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 be of historic interest, but take up too much storage space and are hard to carry for each gaming weekend.  We are looking for TVs that are in the 30 to 40-inch size range.  If you would like to donate, please contact Galina Natenzon at 973‑635‑0603 or gnatenzon@chathamlibrary.org.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Stories with the Librarian – 10 to 10:30 am

Children and caregivers can enjoy a few stories, a few songs and maybe a simple craft.

Grant Writing Made Easy – 10 am to 2 pm

Pat Bohse of Bohse and Associates, non-profit management and training consultants, will lead this four-hour workshop introducing the key elements of grant writing.  Participants will learn the essential documents needed to apply for a grant; where to find potential funders; and the essential elements of writing a grant.  The workshop is limited to 20 attendees. Pre-registration is requested.

Winter Cupcakes for Teens – 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Grades 6 to 12                        Limit:  12 students

Registration required

Get in the holiday spirit and decorate some cute winter cupcakes!  Make a fun snow scene with bear cookies and build a snowman out of marshmallows.  There will be an assortment of candy and other edible decorations to make your creations.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Registration required

Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in Grades K to 5.  All subjects welcome!

Ⓒ Paper Mill Playhouse

Children’s Theater on Tour Performs

A Year with Frog and Toad – 4 to 4:30 pm

Ages 4 & Up

A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.  This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.  Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way.  Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Miss Carol Dance – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Miss Carol introduces basic movement to music in a fun and loving atmosphere.

Ⓐ CALL:  Introduction to Drawing – 12 pm

Thursdays, November 8 & 29; December 6 & 13 (make-up for snowed-out 11/15)

Peggy Dressel, a graduate of Pratt Institute and an instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, will offer a four-week beginner’s drawing class.  Students will be required to bring a fine art pencil set or a few different soft pencils such as HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, and 8B; a white drawing paper pad 11” x 14” or larger; and erasers – kneaded or Staedtler Mars (plastic).  The class is limited to 15 students.  Registration required.

Cinema214: Smallfoot (PG, 96 min.) – 7 pm

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human.  He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale.  Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Italian Conversation Group – 1 to 2:30 pm

Luciana Santoriello and other fluent speakers moderate this Italian discussion group and help to get a conversation going.

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. on the big screen!