Elizabethtown Public Library
10 South Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
p: 717-367-7467
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Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Elizabethtown Public Library! Registration is Required and Events are Free and Open to the Public unless otherwise noted. Space may be Limited. Contact the Library at 717-367-7467 or information@etownpubliclibrary.org to learn more.
Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Baby Time
Monday, Jun. 17, 9:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Enjoy time together with sweet stories, rhymes and songs.  A new theme each week will expose these earliest readers to colors, word sounds, faces and shapes. Time to play and socialize with friends follows each session.
This program is designed especially for ages newborn-17 months with a caregiver. Siblings must be supervised for babies' safety. Meets on the 2nd floor of the Library in the Turret room.  Summer Term runs for 10 weeks. Mondays June 3rd-August 5th.  There is no storytime on July 1st. Dates for storytime are:  June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24; July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29; August 5.  Storytime has a different time for the summer beginning at  9:30 a.m. 
Please register in advance to attend. Limit 12 pairs per session.
Mark DeRose-Music an
Monday, Jun. 17, 1:30 p.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Mark DeRose Music and Arts Show combines Mark's love for the visual arts with his love for songwriting.  Mark's songs, artwork, videos, and the show's activities all complement one another in an effort to communicate his message that encourages his young listeners to embrace and enjoy life to its fullest, be creative individuals, and most importantly, confidently be themselves.  Performance to be held on Monday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m.  (Family) Limit 50, held in the Lower Level. 
Baby Musik Time
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 9:50AM
or call 717-367-7467.
Musik Time is an interactive music experience designed to target and promote healthy developmental skills, while still being fun and engaging. The program is firmly music based, however other elements such as sign language, movement, foreign languages, and dramatic storytelling are often incorporated. Now offering two different age groups!  9:50am for babies 6-23 months, and 10:30am for preschoolers 2-5 years.
Please register in advance to attend. This registration is for the Baby Musik Time, ages 6 months - 23 months. Limit 15 baby/caregiver pairs.  Meets in the 2nd floor Turret Room.  Many thanks to our friends at Breakthrough Music Therapy, LLC. for providing this program.
Preschool Musik Time
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:30 am
or call 717-367-7467.
Musik Time is an interactive music experience designed to target and promote healthy developmental skills, while still being fun and engaging. The program is firmly music based, however other elements such as sign language, movement, foreign languages, and dramatic storytelling are often incorporated. Now offering two different age groups!  9:50am for babies 6-23 months, and 10:30am for preschoolers 2-5 years.
Please register in advance to attend. This registration is for the Preschool Musik Time, ages 2-5 years. Limit 15 child/caregiver pairs.  Meets in the 2nd floor Turret Room.  Many thanks to our friends at Breakthrough Music Therapy, LLC. for providing this program.
Pollinator Week Stor
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2 p.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Since 2022, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners have spread across to many of Lancaster County's public libraries with children's programs focused on the importance of pollinators such as bees and butterflies and what we can do to help them.  This year the featured book is "Grandma Lisa's Humming, Buzzing, Chirping Garden" by local author Lisa Doseff.  
Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. (for ages 3-7 years)  Limit of 25 children, held in the Youth Services Turret Room.  
Toddler Time
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Join us for this active storytime! Play together with fun stories, rhymes, dances and songs. A new theme each week will engage little learners with colors, word sounds, patterns and shapes. Time to play and socialize with friends follows each session.
This program is designed especially for busy toddlers ages 18-36 months with a caregiver. Younger siblings must be supervised for their safety. Meets on the 2nd floor in the Library Turret Room. Summer Term runs for 10 weeks: June 5, 19 & 26; July 10, 24 & 31; August 7 at 10:30 a.m.  There will be a short break between Summer and Fall terms.  There will be no storytime on the following dates:  June 12th, July 3rd or July 17th.
Please register in advance to attend. Limit 15 pairs per session.
Family Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Enjoy family time together with stories, silly songs, and rhymes. A new theme each week will entertain preschoolers and develop school readiness skills with vocabulary, colors, numbers, faces and shapes. A fun make-and-take craft follows each session.
This program is designed for families. Meets in the 2nd floor Turret room of the Library. Summer term will run for 10 weeks, Thursdays June 13 & 20; July 11, 18 & 25; August 1 & 8.  (There will be no storytime on June 27th or July 4th). Please register in advance to attend.  Limit 18 children with their family members per session.
Survive Outside: Lan
Friday, Jun. 21, 10 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Do you have what it takes to survive your outdoor adventures?  Would you know what to do if you ever got lost?  Go over different survival scenarios, learn what to keep in an emergency survival kit, and practice navigation using a compass made from cork. 
Friday June 21 at 10 a.m. (for tweens and teens - ages 10-18) Limit 25, Held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
D&D Group
Saturday, Jun. 22, 10:00am
or call 717-367-7467.
Calling all Adventurers!
New players and seasoned veterans (15 years and older) are invited to join our quest as we explore the expansive realms of Dungeons & Dragons: from the city streets of Waterdeep to the Underdark of the Drows, from the Feywild to the Astral Plane and many other locations. Each session is limited to 7 people.   Sessions are designed so party members can attend as they are able and new people can join.
