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"November is usually such a disagreeable month . . . as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully . . . just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles. We've had lovely days and delicious twilights."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

November 2019

Library Director: Savannah Gilbert


                                                  LIBRARY CLOSINGS                                                                            

November 11, 2019 - (Monday) Closed for Veterans Day
November 22, 2019 - (Friday) Closed for inventory
November 27, 2019 - (Wednesday) Closing at 12:30 for Thanksgiving
November 28-30, 2019 - (Thursday, Friday, & Saturday) Closed for Thanksgiving


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Did you recently read a book that you just loved? Tell us all about it! Beginning in September, we will have cards at the front desk where you can write a review of a book you checked out from our library. With your permission, we would love to share reviews on Facebook so that all of our community can enjoy the books you recently read!


Don't forget that if you have a Chester County Library card, you have access to e-books! Follow the instructions below to access:

1. To use R.E.A.D.S. on your smartphone or tablet, download the Libby by Overdrive reading app and open it on your device.
    For use on a computer or laptop, go to their website at reads.lib.overdrive.com
2. Open the app. Click "hi" and then Find My Library.
3. Search for our library by the name of Hatchie River Region - Chester County Library.
4. Click to sign in with your library card (1CHS000#####).
5. Now you are ready to browse and check out titles!

You may toggle back and forth between the online catalog and your library shelf of loans & holds
using the Library/Shelf icon at the bottom of your screen.


We might be able to borrow what you want from another library. Ask about this at the circulation desk. 

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Come to the library on Tuesdays at 10:00 am to enjoy storytime with our library director, Savannah Gilbert.
Savannah will read great books and there will be fun coloring pages and crafts for you, too.
All ages are welcome!


The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 13, at 12:00 noon to discuss 

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah.

Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And, ultimately, about the one person who really, really knows you - and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . .
one you'll want to pass on to your best friend. 

Join us for this book club discussion!


DVDs: Apollo 11; Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown; The Wind in the Willows; Yesterday; Deadpool; John Wick; John Wick 2; John Wick 3;
Toy Story 4

ADULT FICTION: It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell; The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea; The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren; Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb; The Testaments by Margaret Atwood; The Institute by Stephen King; A Better Man by Louise Penny; This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger; Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen; What Comes My Way by Tracie Peterson; Child's Play and Lost and Found by Danielle Steel; The Titanic Secret (Large Print) by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul; Bloody Genius (Large Print) by John Sanford; Verses for the Dead (Large Print) by Preston and Child; A Mrs. Miracle Christmas (Large Print) by Debbie Macomber; Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills; Stranger Things Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond; What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hildenbrand; The Guardians (Large Print) by John Grisham; The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld; Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson; The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates; Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris; The Swarm, The Hive, and A Town Divided by Christmas by Orson Scott Card; Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky; and The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

ADULT NON-FICTION: The Official Downtown Abbey Cookbook; We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer; On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein; Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell; The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten Year Road Trip by Jeff Guinn; Permanent Record by Edward Snowden; How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo; Guinness World Records 2020; Google Drive & Docs in 30 Minutes; Third Time's a Charm: 21 Colorful Options for Charm-Pack Quilts

ADULT AUDIOBOOKS: Under Currents by Nora Roberts; Last Flag Down by Baldwin and Powers; City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert; Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber; Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer; The Inn by James Patterson; The Institute by Stephen King; Hold on Tight by Shelley Shepard Gray

YOUNG ADULT FICTION: The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen; Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card; We Are Okay by Nina Lacown;
Let It Snow: 3 Holiday Classics by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle; Pumpkinheads (Graphic Novel) by Rainbow Rowell; Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi; Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Marvel; The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang;
and The List by Siobhan Vivian

JUVENILE FICTION: Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj; The Critter Club: Books 1-5 by Callie Barkley; Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey; I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis; Thieves by Katherine Rundell; The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf and The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief by Rachel Russell; Magic Tree House: Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne; and The Trials of Apollo: The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVELS: Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; Estranged by Ethan Aldridge; El Deafo by CeCe Bell; Big Nate: Hug It Out! by Lincoln Pierce; Minecraft Volume One and Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer & Matthew Holm; Catstronauts: Robot Rescue, Catstronauts: Space Station Situation, and Catstronauts: Slapdash Science by Drew Brockington; The Return of Zita the Spacegirl and Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke; The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade by Max Brallier;
and The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin

JUVENILE NON-FICTION: National Geographic Kids: Ink!

CHILDREN'S EASY BOOKS: Andy and His Yellow Frisbee by Mary Thompson; Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske; How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander; Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht; Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume and Dino-Halloween by Lisa Wheeler; Fill a Bucket by Carol McCloud; Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still by Karlin Gray

CHILDREN'S AUDIOBOOKS: Planes: Fire & Rescue

"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading."
 - William Styron




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