Library Programs for Adults

     Adams County Libraries have made a quick pivot from offering programs in person to offering them online. One benefit is that community members are no longer limited by where they are willing to drive! These programs are delivered to your home via Zoom or Facebook.
Like to talk books? There are three discussions each month providing opportunities to connect with each other over a good book.  Come to one or all. I know I always walk away with a deeper understanding of a work after these exchanges. Please register on the events calendar at www. adamslibrary.org. All books are available as ebooks through the Adams County Library or Project Gutenberg.
     First, mystery fans can come together for a Virtual Mystery Book Discussion on the third Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. The June 15 discussion will revolve around “The Red House Mystery” by A. A. Milne. Yes, A. A. Milne, the author of the children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh, was a prolific writer for adults and children. This adult novel is Milne’s only mystery and was quite popular during its time. On July 20, contemplate plot twists and interesting characters in Agatha Christie’s first mystery “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, published 100 years ago. Here Christie introduced her most memorable character, Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
     There is also a Virtual Book Discussion for teens and adults on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. On June 24 this group will be taking a deep look at the children’s book “The Secret Garden” by ‎Frances Hodgson Burnett. Revisit this classic or read it for the first time.
Our third book discussion group, the newly named Shelf Indulgence, is on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This month we are exploring the works of Jodi Picoult. Read any Picoult book, and we will share our thoughts on June 18. There are a wide selection of Jodi Picoult ebooks and eaudiobooks to choose from on the ACLS cloudLibrary, available with your Adams County Library card. You can request a new library card or renew your card at www.adamslibrary.org.
     Looking for hands-on activities? Try the Virtual Knit and Crochet Group on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Chat while knitting and crocheting and share techniques and projects with other creative folks via Zoom. Registration is required. Or, try Tiny Art for Adults, a paint night you can do from home! The Littlestown Library will provide kits which include a 4” x 4” canvas, paint brush and mini paint pots. Registration begins June 14, and the video will be available on demand on the Littlestown Library Facebook page on Saturday, June 20 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
     Finally, are you in search of something to read, but not sure what you want? We have a new readers’ advisory service for all ages, called What Should I Read Next? Fill out a form on the home page of our website detailing your likes and dislikes in reading material and staff will send you a list of recommended titles tailored to your tastes!  Specify your favored format, such as ebooks or eaudiobooks, and we will send you titles available as such.

For a current list of programs for adults throughout the summer, check the events calendar on our website.

Submitted by Barbara Buckley, Branch Manager of the Harbaugh-Thomas Library