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Happy Hour on the Terrace is back! Join us Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm for light fare and cash wine/beer/soda bar, and to Meet the Pharaohs! Learn more below. $10pp, includes free drink. Tickets available now: HHoTTickets

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415 N. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380


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

Meet the Pharaohs at our June 21 Happy Hour on the Terrace

Join us Friday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 for an adult Happy Hour on the Terrace featuring a cash beer and wine bar, free appetizers, and a fascinating exploration of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt presented by Sherin Motawea, former head of the Egyptian Museums Department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. During her time there, Ms. Motawea collected replicas of masterpieces found in the Cairo Museum, using them to construct an extensive hands-on exhibit that conveys the chronological story of the Pharaohs. More than 100 pieces will be on display. 

Event tickets are $10 per person, which covers admission and the first drink. Purchase tickets by clicking here or at the door. For more information,  call the library’s main number, 610-696-1721, between 9:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Saturday.

On Sale Now! “The Reading Room” by John Suplee

Thanks to the generosity of acclaimed West Chester artist John Suplee, we are pleased to offer for sale signed and numbered 24″ by 18″ prints of the “The Reading Room,” depicting West Chester Public Library’s beloved and historic main floor. Created and donated by the artist to support our 2018 Building Our Future Annual Appeal, the original painting was awarded to the winner of a drawing for major donors to the campaign. The first 50 prints sold will come with a coupon for 15% off framing at Visual Expansion Gallery, 132 N. High St., West Chester. Click here to purchase.


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Connect @ The Library May-June-July 2019

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