PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
By Galina Natenzon
This week we are starting the next cycle of Coding for Kids. The summer series of the program was a big success. This time, in addition to the HTML class, we will have a class that introduces children to Scratch. Registration is required and, due to high demand, is limited to Chatham residents. Another highlight of the week is the next installment of Trip Around the World – this time to India, to celebrate Diwali.
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, OCTOBER 16
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
Ⓒ Chess for Kids
Chess Expert Sean Finn will lead our next series of Chess for Kids. Players must be able to attend all 6 classes. Registration required
Group 1: Players with little or no experience with chess
4 – 4:45 pm Suggested ages 6 to 8 Limit: 12 children
Group 2: Players who can finish a game with checkmate
5 – 5:45 pm Suggested ages 8 to 10 Limit: 16 children
Group 3: Players who can finish a game with checkmate and have previously taken a chess class
6 – 6:45 pm Suggested ages 10 to 13 Limit: 16 children
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
24 months and younger – 10 am
2 to 3 years – 10:30 am
Ⓐ Bring Your Own Device – 11 am or 2 pm
Bring your smartphone or tablet to the library for individual training with a reference librarian. Learn to download library eBooks to your own device. Call for an appointment at 973‑635‑0603.
Ⓐ CALL: Johann Sebastian Bach
Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 and 31 – 1 to 2 pm
Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, Adjunct Professor of Music History at the College of St. Elizabeth and guest conductor at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, will present a four-part series on the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most masterful composers of all time. A $40 fee for this series is required payable to Friends of the Library by October 6.
Ⓒ Stitch Your Own Little Pony with Miss Polly
Tuesdays, October 3, 10 and 17 – 4 to 5 pm
Ages 6 and Up Limit: 8 children
Miss Polly will help you design and stitch your own little pony doll in this 3-week class.
Ⓒ TRIP AROUND THE WORLD – 5 to 6 pm
Ages 8 & Up Limit: 20 children
Come learn about one of the most popular festivals in India called Diwali! Diwali is a festival of lights. In this program you will decorate small lamps used to light homes during Diwali, make a Rangoli, and taste a drink called mango lassi and an Indian dessert called kaju katli. Time permitting, we may dress two children in Indian outfits worn during Diwali. Please join Monika Pundalik and Minati O’Connell as they transport you to India for a festive afternoon.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
Ⓒ Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm
Grades K to 5 Limit: 6 children per session
Registration opens two weeks prior to each session
Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in grades K to 5. All subjects welcome!
Ⓒ Read Aloud to Therapy Dogs – 4 to 5 pm
Grades K and Up
Sit down and read your favorite book to a gentle and loving therapy dog certified by St. Hubert’s.
Ⓒ CODING FOR KIDS
Registration required Limit: 10 children in each class
Must be able to attend all classes
Basic HTML and CSS – Ages 9 to 11
Wednesdays, October 18 through November 15 – 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Explore your inner programmer as you create your own web page! Come and learn the basics of HTML and CSS in this five-week coding series. Explore your inner programmer as you create your own web page. Learning materials will be provided – just bring your laptop and logical thinking. (The library can provide some laptops for class use.) Happy coding!
Basic Scratch Programming – Ages 10 to 12
Wednesdays, October 18 through November 8 – 5:45 to 6:45 pm
Learn basic scratch programming in a simple and fun way. Gain an understanding of computational and mathematical concepts. Get acquainted with various programming skills and process of design. No prior experience required. Just put on your logical thinking cap!
Ⓐ Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm
All are welcome to attend this forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Ⓒ 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.
Ⓒ Stitch a Murray the Mummy Doll with Miss Polly – 4 to 5 pm
Thursdays, October 12, 19 and 26
Ages 6 & Up Limit: 8 children
Stitch this cute mummy doll just in time for Halloween in this three-week class with Miss Polly.
Ⓣ Teen Advisory Group – 7 pm
Earn a volunteer hour while helping to plan new teen programs. Discuss books, movies, music and more! Snacks will be served.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
Ⓣ Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm
Grades 6 to 12
Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!
Ⓐ Italian Conversation Group – 1 pm
Are you a bit rusty with your Italian language skills? Native speaker Luciana Santoriello moderates an Italian discussion group every third Friday of the month.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
Ⓒ Drop-In Storytime – 11 am
For children of all ages. No registration required
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
Ⓒ 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.