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Celebrating 2018 Literary Anniversaries

I love classic literature. These stories have a certain resonation, a true testament to their relevancy in today’s hectic life, even if the story is over two hundred years old. Classic stories in any form touch thousands of people around the world, whether it’s reading an edition of a story published two hundred years ago, or watching Hollywood’s adaption or even PBS’ miniseries on Masterpiec...

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DVDs on order for January 2018

Alibi

Blade Runner 2049

Crooked House

The Foreigner

Friend Request

Geostorm

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Happy Death Day

It

Loving Vincent

Marshall

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

The Snowman

The Square

Thank You For Your Service

Tyler Per...

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SOLZHENITSYN AND DENISOVICH AT BOOKTALK JANUARY 29

In the early 1960s the name Alexander Solzhenitsyn suddenly became famous when he published his novella “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” in the literary magazine “Novy Mir” (New World).

            On January 29 Professor Irwin Weil, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Northwestern University, will present a ...

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Play Your Way to K

The Play K curriculum consists of materials and activities for six different playscapes, or “play and learn centers.” Each playscape is designed around an early childhood theme, or topic, to explore. A big idea (central understanding), together with one or more essential questions, provide focus for the learning experiences. Programming options are provided for each playscape to support a ran...

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What’s new at the library

New programs about science and nature include “Big Pacific,” a five-part program exploring the variety of marine life found deep within the Pacific Ocean. “Spy in the Wild, Part 2” features more close-up encounters with animals revealed by hiding cameras in the wild. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” discusses attempts to reduce global climate change and highlights progress made in the...

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Winter Olympics

Attention all winter sports enthusiasts!  The upcoming 23rd Winter Olympic Games will be held from February 9 – 25, 2018.  The host country will be the Republic of Korea.  Korea has not hosted an Olympic Games since 1988 when Seoul was the host city for the Summer Olympics.  This year’s Olympics will feature 102 events in 15 sports.  New events this year are Snowbo...

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An Amazing Card

 At any of our libraries, your card can be used to check out materials.  There are books, magazines and newspapers, audiobooks, music cds, and dvds for all ages.  You can use your card to “check out” a computer for searching the internet, creating documents or using one of the online databases.  Free wireless access is available in all libraries, no password needed!

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Winter Weather

Winter weather is back! Just a reminder about delays and closings: If the Gettysburg School District has a weather related closing or delay in the morning, the Adams County Library System will open at 11:00 AM. This includes the Gettysburg library and branches. Any branch scheduled to open after 11:00 AM will open at its regular time. We will post delay and closing information in several places...

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Cooking in the New Year

To go along with this new resource, in October the Gettysburg Library debuted a new club – a Cookbook Club.  As part of this club, participants choose a recipe based on a theme, make the dish at home, and bring it, and a copy of the recipe, to the library where members eat and discuss cooking and other topics.  We ask that a copy of the recipe is provided just in case anyone has a f...

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Festive and Free at the Littlestown Library

Festive activities and fun await family and friends at the Littlestown Library. On Super 2nd Saturday, December 9,  2017, 10.30 a.m. bring the young one(s) along to share holiday stories and songs with the KPETS dogs and handlers.  

Start a new tradition with creative festooning for the whole family.  Drop in Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m. and join the green, red a...

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JANE AUSTEN AT BOOKTALK NOV 27

On Monday November 27 Booktalk presents a sixty minute DVD entitled “Biography: Jane Austen.”  The narrators of this story of Jane Austen invite the audience to enjoy the life, novels and the author’s “ironic yet sympathetic and gently satirical prose on the privileged life of Georgian England.”  Six novels by Jane Austen have been published:  “Emma,” “Persuasion,” “Sense and S...

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