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

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We received a technology training grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives this spring. Our classes are offered on a monthly basis and are free to the public. So far, we have held classes on Microsoft Word and Excel. We also plan to offer a class on resume writing, how to set up an e-mail account, how to set up a Facebook account, and how to negotiate the PhotoShop program. We also plan to revisit basic programs like Microsoft Word during the course of the grant term. Let us know what you would like to learn. Remember, this is YOUR tax dollars at work and we are happy to hear from our community's residents. Call us at 989-4673 with your suggestions.

We will offer another class on basic Microsoft Word on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 AM. Kevin Raine, Digital Consultant for Leaders Credit Union, will be the instructor. Call or come by to get your name on the list because space is limited. 


DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HELP4TN? is a new website that will help find legal and social service resources in Tennessee.  Topics such as bankruptcy, divorce, domestic violence, juvenile court issues, etc. may be researched on the site.  If you would rather talk with a person, you may call 211 to find the same resources.


 The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 13th at noon to discuss The Nest by Cynthis D'Aprix Sweeney. October's book will be Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Join us!

For more information about our book clubs, classes or any other library event, contact us at 731-989-4673.


Doctor Who: Last Christmas; Doctor Who: The Complete Ninth Series; Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song; Doctor Who: Series Ten, Part One; Alien: Covenant; Big Little Lies, Season One; The Case for Christ; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul; Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2; Gifted; Kong: Skull Island; Lego Scooby-Doo: Blowout Beach Bash; The Lost City of Z; Power Rangers; Smurfs: The Lost Village; The Zookeeper's Wife; Beauty and the Beast; Hell or High Water; The Lego Batman Movie; Passengers; and To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters

JUVENILE LITERATURE: The Ark Plan; The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Gramps and Gran; Be a Star, Wonder Woman; A Creepy Pair of Underwear; Find Out Coding; Don't Read This Book Before Bed; Thrills, Chills, and Hauntingly True Stories; Escargot; Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps; Llama Llama Gives Thanks; The Mermaid; Minecraft: The Island; The Misadventures of Max Crumbly; Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete; Stick Dog Craves Candy; Thanks From the Very Hungry Caterpillar; What is Rock and Roll?; Who Was Andrew Jackson?; CatStronauts: Race to Mars; Cleopatra in Space: The Golden Lion; CatStronauts: Mission Moon; and Ghostopolis

TEEN READING: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel; seven books in the Gender Game series; the Scott Pilgrim series; The Court of Mist and Fury; The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim; Lemons; Loved; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: A Graphic Novel; Rise of the Isle of the Lost; and The Secret History of Us

Hue 1968; Hunger: A Memoir of My Body; Tasted and Approved: A Quick and Easy Cookbook; and All Saints: The Surprising Story of How Refugees from Burma Brought Life to a Dying Church

ADULT FICTION: The Promise of Dawn by Laurraine Snelling; The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher; Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton; Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson; The Bookshop at the Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry; Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman; Deadfall by Linda Fairstein; Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon; The Lying Game by Ruth Ware; The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick; Wired by Julie Garwood; Two Nights by Kathy Reichs; The Last Tudor by Phillipa Gregory; The Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter; Exposed by Lisa Scottoline; Seeing Red by Sandra Brown; Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan; The Store by James Patterson; Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber; To Wager Her Heart by Tamara Alexander; Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine; The Letter by Katherine Hughes; House of Spies by Daniel Silva; and The Late Show by Michael Connelly


Libby is the new OverDrive reading app that is offered through the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This is a new and more user-friendly way to access electronic books. If you wish to continue using R.E.A.D.S. on your PC or laptop, you may visit their website at

  Libby is also accessible through our library's home page. We also have a hand-out at the library with Libby's instructions. 

Autumn's Joy

It's cool breezes start out warm
Changing to cold throughout every storm,
The leaves change and fall
As summer leaves and autumn kisses us all

                                                                                 "September Changes" by Jessica Millsaps

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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