PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org

 

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MONDAY, JUNE 17

Book Talk:  Author Oanh Ngo Usadi – 7 pm

Oanh Ngo Usadi was born in Sài Gòn but grew up in an orchard in the Mekong Delta, where her family was exiled after the war.  When she was eleven, the family escaped Việt Nam as part of the mass exodus of boat refugees.  In 1984, they arrived in America and settled in a small Texas town where her father, the eternal entrepreneur, opened a bánh mì sandwich shop.  Please join us as Oanh relates her family’s arduous journey to the United States and their initiation into a new culture.  Oanh’s memoir was featured at the Morristown Festival of Books in 2018, and she was the finalist for the 2018 BookLife Prize in the memoir/autobiography category.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

CALL: How Music Works – 10:30 am to 12 pm

This is the last lecture of the series.  Barry Wiesenfeld, a musician, published author, and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, presents this four-part series that touches on music history, theory, and milestones of the different eras and composers.  A fee of $40 will be charged for the series.  You may sign up in person or by calling 973-635-0603.

 

Field Station: Dinosaurs – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 3 & Up               No Registration Required

The T. Rex is back!  Field Station: Dinosaurs is bringing its 15-foot dinosaur puppet to meet and greet the children of The Chathams.  Come to this fun program which includes a song-and-dance party, a book reading, and an encounter with a giant visitor.

 

LGBT 101 Workshop – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Presented by Garden State Equality, this workshop provides participants with basic information, terminology, and key concepts around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and intersectionality.  Participants will learn the challenges faced by LGBT youth in school and community settings and how to be inclusive and affirming of the LGBT community.  Teens and adults welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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.

 

Gen Y Networking Group – 7 pm

Gen Y Networking Group is a forum dedicated to job searching, networking, and career development.  The group is open to all job seekers.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

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.

 

Wild in New Jersey! – 4 to 6 pm

Ages 5 & Up               Limit:  60 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Learn some amazing facts about the wildlife that call New Jersey home!  Did you know that there is a venomous mammal in NJ, for example?  This interactive multimedia presentation features audience participation, a slideshow, wildlife artifacts, and a visit from a live NJ animal.  Presented by Stephanie Singer, Teacher Naturalist from the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Morris County Park Commission.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Italian Conversation Group – 1 pm

Luciana Santoriello moderates this Italian discussion group with help from other fluent speakers.

 

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

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

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Library closed on Sundays June 16 through September 1