Programs for Life-long Learning

The Library strives to provide interesting programs for an adventure in life-long learning. While we have a few programs that meet monthly, we also include additional events for life enrichment, personal growth, and inspiration.





Performed by Pat Kocen

Wed, November 1 @ 6 p.m.

Local performing artist Pat Kocen will be presenting “The Life and Music of Buddy Holly” on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30 P.M. at the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy.

Pat will be telling the story of one of rock n’ roll’s most beloved figures, Buddy Holly, while playing acoustic guitar versions of his songs. “The idea,” he says, “is to offer something that is both entertaining and informative. It should be a lot of fun!”

Originally from New Jersey, Pat started playing the guitar when he was 11 and has been performing for audiences of all ages ever since. Although he plays a variety of song styles he has a particular fondness for fifties rock n’ roll. “The songs have such a universal appeal,” he says. “They’re so simple and full of optimism.”

When asked ‘Why Buddy Holly?’ he says, “His story is fascinating. He only lived to be 22 years old yet he had such a profound impact on popular music.”

This is a free performance and the public is invited to attend.


Facilitated by Teresa Divet

Mon, November 27 @ 10:30 a.m.

Back by popular demand and presented by Theresa Divet, this interactive program will talk about harvesting herbs & preserving them for different uses. Learn about the different properties some herbs have for healing, some even found in backyards or cracks of the sidewalks! Samples will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to make a simple and easy healing recipe.



Mon, November 27 @ 10:30 a.m.

Make a lovely one-of-a-kind Christmas Suncathcer/ornament for yourself or to give as a gift for a special someone just in time for the holidays! Each design is created through a 3-step process involving cutting glass, fusing it, and then slumping the glass in a kiln (the workshop presenter will do this step off-site). The cost is $15 per person. There is a class size limit, so be sure to register early!




The Library is also host to a Quilt Study that gathers at the Library the second Wednesday of every other month from 12:30 to 3:30. Anyone is welcome to explore the history, craftsmanship and patterning of a different quilt each time. The group is led by Ann Holte.


Monthly Adult Programs

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