The Party departs the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 am!
If you need help creating a character or leveling up your character, come by early to get set up. The DM will be available to help starting at 9 am. If you have further questions, call (717) 367-7467 or email information@etownpubilclibrary.org.
Family LEGO Club
Saturday, Jun. 22, 11 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Family LEGO club is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month; join us as we build and create our special mission for the day.  Register for each session individually, mark your calendars and plan to attend.  June 8 & 22; July 13 & 27: August 10 & 24.  We will build from 11 a.m .until Noon.  For ages 5 and up, limited to 15 per session, and will be held in the Youth Services area. 
Baby Time
Monday, Jun. 24, 9:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Enjoy time together with sweet stories, rhymes and songs.  A new theme each week will expose these earliest readers to colors, word sounds, faces and shapes. Time to play and socialize with friends follows each session.
This program is designed especially for ages newborn-17 months with a caregiver. Siblings must be supervised for babies' safety. Meets on the 2nd floor of the Library in the Turret room.  Summer Term runs for 10 weeks. Mondays June 3rd-August 5th.  There is no storytime on July 1st. Dates for storytime are:  June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24; July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29; August 5.  Storytime has a different time for the summer beginning at  9:30 a.m. 
Please register in advance to attend. Limit 12 pairs per session.
Cupcake Adventures w
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2pm
or call 717-367-7467.
Join us to decorate cupcakes with a local baker. Discover useful decorating techniques and use your creativity to decorate cupcakes according to the Adventure theme. Each participant will decorate two cupakes: one cupcake to enter into the contest and put on display at the Library!  Community voting will determine the contest winners. The other cupcake you can take home to enjoy.  Please plan to wear clothing that can get messy.
This program is designed for adults 18+. Limit 10 Participants. Please register in advance to attend.
STEM Stations
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2 p.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Come create with us!  STEM is the name of the game as we make something great. 
Individual session sign-ups for: Tuesday, June 11 & 25; July 10 & 24; August 8 all at 2 p.m.  (Ages 8 and up) Limit 12 per session.
Toddler Time
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Join us for this active storytime! Play together with fun stories, rhymes, dances and songs. A new theme each week will engage little learners with colors, word sounds, patterns and shapes. Time to play and socialize with friends follows each session.
This program is designed especially for busy toddlers ages 18-36 months with a caregiver. Younger siblings must be supervised for their safety. Meets on the 2nd floor in the Library Turret Room. Summer Term runs for 10 weeks:  June 5, 19 & 26; July 10, 24 & 31; August 7 at 10:30 a.m.   There will be a short break between Summer and Fall terms. There will be no storytime on the following dates: June 12th, July 3rd or July 17th.
Please register in advance to attend. Limit 15 pairs per session.
Ed Klein-Cartooning
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Students will be instructed on the basics of cartooning so they can caricature the world around them and created original cartoons as well as draw their favorite cartoon characters.  Ed has drawn for The Wall Disney Company, Warner Bros. Studios, Don Bluth Animation Studios, Hanna Barbera Studios, Hyperion Studios, Filmation Studios, Ross Bagdasarian Productions, Calabash Animation Studios, K.C.M.P. Productions and numerous independent and commerical studios in New York and throughout the country. 
Thursday, June 27 from 10-11 a.m.  (for tweens and teens) limit to 20 and will be held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
Family BINGO Fun
Friday, Jun. 28, 11 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Join us for a chance to win your choice of books and prizes from our assortment! 
3 dates: Friday, June 28 at 11 am; Tuesday, July 16 at 5 pm; and Saturday, August 3 at 11 am.  (Family) Limit 30, Held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
Adventures in Art wi
Saturday, Jun. 29, 12:30
Miss Allison will introduce how to use shapes and mixed media in a small group setting.
Saturday, June 29 from 12:30-2 p.m. (for ages 5-9), limit to 10, Held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
KooKoo’s Carto
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 10 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
See KooKoo the Cartoon Magician's interactive brand of comedy as he presents magic routines as a love letter to the art of Animation...accented by visual gags and zany sound effects!  Bring the whole family for a unique experience that is as much a CARTOON show as it is a MAGIC show!
Tuesday, July 2 at 10:00 a.m. (Family) Limit 50, Held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
Landscape Art with M
Saturday, Jul. 6, 12:30 p.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
A how to of landscape painting techniques.  Saturday, July 6 from 12:30-2 p.m.  (tweens and teens)  limit of 10, Held in the Lower Level of the Library.  
Baby Time
Monday, Jul. 8, 9:30 a.m.
or call 717-367-7467.
Enjoy time together with sweet stories, rhymes and songs.  A new theme each week will expose these earliest readers to colors, word sounds, faces and shapes. Time to play and socialize with friends follows each session.
This program is designed especially for ages newborn-17 months with a caregiver. Siblings must be supervised for babies' safety. Meets on the 2nd floor of the Library in the Turret room.  Summer Term runs for 10 weeks. Mondays June 3rd-August 5th.  There is no storytime on July 1st. Dates for storytime are:  June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24; July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29; August 5.  Storytime has a different time for the summer beginning at  9:30 a.m. 
Please register in advance to attend. Limit 12 pairs per session.
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