The Chester County Art Association will start its new session of free youth lessons at the Garage, 115 S. Union St. in Kennett Square on Saturday Jan. 17. Ages 12 and under, 11 a.m. to 121:30 p.m. Ages 13 and over, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-696-5600, ext. 23.Overdue
Members of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library who have an overdue charge on their record can get it cleared by donating a food item for the Kennett Food Cupboard at the library. Staff members are collecting food items and in return will forgive all overdue fines. The following items will be accepted: boxed cereal, canned fruit or vegetables, fruit juices, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly.
The West Chester Library is preparing to host its fourth annual Literacy Heroes Breakfast in April. Through Jan. 15, you are asked to nominate heroes in eight literacy categories including adult, youth, local author, medical/health, technology, community impact, corporate, and education. For more information on nominating a hero, the categories, and an online nomination form, please visit www.literacyheroes.com.
Historic Kennett Square will collect new or gently used shoes all next week and at Friday's movie at the Back Alley Theater on Dec. 19 to share with those in need this Christmas season. Please bring the shoes to The Center at 106 W. State Street or the Back Alley Theater at the Kennett Flash at 102 Sycamore Alley anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m next week or during the showing of the film from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a box for drop-offs in The Center outside the United Way office and at the entrance to the Flash at the top of the steps. For more information call Mary Hutchins at 610-444-8188 or Gretchen Buher at 610-806-2441.