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Research Your Family at the Library

     Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine, many of us have gone through our attics and basements to purge unwanted items; these items range from your dad’s old comics, a television, and great-grandma’s moth-eaten dresses, to a safe where you discovered dozens and dozens of pictures of your relatives. These pictures contained names of your relatives, but you aren’t sure who...

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Is reading a Daily part of your routine?

It’s the holiday season! “Happy Holiday” from “The Andy Williams Christmas Album” is playing in the back of my mind while I write this article. Late this month, the Salvation Army’s bells will be ringing and Thanksgiving will be a distant memory when we turn our calendar pages to December 1st.   The hustle and bustle of planning family get-togethers, preparing holiday meals, decorating, sh...

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New Fiction for December

Brian Andrews – W.E.B. Griffin Rogue Asset
Ted Bell – Sea Hawke
Alice Blanchard – The Witching Tree
Jane K. Cleland – Jane Austen’s Lost Letters
Bernard Cornwell – Sharpe’s Assassin
Shea Ernshaw – A History of Wild Places
Lyndsay Faye – Observations by Gaslight
Christopher Fowler – Bryant & May: London Bridge is Falling Down
Victoria G...

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December 2021 Large Print on Order

Fiction
Hidden Treasures by Michelle Adams
The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
Off the Wild Coast of Brittany by Juliet Blackwell
The Robin’s Greeting by Wanda Brunsetter
The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
The Nameless Ones by John Connolly
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas
The Na...

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Mango and More

I’ve always been interested in learning a new language.  In high school I took 4 years of Spanish, and looking back now, I do regret that I didn’t stick with it.  That’s why I’m very happy that the Adams County Library System subscribes to Mango Language. From the comfort of my home, I have access to more than 70 world languages that I can learn just by using my library card number fo...

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November DVDs on Order

Baptiste Season 2
Call the Midwife Season Ten
Creepshow Seasons 1 & 2
Cry Macho
Death in Paradise Season 10
The Drowning
The Eight Hundred
Electric Jesus
Four Good Days
A Gift From Bob
The Girl Who Believes in Miracles
God’s Not Dead: We The People
Holler
My Life is Murder Series 2
Queen of the...

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What's New at the Library

     ‘Tis the season for new books. There are so many new books coming out this fall that even the speediest of readers might not be able to keep up. Here are some highlights from the library’s adult fiction collection.
     One of our most popular categories is mystery and suspense. “Mercy” by David Baldacci is the next thriller in his series featuring FBI ...

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Kids POWER Library

Access to knowledge is in your hands when you use the POWER library.  Just by using your library card, you have access to online resources for a variety of topics.  Learning is just a click away when you use this free resource. Kids POWER Library offers databases and online resources for children of all ages.  The best way to start is by going to the Adams County Library website....

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November Large Print On Order

Fiction
Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer
The Husbands by Chandler Baker
Claws for Alarm by Rita Mae Brown
Better Off Dead by Lee Child
State of Terror by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell
Clive Cussler’s the Devil Sea by Dirk Cussler
The Last Thing He Told Me b...

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New Fiction for November

Mitch Albom – The Stranger in the Lifeboat
David Baldacci – Mercy
Mary Balogh – Someone Perfect
Paula Brackston – City of Time and Magic
Barbara Taylor Bradford – A Man of Honor
Emily Brightwell – Mrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders
Marc Cameron – Tom Clancy Chain of Command
Meg Waite Clayton – The Postmistress of Paris
Michael Connell...

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Will You Support Adams County Library System (#13) November 5th?

How many times have you heard OR said, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?” The point we are trying to convey is to think for yourself instead of following the crowd. 
Sometimes, we do need to join together for a positive outcome and this is my rally cry! There are 94 non-profit participants in this year’s annual Giving Spree. Take a moment to look at each group that s...

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Friend Your Library!

Next week brings up another special week on our yearly library celebrations calendar. October 17-23, 2021 is National Friends of the Library Week which is celebrated throughout the country. The American Library Association’s Friends arm, known as United for Libraries, is proud to present the 16th annual Friends of the Library Week. This year’s theme “Friend Your Library,” encourages libraries o...

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October DVDs on Order

Candyman
Coming Home in the Dark
Crime Story
The Crown, season 4
Don’t Breathe 2
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Forever Purge
Joe Bell
Jungle Cruise
Midsomer Murders: Halloween
Murdoch Mysteries: Halloween
My Salinger Year
The Night House
Nine Days
Pig
...

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Friends of the New Oxford Area Library

     The Friends of the New Oxford Area Library have been very busy during the past year. The Friends purpose is to support the Library either by financial means or physical means. We provide support and materials above what is budgeted by the Adams County Library System.
     In order to be able to do this we have held fundraisers this past year. In April w...

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The new normal at the library

     September has been an exciting time for the Adams County Library System Staff and our library users!  After quite a long stretch, the Library resumes in-person programming, adding one more service to our new normal.
     Although the Library System reopened for browsing, computer use, printing, copying, FAXing and other information services in Sept...

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