2018-06-07 / Correspondents' Notes

Library Corner

The play reading group meets the first Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. Join in June 7 to see how this works and how much fun you can have. There’s no stress, no reading in advance, no discussion unless you want to. Just relax, enjoy, and critique, or not. Each month, the facilitator chooses the play, introduces the author and plays, casts the readers and off you go.

This Friday, June 8, free movie is “Early Man,” an animated comedy set in prehistoric times. Make sure to mark calendars for the movie at dark special outdoor showing of “Wonder” Friday, June 22. Fulton Family Partnership will have activities beginning at 8 p.m., in McConnell Park, and the movie will start at dark. Everyone is welcome.

Summer Quest (aka the summer reading program) has begun with patrons, young and adult, signing up and logging their reading at www.summerstoryclub.org. Join in June 14, at 2 p.m., for Libraries Rock Around the World with music by Jay Sand, of Philadelphia, Pa. Jay is a musician, educator, writer, and world traveler who uses his music to really connect kids with a wide world of cultures and creativity. There will be snacks and sign up for summer reading. Join in at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, in Hustontown; Wednesday, June 13 in McConnellsburg; and Thursday, June 14, at Southern Fulton Elementary School Library for Libraries Rock with Zumba. Julie Richards, Zumba fitness and Tai Chi instructor for the Community Health and Wellness Center, will be leading kids and parents in a Zumba class for Summer Quest.

Visit the library at the 28th annual Strawberry Festival Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9. There will be a a Pop-Up Library at the festival. Sign up for a library card, sign up for summer reading, do a little coloring, buy a few children’s books, and, kids, draw a prize from our duck pond!

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

Adult fiction: “Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman; “Probable Claws” by Rita Mae Brown; “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda Brunstetter; “A Daring Adventure” by Elizabeth Camden; “Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler; (M&H), “Lethal Licorice” by Amanda Flower; “Fade to Black” by Heather Graham; (M&H), “The Word Is Murder” by Anthony Horowitz’ “The Abbot’s Tale” by Conn Iggulden; “Death and a Pot of Chowder: A Maine Murder Mystery” by Cornelia Kidd; “To the Moon and Back” by Karen Kingsbury; (M&H), “Nightflyers and Other Stories” by George R. R. Martin; “Breakout” by Kate Messner; “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton; “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts; (M&H), “The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware; “More Than Meets the Eye: A Patchwork Family Novel Book #1” by Karen Witemeyer’ and “Turbulence” by Stuart Woods.

Large print: “Mulberry Moon” by Catherine Anderson; “Bad Neighbors: An Agnes & Effie Mystery” by Maia Chance; “By Invitation Only” by Dorothea Benton; “Frank, The Home for Unwanted Girls” by Joanne Goodman; and “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton.

Adult nonfiction: “Out of Egypt” by Andre Aciman; “Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in U.S. History and Life” by David Billings; “Fit At Mid- Life: a Feminist Fitness Journey” by Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs; “The China Study Cookbook,” revised and expanded edition, by LeAnne Campbell; “Facts and Fears” by James R. Clapper; “In Praise of Difficult Women” by Karen Karbo; “Pickett and His Men” by La Salle Corbell Pickett; “Calypso” by David Sedaris; and “The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation” by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Upcoming events: June 7 - Libraries Rock, 10:30 a.m., Southern Fulton Elementary School; play-reading group, 2 p.m.; June 8 - Libraries Rock at the Strawberry Festival; Free Movie Friday (Early Man), 6:30 p.m.; June 9 - Libraries Rock at the Strawberry Festival; June 11 - Play Grow Learn, 10 a.m.; June 12 - Libraries Rock with Zumba, 10:30 a.m., Hustontown Branch Library; June 13 - Libraries Rock with Zumba, 10:30 a.m., Fulton County Library; Fiction to Film, 6:30 p.m.; June 14 - Libraries Rock with Zumba, 10:30 a.m., Southern Fulton Elementary School; Kickoff: Libraries Rock Around the World, 2 p.m.

The library’s Saturday hours will change to summer hours starting Saturday, June 16, when it will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday summer hours will continue through August 18.

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 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 in Crystal Spring.

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