NEW: NINTENDO SWITCH IS HERE!

Attention teens:  our popular Video Game Club on Fridays just got an upgrade!  You can now play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch on our big screen.  Bring you joy-cons and play with friends!

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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 7

Storytime

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

Ⓒ ShopRite Nutrition: Spooky Snacks – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 to 8                  Limit:  15 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Join ShopRite dietitian Tory Stroker to make some delicious, healthy and spooky snacks perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

Chess for Kids

Registration required

Group 1:  Players with little or no experience with chess

4 – 4:45 pm     Ages 5 to 8      Limit: 12 children

Group 2:  Players who can finish a game with checkmate

5 – 5:45 pm     Ages 8 to 10    Limit: 16 children

Remember the Ladies: Women During the American Revolution – 7 pm

Joel Farkas, docent at Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, will speak about women’s lives during the Revolutionary period of our country’s history.  He will discuss attitudes toward and expectations of women, their lives during wartime, and women who made a difference.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

 Storytime

Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am

Ⓐ Safety Series: Communications Center – 1 pm

What happens when you call 911?  Morris County Communications System Analyst Jayme La Jeunesse and a dispatcher will detail how the center operates, focusing on how the 911 system works.

Coding for Kids: Build Games with Scratch and Makey Makey

October 8 & 10 – 5 to 7 pm

Ages 8 to 12                Limit:  10 children

Register here only if you can attend both classes.  There is currently a waiting list for this program.

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.

Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

Luciana Santoriello and Frank Foca moderate this Italian discussion group with the help of other fluent speakers.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Ⓐ, Ⓣ NEW!  Chinese Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

This new program is for teens and young adults, but everyone who is interested in Chinese culture is welcome.  Meetings will 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Music with Carolyn Dempsey – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

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

English as a Second Language – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Thursdays, September 5 through October 24

For those wanting to improve their English language skills, we have started our next cycle of ESL classes.  The program is conducted by LEARN Associates and volunteer tutors for 8 weeks.  Students are divided into small groups by skill level.  Books and other learning materials are provided.  The program is free – all you need is a commitment to learn!  Register online, in person, or call 973-635-0603.

Cinema214: Toy Story 4 (G, 100 min.) – 7 pm

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie.  But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.  Join us on for this long-awaited sequel!  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch on the big screen!  Feel free to bring your own Joy-Cons or Switch Pro controller.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

Meditation Class with Jean Leigh – 10 am

Jean Leigh, a meditation teacher from Morristown, will present a guided meditation class.  Benefits of meditation include relief of stress, enhancement of focus, increased memory, and a sense of peace.  Sign up here.

Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.