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Summer Reading @ the Peebles Library

Raymond Dunn

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Summer Reading Goals:

  • Ages 0 – 9: Read 30 books or 400 pages
  • Ages 10 – 17: Read 3 books or 600 pages
  • Ages 18 and up: Read 4 books or more

Summer Reading Events:

Jul
8
Wed
Virtual Board Meeting
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Virtual Board Meeting

The Adams County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m., on Wed., July 8, via Zoom. Check our Facebook page for Zoom information.

Jul
20
Mon
Virtual Adult Book Club
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Virtual Adult Book Club

The stirring novel, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is the book of the month for July. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Peebles Library. If you prefer to use a digital device, you may download the audiobook or e-book from OverDrive or Hoopla. You may read or listen to the book at your leisure then join us via Zoom for a meeting at 4 p.m. on Mon., July 20 to discuss the novel. Check Facebook for Zoom details.

Herman Hesse’s classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism–into a unique vision of life as expressed through one man’s search for true meaning.

Aug
17
Mon
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library

You are invited to join the Bibliophiles at the Peebles Library once a month for book club. The true crime mystery, Born Evil by Adrian Havill is the book of the month for August. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Peebles Library. You may read the book at your leisure then come to the book club at 4 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 17 to discuss the novel.

Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, and, dressed as a woman, strolling through town, he carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.

While serving a seventy-year sentence, Hadden confessed to having a split personality, dominated by a psychotic mother and daughter who were vying for attention. He also admitted to murdering at least a dozen more women– the ones he could remember– cannibalizing them, using their leftover body parts as fishing bait, and burying their remains everywhere from a local cemetery to a sand dune on Cape Cod. Authorities didn’t believe him– until Hadden took them on a personal four-state tour.

Sep
2
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Sep 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Sep
9
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Sep
16
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Sep 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Sep
21
Mon
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library

You are invited to join the Bibliophiles at the Peebles Library once a month for book club. The romantic, nineteenth century classic, Villette by Charlotte Bronte is the book of the month for September. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Peebles Library. If you prefer to use a digital device, you may download the audiobook or e-book from OverDrive or Hoopla. You may read or listen to the book at your leisure then come to the book club at 4 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 21 to discuss the novel.

With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Brontë reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Brontë’s most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in a French boarding school in the town of Villette. There she unexpectedly confronts her feelings of love and longing as she witnesses the fitful romance between Dr. John, a handsome young Englishman, and Ginerva Fanshawe, a beautiful coquette. The first pain brings others, and with them comes the heartache Lucy has tried so long to escape. Yet in spite of adversity and disappointment, Lucy Snowe survives to recount the unstinting vision of a turbulent life’s journey – a journey that is one of the most insightful fictional studies of a woman’s consciousness in English literature.

Sep
23
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Sep
30
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Oct
7
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Oct
14
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Oct
19
Mon
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adult Book Club @ Peebles Library

You are invited to join the Bibliophiles at the Peebles Library once a month for book club. The paranormal fantasy, Dracul is the book of the month for October. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Peebles Library. If you prefer to use a digital device, you may download the audiobook or e-book from OverDrive. You may read or listen to the book at your leisure then come to the book club at 4 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 19 to discuss the novel.

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here…

A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents’ Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen–a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen–and that the nightmare they’ve thought long ended is only beginning.

Oct
21
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Oct
28
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Nov
4
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Nov 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Nov
11
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Board Meeting @ Peebles Library
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Board Meeting @ Peebles Library

The Adams County Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m., on Wed., Nov. 11, at the Peebles Library.

Nov
18
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Nov 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Nov
25
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Nov 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.

Dec
2
Wed
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Advisory Board @ Peebles Library

Tweens and teens, ages 8-18, join Sabrena for the Teen Advisory Board at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays 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.