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Good news everyone!
Summer Reading is in full swing! We are calling all mad scientists, automatons and science enthusiasts to join us for our programs this summer. Book clubs are meeting! We have new Teen/Tween Thursdays! Lots of wonderful things are happening at the Library!
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Come and explore what we have to offer!
andrewwillmore:

In celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, “Batman Day”, and the Sketch Dailies topic of “The Dark Knight”.

andrewwillmore:

In celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, “Batman Day”, and the Sketch Dailies topic of “The Dark Knight”.

Cause an Effect

Join the Library at the West Chester CHIPOTLE (Turner Lane) on Tuesday, July 29th from 5:00pm-9:00pm!

50% of the proceeds of your meal will benefit the Library. We have flyers you can bring while you pay.
Want to avoid the line? Click the link and then hit the “order now” button to save some time!

Author visit & book signing: Robin Black!July 28th from 7:00-8:00pm.  Meet author Robin Black for a reading from her newest book, “Life Drawing.” Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Wine and cheese accompaniment. Sponsored by the Chester County Book Company. Register at the Library’s website!

Author visit & book signing: Robin Black!
July 28th from 7:00-8:00pm.  Meet author Robin Black for a reading from her newest book, “Life Drawing.” Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Wine and cheese accompaniment. Sponsored by the Chester County Book Company.
Register at the Library’s website!

puffyhairedprongs:

Read to Bunker!Date: 7/22/2014Start Time: 1:00 PMEnd Time: 3:00 PMThis lovable, certified service dog will listen to you practice reading. Sign up for 15 minutes to read to Bunker. Ages 6-9 Required Registration begins each Wednesday prior by calling the Children’s Department. 610-696-7985.

puffyhairedprongs:

Read to Bunker!
Date: 7/22/2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
This lovable, certified service dog will listen to you practice reading. Sign up for 15 minutes to read to Bunker.
Ages 6-9 
Required Registration begins each Wednesday prior by calling the Children’s Department. 610-696-7985.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.

Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.

Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.

Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

(via nypl)