Up Coming Adult Programs for Oct/Nov

The leaves are changing, cool air is coming, and, most telling, pumpkin spice it back. Fall must be here! Join Martin Library as we celebrate the autumnal season with new adult programs.

To start things off, we will again be hosting one of our favorite civil war historians, Scott Mingus. For this edition of “Sundays with Scott”, Mingus will be discussing the Northern Central Rail Road and the key Union supply route that ran from New York through Harrisburg, York, and Hanover Junction, down to Baltimore. Mingus will also be discussing the controversial “Lincoln at Hanover Junction” 1863 Matthew Brady photographs. This program will take place on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m.

On October 26 at 2 p.m., we hope to help you out with your Thanksgiving shopping list during “The New Food Nutrition Labels – Food Marketing and Deceptive Tricks”. This program, presented by Barbara Goll, nutritionist and community education liaison at Homeland at Home, will teach you how to understand the new food labels and spot false or misleading claims often used to market products in the grocery stores.

To start November, don’t put your Halloween costumes away too soon. They can serve as a great inspiration for our program “An Amateur’s Guide to Comic Making”. This class, led by Dr. Travis Kurowski, assistant professor of English at York College, will teach you the foundation for writing and creating comics. Learn about storyline, layout, and how to take to your ideas to pen and paper. This program will take place on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m.

If you are still feeling inspired, join Creative York at Martin Library for “Paint Out!” Learn beginner techniques in acrylic painting while completing a guided painting of Mary Cassatt’s “Lilacs in a Window”. The class will take place on November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.

As always, we will also be continuing our “TechTime Power Sessions” this Fall. First will be “TechTime Power Session: Excel 101” on Saturday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. During this session, participants will learn the basics for using Microsoft’s spreadsheet software, Excel. On November 9 at 10:30 a.m. we will be having “TechTime Power Session: Basic Computer Skills”. This class is great for anyone has trouble using a computer or maybe has never used one. We will be going over basic skills for navigating the computer and internet searching.

All programs will be held at the library, located at 159 E. Market Street in York.  Interested individuals can register on Martin Library’s online events calendar at yorklibraries.org/events, by emailing [email protected], or phoning (717) 849-6926. 


Martin Library is a branch of York County Libraries.  It is located at 159 E. Market Street in the City of York and, as a PA Forward Gold Star library, provides programs and resources to support the success of all members of our community.