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Adult program happenings this Fall at the library

By Jessica Laganosky, Branch Director, Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin

As I write this, the beginning of September is three weeks away. This means great anticipation for the programs and events taking place this fall at each library location. The 3-month fall event calendar is in the final preparation stages, so soon everyone will see all of the exciting programs and events taking place in September-November. Here are just a few of the programs for adults

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Historian Leslie Goddard returns virtually to the Gettysburg Library to discuss Nancy Drew on Thursday, September 29 th at 6:30pm. Upon registration, attendees will receive a Zoom link to the webinar. Also hosted by the Gettysburg Library, Tuesday Trivia Trap will begin in September, on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:30pm. This trivia night will feature a different theme each month, and teams can compete for a prize. Those interested may register as a team or as an individual. If you prefer knitting or crocheting or any kind of fiber craft, check out In Stitches, which will meet starting in September on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Registration is required; bring a craft project to work on with other crafting enthusiasts, or learn how to craft!

At the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin, the popular Architectural Tour series with architect Walt Geiger returns with the second part of the series, a walking tour of the eastern part of town with an in depth discussion of the various architectural details. Space is limited, so registration is required. Girls Craft Night commences in September, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. This intergenerational program invites groups to create a different craft item each month. Contact the Trone
Memorial Library for details! Also, space is very limited for the Scrapbooking Weekend at the library,
October 7-8. Contact the library for more details!

In Biglerville, the Harbaugh~Thomas Library will feature a program titled “Preventing Dementia: Ways to Optimize Your Brain Health,” on Thursday, Sep. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Catherine Mauss will discuss risk factors and other causes of dementia, as well as ways to improve your brain health and cognitive decline.

New Oxford Area Library is hosting a program titled “Relationship Abuse: What Is It?” on Monday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. A trained facilitator from the YWCA Hanover’s Safe Home will discuss the world of relationship abuse, including discussion of red flags and warning signs for abuse. Registration is not required, but preferred.

Carroll Valley Library has a series of Beginner’s Video Production Workshops scheduled on Mondays from Sep. 12 to Oct. 3 at 6:00 pm. Michael McCabe from Hilltop Video Services will cover the basics of video production in the four-part series; attendees will receive a free digital copy of his eBook, The Beginner’s Guide to Video Production Resources. Registration is required.

Littlestown Library has a virtual Banned Books Week Trivia on Friday, September 23 rd at 7pm. Register to join in the trivia fun via Zoom, celebrating Banned Books Week. And, the ever popular Virtual Murder Mystery Event returns on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. with “Horror on the Haunted House Tour.” In this interactive program, you are one of a group of thrill-seeking tourists gathered for a Halloween night ghost tour.

The programs above are just a small selection of fall adult programming. Look for more details in the coming weeks on October programs for this year’s Adams County Reads One Book selection, Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton.

To find out more information about any program, stop by your local library or visit the Adams County Library System website at

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Chris Daino
Chris Daino
1 year ago

What is banned books? Why would you promote banning books?

Adams County Library
Adams County Library
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris Daino

From the American Library Association Website on Banned Books Week: Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the… Read more »

Tommy Stewart
Tommy Stewart
1 year ago

Then Yes by all means let’s celebrate banned books week. Freedom to read whatever is written should always be a right in a country that espouses freedom. Literary Censorship is never acceptable, even if you disagree with the content of the book.

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