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West Chester Public Library (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a destination for connection, collaboration and enrichment through knowledge and community engagement.

Library Events and Updates: Connect @ The Library October 2018

October 2018:

Fall Book Sale–Three Days! Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-5:00pm

The Book Sale will feature plenty of bargain fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books to cozy up with during the fall and winter. CD and DVDs will also be on sale.

All proceeds from the sale will support the operations and programs of the library, the place where one and all can come, in person or digitally, for information, entertainment, education, and inspiration.

Escape the Library Ghost! (Escape room for adults…)
Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Can you and your team solve all the clues in time to escape the ghost? Who will have the fastest time? Tickets are limited!
Quizzo, snacks, cash bar, and Book Sale, too.
$10 per person; cash beer/wine/soda bar.
Tickets on sale here: Must be 21+.

The 8th Annual Holiday Home Tour, Saturday, December 1, 10am-3pm, presented by CTDI

Tickets now on sale!

For the first time, Holiday Home Tour guests in 2018 will have two tour options to choose from:  The Standard Tour (tickets $40 in advance, $50 day of tour) offers a peek into 9 beautiful homes as well as the Chester County Art Association and the Antique Ice Tool Museum.  The VIP Tour ($60) includes all of the above plus a tour of two floors of a very special home—the winner of a West Chester Preservation Award—and a small box of Éclat Chocolate .

Built in the 19th and 20th centuries, the houses on the 2018 Holiday Home Tour show the different ways the owners’ personal styles fuse historical architectural features with their collections, artwork, and furnishings, be they modern or antique. Architectural styles include Victorian, Cape Cod, and Colonial Revival, and most of the homes feature original millwork, floors, and fireplaces.

Don’t miss the two cultural sites on the Tour: The Antique Ice Tool Museum is a one-of-a-kind jewel showcasing a fascinating collection, and the Chester County Art Association will be exhibiting its annual juried show of works “$300 and Under”.  Holiday Home Tour ticket holders will receive 10% off all art and gift-shop purchases that day.

West Chester Public Library is very grateful for the generous sponsors supporting the Holiday Home Tour this year: Presenting Sponsor: CTDI. Home Sponsors: Pennsy Corporation, Jean Gross Realtor, Judge Mobile Wash, Hazley Builders, Éclat Chocolate, and The Kit Anstey Real Estate Team. Front Door Sponsors: Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Jeffrey Beitel Architect, Electrical Plus, The Hankin Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Pine Street Carpenters, and The Protection Bureau

Click here to see a calendar of all events at the West Chester Public Library.  From the calendar, click on the link for the program you are interested in for details and registration (if required).

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The West Chester Public Library is located at:

415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Director: Victoria Dow