Virtual Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club – Wed, Feb 17 at 1 pm

Please join us for a virtual discussion of My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing.

What’s it about? Check out the book blurb from our catalog:

“Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting…

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.”

All are welcome! Click here to register.

This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Virtual Adult Winter Reading Book Chat – Tues Feb 16 at 2 pm

Please join us for an informal virtual book chat on Tuesday, February 16 at 2 pm. This month’s themed discussion will be Favorite Nonfiction. We’ll present our favorite nonfiction titles – bring yours too!

All are welcome!

Click here to register.

This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Looking for nonfiction ideas? Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList Plus to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more! Click here to sign in with your library card.

Winter Family Read-Aloud @ Hankin Branch

Families are invited to participate in our Winter Read-Aloud program! According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” During the month of February, read aloud to your child (birth through 6th grade) to earn a free book and raffle ticket for the grand prize. Register online at http://bit.ly/HHBWFR21 or stop by the Youth Services desk at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library to pick up your reading log and get started.

We thank the Friends of the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library for supporting this program.

Adult Winter Reading Program

There’s still time to participate in the Chester County Library and Henrietta Hankin Branch Adult Winter Reading Program!

The Adult Winter Reading Program, Snow is falling… books are calling, is designed for adults age 18 & up to encourage life-long reading habits. Earn 100 points for every book, e-book, or audiobook you read/listen to. You can also earn points by completing missions (10 points for every activity in the mission), attending virtual programs (50 points each), and playing minigames (25 points each). Earn 800 points and you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing for a prize! Once you’ve earned 1000 points you’ll receive a completion certificate you can print and share! The reading programs runs from December 15, 2020 to February 14, 2021. The Adult Reading Programs are made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Chester County Library and the Friends of the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library.

CCLS/CCL Board Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 threat, the Board of Trustees of the Chester County Library System/Chester County Library will be holding their monthly board meeting virtually. If you have always wanted to attend a meeting but haven’t had the time, this is your opportunity. Please click this link at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19 to join the Chester County Library System Board Meeting. The Chester County Library Board Meeting will immediately follow.

Virtual Program: The Pandemic of 1918 in Philadelphia

Join us for The Pandemic of 1918 in Philadelphia, Thursday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic infected nearly one third of all humans on Earth and resulted in over 50 million deaths. The worst hit city in the United States was Philadelphia, where roughly 17,500 people died. Join the staff from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and discover the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, the virus that caused it, the impact of World War I on spreading the disease, the scientific and public health response to the outbreak, and the ways the pandemic influenced present-day medical knowledge and responses to infectious disease.

Please register for the program: Thursday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.

Virtual Program: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Join the Chester County Library, the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for The Great Backyard Bird Count, Wednesday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. This year’s count will be February 12 through 15. Over these four days everyone is invited to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.Families, couples and individuals are all encouraged to participate. Learn how to be a part of the fun and science for the love of birds.

This program is part of the Longwood Gardens 8th Annual Community Read Program designed to encourage reading and start a conversation. In 2021 discover how one finds a passion for nature and explore what can become of that spark. Participants will be eligible for a free drawing for a one day family pass for 4 to Longwood Gardens.

Please register for the program: Wednesday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.

Virtual Program: Yoga in January- Vinyasa Slow Flow

Join us for Yoga in January- Vinyasa Slow Flow, Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Slow flow is a form of yoga where postures are held for longer periods of time and are typically modified to create an accessible practice for people at all levels of their yogic journey. The non-modified pose is also demonstrated so that the practitioner can decide the pose that they’d like to incorporate into their personal practice for that day. Prop usage is encouraged and vinyasas are usually at a minimum. This class is ideal for the beginner student or a student that is just getting back into their yoga practice after an injury or surgery.

Please register for the program: Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.

Virtual Program: Classic Movie Trivia — Alfred Hitchcock

Join us for Classic Movie Trivia — Alfred Hitchcock, Wednesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Called “the master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most famous directors in history. How much do you know about Hitchcock’s films?

Please note: Participants will need two devices, one to view the questions and follow the play, and one to enter your answers.

Please register for the program: Wednesday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.