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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
*CALL 610-518-1522 to register, ask for JOY*
Presented by the Housing Partnership of Chester County
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
With over 300 million users, LinkedIn is becoming an increasingly popular professional social media platform that is not just for jobseekers, but is a critical networking tool as well as a professional electronic rolodex. At this session, you will learn some best practices, tips, and tricks you need to know to enhance or modify your LinkedIn profile. Even advanced users have learned a few new tidbits! Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

• Basic profile overview
• Turning on/off your privacy settings
• Mobile Apps
• Leverage your LinkedIn to build your sphere of influence
• How to view your profile in different ways
• Turning on/off your activity broadcasts
• Who is viewing your profile – who are those anonymous stalkers?
• How many seconds you have to make an impression on LinkedIn
• Key factors for your photo
• Photo labeling to build SEO
• Symbols to make yourself stand out
• How to properly construct your headline, choose your location, and industry
• Customizing your URL (yes, BEFORE you print those business cards!)
• Contact info minimums – what and where (personal and business) and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree connections
• Summary tips and suggestions
• Work history and accomplishment verbs with quantifiable results
• Get those logos on your profile page!
• How to craft introduction requests in general
• Editing your profile
• Getting LinkedIn help … and more!

Our speaker will be Lynne M. Williams, BS, MA, ABD. As the owner of Around the Clock Executive Helper, she and her team provide virtual assistance supporting busy executives, solopreneurs, small businesses, and jobseekers. Lynne holds a BS degree in Business Administration Marketing from the University of Delaware and an MA in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University along with doctoral coursework to ABD on web 2.0 social media applications. In addition, as a former K-12 teacher, she hold 9 certifications from the PDE (7 teaching and 2 administrative). Information on free career transition resources, local area networking events, and other workshops is posted on: www.lynnemwilliams.com and www.facebook.com/aroundtheclockexecs. Connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewilliams.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Dispel some of the myths and misconceptions associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Patience Domowski, a Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker, will share her experience and expertise in identifying, diagnosing and treating children with ADHD. This program will be of special interest to parents as well as teachers, daycare staff, babysitters and nannies working with children who have or may exhibit the symptoms of ADHD.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Banner Committee meeting
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the 1,000 volunteers who have taught thousands of county residents to compost in their own backyard. Chester County Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, will train residents to become Certified Master Composters. Attendance at all classes and six (6) hours of volunteer time, in exchange for the FREE training, are required for certification.

Interested residents should call Irene at 484-796-4041 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Class for the public on funding funders using FDO
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Presented by Chester County SCORE. Call 610-344-6910 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to discuss your information needs. The librarian will help you find and use the library's resources relevant to your reference and research needs.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the 1,000 volunteers who have taught thousands of county residents to compost in their own backyard. Chester County Commissioners, through the Chester County Solid Waste Authority, will train residents to become Certified Master Composters. Attendance at all classes and six (6) hours of volunteer time, in exchange for the FREE training, are required for certification.

Interested residents should call Irene at 484-796-4041 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Monthly Board Meetings
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Arnold Jentleson, CFP, will help to educate parents about how to best position themselves for the best aid package. He will focus on an explanation of what the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is and why it is so important to know in the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. Mr. Jentleson will explain how some colleges give more free money than others and how a private expensive college may end up costing the same as a public school. In addition there will be discussion on how to lower the EFC to qualify for more aid.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us in the Burke Meeting Room at the Chester County Library as we discuss Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler.

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, March 18, 2015
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Introduction to Finding Funders class for the public.
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Presented by Chester County SCORE. Call 610-344-6910 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to discuss your information needs. The librarian will help you find and use the library's resources relevant to your reference and research needs.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Do you have questions about using the library? Would you like to get more out of your library experience? This tour is designed to orient new adult library users, answer any questions you may have about our collection or facilities, and could benefit tenured library cardholders who may not be familiar with all that we have to offer. Meet at the Circulation Desk at 9:30.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Luigi has taken over the tournament this month! You can help us stop him by joining us for a day of fun and games at the library! We will have Luigi themed games for fun and prizes as well as the tournament!

