Adams County Library News

Jaylee Crum was excited to sign up for her first library card.
Jaylee Crum was excited to sign up for her first library card.

Through the end of April, come visit the Adams County Public Library to see a 3D printer in action. The library has borrowed an UP Plus 2 3D printer from SWON Libraries, and we’re holding demonstrations at each library branch. 3D printing uses computer software to design and fabricate any three dimensional object by building thin layers of superheated plastic filament. Call to ask about having a custom item printed for you.

Want a hands-on experience? Come try the 3Doodler, a small handheld extruder that lets you control the flow of plastic filament. AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa will demonstrate the 3D Printer Showcase at the Manchester Library on April 20, the North Adams Library on April 21 and 25, and the Peebles Library from April 26 – 29. Call 937-587-2085 for more information.

Students preparing for college must navigate online applications, the FAFSA, and search for grants and scholarships. Free assistance is available at the library through a federal TRIO grant. Academic advisor Ed Huck is available by appointment at any Adams County Public Library, or at the Mt. Orab campus of Southern State Community College, to coach students through the process of filling out the FAFSA, financial planning, and applying for loans or scholarships. This service is available free of charge to both adults and first time college students. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Peebles Library at 937-587-2085.

Adult Book Club meetings are coming up next week at the North Adams and West Union Libraries. On Thursday, April 28, join Julia at the North Adams Library at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxed discussion about “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden, share a quiz, refreshments, and a door prize. Copies of the current book club title, and next month’s title, are available at the library desk all month. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

On Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m., join Amy at the West Union Library for a Book Club meeting. We’ll discuss “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz. Pick up a copy in advance at the library desk, and help us select our May book club title. For more information, call Amy at 937-544-2591.

The Peebles Magazine Club will host a Book Sale at the Peebles Library on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Come browse hundreds of books, including hardback adult fiction and nonfiction, and hardback children’s nonfiction. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

The Adams County Public Library adds new books to our shelves every week. See a list of the Adams County Public Library’s new books, updated every week, on the library’s website. Receive email alerts about new books in your favorite genre by subscribing to an email newsletter. Pick up a printed copy of a brief New Book List and event calendar at the library desk. Use the Online Catalog to place requests on your favorite titles, and pick them up at your library branch when they become available. Some new fiction titles include “Hide Away” by Iris Johansen, “An Honorable Man” by Paul Vidich, “Savannah Blues” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Quieting” by Suzanne Fisher Woods, “King Maybe” by Timothy Hallinan, and “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci.

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