By Galina Natenzon

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Stories with the Librarian – 10 to 10:30 am

Children and caregivers can enjoy a few stories, a few songs and maybe a simple craft.

Ⓒ ShopRite Nutrition:  Let’s Get Tropical! – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 to 8                  Limit:  15 children

Registration opens Tuesday, December 26

Forget the cold and wintry weather; let's have a beach party and take a trip to the tropics through food!  Think pineapple... mango... coconut... and more!

Ⓐ Taxation University Workshop – 4:30 to 6:15 pm

How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

This program was cancelled by the Division of Taxation.  We hope it will be rescheduled.

Provided by the NJ State Library and Taxation University, the training and outreach unit of the NJ Division of Taxation, this workshop will teach different business structures, how to register a small business, legal entity registration, and how to report your New Jersey business income.  Registration is limited to 30 people.


College Financial Planning Seminar – 7:30 pm

Mike Velasco, a college financial planner, will present a workshop for parents on ways to pay for their child’s college education.  Topics will include: how to send your child to the school of their dreams without going broke, increasing eligibility for financial aid, and finding scholarships and grants.  Pre-registration is requested.


Friends of the Library Annual Meeting – 9:30 am

Please join us for our annual meeting.  Make 2018 the year you become a Friend of the Library!  Support great programming and events!  You can also donate online here.  Now is a great time to start or renew your membership.  With your donation, as a Chatham resident, you will receive an invitation to our “FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY” Book Sale Preview in March.

Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Wednesdays, January 10 & 24

Grades K – 5               Limit:  6 children per session

Registration opens two weeks prior to each session

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


Music with Mr. John – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Mr. John’s guitar music.

Ⓒ Make a No-Sew Mini Olaf with Miss Polly – 4 to 5 pm

Thursdays, January 11 & 18

Ages 5 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration opens Thursday, December 28

Make a mini Olaf stuffed toy based on the movie Frozen in this 2-week class!

Yoga for Teens – 5 to 6 pm

Thursdays, January 11, 18 & 25; February 1 – 5 to 6 pm

Grades 8 to 12                        Limit: 12 students

Registration opens two weeks prior to each class

Angie Oberhelman, LPC and owner of Stress and Emotional Wellness Counseling, will offer yoga classes for teenagers.  She incorporates yoga in her therapy with teens and adults.  Ms. Oberhelman will guide you through poses (asana), breathing (pranayama) and meditation (focusing) to help you feel calm and energized.  Mats, blocks and straps will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing so you can move easily in the poses.  Put your troubles aside, relieve some stress, build self-esteem and have fun!

Ⓕ Cinema214:  My Little Pony: the Movie (PG, 99 min.) – 7 pm

After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and face exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.


Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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