At Your Library

January 21, 2019

This week we are continuing our Ethics in Journalism series.  On Tuesday we will welcome the online journalist and founder of SaveJersey.com Matt Rooney – see listings below for details.  Coming up soon and not to be missed:  Harry Potter Drawing Workshop for teens with comic book artist Doug ...

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK COLLECTION NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 18 The Friends of the Library are accepting gently used books, CDs and DVDs for the Annual Book Sale.  Bring your donations to the rear entrance of the library and deposit them in the hallway.  Please donate books that are in good ...

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Heads Up: Registration for Children’s Events This week we will open registration for such popular children’s programs as Storytime for preschoolers (on January 7) and Miss Polly’s craft class (on January 9).  There are still a few spots left in Scratch Programming classes (register here), Chess ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org Ⓐ Adult           Ⓒ Children     Ⓣ Teen           Ⓕ Family MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 LIBRARY CLOSES AT 3 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 LIBRARY ...

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISPLAY YOUR TREASURES? The library has several display cases where you can show your collections.  It is a wonderful way to share your interests and findings with the community.  The cases are securely locked.  One of them is in the Children’s Room and would be a great ...

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ESL PROGRAM TO START IN JANUARY The next session of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be held on eight consecutive Thursdays, from January 3 through February 21, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  The program is conducted by LEARN Associates, a language teaching company based in Bernards ...

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Call for Donations:  Are You Replacing Your TV? If you are getting a great new TV this holiday season and are not sure what to do with the old one, we have a solution for you!  We could use a few flat-screen TVs for our Arcade Weekends.  This popular event still uses old bulky TV sets.  They may ...

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Highlights:  Poster & Poetry Contest; Book Sale; Becky Gibby Local author Becky Gibby will visit our young readers on Tuesday with her book and its main character.  Madison Chatham Coalition is launching a poster and poetry contest on Thursday.  This important initiative will highlight the ...

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Highlights:  Journalism and Guest Storytellers The Ethics in Journalism series continues with a talk by the New York Times correspondent Nick Corasaniti on Monday.  The previous three talks were among the highest-attended library events for adults, and this talk may break all records, judging by ...

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Pattern Print Workshop; Journalism Series Continues This week, in addition to the drawing workshop for adults already in progress, we are offering a pattern printing class with three artists – members of Vital Hues, whose exhibition is now on view at the library. The Ethics in Journalism ...

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CALL: Drawing Class; Journalism Series Continues This week we are starting a four-week drawing class for adults (see listings below) with Peggy Dressel.  Peggy Dressel is an illustrator and portrait artist working in watercolor and pastel.  She studied at Pratt Institute; National Academy of ...

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CALL: ETHICS IN JOURNALISM News reporting in a polarized society is leading to journalism itself being a frequent subject of the news.  Please join us for a series of talks with journalists who will speak about the ethics in journalism from inside the profession.  For more information on the ...

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SCARY BOOK SALE In the spirit of upcoming Halloween, if you could use more scare in your life, come to the library on Tuesday, October 23!  The Friends of The Library will hold a sale of spooky books and DVDs for children, teens and adults.  All titles $2 each!  See details in the listings ...

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THEATER IN TOWN! Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy The Hudson Shakespeare Company will present a production of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy (with additions by William Shakespeare). Spain and Portugal have met a bitter end to their war. Don Andrea, a soldier slain in war, is sent to the ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON:  RUSSIA With Russia being in the news lately, we felt that it is an important topic to read and talk about at the library.  We will have a two-part lecture series about history, culture and politics of Russia, starting on Friday, October 12 (see listings below for details).  To ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Stay is a new library initiative to provide Chatham parents and caregivers access to information that can help family members cope with crisis situations.  The goal is to prevent suicide attempts.  The School District of the Chathams, Chatham Borough Council, Chatham Township ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Wednesday, September 12, is Dine Out for the Library day. Eat at a participating restaurant on this day to help raise money for the library’s capital campaign! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Library of The Chathams. See the list of all participating restaurants ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS By Galina Natenzon We have had a chess program for children for two years now, and the interest never subsides. The program has opened the door to the wonderful world of chess logic, strategy and foresight to hundreds of Chatham children. This fall is no exception, and ...

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Please note that the library is closed on Sundays through Labor Day weekend DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN BORROW… TELESCOPES? When we bought our first Orion StarBlast telescope in 2016, it became so popular that we had to buy another one.  The telescopes are going out at a brisk pace and usually ...

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Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS As our summer programs are winding down, we are planning our fall programs – watch for the next newsletter in your mailbox!  We are also in the middle of preparing our next strategic ...

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Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Summer Reading Program for Children goes out with a bang!  Our annual Summer Reading Picnic will be serious fun for all the families who took summer reading seriously and earned enough ...

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Please note that the library is closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS This biggest event of the week is a science program for children.  Presented by Super Science for Kids, led by science teacher Dan Weissman, this program promises to be an exciting introduction ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS This week we are starting the first of two series of coding classes for kids.  Children will also enjoy an animal show presented by Eyes of the Wild – always entertaining and jam-packed ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Our summer series of outdoor concerts continues with Gerard and Diane Barros performing songs of Carole King on Wednesday.  The concert will take place rain (Lundt Room) or shine (library ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS 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 ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS While there are not a lot of happenings at the library during this holiday week, we will continue registration for upcoming children’s and teen events.  Some programs, such as Chess for ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend FOCUS ON:  SUMMER READING PROGRAM By Galina Natenzon All three of the library’s summer reading programs open this week!  The theme of this year’s summer reading is Libraries Rock!  The children’s program ...

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Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend PROGRAMS AND EVENTS By Galina Natenzon This week we are wrapping up our first session of ESL classes.  Stay tuned, we are planning a fall session to start in September.  New students are welcome to ...

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The highlight of this week is the program on Saturday, June 9, about an unusual chapter in Chatham’s history, Madame Bey’s boxing camp, which was home to some of the most famous boxers in the first half of the 20th century.  The program will be held during the Fishawack ...

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ESL PROGRAM ENROLLING NOW! The program will be held on Thursdays, May 3 through June 21 – 1:30 to 2:30 pm Registration required For anyone wanting to improve their English language skills, we are starting our first ever ESL program.  The program will be conducted by Language Education and ...

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