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.

Vonnegut Sirens of Titan

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.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 27, 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.

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For our May meeting, we will be watching some videos through The Great Courses entitled “How to Write About Anything.” After the videos we will discuss them and do some writing exercises if time permits.

Computer Class – Introduction to PowerPoint

Saturdays, May 2, 16, and 23, 10:00 a.m. powerpoint logo

Learn how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint, a slide-based presentation program. This class does not require you to have any prior knowledge of PowerPoint, and is ideal for people who want to learn about the capabilities of PowerPoint for business or for school. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions. Registration is required; call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.

Craft Thing

Are you busy, but enjoy crafting? We’ve set aside one evening a month to craft at the library! Join our social craftingcrafting penguin 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, May 19th and Tuesday, June 16th. For more information email info@chathamlib.org or call the library.

The Outer Edge – Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

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

Amped Daniel H Wilson

Amped Daniel H Wilson

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, May 18th,  we will be discussing Amped by Daniel H. Wilson.

It’s the near future, and scientists have developed implants that treat brain dysfunction and also make recipients capable of superhuman feats. Exploiting societal fears of the newly enhanced, politicians pass a set of laws to restrict the rights of “amplified” humans, instantly creating a new persecuted underclass known as “amps.” On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old schoolteacher Owen Gray is forced into hiding, only dimly aware of the latent powers he possesses.

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

Midday Movie – Forever Young

Wednesday, May 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. Admission is free, refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome to attend. We hope you will join us when we will be featuring TIME TRAVEL movies.forever_young

Forever Young (1992) PG. A man undergoes a scientific experiment that causes him to wake up after 50 years without aging a day in this romantic science-fiction tale. Starring Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis.