Story Times and Book Chats in Biglerville
School is in full swing, and it’s time for families to settle into new routines. If you are a parent, grandparent or home day care provider taking care of young children, consider joining us for story time at the Harbaugh~Thomas Library in Biglerville. We have family story time at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday with Miss Julie, and preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday with Miss Wendy, no registration required.
During story time, children listen to great books, and enjoy creating a hands-on craft they can take home. In the process they learn new vocabulary, and develop a cultural literacy of rhymes and stories, all while having fun. It is great preparation for school, from learning how to behave in a group in a casual, friendly situation, to improving cutting and drawing skills, which serve to help the muscles used for writing. There are benefits for adults also! Connections and friendships are formed, and it is always a treat to check out new books and movies. The theme for the week of 9/15 will be barnyard animals, and there will be a focus on robots the following week.
For adults, the Harbaugh~Thomas Library is offering the free computer class Introduction to the Internet at 1:00 on Thursday, Sep. 18th. Please call or stop by the library to register. Classes are small and informal, offering many opportunities for questions and individualized instruction.
Also, adults can join ACLS librarian Jess Laganosky for a discussion of this year’s Adams County Reads One Book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18th stop by the library to discuss the ins and outs of this engrossing book. If you need a copy of the book, you can place it on hold or check it out at any ACLS library. The main character, Harold Fry, a retired man in his sixties, receives a letter from a friend who he has not seen in decades. She shares that she is in hospice. As he despairs over how to write a remotely meaningful reply, he jots something down and walks to his mail box, but instead of mailing the card, he simply continues walking. At some level he has decided that she will stay alive as long as he is walking to see her; hospice is 500 miles away in northern Great Britain. Along his spontaneous journey, aspects of his past and current relationships are revealed and explored, and a very ordinary man’s life becomes extraordinary. Check www.adamslibrary.org for more events hosted by the ACLS related to this novel.
Finally, the Harbaugh~Thomas Library would love to host a monthly book club for adults. If you are interested, please let us know your preferences regarding the best day and time to meet, and the type of book you like to read!
The Harbaugh~Thomas Library (677-6257) is open Mondays noon-6, Tuesdays and Thursdays noon-8, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-6, and Saturdays 9-5.