November 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 November 21, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “The King’s Affection.”  In this historical romance, twins are considered an ominous sign.  So when the Crown Prince’s consort gives birth to twins, an order is sent to kill the girl.  In order to save her life, the girl twin is secreted away.  Some years later, however, the boy twin dies in an accident, and so the mother brings back the girl twin to be raised in his place.  Thus the girl grows up keeping herself distant from everyone so as not to reveal her secret, but despite this distance, she finds herself slowly growing feelings for her teacher, Jung Ji-Woon. Son of a noble family, he could’ve chosen the easy route in life, but instead he chose to become a teacher to the Crown Prince.  As they grow closer, who’s secret will be revealed first?  Will it be hers – that she is actually a woman and a twin instead of the brother she is pretending to be – or his – the reason he forsook the easy future that was set out for him?

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.

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) is about to begin! Join us for write ins this November. Never heard of NaNoWriMo before? We’ll introduce you!

Write ins will include prompts, writing sprints, discussion, encouragement, and more.

Chester County Library and the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library are hosting virtual writing sessions throughout the month of November. Attend any and all events that work for you! See our full schedule and register here.

NaNoWriMo Schedule
Kick-Off Party
Monday, 11/1, 7-9pm
Write In
Monday, 11/8, 7-9pm
Midway Party
Monday, 11/15, 7-9pm
Write In
Monday, 11/22, 7-9pm
Night of Drafting Daringly
Monday, 11/29, 7-9pm
Thank Goodness It’s Over Party
Monday, 12/6, 7-9pm

These are independent events managed by a community partner.
The NaNoWriMo name and logo are used by special permission.

November Adult Book Groups

Some of our book groups are returning to in person meetings. Some are remaining virtual.  Please see our November 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, November 1, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
This session will be held in person in the Struble Room at the Chester County Library. Please note the new starting time of 6:30 p.m. and updated location.

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, November 11 , 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Defending Jacob by William Landay

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, November 17, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
This session will be held in person in the Burke Room at the Chester County Library.

Registration is required for all virtual 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.


October 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 October 17, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Bring It On, Ghost.”  Park Bong-Pal has grown up with the ability to see and touch ghosts.  In need of extra cash, he uses his ability to fight and exorcise ghosts.  While on the job one night, he meets the ghost of high school student Kim Hyun-Ji.  Believing Bong-Pal holds the answers to why she is a ghost, Hyun-Ji weasels her way into his life, and they end up teaming up as ghost fighting partners who, naturally, begin to catch feelings for one another.  But that’s not the only thing they catch as they discover that they are being stalked by a malevolent spirit who might have had a hand in causing Hyun-Ji’s death as well as in giving Bong-Pal his abilities.  Join us for some spooks and laughs in this paranormal cohabitation comedy as we celebrate the Halloween 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.

National Novel Writing Month 101

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) is just around the corner! Have you ever had a story idea you thought would make a great novel? Always wanted to write a memoir about something that happened in your life? Just like to write?

Join us to learn more about getting those words out this November. We’ll go over what NaNoWriMo is, what it isn’t, and how it can help your creativity. Whether you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo before or have been a regular participant for the last 20 years, whether you want to handwrite or use all the latest software, this session is for you.

Chester County Library and the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library are hosting virtual preparation sessions and virtual writing sessions throughout the months of October and November. Attend any and all events that work for you! See our full schedule and register here.

NaNoWriMo Schedule
NaNoWriMo 101 & Prep
Monday, 10/4, 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, 10/11, 7-9pm
Monday, 10/25, 6:30-7:30pm

Kick-Off Party
Monday, 11/1, 7-9pm
Write In
Monday, 11/8, 7-9pm
Midway Party
Monday, 11/15, 7-9pm
Write In
Monday, 11/22, 7-9pm
Night of Drafting Daringly
Monday, 11/29, 7-9pm
Thank Goodness It’s Over Party
Monday, 12/6, 7-9pm

These are independent events managed by a community partner.
The NaNoWriMo name and logo are used by special permission.

Virtual Program: October Adult Book Groups

We are holding our existing adult book groups as virtual programs. Please see our October 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, October 4, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Page Turners Book Group
Thursday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Comics Unbound Group
Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Whodunits Book Group
Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, October 20, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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.

Chester County Library offering virtual STEM story times

Starting October 7 for ages 4-7!

Register your child for STEM programs!  Starting October 7th, Thursday afternoons at 3:30, library staff will present stories, songs and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!  6 sessions will be offered on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:00pm starting on October 7th.  Don’t wait! Reserve your child’s spot now. 
Please use this link to find out more or to register your child.
Parents MUST attend and participate with their children, as they will need help with the virtual activities.  Once registered, a list of materials needed for the activities will be emailed to all participants.  When registering, please include your name, your child’s name, and a phone number and email address.  A link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. 

STEM. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics. Stack of books with science education doodles and hand written word “STEM”

Hankin Whodunits to meet via Zoom on Wednesday, October 20 at 1 pm

Do you like classic mysteries? Join the Hankin Whodunits on Wednesday, October 20 at 1 pm for a virtual discussion of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

This description will surely get you hooked!

Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to an isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die… Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

Click here to register for this Zoom event. This program supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Copies are currently available at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library.
If you would like a copy sent to your library,

please call the Reference Desk at 610-344-4196.

September 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 June 27, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Goblin.” Also called “Guardian: The Great and Lonely God,” this show, with its star-studded cast and immersive storytelling, received much critical acclaim, became the fifth highest rated drama in Korean TV history, and quickly reached cultural phenomenon status.  It tells the story of Kim Shin, played by Gong Yoo, who was once a legendary general who came to tragic ends.  However, rather than dying, he was granted immortality by the Almighty.  900 years later, after watching everyone he has ever cared for die around him, he wants to end his immortal life, which can only be achieved once the Goblin’s Bride removes the sword from his chest.  Ji Eun-Tak, a bubbly student with a sad past, claims to be his Bride and is determined to prove it to him.  But naturally, things become complicated once they begin to fall in love.

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.

Growing Readers Fall Programs

You’ve been wondering, and we now announce our upcoming (Virtual) Fall Children’s Programs!
Starting September 20th, children aged infant through 6 years can attend programs via Zoom on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Registration is already open, just click here to view our events calendar. This series of programs will be 5 weeks, however, they will not meet October 11th.

Your child will have a “front row seat,” viewing stories and singing songs while interacting with library staff who present each program. Most programs are presented live from our story time studio, so your child will feel like they are right at the library! In our calendar, you’ll find programs for 2’s, 3’s, and ages 4-6 on Mondays; infants/toddlers and 3’s on Thursdays; and on Fridays, something for 3’s and ages 4-6. Once you register, a Zoom link will be sent via email to you on the day of the program. When you register, please include your child’s name and age, and a current email address. We look forward to sharing many great stories with you this fall!

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