Chatham Library Features 70th Anniversary of World War II with Oral History, Films


August 15, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Throughout the month at the Library of the Chathams we will be exploring the history of the war with films as well as a presentation of oral histories from local World War II veterans. We will also be displaying our collection of World War II materials and will be inviting members of the community to share their stories, their history, and their knowledge of World War II. 

Please see below for more details about adult events at the library during August.

Paint Your Pet’s Portrait

Sign Up for E-News

Professional artist Susan Dreifuss will be here Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. to teach you how to paint your pet’s portrait.  Please be sure to bring in a color photo of your pet. There will be a $12.50 charge to cover the cost of paints and canvas, and the class will be limited to 10 students. Please sign up on our website or call the library at 973-635-0603 to register.

Film* (R, 134 min)

During April 1945, the Allies make a final push in the European Theatre. A war-hardened army sergeant named Don “Wardaddy” Collier (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and its five person crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, Wardaddy and his soldiers face overwhelming odds in their attempt to destroy the heart of Nazi Germany. Featured in this film are Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jim Parrack. Please join us Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Gen Y Networking Group

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults interested in job search, networking, and career development. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.   

Film* (NR, 117 min)

For twelve years the Nazis looted and destroyed art throughout Europe during the Third Reich and World War II. However, American soldiers, art professionals, and ordinary citizens fought back to rescue and return millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasurers. Joan Allen narrates this documentary about the battle to preserve western culture. Please join us Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Interviews with World War II Veterans

Chatham resident and professional narrator Tim Crow will speak about his interviews with World War II veterans from New Jersey for a project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Listen to these veterans speak about the experiences they encountered. Please join us, Saturday, August 22 at 2 p.m.

A weekly column that focuses on events and news from the Library of The Chathams.



The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Thu, July 19, 12:00 PM

Madison YMCA, Madison

Free Childhood Nutrition Seminar at the F.M.

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

July 16, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...