Virtual Program: May Adult Book Groups

We are holding our existing adult book groups as virtual programs. Please see our May 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

Evening Book Group
Monday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, May 19, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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.

These programs support the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.

April KClub Meeting

Need a new hobby to keep your spirits up while we’re all social distancing?  Been watching K-Dramas for years and want to meet new K-Drama lovers?  Love BTS but don’t know much about Korean television?  Break out the kimchi and join us to watch an episode of one the hottest Korean shows, then pop onto a Zoom call to chat about the show, the newest Korean music, and Korean culture – all from the comfort of our own homes.

On Sunday, April 11, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “True Beauty.”  Based on the popular webtoon by the same name, “True Beauty” tells the story of high school student Lim Jugyeong who, after being bullied by her family and peers for being “ugly,” learns the transformative power of makeup through online video tutorials and turns herself into a classic Korean beauty just in time to transfer to a new school.  In this new school, she is considered a “goddess” and is instantly popular, but she never stops considering herself ugly, and her greatest fear is that everyone will discover her secret.  Enter the handsome and popular boy, Lee Suho, who has seen her around town without her makeup on and who just happens to attend her new school.

Ages 16+

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link and viewing instructions.  Register on the event calendar here.

For questions, please email us at: ccljtc@ccls.org.

March KClub Meeting

Need a new hobby to keep your spirits up while we’re all social distancing?  Been watching K-Dramas for years and want to meet new K-Drama lovers?  Love BTS but don’t know much about Korean television?  Break out the kimchi and join us to watch an episode of one the hottest Korean shows, then pop onto a Zoom call to chat about the show, the newest Korean music, and Korean culture – all from the comfort of our own homes.

On March 28, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Vincenzo.”  A black comedy crime drama, “Vincenzo” follows the character of Park Joo-Hyung – renamed Vincenzo Cassano after being adopted by the head of the Italian mafia at the age of eight – as he tries to escape warring mafia factions and make his fortune in South Korea after the death of his adoptive father.

Ages 16+

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link and viewing instructions.  Register on the event calendar here.

For questions, please email us at: ccljtc@ccls.org.

Virtual Program: April Adult Book Groups

We are holding our existing adult book groups as virtual programs. Please see our April 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

Evening Book Group
Monday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
When We Were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Check Please! Book 1 #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

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.

These programs support the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.


TED Talks discussion on creativity and resilience via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 3:00 pm via Zoom for a community discussion of TED Talks on creativity and resilience.

This month’s talks are: “Your Elusive Creative Genius” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “How to Build Your Creative Confidence” by David Kelley, and “My Year of Saying Yes to Everything” by Shonda Rhimes. Watch these videos at ted.com and bring your thoughts to share!

Haven’t heard of TED Talks before? TED Talks are “short, powerful talks…that cover almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 110 languages.” TED is a nonprofit with a “global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. [TED] believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.”

Registration is required. This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Virtual Program: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Raptors by Day, Raptors by Night

Join us for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Raptors by Day, Raptors by Night, Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A Hawk Mountain Sanctuary educator will discuss HMS history, raptor identification and migration information.  Compare the characteristics of daytime and nighttime raptors; discover the specific adaptations that make them successful. Meet a live education raptor up-close.

Please register for the program: Wednesday, March 24, 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.

Hankin Whodunits to meet via Zoom Wednesday, March 17

The Hankin Whodunits Mystery Book Club will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 at 1 pm to discuss The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

This classic Sherlock Holmes mystery is the third of four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first appeared in 1901 as a serial in The Strand Magazine.

In this story, wealthy landowner Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in the parkland surrounding his manor. It seems he died of a heart attack, but the footprints of a huge dog are found near his body, and Holmes must unravel the mystery and ensure the safety of Baskerville’s heir amid rumors of an other-worldly creature haunting the moor – an enormous hound with glowing eyes and jaw.

Registration is required. Copies are on reserve at the Henrietta Hankin Branch. Or visit our catalog here to place a hold in print, large type, CD and DVD formats. Click here to reserve eBook and eAudiobook formats.

This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Virtual Program: March Adult Book Groups

We are holding our existing adult book groups as virtual programs. Please see our March 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

Evening Book Group
Monday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Educated by Tara Westover

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, March 17, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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.

These programs support the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.

Virtual Program: Time to Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Join us for Time to Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden, Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about safety and challenges from the weather may have you wondering how to have a productive vegetable, herb and fruit garden this year. Liz Alakszay will show you how, with some planning, you can easily grow great vegetables. Discover how to set up your garden and select the fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables best suited for your family. Save money on food expenses and promote fitness and health through gardening.

Please register for the program: Wednesday, February 24, 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.