Virtual Halloween Party

It’s party time!  We will be hosting a Virtual Costume Contest, trying to find out what the Chathams’ favorite Halloween candy is, sharing some fun Halloween activities you can do at home, and more!  Be sure to check out our webpage to see what we have going on virtually in the days leading up to Halloween.
The costume contest will have four categories - Ages 5 & Under, Ages 6 to 12, Ages 13 to 18, and Family/Group – and yes, there will be prizes!  Entries can be submitted as early as Monday, October 19.

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

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Online Chess for Kids with Sean Finn

Mondays and Tuesdays

The fall chess series is held on Mondays and Tuesdays for 6 weeks, through October 20.  For registered players only

Group 1 – Mondays at 4 pm

Group 2 – Mondays at 5 pm

Group 3 – Tuesdays at 4 pm

Alert:  the next session of Chess for Kids starts on November 2, with registration required and opening on Monday, October 19.  Click on Events for Kids to see group descriptions and to sign up.

Fall into Winter Gardening

Monday, October 19 – 7 pm

Rutgers Master Gardener Gail Di Domenico will present a virtual lecture explaining everything you need to know to get your lawn, trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable garden, and ornamental beds ready for winter.  Information on extending the garden season, bulbs, vegetables to plant, and plants with winter and year-round interest will be discussed.  A calendar of chores and projects will be included. 

Weekly Update

Monday, October 19 – 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, October 20
Storytime is back!  Join us from the comfort of your home for a fun-filled virtual storytime with Ms. Stephanie!
Ages 3 & Under - 10 to 10:30 am
Ages 4 & Up - 10:30 to 11 am
 

Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles of New Jersey

Wednesday, October 21 – 4 pm

Discover the types of marine mammals and sea turtles that visit New Jersey and the dangers they face.  Learn how the Marine Mammal Stranding Center helps these animals.  You will also learn about actions you can take to help marine animals and their ocean environment.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is located in Brigantine, New Jersey.  As of now, it has responded to 5,576 strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that have washed ashore over the years.

Jumpin’ Jamie Music & Puppet Show

Thursday, October 22 – 10 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  Join “Kindie rocker” Jumpin’ Jamie and his puppet friends for high-energy acoustic guitar-based music.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

The Art of Crossword Puzzle Construction

Thursday, October 22 – 7 pm

If you want to know how crossword puzzles are constructed, or try your hand at making your own, this program is for you!  Ruth B. Margolin has had twelve puzzles published in the New York Times, including five Sunday puzzles, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and in USA Today.  Ruth has served as an official at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament for several years.

QUICK LINKS:

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.