Each Adams County Public Library offers weekly Story Times for young children, special events for teens and adults, and other services including computer help sessions, reference and readers’ advisory services, and more. Visit the Calendar to see upcoming events at your local library.
Tweens and teens, join Tosh for Tween Activity Club at the Peebles Library on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. We’ll do crafts, talk about our favorite books and movies, eat snacks, and have fun with friends at the library.
May’s book of the month is “Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov”, by Anton Chekhov. Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. The son of a former serf in southern Russia, he attended Moscow University to study medicine, writing short stories for periodicals in order to support his family. What began as a necessity became a legitimate career in 1886 when he was asked to write in St. Petersburg for the Novoye Vremya (New Times), owned by publishing magnate Alexey Suvorin. Chekhov began paying more attention to his writing, revising and developing his own principles and conceptions of truth, for a time coming under the influence of Leo Tolstoy. As a result of his widespread popularity, Chekhov amassed a vast collection of short stories displaying an early use of stream-of-consciousness writing, as well as his powerful ideas concerning the individual, the tedium of life, and the beauty of nature and humanity. For more information on future reads, visit the link below: https://adamscolibrary.org/book-club/
Preschoolers and families are invited to join Julia for Story Time at 11:00 a.m. each Tuesday morning at the North Adams Library. We’ll help your child discover the joy of reading and develop early literacy skills through read-aloud stories, hands-on crafts, and music and motion activities.
Kids in elementary school grades are invited to join Julia after school at 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday at the North Adams Library. Come to make friends, create crafts, and participate in STEAM activities at the library.