This is the week that many book lovers have been eagerly anticipating.  The huge annual Friends of the Library Book Sale starts on Saturday, March 14 and continues on Sunday, March 15 – see below for times and details.


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Storytime is an 8-week, progressive program for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Registration required

24 months and younger – 9:45 am

4 to 6 years – 10:15 am

2 to 3 years – 11 am



Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Wednesdays, February 5 to April 15 – 10 am to 12 pm

Appointments for this free service may be made in person or by calling the library at 973‑635‑0603.  Please bring all your financial records from 2019, copies of your 2018 Federal and State tax returns, photo ID, all printed and blank forms from the Internal Revenue Service, and proof of Social Security Number for all dependents.

Ⓒ 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.

Ⓐ, Ⓣ Chinese Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

This program is for people of all ages interested in Chinese culture.  Meetings include practice in daily conversation, learning new words, introduction to Chinese culture, as well as crafts and games.  The program is designed and implemented by the Chatham Chinese Association.  Registration is not required, but encouraged – sign up here.


Music with Carolyn Dempsey – two sessions at 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music!  This program will be held at St. Paul’s Church next door.

Dungeons & Dragons – 6 to 8 pm

7 sessions on Thursdays, March 12 – April 30 (no session on April 9)

Limit:  6 players in Grades 5 to 8

Registration required – sign up here.  Register only if you can attend all 7 sessions

Have you ever heard about Dungeons & Dragons?  D&D is a collaborative and strategic game, where all you need is a piece of paper, a pencil, an eraser and a ton of FANTASY!  Come and join the first D&D group at the Library of the Chathams!

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game.  It allows each player to create their own character to play.  These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting.  A Dungeon Master, in our case Master Michele, serves as the game’s referee and storyteller.  Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles and gather treasure and knowledge.


KOOV Coding Class – 4 to 5:30 pm

This is a series of 8 classes held on Fridays, March 6 through May 1 (no class on April 10) for children in Grades 3 to 5.  Registration required – limit 8 children.

CMS 8th-grader Manaal Qureshi will teach kids how to code using our new Sony KOOV coding blocks.  Young innovators will use their imagination to build and program vehicles, cameras, animals, etc. and bring them to life with the help of sensors.  They will learn skills that they will ultimately use to create and code their own robots.



Don’t miss the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale today from 9:30 am to 4 pm!  Thousands of books, movies and CDs at rock-bottom prices!

Drop-In Storytime – 11 to 11:30 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.


BOOK SALE continues!

Bag Sale from 10 am to 4 pm.