Is there a talented teen in your family? If so, tell her about the Library of The Chathams Teen Talent Show on Thursday, July 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m! Registration is now open for the event and performers can register online or call the library at 973-635-0603. 

We’ll provide the speakers, the microphones, and the refreshments and you provide the talent. Open to all types of performers from musicians to poets to actors between grades 6 and 12. Each performer (or group of performers) will get up to 15 minutes, including set-up time.  

Also be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events which are open to 6th to 12th graders:

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Ice Cream Social

Drop by for some ice cream at Memorial Park behind the library! In the case of rain, ice cream will be served in the Lundt Meeting Room inside the library. Tuesday, July 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Video Games!

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros or Mario Kart! Fridays in July: 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. 

Movie Monday: Into The Woods (PG)

Come watch Into The Woods! Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Monday, July 13, 7 to 9 p.m.

My Story, My Song: A Workshop in Creativity and Collaboration Through Songwriting

Learn about creativity and songwriting from Barbara Siesel, a flutist and graduate of The Julliard School who has performed all over the United States, as well as China, Korea, Spain, Japan, Taiwan and Russia, and her partner Keith Torgan, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter. Wednesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Limit: 20 students. Registration opens on Monday, June 29. 

Teen Summer Reading Contest

This summer Chatham teens between grades 6 and 12 with valid library cards can read and report on books to earn entries to win prizes, including a grand prize iPad Mini! The contest is now open and will run through Friday, August 14, teens can earn contest entries by reading and reporting on books. It’s not too late to sign up! For each book read and reported on, teens will earn an entry to both a weekly drawing and the grand prize drawing.  Each book read must contain a minimum of 150 pages.

To report on each book read, entrants must provide a 100 word written summary/review of the book (to be printed and dropped off for Mr. Arthur or e-mailed to him at which should also include your name, library card number, a contact phone number or e-mail address, and the title and author of the book read. 

For each book read and review turned in, an entry will be earned (up to two entries per week, up to 16 total entries for the grand prize drawing). 

Weekly prizes will include book bundles, movie posters, and much more!To sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Contest, contact Mr. Arthur by stopping by the library, calling the library at 973-635-0603, or e-mailing Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 22. The grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, August 17.