Embrace your inner bookworm.

Adults

The joy of reading isn't just for kids! You, too, can get lost in a classic mystery, shiver at the latest thriller or get swept off your feet in a light romance. Learn new skills, discover local history or conduct research for a pet project.

We have the info you want, in the format you need.

Whether you're looking for traditional books or ebooks, books on CD or downloadable files, the Adams County Library is here for you.

We offer a variety of programs, from author visits to movies.  Are you a local author who may want to present a program for us?  Click here to download our author request form.  

 

Join other readers in Adams County for lively, intellectual conversation based on our shared reading experience.

 

Meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

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Looking for additional tools to supplement our reference databases? Here are some additional resources.

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#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 28. Our Campaign is $1,000 (one thousand bucks) for $1,000 books, which supports the 1,000 books before Kindergarten program. Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor.

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Bring a project or learn to knit. Adults and teens. Drop in 1-3 pm.

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The Harbaugh-Thomas Book Club for adults will discuss The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. 6:30p.m.

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Snip, glue, and create your unique Valentine! For ages 4+ (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult), free at the Littlestown Library. Registration preferred.   1:00 p.m.

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Gain a new perspective, share your insights and hear views. This month’s book is TBA. Adults welcome, free at Littlestown Library.  12:00 p.m.

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K-6: The Little Red Hen - We will read The Little Red Hen and then participate in hands-on activities that go with the story.  7th and up: Black History Month Activities  1:00 p.m.

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Men and Women's Health and Wellness  6:30 p.m.  registration required

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K-6: Animals in Winter - We will use some non-fiction books and resources to learn more about animals in winter.

7th and up: Mardi Gras Activities  1:00 p.m.

 

 

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Ann Starbard, author of The Dairy Goat Handbook, will be presenting on the care and keeping of goats.

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Composting isn't just for gardeners! Learn about the composting method that may be best for your home, the environmental impact of composting, and other ways you can protect the environment with Tony from Dirty Worm.

Registration required.

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin  7:00 p.m.

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