Organizing Tips for Parents

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.

Professional organizer and mother of 3 kids, Amy Peterson, will give hands on tips on how to manage everything from kids seasonal clothing switch outs and organizing kids’ artwork and school papers to surviving the junior high years and getting ready for college. Questions in advance are welcome, email them to amy@theclosetguyinc.com.

This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Please call (483-2713) or email (events@chathamlib.org) the library for any questions or additional information.

Writers’ Group Meeting

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.zebecs.com

At our next meeting on February 25, 6:00 p.m. we welcome Lisa Baker-King, published children’s author, as she explains how “The Book is the Easy Part.”  Lisa will speak about her journey from having her dream to make a difference in the lives of children and families to a published book and multiple media and speaking opportunities. Join us for an open discussion on building a successful author platform.

The Outer Edge: The Martian

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, February 16th,  we will be discussing The Martian by Andy Weir.The_Martian_2014

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.  After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit

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

Tuesday Evening Book Club – The Alchemist

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

Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 p.m. – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

 

The Outer Edge: The Lies of Locke Lamora

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/OuterEdgelamora

Next Monday, January 19th,  we will be discussing The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.

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

Midday Movie – Showboat

January 14, 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.

This winter, the Midday Movies will feature films starring Howard Keel.

Showboat (1951). The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler (Keel), but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Tuesday Evening Book Group – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Tuesday, January 13, 6:00 p.m. – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African-Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

The Outer Edge – The Child Thief

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/OuterEdgechild thief

Next Monday, December 15th,  we will be discussing The Child Thief by Brom.  Our members enjoyed reading Brom’s Krampus The Yule Lord last December so much we decided to make it a December tradition!

Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.

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