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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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Engineer It! On Tuesday, August 5th, from 3:00pm-4:00pm learn about the Stanley twins who designed steam cars. Participants will then design and build their own model car to take home, using recycled materials.Presented by the Marshall Steam Museum!Register now online!

Engineer It!
On Tuesday, August 5th, from 3:00pm-4:00pm learn about the Stanley twins who designed steam cars. Participants will then design and build their own model car to take home, using recycled materials.Presented by the Marshall Steam Museum!
Register now online!

How one man's lies almost destroyed the comics industry

For over half a century, the comic book industry has been dogged by the work of one man, the anti-comics crusader and psychiatrist Fredric Wertham. His bestselling 1954 book The Seduction of the Innocent convinced parents and politicians alike that comics were a direct cause of violence, drug use, and homosexuality among young people. It led to the restrictive editorial code issued by the Comics Magazine Association of America, and a national movement to keep comics away from children and teens. Though Wertham claimed his evidence came from thousands of case studies, it turns out that he was lying. 

(Source: americanlibraryassoc)

an-unexpected-hero:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer 

A group of teenagers led by Tamika Flynn chased out everyone at StrexCorp Headquarters by slingshotting copies of Stephen Covey’s best selling self-help book ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’.

— Welcome to Night Vale, episode 49: Old Oak Doors Part B (via the-librarians-of-night-vale)

Researchers have shown that reading fiction promotes empathy. Children’s book author and illustrator, Anne Dewdney, echoes that finding when she argues that, “When we open a book, and share our voice and imagination with a child, that child learns to see the world through someone else’s eyes.” Sadly, studies reveal that parents in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain spend less time reading and telling stories to their sons than to their daughters. In fact, in as early as nine months, researchers found a gender gap in literary activities.

Berthe Morisot & Mary Cassatt: the Woman’s Touch to Impressionism program on Tuesday the 29th, from 6:30-8:00pm!Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt were the only women in the early Impressionistic movement. Want to learn more? Come to the Library for this program run by Fred Dixon. Fred Dixon and his wife Martha, who have collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years. Fred’s recently published book “700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism” from which this lecture is taken will be available for this event at just $35, a large discount from the $49 on Amazon.Register online for this great opportunity!

Berthe Morisot & Mary Cassatt: the Woman’s Touch to Impressionism program on Tuesday the 29th, from 6:30-8:00pm!
Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt were the only women in the early Impressionistic movement. Want to learn more? Come to the Library for this program run by Fred Dixon. Fred Dixon and his wife Martha, who have collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years. Fred’s recently published book “700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism” from which this lecture is taken will be available for this event at just $35, a large discount from the $49 on Amazon.
Register online for this great opportunity!

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!