Craft Night

Our monthly Craft Night is held the third Tuesday of each month. All adults are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. Call the library to reserve your spot.

Our craft on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. will be a lemon sugar scrub. We will be mixing the ingredients together to create the summer hand and body scrub. Please bring a jar or container for the sugar scrub.Craft Night- Lemon Sugar Scrub

Outer Edge: Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

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

practical demonkeeping

Next Monday, August 15th we will be discussing Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore.

In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and “roads” scholar Travis O’Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

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

The National Park Service is celebrating our centennial, 100 years of protecting America’s special places, by engaging local communities about their public lands.

The park rangers at Lincoln Home National Historic site will present a program discussing
the importance of the National Park Service and Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Join us Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m.

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Midday Movie – Chariots of Fire

We’re enjoying classic and inspirational sports movies this summer. Join us Wednesday, large_tdt0qrehaim44km0iek0uwldyiwAugust 10 at 2 p.m. as we watch Chariots of Fire (1981). Based on a true story of two British track athletes who compete in the 1924 Olympics. One is a determined Jew running to overcome prejudice and the other a devout Christian who runs for the glory of God. Rated PG. Snacks provided.

 

Tuesday Evening Book Group – The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Everyone is welcome to attend as we discuss The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (2016) on Librarians book jacketTuesday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. This book describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city’s great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.

 

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

Station_Eleven

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.