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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders.

This class gives you insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders.

This class will teach you how to:

-Initiate contact with potential funders
-Plan calls and meetings, including site visits
-Effectively communicate with funders during the grant process
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Call 610-344-6910 to register. Presented by Chester County SCORE.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
For: NEW USERS AND BEGINNERS
Maximize your LinkedIn profile for networking. Attend this session to learn some tips and tricks in setting up your LinkedIn profile. Topics include:
• Basic profile overview (photo, optimized headline, location, industry, summary tips)
• Photo labeling to build SEO
• Symbols to make yourself stand out
• Several LinkedIn mobile apps
• Turning on/off your privacy settings
• Customizing your URL (yes, BEFORE you print those business cards!)
• Contact info – what and where (personal and business) and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree connections
• Work history and accomplishment verbs with quantifiable results
• Your education
• Get those logos on your profile page!
• How to craft introduction requests in general
• Editing your profile
• Who is viewing your profile – who are those anonymous stalkers?
• Getting LinkedIn help
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
May is Bike Safety & Trail month! Get ready to roll by joining us for this special BYOBike trail ride. Even if you didn't attend the first session, you are welcome to join us!

Ellen Zadoff of the Chester County Cycling Coalition will take us on an informative trail ride. We'll meet at the Chester Valley Trail at 2 PM. This program is intended for new cyclists, but all are welcome!

At this session, we'll learn basic shifting, braking techniques and safety. IT'S BYOB - bring your own bike! But, just make sure it's in a good working order (no time for maintenance will be made during this session). Helmets are mandatory. This event is open to children over the age of 10 and youth under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Celebrate your mental health this May by joining the conversation. Trained facilitators will lead an insightful two-part discussion on mental wellness and the resources available to those who suffer from mental illness.

What would you like to say about it? What would you like to know?

This 2-part conversation includes:
– the importance of good mental health
– prevention strategies for mental health concerns
– practical information to support others & ourselves

Light refreshments and resources will be provided. Registration for this program is required.

This is one of many events to be held in Chester County as part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. It is sponsored by Chester County MH/IDD and local stakeholders. For more information about the National Dialogue, go to www.mentalhealth.gov.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
An introspective workshop where attendees will have an opportunity to learn about deeper issues related to life and work, such as values, talents, and obstacles. This workshop will be active and fun! Come learn how to start designing your own future.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Review fundamentals of writing a resume; format, content, tips & tricks, required and optional sections, etc. We'll review example resumes and discuss online and print resume resources. Bring your resume on paper for review in the second hour.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Call 610-344-6910 to register. Presented by Chester County SCORE.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Social Media sounds like the new, free way to market - what does that mean for you and your products? This workshop will discuss a little bit of everything - from an overview of the tools, to general tips, to examples of different social media product retail. We'll answer the following questions: Do you need a different approach for different products? Does one social network work better? What does social media marketing mean? Should I create videos or post pictures? What will it cost me or how much time does it take?
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
*CALL 610-518-1522 to register with Elizabeth*
Presented by the Housing Partnership of Chester County
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Celebrate your mental health this May by joining the conversation. Chester County Mental Health and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities will lead an insightful two-part discussion on mental wellness and the resources available to those who suffer from mental illness.

What would you like to say about it? What would you like to know? Bring your questions and come away with an understanding of:
- the importance of good mental health
- prevention strategies for mental health concerns
- practical information to support others & ourselves

Light refreshments and resources will be provided. Registration for this program is required.

This is one of many events to be held in Chester County as part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. It is sponsored by Chester County MH/IDD and a coalition of local agencies. For more information about the National Dialogue, go to www.mentalhealth.gov.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Burke Meeting Room at the Chester County Library as we discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

The Evening Book Group meets the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Burke Meeting Room. No reservations are required.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
TBA
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Dave Kozak will be here to discuss a broad view of the college planning and acceptance process. The program is designed to offer insight for parents on the pitfalls and perils of the College Planning process. It is general in nature and offers great information on the many stages of the process. Dave will address the biggest concerns of parents and offer a guidmap to a successful acceptance to the right school for their child.

Dave is the Co-Founder of Elite Collegiate Planning LLC. His passion is teaching people the value of education and helping them navigate the ultra-competitive nature of college acceptance.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
There are more than 13 million cancer survivors living in the USA. We know that cancer care doesn't end when treatment is done. Survivors often may experience long-term emotional issues, physical limitations or cognitive changes such as memory loss. Some chronic conditions may include an increased risk for a recurrence of cancer or a high risk of developing a new type.

