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 points to earn an invitation.  But before that, we will offer a few more programs for children and teens that will teach them some hands-on skills, like creating a blog or using a sewing machine.  This week we will also determine the winner of the grand prize in the Summer Reading Program for Teens – an iPad Mini!

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Adult           Children     Teen           Family

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Create Your First Blog – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15

Ages 10 to 14              Limit:  10 children

Registration required

Must be able to attend all 3 classes

Basic understanding of HTML required.  Learn WordPress and create your first blog in this three-day class.  Get familiar with this blogging platform.  Happy coding!

 

Sew It! At the Library – 4 to 6 pm

Ages 13 to 17              Limit:  12 students

Registration required

Ellen Brown will teach this fun, hands-on workshop for young people who want to learn how to operate a sewing machine, select fabrics, and stitch a simple item such as a drawstring backpack.  Enjoy the satisfaction of making something with your own hands and have fun working with the “original power tool”, the sewing machine!  No experience required.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

Drop-In Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  No registration required.

10 – 10:30 am.  Ages 2 & younger

10:30 – 11 am.  Ages 3 & up.

 

Create Your First Blog – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15

 

The Actor’s Craft – 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesdays, July 17 & 31; August 7, 14 & 21

Learn the craft of acting from Bill Sorvino of the celebrated Sorvino acting family.  Students will learn the basics of the Meisner method.  They will gain basic skills, knowledge and experience in the craft of acting for stage and screen.  Once the skills are formed, there will be scene work culminating in a showcase performance for the students who have attended all classes.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

Drop-In Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  No registration required.

10 – 10:30 am.  Ages 3 & younger

10:30 – 11:15 am.  Ages 4 & up

 

Read Aloud to Therapy Dogs – 4 to 5 pm

Sit down and read your favorite book to a gentle and loving therapy dog certified by St. Hubert’s.

 

Create Your First Blog – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 15

 

Teen Advisory Group: Harry Potter Escape Room Planning – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Grades 6 to 12

Earn a volunteer hour while planning the Harry Potter Escape Room that will take place in September!  You can plan the back story and possible hiding places for clues, as well as design and make any props that will be needed.

 

Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm

All are welcome to attend this forum dedicated to Generation Y young adults and others interested in job search, networking, and career development.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

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.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Summer Reading Picnic – 3 to 4:30 pm

For children who have earned enough points in the Summer Reading Club.  Enjoy the giant slide, a dance party, and picnic food in Memorial Park!  Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of The Chathams and Friends of the Library of The Chathams.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

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