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Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

The library will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23. The library will be open Saturday the 24th. - (November 16, 2018)

It's a Winter Wonderland!

Inclined to Read Bookstore will transform into a Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, November 21! Get into the holiday spirit with thousands of Christmas books to choose from. Gifts and collectibles to finish your shopping list. All proceeds go to the Cambria County Library. This is shopping you can feel good about! (Store will be closed Tuesday 11/20 for the elves to work their magic) - (November 1, 2018)

November Friends of the Library Lottery Tree

Visit the Inclined to Read Bookstore 10-3:30 M-Sa to buy your tickets. After store hours, see the circulation desk on the first floor of the library. - (November 1, 2018)

Closed Veterans Day

The library is closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day. - (November 1, 2018)

Library Closing Early - Halloween Parade

Due to the Johnstown Halloween Parade Tuesday, October 23, the library will be closing at 5:30 PM. - (October 16, 2018)

PBS Great American Read @ The Inclined to Read Bookstore

Where else can you buy copies of books featured on the hit PBS show The Great American Read for only $1.00? Check out our store display for copies of America's favorite books! To learn more about the show, click the following link.


http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/about/show/
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- (October 2, 2018)

Join the Inclined to Read Bookstore's HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!

Bone-chilling thrillers and mummifying mysteries! Ominous treats and haunted decor to make your house the most haunted on the street! . - (October 1, 2018)

Employment opportunity

Circulation Supervisor Position Available

The library is currently seeking applications a full-time circulation supervisor. Qualified candidates will have supervisory experience with excellent customer service and computer skills. College education and library experience is beneficial.

Submit application (available online or in person), cover letter, and resume by Friday, September 28.

Download, fill out and email Application for employment to campub@cclsys.org - (September 21, 2018)

Inclined to Read Bookstore September Features

Love the sound of vinyl? Stock your collection with our September feature. Most albums will only be $1.00, other's will be price as marked. - (August 31, 2018)

Get cozy with the Inclined to Read Bookstore!

The scent of fall is in the air! Celebrate the season with our featured collection of cozy reads and comfort food recipes. - (August 31, 2018)

Labor Day Closing

The library will be closed Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. - (August 20, 2018)

Employment opportunity

Circulation Clerk Positions Available

The library is currently seeking applications for part-time circulation clerks. Qualified applicants will have excellent computer and customer service skills. Some college is preferred. The position may include some evening and weekend hours. Applications available online or in person. Download, fill out and email Application for employment to campub@cclsys.org - (August 14, 2018)

Teen Open Mic Night

Tuesday, August 28th, join us for this summer's end edition of our teen open mic night. Bring your poetry, original songs, instruments, one-act plays--or sing karaoke with us! Free and open to all teens grades 6-12. Meet us in the 1st floor community room. Snacks will be provided. - (August 14, 2018)

Book Sale

Cambria County Library Community Room. Wed, Aug 15 through Sat, Aug 18. During Library Hours. Large Print and Coffee Table Books. Nothing over $1.00. - (August 9, 2018)

Fall Storytime Sign Ups

Sign up for our Fall Storytime session for children ages 0-5 years old. Pre-registration is required and may be done online, in-person, or by phone at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205. Classes begin the week of September 10th and run through the week of October 22nd. A donation of $1 is requested at the time of storytime.

Sleepy Bears Storytime is an evening class for children ages 0-5 years old and their families. Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading and learning as a whole family. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children.

Baby/Toddler Storytime offers a fun, interactive, and energetic take on stories and early learning activities, best for young ones ages 0-36 months. Babies and toddlers learn and grow with new experiences. Storytimes aim to enhance their brainpower by engaging them with new sights, sounds, movement, and interaction with their caregivers. Program length: 30 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Preschool Storytime aims to both entertain and educate your little one as he or she prepares to "cruise into Kindergarten" and explores new books and genres. Learn letters, shapes, colors and a variety of school-readiness skills and have fun in signing, playing, and creating a take-home craft. Program length: 45 minutes. Registration limit: 15 children per class.

Drop in Storytime is a perfect opportunity to fit in library time when you're not able to commit to a weekly storytime or feel like adding in some extra learning and exploration for the week outside of other storytimes. Join us in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, meeting new friends, and practicing school-readiness skills with fun stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities. Program length: 30 minutes. No registration required.

