Fairfield

31 Wortz Drive

Fairfield, PA 17320

717-642-6009

Friday, January 2, 2015

Football Fanatics



Football Fanatics
So, how is everyone enjoying the football season?  If you are a Broncos, Patriots, or Colts fan, I’m sure you’re loving life right now.  But, if you happen to like the Jets, Redskins, or Tampa Bay, well…baseball season will be here soon!  Football Sundays are like a weekly holiday at our home.  My family is sad to see the season winding down, but we really enjoy watching the Super Bowl every year. 
This year, Super Bowl XLIX (49) will be played on February 1, 2015, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  This stadium is the home of the Arizona Cardinals, who are also having a good year and have made the playoffs.  I’m sure they’d love to make it to the Super Bowl and play at their home field!  Just an extra FYI, if you like to watch the halftime show, singer Katy Perry will be the headline act this year.
For those of you who are football fanatics, the library has had some recent additions to our collection that you may be interested in checking out.  Football Nation : Four Hundred Years of America’s Game by Susan Reyburn documents the history of football from the colonial days to today's professional and college games.  Football Stadiums by Lew Freedman tells the stories of about 150 of the great stadiums across the country that have hosted pro football or college football play.  If you are just trying to find more out about the rules of the game, try Football Rules : Simply Stated by A.D. McPhilomy.  We also have football movies such as The Blind Side, Draft Day, and Friday Night Lights.  Visit your local library branch or check out our on-line catalog at www.adamslibrary.org to browse our complete collection.



Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal.  Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive.  Our phone number is 642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!

Sherrie DeMartino – Fairfield Library

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Fun in Fairfield



Fall Fun in Fairfield
Although this summer certainly hasn’t been a bad one, the cooler fall weather is very welcome.  Fall also brings another soccer season.  Right now, boys and girls high school soccer and AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) games are in full swing. 
           The AYSO is a non-profit organization that was founded by a small group of people in Torrance, California in 1964.  The national office of the organization is still located there.  Kids as young as three can participate in AYSO programs and they can continue playing until they are nineteen.  As the interest in soccer has exploded over the years, they have come a long way since their original nine teams.  Currently the AYSO has 50,000 teams, over 500,000 players, and 125,000 volunteers!
If you are interested in finding out more about soccer, the Adams County Library System owns such books as:  The Kingfisher Book of Soccer Skills by Clive Gifford, 100 years of soccer in America by the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Play soccer like a pro: key skills and tips by Christopher Forest.  We also own soccer themed DVD’s titled Soccer Dog, Backyard Soccer Drills, and The Wild Soccer Bunch.  Visit your local library branch to browse our collection or check out our website at www.adamslibrary.org.
Don’t forget Pippinfest will be held in Fairfield the weekend of September 27th and 28th this year.  Pippinfest is two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment and has been a Fairfield tradition for the last 34 years! Saturday will be a Community Yard Sale.  Sunday’s events will include professional artists and craft exhibitors, food, music, a car show, a quilt show, an apple dessert contest, a pottery display and more.  Admission and parking are free!  For a complete schedule of events, visit www.pippinfest.com.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the fall and winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal.  Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive.  Our phone number is 642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gardening in Small Spaces



Gardening in Small Spaces

Welcome Spring!  It is VERY nice to see the flowers starting to bloom after the seemingly endless winter season.  The warmer days of the past couple of weeks have me itching to dig in the dirt and visit the flower nursery.  I must learn to control my inner gardener though, and remember to wait until after Mother’s Day to plant my annuals.  I learned that lesson the hard way!
For those of you who have a green thumb but are “space challenged”, recent gardening books have been written with you in mind.  New additions to our collection include books such as Fine Gardening pocket gardens : design ideas for small-space gardening from the editors of Fine Gardening magazine.  This book contains popular design ideas and easy planting solutions for creating gardens with less dirt and less square footage.  Another book you may want to check out is Teeny tiny gardening: 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for gardening in tiny spaces.  This is a beautifully illustrated book with lots of ideas for using recycled and salvaged containers, from old bathtubs to eggshells, to make unique gardens in your small space.  For those who want to be extra adventurous, Mel Bartholomew has written a new book about his vertical gardening technique called All new square foot gardening : the revolutionary way to grow more in less space.  To find more books on gardening, visit your local library branch or check out our on-line catalog at www.adamslibrary.org.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the spring and summer on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal.  Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
              The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive.  Our phone number is 642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Olympics



