Outer Edge – Honor Harrington: On Basilisk Station

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.  The Outer Edge meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join us for fun and lively discussions of great books, please write Meghan Harmon at mharmon@chathamlib.org and she will order next month’s book for you!  Also, you can find us on Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/OuterEdge

Next Monday, October 20, 2014, we will be discussing Honor Harrington: On Basilisk Station by David WeberHonor

Honor Harrington in trouble: Having made him look the fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station. But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They’ve made her mad!

We hope you can join us!

Writers’ Group Meeting

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The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email info@chathamlib.org for more information or to be added to the group’s email list. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

At our next meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting an open discussion on writing. Come and share the joys and tribulations of being a writer with other writers.

Computer Class – Internet Basics

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This class will provide an introduction to searching the internet and a few of the most popular websites commonly used for a variety of purposes.

Computer classes are open to the public. Registration is not required for this class, but space may be limited so you might want to arrive early to ensure a spot is available.

New Tuesday Evening Book Group – The Butterfly’s Daughter

http://chathamlibrary.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/e7cff-_thebutterfly-sdaughter_bookcover_thumb.jpg?w=230&h=348Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. – The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

Our recent long-range plan and adult programming survey both revealed a desire among our patrons for more evening book clubs. In response to this interest, we have started a new book group on Tuesday evenings, which began meeting in September. We hope you will join us for our next meeting, when we will be reading and discussing The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe.

Following the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico, Luz Avila arrives in San Antonio to find her aunt and meets her mother, who she had always believed dead. Now Luz must face her mother’s reappearance in her life and get her grandmother’s ashes to Mexico for the Day of the Dead.

Midday Movie – Dead Poets Society

October 8, 2:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Conference Room for our screening of a classic (or not-so-classic) movie at 2:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Admission is free, refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome to attend.

This fall, the Midday Movies will feature films starring Robin Williams.

Dead Poets Society (1989). Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke. Directed by Peter Weir. An English teacher inspires his students to love poetry and seize the day.


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease


Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 p.m.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever.  Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 p.m.

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Registration is optional. Please call or visit the circulation desk at the library to sign up.

This program is a presentation of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Writers’ Group Meeting

At our meeting on September 24th at 6:00 p.m., the writers’ group will read, discuss, and critique pieces (typically 5-10 pages) by two of our group members, who volunteered at the August meeting.

We invite all writers of any level experience, working in any genre, and those interested in writing to join us.