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February 2018

How Money Works

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 18 spots left

How can you reach your financial goals and dreams? Primerica will be here to teach you fundamental concepts such as: • The three different savings accounts you need • Ways to reduce debt • Retirement savings strategies • How life insurance really works • The high cost of waiting to save … and more!   An opportunity to make a free appointment with a Primerica financial educator will be available to participants.

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Author and Poet Todd Boss

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
PA United States
Free 66 spots left
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Critically-acclaimed poet, public artist and film producer Todd Boss will present his writings at Martin Library.  Boss’s 2008 poetry debut, Yellowrocket was followed by Pitch in 2012 and Tough Luck forthcoming in 2017, all from W. W. Norton & Co. Todd’s poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The London Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Best American Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review, which called Yellowrocket “one of the year’s 10 best poetry books” and awarded Todd the Emily Clark Balch Prize. This world renowned author and poet will conduct a

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March 2018

Women’s Health: Heart Disease & Diabetes

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 49 spots left
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Claudia Kroeze from the UPMC Pinnacle Memorial’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program will discuss diabetes in women including risk factors, preventative measures and treatment. Additionally, Ms. Kroeze will examine the link between diabetes in women and heart disease and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Google and Other Maps

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 8 spots left

Learn how to use Google Maps from getting directions to some advanced but cool features.

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Container and Small Spaces Gardening

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 65 spots left

If you want to garden but simply do not have the space, join us for this informative program. Carol McDonald from York County Master Gardeners will walk you through the process of gardening in a small space—even with a small budget.

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Intro to Microsoft Publisher

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 3 spots left

This class, geared towards novice users, will teach you how to create professional quality publications such as, brochures, newsletters, cards, magazines, posters and much more using Microsoft Publisher. 

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Poison Study (OBOC) author Maria V. Snyder

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | Quiet Reading Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 65 spots left

Join Maria V. Snyder, author of Poison Study, the 2018 One Book, One Community selection as she engages you on her writing, her characters, and what she feels are the most poignant parts of her book. In addition, put yourself in the shoes of Yelena as Maria Snyder conducts a “poison tasting” after her discussion.   Books and other materials are available at each library. Please see our events website for additional OBOC programs throughout the county. 

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April 2018

Sundays With Scott: The Civil War In York County

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 65 spots left

Civil War Historian Scott Mingus returns with a lecture on the Civil War in York County.  While much of the attention in the area is focused on Gettysburg, York County played an important role in the Civil War. Scott will discuss important locations such as the York Fairgrounds, Hanover and Wrightsville.  Scott will also discuss key players and the York County's role in the Civil War.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

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Introduction to Computing

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

You just bought a new computer but you are not quite sure what to do with it. We'll define all those computer terms, discuss hardware and software and how things work, talk about e-mail and Web surfing, and get a taste of some of the things that you can do with a computer. We'll play games, write a short letter in word processor, draw a picture, set up a spreadsheet, and more.

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Microsoft Excel

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

This basic/intermediate level class covers topics including entering, editing, and deleting data; creating simple formulas; filling formulas and labels; resizing columns and rows; adding and deleting columns and rows; moving and copying data; formatting numbers, cells and text and creating charts.

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OBOC Inspired Chocolate Tasting

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 45 spots left

York City's Sweet Melissa's Dream will conduct a chocolate tasting at Martin Library. Experience delicious chocolates and enjoy the different characteristics each chocolate has to offer. Understand the hidden elements and flavors of the chocolates as if you were a food taster like Yelena in Poison Study, our One Book, One Community Title. 

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October 2018

The Hex Murders and Trials

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Martin Library | Quiet Reading Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

The Hex Murders are considered York County's "Crime of the Century". In an attempt to break a spell they believed Nelson Rehmeyer to be under, John Blymer, Wilber Hess, and John Curry murdered him and left his body in his farmhouse in Reheymer's Hollow in Stewartstown. The crime shook York County and leaves a lasting impression in the 21st century.  Jim McClure, author, historian, editor of the York Daily Record will present on this historic event and its lasting legacy. 

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