Virtual Program: Stitch ‘n Time Needle Arts Group

Join us for Stitch ‘n Time Needle Arts Group, Monday, October 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sometimes the most difficult part of any project is finding the time to work on it! Wouldn’t it be great to have time set aside just to work on your project in the company of other like-minded people? Enjoy friendly tips, camaraderie and much needed time! Learn new skills or build on old ones. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, needle point, weave, quilt, sew or any of the other needle crafts, you are welcome to join the group!

Please register for the program: Monday, October 5, 6:30 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.

Virtual Program: An Abundant Harvest- Preserve and Process Fruits and Vegetables

Join us for An Abundant Harvest- Preserve and Process Fruits and Vegetables, Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A successful garden leads to an abundant harvest. Do you have tons of tomatoes?  Piles of pumpkins? In this workshop we will discuss the techniques and timing for harvesting your produce. Learn methods for short and long term produce storage. Review a variety of processing options and food safety tips. Get ready for next year’s garden and learn about seed saving.

Liz Alakszay is an avid organic gardener, naturalist, quality operations engineer, and educator who has been gardening for over 30 years.  She is an adjunct course designer and Instructor of Vegetable Gardening at Longwood Gardens and the former Chester County PA Master Gardener Coordinator. 

Please register for the program: Thursday, October 1, 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.

Virtual Program: Chester County Library Trust Presents Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr

Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr

Join us for Chester County Library Trust Presents Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr, Thursday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Villanova University. She will discuss her new book Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of the Russian Revolution.

Countess Sofia Panina lived a remarkable life. Born into an aristocratic family in imperial Russia, she found her true calling in improving the lives of urban workers. Her passion for social service and reputation as the “Red Countess” led her to political prominence after the fall of the Romanovs. She became the first woman to hold a cabinet position and the first political prisoner tried by the Bolsheviks. The upheavals of the 1917 Revolution forced her to flee her beloved country, but instead of living a quiet life in exile she devoted the rest of her long life to humanitarian efforts on behalf of fellow refugees.

Based on Adele Lindenmeyr’s detailed research in dozens of archival collections, Citizen Countess establishes Sofia Panina as an astute eyewitness to and passionate participant in the historical events that shaped her life. Her experiences shed light on the evolution of the European nobility, women’s emancipation and political influence of the time, and the fate of Russian liberalism.

Please register for the program: Thursday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17. 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.

Virtual Program: Stitch ‘n Time Needle Arts Group

Join us for Stitch ‘n Time Needle Arts Group, Monday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sometimes the most difficult part of any project is finding the time to work on it! Wouldn’t it be great to have a time set aside just to work on your project in the company of other like-minded people? Enjoy friendly tips, camaraderie and much needed time! Learn new skills or build on old ones. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, needle point, weave, quilt, sew or any of the other needle crafts, you are welcome to join the group!

Please register for the program: Monday, September 14, 6:30 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.

New Contactless Self-Checkout

image of CCLS Mobile App

The Chester County Library System is proud to provide for you a contactless self-checkout experience through our Mobile App! Once you download the new version of the App you will be able to check out materials right on your smartphone and send yourself an e-mail receipt (some formats/materials are excluded). “Check it out” next time you visit the library!

The CCLS Mobile App is available to download from both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store. Search for Chester County Library System.

Virtual Program: The Greatness of General Ulysses S. Grant

Join us for The Greatness of General Ulysses S. Grant, Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Historian Roger Arthur returns to discuss General Ulysses S. Grant and his military career. 

Please register for the program: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 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.

Virtual Program: September Adult Book Groups

We are holding our existing book groups as virtual programs. Please see our September titles and dates below. These groups are all being held online via Zoom.  We are requiring registration for these online book groups in order to send out the Zoom meeting information. Click on the date below to register. Information on our adult book groups can also be found on our website: http://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Semiosis by Sue Burke

Evening Book Group
Monday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, September 16, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Whodunits Book Group
Thursday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Understanding Comics by Scott McLoud

Registration is required for all book groups. Registration will close at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the book group. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the book group 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 book group.

Read these home fix-up magazines on Flipster with your library card

Are you getting ready to start some home improvement projects? Check out these home fix-up magazines on Flipster.

Flipster is a great way to read magazines on your computer, smartphone or tablet. We have more than 130 magazines just waiting for you! Users can also download a free app to view or download the magazines to a mobile device.

To get started, visit https://chescolibraries.org/downloads and scroll to Flipster to sign in with your library card.

Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club to meet via Zoom on Thursday September 17

The Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club will meet via Zoom on Thursday, September 17 at 1 pm to discuss The Escape Room by Megan Goldin. Copies of The Escape Room are available at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Circulation Desk while supplies last.

This book is guaranteed to generate a great discussion! What’s it about?

In Megan Goldin’s unforgettable debut, The Escape Room, four young Wall Street rising stars discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge.

Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.

In the lucrative world of finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie, and Sam are at the top of their game. They’ve mastered the art of the deal and celebrate their success in style—but a life of extreme luxury always comes at a cost.

Invited to participate in an escape room as a team-building exercise, the ferociously competitive co-workers crowd into the elevator of a high rise building, eager to prove themselves. But when the lights go off and the doors stay shut, it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary competition: they’re caught in a dangerous game of survival.

Trapped in the dark, the colleagues must put aside their bitter rivalries and work together to solve cryptic clues to break free. But as the game begins to reveal the team’s darkest secrets, they realize there’s a price to be paid for the terrible deeds they committed in their ruthless climb up the corporate ladder. As tempers fray, and the clues turn deadly, they must solve one final chilling puzzle: which one of them will kill in order to survive?

All are welcome! Join our fun group here.