By Galina Natenzon
Along with continuing and recurring programs, this week brings some new events coming to the library for the first time. On Monday we everyone interested in healthy and ethical eating to hear an educator from the Ethical Choices Program. Tuesday will see the opening event of “Trip Around the World”, a year-long program, started at grass roots level by Chatham moms and educators to teach children about the diversity of the world we live in. And on Friday we will have a great bash, that is “Bash the Trash!” It promises to be a wonderful and interactive music performance for the entire family. For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 9736350603 or go to

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

Ⓐ Ⓣ The Ethics of Eating – 7 pm
Are you interested in sustainable living, eating healthier, and making a difference in the world?
Adults and teenagers are welcome to attend this program presented by Larisa Schuckle, a field
educator for the Ethical Choices Program. You will learn how healthful eating can help end
factory farming, deforestation, and soil erosion.

Ⓐ Bring Your Own Device – 11 am or 2 pm
Saturday by appointment
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 9736350603.

Ⓐ 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.

Ⓒ America: A Kaleidoscope – 5 to 6 pm

Ages 8 & Up Limit: 20 children
Registration required
Look into a kaleidoscope. What do you see?  So many beautiful colors and shapes moving
together to create a dynamic and beautiful mosaic – with each turn, a new picture falls into
place that is perfectly unique.  America, too, is an amazing mosaic of people, made rich by the
diverse viewpoints and traditions that people bring to their communities.  This is a kickoff
program for a year-long journey across the globe (see back cover for details). This month we
will introduce the countries we’ll be visiting, read books, and create our own mosaic artwork.
Please join us and get the first stamp in your "Trip Around the World" passport! The opening
session is hosted by Kellie Doucette, Stacey Ewald, Jennifer McNally and Minati O’Connell.

Ⓐ Aging and Its Financial Implications: Planning for Housing – 7 pm
Sherry DeGenaro Guy from Harbour Bridge Wealth Management Advisors will present a
workshop about the costs associated with housing options in retirement, and the impact those
costs can have on one’s investment plan and/or savings. 

Ⓒ Read Aloud to Therapy Dogs – 4 to 5 pm

Grades K & Up
Sit down and read your favorite book to a gentle and loving therapy dog certified by St. Hubert’s.

Ⓐ 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.

Ⓒ Miss Carol Dance – 10 or 10:30 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers
Miss Carol introduces basic movement to music in a fun and loving atmosphere.
Ⓒ Sew a Pikachu with Miss Polly – 4 to 5 pm
Ages 6 & Up Limit: 8 children
Third class in a three-week series. Stitch a cute felt Pikachu doll for your Pokémon collection.

Ⓣ 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.

Bash the Trash! Sounds, Science and Sustainability – 4 to 4:45 pm
Ages 4 & Up
Be prepared to be introduced to a world of science, sound and sustainability with musical
instruments made from trash!  This fast and funny performance explores the science behind
instruments and shows you how to build your own from recycled and repurposed materials – to
start a junk band! Bash the Trash musicians will educate and entertain the audience with their
trademark mix of science, environment, music and humor.
This program is made possible by Chatham Borough through the Clean Communities Grant

Ⓒ 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.