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Spring Newsletter ~ April-June 2017
 
 
 

Introducing...

The Downingtown Library's
New Director ~


Elizabeth Hess

Please stop by and wish her a very warm welcome!
An introduction from Mrs. Hess~

Hello, everyone! I’m so happy to have the chance to introduce myself as your new Director of the Downingtown Library. I was born and raised in the Borough of Downingtown, and spent many happy afternoons growing up at the Downingtown Library- kicking off a lifelong love affair with libraries of all kinds. A little about me: I'm a big reader, watcher, and listener of all types of books, movies, and music- but I especially love memoirs, documentary movies, and just about any 80s music. I’m currently reading The Stranger in the Woods : The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel- which I’d highly recommend!

The Downingtown Library has long held a special place in my heart. As a product of Downingtown’s investment in its citizens- from the great education offered by our public schools, to the warm community that supported me, to the Downingtown Library itself- which educated, entertained, and welcomed me from my earliest days- my hope is to return on that investment by serving you and our community as a collaborative and responsive library director. I am so looking forward to contributing to the incredible work of the Board of Directors and staff of the Downingtown Library, and continuing to find even more ways to serve you through programs, collections, and services in the future.

I have been blown away by the kindness, warmth, and welcoming nature of everyone I’ve had the privilege to meet so far- from the Board of Directors, to the Friends of the Downingtown Library, to my co-workers, and all of you, our treasured community members and patrons. To be chosen to follow in the footsteps of beloved previous director, Karen Miller, is an incredible honor. Thank you to all of those who have already welcomed me so kindly, and I hope to meet as many of you as possible in the coming months- please stop in to say hello!

What an emotional send off we had for Karen Miller! Memories were shared, celebrations were had, tears were shed and stories were told.  It is certain that Mrs. Miller left her mark on the community, families and friends of the library.  She will be very missed!  We wish her well in her retirement!
WHAT A FUN WAY TO SUPPORT THE LIBRARY!  CASH PRIZES, TEAM TROPHY, MEDALS AND T-SHIRTS!  IT'S SURE TO BE AN AWESOME COMMUNITY EVENT!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR
READERS ON THE RUN

READERS ON THE RUN RAFFLE SALE!

RAFFLE SALE - APRIL 20 & 21 AT THE LIBRARY
**PRIZES INCLUDE**
Golf at Downingtown Country Club, Gift Cards to St.Anthonys Restaurant and Pomodoro Restaurant, Gift Basket from Kimberton Whole Foods,  Voucher for two tickets to People's Light Theater,  Certificate for a free bicycle tune up from Lowe Riders, Victory Brewing Prize, Thirty-One Totes, 2 tickets to Nite at the Races, overnight stay at Valley Forge Casino, Stella & Dot 
Dust off your clubs & get your foursome together!  Join us for the 3rd Annual Links for the Library!  All proceeds benefit the library.  Sponsorship opportunites available, email mlars315@gmail.com for more information.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR LINKS FOR THE LIBRARY!
Spring Book Sale
Ongoing!
There are still tons to choose from!  Stop in during business hours.  Keep an eye out for specials and the popular
Bag Sale!
A huge THANK YOU goes out to the staff, students, and home & school association at Brandywine Wallace Elementary School for holding their 3rd annual Pajama Story Time to benefit the Downingtown Library.  They raised $800 for the library in just a few hours!  We love our community!
Pictured: Board member Mary Larsen, Board President Deborah Miles, Second grade teacher Betty North, Board Vice President Marcy Hessinger, School principal Linda Leib.  Children - Lila and Carter Zelesnick.
CHILDRENS PROGRAMS
SPRING STORY TIMES

Raise a Reader ~ May 1, 8, 15, 22
Online Registration opens April 10th
Toddlers ~ May 3/5, 10/12, 17/19, 24/26
Online Registration opens April 11th
3 Y
ear Olds ~ Now through May 24/25
4-6 Year Olds ~ Now through May 25
No Registration Required.


Write About Now!
April 17th 2-3:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
May 22nd 2-3:30pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We will be holding two writing workshops for homeschool students - 2 different topics for students in 1st through 5th grade.


Music Mondays

April 17th
11:15 for 2-3 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
11:45 for 4-6 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
We will sing songs, play instruments and dance as we discover the fun of music! An adult must accompany each child. We will provide the instruments.
Next Program on May 15th - registration opens May 1st


ONGOING PROGRAMS
Cooking with American Girl

2nd Saturday of each month
11:30am-12:30pm

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

Lego Club
1st Thursday of each month
ADULT PROGRAMS
Year of Beer
April 24th at 6:30pm
 
 Downingtown's Bottle Room's Kerry Watson and their Chef will prepare a dish for a cooking with beer segment and provide samples.
We will also bring some house cured charcuterie and beer to pair. Sue Miller from Birchrun Hills creamery is coming as well and will bring cheese samples and speak on them. We will speak about pairing beer with local food! A packet of some beer and food pairing basics will be handed out to those in attendence.
Must be 21 or older.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
May's program will be Health Benefits of Beer & June will be Book & Beer Trivia at Victory Brewing.  Check our website for more details & to register!



Slice Of Downingtown History - Part 3
May 25th 6:30pm
"And they came and formed a community", life in Downingtown in the 19th century. We are working with census data to determine the demographics of the community as it becomes a borough and how this changes in the next 40 years.  Also included will be the beginnings of the foundations of a community: beginnings of public education, social organizations, establishment of churches, immigration and changing occupations.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER
PLAY, LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER at Your Family Place Library
A Parent/Child Workshop ~ Fridays from June 2-23 9:30-10:30am

Join this 4 week program that meets once/week and brings children and their caregivers together in an informal setting to play, learn, and interact with professionals - a speech therapist, a dental hygiene practitioner, a nutritionist and and occupational therapist.  The room will be filled with educational toys, developmentally appropriate activities and books.  Children ages 12 months to 36 months and their caregivers are welcome! 
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 2ND AT 9AM
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Film Forum
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30pm


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

Crafter Maker Space
3rd Tuesday of each month
6 - 7:30pm
Library Book Club
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30pm

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

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! 
CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR BOOK & FILM LISTS!
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