Craft Night

Our monthly craft night is open to all adults (high school age and older), but seating is limited so call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.

Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.Map birdhouse

Join us as we paint and decoupage a map on a birdhouse.

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Tuesday Evening Book Group

Join us on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. as we talk about Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.hidden figures

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space.

Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had shots at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens.

Computer Class – Photo Sharing

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.

This class will look at a few ways to save and share your pictures. We will go through transferring photos from your smart phone to a computer and how to save
photos to a cloud storage service and share them. We will also look at how to scan physical photos and slides onto a computer to make a digital backup and share them.

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Learning to Connect

Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.

Feeling unsure or ill at ease spending time with a person with memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, you can easily make meaningful connections with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will provide insight into memory loss and dementia and the effect on communication and behavior. It will also introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful. This program is made possible by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.alz_darkpurple_stacked_notag_jpg

 

Writers’ Group

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.

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Wednesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.

Two members will volunteer to bring pieces to be read and critiqued by the group.

Family Game Day

Join us on Thursday, August 10th from 1 – 4 pm. We’ll have games of all sorts set up in our family-game-daygalleries. Bring the whole family and play some games! We’ll have classic games for all ages including chess, checkers, and Yahtzee, as well as some newer fun games like 20 Express and Sushi Go. Stop by anytime and stay as long or as little as you’d like.

Tuesday Evening Book Group

On Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 p.m. we will be discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.Unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts,

Game Night

Need to get out of the house this summer? Need to be in the cool air conditioning for a bit this summer?

If you’re 10 years old or older, join us for our Game Nights the first Wednesday of every month! The library has a fantastic assortment of fun and challenging board games, and we love teaching you how to play. Some of the games we will play include: Tsuro, Splendor, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Settlers of Catan, and many more. Game days will be August 2nd and September 6th at 6 p.m.

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