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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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Laptop & Printing Services

June 26, 2020

Adamstown Area Library is offering limited laptop and printing services via curbside service starting July 13th. Curbside services are available Monday through Thursday from 9:30AM-7PM, Friday from 9:30AM-4PM, and Saturday 9:30AM-1PM. Laptop Services To schedule a 1-hour appointment for laptop services, call the library at 717-484-4200.  This is a no-contact service, so laptops can be…

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Conversations About Race

June 23, 2020

Looking for a way to talk to your family and friends about race?  Or need to learn and process your own thoughts?  Here are our book and movie picks for all ages. Adults Recs From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race,…

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Biography & Memoir

June 18, 2020

Check out our list of some outstanding biographies and memoirs. After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger. The…

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AAL Curbside Pickup Starts June 15, 2020

June 11, 2020

Beginning June 15, 2020, AAL is starting curbside pickup.  We want to keep patrons and staff safe, so please follow the steps below.  Pickup will be arranged by appointment only, following social distancing guidelines.  We are looking forward to serving  you! Pickup Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12-5 Saturday 10:30-2  Starting July 6th, you are…

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Father’s Day Reads

June 4, 2020

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st! Four-year-old Susie gives her dad her idea of the perfect Father’s Day: A fast food restaurant for lunch, feeding birds at the park, a ride on the carousel, the swings . . . they even top their day off with balloons! It’s the night before Father’s Day, and Mom and…

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