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

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The month of December is traditionally Fine Free at our library. Bring in your overdue materials and if there is a fine on your card, call or come by the library and we will take the fines off. Merry Christmas from your friendly local library!


Monday, December 4 - Closed so all staff can attend an in-service provided by the Hatchie River Regional Library
Thursday, December 7 -  Close at 6:00 pm instead of the customary 7:00 pm, due to the Henderson Christmas parade
Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 26 -  Closed in observance of the Christmas holidays
Monday, January 1 - Closed in observance of New Year's Day

A happy holiday season to all from Joyce, Paige, Constance, Melody, Olivia, and Nancy!


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, Excel and Google Docs. We also plan to offer a class on resume writing, how to set up an e-mail 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, these are YOUR tax dollars at work and we are happy to hear from our community's residents.
Call us at 989-4673 with your suggestions.


DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HELP4TN? is a new website that will help you 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, December 6 at noon to discuss The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank. December's book will be Still Life by Louise Penny. Join us!

The Junior High School Book Club will finish the discussion they started last month on the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Their meeting will be Thursday, December 14, at 3:00 pm.

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

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Our annual Storytime Christmas party will be Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 am. Santa will be our special guest and cookies will also be involved. All ages are welcome.

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 The Walking Dead, Season Seven; Reign: The Complete First Season; Boss Baby; Cars 3; Churchill; The Glass Castle; Lego Ninjago; Masters of Spinjitzu, Season 2; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; and Wonder Woman

NEW JUVENILE LITERATURE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway; The Library Book; Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Racoon; Biscuit Goes Camping; Good Morning, Superman; I Got the Rhythm; Leroy Ninker Saddles Up; Mary McScary; Pumpkin Day; American Girls; The Real Z and Z On Location; The Salem Witch Trials; Science Comics: Bats Learning to Fly; Legos Build It: Robots and Farm Animals; Wandmaker; and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Raid of No Return

NEW TEEN READING: Piper; The Hate You Give; The Assassin's Blade; Crown of Midnight; Crown's Fate; The Fall of Five; Heir of Fire; King's Cage; Lady Midnight; Queen of Shadows; Revenge of Seven; Sea of Shadows; Follow Me: An Amateurs Novel; Crown of Midnight; and Throne of Glass

NEW ADULT NON-FICTION: What Can I Bring?: Southern Food for Any Occasion That Life Stirs Up and The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

NEW ADULT FICTION: The People Vs. Alex Cross and Count to Ten: A Private Novel by James Patterson; Dealt With the Devil's Hand and Riding With the Devil's Mistress by Peter Brandvold; Hell's Half Acre by William Johnstone; Home to Texas by Thom Nicholson; Picketwire Vaquero by James D. Crownover; The Comancheros by Stephen Lodge; Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford; Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark; Artemis by Andy Weir; Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley; A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny; Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich; Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales by P.D. James; The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn; The Alice Network by Kate Quinn; Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly; The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith; The Midnight Line by Lee Child; Undaunted by Diana Palmer; Home to Texas by Thom Nicholson; A Great Reckoning, The Nature of the Beast, and Glass Houses, all by Louise Penny


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It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!

Charles Dickens

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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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