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.

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.