The Library of Things

A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan that expands the boundaries of traditionally defined library materials and provides diverse opportunities for learning and engagement.  Musical instruments, telescopes, WiFi hotspots, a game console and more – all items in our Library of Things can be checked out for free with your library card!  Click here to explore the collection.

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Time to Vote for Best Halloween Costumes!

We received some great submissions to our Virtual Costume Contest and now it's time to vote!
Visit the web page to see the entries and cast your votes.  Click here for details.


Follow links for more information and to join online.

Chess for Kids

Group 1 - Monday, November 9 at 4 pm

Group 2 - Monday, November 9 at 5 pm

Group 3 - Tuesday, November 10 at 4 pm

Registered players only

Weekly Update

Monday, November 9 – 7:30 pm

While the situation is constantly changing, Library Director Karen Brodsky holds weekly talks about the status of the library and its plans for reopening.  Friends of the Library officers and co-chairs of the Book Sale Debbie Fabian and Maureen Kelly will talk about the status of the annual Book Sale.

Storytime with Ms. Stephanie
Tuesday, November 10
Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun-filled virtual storytime with Ms. Stephanie!  This week’s theme is Food – yum!
Ages 3 & Under - 10 to 10:30 am
Ages 4 & Up - 10:30 to 11 am

Author Visit: Reach for More with the Honorable David Szumowski

Wednesday, November 11 – 7 pm

On March 20, 1969 in Dau Tieng, Viet Nam, Lieutenant David Szumowski’s tank platoon came under fire where he was blinded by shrapnel from a direct hit by a grenade. In November of that year David went to the Seeing Eye to be matched with his first dog, a German shepherd. He went on to earn a law degree from the University of Denver in 1973, and later he and his wife moved to San Diego where he became an attorney in a private practice, then an assistant district attorney, appointed a municipal judge, and a year later became a Superior Court Judge for the County of San Diego. Please join us for a virtual presentation with the Honorable David Szumowski who will speak about his recent memoir, Reach for More.

Music with Carolyn Dempsey

Thursday, November 12 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library


WHAT TO READ.  Click here for reading suggestions and lists of the latest acquisitions of books and movies for all ages.

DIGITAL LIBRARY.  Click here to access all the eBooks, audiobooks, movies, crafts, magazines, Great Courses, and graphic novels on all our digital platforms.

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS.  Click here for books, audiobooks, movies, fun activities, and story times for children.

GET A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE.  Chatham residents:  click here to get a library card, so you can use the virtual library online, as well as the Library Takeout service.

REMOTE PRINTING AVAILABLE.  Send from any device, pick up at the library.  Click here for all the details about this service.