Winter Olympics

Attention all winter sports enthusiasts!  The upcoming 22nd Winter Olympics will be held from February 7 – 23, 2014.  The host city will be Sochi, Russia.  For those of you who have never heard of Sochi, Russia, it is a city located in the western part of Russia on the eastern shore of the Black Sea.  To give you some perspective, the western shore of the Black Sea borders the countries of Bulgaria and Romania and bordering the southern shore is the country of Turkey.
There will actually be two locations for the events.  The Coastal Cluster events will be held at the Olympic Park in Sochi.  This location will be the site for the opening and closing ceremonies, and the skating, ice hockey, and curling competitions.  The main Olympic village is also in Sochi.  The Mountain Cluster events will be held 30 minutes inland at the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort.  This is where the skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton events will take place.
I really enjoy watching both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.  My favorite Winter Olympic sport has to be downhill skiing.  I think it’s amazing that these athletes can ski down the mountains at incredible speeds and end up finishing within hundredths of a second of each other!  Go Team USA!!
For more information on the Olympic Games, visit your local library branch.  You can also check out our on-line catalog at www.adamslibrary.org.  We have fiction and non-fiction books about the Olympics for both children and adults.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal.  Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive.  Our phone number is 642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thoughts of Fall



Thoughts of Fall
Ahhh, Fall.  When I think of this time of year, I think about fall colors, cooler weather, and apples.  The boys in my household only have two things on their mind, the NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL hockey!  I must admit, I really enjoyed watching the Penn State Football games last season, and the team is off to a terrific start this year as well.  Go State!
I think hockey is my favorite sport though.  I grew up in Johnstown, PA and started going to games with my Dad when I was about four years old.  I remember watching the Johnstown Jets, Red Wings, and the Chiefs at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena.  This Arena was the setting for the movie Slap Shot with Paul Newman.  Some of my friends went to the set hoping for the chance to be an extra in the movie.  I don’t think they ever got in, but it was worth a shot.
My son really enjoys hockey too.  He attends Penn State University in State College.  This year is especially exciting for Penn State Hockey because they have a brand new arena.  The 6,000 seat Pegula Ice Arena officially opens next month.  This beautiful building was made possible by an $88 million dollar donation from Terry and Kim Pegula (also owners of the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL).  It was the largest single donation in the University’s history. 
If you are interested in finding out more about hockey, the Adams County Library System owns such books as:  Legends of hockey – the Official Book of the Hockey Hall of Fame by Bobby Hull, Ice Hockey Made Simple – a spectator’s guide by P.J. Harari and Dave Ominsky, and All About Hockey by George Sullivan.  We also own the hockey themed DVD’s titled Miracle, which tells the story of the historic victory of the U.S. hockey team at the 1980 Olympic Games, and the Mighty Ducks.

And now for the local news…Don’t forget the Pippinfest that will be held in Fairfield the weekend of September 28th and 29th this year.  The Pippinfest is two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment and has been a Fairfield tradition for the last 33 years! Saturday will be a Community Yard Sale.  Sunday’s events will include professional artists and craft exhibitors, food, music, a car show, antique tractors, a quilt show, and more.  For a complete schedule of events, visit www.pippinfest.com.
Preschool story time at the Fairfield Library will continue through the fall and winter on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Crystal.  Bring your toddler and enjoy a morning at the library!
The Fairfield Library is located at 31 Wortz Drive.  Our phone number is 642-6009.  Hours of operation are:  Monday and Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!