In celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, “Batman Day”, and the Sketch Dailies topic of “The Dark Knight”.
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.
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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!
Read to Bunker!
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.
Required Registration begins each Wednesday prior by calling the Children’s Department. 610-696-7985.
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.
Photo: A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress).