Outer Edge: Nos4a2 by Joe Hill

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, November 21st we will be discussing Nos4a2 by Joe Hill.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

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

Computer Class – Photo Editing Class

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 a.m.

This computer class is an introductory course on GIMP, a free alternative (not replacement) for Photoshop. We will show some commonly used tools of the program as well as some basic photo editing needs, such as cropping, captioning, red eye removal, and blemish fixes.  If you have a specific trick you would like to learn, mention it to a staff member when you register. photo-editing

Writers’ Group

All types of writers are welcome to join us for our monthly Writers’ Group meeting. We typically meet the fourth Wednesday of each month, however November’s meeting is moved up a month due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Come on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. as we read, critique, and discuss two members’ pieces. Email info@chathamlib.org for more information.writers-problem-453-your-writers-group-friends-not-writing-fast-enough-leaving-you-wondering-what-will-happen-next-95963

Game Night

Strategy Game Night

Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with International Games Day, we will be playing strategy board games at the library! Some games we’ll have to play are Settler’s of Catan, Splendor, Tsuro, and/or Ticket to Ride. Anyone aged 10 and up is welcome to join us for an evening of honing your strategy, meeting people, and having fun!


Midday Movie – Bye Bye Birdie

We screen the Midday Movie on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The movies are free to attend, open to all adults, and snacks are provided. Join us as we enjoy a trio of Dick Van Dyke musicals.

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 p.m.


Bye Bye Birdie (1963). A musical smash about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket. Rated G.


Tuesday Evening Book Group – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 p.m.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (2010).

7948230The last thing to disturb the town of Chabot, and its lone lawman, Silas Jones, was the disappearance of a teen girl nearly twenty years ago. However, when somebody tries to kill the town recluse, another young woman vanishes, and a drug dealer is found murdered all in a short amount of time, the quaint Mississippi town is shaken to the core.

Legacy Seminar Series “Wills & Trusts”

Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.

What did Abraham Lincoln and Prince have in common? They both died without a will.

Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion on ‘Making a Difficult Time Less Difficult.’ Hosted by Maureen Williams of Strategic Hourglass Solutions, and Sarah Delano Pavlik of Delano Law Offices, LLC. Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, so please call the library to reserve your spot.wills-trusts-rotating-page-nov