Adult Fall Programming through the Adams County Library System

While October is the busiest month for adult programming in the Adams County Library System with the Adams County Reads One Book program, there are quite a number of opportunities for adult community members to engage in programs and events during the fall at each Adams County Library location. Here are some highlighted programs…

The very popular Architecture Tour series, hosted by the Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin, will take place on Tuesdays, September 5th and September 12th, beginning at 6 pm. Join architect Walt Geiger for an in-depth discussion about East Berlin’s historic public and commercial buildings and its historic outbuildings. Limited spots are open for these tours! Families in search of a fun fall morning activity can join the Architecture Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 23rd at 10 am – use a hint sheet to hunt for significant buildings and architectural buildings as part of East Berlin’s National Historic District.

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The Central Pennsylvania Guild of Handweavers will celebrate National Spinning and Weaving Week on October 4th from 3 pm-5 pm at the Trone Memorial Library with a demonstration of members’ skills and equipment. Members will be happy to answer questions and share their interest in the fiber arts.

The Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville and PA CareerLink ® will offer a drop-by service at the library for those seeking CareerLink assistance and services on Tuesdays, September 5th, October 3rd, and November 7th, from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. These services include career counseling, in-depth resume preparation, mock interviews, occupational training, GED programs, and more!

Expand your plant knowledge at the Carroll Valley Library with “Plant Knowledge: Building Deeper Relationships” on Thursday, September 7th, at 6:30 pm. Presented by Jay Tignor, the co-founder of the Northern Appalachia School in South Central PA, this program will discuss different ways of learning and knowing: how plants communicate, knowing as a dynamic process, botanical observation as language, and Indigenous knowledge.

Littlestown Library will host an in-person and a virtual interactive murder mystery this fall. On September 27th at 6 pm, it’s “Murder at the Roller Rink” at the library. The virtual program, “Masquerade and Murder,” will be Friday, October 27th at 7 pm.

At the New Oxford Library, learn how to cope with seasonal stress on Thursday, November 9th at 1 pm with “Raising Your Holiday Spirits,” presented by Jill Kaylor of Visiting Angels York, Hanover, and Lancaster, PA. Attendees will learn how to respond to triggers and remain positive, helping them find joy and solace in the holiday season.

The Gettysburg Library has plans to host a variety of programs and events, something for everyone in the community! To highlight just a couple of the programs:

If you love classic movies and/or coloring, stop by the Gettysburg Library on the last Friday of each month at 2 pm for “Coloring Classics.” Watch a classic movie while coloring.

For those who love things spooky, “An Evening with the Paranormal” is on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 pm at the Gettysburg Library. Eric Nelson, founder, and lead investigator for 717 Paranormal, will answer questions about paranormal investigations and demonstrate current paranormal equipment. 717 Paranormal has completed investigations at locations such as Pennhurst Asylum, The Whitehill Mansion, The National Soldiers Orphans Homestead, and the Jennie Wade House.

These are just a small sampling of the variety of programs and events taking place for adults throughout the Adams County Library System this fall! Be sure to pick up the Fall 3-Month Calendar, available soon at each library. Please note that many of these events require registration; check with the hosting library or visit the library system’s Event Calendar page at to find out more information.

Jessica Laganosky is Branch Director at Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin.

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