Chester County Library
The Library Lowdown
A Publication of the Chester County Library
I cannot live without books.  Thomas Jefferson
June 2017


Thanks to a Library Systems and Technologies Grant, we will be offering computer classes to the public, hopefully, this month. Call the library at 989-4673 if you would like to be on our list for basic classes.

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All programs begin at 10:00

                    Tuesday, June 6: A visit from Curious George and Sarge of the Jackson Generals

                    Wednesday, June 7: A program on Tennessee Wildlife plus a live snake!

                    Tuesday, June 13: Touch-A-Truck Day

                    Wednesday, June 14: Illusionist Richard Seaton and the glamourous Miss Maudie

                    Tuesday, June 20: County Extension Agent Rebecca Serratt plus the rain date for Touch-A-Truck Day

                    Wednesday, June 21: Chester County Recycling Coordinator Amber Greene and a robot.
                                             **Reading/Listening Logs are due on this day, too.**

                          Tuesday, June 27: The Instrument Petting Zoo with the CCHS Marching Eagles

                    Wednesday, June 28: Awards Day

                    Tuesday, July 11: WBBJ-TV's meteorologist Tom Meiners


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 The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 14 at 12:00 noon to discuss The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. July's book will be The Circle by Dave Eggars. 

The Middle School Book Club will begin meeting on Thursday, June 8 and will meet every Thursday in June and July at 2:00 pm. Children must have finished third grade through fifth grade to be able to participate and they MUST sign up so that we know how many books to order. We read and discuss a book each week plus we do some type of art project or play some type of game that goes along with the book. We also have a snack every week that is, if possible, related to what we read.

For more information about either book club or any other library event, contact us at 731-989-4673.


Every third Thursday during the summer, the Henderson Arts Commission sponsors Arts in the Alley, featuring local artists with their work for sale and musical acts. We now are taking Storytime there - we will read to the children between the music performamces. Arts in the Alley is from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the gazebo downtown.

Visit our Facebook page to keep up with all our happenings and to see Miss Nancy in action at Arts in the Alley.
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Thanks to the hard work of Dr. Erika Creech, Dr. Stuart Rogers and Mrs. Beverly Rogers, the butterfly garden has been tilled, filled and planted with some lovely plants. We appreciate all the sweat and hard work that they have put into this and we look forward to watching the garden bloom all summer.


 DVDS: Patriot's Day; The Edge of Seventeen; and Loving

JUVENILE LITERATURE: The Great Treehouse War; Ladybug Girl's Day Out With Grandpa; Sleepover; And Then Comes Summer; Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble; Hattie and Hudson; Jabari Jumps; The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary; Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie; Cinnamon; Pete the Cat and the Tip-Top Treehouse; Pinkalicious: Peteriffic; Rolling Thunder; Dragons Love Tacos 2; The Forever Garden; Spirit Animals: Heart of the Land; The Good-for-Nothing Button; If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don't!; Real Friends; Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map; Felix Stands Tall; Vampirina at the Beach; Bunny's Book Club; The Road Home; Curious George Goes to the Bookstore; Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird; I Funny: School of Laughs; Stick Cat: Cat in the City; Frogkisser; Dragon Watch; Calendar Mysteries: December Dog; Who Was Princess Diana?; I Survived: Tornado Terror; John Deere, That's Who; and Lucy's Cousins

TEEN READING: My Future Ex-Girlfriend; All the Bright Places; The Court of Wings and Ruin; Harmony House; If I Fix You; I'll Meet You There; Immortal Throne; The Last Time We Say Goodbye; The Lie Tree; The Lovely Reckless; The Movie Version; Spill Zone; Stranger Than FanFiction; Our Chemical Hearts; Dorothy Must Die: The End of Oz; and The Scattering

ADULT NON-FICTION: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI and The Last Season

ADULT FICTION: Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton; Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King; The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal; Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer; Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson; Amelia and the Captain by Lori Copeland; Deep Extraction by Diann Mills; If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock; Pursued by Lisa Harris; Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon; When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin; The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan; Thirst by Jo Nesbo; Price of Duty by Dale Brown; Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Childs; Same Beach Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank; The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo; Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan; Into the Water by Paula Hawkins; 16th Seduction by James Patterson; Beartown by Fredrick Bachman; The Choices We Make by Karma Brown; Miss Julia Weathers the Storm by Ann B. Ross; The Best of Adam Sharpe by Graeme Simsion; Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova; My Heart Stood Still and Sisters of Mercy Flat by Lori Copeland; and Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

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President Trump's 2018 budget proposal calls for, among other things, the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The following programs are offered by the Chester County Library thanks to the $230 million dollar budget of IMLS:

The Tennessee Electronic Library -- Databases that give Tennesseans of all ages access to job and career development resources, health and wellness information, newspaper and magazine articles, and reference content for schools and colleges

Book and material funding and READS e-books -- Funding for the purchase of children's books, teen reading, large print books, audio books, DVDs, plus the READS program, which is an online e-book library

Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped -- Provides audio and Braille books to any Tennessee resident who cannot read standard print  

Library Technology and Infrastructure --A network of computer technicians that responds to service calls from libraries. Also, matching grant funds for the purchase of new computers and other means of technology

Please call or email Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and Congressman Marsha Blackburn and tell them to vote to keep IMLS funded.

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Books make great gifts.  They have the whole world inside them.
- Neil Gaiman



 Recently, the Hatchie River Regional Library released the circulation report for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  Our little library checked out over 35,000 books (and about 20,000 other library materials)!  To those who feel that books will soon be a thing of the past due to electronic devices, we at the Chester County Library beg to differ.  We are certainly a community of readers.



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