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February 2019

Intro to Microsoft Word

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

This basic level class covers how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. You will learn basic formatting options such as adjusting text and spacing, as well as features like emailing a document as an attachment. Space is limited. RSVP below to register! you may also register by emailing [email protected]es.org or calling 717-849-6926

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Ten Thousand Voices: The Carlisle Indian Industrial School

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

Closed in September of 1918, for nearly forty years the United States government sought a solution to hostilities between Native populations and western settlers by opening a school with a goal to assimilate Native youth. Industrialization and evolving transportation opened the floodgates of immigration, spurred westward expansion, and brought migrating white settlers and native populations into direct conflict.  Moving to protect their investment, the federal government waged war against targeted “hostile” tribes. Meanwhile, progressives were formulating another solution to the

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Suicide Prevention Workshop

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

Cindy Richards from Suicide Prevention of York County will provide an introduction into helping someone who may be contemplating suicide. She will discuss warning signs, risk factors, intervention, community statistics, as well as where to find local resources for help. If you need resources beforehand, call Suicide Prevention of York County at 717-227-0048 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. RSVP below to register! you may also register by emailing [email protected] or calling 717-849-6926

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Chief Pontiac’s Rebellion

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

Presented by Stephen A. Runkle, this program will explore the causes of the Native American Rebellion lead by the Ottawa Chief Pontiac against the English colonies. This event is part of our series of One Book, One Community events centered around our 2019 selection: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Click RSVP to register! you may also register by emailing [email protected] or calling 717-849-6926

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March 2019

Armchair Travel with the Titanic

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

What was it like to sail to the exact location where the Titanic sank in April of 1912? Local resident Jim May will take you on a tour of his trip to the wreck site on the 100th anniversary. May will discuss the services that took places as well as the reenactment of the sinking of the Titanic during his trip to the site.

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Native American Artifacts from the Susquehanna River Valley

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Library | Bill Simpson Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

Join us for a presentation by Indian Steps Museum Curator and Research Director, Debbie Saylor. The presentation will include an overview of local Native American culture, as well as a display of Native American artifacts from the local area. This event is part of our series of One Book, One Community events centered around our 2019 selection: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Click RSVP to register! you may also register by emailing [email protected] or calling 717-849-6926

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Intro to Microsoft Excel

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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 simply formulas; resizing columns and rows; adding and deleting columns and rows; moving and copying data; formatting numbers, cells and text and creating charts. Space is limited.

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The Hanover Eagles

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

30-year bird watcher and author Karen Lippy will be here t discuss the Hanover Eagles Nest.

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Emergency Preparedness

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

Do you know how to plan for disasters and emergencies? Bill James from the York County Department of Emergency Services will educate you on how to plan, how to prepare and what to do in the event of an emergency.   

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An Iliad: Live Theater Performance

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | Quiet Reading Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

True North Theatre will be performing, live, their production of  'An Iliad' by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare to the Martin Library. Summary: The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the front lines, he spins a tale of unquenchable rage, disputatious gods, and grieving widows. Telling the story of the war, like the war itself, both seduces and ravages the Poet; it emboldens, burdens, and threatens to overwhelm him. ‘An Iliad’ weaves

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April 2019

Budgeting 101

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

Learn how to setup a spending plan, track spending, save money, and create short-term and long-term financial goals. Presented by: Steve Gohn, CBY System Inc. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martin-library-presents-understanding-your-credit-tickets-52010067512

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Sundays With Scott: Human interest stories from Antietam

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 55 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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Carlisle Indian School

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free

This program, lead by Barbara Landis of the Cumberland County Historical Society, recounts the history and controversy of the Carlisle Indian School of Pennsylvania. This event is part of our series of One Book, One Community events centered around our 2019 selection: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Click RSVP to register! you may also register by emailing [email protected] or calling 717-849-6926

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July 2019

Sundays With Scott: Flames Beyond Gettysburg

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 58 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 58 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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