Looking to start the new year off right? From January 1st to January 31st, Adams Memorial Library will participate in Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by Simon & Schuster. We challenge our patrons to read during January and keep track of their reading at https://adamslib.beanstack.com/reader365. Ten winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty books from the “Books Like Us” collection. Happy reading! #WinterRead2021 #BooksLikeUs
For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. As the Grounded Goodwife duo explain in this virtual program, the history of underwear in the early 1900s reveals women’s changing roles in society – how they perceived themselves, and how they were viewed by others. Please register in advance here: https://forms.gle/3utY6nNAF9CfkytYA
The Super Bowl may be America’s biggest sporting event, but viewers may not realize how the civil rights movement shaped the game’s history. In this virtual program, veteran sports broadcaster Evan Weiner will guide us through the Super Bowl timeline, from the game’s origins to its halftime shows and everything in between, including how it got its name. Please register in advance here: https://forms.gle/3Fif3XLyq2sBHWNG9
Join historian and journalist David Mould on a journey to borders, both real and imagined. From maps to our minds, this program will explore the sometimes logical, often arbitrary lines we draw to divide up the world. Please register in advance here: https://forms.gle/JZN2qXkZMim8y9DPA
Does all this snow make you want some hot cocoa and a good book? We’ve got suggestions for what to read next! Check out this list of December’s new adult fiction books, available this month from the library: https://bit.ly/38g5TCu
Caldwell Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, December 21st.
During America’s Gilded Age, the realities of a woman’s health were given little attention, as women were expected to be content as men’s inferiors. This program isn’t about bustles or butlers – adults will laugh and grimace as the Grounded Goodwife duo show how far women’s rights have come and how far there is to go. Register here: https://forms.gle/VqDotwcj6roWQFFi9
Due to the lovely falling snow outside, Adams Memorial Library will be closing at 2pm today. Caldwell Memorial Library will not be open for curbside either.
Christmas festivities may have been outlawed in most parts of the New England colonies, but that didn’t stop some early American colonists from celebrating! The Grounded Goodwife duo of Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban will recreate some historical seasonal activities in this virtual event, such as making a DIY apple cinnamon sugar scrub, reading apple seed prophecies, and group caroling. Please register in advance at https://forms.gle/6dMX2HW9j2u1fCJy5, which has an optional list of ingredients for making your own sugar scrub during or after the virtual event. [Note: This program was rescheduled from Dec. 7.]
For the health and safety of patrons and staff, Adams Memorial Library has gone back to curbside service ONLY until further notice. Adams Memorial Library 724-539-1972 Hours for Curbside: Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm Caldwell Memorial Library CLOSED until further notice Here’s a video explaining curbside service: https://youtu.be/dmS9SU-yj_w