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Adams County Library News

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, all Adams County Public Library locations will open at 2 p.m., due to a staff in-service day. Thank you for your understanding.

Learn to create a handmade, primitive style burlap Holiday wreath at the West Union Library. Join Sue Dryden for a free hands-on class on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Materials to create one burlap wreath per participant will be provided, and tools will be available to share. Bring a pair of scissors and needle nose pliers if you are able. The class is free, but advance registration is required. Please call 937-544-2591 to reserve your seat.

Are you a student between age 7 and 17, who would like to know more about coding? Join us at the library for a fast, fun introduction to how computer coding works. Dec. 7 through 11 we will hold an “Hour of Code” event at each Adams County Public Library. Stop by with your own tablet or laptop, or use one of ours, and get hands-on practice creating your own computer code, and discover how powerful coding can be.

Choose from a self-guided coding activity with a Mine Craft or Star Wars theme. “Hour of Code” coordinator and AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs will help you get started and answer questions as you work on the one-hour project. This is an interactive, hands-on activity suitable for students at many levels, and the projects are a great way to discover what coding is like. Learners of all ages are welcome, and older and younger students can share a project and work together. Bring a parent or grandparent, and introduce them to how computer coding works.

Call 937-587-2085 and ask for Melissa or Jessica for more information, or to sign up. “Hour of Code” is free and advance registration is requested. Plan to attend “Hour of Code” at the Peebles Library on Monday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the West Union Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., the Manchester Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m., and the North Adams Library on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Can’t make it? Hold your own “Hour of Code” by visiting hourofcode.com.

Stop by the Peebles Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. to enjoy snacks and a holiday movie after school. We’ll make popcorn, and watch the 2015 animated children’s feature “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., we will show “The Polar Express,” and on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m., we’ll show a Christmas double-feature of holiday movie classics: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Viewers of all ages are welcome.

On Tuesday, December 15, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library for our annual Christmas cookie decorating party. We’ll create sugar cookie works of art with colored icing and sprinkles, and then eat our creations. Bring a friend to join us every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Manchester Library.

The next Teen Art Class with Donelle at the West Union Library is Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Plan ahead to join us for a special Story Time and Teen Art Class on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m., when kids of all ages are invited to our annual Candy Christmas Tree party.

Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org to browse lists of our newest books, manage your account online, download ebooks, audio books, and magazines, and see a calendar of upcoming events at your local library.

Youth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library.jpgYouth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary. Submitted photo

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