Mondays
Sleepy Bears Storytime (ages 0-5 years)
6:30 pm

Tuesdays
Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)
10:00 am

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
11:00 am

Wednesdays
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years)
10:00 am

Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-36 months)
11:00 am

Thursdays
Drop in Storytime (0-5 years)
11:00 am

- (August 6, 2018)

Inclined to Read Bookstore August Features

Inclined to Read Bookstore, located within the Cambria County Library will be celebrating the month of August with all VHS tapes for just 25 cents! We will also be featuring our travel books. Summer isn't over, it's not too late to take that vacation! Or, if you have to stay home, vacation with your mind with the travel book of your desired destination! - (August 1, 2018)

Learn to Polka

Join us for this free class, Wednesday, August 8, at 5:30 pm. Sherry Lynn of Sherry Lynn's Dance Studio will be teaching us all the polka steps, including how to promenade, waltz and more.  Free and open to all ages--bring your family! - (July 30, 2018)

Movies That Rock: The Song Remains the Same

The final movie in our Movies that Rock series is the concert film The Song Remains the Same. Classic rock band Led Zeppelin and their crew star in this film that features live performances interspersed with fantasy sequences and backstage footage. Soundtrack includes songs Stairway to Heaven, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Whole Lotta Love. - (July 24, 2018)

Teen Hip Hop Class

April Cox of Sharon's Dance Studio will teach a free hip hop class to all teens grades 6-12 on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m.  Learn classic and contemporary moves, hear some of the latest music and uncover the history of the art. - (July 9, 2018)

Friends of the Library Lottery Ticket Tree

Just a $1 ticket will enter you to win $100 worth of instant lottery tickets! You could be the big winner! The more you buy, the better your chances to win. All proceeds go to support our library.
Buy your tickets at the Inclined to Read Bookstore M-Sa 10-3:30 or at the circulation desk after store hours. Drawing will be held Thursday, July 26 at noon. - (July 2, 2018)

Altoona Curve Coupon Books

Includes 4 tickets, food coupons and more! $25.00. Stop in and pick yours up at the 1st floor Circulation desk! - (June 30, 2018)


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Inclined to Read Bookstore July Features

Our featured genre for the month of July will be young adult books. Prevent the Summer Brain Drain and keep them reading! Celebrate the kitties in your life with a cat themed books and treats for your furry pals! Celebrate the 4th with patriotic themed books, puzzles, and more. - (June 30, 2018)

Movies That Rock: Grease

July 10th, 5pm, Community Room. Our third movie in our Movies that Rock series is Grease! Starring John Travola as Danny and Olivia-Newton John as Sandy, two kids fall in love and sing their way through a 50s Summer. The soundtrack includes classics such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and Sandy. - (June 18, 2018)

Independence Day Holiday Hours

The library will be open Tuesday, July 3 from 8 AM to 6 PM and Closed Wednesday July 4. - (June 18, 2018)

Library Hours for Thunder in the Valley Weekend

The library will be open Saturday, June 23, from 9 AM to 2 PM for Thunder in the Valley. - (June 18, 2018)

Teen Game Night

All teens, grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us in the 1st floor Teen Xscape Lounge to play games.  We'll have a bunch, or bring your own.  Free and snacks will be provided! - (June 4, 2018)

Movies that Rock: Jailhouse Rock

Our second movie in our series Movies that Rock, Jailhouse Rock stars Elvis Presley as Vince Everett, an ex-con turned rock star. The soundtrack features the title track Jailhouse Rock, plus Treat Me Nice and I Want to be Free. Join us! June 12th, 5pm, Community Room. - (June 1, 2018)

Staff Training

The library will be closed Wednesday, June 6, so staff may participate in training. - (May 31, 2018)

June feature at Inclined to Read

Please stop in to see the wonderful Vintage Books that will be featured during June at Inclined To Read. The bindings, the art work, the marbling... Each book a treasure. - (May 31, 2018)

The Library at Fallingwater: Edgar Kaufmann Jr.'s Literary Legacy

Community Room, Tuesday, May 22nd, 6pm. Join Fallingwater Registrar Rebecca Hagan for a discussion about the acquisition of over 1,300 books of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. that the collection received early last year. The books give a fascinating glimpse into Kaufmann’s scholarly pursuits, interests and relationships. Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. lived at Fallingwater and remained caretaker until 1963, when he entrusted the site to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. - (May 16, 2018)

