Would you like to join our group of volunteer tutors?  The Library of The Chathams is starting its first English as a Second Language program.  The pilot program will run for 8 consecutive Wednesdays from May 3 through June 21.  Teaching experience is helpful but not necessary.  We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed, and have good language skills.  To apply, please contact Assistant Director Galina Natenzon at 973‑635‑0603 or email gnatenzon@chathamlibrary.org


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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

Ⓒ Coding Boot Camp CANCELLED

This program, previously scheduled for April 2-4, is cancelled due to school district decision to make up for snow days.  We will reschedule it for the summer.

LIBRARY CINEMA (Spring Break) – 2 pm

Coco (1 hr. 49 min., PG)

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.  Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.  Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Bring a mat or a pillow to get comfortable.  We'll provide the movie and popcorn.



Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am


For children of all ages

Currier’s Magical Mania presents this fun, lively and interactive program run by a very funny and silly cat who causes all types of mischief.  You may know Thing 1 and Thing 2; you will now meet Thing 3 as we explore the background of Dr. Seuss and his beloved works.


Spanish Storytime – 10 to 10:45 am

Children of all ages

Introduce your child to basic Spanish vocabulary with fun stories, songs and music!

Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is held on Wednesdays, February 7 to April 11 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 2017, copies of your 2016 Federal and State tax returns, photo ID, and all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service.

Ⓐ CALL: Virtual Tours of The Met Cloisters and The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 – 11:30 am

Michael Norris, Ph. D. and retired art educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for over 20 years, will present this four-part series.  The virtual tours will include: A Stroll through the Medieval Masterpieces of The Met Cloisters; A Stroll through The Met’s Egyptian Art; A Tour of Ancient Greek Art at The Met; and A Tour of Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age.  A $40 fee for this series is required payable to Friends of the Library.

Stitch a Juliet Doll with Miss Polly – 4 to 5:45 pm

Wednesdays, April 4, 11 & 18

Ages 6 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration required

Sew your own Peter Rabbit stuffed toy based on the new Peter Rabbit movie in this three-week class!

Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm

All are welcome to attend this forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development.


Yoga Storytime – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Practice yoga poses to go with yoga stories – fun for children and adults.

Ⓐ Blood Pressure Screening – 10 am to 12 noon

Stop by for a quick and free blood pressure check.


Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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


Guided Meditation Class – 10 to 11 am

Jean Leigh, a meditation instructor practiced in the Sufi Meditation of the Heart, Art of Happiness Meditation, and Buddhist Vipassana Loving Kindness Meditation, will hold a beginner’s meditation class.  She will offer guidance on posture and breath followed by step-by-step body relaxation from head to toe to allow deep, full body relaxation.  After a short period of complete silence, you will be invited to share any images or feelings that came to you.  Please bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion, or a blanket if you are comfortable sitting cross-legged on the floor.  Chairs will also be provided for seated meditation.  You may sign up online or call the library at 973‑635‑0603.

Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.