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Browsing Appointments

November 9, 2020

Note: In-person browsing is temporarily suspended following guidance from the CDC. Starting November 16th, we are happy to allow patrons and their household members back in the library building for 30-minute appointments to browse for books and movies. You can book appointments up to 7 days in advance. To book an appointment, call the library…

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Staff Picks: November

November 9, 2020

Jess’s Pick Rome, 1953: Hal, an itinerant journalist flailing in the post-war darkness, has come to the Eternal City to lose himself and to seek absolution for the thing that haunts him.   Carolyn’s Pick There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught.  Jam and her best…

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Cooking Cookies

October 27, 2020

October is Cookbook Month AND Cookie Month, so let’s celebrate with these cookie cookbooks! Chocolatey, fruity, crisp, chewy, classic, inventivey—there’s a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book.       The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better…

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Outdoor Pop-up Browsing

October 8, 2020

Browse new and popular items outdoors at the new library! Outdoor PopUp Browsing (weather permitting) Saturday 10/10  and Saturday 10/24 from 9 am-12 pm Tables will be set up with a collection of books, audiobooks, and movies for all ages. AAL is continuing to follow safety guidelines provided by local, county, and state health officials…

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Staff Picks: October

October 8, 2020

Jess’s Pick Kate Darling’s enigmatic mother–a once-famous ballerina–has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate’s mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Laura’s Pick Every city has a soul….

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September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

September 25, 2020

Books about Libraries! The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illustrated by Chuck Groenink What’s the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and—SHHH!—libraries!   Bats At…

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Staff Picks: September

September 4, 2020

Carolyn’s Pick England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner.  As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. Sharon’s Pick Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a…

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New Curbside Pickup Hours

August 31, 2020

Beginning August 24, 2020, AAL began offering expanded curbside pickup hours. New Curbside Pickup Hours Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:30 pm Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm We want to keep patrons and staff safe, so please follow the steps below.  Pickup will be arranged by appointment…

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The Best Pandemic Books

August 6, 2020

Whether you’re looking to escape our real-world worries, or you want to deep dive into pandemics in history, these are our recommendations. Fiction Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. One snowy night a…

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Miss Roxanne’s Picks: Ocean Animals

July 30, 2020

Summer is great time to read about the ocean and the animals that live in it.  Here are some great books that we have at the Adamstown Area Library! Click the picture to find the book in the catalog. A story about a fish who thinks he has to grumpy!  A new friend shows him…

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