2018-05-24 / Correspondents' Notes

Library Corner

Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m., the literacy council is meeting at the library. Anyone interested in learning more about the literacy council and the services it offers, please stop in at the library. A council member will be happy to speak and to show the many resources available to help people improve the computer literacy, financial literacy, or just to brush up on their reading and math skills!

Friday night’s movie, May 25, is “Black Panther”, which critics say tells one of Marvel Studios most absorbing stories and which they say elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights, so don’t miss this showing at 6:30 p.m. at the library!

The library will be closed for Memorial Day May 28. For those of us old enough to remember (before 1971), it was originally known as Decoration Day and it originated in the years following the Civil War to honor the multitudes of men and women who lost their lives fighting in the Civil War. Today we honor all those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. .

The adult book club meets each month on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., in the library. Wednesday, May 30, poetry and/or essays of Wendell Berry, poet, essayist, farmer, and novelist will be read. That same evening, a short documentary about him will be shown. Choose a poem or two to discuss or one of his essays. Here’s a link to some of his work: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/we ndell-berry. There are several books of Berry’s here at the library and there are others in the library system. Join inon May 30 at 6:30 pm.

Play, Grow, Learn will continue on Mondays at 10 a.m. for children 0-3 years of age. However, this is the final week for preschool story hours at all three locations. The summer reading and activity program, now titled Summer Quest, starts June 1. The theme this summer is Libraries Rock. Planned are many great programs, so stop by the library to pick up a brochure and keep checking the library’s Web site, Facebook page, and this weekly column for the most current calendar of events. Of course, Summer Quest: Libraries Rock! still focuses on summer reading, so sign up after June 1 to log reading and activities online because there are prizes and online drawings each month.

Upcoming free Friday movies include “Early Man” on June 8, and on June 22, a movie at dark special outdoor showing of “Wonder.” The Fulton Family Partnership will have activities beginning at 8 p.m., in McConnell Park, and the movie will start at dark. All are welcome.

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

Adult fiction: “The High Season” by Judy Blundell; “Deal Breaker; Drop Shop” by Harlen Coben; “ The Glitch” by Elisabeth Cohen; “My Kind of Christmas” by Janet Dailey; “The Outsider” by Stephen King; “Beach House Reunion” by Mary Alice Monroe; “Exposed” by Nora Roberts; “The Pines of Winder Ranch” and “Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne.

Adult nonfiction: “Tip Of The Iceberg: by Mark Adams; “Franklin Delano Roosevelt” by Conrad Black; “Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again” by David Green; “The Plantagenets” by Dan Jones; “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations” by John McCain and Mark Salter; “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer” by Michelle Mc- Namara and Gillian Flynn; and “Tesla: Inventor of the Modern” by Richard Munson.

CDs & DVDs: “Big History, A Great Courses DVD; by David Christian; “Chaos, The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans; “Fringe, Insidious, When the Heart Waits” by Sue Monk Kidd; “Revenge Of The Nerds, Saw, See No Evil, Shelter in Place,” Samson (H), and “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford

Juvenile easy collection: “Julia Is A Mermaid: by Jessica Lovel “The Little Red Fort” by Brenda Maier; “Oh The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You!” by Tish Rabe (H); and “Splat The Cat And The Duck With No Quack” by Rob Scotton (H).

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 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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