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   Summer Reading for Adults 2014   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 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, October 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 10 AM and Noon. Registration for this event is required. All ages welcome!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 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
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 10 AM and Noon. Registration for this event is required. All ages welcome!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 10 AM and Noon. Registration for this event is required. All ages welcome!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 10 AM and Noon. Registration for this event is required. All ages welcome!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Burke Meeting Room at the Chester County Library as we discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.

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
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Whether you have a computer question, need help conducting research, or want to be able to better search our online catalog, a reference librarian can offer you individual assistance tailored to your specific needs. Registration is required at least 24 hours before your 30 minute session begins. Stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 610-280-2620 for more information or to register.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Friends of the Chester County Library FALL BOOK SALE, October 10-12
October 10 - Members only - memberships available at the door
$15 Individual Membership, $20 Household Membership
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Friends of the Chester County Library FALL BOOK SALE, October 10-12

Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Friends of the Chester County Library FALL BOOK SALE, October 10-12
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Chester County School of Government
Details Coming Soon.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Burke Meeting Room at the Chester County Library as we discuss The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.

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, October 15, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Whether you have a computer question, need help conducting research, or want to be able to better search our online catalog, a reference librarian can offer you individual assistance tailored to your specific needs. Registration is required at least 24 hours before your 30 minute session begins. Stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 610-280-2620 for more information or to register.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 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, October 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learning to read begins long before children start school. Research shows that early childhood experiences have a great impact on a child’s ability to learn language and literacy skills. Children who grow up in a stimulating environment where parents and other caregivers talk and read to them are more likely to become fluent readers and eager learners.

Experts have identified five essential early literacy or pre-reading skills that children must know before they can actually learn to read. Learn how to develop these important skills through our Every Child Ready to Read: Workshop for Parents of Preschoolers.

A PA Forward Basic Literacy Program.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Keep your back healthy with this free one-hour seminar! You will learn about the anatomy of the back, common causes of pain, and some simple steps you can take to lessen the likelihood of a back injury. Our orthopedic specialists will also discuss effective non-surgical treatments for back pain, as well as the latest innovative procedures being performed at Main Line Health hospitals. Presented by Paoli Hospital's Orthopedic Program Manager Donna Levan.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Are you unhappy with your Medicare health plan? Would you like to evaluate your current plan and see what else is available in Chester County?

Take the opportunity to review your Medicare-approved health and drug plan options. Sign up for an individual free and confidential counseling session and meet with an APPRISE volunteer who will assist you in making an informed decision. This enrollment event will be held Friday, October 17th and Monday, November 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please bring with you your Medicare Card, Insurance card(s) and list of medication and dosages.
To register for an appointment, call 610-344-6035.

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help Pennsylvanians age 60 and over and those with disabilities with health insurance concerns. Apprise counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about health insurance. Apprise services are free and all information is kept completely confidential.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 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
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
As our friends and loved ones age, our roles in their lives may change. Caregivers have many options and resources to aid in this transition. Join us on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informational session about care options for seniors. Local providers will be available to share information about in-home care, assisted living, hospice care and more.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Soon-to-be parents are invited to a Baby Shower at which they will be able to meet with and gather information from a variety of community organizations that serve families and young children.

A PA Forward Basic and Health Literacy Program.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In this session, we'll explain how to access and use the print and online resources of our Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center collection. Focusing on one database in particular, Foundation Directory Online Professional, we'll walk you through the search features while demonstrating different types of searches in a few scenarios. Join us for this fun evening of learning!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Chester County School of Government
Details Coming Soon.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Whether you have a computer question, need help conducting research, or want to be able to better search our online catalog, a reference librarian can offer you individual assistance tailored to your specific needs. Registration is required at least 24 hours before your 30 minute session begins. Stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 610-280-2620 for more information or to register.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for an overview of the financial aid process and learn how best to position yourself for financial aid. This presentation will cover: expected family contribution and why it's important to understand; how to determine your assets when calculating EFC; selecting colleges that will maximize the aid you may qualify for; how to send your child to an expensive private school for less than a state school; and more. Presented by Arnold Jentleson of College Funding Advisors of PA.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 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
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Did you ever wonder why your financial statements and your tax return say you are earning a profit and at the same time there is no cash in the business's checking account. Then join us for a discussion on the basics of accounting. Learn why, in the world of accounting, there are two sides to each entry; a debit and a credit. We will take a look at the general ledger and basic financial statements.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Chester County School of Government
Details Coming Soon.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
7:10 PM - 8:10 PM
Description
Local author and resident Charles J. Adams III will share with us stories of ghosts and other lore from Chester County and the Philadelphia area. After the presentation, which begins promptly at 7:13 PM, books will be available for signing and purchase. This program is open to ages 13 and up.

Charles J. Adams III is the author of 'Ghost Stories of Chester County & the Brandywine Valley,' 'Philadelphia Ghost Stories,' and more.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 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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