Literary Guild hosts

T.S. Eliot exhibit

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of T.S. Eliot’s famous poems, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” the Lancaster Literary Guild will host an exhibit featuring detailed biographical information and rare photographs of Eliot at its headquarters, 113 N. Lime St.

The New York Times lauded the modern American poet and critic as giving “new meaning to English-language poetry.”

Stop by the Guild House to learn about the life and works of a complex man who strove to express “a general truth” in classics such as The Wasteland, The Hollow Men, and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

The exhibit will open 5-9 p.m. First Friday, April 3, and continue through May 1. Call 431-4433 to check on additional hours for viewing.

Experimental storytelling

workshop set at library

“Stories in Artifacts: A Generative Workshop in Experimental Storytelling” is set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Public Library.

Erin Dorney and Tyler Barton, of The Triangle, invite writers to explore storytelling through contemporary written artifacts such as lists, emails, voicemails, receipts, notes, memos, letters and postcards. Participants will take a poem (with stanzas and line breaks) or a story (with paragraphs and page breaks) and make it stand out by contextualizing it.

This free workshop is open to all ages and experience levels. Register online at

Education topic of

two F&M programs

Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College will host a conversation by Elizabeth Green and F&M President Dan Porterfield at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Green is the author of “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (And How to Teach It to Everyone)” and co-founder and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization that covers education change efforts across the country.

The evening is free and open to the public.

— Then at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mark McDaniel, author of “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning,” will be the Common Hour speaker in Mayser Gymnasium.

The professor of psychology and director of The Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning and Education at Washington University in St. Louis will discuss results of basic memory research showing typical studying may not be the most effective way to retain knowledge.

This program is also free to the public.

Tickets remain for

libraries’ luncheon

Tickets, $45 each, are still available for the April 16 luncheon featuring novelists Sue Miller and Jennifer Chiaverini at Calvary Church in Manheim Township. The event raises funds for Lancaster County libraries. The ticket price includes a copy of Miller’s “The Arsonist.”

To reserve tickets, contact Sue Newswanger at 354-8016 or

Join these April

book discussions

Everyone is invited to join in the following discussions of literature:

— C.W. Cerum’s "Gods, Graves, and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology," Sections 1 and 2, 6 p.m. April 1, Lancaster Public Library.

— Raymond Carver's short story "Cathedral," 10 a.m. April 3, Lancaster Public Library.

— C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 6:30 p.m. April 6, Strasburg-Heisler Library.

— Karen Abbott’s “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy,” 7 p.m. April 6, Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland.

— William Shakespeare’s play "Love's Labours Lost," 6 p.m. April 8, Lancaster Public Library.

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s "One Hundred Years of Solitude, 8 p.m. April 8, The Federal Taphouse, 201 N Queen St.

— Charles Dickens’ "The Old Curiosity Shop," 10 a.m. April 9, Lancaster Public Library.

— Liz Bradbury’s "Angel Food and Devil Dogs," 6 p.m. April 9, Lancaster Public Library.

— Jennifer Chiaverini’s “The Spy Mistress” and Jo Baker’s “Longbourn,” 3 p.m. April 12, Aaron’s Books, Lititz.

— M.R.C. Kasasian’s “Mangle Street Murders: The Gower Street Detective,” 6:30 p.m. April 14, Aaron’s Books, Lititz.

— Carlos Fuentes’ "The Old Gringo," 6 p.m. April 16, Lancaster Public Library.

— Candice Miller’s “Theodore Roosevelt’s River of Doubt,” 6 p.m. April 19, Moores Memorial Library, Christiana.

— M.L. Stedman’s “The Light Between Oceans,” 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 28, Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy.

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