Summer fun—not just for kids!

Summer fun—not just for kids!

Who says children should have all the fun in summer? Martin Library’s Information Services department puts together programs to both entertain and educate adults in the community.  Take a look at the upcoming programs geared towards the “big kids”.

For the music fans

Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. — No registration necessary.

Andy and Judy Concert

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.



Saturday, August 4 at 3 p.m–No registration necessary.

Keating Jazz Orchestra

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, KJO will help us celebrate the last few weeks of summer and our summer theme: Libraries rock!


For art lovers

Saturday, August 18 from 10:30-1:30 p.m.–Registration required.

Altered Book Workshop

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! All supplies are include but space is limited.



For history buffs

Sunday, July 15 2:00-4:00 p.m.–No registration necessary.

Local Author Fair

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 specialist in writing (nonfiction and fiction) about history and historical events. Books will be available for purchase.

Our summer fair will features: Scott Mingus, Jim and Suzanne Gindlesperger, Leon Reed, Georg Sheets, Paul Mitura, Don Helin and Connie C. Scharon


Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.–Registration appreciated.

The Great Uprising

After you check out our Local Author Fair, head upstairs to hear Professor Peter Levy discuss 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 uprisings had on millions of ordinary Americans and how it relates to today. His book The Great Uprising will be for sale.


Thursday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.–Registration appreciated.

Beer 101


Jared from York City’s Collusion Tap Works will be here to talk about beer! From ancient times to our modern craft beer, Jared will enlighten you on the history, uses and general facts about beer.


Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m.–Registration appreciated.

Camp Security

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.



For those who want to learn new technologies

Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m.–Registration required.

ABCs of Windows 10

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.


Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m.–Registration required.

Microsoft Word

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



Saturday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m.–Registration required.

eBay 101

Whether you’re looking for an antique or the latest in electronic gadgets, eBay is one of the most likely online resources for you. EBay can also be a lucrative hoe-based business for people to generate more income. This class will teach the eBay basics from setting up an account to browsing, buying or selling.


Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m.–Registration required.

Digital Photography File Management

You received this fancy digital camera as a gift, but you are 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 friend through e-mail or social websites, and more.

 Bring your camera, charged batteries and cable.


For those who want to continue their education

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11-1 (schedule will change in the fall)

Educational Opportunity Center

No registration necessary.

Visit Jess Abrams Schrodel from Penn State York as she guides you are your path of education. Jess will provide resources, referrals, information and counseling to adults who would like to obtain a GED, enroll in a trade school, learn about funding school, apply to college and more!


Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.–Registration appreciated.

Preparing For College—Financially!

Sean Clark, CEO of York Independents will discuss how to be financially prepared to send your child off to college.  This workshop 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.


Martin Library works diligently to provide free educational programs for all ages. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding adult programs, please contact our adult programming team at [email protected]