THE LIBRARY’S CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING

…continues with a live webcast from the American Museum of Natural History on Monday.  See listings below for details.

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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, JULY 15

Drop-In Summer Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers – no registration required

Mondays, July 8 through August 12

10 – 10:30 am             Ages 3 & Younger

10:30 – 11:15 am       Ages 3 ½ & Up

Live Webcast: 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing – 4 to 5 pm

What was the sequence of this incredible mission?  Where on the Moon did they land?  And how did they return safely to Earth?  Join us for a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.  This live webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.  The whole family is invited!  There will be crafts for children of all ages.  No registration required, just come to learn more about the Moon landing and recreate it in a craft project.

Chess for Kids

Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 through July 24

This summer’s classes are led by Chess Expert Sean Finn.

Registration required.  Both groups are currently full.

Group 1 – 4 to 4:45 pm           Limit:  12 children

Players with little or no experience with chess.

Group 2 – 5 to 5:45 pm         Limit:  16 children

Players who can finish a game with checkmate.

Coding for Kids: JavaScript – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17

Ages 10 to 14     Limit:  10 students

Registration required – sign up here.

Register only if you can attend all 3 classes

JavaScript was created to “make web pages alive”.  One of the most powerful and flexible programming languages of the web, it makes websites dynamic and powerful.  In this interactive class you will learn basic JavaScript concepts and fundamentals.  Basic understanding of HTML and CSS is required.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Drop-In Summer Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers – no registration required

Tuesdays, July 9 through August 13

10 – 10:30 am             Ages 2 & Younger

10:30 – 11 am             Ages 3 & Up

Ⓒ Summer Book Club: Reading – Isn’t It a Blast?

Tuesdays, July 2, 9 & 16 – 3 to 4 pm

Calling all rising 4th graders!  Aerin Zucchi leads the summer book clubs as her Girl Scout Gold Award project.  We will discuss a new book each week and do fun activities.  The first book will be Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream by Tom Watson.  The second week we will discuss The Yellow Yacht by Ron Roy.  The third book will be Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.  Copies of the books are available to check out at the library.

Art Kids Academy: 3, 2, 1, Blast Off! – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required – sign up here.

This workshop is all about rockets!  Children will learn about these amazing machines as they design their own space rockets.

Coding for Kids: JavaScript

Second class in the series.

Teen Painting Night: A Slice of Summer – 7 to 8:30 pm

Ages 13 & Up             Limit: 10 students

Registration required – sign up here.

A juicy watermelon at a picnic is the epitome of summer.  Create an acrylic painting of this summer favorite with the guidance of Erica Engfer Pizza.  Erica Pizza is a mixed media artist whose work can be seen in galleries around New Jersey.  She is also a proud high school art teacher who specializes in painting, ceramics, and portfolio preparation for students who plan to pursue a career in art.  All materials will be provided for you to create your masterpiece!  Please wear clothes for painting or bring a smock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

College Essay Workshop with Alisha Davlin – 3 to 5 pm

Wednesdays, July 10, 17 & 24

For students entering Grade 12.  Registration required.  This program is currently full.

Brainstorm, draft and complete the Common Application Personal Statement.  As a former admissions essay reader, Ms. Davlin knows what makes for a competitive college essay.  You want the reader to connect with your voice, to know you, and most importantly – to remember you.

Ⓒ 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.

Ⓒ Summer Book Club: Fantasy Fun! – 4 to 5 pm

Wednesdays, July 3, 10 & 17

Calling all rising 6th graders!  Are you interested in discussing the first book in The Land of Stories series, The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer?  We will discuss it each week
and do a fun activity based on what we read.  Copies of the book are available to check out at the library.

Chess for Kids

Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8 through July 24

This summer’s classes are led by Chess Expert Sean Finn.

Group 1 – 4 to 4:45 pm

Players with little or no experience with chess

Group 2 – 5 to 5:45 pm

Players who can finish a game with checkmate

Coding for Kids: JavaScript

Third and final class in the series.

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, JULY 18

Miss Carol Dance – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Miss Carol introduces basic movement to music in a fun and loving atmosphere.

Art Kids Academy: Starry Night – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required – sign up here.

We will take a look at Van Gogh’s Starry Night and design a nighttime landscape using watercolors and oil pastels.

Teen Movie Night – 7 pm

Viewers’ Choice: Space

Everyone who attends will get to vote on which movie with a space theme we watch.  The movie with the most votes wins!  Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be served; please register so we know how many pizzas to buy.  Movies will be rated PG or PG-13.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Legopalooza! – 10 to 11:30 am

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.

Ⓐ 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 two-day event is for all gamers out there – teenagers, children and their parents.

In Memory of Alexander Butta

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Arcade Weekend – 9:30 to 4:30 pm

The gaming weekend continues, including two Super Smash Bros. Tournaments:

Limit: 16 players in each tournament, registration required

Ages 10 & Under – 11:30 am             Sign up here.

Ages 11 & Up – 2:30 pm                    Sign up here.

Prizes will be awarded in each tournament:

1st place – $25 GameStop gift card

2nd place – $15 GameStop gift card

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Library closed on Sundays June 16 through September 1