Attention avid readers! Peebles Library’s Book Club, “The Bibliophiles,” meets Monday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander. This political thriller illustrates the moral confusion and devastation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through unexpected, thought-provoking prose. Ask to check out a copy of this book club read by visiting the Peebles Library.
Teens interested in fun crafts and food can bring their friends to the North Adams Library on Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. for their monthly Teen Program! Make a creative and engaging craft, then help plan next month’s activity. Let your voice be heard by helping tailor library programming to you and your peers!
For teens focused more on art, we have a Teen Art Class with Donelle that happens every other Thursday at both the West Union Library and Peebles Library. Whether you’ve been an artist for years or would like to start learning, you’ll enjoy the new techniques and skills she teaches, all while having fun with friends! Her next class at Peebles will be Thursday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m., and the next one at West Union will be Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Teens can also visit the West Union Library on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. for Teen Anime Club! Celebrate your passion for Japanese anime and manga by making crafts and eating snacks with friends who share your interests.
If you’re looking for something more regular than monthly or bi-weekly activities, remember that in addition to each branches’ weekly Story Times, we also have programs designed specifically for tweens! The Peebles, West Union, and Manchester libraries all have a Tween Activity Club that meets weekly: West Union and Manchester’s are both every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., while the Peebles Library’s is on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Also, the After School Program at the North Adams Library happens every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. At these programs, you’ll make crafts and do fun activities with friends alongside one of our programmers: Andrew, Holly, Raymond, or Allison.
If you’re a teen or tween who loves science, check out our September STEM Saturdays! Even if you missed Manchester’s, you can still create your own short film using our HUE Animation Studio at the Peebles Library on September 14, West Union Library on September 21, and North Adams Library on September 28. Every STEM Saturday starts at 10:00 a.m. and is funded by Guiding Ohio Online, a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Library Resource Spotlight: If you have a report for school you need to research, try using one of our many EBSCO databases listed on our website. The Academic Search Premier database contains content for all ages, including adults! MAS Ultra – School Edition was designed specifically for high school students. Then, Middle Search Plus narrows the searches down for middle schoolers, while Primary Search is perfect for kids in elementary school. Each of these EBSCOhost databases covers a variety of topics, providing articles, educational magazines, photographs, videos, and encyclopedic entries for each age range’s reading level.
All Adams County Public Libraries are open from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org.