The following programs and events will take place during June 2015 at the
Lititz Public Library
651 Kissel Hill Road
Lititz, PA 17543
​Register for any of the following programs by calling 717-626-2255 or emailing

The Year of the Dwarf Planets: Exploring Pluto
Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.
Why is Pluto is no longer considered a planet? What exactly is a “Dwarf Planet”? What do we know about this world? Join Kutztown University Associate Professor Dr. Erin Kraal for an exciting look into the Dwarf Planet Pluto and learn about NASA’s “New Horizons” mission, an upcoming mission to rendezvous with Pluto this July.

Scrabble Meet-Ups
Monday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23, 6:00-8 p.m.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Board) and meet up with others for casual games of Scrabble on the second Monday or fourth Tuesday of each month.

Great Decisions Discussion Group: India Changes Course
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
If you have an interest in foreign affairs, join us for this non-partisan discussion group. No special knowledge is required for this informal discussion forum, just an inquiring mind. The topic is India Changes Course from the 2015 Briefing Book. Note: Topic may be different if current events warrant a change.

The Civil War in 3D
Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m.
In this program sponsored by the Lancaster Civil War Round Table, Bob Zeller, one of the country’s leading authorities on Civil War photography, will present a 3D slide show of original Civil War photographs from his collection. He pioneered the modern presentation of stereoscopic Civil War photography with the Civil War in Depth, the first 3D photo history of the war.

Reel Talk for Everyone: Men…a film directed by Doris Dorrie
Tuesday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. (film screening at Noon)
Jill Craven, professor of film at Millersville University, leads a discussion on a selected film each month. The group is exploring films by women directors. Bag lunches are welcome during the screening.

Jane Austen Society
Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
Jane Austen aficionados are invited to share a cup of tea and discuss all things Austen with the Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County.

New 2 Medicare Workshop
Wednesday, June 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
The Lancaster County Office of Aging APPRISE Program will be hosting an informational session for individuals who will soon be eligible for Medicare. It is an opportunity to receive important information about Medicare, ask questions, and learn about the Medicare Plan Finder Tool accessible at For more information or to register, please contact APPRISE Coordinator Bev Via at 717-299-7979 or email at

Bravura Brass
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family-fun interactive music program based on the 2015 Summer Reading theme: Every Hero has a Story. Sponsored by Susquehanna Bank.

Painting Animals
Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m.
During this program of the Village Art Association, Elizabeth Gibson will discuss and demonstrate painting animals on canvas using fluid acrylic. The program is open to the public.

Programs for Children/Families

Curious George Costume Character
Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m.
Are you curious? Come kick-off the Summer Reading Program with Curious George in this special family storytime.

Animal Heroes: The Animal Olympics
Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.
County Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel tells us what wild animal can jump the highest or longest, the best swimmer or flyer, and more! Learn the answers to these and others questions relating to an animal’s athletic ability, then have a chance to beat their records.

Science Explorers “Motion Commotion”
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Newton’s Three Laws of Motion with the Science Explorers. Witness the amazing effects of air pressure, create a low press system using tornado force winds, and find out if air really does have weight as they launch into some rockin’ experiments.

Family Movie Matinee: Super Buddies
Thursday, June 18, 1:00 p.m.
Beverage and popcorn served.

Book Buddies
Tuesdays: June 23 through August 4, 10:00 am
Hear story as a large group; then go read with your buddy and enjoy doing a craft together. Sponsored by the American Legion Garden Spot Post 56

Super Heroes of Invention
Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 p.m.
Explore the world of inventions and the heroes that invented/discovered them with field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. See the skull of a real Triceratops and learn how it was discovered.

Freaky Friday: Animal Heroes
Friday June 26, 1:00 p.m.
Hear a story and then go explore several hands-on stations that relate to the theme.