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


When our storage closet gets full, it is time to schedule a book sale.  This one, a Friends of the Library Book Sale, will begin on Monday, October 2, and will last throughout the month. As always, hardbacks are 50 cents; paperbacks are 25 cents; and DVDs/videos/audio books are $1.00 each. This will be our last book sale of the year and we will happily accept donations all month.


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.

Leah Shull, teacher at Chester County Junior High, will present a class on how to use Google Docs, which is creating and editing documents online. The class will be Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 pm. Please call the library at 989-4673 or come by to sign up because space is limited.


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Our Halloween party will be on Tuesday, October 24, at 10:00 am. Children may dress up if they wish and all ages are invited to attend.

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, October 11 at noon to discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. November's book will be In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Join us!

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


 Megan Leavey; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; and The Mummy

NEW JUVENILE LITERATURE: Warriors Super Edition: Tigerhearts; The Great Thanksgiving Excape; Big Sister, Little Monster; Where is the Mississippi River; Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton; Hooray for Books!; Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth; The Classic Pokemon Collection; Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby; All's Faire in Middle School; Attack of the Zittens; Big Nate: A Good, Old-Fashioned Wedgie; Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind; Deck the Malls; DogMan: A Tale of Two Kitties; Dogzilla; Fishin' Impossible; American Girls: Growing Up With Kat Kong; Lola Levine and the Halloween Scene; Maisy Goes on a Plane; Mighty Jack; Mighty Jack and the Goblin King; The Mouse on the Motorcycle; Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate; Robots Can't Dance; Sam, the Most Scaredy Cat Kid in the World; The Spycatchers of Maple Hill; The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her; The Water Castle; Who Was Alexander Hamilton?; and I Survived the American Revolution

NEW ADULT NON-FICTION: Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O'Reilly; Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man by Michael Bishop; The Vietnam War: An Intimate History; What is the Bible? by Rob Bell; What Happened? by Hillary Clinton; and Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker

NEW ADULT FICTION: Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson; The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille; Haunted by James Patterson; To Be Where You Are by Debbie Macomber; Crown of Souls by Ronnie Kendig; Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer; The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye by David Lagercrantz; Robert B. Parker's The Hangman; Column of Fire by Ken Follett; Enigma by Catherine Coulter; Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; The Romanov Ransom by Clive Cussler; Afterlife by Marshall Askey; Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien; The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin; Proof of Life by J.A. Jance;The Western Star by Craig Johnson; Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb; and The Proving by Beverly Lewis


Autumn's Joy

I love old October so.

                                                                                 James Whitcomb Riley

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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