The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance in order to donate during the blood drive. Blood donors are needed to provide life-saving medical care, and any healthy adult over 18 of any blood type is eligible to donate. To schedule an appointment, please call Hoxworth at 1-800-830-1091, or visit them online at hoxworth.org.
Kids are invited to have a “Ghoul Old Time” at the North Adams Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Wear your Halloween costume, and join Ms. Julia for an after school party featuring a costume contest, games, prizes, face painting, candy, and a picture booth. Younger children and preschoolers are invited to attend an age-appropriate “Spooktacular Story Time” at the North Adams Library on Tuesday at 11 a.m. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.
Cornerstone Paranormal Investigators will present a program about understanding the science behind paranormal encounters at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Come uncover the logic and science behind paranormal phenomena, ghost encounters, and hauntings, and share your own experiences. The investigators will share audio and video recordings, and demonstrate the equipment they use to record phenomena.
On that same morning at 10 a.m., tune in to local radio C103 to hear a member of the Cornerstone team talk about their investigations. The Cornerstone Paranormal team has six years of experience, and includes technology professionals, history authors, former police officers, ER nurses, teachers, medical students, and others. Come get the in the mood for Halloween! This program is suitable for all ages, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The illustrations of library employee Donelle Lacy are being featured in an art show at the Mt. Orab campus of Southern State Community College. On Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 – 7 p.m., attend an opening reception to view the show and meet the artist. Donelle Lacy teaches drawing skills and art history to students during Teen Art Class at the West Union Library every other Thursday. Donelle earned her Master of Fine Art in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and her Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing from Shawnee State University. She specializes in fantasy illustration, and her show at SSCC will feature ink illustrations and digital art, including some fan art for Doctor Who. The show featuring Donelle’s illustrations will be on display at SSCC’s Mt. Orab campus through December.
The Adams County Public Library offers weekly activities for kids at each library. Learn more about the After School program at the Manchester Library, the After School program at the North Adams Library, Teen Art Class at the West Union Library, Teen Activity Clubs at the Manchester and North Adams Libraries, and Story Time at every library on our website, adamscolibrary.org.
All four libraries are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.