2018-12-06 / Local & State

Library Corner

Although the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, it it never too late to express sincere appreciation to you, the community – the businesses, private donors, and patrons – for support throughout this past year. When the library unexpectedly had to replace the furnace, you came together to help raise the monies needed to keep the heat on. We thank you for that support and hope that you will consider making a contribution to this year’s annual appeal fundraising campaign. While the library receives operating funds through the state and local governments and the Friends of the Library, they rely on you to help purchase books, periodicals, DVDs, and other materials; to provide programs for children and families as well as for adults; and to offer services such as Hoopla, Ancestry.com, Family Place programs, free WiFi and computer access, and Pop-up library sites. Support by giving directly to the annual appeal, as well as by supporting this year’s holiday gift basket raffle, the Christmas tree ornaments donation program, and the holiday yard sale. No contribution is too small.

While we all get very busy during the holidays, don’t forget to make time for the youngsters in your life. The Play, Grow, Learn program for kids 0-3 years old continues each Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The preschool story hours are held each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Hustontown branch library and on Wednesdays in Mc- Connellsburg. New children and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

Join Pennsylvania Department of Health nurse Teresa Leese Wednesday, December 19, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the library where she will discuss heart disease and the related risk factors of high cholesterol and high blood pressure. In 2015, the CDC noted that heart disease was the leading cause of death for both men and women. She will provide important information on how to combat these health issues, and all can browse the resources upstairs in the non-fiction Section 616.1. Leese comes to the library every month on the third Wednesday to offer information and discussion on important health topics. Come listen and learn, and while you are here, get a free blood pressure screening.

Pop-Up library locations are Cathy’s Store in Crystal Spring from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Warfordsburg Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, December 6, and Thursday, December 20. Call for special requests.

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

Adult fiction: “Milkman” by Anna Burns; “Tom Clancy” by Marc Cameron; (M&H), “Eggs On Ice” by Laura Childs; “Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors” by Christopher Fowler; “The Teacher’s Bride,” Book 1 in the series “Amish Brides of Birch Creek” by Kathleen Fuller; “Abandoned” by W. Michael Gear; “Undaunted” by Helen Hardt; “Mr. Flood’s Last Resort” by Jess Kidd; Robert Parker’s “”Blood Feud” by Mike Lupica; (M&H), “The Secrets We Carried” by Mary McNear; (H), “Dear Santa” by Nancy Naigle; (H), “The Fashion Designer” by Nancy Moser; “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louise Penny; “Of Blood and Bone,” Book 2 in the series “Chronicles of the One” by Nora Roberts; (M&H), “The Other Wife” by Michael Robotham; “Snowfall On Lighthouse Lane” by JoAnn Ross; (H), and “Charlesgate Confidential” by Scott Von Doviak.

Large print: “Long Road To Mercy” by David Baldacci, and “Target Alex Cross” by James Patterson.

Audio books: “You Don’t Own Me” by Mary Higgins Clark; “Look Alive Twenty- Five” by Janet Evanovich; “The Noel Stranger” by Richard Paul Evans; “The Shell Game” by Sara Paretsky; and “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louise Penny.

Adult nonfiction: “John McCain: American Maverick” by Elaine S. Povich.

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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. Pop-Up libraries are at Cathy’s Store from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at Warfordsburg Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

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