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FOCUS ON:  SUMMER READING PROGRAM

By Galina Natenzon

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All three of the library’s summer reading programs open this week!  The theme of this year’s summer reading is Libraries Rock!  The children’s program kicks off with a magic show by Matt Cadabra on Monday.  Over the summer children will earn prizes for the books they have read, and if they earn enough points, they will get an invitation to our annual Summer Reading Picnic on August 16.  Teens can submit reviews of books in any form – oral report, online submission, video clip, artwork – and win prizes, including the grand prize, an iPad Mini.  Adults can also submit book reviews, either on paper or by email; each review is an entry to win a prize – a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business.  Of course, the biggest reward we will all get is the sheer joy of reading!

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

A magic show on Monday, a cinematic blast from the past of rock music, a young hometown talent – this week’s programming is pure summer enjoyment of the library’s fun side.

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, JUNE 25

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF EVENT – 7 pm

MAGICIAN MATT CADABRA

Kick off the Summer Reading Club with Matt Cadabra!  Fun for the whole family, Matt's show will include magic, ventriloquism, live animals, comedy, and other surprises.  He has appeared on TV shows, including America’s Got Talent.  Prepare to be amazed!

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 to 9 pm

Are you a bit rusty with your Italian language skills?  Native speakers Luciana Santoriello and Carmen Del Guercio-Evans will moderate this Italian discussion group and help to get a conversation going.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Book Group: Readers’ Choice of Hogarth Shakespeare Retellings – 1 PM

The group will discuss Hogarth Press Shakespeare retellings.  You can read one or more of these three titles:  New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Othello), Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (The Taming of the Shrew) or Hag‑Seed by Margaret Atwood (The Tempest).  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Copies are available at the Information Desk.

Ⓒ Legopalooza! – 2:30 to 4 pm

For children of all ages

Build your own LEGO creation from our enormous collection of LEGOs.  All creations will be put on display in the Children’s Room.

Ⓕ Concert with Jacob Mathews – 7 pm

Join Chatham High School student Jacob Mathews for a concert of U2 covers and Jacob’s original songs!  The performance will be on the library lawn – bring a chair or blanket to get comfortable.  Free pizza will be served courtesy of Arminio’s.  In case of rain the concert will be held in the library’s Lundt Room.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Bob Conrad Music and Puppets – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

A fun, funny puppet and magic show perfect for preschoolers!

Cinema214:  The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night (G, 85 min.) – 7 pm

Driven by madcap humor, timeless pathos and an irresistible sense of adventure, join The Beatles as they travel from their home town of Liverpool to London for an all-important TV performance.  Along the way the band are not only mobbed by obsessed fans, but tasked with rescuing Paul’s mischievous grandfather from moments of high peril, as well as keeping an eye out for a wandering Ringo who manages to disappear just before the concert.  Join us for this fun blast from the past and get into the mood of this summer’s “Libraries Rock” theme!  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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

SUNDAY, JULY 1

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