It’s no secret that programming from the Adams County Library System has gone virtual. With book discussions being held over Zoom and story times being filmed and shown on Facebook and YouTube, the library system has been engaging virtually for the past few months.
Our offerings via Zoom are many and varied. All programs for the Adams County Reads One Book selection, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone are being held via that platform. On Thursday, October 8 at 6:30pm, for example, you can turn in from the comfort of your home and watch “Adams County's Equal Suffrage Movement.” Jane Malone, a member of the Adams County Historical Society and retired licensed Gettysburg Town Guide, will speak on what happened in Adams County during the Suffrage Movement. On Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm, Pete Miele, Executive Director, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center will present on Civil War Codes and Ciphers. Jason Fagone, author of this year’s One Book will join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30pm. He will be presenting “Poet, Codebreaker, Nazi Hunter: The Puzzle-Solving Adventures of Elizebeth Smith Friedman.” Registration for all One Book programs is open and can be found on our website, www.adamslibrary.org. A link to the Zoom presentations will be emailed to all registrants prior to the programs.
We’re also very excited to announce that this year we are offering a Virtual Edition of the Wine, Cheese and Art program that we normally hold at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. This year, this event is being held via Zoom as a fundraiser for the library’s most urgent needs on Friday, November 13 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the library’s website, www.adamslibrary.org, or at any Adams County Library location. Tickets include tips for wine and cheese pairings from Noemi Halbrendt, owner of Hallbrendt Vineyard & Winery and a virtual tour of the current exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery, “I Beseech You: Women, Art, Politics and Power” by Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery.
Zoom isn’t the only platform that the library system is using for programming. We’re also busy posting videos on our YouTube Channel. These videos range from story times to book reviews, from How To videos to Chapter-a-Day videos of books that are found in the public domain. We’re updating our YouTube offerings multiple times a week. Subscribing to our channel will give you easier access to anything new that we add. You can find direct links to our YouTube channel on our website, www.adamslibrary.org.
More virtual programs are being added all the time. Check out the calendar on our website for the latest information, or keep up to date by following us on our social media channels. We’re on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Submitted by Sara Edmiston, Community Relations Librarian, Adams County Library System.