CALL: Drawing Class; Journalism Series Continues

This week we are starting a four-week drawing class for adults (see listings below) with Peggy Dressel.  Peggy Dressel is an illustrator and portrait artist working in watercolor and pastel.  She studied at Pratt Institute; National Academy of Design, NY; and Moore College of Art, PA.  She is represented in over 100 collections and is a consistent prize winner.  Her illustrations have been published by Prentice Hall, MacMillan/McGraw Hill, Vogue and others.  She has been featured in American Artist Magazine, April 2007.

The Ethics in Journalism series continues with a talk by Mark Di Ionno on Wednesday.  Both of these series are part of our program of adult education, CALL (Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning).  They are free; however, registration is requested.

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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


Spanish Storytime – 10 to 10:45 am

Children of all ages

Introduce your child to basic Spanish vocabulary with fun stories, songs and music!

Ⓒ Make a No-Sew Grinch with Miss Polly – 4 to 5 pm

Wednesdays, November 7 & 14

Ages 5 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration required

Make a fun, no-sew Grinch toy in this 2-week class!

Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm

All are welcome to attend this forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development.

Ethics in Journalism: Mark Di Ionno – 7 pm

Journalistic Integrity and the Culture of Celebrity

In the second installment of our Ethics in Journalism series, The Star-Ledger columnist and author Mark Di Ionno will speak about the rise of the media’s obsession with celebrity and crime, beginning with tabloid journalism in the late 1920s and 30s to the current loss of media integrity and its fall from respectability.  It is one of the themes of his novels The Last Newspaperman and Gods of Wood and Stone.  Registration is requested (though not necessary to attend).  You may register by calling the library at 973‑635‑0603 or online here.


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.

Ⓐ CALL:  Introduction to Drawing – 12 pm

Thursdays, November 8, 15 & 29; December 6

Peggy Dressel, a graduate of Pratt Institute and an instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, will offer a four-week beginner’s drawing class.  Students will be required to bring a fine art pencil set or a few different soft pencils such as HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B; a white drawing paper pad 11” x 14” or larger; and erasers – kneaded or Staedtler Mars (plastic).  The class is limited to 15 students.  Registration required.

Website Workshop for Local Businesses

November 8 – 6 to 8 pm

This is a workshop for local businesses to learn how to manage their website, use it to grow the business and share experiences.  There will be a Q&A session to discuss individual websites and get tips to improve them.  A business website is required.

Cinema214:  Incredibles 2 (PG, 118 min.) – 7 pm

In Incredibles 2, Helen Parr is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered.  Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything.  But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side.  Join us for this incredible sequel 14 years in the making.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


Anime Club – 3 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Come read, watch, and discuss anything and everything about anime and manga with other fans.  All are welcome, even if you’re brand new to the world of anime!


Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.

Guided Meditation Class with Jean Leigh – 10 am

Jean Leigh, a practiced meditation teacher, will present a class on the concepts of harvest and the completion of a life-cycle.  Participants will learn to recognize gratitude and thankfulness in their lives.  Pre-registration is requested.