Volunteer to tutor an adult student

By Mimi Burstein, Special to The Times Chin Wei Huang (left) with tutor Laura Jenkins. Library users may have noticed several pairs of adults in the Reference section, deep in quiet conversation, poring over books, laptops, and papers together. In many cases, they are student-tutor pairs, working with the Adult Tutoring program based in the Chester County Library.  The program is a partnership...

Chester County Library recognized as Pa. Gold Star Library

Libraries across Pennsylvania continue showcasing the value they bring to their communities by providing programs and resources which positively support the patrons served and have earned Star Library status in the process.  The Pennsylvania Library Association announced that Chester County Library has been recognized as a Gold Star Library. To achieve the PA Forward Gold Star designation, the...

Dube awarded Difference of One Award

Marguerite Dube On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch was honored at the Chester County OIC’s 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication to public service and to personal commitments to excellence in helping our community and its members.    Send article...

Exton library celebrating do-it-yourselfers

Family-friendly Mini Maker Fair scheduled for Saturday On Saturday, May 17, the Chester County Library in Exton will be holding its Fourth Annual Community Day, and for the second year in the a row, the theme will be a Mini Maker Fair – a place to celebrate the process of learning and doing. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year, the Chester County Library’s Mini Maker Fair attracted...

Public can help celebrate National Robotics Week

Chester County Library is hosting informational program on April 10 The Chester County Library is inviting the public to celebrate National Robotics Week from April 5-15. The library will host a presentation of the FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics programs and a Q&A session on Thursday, April 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room of the...

Program to spotlight Abraham Lincoln’s legacy

It will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at Exton library As the 250th anniversary of the Civil War moves into high gear, the Chester County Library is inviting the public to focus on Abraham Lincoln. On Monday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room, the Exton library will present “Abraham Lincoln: A Study in the Paradox of Greatness,” a program offering insight into one of America’s...

Time to raid attic for mystery historic photos

Library program will focus on ways to date them accurately The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is partnering with the Chester County Library for a special presentation, “How Old is that Photograph?” The program, which will help explain how genealogists research photos from their family collections and date them, will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Exton library’s...

Observing National Influenza Vaccination Week

County to offer free flu shots Monday at Exton library Don’t take chances with your health, urges the county, which is offering free flu shots on Monday, Dec. 9. In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 8-14), the Chester County Health Department will offer the free vaccinations – recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older – at the Chester County Library in Exton...

Exton library to host annual craft fair

Organizers accepting vendors’ applications for Dec. 14 event  Just in time for the holidays, the Chester County Library will host its third annual craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But first the library needs to finish lining up its vendors. The opportunity to set up a table to sell artisan creations is open to anyone, a library news release said. Contact Kristen Cassidy...

County library to host renowned entrepreneur

Former White Dog Cafe owner will discuss local living economies An internationally renowned leader of the local-living-economies movement will speak at the Chester County Library in Exton on Tuesday, Dec. 3, following a networking mixer at 6:30 p.m. Judy Wicks, a longtime activist, is the former owner of the White Dog Café in Philadelphia, acclaimed for its socially and environmentally responsible...