Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library will host a free, one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers of the Adams County Genealogical Society and Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will co-host this day-long genealogy workshop. In the morning, hear from Becky and Ethel about how to begin researching your family tree, how to avoid common mistakes, planning a genealogy project, and accessing resources available in the Genealogy Society, the Library, and online.

In the afternoon, Melissa will provide hands-on help using library computers to begin or continue your own genealogy research project. Bring your own laptop, or use a library computer. This workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to reserve a spot in advance.

The Friends of the North Adams Library will host their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 22 from 5- 7 p.m. in the Seaman McDonald’s. For a $5 ticket, you’ll receive all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of bacon or sausage, and a small coffee or soft drink. At the event, redeemed tickets will be entered in a drawing for door prizes, including a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card. Tickets are available from any Friends member, and from the First State Bank in Winchester and Seaman. This popular annual community event sees neighbors, friends and community members enjoying a social evening, hosted by the Friends of the North Adams Library. Proceeds raised benefit the Friends, who use the funds to support programs and improvements at the North Adams Library, including the Summer Reading Program.

To support the Friends of the North Adams Library every time you shop at Kroger, activate your Kroger Plus Card at and select non-profit organization 18132, and Kroger will make a small donation to the Friends each time you use your Plus Card to shop. For more information, call the Friends at 937-695-0124.

A new Book Club is forming at the West Union Library this March. Join us for the first meeting on Thursday evening, March 31 at 6 p.m. to discuss award-winning WWII novel “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure. Stop by the West Union Library any time to borrow a copy of “The Paris Architect,” available at the desk. Come help us select a reading list for 2016, choose meeting dates and times, and share your preferences for a club format. We’re interested in meeting at the library, or meeting online, or both. For more information, call Amy Werring at 937-544-2591.

The North Adams Library hosts a newly-formed monthly book club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call Julia McCane-Knox at 937-386-2556 for more information. The Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. On March 21, join us at the Peebles Library to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. Call Nick Slone at 937-587-2085 for more information. To learn more about any of the Book Clubs, view reading lists, or join our email lists, visit

Federal and Ohio state tax forms and publications are available at each Adams County Public Library. Ask about printing up to 10 pages of any tax forms at the library, free of charge. If you need a form or booklet we don’t have, ask about how to request the IRS to mail a copy of any tax form, booklet, or publication to your home mailing address, free of charge.

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Kids enjoy After School activities at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. enjoy After School activities at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley