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Quakers Invite Community to Discussion of Simplicity, September 19th

Chatham-Summit Quakers welcome all interested members of the wider community to an open discussion of the topic of simplicity. The gathering will take place Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Chatham-Summit Quaker meetinghouse at 158 Southern Boulevard in Chatham Township, NJ. Discussion will be facilitated by Cindy Kwalwasser, a member of the Meeting, and loosely guided by the book Secrets of Simplicity: Learn to Live Better With Less by Mary Carlomagno.

"Quakers have a testimony of simplicity that we strive mightily--and not always successfully--to live up to," says Cindy. "But it is not necessary to be Quaker, nor is it necessary to have read the book, in order to participate in a fruitful discussion of this topic. We are all engaged, on some level, in both a material and a spiritual rebellion against 'stuff' and each has something important to contribute."

According to Carlomagno, "Every one of the world's major religious faiths encourages some sort of balance and unity between one's self and one's surroundings. For centuries, philosophers, spiritual leaders, mystics, and poets have studied the idea of simplicity.. For us, the search for simplicity can take the shape of decluttering, destressing, and detoxing from daily life."

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The September 21 program is the fifth event in a year-long series of programs and events called "Inviting the Spirit" which was developed to celebrate the completion of work done to expand and renovate the 40-year old meetinghouse. On October 17, the series will feature another member of the Meeting, Andrew Tomlinson, who is Quaker United Nations Representative and Director of the Quaker UN Office in New York. Tomlinson will share from his experience moving from a career in finance to a life of facilitation and quiet diplomacy in the UN community.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Chatham-Summit Meeting website at or by calling 973-635-2161.

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By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


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Sara Irish of Chatham Named to Saint Joseph's University Dean's List

February 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sara Irish of Chatham earned Dean's List honors at Saint Joseph's University for the Fall 2017 semester.

Irish studies Risk Management and Insurance in the University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn Dean's ...