A NovelTea Event with NYT Bestseller, Riley Sager

Ticket Sales are now open for our greatly-anticipated, virtual NovelTea event on Thursday, July 1st at 7 p.m. featuring NYT bestselling author, Riley Sager. The event will be moderated by Jeffery Deaver, #1 International bestseller mystery-fiction writer known for works such as The Bone Collector. Together these two best-selling authors delve into Sager’s latest thriller novel, Survive the Night, due for release in June. Set in November 1991, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer…

Since 2017, Sager’s horror-tinged thrillers have dominated the book world! Not only has Sager climbed up the New York Times bestseller list year after year, but he’s received unanimous praise from reviewers and fellow powerhouse writers like Stephen King, Ruth Ware, Megan Miranda and many others. Survive the Night is already getting more buzz than any of his previous novels, starting with a splashy cover reveal on BuzzFeed and landing on most-anticipated lists from Vulture, Goodreads, BookPage, PopSugar and more.

Visit http://bit.ly/NovelTeaRileySager for more event information, online registration and ticket sales. Ticket options include a $35 basic ticket which includes a program and signed copy of Survive the Night, and the $55 tea ticket includes a program, signed copy of Survive the Night, tea, library mug, and cookies to enjoy during the program. Currently, if you purchase a tea ticket at any point from Tuesday, May 11th to Tuesday, May 25th, you will be entered into an “early-bird” $100 cash raffle sponsored by 1st Resource Bank!

This is Chester County Library System’s first ever, library-collaboration fundraiser event and we are very excited to be working with our sponsors Reads & Company and the Hankin Foundation to raise needed funds for the libraries in Chester County. Your ticket proceeds will go to the library of your choosing to provide more opportunities to read, learn, create, connect, and support individual well-being to thousands of patrons in our shared community. Be sure to join us for an enthralling evening of suspense!

Virtual Event: Classic Movie Trivia-Science Fiction

Today is May 4th and what has become known as “Star Wars Day.” Whether it was E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Metropolis (1927), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) or 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) that first piqued your interest — the sci-fi movie genre has been around for over a century, and has many dedicated fans worldwide. Join us for a fun-filled, classic Sci-Fi Movie Trivia Night this week and come show your mettle as an aficionado of this amazing movie category!

Please register for the program: Wednesday, May 5, 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.

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.

Guess the Print: Halloween Edition

Join us on Monday, October 26 at 2:00pm on Facebook Live to guess what we’re printing on the 3D printer. Leave your guesses in the comments of the live stream, and the first person to guess correctly will win both the item and a gift card. Pick up your prizes by Halloween at the Jacobs Technology Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Hints: The print is Halloween themed and will take around 30 minutes to fully print.

Check out our 3D printer & other tech –> https://bit.ly/3jGf3N3

Request your own print –> https://bit.ly/3jGUOyy

West Whiteland Township Focus Group Seeks Participants

Now Recruiting West Whiteland Township Residents & Business Owners 

West Whiteland Township is gathering information about how they can better communicate with and support township residents and business owners. They are conducting four virtual focus groups in which they will seek open, honest feedback and information. This information will be used to help in developing future information, communication, and even services. If you’d be willing to participate in a virtual focus group, please RSVP to socialmedia@westwhiteland.org by Friday, October 9. 

The four focus groups will have a maximum number of 20 participants and include:
(1) existing residents (greater than 1 year)– Thurs., Oct. 15 7PM – 8:30PM
(2) new residents (less than 1 year)– Wed., Oct. 21 7PM – 8:30PM
(3) township volunteers– Tues., Oct. 27 7PM – 8:30PM
(4) business owners– Thurs., Oct. 29 7PM – 8:30PM

Beth Trapani of Trapani Communications will facilitate the focus groups. (NOTE: No Township staff will be in attendance.) The Township will receive recommendations on how to better inform the community through future communications. 

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, September 15 to join the Chester County Library System Board Meeting. The Chester County Library Board Meeting will immediately follow.