PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org

 

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Storytime

Storytime is an 8-week, progressive program for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Registration required

24 months and younger – 9:45 am

4 to 6 years – 10:15 am

2 to 3 years – 11 am

 

Library Cinema for Kids: Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 141 min.) – 2 pm

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.  Come see how it all began before the sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet is released on DVD later this month.  Bring a mat or a pillow to get comfortable.  We’ll provide the movie and popcorn.

 

Chess for Kids

Mondays, January 14 through February 18

Last class of the winter session!

Group 1 – 4 to 4:45 pm

Players with little or no experience with chess

Group 2 – 5 to 5:45 pm

Players who can finish a game with checkmate

Robert Lieberman, a USCF Certified Coach, leads this series of classes.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

 Storytime

Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is held on Wednesdays, February 6 to April 10 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Appointments for this free service may be made in person or by calling the library at 973-635-0603.  Please bring all your financial records from 2018, copies of your 2017 Federal and State tax returns, photo ID, all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service, and proof of Social Security Number for all dependents.

 

Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Registration required – register here.

Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in Grades K to 5.  All subjects welcome!

 

Stitch a Dumbo Doll with Miss Polly

Wednesdays, February 13, 20 & 27 - 4 to 5 pm

Ages 6 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration required.

Sew a cute Dumbo stuffed toy based on the upcoming film.

 

Read Aloud to Therapy Dogs – 4 to 5 pm

Sit down and read your favorite book to a gentle and loving therapy dog certified by St. Hubert’s.

 

Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to job searching, networking, and career development.  The group is open to all job seekers.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Miss Carol Dance – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Miss Carol introduces basic movement to music in a fun and loving atmosphere.

 

ESL:  English as a Second Language – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Last class of the winter session!  Next session starts on April 4.

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, we are continuing our next cycle of ESL classes.  The program is conducted by LEARN Associates and volunteer tutors for 8 weeks.  Students are divided into small groups by skill level.  Books and other learning materials are provided.  The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!

 

Star Wars and Superheroes Drawing Class with Doug Baron – 6:30 to 8 pm

Grades 6 to 12                        Limit:   20 students

Registration required – register here.

Learn to draw Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Spider-Man, Batman and more with the help of comic book artist Doug Baron.  Doug will demonstrate and talk the student through each drawing from its basic shape to complete forms.  He will point out important things to look for such as proportions, guidelines, feature placement and more while giving fun facts behind each character.  He will ask trivia questions where the students can earn “funny money” to win Doug’s drawings at the end of the session.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Video Game Club for Teens – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Legopalooza! – 2:30 to 4 pm

For children of all ages

Build your own LEGO creation from our enormous collection of LEGOs.  Creations will be put on display in the Children’s Room.