News from Hankin Library

News from CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY & HENRIETTA HANKIN BRANCH – February 2022

Highlighted Service of the Month: Vega Discover Catalog

We have a new look to our library catalog featuring:
• Roll-ups that combine formats and editions in one single search – offering books, audiobooks, DVDs, and ebooks at a single glance.
• Placing holds or check-out items instantly by clicking a single button.
• A Personalized bookshelf to create collections, saved title lists, and personalized searches.
• Showcases that provide related recommendations, reviews, and author information.

Read more about it here: bit.ly/3sB2N6h

Access to our ‘classic’ catalog will still be available and will be linked to the top and bottom of each page in the new interface.

The 5 top checked out titles for January 2022 were: 

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  2. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
  3. The Judge’s List by John Grisham
  4. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  5. Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Programs for March 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 7 PM: Virtual NovelTea with Author, Erik Larson – Be sure to get your tickets for our virtual Erik Larson #NovelTea author event where he will be discussing his newest book, The Splendid and the Vile. The event will be moderated by NYT bestselling author, Abbott Kahler Page (aka Karen Abbott). For $55 your Tea Ticket includes an event program, a signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile, library branded tea tin, tea, and chocolates to enjoy during the program. A $35 Basic Ticket will include a program and a signed copy of The Splendid and the Vile. Ticket sales will run from January 24- March 8. Register online at https://bit.ly/LarsonLibrary. All books and packages will be delivered to the library designated at registration for pick-up

Wednesday, March 16, 6 – 8 PM: Documentary Film Screening: “The Hidden Life of Trees” A Longwood Gardens “Community Read” Program (In-person Program).  Join us at the screening of the documentary “The Hidden Life of Trees: on the road with Peter Wohlleben” and rediscover the forest. Are trees able to talk? Do they have a memory and a social life? The forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben gets to the bottom of these questions and opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods. This is a Longwood Gardens “Community Read” program, designed to “bring books and people together and spur a discussion around an important topic or idea.” A limited number of one-day passes for 4 to Longwood Gardens will be given away at this event.  Register here.

Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 – 11:30 AMFinding Inspiration for your Garden (In-Person Program) We all need the inspiration to keep the garden fresh and exciting from season to season and year to year. Sometimes that creative spark just isn’t clicking and you need a jump start…but from where?  Dan Benarcik will share some of the people, places and things that get my creative juices flowing and make you think about what inspires each of us. This program is provided in partnership with the Conestoga Garden Club, the Twin Valleys Garden Club, and the Valley Garden Club. Register here.

Tuesdays, March 1 – 29 , 7:30 – 8:30 PM: Yin Yoga with Heather (Virtual Program). Join yoga instructor, Heather Marquette, RYT500, PRYT, YACP, Trauma Yoga Certified, Reiki Master and owner of 2 Crows, and a Raven Yoga LLC for Yin Yoga practices held on Tuesdays throughout the month. Please register for each program individuallyhere.