Programs for Adults

To register for a program, please call 717-486-3688, email amelia@ccpa.net, or stop at the library.

 

 
 

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6 pm - JAM Session - Join other musicians for a JAM Session in our lower level. Stop by to listen if you like, too. Ages 14 and older. No registration needed.

 
 
Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm - Couponing 101 - Get free items every week. Get free gallons of gas every month.  Come to this free class to learn the secrets of the grocery store that will save you money. Crazy couponer Dawn Marron, Esq. is sharing her shopping tips and methods to stretch your dollars. Attorney Marron has been extreme couponing for over nine years, saving thousands of dollars every year on products and groceries. She wrote a column for PennLive and the Patriot News about coupons for three years. Feel free to bring coupons if you like, but it is not necessary. For ages 14 and up. Registration required. (Deadline to register: March 22).
 
 

Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm - Creative Cooking Exchange - Theme: SURPRISE! (Use a hidden ingredient) -  Prepare a dish or beverage (hot or cold) with a hidden ingredient. We'll taste our creations and share recipes and secret ingredeints. Don't miss this gathering. It's a great way to meet new friends. No registration needed.

 

Wednesday, April 3 @ 6 pm - JAM Session - Join other musicians for a JAM Session in our lower level. Stop by to listen if you like, too. Ages 14 and older. No registration needed.

 

 

Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 2 pm - Spring String Art - Prepare a spring-themed piece of art in time for Easter! Choose from the four designs and select from seven board colors (board finish samples available to view at the library front desk). All boards measure 10.5 inches wide. You will also get to select from a variety of thread colors and nail colors on the day of the program. Fee of $12 is due at registration. To register, stop by or call (717) 486-3688. Class size is limited to 25. Registration deadline is April 1.
 
 

Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm - Meeting of the Friends of Amelia Givin Library - New faces welcome! Stop by to help plan activities that support the library.

 
 
 
Wednesday, April 10 @ 6 pm - Holly Rug Hookers - Rug hooking and other fiber craft enthusiasts are invited to this montly informal get-together to work on projects, share tips and learn new things. Basic knowledge of rug hooking needed. Call Cindy at the library (717) 486-3688 with questions.
 
 
 
Thursday, April 11 @ 6:30 pm - The Clay Brick and Mining Industry of the Mountain Creek Valley, presented by Randy Watts - If you have ever seen a Mount Holly brick or admired local houses built with these bricks, this presentation will give you a new appreciation for their origins. Local historian, writer and publisher Randy Watts will provide an introduction to the formation of the clay reserves along Mountain Creek and provide a detailed review of the local mines, clay works and brick plants. He will present numerous photos and maps for reference. Registration required.
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6 pm - JAM Session - Join other musicians for a JAM Session in our lower level. Stop by to listen if you like, too. Ages 14 and older. No registration needed.

 

Thursday, April 25 @ 6:30 pm - The Iron Works at Mount Holly Springs, presented by Randy Watts There are many legends and stories of an iron works in Mount Holly Springs prior to the American Revolution, but many are inaccurate or based only partially on fact. While conducting research for a book on the iron industry of Cumberland County, local historian, writer and publisher Randy Watts unearthed “new” facts that help to tell the true story of the iron works in detail. This program will trace the origins of the age-old tales, outline the actual development of the iron works here, and provide details of their operation that ended by 1855. Photos and maps help to bring this time period to life and explain this interesting industry that once operated in the Holly Gap. Registration required.

 

Monday, April 29 @ 6:30 pm - Exploring Africa - Brian Robertson will share photos and experiences while visiting Africa. Registration required.

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 @ 6 pm - JAM Session - Join other musicians for a JAM Session in our lower level. Stop by to listen if you like, too. Ages 14 and older. No registration needed.

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 @ 6 pm - Holly Rug Hookers - Rug hooking and other fiber craft enthusiasts are invited to this montly informal get-together to work on projects, share tips and learn new things. Basic knowledge of rug hooking needed. Call Cindy at the library (717) 486-3688 with questions.

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 @ 6:30 pm - Creative Cooking Exchange - Theme: Mexican Cuisine -  Prepare a dish from south of the border to share with the group. Don't forget the reicpe! No regisration needed.

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6 pm - JAM Session - Join other musicians for a JAM Session in our lower level. Stop by to listen if you like, too. Ages 14 and older. No registration needed.

 

 

 

**Note regarding Creative Cooking Exchange (Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month) - Here's how it works:

  1. Check out a cookbook from Amelia Givin Library. 
  2. Choose a recipe from the book and prepare it
  3. After the recipe has been completed and made, jot down any difficulties, ideas to make it better, tips & hints you may have about the recipe
  4. Bring the dish to the Creative Cooking Exchange along with those notes and a thumbs up or thumbs down recommendation
  5. Participants will taste each others dishes and share recipes
  6. Enjoy preparing new dishes and meeting new friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page Updated: 

March 15, 2019

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