During the month of October, we are celebrating how valuable your library card is! Show your area library card at these participating area businesses and get a discount.
1 Stop Auto Shop – 10% off any service.
1210 N. Main St., Chatham
doTerra Essential Oils with Anne Tetzlaff – Your choice of FREE 1 year wholesale account ($35 value) or FREE car diffuser with wholesale account/essential oils purchase.
Fantastic Sams – 10 % off all haircuts.
1013 Jason Place, Chatham
John’s Appliance Service Center – 10% off service charges.
416 E. Walnut St., Chatham
Lake Shore Learning Center – Free enrollment ($35 value) for new customers and $10 off one weekly tuition for existing families.
6100 S. 6th St. Frontage Rd., Springfield
Marine Bank – We’ll deposit $50 in your new account! When you show us your Chatham Library card and open a new personal checking account with debit card.
Modern Woodmen of America – Free financial planning/life insurance/retirement consultation.
7036 Kingsmill Ct., Springfield
Titan Games – $5 off any purchase of $50 – $99 and $10 off any purchase of $100 or more. (Can not be used with store credit.)
2205 Wabash Ave. Suite 103, Springfield
Trendsetters Floral – 10% off in-store fresh flower purchase.
309 N. Main St., Chatham
Usborne Books with Kathy Cooney – 10% off regular order.
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m.
LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in your social media strategy, but is often overlooked even by those professionals that are on it. Learn how to use LinkedIn for business development and branding. Grow your network, engage with groups, and share content on this powerful platform for business professionals. This is a free program provided by the Chatham Area Chamber. For more information or how to join the Chamber, please call the Chamber office. Refreshments will be provided by the Chatham Area Chamber.
Please RSVP on or before Monday, October 23 to reserve your seat by calling 217-483-6450.
The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to attend our meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m.
Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.
Our monthly craft night is open to all adults (high school age and older), but seating is limited so call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we paint and decoupage a map on a birdhouse.
Join us on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space.
Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had shots at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.
Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens.
Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.
Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.
This class will look at a few ways to save and share your pictures. We will go through transferring photos from your smart phone to a computer and how to save
photos to a cloud storage service and share them. We will also look at how to scan physical photos and slides onto a computer to make a digital backup and share them.
Join us for some fun games at the library! The first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. we’ll play games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Tsuro, and more. Anyone age 10 & up is welcome to join us on September 6th.
Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.
Feeling unsure or ill at ease spending time with a person with memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, you can easily make meaningful connections with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will provide insight into memory loss and dementia and the effect on communication and behavior. It will also introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful. This program is made possible by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.