Event Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Eastern Lancaster County Library! Most events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Teen Advisory Group
Teen Advisory Group
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Feb. 26
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Help plan future teen events at the ELANCO Library! Everyone in grades 7-12 is invited!
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12
Read a book. Any book. Yes, even that one! Bring it along with you, and we’ll talk about books and eat!
Preschool Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration Requested.

Ages 3-5
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m. (Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 3 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12 
Hang out at the library after school every Tuesday. We’ll be hanging out, chilling out, and geeking out!
Crafternoon
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome.
All ages
Come down to the Library for a drop-in craft!
Unos Cuentos
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 1-5
This is a Spanish storytime, with stories in English and Spanish. Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers welcome!
Disfrute de una sesión de cuentos en Inglés y Español. Bienvenidos hablantes de español e inglés.
Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Mar. 2, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move!  Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development.  All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.

Stay & Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Mar. 2, 11 a.m. (Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 11 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For Toddlers & Preschoolers

A little bit after the Friday Frolic for Toddlers ends, we’ll bring out the BIG BOX of toys! Stay and play with us until lunch time!

Sensory Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Mar. 3, 9 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.

This program will take place when the library is closed, so pre-registration is required.

Best for Ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome!
This story time is designed for children with special needs and those who prefer a quieter library atmosphere. Brothers and sisters are welcome too!

This program is funded by the Kiwanis Club of New Holland

Therapy Dogs Visit the Library
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Mar. 3, 11:30 am
or call 717-354-0525.
Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome.
Family Event – For All Ages
Kids are invited to improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from K-Pets.
Please register each child separately.
Acrylic Painting Class
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Saturday, Mar. 3, 2:00 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
For ages 13+

An art instrutor from Morgantown Arts Center will guide you step by step as you create an acrylic painting.

All materials are provided; there is a $15 materials fee for this class, payable at the door.

Class size is limited, so please register early!
Readers’ Roundtable Book Discussion
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Monday, Mar. 5, 7:00 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
The Readers' Roundtable meets in the downstairs board room of the ELANCO Library.

In March, we'll be discussing Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.  Everyone is invited to join us!

Walk-ins welcome! Registration is NOT required for this book discussion.
In the event of a cancellation, registered attendees will be notified.
Preschool Storytime
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration Requested.

Ages 3-5
Preschoolers are invited to enjoy themed books, songs, rhymes, movement activities, or a craft while building language and literacy skills.

Farm to Gallery Art Program with Lancaster County 4-H
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3:00 p.m. (First and Third Tuesdays in March, April & May)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12

Create and show art that reflects rural living!
 

The purpose of the Farm to Gallery program is to encourage youth to express how the agri-CULTURE of the area around us affects us individually and collectively, using one or more mediums or art disciplines; and to exhibit, show or present their artwork in a concrete form to viewers in a public or semi-public forum.

Farm to Gallery will meet at the ELANCO Public Library on the first and third Tuesdays in March, April & May 2018. There we will explore what living in a rural area means to us, and will create artwork in a discipline of our choosing that speaks to what we discover. At the end of our six weeks, we will exhibit our artwork at the ELANCO library, complete with an artist’s reception on the opening night of the exhibit.

Teen Tuesday
Teen Tuesday
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 3 p.m. (Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 3 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.
For Grades 7-12 
Hang out at the library after school every Tuesday. We’ll be hanging out, chilling out, and geeking out!
Parachute Play
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers, ages 1-3

Not your typical storytime! We will be playing with parachutes, singing songs, and having fun!

Parachute Play helps children develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, have imaginative play, develop spatial awareness and express themselves.

1,2,3 Play With Me!
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 29 and April 4 6:30 p.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is Requested; Walk-ins Welcome

Ages 1-3 and Their Caregivers

Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere. Parents will have the chance to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, nutrition, and early literacy.

1,2,3 Play With Me!
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Mar. 8, 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 and April 5 at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is Requested; Walk-ins Welcome

Ages 1-3 and Their Caregivers

Each week offers opportunities for children to play with developmentally appropriate toys in a play group atmosphere. Parents will have the chance to meet and question community experts in the areas of child development, nutrition, and early literacy.

Writing Club
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m.
or call 717-354-0525.
Ages 10 and older are welcome.
Each meeting will begin with short exercises to get your creative juices flowing, then spend some time writing independently or share what you’re working on. 
Friday Frolic
Friday Frolic
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Friday, Mar. 9, 10:30 a.m. (Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 at 10:30 a.m.)
or call 717-354-0525.

Registration is requested.

For walking toddlers ages 1-3
Get ready to move!  Toddlers will dance, zoom, scoot and hop between stories selected to promote language development.  All adults are expected to participate and encourage the children to join in the fun.

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