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Winter Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Did you have an opportunity to participate in this year’s Winter Reading Challenge at the Adams County Library System? In its second year, the Winter Reading Challenge encourages adult readers to read at least five books during the first six weeks of the year. With an opportunity to win a grand prize full of bookish goodies and a special pass for a Cupola Tour at the Seminary Ridge Museum, not ...

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March Fiction Titles

Chris Bohjalian – The Red Lotus
C.J. Box – Long Range
Wanda Brunstetter – The Crow’s Call
Harlan Coben – The Boy from the Woods
Clive Cussler – Journey of the Pharaohs
Jude Deveraux – A Forgotten Murder
Louise Erdrich – The Night Watchman
Therese Anne Fowler – A Good Neighborhood
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanan – You Are Not Alone
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March DVDs on Order

Bombshell
Charlie's AngelsDark Waters
A Hidden Life
Jumanji: the Next Level
Queen & Slim
Richard Jewell
Seven Worlds, One Planet
The Song of Names
Uncut Gems

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The Census and the Library

Census Day is right around the corner and the Adams County Library System is here to help.  We all know that the Census is important, but did you know that it is also a constitutionally-required count of every person living in the United States?  And, did you know that the 2020 Census will be the first that will urge most households to respond online?

Beginning March 12...

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Libraries are for everyone!

     Libraries are truly for everyone! No longer simply a repository for books (though don’t worry, we still have LOTS of books), libraries are places of community, where people come together to learn, socialize, and have fun. And yes, to find books. Whether you’re interested in history, gardening, crafting, trivia, or technology, the libraries of Adams County have something...

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American Library Association Announces Youth Media Awards

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. This yea...

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Teen Programs at the Library

The Teen Space at the Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville has officially been open for a little over three months. It is a spacious room beautifully renovated by the Harbaugh~Thomas Foundation from a once gray unfinished storage area to a now brightly lit space for teens in grades seven through twelve. Recent additions to the space since my last article have been an impressive surround sound...

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February 2020 Fiction Titles

Cecelia Ahern - PostScript
Steve Berry – The Warsaw Protocol
Rhys Bowen – Above the Bay of Angels
Suzanne Woods Fisher – Two Steps Forward
Joanne Fluke – Coconut Layer Cake Murder
Mark Greaney – One Minute Out
James Grippando – The Big Lie
Sophie Hannah – Perfect Little Children
Jonathan Kellerman – The Museum of Desire
Kathleen Ken...

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DVDs On Order for February

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Doctor Sleep
Fleabag, Season 1
Ford v. Ferrari
Good Karma Hospital, Series 3
The Good Liar
Howard's End
Jojo Rabbit
Keeping Faith, Series 2
Knives Out
Midway
Parasite
Sanditon
21 Bridges
Twilight Zone, Season 1

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Let Us Help You With Your Resolutions

Buongiorno! How Are Those 2020 Resolutions?
We’re ready to help you reach your 2020 goals! Learn a new language? Check! My husband, Dad and I are tackling Italian thanks to Mango Languages, a free on-line resource offered with an Adams County Library (ACLS) card. Italian is one of more than 70 languages offered, including Swahili, Cherokee, German, Hindi, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and fo...

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5 Best Kept Secrets of the Adams County Library System

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions as I always fail on them anyway. I am however a lover of “best of” or “best kept” secrets list, so I wanted to share with you the top 5 Best Kept Secrets of the Adams County Library System as you try to abide by your New Year’s Resolution. The mission of the Adams County Library System is to “Open Gateways for Exploration.” The library does this by connect...

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January 2020 Fiction Titles

Isabel Allende – A Long Petal of the Sea
Marie Benedict – Lady Clementine
Benjamin Black – The Secret Guests
Robyn Carr – The Country Guesthouse
Diane Chamberlain – Big Lies in a Small Town
Eoin Colfer - Highfire
Jeanine Cummins – American Dirt
Sandra Dallas – Westering Women
Joseph Finder – House on Fire
Lisa Gardner – When You See...

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Teach a Girl To Code and She'll Change the World

New Oxford Library and Conewago Valley Intermediate School math and science teacher Erinne Lynch are partnering to offer a Girls Who Code Club to local students in grades 3-6. This weekly club will meet on Tuesdays beginning January 14th, 2020 at 4:30pm.

Girls Who Code Clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read and explore together. Featuring activities, characters...

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One on One Technology Help at the Library

Over the last few months, retailers such as Walmart and Amazon have advertised the latest gadgets and gizmos to entice consumers to purchase for Christmas. Oftentimes, this is also a perfect opportunity to obtain a slightly older version of a device. It is very exciting to receive a new device, or a new-to-you device. But, it is also very natural to have questions about the device. How can I ac...

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