Midday Movie – The Queen

Wednesday, September 9, 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. queenon 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.

The Queen (2006) PG-13. Starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, and James Cromwell. Directed by Stephen Frears. After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – The Mapmaker’s Children

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

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy.mapmaker

The story of two women in different time periods who are forced to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way. Sarah Brown, one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers and Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 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.great courses

For our August 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.

Outer Edge – The Golem and the Jinni

The Outer Edge is Chatham Area Public Library’s science fiction and fantasy book club. We read and discuss classic and GOLEM-AND-THE-JINNI-facebookmodern 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, August 17th we will be discussing The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free. Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection.

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

Midday Movie – Mrs. Brown

Wednesday, August 12, 2:00 p.m.

Join us in our 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 enjoy our movimrs brownes on British Queens.

Mrs. Brown (1997) PG. Starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly. Directed by John Madden. After the death of her husband, depressed Queen Victoria turns to a servant for help living a normal life, much to the disapproval of her advisors.

Tuesday Evening Book Club – The Orphan Train

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

Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 p.m.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.orphan train

Molly, about to “age out” of the foster care system, helps an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her home as a community service project. Molly learns that she and Vivian, who was orphaned as a girl in New York and sent on a train to the Midwest, aren’t as different as they seem to be.

Garden to Plate Cooking Class

Summertime means super fresh fruits and vegetables! Whether you are growing them in your garden or shopping at the local farmers market, there is an abundance of fresh, local food to get your family cooking. Join Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Copper Pot Cooking Studio on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a seasonal cooking class for families (children aged 5-12 with an Fresh-vegetables-in-a-red-cooking-potaccompanying adult). Participants will learn how to prepare a shredded vegetable slaw and Israeli couscous with seasonal vegetables. Additionally, participants will create a take home garden craft. Space is limited, please register by calling the library.

Writers’ Group Meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 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 ebloggingach month at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

For our July meeting, Amy Mann will be talking to the group about how to use blogs and websites to promote your writing.

Craft Thing

Are you busy, but enjoy crafting? We’ve set aside one evening a month to craft at the library! Jocraft suppliesin our social crafting 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, July 21, Tuesday, August 18, and Tuesday, September 15. For more information email info@chathamlib.org or call the library.