Garden to Plate Cooking Class

Summertime means super fresh fruits and vegetables! Whether you are growing them in your garden or shopping at the local farmers market, there is an abundance of fresh, local food to get your family cooking. Join Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Copper Pot Cooking Studio on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a seasonal cooking class for families (children aged 5-12 with an Fresh-vegetables-in-a-red-cooking-potaccompanying adult). Participants will learn how to prepare a shredded vegetable slaw and Israeli couscous with seasonal vegetables. Additionally, participants will create a take home garden craft. Space is limited, please register by calling the library.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 p.m.

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 ebloggingach month at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

For our July meeting, Amy Mann will be talking to the group about how to use blogs and websites to promote your writing.

Craft Thing

Are you busy, but enjoy crafting? We’ve set aside one evening a month to craft at the library! Jocraft suppliesin our social crafting evening the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. All kinds of crafters are welcome, whether you knit, crochet, stamp, scrapbook, make jewelry, or any other craft. Bring a project you’re working on and share ideas and conversation while you work! Our next meetings will be Tuesday, July 21, Tuesday, August 18, and Tuesday, September 15. For more information email info@chathamlib.org or call the library.

The Outer Edge Book Club: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

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Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

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, July 20th,  we will be discussing Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – The Boys in the Boat

The Tuesday Evening Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month where we discuss a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books.

Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m. we’ll discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.The-boys-in-the-boat

This is the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

Midday Movie – The Young Victoria

Wednesday, July 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. We hope you will join us when our movies will focus on British Queens.young victoria

The Young Victoria (2009) PG. Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, and Paul Bettany. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 p.m.

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.daily-writing

For our June meeting everyone in attendance is encouraged to bring a brief piece (1-2 pages) on the topic of choosing in the May meeting.

Outer Edge Book Club: Sirens of Titan

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.

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Vonnegut Sirens of Titan

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, June 15th,  we will be discussing Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there’s a catch to the invitation–and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell.

We hope you can join us!  We require no commitment – come for one meeting or come for them all.

Midday Movie – Slaughterhouse-Five

Wednesday, June 10, 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 aslaughterhouse fivettend. We hope you will join us when we will be featuring TIME TRAVEL movies.

Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) R. “Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” These opening words of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel are a fitting short summary of a haunting and sometimes funny film.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

The Tuesday Evening Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month where we discuss a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books.

Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 p.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gavrielle Zevin. Fikry

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.