This presentation will explore the resources developed and compiled by the LiveSTRONG Foundation to address "living well after cancer."

1. Survivorship Care Plan

2. Emotional Support / Dealing with Uncertainty

3. Rehabilitation After Cancer
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Do you have questions about storing and caring for your image collections?

Whether you're seeking some basic tips for extending the life of your personal photo collections or you're about to jump into a more complex archival project, this workshop can connect you with answers.

Topics will include:
- current and historical formats
- storage & supplies
- handling
- digitization

Feel free to bring your questions, concerns, and project examples. You will come away with an understanding of different physical formats, the aging process, and best practices for storage and handling.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The VOLUNTEERS of the State Health Insurance Program of Chester County - APPRISE – Chester County Dept of Aging

Cordially Invite you to attend
A FREE UPDATE SESSION
DISCUSSION TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
• Definitions of Medicare A, B, C
• Explanation of the drug benefit (Part D)
• Types of policies available in Chester County
• Things to consider when selecting a policy

A QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD WILL FOLLOW
SEATING IS LIMITED


APPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program …counseling for people with Medicare in Pennsylvania.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
The Annual Chester County Library Community Day is a spectacular event to benefit the Chester County community! We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, our 2014 Community Day will be again a Mini Maker Fair held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Chester County Library & District Center in Exton. Community Day continues to grow, and attracts thousands of visitors every year! kids

We will bring together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At our Community Day Mini Maker Fair you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and water but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture.

In its simplest form, it creates conversations with Makers. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us. This community event will inspire everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community.

What is a Mini Maker Fair? What is a Maker?

Our Mini Maker Fair will be a one day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for resourceful, creative people who like to tinker and love to make things. We call them makers! We will welcome builders, inventors, innovators, hackers, tinkerers, gadgeteers, designers, artists, fabricators, welders, craftspeople, engineers, scientists, fabric technologists and more to show off their creations. Here are some topics to give you an idea of the projects we’re looking for:

• Student Projects

• Robotics

• 3d Printers

• Unusual Tools or Machines

• Electronics

• Electric Vehicles

• Architecture/Shelter

• Bicycles

• Puppets/Performance Art

• Unusual Tools or Machines

• Textile Arts and Crafts

• 3D Printers

• Music Performance and Participation

• Home Energy Monitoring

• Rockets and RC Toys

• Biology/Biotech/Chemistry Projects

• Bicycles/ArtCars

• Sustainability

• Food and Beverage Makers

• Kites/Flying Things

• Green Tech

• Radios/Vintage Computers/Game Systems

• How to Fix Things or Take them Apart

• Anything INTERESTING and NEW…
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
One hour educational program geared to people who are either new to investing or need a refresher. Participants will learn:
• The importance of developing a strategy
• The impact of asset allocation
• The influence of inflation on your long-term goals
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Monthly Meeting of the Chester County Library System and Chester County Library Board of Trustees
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Review fundamentals of writing a resume; format, content, tips & tricks, required and optional sections, etc. We'll review example resumes and discuss online and print resume resources. Bring your resume on paper for review in the second hour.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Burke Meeting Room at the Chester County Library as we discuss Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

The Afternoon Book Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Burke Meeting Room. No reservations are required.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
To register, call 610-444-1721
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Presented by SCORE. Call 610-344-6910 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

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Title
13 1/2
Author
Nevada Barr
Review
I have read many of Nevada Barr's National Park mysteries and very much enjoyed them. This book was a stand alone novel. It was a suspenseful, but not particularly difficult to figure out "whodunit." I kept reading to see how events played out. A good beach read.   Click here to see if this book is in our catalog!
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Title
Long Live the King
Author
Fay Weldon
Review
Well written sequel to Habits of the House where Minnie secures aplace for herself in the English society and in the Dilberne family.  Click here to see if this book is in our catalog!
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Yes
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Title
His Majesty's Hope
Author
Susan Elia MacNeal
Review
Another great entry in this series - Maggie gets increasingly interesting, although some of the plot twists stretch almost beyond realism. But an entertaining read nevertheless!  Click here to see if this book is in our catalog!
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Yes
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Title
4th of July
Author
Patterson, James
Review
Standard Women's Detective novel. Fast moving. Pleasant read. If you like James Patterson this is standard fare. Nothing requiring deep thought.  Click here to see if this book is in our catalog!
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Title
The Naked Face
Author
Sidney Sheldon
Review
A fabulous read! A short story that cannot be put down! A wonderful thriller that is captivating! Sidney Sheldon truly deserves the title of "The Master Storyteller"!   Click here to see if this book is in our catalog!
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Yes
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