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August 2018

Digital Photography File Management

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 11 spots left

You received this fancy digital camera as a gift, but are you afraid to use it? Have you taken some great photos but are not sure what else to do?  If you are not sure what to do next, then it's time to take this class. You will learn everything from camera basics to how to transfer photos, organize them, view, edit and print them, share with friends through e-mail or social websites, and more. Bring your camera, charged batteries

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Altered Book Workshop

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Martin Library | Program Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free Sold out

Taught by Art Therapist and altered book artist Karen Stabley, you will learn to transform ordinary books into works of art in preparation for our Altered Book Contest in September! Space is limited. 

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September 2018

Darkness To Light’s Stewards Of Children Training

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Library | Bill Simpson Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 100 spots left

  Darkness to Light is part of a grant awarded to the YWCA York, CYF, the Children's Advocacy Center, and the DA's office.  The goal of the grant is to provide the community, schools, and parents with child abuse prevention education over a three year period. Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children training is a two hour long training.  With a combination of video and discussion, participants will development the skills to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.  Participants

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The FBI – They Eat Their Young

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 50 spots left

Author William Alan Larsh (author of “L’Archeveque”) will share his new book, “The FBI- They Eat Their Young”. This book is a detailed memoir of an FBI agent’s career. The book provides the reader with the unique and often amusing story of one agent’s journey from his first day of work until his retirement. Larsh will also show the dark side of FBI management, including their retaliatory nature.    Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is appreciated. 

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Family Gourd Craft: Ghost and Pumpkin

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 11 spots left

Turn last fall’s garden leftovers into an autumn decoration! Gourd artist Linda Walker will teach you how to create a spooky work of art from gourds.  Space is limited to 10 gourd workstations.  Children 12 and over and adults can individually occupy a workstation. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required.

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Murder at the Accomac

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 48 spots left

Author Michael Maloney, local writer and author of Across the River: Murder at the Accomac, will discuss the 1882 murder of Emily Myers at the modern day Accomac Inn. Delving into the areas not only the case but the history of the area, Maloney will discuss how such a story not only made national headlines but remains something we talk about even today.

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October 2018

Sundays With Scott: Confederate Calamity: J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry ride through York County, PA

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 58 spots left

On June 30, 1863, J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry fought at Hanover, PA, and then for the next two days rode through York County PA in an attempt to locate the Army of Northern Virginia. His cavalry missed the first two days of the battle of Gettysburg, depriving Robert E. Lee of his “eyes and ears of the army.” Hear Civil War historian Scott Mingus tell the story of Jeb Stuart's cavalry ride through York County and how it forever changed the

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Excel 101

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 10 spots left

Learn the fundamental tools for navigating and editing spreadsheets! Explore the features of the ribbon and learn the best ways to navigate workbooks, including formatting and formulas. 

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Couponing 101

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 48 spots left

Trying to lower your grocery bill? Lisa Barshinger, the Coupon Queen, will tell you how to do just that! She will guide you on how to find coupons, coupon lingo and how to organize so you can save! 

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The Hex Murders and Trials

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martin Library | Quiet Reading Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 60 spots left

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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November 2018

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Martin Library | Bill Simpson Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 22 spots left

The holidays can be hectic and stressful. Join us when DoTerra Essential Oil consultants Jamie and Tanya teach you about the basics of essential oils and their benefits. After hearing about the stress relieving qualities, create your own blend to help you stay calm and focused during the chaos of the holiday season. Space is limited.

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Craigslist 101

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 11 spots left

Discover how to use Craigslist, the world's largest online classified website. Learn how to find jobs, housing, goods, and more.  Hear about posting ads to Craigslist as well as safety measures for meeting off of Craigslist. 

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Memoir Writing Workshop

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 15 spots left

What stories are lingering in the pages of your life? Are you desiring to share them with others?  Published author and writing coach Carol Joyce will host a workshop that will delve into the process of organizing one's stories. The workshop emphasizes interactive discussions and writing exercises, including: an exercise in sparking those memories, tips for writing a good story, the first three steps in creating a story and ways to organize the writing process

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January 2019

Sundays With Scott: Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 60 spots left

William Smith gained his nickname for the extra money he raked in from the Federal government while he operated a mail delivery line. He was Governor of Virginia during both the Mexican War and the last half of the Civil War, as well as a five-time U.S. congressman, two-time Confederate congressman, attorney in San Francisco during the California Gold Rush, and one of the South’s most colorful leaders. Civil War historian Scott Mingus will enlighten us on "Extra Billy" and

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April 2019

Sundays With Scott: Human interest stories from Antietam

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 60 spots left

Civil War historian Scott Mingus presents short stories and anecdotes from the soldiers and civilians as the two armies march to Sharpsburg, invade Maryland, fight the battle, and then march back to Virginia.

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July 2019

Sundays With Scott: Flames Beyond Gettysburg

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 60 spots left

Major General Jubal A. Early seized control of Gettysburg after a series of skirmishes on June 26 and then two days later occupied York.  General Early ransomed York for money and supplies and surrounded the town with artillery and troops. Hastily organized state militia defended the river crossing at Wrightsville and then burned the world's longest covered bridge to prevent Rebel passage into Lancaster County, from which Jubal Early had hoped to threaten Harrisburg.  Hear Civil War historian discuss the

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October 2019

Sundays With Scott: The Northern Central Railway in the Civil War

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 60 spots left

Civil War historian Scott Mingus tells the story of the key Union supply route that ran from upstate New York through Harrisburg, York, Hanover Junction, and Glen Rock down to Baltimore. Mingus will also discuss the controversial “Lincoln at Hanover Junction” Matthew Brady November 1863 photographs.

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