Upcoming Public Library Events

Upcoming Public Library Events

Libraries used to be for getting books, but more and more, they’re becoming community centers and major parts of the community. An excellent example of that is right here in West Chester. The West Chester Public Library is a great place to study or do homework, but there’s also a plethora of free events and programs for members of the community, teenage or otherwise, to involve themselves and have fun. On this list of teen events, there’s a few staples. Every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 pm, the library hosts Teen Tuesday, a space to make crafts, watch movies, and eat food. The events rotate and a schedule is posted monthly, but the time stays consistent. On the first Wednesday of the month, there’s a TAB meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. TAB, which stands for Teen Advisory Board, meets to discuss events, plan new programs, and eat pizza. This time can be counted for community service or volunteer hours for organizations like NHS.

Every Monday in November, the library’s community room is open as a study space, from 2:30 to 4:15 pm. There’s also writing club, for the more creatively minded. On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, this group meets from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. For the first meeting of the month, bring a piece you’ve written for peer review and suggestions. On the second Friday, the group will write from sentence prompts and play writing games. This group is a relaxed and informal way to share your writing with peers. There are also special events during the year, including the Murder Mystery Dinner party on November 30th, at 5:30 pm. Space is limited, and so you have to register online for this event. For more information, see the library’s website. When in doubt, go to the library! Whether you need a quiet space to study, a mental break, or community service hours, the library’s doors are always open. (With any questions about programs, email the young adult program coordinator, Alyssa, at aturner@ccls.org, or call the library. These programs are not sponsored by and have no affiliation with the WCASD.)

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