During these cold winter months, it’s always a good idea to keep your mind active, and Adams County Library System is here to help with those needs! Whether it’s trivia, discussing books, or learning something new, we’ve got you covered. All programs are still being held virtually, which means you don’t have to go out in the cold winter weather, and you can even join in while wearing pajamas. It’s a win-win!
     Tonight, February 5, at 6:30pm, New Oxford Library and Littlestown Library will be hosting a Schitt’s Creek Trivia Night, and registration is still open! If you miss out, no worries; the library system will be hosting a trivia night on a different theme every month, so keep your eyes peeled for these events.
     Trone Memorial Library will be hosting a Cook-Along on February 9 if you’re interested in learning how to make some good eats. This month, you can learn to make Pear Gorgonzola Salad. The Cook-Along is presented by local dietician Emily Bumgarner. A list of ingredients will be emailed after you register.
     If you’re interested in the Civil War, Carroll Valley Library will be hosting a program on Civil War veteran Albert Woolson, his monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield, and the sculptor of the monument, Avard Fairbanks. Albert, Avard, and a Gettysburg Monument will be presented by local Battlefield Guide Denny Forwood and can be viewed on the Carroll Valley Facebook page and the ACLS YouTube channel beginning February 10.
     If theatre and murder are more your thing, join Littlestown Library for a Virtual Valentine Murder Mystery Cruise. Each participant is given a character to play, and you’ll question the other suspects to find out who the murderer is…maybe it’s you! This will be held on February 12, but registration is limited, and you must register by February 9.
     In these times, it’s very important to take time for yourself and relax. Join Harbaugh-Thomas Library on February 16 for a guided mediation session focused on relaxation and being present, presented by experienced, long-time meditator Rev. Sarah Phillips.
     Do you like alcohol and books? Want to combine the two? Join Emily from New Oxford Library on February 24 for Wine About It, a book talk for book lovers. Pour a glass or pint of your favorite adult beverage and join in for this casual chat about books. 
     Looking ahead, on March 23, Gettysburg Library will be hosting a program entitled Betty Crocker and her Cookbook that Changed how America Cooks. Learn about this iconic legend and how she was created with a fun, illustrated lecture presented by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D.
     On top of our long-standing book discussion groups, we have a few additions to our book club repertoire. In March we’ll be premiering two new book clubs. Back by popular demand, our Historical fiction book discussion, Stories of the Past, will meet on the second Wednesday at 1:00pm beginning March 10. And for those who love Louise Penny’s Three Pines series, get ready for Team Gamache! This book discussion will meet on the third Friday at 10:00am beginning March 19.

For more information and to register for these and all of our programs, please go to adamslibrary.org/events.
Submitted by Jess Shelleman, Branch Manager, Littlestown Library