As always, we will be there with the Chatham community on the day of Fishawack Festival.  Kids can register early for the Summer Reading Club, and adults can cool down at the library while listening to a traditional history presentation.  This year, it will be a lecture on George Washington in New Jersey – see Saturday listings below.

Sign Up for Chatham Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.


For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to

Adult           Children     Teen           Family


ShopRite Nutrition: Street Foods – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 to 8                  Limit:  15 children

Registration required – sign up here.

The warm weather is here and it means it’s time for street fairs and carnivals!  Join ShopRite Registered Dietitian Tory Stroker to make some healthier spin-offs on classic carnival food.

Python Programming for Adults – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5.  Get hands-on coding experience with expert programmers Priyanka Shitole and Jagdish Nimbalkar.  Develop applications using this versatile programming language.  Registration required – sign up here.  Sign up only if you can attend all 3 classes.


CALL: How Music Works – 10:30 am to 12 pm

Barry Wiesenfeld, a musician, published author, and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, presents this four-part series that touches on music history, theory, and milestones of the different eras and composers.  A fee of $40 will be charged for the series.  You may sign up in person or by calling 973-635-0603.

Rutgers Master Gardener: Container Gardening – 7 pm

If you have a small yard, a small budget, or just limited time to garden, try container gardening.  Master Gardener Wing-Yee Pavlosky will show you how to grow beautiful flowering plants or edible plants in containers.


Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Registration required – sign up here.

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

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.


Music with Carolyn Dempsey – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music!

Ⓐ Blood Pressure Screening – 11 am to 12 pm

Stop by for a quick and free blood pressure check.

Heartsaver CPR for Babysitters – 3:30 to 6 pm

Ages 12 & Up              Limit:  15 students

Registration required – sign up here.

Instructors from the Chatham Emergency Squad will teach the official Heartsaver course that includes adult, pediatric and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.  This is a free class.  However, if you wish to receive the Heartsaver CPR card from American Heart Association, there is a charge of $27.50 payable to Atlantic Training Center.

Coding for Kids: Scratch with Makey Makey – 4 to 6 pm

Ages 8 to 12                Limit:  10 students

Registration required – sign up here.

Turn everyday objects into interactive projects with Makey Makey, an electronic invention kit.  Makey Makey encourages children to find creative ways to interact with their computers, by using everyday objects as a replacement for keyboards and mice.

Ⓐ Staging and Selling Your Home Workshop – 7 pm

Short Hills real estate agent Sue Adler and her team will speak about putting your home on the market, getting the best price, what repairs are needed for a home inspection, and will offer staging tips.  Registration is not necessary, but requested – sign up here.


Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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


George Washington, New Jersey, and the Revolutionary War – 2 pm

Joel Farkas, docent at Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, will present a lecture on George Washington’s service during the Revolutionary War, his involvement in New Jersey battles, and living through harsh winter in Morristown.