HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK
There is still time to donate used books and DVDs to the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale! Collection continues through February 18. New program for preschoolers, Mommy & Me Language Classes – Mandarin this Friday.
Coming up: registration is open for Star Wars and Superheroes Drawing Class for teens on Thursday, February 21. You can sign up here.
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
Ⓐ Adult Ⓒ Children Ⓣ Teen Ⓕ Family
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Storytime is an 8-week, progressive program for preschoolers and their caregivers.
24 months and younger – 9:45 am
4 to 6 years – 10:15 am
2 to 3 years – 11 am
Ⓒ Chess for Kids
Mondays, January 14 through February 18
Players must be able to attend all 6 classes
Group 1 – 4 to 4:45 pm
Players with little or no experience with chess
Suggested ages 6 to 8 Limit: 12 children
Group 2 – 5 to 5:45 pm
Players who can finish a game with checkmate
Suggested ages 8 to 10 Limit: 16 children
Robert Lieberman, a USCF Certified Coach, leads this series of classes.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
24 months and younger – 10 am
2 to 3 years – 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Ⓐ 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.
Ⓒ Stitch a Dumbo Doll with Miss Polly
Wednesdays, February 13, 20 & 27 - 4 to 5 pm
Ages 6 & Up Limit: 8 children
Registration required – register here.
Sew a cute Dumbo stuffed toy based on the upcoming film.
Ⓒ Paper Mill Playhouse – 4 pm
Children’s Theater on Tour Performs
Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.
Ages 4 & Up Audience limit: 100
Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, featuring the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz. Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. Registration required – register here.
Ⓐ Computer Class: Excel – 5 to 6 pm
Brush up on your Excel skills. Learn some of the basic and essential functions in Excel and understand how it is used in a business context to analyze and present data. This is a perfect session before an interview for an office job. Registration required – register here.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Ⓒ Bob Conrad Magic and Puppets – 10 or 10:45 am
A fun, funny puppet and magic show perfect for preschoolers!
Ⓐ ESL: English as a Second Language – 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursdays, January 3 through February 21
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!
Ⓐ Cinema 214: Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13, 134 min.) – 7 pm
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Friends of the Library
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Ⓒ Mommy & Me Language Class: Mandarin – 10 to 10:45 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 caregiver.
Ⓐ Italian Conversation Group – 1 pm
Luciana Santoriello moderates this Italian discussion group with help from other fluent speakers.
Ⓣ Valentine Cupcake Decorating for Teens – 4 to 4:45 pm
Grades 6 to 12 Limit: 12 students
Registration required – register here.
Use frosting, fondant, and other yummy decorations to create cupcakes perfect for Valentine's Day!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Ⓒ Drop-In Storytime – 11 am
For children of all ages. No registration required.