Dune by Frank Herbert

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, September 19th we will be discussing Dune by Frank Herbert.

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as
Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family–and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

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

Craft Night

Craft Night- Pumpkin BookThe library’s adult Craft Night is held on the third Tuesday of each month. All adults are welcome to join, but seating is limited. Call the library to reserve your spot.

On Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. we’ll be cutting the pages of a book to make a pumpkin. Bring an exacto knife if you’d like, but we will have scissors to use.

Civil War Fathers & WWII Sons

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Tim Pletkovich, author of the book Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II, will speak about a handful of men who fought in the Civil War and whose sons fought in WWII. A rare look at the social, cultural, and economic changes that took place over almost a hundred years through the eyes of only two generations.

He’ll also share the story of how his middle school class started contacting World War II veterans and the stories and relationships that came out of a class project.

Midday Movie – Hoosiers

We’re continuing to enjoy classic and inspirational sports movies at the library! Come view Hoosiers (1986) with us on Wednesday, September 14 at 2 p.m. Hoosiers is based on the hoosiers-movie-poster-1986-1010468534true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past and the town’s basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory. Rated PG. Snacks provided.


Tuesday Evening Book Group – A Thousand Splendid Suns

We’ll be discussing the book A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (2007) on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in our lively a_thousand_splendid_sunsdiscussion and snacks. A Thousand Splendid Suns tells of two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war torn Kabul and the losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.


Game Night

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Everyone 14 & up is welcome to join us at the library to learn the game Sushi Go! Sushi Go is a fast-playing card game in which the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. The librarians will demonstrate the game and then there will be time to play in small groups. This will be the first in a series of game nights at the library.