The Adams County Public Library is hosting events every day, as part of the Summer Reading Program. Everyone is welcome to stop by and participate. Activities, special events, and parties are planned for kids, teens, and adults at each library. It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Reading, happening through July 11 at your local library. Stop by to sign up, read books, and win prizes. Complete your reading goal to receive a prize, and enter your name in a grand prize drawing. Grand prizes include Kindle Fires, Android tablets, bicycles, and more.
The West Union Library will host a Euchre Tournament for adults and teens on Wednesday, June 17. Teams of two will play to through a competition chart, and the winning team will receive a grand prize. Please call 937-544-2591 to register in advance. The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Stop by to speak to Veteran’s Administration staff about receiving VA healthcare, and other benefits for which veterans may be eligible. At the West Union Library, young children can join Tara at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, to create your own superhero mask or headband. Teens 10 through 17 can join Tara to test your pizza skills 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18. We’ll taste several pizzas, and challenge each other to decide: is it delivery or DiGiorno? At the Peebles Library on Thursday, June 18, teens ages 10 – 17 can join Donelle at the Peebles Library to learn to draw anime and cartoon characters. Teens age 10 and older can join Kris at the North Adams Library 3 p.m. to learn how to apply pop-art makeup with artist Kayleigh Humphrey. Adults are invited to the Manchester Library 5:30 p.m. to join Julia for a beginning Zumba class. Zumba is a fun, full body fitness program based on music and dance.
Everyone is invited to the Manchester Library with Deborah at 1 p.m. Friday June 19, to meet the dogs and people of Buckeye Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit K9 search and rescue team based in southern Ohio. These well-trained dogs and their handlers help save lives during emergencies. Stop by to meet them in person. Cruise in to the North Adams Library to watch some superhero movies and Saturday cartoons Saturday, June 20. We’ll show The Underdog Collection at 10 a.m., The Goonies at 12 p.m. and The Dark Knight Rises at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome. Come meet real live birds of prey that are local to our area on Monday, June 22. Raptors, Inc is a non-profit agency dedicating to rescuing and protecting wild birds of prey. Discover the amazing superpowers of raptors, including hawks, eagles, and owls. Raptors, Inc will be at the Manchester Library at 1 p.m., and the West Union Library at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. Young children can join Kris at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the North Adams Library to learn about famous animal kingdom heroes. Teens and adults can join Julia at the North Adams Library 5:30 p.m. to get in shape with music and dance during a fun, beginning Zumba class. Dress in your superhero costume and come out to the Peebles Library to take a superhero portrait on Wednesday, June 24. Make this a summer to remember as you pose in front of our sky-high backdrop.
Plan ahead to attend big events coming in the next few weeks. Fourteen local authors will visit the Peebles Library, and the West Union Library will host a summer Comic Con on Saturday, June 27. Call the West Union Library to ask about entering your vehicle in our Classic Car show on Saturday, July 11. Parents and kids can plan to join us for a Magic Show at the Peebles and North Adams Libraries on Thursday, June 25. To view a full schedule of events, visit our website at adamscolibrary.org/srp, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.