Ukulele Jam on Saturday, August 19th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to our Ukulele Jam, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibition at home. Please register by calling, emailing, or stopping in at the library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Ukes will be available if you don’t have one yet, including several you can borrow to take home for four weeks!

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LEGO CLUB on Monday, August 21st at 4:00 pm

Join our Lego Club! What will you build today? Perhaps something we can show in our display case.

For ages 5 and up.

Next Lego Club Dates: Mondays, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec 18

 

 

 

CUDDLE ME STORY TIME on Wednesdays, at 10:30 am!

 

Come to the library for CUDDLE ME Story Time. Our program is for Birth to 24 months, a story time designed especially for our youngest patrons with songs, rhymes and stories. 

August 23, 30. October 4, 11, 18, 25.

Cuddle Me takes a September break and begins again on Wednesday, October 4th.

Pre School Story Hour on Fridays at 10:15 am

Join us for an hour of puzzles, stories, games, and a craft. Sign up for our early literacy program, 1000 Books and kickstart your child’s learning engine. For ages 2-5.

August 25. October 6, 13, 20, 27.

Preschool Story Hour takes a September break and begins again on Friday, October 6th.

 

First Monday Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 11th at 7:00 pm

September’s title is “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood. A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.” Don’t miss it!

Check out our Goodreads group, and join in the online discussion.

 

Puppy Tales on Friday, September 15th, 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Come visit with Lennie, the therapy dog. Read him one of your favorite stories or draw a picture of him to add to our display.

All ages are welcome!

Next Puppy Tales: Tuesday, October 17th

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Great News! The Chatham Public Library is fielding a team for the Battle of the Books, a Summer Reading Program/Literary Trivia Contest for students entering 6th–9th grade next year. Participants read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books. We will continue meeting throughout the summer to practice our battle skills. All books are available to borrow at the library, come on in and sign up now.

 

Here is this year’s book list:

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
The Future of Us by Jay Asher

The Regional Battle will be held Saturday, September 16th. Click here for the Battle of the Books website: Battle of the Books–Parent’s Info

Get Fresh Produce and Support the Friends of the Chatham Public Library

Thanks to the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, locally grown fruits and vegetables are available every Thursday through Field Goods:

  • Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5-8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons.
  • Bags cost $16 to $32 per week, and can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!
  • Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region.
  • All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.
  • Order deadline for a Thursday delivery is Monday at 11:59 pm

TO SIGN UP
1. Go to Field-Goods.com
2. Click “Order Now”
3. Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for “Chatham”
4. Click the “Find Location”
5. Choose “Chatham Public Library” and follow the prompts.

Sign up through April 25 and receive a $10 credit in your account!

MAH JONGG at the Library every Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Join the Mah Jongg renaissance! MAH JONGG players meet downstairs every Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm.  Beginners are welcome!

August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30.

 

InstantFlix is FREE streaming video for Chatham and Canaan library patrons

InstantFlix for Libraries is a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Through this link, patrons of The Chatham Public Library, and its branch in Canaan can create an InstantFlix account and have unlimited access to thousInstant flix buttonands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. InstantFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku, xBox or Fire TV devices.

About InstantFlix
InstantFlix streams thousands of award-winning films from festivals around the world. InstantFlix is dedicated to providing a forum where filmmakers and their audiences can interact, and to building a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success. InstantFlix promises to build a fair and open market to empower filmmakers to be the engine of their achievement, and audiences to be a vital part of a movie’s success. We believe that every good movie has an audience.

This service has been generously funded by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library. Would you like to become a Friend? Click here.