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


Thanks to the generosity of our community, our book sale closet is once again overflowing! This sale will be under the umbrella of Friends of the Library so all checks will need to be made out to this organization.  As always, hardback books are fifty cents; paperbacks are twenty-five cents; or fill up a bag of books for $3.00.  Audio books/DVDs/videos are $1.00 each and not included in the bag sale.  Our sale begins on Monday, April 3, promptly at 9:30 am, so be ready to find some bargains and help out your friendly local library.



 The Brown Bag Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 12, to discuss The Liar's Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr. May's book will be Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. Join us!

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 DVDS: Fences; Rules Don't Apply; Sherlock: Season Four; Manchester by the Sea; Hacksaw Ridge; Collateral Beauty;
The Magnificent Seven; Storks; Moana; Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series; A Monster Calls;
and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

ADULT NON-FICTION: Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front; Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as a Special Ops PJ; Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and A Better Life; and The Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

ADULT FICTION: Vicious Circle by C.J. Box; Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller; If Not For You by Debbie Macomber; Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry; Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders; Her Secret: The Amish of Hart County by Shelly Shepard Gray; Cutthroat by Clive Cussler; The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen; The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter; The Bone Box by Faye Kellerman; Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave; Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel; The Banana Cream Pie Murders by Joanne Fluke; Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach; Girl in Disguise by Greer McAllister; My Not-So-Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella; and A Note Yet Unsung
by Tamera Alexander

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The April rain, the April rain
Comes slanting down in fitful showers.
Then from the furrow shoots the grain
And banks are fledged with nesting flowers.

                                                                                     Matilda Blind

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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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