Writers’ Group Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on August 27th at 6:oo p.m.

For this meeting, everyone in attendance is encouraged to bring a brief (two page maximum) memoir or autobiographical story to share with the group. We will be experimenting with writing and sharing very short pieces in other genres in a similar fashion for future meetings.

We invite anyone who is interested in writing or networking with other writers to attend our meetings.

The Outer Edge – Lexicon by Max Barry

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, August 18, we will be discussing Lexicon by Max Barrylexicon_max_barry

At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren’t taught history, geography, or mathematics—they are taught to persuade. Students learn to use language to manipulate minds, wielding words as weapons. The very best graduate as “poets,” and enter a nameless organization of unknown purpose. A brilliant thriller that traverses very modern questions of privacy, identity, and the rising obsession of data-collection, connecting them to centuries-old ideas about the power of language and coercion, Lexicon is Max Barry’s most ambitious and spellbinding novel yet.

We hope you can join us!

NEW Tuesday Evening Book Group – Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.

Our recent strategic plan and adult programming survey both revealed a desire among our patrons for more evening book clubs. In response to this interest, we are forming a new book group on Tuesday evenings starting this fall.

Would you like to be part of shaping the library’s new Tuesday evening book group? Come help plot out the future direction of this new book group at our organizational meeting on August 12th. We will pick a name for the group, select books for October, November, and December, and make plans for the future.

Anyone who is interested is invited to attend.

The Outer Edge – The Neverending Story

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/OuttheneserEdge

Next Monday, June 21, we will be discussing The Never Ending Story by Micheal Ende.

This epic work of the imagination has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide since it was first published. Its special story within a story is an irresistible invitation for readers to become part of the book itself. The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place – by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic – and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return.

We hope you can join us!

 

Writers’ Group Meeting

On July 23rd at 6:00 p.m., our group will be hosting an open discussion on writing.

What are you working on? What problems are you having? Do you have any techniques, tips, or tricks you’d like to share? Do you know of any writing contests or competitions you think other group members might like to contribute to?

We invite you to come and share the joys and tribulations of writing with other writers.

Increase the Effectiveness of Your Job Search

Saturday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. 

Are you considering changing jobs or returning to work? This session will offer current tips and techniques to help you be more competitive in your job search. Combined resume formats, interviewing techniques, and a brief overview of social networking will be discussed. Resources will be provided for participants to continue their search after the session.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume.

Please call the library or email events@chathamlib.org to sign up.

July Event Roudup

What’s Happening at the Library This Month?

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Friday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing (Midday Movie)

Tuesday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.: Hoot (11 & Up Movie)

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 p.m.: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (Bite into a Good Book)

Wednesday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.: Tarzan (Family Movie)

Thursday, July 17, 7:00 p.m.: Friends of the Library Stargazing Event

Thursday, July 17, 8:00 p.m.: Deadline for entries to the altered books art competition Worn, Torn Books

Saturday, July 19, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Friends’ Sweet Corn Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, July 19, 9:30 a.m.: Increase the Effectiveness of Your Job Search

Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Central Illinois Community Blood Center Donations

Sunday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.: Friends of Genealogy (FOG) Meeting

Monday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (The Outer Edge Book Group)

Monday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.: Chatham Area Public Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.: Frozen Sing-Along

Wednesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.: Writers’ Group Meeting

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