2017-08-10 / Local & State

Library News

Due to last Friday's terrible weather, we had to cancel movie night. However, we rescheduled “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson for this Friday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. The movie schedule through early October is as follows: “Sing,” the animated feature on Friday, August 25; “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” on Friday, September 8; “Kong Skull Island” on September 22; and “Ghost in the Shell” October 6. Kids are welcome to try out our new backjack chairs, or to view the movie from the comfy rugs in the community room.

Patrons perusing the DVD collections may have noticed a bit of disarray over the past few weeks, but not to worry, the reorganization is complete. Thanks to Lakota, summer intern, the adult entertainment DVDs are now shelved alphabetically by title within their genres, rather than by number. The documentaries and educational DVDs remain shelved by number. Anyone needing help finding anything, please ask at the circulation desk.

The library is holding its first silent auction for four tickets to see the Harrisburg City Islanders, the professional soccer team based in Harrisburg. The City Islanders were founded in 2003 and have made it to the playoffs nine out of 12 years, including being the National Champions in 2011. The team plays in the United Soccer League, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The tickets are vaild for any game remaining this season, including September 6, 12, 16, 27, 30. The library has received the minimum bid, which was set at $ 10. Subsequent bids must be in increments of $1 and can be made in person at the library or at 717-485-5327 until August 22. The winner will be announced Friday, August 25, at 4 p.m. Spread the word and help make this a great library fundraiser.

Pennsylvania Department of Health will be at the Fulton County Library Wednesday, August 16, and the third Wednesday of every month, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to share important information about health. This month’s topic is immunizations, just in time to learn what is required for school-age children! Join in for this, and every month, to learn more about timely health topics and to get a free blood pressure screening.

Are you ready to view the first total solar eclipse to occur in the continental U.S. since 1979? While we will not experience a total eclipse, we should still be able to see the sun 79 percent eclipsed by 2:40 p.m., Monday, August 21. No one should not view the eclipse with the naked eye, and so we have a limited number of eclipse glasses that you can pick up at either of our libraries while supplies last. Go to https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety for more information on safely viewing the eclipse. Join in at Hustontown or Mc- Connellsburg to watch the eclipse, weather permitting, and share a few tasty treats.

The library staff and volunteers will be attending a district in-service day Thursday, August 24, so Mc- Connellsburg library will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will open at 2 p.m., through regular closing time at 8 p.m. Hustontown branch will be open regular hours, noon to 5 p.m., on that day.

New items at Mc- Connellsburg and Hustontown include: adult fiction – “Colter’s Woman” by Maya Banks; “Class Mom” by Laurie Gelman; “Falling for Gracie” by Susan Mallery; “The Promise of Dawn” by Lauraine Snelling and “Emma in the Night” by Wendy Walker.

Adult nonfiction:“The Boy who Loved too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness” by Jennifer Latson,“Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall, “Peeble Mosaics” by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, and “A Practical Illustrated Guide to Attracting and Feeding Garden Birds”.

Adult large print:“Murder at the Puppy Fest,” a Melanie Travis canine mystery by Laurien Berenson;“Happy is the Bride” by Janet Dailey; “Knife Creek,” a Mike Bowditch mystery by Paul Doiron; “A House Among the Trees” by Julia Glass; “Firstborn” by Tosca Moon Lee; “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid; “The Best of Adam Sharp” by Graeme C. Simsion, and “Looking through Darkness,” Book 2 in the Trading Post novel series by Aimee and David Thurlo.

Juvenile fiction- “Tractors” and “Construction Sites,” two books in the Usborne lift look series by Felicity Brooks; “Minecraft” by Max Brooks; “Whose Moon Is That” by Kim Krans; “Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls” by Beth McMullen; “A Big Day for Baseball” by Mary Pope Osborne; “Dirt” by Denise Gosliner Orenstein; and “Ember Falls” Book 2 in The Green Ember series written by S.D. Smith

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday summer hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note that the library will resume regular Saturday hours ,9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on August 26. Hustontown library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Check out our fultoncountylibrary.org; like on Facebook; call 485-5327 or 987-3606, or visit 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg, and behind the post office on Rte. 655 in Hustontown. Don’t forget the read-and-turn shelves located at Dott Store, Newman’s Store in Waterfall, and Cathy’s Store in Crystal Spring.

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