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There are so many ways to celebrate the Community Read in our region. Below is a complete calendar listing of events at Longwood Gardens and our Community Read partner organizations.

Find an event near you and share your thoughts with our community! 

July 6

Volkksport in Chester County, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Free
Presented by: Chester County Library
Location:  Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341

Have you been inspired by Grandma Gatewood? Have you heard the Surgeon General’s call-to-action?* Are you looking for opportunities to increase your physical activity? Consider Volkssport! We are starting a Chester County Volkssport Club and invite YOU to join us!

Volkssporting is an international sports phenomenon that promotes personal physical fitness and good health by providing fun-filled, safe exercise in a stress-free environment through self-paced walks and hikes. It is non-competitive and open to all ages and abilities. It’s also a great family activity. Volkssport provides countless opportunities to experience nature and history right in your neighborhood, across the country and around the world.

This informational session, with Dave Brown (President, Liberty Bell Wanderers) and Joan Lampart (President, Keystone State Volkssport Association), will provide information and answer your questions about Volkssport. Come walk with us!

Please register -- or feel free to drop in at the last minute. Register at www.chescolibraries.org – Calendar of Events – July 6, 2016. For more information, please call 610-280-2630.

 

July 31

A Woman’s Angle: Celebrating 20 Years of Women Fly Fishing, 1:30-3:00 pm

Free
Presented by: Chester County Library
Location:  Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341
On Sunday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m., the Chester County Library will welcome Rabbit Jensen, forty-four year fly fishing veteran, fly-fishing and fly-tying instructor and editor of the Delaware Valley Women’s Fly Fishing Association newsletter, to celebrate the club’s 20th anniversary. Their newly published book, A Woman’s Angle: Celebrating 20 Years of Women Fly Fishing, is a collection of the best newsletter articles over the past 20 years. Rabbit’s presentation will include a fly tying demonstration, a slide show and a discussion on the increase of women fly fishers over the past 20 years. Selected readings from A Woman’s Angle will be presented. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Rabbit will be happy to sign your copy. Go to chescolibraries.org and click “Events” at top of page. Click “Chester County Library”. Click the appropriate event on calendar. Fill out and “send” completed registration.

September 10

On Meadowview Street: Longwood Gardens Community Read Storytime, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Free
Presented by: Chester County Library
Location: Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341 – 610-280-2630
Join us for a special program featuring the 2016 Longwood Gardens Community Read selection for children.  On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole tells the story of Caroline who, after her initial disappointment in her new neighborhood, encourages wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in her yard.  Soon, the whole suburban street is living up to its name.  Attendees will also backyard birds, and build a bird feeder to take home.  For children age 4 to 8. Please register on-line beginning August 10, 2016 at www.chescolibraries.org – Events

September 19

The Monarch Butterfly’s Journey to Mexico, 6:30 pm

Free
Presented by: Chester County Library and District Center, Exton, PA
Location:  Chester County Libraryand District Center, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341
The annual migration of North America’s monarch butterfly is a unique and amazing phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. Unlike other butterflies that can overwinter as larvae, pupae, or even as adults, monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates. Using environmental cues, the monarchs know when it is time to travel south for the winter. Monarchs use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home in the mountain hillsides of the oyamel fir forests in Mexico! Join us on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chester County Library in Exton and learn all about Monarchs and their epic migration. To register, go to chescolibraries.org and click “Events” at top of page. Click “Chester County Library”. Click the appropriate event on calendar. Fill out and “send” completed registration.