Tech Tutors are high school students who will provide one-on-one help to adults to learn basic computer skills or how to better use their eReader or smartphone. Learn to use a mouse, set up an email account, search the internet, or navigate Facebook or Twitter. Bring your laptop, phone, reader, or other device with you. Visit the library, or call us at 392-3666, to register for this program.
CONTEMPORARY ART READING & DISCUSSION GROUP with Melissa Sarris, Monday, March 9th, 6-7:45 pm upstairs at the library
Come join Melissa for another lively discussion. The topic will be ART & MONEY: the effects of money (sometimes very large sums) on the art world, finding alternative methods of producing art to avoid this trap, and art made of money, to name a few of the threads we will be talking about.
Everybody is welcome!
Before seeing the new Cinderella movie released in theaters March 13…check out our fairytale section to see how different cultures have interpreted this story. Pick up a paper crown to decorate. All month!
The program is self-paced and lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.
Children from the age of zero to five may sign up to participate.
How it works:
- Read books to your child. Books may be read more than once, any number of times. Books read at library story times, day care centers, preschools, or by others may be counted.
- Track your progress on a reading log sheet—each sheet contains one hundred items.
- Return your first reading sheet of 100 to receive a 1000 Books tote bag.
- Each time you finish a sheet of 100, bring it to the library to place a sticker on the Reading Tree Mural
- When you have finished 1,000 books, you will receive a certificate and a gift. But, most important, your child will have a jumpstart on success in school.
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald
Art copyright © 1963 by Maurice Sendak, copyright renewed in 1991 by Maurice Sendak. All rights reserved.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 pm in the CHATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Chatham Public library and PS 21 will present a reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by the Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. The reading will be a slightly abridged version of the play to fit into the Library’s evening opening hours.
The cast includes Nellie Rustick, Sam Reilly, Matt Meier, Paul Murphy, Christinelee Mackerer, Lael Locke, Kate Gulliver, and Paul Leyden.
Admission is FREE and GREEN refreshments will be served.
Victor Navasky, an award-winning author of seven books, will talk about his latest book, The Art of Controversy: Political cartoons and their enduring power. Long before terrorists attacked the Paris office of “Charlie Hebdo,” the satirical newspaper, Navasky was well aware of how incendiary cartoons can be. Currently teaching at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, he is a former editor and publisher of The Nation and a former editor of The New York Times Magazine.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Library
Did you know…In 1884, P.T. Barnum led a parade of 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge to demonstrate the stability of the bridge. Check out our books on bridges and other engineering feats. Create an engineering masterpiece of your own with pasta and marshmallows.