PROGRAMS AND EVENT

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, MAY 13
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

Chess for Kids
Mondays, April 8 through May 13
Registration required
Group 1 – 4 to 4:45 pm
Group 2 – 5 to 5:45 pm

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

TUESDAY, MAY 14
Ⓒ Storytime
Registration required 24 months and younger – 10 am
2 to 3 years – 10:30 am

Georgia O’Keefe: Speaking with Color and Shapes – 11 am
This is the third lecture in the CALL series Four American Originals of the 20th Century. A fee of $40 is charged for all classes or $10 per individual class.
During the 1920s the center of the art world began shifting from Paris to New York. In this four-part series lecturer, Janet Mandel examines the fascinating lives and innovative works of four American artists who were in the vanguard of this transformation. Georgia O’Keeffe gave us images of audacious flowers, dramatic cityscapes, glowing landscapes, and haunting depictions of bones against the stark desert sky.

A Rodin in Madison: Discovery of a Masterpiece – 7 pm
We are pleased to host this special presentation about the discovery of a large marble bust of Napoleon Bonaparte by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture is entitled Napoléon enveloppé dans son rêve, or Napoleon Wrapped in His Dream. The speaker, Mallory Mortillaro, will discuss her discovery from speculation to authentication and the impact it had on her as an art historian, a teacher, and a person. Registration is requested – sign up here.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
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.

Garden Crafts with Miss Stephanie – 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, MAY 16
Music with Carolyn Dempsey – 10 or 10:45 am
For preschoolers and their caregivers
Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music!

English as a Second Language – 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursdays, April 4 through May 30 (no class on April 18)
For those wanting to improve their English language skills, we are starting our next cycle of ESL classes. The program will be conducted by LEARN Associates and volunteer tutors for 8 weeks. Students will be divided into small groups by skill level. Books and other learning materials will be provided. The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!
Register online in person, or call 973-635-0603.

Rutgers Master Gardener: Creating a Cottage-Style Garden – 7 pm
Speaker: Diane Lattanzio, Rutgers Master Gardener Cottage-style gardens are characterized by the profusion of plants, color, fragrance and a little bit of whimsy. Master Gardener Diane Lattanzio will present essential elements and simple steps to create a cottage garden.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
Mommy & Me Language Class: Spanish – 10 to 10:30 am
Ages 18 to 36 months, no registration required These 100% immersion classes in Spanish and Mandarin are led by native-speaking, experienced preschool teachers from HudsonWay Immersion School. Through stories, songs, movement and games they will introduce you and your child to the fun of learning a second language! No prior knowledge of either language is required, and children may also be accompanied by a dad, grandparent or other caregivers.

Andy Warhol: One Singular Sensation – 11 am
This is the fourth and final lecture in the CALL series Four American Originals of the 20th Century. A fee of $40 is charged for all classes or $10 per individual class.

During the 1920s the center of the art world began shifting from Paris to New York. In this four-part series lecturer Janet Mandel examines the fascinating lives and innovative works of four American artists who were in the vanguard of this transformation. Andy Warhol revolutionized the way we look at the relationship between artistic expression and celebrity culture.

Italian Conversation Group – 1 pm
Luciana Santoriello moderates this Italian discussion group with help from other fluent speakers.

Arcade Weekend – 3 to 5:30 pm
All Ages This event on Friday and Saturday is for all gamers out there – teenagers, children and their parents – whole families. There will be many systems set up to play, from the original Atari, Nintendo, and Sega consoles to newer systems like the Wii U. In Memory of Alexander Butta

SATURDAY, MAY 18
Arcade Weekend – 9:30 to 4 pm
Arcade Weekend continues!

Super Smash Bros. Tournaments
Ages 10 & Under – 11:30 am Limit: 16 players Register here
Ages 11 & Up – 2 pm Limit: 16 players Register here
Compete in Wii U tournaments on our big screen!
Prizes will be awarded in each tournament:
$25 GameStop gift card for 1 st place
and $15 GameStop gift card for 2nd place.

Drop-In Storytime – 11 am
For children of all ages. No registration required.

SUNDAY, MAY 19
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.