annual events 

Celebrate and give back at our biggest events of the year!

Party Teapot

Join us for a royal tea featuring stories, etiquette, and a fun activity hosted by Miss West Chester University! Royal attire is encouraged, but optional. Ages 4-8; registration required. Visit our Events Calendar to register!

Royal Tea Party
spring

Princess Party at West Chester Public Library

Royal Tea
spring

Cocktails

On several summer Fridays and for just $5 per person, West Chester Public Library becomes the relaxing setting for a Happy Hour in the Terrace, featuring a cash beer and wine bar, free appetizers, and a fun evening program. Past Happy Hours have featured trivia contests, a Mark Twain impersonator, Bobby Rydell and other authors speaking about their books, a story slam, and antique appraisals. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, at the library main desk, or at the door.

Happy Hours

on the Terrace

summer $5/person

West Chester Public Library Exterior

Happy Hours

on the Terrace

select summer fridays

Friends with cocktails

Don't miss the fun at our next Trivia Night! Test your knowledge in four ever-changing categories. Questions are geared toward adults, teens and older kids. Register to receive a Zoom invitation in your email. Past categories have included Current Events, Philly History, Schitt's Creek, 2020 Commencements, Pandemic Food Trends, Road Trip from Washington State to West Chester, On the Couch with Netflix, and We the People.

 

Special COVID-19 Format: We're now virtual! Participants will need two devices: one to view the trivia questions via Zoom, and the second to input your answers in the Kahoot! app, which you can download for free. There's no need to register every family member if all are playing on the same two devices, but if a family member is using their own phone or tablet to answer the questions, they should register separately.

Trivia Night

every other friday

FREE TO ATTEND • DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

every other friday

Christmas Wreath

The Holiday Home Tour is a chance for area residents and visitors to tour beautiful and historic West Chester homes decorated for the holidays while supporting the West Chester Public Library. Since 2011, the tour has featured borough homes of varying ages and size with a range of architectural styles and diverse holiday decorations. Refreshments are served at the library the day of the tour, welcoming ticketholders to enjoy the library's beautiful Queen Anne architecture and view the five Tiffany-style glass windows featured in our 1888 library building designed by T. Roney Williamson.

 

In addition to the homeowners who generously open their homes, the tour would not be possible without a group of dedicated committee volunteers and hosts and hostesses.

Holiday Home and Door Tours
first saturday in december

Holiday fireplace on West Chester Public Library Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home and Door Tours
december

Holiday Front Door on West Chester Public Library Holiday Home Tour
Celebrity Signing Items for Fans

WCPL hosts authors for book signings, and partners with local organizations to bring in authors for talks and presentations.

Check our event calendar for the next author event.

Author Events

seasonal

Author Events

seasonal

Book Discussion Group at West Chester Public Library
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WCPL will be CLOSED Sat. May 28 - Mon. May 30, 2022. Regular hrs: Mon-Thurs 10am - 7pm; Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm.

Masks optional in the library. The CDC does recommend masks for anyone immunocompromised or at high risk from COVID.