Local authors coming to Peebles Library

Smiling faces at the Manchester Library during a Summer Reading Program event.

On Saturday, June 27 from 1-4 p.m., fourteen local authors will participate in a Local Author Book Fest at the Peebles Library. Stop by to meet published authors with Adams County ties, visit in person, and learn more about their stories. Signed copies of their books will be available for sale. Visiting authors will include Serena Miller, Derek Miller, Kay Stockham, Michael Hall, Jennifer Ogden, John Simon, Paula Wright, Carol Cartaino, Saundra Crum Akers, Teresa Slack, Bill Ryan, Gianetta Palmer, Tessy Baker, and Pollyanna Covert. They have published dozens of books ranging from humor to cook books, children’s stories to poetry, Amish inspirational fiction to supernatural adventures. This event is sponsored by the Peebles Magazine Club.

Also on Saturday, June 27, come to a Summer Mini Comic Con at the West Union Library from noon-4 p.m. Dress up as your favorite superhero or science fiction character to enter our Costume Contest. We’ll give away a door prize including a GameStop gift card, and the first 50 visitors can pick up a free classic comic book title. Stop by our X-box 360 gaming station to test your gaming skills with your friends. Catch an episode of classic superhero cartoons. We’ll have superhero-themed face painting for younger visitors. Tables will be available for role playing groups. Everyone is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly Comic Con on the lawn behind the West Union Library. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

The Summer Reading program continues with weekly events for kids, teens, and adults at each library.

On Thursday, June 25, be amazed by the Super Magician John Louis and his assistant, the wizard rabbit Snowball. John Louis will present his magic show at the Peebles Library at 1:30 p.m., and at the North Adams Library at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this fun event.

Young children can join Tara at the West Union Library on Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. to create their own superhero capes. At 11:30 a.m., teens can join Tara to create a group painting project that will serve as a backdrop for our superhero photo shoot.

On Monday, June 29 at 1 p.m., young children are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library to create your own superhero costume. Teens, come to the Manchester Library on Monday at 3:30 p.m. for a Pizza Party, and don’t forget to wear the superhero mask you created two weeks ago. On Monday at 3 p.m. at the Peebles Library, learn how to “Eat Like a Superhero” during the Family Nutrition Program. Marsha McCormick will share tips for eating for health, and how you can support your family with a healthy diet while shopping on a budget.

On Tuesday, June 30 at 3 p.m., come to the North Adams Library to meet our Community Heroes from the Fire Department, Life Squad, and Fire Department. Learn a little about their jobs, and how they help keep our community safe. All ages are welcome to attend.

On Wednesday, July 1 at noon, adults are invited to the Manchester Library to learn more about hidden library resources. Do you know how to use the Online Catalog to manage your account, borrow ebooks, find the library’s newest books on our website weekly, and use subscription resources available through the library, including Ancestry.com? Come learn more about the many hidden resources the library offers.

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