Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

 

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

This week we are starting the first of two series of coding classes for kids.  Children will also enjoy an animal show presented by Eyes of the Wild – always entertaining and jam-packed with interesting facts about animals.  Young local artist Hammer Richman will perform a concert of rock favorites, as well as original compositions.  The library is a cool place to be in the summer, in every sense of the word!

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MONDAY, JULY 30

Red Cross Blood Drive – 10 am to 3 pm

American Red Cross will accept blood donations in the Lundt Meeting Room.

 

Basic Scratch Programming – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1

Ages 8 to 12                            Limit:  10 children

Registration required

Must be able to attend all three classes

Learn basic scratch programming in a simple and fun way.  Get acquainted with various programming skills and the process of design.  No prior experience required.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 31

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.

 

Basic Scratch Programming – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1

 

Art Kids Academy: Watercolor Sheet Music – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required.

Create a watercolor of a singing bird on sheet music paper while learning about notes, bars and musical staff.

 

The Actor’s Craft – 7 pm

Tuesdays, July 17, 24 & 31; August 7 & 14 – 7 to 8:30 pm

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.

 

Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

Luciana Santoriello and Carmen Del Guercio-Evans moderate this Italian discussion group.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

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.

 

Basic Scratch Programming – 4 to 6 pm

Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1

 

Rock Concert with Hammer Richman – 7 pm

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Hammer Richman will perform an outdoor concert.  Hammer has performed at Relay for Life 2017 and the Chatham Performing Arts Club Spring Showcase.  Aside from original music, Hammer will perform songs by The Smithereens, Foo Fighters, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Rival Sons, and the Beatles.  The concert will be held on the library lawn; bring a chair or blanket to get comfortable (rain location:  Lundt Meeting Room).  All are welcome to attend and be prepared for real and raw rock-n-roll!

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

Yoga Storytime with Miss Jenn – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Practice yoga poses to go along with yoga stories.

 

Blood Pressure Screening – 11 am to 12 pm

Stop by for a quick and free blood pressure check.

 

Art Kids Academy: Pop Art Music – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required.

Create your own Pop Art design inspired by music and Andy Warhol.

 

Cinema214: Isle of Dogs (PG-13, 101 min.) – 7 pm

 When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots.  There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.  Refreshments will be provided.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

FYI to parents:  Common Sense Media Review

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

Eyes of the Wild: Animals Rock!

Friday, August 3 – 4 to 4:45 pm

Ages 4 & Up

This program will feature the many ways in which animals use sound to communicate.  We all know birds sing but did you know a wallaby has a special call for its baby, alligators make a boom sound in B Flat, and groundhogs whistle?  We will discuss these and other surprising sounds animals use.  Some animal possibilities for this show include:  birds, alligator, snake, wallaby, groundhog, skunk, degu, coati, and porcupine.

Sponsored by the Township of Chatham

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

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