Teen Art Contest! Imagine Your Story

We believe that creating art is a wonderful way to express how you are feeling at this time.  Whether you consider yourself a doodler or a true artist, we invite you to submit pictures of your creations for our Teen Art Contest.  Submissions will be displayed on the library's Facebook page and will be voted on by the public.  Winners in each of the four categories – Traditional Art, Digital Art, Photography, and Sidewalk Art – will receive a gift card to a local business of your choice.  Click on heading for complete rules.

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FEATURED DATABASES: JOB SEARCH

As the economy opens up, the Library of the Chathams offers online resources to help workers looking for new jobs.  They can all be found on our library’s website under Learning & Research.  These sources offer career development tools such as job and internship sites; resume and cover letter software, advice and examples; career and interview advice and instruction videos.

Gale Career Transitions links to the Indeed job search board and offers an interview simulator for practice.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center provides in-depth coverage of industries and related careers, as well as college and scholarship planning and information.

Job and Career Accelerator provides a Computer Skills Center that can help users brush up on software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and the Windows operating system.  This site also includes e-books on various careers.

Bring Your Own Device

Our BYOD is now going online.  Do you need help with downloading eBooks or audio books?  Need directions on using databases?  To set up an appointment for one-on-one online help, email librarian@chathamlibrary.org.  Include the type of device and what you want to download.  You can now ZYOD - Zoom Your Own Device!

Fun Video Challenge!  Runs from 9 am on Monday through 9 pm on Sunday.  Support local businesses by playing a game!  Each week the library will share a video for you to watch.  After you’ve seen the video, take a fun quiz to test your powers of observation.  Each submission with all correct answers earns you an entry into a weekly raffle for a $25 gift certificate to a Chatham Borough or Chatham Township business.  Limit: one entry per Chatham library card.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

Follow links for more information and to join online.

Online Chess for Kids – for registered players only

Monday, June 1.   Three groups at 4, 5 and 6 pm.

Guest Storytellers: Miss Jill and Miss Susan

Tuesday, June 2

While Storytime with Miss Betty is on hiatus, we welcome guest storytellers.  Jill Mills is the school librarian at Milton Avenue School.  Susan Haemmerle is a music teacher at Long Hill Christian Preschool.  They are glad to read to our youngest patrons.  Learn more about them when you click on the links.

Ages 3 and under - 10 to 10:30 am.  Click here to join.

Ages 4 and up - 10:30 to 11 am.  Click here to join.

Book Group
Wednesday, June 3 - 1 pm
Join librarian Mary Kennedy for a virtual meeting of the library's Book Group.  For this week, we will divide our discussion between two topics.  First we will discuss historical fiction and then we will conclude by talking about our most-overrated or books we simply did not like!

Quaran(Pre)Teen Book Club
Wednesday, June 3 - 4 pm
Calling all readers ages 8-12!  Need book lovers to talk to?  Join our online book club from home using Zoom!  Each week we will talk about various books (bring your own book!), socialize, and do activities based on our reading choices.

State of Emergency: Disasters, Catastrophes and Goof-Ups That Shaped N.J. History

Wednesday, June 3 - 7:30 pm

Jim DelGiudice, Morris County resident, lecturer, and award-winning photographer, will present an online lecture relating the many challenges New Jersey has faced over the years.  Featured will be an act of sabotage during World War I, as well as the superstorm that changed the coastline.

Yoga Storytime with Miss C

Thursday, June 4 - 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join Miss C for fun yoga poses, a story, songs, and puppets!  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Thursday, June 4 – 2 pm

Library of the Chathams has partnered with Grow with Google to provide this training.  You will learn the best ways to update business information, communicate with your customers, and access your files from anywhere.  Google provides some free tools you can use to stay connected when you are working remotely.

Guided Meditation with Jean Leigh

Saturday, June 6 - 10 am

Benefits of meditation include relief from stress, enhancement of focus, increased memory, and a sense of peace.  You may participate in this class seated on the floor or in a chair, whichever is most comfortable.

WEEKLY UPDATES

Every Saturday at 9:30 am

While the situation is constantly changing, Library Director Karen Brodsky will hold weekly talks about the status of the library and its plans for reopening.  Friends of the Library officers and co-chairs of the Book Sale Debbie Fabian and Maureen Kelly will talk about the status of the annual Book Sale.

QUICK LINKS:

DIGITAL LIBRARY.  Click here to access all the eBooks, audiobooks, movies, crafts, magazines, Great Courses, and graphic novels on all our digital platforms.

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS.  Click here for books, audiobooks, movies, fun activities, and story times for children.

GET A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE.  Chatham residents:  click here to get a library card, so you can use the virtual library now, even while the building is closed.

1,000 MASK CHALLENGE.  The challenge has now passed the 4,000 mark and still going strong.  Please help protect our front-line workers by making masks from materials that we deliver right to your doorstep.  No need to leave home thanks to Friends of the Library Book Sale funding and volunteers.