January 2021 Programs

Staying indoors this month? If so, there’s a Library program for you. Join us for an online book talk, participate in a reading challenge, tell us what book you think should win an award, or pick up a craft and show your creative side. January’s programs feature something for everyone.

Register for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. You’ll get a free book and resources to start reading with your child. Find all the resources by clicking here: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Between January 11 — and February 28, read the Ezra Jack Keats Award nominated books (or read along with the author or a children’s librarian) and vote for your favorite picture book. Use the judge’s guide and vote online or bring your ballot to the Library. Find all of the resources by clicking here: 2021 Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award.

MLK in Chester: January 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an online book talk with Patrick Parr, author of The Seminarian:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Comes of Age.  Focusing on the formative years that King spent at Crozer Seminary and Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, PA,  Parr traces the influence of King’s seminary courses and his preaching at various churches in Chester and the Greater Philadelphia area on his subsequent ministry and leadership in the Civil Rights movement.  Parr will discuss both the book’s content and his research experiences.  One reviewer said that The Seminarian is “without question the most original and important book about King’s life to appear in more than a quarter century.”  Register in the Event Calendar at the Library’s website for the Zoom link. 

Take and Make Craft:
Stained-Glass Snowflake

Stop by the Library Tuesday — Saturday, January 18th — January 23rd for your craft bag. Make a beautiful paper stained-glass snowflake window hanging. Enjoy your handiwork on a sunny winter day.

Join this reading challenge and read books that • Challenge a social norm • Give voice to the voiceless • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised • Seek to challenge the status quo • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group. Find all of the resources by clicking on this link: Read Woke Challenge

Challenge runs from
January 19 – February 19