A Week at the Library of The Chathams

Monday, September 11 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

By Robert Schriek, Reference Department

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By Galina Natenzon

This week we are starting our fall series of adult education classes. The library has been bringing you courses in history, music, cinema, arts and letters since May 2016. Presenters include college professors, musicians and writers. We are happy to announce two new courses this fall – see descriptions below.

For those who would like to improve their language skills, this week features our two ongoing programs, in Spanish and Italian. And of course, the entire family is invited to the movies on Thursday!

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

Ⓐ Adult Ⓒ Children Ⓣ Teen Ⓕ Family

Ⓒ Stories with the Librarian – 10 to 10:30 am
Children and caregivers can enjoy a few stories, a few songs and maybe a simple craft.

Ⓒ ShopRite Nutrition: Building a Better Breakfast – 4 to 5 pm
Ages 5 to 8 Limit: 15 children
Registration required
It's time to go back to school! Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, ShopRite
dietitian Monica Hansen will explain how to build a better breakfast that will keep you energized
with new recipes you may not have tried before! 

Ⓐ CALL: Origins, Strategies and Outcomes of the Second World War

Tuesdays, September 12, 19 & 26; October 3 – 11 am to 12:15 pm
Arnold M. Goldstein, Ph.D. from the City University of New York and former Adjunct Professor
at NJIT, will present a four-part series on the Second World War. The series will focus on the
events that led to the rise of totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy, Japan and the Soviet
Union in the aftermath of the First World War and the Great Depression of the 1930s. A $40 fee
for this series is required payable to Friends of the Library.

Ⓐ CALL: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Tuesdays, September 12, 19 & 26; October 3 – 1 to 2 pm

Anne Meany, retired director of the Bernards Township Library with a degree in Literature from
Brooklyn College, will present a series of lectures on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man. This novel features a series of 19 vignettes, each written in a different style
reflecting the developing consciousness of the artist-hero. A $40 fee for this series is required
payable to Friends of the Library. Please read Chapter I before the first class. You can
reserve a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Ⓐ College Financial Planning Seminar – 7:30 pm
Mike Velasco, a college financial planner, will present a workshop for parents on ways to pay for
their child’s college education. Topics will include: how to send your child to the school of their
dreams without going broke; increasing your child’s eligibility for financial aid; and finding
scholarships and grants. Pre-registration is requested.

Ⓐ Spanish Conversation Group – 7 pm

Would you like to improve your Spanish language skills? Maria José Suarez and Andrea Plitt
moderate this Spanish discussion group every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Join us and meet with these native speakers to get a conversation going.

Ⓒ Music with Mr. John – 10 or 10:30 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Mr. John’s guitar music.
Ⓒ Sew a Pikachu with Miss Polly – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 6 & Up Limit: 8 children
Second class in a three-week series. Stitch a cute felt Pikachu doll for your Pokémon collection.

Ⓕ Film Night: Captain Underpants – 7 pm
Rated PG and runs 89 minutes.  George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends who spend
their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotize
their school principal Mr. Krupp into believing that he is their dimwitted comic book superhero,
Captain Underpants. As if this isn’t bad enough, their newest teacher is a disgraced evil
scientist bent on exacting his revenge at their school. George, Harold, and Captain Underpants
must band together to thwart his evil agenda.  Join us for this hilarious comedy based on the
children’s book series by Dav Pilkey.  Refreshments will be served.

Ⓐ 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.

Ⓣ Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm
Grades 6 to 12
Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!