It’s been a cold, snowy winter. We are ready for SPRING. We hope you can join us for some informative programs and March celebrations. From answering important questions about COVID-19 to hearing from an author about his latest mystery to celebrating Women’s History Month, the Library’s programming (online or grab and go) seeks to keep you informed and connected.
Women’s History Month
Friday, March 19, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for a virtual assembly about Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to become a licensed airline pilot. Local educator and historical interpreter Dr. Daisy Century will portray this inspiring woman. Teachers and their students from their classrooms as well as students learning at home are invited to join us. Register for the Zoom link in the Library’s event calendar.
Tax Season — IRS Forms
While the Library is not scheduling tax preparation appointments this year, we can provide patrons with tax forms. Federal 1040 forms and instructions are available at no charge. Copies of the Rent Rebate and the PA 40 forms are available for 30 cents each. Library staff is happy to assist in printing out any additional forms.
Read Across America: Celebrating 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Readers
Tuesday, March 2,
at 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Join children’s librarians from across Delaware County as we celebrate our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten readers and Read Across America – a 12 month initiative of NEA to promote great books, authors and resources that promote diversity and inclusion. This 30 minute recorded celebration will include interactive nursery rhymes, songs and shout outs to our readers. Register in the Library’s event calendar for the Zoom link.
COVID-19 Webinar 2: Mental Health
Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m.
Join us for part two of a three-part webinar series. This event will focus on mental health challenges during the global pandemic. Respected health-care professionals will be on hand to answer your questions. Register for the Zoom link at www.chestercity.com/covidwebinars. Presented in collaboration with the City of Chester Board of Health and Bureau of Health.
Grab and Go Craft:
3D Paper Tulips
Families: Stop by the Library for your craft bag, which includes all supplies and directions. You can make a picture or a card to send an encouraging note. Spend some time together exploring your creative side. Available while supplies last.
This craft is from I Heart Crafty Things.
A Book Talk with Charles Fergus
Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania native Charles Fergus, author of 17 nonfiction books, including Make a Home for Wildlife and Trees of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, has recently released the second in a mystery series set in 1830s Central Pennsylvania featuring a Pennsylvania Dutch sheriff named Gideon Stoltz. The first book in the series, A Stranger Here Below (2019), garnered significant acclaim, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks noting that the book was “deeply imagined and intricately plotted historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Nighthawk’s Wing, the second book, was just released last month and received a prestigious starred review from Publishers Weekly. Join us for a conversation with Mr. Fergus as we explore the connections between nonfiction and fiction writing. Register at the Library’s Event Calendar to receive the Zoom link.
COVID-19 Webinar 3: The Vaccine
Monday, March 22, at 7 p.m.
Join us for the final webinar, which will focus on COVID-19 vaccines. Respected health-care professionals will be on hand to answer your questions. Register for the Zoom link at www.chestercity.com/covidwebinars. Presented in collaboration with the City of Chester Board of Health and Bureau of Health.
Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m.
It’s been a cold, snowy winter. It’s definitely time for some warmer weather. Join us on the final Saturday of March to welcome Spring. We’ll see if March is leaving like a lion or a lamb. We’ll read some books to get ready for Spring, sing some warm weather songs, and work on a craft together. Register in the Library’s event calendar to receive the Zoom link. For Pre-K to 5th grade kids and their families.