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Fall Newsletter ~ October - December 2017
 
 
 
We would like to offer a very sincere THANK YOU to the Woman's Club of Downingtown for their generous grant of $31,000 to the library. 
The Woman's Club offers several yearly scholarships to local schools and donates grants to local organizations and non-profits.
Pictured from the left: Deborah Miles (Library Board President), Eileen Schafer, Elizabeth Hess (Library Director), Cynthia Lyman
SALE HOURS
FRIDAY, 10/20 5-7:30PM
SATURDAY, 10/21 9AM-4PM
SUNDAY, 10/22 1-4PM


Sponsored by the Friends of the Downingtown Library.  Keep an eye on our website for more details about ongoing sale hours and specials.  All proceeds benefit the library. 
LINKS FOR THE LIBRARY raised more than $8,000 for the library!  THANK YOU to all sponsors & participants who helped make it a great day.  SAVE THE DATE for next year, JULY 30th at
Applecross Country Club.
Local Artist Adrian Martinez, along with several talented STEM art students volunteered their time to create a beautiful mural for all to enjoy in the Children's section of the library.  Be sure to stop in & see it!
A CALL FOR QUILTS!
The Downingtown Library is sponsoring a quilt show to promote quilts as art with the quilts to be raffled off as a fund raiser for the library. We are looking for any interested quilter to make a small “art” quilt as a donation. The size request is 16” wide by 20” long. Any subject matter, any method, including hand or machine quilting and any form of embellishment is acceptable. Please sign or label your quilt and include a sleeve or corner triangles for hanging. A dowel is not necessary. Quilts will be accepted now through 3/20. 
Please email questions or your interest to:
Debby O’Keefe - dokeefe19@hotmail.com
QUILTS AS ART EVENT will take place on 4/6 at 6pm

 

SANTA WILL BE VISITING THE DOWNINGTOWN LIBRARY!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
9:30-10:30 AM


Families are invited to listen to traditional holiday stories, read Santa their wish lists, and decorate some cookies.  Mark your calendars and be sure to

REGISTER HERE
CHILDRENS PROGRAMS
STORY TIMES

Raise a Reader ~ Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Online Registration opens Oct. 16th
Toddlers ~ Wed & Fri in Nov.
Online Registration opens Oct. 17th
3 Y
ear Olds ~ Wed & Thurs Oct. 4th - Dec. 21st
4-6 Year Olds ~ Thursdays Oct. 5th - Dec. 21st
No Registration Required.
No storytimes Nov. 22/23 or Dec. 27/28


Music Wednesdays
Dec. 6th & 20th
9:30-9:55am for 2-3 year olds
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10-10:25am 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.


ONGOING PROGRAMS

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

Nature Scouts
Second Saturday of each month 9-10am
Children in 1st through 5th grades are welcome to join our Nature Club! We will explore habitats, discover plants and animals in our very own Kerr Park. Children will work together on projects that will benefit the park. Registration required. We will meet rain or shine.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Lego Club
1st Thursday of each month
CHILDREN- CONT'D

Poetry & Painting
Dec. 27, 28, 29
10-11:30am
Children 2nd grade and up are welcome to join the fun for a 3 day program of poetry-based painting.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Holiday Escape Room
Dec. 20th
6:30-7:30pm

Children in grades 6-12 are invited to take this holiday-themed escape room challenge!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

ADULT PROGRAMS
12 Days of Giving
Dec. 22nd - 29th
Gifts for adults will be hidden among the adult book shelves one each day for 12 days.


Mystery Science Theater/ Library Science Night at the Movies
Oct. 4th & 26th
6:00-7:30pm
Join us for a fun night of old sci-fi movies. The movies shown will be from the 1960's & 70's.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


A LOOK AHEAD ~ SAVE THE DATES

Trivia Night for Adults
Last week in January - Date TBD

Wine Pairing
February- Date TBD

Night at the Oscars
March 2nd 6:00pm

Celebrate National Women's Month: Important Women of PA
Program by Robyn Young
March 7th 6:30pm
 
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
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!
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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