On May 21, from 6 - 8:00 pm, the Adams County Genealogical Society will hold a free Genealogy 101 Class at the Adams County Heritage Center in West Union. All ages are welcome to come learn how to trace their family roots. The class will discuss how to get started, organize findings, interview relatives, find records, record information, and how to avoid mistakes.
Join us as we Celebrate National Library Month at the Adams County Public Library.
All week, when you check out a book at the Peebles Library, enter your name in one of six drawings for new books, including adult and teen fiction, children's books, and cookbooks. We're offering books by popular authors including John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Suzanne Collins, and Lemony Snicket, children's titles including "How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud," and two popular cookbooks. We'll draw the winning names on April 30.
This weekend, stop by the North Adams Library and enter your name in a drawing to win books for every member of the family. We're giving away two sets of books, including "The Demigod Diaries" by Rick Riordan, "Arlo Needs Glasses" by Barney Saltzberg and "Confessions of a Murder Suspect" by James Patterson. Set two includes "Beautiful Opps!" by Barney Saltzberg, "Let’s Go for a Drive" by Mo Williams and "Lincoln’s Last Days" by Bill O’Reilly. We'll draw the winning names on May 1.
Join us at the Manchester Public Library for Patron Appreciation Day, on Wednesday, April 17 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. We want to thank our patrons for supporting the Manchester Public Library! Stop in, chat with library staff, enjoy punch and cookies, and rediscover how much your local library has to offer.
The North Adams Library Youth Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 pm. The YAC is a voice for teens in the North Adams Community, and helps contribute to and shape library programs that serve teens. Learn how you can join us! Call 937-386-2556.
The Friends of the North Adams Public Library will meet on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at the Seaman Community Building. For more information, or to learn how you can join the Friends in supporting the North Adams Library, call 937-386-2556.
The Fiber Crafters Circle meets the third Wednesday of each month at the North Adams Public Library, to share tips and tricks about all kinds of fiber craft projects, from knitting to crochet, from needlepoint to quilting. Everyone is welcome to join, of any skill level. For more information, call 937-386-2556.
Celebrate the West Union Public Library’s 24th Anniversary with us in a day-long event at the library on April 24. The West Union Public Library was founded in 1989, and in honor of National Library Month, West Union Library staff and patrons will be celebrating ‘80s Day on Wednesday, April 24.
All Adams County Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, April 9 for a staff in-service day. Thank you for your patience. Any items due April 9 will be treated as due on April 10. Even when we are closed, you can return any item in our book drop, or use free WiFi at each library location. Normal hours will resume on April 10.
The Adams County Public Library offers free community activities, classes, and events for people of all ages and interests. Plan to join us for one of these free events, coming up during the next two weeks.
Learn Cake Decorating
Teen Art Class
April 3, 10:30 am – Tot’s Time with Sherry at the Peebles Library
10:30 am – Family Nutrition Program at the Peebles Library. Marsha McCormick discusses how you can add calcium-rich foods to your diet, to support complete nutrition. Sample recipes, receive door prizes in this free event.
April 4, 10:30 am – Story Time with Tara at the West Union Library
10:30 am – Teen Art Class with Donelle at the West Union Library
April 8, 10:30 am – Story Time with Adam at the Manchester Library
5:30 pm – Computer Class Part I at the West Union Library. A comprehensive, beginner’s introduction to using computers and searching the Internet in two parts. Call 937-544-2591 to register.
April 9, Closed – All Adams County Public Libraries will be closed for a staff in-service day. All items due on April 9 will be treated as due on April 10.
April 10, 10:30 am – Tot’s Time with Sherry at the Peebles Public Library
5:00 pm – Beginning Cake Decorating at the Peebles Library. Call in advance to register for this free, hands-on class. Learn cake planning and decorating techniques, and practice on your own mini-creation.
5:00 pm – Herb Workshop at the Manchester Library. Learn everything you need to know to prepare for herb planting this spring, including planting techniques for the most popular herbs, strategies for harvesting and preserving, taste samples, and more.
5:30 pm – Computer Class Part II at the West Union Library. A comprehensive, beginner’s introduction to using computers and searching the Internet in two parts. Call 937-544-2591 to register.
All Adams County Public Library locations will be closed all day Tuesday, April 9, for a staff in-service day. Any items due on April 9 will be treated as due on April 10.