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Did you know that all six locations of Adams County Library System host book discussions? We encourage adults, teens, and children of all ages to explore our various offerings. Some of our book discussions are age/grade or genre specific. Other discussion groups read a variety of genres. This allows participants to explore books outside of their typical reading comfort zone. Gettysburg’s “Bring...

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Adams County Library System Hosts Award-Winning Children's Author/Illustrator

One of the great joys of youth services librarianship is the opportunity to connect young people with the individuals who write and illustrate the books they read.  Yes, they are real.  Yes, they do exist.  And yes, you can actually meet them.  So, it is with great excitement that we announce the upcoming visit of award-winning author/illustrator, Gene Barretta, to the Getty...

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Moving forward into 2019

The Adams County Library System has much to offer the community throughout the new year.  Here are some special programs to look forward to as well as a reminder of many recurring events.
     The year began with the kickoff of the Passport to History program.  The Seminary Ridge Museum is partnering with the ACLS to offer a 50% discount to Adams County resi...

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February Fiction Titles

Kelley Armstrong – Watcher in the Woods
Laura Benedict – The Stranger Inside
Alan Brennert – Daughter of Moloka’i
Tara Conklin – The Last Romantics
Bill Crider – That Old Scoundrel Death
Mary Daheim – A Case of Bier
Jasper Fforde – Early Riser
Charles Finch – The Vanishing Man
Joanne Fluke – Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
Lisa Gardner –...

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February DVDs on Order

At Eternity's Gate
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Front Runner
The Girl in the Spider's Web
The Happy Prince
Mary Queen of Scots
Nobody's Fool
A Private War
Robin Hood
The Sisters Brothers
A Star is Born

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Encouraging You to Encourage Others

My first job out of college was an English, Public Speaking and Drama high school teacher, so I am thrilled to share that the Adams County Library System is starting a new adventure to fulfill a growing need in our community: an afterschool program for middle and high school students!
Reaching Our Community (R.O.C.) After School will:

1. Expand the school day through tutoring a...

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New Oxford's February Activity Calendar

Interested in a downloadable PDF copy of the activity calendar for February 2019? Click here. Please register for events by contacting the library directly or online through the ACLS event calendar.

- Emily Holland, Branch Manager

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Colonial Reading Community Announcement

New Oxford Library is proud to be participating in this year's Colonial Reading Community alongside New Oxford Elementary School and Conewago Township Elementary School! On Monday and Thursday evenings at 6pm, we will be offering read-alongs of the day's selected chapter in the library beginning Monday, January 28. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's book selection. It will be announ...

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A New Chapter at the Littlestown Library

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ― C. JoyBell C.

     I am so excited to be on the first beautiful page of my new book as the Branch...

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Cookbook Club rescheduled

Due to the snow forecasted for Thursday evening, the Carroll Valley Cookbook Club meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 24th at 6:30pm.

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cloudLibrary Update

     You’re aware that the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca is the Adams County Library System’s exclusive platform for eBooks and eAudiobooks, offering you one convenient place to search for eBooks and eAudiobooks.  The signup is super easy, the app is simple to use and you can personalize your reading experience.  All you need is a library card.

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January Fiction Titles on Order

Stephanie Barron – That Churchill Woman
Fiona Barton – The Suspect
Marie Benedict – The Only Woman in the Room
Alan Bradley – the Golden Tresses of the Dead
James Lee Burke – The New Iberia Blues
Robyn Carr – The Best of Us
S.A. Chakraborty – The Kingdom of Copper
Christina Dodd – What Doesn’t Kill Her
Lyndsay Faye – The Paragon Hotel
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January DVDs on Order

After Darkness
Bad Times at the El Royale
The Bookshop
Boy Erased
Castle Rock, Season 1
Doctor Who, Season 11
First Man
Frankie Drake Mysteries, Season 1
The Hate U Give
Johnny English Strikes Again
Lez Bomb
Monsters and Men
The Old Man & the Gun
What ...

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Free Technology Tutoring and Computer Classes

Are you interested in:

learning a new skill, using an unfamiliar computer program or digital device, learning more about technology and/or digital devices, learning more about the library's digital resources?

New Oxford Library offers technology tutoring and computer classes by appointment. Bring your own device or learn on one of ours! Please call the library at 717-624...

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Exercise your brain

     Happy New Year from the Carroll Valley Library!  I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Well, this is not really true.  Old dogs, and older people, can both learn new things.  Keeping your mind stimulated is a great way to keep your brain healthy as you age.  Make it one of your new year’s resolutions this...

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