At Your Library

August 1, 2021

NEW: Mahjong Lately, as things are gradually going back to normal, we have heard a request from library patrons: Do you know where we can play Mahjong?  We listened, and now we have an answer for you: right here, at the library!  We have set aside a room every Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm for ...

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NEW: Mahjong Lately, as things are gradually going back to normal, we have heard a request from library patrons: Do you know where we can play Mahjong?  We listened, and now we have an answer for you: right here, at the library!  Starting on July 28, we have set aside a room every Wednesday ...

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NEW: Mahjong Lately, as things are gradually going back to normal, we have heard a request from library patrons: Do you know where we can play Mahjong?  We listened, and now we have an answer for you: right here, at the library!  Starting on July 28, we have set aside a room every Wednesday ...

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Special event: Raising Seeing Eye Puppies!  The 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Project is bringing future Seeing Eye dogs to the library – don’t miss this special event.  See listings below for details. Storytime Is Back! Live, in-person storytime returns to the library this summer!  Join ...

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Storytime Is Back! Live, in-person storytime returns to the library this summer!  Join school librarian Jill Mills for read alouds, read alongs, and songs!  Storytime will include singing, moving, and crafting!  These programs will be held on the library lawn.  In case of inclement weather, ...

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Visiting the Library The library is open without an appointment.  Masks are no longer required, though we encourage those who are unvaccinated to continue taking measures to be safe.  Library Takeout ended July 1 – pick up your holds at the circulation desk.  Beginning Tuesday, July 6, the ...

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Visiting the Library The library is open without an appointment.  You are welcome to come in and browse for books and movies, or to use a computer or copy machine.  We are adding more study spaces, meeting rooms and sitting areas each week.  Masks will no longer be required starting on July ...

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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off with a Petting Zoo! Kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with a petting zoo! The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales, so in keeping with the theme, Mountainside Stables will be bringing their animals to the library lawn.  ...

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Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales It’s that time of the year again – the Summer Reading Program is almost here!  This year’s theme is Tails & Tales.  Programs for Chatham children, teens and adults begin on June 21.  Let your imagination run wild with us all summer long!  Click ...

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Annual Friends Book Sale The Friends Book Sale is now Bag Sale! There are thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs left for kids and adults - come find your treasure! $8.00 per bag. Please bring your own bags. Masks must be worn. Saturday, June 5 - 10 am to 4 pm Monday, June 7 - 10 am to 8 ...

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Annual Friends Book Sale The long-awaited big Book Sale is finally happening!  After two successful outdoor sales, this sale will take place indoors, on the lower level of the library.  Friends will offer a huge selection of books, movies and music for all ages.  The sale will take place ...

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Update on Visiting the Library You can now visit the library in person without making an appointment.  Certain restrictions apply, such as a 45-minute time limit.  The Takeout service continues.  Click on the heading for hours and all the details.  Please note that the fine-free period on ...

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The Veterans Project of the Chathams is an initiative of Library of the Chathams that seeks to collect, archive and make available to the public – via physical display and digital acquisition – audio, video, and written personal histories and testimonials of veterans who are or were residents ...

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Outdoor Book Sale! Saturday, May 15, from 10 am to 4 pm on the library lawn Inspired by the success of the first outdoor book sale that was held in April, Friends of the Library are planning an even bigger sale.  They will offer a huge selection of children’s books, as well as paperback ...

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Take-Home Craft: I Heart Pizza Slice Pillow Who likes pizza? We do!  Along with Sew It! Workshop, we have created a fun take-home craft kit for children ages 7 & up.  The kit includes everything you will need to make your own pizza slice pillow (except for scissors). There is a $5.00 ...

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Thank You, John and Helen Gardner! On Thursday, April 22 the Friends of the Library, library staff, and members of the community gathered to celebrate long-time volunteers John and Helen Gardner. A sculpture was unveiled in front of the library to honor their many years of service and ...

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Celebrate Earth Week with us! Our staff has compiled lists of books for adults, teens, and children.  All of the titles are available to reserve in the library catalog.  We also put together a list of web links to explore.  Click on the heading to visit our webpage and connect with these ...

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Outdoor Mini Book Sale! Saturday, April 17 – 9 am to 1 pm The Friends of the Library will hold a Mini Outdoor Book Sale on the lawn at the side of the library.  There will be books for all ages in many genres, as well as DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles.  We look forward to seeing ...

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Library Is Open for In-Person Visits by Appointment Patrons may make a half-hour appointment to browse the library collections and use a computer, copy machine or fax machine.  Visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow safety procedures.  The library is open for appointments ...

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Library Is Open for In-Person Visits by Appointment Patrons may now make a half-hour appointment to browse the library collections and use a computer, copy machine or fax machine.  Visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow safety procedures. The library is open for appointments ...

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Library Is Open for In-Person Visits by Appointment Chatham book lovers have been eagerly awaiting this news: you can now browse the library shelves in person!  At a special meeting on March 15, the Library Board resolved to move to Phase 4 of the library’s reopening plan to allow the public ...

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Creativebug March is National Craft Month, the perfect time to let your creativity bloom with Creativebug!  Enjoy free, unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  Check out special features such as “The ...

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New Mobile App For the many library patrons who appreciate the convenience of a “library in your pocket”, we are announcing the MAIN Mobile App.  Fast and easy to use, it offers access to library resources, your library account, and even self-checkout when you are in the library.  To ...

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Library Reopening Update We have put together a comprehensive update on the current status of the library and its reopening plan, with answers to many questions that we hear from the residents of the Chathams.  Click on the heading to read it. Women’s History Month March is Women's ...

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Adult Education Is Going Virtual The Three B's of Music - The Modern Version: Bach, Beethoven, and The Beatles Wednesdays, March 3, 10 & 17 - 7:30 pm Barry Wiesenfeld, a musician, published author, and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, will hold a three-lecture series, The Three ...

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NEW! Brainfuse: HelpNow We are happy to offer a new innovative free service to library cardholders thanks to the New Jersey State Library.  Brainfuse HelpNow enables students from Kindergarten through college to connect with a live tutor online, take class notes, track homework assignments, ...

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Library Survey: Help the Library Work for You! The Library of the Chathams continues its survey.  As we are planning our current and long-term services, we need to hear from the residents of the Chathams!  More than 80% of our towns' population have library cards, a fact that speaks volumes ...

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February is Black History Month To celebrate Black History Month, our staff has compiled lists of books for adults, teens, and children. All of the titles are available to reserve in the library catalog. We also put together a list of web links to explore. Click on the heading to visit our ...

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Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz Meeting with Residents Wednesday, January 27 – 7 pm Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz will hold a virtual town meeting with residents to answer questions concerning community issues.  Due to time constraints, those attending this meeting are ...

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Library Survey: Help the Library Work for You! This past year has required our communities to adapt to a new way of learning and exploring. We responded to the needs of the community in ways we've not had to in the past. Our Annual Report outlines what we did. We designed a brief survey to ...

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