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June 2018

Summer Concert Series: Andy and Judy

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | Atrium, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

Boston-area folk duo Andy and Judy will be visiting York City to entertain us with their music. From "old-timey" traditional songs right through the tunes by the folk music stalwarts, you are guaranteed to enjoy this interactive performance. 

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July 2018

ABCs of Windows 10

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 10 spots left

Learn about Microsoft’s latest operating system for PCs and tablets. See the changes from previous versions of Windows, navigating the start menu, apps, and more.

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The Great Uprising

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 49 spots left

York College Professor Peter Levy discusses the period between 1963 and 1972 when America experienced over 750 urban revolts, including in York City, Cambridge, Maryland and Baltimore, Maryland. Levy will discuss the impact which these uprising had on millions of ordinary Americans and how it related to today.

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Local Author Fair

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | Quiet Reading Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

Martin Library presents our Summer 2018 Local Author Fair. This event is an opportunity for authors to showcase their work, discuss and sell their books and connect with other authors and the community. Browse the tables and find your next favorite book! This event will feature authors who specialize in writing (nonfiction and fiction) about history and historical events.  Books will be available for purchase.  Our summer fair will feature: Nonfiction: Scott Mingus (Civil War era) Jim and Suzanne Gindlesperger

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Microsoft Word

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 8 spots left

This basic level class covers topics including Word structure and most commonly used features such as opening or creating a new document, formatting, e-mailing it as an attachment and more.

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Preparing For College–Financially!

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 50 spots left

This seminar will cover different ways to find money for college, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Designed for parents of college-bound students in grades K-12, it will also cover preparation ideas to help parents maximize their Federal Financial Aid. The workshop is hosted by Sean Clark, President of York Independents Financial, who has been assisting families in Central Pennsylvania with money for 17 years.

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Camp Security

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 50 spots left

Jonathan Strayer and June Lloyd from the Friends of Camp Security will discuss York’s American Revolutionary War prison camp and the importance of preserving the land it once stood on.

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August 2018

Summer Concert Series: Keating Jazz Orchestra

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | Atrium, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States

The Keating Jazz Orchestra, sister and brother duo, Kayla and Marty Keating will entertain Martin Library with their big band sound--and unique twist! Inspired by Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, and more, the Keating Jazz Orchestra will help us celebrate the last few weeks of summer and our summer theme: Libraries Rock!

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Digital Photography File Management

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor Adult Computers, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 12 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 UTC-4
Martin Library | Program Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 11 spots left

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

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September 2018

Murder at the Accomac

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 50 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 UTC-4
Martin Library | 2nd Floor, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 59 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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The Hex Murders and Trials

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
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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November 2018

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4
Martin Library | Bill Simpson Room, 159 E Market St
York, PA 17401 United States
Free 24 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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Memoir Writing Workshop

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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 UTC-4
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 UTC-4
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 UTC-4
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 UTC-4
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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