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Library Welcomes a New Executive Director

Retiring Library Director Harold Showalter and incoming Director Nicholas SloneThis February, the Adams County Public Library announces the retirement of Harold Showalter, who has served as Executive Director of the library for fifteen years. During his time as Director, Harold oversaw the Adams County Public Library’s transition to computerization, and major building projects at several of the county’s libraries, including the new North Adams Library building, completed last October. The Adams County Public Library board and staff wish Harold all the best in his retirement, and thank him for his long service to the library.

On February 10, Nicholas Slone joined the Library as the new Executive Director. Nick Slone comes to the Adams County Library from the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library in Waverly, where he was responsible for managing public services and public relations. We look forward to working with Nick Slone, and welcome him to the Adams County Library and the community.

Manchester - Easter Egg Hunt

Join Deborah for an Easter Egg Hunt during Story Time at the Manchester Library, starting at 10:30 am. This event is part of National Library Week at the Adams County Public Library. Join Deborah every Monday at 10:30 am for Story Time at the Manchester Library!

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

North Adams - 20 Kites in 20 Minutes

Stop by to create your own hand-made kite, and fly it with us on the library lawn! Kids and teens, after school, 3:00 at the North Adams Library. This program is part of National Library Week.

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

North Adams - Poetry Slam

Teens and kids, join us for high-speed Poetry Slam at the North Adams Library at 3:30 pm!

1. Write your own original poem (family friendly, please).

2. Each participant will have 3 minutes to perform their poem for the group.

3. We'll receive feedback from a panel of three judges on our poetry and performance!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

North Adams - Learn about Beekeeping

Join Gary Keuffer, OSEU Brown County Intern and Master Gardener Volunteer, to learn about beekeeping, flowers beneficial to keeping bees, and mason bees.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

North Adams - Movie and a Sundae Monday

Join us after school for Movie and a Sundae Monday! Create your own ice cream sundae out of ice cream and toppings, and settle in to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II on the big screen TV! The movie starts at 3:00 p.m. See you there!

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Peebles - Fair Housing Seminar

April is Fair Housing month. If you are concerned about finding decent, affordable housing, and want to learn more about your right to a fair opportunity to rent, lease, or buy housing, plan to attend a free Fair Housing Seminar at the Peebles Library, on Wednesday, April 16, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

North Adams - Money Smart for Adults

It's Money Smart week at the North Adams Library! On Thursday, April 10 at 5:30, join representatives from First State Bank as they present a program about the Building Blocks of Establishing and Maintaining Credit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

North Adams - Money Smart for Kids

It's Money Smart Week at the North Adams Library! On Tuesday, April 8 at 3:30 pm, First State Bank managers Amy Howard, Ann Downs, Bethany Pistole, and Angie Hesler will present "PiggyBankers," a program that teaches kids how to save their money to achieve their goals, and how important saving is for their future.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Peebles - Family Nutrition Program

Join Marsha McCormick for the next Family Nutrition Program at the Peebles Library, on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30 am. While children enjoy Tot's Time, parents can learn how to use food labels to make healthy choices for feeding your family. We'll sample an apply cranberry salad recipe.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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