In the Know

Got Fines?

Have you ever lost track of time, the weeks were moving too fast and you realized your library books were overdue? I am sure we all have on occasion. Suppose you have four children and they all borrowed five books. Returning items just one week late would result in fines totaling $35. Many parents do...
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Libraries and Community Discourse

Recently a friend asked why Martin Library hosts community forums and town hall meetings. My response as director of Martin Library was, “These are exactly the types of community events that should occur in a library.” Martin Library and all York County Libraries are community hubs. Our doors are open to everyone in our community....
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The Riots, the Charrette & the Aftermath

Community Forum “After the race riots in 1968 and 1969, York held a Charrette, described as a form of civic group therapy. The community-wide forum focused on the causes of the wrenching unrest and ways to address those crucial issues. Several organizations grew directly out of that effort, which covered nine days in April 1970:...
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Mystery Book Club @ Martin Library

Are you a fan of a good mystery or who-done it? The Martin Library Mystery Book Club may be just right for you. Our volunteer lead book club currently meets on the 4th Tuesday evening of the month (except December). The meeting is currently being held in the Third Floor Conference Room from 6:PM until 7:PM....
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author sam quinones

2018 Summer Read

Journalist and Author Sam Quinones’ book  Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic is this year’s A Summer Read selected title.   York County Libraries and other mid-state libraries are teaming up with WITF’s Transforming Health, Aligning Forces for Quality – South Central PA, Wellspan Health, and Penn State Health to engage readers across Central PA in a...
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April 8th-14th is National Library Week!

Did you Know? Probably the most well-known ancient library was the Library of Alexandria, which was in operation from around 295 BCE to 48 BCE when the building and its collections were tragically lost in a fire. However, people have been collecting records and keeping them in an organized fashion for millennia. Some of these...
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Celebrity Auction

What do Jack Nicklaus, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmy Carter have in common?   They have all sent autographed items for Martin Library’s Celebrity Auction to be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Preview of items begins at 12 noon and live auction begins at 1:00 p.m.   Gary Gladfelter, professional auctioneer, has volunteered for this event from...
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Fantasy Spring Training

Are you an avid baseball fan? Do you belong to a Fantasy Baseball League? Does the first warm day start you dreaming about the upcoming baseball season and getting the inside scoop for your fantasy baseball league? Would you like to win your league as many who attend this program have done.   If that describes...
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Want to Connect with Local Authors?

Martin Library will continue its hit monthly Local Authors Series program in 2018, celebrating unique literary voices both new and old throughout the South Central PA region. Each month members and authors alike get together and listen to featured speakers talk about the trials, joys, and creation of their work. Admission is free, and signing...
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