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Series

On Tuesday, May 22, 11:00-noon. Those amazing Monarchs!! Learn what is unique about Monarch Butterflies and the milkweed plants on which they feed.  Please call 536-5131 Extension 225 to reserve your seat and for more information. - (May 16, 2018)

Memorial Day Closing

The library will be closed Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. - (May 11, 2018)

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Series

Tuesday, May 15th, 11:00 am- noon.  Thinking about a new flower garden?  Then plan your garden around pollinators and native plants.  Learn what to plant to attract pollinators all season long. Please call 536-5131 Extension 225 to reserve your seat and for more information. - (May 9, 2018)

Family Movie Night

Enjoy free popcorn and family-friendly films on the big screen in our Community Room every month. - (May 1, 2018)

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Series

On Tuesday, May 8th 11:00 am-noon. Discover how to create, plant, and maintain a container garden for summer long blooms. Program includes a demonstration and handout instructions. Please call 536-5131 Extension 225 to reserve your seat and for more information. - (May 1, 2018)

May feature at Inclined to Read

Feature Wall will be full of Cookbooks for you. We will have two tables filled with Gardening Books. Yes! It is Spring! - (April 30, 2018)

Movies that Rock: Blackboard Jungle (1955)

April 18, 2018 - Blackboard Jungle, May 15th at 5pm, Community Room. Blackboard Jungle begins our series of movies that rock! In 1955, this movie ushered in the rock 'n' roll revolution with its story of teenage rebellion and the inclusion of what is considered by many to be the first rock 'n' roll song, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets, on the soundtrack. Glenn Ford stars as a new teacher that is determined to make a difference in a rough inner-city school despite resistance from students and staff. A young Sidney Poitier also stars as one of the rebellious students.

Finding the History of Your House

April 18, 2018 - Tuesday April 24th 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Are you curious as to when and who built your home? Learn more about the former tenants of your home. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Night Music @ the Library

April 11, 2018 - Join us for our annual event 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Friday, April 27, 2018 is the date for the library’s annual fundraiser, Night Music @ the Library. $40 in advance/$45 at the door. As in previous years, each of the library’s three floors will showcase a different genre of live musical entertainment. Some of the finest local musicians have performed at the library—a most unusual setting!

Helping us out musically for our 15th year will be:

The Tom Katz with their familiar favorites and oldies rock tunes.

Striped Maple Hollow with their renderings of folk, bluegrass, classic country and gospel music.

Tree, a repeat performer, with a mix of traditional Irish, Celtic rock, bluegrass and old-time music.

Visit our Night Music @ the Library page to get your tickets!

Introduction to Ancestry.com

April 11, 2018 - Tuesday April 17, 2018 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Want to use Ancestry.com, but don't know where to start? Learn tips and tricks in this introductory class. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Preservation of Family Collections

April 6, 2018 - Tuesday April 10th 9:30 - 10:30 am
Learn the tips and tricks to preserving your family memories for future generations in this morning class. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

April Basket Party

March 29, 2018 - Winners will be drawn at 9:00 p.m. during Night Music @ the Library. You do not need to be present to win.

Library Closed for Good Friday

March 28, 2018 - The Library is closed Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday.

Movie: The Music Man (1962)

March 26, 2018 - The Music Man, Tuesday, April 10 at 5pm, Community Room. Celebrate National Library Week with everyone's favorite librarian in the Music Man, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. A traveling salesman, "Professor" Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa with a plan to swindle the citizens of the town by convincing them to pay for musical instruments for a boys’ marching band. But, Marian the Librarian knows better!!

Introduction to Ancestry.com

March 12, 2018 - Ancestry.com DNA. Thursday April 5, 2018 2:30 - 3:30 pm
This class will help you understand the results of your Ancestry.com DNA test. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Introduction to Computers

March 14, 2018 - March 20, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
This is the class for computer beginners. If you don't know anything about computers, this is the class for you. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Buying & Selling Books on EBay

March 7, 2018 - Tuesday March 13, 2018, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Learn how to buy used books or sell unwanted books on EBay. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Genealogy 101

March 7, 2018 - Tuesday March 13, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
This evening class is for anyone who wanted to research your family history but weren’t sure where to begin? Join us for this introductory class, where we’ll discuss the best way to get started and what tools to use.
Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Using the Library Catalog

March 2, 2018 - Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Learn the various features of the Library’s online catalog including searching for a specific book by author, title or subject. Learn to check your fines, create lists and places holds on titles that are currently checked out. Remember to bring your library card. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

March Feature at Inclined To Read

March 1, 2018 - Religion will be the featured genre during March at Inclined To Read. Stop in often as new books will be added during the month. Hardbacks $1.00 and Paperbacks $0.25.

