2018-02-08 / Local & State

Library Corner

Do you remember last Valentine’s Day at the library when you had the chance to take a “blind date with a book?” Well, this year the library is offering pre-filled bags of romance books for $1. Some bags include a coupon to be used at the bookstore, Second Hand Prose, while other bags have a coupon for free DVD rentals.

A few points of interest: This month is designated as Black History Month. There are some very interesting materials available here at the library or go to http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/index.html. The Historical Society has mailed out Southern Fulton High School yearbooks to be scanned onto discs. Stay tuned for more information on their availability. Starting this month, preschool story time at Dott Store will take place every other week. For dates and times, please call 717-485-5327, check Facebook page, or the Web site.

Looking ahead, on Feb 22 at 6 pm the library will offer a program titled Outsmart the Scammers. Learn how to spot certain red flags that might indicate a fraudulent encounter. On Tuesday March 27, at 6:30 p.m., author Steve French is holding a book talk and will be signing “Phantoms of the South Fork: Captain McNeill and His Rangers.” His book chronicles the adventures and exploits of a small band of Confederate partisan rangers who roamed the Potomac Highlands of eastern West Virginia and specialized in attacking isolated Union outposts etc.

The Free Movie Fridays being shown this month includes: “Wonder” on February 16, which is based upon the bestselling juvenile fiction work by R. J. Palacio. It is the extraordinary journey of Auggie, a boy born with facial differences that kept him out of mainstream school until fifth grade. Anyone wanting to read the book before seeing the movie, as more than 25 of patrons have done, there are several copies available. On March 2 “Coco,” will be shown and on March 16 it will be “Thor Ragnarok.” Movies start at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.

New items at Mc- Connellsburg and Hustontown (H) libraries:

Adult fiction: “Building Bridges: Tales From Grace Chapel Inn” by Carolyn Aarsen; “The Atomic City Girls,” a novel by Janet Beard; “The Deceivers” by Alex Berenson; “Keturah Book 1 in The Sugar Baron’s Daughters Series” by Lisa T. Bergren; “The Tuscan Child’ by Rhys Bowen; (M&H): “White Chrysanthemum” by Mary Lynn Bracht; (H): “Falling For The Single Dad: A Love Inspired Novel” by Lisa Carter; “Phoebe’s Light” by Suzanne Woods Fisher; (M&H): “Look For Me” by Lisa Gardner; (M&H): “A Death In Live Oak” by James Grippando; “How To Stop Time” by Matt Haig; “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah; (M&H): “A Filthy Business” by William Lashner; “As Bright As Heaven” by Susan Meissner; “Still Me” by Jojo Moyes; (H): “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin; “The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers; (M&H): “Walking The Bones” by Randall Silvis; and The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd.

Adult nonfiction: “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage To Stand Alone” by Brene Brown; “Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White & Black in a Young America” by Catherine Kerrison; (H): “No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters” by Ursula K. Le Guin; “The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson” by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; “7 Lessons From Heaven” by Mary C. Neal; “Murder Beyond The Grave: True Crime Thrillers” by James Patterson; “The Anniversary Sampler Quilt: 40 Traditional Blocks, 7 Keepsake Settings” by Donna Lynn Thomas; (H), and “100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names” by Diana Wells.

Juvenile fiction: “Can I Touch Your Hair: Poems of Race, Mistake, & Friendship” by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (H), and “Every Color Soup” by Jorey Hurley (H).

Juvenile nonfiction: “Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics” by Margarita Engle; “Many: The Diversity Of Life On Earth” Nicola Davies; “Red Again” by Barbara Lehman; “The Tea Dragon Society” by Katie O’Neill; and “Meet Me At The Well” by Jane Yolen.

YA nonfiction: “Eyes Of The World: Robert Capa Gerda Taro, And The Invention Of Modern Photojournalism” by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos; “Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls” by Tonya Bolden; “Vincent And Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers” by Deborah Heiligman; and “Fault Lines In The Constitution” by Cynthia and Sanford Levinson.

McConnellsburg library hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hustontown library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Check out fultoncountylibrary.org; like on Facebook; call 717-485-5327 or 717-987- 3606; or visit 227 North First Street in McConnellsburg, and behind the post office on Rte. 655 in Hustontown. Read-and-return shelves are located at Dott Store, Newman’s Store in Waterfall, and Cathy’s Store in Crystal Spring.

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