New large print fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Early Dawn” by Catherine Anderson, “Rizzo’s War” by Lou Manfredo, “The Chocolate Cupid Killings” by JoAnna Carl, “Dark Tiger” by William Tapply, “Conspirata” by Robert Harris, “The Unbearable Lightness of Scones” by Alexander McCall Smith, “Royal’s Bride” by Kat Martin, and “Stained Glass” by Ralph McInerny. Other new fiction includes “The Children’s Book” by A.S. Byatt, “Flirt” by Laurell Hamilton, and “The 13th Hour” by Richard Doetsch.
New nonfiction books include “Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials Into New Family Treasures” by Amanda Soule, “Live a Little: Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health” by Susan Love, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond, “The Official Horse Breeds Standards Book” by Fran Lynghaug, “Antiques Road Show Behind the Scenes” by Marsha Bemko, and “The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown” by Khris Cochran.
New items at Hustontown Branch Library include “A Night Too Dark” by Dana Stabenow, “Somewhere to Belong” by Judith Miller, and “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.
Teens, remember to turn in your artwork on Saturday, March 6, from noon to 2 p.m. for inclusion in the library’s first annual art contest. For entry forms and further information, please go to the library’s Web site at fultoncountylibrary. org.
The next Family Place parent child workshop will be held Friday, February 26, at 10:30 in the community room of the Fulton County Library with special guest Carol Babinsack, TIU 11 Early Intervention teacher.
Due to reduced funding to the library from the state and county, new library hours are: Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours at the Hustontown Branch Library will be Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Hustontown Branch Library will now be closed on Saturdays.
The Committee to Save the Justice William Smith House in Mercersburg invites all to an evening with Dr. William Pencak, professor of history at Penn State University. Pencak will be lecturing on the Smith House and the Black Boys Rebellion at 7:30 p.m.on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at the Methodist Church on Fayette Street in Mercersburg.
The wagon train of British trade goods destroyed near Mc- Connellsburg along Sideling Hill happened 10 years before Lexington and Concord. Some historians consider it the first act of rebellion that would lead to the War for Independence from Great Britain. Light refreshments will follow the lecture.
Pencak is a historian of early America and Pennsylvania history. From 1994-2002 he edited the Journal of Pennsylvania History and a series of volumes on that topic. He has written a lengthy article on the Church of England in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. He was appointed distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians for the period 2006-2009.
From the center of Mercers- burg, turn toward the Academy on Seminary Street. Go one block to Fayette Street and turn left. The church is located on the right side of the street. Parking is available on the left side of the street.