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Spring Newsletter ~ April - June 2019
 
 
 
Happy Spring from all of us at the Downingtown Library! 
Stay up to date on all we have to offer by checking out our website, calendar, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter.  We have exciting things to offer in 2019!
Did you know the 74th Annual Chamber Dinner and Awards of the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce is right around the corner? Join the Library on April 25th as we proudly receive the 2019 Non-profit/Community Organization of the Year award! We are so honored to have been both nominated and chosen- thank you to the Chamber and to those who nominated us! (More info on the dinner here: https://bit.ly/2FU3NK3) The hard work of the Downingtown Library’s wonderful staff, committed volunteers, dedicated Board of Directors, and tireless Friends of the Downingtown Library make the Library the valuable community resource it is- serving all in our communities.
Thank you to all of you, our patrons, for supporting us!
There is even more to celebrate in April, as well! April 7-13 is National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association- this year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” How can you celebrate? Why not share your “library story” on social media, helping to communicate to your circle just how important you think your public library is, and why you love and use it! Maybe you and your little one love attending story time with Miss Jill- share a picture or two! Perhaps you found your newest favorite read after visiting the Downingtown Library? Why not post a video of your book review, and tag the Downingtown Library? Be sure to thank your favorite library worker on Tuesday, April 9- which is National Library Workers Day! The following day, please consider contributing to the Downingtown Library for a one-day national giving event- “Library Giving Day” on April 10- your generous contributions fund so many services, programs, and collections.
(Give online: www.bit.ly/GiveDtown)
Also, April 7-13 is also National Volunteer Week- we are so thankful for the many volunteers who contribute to the Library every day!
If you’re reading this, you’re most likely someone who cares about the mission of the Downingtown Library- and we thank you deeply for your support. The heart and soul of the Downingtown Library is people- all of you who use our services and those who work so hard to keep the place running. Thank you to all- you have made the Downingtown Library what it is today, a gem in the heart of Downingtown!
Elizabeth Hess

Director, Downingtown Library

We are having such a great time learning ukulele and jamming with Crystal Murphy!  We had lots of fun with the Berenstain Bears visit too!  Thank you for joining us!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE LINKS FOR THE LIBRARY! 
WE ARE IN NEED OF SPONSORS! 
PLEASE EMAIL FRANCINE DAGUE OR EMILY INTERRANTE FOR MORE INFO!
francine.dague@gmail.com or eainterrante@gmail.com
SAVE THE DATE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 SUMMER READING QUEST!
JUNE 8TH 9AM - 4PM
SUCCULENT SALE!
APRIL 22ND  9AM-3PM

The Downingtown Library Marketeens will be selling
succulents for Earth Day!
The Marketeens are a group of middle/high school students that organize and run fundraising events for the library.
All proceeds benefit the library.


BEAVER CREEK VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAM
APRIL 13TH 9AM-12PM

Stop by the Beaver Creek Girls Growing Grit Outreach Project to find out the requirements to register to vote.  A rep from the League of Women Voters will be onsite to take registrations. 
SOCIAL DANCE LESSONS
May 3rd & 17th  - 7pm
Dancers must register with a partner. The course is best experienced as a whole, with all 3 classes, however, payment will be per session to allow for some flexibility. $20 per couple per session.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Warm up for the wedding season and feel comfortable on the dance floor.
This 3 session class covers the basics of how to dance with your significant other. Taught by professional dance instructor Katherine Hansen, this one-hour class is open to 6 couples whether you are absolute beginners or just looking for a refresher. 
Dancers must register with a partner.
STARTING SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 11AM
An 8 week session that teaches children all the basics of the ukulele including strumming, chords, rhythm, reading music, etc. Students will be learning from the Alfred's Kid's Ukulele Course 1 books for soprano or concert ukulele. Students will need to provide the book, ukulele, and tuner. $80 non-refundable fee due at first class. Make checks payable to Crystal Murphy.
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 20TH
CHILDRENS PROGRAMS
STORY TIMES

Raise a Reader &
Toddlers
Check our calendar for registration
3 Y
ear Olds ~ Wed & Thurs 9:30am

4-6 Year Olds ~ Thurs. 10:30am or 1:30

No Registration Required.

Shake Your Sillies Tuesdays!
May 7th & 21st
10am for 3-6 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10:30am for 2 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.



Book Buzz
April 12th & May 10th 6:30 pm
A family book club for children in 4th & 5th grade students accompanied by a parent or guardian. When registering, enter child's name. Check the calendar for book titles.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR APRIL
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MAY
Family Place
Fridays in June 9:30am
 
Join this 3 week program that meets once/week & brings children & their caregivers together in an informal setting to play, learn, & interact with professionals - a speech therapist, a dental hygiene practitioner, & and an occupational therapist. The room will be filled with educational toys, developmentally appropriate activities and books.
REGISTRATION OPENS 5/7
 
ONGOING PROGRAMS
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
Grades K-5
No registration required.

TEENS
Our Teen Club meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  We work on projects and help set up for library activities and have fun while doing it! 
Contact Karen Smith at ksmith@ccls.org for more details.

 
ADULT PROGRAMS
Adult Financial Literacy
Presented by The Franklin Mint Credit Union
April 10th 6:30pm
Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness
April 17th 6:30pm
Overcoming Debt
May 1st 6:30pm
Wills & Estate Planning
May 8th 6:30pm
Social Security

Finding Fulfilling Employment After 50
April 16th 6pm
Join us to learn techniques and strategies to have success & happiness in the workplace after turning 50.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Earth Day Program - All About Seeds
April 22nd 6:30pm
Master Gardener Maryann Nicholson will present a program on seed collecting and storage, the Seed Vault based on the book by Thor Hanson, The Triumph of Seeds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Homeopathy
April 30th 6:30pm
History & uses, how remedies are prepared, how to take them and where to buy them.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Self-Care
Part 1
May 4th 1:00pm
Journaling, visioning, and looking within.  Explore goals & challenges.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Part 2
May 11th 1:00pm
Participants will walk away from the 2nd class with a renewed sense of peace and connection with themselves and each other, and will have a concrete action plan to implement a consistent self care routine and support system into their own lives.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum
May 6th 6:30pm

Presentation of the preview of WWII weekend
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Vacation Blogging
May 18th 2:00pm
Local author Ruth Zavitsanos will be presenting this program on how to vacation blog. Come in and learn all the tip and tricks to put your memories in writing effectively!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
ONGOING PROGRAMS

Film Forum
2nd Tuesday of each month
6:30pm


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

Library Book Club
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30pm
 
Conversational English
Every Tuesday at 12pm
This program is for ESL people or for anyone who would like to practice speaking English. Come and meet new friends! Beginners are welcome. There will be different topics discussed at each session.

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

NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! 
The Downingtown Library continues to host various local school art shows.  Be sure to stop in and see what we have on display!  We also offer several computers for your use, quiet tutoring spaces and a helpful staff. 
Come in and see what your local library has to offer!
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