, February 18: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Thursday, February 27: Last Black Man in San Francisco