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 the number of people who have already signed up.  For the youngest crowd, we are continuing a different series – Guest Storytellers.  This week we will welcome author Bernadette Rossetti Shustak, who will read her books on Tuesday


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Ethics in Journalism: Nick Corasaniti – 7 pm

Chatham native Nick Corasaniti is a New Jersey-based correspondent for The New York Times, covering the politics, policy, people, trains, beaches and eccentricities that give the Garden State its charm.  He covered the 2016 presidential campaigns of President Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Chris Christie, as well as the 2013 New York mayoral race.  Registration is requested (though not necessary to attend).  You may register by calling the library at 973‑635‑0603 or online here.


Guest Storytellers: Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak – 10:30 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

No registration required

Author Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak will read her books, “I Love You Through and Through” and her latest, “I Love You Through and Through at Christmas, Too!”

Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

Luciana Santoriello will moderate Italian discussion groups with help from other fluent speakers.


Book Group: The Great Alone – 1 pm

The group will discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.  You may pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Ⓒ 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!


Bob Conrad Music and Puppets – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

A fun, funny puppet and magic show perfect for preschoolers!

Ⓐ 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:  Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13, 120 min.) – 7 pm

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore.  She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors.  Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.  Join us for this adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book.  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


Taxation University – canceled

Two previously scheduled small business workshops have been canceled.


Guided Meditation Class with Jean Leigh – 10 am

Jean Leigh, a practiced meditation teacher, will present a class on the concepts of the fading sunlight, the shortening of days, and winter.  Participants will reflect upon the joy of giving of ourselves, and gaining and storing energy for the new year.  Pre-registration is requested.