Fall is just around the corner, and here at the Adams County Library System we’ll be opening our doors for a return to in-person programming! For the safety of staff and community members, mask and social distance guidelines will be in place, so be sure to check with your local branch for current guidance. If you enjoy the flexibility of our virtual programs, good news! We still have several programs this fall that will be held online. Check out our calendar of events for more details at adamslibrary.org/events. 
Tour a museum without leaving your home! On Sept. 2, join us for a virtual tour of Philadelphia’s American Swedish Historical Museum with the museum’s assistant director, Lauren Burnham.
Join us virtually on Sept. 9 as Adam DePaul, a Tribal Council Member, Storykeeper, and Coordinator of the Rising Nation River Journey discusses the past, present, and future of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.
Thinking of buying or selling a house? Are you just plain confused about what’s happening right now in the housing market? Join Littlestown virtually on Sept. 14 as we talk with Colin Cameron from Small Town Agents and eXp Realty as he discusses what’s up with the housing market.
If you enjoy a good murder mystery and want to get in on the action, join us on Sept. 17 for Grilled to Death, a virtual murder mystery party. Question suspects, uncover clues, and see if you can figure out who the killer is!
Come watch a demonstration and meet the bloodhounds from First Tracks Search and Rescue at Trone Memorial on Sept. 21. Mark Pascale will discuss how the bloodhounds help with the important work of search and rescue.
Does it feel like we’ve been waiting forever for the newest James Bond movie to hit the screen?! In anticipation of the release of “No Time to Die,” Littlestown will be holding a virtual James Bond Trivia program on Oct. 1. Test your knowledge against others on all things 007.
If you like craftiness, we have you covered! Harbaugh-Thomas offers a weekly knitting group, and Trone Memorial offers a bimonthly knitting and crocheting group, a bimonthly sewing group, as well as a monthly girls craft night. New Oxford will be offering a hand sewing demonstration on Sept. 23. Carroll Valley will be teaching a Still Life Drawing class on Nov. 11, and Littlestown will be will be offering a Tiny Art Holiday Trio for you to take and make. The first of the trio, Spooky Fall, will be available beginning Oct. 18. 
Have you read this year’s One Book? Each year, a committee of community members and staff selects a title for Adams County Reads One Book (ACROB), a county-wide program to encourage discussion and learning. This year’s selected title is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. During the month of October, each library branch will be holding community book discussions as well as presentations by experts in the fields of slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad. Make sure to read this year’s selected title, and keep an eye out in September for an announcement on all of our ACROB programs.
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