Elizabethville Library Lively Minds Series

Lively Minds abound at The Library

Lively Minds WorkshopsThe Elizabethville Library Lively Minds Series is featuring new programs. These programs offer adult library members the opportunity to explore a variety of topics. Satisfy your curiosity by attending programs about gardening to local history and much more.

If there is a topic you’d like to learn about, contact the Adult Programming and Outreach Coordinator at or 717-652-9380 x1044 with your suggestion.
The Elizabethville Library Lively Minds Series is made possible by the Carole DeSoto Endowment with support from the Friends of Elizabethville Library and benefactor Jane C. Esterline.

Your support will help keep opportunities for lifelong learning available for your community. Can you help?

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2022 Program Series

Photography ProgramPhotography Workshop

Come learn how to get the perfect shot with professional photographer Cathy Wert! We will learn a simple approach to photography that can be used with any camera – even your phone. Some things that will be considered are photo subject, setting, lighting, and placement. Common pitfalls, such as red-eye, will be discussed with tips on how to avoid them. Come learn the basics with us, then go forth and take beautiful photos!

Tuesday, May 3
5:30 p.m.

Elizabethville Area Library

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2021 Lively Minds Programs

Finding Life on Other Worlds

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

We’re going interstellar with our library programming! What are the different ways that scientists are trying to find life on other worlds? Science journalist Robert Naeye has the answers.


Tea Tasting with Thomasina’s Health and Wellness

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Join us for a tea tasting with Thomasina’s Health & Wellness! Owners Thomas-Lee and Satina Thomas will guide participants through a sampling of four tea blends. They have been practicing Master Herbalists for a combination of 7 years. The two studied practices that were passed to them from teachers around the globe and use these simple wellness herbs every day within their home and with family and friends.


Chocolate Tasting Class with Frederic Loraschi

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Want to go from casual chocolate lover to expert chocolate taster? The Library is excited to learn from Frederic Loraschi, world-renowned chocolatier and owner of Frederic Loraschi Chocolate, located right here in Dauphin County. Mr. Loraschi will walk participants through tasting 3 of his single-origin chocolates. We will learn about the chocolate-making process, as well as the different factors that determine the flavor and taste of chocolate.


Foraging Wild Edibles

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Join us as we welcome Debbie Naha-Koretzky, the Wild Edibles Lady, for an enlightening conversation about what you can eat that’s growing naturally in your own backyard! Debbie, author of the newly published “Foraging Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” will provide us with valuable insight on how to spot edible plants growing in the wild before taking us on a foraging excursion to see what we can spot. Debbie is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Rutgers Master Gardener, and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist.