Craft Night

Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 p.m.

Are you busy, but enjoy crafting? We’ve set aside one evening a month to craft at the library! Join us the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. as we make a group craft – no need to bring anything besides yourself. A limited number of seats area available, call the library to reserve your spot.washi tape

We’ll play with Washi tape this month. Join us as we cover a small notebook and pen, make a simple bookmark, and a clothespin magnet.

Computer Class – Intro to Microsoft Word

Saturdays, February 20 & 27, 9:30 a.m.

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This series, taught by Anne Godman, will provide basic skills to format, spell check, save and print documents in Microsoft Office Word. Anne will highlight the similarities between Word and most email providers, as these tips on using Word will also translate to using and composing better emails. Participants should plan to attend both sessions. Registration is required.

Civil War Fathers & WWII Sons

Friday, February 12, 1:00 p.m.civil war dads

Tim Pletkovich, author of the book Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II, will speak about a handful of men who fought in the Civil War and whose sons fought in WWII. A rare look at the social, cultural, and economic changes that took place between almost a hundred years through the eyes of only two generations.

Outer Edge: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett

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/OuterEdgegood omens

Next Monday, February 15th we will be discussing Good Omens Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett:

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

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

Midday Movie – Bagdad Cafe

Wednesday, February 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. The movies are free to attend, open to all adults, and snacks are provided. We hope you will join us as we hit the road with these Route 66 and road trip films.

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February 10 – Bagdad Cafe (1988)Starring Marianne Sagebrecht and CCH Pounder. Jasmin has a row with her husband in the middle of the desert, and storms off to a truck-stop cafe. She stays there, and starts to make friends with the regulars. Rated PG.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – Thinking in Pictures

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

Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin (1996).51j6hzp5gbl

Dr. Temple Grandin is a gifted animal scientist and professor. She also lectures widely on autism because she is autistic. In her enlightening autobiography she explains how she thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 p.m.

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to join us. 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.Startup Stock Photos

For our January meeting we’ll need 2 people to volunteer to bring a piece they’ve written. They will read it aloud and the group with discuss and critique it.

Craft Night

Are you busy, but enjoy crafting? We’ve set aside one evening a month to craft at the library! Join us the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. as we make a group craft – no need to bring anything besides yourself. A limited number of seats area available, call the library to reserve your spot.

January 19 – We will be creating works of art with paint chip swatches. Something similar to this, but use your imagination to create something unique:

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Outer Edge: Mort(e) by Robert Repino

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and modern titles alike.Morte 2

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, January 18th we will be discussing Mort(e) by Robert Repino.

After the “war with no name” a cat assassin searches for his lost love in Repino’s strange, moving sci-fi epic that channels both Homeward Bound and A Canticle for Lebowitz.

The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony’s watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans’ penchant for violence, exploitation and religious superstition. The final step in the Colony’s war effort is transforming the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters.

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

Midday Movie – It Happened One Night

Wednesday, January 13, 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. The movies are free to attend, open to all adults, and snacks are provided. We hope you will join us as we hit the road with these Route 66 and road trip films.

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It Happened One Night (1934)Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This screwball comedy and romance throws together Ellie, a spoiled heiress, and Peter, an out of luck newspaper reporter as Ellie tries to get to her new husband and Peter tries to get a juicy story. Not rated.