Adams County Library News

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman from 5- 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. For a $5 ticket, come have all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of sausage or bacon, and a small soft drink or coffee. Those who attend will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card, and kids will receive door prizes. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Friend of the North Adams Library, or from the First State Bank in Seaman or Winchester. Funds raised benefit the Friends, who support programs including the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library. This popular, family-friendly annual gathering draws community members, neighbors, and friends together for a social evening. Thank you to McDonald’s for partnering with the Friends to host this event. For more information, call 937-695-0124.

Would you like to research your family tree? The Adams County Genealogy Society is holding a one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers will discuss how to plan a DIY genealogy project, how to avoid common mistakes, and resources available online and at the Genealogy Society library. In the afternoon, Guiding Ohio Online technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project online. Bring your own laptop, or use one of the library’s computers. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to register in advance.

Sherri Carter will share an Introduction to Essential Oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use all-natural essential oils in easy, DIY applications to create relaxation, adjust mood, and promote wellness. Join us for a relaxing evening, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. See footprint castings and hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, and watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut. Have you seen Bigfoot (or a relative)? Come share your experiences with us. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

The Adams County Public Library hosts monthly adult book clubs at the library. On March 21 at 4 p.m., join the Peebles Bibliophiles to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. On March 31 at 5:30 p.m., join Julia at the North Adams Library to talk about “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. On March 31 at 6 p.m. at the West Union Library, come to the first meeting of a new book club with Amy, and help us set future dates and times. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, and select future reads. For the 2016 Reading List for each book club, and more information, visit

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and events, or visit to see new books, manage your account, and more.

The North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month. North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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