What's happening at CAPL this month?

The very successful Bellies and Babies breastfeeding program continues on Saturdays, November 6th and 20th.


Our book club meets on Monday, November 8th to discuss A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell.


Senator Comitta's office is having mobile office hours in the library on Wednesday, November 10th.


Our own Erika Haak is making Super Saturday on November 13th.


A new partnership with A Haven, grief counseling for children and families, kicks off on Thursday, November 18th.


Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continues to entertain preschoolers every Friday morning.


Bellies and Babies

The Bellies and Babies program produced by Mitzvah Circle Diaper Bank continues this month. This program provides new and expectant mothers information on breastfeeding, connects them with other women, and provides free diapers. 


Limited to the first fifteen women on government assistance.  


Meetings are approximately every two weeks on Saturdays.   This month they are on November 6th and 20th, from 11am - 12pm in the library.


Women interested should text "Sign Up" to (571) 487-0669

Book Club Selection for November

Join us on Monday, November 8th at noon to discuss A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell.  


In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most  dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find  and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected from the  foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg-- who talked her way into the spy organization dubbed Churchill's  "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and,  before the United States had even entered  the war, became the first woman to deploy to occupied France. Virginia Hall was one of  the greatest spies in American history, yet her story remains untold.


A Woman of No  Importance is the breathtaking story of how  one woman's fierce persistence helped win  the war. -- Provided by publisher.

Longwood Gardens Passes are here!

Longwood Gardens is one of our local treasures, and library patrons can go for FREE!  Just come to the library and check out one of our passes that are good for up to 9 people plus children under 5.  The pass is good for general admission and free reservations for select events such as Festival of Fountains evenings, and peak days during A Longwood Christmas.  It also gives the holder a 10% discount at the The Garden Shop and on dining.  

Storytime with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon

Our power team of Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon continue their winning trend of entertaining preschoolers with reading and music every Friday at 10:30am.  

Thank You!

To:  Joanie Grant for their continuing support

To:  Mr. William L. Haines for their bequest

To:  Everyone that participated in our Restaurant Raffle.  You raised over $500!

To:  Everyone that participated in our Boscov's Friends Helping Friends shopping coupon fundraiser.  You raised over $185!

Senator Comitta's Mobile Office Hours

State Senator Carolyn Comitta's office continues to support the citizens of Coatesville by providing mobile office hours at the library one day a month.  


On Wednesday, November 10th, from 10:00am - 12:00pm the Senator's office will be offering SEPTA Senior Key applications, Property Tax / Rent Rebate Applications, assistance searching through the Unclaimed Property database, or any type of state government assistance.

Super Saturday

Come join us for s Super Saturday event for kids of all ages! We will be playing BINGO, and the prizes will be awesome books and board games from our prize closet. We will have books from the simplest picture books and chapter books to young adult and teen books. BINGO is fun for all and everyone will take home a prize. Masks required for everyone age two and over. No registration required!

November 18th is Children's Grief Awareness Day

Children grieve, and often families don't know how to support them as they struggle through the process initiated by a terminal diagnosis of a loved one, a suicide close to them, or an overdose.  


The pandemic has been especially hard on kids who lost their support system of friends and school as they were pushed to remote learning.  


The Coatesville Area Public Library is partnering with A Haven, a nonprofit family grief counseling center in Exton, to support the children and families in our community by helping them through the grieving process.


Our partnership kicks off on Thursday, November 18th at 11 am with a presentation by A Haven in the library.  Everybody is welcome to attend.


There will also be a table of information in our lobby.


Event Calendar

A printable version of our event calendar for November can be found here


Have you tried Flipster?


Flipster is a free service provided by the library that allows patrons to read magazines online.  There are 163 titles in 24 categories that you can read at your leisure, on your own device, in your own home.  


La Biblioteca Pública del Área de Coatesville se complace en anunciar que ahora tenemos una empleada bilingüe que habla español en la biblioteca. Belén Martínez-Gómez está disponible en la biblioteca los lunes y martes por la tarde y los miércoles por la mañana.