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.

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.