February 2021 Programs

Winter’s still here, but the Library is offering several programs to celebrate this month. Explore your creative side, learn more about Black History, keep reading books that delight and challenge. We hope you can join us for one or more of these programs. We’ve added two additional programs for February.

COVID-19 Webinar 1: The Virus
February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the first of a three-part series of webinars addressing COVID-19. Sponsored by the City of Chester Board of Health and Bureau of Health and the J. Lewis Crozer Library, this first webinar will feature respected health-care professionals who will answer your questions about the COVID-19 virus. You may submit questions when you register. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

Celebrate Black History Month
Saturday, February 27, 2021
at 11:00 a.m.

Elementary students: Join us for a few stories, some music to dance to, and an art project. We will celebrate the achievements of African Americans and enjoy music and art created by black artists from around the world. You will need paper, pencil, and crayons or colored pencils for the art project. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

All You Need Is Love:
Painting with Joann

Thursday, February 4th, at 1 p.m

Join us for an online painting party with our artist-in-residence (and library assistant director), Joann Simone.  You’ll create this Valentine painting.  Supplies are FREE, including the canvas.  Register in our event calendar, and you’ll get an email with the Zoom link.  Then pick up the supplies at the Library starting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

A Tip of the Cap: 
The Negro National League in Delco
Thursday, February 11th, at 7:00 p.m

Join us for an online program with Rich Westcott, author of Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate:  The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher.  Learn about Delco’s team and its connection to this extraordinary baseball player.  Rich will talk about other Delco connections as well.  Presented in collaboration with the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum, the Delaware County Historical Society, and the Darby Free Library. Register in the event calendar for the Zoom link.

Book titles: Ruby’s Birds and The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature

Teen Art Contest
February 1 — 22, 2021

Teen artists:  It’s time for the Delaware County Libraries Teen Art Contest, inspired by the 2021 Longwood Gardens Community Read book selections! All artwork should reflect the Community Read theme of birds. Artwork may be submitted directly to the Crozer Library or online from February 1 – 22.  Local library winners will be announced on March 12.  More information about dates, requirements, and prizes may be found on our Teen Services page.

Take and Make Craft:
By the Numbers Heart
Week of February 8th

Families: Stop by the Library for your craft bag, which includes all supplies and directions. Spend some time together exploring your creative side. Available while supplies last.

Craft adapted from Crayon Box Chronicles

Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award
January 11 – February 28

Families: 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.

Read Woke Reading Challenge
January 19 – February 19

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