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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett Banana Cream Pie Murderby  Joanne Fluke Bone Box by Faye Kellerman Death of a Ghost by M.C. Beaton Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie Racing the Devil by Charles Todd Echoes in Death by J.D. Rob...
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You Have Resources

Flipster is our digital magazine resource.  It offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. You can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articl...

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Harbaugh-Thomas Library - Delayed Opening

Update: The Harbaugh-Thomas Library will be closed today, Thursday, February 2nd and tomorrow, Friday, February 3rd due to having no water.

The Harbaugh-Thomas Library will not be opening until 2:00pm today, Thursday, February 2nd due to water pipe issues.

Please call the Harbaugh-Thomas Library before visiting just to make sure they are open.

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Booktalk: Monday January 30

Booktalk begins the New Year with a second CD lecture from the collection entitled the Classics of British Literature.  Dr. John Sutherland, the Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Moderrn English Literture at University College London, has chosen “Defoe—Crusoe and the Rise of Capitalism” for his talk.  According to the professor Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is the first great novelist...

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Doggies! Bunnies! Read One Book!

Tired of snowballs, icy hands and chilly feet?  Looking for warmer hands-on fun?  Check out the Crafty Kids Time at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18. 2017.  Thanks to local volunteers, the Littlestown Library now has two Saturday craft times each month.  What is being crafted up for January or February?  Put on your crafting apron, stop in and find out at the Littlestown Lib...

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Nonfiction Adams County Reads One Book Announced

Yes, the Donner Party. Most of us know very little about these individuals who set out for the Western territories and a better life in the 1840s – a brief mention in a long ago Social Studies grade school class led to not so colorful jokes and opinions about them. However, there is much more to the story. Unlike thousands of others who had the same dream, and made it to their final destination...

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Wednesday, January 11

Update: It's still icy out there, so the Adams County Library System now plans to open at 1:00pm.  Stay safe and warm!

It's a bit icy this morning, so the Adams County Library System is operating on a 2-hour delay today, Wednesday, January 11th. The Gettysburg Library will open at 11 am, ...

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To Snow Or Not To Snow ...

Here’s the quick version about how snow is made.  The two main conditions that need to be in place to make snow are low temperatures (28 degrees or lower is optimal) and low humidity.  Cooled water and cooled compressed air are pumped through separate snowmaking pipes up the mountain slopes.  These pipes meet at snow guns that are positioned at different points on the slopes.&nbs...

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Friday, January 6

The Adams County Library System is running on a 2-hour delay today.  The Gettysburg Library and most branches will open at 11am.

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Top 7 Library New Year's Resolutions for You

2. Attend “An Evening with Laura Lippman” (September 22, 2017)

We’re thrilled to invite you to have dinner with us, participate in a silent auction, and get to know New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Lippman. During “An Evening with Laura Lippman,” a fundraiser benefiting the ACLS, Laura will discuss her latest book and answer questions from the audience. The event will be held a...

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