Chester County Library
The Library Lowdown

A Publication of the Chester County Library
I cannot live without books.  Thomas Jefferson
September 2019
Library Director: Savannah Gilbert


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Tuesday morning storytime and watching the children who attend become members of the Middle School Book Club, Junior High Book Club, High School Book Club, and become valedictorians and honor graduates and caring parents who bring their children to the library/the great feeling to find a new author for someone or just the right book that someone is looking for/decorating the library with children's books on seasons and holidays/ordering new books/getting new computers/the building fund 5K/planning the summer reading program/being a field trip destination for school and day care groups/Read Across America Week/the comments people make about enjoying seeing our 9-foot Christmas tree with all the lights on/Friends of the Library cookbooks/Friends of the Library Christmas ornaments/planting Spring and Fall flowers in the urns on the porch/finding great books for all of the book clubs/having people say how much they love our library

Thanks for the memories,
Nancy Canada, Library Director

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Miss Nancy shines at the red carpet preview of Mo Willem's Waiting Is Not Easy at West Chester Elementary.

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Nancy Canada accepts a check for the tech grant that brought six new laptops to our library and funded a series of free classes for our patrons.


Beginning in September, we will have a survey available where you can tell us what you love about your library and what you wish the library had more of! Graphic novels, audiobooks, books about a certain topic, certain movies - let us know! We want to serve the community as efficiently as possible and to do that, we need your feedback!


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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!


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 onTuesdays 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 for you, too.
All ages are welcome!

Still Alice


The Brown Bag Book Club met on Wednesday, September 11, at 12:00 noon to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

Still Alice is about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into Alzheimer's disease. The main character is Alice Howland, who is an accomplished Harvard professor, married with three grown children, and lives in beautiful Cape Cod. Alice is fiercely independent and struggles to maintain her normal lifestyle as her sense of self is stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it's like to literally lose your mind. 

"After I read Still Alice, I wanted to stand up and tell a train full of strangers, 'You have to get this book'" - Beverly Beckham, The Boston Globe

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October's book will be The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. We will meet on Wednesday, October 9, at 12:00 noon.  

Join us for this discussion!


DVDs: Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, POMS, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Rocketman, The Secret Life of Pets 2

ADULT FICTION: Backlash by Brad Thor; The Chain by Adrian McKinty; Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with recipes) by Lorna Landvik; The Dutch House by Ann Patchett; The Escape Room by Megan Goldin; Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler; The Inn by James Paterson and Candice Fox; The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs; The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney; Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich; Tidelands by Philippa Gregory; The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware; The Warning by James Patterson and Robison Wells; Lager Queen of Minnesota by Ryan Stradel; The Last Widow by Karen Slaughter; Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson; The Other's Gold by Elizabeth Ames; Outfox by Sandra Brown; You've Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman; The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz; The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman; and Wherever You Go by Tracie Peterson

ADULT NON-FICTION: Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History and Of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston;
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, and Home Body by Joanna Gaines

"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."
 - Jhumpa Lahiri



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