Lottery Tree during March

March 1, 2018 - Try your luck on $100 of Instant Lottery Tickets. $1.00 a chance. Drawing will be Thursday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. Purchase Tickets at Inclined To Read or the Circulation Desk.

Mark Weakland Author Visit

February 26, 2018 - Join us at Cambria County Library to hear about Mark Weakland’s newest Johnstown-inspired children’s book, The West End Tree House Mystery, a coming-of-age tale of two boys learning to become their own heroes:

About The West End Treehouse Mystery: In pursuit of “the world’s most awesome tree house,” best friends Matt and Jerry spend the summer after sixth grade hauling wood up the hillside of their Pennsylvania hometown. The boys’ freedom is tempered by trying to avoid the attention of Trio Diablo, a menacing gang of teenagers. Their summer soon changes when they venture into the hollow on the other side of the hill. The friends stumble upon a sinister witch and her raving captive―but everything is not as it seems! An unsettling discovery forces Matt and Jerry to confront serious adult issues and even real danger. The boys navigate difficult situations and learn to face fear and change in this coming-of-age tale.

This event is totally free for all ages, with light refreshments provided. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, by RSVP'ing to this event or by calling the Children's Department at (814) 536-5131 ext. 205.

Make sure to check out Mark and other great authors at The Learning Lamp's Children's Book Festival of Johnstown, happening at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. Johnstown, PA 15906 on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. https://www.thelearninglamp.org/for-families/childrens-book-festival-johnstown-2-2

Introduction to Email

February 21, 2018 - Thursday March 1, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
Learn the various features of the an email system. Participants must have an email address before attending the class. If you don't know how to spell check emails, open or send attachments, this is the class for you. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Movie: Angela's Ashes

February 21, 2018 - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Angela's Ashes on Tuesday, March 13th at 5pm in the Community Room. Based on Frank McCourt's autobiography, Angela's Ashes follows his early life in pre-war Limerick. Rated R for some sexual content and language.

Introduction to the Internet Class

February 16, 2018 - Internet Searching
Tuesday February 20, 2018, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Learn how to successfully search the Internet to find the most useful information. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

President's Day Closing

February 9, 2018 - The library will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of President's Day.

Introduction to the Computer Class

February 9, 2018 - Thursday February 15, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
This is the class for computer beginners. If you don't know anything about computers, this is the class for you. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

Introduction to Computers

February 2, 2018 - Tuesday February 6, 2018, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
This is the class for computer beginners. If you don't know anything about computers, this is the class for you. Registration is required. Call 814-536-5131 ext. 225 for more information.

February feature at Inclined to Read

January 31, 2018 - Health & Wellness books will be on the Feature Wall during February. In addition to our feature, check out our Art, Biography, Business, Cooking, History, Religion, Science, Sports, Travel & The Classics.
Hardbacks are $1.00 and Paperbacks are $ .25.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 - 3:30

Movie: Fences

January 25, 2018 - Fences (2016), February 20th, 5pm, Community Room. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in the movie adaptation of August Wilson's award-winning play set in 1950s Pittsburgh Hill District. Troy Maxson is a sanitation worker that once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.

January feature at Inclined to Read

January 2, 2018 - Biographies will be on our Feature Wall during January.

Best Prices in town at Inclined to Read

January 2, 2018 - Hardbacks $1.00; Paperbacks $.25; Music CDs $ 1.00; Movie & Books on DVD $2.00; VHS $ .50; Greeting Cards $.10; Puzzles $.50. Items added daily. Stop in Often.

Inclined to Read Book Store Winter Hours

January 2, 2018 - Winter Hours at Inclined To Read are 10:00 - 3:30 Monday through Saturday.

Inclined To Read will be closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 2, 2018 - Inclined To Read will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The library will be closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 2, 2018 - The library will be closed Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Movie: Dune

January 2, 2018 - Kyle MacLachlan and Sting star in Dune (1984), a science fiction tale set in the year 10,191. A duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a magic spice that is essential for interstellar travel. Its foreboding desert conceals the power to fold space, to slow time, to send the mind where the body cannot go. It is the source of the ultimate power. January 23rd at 5pm, Community Room. Free.

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