Adams County Reads One Book Programs Announced

by Jessica Laganosky, Branch Director, Trone Memorial Library

Get ready to join the celebration with the Adams County Library System in October as each Adams County Library hosts programs and discussions featuring this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection, “Leave Only Footprints” by Conor Knighton!

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If you have not had an opportunity to read “Leave Only Footprints” yet, copies are available for hold request at each Adams County Library location. There are also copies available for request through cloudLibrary as an eBook and as an eAudiobook.

For those who wish to discuss the book with other community members, discussion meetings will take place on the following dates and times and locations: Gettysburg Library, Friday, October 7th at 10am; Littlestown Library, Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm; New Oxford, Thursday, October 13th at 10am; Carroll Valley, Wednesday, October 19th at 2pm; Harbaugh~Thomas in Biglerville, Thursday, October 20th at 1pm; and Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin, Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30pm. In addition, those interested in virtual discussions can register to receive a Zoom link for the following dates and times: Saturday, October 1st at 10:30am; Sunday, October 16th at 1pm; and Tuesday, October 25th at 4pm.

There are quite a number of programs and events also taking place in October; registration is required for most of these programs. The first major One Book program, “Live Interactive Virtual Tour of Yellowstone National Park,” hosted by the Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin, is Thursday, October 6th at 6pm. Ashea Mills of Walking Shadow Ecology Tours will virtually take participants through the park, answering questions along the way. This is a virtual program, so participants can view from home or stop by the Trone Memorial Library, the New Oxford Library, or the Harbaugh~Thomas Library to watch the program with other community members!

Stop by New Oxford Library weekly from the 3rd to the 22nd for their National Park Crossword Challenge from the National Parks Foundation. There will be a new crossword puzzle each week, and find out the answers to the previous puzzles! New Oxford will also host “Gettysburg National Military Park and Monuments” on Tuesday, October 18th at 3pm. Registration is recommended. Gettysburg Library staff member John will discuss his experiences as a National Parks Ranger on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg Library. Also in Gettysburg, if you love trivia, join in on National Park Trivia Night on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm. Carroll Valley will host “Recollections of a National Park Ranger” with Brion FitzGerald on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30pm. In Littlestown, learn about nature photography with their program “Capturing the Beauty of the Outdoors” on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30pm. Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville will host Ed Riggs and his presentation “What You Miss In Our National Parks If You Stay in the Car” on Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30pm.

If you love documentaries, Gettysburg Library and New Oxford Library will host viewings of “Our Planet” and “Our Great National Parks.” Stop by New Oxford Library on Friday, October 7th and Friday, October 28th from 5pm-7:30pm to view episodes of “Our Great National Parks,” which is a Netflix documentary. Gettysburg Library will show “Our Planet” on Saturday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 29th, from 10am-2pm.

Visit www.adamslibrary.org/events for more information on the above programs. Check out the Event Calendar too for programs for children and young adults that also feature themes from “Leave Only Footprints.” Hope to see you at one of these exciting events!

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