April First Friday at The Ware Center

April First Friday at The Ware Center

The Ware Center hosts three events on Friday, April 1, including Celebrate Libraries from 5:00 – 7:00pm, the Department of Art & Design metal students offering crafted items for purchase from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, and Dr. José Holland-García performing his cabaret, “Speak to Me” at 7:30 pm. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street.


ATRIUM: “Celebrate Libraries” (Free)

The public is invited to join the Public Libraries in Lancaster County and Sandy Asher, Lancaster County’s Children’s Laureate, at a special gala event that will celebrate libraries from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Atrium on the 2nd floor of the center.  The gala is the culmination of public library visits by Sandy Asher during the months of February and March that resulted in the creation of projects by children and their families that celebrate libraries!  Those creations will also be on display during the event.

Come and meet representatives from the public libraries in Lancaster County and learn about new and exciting resources that will enhance the library experience! Learn about the Library’s new Mobile App; OverDrive downloadable audiobooks, e-Books; and more!

Guests will also be able to participate in a special Public Library Scavenger Hunt during the event to win a Kindle.  They will be asked to answer questions like “Which library has a bank vault in the middle of its main floor?” or “Which library is in a town designated as a ‘great place to visit’ by Smithsonian Magazine?”  There will also be a Kids’ Craft activity and a special Minecraft demonstration by the Manheim Township Public Library.  Take advantage of this opportunity to find out more about the programs, resources and services at your public library!

About Sandy Asher

Sandy Asher was named Lancaster County’s Children’s Laureate in December 2014 by the Lancaster Literary Guild. The Celebrate Libraries project is a collaboration between Asher, The Public Libraries of Lancaster County, and staff from the Library System of Lancaster County.  For more information about Sandy Asher and her work, visit www.sandyasher.com  or  usawrites4kids.blogspot.com.


LOBBY: Fine Arts Metals Department of Art & Design (Free)

Meet student artists selling various wares they’ve created through work in the Fine Arts Metals Department at Millersville University.


HARVEY OWEN SALON: Cabaret (Ticketed Event)

Dr. José Holland-García performs “Speak to Me,” an intimate collection of songs through the years have become the anthems and torch songs that have served as a way to express his inner most feelings. He is accompanied by Scott Williams on piano, and  Mike Vitale on bass.

Dr. Holland-García is an Assistant Professor of Music at Millersville University and serves as chair of the Voice Division.

Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and can be purchased online at www.ArtsMu.com or by calling 717-871-7600. Complimentary beverage service begins 30 minutes prior to show and small plates are available with advance ticket purchase, see website for details.