At Your Library

June 19, 2022

Summer Reading Kickoff! Monday, June 20 – 6 pm All are invited to our Summer Reading Kickoff event with the Center for Aquatic Science at Adventure Aquarium! They will teach us all about some awesome animals that live in the ocean. Learn about narwhals, sharks, sea stars, angelfish, and ...

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Love It or Change It! Help Write the Next Chapter of Library of the Chathams The library Bridging Space to Place project has been on hold for several years. Our community provided generous support. However, the award of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act funding did not come ...

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SUMMER READING IS ALMOST HERE! This year's Summer Reading Program theme is Oceans of Possibilities! We have programs for children, teens, and adults beginning on Monday, June 20 – let your imagination run wild with us all summer long! If you don't want to wait, you can sign up early by ...

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LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Baby Yeti Take-Home Sewing Project Limit: 25 kits - Ages 8 & Up This is a sewing kit that requires fine detail work with a needle and thread. It is intended for kids ages 8 ...

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Annual Report.  Have you seen our latest Annual Report?  Take a look and see all the wonderful things the library has been doing for the Chathams!  Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report.  We have also compiled a visual narrative of the year when the library gradually returned back to normal ...

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PROGRAMS THIS WEEK: Storytime Join Miss Najia for this in-person progressive 8-week storytime for babies and toddlers! Babies Storytime – Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17 3, 10 to 10:30 am Toddler Storytime – Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17, 10:45 to 11:15 am For registered ...

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Preview of Upcoming Events: Succession Planning, May 20 – Workshop for nonprofit organizations.  Click here to learn more and register. Korean Alphabet, May 21 – Learn the Korean alphabet and hear the stories about its creator and the culture of Korea.  Click here to learn more and ...

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Library of the Chathams Is Going Fine-Free on May 1! The library will no longer charge overdue fines on Chatham-owned items as of May 1. Items borrowed from other libraries will still accrue late fees if they are overdue. The library still has a time limit for borrowing (now set to two ...

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Register for upcoming programs! Adult Education Series – lectures on world religions start in May, registration ongoing Chess for Kids – registration for May-June starts Monday, April 25 Dungeons & Dragons – registration for next series starts Thursday, April ...

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1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK Monday, April 18 – 7 pm Author David Krell will speak about his book, 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, and discuss how events and people came together to reshape baseball like it never had before. It was a year of great wins with ...

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Adult Education Series: Major Religions of the World We will be offering a new adult education series beginning in May on Major Religions of the World. Scholars of religion will be presenting talks touching on such matters as core beliefs and doctrines, the history, major figures, events, ...

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Movie Nights are back, and a host of other programs! Storytime Live, in-person Storytime is back!  Click on the heading to view the four groups and to register.  The spring session starts on Monday, March 28 and continues for 8 weeks, through May 17.  At the time of this writing, there ...

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Write “Welcome” in Your Language! In recognition of the diverse cultures that make up our community, Library of the Chathams is inviting all residents to help us celebrate that diversity by welcoming one another to connect with the library and the community.  Come down to the library and ...

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UKRAINE: How You Can Help In support of our towns’ resolutions to support Ukraine, library reference staff led by Reference Head Robert Schriek have compiled information and resources for those looking for ways to help.  You will also find links to suggested reading, as well as films to ...

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  BOOK SALE! The Friends Book Sale, which started on March 12, continues as Bag Sale through March 17, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Thousands of books for all ages and interests! REGISTRATION FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS English as a Second Language (ESL) The next series of ESL classes starts ...

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BOOK SALE! The Friends Book Sale will take place on Saturday, March 12.  It will continue as Bag Sale on Sunday, March 13 and the following week.  Thousands of books for all ages and interests! Visit the Friends of the Library page on our website to learn more about what they do for the ...

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Book Sale Information The collection period for the Book Sale is now over.  Please do not bring any more donated items to the library.  The Book Sale will take place on Saturday, March 12.  Visit the Friends of the Library page on our website to learn more about what they do for the library ...

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Book Sale Information The collection period for the Book Sale is now over.  Please do not bring any more donations to the library.  The Book Sale will take place on Saturday, March 12.  Visit the Friends of the Library page on our website to learn more about what they do for the library and ...

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Book Collection Continues Through February 20 The Friends of the Library of the Chathams are accepting gently used books for the Annual Book Sale. Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the library and leave them in the hallway. Please donate books that are in good condition.  Please ...

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February Is Black History Month To celebrate Black History Month, our staff has compiled lists of books for adults, teens, and children. All of the titles are available to place on reserve in the library catalog. We also have a list of web links to explore.  Click on the heading to visit our ...

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Book Collection Continues Through February 20 The Friends of the Library of the Chathams are accepting gently used books for the Annual Book Sale. Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the library and leave them in the hallway. Please donate books that are in good condition.  Please ...

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Book Collection Continues Through February 20 The Friends of the Library of the Chathams are accepting gently used books for the Annual Book Sale. Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the library and leave them in the hallway. Please donate books that are in good condition.  Please ...

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  Arcade Weekend Coming Up!  See listings below for details and tournament information. Book Collection Continues Through February 20 The Friends of the Library of the Chathams are accepting gently used books for the Annual Book Sale. Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the ...

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Art Show: Watercolors and Pastels by Peggy Dressel Peggy Dressel, an artist from Oakland, NJ, holds a show of her watercolor and pastel paintings at the Library from January 6 through January 29. A reception sponsored by Friends of the Library will be held for the artist on Sunday, January ...

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Book Sale Collection Begins January 8 January 8 through February 20, the Friends of the Library of the Chathams will be accepting gently used books for the Annual Book Sale. Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the library and leave them in the hallway. Please donate books that are ...

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Holiday Schedule We will close at 3 pm on Friday, December 31, and will be closed on Saturday, January 1. Ebooks Are Moving! MAIN continues the transition from CloudLibrary to Libby As of December 16, the ability to place new reserves in CloudLibrary was disabled. Access to ...

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Holiday Schedule We will be closed on Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Sunday, December 26. New Events Calendar and Room Request System  We are happy to announce that the transition to our new events calendar is complete! We hope you will find it easy to navigate and ...

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Ebooks Are Moving! The MAIN consortium is moving from CloudLibrary to Libby!  Here is what you need to know: Thursday, December 16: Holds will be turned off in CloudLibrary. You won't be able to place any new requests. Your current holds will remain and may be fulfilled up until ...

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  PROGRAMS THIS WEEK: Is Brand Loyalty a Thing of The Past? Tuesday, December 7 – 7 pm In the 50’s and 60’s “Mad Men” advertisers turned brand loyalty into gold.  As factories converted from war production to consumer goods, the companies that were able to distinguish themselves ...

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Holiday Book Sale!  Get into the holiday spirit by visiting the Friends of Library’s fabulous Holiday Boutique! Large selection of beautiful children’s and adult “giftable” books/book sets: Holiday themes Best sellers Current titles DVDs (many brand-new) and ...

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