2018-05-17 / Local & State

Library News

The book, plant and bake sale is being held this Friday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 19, starting at 9 a.m. On Friday, North End Garden Club will have a lunch stand along with an indoor yard sale. On Saturday, the plant sale will close at noon, but the book sale will remain open until 3 p.m. The Garden Club is accepting donations of plants and/or baked goods Thursday, May 17, from noon to 5 p.m., at the library. Be sure to label plants and baked goods so we know what they are.

The library is pleased to announce that Hustontown library has been officially included in the book delivery schedule provided by Chambersburg Area Library District. Once each week, on Friday mornings, there will be a delivery of books and other materials to Hustontown from the Chambersburg libraries as well as from the McConnellsburg library. For the past few years, the library has struggled to establish a dependable Hustontown delivery schedule, depending on the kindness of volunteers and the availability of staff. Finally, the Hustontown patrons have at least one delivery day per week that they can count on.

Once again, central and south-central PA libraries are collaborating with WITF’s Transforming Health, Penn State Health, and WellSpan Health to promote the summer read. Last summer the read was Farmacology by Daphne Miller, M.D. This year it is a new book by award-winning journalist and author Sam Quinones titled “Dreamland” – the true tale of America’s Opiate Experience. The goal of summer read is to engage readers across central Pennsylvania in a conversation about the opioid epidemic and how we are confronting this crisis in our own local communities. Through September, the public is invited to participate by borrowing “Dreamland” and having discussions with book clubs, friends, family and colleagues about America’s greatest drug scourge. Copies are available in McConnellsburg and at Hustontown, as well as at all of the Franklin County libraries.

On a next visit, stop at the circulation desk to purchase chances for the patriotic-themed summer picnic basket. It is filled with goodies including a red, white and blue Pampered Chef tablecloth, four napkins and napkin rings; dark blue plasticware; snacks and condiments, as well as a few notepads and pens, which can be used to invite family and friends to a fun-filled summer picnic. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will occur on June 15 at 4 p.m.

Upcoming free Friday movies include “Early Man” on June 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the library and “ Wonder,” a movie at dark event, on June 22 at McConnell Park. This special outdoor showing of “Wonder,” the heartwarming drama based on the book by the same name, is being held in conjunction with Fulton County Family Partnership. Pre-film activities begin at 8 p.m., with the movie starting at dark in McConnell Park. Everyone is welcome.

New items at McConnellsburg (M) and Hustontown (H) libraries:

Adult fiction: “Buried Secrets” by Barbara Cameron; “ How To Walk Away” by Catherine Center; “Dead Girl Running” by Christina Dodd; “ By Invitation Only” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “More Than a Promise” by Ruth Logan Herne; “Princess,” a private novel by James Patterson; (M&H), “The Cast” by Danielle Steel; “Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen” by Alison Weir; and “Tin Man” by Sarah Winman.

Large print: “Spring Forward” by Catherine Anderson; “The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews; “Just In Time” by Marie Bostwick; “In Farleigh Field” by Rhys Bowen; “The Family Gathering” by Robyn Carr; “Where Shadows Meet” by Colleen Coble; “Dead Girl Running” by Christina Dodd; “Close To Home” by Robert Dugoni; “The French Girl” by Lexie Elliott; “The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans; “Crimson Lake” by Candice Fox; “The Knowledge” by Martha Grimes; “The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks; “Shattered Mirror” by Iris Johansen; “The Third Victim” by Phillip Margolin; “Plain Confession” by Emma Miller; “The First Family” by Michael Palmer; “Princess,” a private novel by James Patterson: “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick; “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford; “The Cast” by Danielle Steel; and “Tightening The Threads” by Lea Wait.

Adult nonfiction: “Basic Wilderness Survival Skills” by Bradford Angiers (H); “I Feel You: The Surprising Power Of Extreme Empathy” by Cris Beam; “Depression and Other Magic Tricks” by Sabrina Benaim; “BirdNote” edited by Ellen Blackstone; (H), “Muscle Car Barn Finds” by Ryan Brutt; (H), “West Like Lightning” by Jim DeFelice; “Notes On The Settlement And Indian Wars Of The Western Parts Of Virginia And Pennsylvania” by Joseph Doddridge, “Robin” by Dave Itzkoff; “Life After Darkness” by Michelle Knight; “The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One” by Amanda Lovelace; “The Soul Of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham; “A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry” by Kyle Tran Myhre; “Screen-free Fun” by Shannon Philpott-Sanders; (H), “Asperger’s Children” by Edith Sheffer; “Personal Finance In Your 50s All-in-One For Dummies” by Eric Tyson; “Life On Mars: What To Know Before We Go” by David A. Weintraub; and “Nothing Is Okay” by Rachel Wiley.

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 hours 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 our fultoncountylibrary.org; like on Facebook; call 717-485-5327 or 717-987-3606; or visit 227 North First Street in Mc- Connellsburg, and behind the post office in Hustontown. Read-and-return shelves are located at Dott Store, Newman’s Store and Cathy’s Store.

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