2018-06-21 / Local & State

Library Corner

The library has 130 patrons signed up for Summer Quest, aka summer reading program, at summerstoryclub.org. Anyone who has not signed up to log reading and challenges on summerstoryclub.org, will want to do so right away. Everyone who has registered is automatically entered into the summer drawings and the first drawing is coming up June 28. Prizes will include tickets to Dutch Wonderland, free one-month memberships to Community Health and Wellness Center, ice cream coupons, and other goodies. Adults who are signing up for children, should sign themself up first and make a family account. This will allow to log reading for them from the account.

The winner of the patriotic/summer themed raffle is patron Jill Kline. Many thanks to all who participated in this drawing, and to the generous patrons who donated the raffle basket.

The library just sent out an e-mail newsletter. Sign up on the Web site. There are only two to three newsletters each year. Sign up to get reminders of special events happening at the library.

Remember that this Friday, June 22, The Family Partnership is holding a special CommUNITY Night/Movie At Dark at Mc- Connell Park (at the courthouse), where there will be children’s activities beginning at 8 p.m., and the movie “Wonder” will be shown at dark.

Join in at Cowans Gap Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m., for the Landslide Tour. You can still see where rocks slid into new spaces. Join in for this great hike. Park in Lot #5 near Pavilion #4 (below the park office) and walk over the bridge to the path entrance.

On Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., author and historian,

Steve French, will be at the library to mark the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He will give an illustrated talk that will explore the background to the battle, where overwhelming numbers of Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors soundly defeated the celebrated 7th U.S. Cavalry, led by Union Civil War hero Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. He will discuss the fight, its aftermath, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn’s role in popular culture. For many years, French has studied the celebrated battle and has lectured on it at military symposiums, universities and various historical societies. After his talk French will be on hand to sign copies of his new book “Phantoms of the South Fork: Captain McNeill and His Rangers.”

The adult book club is reading “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle. Stop in Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., for a lively discussion of this classic, and while here, check out the recently released DVD starring Oprah Winfrey and Chris Pine.

Next week’s Summer Quest activity is brought to you by Dave Scamardella of the Bureau of Forestry. Join at the resource management center and then at the Kerper Tract to learn more about the rock oak tree and to go for a walk outdoors.

Upcoming events: Thursday, June 21: Libraries Rock the Blues, 10:30 a.m., Southern Fulton Elementary School; Friday, June 22: Libraries Rock at Go4Gold, 10 a.m., Fulton County Medical Center; Saturday, June 23: Libraries Rock Landslide Tour, 2 p.m., Cowans Gap State Park; Monday, June 25: Play Grow Learn, 10 a.m.; Libraries Rock Camp: Building Week, Day 1, 1:30 p.m.; Custer’s Last Stand, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 26: Libraries Rock Around The Rock Oak Tree, 10:30 a.m., Buchanan State Forest resource management center; Libraries Rock Camp, Day 2, 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 27: Libraries Rock Camp, Day 3, 1:30 p.m.; adult book club, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 28: Libraries Rock around the Rock Oak Tree, 10:30 a.m., Kerper Tract; June 29: Free Movie Friday: “I Can Only Imagine,” at 6:30 p.m.

Reminder: Library’s Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday summer hours will continue through August 18.

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

Adult fiction: “Murder On the Left Bank” by Cara Black; “There’ll Be Blue Skies” by Ellie Dean; “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hildebrand; and “Widows” by Lynda La Plante.

Adult non-fiction: “Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook For Reversing Diabetes” by Neal Barnard; “What Truth Sounds Like” by Michael Eric Dyson; “Catalog Of Unabashed Gratitude” by Ross Gay; “The Great Courses’ Your Best Brain, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws The Line” by David Hogg; “Fresh And Pure” by Aron Jules; (H), “The Battle For Paradise” by Naomi Klein; “National Geographic’s Guide To The State Parks Of The United States”; (H), “Who We Are And How We Got Here” by David Reichl and “The Weather Detective” by Peter Wohlleben.

Large print: “Probable Claws” by Rita Mae Brown; “The Grey Ghost” by Clive Cussler; “The 49th Mystic” by Ted Dekker; “The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hildebrand; “The Last Equation Of Isaac Severy” by Nova Jacobs; “A Place For Us” by Fatima Farheen Mizra; “Beach House Reunion” by Mary Alice Monroe; “Shelter In Place” by Nora Roberts; “Making Refracting Telescopes” by Alberto Ross; “Making Your Own Telescope” by Allyn J. Thompson; and “Turbulence” by Stuart Woods.

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday summer hours are 10 a.m. to 2 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 in Hustontown. Read-and-return shelves are located a. Dott Store, Newman’s Store and Cathy’s Store.

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