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Chester Public Library events

updated: 2/5/2020 6:22 PM

Enjoy these upcoming activities at the Chester Public Library, 733 State St. (618) 826-3711.

Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," the story of Fred Rogers, is rated PG. Free popcorn provided. Registration for this event is appreciated.

Presidential Marriages and Romances: Feb. 25. Tom Emery, a freelance writer and historical researcher from Carlinville, brings us this entertaining look at the marriages, romances and love lives of the presidents. The lives of famous Presidents will be covered, but Emery will also emphasize some of the lesser-known Presidents. White House weddings will be covered, as will the lives of Presidents behind the scenes. Reserved seats are available.

Save the date:
• After Hours Craft Night for Adults: March 6. Make an Easter egg wreath. More details coming soon.
• Instant Pot Group: 6 p.m. March 10. Theme: Healthy options.
• The Civilian Conservation Corps in Randolph County: March 17, offered by author Kay Rippelmeyer.
• "Molly Brown": 6:30 p.m. March 31, presented by Barbara Kay, of Living History Productions.
•"Folk Music": 6:30 p.m. April 21. Presented by The Gordons.

• For information about youth events and other library activities (Sorry, Willy Wonka is FULL), visit or follow the library on Facebook.