2018-01-11 / Local & State

Library Corner

Please note that the library will be closed Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On January 19 the library will be showing “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which is being cosponsored by the Fulton County Family Partnership Inc. At this special movie event, there will be snacks and a hot cocoa bar to dress up hot chocolate with yummy treats like marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips and crushed peppermints. On February 2 the library returns to regular free movie night with “Victoria & Abdul,” which tells of the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and the young Indian clerk Abdul Karin.

Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to visit the library on the third Wednesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join Teresa Leese, state health nurse, every month to learn more about health and get a free blood pressure screening. The focus January 17 will be CVAs (strokes). She will also have information available about depression.

With the start of the new year, the library reminds parents and caregivers that they are a designated Family Place Library, which means committed to providing materials and programs that support good health, early learning and parental involvement, all of which play critical roles in a young child’s growth and development. For children 0 to 3 years of age, there is Play, Grow, Learn Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Crucial connections are being made in the child’s brain as he/she plays with you and the other children. Preschool story hour, with songs, stories, and activities to help a child love reading from birth, is held weekly at 10:30 a.m. Hustontown Branch Library hosts Tuesdays; McConnellsburg Library, Wednesdays; and southern Fulton County at Dott Store, Thursdays. Contact April Leese with any questions or concerns.

Reminder that the Historical Society has provided several copies of the county high school yearbooks on DVD. They can be purchased at the circulation desk for $20 each. The Mc- Connellsburg High School DVD covers years 1947-2017; Hustontown/Forbes Road DVD covers 1949-2017. The Historical Society expects to have Southern Fulton High School yearbooks available on DVD this spring.

New items at Mc- Connellsburg and Hustontown (H) libraries:

Adult fiction: “Death Below Stairs” by Jennifer Ashley; “Little Broken Things” Nicole Baart; “The Dark Lake” by Sarah Bailey; “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin; “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke; “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict; “Amish Sweethearts: 4 Amish Novellas” by Amy Clipston; “The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn; “Twisted” by Helen Hardt; “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (H); “Promise Not To Tell” by Jayne Ann Krentz; “Love’s Journey on Manitoulin Island: Moriah’s Stronghold,” Book 3 in the series by Serena B. Miller; “Detective Cross” by James Patterson; “Sinking Sand” by Kim Vogel Sawyer; “The Bookseller’s Tale” by Anne Swinfen; “The English Wife” by Lauren Willig (H); “Unbound” by Stuart Woods; and “Grist Mill Road” by Christopher J. Yates.

Adult nonfiction:“The How Not To Die Cookbook” by Michael Greger, M.D.; “Practical Organic Gardening” by Mark Highland; “Home Sweet Murder” by James Patterson, which includes two true- crime thrillers as seen on Discovery Channel’s Murder is Forever TV series – premiering this month; “Dog Training 101” by Kyra Sundance; “Sweet & Simple Needle Felted Animals” by Susan Sachiko; “The Importance of Being Earnest” and ”Lady Windermere’s Fan,” two plays by Oscar Wilde; and “The Inner Life of Animals” by Peter Wohlleben.

Large print: “The Strawberry Hearts Diner” by Carolyn Brown; “Wayward” by Blake Crouch; “Into Dust” by B. J. Daniels; “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman; “Death Comes to the Fair” by Catherine Lloyd; “The Blackbird Season” by Kate Moretti; “City of Lies” by Victoria Thompson; and “Lilac Lane” by Sherryl Woods.

Young adult fiction: “Kids Like Us” by Hilary Reyl.

Juvenile fiction and easy readers: “Silent Days, Silent Dreams” by Allen Say; and “Whichwood” by Tahereh Mafi.

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.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 fultoncountylibrary.org; like on Facebook; call 717-485-5327 or 717-987- 3606,; or visit 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg, and behind the post office on Rte. 655 in Hustontown. Read-and-return shelves are located at Dott Store, Newman’s Store, and Cathy’s Store.

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