Craft Night

Craft Night- Painted VasesOur adult craft night is held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. where we create a make and take project. Seating is limited, so call the library to sign up.

For our Tuesday, July 19 craft, we will be painting the inside of a vase as well as making some sweet tissue paper flowers.

Outer Edge: Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

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

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Next Monday, July 18th we will be discussing Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel.

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.

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

Writers’ Group Meeting

 Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.

The library’s Writers’ Group welcomes writers of all levels of experience and working in any genre to join us. 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.writing-on-a-computer

For our March meeting we’ll need 2 people to volunteer to bring a piece they’ve written. They will read it aloud and the group with discuss and critique it.

Craft Night

Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.

Craft Night is held the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Each month we will do a patriotic wreathmake and take project. Call the library to sign up and join us for some fun.

This month we’ll be making a patriotic wreath with strips of cloth. For this craft we ask that you bring a 12” foam wreath frame that can be found in craft supply stores.

Outer Edge: Sabriel by Garth Nix

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

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Next Monday, June 20th we will be discussing Sabriel by Garth Nix.

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . .

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

Midday Movie – You Can’t Take it With You

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.you_cant_take_it_with_you_poster

Join us for Frank Capra’s You Can’t Take it With You (1938). This is the story of the zany Sycamore household, presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. At the Sycamores’, everyone does just what he or she pleases. Not rated.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group – The Girls of Atomic City

Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan (2013).

The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.

The Tennessee town of Oakgirls of atomic city Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, it didn’t appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships—and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men!

But against this vibrant wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work—even the most innocuous details—was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb “Little Boy” was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.

Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there—work they didn’t fully understand at the time—are still being felt today. In The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. Like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this is history and science made fresh and vibrant—a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way.

*From Goodreads