May Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings. The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our May titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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: https://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups.

Evening Book Group
Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kent State by Derf Backderf

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, May 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Eternal by Lisa Scottoline   
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

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 Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings (the Evening Group is virtual for April’s meeting). The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our April titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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: https://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups

Evening Book Group
Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Please note: This meeting will be virtual this month.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Please note: This meeting has a change in time.

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, April 20, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. 

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 Story Times & Programs at the Henrietta Hankin Library

The Henrietta Hankin Branch Library has posted our Youth Services program schedule! All children’s programming will continue to be held virtually through Zoom.

Story Times will begin the week of March 7th and run through the week of April 4th.

Baby and Toddler Story Time (Ages 0-36 months) – Tuesdays at 10 am

Story Time for Preschoolers (Ages 3-4 years old) – Wednesdays at 10 am

Story Time for Pre K-K (Ages 4-6 years old) – Wednesday at 1:30 pm

Bookworms (Book club for Grades 1-3) – Tuesday March 15 at 4:00pm

S.T.E.A.M:  Grades K-2,  3/10 at 4:30 pm
                     Grades 3-5,  3/17, at 4:30 pm

We will also have Mother-Daughter Book Club on Monday, March 21st at 6:30 pm for those 9 years-old and up accompanied by a favorite female grown-up.

Registration is required for all programming and you can find our event calendar here to sign up !

March KClub Meeting

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 13, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed.”  Lee Yeon, a nine-tailed fox with the ability to transform into a human form, spends his days eliminating dangerous supernatural beings while also searching for the reincarnation of his lost love. Nam Ji-ah, a television producer, works on a show that searches for proof of the existence of supernatural beings. When Lee Yeon’s unsavory half-brother takes an interest in Nam Ji-ah, Ji-ah might just get that proof she needs – plus so much more than she bargained for.

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 Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings. The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our March titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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: https://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups.

Evening Book Group
Monday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, March 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, March 16 , 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, March 16, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. 

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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.

February KClub Meeting

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 February 13, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “W: Two Worlds.”  “W: Two Worlds” tells the story of the clash between two worlds – the “real” world and a parallel universe set within a webtoon. Kang Chul, main character of the webtoon, is a self-made millionaire with a tragic past. Oh Yeon-joo is a cardiothoracic surgeon resident and daughter of the webtoon’s illustrator. When her father goes mysteriously missing, she goes looking for him at his office and gets dragged into the world of the webtoon just in time to save Kang Chul’s life. Part thriller, part romance, part urban fantasy, this is a great drama for celebrating this year’s palindrome date, Twosday, as well as Valentine’s Day.

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.

February Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings. The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our February titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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: https://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups. 

Evening Book Group
Monday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, February 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, February 16 , 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, February 16, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

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.

January Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings. The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our January titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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: https://bit.ly/chescolibs-bookgroups. 

Evening Book Group
Monday, January 3, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. Please note the new starting time of 6:30 p.m.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, January 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, January 19, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. 

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Guardians of the Louvre by Jirō Taniguchi

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.

December Adult Book Groups

The Chester County Library Evening and Afternoon Book Discussion groups have returned to in person meetings. The other groups are remaining virtual.  Please see our December titles and dates below. The online groups are being held 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, December 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. Please note the new starting time of 6:30 p.m.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, December 9, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Date with Death by Julia Chapman

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, December 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library. 

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Best of the Year: Bring the comic(s) you’ve read in 2021 and share with the group

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.

December KClub Meeting

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 December 12, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.”  If you like rom-coms with a good “childhood friends to lovers” trope, this might be the drama for you!  This coming-of-age series follows the trials and mishaps of a group of college athletes as they follow their dreams and fall in love along the way.  Join us for a fun, fluffy, feel-good drama for the holiday season.

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.