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Fall Newsletter ~ October - December 2018
 
 
 

A NOTE FROM
THE DIRECTOR....
Happy Fall, everyone! What an amazing summer we had- thanks to you, our patrons, we had the most sign-ups ever for our Summer Reading programs for all ages! Our incredible staff and teen volunteers signed up hundreds of preschoolers, school-aged kids, teens, and adults in reading programs that both encouraged more reading, but also offered fun and educational programs to support learning. Looking forward, we’re in for a busy autumn, as well! The fabulous Friends of the Downingtown Library Fall Book Sale starts this Friday, Oct. 5th- Sunday Oct. 7th - and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet! Later this month, join us for a new fundraiser- the D-town Brew Down, which will be held on Oct. 27th. Read below for info about how to be an official “taster” of 30+ delicious home-brewed beers- your ticket will allow you to vote for your favorite, listen to live music, eat from food trucks, watch live demos, and more!
On another note- I want you to know that I hear you, loud and clear- many of you have contacted me and my co-workers in recent months to ask for more- more programming and services for the community, more room, and more hours open, in particular. Thank you for your feedback, and please know I welcome all of your thoughts and suggestions. Our amazing staff and Board of Trustees work to stretch every penny as far as we can to meet the demand of our community, but we need your help to be able to do more. You might be surprised to hear that the generous individual donations we receive from our local community members and businesses almost equal what we receive in funding from our state, county, and local municipalities. We deeply appreciate this governmental funding, but unfortunately it has remained flat over the past several years, while demand for Downingtown Library services continues to grow! You can help us do more by donating to our Annual Giving Campaign online: www.bit.ly/GiveDtown, or by keeping an eye out for our Annual Giving Appeal letter that you’ll be receiving this fall.
Even if you can’t give monetarily, you can help support the Library in other ways- by sharing your “Library Story” with your friends and family- spreading the word about why public libraries are important to you helps spread awareness of the necessity of free public library service for all. Please consider sharing your story with me, too- (ehess@ccls.org) your personal stories are instrumental in helping us advocate for more funding. Let your legislators know that your support greater public library funding (learn how here: http://action.everylibrary.org/tell_politicians_to_support_libraries).   You can also share our Facebook posts where we ask for donations or advertise special events. You can join the Friends of the Downingtown Library, a group which works tirelessly year-round to support the Downingtown Library. (http://downingtownlibrary.org/friends/) Every bit helps- thank you so much for supporting the Downingtown Library through your patronage, support, and donations!
“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”
-  author Sidney Sheldon

Elizabeth Hess, Library Director
EVERYTHING $1
OR LESS!

Sale Hours
Friday, 10/5 4-7:30pm
Saturday, 10/6 9am-4pm
Sunday, 10/7 1-4pm
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
KEEP UP TO DATE ON ALL THE LATEST INFO ON THIS EVENT BY LIKING THE D'TOWN BREWDOWN FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA OUR WEBSITE
What an amazing time we had this summer!  So many fun Summer Reading Club programs and we had such a fun time wrapping up the season with an awesome
UNICORN FAIR AND
TOUCH A TRUCK DAY!
THANK YOU to all the families who came out and enjoyed the festivites while supporting the library.  And a big thank you to the community and volunteers who helped make these events possible.
CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO SANTA'S LIST!
REGISTER HERE
REGISTER HERE FOR FAMILY MOVIE
REGISTER HERE FOR ADULT MOVIE

 
POETRY & PAINTING
December 26TH, 27TH, & 28TH
10-11:30AM


Children in 2nd grade & up.
SPACE IS LIMITED.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
STUDENTS IN 8TH GRADE & UP ARE WELCOME TO JOIN
THE MARKETEENS!
 
The Marketeens are a fun and inventive marketing team! We will be working on various projects, brainstorming strategies and developing marketing techniques to help promote and sell products to help support the library.
WE MEET THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 2PM.

REGISTER HERE FOR OCTOBER 7TH
CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

STORY TIMES
Stories, songs, fingerplays & fun!
Raise a Reader 0-24 months
Starts 11/5, Registration opens 10/8
Toddler 2-3 year olds
Starts 10/31, Registration 10/2
3 Year Olds
Ongoing, no registration required
4-6 Year Olds
Ongoing, no registration required



BOOK BUZZ
Family Book Club that meets the 2nd Friday of each month.
Children must be in 4th or 5th grade accompanied by an adult.
Oct. book - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Nov. book - The Wild Robot
by Peter Brown

Dec. book- The Poet's Dog
by Patricia Maclachlan


SHAKE YOUR SILLIES SATURDAY
October 13th
Music, dancing, singing & fun!
Age 3-6 9:30am
Age 2 10am


TOT ROCK TUESDAYS
December 4 & 18 
Registration opens 11/4
Music, dancing, singing & fun!
Age 3-6 10am
Age 2 10:30am


PAWS for READING
3rd Wednesday of each month
Times slots start at 6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OCTOBER


LEGO CLUB
1st Thursday of each month

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE
Monthly movie showing on the
2nd Saturday of each month at 2pm. 
Check calendar for listings.

 
ADULT PROGRAMS

MAKING SENSE OF MEDICARE
Program focusing on the ins and outs of medicare and how to maximize your coverage. Includes question/answer session.
Oct. 16th 6:30pm with Joe Papi
Oct. 18th 11:30am with Ellen Good


REAL ESTATE PROGRAM
October 24th 6:30pm
In the market to sell your house? Join us here to learn all you need to know in order to be prepared. Hosted by real estate specialist Caleb Knecht.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


THE IMPORTANCE OF
MARSH CREEK

October 29th 6:30pm
Learn all about the history and significance of Marsh Creek - a wonder in our own backyard! Presented by Sarah Presogna.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MEDITATION - DO LESS, ACCOMPLISH MORE
November 5th 6:30pm
Learn how to accomplish more in your everyday life with less stress during this meditation journey with Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



WOMEN & WEALTH
November 19th 6:30pm
Financial advice to help women reach their goals.
REGISTER HERE

UKULELE JAM CIRCLE
4th Saturday/Month 9:30am

Bring your own ukulele and join Crystal Murphy at the Downingtown Library for the Ukulele Jam Circle!
Ukulele players will be able to download and print sheet music before the session. (Details will be emailed to participants.) A basic understanding of strumming and a handful of chords are all you need to join in on the fun!
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Film Forum
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30pm


Writers Group
2nd Thursday of each month
6:30pm

Fantasy Book Club
2nd Mon of each month -ages 14+
6 - 7:30pm

Adult Movie Night
3rd Fri of each month
6:30pm
Library Book Club
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30pm

Senior Center Book Club
4th Thursday of each month
1:00pm

Conversational English
Every Tues at 12pm
ESL people or for anyone who would like to practice speaking English
NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! 
CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR BOOK & FILM LISTS!
12 DAYS OF LIBRARY GIVING
BEGINS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

One gift will be hidden in the adult book stacks each day until
December 21st. 
This is for adults only.  Get in the spirit of giving! 
   
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