Registration for the Super Smash Bros Tournament begins at 9:30 am on a first come first serve basis. Tournament is limited to 64 participants. All participants must be registered to enter the tournament. Tournament beings at 10:30 am and ends at 4 pm. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

All ages are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Please contact the John W. Jacobs Technology Center for detail information or visit the JTC Blog https://chescolibraryjtc.wordpress.com/

**In the case of inclement weather, please check www.chescolibraries.org or call 610-280-2600**
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
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
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Healthy Choice plan was created in Pennsylvania, for Pennsylvania. It is built upon common sense reforms that provide coverage options to our most vulnerable citizens in a flexible and sustainable way that protects taxpayers. Pennsylvania is home to a world class health care delivery system, and the initiatives in Healthy Pennsylvania focus on three key priorities: improving access; ensuring quality; providing affordability. The representative of ChesPenn Health Services, Inc. will present an overview of health insurance availability through HealthCare.gov and the new Pennsylvania Medicaid Program.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the behind the scenes requirements for the correct method of setting up your business payroll. Discussion will include ways to schedule your payday, the calculating of payroll taxes, filing your tax forms and managing the four most common mistakes:
1. Numerical Errors
2. Missing Deadlines
3. "Dreaded" Penalties
4. Important Employee Documentation - Not Maintaining a File

Presented by Ann Ferrara of Chester County SCORE

Desc. and bio to come
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Ranger Cullan Davis, from Warwick County Park will be on hand with an illustrated PowerPoint presentation of the early history of the Chester Valley Railroad. Follow the transition from an industrial rail line to a commuting line and now a recreational use trail.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Do you have questions about using the library? Would you like to get more out of your library experience? This tour is designed to orient new adult library users, answer any questions you may have about our collection or facilities, and could benefit tenured library cardholders who may not be familiar with all that we have to offer. We will meet at the Circulation Desk at 7:00 PM
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Presented by Chester County SCORE. Call 610-344-6910 to register.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to discuss your information needs. The librarian will help you find and use the library's resources relevant to your reference and research needs.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Dramatic changes in the publishing industry are motivating authors to become both writer and publisher. Technology has made the process easy, offering the author / publisher complete editorial and promotional control and higher royalties. Rosemary Augustine and Matty Dalrymple will discuss the steps to getting published on Amazon and beyond. They will share illustrative stories from their own experiences with that process with both fiction and non-fiction works.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Social media is recognized as an effective way to connect with customers and prospects, but it's not what's hot in 2015! The most powerful force is mobile marketing. Why? Because consumers have embraced mobile technology and its usage truly is sweeping the globe.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:
-How social media and mobile technology are linked
-How mobile has changed social marketing
-The difference between mobile websites and mobile apps
-Trends in mobile search and browsing
-How to "get found" on mobile
-The power of SMS messaging
-Marketing vs. motivation to purchase
-What it all means for your connection with customers

Presented by Judith Lee of Chester County SCORE
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Author Ann Atkins takes us on an intimate review of Eleanor's journey to reveal her stories of rising above a broken childhood to living a life that dared to challenge injustice and shake the status quo of society. First Lady for thirteen years, Eleanor redefines and exploits this role to a position of power. Using her influence she champions for Jews, African Americans and women. For visionary people who ask "Who am I" and " Why am I here?" Eleanor's story awakens in us how to answer.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
TBD
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Four Before Their Time: A story of Hope, Resilience and Miracles is the true story of four babies surviving on a razor’s edge, one mom’s overwhelming and guilt-ridden entrance into parenthood, and an entire family’s experiences with extreme premature birth. It will take all the faith, hope, and resilience the Spillane family can muster – along with more than a few miracles – just to get the quadruplets home. Tim Spillane will share his experiences of becoming a grandfather of quads with videos and photos as well as the story behind his book. This program is sure to touch and inspire!
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet with a librarian for 30 minutes to discuss your information needs. The librarian will help you find and use the library's resources relevant to your reference and research needs.
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Did you recently receive or purchase a smartphone, reader, or tablet? Do you need help downloading ebooks or using an app? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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? Or, would you just like to feel more confident using your new device? Tech-savvy students from Great Valley High School will be on call to assist with a range of devices. Thirty minute sessions available between 9:30 and 11:30 AM.

Register using the form below. Then, email your answers to the following questions to kcassidy@ccls.org.
1. What type of device are you bringing?
2. What do you need assistance with?
Location
Burke Meeting Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Barbara H Oberst loves weddings and saving money. She has years of experience planning and hosting unique and fun parties. The average wedding in Chester County costs $38,000. Are weddings big business? You bet! Learn to have a beautiful, meaningful and memorable wedding for a fraction of the cost. Barbra will inspire brides to use her techniques to save money and still have the wedding of their dreams.
Location
Struble Room
Library
Chester County Library & District Center

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Author
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Serpent in the Thorns
Author
Jeri Westerson
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If this isn't nice what is?
Author
Kurt Vonnegut
Review
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Author
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