Programs for Adults

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


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.

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 - African Safari - Brian Robertson shares his travels through Kenya and Tanzanisa with a slide presentation of his own photos. Highlights include visits to Ngorongor Crater and Masai Mara National Reserve. 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.



Monday, May 6 @ 6 pm - The History of the Mt. Tabor Church and Cemetery Dr. Lindsay Varner and members of the newly formed Mt. Tabor Preservation Project will present a virtual tour and history of the Mt. Tabor Church and Cemetery located on Cedar Street in Mt. Holly Springs. She will provide details about the log and German gladding construction f the building and information about the seven Civil War Veterans, also known as USCT, buried in the cemetery.  Registration required.



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.



Thursday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm - Interior Design Tips and Tricks - Interior Designer Emily Fisher will cover goals and basic principles of interior design, and explain ways to decorate and give a room a facelift on a budget.  Patrons are invited to bring pictures of their problem spaces and she will give some pointers. For ages 14+. Registration required by May 6.




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.



Thursday, May 16 @ 6:30 pm - Butterfly Gardens - PA Master Gardener Ruth Osborne will share her expertise in planting a garden to attract butterflies and other pollinators. For ages 14+. Registration requested.






**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!


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April 15, 2019

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