Computer Class – Introduction to Survey Monkey

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Join instructor, Anne Godman, as she goes through the basics of Survey Monkey, a free online survey site. Learn how to build a 1survey monkey logo0 question survey, select different types of questions, share a link to collect responses, and view responses in different ways. This is a great resource for small businesses and non-profits. An email account is required and must be accessed during the class. Registration is required; call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.

 

The Outer Edge – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and Dirk-Gentlymodern 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, April 20th,  we will be discussing Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.

There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Gently’s bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.

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

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, March 25, 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.

Everyone in attendance is encouraged to bring a brief piece (1-2 pages) inspired by Dr. Seuss. Whether that be inventing new words, using his characters in a new story, or whatever else you can thing of, as long as you are incorporating or getting inspiration from Dr. Seuss.

The Outer Edge – The Lives of Tao

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, March 16th,  we will be discussing The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu.TheLivesOfTao

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn’t.  He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…

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

Midday Movie – Calamity Jane

March 11, 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.

Calamity Jane (1953). Keel sings along with Dorris Day in the story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – George Washington’s Secret Six

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

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m. George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.

Washington realized that he couldn’t beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York.

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.